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Monday, January 27, 2003

So last week I mentioned that I'd love to see Rummy's list, you know, the vast numbers. Thanks to Dack, for providing me with a link to the Post article "U.S. Coalition for War Has Few Partners, Troop Pledges."

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Rumsfeld: "Vast numbers of countries are with the US." I'd love to see that list.

Friday, January 17, 2003

Add this to your list of completely under-reported stories: Israel is silently giving the go-ahead to assassinations on U.S. soil. Oh, ok, sure.

The Israeli statements were confirmed by more than a half dozen former and currently serving U.S. foreign policy and intelligence officials in interviews with United Press International.

Why are we supporting the Sharon government? Can someone please let me know?

Thursday, January 16, 2003

Well, the Lott moment may be over, but I am hoping that people will make a big deal about this move by the Bushies into affirmative action territory. How can the GOP say it is reaching out to black voters when it constantly interferes with college admission policy? Why do "best government is least government" people jump so quickly to, uh, govern, when it suits their ideology?

As I said, I'm hopeful, but not foolish. The White House is using the "let's compensate for this by mentioning historically black colleges a million times" strategy. And that sort of thing does work (cf. Reagan White House). Case in point: a GoogleNews search on "Bush historically black colleges" garners 56 hits alone.

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

This makes me sick: "Bush Declares Sanctity of Human Life Day." How many layers of hypocrisy can you count? He won't even use the A-word (i.e. "abortion") because he can't afford to politically, and he has a pretty dismal record as far as "human life" goes. Another sick photo-op to stroke the John Ashcrofts of the world. [from TBOGG]

I haven't heard jack about these polling numbers. Why isn't this all over the news?

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Jan. 10-12, 2003. N=1,002 adults nationwide. (Results below are among registered voters.)... "If George W. Bush runs for reelection in 2004, would you say you will definitely vote for him, might vote for or against him, or will you definitely vote against him?"

Definitely For Bush 36 %
Might Vote For or Against 31 %
Definitely Against Bush 32 %
No Opinion 1 %






Thursday, January 09, 2003

A glance at myself over the holidays. Explained to Springtime that I am thinking I don't do much that is creative, and I wish I did. She said "I think you're having a mid-life crisis," and suspects that I'm just being too hard on myself. "You're writing code, and that's writing." She's right, and I have the time to do creative things. But I keep thinking I've got more to do in life than this:

Function GetNumberOfFoldersRecursive(index,sParentFolder)

'PRECONDITION: depends on a global var iNumFolders
Dim FSO, oFolder, oChildFolder, oFile
Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set oFolder = FSO.GetFolder(sParentFolder)
For Each oChildFolder in oFolder.SubFolders
iNumFolders = iNumFolders + 1
MsgBox "oChildFolder.Name = " & oChildFolder.Name & " [" & iNumFolders & "]"
ShowError("GetNumberOfFoldersRecursive")
Call GetNumberOfFoldersRecursive(index + 1,oChildFolder)
Next

GetNumberOfFoldersRecursive = iNumFolders

Set FSO = Nothing

End Function

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