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Saturday, December 13, 2003

Okay, I'm Not Quite Done Yet 

I have to tie up a couple loose ends before I end the day. First of all, I forgot to mention that I now own the new CD by Default and will be reviewing it in the next week, for those of you who like post-grunge rock.

Finally, this search term somehow brought someone to my site from Google today:

"pictures of satan with a santa clause hat on"

WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?

Home Again 

Whoa. I just got back to Pittsburgh about an hour ago, and upon checking my stats, I noticed that I got 44 hits today. That may not seem like much, but it's the most I've ever gotten on a Saturday. I checked it out, and it appears I got a "Mikealanche" from Mike the Marine's blog.

Also, I've gotten a couple offers for alternate hosting services so I can get the crap away from BlogSnot before it's too late. I'm seriously considering those. Anything to get me outta here.

Anyway, I don't think I'll post anything else tonight. I need to take a quick break from blogging, but I'll be back tomorrow. Of course, now that I'm on Christmas vacation, I'll have lots of time to do all kinds of new things, so SIT should provide plenty of quality material in the near future. I even signed up for a free 1 minute audioblog post, which I will waste as soon as possible just because I can. Until then, continue to blog safely.

BlogSpot Sucks. Get Me Outta Here!!!! 

Seriously. I got linked on like 3 different pages tonight, and the frickin' thing shut down. I only got 2 HITS ALL NIGHT!!!! This could've been my biggest day so far, and the F***IN' IDIOTS SHUT DOWN THE HOSTING SERVICE!!!!! Anyone want to host a blog on their domain? I'll pay you back in a few years...

Anyway, this is my last post until around 10 PM on Saturday. I'm going back to Pittsburgh for Christmas vacation. Once I'm there, I'll have all kinds of cool posts for you. That's a guarantee.

Friday, December 12, 2003

Tag Team Fisking 

Okay, Mike the Marine got the ball rolling, and now it's my turn to pick up where he left off. The article in question is this: 51 Reasons Why Americans Should Elect Howard Dean. It's my job to fisk numbers 11-20, which I will do...now!

11) There is nothing in Dean's proposals that would weaken our military or intelligence forces.
That's because he hasn't made any proposals other than doing the opposite of what the current administration is doing.
He supports a strong and vigilant military.
Unless a Republican is in charge of it, and/or it actually has to be deployed at some point.
12) Dean had a bad back and provided that evidence to the draft board assessing his fitness for duty. Though he continued to participate in physical activities afterward, like skiing, the draft board felt his physical infirmaties disqualified him from service and granted him a medical deferment. He broke no laws, he did not fake the records and he did not defect to escape service.
Ooookay...wouldn't it have made more sense to REST if he had a bad back instead of frickin' SKIING? Just because he didn't break the law doesn't mean he didn't deceive anyone, but I guess "Dr. Dean" knows best, right?
His critics suggest he acted dishonorably...
Why ever could that be?
...while neglecting to mention that evidence exists that Bush failed to report to duty after a military transfer and spent the last of his time in service working on another man's campaign for office, while technically AWOL. One got a legit deferment. One skipped out in violation of the law, during a time of war.
Actually, this "evidence" you speak of is nothing more than a myth that has been debunked multiple times, like here, for example. Are you familiar with these things called "facts?" Get used to 'em.
13) Dean was raised with a privileged family background, as was Bush. No evidence exists to suggest that Dean's parents intervened when he got into police trouble, while evidence suggests Bush's father did that for him. In Bush's business endeavors and government service, it appears that political supporters of his father provided him a great number of favors or direct financial assistance. That does not indicate anything unethical occurred but it contrasts with Dean's record of self-sufficiency in his medical and political careers.
And your proof of these claims is...where? Are you criticizing President Bush for having connections? I'm a communications major, and they teach us that connections are a good thing! Have I been lied to, just like the horrible neocons lied to America? OH NO! I feel so victimized! Sarcasm aside, I don't see how this proves the superiority of one candidate over the other, especially since there's no evidence presented. Have you people heard of hyperlinks?
14) Despite Dean's privileged background, he well recognizes that part of the American Dream requires access to opportunity.
Unless you're rich already, in which case you're an un-American thief and should immediately surrender your hard-earned cash to the government so they can redistribute it among the proletariat lower classes.
And that a critical key to opportunity comes from the access to broad educational opportunities. Due to the rising costs of college education, he recognizes that college is becoming less affordable and that opportunity has been threatened or lost to many. And he'd like to correct that.
REALLY? I thought he wanted to make it worse! Thank you for once again stating the obvious without actually explaining why Howie would do a better job. By the way, aren't a lot of universities private? How exactly is he going to control the funds of private organizations? Hmmm...
15) Dean also recognizes that in preparation for secondary education that a solid primary education is needed.
Yet another valuable bit of knowledge. I thought effective primary education consisted of hitting kids in the head with bricks and feeding them ground up gym mats (shameless Simpsons ripoff).
Yet he feels, correctly, that there are fundamental flaws in the No Child Left Behind Act which have proven to be an ineffective reponse to the problems. Rather than imposing a "top down" prescription to correct the problems some schools have, Dean would turn to educators and parents to seek workable solutions likely to yield greater successes.
Such as...? My understanding of Democratic educational policy is as follows: "If the students aren't learning math, teach them about diversity. If they're not learning English, teach them about tolerance. If they're not learning science, teach them about multiculturalism."

