Monday, March 15, 2010

Testing from MacJournal

I’m typing this in MacJournal. Thanks, MacHeist.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

and here we go

looks like a writer with media/hollywood influence interpreted the dark knight the same way i did. even threw in a little nod to 300 as well.

read the wall street journal op-ed piece by andrew klavan:

Sunday, July 20, 2008

politics in gotham

george w. bush is the dark knight. did anyone else notice that? the right-wing undertones surpass those in 300.

Friday, July 11, 2008

shouldn't pandering at least be practical?

politicians' fight for the hispanic vote confuses me.

they make themselves seem soft on illegal immigration because they think it'll make the immigrant crowd like them. it seems to me, though, that that would only appeal to the illegal immigrant crowd, and they can't vote. i'm willing to put my money on the probability that the majority of the legal immigrant crowd does not support illegal immigration because they have put the time and work into following immigration laws. based on what i've heard from that demographic, they see the value in that and consider illegal immigration a slap in their faces. and rightfully so. it makes sense to be indignant toward people who successfully take the easy, illegal road to get to the same place that law-abiding immigrants have worked so hard to get to.

so it comes down to this: it would make more sense for candidates to promote toughness on illegal immigration in order to obtain the votes of immigrants who actually have the right to vote.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

a short course in brain surgery

i know a lot of you have seen arguments like this and still hold fast to your support of socialized healthcare, but this is just another example of why that system's "compassion" should be called into question. i also know that there is some annoying right-wing rhetoric included in the video's narration, but just pay attention to the facts presented, and decide for yourself.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

the temperature at which books burn

"With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word 'intellectual,' of course, became the swear word it deserved to be. You always dread the unfamiliar. Surely you remember the boy in your own school class who was exceptionally 'bright,' did most of the reciting and answering while the others sat like so many leaden idols, hating him. And wasn't it this bright boy you selected for beatings and tortures after hours? Of course it was. We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man's mind. Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man?"

Bradbury's 55-year-old vision is coming to pass. God help us.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

nurishment for the politically bulemic

i know there are some of you out there who still subscribe to the 9-11 conspiracies. particularly the "it was a missile, not a plane, that hit the pentagon" one.

this may be something you've seen:

now, for your own good, listen to this:

a clip from Glenn Beck's interview with James Meigs of Popular Mechanics about debunking 9/11 myths

and read these two articles:

"9-11 Review: ERROR: 'Eyewitnesses Saw a Small Plane'"

"Popular Mechanics: Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report"