Saturday, March 29, 2008

9-11 Changed Everything

We're in the fifth year of an unwinnable war, the economy is in a death spiral, gas is four bucks a gallon, the ice caps are melting, and your government is...uh....making sure that you don't get killed by exploding boobs. I feel much safer.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Horror....The Horror....Remember?

Not that long ago, it was assumed (by me, among others) that John McCain had no chance of winning the 2008 presidential election because of his stand on the war in Iraq--in case you don't remember, he likes it. Now the war is all but forgotten. As P.Z. Myers says, it has become merely the "background noise of our country."

As we get closer to the election, we should remember that the war is the most important issue facing this country. Perhaps you feel that other things are more important--the economy, maybe, or the environment. But know this--each day that passes with the United States throwing millions of dollars every hour into a giant metaphorical paper shredder (a machine that also shreds lives and families) is another step closer to a time when we'll have no ability to affect the events around us. We'll be that much less able to offset global warming, or to influence the activities of other countries.

Dubya, obstinate as ever, claims that the 4,000 Americans that have died in the war so far are not "lost in vain." He's wrong. But not only have those lives, and the shattered lives of their families, and tens of thousands of Iraqi dead, and the destruction of Iraq been all for naught. The very future of the United States as a world power is on shaky ground because of this vainglorious boondoggle. Don't forget it.

UPDATE: Here. This guy says it better.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Science Just Gets Weirder

I'm just not sure how to interpret this.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

In Which the Blogger Admits He's Made an Error in Judgment

I voted for Hillary Clinton in the Arkansas primary, and I've changed my mind. I explain in an article in Quiblit Magazine.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I Pick Mary Ann!

Here's yet another reason to pick Mary Ann over Ginger. Okay, she's 69 years old now, but what a cool granny she turns out to be.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

No Low Is Low Enough For Bush

The (supposed) end justifies the means. As if we didn't already know, the worst president in American history today affirmed that the United States is a nation of torturers by vetoing a law that would outlaw waterboarding. Bush likes to say about terrorists that "they hate us for our freedoms," but this act makes it clear--they hate us because we're the bad guys.

Please note that this is a bill that John W. McCain voted against. Count the former POW who endured North Vietnamese torture as pro-torture.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Our Long National Nightmare Is Over.

Huckabee has finally accepted the inevitable and dropped out of the presidential race. Who would have thought that a failed southern governor with a questionable ethics history and a propensity for basing his policy decisions on a quaint religious tradition would ever come this close to becoming President? Perhaps now he'll disappear from the public eye, and take Chuck Norris with him.