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October 28, 2005
Comments I Would Have Made

If bloggers' comments systems were active or working. I've lost track of some of the posts I wanted to comment on earlier this week, but here are the ones I could find:

To Dr. Fallon:

US to Israel : Refuse $100 Million Contract to Upgrade Venezuelan F-16s

He speculates that Israel replaces the electronic systems in the F-16s we sell them because Israel makes better electronic systems. Me? I think they do it because they suspect we've embedded a few easter eggs in the machinery. And that we're demanding that Israel not retrofit Venezuelan F-16s with new electronics because we really, really want our easter eggs in Venezeula's F-16s.

To Brad DeLong:


In general I agree that vegetables, already carbohydrate-heavy, should not be adulterated or made any less healthy by the addition of white sugar. However. A spoonful of white sugar does a lot to cut the acidity in tomato-based soups and sauces. You should try it.

To David Sirota:

Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back.

For some reason I can't get registered or whatever to provide a comment on his posts. If I could have, I would have said that it was no sweat off Wal-Mart's back to say they'd approve a minimum wage hike since, in the same breath, they gloated that it would damage "small competitors."

I don't believe this theory (minimum wage hikes hurting small business excessively) but if I did and I was Wal-Mart, I'd be gleeful over getting the Feds' assistance in running potential competitors out of business.

Bottom line? Since it doesn't mean they'll have to pay anyone a single penny more, it costs them nothing to pretend to support workers' rights.

To Josh Marshall:

Thank you. Just, you know. In general.

Posted by AnneZook at 11:26 AM


Well, Anne, that hadn't occurred to me. It sounds just as plausible as anything else. I don't suppose we'll get an answer from Northrup/Grumman on this one, eh?


Posted by: Dr. Fallon at November 3, 2005 03:11 PM

Possibly I'm just too cynical?

Posted by: Anne at November 3, 2005 07:15 PM