So. The Olympics. They’re out there. Eating up all the news media’s attention. Causing a rash of bloggers to comment on things that they probably don’t know a whole helluva lot about. The Chinese are being secretive, lying, cheating, totalitarian bastards. The news media’s letting it slide. Beach volleyballers are asking Bush to smack their asses. The whole world’s coming apart.
In the â€œwar on terrorâ€, the US administration has resorted to secret detention, enforced disappearance, prolonged incommunicado detention, indefinite detention without charge, arbitrary detention, and torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Amnesty International So I’ve tooling around the web a lot in the past week or so, trying to drum up interest in […]
Did you know there’s a law in New Jersey’s constitution that says an â€œidiot or insane personâ€ cannot vote? They’re trying to change that law, but I think they should add a line that says it’s illegal to vote for an idiot or insane person.
I don’t really have anything to say to this. It speaks for itself. Video shows Chinese border guards shoot Tibetan refugees.
I read this article on CNet, about the founders of Craigslist and Wikipedia having a little chat. The following three paragraphs caught my eye. First: “The miracle of DVRs, not just TiVo, is that you can skip through commercials, and in my fantasy life…if everyone started skipping political commercials, that would defeat their purpose, and […]
I think I just found my new favroite thing: Wikipedia. I know it’s not altogether new but I just killed an hour here at the office learning about the Cultral Revolution. And it seemed like the thing to talk about. Which might seem like a strange thing to bring up on a day like today. […]