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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.

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Poindexter the middle finger

Here is a bit of good news for a change - it seems that Congress is pushing back a little bit against having Americans stripped of all of their freedom to privacy. Good for them, though you can expect Bushco to push back hard. Read some sane comments from our countries leaders about the evil Total Information Awareness plan.

As Tom Tomorrow notes,
"I never could decide if the Bushies were just so damned clueless, they didn't understand how the appointment of Poindexter would be perceived--or if it was a deliberate middle finger aimed at anyone who cared."


Iraq Watch

More skepticism on Powell and the Iraq War from the excellent Arkansas columnist Gene Lyons.

Fantasy Watch

It's fun to have fantasies. Here's a nice one.

Osama Who? Watch

Is Bush playing right into Osama's hands? If you wanted to inflame the Muslim world into attacking the US, you could hardly ask for a better president than Smirky. Lucky for Osama, the "adults" are in charge. See these cartoons for some sharp commentary from this point of view. Liberal Oasis also has some excellent analysis of Powell and how he plays into Osama's hands.

Screwing the Poor Watch

From Uggabugga, here is a link to four very funny Tom the Dancing Bug cartoons, about the amazing adventures of Lucky Duck, that poor hero who always manages to get something for free. You'll enjoy these, especially if you remember the Wall Street Journal editorial from about a month ago explaining about how "lucky" people were who earned so little they didn't have to pay income taxes.

More on welfare reform and subsidized housing reform from Liberal Oasis.

Humor Watch

I can't decide whether the Bush administration firing those Arabic translators who happened to be gay is funny or sad. Jon Stewart at the Daily Show plays it both ways.

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