Monthly Archives: February 2003


I finally got a car. A 1995 Ford *cough*Taurus. Upon learning of my purchase, a coworker paid me the following backhanded compliment: “Taurus is okay…my mom drives one.” Exactly. Stumbled across the car while riding the bus to work one … Continue reading

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“What happens if we do nothing?”

Those words were spoken by President George Bush following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Ironically, we face the same question today as the world debates whether to authorize force against Iraq. Bush can already make a compelling case for … Continue reading

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Questions for Doves

I posted these questions to a discussion list and got a bunch of half-assed non-answers. Maybe some of the doves in cyberspace (particularly those who have protested against war) can shed some light? The questions are obviously biased toward my … Continue reading

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A Hulking Mass of Futility

I saw an SUV get stuck in the snow today. No, not in a huge snow-drift. Just a little pile of snow on the ramp to the parking lot. The driver was riding alone, of course, in his gas-guzzling, smog-spewing, … Continue reading

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A Crisis Ignored

It is maddening to see the Bush administration downplay the North Korea crisis because of its singular focus on Iraq. We might not even be in this predicament if it weren’t for Bush’s attitudes and policies toward North Korea in … Continue reading

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A Way Out (In)

It is looking more and more likely that the United States could be fighting a three-front war by the summer: Afghanistan (which will expand across the Pakistani border if a new terrorist attack occurs), Iraq (an occupation) and North Korea … Continue reading

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Passing Midnight

My car died. Suddenly. Unexpectedly. Depressingly. It was quite alive at the start of the day: 6:20a.m., racing some guy in a minivan down I-76. He had cut me off on the US-202 off-ramp, and I was about to return … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson, Boylover

I guess now we understand what he meant when he told Lisa-Marie Presley he wanted to have kids. (sorry) It’s tragic, really, watching my childhood idol become what he is today. And as for Michael’s other issues, I suppose I … Continue reading

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