Who volunteered for this study?
Jacob Weisberg opens his large mouth and claims that this is a Bushism:
“It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber.”-Washington, D.C., April 10, 2002
Not to mention the fact that this daily Bushism is ridiculous in the sense that this is the only tired type of lame attack the loonies can mount against Bush- ‘Bush is stupid (therefore I am so much smarter for pointing it out), but the way I read it, it was a subtle swipe against the competence of the DEMOCRATIC controlled chamber. It is actually a double entendre. It could be read:
“It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber,” implying that it is the CHAMBER full of Democrats he does not trust, or it it is not too unreasonable to assume that he meant:
“It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber,” which would imply that he would rather shower in prison than clone anyone from the Senate.
Take your pick. Or, if you are a lazy, partisan, hack writer with nothing really to say, merely parse quotes looking for something to make you feel smug- like Weisberg.
Is Ken Lay really broke, as his wife asserted on national televison a month ago? This was an interesting read on asset protection. Mind you, I am not a lawyer or financial planner, so I can not delve into the veracity of the claims.
In February 2000, Mother Jones has learned, the Lays paid about $4 million — an amount greater than Lay’s entire salary from Enron that year — to buy variable annuities that will, starting in 2007, guarantee the couple an annual income of about $900,000. While stocks and most other ordinary investments are open to attack by creditors, life insurance policies and annuities are protected in many states. Variable annuities of the sort purchased by the Lays are basically tax-deferred investments wrapped in insurance policies.
This take-down of George McGovern was so funny I had to make sure NO ONE misses it, even though the Instapundit has already linked it. Well done, Jay Caruso. My favorite line:
McGovern: Instead of adding $48 billion to the Pentagon budget, as the President has proposed, wouldn’t we make the world a more stable, secure place if we invested half of that sum in reducing poverty, ignorance, hunger and disease in the world?
Caruso: Well, if they did Senator, the first check for ignorance reduction would go to your address.
Good news. I am a warblogger and a war profiteer! I didn’t know I was either. Lucky ME!
By the way. I prefer paypal, not the amazon thing, jackass.
In case you missed it the first time around, Band of Brothers is playing again. Right now, as a matter of fact.
David Carr reports from the latest EU meeting.