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January 27, 2006
Obviously Worth Reading

Not, of course, a comprehensive list of all the good stuff circulating the world o'blog at this moment, but some stuff that struck me today.

For instance, that people refuse to believe bad things about politicians they've previously supported because being loyal gives them a happy. (I'm reading Start Making Sense right now and will no doubt be rambling on about it in the near future.)

Maybe I was too sanguine about why Republicans are publicly fighting with the Bush Administration? The Left Coaster's entry suggests they're doing it to look good for re-election, not because they actually object to what the Bushies are doing.

The Grey Matter has a good entry that dovetails nicely with my earlier "the rich are getting richer" link. " The average CEO's salary in the U.S. is 475 times greater than the average worker's salary."

From the same source, an oldie but a goodie. The Bush Administration has allowed the terrorists to win.

I started to blog this story earlier this week and got distracted. Thankfully, it got wider readership over on Shakespeare's Sister. "There were no detailed, overt preparations for the reconstruction of Iraq in the run-up to the 2003 invasion "to avoid the impression that the US government had already decided on [military] intervention.""

Bush Boys and NOLA is a must-read for anyone who still remembers we have a little problem in New Orleans.

While you're over there, scroll down through the way-back machine and understand that it's the same fight. Either all of us are equal, or none of us are.

They died in the mines. Murdered by greed.

You know what's wrong with some kids? Their parents. Instead of helping the kid write up a lawsuit, this lawyer-father should be considering the value of teaching the kid that we all have to follow the rules.

Avedon Carol's Sideshow has a good one (well, doesn't she always?) this week. When media bites about the media-party-blog triangle.

I haven't had nearly enough time to really consider A Progressive Agenda but I have it bookmarked and I'm going to.

Food for Thought.

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

Read it and think.

And ponder this. Why is this story all over the news, while this story remains invisible?

Is it the Oprah connection for Frey that makes him newsworthy?

Or the "gay erotica" link for Nasdijj that makes his story unsuitable for Middle America's ears? (Via Ahistoricality)

Another oldie but a goodie, from Jeanne. When asking a question can get you killed

And , oh wow. I'd almost switch to Firefox for this. A Flash-ad blocker! (I hate, hate, hate those moving, flashing ads.)

Posted by AnneZook at 11:45 AM