Just to be fair, my parents are teachers (and Republicans, incidentally), and they don't like the No Child Left Behind policies either, but give us an alternate solution instead of just saying that Dean would do it differently.
16) Howard Dean is not some 'tax-and-spend liberal...'
This is called redundancy, children.
...as his opponents keep trying to claim. He has an exemplary record of balancing budgets as the longtime Governor of Vermont. He is fiscally thrifty; he returns from the campaign trail and does his own laundry when he can clearly afford to have it sent out. There's an admirable quality to that sort of self-disciplined behaviur...
Way to check your spelling. Must be that liberal edumacashun.
...that come to him reflexively. And while he recognizes that a President has to advance the best interests of the nation and that sometimes requires deficit spending, he's watched this President turn the country's largest surplus in history into its largest deficit in just three years. He thinks that's wrong, as I do.
Well, you know what? I think you're wrong, as they do:
Stocks End Up, Aided by United Tech, Coke
Factory Growth Fastest in 20 Years
US manufacturers hit 20-year record pace
2004 Will Be the U.S.'S Best Year Economically in Last 20 Years...
Oh, and don't forget about the Dow Jones going above 10,000. "Tax increases for Amerikkka!"
17) He's spoken in favor of repealling the tax cuts Bush provided, because they've contributed to that deficit at the wrong time, while the benefits have largely gone to the wealthy who need it least.
There are so many problems in that sentence that correcting them all would give me a fatal aneurysm.
Rescinding a poorly timed tax cut may be spun as a tax increase, but it's more correctly called the rescinding of a bad choice.
"THAT MONEY IS MINE! NOT YOURS, MINE! GIMME GIMME GIMME! BUSH LIED!"
'Paying-as-you-go' is a responsible fiscal practice that requires the capacity to raise taxes and lower taxes at different times, according to need.
Can you say "socialism," boys and girls?
Dean's record of fiscal responsibility, including two income tax cuts and a sales tax cut, clearly earns my trust over the biggest deficit-spender in our history.
Wait, now tax cuts are good and spending is bad? Would you like some syrup with that waffle?
It doesn't take a math genius to figure out, either.
Obviously.
A simple review of the records of Bush and Dean would demonstrate this to anyone who spends a couple of hours researching them.
Well, so much for your argument. Good luck dealing with the nonexistent economic quagmire.
18) From the time Bush began the buildup to the Iraq war, oil and gas prices have soared.
Examples? Sources? Anything? I haven't even heard this one yet.
For most Americans the small amount gained from the tax cuts has been spent entirely on increased fuel costs.
Uh, yeah...my family spent the tax cuts (or "refunds," as they used to be called) on furniture. I don't remember us ever having a gas budget.
Dean knows this and knows that without the war and without the tax cut, most would still have the same amount of available income.
WITHOUT the tax cut, they would have MORE money? Dean must know something most of us don't. It must be nice living in your own little world.
19) Dean does crossword puzzles. So does my Mom. I like that in both of them.
Hey, Dean's also a douchebag. So was Bill Clinton. Neither of them is president. I like that in both of them.
20) Dean doesn't come across as an authoritarian issuing stern pronouncements from on high. He comes across like a normal guy, displaying emotions like anger and sadness and hopefulness and happiness like regular folks do when discussing things important to them.
THIS IS NORMAL?
Many politicians are more measured and cautious, sometimes erudite and pontificating, sometimes arrogant and threatening. Dean comes across like a passionate Joe Everybody.
Joe Everybody? That sounds a lot like a reality show. Actually, when you think about it, Dean is like a reality show. He gets your attention, draws a large audience, and then does whatever he has to in order to keep them, even if it means pandering to the lowest common denominator or fabricating stories. And, just like a reality show, most intelligent people tire of him sooner or later as they realize that he's nothing more than a novelty and move on to things that really matter.

