Friday, April 15, 2005

Bush Blog coming soon!

Not so much, these days.

"There ought to be limits to freedom. We're aware of this [web] site, and this guy is just a garbage man, that's all he is." Thus Quoth the dumbass. (W on )


WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday that the public should know as much as possible about government decision-making, but national security and personal privacy — including his — need to be protected.

I believe in open government," Bush said at a meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. "I've always believed in open government. I don't e-mail, however. And there's a reason: I don't want you reading my personal stuff."

Well, maybe he ought to speak to the Atorney General about that. He's got no problem reading everybody else's "personal stuff."

"There's got to be a certain sense of privacy," Bush said. "You're entitled to how I make decisions and you're entitled to ask questions, which I answer. I don't think you're entitled to read my mail between my daughters and me." [As long as your name isn't Mohammad, anyway.]

White House records are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act, which allows reporters and others to obtain unclassified government records that officials would not otherwise release.

He said he will review a Senate bill to create a 16-member panel that would recommend ways to speed FOIA requests, which can drag on for years.

"We look forward to analyzing and working with legislation that would help put a free press' mind at ease that you're not being denied information you shouldn't see," Bush told the editors. "


In 2002 PC reported:

"Something is missing from government Web sites these days. But no one is sure exactly what.

Seeking to fortify national defense in the months following the September 11th terrorist attacks, the U.S. government reevaluated its massive presence on the World Wide Web. But a year later, federal government officials aren't clear on what information remains online, what's been taken off, and whether any of it will ever return."

You know, like embarrassing predictions from government officials about how much the Iraq war would cost...

"On September 15th 2002, White House economic advisor Lawrence Lindsay estimated the high limit on the cost to be 1-2% of GNP, or about $100-$200 billion. Mitch Daniels, Director of the Office of Management and Budget subsequently discounted this estimate as “very, very high” and stated that the costs would be between $50-$60 billion "

...and info (Or no info) on condoms and all those other things terrorists could use against us .

But USA Today reports the Rand Corporation said:

"Federal officials should consider reopening public access to about three dozen Web sites withdrawn from the Internet after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a government-financed study says, because the sites pose little or no risk to homeland security. The Rand Corp. said the overwhelming majority of federal Web sites that reveal information about airports, power plants, military bases and other potential terrorist targets need not be censored because similar or better information is easily available elsewhere. "

Well, shut my mouth! Hear that W, you can E-Mail again.

Or check out some blogs.


Blogs for Bush is quite amusing in a very upright, patriot way. Note the "mission accomplished" flightsuit in the header.

A lot of Blogs out there are by soldiers. A Soldier's Blog is one point of view from a service member, then there is "This Fucking War" and "This is Your War." The later is designed to gather stories from all the participants, Iraqis Americans, military, civilian, etc.

Both are very good and have tons of links to various Iraqi Bloggers. Both really good resources.

The The Iraq Model is an excellent link to the world of Middle East Blogs! A must see.

Varifrank is also worth checking our for content and links.

The blogiston post has gone silent but there is a ton of info and links. They say they're purpose is "Money and politics. The Defense Policy Board. Contracts in Iraq." There are about 200 lihnks to everything you can possibly want. Well worth looking into.

I love links.

I've got to run along and hide all my activities so W doesn't know what I'm up to.


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