Thursday, August 08, 2002

MCKINNEY CHALLENGED: Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is under fire again. And this time it's not from a Republican pundit. Ms. McKinney is being challenged in her reelection by another black female, Denise Majette, and the Democratic primary is reportedly up for grabs. The author of an article in support of Ms. McKinney has this to say about her (in)famous political career: "She has made a name for herself as an advocate for healthy, safe and livable communities with good jobs, better schools, alternative transportation and a clean environment along with a democratic foreign policy. One of the big criticisms from the warmongers is her general view that as a world power, the U.S. has a responsibility beyond our borders to stop the transfer of weapons and military technology to human rights abusers. She has consistently called on U.S. businesses operating in impoverished countries with weak democratic structures to adhere to a code of conduct that promotes U.S. democratic ideals with labor rights." Funny, I don't know anything about Ms. McKinney's prowess in the areas of alternative transportation and 3rd world labor rights, but I'm fairly well versed on her propensity to slander the President along with any number of other Americans, and her all out support of certain radical Arab peoples and their policies. Hail, hail Ms. Majette!

Saturday, August 03, 2002

UPCOMING BLOGGING OUTAGE: We're computer-less at home, and this next week will be spent finishing up the half-dozen projects I've been putting off and training my replacement, and we'll be at sea or on the road for about two weeks after that, making the move from Fairbanks to the lower-48. So, Adams-blogging will be sporadic at best until the last week of August. Our minions, er, colleagues, will pick up the slack, however. Hear that, colleagues?
NITPICKING: An NPR reporter remarked that "near-First Lady" Tipper Gore was campaigning for John Dingle in his Democratic primary contest. "Near-First Lady"? Excuse me? Would any other wife of a losing presidential candidate (no matter how close the race) be referred to as "near-First Lady"? I think not. "Close" only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. The same goes for "near." Gore lost. NPR needs to get over it.

Friday, August 02, 2002

DRAFT DODGER CLINTON would fight and die for Israel. But he doesn't think they should be fighting. And he's in favor of a Palestinian state. And he thinks the Palestinians will come around. And everything's cozy over there anyway ... right?
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