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April 23, 2005
He Had a Plan

George W. Bush, debating McCain in 2000: ""I have a plan that takes $2 trillion over the next 10 years and dedicates it to Social Security. My plan has been called risky by voices out of Washington. In my judgment, what's risky is to leave a lot of unspent money in Washington, because guess what's going to happen: It's going to be spent on bigger federal governments." To be fair, he still has five years left to put this plan into action...

Posted by Greg Beato at 10:35 PM
Use a Horn, Go to Prison

From the SF Chronicle: "An Oakland woman alleges that Berkeley police violated her First Amendment rights when an officer ticketed her last year for honking in support of a labor union's picketing outside the Claremont Resort and Spa to protest rising health care costs and other issues." Seems petty on the part of the cops at first, but it happened at 11:45 p.m. That's still pretty early, especially since it was a Saturday night, but sometimes even people who love free speech want a good night's rest. And the Constitution, as far as I know, says nothing about the freedom of volume. If you want to voice your opinion via your car, it's probably best to stay with bumperstickers.

Posted by Greg Beato at 09:56 PM
April 22, 2005
Pundits of the Caribbean

Bill O'Reilly, whos fondness for Caribbean fantasy vacations is legendary, is hitting the high seas for a adventure cruise. Tickets start at just $1099. Get yours today!

Posted by Greg Beato at 10:13 AM
April 18, 2005
Assasination Vacation

A review of Sarah Vowell's latest book, here.

Posted by Greg Beato at 06:29 PM
Photoshop Bias at TIME

TIME covergil Ann Coulter, via Drudge: "Why can't they just photograph conservatives straight?" And it's true, whoever was in charge of lighting and wardrobe on this photo shoot should be fired. But even despite such obvious liberal efforts to undermine her, the Golden Geyser of Truth's natural beauty shines through.

Posted by Greg Beato at 12:43 PM