Archive for January 7, 2004
At this internet cafe in Ann Arbor, they only have iMac: I hate them. So I will stop.
You know that humanitarian gesture that the US has been bragging about? Say yes. (the release of some 500 Iraqis who have not been convicted with a crime, and who has not been involved in violence (aside from the 13,000 Iraqis in US custoday, figure of the Chicago Tribune)? Well, apparently, it was a British [...]
Origins of French secularism. (thanks Tara).
US troops find the word “`uluj” to be culturally “insensitive.” (thanks Robert).
The award for the chief US war propagandist of the year, and the competition was tough, goes hands down to John Burns of the New York Times. He cannot contain himself and cannot curb his enthusiasm for the Bush family. In fact, his affection for the Bushes has been noticed. Bush Sr. invited him to [...]
I do not understand; advisors to Bush always brag that he is “decisive.” They boast that he is certain when he makes decisions of the validity of his decisions. And I am thinking: I wish he is the most hesitant and indecisive person in the world. Decisiveness and ignorance are the worst combination in a [...]
I have a ritual when I travel; I started it after Sep. 11. I have never traveled ever since without hurling the most insulting and obscene insults and curses (in Arabic, a language that he can understand) against Bin Laden. In addition to his crimes, Bin Laden has changed the way we travel in the [...]
I am at U Michigan: will try to update. Will return on Saturday.
America’s corporate merchants of death.
Executing a mentally-ill man was part of Bill Clinton’s campaign strategy. Now, another mentally-ill man is executed in Arkansas.
Intoxicated with power.
Humanitarian Empire: US will release some 500 Iraqis (who have committed no crimes of violence whatever, by US admission): thousands will still remain in jail.
Having so blatantly lied about Iraq, the US administration now has apparently begun producing lies about North Korea, or so think the Chinese.
Well, US went to war, and people are dying, because there is evidence that Iraqi scientists conducted research.
Following US lead, UK pays cash for relatives of Iraqi civilian victims shot by UK troops while being liberated.
A judge, yes a judge, says that women ask to be “smacked around.” Carl Rove is strongly urging that he be made Supreme Court Justice.