This is fun.

And Now, in the "People Who Are Funnier than Me" Department... 

Check out this post from Allah Is In the House. It's friggin' hilarious!

Filthy Lie Assignment: The Final Comment 

Okay, I've decided to actually participate in this week's filthy lie, What was that final comment that made Evil Glenn snap?

It seems our friend Evil Glenn used to have comments on his blog, but one day, somebody left a comment so damaging that it forced him to eliminate reader participation.

Well, I did a little fabrication fact-finding, and I discovered some very interesting information. First of all, Puppy Blender used to use BlogSpeak for his comments, just like me. It made my skin crawl when I discovered that I have something in common with The Evil One, but I forced myself to continue for the good of The Alliance.

What I found was amazing. It wasn't one, but three comments that drove Glenn over the edge! What's more, I was able to find a long-lost link to the comments themselves.

Ladies and gentlemen of the blogosphere, I give you...THE FINAL COMMENTS!

So, now we know some of Evil Glenn's weaknesses: he can't pay his bills on time, he can't stand sad little children, and he apparently likes to watch grown men perform Britney Spears routines.

This is a sick human being, folks.

NOTE:
I just noticed something about the comments. Evil Glenn is so bad at managing his services that he made it look like those were posted this afternoon. Don't be fooled by the date and time! These are completely fake authentic!

Showcase Vote 

Okay, I'm back once again with my vote in this week's showcase. Here it is:

The Iraq War will be a Success from Anti-anti war.com

I know, I'm a sucker for pro-war stuff, but this really is an awesome post, and I learned a few things while reading it. Check it out immediately.

Just for Fun... 

Here's what the SIT tagline looks like when you put it through the iGhetto Jive Translator:

"Yo' ass be now enterin' da damn realm o' semi-intelligent thoughts. Wank,
wank. Keep yo' mind jimmey an' yo' mout' shut!"

Yes, I've been done with college work for 2 hours and I'm bored already.

By the way, I need a new tagline. The one I'm using is fine, but it's just a random phrase that I wrote on the inside cover of the original "Book of Semi-Intelligent Thoughts" and doesn't really mean anything.

Suggestions? I just might use a good one...



It's Over! 

I got up at 7:30. I took the philosophy final. I came back. I finished my writing portfolio. I turned it in. And now...

I'M DONE WITH EVERYTHING! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

Sorry about that. I've never lived through an entire semester of college before. It's good to be done for now.

Anyway, I'll be going home tomorrow, so don't expect any new posts between 2 PM and 10 PM. Today, however, is now totally free, so some new stuff might come up. Apparently, Mike the Marine is fisking part of that "51 Reasons Why Americans Should Elect Howard Dean" thing, so I don't know where that'll go. I may cover parts of it, and I may cover my favorites at random. I've already come up with some good responses to some of it, but I want to wait a little while to actually post anything.

I actually don't have anything new to write about at the moment. I just wanted to brag about being done with work. Only 3 and a half years to go!

