Political odds and ends

  • Although I do not know whether in the long run it is for the greater good or national interest, South Dakota’s congressional delegation and Governor at least deserve credit for working together on Ellsworth Air Force Base.
  • A “plain English” translation of the draft Iraqi Constitution.
  • Gee, even though I thought part of the reason these guys fought was to protect the First Amendment, evidently no one told them it applies to “public protests.”
  • The Dear Leader’s Daily Thoughts. (Via Conversational Reading).
  • In light of the reports the FBI is in fact using the Patriot Act to demand library records, maybe I’ll take a few of these “technically legal signs” to the local libraries. (Via Blog of a Bookslut).

  • I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.

    James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son

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