Saturday, September 22, 2007


From the Archives

(March 2005) I’m very glad NPR did a piece on Einstein as I was pulling into the parking deck this morning because, if I’d walked into work armed only with my latte and the knowledge that our idiot senators just voted to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and did so in a way to prevent a filibuster AND that our elected officials in Washington created legislation specifically to prevent a man in Florida whose wife has been in a prolonged vegetative state to pull her feeding tube and put her out of her misery—after the legal system cleared the way for him to do so—and that Wolfowitz will now rule the fuck!ng world ... and if I'd had five more minutes to think about Alaska and the native tribes and the wildlife and wildflowers that all those Haliburton trucks will destroy, well then I would have turned around and gone back home to watch Siberiade and Whale Rider and mourn.

Also, Today’s online NYT has an amazing interactive slide show about the wildlife refuge. Check it out while you can.

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