March 26th, 2003

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L'il Wiebke

I've been thinking about scanning in some childhood photos sometime or other and tonight I decided to do a scan of one of my all-time favorite pics of me ever, let alone kiddy pictures:



I love this picture because I look so healthy and vibrant, plus dorky somehow or other. I feel it's a very true expression of myself.

To me, even as a child, the picture also is significant in that it was taken at the start of first grade, when I was about 7 and just BEFORE what I consider to be the really bad period that started then and lasted about a decade. It's like a "before" pic representing a kind of cusp of bad shit about to happen and that makes it special.
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Casualties of War -- First Truth, Then Conscience

Wow. Here is something I found, put out by FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, a media watchdog group) that lays out, in an elegant and insightful manner, just why it is that it's so much easier for the media to go along with the Big Lie than it is to voice the dissent of conscience.

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If you need tempting to read this piece, here is a quote:

Conscience is smaller than a single pixel, and much less visible. You can't see it on a TV screen. Or hear it. Or smell it. Or taste it. You can only feel it.

That's not a marketable sensation. The huge news outlets have swung behind slaughter in Iraq, and the dissent propelled by conscience is not deemed to be very newsworthy. The mass media are filled with bright lights and sizzle, with high production values and degraded human values, boosting the war effort while the U.S. government implements a massive crime against humanity.
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The day is here. This afternoon Caleb flies to Germany. I am so excited. This is so "big boy" of him, I am totally amazed and thrilled and happy. Whoo hoo! I just hope it all goes OK for him.

Meanwhile 7 weeks and I'm off to England. For anyone over there reading this, I'm flying into Birmingham, then getting picked up and brought to Stafford. Everybody is asking me where I'm going and I'm like "Well, Stafford." A bit odd but then again, I'm not going there for tourist sightseeing (though I will do some of that too).
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Not only is Bush strongly influenced by God, but the media is even talking about him like he is IS God and heck, this headline (CNN.com) makes him sound like it:

Bush: 'Day of reckoning' is 'drawing near'

I wonder if Bush's car has that "In Case of Rapture, This Vehicle Will Be Unmanned" bumper sticker on it?
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    "Ave Maria," Red Flag
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Takeoff approaching

Caleb is gone... or at least his plane is schedule to take off in 45 minutes. I was just reflected that once he's in Germany it'll be the furthest we've been apart for 5 years, when I went to England.

We had lunch today at Baraonda and of course he was freaking out over everything and I was there calming him down with the pep talk. We walked down 3rd Street afterward so he could take the train from North Avenue and at the corner we created a scene with all the hugging and kissing -- one of those cases where anybody looking would think we were husband and wife, LOL.

He murmurred in me ear something like "At least I'm not going off to war!" Yeah, he only acts like it's that bad. I really am glad I am not so fretful with regards to travel.
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Bwahahaha

Sometimes having Lester Jefferson as my MSN name is fun. I mean, how could I not chuckle at the subject of this spam?

Lester Jefferson are you a Homeowner?

Not to mention Lester, Be a Real Man! and Are You Tired of Being Small?

Another benefit of my ID is that at the click of a button I can find out the weather for New Orleans :)
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And speaking of spam...

I'm sitting here working and like every 30 seconds another piece arrives. The last one had a pretty catchy subject line:

Disguise your enhanced manhood

Hmmm, I wonder if somebody could really help me with that?
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