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Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Worked all day.
Watched Control Room, a documentary on the Al Jazeera television network during the leadup and "mission accomplished" periods of the current Iraq War. This is the second time that I've seen it and I highly recommend it.
I haven't done a lick of Christmas shopping and will pay for it dearly this weekend.
In the news...
Bush remains an idiot... I just picked the first story I found and picked a quote... ridiculous.

When one woman asked about how many Iraqis have died since the March 2003 invasion, Mr. Bush did what the Pentagon has been reluctant to do. He offered numbers. "I would say 30,000, more or less, have died as a result of the initial incursion and the ongoing violence against Iraqis. We have lost about 2,140 of our own troops in Iraq.

The US decides that killing people is wrong and to prove it, they kill the founder of the Crips and it takes 12 minutes for them to find a vein. Fox news' "reporter's notebook" on the story is an interesting read as well. I'm not saying that he was innocent, I'm just saying that I totally disagree with killing people to teach a lesson about how wrong it is to kill people. The death penalty has proved itself as being a shitty deterrent and is more expensive than life in prison. If it's vengeance that people want, consider life in prison dealing with all of its many horrible
Everyone but the US agrees that global warming exists, but that won't stop polar bears from becoming extinct when their habitat melts. The US' response? Protect Polar Bears and then drill up the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge.
I also ran across this adorable (and seemingly right-wing) news outlet called, Hilarious. Watch for quotes from the Heritage Foundation and easy references to "liberals". Unfortunately for them, I'm going to use their powers for my own benefit by repeating this story:

Conservatives Urged to Avoid Progressive Insurance

( - A conservative advocacy group is urging its supporters to cancel their policies with Progressive Insurance, after Peter Lewis, the company's chairman, reportedly gave $8.5 million to the American Civil Liberties Union. The multi-million dollar donation will help the ACLU advance its liberal agenda, including its "war on Christmas," the American Family Association warned. In an email message, AFA Founder and Chairman Don Wildmon urged his supporters to "sign a letter to Chairman Lewis, letting him know" that his donation to the ACLU is prompting conservatives to cancel their insurance policies. The AFA recently announced that it was ending its boycott of Target stores, after the retailer promised to use the word "Christmas" in its advertising and in-store promotions.

All of you, get out there and switch to Progressive right now! Pay double your premiums just for fun! Don't report any accidents, even if they're far over your deductible. The more money we give these people, the richer that Lewis fellow gets and the more money the ACLU gets to get out there and fight for all the stuff I think is important. Face, CNS News!
I'm not sure how much of a real source CNS news is, especially given that one of their facts in the "fact-o-rama" section comes from wikipedia. Now don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of the Wiki, but they've definitely come under heavy fire lately for some libelous lies that were entered.
Ok, that's it for me.

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