This post is from the JMBzine Blog Vault, which means it is a very old blog post that I wrote at a very different time of my life. My views on religion, politics, and many other subjects have drastically changed over the years, so please bear this in mind when reading this post. – I generally do not edit my past writings, except to fix obvious spelling issues, or to fix broken links (most often replacing with links to archive.org). I do add some more recent editorial updates, which are shown in blue italicized dates.
Friday, October 05, 2001
Tomorrow I take the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test). If any of my regular readers see this, please say a prayer for me. (I’m going to need it!) Also, I may not be able to post for a few days, as I am heading to Oklahoma to see family after the LSAT is finished. I’ll be back in San Marcos, TX on Wednesday evening.
On a pharmacy sign in Austin, “Generic Prozac Now In: God Bless America.”
From the Washington Post:
- White House Rejects Sharon’s Criticism: Comments About Appeasing Arabs Called ‘Unacceptable’(2023): The link shown here was broken, but I found another story from the time that talked about this on PBS.
- Georgia Bans Electric Chair in Executions
(2023): From what I can tell, Joe’s last blog post was in 2011.
From the NY Times:
- Cyberlaw Journal: Florida community can’t shut down Voyeur Dorm
- US Troops en-route to Uzbekistan (2023): This is a broken link, originally a Reuters story.
- “Rumsfeld said on Thursday he saw similarities between the battle against terrorism and the Cold War that ended a decade ago.
“It undoubtedly will prove to be a lot more like a cold war than a hot war,” Rumsfeld told reporters.
Also if you live in NYC, here is an announcement that you find of interest…
NY: Not In Our Name: Our Grief is not a cry for war
Sunday, October 7
Gather at Union Square, North Plaza, 17th and Broadway
March and Rally: 3:00
Interfaith Service: 2:30-3:00
(2023): This protest seemed really important to me in retrospect, happening in NYC less than a month after the 9-11 attacks. The symbolism of it reminds me a lot of the “Spiritual Walks for Peace” that we held in #OKC a few years later that sought to connect the pain of the OKC bombing with the pain experienced by those overseas who were the victims of US bombs.