June 22, 2003

Searching for my Monkey

Was just looking at my handy Chinese calendar horoscope. Apparently I was born in the year of the dragon. It says:

You are eccentric and your life complex. You have a very passionate nature and abundant health. Marry a Monkey or a Rat late in life. Avoid the dog.

I have to marry a monkey or a rat? I choose monkey.

In other news, I discovered Eric Alterman, the author of "What Liberal Media?", has a blog. It's pretty active and some interesting links show up there from time to time.

I always enjoy a good parody. Be sure to check out the review of William Bennett's newest book: Gambling, The Christian Way .

Here's an article on MSNBC about homeland defense. Towards the end of the article it points out the administration is pushing hard for it's ICBM missile defense shield at a cost of $9.1 BILLION. What kind of missile is most likely to be used by terrorists in the near future? A shoulder fired anti-aircraft missile. Adding equipment to all planes world-wide to protect them against these missiles would cost about $10 BILLION, but is considered "too expensive."

I saw this articlethe NYTimes website but now they want $2.95 to read a single article from a newspaper that costs (I'm guessing) 25 cents. I wish the NYTimes good luuck at selling their content on the web with a several hundred percent mark-up.

Understanding Punctuation is Good.

Finally, here's an inspiring piece by Bill Moyers titled, The Progressive Story of America.

Posted by thom at June 22, 2003 10:22 AM
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