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Friday, October 02, 2009

Behind the Links: Friday - Rants and Raves to Decry or Celebrate

Friday - Rants and Raves

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Today's links are to items to decry or to celebrate.

Things to celebrate --

"Sen. Graham Calls Beck 'A Cynic' And Birthers 'Crazy'#," is by Sam Stein from The Huffington Post (10/1/09).

"The Red Rock Wilderness Act: Our Chance to Be Present at the Creation~," is by Robert Redford at The Huffington Post (9/30/09).

Decry These --

"TO DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED TO "DEFUND ACORN": WHERE'S THE DEFUND BLACKWATER ACT?~," is from AlterNet (10/1/09). Summary: The witch hunt against ACORN has moved forward while the Obama administration continues to contract with Blackwater, a firm whose criminal conduct is now legendary.

"Why Right-Wing Demagogues Are Trying to Peddle Ludicrous Conspiracy Theories#," is from AlterNet (10/1/09). Summary: Even before Obama was sworn in as the 44th President, the internet was seething with lurid theories exposing his alleged subversion and treachery.

"The War Against Free Thought~," is by "the best of the web's" Peter Chamberlin from Signs of the Times (9/30/09).

"Uninsured 22-Year-Old Boehner Constituent Dies From Swine Flu#," is from Think Progress (9/25/09).

"Want to read all about it online? It may cost you~," is from the Associated Press at PhysOrg Mobile (9/20/09). Diane says, "This is a superb article!"

"Mediasaurus~," is from Wired Magazine for September/October. Diane assures us that this "is a superb article." Summary: Today's mass media is tomorrow's fossil fuel. Michael Crichton is mad as hell, and he's not going to take it anymore.

Hat Tip Key: Regular contributors of links to leads are Betmo*, Diane~ and Jon#.

Blogs: My news and political blog is at South by Southwest. My general purpose/southwest focus blog is at Southwest Progressive. And Carol Gee - Online Universe is the all-in-one home page for my websites.

Diane and Jon's contributions helped out a lot with this post.

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