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Tuesday, April 27, 2004
One more thing about the unforgivable Bush action...
Unforgivable Bush action--holy cow, I can't believe my eyes
Bush takes unsuspecting woman's blouse, cleans his glasses with it
It happened at "Late Show With David Letterman." The video is available on the link.
Really, what can you say about a guy who treats people with so little respect? He must think this woman is less than human to clean the grease off his glasses using her clothing without asking.
I am flabbergasted and disgusted.
Monday, April 26, 2004
This explains the feeling I get watching Bush stumble over a question
Research: brain response same for watching mistakes as making your own mistakes
I think we all know that feeling. When someone is trying to get the "Wheel of Fortune" puzzle with only one blank space left and can't, and you just want to reach through the screen and throttle them. Or watching a friend drop an easy catch.
Likely this response helps people come to the aid of others, increasing efficiency. Imagine if you are in a primitive tribe, and some numbskull is hunting by stepping on every dry stick in their path. If you didn't want to go over and smack them upside the head, it could jeopardize the food for your entire group. This part is, of course, speculation on my part.
This seems to be the opposite of schadenfreude, the "shameful joy" you feel when gleefully watching someone fail. Likely the difference has to do with your attitude towards the other person. If they're a rival, you'll more likely feel schadenfreude; if an ally, you're likely to feel this "argh, don't do that!" response, which doesn't have a cool name that I know of.
Of course, when I watch Bush stumble, and I feel "argh" instead of schadenfreude, it's an indication that I want him to succeed. That's not surprising, even though I differ with him on many issues. I still want a President who is competent. Too bad I feel "argh" on an almost constant basis.
I'll have to live with it. Hopefully only a few more months.
North Korea refuses aid by train
North Korea refuses aid by train from South Korea
If you don't fight for freedom, you'll end up like the folks in North Korea--held hostage by their tyrannical government, starved, poor, and, when disaster strikes, unable to receive help by the quickest means because of the governmental fears.
Fight for freedom, or you'll have little left to fight for.
Sunday, April 25, 2004
Why don't our soldiers have the equipment they need?
Elmo says, "count the murders with me. One, two, three..."
Saturday, April 24, 2004
Photomosaic: "War President"
I agree with the artist's statement: most of what you feel about the picture comes from how you feel about Iraq.
But why am I linking to it?
Because the Presidential Administration has been trying to keep the pictures of the soldiers, in any form, from us. They were even upset at The release of pictures of flag-draped coffins
. Why the paranoia?
It's another form of government-as-babysitter. They think we can't handle the truth in any form.
Support the troops. But remember them, too, when they are killed.
Friday, April 23, 2004
Vatican: no fake cannibalism for the rational
Vatican: Communion denied to pro-abortion politicians
This of course affects Democratic Presidential candidate John F. Kerry who, like the other JFK, is Catholic.
Funny how the totalitarian ruler of a theocratic city-state can make a simple thing like the ritual eating of the flesh of a 2,000-year-dead man something odd and divisive.
He'll be gone soon, but it won't help. He'll be replaced by another one just as psycho.
If any of this gets your blood pressure up, relax. Enjoy this picture of a puppy
He's cute. And he's smarter than the Pope. How so? He knows reality when he sees it. No fake-o ghosts, bizarre vows of chastity, or pretend prayer for him. Just good food, rolling in the grass, and enjoying the company of those he loves.
Of course, the Pope could choose to be much smarter than a simple puppy. But, sadly, he uses the amazing powers of his human brain to twist reality inside out for himself and millions of people around the world.
So the puppy is better for the world, too. Any chance he can be ordained when JP II goes?
Thursday, April 22, 2004
Come, retire in Florida. Relax.
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Kerry to post military record on web site