A while back a friend of mine who owns a venture capital firm asked me if the people on the “angel investor” list on the right got some ownership, like in a real business. I told him that no, “investors” was just a term that I used. But after the notes and the support from all of you, I realize that everyone who donates really is a stakeholder and you do have some kind of ownership. The dividends aren’t checks for your bank account, but the creation of something new, a journalism that owes its sole allegiance to the readers.
The U.S. twists the right of Iraq to self-defense to say it can strike first; Bush, Blair and Aznar meet for a war council; and the Navy dislikes pesky reporters.
Has anyone thought to give _The Onion_ a Pulitzer Prize? Because this story, considered quite funny when Bush took office in January 2001, isn’t quite so funny anymore. (Thanks to Matt Simpson for jogging my memory on this one.)
Following the news this week has been confusing to say the least. Did the United States have 11 votes on the Security Council? Eight? Nine? Four? The vote is going to happen Friday. Or maybe next week. The March 17 deadline for Iraq to disarm is firm, or maybe it isn’t. Maybe the United States will just say, “to hell with it,” and launch the bombers. Or maybe it will continue to go “the extra mile” for diplomacy. Who the hell knows?