The Original American Malcontent

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Keeping it Simple, Stupid

Stephen Pizzo
Virtually all of George W.'s behavior in office can be explained by one single event: being saved. Complexity had driven George to drink. In simplicity he found peace, self-confidence and salvation.

Just Say Noruba

Arianna Huffington
Here are the number of news segments that mention these stories: (from a search of the main news networks' transcripts from May 1-June 20).
-- ABC News: "Downing Street Memo": 0 segments; "Natalee Holloway": 42 segments; "Michael Jackson": 121 segments.
-- CBS News: "Downing Street Memo": 0 segments; "Natalee Holloway": 70 segments; "Michael Jackson": 235 segments.
-- NBC News: "Downing Street Memo": 6 segments; "Natalee Holloway": 62 segments; "Michael Jackson": 109 segments.
-- CNN: "Downing Street Memo": 30 segments; "Natalee Holloway": 294 segments; "Michael Jackson": 633 segments.
-- Fox News: "Downing Street Memo": 10 segments; "Natalee Holloway": 148 segments; Michael Jackson": 286 segments.
MSNBC: "Downing Street Memo": 10 segments; "Natalee Holloway": 30 segments; "Michael Jackson": 106 segments

Bloggers Fighting Government Regulations
(AP) Bloggers who built their Internet followings with anti-establishment prose are now lobbying the establishment to protect their livelihoods from federal regulations.

The Scream
The Israeli Army has staretd using an allegedly non leathal weapon dubbed “The Scream” which emites an a loud unpleasant noise that causes dizziness and and nausea.
Lovely – I can’t wait until they use that on us here. What hasn’t been studied is the possible long term effects of this weapon – perhaps deafness, maybe nerve damage.I suppose I should be happy that it’s non-lethal, but you know I’m not very happy with anything designed to fuck with people and hamper their efforts to redress their grievances. Although the thought of pointing a dizzying vomit maker at the white house is appealing.


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