Archive for February, 2003

Delusions of grandeur

February 11th, 2003 – 10:32 pm
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“When George W. Bush ran for President in 2000, he said the United States must be ‘humble’ in the world. Now he has cast humility aside and replaced it with hubris. Supremely confident in his gut instincts, wrapped up in a fundamentalist belief system, endowed with the most powerful military of all time, and unchecked […]

Here we go again

February 11th, 2003 – 10:15 pm
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“Ashcroft’s Justice Department has quietly crafted a whopping 120-page proposal that represents the boldest attack yet on our electronic privacy in the name of thwarting future terrorist attacks. The nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity posted the draft legislation, which reads like J. Edgar Hoover’s wish list, on its Web site Friday. Called the Domestic Security […]

The same old nothing

February 10th, 2003 – 9:40 pm
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“Are we really supposed to believe that the U.S. captured, on tape, a conversation between two Iraqi military personnel that not only shows them trying to hide forbidden mobile units, but also describing it in detail? C’mon, guys, you can do better than that! And what about that murky ‘Al Ansar’ group in ‘northern Iraq,’ […]

Comics again

February 10th, 2003 – 9:25 pm
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The This Modern World strips from the last couple of weeks have been especially good: Like Father, Like Son Outrage Overload

Missing in action

February 10th, 2003 – 9:24 pm
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My apologies for not updating the weblog all of last week. One of these days I’ll get things posted on a more regular basis. No, really.