cyrano: (WeSaySo)
Or perhaps, like Moses, wandering in the desert for forty years.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/29/MNGLOLF5CF1.DTL&hw=echo+of+hussein&sn=001&sc=1000
New law in Iraq provides for the arrest and jailing of journalists who print stories which insult or ridicules the government or its officials. Some of the laws are apparently 'resurrected verbatim from Sadam Hussein's penal code'.
cyrano: (writing)
My favorite two-sentence minireview of "The Black Dahlia" thus far. Written by Cleolinda.

It was kind of like Sin City, only in color, and with fewer castrations. But twice as many lesbians.

EDIT:
I really needed the laugh when I got to Julian's latest post on John McCain rolling over like a puppy for his master.
cyrano: (disaster)
More nattering.

The administration has gotten away with the Orwellian idea that fear is the hallmark of courage, and a rational calm approach is a mark of cowardice. .... A strong nation does not give up its freedoms or sacrifice its national character in the face of manufactured fear and panic.

--Glenn Greenwald, "How Would a Patriot Act?"

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