Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Death Of The West?

Download: "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues" by Bob Dylan *

"Pam Stout has not always lived in fear of her government. She remembers her years working in federal housing programs, watching government lift struggling families with job training and education. She beams at the memory of helping a Vietnamese woman get into junior college." ... Story continues here: Tea Party Lights Fuse For Rebellion On Right (NY Times)

"No one knows what history will make of the present — least of all journalists, who can at best write history’s sloppy first draft. But if I were to place an incautious bet on which political event will prove the most significant of February 2010, I wouldn’t choose the kabuki health care summit that generated all the ink and 24/7 cable chatter in Washington. I’d put my money instead on the murder-suicide of Andrew Joseph Stack III, the tax protester who flew a plane into an office building housing Internal Revenue Service employees in Austin, Texas on February 18th" ... Story continues here: The Axis Of The Obsessed And Deranged (NY Times)

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