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Thursday, August 19, 2004

Thursday August 19, 2004. Were there any Jews at the Alamo?, someone asked on soc.genealogy.jewish.

Answer: At least one -- on the Mexican side; a mercenary named Sam Drebbin.
Mail: Fred Lerner, Lofgeornist 76 (August 2004). Account of a trip he and his wife made to St. Petersburg via Finland and Karelia. St. Petersburg seems to be in the shape the Russian Federation's medical statistics (particularly the low life expectancy of men) would suggest. Any sf writer who wants to know what life is like after an industrial civilization crashes should probably study Russia.

Or maybe wait a bit longer, to see if the Russian Federation breaks down farther.
Writing: daily exercise -- Done: Political Snarkiness

If you're a Moderate, why are you screaming about conspiracies?

If you're a Conservative, why are you advocating so many new ideas? Oh, sorry -- your suggested substitute for income tax isn't that new; and it's done interesting things to Canada's economy. And term limits aren't a new idea; Mexico's had them for almost a century.

If you're a Liberal, why are you so opposed to trying anything new?

If you're a Libertarian, why are you trying to restrict immigration?

***"They Might Be Windmills" -- Added essential background. Combined two characters. More zero draft wordage.

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