"Undermining my electoral viability since 2001."


Here's some great amateur streaming video. I ain't talking porn here, either. It's the adbuster epiphany winners: an annual contest for culture-jamming videos. Some interesting stuff.

Here's a scary letter to the editor. A choice excerpt:

President Bush should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This award has been given to undeserving recipients in the past. So it is highly unlikely it would ever be given to "W." He has certainly gained respect for and people's confidence in the manner in which he has conducted himself throughout the world.

If the grammer weren't so clunky, I'd say it came straight from the bowels of GOP Team Leader, the online astroturf (fake grassroots) generator that backs Bush.

Anyway, I found that while searching for a subscription-free (googleized) link to Krugman's latest for ya, which is here, and which you should read.

It's no secret that right-wing ideologues want to abolish programs Americans take for granted. But not long ago, to suggest that the Bush administration's policies might actually be driven by those ideologues ? that the administration was deliberately setting the country up for a fiscal crisis in which popular social programs could be sharply cut ? was to be accused of spouting conspiracy theories.

Scary stuff. I remember Steve talking about how he'd overheard a Rove interview where he hinted at this strategy. It's almost too Maciavellian to contemplate.

Finally, The Matrix takes a nosedive at the box office. The law of sequels reigns supreme.