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Gen. Wesley Clark's campaign stumbled early on by giving the cold shoulder to the legions of online activists who'd launched a grassroots movement to "Draft Clark"—the same kind of network that's proved so vital to the success of Howard Dean. Now Wired is reporting that Clark's people have seen the light: They're developing open source social-networking applications to orchestrate campaigining.

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  1. I did a bit of Googling, and it seems that what was signed into law on 12/13/03 was a bill that included ~some~ of the provisions of Patriot II. There was an earlier bill that enacted other parts of Patriot II.

    See: http://vancouver.indymedia.org/news/2003/12/94248.php

    and

    http://www.aclu.org/SafeandFree/SafeandFree.cfm?ID=14000&c=206

  2. UNRELATED TOPIC WARNING:
    Has anyone heard about PATRIOT II getting passed on 12/13? It seems that – coincidentally, I’m sure – Bush signed Ashcroft’s wet dream while we were distracted with Saddam’s cavity-checks.
    Kill me.

  3. That seems like the kind of news one would provide a link for, Evilcor. It’s not as if the Congress and White House don’t have websites. I’m just saying.

  4. Just as John Edwards is too pretty to be taken seriously (according to his wife, at least), I think Wesley Clark may be just too personable to win an election. It’s hard for the electorate to take a candidate to heart when the aura he gives off is of a good old boy knocking back Blue Ribbons at the VFW hall.

    What I wouldn’t give for a six pack of Falstaff.

  5. Current US debt – $7 trillion
    Annual cash flow – $2 trillion
    Annual debt payment – $350 billion
    Annual defense budget – $350 billion (less Iraq)
    Annual deficit – $400 billion (20% of budget)

    Anybody care to consider what really matters?

  6. gadfly:

    The rate of growth of the economy?

    The YTD return of the Dow, the S&P, or maybe the NASDAQ?

    The direction of unemployment figures?

    Maybe the Consumer Price Index?

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