Diagramming the world (cont.):
Our latest is a logical connections map for the countries in Africa. (Click here
for full size.)
Other diagrams (only 4 so far) can be found at our Top Secret website: http://threetwoone.org/diagrams
UPDATE: We corrected the spelling of Zimbabwe (thanks Josh, and added Eritrea (thanks Andrea). The diagram was originally created in about 1988 and we forgot to update it. We're working on Eurasia, and that has changed a whole lot in 15 years. It's not going to be easy (especially with oddballs like the bit of Russia that's isolated from the rest of the country.)
Kaus' willful ignorance:
In Kausfiles, we read
In Wednesday's Wall Street Journal, Alan Murray declares that McCain-Feingold "doesn't work." Why? Because a heretofore unkown [sic] group, Americans for Justice, Healthcare and Progressive Values, has run TV ads denouncing Howard Deans's lack of foreign policy experience, etc. .... Why were these ads so outrageous? a) They raised perfectly valid points. b) They weren't last-minute attacks--the election is weeks away. c) Their backers are suspected of being Gephardt-friendly, but the ads doen't [sic] seem to have been coordinated with the Gephardt campaign. And d) perhaps because of (c), the ads don't seem to have been at all effective.
But the well known outrage was this, as reported by DKos
Just did an extensive search into the sordid career of the 'Honorable' Edward F. Feighan, President of the Americans for Jobs, Healthcare and Progressive Values. This is the group that ran the attack ad on Howard Dean featuring Osama bin Laden's picture.
Kaus. A disappointment. Again.
And he's a bad speller!
Bush in 15 words:
Calpundit has an interesting post
about Blair's recent frustration in dealing with the president. In the comments
section, Derelict had this to say about Bush:
... his entire life has been one continuous series of unearned honors, privileges, and financial rewards ...
A perfect summary.
Campaign 2004 violence watch:
A week ago we wrote
..... we boldly make the following prediction:
There will be at least one major act of violence against the Democratic candidate(s) for president.
And we mean life-threatening violence. Like attempted murder.
That was because of the already red-hot rhetoric that is swirling around. And we at uggabugga got a lot
of static for that prediction.
We expected the first signs of that to come from the right, but the left is also reacting to the zeitgeist. On the progressive radio program Background Briefing
(heard on Los Angeles' KPFK
this Sunday) a caller said of Bush: (audio link
"Where's Lee Harvey Oswald when we really need him?"
Now most of this is just braggadocio, but we remain concerned about what may unfold in 2004.
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