Monday, March 29, 2004

I see voices

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Misc quotes that have spoken to me of late -

From the Portland Communique - Citizen Journalism at its finest -
...we are sticklers for the idea that anyone who believes people should have more access to government should also believe people should have more access to people running to be in charge of that government...
...In the event that either of these two campaigns are paying attention in return, we reiterate our earlier advice: Put your plans online so mere mortals such as ourselves and our readers have access to them.
News story about the Portland Communique

Billmon with editorials, logic, and Monty Python. JJG In comments:
...the word is that the WSJ news staff is first rate, professional and unbiased. But the editorial staff is lunatic wing nut.
So you can believe the reporting, and ignore anything on the editorial page.
via Jeff Jarvis, The National Debate inspires greater accountability from The [NY] Times Op-Ed columnists -
...while opinion columnists are under no obligation to "play fair" [In New York; surely Nevada County is a different story] they are under the same obligation as any other writer to be factually correct and when an error appears in their column the record needs to be corrected whether they like it or not...
and, getting really miscellaneous...
A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai Stevenson
To hear people talk, every social problem in society can be solved with a liberal application of weblogs like some sort of magic first aid creme for society...
- an email to Sean Bonner
it's not marriage that is the bedrock of's...wait for it...CIVILity.
- john lyon somewhere in Dan Gillmor comments
...quote from Emerson, I believe it goes like this, " Whenever they speak loudest of their honesty, the sooner you should count your silver".
- ?
from Slate:
In fact, democracy works better when politicians don't disguise their true nature.

and, sinking even deeper than the true nature of a politician...

a wardrobe malfunction in Virginia

reaching the end, what's special about Sodomites (via):
Ezekiel 16:48-49 - "This is the sin of Sodom; she and her suburbs had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not help or encourage the poor and needy. They were arrogant and this was abominable in God's eyes."

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