aug 19

Scary Politics

How elaborate are your Bookmarks?

Mine are astoundingly Byzantine -- confusing not because they're unorganized, but because there is an attempt at comprehensive categorization. My Bookmarks are a Chinese box of folders within folders within folders within folders. I feel empathy for Dewey Decimal and Yahoo.

And despite giving in to becoming a regular Internet Explorer user, I'll never call them Favorites.

Somewhere deep in the Bookmarks archive of my browser is a folder called "Scary," which is a sub-sub folder of one called "Politics." Here's some of what has been categorized there over the past five years.

I once did research on militia groups, and here's an old link to the Minnesota Minuteman Militia. Is the remnant message reassuring or not? (Or is this just what happens when we elect you-known-who governor?)

CIA Homepage for Kids. Also, the G-Files.

The AK-47 worship site.

Microsoft's Terraserver creeps me out because the idea that Microsoft has access to global positioning maps at this level of detail is weird. (Here is my neighborhood.)

An oldie but a goodie. The Unabomber Manifesto. And don't forget the S.C.U.M. Manifesto.

League of the South (Southern separatist group).

Writers George Will and Dinesh D'Souza.

The "suspicious suicides" surrounding Bill Clinton.

Cool Cold War scariness: Abandoned Missile Base VR Tour. Also, The Bureau Of Atomic Tourism.

NOTE: The commenting window has expired for this post.