Let's run the numbers
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Ahh, if we could only get this kind of thing here
This is the kind of government report that shows you have a functioning democracy. The government investigated itself, and found that the Popular Party spun the information it had on the March 11 commuter train bombing in Madrid to influence the electorate, to prevent a backlash for supporting the War in Iraq.
What would the investigation of 9/11, the war in Afghanistan, and the War in Iraq look like if we had a government body with subpoena powers that wanted to investigate this? I guarantee it would hold someone in the executive office accountable rather than saying "Oops" like the 9/11 commission report said.
Spain's govt 'twisted' bombings for gains - report - Yahoo! News
Sunday, June 19, 2005
I never did get that post done, but here are my two picks. If you like the cornmeal style, almost hush-puppy like fritters, go to Herbie's in Marathon. If you want a more flour-based, a la corn fritters or funnel cakes, go to Alabama Jack's on Card Sound Road, next to the Card Sound Bridge, in Key Largo. Both are excellent examples of their styles, although Herbie's has better blackened Mangrove Snapper sandwiches.
The Daily Show
Note to self: Do not watch The Daily Show with your mother-in-law, especially when they're showing Jim Sensenbrenner cutting off witnesses before the committee, then cutting off the committee, taking his gavel, going home, and on the way out ordering the Democrat's mikes be cut off. She'll just get pissed off that her side isn't understood and is getting made fun of. And then she'll say that Dick Durban is an idiot.
Just for the record, I don't think the Nazi's used peeing on religious texts as a method of controlling prisoners. And I don't think that we've done everything that the Stalin-era gulags, or Pol Pot did. But when you hear about the things we have done, you don't think of America. We used to be better than this. We didn't do anything like this, so the contrast between the light and darkness was stronger. Instead, now we're slipping in that direction, turning grey and muddy, all because of a president who doesn't see anything but as black and white.
Well, that election sucked
I kept hoping that I'd wake up and President Kerry (or dare I say it, President Gore?) would have made everything better. Oh well, back to work.
Update: No, I'm not back just to take cheap shots at my mom-in-law. She's a sweet lady with a minor political problem. But, after having sat on the sidelines, I think I'm remiss if I'm not descending into shrill unholy madness due to the mendacity, stupidity, incompetence, recklessness, and idiocy of the Bush administration and its allies. Not while I've got a *mostly* free soapbox to stand on. Or, as the bumper sticker said, "If your not completely outraged, you haven't been paying attention."