Sep 282003

On thursday night Anna, Colan, and I saw red tide at La Jolla shores. It was quite amazing. Red tide is phosphorescent when disturbed. Some waves looked like they were charged with blue/green electricity, and the sand would light up as you walked on it. I tried to take a couple movies, but it was too subtle to pick up. I did get some color (nothing like what it looked like though) in this picture, but its blurry b/c I needed a tripod at that light.

Last night at the adams ave street fair, in between fantastic music and interesting people, I saw a guy wearing a ‘America Bless God’ tshirt go agro on a guy in a muslim faith booth. “You like telling lies? Huh?” If people like him truly believe their faith is self evident, why would they feel so threatened?

Sep 152003

This is just messed up: Cheney still trying to claim “ties between Hussein and al Qaeda” Even Wolfowitz says: Iraq had no part in 9-11 or Al-Qaeda. Cheney spends time trying to link Iraq to 9/11, then when asked about Saudi Arabia’s ties to al Qaeda and the Sept. 11 hijackers: “I don’t want to speculate,” he said, adding that Sept. 11 is “over with now, it’s done, it’s history and we can put it behind us.” Uh, so I guess we should just ignore any links to *other* countries that may have attacked us, right?

Middle class barely treads water

Why no press?

Sen. Joe Biden: Instead of killing medicare drugs, skipping the tax cut for the top 1% for one year would just about fund the president’s $87 billion Iraqi request. If Mr. Bush considers these lower taxes for the wealthy untouchable then who instead will make sacrifices?

Sep 112003

20 questions.

This guy is a bit of a rambler, but he highlights the very scary stuff that the PNAC comes up with and some thoughts about 9/11.

The PNAC includes people like Dick Cheney (now vice-president), Donald Rumsfeld (defence secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld’s deputy), Jeb Bush (George Bush’s younger brother) and Lewis Libby (Cheney’s chief of staff).

Some of their goals:
-US must “discourage advanced industrial nations from challenging our leadership or even aspiring to a larger regional or global role”
-Spotlights China for “regime change”, saying “it is time to increase the presence of American forces in SE Asia”.
-Consider developing biological weapons “that can target specific genotypes [and] may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool”
-Pinpoints North Korea, Syria and Iran as dangerous regimes, and says their existence justifies the creation of a “worldwide command and control system”