Monthly Archives: January 2008

Bush Cries

Bush Cries

President Bush had tears in his eyes during an hour-long tour of Israel’s Holocaust memorial Friday and told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the U.S. should have bombed Auschwitz to halt the killing, the memorial’s chairman said.

1) So does this make George human, that he cried?
2) or Inhuman because he thinks we should have nuked Auschwitz…killing everyone there. Somewhat Pyrrhic, I think. I kind of like the idea of liberating the Jews that hadn’t been gassed yet, but I guess I’m biased.

Bush probably meant bombing the rails that led to the camp.

3)Who thinks the emotion he showed was real, and who thinks it was faked? Will we get a thousand news stories picking this apart?

Update: Thanks to DL who sent me a photo to add to this post

I can’t believe I forgot…

…yesterday was my birthday! (on the Hebrew calendar)

I am now 9 years old, in an age-counting system a relative invented, where the first digit is ignored. This makes me a few months younger than my niece.

On the solar calendar I still have a week and a half to go.

I can’t believe I forgot…

…yesterday was my birthday! (on the Hebrew calendar)

I am now 9 years old, in an age-counting system a relative invented, where the first digit is ignored. This makes me a few months younger than my niece.

On the solar calendar I still have a week and a half to go.

Stupid Press

Every news story I read says Clinton won NH, and Obama came in second.

the election results show both came away with 9 delegates to the future convention. It is the delegates that matter. 9=9. I call that a tie. In IA the reportage was that Obama won, and Clinton came in a distant third. Obama got 16 IA delegates, Clinton got 15. Distant?

Even more interesting reportage over on the GOP side. It’s all Huckabee won Iowa, and McCain won NH. Wyoming is occasionally reported, but not often, perhaps because the Democrats don’t caucus there until March. However, Romney won WY, and when you combine all the delegates pledged so far for the GOP…Romney has 24, Huckabee has 18, and McCain has only 10. You wouldn’t know this from most of the reporting. McCain has ‘staged a comeback’ in NH. And the supposed ‘comeback’ is against Huckabee.

The air car is here!!!

No, not the car that flies. *sigh*

This car – created by French engineers – that runs on compressed air (estimated arrival date: end of year. *In Europe*. Who knows if and when it will show up in the US.)

And because I’m sure there are many who would do anything to have a *flying car* here’s the classic Kevin Smith video. And here’s the anime remix (warning, not appropriate for kids):

Why I’m not voting for Clinton in the primary…

and I’m looking forward to a potential Obama/Edwards ticket:

Nicked from FilkerTom

On the issues I match:

91% Dennis Kucinich
89% Mike Gravel
82% Chris Dodd
82% Barack Obama
80% John Edwards
79% Bill Richardson
78% Joe Biden
77% Hillary Clinton
36% Rudy Giuliani
28% Ron Paul
27% John McCain
21% Mike Huckabee
20% Mitt Romney
14% Tom Tancredo
11% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

Why I’m not voting for Clinton in the primary…

and I’m looking forward to a potential Obama/Edwards ticket:

Nicked from FilkerTom

On the issues I match:

91% Dennis Kucinich
89% Mike Gravel
82% Chris Dodd
82% Barack Obama
80% John Edwards
79% Bill Richardson
78% Joe Biden
77% Hillary Clinton
36% Rudy Giuliani
28% Ron Paul
27% John McCain
21% Mike Huckabee
20% Mitt Romney
14% Tom Tancredo
11% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz