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Terror Attacks in London... I hope all you guys are ok.

And, in regards to my post on being mad at the conservative right, [livejournal.com profile] lou_zer pointed out an interesting subject on "The Fifth Estate" that might be of interest to some of you with fast internet connections. "Sticks and Stones" was also featured on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, I believe, since it contains the segment of Ann Coulter alleging that Canada sent troops to Vietnam even though Canada had not. You can watch the entire show online, it's about 45 minutes long and contains some interesting facts about the bias of the media.
I'm reading How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must) by Ann Coulter. I'm not sure why, except as self-punishment or something. So far, it has a lot of opinion masked as truth. It bothers me because in each of the books I read, I do read the acknowledgements and bibliography. I like to know how people got the opinion they did. Al Franken's book was excellent, because it had a lot of sources in the back, most of which could be found on the internet. Ann Coulter's book, so far, has... none.

In the back, there are no pages stuffed full of sources. There is only a lonely acknowledgement page, which annoys me. I feel its an insult to readers to not supply your sources, especially in something as nebulous as politics. Anyway, this is the phrase I got to, on page 83, before I had to put the book down because I was laughing too hard.
While still completely vulnerable to another terrorist attack, Americans submit like good Germans to these purposeless airport shakedowns - which are about as useful as those national guardsmen hanging around in airports right after 9/11 carrying unloaded rifles.

This, of course, right after the diatribe on how airports literally hand out weapons on the plane and how the guards stole all her merchandise that she was planning to give for Christmas presents and her sterling silver bullet charm for her charm bracelet! Bullies!

So anyway, to top off today, a New York reporter is jailed for refusing to divulge a confidential source. The woman was jailed even though she never wrote a story on it, and is now supposedly in detention at the Alexandria Detention Center, which also conveniently houses Zacarias Moussaoui, a convicted terrorist. Haf'ta keep all the terrorists in one place, you know.

And Curious George is disappointed that Iraq has no WMD's. I really hate reading transcripts of the President's interviews because his grammar never fails to make me cringe. "...and at the same time, burning fossil fuels is a part of the cause of greenhouse gases." Dammit, it's burning fossil fuels ARE a part of the cause! 'ARE' not 'IS'! It's a verbal train-wreck. It seems strange that he is one of the most powerful men in the world yet he cannot afford a grammar tutor.

Oh, and I was tagged for a couple of these memes... I'll play along this time.. )
And then there was the Five Reasons You Consider Yourself a Geek...

1.) I have encyclopaedic knowledge of dog breeds. Funny, but true. For instance, I can tell you that the chow chow originated in China, but it was when it was shipped to England in the cargo hold (chow chow), it got its name. Or, I can tell you that the Ibizan Hound's only acceptable colors (per the AKC regulations) are white and red, anything else will earn the dog disqualification. Or even that the Plott(hound or hund) is discouraged from having pendulous flews (flews being the upper-lip portion of the dog's muzzle). I think this particular tendency started when Mr. Graw (I think that was his name - my mom's friend's father) gave me a book on AKC dog breeds when I was 9 or 10 years old, and it's really never abated. This is really never useful unless someone asks "Hey, what breed is Rover, here?"

2.) I am a music geek. My "best years" were in high school, being the "band aid" (yes, laugh it up) and librarian for the band. I have that annoying music-geek habit of leaving the room when something truly aurally offensive happens, i.e., that Bb was supposed to be a B. I like to perform and the smell of cork grease makes me excited (not in THAT way, thankyouverymuch). I like pointing out the merits of the Fux Rules of Counterpoint (which is really a very annoying amount of rules to have), and can recite all the cadences from memory (including what would make them "weak" or "strong"), and get really really really annoyed when amateurs "improvise" and completely destroy the piece (and I can tell you why it's not "improvising", and why a listener cannot accept it as such). Maybe that just makes me a snob, though.

3.) I really, really, really love anthropology. More specifically, I like studying how the human body has developed, and why. I like ancient cultures (none earlier than 1 A.D., please), I like theories on why neanderthals are considered an evolutionary dead-end, I like looking at those really old tools that were made by australopithecines. One of my favorite ancient-hominid holdovers into modern humans is the very slight sagittal crest in some human males, though any improvements on ancient forms are fascinating.

