critical reading for the rude

gupta on palin

Vinay has it right:

A pox on both their houses

Brutal beat down on Lara Croft Sarah Connor Sarah Palin.


If you make it through the article, here’s my thinking: “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.” I think people will vote for her as a mom-with-a-gun, as the VPILF (cough, hack) and as a symbol of America’s past and future – rugged, gun-toting frontier types, making their way through the world with nothing but a covered wagon, some corn meal, and a gigaton nuclear arsenal.

Grab popcorn and enjoy the show, this one’s gonna be a doozy.


August 31, 2008 Posted by | blogs, geo/pol | 1 Comment

chertoff interview at 27bstroke6

big brother is watching you

big brother is watching you

Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff sat down with Threat Level on Monday in Silicon Valley to talk about laptop searches at the border, the government’s new-found interest in computer security, and the continuing saga of overeager terrorist watch lists.

Among the revelations: It seems blog comments inspired him to propose a laptop-tracking application for those who had their computers seized at the border. He also explained why watch-list mismatches are the airlines’ fault, and why the government is too secret.

August 7, 2008 Posted by | 080 | Leave a comment

why I still visit unknown country

Whitley Streiber’s weird wacky radio show… in part I still visit for “news” like this (where else??):

Can you HEAR what a person looks like? A growing body of research suggests we can. And by the way, fish talk too. If you didn’t realize that, you haven’t been listening.
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August 6, 2008 Posted by | 080 | Leave a comment