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Making trouble today for a better tomorrow…

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My positive platform….

September 29th, 2003 · Comments Off on My positive platform….

Definition list

Iraq (past)
I thought we should have waited for the weapons inspectors to finish their job–or at least for the UN to agree to join us. I don’t like pre-emptive war against people who haven’t attacked us or our allies–and that doesn’t mean I like Saddam Hussein. I also don’t like the leaders of North Korea, Iran, Liberia….should we declare pre-emptive war on all of them?

Iraq (present)
I believe there are lots of Iraqis who are glad we’re there.

Iraq (future)
If we want the UN to help us help Iraq–and I do–wouldn’t it be reasonable to share control there? I’d like to help Iraqis fight off the forces of chaos until a real government gets established.

Bush’s tax cuts
I think we should get rid of the many cuts that help billionnaires, but save the very few that benefit poor families. (Here I agree with Kerry rather than with (my guy) Dean, who wants to get rid of every one of the tax cuts.)

“We will pursue peace as if there is no terrorism and fight terrorism as if there is no peace.”
— Yitzhak Rabin

Tags: Stories

Me and Niek don’t need no steenkin’ organization….

September 29th, 2003 · Comments Off on Me and Niek don’t need no steenkin’ organization….

When the BloggerCon registration form asked for an entry in the field “Organization”, my gut response was “What????
If I were organized, would I have a blog?”*

Within nano-seconds, I filled that field with “Disorganized Blogworld”–whose anti-Organization describing my loyalties well.

Imagine my surprise and pleasure when I read the latest Bloggercon blogroll–my friend Shutterclog Niek is not only there, he’s there from “Disorganized Blogworld”.

* A blog bogs you down–that’s why organized people don’t blog. Instead, like an attack dog, organized people go whole hog on non-blog dialogue that lets them leapfrog competitors groggy from last night’s blog.

Organized people may jog, or send their kids to a fancy pedagogue, even breakfast on hair of the dog–but they don’t blog.
They leave blogs to folks like me and Shutterclog. [End rap video here, please–I don’t have enough guns or bling-bling to continue.]

Tags: Metablogging

Gollum is baaaack!

September 29th, 2003 · 6 Comments

Gollum: Gollum blinks, looking even more evil.

Gollum’s rap video has disappeared, though his Oscar acceptance speech is still available.

Now, the trailer for Return of the King is online in a 9M version, with a 19M version rumored to come out later today at

I really enjoyed the frame-by-frame analysis, but if you’re that geeky, you’ve probably already seen it. OTOH, if you’re that geeky, you’ll be desperate for any distraction between now and December 17…

Tags: Life, the universe, and everything