Daily Archives: July 23, 2003

Late Night Reading

This will undoubtably be all over the blogosphere for days to come and Josh Marshall and The Apostopher are already talking about tomorrows release of the joint congressional inquiry into 9/11. The snippets these two preview suggest that it will not look pretty for the bushies.
Emma tells us about the importance of libraries, recommends a book and is off on vacation for a few weeks.
Dwight Meredith has more on frivolous lawsuits. But this time not by consumers.
Mike Silverman, Red Letter Day, takes on the California recall petition and the initiative process.
Danial at Trivial Pursuits has transported out of the blogosphere. Have a safe journey.
David Neiwert reminds us that the “anthrax guy” still has not been caught and notes that columnist Dan Thomasson is keeping an eye on the FBI’s fine performance on this case.
Digby sees competing factions manipulating bush.

7000 Adds

Bookmark or add this site to your resource roll:

The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment “Library 2000” Fund, presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.

A lot of these would not pass muster today and the site has this disclaimer:

This site includes historical materials that may contain negative stereotypes or language reflecting the culture or language of a particular period or place. These items are presented as part of the historical record.

Via Jane Galt at Asymetrical Information.

Post Liberation

Is this the goal of liberating Iraq:

Iraqi gypsy children play near their former school, amid rubble that was once their homes, in the Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, July 12, 2003. The piles of dusty rubble, stretching across a couple of square kilometers on the western fringes of Baghdad, suggest the aftermath of a particularly devastating bombing raid in the Iraq (news – web sites) war. But people from surrounding areas proudly declare they demolished this Gypsy neighborhood with just sledgehammers, shovels and their bare hands after the war was over. (Faleh Kheiber/Reuters)

Emphasis added. Via Yahoo.

White House Mail

MadKane has good news for us about the new Whitehouse mail system:

But though it’s certainly annoying, the one we almost got was quite a bit worse. Had relatively sane minds not prevailed, would-be emailers would have had to contend with this:

Go read it.