Friday, October 21, 2005

Round the Horn. An Irwin J. McIckleson Production



Hello all. This is fictional 1910's plutocrat Irwin J. McIckleson, and I'd like to say that I am not racist. Any man no matter what his creed or skin color or ethnicity who makes millions and millions of dollar I count as my brother. That's the thing about Plutocrats; so long as you have tons of money, all the other lesser qualities are quite unimportant.

Anyway on to the Liberal Coalition. Natalie Davis has
a discussion of Viggo Mortensen who is apparently unconnnected to the production of Italian Food. That's kind of a shame; with a name like Viggo he could do quite well as a restraunter, I should think. He is apparently some kind of movierola actor. Oh well, I suppose that society needs actors as well as restraunters.

correntewire reports that John Dean is of
the opinion that nobody will be in trouble over this whole Karl Rove revealing a spy for political purposes, because those involved in the revelation may have believed they were doing it for reasons of national security. It kind of reminds me of my great great uncle Silas W. McIckleson, 3rd New York artillery. During the war of 1812, he fired his cannons on his own troops (Uncle Silas was colorblind) because he believed it to be in the interest of national security. I understand that he was strung up for this particular error; but justice was a bit more rough and tumble in those days.

Dodecahedron
believes that this spy story and a law prohibiting torture may end badly for the President. But I think Dodecahedron may be thinking of the court of public opinion, and he may be right. The appearance of scandal is sometimes more damaging than the scandal itself.

Musings Musings also has
some thoughts on this Karl Rove blackguard's troubles with the law. Apparently some are suggesting that these charges are political in nature, Musings Musings believes that nobody should be above the law.

First Draft has
a post by Athenae about the safe way to criticize President Bush. Apparently there isn't one.

Liberty Street has
a rundown of some recent depressing stories. They are very troubling. She references two authors who write about the chaoticism of modern life; and suggests we may be living one of their works. The future is confusing, but I suppose every age has it's woes.

Science and Politics has
a story about a program to give youth life size baby automata in order to acclimatize them to the pressures of raising a child. It does seem like an unusual program; but future youth are apparently a bit more lusty than the youth in my time.

And that is it for another week; hope you all have enjoyable weekends.

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