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August 26, 2003
Mostly stupidity


In what is apparently an attempt to show our amazing empathy with the complexities of the Jewish-Arab conflict, we're reportedly exploring sending Iraq's oil to Israel. Yeah, because that's going to increase both our and Israel's popularity in the Middle East.

Hutchinson seems to be wondering what happened to the civil rights movement. Interesting column.

He doesn't like to read (It's pretty clear to most people paying attention that he didn't read the briefing book on what 'compassionate conservatism' was really going to produce, anyhow) and he's not comfortable with technology. Yeah, he's the perfect president for the 21st century, isn't he? (I mean, I don't expect the man to carry a pager - if someone doesn't know where he is at every moment, we're in trouble, but he should at least, I don't know, act like he could use a cell phone if he needed to.)

And, speaking of stupid, it looks like those infamous '10 commandments' are, well, they're not quite 'cast in stone' no matter what the Alabama judge erected on government property. Not surprisingly, some of the ones whitewashed out of existence were pretty unsavoury. Also not surprisingly, most of the ones y'all think you know are actually altered versions of the original text.

I mention this because I know that even when faced with direct evidence of people tampering with and adjusting the text, most religious people won't admit that said commandments are anything but the absolute word of god and such wilfull stupidity just aggravates me at a time in the world when you'd think we'd matured past cowering the dark, afraid of invisible monsters, much less killing each other over old superstitions.

Country's in shambles and economy's gutted and schools are shot and Iraq's a violent bloody mess and joblessness is rampant and it's a proud time indeed to be an American, and hence you might be asking yourself, what, pray what, can I give the hardcore lockstep pseudo-Christian homophobic Republican on my gift list?

Heh. Heh. I didn't make it over to read Morford's column last Friday, but I read it today.

Maybe it was all just a typo, have you thought of that? I mean, we went ballistic and invaded Iraq and killed a few hundred or a few thousand people (and, in the process, rid the world of two of Hussein's offspring which, no matter how your count it, has to be a plus in the Bush Administration's record), but maybe those intelligence reports about nuclear weapons development should have said IraN and not IraQ?

Posted by AnneZook at 08:52 AM


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