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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Let's not stop here

With the Left's Pro-Death Lobby of Satan in full gear after sucessfully removing Terri's feeding tube, I say we ride this bucking bronco for all it's worth.

LYNCHBURG, Va. Mar 29, 2005 — A month after battling pneumonia, the Rev. Jerry Falwell was hospitalized again Tuesday for an undisclosed medical problem, his ministry said.

"I can tell you he is in the hospital and he is resting, and that is all I know," said Jessica Tucker of Jerry Falwell's Ministries. A statement was planned for later Tuesday, Tucker said.

Falwell, 71, is the founder of the Moral Majority and chancellor of Liberty University, which he also founded.



Brothers, sisters, Mainstream Media (who we all know is in bed with us Demon-crats, every last one of them!): let the second wave of the Great Lefty Feeding Tube Removal Campaign of 2005 commence. This time, we'll really score a blow against those hip, Bible-banging, photogenic, "Life" duct tape-over-the-mouth protesters, damn them.
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Power Line: sticking up for the little guy

Why read right-wing blogs? Well, sometimes you run across a line of reasoning so bizarre, you wonder what in the hell these guys do for a living. In Powerline's case, turns out they're actually lawyers (which raises a series of questions, mainly how are they employed lawyers?). A real-life example of How to Argue Like a Right-Wing Pundit, using their incessant whining about the possibility of providing their fellow man with a wage that could at least pay the rent.:

Best of the best? Right here:

The proposal emanates from the Democrat-controlled Minnesota Senate. The source of the proposal is a kind of warrant of its good faith in the eyes of the Star Tribune. More importantly, however, the proposal reflects "an article of faith." The relevant article of faith here is one found in the High Church of Liberalism: "that someone who works full time should achieve a certain degree of economic dignity."

On the one hand, this is a frustratingly vague article of faith: What the heck is economic dignity? What degree of economic dignity should someone who works full time have? On the other hand, we may infer that it is an article of faith with an amazingly high degree of precision: "I believe in jobs that pay $5.15 an hour in 1997 dollars, or $7.00 an hour in 2006 dollars." Is there anyone out there in Strib land who wonders whether $7.00 an hour doesn't buy enough economic dignity to warrant credal status? Why so cheap an article of faith? Why not $14.00 an hour? Or $140.00 an hour? Perhaps this is where that "article of faith" point comes in handy. Credo quia absurdum.



They call the idea of raising the min. wage "pitiful" and "nonsense". This, coming from two guys with the nicknames "Big Trunk" and "Hind Rocket". Though I'm sure there are plenty of hookers downtown who are paid to repeat this, I'll just take it as an article of faith.

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Got nothin'



Busy this week, blogging is about a googolplex on my list of priorities.Enjoy comics instead.
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Friday, March 25, 2005

I'm with stupid

From Chicago Indy Media, at the Chicago rally during the 2nd anniversary of of the invasion:

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Another victory in the W.O.T.

Ever since we had to break it off with Saddam because he went all nutso on us (you know; kept calling at odd hours, tried to serenade us in the rain, invaded Kuwait), we've really been looking for another military dictator in a country full of Muslim extremists to sell weapons to.

The US government has approved the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, Bush administration officials say.
US President George W Bush called Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to tell him about the decision, which is to be announced later on Friday.

Indian government spokesman Sanjay Baru said Mr Singh had expressed "great disappointment", saying the move would exacerbate India's security concerns.

A US official denied the move would affect the regional balance of power.

"[The F-16s] are vital to Pakistan's security as President Musharraf prosecutes the war on terror," the administration official said.



Seriously, is this like a "practice makes perfect" thing? Since doing this exact same thing has bitten us in the ass so many times before, maybe this time we'll get it right?
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Thursday, March 24, 2005

New Car

So I finally broke down and bought a car. For a long time, I felt that public transportation and a bicycle were enough. Also, I've always been a big proponent of the idea that if you really need a car, it should get good mileage, preferably a hybrid. But man, when I saw this bad boy, it kind of opened my eyes. A little voice told me "Go out, enjoy life a little."
Hope the old lady likes it.
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I miss Republicans/Bill Clinton and Satan

Linkage, because they're both funnier than me:

Read Kung Fu Monkey and his longing for the old-time Republicans vs. the schmucks we got today.
Seriously, nothing creeps me out more than neocons with ponytails.

