Friday, February 17, 2006

Round the Horn. An Irwin J. McIckleson Production



Hello. This is Irwin J. McIckleson, fictional 1910's plutocrat. Today is going very well. I am attempting to buy an election for a friend of mine, and things have gone very well. His main challenger was a war hero from the Great War. A very dangerous man, but ultimately he figured out what side of his bread was buttered. So that's comforting.

Dodecahedron has
a piece on the possibility that Iran will develop Nuclear Weapons, and our inability to respond. You know whenever I read the words nuclear weapons, I just substitute "mighty dragons" in my head. I know dragons aren't real (apparently), but it helps me get an understanding of what you future people are talking about.

correntewire has
a piece on how the Congress has apparently agreed not to investigate the President's plan to listen in on telephonic communiques. What purpose does the future congress serve?

ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES has covered
this story, and also has a picture of three cute monkeys. I love monkeys. I was thinking about getting a private monkey zoo. Also she has the news that the judiciary may not have gotten the memo about President Bush's supremacy.

Liberty Street has
some information on the Vice President's power to declassify information. I personally think you should not declassify information - it just makes people more curious about what information you haven't declassified.

Musing's musings has
an ode to the study of History, which I heartily endorse. You only have 40 to 50 years on your go around (maybe a bit more if you are lucky), which is not nearly enough time to experience everything. But through study you can expand that field of understanding exponentially.

Apparently your future vice president shot a guy in Texas this last week (something you probably all know already). Rooks Rant has
some commentary on the Vice President's public statement on his accident.

Scrutiny Hooligans has
a piece on some new detention centers being built by President Bush's cronies. The new detention centers are to be used to contain an immigration emergency.

Science and Politics has
an homily about a book report and a fabulist called Dr. Smith; it is interesting.

And that is it for today - hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.

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