October 19, 2002

Lies v. baseball

DON'T know why I'm surprised at any evidence of this administration's ability to talk out of both sides of its mouth, but...here we go again. As the story says, "with great fanfare" Bush signed the corporate reform legislation, but his budget request for the SEC doesn't even come close to what was recommended in that bill, and it's apparently a conscious political decision that corporate reform has been overshadowed by Iraq, so who'll notice? Then there's North Korea; the prevailing view among Democrats on Capitol Hill is that the news about its nuclear behavior was deliberately withheld until after the Iraq vote. Interestingly, the neo-con Project for the New American Century (see above) is now demanding regime change in North Korea, too.

The World Serious, a remark attributed to Yogi Berra, begins today. For those non-Californians out there, you should know that there has always been a rivalry between Northern and Southern California, and it's occasionally gotten a tad nasty. However, it's nearly always been between San Francisco and LA; there's been no such animosity between Anaheim and the northerners. There are some attempts to foment one now ("Our weirdos are way more overt", says a café owner in North Beach), but don't believe it. Just relax and enjoy the games. I know I will; I was an attendee at one or two of the Angels' games in their first season, back at old Wrigley Field in LA.

Posted by Linkmeister at October 19, 2002 01:45 PM