• politics

    Americans pulling together…

    by  • 9/11/2005 • life, politics • 0 Comments

    Reuters: The president used his weekly radio address to remember the fourth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, saying Americans were pulling together to help Katrina victims just as they did the victims of the hijacked-plane attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. I read that Bush is planning another photo op mission […]

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    Where is Penn Jillette when you need him?

    by  • 9/8/2005 • politics • 0 Comments

    I found the following at Encyclopedia Hanasiana. I think that this is funnier than the real Aristocrats joke, but much much sadder…. If you don’t know the story behind the “funniest joke ever written” you might want to read through the page at wikipedia This guy walks into a political consultant’s office, and he says, […]

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    Checkpoint (Machssomim) – 2003

    by  • 9/5/2005 • movies, politics • 0 Comments

    I’ve just finished watching Checkpoint which is Yoav Shamir’s award winning documentary that took a look inside the checkpoints that, until recently, were setup in the Gaza Strip. Filmed between 2001 and 2003, it’s a look at Isreali soldiers hassling Palestineans who appear to be just trying to get through their day. I first saw […]

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    Nigeria offers aid to the US; some strings attached?

    by  • 9/4/2005 • politics • 0 Comments

    CNN on Foreign Aid offers to the US Nigeria has pledged $1 million to hurricane disaster relief, government officials told CNN. “Nigeria will be happy to pledge $1 million to the hurricane disaster fund in the spirit of brotherhood,” Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said. In a stunning turn of events, the bankrupt artist has acquired […]

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    Cut and Paste Music; Illegal Art

    by  • 8/31/2005 • music, politics • 0 Comments

    A friend pointed me to an interesting cut and paste work today from Wax Audio. Wax Audio released an entertaining EP of songs in March 2005 that you can download from their site for free. Wax Audio’s Mediacracy is likely not “illegal” per se, but I’d be surprised if some people didn’t attempt to sue, […]

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    Pat Robertson; Terrorist

    by  • 8/23/2005 • politics • 2 Comments

    Pat Robertson calling for the execution of a foreign leader; I rather like the suggestion that this isn’t much different from Osama bin Laden calling for the death of George W. Bush. They both have pretty radical followers who might be capable of extreme action if they believed their leader’s promises… Mr Robertson, 75, said […]

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    “Victory means exit strategy” – Gov. G. W. Bush

    by  • 8/19/2005 • politics • 0 Comments

    Quotes from when Clinton committed troops to Bosnia (promising they’d be out in one year): “You can support the troops but not the president.” –Rep Tom Delay (R-TX) “Explain to the mothers and fathers of American servicemen that may come home in body bags why their son or daughter have to give up their life?” […]

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    Justifying the 367 annual vacation days

    by  • 8/15/2005 • angst, politics • 2 Comments

    If there were only a laugh track on the speeches, at least I could write it all off as a bad sitcom. “But whether it be here or in Washington or anywhere else, there’s somebody who has got something to say to the president, that’s part of the job,” Bush said on the ranch. “And […]

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