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September 11, 2005

Mike Kinsley: It Ain't Bush's Fault

Shockingly enough, the reliably liberal partisan editor of the reliably partisan LA Times slams the media for assigning blame to Bush, and blames all of the previous Presidents except Bush.

Here's a little secret: There are disasters waiting to happen all over, and yes, when they come, we'll find there were people warning us about them for decades.

But people often choose the very inexpensive option of hoping for the best than the much pricier option of preparing for the worst.

We do this every day.

I don't know about you, but my fire alarm is too sensitive and often goes off when the oven's cooking something, and I tend to disable it, and then forget about promptly turning it back on.

If I fire strikes, I'll be kicking myself. Assuming I'm still alive.

But we make calculated decisions to risk catastrophe every day, as individuals and collectively as a nation.

Thanks for the tip to Steven.

Newsweek: Oh Yes It Is Bush's Fault! Ohhh, Snap! Jeff Goldstein has a tour-de-force takedown of Newsweek's faith-based style of "journalism."

Take your blood pressure medication before you read it. Or, if you're not on blood pressure medication, go mug someone old and agitated on the street and loot "take" theirs.

You'll be happy you did.

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