A New Flower

A new group of flowers in our front yard:

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Bowling For Fools

For the love of God people, if you’re going to claim Michael Moore is a saint or how right he is when you have viewed his “documentary”, Bowling For Columbine, then I implore you to read this webpage. After reading that, then tell me how wonderful that man is, because if anything, perhaps you’ll realize how much he has you fooled on his skewed and warped point of view, just to twist it into his liberal views. Mr. Moore is a master at spin, and in this digital age of information, we should not fall for these spins. Use the power of research before you start believing stuff as controversial as the film, Bowling For Columbine.


Jessica Lynch: Military Used Me

When the whole Jessica Lynch hype was going on, I had a sneaky suspicion that it was overplayed by the media, and even mentioned to my roommate that it was probably one big joke. Well, apparently, it looks like that’s the case. Jessica Lynch mentioned on Primetime last night that the military had used her in a propaganda form and condemns the Pentagon. As you may know, she was honorably discharged from the military.

From this article, which I found interesting:

What is particularly sad in all of this is that a wonderfully hopeful story was available to the Pentagon to sell to the eager media: one in which besieged Iraqi doctors and nurses bravely cared for and supplied their own blood to a similarly brave young American woman in a time of madness and violence. Instead, eager to turn the war into a morality play between good and evil, the military used if not abused Lynch to put a heroic spin on an otherwise sorry tale of unjustified invasion.

Got this information from Metafilter. More links about this story can be found here and right here. Also BBC has a story up on it as well.