Friday, November 14, 2003

I think I managed to remain awake for about 2 hours of the Senate complete-waste-of-time-athon. So I'm glad that someone braved the boredom to tell us exactly how big of a waste of time this was. (via Pandagon)

Thursday, November 13, 2003

The Almighty Steps In

State Boards of Education have been under pressure to rewrite Biology textbooks to include material about Intelligent Design as an alternate explanation for evolution. In case that happens, I've been working on a rewrite of my own: "In the beginning, about 13 billion years ago, God created the quantum gravity barrier. And the weak nuclear force was upon the face of the deep. And God divided it into matter and antimatter, with a slight asymmetry in favor of matter. And God said, Let there be a Quark-hadron transition, and there was a Quark-hadron transition. And He called the particles baryons. And when the universe had cooled to 3,000 billion degrees Kelvin, God created hadrons and leptons and helium and hydrogen. And God saw that it was good." Of course it's still a work-in-progress, but kids have to learn about science somewhere!

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

The first Republican to fall asleep gets his hand stuck in a bowl of warm water.

C’mon Trent Lott.

UPDATE: Link fixed.
The most hated president in U.S. history is afraid of a little freedom of speech
The Stop The War Coalition said yesterday that it had been told by the police that it would not be allowed to demonstrate in Parliament Square and Whitehall next Thursday - a ban it said it was determined to resist. The coalition says that it has also been told by British officials that American officials want a distance kept between Mr Bush and protesters, for security reasons and to prevent their appearance in the same television shots.
Oh, and could you move them over to the left so they don't block the shot of the "Mission Impossible" banner? To prevent their appearance in the same TV shots??!! Jeez, was Nixon this paranoid and frightened of being unpopular? So much for democracy in Great Britain as their right to protest goes the way our right to protest has gone. The mayor of London, Ken Livingstone seems to be the only Brit holding office willing to complain about the pressure Scotland Yard is under from, where else?--the Whitehouse.
"...I have to see demonstrators all the time. It is part of the great joy of politics. Those police were actually breaking the law as they took those banners away.[referring to a visit of President Jiang Zemin of China in 1999] We are not having any of that...

To create a situation in which perhaps 60,000 people remain unseen would require a shutdown of central London which is just not acceptable."
It's interesting how far this country has fallen in President Raised-by-Poodles quest for the perfect TV spot. We apparently will be forcing Great Britain to compromise their own laws and citizens freedom of speech to accomodate one man's inability to accept criticism.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

John Kerry just rode on to the Tonight Show stage on a motorcycle.


Someone wake me up after the primary.

(In all fairness it wasn't that bad. I mean Bush fell off a Segway. Nevermind. I forgive you Kerry.)
Empty rhetoric thy name is McClellan. Ari would be proud.

Sarcasm aside, this is BULLSHIT. There is no Hell bad enough for these people.
Today, George W. Bush lay the traditional wreath at the Tomb Of the Unknowns because empty gestures are easy. Bush is about thirty-odd years too late in acknowledging the brutality of Vietnam and I can't help but wonder if it will take thirty more years for him to face up to the unamed--if not completely unknown-- dead of his own war.

Today the New York Times ran letters written by some of the fallen soldiers. I wonder if they made it past the White House "Bad News" filter. If he read them would he feel even the tiniest bit of remorse?

Somehow I doubt it.

Monday, November 10, 2003

I Want My Liberal Radio

Democracy Now on 88.3 FM here in Chicago.

How did I miss this?

Sunday, November 09, 2003

Kos has baby pictures up of future Democrat and blogger Ari.