"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

August 24, 2006

Weekly Good, Bad and Mistaken


1. My wife (still holding strong at #1; way to go, dear!)
2. U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families
3. Civilians in South Lebanon
4. 9/11 recovery and cleanup personnel now sufffering or dying from WTC dust and chemical exposure
5. “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts” by Spike Lee
6. The Big Buy" by Robert Greenwald
7. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart
8. Progressives: The Democratic wing of the Democratic Party
9. Iraq veterans entering politics
10. TV: "30 Days"


1. White House Neocon cabal
2. EPA (for still not releasing vital reports on levels of toxins at WTC ground zero)
3. Manufacturers and distributors of electronic voting machines, and all the States' Elections Commissioners (or equivalent) who certify them
4. Israeli government (and their U.S. supporters)
5. Osama bin Laden (clever, but still bad)
6. Cigarette makers and distributors
7. Hummer owners (a.k.a.: undersized penis syndrome)
9. Military Contractors
10. De Facto GOP Nominee Joe Lieberman

THE MISTAKEN (Those who should know better):

1. Pat Buchanan, American Racist
2. Democratic Leadership Council (they hate progressives)
3. Faithful viewers of Fox News
4. Ultra-Right evangelical preachers ( they didn't start out this way)
5. John McCain (forgot what's important)
6. Black Republicans
7. Believers in Revelation/Apocalypse
8. Anyone who talks on a cell phone while driving any large SUV (really, it's just not safe for the rest of us)
9. Senators Hillary Clinton and Dianne Feinstein (come on, ladies, start paying attention to real people)
10. Readers of this blog (so, you couldn't find a better one to read?)

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