Fear of Clowns

"Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable."
- H. L. Mencken
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Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Ulli's Roy Orbison In Clingfilm Website 

My name is Ulrich Haarb├╝rste and I like to write stories about Roy Orbison being wrapped up in cling-film.

Flip-flops, size 16-EEEE please! 

Yesterday:

Today:

Monday, March 29, 2004

Clarke, Tenet, Summer 2001 

Blasts from the past:

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Ambassador tentatively declares war on Australia 

We all know from UNSCR 1441 that "serious consequences" means "war".

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Points of interest in today's 9-11 Committee testimony 

Saturday, March 20, 2004

The more things change ... 

20 Questions 

I was thinking "tinfoil" and it guessed "aluminum foil" ... I was thinking "kale" and it guessed "arugula" ...

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Today's exercise: deconstruct Rumsfeld 

On Face the Nation yesterday, Rumsfeld was attempting to claim that nobody in the Bush administration had claimed Iraq was an immediate threat. Not facing an immediate threat is a funny justification for going to war, but that's not the most interesting part. Thomas Friedman, also a guest on the show, repeated for Rumsfeld a sentance from his own September 19, 2002 testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee: Said Donald, "No terrorist state poses a greater or more immediate threat to the security of our people and the stability of the world and the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq." Rumsfeld began to explain,

Don't bother trying to read that out loud. It doesn't make any more sense. After chattering about how much VX one can fit in the hole Hussein was found hiding in, Rumsfeld eventually he came around to his point:

Maybe not in Rumsfeld's twisted reality, but most of us did hear Iraq say 'Come in and look and see what we have.' And even if Hussein had denied access to inspectors, it would not have changed the claims made by administration officials that Hussein did certainly posses large stockpiles of banned weapons ... and was building more ... and could attack New York, etc, etc. Rumsfeld's attempt to blame Iraq for his own mistaken beliefs is as nonsensical as it is lame.

Saturday, March 13, 2004

You homo-erotic activist stem cell terrorists! 

I just wanted to get that off my chest.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Prediction 

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Newsmax shocked at use of depleted uranium in Iraq 

It's not the angle most likely to pop into your mind ...

Retribution comes quickly 

Somehow I missed the part in the ClearChannel-Dumps-Howard-Stern story where Stern evolves from a Bush supporter to a Bush detractor three days before his show was yanked. Here is Stern mocking Bush: "Your marriage is a joke if fags get married ..."

Friday, March 05, 2004

Oh, No! 

Yesterday, tendrils examining two smoldering scandals reached further into the Oval Office. The story that's received more play conserns Air Force One call records being subpoenaed by the Justice Departments probe into the outing of Valarie Plame. Less noticed "involved in or aware of" theft of files on judicial nominees by a Republican staffer.

These two things pile on top of last month's decision by the Senate Intelligence Committee to consider whether White House officials misrepresented intelligence analyses of the supposed threat posed by Iraq.

Maybe the White House will change their position on global warming and say that is the source of the heat.

Heat on White House 

Yesterday, tendrils examining two smoldering scandals reached further into the Oval Office. The story that's received more play conserns Air Force One call records being subpoenaed by the Justice Departments probe into the outing of Valarie Plame. Less noticed "involved in or aware of" theft of Demorat's memos on judicial nominations by a Republican Judiciary Committee staffer.

These two things pile on top of last month's decision by the Senate Intelligence Committee to consider whether White House officials misrepresented intelligence analyses of the supposed threat posed by Iraq.

Maybe the White House will change their position on global warming and say that is the source of the heat.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Kucinich in lanslide victory in Minneapolis Ward 10 Precinct 2 

I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.
- Will Will Rogers

Dennis Kucinich cruised to an easy victory in my Precinct's caucus with 55 votes. John Kerry came in a distant second with 34 votes. I was part of the majority.

Although I'm not a member of the Democratic Party but Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor, the Will Rogers quote remained in the forefront of my mind the entire evening,. The caucus chair had to be constantly prompted by helpful caucus goers who were familiar with the process. She really didn't know what was going on, so could neither explain what was supposed to be going on. Even after the straw poll, matters were uncertain for some people. I should note that the elected Chair had moved out of the Precinct and for some reason, the Chair (who was elected an associate chair last time) had to ride her bike to the elected Chair's home to pick up the materials earlier today. There were not enough copies of a single form, including the Presidential preference ballots. I should also mention that it was a record turnout for a primary in the precinct - there were too many people to fit in the classroom we were to use, so everybody had to move into the hall. Then we moved to a wider hall.

Also notable is the fact that tonight was the first time in my Precinct's history that it came up with all 34 delegates allotted to it for the Senate District Convention. I'm one of them.

Resolutions were passed to the effect that the Democratic Farmer-Labor platform should endorse:

I'm proud to live in the most progressive precinct in the state!

I'm a Kucinich guy now 

Warning: don't microwave your new $20's 

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