Monthly Archives: September 2005

News, News Everywhere

On leaving last night’s party, I called to Eric the just to make sure we were copacetic. Then the above-described hypothetical-fact discussion occurred. One of the last points I made was the usability of blogs to “winnow” fact from fiction. … Continue reading

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Watch Out! Indeed

So I spent two hours composing the previous recap of the night’s events. One thing I missed was my parting thought with Inebriated Eric. He was getting High and Mighty about people making up their own mind — winnowing facts … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Or, Happy Chusok, as it were. We have a holiday today. It is a two day affair, but the first day falls on a Sunday local time so we actually only get one day off (Monday). Korea has no “gimmes.” … Continue reading

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Headline News

Justifying a five-week vacation, a petulant Bush said: I think the people want the president to be in a position to make good, crisp decisions and to stay healthy. Then Katrina hit, and we saw what “good, crisp decisions”, Bush-style, … Continue reading

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Chicago Makes News

A Junior High School in Southwest Chicago leads the way in “green” building design. The school was built to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s criteria for environmental design.

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Break Time: A Couple of “Funnies”

Daily Dose of Durst September 16, 2005 Between 2001 and 2004, 4.1 million more Americans slipped into poverty while the upper 2% of the the country’s richest became 55% wealthier. So, say what you will about Bush’s policies. They’re working. … Continue reading

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Conservatives in the 21st Century

For all those who vote for republicans because of your conservative/libertarian ideology: HA HA!. Boy, are you a bunch of stupid assholes! My God! Have you read a book published post-reconstruction? (I mean, after the civil war, not Katrina.) Here … Continue reading

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Statesmanship vs. Politics

This is a speech by Senator Robert Byrd extolling us to look beyond parochial/partisan interest. On the other hand, this guy has been in the Senate longer than I have been alive, so what the fuck has he accomplished? Anyway, … Continue reading

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New Orleans = Privatization

The republicans have been hi-jacked. I don’t hate republicans; I hate republicans who vote for republicans. The republican party was once the party of Lincoln, but as with all political movements, it could have been, and was, co-opted. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Baghdad, September 11, 2001

This was posted on the fourth anniversary of that dealie thing, you know 9/11, by a blogger in Iraq who has taken the blogging medium to its limit since that time. One bit of background: A decade ago, I heard … Continue reading

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