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Sham Economic Forum
Posted by The Curator on Wed Aug 14, 2002
Bush to Hold Sham Economic Forum. At least, so claims the Democratic National Committee. I find it amusing when politicians start accusing each other of shams and staging events, since modern politics has become all about manipulating appearances and posing for photo ops anyway. Though in this case I'm inclined to agree with the DNC. The economic forum does appear to be what the historian Daniel Boorstin would describe as a "pseudo-event." Boorstin offered 3 criteria for identifying a pseudo-event: 1) It is not spontaneous; 2) Its success is measured by how widely it is reported; 3) Its relation to the underlying reality of the situation is ambiguous. This checklist comes from Boorstin's book THE IMAGE: A GUIDE…
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Cheney Cracks Down
Posted by The Curator on Sun Jul 21, 2002
Cheney promises crackdown on corporate fraud. I don't know. Somehow it seems a little fishy.
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Dr. Pepper Pledge of Allegiance
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jul 16, 2002
Got a few e-mails about the Dr. Pepper/Pledge of Allegiance issue that's circulating through e-mail. Here's the text of the e-mail that people are receiving: Just sharing the info with you that I received! For those who have not heard, the bottlers/manufacturers of Dr. Pepper and their other products, have started a "new" can campaign. They are putting patriotic scenes on them. One, is the Empire State Bldg. with the pledge of allegiance...but ... they left off the words..."under God". They felt it might "offend" some. I don't know about you, but as a Christian, I am boycotting their products! They said they didn't "have room" for those words, but yet they had room for "indivisible" on…
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Presidential Candidates
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jul 11, 2002
Some alternative presidential candidates from the past: fig bar man, pogo, and nobody.
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