Wednesday, December 15, 2004

BBC NEWS | Americas | Missile defence shield test fails

BBC NEWS | Americas | Missile defence shield test fails:
"A Pentagon spokesman told Reuters news agency the test had not been tied to the question of when the national missile defence system would be declared operational."

of course not, why should it be?
I mean when we decide it's ready, it's ready, right?
no matter what the "tests" show...
who needs facts, when we've got faith!

Monday, December 13, 2004

Click opera

Click opera:
"Japan has negotiated not only the most modern landscape of any 'advanced' nation (there it goes, flicking by silently outside my shinkansen window, buildings as raked and recent as the train itself), but also the least toxic. "

They do everything better than us.
It's true.
They even rock harder.
damn them.
damn them all.
pass me another cheeseburger
and a lungfull
of whatever
that gray stuff is...

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Majikthise : Ransoming the poor

Majikthise : Ransoming the poor:
"the new rules are morally wrong. Gays pay the same taxes as straights, but under the new rules, they may be eligible for only a fraction of the social services offered in their communities. The same would be true for blacks, religious minorities, atheists, and anyone else whom a faith-based organization might wish to exclude. Relaxing the preaching rules is effectively a regressive tax. Proselytizers would be paid with poor people's time in exchange for dolling out the government's money. Nice."

this should be the last word regarding "faith-based" initiatives...