October 20th, 2004


Some morning political news...

OK, I linked to this yesterday, but the more I read it, the more I get out of it. Ron Suskind wrote this large article on George Bush and his supporters, and oh my lord, it's terrifying even if it's only half true.

Speaking of doing something about it, there's a counter-rally being organized for this Friday for people who like the separation of church and state, to go against Roy Moore's "America for Jesus" rally.

Sinclair Broadcasting will not be showing their anti-Kerry movie. More on this later, I'm sure.
Bonus article: more on Sinclair's positively Orwellian stance.

Another fine essay: "Time out of joint: Western dominance, Islamist terror, and the Arab imagination." (Courtesy castironskillet.)

"Earlier this year, after continuing complaints that the White House was asking litmus-test questions of nominees for scientific advisory panels, the first question asked of a candidate for a panel on Arctic issues was: 'Do you support the president?'"

More news later.

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[EDIT: I'm actively trying to avoid spoilers for upcoming episodes myself. There's a interesting minor detail I found online about one of the past episodes, it's in the comments below.]