I have some stuff to post, but I am off to the hospital tonight to watch my friend’s grandfather (just had open-heart surgery). I have a laptop, but no internet, so I shall see you tomorrow a.m.
Quote of the Day:
That’s the difference between governments and individuals. Governments don’t care, individuals do.
– Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad
White House Moves to Contain Political Damage From Enron Turmoil, or so says Jack Lynch, in this latest front page ‘newsitorial’ (Credit Jonah Goldberg for the term).
“President Bush directed the Treasury Department and other agencies today to study how to protect pension plans from debacles similar to the collapse of the Enron Corporation.
The move followed the Justice Department’s decision late Wednesday to form a special task force of prosecutors from across the country to conduct the inquiry into the giant energy company’s downfall. But it also appeared aimed in part at containing the political damage from the turmoil at Enron, which had strong ties to the Bush administration.”
Emphasis mine. Of course it ‘appeared’ to you that way. The same way Afghanistan ‘appeared’ to be a quagmire. The same way Bush ‘appears’ to be stupid. The same way it ‘appeared’ to you that Gore won the election.
I am too busy to comment more, but I look forward to more ‘balanced’ coverage from the NY Times on this issue.
I am currently working on a research project, and am asking for any information any of you might have. My project is examining the history of American Education in the Post WWII era, examining the impact of the GI Bill. I have a great deal of info already, but if there is one thing I have learned, it is that blog readers are an EXCEPTIONALLY powerful research asset. If anyone has anything that might appear relevant, please feel free to forward it to me via e-mail.
Osama bin Laden’s reign of terror officially ended this morning at around 9 am, when every major cable news network (FOX, CNN, MSNBC) stopped sniffing anthrax and chasing suticase nukes to air the closing arguments in the hockey murder case.