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wed 14 may 03

+ you know how it is when you're busy as all get-out, but at the end of the day you don't seem to have a damned thing to show for it? that's my last two days. blogging has taken a beating here. will tomorrow be different? doubtful ...

+ nj.com/ap: poll finds about half of americans believe bush overestimated iraqi weapons. what worries me more is this: "a question about the new round of tax cuts suggested good news for the bush administration: 41 percent of respondents think the cuts would help rather than hurt the economy; 19 percent think they would be bad for the economy; and 33 percent think they would have no effect." what is america smoking these days? it's not here in santa fe ...

+ sitepoint: getting started with cold fusion.

+ atlantic monthly: the return of the pig. the "mcp." male chauvinist pig. i've got a great tie that has little pigs all over it that says "son of an mcp," but it may not be as funny as it was ten years ago. i guess i'll swap for my fish tie instead ...

+ globe and mail: uncle sam's city plan.

+ linkage is puny because i have a lot on my plate at the moment. sorry.

+ ny times: autism diagnoses double in california. "many experts believe that genetic factors powerfully predispose certain children to autism but that some environmental factor may be playing a role in the increased caseload."

+ ny times: bills on tax cut and debt set to collide in senate.

+ santa fe new mexican: texas wants their congresspersons, but new mexico can't resist a jab or two. "nevertheless, i have put out an all-points bulletin for law enforcement to be on the look-out for politicians in favor of health care for the needy and against tax cuts for the wealthy."

+ santa fe new mexican: vandals deface petroglyphs in utah.

+ ny times: bush officials change tune on iraqi weapons. looking for a 'smoking memo,' instead of physical evidence.

+ reuters: u.s. to approve shooting of iraqi looters?

+ times.uk: rampaging badger puts five in hospital. forget 'cujo.'

+ an "ish" day. greyish, warmish.