Thursday, August 29, 2002
One reason Starr gives for it is the lessons unlearned from the past, oh, 150 years of telecom. With every new advance (telegraph, telephone, Internet), there has been an explosion of competition on only one set of routes. In the race for everyone to get big, there ends up being a monopoly while the rest are swallowed up. But with the internet, they said that that wouldn't happen, so they should get a whole bunch of gieaways from the government to facilitate themselves getting big. Well, look what's happening. One by one, most of the companies are going under, feigning surprise as they hit the shower rod.
Wednesday, August 28, 2002
So what's changed since 1980? Black men? Yeah, right. Nobody is getting more violent than before - we've always been pretty high on the violence scale in the US. So what else? Well, there was this greatly increased emphasis on the drug war. The Justice Department claims that the increase in black prison population was only 20% due to drug offenses, but there may be some cooking of those numbers. That and they didn't bother going before 1990.
Any good news? Well, the number of black men in college increased by 30% over that period, which is faster than the 22% general increase.
The Republicans campaign on ideology and resentment. They're good and the rest of us are bad. They spent $70 million of your money to prove I was a sinner, and you could have told 'em that for free.
I'm making a lot of money now. You know what my sacrifice is? They want me to expend the energy necessary to open the envelope containing my tax cut. They want to give me a tax break cut with your Social Security money and your Medicare money - and it's wrong. It's not right.
And blonde pundettes everywhere are blubbering.
That 5:14 number is a bit misleading. From MWO:
Some of our contributors spent time in Freeper Boot Camp in preparation for a counteroffensive, boring into their psyches, honing third-party elimination techniques, stealthily mimicking their every boneheaded rhetorical device, even throwing out an occasional "Xlintoon" to maintain cover. But never five hours and fourteen minutes.
This means that MWO's regulars are skewing that mean downward. Therefore, the nuts are there even longer than 5:14 a visit. Try six hours.
Tuesday, August 27, 2002
Now then, it's pretty clear that the Times reporter had read that children should not practice a "pin the blame" on someone near. So why leave that out? Well, because the bosses at the Times disagreed with that Lippincott statement. So by leaving that important bit out of their paper, it seems clear to me that the Washington Times does blame Arab-Americans for the 9-11 attacks. As does Annie Free Fries, who said that straight out in calling for FBI profiling of 'swarthy males'.
Monday, August 26, 2002
Background: I lived around Los Angeles from 1990-1993, which would put me there at the time of the Rodney King beating. Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell, the two most guilty in the beating, worked in a station under the command of ... Mark Kroeker.
Draw your own conclusions.