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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Grab-Bag of Online Reading

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2007/06/up_from_neocons.html#more
Andrew Sullivan – a Republican and conservative who backed the Iraq War early on, but switched gears – separating him self not from his conservative roots or Republican party, but from the neocon cohort that has, according to many a “true” conservative” corrupted the Republican party.

http://www.breitbart.tv/html/1602.html
Check this out. Although Rush Limbaugh tried to use this video as a dig against Gore and liberals-at-large, I view it for what it was in ’92, and what it really means now – that we, the US, under the auspices of Reagon and Bush I, made our own bed – the messy, horrible, never-a-happy ending, disaster-ridden one we lie in now.

I don’t think Gore was advocating at the time that we invade Iraq, rather, that we should not have cozied up with Iraq in a “the enemy of my enemy is my friend – even if that ‘friend’ is a despot and stands for everything we purport ourselves to be” maneuver.

I’m sure some will say – “well see, in 92 Gore was saying Iraq was developing WMD.” Yeah, yeah – but 1992 is far different than 2003. So, was Bush II relying on 10-year-old intelligence? Hah!

http://www.salon.com/ent/video_dog/comedy/2007/06/11/paul/
More video! This is a hoot. Loch Ness Monster vs. Ron Paul.

http://specials.slate.com/futures/2008/
Oh joy – gambling on political futures – more fun than the stock market! (And perhaps just a tad bit more interesting than the so-called debates.)

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1432714753
The originator of this video claims it’s nothing but a joke, and women who are offended by this piece are overly-sensitive. Hah! Surely this video is a scathing indictment of men who are misogynist assholes. For some solid, feminist commentary on this video, see http://www.shakesville.com/2007/06/rape-is-hilarious-put-to-music-edition/.

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1 Comments:

Blogger onandon said...

Ok with much difficulty I watched the video that is "nothing but a joke."
I could write a thesis on this kind of stuff.
There are new studies coming out about Generation X and the way they 'forget' to have a long term relationship until they 'remember' when they hit around 33.

I think this video should be shown to all women of 25 to 40. It should be used as a training tool in many different ways.
Number ONE being:Stop thinking about yourself so much. You just aren't that interesting no matter how beautiful you think you are.

And MEN?
GROW UP!

June 17, 2007 11:15 PM  

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