Two new links added, to Steve Den Beste’ s USS Clueless and to James Lileks. I do not know how I forgot to put those up, as they are two of the best. Not mentioning them on your blog list and having others up is like being able to name Jose Carreras and then drawing a blank on Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo. Check them out…
Andrew Sullivan’s new peice, The AWOL President, is his usual brilliance.
Forget Siskel and Ebert’s thumbs up/thumbs down rating system. Sgt. Stryker gives Ted Rall the middle finger for his latest column.
Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs has the new definition of terrorism, as defined by rogue nations and terrorists. Yep. You guessed it. Terrorism is what the Jews do to Palestinians. It is so frightenly predictable that I can not even laugh at their ignorance.
One reader felt the need to comment to Charles’s post.
Terror and violence are profitable business for USA. Americans own over 250 million guns in their homes, 2 million detainees in prisons in the land of the “Free”, one out of three women raped,high schoolshooting has become as popular as a football game,America is the largest exporter of arms,the Fed has toppled over 20 regimes worldwide.These are just few examples of America the leader of Democracy!
posted by Abdelmonem Jamil Addas @ 1/10/2002 08:30PM PST
The same old litany of fuzzy logic, misapplication of statistics, misunderstanding of everything American: essentially, everything buffoons like Ted Rall and Noam Chomsky want the Arab Street to think about the United States. Congrats Noam and Ted, you have found Apt Pupils.
The most annoying part of the blather from Abdelmonem is the 2 million detainees blurb. We call them criminals, and the reason we have this many in jail is because we refuse to enforce absurd religious law. I guess if we did have the Sharia here, the number of prisoners (not detainees) would be smaller. When you are in the habit of routinely chopping off appendages (important ones, like heads) for high crimes like sexual preference, logic says that there would be fewer people in jail. Instead, they would be dead.
More bombing, less patience, and I am with Damian Penny. Saudi Arabia is the source of this problem.
One wonders if Mr. Addas would feel as free to post his banter in the Taliban controlled Afghanistan press, if it were directed against that regime. I think not.
How are we supposed to take these people seriously, other than to treat them as a serious threat?
I have some stuff to post, but I am off to the hospital tonight to watch my friend’s grandfather (just had open-heart surgery). I have a laptop, but no internet, so I shall see you tomorrow a.m.
Quote of the Day:
That’s the difference between governments and individuals. Governments don’t care, individuals do.
– Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad
White House Moves to Contain Political Damage From Enron Turmoil, or so says Jack Lynch, in this latest front page ‘newsitorial’ (Credit Jonah Goldberg for the term).
“President Bush directed the Treasury Department and other agencies today to study how to protect pension plans from debacles similar to the collapse of the Enron Corporation.
The move followed the Justice Department’s decision late Wednesday to form a special task force of prosecutors from across the country to conduct the inquiry into the giant energy company’s downfall. But it also appeared aimed in part at containing the political damage from the turmoil at Enron, which had strong ties to the Bush administration.”
Emphasis mine. Of course it ‘appeared’ to you that way. The same way Afghanistan ‘appeared’ to be a quagmire. The same way Bush ‘appears’ to be stupid. The same way it ‘appeared’ to you that Gore won the election.
I am too busy to comment more, but I look forward to more ‘balanced’ coverage from the NY Times on this issue.
I am currently working on a research project, and am asking for any information any of you might have. My project is examining the history of American Education in the Post WWII era, examining the impact of the GI Bill. I have a great deal of info already, but if there is one thing I have learned, it is that blog readers are an EXCEPTIONALLY powerful research asset. If anyone has anything that might appear relevant, please feel free to forward it to me via e-mail.
Osama bin Laden’s reign of terror officially ended this morning at around 9 am, when every major cable news network (FOX, CNN, MSNBC) stopped sniffing anthrax and chasing suticase nukes to air the closing arguments in the hockey murder case.
Hello to all the troops coming over via Sgt. Stryker. At Ease.
Quote of the Day:
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
A friend (who has a much higher threshold for pain than yours truly) just called to inform me that, as I type this, Slash is on ABC abusing a guitar while Michael Jackson is singing ‘Beat It.” I was also informed that it appears that Pam Anderson has been re-re-re-re-augmented, if you know what I mean. The horror of it all- this is why my television spends most of its time idling on the History Channel (or hitler channel as my ex called it).
Me-thinks the Taliban may have been on to something with the music ban.