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May 29, 2005
And Yet More

Okay, I'm calmer now.

I was in Connecticut last week, for the college graduation of a friend. It's a beautiful state. It's a shame about the toxic waste

Some on the left, including liberal churches, want the Left to take back the moral high ground.

It's a pity we spend that two or three hundred billion dollars killing people in Iraq. There were better uses for the money.

And it's a pity about the civilian employees of Halliburton and subsidiaries, isn't it? Well, no, it's not. It's a disgrace, is what it is. KBR is a USofA corporation using tax sheltering to get out of obeying USofA law and providing employees with the kinds of benefits many of us take for granted.

Stopgap filibuster compromises don't change anything.

Looks like Krugman and Okrent are going to duke it out. The continuing duel is supposed to be here.

It's Memorial Day weekend. Doonesbury and Nightline are going to commemorate our Iraq war dead. (Doonesbury)

Remember the soldiers.

Back at E&P, read Greg Mitchell. He has a point. If 57% of the USofA public believes the Iraq war is "not worth it" then where is the public protest? Why is the media coverage so bland? (Allow me to mention that Mitchell is being a jerk by saying that objecting to an illegal and immoral war in some way invalidates or devalues the service of the individual soldiers. Perhaps he's the only one left in the country who doesn't understand that the line soldiers don't make the decisions?)

What are they up to now? Our "policy" on fighting "terrorism is becoming "a broader strategy against violent extremism." (Betcha ten bucks they don't mean fighting right-wing extremists here on USofA soil. The neo-nazis and white supremacists and other home-grown terrorists can still sleep easy at night.) maybe the key Is in the last 'graph? If they "supercede" Bush's vow to do away with terrorism, then they don't have to fulfill it, do they?

And, thanks to their own behavior, the neocons sure do have a lot of Muslims extremists to wage war against these days.

(BTW, do you suppose that our rabid refusal to accept that USofA troops could be tried in international courts for war crimes has anything to do with plans laid in advance for something like Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib?)

The good news is that a lot of our citizens haven't heard that we're no longer a democratic republic. They're doing their part to put a stop to the abuse. Not that it's necessary, because Condi Rice says they have it all under control and no independent investigation is needed.

Or...maybe those reports of how environmentalists are on the government's hate-list of terrorists are at the bottom of part of it?

Any way you slice it, it spells, "unrealistic lying swine" but that's just my perspective.

The whole Bush-Hitler thing again. Worth reading, though.

And if the USofA (or at least the voice of the neocons) doesn't want the European Union, then I do.

Either way, in the future, we're going to be nuking people.

The Lure of Opium Wealth Is a Potent Force in Afghanistan

Western officials warn of a nascent narco state as drug traffickers act with impunity, some allegedly with the support of top officials

Nascent? Nascent? Sheesh.

What the heck do you suppose Bolton has been getting up to?

Exxon shareholders get mad. And about time, too.

You might think discovering a way to maybe quadruple our life spans, or even a tiney step toward that goal, is a good thing, but if you do, you're probably not one of the poor or dispossessed whose descendants will never get a shot at it.

Heh. Heh. That's the entry I would have written a couple of days ago, if I were smarter.

Posted by AnneZook at 08:49 PM


OT Ė I donít seem to have an email address for you re: Big Brass Alliance. Can you email me at your convenience so I can add you to the list? Thanks!

Posted by: Shakespeare's Sister at May 30, 2005 10:15 AM