S.M.B. - Logic and Rhetoric
Friday, September 05, 2003
HAHAHA NEW YORK AND HOWARD DEAN...
[Dean would yell out to the crowd,] "The president told us that Iraq was buying uranium from Africa. That turned out not to be true.....The president told us that they were about to make a deal with al Qaeda. That turned out not to be true.....The vice president told us the Iraqis were about to get nuclear weapons. That turned out not to be true. And the secretary of defense told us he knew exactly where those weapons of mass destruction were, right around Tikrit and Baghdad, and that turned out not to be true."I LOVE NEW YORK! Howard Dean's cool too...
At most venues members of the crowd would start chanting "lies" or "liars" during this recitation; at New York's Bryant Park, where Dean spoke from a platform decorated by a performance artist, the call-and-response evoked cries of "bullshit," instead.
Wednesday, September 03, 2003
MORE "POBRETUD" IN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS
WASHINGTON -- Nearly 1.4 million more people in the United States fell into poverty last year -- almost half of them children -- even as the country emerged from recession, according to a Census Bureau survey.
KRUGMAN ON DEREGULATION
I find this column to be all over the place, that's okay though he makes some good points and brings some interesting facts into play, the old Krugman way...
When the E.P.A. makes our air dirtier, or the Interior Department opens a wilderness to mining companies, or the Labor Department strips workers of some more rights, the announcement always comes late on Friday — when the news is most likely to be ignored on TV and nearly ignored by major newspapers.That's only the beginning, and its sorta vague until you see the news...
Monday, September 01, 2003
WHAT THE HELL IS LABOR DAY?
This is from ClassBrain.com:
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.Don't ya think that's worth more than a Macy's Back to School Sale?
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