Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Musing on Iran

No one likes us-I don't know why

We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try
But all around, even our old friends put us down
Let's drop the big one and see what happens

We give them money-but are they grateful?
No, they're spiteful and they're hateful
They don't respect us-so let's surprise them
We'll drop the big one and pulverize them

Asia's crowded and Europe's too old
Africa is far too hot
And Canada's too cold
And South America stole our name
Let's drop the big one
There'll be no one left to blame us

We'll save Australia
Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo
We'll build an All American amusement park there
They got surfin', too

Boom goes London and boom Paree
More room for you and more room for me
And every city the whole world round
Will just be another American town
Oh, how peaceful it will be
We'll set everybody free
You'll wear a Japanese kimono
And there'll be Italian shoes for me

They all hate us anyhow
So let's drop the big one now
Let's drop the big one now

Political Science
by Randy Newman

Monday, April 24, 2006

Goood Morning to the Mainland!

NYT front page
Moves Signal Tighter Secrecy Within C.I.A.

A highly unusual polygraph test for the agency's independent watchdog was part of a crackdown on leaks.

Vote for Mayor Points to Change in New Orleans
Vote for Mayor Points to Change in New Orleans

Low black turnout in the first round suggests that incumbent C. Ray Nagin faces major hurdles in a runoff.

Workers' Paradise Is Rebranded as Kremlin Inc.
Workers' Paradise Is Rebranded as Kremlin Inc.

Gazprom is not just a lucrative state-owned energy monopoly. It is also a powerful instrument of Kremlin policy, at home and abroad.

Deadline Near, Jams Are Seen for Drug Plan

Medicare drug plans expect a surge of new enrollment that threatens to overwhelm already busy phone lines.

Warily, Iraqis Investing Hope in New Leaders
Warily, Iraqis Investing Hope in New Leaders

Iraqis are wary of their new government, but seem to be clinging grimly to the battered hope for democracy.

WaPo Front Page

Inspectors in Iraq Find More Signs of Torture
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Officials say abuse persists in Iraqi prisons, raising questions over Gen. Pace's pledge that U.S. troops would try to stop inhumane treatment if witnessed.
Ellen Knickmeyer
Bush Urges Iraqi Leaders to Act Quickly
Car Bombs Kill Six in Iraq, 17 Bodies Found

Bin Laden Warns of Long Fight
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In audiotape, al-Qaeda leader blames "Crusader-Zionist war" for a long list of attacks on Islam.
Craig Whitlock

Nagin, Landrieu Stress Unity
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Mayoral balloting shows New Orleans is split between black and white despite calls from candidates to leave race out of campaign.
Peter Whoriskey
PHOTOS: New Orleans Election Brings Voters Back

Burns May Be Bouncing Back
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Polls suggest incumbent Republican senator from Montana is shedding ties to the Abramoff scandal.
Blaine Harden
MAP: Key Senate, House and Governor Races

Enron's Founder to Take Stand
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Lay seeks to convince jurors that alleged fraud was really misdirected power of positive thinking.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Goood Morning to the Mainland!

NYT front page
Moves Signal Tighter Secrecy Within C.I.A.

A highly unusual polygraph test for the agency's independent watchdog was part of a crackdown on leaks.

Vote for Mayor Points to Change in New Orleans
Vote for Mayor Points to Change in New Orleans

Low black turnout in the first round suggests that incumbent C. Ray Nagin faces major hurdles in a runoff.

Workers' Paradise Is Rebranded as Kremlin Inc.
Workers' Paradise Is Rebranded as Kremlin Inc.

Gazprom is not just a lucrative state-owned energy monopoly. It is also a powerful instrument of Kremlin policy, at home and abroad.

Deadline Near, Jams Are Seen for Drug Plan

Medicare drug plans expect a surge of new enrollment that threatens to overwhelm already busy phone lines.

Warily, Iraqis Investing Hope in New Leaders
Warily, Iraqis Investing Hope in New Leaders

Iraqis are wary of their new government, but seem to be clinging grimly to the battered hope for democracy.

WaPo Front Page

Inspectors in Iraq Find More Signs of Torture
spacer

Officials say abuse persists in Iraqi prisons, raising questions over Gen. Pace's pledge that U.S. troops would try to stop inhumane treatment if witnessed.
Ellen Knickmeyer
Bush Urges Iraqi Leaders to Act Quickly
Car Bombs Kill Six in Iraq, 17 Bodies Found

Bin Laden Warns of Long Fight
spacer
In audiotape, al-Qaeda leader blames "Crusader-Zionist war" for a long list of attacks on Islam.
Craig Whitlock

Nagin, Landrieu Stress Unity
spacer
Mayoral balloting shows New Orleans is split between black and white despite calls from candidates to leave race out of campaign.
Peter Whoriskey
PHOTOS: New Orleans Election Brings Voters Back

Burns May Be Bouncing Back
spacer
Polls suggest incumbent Republican senator from Montana is shedding ties to the Abramoff scandal.
Blaine Harden
MAP: Key Senate, House and Governor Races

Enron's Founder to Take Stand
spacer
Lay seeks to convince jurors that alleged fraud was really misdirected power of positive thinking.

Goood Morning to the Mainland!

NYT front page
Moves Signal Tighter Secrecy Within C.I.A.

A highly unusual polygraph test for the agency's independent watchdog was part of a crackdown on leaks.

Vote for Mayor Points to Change in New Orleans
Vote for Mayor Points to Change in New Orleans

Low black turnout in the first round suggests that incumbent C. Ray Nagin faces major hurdles in a runoff.

Workers' Paradise Is Rebranded as Kremlin Inc.
Workers' Paradise Is Rebranded as Kremlin Inc.

Gazprom is not just a lucrative state-owned energy monopoly. It is also a powerful instrument of Kremlin policy, at home and abroad.

Deadline Near, Jams Are Seen for Drug Plan

Medicare drug plans expect a surge of new enrollment that threatens to overwhelm already busy phone lines.

Warily, Iraqis Investing Hope in New Leaders
Warily, Iraqis Investing Hope in New Leaders

Iraqis are wary of their new government, but seem to be clinging grimly to the battered hope for democracy.

WaPo Front Page

Inspectors in Iraq Find More Signs of Torture
spacer

Officials say abuse persists in Iraqi prisons, raising questions over Gen. Pace's pledge that U.S. troops would try to stop inhumane treatment if witnessed.
Ellen Knickmeyer
Bush Urges Iraqi Leaders to Act Quickly
Car Bombs Kill Six in Iraq, 17 Bodies Found

Bin Laden Warns of Long Fight
spacer
In audiotape, al-Qaeda leader blames "Crusader-Zionist war" for a long list of attacks on Islam.
Craig Whitlock

Nagin, Landrieu Stress Unity
spacer
Mayoral balloting shows New Orleans is split between black and white despite calls from candidates to leave race out of campaign.
Peter Whoriskey
PHOTOS: New Orleans Election Brings Voters Back

Burns May Be Bouncing Back
spacer
Polls suggest incumbent Republican senator from Montana is shedding ties to the Abramoff scandal.
Blaine Harden
MAP: Key Senate, House and Governor Races

Enron's Founder to Take Stand
spacer
Lay seeks to convince jurors that alleged fraud was really misdirected power of positive thinking.

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