Dub Not Dubya

Thursday, November 20, 2003
It's not often that a caricature makes me laugh out loud, but here it is, from the Guardian: Queen Dubya.

Ha ha--we've been telling them for years that the world will not come to an end if we get equal rights, but I guess we were wrong after all. (Note to the clue-impaired: it's fiction, okay? And WorldNutDaily would be a great name for a parody website.)

Tuesday, November 18, 2003
When people have a truly free press, not controlled by megacorporations, they have informed opinions:

On Friday the British polling firm YouGov provided NEWSWEEK with survey data gathered in recent days. It doesn’t make pretty reading for Bush fans. By big majorities, Britons believe Bush is “not very intelligent” (62 percent), “insincere” (53 percent) and “not very well informed about the world” (62 percent). He also “does not care much about the views of people in other countries” (82 percent), is “a bad advertisement for America” (65 percent) and is “foolish” (63 percent).

Read more about it in a Newsweek web exclusive. Thanks as always to Buzzflash.

Sunday, November 16, 2003
Thank you, Frank Rich for telling the truth about Reagan and AIDS so well. I linked to the IHT version just because it doesn't require registration, but I'm pleased that it's in the NYT. Reading what I just wrote, it strikes me as interesting that we now are reduced to thanking public figures for telling the truth, which they should be doing anyway. Such is life in a sea of lies.