Wednesday, May 31, 2006

unintelligent prophetic design

"Every species we examined had no eyes which means they lost their sight due to evolution," said Dimantman. Reuters.

Friday, May 26, 2006


May 9: "God has blessed me and my family enormously. He's been in that courtroom every day. He has a plan and a purpose in this and I have complete confidence it's going to come out fine," said [Enron Chairman Kenny-boy] Lay as his case went to the Jury.

May 25: Lay, upon receiving guilty verdicts in two separate trials: "Certainly this was not the outcome we expected. I firmly believe I’m innocent of the charges against me, as I have said from day one. I still firmly believe that as of this day. But despite what happened today, I am still a very blessed man. I have, on my left, this beautiful lady that's my wife. I have a very warm and loving and Christian family that supports me, a lot of friends, including some out there in the audience right now. And most of all, we believe that God, in fact, is in control, and indeed He does work all things for good for those who love the Lord. And we love our Lord, and ultimately all of these things will work for good. Thank you so much for all of your courtesies, all of your interests, and obviously as time goes on we'll have more things to say, but that's all I want to say today. Thank you.

Do these gentlemen* attend the Matchbook School of Jesusology because their criminal instincts tell them it's a good idea, or do they develop as master criminals because they believe, thanks to said schools, that they are innocent instruments of God?

*viz Bush, George W. et al.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

maybe some American Lucidity

Todd Solondz ought to work on something with Hedrick Smith. He almost certainly can't afford to retire...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

O tempura, O teriyaki

From a Wall St. Journal "Forum" seeping out of a poll asking whether it's a good idea to send National Guard troops to "bolster security" along the Mexican border (WSJ readers think it's a good idea indeed, by a vote of 4008 to 2508).

The figure of the classical citation. Its rampant vivacity. Its steel-trap-minded "realism" about the matter of civilization. Its Alpine telescoping of the centuries (enlarge with a click):

Friday, May 12, 2006

"a gated community for one"

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Objective Journalism

Fox News reports:
"Obviously the people need to be real careful, careful about starting fires, be careful about not throwing used cigarettes out," the president said. "They need to be mindful that these are dangerous conditions."

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Monday, May 08, 2006

A bandwagon to be on

This week, the House is expected to vote on Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act of 2006. The COPE bill would permit phone and cable companies to operate Internet and other digital communications service as private networks, free of policy safeguards or governmental oversight. The bill would effectively end what is known as "net neutrality" which is the concept that that everyone, everywhere, should have free, universal and non-discriminatory access to all the Internet has to offer. The COPE bill would permit Internet service providers like AOL to charge fees for almost every online transaction and to prioritize emails based on the senders' willingness to pay.

Another provision of the bill would cut back the obligation of cable TV companies to devote channels to public access and fund the facilities to run them. And the COPE bill would replace local cable franchises with national franchises. The companies contend that this will create competition and lower fees but consumer groups and activists are concerned that it will take control and oversight away from local government as well as cut channel capacity for public, educational and governmental access channels or PEGs. The COPE Act would also permit providers to not provide service to low-income communities that they believe would be less profitable to serve. Democracy Now

Save the fucker.

Friday, May 05, 2006

more deeply interfused

Vargas seems unfazed by her job, even though it involves being subjected to constant electronic scrutiny. Software tracks her productivity and speed, and every so often a red box pops up on her screen to test whether she is paying attention. She is expected to click on it within 1.75 seconds. In the break room, a computer screen lets employees know just how many minutes have elapsed since they left their workstations. "Sci-Tech Today"
Why not put a hotplate under Vargas and slice a few portions of her ass every time she falls behind on a Big Mac order? Vargas McNuggets.

But see its blogged context. He's right, by the way. We haven't begun to figure out how to track the dense web of what is happening, let alone the interconnectedness of it, let alone the ramifications of the interconnectedness and filiated repercussions ad saecula saeculorum. In a true sense we don't know what is going on, nor how to report it, nor how to interpret what we are failing to report. Multimedia news organizations are merely offering bunkum in sound and pixels. They have not learned to track a single thing.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

some chirp. or bell.

He wants LISA so he can know what two black holes do as they plunge into each other. He says the gravitational waves could make a noise like a chirp or could ring like a bell.

"But towards the end, God only knows," he said.
Nice science writing. via.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

traffic beat

Jeneane calling trapped inside Atlantean traffic jam, 8 1/2 minuteshours of atomic weightiness on all sides, trucks of gravid colors jamming some parody of motion and she all longing, burning curious longing all about to get to MySpace, aolized internet, strongly yearning for what releasizes her fluently in herspace here there on cyberhighway of pulse words she asks whatwhy are we doing this and we do not have an answer she doesn't pause it is not this not that but it is something and no delay no mere pile of trucks will be brooked there will be that trick of the light that makes us this small and zooming free as nanoAlices falling free making light of what we cannot say but somehow in this lightness being becomes Jeneane at 3:51 p.m. becomes on May 2 2006 that which both thinks and is but is yet therefore seems no less thereby for Jeneaning

Monday, May 01, 2006

migration in the land of the frivolous

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