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Friday, May 11, 2007
Luckbox v. BG Battle Royale
Point: "There is a time and a place for investigations and intelligence. A lucky break helped a video clerk tip off the FBI. Law enforcement worked that time. And every now and then, it will work. But to pretend as though we're not at war... not at war with people whose sole purpose in life is to kill as many innocent Americans as possible, well, you're living in the same fantasy world our leaders were living in for a decade as terrorists murdered thousands and thousands. But as long as we track them down later and arrest them, everything's okay, right?"
Counter-Point: "Look, we've seen how effective our military can be in just and righteous warfare, so I understand where the instinct to solve this problem with military solutions comes from. But our knee-jerk reaction to find someone with whom to pick a fight so we can use our cruise missles reminds me of an old saying... If the only tool in your box is a hammer, just about everything's going to start to look like a nail to you."
Thursday, May 10, 2007
The Meme, In Its Last Throes
You win Johnny:
1) I'm steadfastly against the perpetration of chain emails and memes, and no-thank-you, I don't think anyone cares which Desperate Housewife I am either.
2) Of all the current candidates on either side of the aisle, the one I'd probably vote for is Ron Paul.
3) I probably own more pairs of shoes than most guys, including three pair of brown and three pair of black, and I went shoe shopping last weekend for a couple hours too.
4) It bothers me that 40 year old Alan Thicke dated 17 year old Kristy Swanson. Bothers the ever loving hell out of me, actually. And I liked "Growing Pains."
5) As it appears my biggest risk factor for an early death is exacerbated by my love of pork products, I cannot decide if it would be ironic were I to die from melamine-tainted pork. It is, however, at least as ironic as rain on my wedding day.
6) I just called my congressman to let him know he's doing a good job. My REPUBLICAN congressman.
7) I can generally pronounce even the most complicated looking names of foreign descent, with my specialty coming sounding out Indian names appropriately.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Today at Verbosities
Is Fred Thompson the Reaganesque tough guy full of machismo? Is he the quarterback of the football team? Does it matter?
George Bush doesn't care about insert-name-of-group-here.
A conviction of Jose Padilla means less than you think.
Pajamas Media gets worked up about Ron Paul. And then again over Photoshop.
Why, exactly, isn't Habeus Corpus restoration something worth fighting over?
Remember this come September. Then again don't bother, really.
What part of the "Fort Dix Six's" training video aroused suspicion?
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Today at Verbosities
Obama fixing health care and global warming in one fell swoop?
Who's losing traction in the polls, but for all the wrong reasons?
Ari Gold's brother makes good in Fucknutsville.
It's just a garden variety assassination. Not worth your time.
Why the Gettysburg Address got me worked up.
Persistent warmongering funded by... tax cuts that make us all wealthy?
Accountability. Ain't never gonna happen.
Smashing Through Bricks, Searching The Pipes, Looking For A Connection
Gotta wonder about base security when terrorists can scout it out posing as a pizza delivery guy.
Oy, is that the Fort Dix story?
Yeah - one of the arrested worked at Super Mario's Pizza
I blame Bowser.
I wish al Qaida was as dumb as these guys... They took their jihad tape to the local video store to get it transferred to DVD. Jack Bauer apparently made the arrest.
Oh, that's smart.
Yeah... because that won't raise suspicions - although there's T-minus 6 hours before I find something online saying this was fabricated by Rudy Giuliani.
Well, he did try to hide those emails to Princess Peach by using his rudy08.org email account
I heard Luigi is looking to Waxman for immunity
They've been unable to link the group to King Koopa thus far
But the terrorists were in possession of a whole bunch of turtle shells and a bunch of boxes with question marks on them, so you know there's a connection.
The FBI was able to capture the men by jumping on their heads.
I heard Sonic the Hedgehog is already working on his conspiracy theory documentary that's going to debunk the "official" version of what the government's told us already. It's called "Loose Gold Coins"
We're pretty sick
Monday, May 07, 2007
A long, long time ago I went through a period where I put all feeling and emotion behind a literal smokescreen in a distinct attempt to not acknowledge what a mess my life had become. I didn't want to think about anything, and managed to do just that for a couple of years. Politics feels at times like that same sort of smokescreen, but I'm feeding a different sort of appetite out of this distraction. My life is still kind of a mess, but while there are certainly truths about myself I don't feel much like handling, I don't think I'm trying to use this distraction to evade something important that needs my attention. Not like last time, at least.
I still feel powerless, and I still feel distracted, but at least now I think the complications are warranted.
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