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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Good Hump Day Morning!

I do not think the report of the police brigade experiencing massive illness should be ignored. Update on original post below. The US military needs to have its health experts do testing. Now. Some things need to be ruled out.

In other hardly-new news, Bill Maher is a total idiot. Combining Maher and Kerry is a recipe for creating an effective-IQ vacuum:
Maher: And, if I may ask just one question about that election. It seems to me when you look back you would say probably that you took the high road. I mean, you could have called Bush out in 2004 and called him a draft dodger. You could have called him a deserter. Certainly, that was a lot more true than what he was saying about you. But, you took the high road, and lost. If you took the low road, do you think you would have won?
Bush never said anything about Kerry personally, except to compliment him for what he called his exemplary service in Vietnam. It just drivels on like this. There are plenty of objective, real issues with which to campaign against Bush, and it only weakens the case of Bush opponents to resort to this sort of thing. When will these fools learn? At a time when there is genuine disaffection for the Bush administration, must they trot out one of the worst presidential candidates in the 19th century to stage a stunning display of narcissism? This interview reads as if it were scripted by Karl Rove. Two aging fools discussing why they are so right about everything yet so rejected by the American people hold no power to build support among voters.

Miracles do happen, and this sounds like one to me.

These elephants seem to have adopted a tactic of preemptive raids in India. The people swear they are innocent, but I think the elephants are right to be suspicious. I think that elephant was killed because it was eating crops.

Elephants and donkeys and miracles.... Don't say I'm not capable of making some pretty odd associations. I think it would require quite a miracle to make our donkeys and elephants concentrate on the people's business once again.

Update: See Photon Courier's post about attrition mills:
Professors and journalists preached about the sins of Western civilization, asserting that we had brought it all on ourselves. A well-known writer wrote of her unease when her daughter chose to buy and display an American flag. Some universities banned the display of American flags in dormitories, claiming that such display was "provocative."

Opinions such as these have metastacized to the point at which they are no longer irrelevant to mainstream politics. Former DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe, along with other leading Democrats, attended a special screening of Michael Moore's movie Farenheit 9/11. Moore is well-known for his outrageous statements about the country in which he lives--things he is credibly reported to have said include: "(Americans) are possibly the dumbest people on the planet . . . in thrall to conniving, thieving smug [pieces of the human anatomy]," (in an interview with the British newspaper The Mirror) and "That's why we're smiling all the time. You can see us coming down the street. You know, `Hey! Hi! How's it going?' We've got that big [expletive] grin on our face all the time because our brains aren't loaded down" (to a crowd in Munich) and "You're stuck with being connected to this country of mine, which is known for bringing sadness and misery to places around the globe." (to a crowd in Cambridge, England.) And about the terrorists who are killing Americans and Iraqis on a daily basis in Iraq, Moore had this to say: "The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not `insurgents' or `terrorists' or `The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow — and they will win."
Moore's "Minutemen" are the people killing the children and families of democratically elected officials. I think David's post is very important.

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