Sunday, February 06, 2005

Freedom, apparently.

"The federal government and a powerful local Republican congressman have been pushing for years to fortify the 3 1/2-mile stretch of border just north of Tijuana, Mexico. Their plan is opposed by California coastal regulators and environmentalists who say it could harm a fragile Pacific estuary. Now supporters may be getting closer to victory. A provision in an immigration bill expected to pass the House next week would give the homeland security secretary authority to move forward with the project regardless of any laws that stand in the way, and would bar courts from hearing lawsuits against it."
-From Wired

"The last weeks of 2004 saw several explicit warnings from the antiwar Right about the coming of an American fascism. Paul Craig Roberts in these pages wrote of the “brownshirting” of American conservatism—a word that might not have surprised had it come from Michael Moore or Michael Lerner. But from a Hoover Institution senior fellow, former assistant secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration, and one-time Wall Street Journal editor, it was striking."
-From The American Conservative. For real. American Conservative magazine is basically calling the Bush Admin. pseudo-facist. That's how fucked up shit is right now.

Breakdown of the usage frequency of the word "freedom" in Bush's State Of The Union addresses. 17 sentences in 2005 used it. Breakdown overlapping usage frequency of "freedom" and "irony" in Bush's SOUs. O sentences using the word "irony".

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