February 7th, 2007

Adult Swim terrorist

patriotism, sort of

Thrilling Two-Fisted Tales of Commuters Observed:
A lot of the posts I want to write about here are about the shared experience of us commuters, the downtrodden lot waiting in the cold for the Blue/Orange line train that isn't even on the board yet. The shared experience of silent bus riders squinting out of dark, dirty windows, trying to discern where we are on the highway, guessing by looming shapes emerging from the darkness. I want to write about scuttling downhill on the overpass, where the inch of snow became slick from the passing cars, making everyone walk like penguins, scrabbling for some traction.

But, really, that's not the kind of writer I am. I'm more the kind of writer that talks about the middle-aged security guard walking in front of me out of the Metro today, wearing one of the uniforms that you see all the time here in the Nation's Capitol, and carrying a bright pink Hello Kitty backpack. I love America.

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"A useful approach may be to start planning, not for the best but for the worst. Congress and the administration should begin thinking about potential catastrophes in Iraq - and about how to protect the core national interests of the United States and its allies."

Republicans block the debate on Iraq. NYTimes analysis says that it's a betrayal of the voters (good read.)

Whoah. "China's military is reportedly harvesting organs from prison inmates, mostly Falungong practitioners."

The diary of an Iraqi librarian.

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Gene Weingarten on the future of news.

Welcome to America, 2007: our evolving surveillance society.

BAGnewNotes on corporate robbery, unmasked.