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December 16, 2005

Blogging will be light over the next week or so. I've been given the opportunity to alleviate the pain of unemployment by doing some temp work for a friend's company. (At half my normal salary, but any income at all in a pinch....)

This is why I didn't blog today's most interesting stories.

Interesting stories like McCain winning one for the terrorists. (Do those rightwingnuts even listen to themselves talk?)

Or, less facetiously, the Senate blocking renewal of the Patriot Act, based on serious concerns about civil liberty infringement.

And, speaking of Washington D.C., I see the House is pushing ahead with what I'm not afraid to call a piece of gross bigotry passing as a "border security bill."

And I'm sure when I get over to Bloglines tonight, I'll see a lot of people talking about Bush authorizing questionable, if not outright illegal, spying on USofA citizens.

Purely coincidentally, of course, I'm reminded of something I read...somewhere, not long ago. Someone saw a bumper sticker that said something to the effect of, "I never thought I'd miss Nixon."

And what about the story that Mr. Trent "This Country is Lawsuit Crazy and We Have To Protect Our Valuable Corporations!" Lott has filed a lawsuit against his insurance company over Hurricane Katrina damage?

Or the encouraging news that indicted Republican lobbyist and wingnut (purely my opinion, of course) Abramoff is now hearing that his former partner...no, "business associate"...has changed to pleading "guilty" to the crime that Abramoff is still saying he's "not guilty" of? Old Jack's in a bit of a sticky wicket.

And, had I had time to blog today, I sure would have talked about the latest story on the sieve-like qualities of "electronic voting systems."

Posted by AnneZook at 09:06 PM


Thank you for pointing to The Conservative Voice. I started sampling some of the "columnists." First I thought it was great fun ('build a barrier around the US borders"), like something out of "Doonesbury". Then I suddenly realized that it was for real. It was not so funny anymore.

Posted by: Bengt O. at December 17, 2005 07:25 AM

Congrats on the work. It's not much, apparently, but I'm glad you've still got a few lifelines out there.

Posted by: Ahistoricality at December 18, 2005 03:18 AM

Those sites always seem strange but amusing until you really start to pay attention to what they're saying. Then they get scary.

(P.S. An income is a wonderful thing. :) Even temporarily.)

Posted by: Anne at December 19, 2005 09:06 PM

*cheers wildly for your employment*

Posted by: Lab Kat at December 19, 2005 09:29 PM