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The Watch is concerned about the increasing pressure towards feudalism in the United States from corporations, social regressives, warmongers, and the media. We also are concerned with future history concerning our current times, as non-truths which are “widely reported” become the basis for completely false narratives.

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

What to do on a Monday

Hooray for the war protestors!!

The beginning of each new week brings a real treasure of material from progressive and liberal websites, making Mondays and Tuesdays almost tolerable. Though it is Wednesday, I wanted to point you to some features which may help you to start your week with a laugh and also some good information.

I've already mentioned Pundit Pap at American Journal Online. This excellent feature always has lots of good nicknames for our acting president. (This week they used "Baby Dork" for the first time, but I like "Dim Son" also).

Also on Mondays, you will find a new This Modern World cartoon from Tom Tomorrow. Tom's blog page. New cartoons and archives.

Finally, a must-see feature is the Top Ten Conservative Idiots list, updated nearly every Monday at Democratic Underground. Check out this week's list. In addition to being an excellent key to conservative idiocy, this feature is succinct, timely, and always to the point.

Race Card Watch

By now, you've probably heard the din of conservative media shouting that an applicant to the University of Michigan gets 20 points for being from a minority group, but only 12 points for a perfect SAT score. As nearly every progressive web site I've seen points out, the 12 points for the SAT score are just additional to a whopping 80 points or so that applicants get for a strong academic high school record. There are places on the web where the entire UM admissions policy is laid out - it looks like a good balance of academic and social considerations to me. And, of course, conservatives rarely mention that students from Michigan's upper peninsula also get 20 points (Will Bush come out against this?). This whole foolish debate wears me out. But please note, that if you hear someone spouting the "20-12" talking point, that they are reading directly from the Republican National Committee's blast fax, and are either too lazy to check out the policy themselves, or are deliberately misleading you.

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