Thursday, November 07, 2002 - Van owner 'confesses' to planting Bali bomb What are those quote marks for? Are they trying to say it wasn't a true confession? Or were they just unnecessarily excerpting one word from a longer quote?

Wednesday, November 06, 2002

A nice round up of the Massachusettes election over at Hub Blog.

His quote from Howie Carr about classroom elections reminded me of my first political experience. As a kindergardener in Texas, I had no idea that my parent's Jewish, liberal, Democratic views weren't shared by everyone until we held a mock 1988 Presidential election and I think I was one of 3 student to vote for Dukakis. As forshadowing for my later attitude in poltical discussions, however, I was completely convinced that I was right and everyone else was wrong.
After an hour and a half reading election coverage, it was a nice break to read today's Lileks. It's a rather long one today, but totally worth it. I laughed out loud at least three separate times.

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

I just got back from my first ever time voting. It was quite exciting. Though I was surprised to see such old technology used. Still, it felt good to actually be able to do something to add to the political process besides rant in my own little world no matter how little it actually counts.

Sunday, November 03, 2002

Quite a fun reminder of how amazing a world we live in.
This article is quite pessimistic about today's college students and their interest in international policy. Apparently because there aren't as many protests against the war as there were during Vietnam, students don't care what happens. Maybe they would have found something different if they'd gone beyond Lehigh University. My favorite part, though, is this quote:

''We keep our students desperate just trying to keep up with what they're asked to do,'' [Dave Amidon, director of Lehigh's Urban Studies program] said. ''My students are too wise to waste time on something they can't do much about. They don't squander their time.''

Amen. If they want us to be more activist, maybe they should stop giving us so much work to do!