Friday, December 23, 2005

Clinton Bad, Bush...Good?

Latest HuffPo :

Bush's dismissal of the law, which he stood before the country to defend yesterday, is outrage enough. But even more outrageous is what it represents: the belief that the President, or more specifically, President Bush, is above the law; that authority emanates from him and him alone; that the Social Contract has only one signatory and he sits in the Oval office. Didn't we fight some kind of war about that some time in the late 18th century?


Oh no, right, I forgot -- Bush had been "protecting us" by plopping a feckless crony at the head of FEMA. Which reminds me that Bush's promise to review all those emergency plans seemed strangely similar to the statement he made in May, 2001 when he created the Office of National Preparedness, an agency inside FEMA, and put Dick Cheney in charge of "a coordinated national effort [to] do the very best possible job of protecting our people from catastrophic harm." Big success there! Looks like Cheney really dropped the ball on that one. Where's that story? Cheney's had the most important job in the country and has had zero results. Yet he and Bush go around the country calling themselves the great protectors and all critics unpatriotic.

How the fuck did we get to this point? 7-8 years ago, we had republicans frothing at the mouth over a fucking BJ, saying the president is not above the law, that he had discgaced the office.

Now we have a dolt that sits in that same office, saying idiocy like:

Social Security government treasury notes are "just worthless IOU's".

The president is above the law, and can ignore it as he pleases.

If you criticize the prezident, you are unpatriotic.

It's ok and NECCESARY for our freedoms that we allow the president to take some of our freedoms away so that we can be safe.

What a fucked up mess we have become, to have fallen so low that we would have this total priveleged moron in the highest office in the land.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Un-Intelligent Design

I kinda like this new theory:

Don Wise, professor emeritus of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is the nation's foremost proponent of ID. No, Wise isn't getting ready to testify on behalf of the school board in Dover, PA. Rather, he advocates for a different version of the acronym: "incompetent design."


The thing that perhaps is closest to all of us is our own skeleton, and there are certainly all kinds of stupidity in our design. No self-respecting engineering student would make the kinds of dumb mistakes that are built into us.

I think this should be taught in any school that advocates ID/creationist teaching.