Strange Google Search Terms to End the Day 

Hey, how about something a little lighter? Here are a few search terms that somehow brought people to my site today:

"excuse letter sample for non remittance of homework"

"here are some song lyrics i wrote"

"charlie daniels the fag song lyrics"

"charlie daniels band lyrics fag song"

"'Mickey Mouse Monopoly' marxist theory"

Don't ask me why they came here from any of those. Except for the second one. I actually used that sentence. I don't know why someone was searching for it.

Okay, I have a philosophy final at 8 AM tomorrow (yes, 8 AM), so I have to study now. I'll end with one more question: What is this "Charlie Daniels fag song" they're looking for? Anybody know?

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Up for Grabs 

Dang it, dang it, dang it, I wish I had time to fisk this, but I have a writing portfolio to work on. Anybody up to the challenge?

51 Reasons Why Americans Should Elect Howard Dean

If nobody else takes it on, I'd be happy to do it when I go home this weekend. We'll see.

Useful Advice 

Okay, people, here's a tip: If you're going to sign the guestmap, make it seem like you actually read something and aren't just trying to draw people to your own page. If you mess with the map, you will be banninated (Homestar Runner, anyone?) and your entry will be deleted. I interpret that as traffic whoring and will not tolerate it. Thank you.

Abstaining from Common Sense 

I knew that if I surfed long enough, something would make me angry. I came across this post at Bark Bark Woof Woof through a link at the Miserable Failure Coalition page. It's about a new abstinence education grant or something that's going to some schools. I'm about to respond to it. Isn't that exciting?

First of all, the post is entitled, "The Religious Reich Is Endangering the Lives of Our Children," so you can tell what perspective it's written from, but I need to cover both sides of this issue. The post provides an excerpt from the grant, taken from this source. Here's a sample:
Eligibility is open to public and private entities, including faith-based and community organizations, which develop and/or provide an abstinence program consistent with the definition of "abstinence education'' in section 510 of the Social Security Act. In addition, the entity must agree not to provide a participating adolescent any other education regarding sexual conduct in the same setting.
All right, I think abstinence is definitely the way to go, but there's a problem here, namely the fact that they're not allowed to teach anything else. There are some good lessons in the program, such as these points:
(C) teaches that abstinence from sexual activity is the only
certain way to avoid out-of-wedlock pregnancy, sexually transmitted
diseases, and other associated health problems;
(D) teaches that a mutually faithful monogamous relationship in the
context of marriage is the expected standard of human sexual activity;
(E) teaches that sexual activity outside of the context of marriage
is likely to have harmful psychological and physical effects;
(F) teaches that bearing children out-of-wedlock is likely to have
harmful consequences for the child, the child's parents, and society...
Definitely good things to learn. I'll cover that later, but again, the problem is that they're only teaching abstinence and nothing else. You have to educate students in the basics so they at least know what to abstain FROM.

I was going to write about this in a different context earlier, but I can use it here for now. This kind of thing reminds me of the Knights Who Say "Ni" in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. You know...

"Don't say that word!"

"What word?"

"I cannot tell, suffice to say 'tis one of the words the Knights Who Say Ni cannot hear!"

"Well, how can we not say the word if you don't tell us what it is?"

That seems like a pretty accurate parallel. Once again, as a conservative Christian, I'm all about abstinence, but sex education needs to be taken far enough that people know the facts about sexual behavior and have full knowledge of what to do, what not to do, what the consequences are, and so on.

Now, on to the other side of the argument. Like I said, the post in question is obviously against abstinence education, but uses much different reasoning to come to that conclusion. The poster, as you can see by reading it, sent a letter to a Planned Parenthood volunteer (don't even get me started on those sick freaks), and has their response on the blog. Some of the information given there is interesting and demonstrates the lack of knowledge that necessitates sex education programs, but once again, the logic is all wrong.
But I must tell you that to go into our clinic on a Thursday afternoon is to see how needed real information on sexuality is, as well as a source for getting either the pill or condoms (we give the latter out for free). That's the day for our Teen Clinic and the waiting room is standing room only with little room to move.
Now, the question is, whose fault is that? Is it the fault of education programs that don't give people the proper information, or is it the fault of a general lack of common sense in the younger population, or a lack of moral messages, or lack of parenting, etc.? This blogger seems to have an answer:
This is what our government, at the behest of the Religious Reich, is doing to "protect" the morals of our teenaged children: teaching ignorance and preaching abstinence. The teachers can't even talk about anything else, and meanwhile the HIV / STD infection rate is on the rise again...
Yes, that's right, it's all because of abstinence education. It couldn't possibly be because the entertainment world has decided that all a woman has to do to be a famous singer is go on stage half naked and dance around like an idiot.

