Having won nearly half the popular vote – which is to say, very nearly as many votes as his pro-choice, gay-inclusive opponent – George Bush has set America firmly on the side of Islam when it comes to these issues. To wit:

Islamic Bloc, Christian Right Team Up to Lobby U.N.
By Colum Lynch
Special to The Washington Post
Monday, June 17, 2002; Page A01

UNITED NATIONS — Conservative U.S. Christian organizations have joined forces with Islamic governments to halt the expansion of sexual and political protections and rights for gays, women and children at United Nations conferences.

The new alliance, which coalesced during the past year, has received a major boost from the Bush administration, which appointed antiabortion activists to key positions on U.S. delegations to U.N. conferences on global economic and social policy. . . .

☞ Strange bedfellows.


Michael Adberg: has a forum where people post details of really good deals they find, mostly online. You’ve got to read it for a while to understand all the abbreviations and shorthand, but many people have gotten cheap satellite TV ($9/month), free clothes (from, no less, myself included), cheap computer items, free frequent flyer miles, discounts at online retailers, and more. Back in the heady Internet days, the free offers abounded; but it’s still quite valuable, and its the best of the similar forums out there. And while I’m at it, can I plug my own website? We can increase the capacity of any standard model TiVo to over 200 hours of recording capacity.’

☞ Whether or not you already have TiVo, Michael’s website is worth a look. If you do have one, he has a page on how to protect it from problems. And he can help you enhance its capacity. If you don’t have one – well, why not? As suggested here several times before, TiVo is great (if not exactly cheap)! Michael will sell you a refurbished and upgraded one. (My only caveat here: he does not yet sell the TiVo 2 model, so far as I know, and that model has a far more robust modem than the original, which means less likelihood you would ever need to send your unit in for repairs.) More questions? You’ll find most of them addressed in his FAQ.

Tomorrow: Is This The Bottom?

Monday: The Real Estate Bubble


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