James Leroy Wilson's blog

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Who is Victor Bout?

Jeff Wells, as usual, looks at the story behind the story, this time on the Dubai ports deal.

Congressman Ron Paul Is a Liberal

Because, as we all know, to vote against the Administration means you're a liberal, right? Logan Ferree begs to differ.

Housekeeping

I've done some shuffling to the links and added some new blogs and resources. Take a look if you haven't in a while to find some new stuff!

The Top 5 Numbers

Ironically, 5 doesn't even make the list.

Sixteen Tons

Despite all the injustices and outrages, who doesn't just love this civilization? A song comes on my radio station, and I want to know more about it so I google it. Within two minutes I know a good deal about something that ten years ago would have been hard to find in a library, and certainly not worth the effort of finding out.

A musician is asked by his record company to write four songs that "sounded folky" as 78s. Next thing you know, he's branded a communist sympathizer. Nine years later another singer records one of these "communist" songs as a B-side, and in two months it sells two million copies - making me wonder how many of those were purchased at the company store. Here's the story behind the greatest song of the 20th century.

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