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On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

In The Northwest: Big business buys power through anonymous ads

Seattle Post-Intelligencer columnist Joel Connelly, a refreshingly independent voice, calls phoney "issue ads," funded by the business lobby, for what they are.

Okay, maybe he overstes the case when he compares those "issue ads" by such groups as Saving Alaska's Free Enterprise, the United Seniors Association, or what-have-you to the tactics employed by the Communists in the first half of the last century. But he's right on this much: Union ads, or those from the AARP, actually tell you just who is paying for the ads you're watching. So many ads from industry lobbies, though, will not tell you so much.

Right on, Joel. You fucking rock, man.
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