Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Aaa! Look at how cute Paulo is. (Paulo is the baby of Pam & Curt, the radical -- in both ways -- couple I lived with during the summer of '99.) (TPCQ: "One day they're little shredders, and the next day they're grinding and gnashing their way to college.")
Speaking of The Almighty Show, check out thise gallery from About.com. Cool stuff!
HalliBush Wars, Inc.
Thanks to Nate for hooking us up with this chart comparing Bush's approval rating to the timing of terror alerts. Sad that he's gotten such venomous backlash, but I guess that's what happens when you point out certain things to Bushites. (Or SlowBoatites. Or LGFites.)
Carlos Santana, what do you think of our Commander in Chief?
Huh! Even though the Bush administration insists we are winning the War on Terror, the New York Times reports that a new generation of al Qaeda leaders is emerging.
While the findings may result in a significant intelligence coup for the Bush administration and its allies in Britain, they also create a far more complex picture of Al Qaeda's status than Mr. Bush presents on the campaign trail. For the past several months, the president has claimed that much of Al Qaeda's leadership has been killed or captured; the new evidence suggests that the organization is regenerating and bringing in new blood. . . .Heh. It's almost as though terrorism is a symptom of global resistance to certain policies and religious views that grows from deeper philosophical and ethnocultural roots than the simplistic "good vs. evil" picture painted by certain folks in the US and elsewhere; and that we can no more win the War on Terror through force than we can the War on Drugs. But of course, that would be a cynical way of looking at the issue, and I'm not cynical.
Check out the cool basket building. One of many buildings that look like things. (TPCQ: "And we are back with more of people who look like things." "All we want is to be treated with respect." "And a new candle now and then?" "Yes, and a new . . . NO!")
In a land of strict government censorship, does theatre become the forum for free exchange of ideas?
There's a new documentary out about Howard Zinn. Huzzah! Alas, it's not playing in Wisconsin just now. D'oh! But you can see the trailer.
I redid the Art of Go site. Nothing major, but it looks better, methinks.
Big ups and "Welcome to the List" to Rose, who is the only other person on Blogger listing East Timor as an interest. She lives in New Zealand, in a very lovely house.
Hey look -- it's a video for Cows with Guns, that song by folk musician Dana Lyons.
Today I'm listening to: Howie B!
MadWomen for Peace (incl. Diane)