Friday, July 14, 2006

Round the Horn. An Irwin J. McIckleson Production

Greetings. This is Fictional Plutocrat, Irwin J. McIckleson, here to once again perform my mandate in providing you links to various stories you might enjoy looking at.

has news that an Ambassador Wilson is suing Bush Administration officials over the outing of his wife who was a covert operative.

Liberty Street has
the news that the Bush Administration has apparently decided not to torture people; but their definition of torture may not be the same as mine.

Musing's musings
has information on a bill in congress to stop people from betting online. I am personally opposed to gambling (waste of money), but this particular bill seems more about pretending to stop gambling than actually stopping gambling.

Pen-Elayne on the Web has something called a
stationary bicycle, which in my mind defeats the purpose of a bicycle. However, upon closer inspection, it appears to be a sort of exercise machine built to resemble a bicycle. I wonder if they use the front tire or the back tire as their model.

Respectful of Otters has
a piece on a lawsuit involving a person being fired for having an illness (HIV) that did not make it possible for her to continue her work. Or something like that. It seems very confused. This idea that you can't fire someone for a bad reason must be a real strain on future plutocrats; I enjoy firing whoever I want for whatever reason I want. I once fired a person because he reminded me of January.

Rick's Cafe Americaine has
information on how a certain Chinaman, serving in his nations legislature; disposed of a bill. Apparently she decided to eat it.

Rook's Rant has
information on how the Army, given strained circumstances, is forced to recruit from some pretty distasteful groups. Given that your future society believes in equality among races, or claims to at least, it seems like this is not a winning strategy.

rubber hose has
the information that the current Russian Tsar was asked whether or not he believed in Cthulu. Apparently he does not.

Republican Sinners
suggests the Secretary of State and potential Presidential Candidate may not be spreading the good word the way she should be.

And that is it for another week. Have pleasant weekends all.

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