We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendors of nature have no economic value. We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend. — John Maynard Keynes
How to stop the killing and get out of IraqThis argument by Micah L. Sifry in TomPaine.com, Standing Firm, makes more sense than either our babbling Bush or our komplicated Kerry. Bush could win even though we all know he's wrong, just because he's "standing firm" and nobody else -- nobody with real influence -- has a better idea.
Al Qaeda endorses GW Bush
"It is not possible to find a leader more foolish then Bush, who deals with matters by force rather than wisdom. Kerry will kill our nation while it sleeps because he and the Democrats have the cunning to embellish blasphemy and present it to the Arab and Muslim nations as civilisation. Because of this we desire Bush to be elected."The friend who forwarded this writes, "I thought this was a joke, but upon looking it up, veracity is supported by this Reuter's story."
al Qaeda statement, 3/17/04
In case you had any doubt about presidential inactionRecommended, from TomPaine.com: Decoding The PDB by Larry C. Johnson. A former CIA analyst—with dozens of PDBs under his belt—looks at whether Bush and Condi were asleep at the switch.
Web vignetteMy good friend RD Larson recently posted this very short story (or maybe vignette) of mine on her website: The Saddest Song in the World. It's true, all of it. While you're there, check out the other things on RD's site, including her own stories, which usually have a wry surprise.
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