Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005 - 11:59 p.m.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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Bosch Linkorama for a Bushy Day
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I would also recommend reading (apparently there is also a video, or audio if you like) this transcribed interview with the author Gore VIdal, commenting on Bush's Inaugural Speech. He makes some excellent points, including a few little historical blips that shows that history was NOT the strong point of Bush's educational career, nor that of his speechwriters. Such as the one where one of the founding missions/ ideas of the States is that no man should be a slave and no man should be a master... hmmm. in WHAT country does Bush live??
Can you tell me why Bush cannot hire someone educated and articulate to write his speeches?? A writer perhaps?
As for the Inaugural Ball itself... here is a fun little piece: The Inaugural Ball: Dancing with Wolves by Susan Lenfestey.
And if you are of the bent of STILL wanting to read more, here is a piece on Bush's Widening Credibility Gap around the world, from TomPaine.com .
If the issue of cartoon characters concerns you more, please enjoy SpongeBob, Evil Gay Heathen by Mark Morford.
Well, that's our cheery programming for the day. Have fun and don't get into trouble. If you missed the drawings... go back one to see the pics I posted last night of the doggy lost in the forest... Right now I'm working on doggy walking through a graveyard (foreshadowing ya know... jeesh I took highschool English toooo yaknow!)...
several whiles later. I was just cleaning some of the shit off my computer desktop (memory is running low)... and I discovered this incredibly wonderful take on my bear book that I hadn't read yet... the review is from some industry newletter that goes to schools I think. Like wow! yay! huppa huppa!!:
This picture book is well-written and superbly illustrated. It packs a great deal of story into 32 short pages. The illustrations add such precise personality to the characters that the reader knows Writer and Bear as personal friends. Wenchie’s drawings effectively translate the nuances of mood: slight annoyance when Bear makes a racket while the writer tries to work, boisterous joy when the final trip is planned, utter desolation when the dreary mood overwhelms. The illustrations are a powerful force in plot development. They visually inform the reader of details beyond the text…Youpee youpee! Oh that is great! They gave the book E for Excellent Yay yay yay!!
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Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
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