Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Bill Maher's blog linked here.

A blog I liked linked here.

Other quotes I've culled and am just now posting;

“I want to let you read along with me a quote from Jerry Colangelo about substance abuse, and I think you’ll find that he’s very much right…‘I know every expert in the world will disagree with me, but I don’t buy into the disease part of it. The first time you reach for a substance you are making a choice. Every time you go back, you are making a personal choice. I feel very strongly about that.’... What he’s saying is that if there’s a line of cocaine here, I have to make the choice to go down and sniff it….And his point is that we are rationalizing all this irresponsibility and all the choices people are making and we’re blaming not them, but society for it. All these Hollywood celebrities say the reason they’re weird and bizarre is because they were abused by their parents. So we’re going to pay for that kind of rehab, too, and we shouldn’t. It’s not our responsibility. It’s up to the people who are doing it. And Colangelo is right. We’ve got more - right after this.” - Rush Limbaugh, 9/23/93

It's not a war against drugs. It's a war against blacks; That's the obvious conclusion to be drawn from the front page article in the summer issue of the Compiler, journal of the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority. According to data from various state and government agencies, black people make up 28% of drug users, 70% of those arrested for drug use, and 86% of those imprisoned.

Ga. official wants to replace 'evolution'

War in Iraq: Not a Humanitarian Intervention

"Campus conservatives have been in the hawk's nest since the beginning, with no intention of spreading their wings and flying elsewhere. But, contrary to the claims of the antiwar crowd, conservative support of the campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq has little to do with the imperial soul-cleansing of blood and steel. Conservative student support is best outlined in the demands of Bush's Sept. 12, 2002, United Nations speech: an end to Saddam Hussein's state-sponsored terrorism—such as funding the Palestinian Arab Liberation Front and Mujahedin-e Khalq; an end to WMD programs—whether stockpiles exist, the programs did; and an end to illegal trade outside the oil-for-food program. Most importantly, as Bush said, "If the Iraqi regime wishes peace, it will cease persecution of its civilian population, including Shia, Sunnis, Kurds, Turkomans and others, again as required by Security Council resolutions." Talk of human shredding machines and mass graves should have softened the hardened hearts of any antiwar protester. But it did not."

Fighting Bob website. Gotta love Wisconsin.

1927-1933 Chart of Pompous Prognosticators - this is American GOP "optimism" dissected for what it really truly is.

Dave Pollard's environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.