Trying To Maintain Rationality

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Your Turn, Mister Rove

WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes just came out of the closet.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Plame/Wilson Planning To File Civil Suit Against Administration Officials

But she's gonna wait for Fitzgerald to finish up, first.

Good call.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

In Other News: The Moon

Time magazine reporter Jeffrey Kluger notes that Hubble Space Telescope looks like it's showing huge, previously-unknown deposits of titanium oxide on da moon.

What's the big deal? Check it, homies:

It is the moon’s small mass and low gravity that prevents it from keeping hold of even a tenuously thin atmosphere. But oxygen needn’t exist only in gaseous form above the ground. It can also be entrained safely in certain kinds of rocks. Gather the rubble and either treat it with chemicals or blast it with heat, and you can free up unlimited quantities of oxygen both for breathing and for rocket fuel.

Very cool - the moon might finally be a viable (i.e. economical) "staging area" for space exploration... and may finally be able to support a permanent base! Totally cool. I wish Carl Sagan were still around to see this.

We need to get back into space exploration; this is good news. =)

Attacking Syria Now? WTF?

According to Dan Simpson of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, "U.S. military and Bush administration civilian officials confirmed last week that U.S. forces have invaded Syria and engaged in combat with Syrian forces."

Now for the painfully obvious analogue (well... at least to intelligent people with any sense of history... i.e. no one in this administration, or any of its supporters):

The parallel with the Vietnam War, where a Nixon administration deeply involved in a losing war expanded the conflict -- fruitlessly in the event -- to neighboring Cambodia, is obvious. The end result was not changed in Vietnam; Cambodia itself was plunged into dangerous chaos, which climaxed in the killing fields, where an estimated 1 million Cambodians died as a result of internal conflict.

Yay. Undercover wars. Hooray.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

RawStory Reporting That Cheney Aide John Hannah May Be Ratting Out VP

This. Is. Interesting.

A senior aide to Vice President Dick Cheney is cooperating with special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, sources close to the investigation say.

Individuals familiar with Fitzgerald’s case tell RAW STORY that John Hannah, a senior national security aide on loan to Vice President Dick Cheney from the offices of then-Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs, John Bolton, was named as a target of Fitzgerald’s probe. They say he was told in recent weeks that he could face imminent indictment for his role in leaking Plame-Wilson’s name to reporters unless he cooperated with the investigation.

Others close to the probe say that if Hannah is cooperating with the special prosecutor then he was likely going to be charged as a co-conspirator and may have cut a deal.

Hannah did not return two calls and several emails to his White House address seeking comment.


As Nelson from The Simpsons might say: "Haw Haw!"

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


Ok not really, but:

Tomorrow morning, I get the half of my mercury-amalgam fillings removed! Yay!

The other half of my mouth gets done in 4 weeks. I'm excited; I'm finally getting this poison out of my skull.

That header was totally Drudge-like... shame on me.

Monday, October 03, 2005

For My Next Number... I Will Attempt To List All Of The Deviant Activity Of This Incarnation Of The Grand Old Party

This may take a while. *sigh* I'll get back to you.