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Jews against Israel.
comment posted at 6:25 PM on Dec-8-04

The paintings of Josh Kil. Click the gallery link.
comment posted at 7:11 AM on Sep-14-04

John Kerry gets caught mocking the famous Iowa Jima flag raising photograph on the cover of his book. Someone decides to put the entire book online. This is probably very bad news for Kerry.
comment posted at 5:19 PM on Aug-27-04
comment posted at 7:09 PM on Aug-27-04

In God We Trust.
comment posted at 3:57 PM on Aug-3-04
comment posted at 4:03 PM on Aug-3-04

Terrorist Alert Level: Red Herring! The New York Times reported today that much of the information that led to the heightened alert in New York and Washington D.C. is actually three or four years old and that authorities have no evidence or recent communications indicating an upcoming terrorist attack. George Pataki and Michael Bloomberg, who are both speaking at the upcoming Republican convention, are making political hay off of people's fears of another 9/11. Some New Yorkers are worried about the enormous cost of the alert to the local economy, as bridge traffic snarls to a crawl.
Who needs foriegn terrorism when we can just make our own! Are we scared yet?!
comment posted at 3:51 PM on Aug-3-04

Farewell, eels.
comment posted at 3:53 PM on Aug-3-04

It's the final Orbital gig, about half-an-hour into this John Peel show. RealAudio. Maybe you want Real Alternative?
comment posted at 3:21 PM on Aug-1-04

Fantastic Zoology: A graphical interpretation of Jorge Luis Borges' "Book of Imaginary Beings".
comment posted at 3:18 PM on Aug-1-04

The Pope to Women: "get back in your place" - The Vatican, fearing it may still share some semblance of the same reality as the rest of us seeks to rectify this problem by telling women that they should stop hoping for the same things as men have.

"The obscuring of the difference or duality of the sexes has enormous consequences on a variety of levels," the document said, asserting it has inspired ideologies that "call into question the family, in its natural two-parent structure of mother and father."

It also warned of challenges to fundamentals of church teaching, saying the blurring of differences "would consider as lacking in importance and relevance the fact that the Son of God assumed human nature in its male form."

comment posted at 5:05 PM on Jul-31-04

Deconstructing Bush
Bush is rested and back on the campaign trail with his new stump speech in hand. I now find the level of dissonance to be somewhat amusing whereas it once angered me. Poking holes in what his handlers write can be fun for you too! My personal favorite from the current incarnation:
He said he's only going to raise the tax on the so-called rich. But you know how the rich is, they've got accountants. That means you pay. That means your small business pays. It means the farmers and ranchers pay. That's the wrong medicine for this economy, and we're not going to let him prescribe it.
comment posted at 3:43 PM on Jul-31-04
comment posted at 3:48 PM on Jul-31-04
comment posted at 5:16 PM on Jul-31-04
comment posted at 5:17 PM on Jul-31-04

The Quiet American: one minute vacations.
comment posted at 6:57 AM on Jul-31-04

comment posted at 2:58 PM on Jul-31-04

Clinton Adviser Berger Cleared of Document Theft Oh. By the way...President Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy Berger -- who'd been accused of stealing classified material from the National Archives -- has been cleared of all wrongdoing.
comment posted at 3:48 PM on Jul-30-04

This madness has to stop, and the fastest way of doing that is to elect John Kerry, not because he will be different but because in most key areas - Iraq, the "war on drugs", Israel/Palestine, free trade, corporate taxes - he will be just as bad. An opinion piece by Naomi Klein in today's Guardian.
comment posted at 7:44 AM on Jul-30-04

In His Own Words -- just in time for FlashQuicktime Friday, Bush's own words, from 2003's State of the Union matched with more appropriate and now-historic imagery than a man standing behind a teleprompter and podium. (Warning: some graphic stuff inside.) Realplayer version available here. and perhaps because not everything deserves the lighthearted jibjab treatment.
comment posted at 8:07 AM on Jul-30-04
comment posted at 3:35 PM on Jul-30-04
comment posted at 3:18 PM on Jul-31-04

Earlier this month, internal white house rumors were leaked saying that ideally, it'd be great to find an Al Queda suspect during the week of the Democratic National Convention, since the Democrats would likely be grabbing headlines. Sounds like some crass opportunism instead of truly protecting the republic from terrorists, doesn't it?

