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Friday, February 28, 2003

The people of the world reply to Bush's war

Iraq Watch

Jack Beatty ponders the horrors of an American victory in Iraq in "The Road Better Not Taken"

What's interesting about the conservative bias in the media is not that stories containing damning information do not get published. They just don't get "picked up on", the process whereby the ideas therein get accepted by a large group of journalists, passed on, talked about, become part of the national dialog. We have talked at length about Clinton's sex life and Clinton's business dealings, but not Joe Scarborough's sex life or Bush's business dealings. I mean, even after all those articles on Bush's illegal insider trading at Harken came out, does anyone feel like that subject has really been fully explored?

Anyway, here is an article indicative of that phenomenon. Newsweek publishes an article citing a credible Iraqi source saying that all Iraqi nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs were destroyed in 1995. The response of the rest of the media?: The sound of crickets chirping. It's not that the stories aren't out there - it's just that everyone knows to ignore them until they go away. Then they can credibly claim ignorance of the facts if they are brought up later.

Here's another bit of evidence that Feinstein is waking up. Also, she seems to have made this speech on the day of the virtual march. I'm rather pleased to think that all of those phone calls, emails, and faxes may have in fact made some kind of difference. Amazing that that is what it takes to make people wake up, but at least some politicians still respond to their constituencies.

Jill Nelson's "Lust for Empire" describes her fears about the coming war.

Democracy Watch

Here is a website from an activist who is trying to address the problems of electronic voting through local and state activism. Give his site a visit, and see if there are ways you can help.

Media Watch

Via MediaWhoresOnline, this review of Eric Alterman's book "What Liberal Media?", "All conservative, all the time" is a must read if you wonder why more progressive voices don't get on the airwaves. It's not a pretty picture. David Talbot also reviews some of the goings on in the 2000 election. Salon requires a short commercial before you view the full article, but it is well worth it.

Bush Watch

William Thomas probes the essential question, "Is Bush Nuts?"

Bartcop Watch

Great rant today at Bartcop. Here's an excerpt:

The military DOES love the Wanker in Chief.

Among the reasons Gore lost Florida was our military guys were flooding Florida with multiple ballots as late as early December, and they were mostly pro-Monkeyboy.

Sometimes I sprinkle mix in with the truth, but I'm not kidding when I say most military families would rather their son die from the AWOLer's bumbling than have him come home happy and healthy and raise grandkids under that evil Clinton monster. (After all, Clinton had sex!! Who wants their kids to come home under Clinton?)

More proof is the loss of the American dream.

Clinton's paradise of peace and riches has turned to crap under AWOLboy, but people still give the moron a high approval rating for doing what? Constantly taking monthlong vacations when the FBI/CIA told him there was increased Al Qaeda traffic in August 2001? Clinton was the hardest working president we ever had and the results proved it.

For giving Clinton's $5TRIL and another $6 TRIL we don't have to his rich friends as bribes so he can get elected for the first time in 2004?

Nobody talks about the 220 marines we lost when Reagan bungled in Lebanon, but we hear "Remember Somalia" every day, because 20 men died when Clinton inherited with another Bush bungle in the Middle East

Clinton worked his way to the top with brains and skill, while AWOLboy laid back and had everything handed to him by his rich, crooked daddy, including the presidency. And the coke-snorting, uncurious drunk has a high approval rating?

What the hell is wrong with this country?

Humor Watch

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