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Victory is not an option

Victory is not an option

| February 14, 2007 | 2 Replies

Here’s a good essay about the need to face reality in Iraq, written by a retired Army general who now teaches at Yale.

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Bush admits he doesn’t know what’s going on in Iraq

Bush admits he doesn’t know what’s going on in Iraq

| February 14, 2007 | 2 Replies

Today ABC’s Martha Raddatz asked Bush whether Iraq was embroiled in a civil war. Bush:  “It’s hard for me living in this beautiful White House to give you an assessment, a first hand assessment . . .” Bush continued on: I haven’t been there. You have, I haven’t. But I do talk to people who […]

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Bushchromium is not a new element.

Bushchromium is not a new element.

| February 14, 2007 | Reply

Recent reports of the discovery of a new element which has been called “Bushcromium” have been discredited by the recent discovery of a nearly identical form of the element which is called “Poppium” It appears that the characteristics of Bushcromium and Poppium are nearly identical, with both sharing some of the same morons, peons, assistant […]

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Stop Writing?

Stop Writing?

| February 14, 2007 | 3 Replies

Below is a link to a blog called 101 Reasons to Stop Writing.  It is a blog about writing and actually does have a list of reasons to stop, which, when one considers the amount of verbiage being generated by the human race, might seem like an impossible challenge.  Those of us with presumptions to […]

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Military:  criminals are OK, but not homosexuals

Military: criminals are OK, but not homosexuals

| February 13, 2007 | 1 Reply

We know the military has been struggling to meet its recruiting goals, so it should come as no surprise that Uncle Sam wants you, even if you are a convicted felon.  Theft?  That’s OK.  Drugs?  Yup, that’s OK, too.  Writing bad checks?  Check.  If you’re willing to go to Iraq and fight George’s war, then Uncle […]

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Who gets assassinated?  Who owns the country?  Why won’t we improve education? Ask George Carlin.

Who gets assassinated? Who owns the country? Why won’t we improve education? Ask George Carlin.

| February 13, 2007 | Reply

This is a 13-minute presentation Carlin delivered on August 28, 2006. According to Carlin, as the country continues to deteriorate, “Nobody seems to notice.  Nobody seems to care.” Comment posted at the video site:  “As in feudal days, it seems that the jester is the only one left allowed to speak the truth openly.”

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More of my favorite quotes

More of my favorite quotes

| February 13, 2007 | 5 Replies

I do love quotes!  A novel in every sentence, as I see it.   I’ve been collecting quotes for years. These are quotes that I noticed or noticed anew over the past six months.  There’s no particular theme here, though many of these do concern education/enlightenment: In preparing for battle I have always found that plans […]

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Keeping us well-informed . . .

Keeping us well-informed . . .

| February 13, 2007 | Reply

[Reprinted with permission from Jeff Koterba] 

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Protecting pharmacists who refuse to fill valid prescriptions for legal drugs

Protecting pharmacists who refuse to fill valid prescriptions for legal drugs

| February 12, 2007 | 23 Replies

The Missouri legislature will soon consider Senate Bill 285 to protect the right of pharmacists who refuse to dispense birth control pills.  Here’s the text of the bill: This act protects the conscience rights of pharmaceutical professionals. Such pharmaceutical professionals shall not be required to perform, assist, recommend, refer for, or participate in any service […]

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