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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

From Around Blogistan

posted by Jazz at 1/25/2005 03:29:00 PM


Some fun things I found to occupy your evening reading.

From Atrios: The US budget projections, as reported in the New York Times, have been revised with possibly the best typo and/or Freudian slip of all time.

The deficit projections for the years 2006 through 2015 is almost two-thirds smaller than what congressional budget analysts predicted last fall, but the drop is largely due to estimating quirks that required it to exclude future Iran and Afghanistan war costs. Last September, their 10-year deficit estimate was $2.3 trillion.

IRAN and Afghanistan war costs? Hrmmm.

From Betsy Newmark: Father's rights, always a contentious issue and a political third rail, gets some positive treatment.

In the end, our society sends men quite a mixed message. If your partner gets pregnant and decides to keep the baby, you're liable for 18 years of child support, whether or not you want to be a father. If she doesn't want to be a mother, she can give your child to strangers and there isn't much you can do. Then we complain that men don't take parenthood seriously enough.

From Mahablog: She's tracking down just how much of your money is being spent on the Iraq war and not figured into the budget numbers. A lot of good information here.

Joe Gandelman takes on, in great depth, the controversy over Hillary Clinton courting the anti-choice crowd. This is a subject that I just couldn't bring myself to touch. (I wasn't close enough to a shower.) Read his analysis.

Pacificus tells us why the C of CC (Council of Concerned Citizens) should probably have been the K of KK.

The People's Republic of Seabrook explains how the Pope is now telling people, regarding condoms, that .... oh, Christ onna crutch, I can't read about the Pope anymore.

Tata and the invasion of the cars and mechanics from hell. You'll like this.

Stumping Grounds, in a very long and detailed post, explain why Muslims in the UK are blowing their chance to make a strong statement and repair their image.

Waveflux explains who should head up the DNC and why. (Your mileage may vary.)

I'm going to be out at a dart tourney this evening, but hopefully that will keep you engaged with some reading material for a bit.