PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

On this day in 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France.

Man, I wish I had something to write about my life here, but the last half of this week has been pretty lame. Much taking care of baby. Getting ready for 40k MegaBattle tomorrow at Dream Wizards club anniversary party. After that, organizing Jyhad cards! How exciting!

Tonight, a belated birthday party for the Fish.

* Bookclubbers: Palestine should learn from Israeli history.
* Clubclubbers: the return of the RAVE act stinks of Prohibition.
* US troops searching houses set off popular uprising against occupation forces in Iraq.
* More on the last-minute deals added to the tax cut. Good news if you like luxury SUVs and tax shelters in Bermuda!
* I understand the logic, but I still have a bad feeling about this. No, wait. I have a bad feeling about *this*.
* And secret deportation hearings! Awesome.
* Yep, we went to Iraq to create democracy. Unless we don't like it.
* Isn't this kind of against our mission statement?
* The modern division in Europe. (Bonus: compares US to *both* Roman Empire and the USSR!)

"An administration hypes the threat posed by a foreign power. It talks of links to Islamic fundamentalist terrorism; it warns about a nuclear weapons program. The news media play along, and the country is swept up in war fever. The war drives everything else - including scandals involving administration officials - from the public's consciousness.

"The 1997 movie Wag the Dog had quite a plot."
-Paul Krugman

"On Day 71 of the Hunt for Iraqi W.M.D., yesterday, once again nothing turned up.

"Maybe we'll do better on Day 72. But we might have better luck searching for something just as alarming: the growing evidence that the administration grossly manipulated intelligence about those weapons of mass destruction in the runup to the Iraq war."
-Nicholas Kristof

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