Thursday, January 31
So I was relieved when I saw Gary Kamiya's response to Bush's recent State of the Union speech. To Mr. Kamiya I say, My sentiments exactly.
Wednesday, January 30
Tuesday, January 29
Thank you, Jana, for your query. Now everybody read this.
Monday, January 28
- After playing sports or engaging in hobbies, people report improvements in mood. After watching TV, people's moods are about the same or worse than before.
- More than 25 years ago psychologist Tannis M. MacBeth Williams of the University of British Columbia studied a mountain community that had no television until cable finally arrived. Over time, both adults and children in the town became less creative in problem solving, less able to persevere at tasks, and less tolerant of unstructured time.
- The article briefly discusses the internet as well: For growing numbers of people, the life they lead online may often seem more important, more immediate and more intense than the life they lead face-to-face.
Sunday, January 27
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Friday, January 18
So far, the only bodily functions both shows seem interested in monitoring are heart rate and something like "stress level." I’m sure they’ll start to monitor other things after a while. Why don’t the contestants just take a piss on stage, and whoever makes the biggest puddle wins the cash? Now that’s the future of American television.
Thursday, January 17
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Friday, January 11
“It is now clear the White House had knowledge that Enron was likely to collapse but did nothing to try to protect innocent employees and shareholders who ultimately lost their life savings.”--Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.
That's our Georgie! What a good Christian he is!
Thursday, January 10
Wednesday, January 9
Tuesday, January 8
We have thrown away the most valuable asset we have -- the individual right to oppose both flag and country when he (just he by himself) believes them to be in the wrong. We have thrown it all away: and with it, all that was really respectable about that grotesque and laughable word, Patriotism. --Mark Twain
The Boston Phoenix's Barry Crimmins sums up The Year of W. in this eloquently written take on 2001.
Monday, January 7
We all applaud our selfless men and women in uniform, whether at ground zero or in battle, but we are not inclined to make even a fractionally commensurate sacrifice of our own. We have no interest in reducing our dependence on the oil from the country that nurtured most of the hijackers, Saudi Arabia, or revisiting an upper-brackets-skewed $1.35 trillion, 10-year tax cut to find the serious money needed to fight future hijackers and bioterrorists effectively.
In the new p.c., anyone who says anything critical about the president or his administration is branded an anti-American akin to the Marin County Taliban.
Agreed. We've been saying the same thing on Opensewer, slightly less eloquently, for quite some time.
Saturday, January 5
Friday, January 4
Thursday, January 3
The Internet bubble burst, and this one will too. The scary part is that the fallout from this will be much more far-reaching then the collapse of the high-tech sector, since so many Americans have credit cards.