Monday, October 11, 2004

So Long Superman

What's That Long German Word Again? A judge has ordered NY Times reporter Judith Miller to jail for 18 months for being in contempt of court by refusing to divulge her source in the leak of an undercover CIA agent's identity. We can only hope for maximum security.

An Unenviable Job If Ever There Was One "I understand all about wanting to have an adventure, but Iraq could be a one-way trip. This is just not a place for tourists." So says Ahmad al-Jobori, Iraq's new tourism chief.

Lynne Cheney, History-Hater The Department of Education has destroyed 300,000 booklets desgined to help parents teach their children history over the summer after Lynne Cheney complained about references to national standards that she found not pro-American enough, most notably because they didn't pay enough attention to General Robert E. Lee.

Gee, WHY To Black Voters Lean Democratic? Maybe because the disenfranchisement of the Black vote feels like a throwback to the early sixties. As this Sunday Herald article details, there is a staggering effort across the country to take away votes in predominantly BLack (and Democratic) areas. "In Texas, students at a mainly black college called Prairie View A&M University were told by the district attorney that they were not allowed to vote as the college wasn’t a voting address." "In Louisiana flyers were distributed in black neighbourhoods telling voters that if it was rainy they could vote the day after the election. In Maryland, flyers went up listing the wrong date for the election." "Other irregularities noted by the NAACP included Son Kinon, a South Carolina Republican in the House of Representatives, issuing a brochure to black voters which said the FBI would be checking to see if wanted felons were among voters. Kinon wrote: 'This election is not worth going to jail [for].'"

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-The Sikh Geek