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May 10, 2005
Now I'm Back

And, wow, things are so amazingly not improved since I gave myself a 4-day break from the news headlines.

To begin with, I'm sure everyone is all over the story about the faulty combat vests, so I won't dwell on it.

And then there's "15,527." That's a lot of insurgent attacks in nine months. (The article is also about nonaccountability.)

War is ugly, even if we tell ourselves it's a "good" war.

More on the Nemagon story.

Is the Senate growing a backbone?

Need I say that if we stop handing out tax cuts to the wealthy, we can afford roads? (Or, maybe it's all pointless, because the future will look so very different.)

We really do live in a ridiculously indulgent and pointless society.

There's a ton more I'm tempted to comment on, but I need to take a trip through the world o'blog first and see what everyone else is thinking about.

Posted by AnneZook at 07:34 AM


I was away from the news for two weeks. Sadly, all my fantasies of improvement were dashed.

Posted by: Mad Kane at May 10, 2005 02:28 PM

I really thought you guys would have had the world straightened out by now.

Posted by: Anne at May 10, 2005 09:41 PM

We have a plan; but we've run into a few minor snags. Like the fact that our plan is really an inchoate goal.... Sorry, we'll have more meetings next week and straighten everything out.

Posted by: Jonathan Dresner at May 11, 2005 06:08 AM

Sorry, I might have missed a meeting or two.

Posted by: Kat at May 11, 2005 10:12 AM

Sheesh. I leave you people in charge for a few days, and how do you spend your time? Shoe shopping? Watching Seinfeld re-runs? Who knows?

Not solving the world's problems, that's for sure.

I have to leave town again later this month. I expect to see better results when I get back. :)

Posted by: Anne at May 12, 2005 08:26 AM