Posting is light because I

Posting is light because I am still out of town on a crappy 28k modem through aol, and because this laptop does not like blogger for whatever reason.

One thing that I did note today while trying to read all the news- a pop up add that almost got me to click on it. The ad was from contentwatch, and it asked in big bold letters:

PORN ON YOUR COMPUTER?

At first I thought it was an offer for some, then I realized it was just going to scan for already existing porn. I then thought, what the heck, maybe I have misplaced some and I can consolidate it. I didn’t, though, cuz I hate spammers.

This post ought to get Kevin H. at Ideas riled up. Hehe. Just kidding, Kevin.








Why I like George

Why I like George Bush

Ari Fleischer just commented on the Court ruling that the Declaration is unconstitutional. Fleischer stated that Bush said the ruling was ‘ridiculous.’

No kidding. It is refreshing to have someone who says it like it is.








Blogger is being weird again.

Blogger is being weird again.








Worldcom is going to be

Worldcom is going to be a mess, and I expect Democrats to attempt to smear Republicans with this ‘big business’ tie like they attempted to do so with Enron. According to Opensecrets.org, the donations are as follows:

Since 1/31/01:

The National Republican Congressional Committee has received $ 15,700.00.
The Republican National State Election Committee has received $ 45,000.00.
The 2001 Presidential dinner fund received $ 100,000.00.

The Democratic National Committee received $ 50,000.00
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee received $ 50, 250.00

Pretty even, except the 100k donation to the dinner- not sure what that money is used for- perhaps a more sophisticated reader will have that info. I am still willing to bet that Senate Democrats will be the most vocal.








Got into a little flame

Got into a little flame war on a message board the other day about the pros and cons of racial profiling (I am in favor of it, obviously). Anyone who is against racial profiling needs to take this little quiz that my friend Hammer posted to the board:

1. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:
(a) Olga Korbutt
(b) Sitting Bull
(c) Arnold Schwartzeneger
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

2. In 1979,the U.S. embassy in Iran was taken over by:
(a) Lost Norwegians
(b) Elvis
(c) A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

3. During the 1980’s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
(a) John Dillinger
(b) The King of Sweden
(c) The Boy Scouts
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

4. In 1983, the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
(a) A pizza delivery boy
(b) Pee Wee Herman
(c) Geraldo Rivera making up for a slow news day
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

5. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked, and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard by:
(a) The Smurfs
(b) Davy Jones
(c) The Little Mermaid
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

6. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a U.S. Navy diver was murdered by:
(a) Captain Kid
(b) Charles Lindbergh
(c) Mother Teresa
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

7. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
(a) Scooby Doo
(b) The Tooth Fairy
(c) Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid who had a few sticks of dynamite left over from the train job.
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

8. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
(a) Richard Simmons
(b) Grandma Moses
(c) Michael Jordan
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

9. In 1998, the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
(a) Mr. Rogers
(b) Hillary, to distract attention from Wild Bill’s women problems
(c) The World Wrestling Federation to promote its next villain: “Mustapha the Merciless”
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

10. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked and destroyed and thousands
of people were killed by:
(a) Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd
(b) The Supreme Court of Florida
(c) Mr. Bean
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

11. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:
(a) Enron
(b) The Lutheran Church
(c) The NFL
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

12. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
(a) Bonnie and Clyde
(b) Captain Kangaroo
(c) Billy Graham
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

Hmmm . . . nope, no patterns anywhere to justify PROFILING!!!!!!








The good Captain has an

The good Captain has an outstanding analysis of the Bush speech. Read both entries (try to read the second one first).








I lied. My connection is

I lied. My connection is better. Check out this great skewering of the chowderheads who wrote in the Guardian last month. Way to go, Will Warren.

Good ladies, sirs, fear not: your names will stand
Forever where you choose: amid the band
That shy away from this, your nation’s fight:
Your hands are clean, your consciences are light.

Dear sirs and ladies, consciences like yours
Should not be marred by nasty things like wars,
But polished and preserved above the fray,
Forever just as spotless as today.

You mark your course with certainty and pride,
You trumpet setting base concerns aside,
You see your moral duty clear: to flee
The messy work that keeps your nation free.

The raids prevented, bombers caught or killed,
Will not be in your names, as you have willed.
Your names will not be carved on honored wall,
But lie forever in some different hall.

Go read the whole thing.