Well, what do you know, today this message floated at the top of CNN.com, more important than Kerry's keynote. Even though the guy was caught on Sunday, we don't hear about it until today. Foxnews looks the same way (screenshot), with the Al Queda headline above Kerry's one day in the sun at Fox News. But it's all just a coincidence and we're not being played like a fiddle. Sure.
comment posted at 2:27 PM on Jul-29-04

Bush using powerful mind altering anti-depressants to control depression, erratic behavior. ... "It's a double-edged sword," says one aide. "We can't have him flying off the handle at the slightest provocation but we also need a President who is alert mentally." ... note Yes this is bias-filter but it is highly unlikely the author of the article is making up the story, since using the names of prominent people (Stanford psychiatrists, etc) to promote a false story would instigate a serious law suit not only from the professors/psychiatrists mentioned in the article, but possibly from Bush himself.
comment posted at 8:56 AM on Jul-29-04

USA Today Dumps Ann Coulter
Citing editorial differences, USA Today dropped Ann Coulter's column before it even began in the paper.

The disputed column on www.anncoulter.com begins "Here at the Spawn of Satan convention in Boston" and devolves rapidly into a bitter little snark against Democrats. I wonder why USA Today had a problem with it?

It ends with "I'd say I love all these Democrats in Boston so much I want them to go home, but I don't. I want Americans to get a good long look at the French Party and keep the 7-11 challenge in mind."
comment posted at 11:25 AM on Jul-27-04
comment posted at 11:39 AM on Jul-27-04

Toppling Saddam: Iraq and American Military Transformation (pdf) The relative speed and ease of the first phase of the war in Iraq are due in part to U.S. military prowess, but also to Iraqi weakness, according to a critical internal account prepared for the U.S. Army."The shortcomings of Saddam's military played an important role in limiting the cost of major combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Coalition strengths were important contributors, but so were Iraqi weaknesses."As a result, there are "important limitations on the Iraq War's lessons for other defense planning challenges.... The Iraqis' shortcomings created a permissive environment for Coalition technology that a more skilled opponent elsewhere might not," according to the study Foreword. The study, which does represent an official U.S. Army perspective, has not been formally released. See also Joe Galloway: Don't Take Too Much From U.S.' Iraq War Experience See also The Fallacies Of Military Transformation See also Victory Misunderstood: What the Gulf War Tells Us About the Future of Conflict See also Afghanistan and the Future of Warfare
comment posted at 11:47 AM on Jul-27-04
comment posted at 4:31 PM on Jul-27-04

Is The New York Times a Liberal Newspaper? Of course it is. By Daniel Okrent, New York Times Ombudsman Public Editor. (reg. req'd)
comment posted at 4:28 PM on Jul-26-04

Syashin Mania is a collection of photos of pop culture Japan. In this case it is fan car art of Ayumi Hamasaki, a popular singer. (Some other pages on the site are NSFW.)
comment posted at 5:00 PM on Jul-25-04

Blackwashing --So I tuned into C-SPAN with interest to hear what a leading voice in the black conservative movement had to say. But then a funny thing happened: the African-American spokesperson for Project 21 caught a flat on the way to the studio, and the group's director had to fill in. And he was white. CSPAN video here (real)--bizarre
comment posted at 12:34 PM on Jul-25-04
comment posted at 3:23 PM on Jul-25-04

Poll Shows Growing Arab Rancor at U.S. Arab views of the United States, shaped largely by the Iraq war and a post-Sept. 11 climate of fear, have worsened in the past two years to such an extent that in Egypt -- an important ally in the region -- nearly 100 percent of the population now holds an unfavorable opinion of the country, according to two polls due out today... More within
comment posted at 5:15 PM on Jul-24-04
comment posted at 5:17 PM on Jul-24-04

Tombstone Generator
comment posted at 7:01 PM on Jul-23-04
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comment posted at 7:43 PM on Jul-24-04
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comment posted at 7:56 AM on Jul-25-04

IN AEDIBVS ALDI: The legacy of Aldus Manutius and his press.
comment posted at 6:31 AM on Jul-24-04

Air Marshals Say Passenger Overreacted. "The source said the air marshals on the flight were partially concerned (Annie) Jacobsen’s actions could have been an effort by terrorists or attackers to create a disturbance on the plane to force the agents to identify themselves." (Second story down, via atrios)
comment posted at 2:57 PM on Jul-23-04

Creative misuse and abuse of musical tools with a lot of examples
comment posted at 6:18 PM on Jul-24-04

comment posted at 7:29 AM on Jul-23-04

According to the Paris Business Review, the Bill O'Reilly-led Boycott of French Goods is wreaking havoc on the French Economy. Or is it?
comment posted at 8:18 AM on Jul-23-04

The Six Enneads - Plotinus.
comment posted at 2:25 PM on Jul-22-04

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