Meanwhile, Xoverbaord finally figures out what's up with those damned judges who aren't being activist enough this time (even though usually they're not supposed to be less activist, because, or maybe it's more activist, well, the unborn babies...frivolous lawsuits...Tom DeLay...fine, shut up, it's complicated OK?!)
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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Mouthbreathers are screwing up the IMAX

From CNN:

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) -- IMAX theaters in several Southern cities have decided not to show a film on volcanoes out of concern that its references to evolution might offend those with fundamental religious beliefs.

"We've got to pick a film that's going to sell in our area. If it's not going to sell, we're not going to take it," said Lisa Buzzelli, director of an IMAX theater in Charleston that is not showing the movie. "Many people here believe in creationism, not evolution."

The film, "Volcanoes of the Deep Sea," makes a connection between human DNA and microbes inside undersea volcanoes.



I guess its only fair that we tolerate the Christian Right's intolerance of everyone else. Today I'm starting a letter writing campaign to have Fever Pitch banned because I think Jimmy Fallon is a moron and offends me.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Support the troops, fuck the vets

The governor of Pennsylvania on Saturday said the federal government must do a better job helping America's war veterans and criticized proposed budget cuts affecting them.

"During this time of war, it is absolutely the wrong time for our federal government to step back from any of its commitments to our veterans. To do so would be penny wise but pound foolish," said Gov. Ed Rendell in the weekly Democratic radio address.

"In today's parlance, the cost of health care for these vets may be half a billion dollars but their sacrifice for our nation, priceless," he said.

His remarks followed the weekly radio address of President Bush, who defended the Iraqi invasion and operation and marked its second anniversary. Rendell said that Pennsylvania and other states have programs helping veterans and their families.



I said it before and I'll say it again: working for the Bush administration has gotta be pretty sweet. You can say you're working and then take a nap, you can say you've boosted productivity when all you've been doing is drinking the free coffee and checking out the secretary, burn down the building and you get a raise.
"Oh, I'm supporting the troops as we speak. Hey! Where the hell is that tax break I ordered like, twenty minutes ago?!"

Can't do any of that at my job...(grumble)stupid boss(grumble).
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Monday, March 21, 2005

Nutcases of the world, Iceland welcomes you!

Bobby Fischer is now an Icelandianite (what in the hell are they called?).

Now, I love chess. I like what Fischer did for chess; basically bringing it out from the shadows of smoky cafes and old men in Russia and Iran into the mainstream (though Kasparov was the real driving force after Fisher disappeared the first time).

But, I wouldn't invite the guy to stay at my house. All in all, that's one hell of a way to repay a 30-yr. old favor.

I'm sure all the wingnuts will be jumping all over Iceland for this, but besides being a dick, the only thing he really did was play chess where he wasn't supposed to.
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2 + 2 = Freedom

Sometimes the logic of foreign policy goes over my head. For example, a carefully stage-managed protest in Lebanon is all happening because of Bush's relentless push to make Iraq the sweetest, most totally free democracy in the Middle East. Because nothing has ever happened in Lebanon before, that is, until we invaded Iraq. Don't you see?



At least now we can all take a bow for making stuff totally awesome there. Everyone is nice, middle class and lining up for sweeping camera shots just perfectly. This way, context can go out the window and we in the States can enjoy our sound bites and specious reasoning. Sweet juicy liberty is dribbling from the lips of everyone as they take a bite of freedom fruit, even though the same government being protested against is back in power after only two weeks, Syria just moved down the road a little bit and 50% of the country disagrees with the main requests of the "Cedar Revolutionaries". Nevertheless, you-know-who will be taking credit and "helping" all the lovers of liberty the whole world round.

But...what happens when guys like this, in countries we've never heard of before, people that truly have a heavy boot breaking their back too, start protesting?





Well, I guess we'll have to wait on that one. But as of right now, doesn't seem to be too much of a rush to play the faulty logic game with Afghanistan or Iraq and Kyrgyzstan.
The rhetoric and euphemisms of "democratizing" are nice when it's convenient, but I don't think Bush is going to be dedicated to this premise when it really counts; that is, when the rest of the world has its back turned.

UPDATE: Hmmm, not hearing so much about democracy blooming in our allies' back yard near Afghanistan either.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Nice

From DKos



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