Friday is here. So I'll just share some of my morning reading. Maybe I should consider making this a weekly habit. Eric Alterman had "Slacker Friday", so I guess I'll have to offer a prize for anyone who can come up with a good name for my Friday blog.
Comic, actor, and author, Steve Martin has an OpEd in today's NYT riffing on Bush's logic in the 16 words flap and WMD debate. I especially liked this graf, ruminating on the administration's current thought process...
Let me try and clear it up for you. I think what you were trying to say was, "At any time, did anyone in Iraq think about, wish for, dream of, or search the Internet for weapons of mass destruction?"
Read it here.
Also at the NYT, Paul Krugman offers an environmental history lesson.
SFGate has an excellent piece on Arnold's politics. Sounds to Futurballa like Arnold may have a hard time getting the Republican base to rally to him. Remember these are the same people who rejected moderate Richard Riordin for the less likely to win, but much more conservative Bill Simon.
For an interesting posting about blog etiquette and when blogging goes wrong, terribly wrong, take a look at this from Josh Marshall. Coincidentally I was discussing this very subject in an email exchange yesterday. The outcome of which was that, "these days a friend is someone you can disagree with on your
blog while still linking him". (Thank you George).
And to close out this morning's missives, here is a link to the Ansel Adams section on Masters of Photography. Adams has suffered the same fate as van Gogh in becoming a dorm room wall staple, but like van Gogh, that should not diminish his artistic value. Viewing his work is a lesson to any aspiring photographer. Composition, tonal range, depth of field. It is a textbook in a single image.