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Tuesday, February 03, 2004
Never any good news on the newspaper page
Don't let the URL fool you. Unlike a certain armed prophet, I don't watch news on television. While I'm big on local issues, I don't read daily newspapers or magazines. Most of my information on the state of the world comes from The Daily Show, a quick morning glance at the headlines on Yahoo News and the ravings of the homeless guy that hangs out near Ground Kontrol. I am your quintessential uninformed, apathetic American.
Today, I decided to spend a little time over at cnn.com to see what I've been missing. How much have things changed since all those free copies of the Oregonian stopped coming to my doorstep?
Senate offices closed for Ricin scare
Blair orders Iraq WMD inquiry
Kerry leads Bush in new poll
Death toll climbs in Iraq suicide blasts
Police: Camera caught abduction of girl
So what's changed in the past six months? Not much. People are still dying in Iraq and senators are still afraid of envelopes. The weapons of mass destruction haven't been found but it hardly matters at this point. The administration's official reason for the invasion (switched previously from an alleged Al Qaeda link to alleged WMDs) is now that old Vietnam chestnut: "We're Freeing These Poor People." Meanwhile a good number of democrats are backing a man that looks like Skeletor as their presidential nominee. Also: Americans still have an unhealthy obsession with kidnapped teenage girls.
Well, that was fun. I'll have to do this again sometime around November. Now back to the incredibly important topics that Blog usually obsesses over, like...Chewbacca.