Thanksgiving Is Ruined

The Personal is Political. The Political is Personal.

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May 21, 2004
a vision

After reading two news stories in quick succession this morning, I had a sudden vivid image of a document that I imagined existing in the near future:

From the Desk of Karl Rove

Dear Sir:

Here is a response to your two questions.

Answer to Question No. 1:

The following are some of the countries that have no extradition treaties with the United States, to which individuals who might be wanted for prosecution by U.S. criminal courts may safely flee:

North Korea
Saudi Arabia

Answer to Question No. 2:
Yes, some of these countries do have baseball.

Sincerely yours,
"Turd Blossom"

The month the music died

NYC's WLIB: RIP 4/1/04

Clement Dodd: RIP 5/4/04

These two were omnipresent, major "efficient causes," starting over 20 years ago for me, of much of the stuff that is now woven into the backdrop of the backdrop of the backdrop of my unconscious daily mental soundtrack.

The End of Cheap Oil

National Geographic Magazine has the scoop. Get the print edition.

Forcing the lines through the snow

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