– Star-Ledger: Since 9/11, “cigarette sales are up. Weight- loss centers say business is down. Liquor stores say business is up, and addiction-counseling groups have seen an increased demand for alcohol and drug treatment services.”
– Bush loses weight.
– Unspecified panic and terror: On the one hand, I suppose I’m glad the FBI keeps trying to keep us informed. But I wish somebody would tell me what I’m supposed to do when they issue a nonspecific warning of impending terror attacks. Distrust all strangers? Stay at home? Move to Canada? (Anybody know a good real estate agent in Toronto?) Help!
– But now EVERYONE will have cause to panic: A civilian (not a mail worker, not a government worker, not a media worker, not a defense worker, just a plain old worker) gets anthrax.
– Howard Kurtz on impatience with the war, already: “Call it the miniseries mentality: Shouldn’t this show be over by now? Why, the Gulf War ended in a mere 100 hours.”
– Turncoat Brit bozo.
– More Brits wigging out: fearing nukes.
– Sensible Brit says celebs are meaningless.
– Very sensible Brit Tony Blair asks Britain to “hold its nerve.”
– More eloquent Blair: “We should never forget why we are doing this. Never forget how we felt watching those planes flying into the trade towers….î
– Question: “Is it better for bin Laden to be dead or be captured?” Tony Blair’s answer: “I think it is better that he be stopped.”
– Sensible British idea: requiring immigrants to carry photo ID.
– Debka: 1 million Russians ready for war.
– Terrorist how-to.
– Seinfeld tainted mail episode pulled.
– CNN tonight: “What is it about New Jersey?”
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