Monday, May 31, 2004

More LRC picks
Detour on Easy Street
by Gary North
The economic forecast doesn't look good

Mr Bush: lying or confused?
by Charley Reese
My theory now is he's people-smart but book-dumb and may really be confused, giving him 'plausible deniability', an expression I first learnt from the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day, which I admit I enjoy. (Yeah, sure - a 1996 Mac PowerBook can 'interface' with an alien computer.) He doesn't read newspapers - his handlers spoon-feed him disinformation. I wouldn't be surprised if he could pass a lie-detector test.

Not celebrating the war system
Butler Shaffer on US Memorial Day:

Memorial Day weekend will soon be followed by the Fourth of July. This day – honoring the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a writing of a decidedly anti-statist nature – has likewise been co-opted by the war-lovers. Additional rounds of movies celebrating warfare will be made available to television viewers. The 1942 Bing Crosby musical, Holiday Inn, includes a July Fourth segment with a montage of bombers, naval ships, tanks, and other weaponry – with lyrics straight out of FDR’s "New Deal" – to remind audiences that what began as a day to celebrate freedom from the state was now to be understood as a day to glorify statism in its most repressive and destructive form.

You noticed that in Holiday Inn and were annoyed by it too! Three points for you. FDR himself is at the climactic end of that montage. Thought it was moving when I was a kid. Then I grew up.

Who killed Nick Berg?
It may have been a 'black op' by white guys

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