Thursday, December 30, 2004

Things to Forget

So 2004 was quite the memorable year, wasn't it? Arianna Huffington weighs in with her list of Things to Forget about 2004, which basically includes everything except the Boston Red Sox. Among my "favorites":
That the woman who dismissed a presidential briefing entitled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S." as a "historical" document is going to be our next Secretary of State.

That a man who finds the Geneva Conventions "quaint" is going to be our next Attorney General.

That the media thought "Don't be economic girlie men" was a great line.

That Ken Lay has still not gone to trial or served a minute in jail.

That 35.9 million Americans live below the poverty line – 12.9 million of them children.

That 42 percent of Americans still think Saddam Hussein was "directly involved in planning, financing, or carrying out" the 9/11 attacks.

That, thanks to presidential cutbacks, we actually have fewer police and first responders on the streets today than we had on 9/11.
And what do I miss by not watching enough television?
The looks on George and Laura Bush's faces when Dr. Phil asked them about the "epidemic levels of oral sex" in America's middle schools.

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