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The substance that wasn’t there

January 26, 2007

I promised to write more about the State Of The Union address, but upon reading the transcript, there was only one subject that caught my attention and I already wrote about that.  However a number of really important topics were completely left out of the speech so Bush could talk about subway heroes and other feel-good topics.

But University of Maryland physicist Bob Park did write about the missing subjects with his usual economy of perspective. 

The thing is, while Iraq is a horrible situation, there are actually worse things, which the president ignored.  Some of them are even tangentally related to Iraq.

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  1. January 27, 2007 at 00:23 | #1

    That list was awesome!

  2. January 29, 2007 at 13:12 | #2

    Bush’s proposed funding of $1.6B “Of Additional New Funding Over Ten Years For Energy Innovation, Including Bio-Energy Research, Energy Efficiency Grants” is actually $.4B less than the current budget for this funding.  (I admit I am not sure of the accuracy (nor the source) of previous the number.)  Given the perspective of what is being spent in a certain misadventure, even the previous amount is paltry and inadequate … not to mention we don’t know how much of it would/will go to no-bid contracts…

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