Archive for June, 2003

Norwood on Sonic Detour Today!

June 23, 2003

I will be hosting Sonic Detour from 4 – 6 PM this afternoon on WMNF 88.5FM Today, I’ll be featuring mp3s from protestrecords.com. The Sonic Detour is a little bit of the best of everything, so everything will not be protest related this afternoon, but if you tune in tomorrow morning from 4a to 6a, [...]

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Fixing the Legislature

June 23, 2003

Howard Troxler thinks he has a recipe for reforming the Florida Legislature. He seems to feel much the same way as me about the current situation in Tallahassee: Honestly. It has never been this brazen. Lobbyists write bills openly, and stand up to present them in front of committees. Some legislators who supposedly “sponsor” the [...]

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NY Times can’t come right out and say it… but I will: BUSH LIED!

June 22, 2003

Bush May Have Exaggerated, but Did He Lie? Thats the headline on a NY Times News Analysis piece today. Most thinking people with a memory would say Yes to the question of Did he or didnt he (lie), but the Times sees black and white (our Prezs favorite colors) as grey. In fact, the Times [...]

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In America, it’s now guilty until proven innocent

June 21, 2003

Nat Hentoff, writing in the Village Voice, comments on a report that the Justice Department released a few weeks ago detailing the abuses by the Justice Department under the auspices of the PATRIOT Act, a story that has been much under-covered in the mainstream press. As for Inspector General Glenn Fine’s report, the essence of [...]

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Whovian poetry from Elaine Cassel

June 21, 2003

Check out Elaine Cassels column today for the whole thing. Dr. Seuss Sees AMERICA, 2003 – Author Unknown The Whos down in Whoville liked people a lot, But the Grinch in the White House most certainly did not. He didn’t arrive there by the will of the Whos, But stole the election that he really [...]

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Florida House Speaker a money grubbing slimeball

June 21, 2003

Lucy Morgan, writing in the SP Times, clued me in on a practice I was unaware of: House Speaker Johnnie Byrd passionately tried this week to defend fundraising in the middle of an important special session on medical malpractice. He doesn’t seem to understand how unseemly it looks for lawmakers to be debating the hottest [...]

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Clear channel bites

June 20, 2003

In this weekends NY Times Magazine, Walter Kirn opines on Clear Channel. You used to be able to do that in America: chart your course by the accents, news and songs streaming in from the nearest AM transmitter. A drawling update on midday cattle prices meant I was in Wyoming or Nebraska. A guttural rant [...]

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FCC Senate vote a victory for the people

June 20, 2003

The News Dissector gives us the haps on the FCC Senate vote: Bob McChesney for the new group Free Press says: “It is due almost entirely to the massive outpouring of public comments — hundreds of thousand in just the past week — opposing the idea of letting fewer media companies own more and more [...]

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Kristof smells something fishy, but not quite rotten

June 20, 2003

In his regular NY Times column, Nicholas Kristof, a supporter of Bushs war, wonders if hes had the wool pulled over his eyes, but stops way short of actually attaining a firm grasp on reality: My guess is that “Saving Private Lynch” was a complex tale vastly oversimplified by officials, partly because of genuine ambiguities [...]

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Iraq: an occupation doomed to failure?

June 20, 2003

The Black Commentator has an interesting take on our imperialistic bumbling in Iraq: This is an occupation unlike any other in modern history. Acting solely on greed and delusions, the Pirates dismissed the collective experience of humanity to attempt the occupation of a large and sophisticated society without a reasonable expectation of collaboration from any [...]

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