It couldn't have anything to do with the fact that children are being bombarded constantly with messages from society and the media that tell them that if they don't go out and f**k everything with a pulse, they're a social reject and will never be able to live a happy life, so they might as well just go live in a monastery. Using the word "virgin" as a derogatory term is a sign of social progress!

It couldn't be because too many parents are trying to relive the "free love" period and don't even know the definition of restraint or morality. It's not their fault, even though they have no idea how to talk to their children about these issues because they made the wrong decisions years ago but don't want to seem like "prudes."

It certainly doesn't have anything to do with the fact that we're teaching more and more detailed sexual education programs to younger and younger children. Check out another quote about the recommended curriculum from Planned Victimhood Parenthood:
...the individual teachers can request a session that [our educator] gives to her junior high and upper grades. The age that should be getting it is, of course, fifth grade or sixth at the latest. But that's pushing it.
AT THE LATEST? AT THE F***ING LATEST??!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? AT LEAST WAIT FOR THEM TO HIT FRICKIN' PUBERTY BEFORE YOU TELL THEM TO GO OUT AND SCREW EACH OTHER!

Honestly, this is ridiculous. My philosophy TA said that his school distributed bags of condoms when he was in fifth grade. Yes, he really did say that. Yes, I remembered it correctly. No, I'm not exaggerating. BAGS...OF...CONDOMS...TO...TEN...YEAR...OLD...CHILDREN.

The rise of AIDS couldn't have anything to do with that. And don't even mention homosexuals. They're not at risk at all. If you even imply that gays are responsible for ONE case of the disease, you're a homophobic bigot and should be locked up for your horrifyingly intolerant views.

No, none of those has anything to do with pregnancy, AIDS, STDs, or any other problem. It's the abstinence. It's always the abstinence. Here's the money quote from our ignorant liberal blogger friend:
Condoms have a failure rate of less than one percent. The failure rate of abstinence is a lot higher.
Wrong. DEAD. WRONG. First of all, birth control pills have a failure rate of less than one percent. Condoms can go anywhere from 75% to 95% effectiveness, but there's no consensus that I know of. That's called a myth.

Oh, and the failure rate of abstinence is always 0%. As soon as you have sex, it's not abstinence anymore.

It's ignorance. Pure and simple.

Question 

Have you ever had one of those days where you couldn't think of anything to write about, so you just wrote about not having anything to write about?

So have I.

Best. Nigerian Scam E-mail. EVER! 

I know. It's 2:40 in the morning (at least it is if you're in New York like me), but I just got what is possibly the best spam e-mail I have ever seen. I'm not even going to say anything about it. You have to see it for yourself.

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Even More Song Lyrics 

Well, once again, I was going through some of my old posts, and I really think that I was writing better material in October than I am now. Maybe after finals, I can come up with something better. I do have a lot of stuff planned, and I'll give you a preview on Friday.

However, I want to end the day with another song that I wrote over the summer. This one's about tolerance and how it's been twisted to be synonymous with acceptance. Remember, I do want to use these lyrics someday to form a rock band with a conservative edge (you don't see many of those), but being a drummer and everything, I couldn't sing 'em, so that's kind of a problem. Here's another song by CD (remember, these lyrics are my intellectual property, and if you steal them, I will find you and severely hurt you. Just thought I'd let you know ;)


