December 28, 2004
U.S. Bad. Wait, I meant good. Honest Mistake.
This stuff makes me really nervous. When someone says something bad about the US or Bush, then suddenly says what they meant was the exact opposite. There was a great Wolf Blitzer where the PM of Pakistan (I believe) said Bush made a mistake sending us to War. Then they went to commercial and when they got back Wolf Blitzer repeated a message he'd just gotten from the Pakistani officials saying he didn't really mean to say it was a mistake. What happened between when he said it and the end of the commercial. Here's another one.
UN Officials called the US stingy in their response to the Indian disaster. The US has initially pledged to give 15 million, which is a drop in the bucket to us. How little? Thanks to Dan for pointing out the Bush team spent 30-40 million on his inauguration alone, not including security (Story Here).
15 Million is stingy. Or is it? Reported here, UN Officials have modified their original claim of the US being stingy to the more palatable, "the greatest contributor to international relief efforts in the world." Its an honest mistake anyone could make. Here again, what happened between the original comments and the revised ones? How will the US improve if there is no one to hold us accountable? Or are we above that?
December 27, 2004
I Stole This Credit Card!
This had me laughing out loud. I actually never signed my visa/debit card. No one ever asks. Actually, I'v been asked a couple times. I tell them I never signed my card and they just let me go... without signing it.
The Car Chase that Wasn't (found)
A long time ago I wrote about The Car Chase that Wasn't. Well, I found the audio of it. Its really worth a listen to. It appeared on This American Life, an amazing NPR show that I highly recommend. Their website has audio archives of all their shows. HERE is the audio one with the car chase. Like It or Not 10/24 Episode 248. It starts at about 6min in. Highly recommended... by me.
December 22, 2004
Los Angeles. Profound Words.
I know I haven't posted in a while, but I do this for me and not you anyway. I'm in LA now. Working. A lot has happened, keeping me busy. I've been to Mammoth twice since I got to LA. This made me realize how much I miss that place. I am beginning the process of getting myself back there. At the moment, it looks like I'll be permanently moved up sometime in February. Living with my old roommates, Katie and Brandon.
Its times like these that I wish I had some profound words that would summarize my feelings in ways you would all relate to, while being sufficiently broad and cryptic as to not definitively give anything away. I haven't found those words yet.
December 06, 2004
Kentucky Fried Revolution
December 02, 2004
"What Muslims, multiculturalists, and the media hope you never find out about Islam."
Lets play a game. Pretend you didn't know this book is about muslims. I'm going to give you highlights of what this book claims and you try and guess what religion they're talking about.
- The blank allows a man to have up to four wives -- at any one time.
- The blank assures the blank the right to own slaves by purchasing them or as a bounty of war.
- In blank, the definition of what is "right" or "just" is not fixed, but changeable by divine decree -- enabling the most henous sins and crimes to be declared "the will of blank"
- The Crusades were a belated military response to three centuries of blank aggression against blank lands and peoples.
NRA - Kooky Kidz Korner!
This is too good. kkk-nra.org