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Nota Bene #10: CREW Cuts and a Blind Rabbi

Once again here’s a blogpourri of hot links aged to imperfection, or words to that effect. Enjoy ∞ Activist group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has launched an ambitious online database, governmentdocs.org, that will “revolutionize research of government documents” … Speaking of CREW, they want answers as to why our old friend Neil Bush—yes, the S&L dirtbag and Dubya’s little bro who hangs out with a Russian mobster—has his filthy hands on No Child Left Behind funds … “In hindsight, it is easy to be for the war when you don’t have to worry about going to Vietnam.” Just ask Mitt RomneyMi gente: Do yourself a favor and check out the inventive, inspired work of Steven Lucero … David Sirota hears a giant sucking sound and wonders, was Ross Perot right? … Imagine the likelihood of a straight white male Republican Congressional candidate in Wyoming that supports pro-gay-marriage. Now meet the real deal, Dan Zwonitzer. On a related note, you should watch this moving video of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders revealing his change of heart re: to same-sex marriage … When he’s not acting or rapping, Mos Def is digging conspiracy theories. He says Osama bin Laden is a boogeyman who had nothing to do with 9/11. We gotta get him and Bill Maher in the same room … And speaking of conspiracy theories, Willie Nelson is afraid that there won’t be a 2008 election … Kelly Beatty at Sky & Telescope talks about the 2001 “mystery pulse from outer space” … A blind rabbi runs for Congress. Uh, it’s not the first line of a bad joke, I’m serious … And lastly, a little story about one of my local writing heroes, the late great Gene Amole. ∞

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