Monday, May 31, 2004

Yahoo! News - Iraqis Chafe at U.S. Block on Choice of President
Just when you think the Bush Administration is going to finally recognize it might have made a mistake at some point in the past 3+ years and try to do something right, it astounds you yet again. These people are True Believers and then some.

Friday, May 28, 2004

18. A big pile of fudge; all over

Pro: Tasty, particularly enjoyed by women and increasingly obese nation
Con: Perishable, nonsentient, lackluster in debates and speeches

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Les Triplettes de Belleville (2003)
A better film than "Finding Nemo", but not nearly as adept commercially. True genius at work here.

Friday, May 21, 2004 - National News - Agency: Chalabi group was front for Iran
"Patrick Lang, former director of the intelligence agency's Middle East branch, said he had been told by colleagues in the intelligence community that Chalabi's U.S.-funded program to provide information about weapons of mass destruction and insurgents was effectively an Iranian intelligence operation. 'They [the Iranians] knew exactly what we were up to' he said. He described it as 'one of the most sophisticated and successful intelligence operations in history.' 'I'm a spook. I appreciate good work. This was good work' he said."

That sound you just heard was one big-ass shoe dropping.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

New York Daily News - Home - Lloyd Grove's Lowdown: Daring look to Kerry off:
"Midlevel aide gets Russerted!: When Secretary of State Colin Powell's press aide, Emily Miller, tried to end her boss' taped Sunday interview from Jordan with Tim Russert, the 'Meet the Press' moderator exacted his revenge. Not only did the multimillionaire TV newsman embarrass the government wage-earner by airing the awkward moment, he worked himself into a lather of righteous indignation for such media outlets as CNN and The Washington Post. 'A taxpayer-paid employee interrupted an interview,' Russert complained to The Post. 'Not in the United States of America, that's not supposed to go on. This is attempted news management gone berserk.'"

And I thought Tom Brokaw was the most arrogant, pompous, self-righteous, egotistical talking head in the world. I guess I was wrong. I wonder what 'Big Russ' has to say about this?

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

New Scientist - GM Wheat Put On Hold
"'The research is definitely not stopping', Tony Combes, director of corporate affairs at Monsanto UK, told New Scientist. 'It's not carrying on at field level, but we're leaving the door open' he says."

That last sentence scares me. My concerns regarding GM crops/food is not so much the crops/food themselves, although long-term tests have yet to be done on such things, but the fact that companies like Monsanto are the ones pushing for it. These are not people who have shown any degree of concern for the consumer in the past. At any rate, it's probably going to be a moot point because once a GM crop is used 'in the field' there is no way to stop its propogation. Look at corn and soybeans. It's extremely difficult to find crops not contaminated by GM versions nowadays. We are going to get this stuff whether we want it or not.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

All Music Guide: Van Lear Rose
So far, this is my pick for the album of the year. Yes, it's from THAT Loretta Lynn.

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Bush to be interviewed on Arab TV
I guess I am just too cynical for my own good, but I am not really surprised that abuse/torture goes on in military prisons. I don't like it, but it's not surprising. What I cannot figure out though is why these particular 'interrogators' saw fit to TAKE PICTURES! Can you be any more stupid?