Bush between Iraq and a hard place...

Submitted by frlarry on Sun, 11/20/2005 - 21:07
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Years ago, David Brinkley reported on the evening news, (and you'll have to correct me where I'm wrong) "Today, in Washington, John Mitchell, the Attorney General of the United States, called Senator Daniel K. Inouye, a certified American hero, a 'dirty Jap'." Delivered in his inimitable dead pan style, with enough pauses in just the right places to make his complex qualifications intelligible, it was a statement of such force it knocked me over when I heard it. The Attorney General was upset with Senator Inouye for his opposition to U.S. prosecution of the war in Viet Nam.

Tunisia slated over net controls

Submitted by frlarry on Thu, 11/17/2005 - 16:22
Why, indeed, would the U.N. hold the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis? As the following BBC report shows, Tunis has a particularly poor record of tromping on free use of the Internet (much like China as already reported on this blog). BBC NEWS | Technology | Tunisia slated over net controls As a result of the ubiquity of control freakism, and the negative impact on human society, I've decided to add a "Control Freaks" category to this blog.