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February 21, 2006
Other People Said....

ColoradoLib has more on the story on that NREL situation. I don't think he mentions the part about where the "restored" funding still won't get NREL back to where they were a year ago.

An Olympic story I missed, and one I'm glad Prometheus 6 pointed out to us.

Also from Prometheus 6, A once-in-a-while in a lifetime event He links to the...wait for it...Wall Street Journal's OpinionPage! To agree with them!

Over at Body and Soul, a follow-up on what's happening in Basra.

Andrew Olmsted has a really good entry up at the moment. Democracy Doesn't Work.

And Majikthise has another of those entries that make me feel guilty...an admonition to organize, act, and blog locally. (I'm going to.)

And, on that note...Wash Park Prophet on Colorado's redistricting, now kicked back down to the district court. ColoradoPols has more on the same story. (Both via ColoradoLib.)

Ahhh...one of my pet peeves. Corporate personhood, over at King of Zembla. Not only are they "persons" but thanks to Bush&Co., they're getting perks and protections some of us other "persons" might not approve of.

On the other hand, corporations held liable for crimes employees commit while they're not at work?

Patriotism versus nationalism. Well worth reading.

And Mustang Bobby has a story we should all know about. Democrats should live their principles.

I swore I wouldn't blog the story, but Tom Engelhardt has just the right angle on the story. It's not so much who got shot but the fact that Cheney was, once again, pretending to be a "hunter" and a "sportsman" while slaughtering farmed birds. And the reason I found the story interesting is because it's a pretty darned good metaphor for the whole Republican chickenhawk phenomenon.

Eric's being a tease. What book is this?

Mmmm.... Chocolate!

Posted by AnneZook at 08:45 PM


I updated the post to quit the teasing.

Posted by: Eric at February 22, 2006 08:16 AM

And we appreciate it!

Posted by: Ahistoricality at February 22, 2006 03:20 PM

"Cheney was, once again, pretending to be a "hunter" and a "sportsman" while slaughtering farmed birds. "

I'm afraid you may have misread. The big story about Cheney and "farmed birds" was the 2002 Cheney pheasant hunting in Pennsylvania story that got so much press back then. It's true that the Armstrong Ranch tries to maintain a stock of quail to hunt, but it's not at all like the "canned birds" Cheney shot in 2002, where they literally were just released for the party to take down. (A lot of bloggers saw news stories about the Whittington shooting that contained some details about the 2002 incident, and confusedly thought that it was the Whittington shooting being described, resulting in a lot of confusion by some on this point.)

I think, myself, that the "right angle," the important one, about the Cheney shooting was the initial cover-up of details , the delay in reporting it, and the, ah, untruths in about 70% of what Katherine Armstrong said, which were eventually contradicted by Cheney himself in his Brit Hume interview. But that's just my take, which I wrote about in great detail. Issues about what sort of hunting we do or don't approve of are a pretty separate issue, it seems to me, but again, this is purely personal opinion, of course.

Posted by: Gary Farber at February 22, 2006 08:10 PM