4.) Hello, history. Ok, so not all history. History directly pertaining to World War II, though. It's my forte, another thing I've been studying since my grandfather revealed that he wasn't simply a refugee in Europe, he was indeed also a soldier in the German army (albiet, a very young one and at the tail end of the war). It's fascinating how it started, and even more fascinating how, today, people still get many of the basic facts wrong about it. It's an interesting topic, made even more interesting for the amount of press about it, the wealth of information that's still being discovered.

5.) Ok, so there's really not a fifth thing that's geeky about me, except I use a computer and wear glasses, maybe. Unless it's the fact I like spices categorized by use, books categorized by genre, and really like to just categorize things. Links, objects, etc. Does that count? Or... maybe that I work on a MUD (I build, and I'm getting better at my mprogs) and like role-playing...

On that same note, I should also mention that I lose geek points every day by not being very interested in anime, at all. No, I have never watched a full episode of Pokemon. I've not seen Gundam Wing, and I don't leap joyfully on the newest Sailor Moon merchandise. I don't know a lot about computers, or math, I don't wear fussy shirts with pocket-protectors and seven different species of pens. I can only give you the rudimentary bits about physics, and that only because I'm reading Stephen Hawking's "The Universe... in a Nutshell". So either I am a very odd sort of geek, or *gasp* not a geek at all...

Liberal bias?

Jul. 6th, 2005 03:04 pm
teabiting: (mh black shirt)
The souls of our children are screaming,screaming for justice and end to the pain. Will you seek refuge in the arms of the liberals who will most definatly protect you before they protect the innocent babes? I believe in an eye for an eye. The jail time criminals spend need to get tougher. Take away the tax paid for t.v. sets. Make it more military. Kick the liberals off the seats and get back to linching.
# posted by llongoria0 : 6:29 PM

He got away with his crimes because of liberal laws. We can stop things like this but only if we accept whatever Bush tells us. We must do whatever our president tells us.
# posted by Bush Supporter : 6:27 PM

I think we all need to wave the flag and support Bush because of this incident. I'm ready to lose more freedom, Bush. Have at it!
# posted by Anonymous : 2:15 PM

Oh, and this guy was a democrat. I think all the democrats should be put on a watch list since most of them are molestors and rapists anyway.
# posted by Anonymous : 2:56 PM

PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN PEOPLE! If your neighbor is a democrat you had better keep a close eye on them and for gods sakes DONT LET THEM AROUND YOUR KIDS! Democrats are KNOW child abusers!!
# posted by Anonymous : 3:00 PM

Well, then. It's nice to know the lynch mob mentality and blaming the "Liberals" for everything from high gas prices to murders is in full swing. Gotta keep up that status quo, you know.

The liberals are probably to blame for Toyota putting a second car manufacturing plant in Ontario instead of Arkansas, too. Their reason is, He said Nissan and Honda have encountered difficulties getting new plants up to full production in recent years in Mississippi and Alabama due to an untrained - and often illiterate - workforce. In Alabama, trainers had to use "pictorials" to teach some illiterate workers how to use high-tech plant equipment. Kind of makes me wonder what it's going to be like after the "No Child Left Behind" gets into full swing...

PS:
But hey! I found the Hallelujah diet!
I can't help but feel that now that they've said something, (namely, A group of 13 computers in private hands are known as root servers. They contain approved lists of net suffixes such as .com, known as the Domain Name System (DNS)... "Given the internet's importance to the world's economy, it is essential that the underlying DNS of the internet remain stable and secure," read the US statement.) everything is suddenly going to go wrong, fire will rain from the internet heavens, and .com will become no more.

Of course, everyone knows now that Canada has given all individuals the right to marry- including those people that are gay. Stephen Harper (the leader of the Conservative party here) was, of course, stomping his little feet and yelling about Liberals and evil and how when he was Prime Minister, he was going to bring the law back to vote and they were going to overturn it with his Parliament full of Conservatives and Unicorns. One of the justices, I believe, kind of chuckled and said something like, "You can't overturn a law that was already made and approved by the Supreme Court", thus sending Mr. Harper into hysterics.

And me oh my, President Bush's speech didn't bring many viewers. A paltry 32.7 million, and half of that probably because there was nothing else on television. Personally, I would have watched it, were I in the US, and perhaps called for a drinking game among friends- everytime he said the word "freedom", "liberty", stuttered incoherently, or repeated himself, everyone would take a shot.

And is it just me, or does his nose just keep getting smaller and pointier?

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