Monday, December 17, 2007

notes from the news

Can someone explain to me *why* the white house apparently doesn't want us to know how often convervative Christian leaders have visited? I mean we already know that Jim Dobson, Jerry Falwell (RIP), Gary Bauer, and so forth have a lot of power with this administration, and that their anti Christian policies have been being implemented by this white house for 7 years. It's not like it's a big secret, is it? I don't get it.

Can someone please explain why perhaps the most creative, brilliant tech corportation in the known universe, Google, is trotting out a wikipedia rival? I mean wikipedia is way beyond kewl already. there's really no way to do this any better. I don't get it.

It has struck me for a short while now that New Jersey has its head screwed on way straighter than most states in the Union. And today they confirmed it, abolishing the death penalty. We haven't even managed that over here in super liberal washington. Maybe I should move.

On Saturday, two children in Iraq were murdered by George W. Bush and the citizens of the United States when they got blown up by a cluster bomb left over from the illegal 2003 invasion of Iraq. The U.S. continues to make and deploy cluster weapons, and since we're a democracy (well, actually mostly we've fallen off the edge toward oligarchy), it's means we're allowing it. So we get to continue to be responsible for the murder of children by these weapons which are guaranteed to continue to kill children for the next couple decades. Isn't that wonderful? Happy Christmas.


Jeff said...

There was a time I thought Oprah was the anti-christ. If she wanted people to take up arms against the government, there would be thousands of house wifes across america storming the white house. Now I think it is google. They know where you are going with their maps, they know who you are emailing, they know your calendar, and who knows what else. Now I realize there are people that confirm this, and made a movie about it. I find the irony it's on google owned youtube.

Benjamin Ady said...


I can't quite tell if you're serious. My wife and friends claim I have an iron deficiency. Alas.

I know there are people out there who are actually into this sort of conspiracy stuff. I even know some of them.

I'm figure I'm so relatively poor, from a western perspective, in terms of money and power, that I'm way down anybody's list, so i don't have to stress too much.

Evil exists on a scale, doesn't it? To me, google doesn't seem to be super far toward the wrong end of that scale. I can think of lots of other people and corporations who are definitely worse than them.

In fact, I'd way rather have google, for instance, running things, than the neo cons we currently have running things.

Jeff said...

I am generally sarcastic most of the time. I do not think google is evil, however I am cynical enough if something did happen I would not be surprised.