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A 20MB driving movie taken in Brandon, Manitoba on August 31, entering the Trans-Canada Highway for the first time. It's funky, and musical, and the semi trucks do a coool dance. I have a balancing movie that I'll upload later, getting on I-5 in Bellingham, WA. It's also a musical. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named lostCause.jpgA question for the President and his supporters. How's the search for Osama bin Laden going? When should we expect him to be captured and put on trial? Is that still the plan? In what way is the war in Iraq helping or hurting the attempt to disable al Qaeda? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Another question for George Bush: How many times have you been arrested? Usually you wouldn't ask a sitting President a shameful question like this. But then a sitting President wouldn't challenge the honor of an opponent who risked his life for his country, while he used his daddy's influence to save his. As I've said before, during Vietnam, getting out of the draft was one of the things people were doing, it's not something to be ashamed of (that's why it's wrong for the Democrats to use this as a negative against Bush). But it's much worse to take shots at people who fought in Vietnam. This was one of the shames of the Vietnam era, that we didn't separate the failed war from the honor of the soldiers who did their duty. They came home to face a shame that wasn't theirs, it belonged to LBJ and Nixon, and the other leaders who got us into the quagmire. Today, Bush and his cronies perpetuate that shame. So he deserves to be asked shameful questions, and if he doesn't want to be asked then, he should be more careful about shaming Kerry. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named peasInAPod.jpgBTW, the basic reason to vote against Bush: His is a failed Presidency. That's going to become painfully obvious when they try to hold elections in Iraq in January. The people holding the elections will control none of the country. Meanwhile, the US deficit grows to fund this miserable no-win war, jobs move overseas, the US economy is serving the upper class more and more, and the people who voted for Bush on the ridiculous promise that they too could be part of the upper class, will feel like they screwed themselves. They will have screwed the rest of us too. Never has a ticket had so little to offer as George Bush and Dick Cheney do. They're the shame of this country, and if we re-elect them we totally deserve what we get. IMHO. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Another one. Bush disavows any connection with the Swift Boat guys, even though Karl Rove's friends put it together. But how does he explain that Zell Miller made a campaign appearance with the President in West Virginia today. Hard to disavow that. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Netflix RSS feeds. Excellent.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Here's the feed for my recent rentals. Can you subscribe to it? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

NY Times editorial: "It is now obvious that the administration does not intend to hold any high-ranking official accountable for the nightmare at Abu Ghraib." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Brian Buck's latest round of chemo didn't work.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Accordion Guy: "There's enough truth to nail the Bush administration..." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Guardian: Tom's Little Black BlogPermanent link to this item in the archive.

Taegan Goddard rounds up opinion on the CBS memos.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.


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