Archive for November, 2006

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Al Gore

It is my belief that the US media killed Gore’s election chances.  And would do so again, were he to run in 2008.  Perhaps to prove that they weren’t wrong in 200o or something.  Seriously, read any recent article by one of the worthy pundits at WaPo or NYTimes and as soon as they have finished mentioning that An Inconvenient Truth is interesting they’ll wander of into a discussion of his clothes or his mannerisms.

I leave actually proving any of this with examples as an excercise for the reader.

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links for 2006-11-14

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I am in ur X, Ying ur Z

3 links, with overlap (and kittehs!).

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Today

Grandad K. fought in Europe (Italy, mostly). Grandad B. wasn’t posted overseas, he was building airfields and fuel storage depots for home defense in NZ. RIP both of you, and all the others. Never forget, never again.
It is both sad and heartening that with each passing year it becomes more difficult to buy a poppy. Sad because it means there are fewer veterans to buy from, heartening for the same reason. There hasn’t been a generational war in more than 50 years here. Unfortunately, with the war in Afghanistan, the poppy is more symbolic than ever, and we have more soldiers to mourn.  Now I have to go watch the All Blacks vs. Les Bleus. Both teams will have poppies embroidered on their jerseys.

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