Thursday, July 21, 2005

With timing like that, who needs a watch?

London bombed again; House renews PATRIOT Act

WASHINGTON - The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to extend the USA Patriot Act, the nation’s main anti-terrorism tool, just hours after televisions in the Capitol beamed images of a new attack in London.

Let's review the details of Thursday's atrocities:

1) Another terrorist attack in London
2) Rash and ineffective decisions made out of fear by U.S. legislators
3) Life going on yet again

Then add the unfortunate headline, Oil industry awash in record levels of cash.

These events are lots of things, but can they actually considered news anymore? Newspapers use layout templates each day so that they don't have to waste time creating new pages from scratch. At this point, do they also have templates for new articles?

PLACE--Terrorists here set off their latest attack at (public area), killing (high number) and wounding hundreds. It is the worst attack since (the last one). Sources say al-Qaida has claimed credit, though (someone of another demographic) was also detained.

George W. Bush responded to the attacks by ensuring the public that "these evildoers will be brought to justice." He also accused the terrorists of "Trying unsuccessfully to disrupt our way of life."

U.S. officials responded by raising the terror alert, toughening up the PATRIOT Act and calling on citizens to "remain vigilant."


I suspect that whoever said "history repeats itself" could never have envisioned just how fast it repeats nowadays. It's almost as if we never learn.

4 comments:

Flamingo Jones said...

Jesus....that's so frighteningly accurate, it's insane.

Nick said...

How about this story:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0721053bush1.html

I guess conservatives aren't the only "facists."

Spo said...

very very ture

Mikel said...

Should we pack our bags, leave a large tip and boogy? HHHMMMmmmmm.......HELL YES!!!!