From the daily archives: Tuesday, September 11, 2007

OK, so the headline is a little snarky. But frankly, I refuse to live in terror. Yeah, something pretty significant happened a few years ago today; but I’ve never been one big on anniversaries. My daily calendar has a picture of a 1969 Dodge Charger on it for today, and no other indication that today is “special”, which I’m sure would cause some pearl clutching by some wingnuts.

However, if someone does want to mark today as somehow different than yesterday or tomorrow, there is a right way and a wrong way. The right way involves remembering the people. […]

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Fun with numbers

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I’ve mostly found the numerical alchemy by the right amusing, however something over at BrainShavings was too egregious to go unmentioned.

Benjamin Disraeli is reputed to have said: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” A prescient man, that Ben.

Boy, you got that right. It seems The Puddle Pirate takes exception with comparing this years troop fatality figures with last years figures month-by-month, and proceeds to “demonstrate” that this is cherry picking the figures since he could just pick the highest death totals from each corresponding month over the duration of the war to […]

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Well, anything that impugns on the separation of church and state infringes on freedom of religion, so it’s not exactly like this is a new thing for these guys. But this is pretty blatant. Prisons Purging Books on Faith From Libraries:

Behind the walls of federal prisons nationwide, chaplains have been quietly carrying out a systematic purge of religious books and materials that were once available to prisoners in chapel libraries.

The chaplains were directed by the Bureau of Prisons to clear the shelves of any books, tapes, CDs and videos that are not on a list of approved […]

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Bill’O’s BS

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I have policy issues with Ron Paul, but he is on-target when it comes to understanding the situation in the middle east. Bill’O does the standard wingnut fearmongering.

Sadly, Paul seems to be the only sane guy running for the Republican nomination. And he’s the one who wants to eliminate virtually every gov’t agency!

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