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January 29, 2006
Stuff I Demand That You Care About

Education and more education.

Check out TalkLeft and follow the links.

And, as one of the people on the panel said,

"When you're a law student, they tell you if say that if you can't argue the law, argue the facts. They also tell you if you can't argue the facts, argue the law. If you can't argue either, apparently, the solution is to go on a public relations offensive and make it a political issue... to say over and over again "it's lawful", and to think that the American people will somehow come to believe this if we say it often enough

Indeed. Heh.

I don't think I'm smart enough to understand it but for those interested in Palestine and the recent Hamas political victory this seems to be an awfully detailed and thoughtful analysis. Or this one. My brain isn't up to either of them tonight.

For more on the Woodruff and Vogt story, their condition and some context for what happened, see Joe Gandelman.

Avedon Carol wants us to hear What real people said about Al Gore's speech on the 16th.

Everybody's got the story but as so frequently happens, the General covers it best.

What's happened to the NYTimes editorial? Sounds like the Bush Administration moved their cheese or something. In fact, they're getting right up into people's faces. I'm...astonished. Impressed. And very surprised.

Under the heading of, "bookmark this, you'll want to refer to it later" here's a good Katrina timeline. (To be fair, I don't think the actions of Condaleeza Rice or Rumsfeld are relevant. They aren't the part of the government that's supposed to handle this stuff. Also, I have some doubts about the looting and raping reports, some of which were later shown to be inaccurate. Don't know which reports were confirmed and which ones weren't.)

So, Tuesday's the ol' State Of the Union speech? I'll be on the road doing temp work, but probably back in my hotel room by 7:30 or so MT. I'll have to check and see what time it's supposed to be on. And then I'll have to decide if I can stand to listen to the man talk or not. Usually I elect to read the text later instead. Maybe this year I'll decide it's just not relevant. (Via Cliopatria.

(I'm talking a lot today but starting tomorrow afternoon, I'll be offline until Thursday.)

Posted by AnneZook at 06:35 PM