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Wednesday, Feb 20 2002
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“This war would never have happened had I been president.”
Ralph Nader says the darnedest things.
http://chicagotribune.com/news/ opinion/perspective/chi-0202170484 feb17.story

“If [he] hadn’t been here, we wouldn’t have expected such a verdict.”
Noam Chomsky goes to Turkey.
http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/ articles/0,6109,650035,00.html

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“A photo of President Bush and two bills of $100 each.”
Strange manna over Afghanistan.
http://www.timesofindia.com/Articleshow.asp?art_id=961383

“It goes from the blackest of black programs to the whitest of white.”
The Pentagon’s new design for disinformation.
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nyt/20020219/wl_nyt/pentagon
_readies_efforts_to_sway_sentiment_abroad

“I noticed they have ‘one nation . . . indivisible’ on their cans and left out ‘under God.’”
Dr Pepper: so misunderstood.
http://www.atheists.org/flash.line/ pledge1.htm/

“Am I fucking being baptized by Voltron?”
Get Your War On: Page 8 is in the house.
http://www.mnftiu.cc/mnftiu.cc/ war8.html

“Patriotism assumes that our globe is divided into little spots, each one surrounded by an iron gate.”
Emma Goldman in E-text.
http://www.identitytheory.com/etexts/ goldmananarchism6.html

“If you’re Dick Cheney, press 6.”
Enron’s menu options have changed.
http://www.witcity.com/enron/ index.htm

Reach the writer at judith.lewis@laweekly.com

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