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Friday, December 27, 2002

Sing, Dance, Rejoice, Corporate Personhood Is Doomed
Sustained it will have to be, for years or decades or even longer: corporations will fight the attack bitterly, but we now know corporate personhood has utterly no basis in law.

This has got to be one of the most exciting things I have read in years. Damn! One of my biggest pet peeves finally answered. Who do I call to force the issue?

12/27/02:11:31:02 PM PST    

Suppose you're the leader of a nation of nearly 300 million people. You need to pick just a few people to lead new agencies investigating terrorists and terrorist activities, from academic professors to retired generals to former officers of the law. Who do you pick? If they're all war criminals, then you're probably George W. Bush. It's actually proof positive that Republicans are good for the economy - even the most unemployable persons in the entire country have jobs, so everything must be okay!

12/27/02:10:18:14 PM PST    
Any rational person can see that the United States does not meet these qualifications by any stretch of the imagination.

And so if one does not agree with your position one is simply irrational. Is that it? Very clever.

It is very obvious to me that the United States is an empire. Now this dildo may be technically right but it also seems fairly obvious that the rise of transnational entities has caused the meaning of empire to go into flux. I would suggest it has been in flux since about the time of the fall of Saigon. I would suggest that when the histories of these days are written the United States will be considered an empire and the dictionary definition will have been brought up to date to reflect the change in the dynamics of power in the latter part of the 20th century and into the 21st.

12/27/02:10:03:26 PM PST    

Anyway since it is the season to be merry, here is a funny little story about him: In the early eighties the Iraqi Hunting Club had a new indoor swimming pool built. Quite big and state of the art. They decided to have some sort of a party to announce it[base ']s opening. A nice classy affair. at around eleven Uday [Saddam Hussein's son] comes in with his entourage wearing a white tuxedo and top hat, there is still a photo of him in that tux being printed on calendars but without the top hat, has a couple of drinks, decides that the party is boring and to liven things up a bit commands everyone to jump into the swimming pool, and unleashes his dogs & bodyguards to push people into the pool. Has a good laugh and leaves, A fun guy eh?

12/27/02:9:54:55 PM PST    
Blogs topple Lott? Hmmm. (Doesn't really matter if they did or not, it will go down into history as having happened that way. Maybe those bloggers should do some of that "journalism" to see if it really happened that way.)

12/27/02:8:14:27 AM PST    

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