Thursday, May 19, 2005


Finally, a movie about the danger in allowing one power to consolidate power over a government. And I'm not talking about Fahrenheit 9/11.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Just Do It

Filibuster! Filibuster!! Only Democrats can use that technique!! Republicans are not allowed!! How dare he?

Admittedly, I haven't been following this as closely as maybe I should be, but I don't give a fuck. (See earlier posts that attempted to illustrate my disdain for the entire process, as it is impossible to predict how judges will act on the issues that they actually rule on, not just the itty bitty soundbite issues that Congressmen can easily digest)

But from what I've been able to deduce from up here in the frozen snowy, the Dems are threatening to filibuster judicial candidates - but no actual filibusters have occurred yet - just the grandstanding that one typically sees in a schoolyard.

Filibusters are a tough thing to actually accomplish - you've got to be able to put somebody up there to keep talking until a quorum is no longer available. IOW, you've got to put some actual effort into it. I have not seen this yet.

And rules changes to prevent them from doing this? Short-sighted polticial grand standing that they will come to regret when Hillary is president.
How long do you think you'll be able to continue cheering on people in Congress? I wore out after fifteen years.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Boba Fett

Aparently my independentness outweighted my Mr. Fixit-ness

What Condoms Cannot Do: Filibuster

[...]Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., confirmed that he intends to place a hold on [Lester] Crawford's nomination [to head the FDA] if it gets out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. His spokesman, John Hart, said Coburn is concerned that the FDA under Crawford's leadership as acting commissioner has not implemented a law requiring new labels for condoms that describe their limitations.[ Source ]

Filibuster! Filibuster!! Only Democrats can use that technique!! Republicans are not allowed!! How dare he?

Coburn, for the uninitiated, was the one talking about lesbianism having become so rampant in south east Oklahoma that girls are not allowed to go to the restrooms in pairs anymore (thoroughly debunked). One of the many current Republican nutcases.

Yes, I am aware that Coburn is joined by Democrats on wanting to shut down Crawford's nomination. Yes, I am aware that there were a lot of other things in the article. Yes, I am aware that Coburn's issue is with a law not being properly implemented. Yes, I am aware that some members of the Democratic party seem odd to the Red-inclined. Please, no blowback on any of that stuff. Just blowback on the filibuster, Senate holds, Whack-job Tom Coburn, condom use and sex education.

Anyway, condoms used after conception will not, I repeat, not un-conceive. Very important to note. Nor would it remove any disease you've picked up. Also, there are one or two things that still get through (warts, most notably). Too bad there aren't any classes to educate kids on how to use condoms. I hope kids will pause in their endeavors and take the time to read the fine print, much as they have to in order to put it on correctly, now that the Bush administration prohibits demonstrating the correct application of a condom on anything that resembles the male genitalia. Even cucumbers are out. That would have been a bit intimidating for me, to be so compared. I suppose I might stack up pretty well against Japanese cucumbers, though.
"Good shot, Jansen!" Denis Lawson is Ewan MacGregor's uncle.

Monday, May 16, 2005

I Doubt It

I'm just not buying it. And I would've used the lightsabre to make my own door on the bus, but that wasn't an option.
If I could pick, I would probably want to be Wedge Antilles - obscure but necessary

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Quiz Time

I got Dooku at first:

But then, though hard work and perseverance, I managed to get Vader, as well:

What did I never get that I really wanted?