Hey, quit complaining that we’re incompetent! Don’t you know there’s a war on? When patriotism is the enemy of accountability, it’s seriously time to question your leaders. I can’t believe these people are using 9/11 as an excuse for not checking out how a pilot managed to strafe a school, but it makes you wonder who else found 9/11 a convenient excuse. Or not wonder, as the case may be. Skeptical thought has been an enemy of the state for some time now.


If you haven’t seen it yet, Eminem’s redone the end of “Mosh” (the video, not the song). Can’t decide whether the guy’s being over-optimistic or not there.

They say that when you’re really tired, you dream you’re asleep. And I’m saying that when you’re really really tired, you dream you’re sleeping on a train, wake up in the dream and realized you’ve slept past your stop, and decide you might as well go back to sleep and see where you eventually end up. And you do. It was a long week.

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST!!! Nice attempt to give the ruling party unlimited access to material that can be used to threaten, intimidate or otherwise mess with dissenters, Democrats, or other endangered species. Even your more reasonable Republicans are aghast, and rightly so — cryptofascism is pretty damn evil.

Oh, man — ODB. Didn’t see that one coming, at least not now that he’d gotten out of jail… *sigh* In lesser news, I am two days mostly caffeine-free (translation: no coffee, no black tea, no pop, easy on the BC powders). I’m not sure that’s a good thing, but let’s see how it plays out.

Aww. See, now, here is a news story I like, one that contains many pleasant and appealing items. A little cooperation, a little U.S. Postal Service, a little creative resolution of trademark disputes, a little Dntel, a little Death Cab for Cutie, a little more Dntel in case I didn’t mention that already — can I get some more of the news stories like this one, please? (And more on less and more, shout to Rob: Settle in and spend some time with this piece from the LA Times. No invective, no politicking, just an economics-aware write taking a deep breath and explaining the facts.)