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08 May 2004 @ 06:35 pm
McSweeney's Daily Reasons to Dispatch Bush (Courtesy Dona Quixote.)

Least shocking headline of the day: Rumsfeld Apology Fails to Quell Arab Anger
Second-least shocking: Europeans Like Bush Even Less Than Before

Good read: the subtle nuances of the public apology (Courtesy Operative X.)

Digital cameras and the internet have emerged as new considerations in wartime.

And hey, what's happening at our prisons here at home?

New movement for tolerance of those with neurological disorders.

* Howard Kurtz's media roundup, including, yes, people accusing the media of pushing an antiwar agenda by reporting on the prison abuse scandal.
* Analysis of Rumsfeld at Congress.
* Soldier charged in Abu Ghraib incident says she was just following orders.
* Another British soldier steps forward.
* Red Cross says it was definitely widespread abuse, not just isolated cases.
* Bush's advisers told him to apologize earlier, which makes me wonder why he didn't.

* Bush also makes an offhand comment to decide the fate of another country.
* Fine GQ interview with Colin Powell.
* Florida judge rules on the Schiavo case.
* Oooh, what about a guard force to protect our nuclear sites?
* Interesting essay on the history of the Pledge, that someone passed along.
* NASA decides on whether or not to send Opportunity into a large crater - possibly a one-way trip.
* More on the Mayan archaeological find.
* Quick! Get me a creepy alley in NYC!
* Tom Shales's snide article on the Friends finale. Is this the end of the sitcom?
* NYTimes interview with the filmmaker and masochist behind Super Size Me. "My mom didn't raise me to be a quitter." Plus bonus LiveOnline chat!

"I reject the idea of multiculturalism. Once you get into this multicultural crap, this bunk, you run into a problem. With respect to this culture, English is the language."
-Governor Robert Ehrlich
salami_salomesalami_salome on May 8th, 2004 03:45 pm (UTC)
multicultural crap

The man has no shame. Allow me to be embarrassed forhim.
salami_salomesalami_salome on May 8th, 2004 04:00 pm (UTC)
Also, not to be a neurological snob or anything, but are people with A.D.D. really representative of those who suffer most from societal alienation due to their brain disorder? I'm all for giving everyone the respect they deserve. And I guess A.D.D. is the one that's taken the least seriously. But it just seems like this article doesn't distinguish finely enough between the different kinds of neurological disfunction and the different ways people who have them are perceived by society.
PMMJ: Venn Diagramcheetahmaster on May 8th, 2004 04:11 pm (UTC)
THIS JUST IN: Pentagon approved a list of extreme 'interrogation preparation techniques.' Of course, *only* when it's 'militarily necessary.'
PMMJ: Hulkcheetahmaster on May 8th, 2004 04:14 pm (UTC)
While I'm at it
"The cause of freedom is in good hands."
-George W. Bush, May 7, 2004