Here’s where I’ll be on August 11. You should be there, too. Recognize the guy standing in the middle of the poster?
This is just hilariously ironic – and disgusting.Â A senior official in the US is found to be corrupt and he gets his sentence commuted by his buddy the President, paying a $250,400 fine and being forced to live out his life as a high paid lobbyist.Â A senior official in China is found to… Continue reading China Sentences Official to Death for Corruption – New York Times
This is the funniest prank I’ve read about in a while.Â I’m tempted to send these guys some money to help them keep doing what they do. Wired Science – Wired Blogs
My coworkers and I were discussing this in line at Qdoba a couple days ago.Â When I heard Libby had been convicted and sentenced to 30 months in prison, I thought to myself, “Well, all his legal team has to do is draw the appeals process out long enough so Bush can pardon him late… Continue reading When Pardons Turn Political – New York Times
Cheney Assails Those Favoring Iraq Drawdown – New York Times “I think if we were to do what Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Murtha are suggesting,â€ Mr. Cheney told ABC News, â€œall we will do is validate the Al Qaeda strategy.â€ My comments: What our Vice President doesn’t seem to understand is that his own strategy… Continue reading Cheney Assails Those Favoring Iraq Drawdown – New York Times
US may grow medicine producing rice – Food Business Review So let me see if I got this right.Â The federal government is approving a modified rice that contains human genetic material in the hopes that it may help scientists invent some unspecified new drug.Â But they won’t allow researchers to use embryos that can… Continue reading US may grow medicine producing rice – Food Business Review
When this news… I. Lewis Libby Jr. News – The New York Times …that Scooter Libby is now a proven felon was announced, Beth asked me if I thought he would be pardoned.Â I said, “Of course he will.Â That’s how the good old boys network works.”Â She asked when it would happen.Â My prediction… Continue reading prediction: Libby will be pardoned on March 24
Osama Team Hunger Force – CollegeHumor video Here’s a very funny video that helps emphasize just how stupid the city of Boston.
Beth and I just joined our first CSA, New Moon Farms. In case you don’t know, CSA stands for “community supported agriculture” and the idea is that you buy a share (or, in our case, a half-share) of one growing season at a local farm. The farmers plant, raise, and harvest the food, and then… Continue reading New Moon Farms CSA
Positive Press on Iraq Is Aim of U.S. Contract – Anyone read “1984” lately? In that book, the government used public relations to make citizens feel good about a war that was made up against an imaginary enemy in order for the populace to feel their government was doing a sound and admirable job of… Continue reading Positive Press on Iraq Is Aim of U.S. Contract