Tolerate
Here come the Thought Police, trying to stamp out all the bad words
Enforcing their beliefs and setting such a double standard
Anything goes and all opinions are okay
As long as it's something they would say
It's always so one sided, they have all the control
So why should they stop now when they're on such a roll?
But they can't get rid of me, 'cause I'm on a mission
And this is what I have to say to all this division
(chorus)
I'd rather live in the past than in a future where I'm silenced
You try to shut me up with your childish verbal violence
So call me old fashioned, call me what you will
Just spare me the insulting overkill
Crying and denying speech when someone else offends you
Doesn't make you right even though you may pretend to
Win a victory when Big Brother takes your side
And you'll lose in the end no matter how hard you have tried
(chorus)
What you don't seem to realize as you rant and complain
And claim that you can feel everyone's pain
Is that you're even worse than the people you've been fighting
When all you ever want to do is run around inciting
Protest and unrest and making a huge mess
When it comes to intolerance, it's simply no contest
You won't even let the other side have a voice
And yet you go on calling it "freedom of choice!"
(chorus)

CHORUS:
I can't tolerate your tolerance
When I disagree you take offense
Why is it that you can call me names
But you get upset when I do the same?
You'd better learn to accept my philosophy
'Cause not everyone lives in the world you see
So I'll keep speaking my mind and letting my thoughts free
And you'll just have to learn how to tolerate me.


Anyone interested in singing and/or playing guitar for a right-wing rock band?

Anyone?

...
...

I didn't think so.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Dennis Kucinich Sucks 

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Just doing my part for The Alliance, folks.

New Syracuse Related Link 

All right, I have a communications final in 5 hours, so I have to do a lot of reading, but I've got a brand new link for you to enjoy. After months of preparation, the SU drumline website is finally up. Unfortunately, the media section isn't done yet, but the member section is complete and ready to go. Check it out if you want. There are some pretty funny quotes in the member bios. Plus, you can find out what the "D" in "CD" stands for (if you didn't know already) by going to the bass drum bios. Isn't that exciting? Of course it is. Check it out if you want. I'll let you know when the media section is done. Here's the link (which I'm also adding to the sidebar):

SU Drumline

Final Thought For the Day 

Okay, I'm probably annoying the crap out of my roommate by still being on the computer now, but I had to post some observational college humor, direct from Day Hall at SU.

Anyway, here's the scenario: The RA's on my floor put up a sign for finals week telling people, among other things, not to congregate in the hall. A couple hours ago, 5 or 6 people gathered in the hallway to talk, directly in front of the sign telling them not to congregate in the hall.

I love college.

Especially finals.

...okay, maybe not finals.

...I'm going to sleep now.

Are you still here?


Tuesday, December 09, 2003

More Song Lyrics 

All right, as promised, here are some song lyrics I wrote over the summer. I've already posted my pro-war song, "Justified," which you can read here, so I figured I might as well put up some more.

This one isn't a war song, but it does have some political aspects to it. However, it's mostly about my view of post-modernism and moral relativism. There's no particular reason that I'm posting it at this specific time other than the simple fact that I need something new on here. I'm also planning on posting another song I wrote about so-called "tolerance" and why it's intolerant. Remember: if you disagree with any of my opinions, that's why they're mine and not yours. Here's another song for you:


Spirit of the Age
When did our compass go astray, with people choosing their own way
Deciding what is best for them, with no fear of their choices being condemned
They say there is no wrong or right, and accuse others of being too uptight
But what makes you happy isn't always the way to go, as any look at our society will show
(chorus)
Right to privacy is their rallying cry, telling us to just let sleeping dogs lie
If you think it's right, then it must be true, and you can't tell anyone else what to do
Because their opinions are valid too, even if they hold a contradictory view
But it's impossible for everyone to be right. Do you think day is the same as night?
(chorus)
I just can't relate to this post-modern state where everything is relative and truth is out of date
The age in which we're living seems entirely too forgiving
I wouldn't be surprised if everything was legalized
That didn't cause a person pain, even if it seemed insane
After all, the whole purpose of this life is personal gain
All people seem to care about is what they possess
They forget about the ones they destroy in the process
But whatever makes you feel good can't possibly be bad
At least that's what they want us to believe, but we've been had!
(chorus)

CHORUS
It's the spirit of the age, it's a sign of the times
Everybody gets away with their victimless crimes
It's all about your preference and the rules don't apply
If you're not hurting anybody, there's no need to ask why


Okay, there's another one of my songs. Again, if you disagree, remember that this is coming from a conservative Christian viewpoint. Also, if the idea of an 18-year-old male preaching morality and restraint frightens you...then I have accomplished my mission.

