Elizabeth Chandler

For the Fu**ing love of the 1st Amendment *

“If Bush Can Blurt Curse, So Can Network TV.” What a line, from the New York Times today. Countering the wishes of the Bush administration and the FCC, the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York struck down yesterday a government policy that allows the fining of networks and stations for obscene language, whether spontaneous or scripted. …

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Creatures from Another Planet

According to today’s New York Post, Rudy Giuliani accuses Hillary Clinton and other Democratic presidential candidates as living in a “different world” when it comes to the realities of the threat of Islamic terrorism. Is this the same world where steel buildings fall at free fall speed, due to burning jet fuel?   (Diagram: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=125&topic_id=48327&mesg_id=49191)

Ron Paul’s Success is a Total Sham…

…according to Rick Klein at ABC news, that is. Us crazy, internet loving bunch, have, according to Klein, “mastered the art of ‘viral marketing,’ using Internet savvy and blog postings to create at least the perception of momentum for his (Ron Paul’s) long-shot presidential bid.” The clear premise of Klein’s argument is that the internet is an …

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World Bank and Bloomberg look to Mexico for Inspiration

I never imagined the Unites States would ever look to Tepoztlán, Mexico for economic and social advice, but yesterday proved differently. Mayor Bloomberg joined City Hall officials yesterday on a fact finding mission. Oportunidades is a social welfare program, celebrated by the World Bank as successfully aiding the poor and needy. In this Mexican town, women …

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Dear F.B.I.,

Since you enjoy spying on American citizens, I figure I’ll just go ahead and address this post to you. In today’s New York Times Magazine, the section “The Way We Live Now” focuses on the Bush administration’s latest “post-9/11 civil-liberties abuse(s),” in the article “Who’s Watching the F.B.I.?” by Jefferey Rosen. According to last month’s report from the inspector general of …

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Let Them Eat Cake

                                                                     Don’t worry, kiddies. Momma Government will take care of you. You’re getting fat, you have high cholesterol, and your arteries are clogged. Tsk, tsk. She may tell you over and over again to quit eating junk food, but you don’t listen. So now she has to take it away. The Board of Health in …

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