17 December 2007

Homage to a Great Device

As a fan of Glenn Reynolds, I'm especially amused by his "they told me" posts. Every so often he'll come across an item that will fly in the face of those who foretold of doom and gloom should W get reelected in 2004.

Here's a couple of samples:
MORE THOUGHTS ON THE REPORTED hate crimes at Princeton. I'll just note that they told me if George W. Bush were reelected, unpopular groups would be subject to beatings and intimidation. And they were right!

. . . the kid wrote some anti-gay slurs outside of his high school dorm room; he's readily copped to doing that as part of a hoax, but the Anscombe Society is asking that people not start shouting about the attack until it's confirmed that there actually was one. So there's that.
THEY TOLD ME THAT IF GEORGE W. BUSH WERE REELECTED, freedom of speech would be on the way out. And they were right.

But the legislation may be amended on the floor to restrict grassroots groups that encourage citizens to contact members of Congress. The amendment, pushed by Rep. Marty Meehan of Massachusetts, would require groups that organize such grassroots campaigns to register as "lobbyists" and file detailed quarterly reports on their donors and activities.

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