Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Focusing on indecency

BBC headline: “US Congress Focuses on Indecency.” No kidding.

The Onion offers details of the Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire.

Musical condoms.

I’ve noticed before that Bush’s Social Security rhetoric is often addressed narrowly to his own age group. I don’t have a Bush quote handy, but the White House website says
The President is committed to keeping the promise of Social Security for today’s retirees and those nearing retirement and strengthening Social Security for our children and grandchildren.
So anyone under 55 falls into the category of “our” children and grandchildren.

Switzerland is to return to Nigeria money stolen by the late dictator Sani Abacha, in a devastating blow to the country’s scam email trade, whose discerning clientele seem already to have moved on: someone bought this picture and a companion piece, painted by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge in 1903, for $590,400.

And still a better investment idea than Bush’s Social Security plan. Coolidge also wrote an opera and was an inventor and a banker.

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