Friday, December 10, 2004


O.k. one quick comment on the whole Rummy thing...
you've read about it everywhere, but I haven't seen this response.

"You go to war with the Army you have..."

Yes, that's true if you are FORCED into war.
You guys were preparing to go into Iraq from day 1 of your administration.
The TRUTH is that you didn't build the army you needed for this invasion
because you completely miscalculated what it was going to take to do the job.
Bottom line. It's your fault. YOU OWN IT!
If we were attacked by the Iraqi Army then yes, we would HAVE to go to
war with the army we had on the day we were attacked...
When you KNOW for months, maybe years, that the war is coming, cause
it's a war you're CHOOSING then you have NO effin' excuse for sending
that army anywhere unprepared...

Thursday, December 09, 2004

James Wolcott

James Wolcott:
"As a playwright (Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Designated Mourner), Wallace Shawn is more subversive and brain-worming than a petty sadist like Neil LaBute, but as a social conscience he's softer, vulnerable to attack and ridicule."

anyone have/or seen a copy of "Final Edition"?
sounds great to me...

die puny humans

die puny humans: "Florida scientists have grown a brain in a petri dish and taught it to fly a fighter plane.

The scientists hope that their research will lead to hybrid computers with organic components, allowing more flexible and varied means of solving problems.

One potential application is to install living computers in unmanned aircraft for missions too dangerous for humans."

We're one step closer to Ceylons!
YAY! anything we can do to further the machines taking over I'm all for!!! C'mon SKYNET! BRING IT ON!!!

I mean they couldn't do a worse job than us right?
and if we're lucky they'll decide to use us as batteries and then we can go kick ass in the matrix.

ah, there's nothing quite like playing god, is there?

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Henry Ford Lives!

so, here's a follow-up to the last post...
how many of you had to have background checks for your current job?
drug tests?

how much private info are you willing to give up for a job?
if they wanted your measurements?
your cholesterol level?
your sexual history?

I mean, realistically speaking all of those are as relevant as a
credit report to determining say, how well you could sell theatre
tickets or support cisco hardware, right?

Where do we draw a line as a society? why are we all so quick to give
up our personal data, our personal history, just to collect a

It's only a matter of time before Mr. Ford starts sending pinkertons
by the house to make sure you're in bed on time, or reading to your
kids, or whatever other idea Johnny Employer gets in his head...

That's some catch, that catch-22!

so, here, in a nutshell is where I'm at...
lost "good" job I applied for ran a credit check, and then wouldn't
hire me. When I lost my last tech-job the first thing to lost out was
my creditors. It's true! I chose to eat and keep my utilities on
rather than pay my credit card debts. So, they all show up on my
credit report... If I ever really recover (which I still haven't) I'd
be happy to take out a consolidation loan, or work with my creditors
to start paying these debts off. Can't do that till I get a decent
paying job, and I can't get hired for a decent paying job because of
the debt...

so, I just got the call about a new job yesterday...
I start Monday...
but I'll probably end up getting fired again AFTER they finish the
background check and discover that yes, while unemployed, I was

so, until I get a decent job I can't even think about cleaning up my
credit report, and because of my credit report I can't get a good


I've already given notice at my part time gig, which means I'll either
by fully employed, or fully unemployed by the end of next week!!!


Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Jesus' General

Jesus' General:

"Our Leader knows better. He knows there's no tomorrow. That's why He's spending like He's His brother, Neil, at a Bangkok men's club. He understands that our children and grandchildren will never see the bill. They'll be raptured long before it ever comes due."

I would give this guy money!!!

in fact, I've been saying for some time that if we're serious about
fighting terrorism we need to start training all citizens in Kung
Fu...and the earlier we start the better...

Jackie Chan's planes never get hijacked...

Monday, December 06, 2004

Michael Paulus :: Skeletal Systems

Michael Paulus :: Skeletal Systems

I want your skull.
I need your skull.

ahh, just beautiful stuff...

the war on wars

not going to get into this whole hawk/dove thing going on between
atrios and matt yglesias...
just gonna quote this from pandagon:
" the danger for the left was always that it would go well and we'd
have been on the wrong side of liberation,"
and then say if that was the only danger then there was NO DANGER!
Look at who was in charge of the war effort and try to say again that
there was any danger things would go well...i wouldn't let rummy tie
my shoes much less lead a war...when liars who have no interest in the
truth make plans they make them based on lies therefore they are
doomed to fail.
That said I'm a pacifist...
any war that happens is going to have to happen without my support...