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Friday, April 09, 2004

Skilling 

Apparently he's lost it.

Justice?

I'm not answering.

(yes)


Drooling bored 

What do you call a cross between an elephant and a rhinoceros?

Elephino!

Get it...get it?

I need a drink.

Thursday, April 08, 2004

Iraqagain 

Read this post by Kevin Drum. Especially the Wolfowitz stuff at the end. Seriously...go read it.

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Iraq 

I've been trying not to think about it or comment on it.

Read this post from Riverbend. A female blogger in Iraq. Says it all I'm afraid...


War on Porn 

Via Pandagon, the Administration is going to spend millions of dollars and the efforts of many FBI agents to wage a war against pornography.

Ah...priorities. Clearly we've nothing better to do right now, so why not?


Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Worse than Watergate 

No, I'm not talking about the book. I don't even want to know. I 'm going back to my ostrich head in the sand approach to the Bush administration. Only even that tactic wouldn't let me ignore this. The Bush administration, in their utter contempt fo the 9/11 commission, has taken another step at stonewalling. They are refusing to give up a speech that Condi Rice was going to give on defense on 9/11 because it's "confidential." A SPEECH! A CONFIDENTIAL SPEECH THAT WAS TO BE DELIVERED TO THE PUBLIC! What the FUCK!?!?!

Josh Marshall says more, better, and without the annoying ALL CAPS thing or the cussin'.

(And yes...I'm still pissed about losing that long ass post)

(And yes...I'm procrastinating when I should be either sleeping or working on my memo)


Drug Stuff 

Clearly this man is a danger to society. He should be locked up with murderers and rapists for what he has done.

Imagine a priest trying to ease the suffering of the dying. THE AUDACITY!!! I'm utterly disgusted by this blatant show of sickening humanity and concern for others. Clearly, if someone was in unimaginable pain on his deathbed, and Jesus was standing next to him holding a plant (that his dad or his other manifestation or whatever created, presumably) that, if smoked, would help lessen the pain and allow the dying person to once again hunger for food and sustain himself, Christ would sweetly whisper into the dying man's ears, "you can't have this medicine, because John Waters, the drug czar, without any evidence backing him up, says quite clearly that it will cause you to grow multiple heads and eat babies."

Over the top? Sorry, I'm just a little pissed after reading this, writing a long ass post about it, and then losing it. Long story short (or whatever): If a person gets to the point in her career (see, gender sensitive like a casebook I am!) where she is being appointed to some office, I assume (or at least hope) that's because she's the best person for the job. If she smokes pot, I want her to KEEP SMOKING IT if that's a part of her being so good at what she does, not change her apparently successful and effective lifestyle because instead of a glass of wine to relax in the evening or on the weekend she smokes a spliff. Fuck moralists and fuck the "testing industry." Now, there's a lot more wrong with this whole scheme (like invasion of privacy and false positives to name but a couple of many issues), but I don't feel like trying to duplicate my last post, because it was a stroke of fucking genius...and now it's gone. I think I'm gonna cry...right into my valium-sprinkled whiskey (which those tests wouldn't register, so clearly it is highly conducive to optimal workplace aptitude!).


Chinese 7-11 

Seven Eleven will open a store in Beijing...

UPDATE: Here's some more insidious China stuff. They are "reserving the right" to "amend" Hong Kong law. That should get interesting...

Monday, April 05, 2004

Polls 

I don't put too much stock in polls, but Josh Marshall has some number's that put a smile on my face...

January 56% ... February 48% ... March 47% ... April 43%.

President Bush's approval ratings from the Pew Poll.

Air America 

Will be adding 4 more (as yet undisclosed) stations. If one of those is in Austin, I'll do a little dance.

Vouchers 

Vouchers are just great.

Just another example of the classic teetertotter between the inefficiency of government and the inevitable corruption of privatization...and the retardation of funnelling funds from the public sector into the private sector to be redistibuted (improperly and to the wrong places) through said corruption.

Ifilm 

Sometimes I forget about Ifilm.

If you have a few minutes (like 10-15) watch this...made me laugh out loud to myself...which is rare.


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