Tuesday, December 31, 2002

THIS is excellent:


Here's an excerpt:

"And what will we see in 2003?

War, most certainly. As an idea, a reality, and a means to an end. War on ourselves, on others, on who we used to be; war on the better parts of our nature, perhaps, and on the possibilities of our future. And war as justification - the justifications that will abound as we go forward into our uncertain future, unsure of our way, of who we want to be or who our friends are. The kind of a war that substitutes the values of life, liberty and happiness with the realities of geopolitical authority, scorched earth domestic policy, and the crushing of dissent. The kind of a war that fails to leave us unchanged, and not for the better, no matter how hard we cling to our illusions."

Monday, December 30, 2002

This is one of my favorites lately:


At the top, today, Chris has a nice draw-together of several things that have been annoying me: specifically, the Bush administration tendency to lie about even the most innocuous things, like whether they pay attention to polling data; the establishment media's complicity in letting them get away with their lies; and more particularly, their "direct marketing" approach to policy making, and how they appear to be doing a WHOLE LOT without doing anything at all.

"Taking back the media", one blog at a time....

Everyone have a happy 2003.

Friday, December 20, 2002

It's been too long since I've been here.

Sooooo, what's been happening?

Our media has gone bad. It cannot be relied upon to tell us the truth any more. Evidence: