politics

REALLY?

I cannot wait until next Tuesday.

From the Post:

President Bush this morning declared emphatically that "most people around the world respect America," strongly disagreeing with the idea that the country’s moral standing suffered during his time in office. He said he did what he thought was right in facing crises from Hurricane Katrina to prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib, even though sometimes "things did not go according to plan.

seriously?

I wanted to punch a guy on the metro in the face this morning. He was a complete tool-bag. First, he thought it’d be a genius idea to give every American taxpayer $25,000 dollars instead of the whole (potential) $700 billion rescue plan. Surely that’d be a better idea.

And if that wasn’t idiotic enough, he also seemed to agree with Anne Coulter’s latest totally racist column rant.

Admittedly, I’m a little partisan here, but I fail to believe that it was all the fault of the Dems. I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that perhaps both parties were responsible. Crazy talk, I know.

snip!

This news story about "legislation aimed at helping parents keep their children from seeing sex scenes, violence and foul language in movie DVDs" reminds me of a scene from Cinema Paradiso. The film takes place in Mussolini’s Italy, and all the kissing scenes in the films must be cut out and the films spliced together. The village priest makes sure of this. One of the most poignant moments in the film occurs when the main character, Salvatore, comes across an old reel of all these moments strung together.

I’m not meaning to suggest that Bush’s new legislation is on the level with Mussolini, just that it reminds me of the film.

myth

Yeah, global warming sure is a myth. Don’t you think?

The snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro has melted away to reveal the tip of the African peak for the first time in 11,000 years.

The glaciers and snow which kept the summit white have almost completely disappeared.

depressing news

I want to believe this isn’t true…

One in three U.S. high school students say the press ought to be more restricted, and even more say the government should approve newspaper stories before readers see them, according to a survey being released today.

The survey of 112,003 students finds that 36% believe newspapers should get "government approval" of stories before publishing; 51% say they should be able to publish freely; 13% have no opinion.

Asked whether the press enjoys "too much freedom," not enough or about the right amount, 32% say "too much," and 37% say it has the right amount. Ten percent say it has too little.

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