Archive for April, 2003

Of course!

April 10th, 2003 – 9:05 am
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In the This Modern World comic here, Tom Tomorrow manages to pretty much sum up how the Bush administration seems to perceive the war. Or at least how they present it to the gullible American public.

More prisoners than China

April 8th, 2003 – 9:45 pm
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“The number of people in jail in the United States rose to more than two million for the first time ever last year, the government has said. Official figures show the US has the biggest prison population in the world, and the highest number of inmates as a proportion of its population.” I really don’t […]

Bloody chaos

April 8th, 2003 – 8:58 pm
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“They lay in lines, the car salesman who’d just lost his eye but whose feet were still dribbling blood, the motorcyclist who was shot by American troops near the Rashid Hotel, the 50-year-old female civil servant, her long dark hair spread over the towel she was lying on, her face, breasts, thighs, arms and feet […]

Your neighbors, the sheeple

April 7th, 2003 – 5:28 pm
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A recent L.A. Times poll [links to PDF] shows that the people of America are more united than ever behind believing whatever the government decides to tell them. For example, 78% of those surveyed now believe that “Saddam Hussein has close ties with members of the Al Qaeda terrorist network,” [Question 35] despite the continuing […]

The march toward Empire, part II

April 7th, 2003 – 4:58 pm
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“Sadly, the United States is being run by people who believe their own hype. We’ve already won the war in Iraq, the occupation has gone perfectly, we have successfully scared the North Koreans and the Iranians into completely capitulating to our every whim and the entire world knows they’d better not mess with us or […]

Weapons of Mass Destruction?

April 7th, 2003 – 4:43 pm
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“A facility near Baghdad that a US officer had said might finally be ‘smoking gun’ evidence of Iraqi chemical weapons production turned out to contain pesticide, not sarin gas as feared.” Today’s headlines in the U.S. press are filled with speculation about whether or not the chemicals found at the site in Hindiyah, but, according […]

A quote

April 5th, 2003 – 9:45 pm
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“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” – Theodore Roosevelt (1918)

A new address (and Moveable Type too)

April 5th, 2003 – 9:14 pm
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As of today, Wake Up has moved to a new address, so please change any links or bookmarks to: I’ve also switched the weblog from Blogger to Moveable Type, and plan to work on changing the aesthetic aspects of the site once I have the time to get a better grip on CSS. For […]