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Just Killin' Time 

I managed to read for an entire hour before I got bored and had to go back to the computer. The interesting thing that I realized earlier, however, is that I'm trying to avoid reading and writing by...you guessed it: READING AND WRITING. Blogging for procrastinational (is that even a word?) purposes doesn't make a lot of sense when you look closesly at it.

All right, just a few quick things to put here in order to keep the blog going. First of all, I noticed a post at the Miserable Failure Coalition page about Dubya. Apparently, they don't like the fact that he gets all his news from aides, and because he receives information "secondhand," he can't be considered informed. Well, I've got news for you: Unless you're actually there to witness an event, any information you get from the news IS secondhand. Think about that. I'd rather get my news from members of my staff than some closet-commie newscaster.

Also, there's a new article at DU about "Bush hatred" and why it's really just people expressing their dislike for the president. The article then goes on to "justify" this by calling President Bush an evil neocon with no mental ability (not their exact words, but the general sentiment is there). I'm not going to link directly to it, since that would make me partially responsible for loss of stomach contents as a result of someone else reading it, but you can go there through the "silliness" links on the right and see for yourself.

That's it for now. I'm going to go get something to eat. When I come back, I'll post some more song lyrics that I wrote over the summer that I think express my views of morality pretty well.

An Observation 

I don't have anything to do tomorrow (another one of the few positive things about final exam week), so I was going through some of my older posts just to compare them to the current ones, and I realized that I wrote some of my best stuff in my first 2 weeks of blogging before I had any readers. That can't be a good sign.

I don't know if there's a point to this, but it struck me as something worthy of posting. Since I have to read all day tomorrow (big communications final Wednesday night), I recommend taking a look at some of the older stuff. I know most people coming by here only read the front page, but I really do think that I wrote some of my best material when I started, since I hadn't worn out any issues or opinions yet and didn't think anyone was actually seeing it.

That's all for now. Sign the guestmap (yes, I am going to keep putting that at the end of posts).

Monday, December 08, 2003

Showcase Voters 

As I do every week, I'm taking the code provided by Bad Money and putting it here so everyone who voted in the showcase will get...um...uh...their name displayed on my site, I guess. Seriously, check out some of these other blogs. They're probably better than mine. Probably...

