Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, February 26, 2003


Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, facing a likely U.S.-led invasion to oust him, on Wednesday cut the pay of every overweight government official and armed forces officer. Saddam's decree said any official whose weight is found during a compulsory bi-annual fitness check up to ''exceed the allowed limit'' would have his salary and bonuses halved.

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