Saturday, October 3, 2009

Tardiness [chat]

"Jeff probably comes late so he doesn't have to sit through all of your tardiness."

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gyromancer: Oh My God

It's a Wonderful Day for Pie

"Look how gayly we run!"

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Public Option fails in Finance Committee

So, the Public Option amendments failed in the Senate Finance Committee today. That, in itself, is bad enough. But then you add to it that the Senate Finance Committee voted to restore Abstinence Education funding and I have no idea what to do with this. They vote against giving citizens the choice between a government option and private health care and then provide more funding to an "educational" system which seeks to limit choices and freedom.

They do not want you to have a choice in your health care. They do not want you to make an informed choice about sexuality. But...they're for freedom? I do not fucking get it. Hell, one of the fuckers in the health care debate pretty much said, "We are against the public option because citizens might like it." What the shit does one DO with that?

I'm going to try to not go off the deep end and make a bunch of "No We Can't" rants or be generally angry about this asinine bullshit. The problem is that, at the moment, the only thing stopping me is the hope that this picture has some truth to it:

And that came from a fucking gaming forum.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Glenn Beck cannot define "white culture"

But he's sure as shit that Obama is against it.

Monday, September 28, 2009

AP wants more probing

Someone at AP may be drunk:

Swiss arrest Polanski on US request in sex case
(AP) – 14 hours ago

OK, can you do some more probing? New York will want to know

frank's out today.

i checked already, and so did zurich. they say the question is irrelevant. he answered me with the quote i used, about we knew when he was coming this time. he's been here many times in the past, we think.

thx brad. aptn is aware, but unfortunately won't make it in time, but is hoping to catch tail end.

i'm pushing out another writethru with some more background details before press conference.

no surprise, new york is really hot on this.

they particularly want to know why now. (has he never set foot in switzerland before?) sheila, theorizes that's because they're under intense pressure over ubs and want to throw the U.S. a bone, but can yo ucheck with justice department sources there?

is frank around too, or are you alone?

u can tell aptn press conf 1700 (15 gmt) in bern at the parliament

i'll watch it live on internet

Sunday, September 27, 2009

William Safire, Nixon Speech Writer and Linguist, Dead at 79

William Safire may the the reason I started reading the New York Times Editorial Page in high school. Despite this, I still tend to mix my modifiers.

William Safire, a speechwriter for President Richard M. Nixon and a Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist for The New York Times who also wrote novels, books on politics and a Malaprop’s treasury of articles on language, died at a hospice in Rockville, Md. on Sunday. He was 79.

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