A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Word of the day: FASCISM 

1 : a political philosophy, m0vement, or regime that exalts nation and race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition 2 : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control

One needs to look to when the "state rights" mantra becomes inconvenient such as Bush v. Gore or in the Terri Schiavo case and the centralization of control become more evident. Additionally, programs like "No Child Left Behind," which thankfully was underfunded, is another attempt by Washington to exert control over the individual states by the making requisite compliance with federal dictates in order to receive federal funds.

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