IMAO (550 links) - 3517 visits/day V
Anti-Idiotarian Rotweiler (494 links) - 2941 visits/day V
Blackfive - The Paratrooper of Love (230 links) - 1382 visits/day V
Flying Chair (120 links) - 1159 visits/day V
Anger Management (136 links) - 483 visits/day V
Simon World (69 links) - 403 visits/day V
Patriot Paradox (123 links) - 279 visits/day V
GS-7 (44 links) - 245 visits/day V
The Inscrutable American (100 links) - 244 visits/day V
Ramblings of Silver Blue (138 links) - 218 visits/day V
Bad Money (146 links) - 215 visits/day V
Practical Penumbra (229 links) - 194 visits/day V
The Alliance (164 links) - 188 visits/day V
the evangelical outpost (125 links) - 183 visits/day V
Being American in T.O. (87 links) - 164 visits/day V
Who Tends The Fires (106 links) - 105 visits/day V
Pardon My English (90 links) - 102 visits/day V
An Englishman's Castle (59 links) - 94 visits/day V
BigStick (67 links) - 85 visits/day V
The S-Train Canvass (62 links) - 79 visits/day V
physics geek (69 links) - 74 visits/day V
Idiot Villager (53 links) - 70 visits/day V
Frizzen Sparks (55 links) - 68 visits/day V
Left Coast Conservative (139 links) - 64 visits/day V
From the Halls to the Shores (68 links) - 57 visits/day V
The Everlasting Phelps (65 links) - 56 visits/day V
TacJammer (86 links) - 54 visits/day V
VRWC, Inc. (90 links) - 49 visits/day V
The Patriette (84 links) - 47 visits/day V
Semi-Intelligent Thoughts (68 links) - 44 visits/day V
Wince and Nod (83 links) - 39 visits/day V
BLATHER REVIEW (81 links) - 39 visits/day V
Five Wasps (52 links) - 38 visits/day V
Civilization Calls (51 links) - 38 visits/day V
curi's domain (57 links) - 37 visits/day V
Grim's Hall (52 links) - 29 visits/day V
Cavalier Attitude (43 links) - 29 visits/day V
CandyUniverse (84 links) - 28 visits/day V
The Gleeful Extremist (45 links) - 27 visits/day V
Elegance Against Ignorance (67 links) - 22 visits/day V
Hypocrisy and Hypotheses (59 links) - 22 visits/day V
All Encompassingly (59 links) - 21 visits/day V
Hoppings of Roxette Bunny (58 links) - 21 visits/day V
Irreconcilable Musings (54 links) - 18 visits/day V
Shameless Self-Promotion (49 links) - 14 visits/day V
Newmanisms (53 links) - 11 visits/day V
Cannon's Canon (54 links) - 10 visits/day V
Pinto's Blog (37 links) - 7 visits/day V
Interested-Participant (106 links) - visits/day V
Eckernet.com (54 links) - visits/day V
eTALKINGHEAD.com: Political Commentary (117 links) - visits/day V
The New American Revolutionist (51 links) - visits/day V


 


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Good Reading 

John Hawkins of Right Wing News has his list of Twenty Most Annoying Liberals In The United States for 2003. Go check it out.

Another Random Update 

I don't like being up this early when I don't have to be, but that's a long story, so I'll spare you the details. The important thing is that, thanks to some more Alliance blogrolls, I'm now a "Marauding Marsupial" in the Ecosystem! I'm moving up toward the major leagues now.

In other, less positive news, the Miserable Failure Coalition beat The Alliance in the Showcase, but we got 52 out of 101, which is some of the best participation ever (Frank didn't vote until I threatened him with monkeys). Maybe next week, we can win.

All right, I have a Spanish final at 12:30, so I should probably be studying for that. Hasta luego.

Sunday, December 07, 2003

John F***in' Kerry 

Why are they making such a big deal of John Kerry's use of profanity? From the way they're portraying it, you'd think he went all South Park on Dubya. It was just one word! "Kerry Blasts Bush!" No, he didn't. Stop giving the French-looking idiot so much attention. If people find out that he doesn't like Bush, they might vote for him. Oh, and he served in Vietnam.

Posting Again 

And it's about friggin' time, too. I couldn't get to the publishing page for SIT all afternoon. It kept telling me there was an error or it couldn't connect. I really don't get it. Anyway, I just have a real quick update.

Thanks to some new Alliance blogrolls and a little cleaning up at TTLB, I am now an "Adorable Little Rodent" in the Ecosystem. I guess that's a good thing. I'm still eligible for "best Flappy Bird" in the Wizbang Blogger Awards though, since those are based on ranking as of the beginning of the month.

One more thing: I strongly encourage you to sign the guestmap on the right. That is all.

Posting for the Sake of Posting 

Okay. It's 1:30 in the morning, and I figured I should probably update the blog. I was going to write something earlier, but that never materialized. The problem is that I felt inclined to write something funny, but then I remembered that humor isn't exactly my strong suit. Oh well. Anyway, just a couple quick updates.

First of all, there's something I should've posted earlier, but never got around to. I haven't mentioned it yet, but I love Fark Photoshop contests. This one, however, is quite possibly the best ever, because they made fun of Howard Dean. Check it out immediately.

Secondly, I've been included in the collection of Studmuffins of Conservatism over at Evangelical Outpost. I've never considered myself a "stud," but hey, I'm available, ladies.

That was just sad. I think I'm done for the day, and probably the week (more or less). Yo tengo que estudiar mucho para los examenes finales (Spanish is on Monday). I'll try to update at least once a day, but don't expect anything huge.


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