June 19th, 2003

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"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that, by inefficiency or otherwise, he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else."

Teddy Roosevelt
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the fire on mt lemmon, next to tucson, is exploding out of control. all of the firefighters have been called back from the lines. this is big. the fire is 3/4 of a mile from summerhaven, the town near the top of the mountain.
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the top of mt lemmon is one of my favorite places on earth. i've been meaning to drive up for the last few weeks, but never made it, and i had planned to hike to the top before moving to texas next year. now it will probably closed for years and will never be the same.