Archive for October, 2003

Steve Gilliard on “a really bad day in Iraq”

October 26, 2003

Steve Gilliard’s News Blog should be on your daily visit list: Centcom is trying to spin the fact that an RPG shot down another helicopter. Which is what happened. It didn’t just “come down”. By what? A faulty engine? Please. Try grenade. Then they pulled an ambush on the downed chopper. Think about it: the [...]

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Corporate welfare thrives in Florida; Wal-Mart sucks

October 26, 2003

In Florida, a state that is racing third world countries to the bottom of the wage scale, companies like WalMart, which place bets on the impending demise of their employees (see excerpt below) and are known for driving local businesses into the ground, are rewarded with generous tax breaks and outright subsidies regressively financed by [...]

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Down for a while, but not out…

October 24, 2003

My internet connection to my blog site was down for the past 36 hours or so. Anyone who tried to connect from the Time Warner (roadrunner / brighthouse) network in the Tampa area, and perhaps beyond, was affected. Anyway, more posts coming soon, so stay tuned!

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Wrong-headed wealthy white wimps: Writs will watch over wretched and weak, wink, wink…

October 22, 2003

Trust us. We are rich and powerful and know whats best for you. These are moral and legal issues and have nothing whatsoever to do with religion. Elaine Cassel begs to differ: In one day, the federal government and the state of Florida stepped in to control the physical autonomy of a woman’s body. In [...]

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Troxler on Schiavo

October 22, 2003

From the SP Times: Tuesday’s banana republic mayhem was a spectacularly bad way to make new law. It was immature and intemperate. It was inconstant. It was law made up on the spot by a flock of clucking chickens jerking their heads in unison at loud noises and bright flashes of light. The emergency act [...]

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Scripps deal another swampy mess?

October 21, 2003

Let me get this straight: Florida has no money for education, transportation, medical care for its citizens, or anything else, but Jeb is actually selling us on a deal which will guarantee 540 jobs in Florida, but not necessarily to be given to Floridians, for an average government subsidy of just $925,925 per job.($500 Million, [...]

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Get up with MorningWood

October 21, 2003

Live on community radio: WMNF 88.5FM in Tampa, and streaming at wmnf.org. 4-6 am. MP3 List hour 1 MP3 List hour 2 Live playlist An essay by Adam Engel will be read about 5:30: What has America done for me lately, that big plot of land shared by 280,000,000 head trips, some minute percentage of [...]

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Swamp sale so sweet

October 17, 2003

You know, when this thing was announced, during the Governors race, it seemed awful fishy, and now things are really starting to stink… The investigative arm of the U.S. Department of the Interior has begun an inquiry into the Bush administration’s $120 million buyout of oil rights in the western Everglades. The deal was intended [...]

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Bush lied; 336 Americans and thousands of Iraqis died (so far)

October 17, 2003

Yahoo! News – U.S. ‘Peace Toll’ in Iraq Passes 100 Combat Deaths When the 100th U.S. soldier died in combat since President Bush (news – web sites) declared victory in Iraq (news – web sites) nearly six months ago, the grim statistic laid bare how deadly Iraq has become even after the war. It also [...]

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Jeb plan: impregnate Schiavo, get court order to save fetus?

October 17, 2003

Jeb Bush is looking for ways to interfere with a patients stated wish to die. Terry Schiavo is finally getting her wish. She has been in a coma for years, and lawyers have been getting rich during the protracted court fights between her husband, who wants to honor her wish not to be artificially kept [...]

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