July 2004 Archives

Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him, and a bad guy when Bush needed a "we can't find Bin Laden" diversion.

Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.

The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our highest national priority is enforcing UN resolutions against Iraq.

A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multinational corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.

Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals, peace activists, and liberals.

The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.

A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our longtime allies, then demand their cooperation and money.

Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy. Providing health care to all Americans is socialism.

HMOs and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart.

Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense.

A president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.

Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and the PATRIOT act.

Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness, and you need our prayers for your recovery.

You support states' rights, which means Attorney General John Ashcroft can tell states what local voter initiatives they have the right to adopt.

What Bill Clinton did in the 1960s is of vital national interest, but what Bush did in the '80s is irrelevant.


Recieved from a registered Republican coworker.

Outfoxed

Outfoxed examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know.
They are selling the documentary online.

Alton Brown on Supersize Me

If you are a FoodTV junkie like me you are probably familur with Alton Brown, star of Good Eats and color comentator for the Iron Chef American. Alton has some great stuff to say on Supersize Me,
We are fat and sick and dying because we have handed a basic, fundamental and intimate function of life over to corporations.
And me think that applies to so many other fundamental aspects of our lives that are not working well.

Favorite Quote

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Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Attributed to Robert J. Hanlon, maybe really Robert Heinlein.

Boardroom Warefare

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A cloud over civilisation
The strategic bombing of German industry, transportation and cities, was gravely disappointing. Attacks on factories that made such seemingly crucial components as ball bearings, and even attacks on aircraft plants, were sadly useless. With plant and machinery relocation and more determined management, fighter aircraft production actually increased in early 1944 after major bombing. In the cities, the random cruelty and death inflicted from the sky had no appreciable effect on war production or the war.
Make sure you read that bolded bit again.

*fuck mod_perl

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Don't agree but gotta love the attitude.

Computer Recycling

Office Depot offers to recycle electronics for free, looks like I will be making lots of trips to Office Deopt this summer.

It sucks to be brown

A Seattle photraghy student reminds us why it sucks to be brown in this country.

Spidy Lego Movie

There is a totally cool Spider-Man The Peril of Doc Ock, done in Lego stop motion.
I have been looking for something like Wayback, User-level Versioning File System for Linux, for years. The whole idea of zero behavior change versioning, until rollback, totally rocks. Now to have something like this for OSX and Windows.

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