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Sunday, March 21, 2004
I'm burned out on blogging. I think much of what I do here is of high quality, but, like anything else, it can get tiring with time and now I want to spend less with it.
So my plan is to try to spend less time on this blog via more off-the-cuff posts till I get the enthusiasm back. If that doesn't seem to be working out, I may take a break.
I'm glad to see the net is finally earning its keep with Janeane Garofalo video clips.
I haven't seen it yet. I think it's funny, though, that people bring it up and ask me, "What do you think of the controversy?" I'm like, "What controversy?" The dude made a movie about Jesus in a country that's largely Christian — a very traditional movie — and it's made over $200 million in two weeks. There ain't no controversy, people. That's a hit. They took one or two Jewish leaders in the beginning and said, "This may be construed as anti-Semitic," and then spun it into a must-see movie for hard-core Christians. You've got to go see it if you love Jesus. I wish to God I had thought to do that when I was making "Dogma."***
Ted Bridis of the AP writes:
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld almost immediately urged President Bush to consider bombing Iraq after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on New York and Washington, says a former senior administration counterterrorism aide.This appears to be even more proof that the "war on terror" is primarily whatever Bush and friends want it to be.
UPDATE: From the poor choice of words file, this CBS MarketWatch story on Richard Clarke's comments is titled "Ex-Bush aide: Iraq war planning began after 9/11."
advises clients on a range of issues including:From the I'm glad the prez didn't rise above a visceral reaction file, Michael Isikoff and Evan Thomas of Newsweek write, "It was the day after 9/11, and President Bush, like many Americans, was looking for someone to bomb." 5:32 p.m. 03/22/04