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The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
--Cornelius Tacitus (c. 116 A.D.)

Sunday, September 15, 2002
Well this describes the infuriation that is my discussion based classes. In my 'Women and the Middle East' class (don't even ask how that's going) last Thursday I asked if anyone had heard the rest of Bush's speech to the UN. I only heard the first couple minutes and then I had to head to school. Not one of the people in that class including the professor even knew that Bush was addressing the UN much less what it was about. Nonetheless these people all have very strong political opinions. I want to scream at them. 'How can you have a political opinion if you can't even bother to peruse the relevant points of the issue, all of which are readily accessible on the internet? I refuse to hold your hand and carry both sides of the debate!' I have not yet screamed at anyone. I don't have the time or the patience to dissect all the false premises that their views are based upon. I have been very virtuous and restrained. I just come home and gripe to Benno about idiots.
posted by Rachel 9/15/2002
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Florida: Still the most fucked up state in the nation. More specifically Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Predictably it's all Bush's fault. They completely overhauled the voting system. No one in any other counties had problems. But somehow the good people of Miami-Dade and Broward were unable to cast their votes properly, again. No talk of disenfranchisement this time since it was a primary between two democrats. Reno wants to sue.
posted by Rachel 9/15/2002
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