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October 11th, 2002:

Goin’ to Disneyland

Just got out of my last MEC session. T and I will hang out today, and tomorrow we’re off to Disneyland. I’m off the air until I return to Houston. See you Monday!

Myths, heroes, and lies

Alex Frantz ties together some recent threads on those who lionize Ollie North and throws in a mess of pointers to those who compound the sin by falsely villainizing Al Gore in the process. Check it out.

No Marshall Plan here

Greg Morrow has some data about the relative value of the Marshall Plan versus what we are doing in Afghanistan. It’s another reason why so many of us are so suspicious about Iraq invasion plans: We don’t believe that Team Bush will give a flip about Iraq once the fighting is done.

Six Republicans against

Alex Whitlock has some good information on the six House Republicans who voted against the Iraq resolution. Check it out.


Thanks to everyone who has responded to my plea to support Ron Kirk. My mail server is not responding right now, and I don’t know how much longer CommNet will be available to me, so I’ll take this opportunity to say thanks very much for the support. I definitely appreciate it.

UPDATE: Based on my preliminary websurfing, the following people have linked to this request. (Yes, I really do need to add TrackBack. It’s on my list, I swear.)

Ted Barlow
Jack Cluth
The Daily Kos
Lisa English
Oliver Willis
Meryl Yourish
Atrios here and here
Jeff Cooper (scroll down)
Greg Morrow
Mac Thomason
Phil Leggiere
Andrew Edwards

Please let me know if I’ve missed you. Thanks again to everyone.

MEC wrapup

Only managed to sit in on two lectures, both in the morning, yesterday. I finally spent some time in the vendor area and had my suspicion confirmed that there were far fewer freebies out for grabs than in prior years. There were a number of drawings for decent prizes, but almost no toys and trinkets.

The vendor area closed yesterday afternoon, so it’s a good thing I finally visited. The souvenir shop is closing today at 1 PM. Everything is half off, after having been 20% off yesterday. I bought a MEC polo shirt for myself. I don’t understand why anyone who’s still here on the last day buys anything before then.

Tiffany arrived last night in time for the group trip to Disneyland’s California Adventure. It was okay – the food was so-so, but the rides (especially California Screamin’) were good. We didn’t stay out too late, as she was tired and jet-lagged.

Saturday will be Disneyland Day for us. I wonder if it’s better to have your first Disneyland experience as a kid or as an adult. I’d been to Disneyworld in 1980, when I was 14, but I don’t remember much about it. The park was a lot smaller back then – they hadn’t even started work on EPCOT yet. This will be a lot different no matter how you slice it.

We’ll see if I can make it through more than one session today.