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wFriday, April 11, 2003

And you continue to miss the point:
About all those links I put up. I only did that because I'm tired of "the evil Conservative agenda" and "Cheney and his Haliburton Cronies" or "Lord Bush and his pundit subjects" or whatever else. Stereotypes. In general I was trying to point out EVERYONE has faults, both sides of the political spectrum. I only seem to be hearing how Conservatives screw up around here. All of it. Also, Matt? Whats wrong with flag bandannas? I wouldn't wear one, by why can't they? They wore them _under_ their riot helms. Not breaking uniform code. So whats wrong? It's free speach. Also with the Yellow Ribbons, in the Mayor's own words " "The no-sign ordinance is meant to keep the city from getting polluted with signs," he said. "Ribbons are not signs." " So what's wrong with them? And about the transgender joke? For god's sake. Would you file a suit against me if I made a political joke? Those people are too touchy, as I said before. It's all humor. They are the exception to the rule from what I've seen in the Transgendered community.
Cheney is the Vice President, Bush is the President. These people are important and when they do stupid things that are seriously fucking up this country, I get a bit concerned. Some whackos out in California say something stupid and you equate that with the Vice President selling his out this nation's future energy policy to the highest bidder? Get real.
Moore and the Dixie Chicks. I haven't seen statistics, but with the media saying their sales are down, and Moore saying they're up. I'm willing to bet their conservative listeners are boycotting them, and people like Matt who've gained respect for them because they chose to stand up and voice their opinions pushed their popularity right back up. Also with Moore, I've heard a lot about his Documentary, but haven't seen it. I'm going to not comment on it till I have seen it. I plan on using Kazaa, as I will not voluntarily give him a cent.
His sales are up. It's easy enough to see that on Amazon.com. The Dixie Chicks are another category, but they don't seem to be doing so bad. And I haven't bought anything of his or theirs recently (although I might go to the concert), after all, us real liberals went to see "Bowling for Columbine" months ago. =)
Matt: Leader in Exile, Gore? *Snicker* But seriously. I don't like this person Rumsfeld is promoting for Iraqi replacement President, but at least they'll be having elections.
No they won't. At least not any time soon. Quit lying.
Also, we shouldn't (and I'm thoroughly opposed to this btw) occupy (or colonize, pick a word) Iraq. It would be a horrible mess for them and us.
Yes we should. If we're going to follow the Germany/Japan model we must occupy. And we should do so with a multinational peace keeping force with a mandate by the U.N. And it is important to use the right word. A military occupation is necessary, at least in the interim, to restore law and order. Colonization is a recipe for disaster.
I've heard this on one News source, but not more then one. I'll try and confirm this, but don't take this as Dogma. Anyone ever heard anything about BBC recently? Specifically how they were banned on the HMS Arc, the flagship of the British Royal Navy. Call it silencing if you want, but they claimed it was disheartening the troops to listen to the BBC. How the BBC was down playing coalition achievements and Demonizing whatever it did display. The straw that broke the camels back was when the Statue of Saddam fell, they never aired it. They aired an earthquake in India instead.
Dogma? Funny choice of words there. Don't worry. I don't take anything you say as dogma.

But anyway, yes the Ark Royal did switch over to Sky News from the BBC. Story Here.

Kevin Drum does have some context on those cheering Iraqis, by the way.

Disclaimer: Ten Spelling mistakes were corrected from the original post.

posted by Matthew Carroll-Schmidt at 1:55 PM

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