Tuesday, May 31, 2005

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I think he needs to stand up and say if he thought the president were wrong on policy and issues, he ought to say where.

GWB
11 Aug 2000
Referring to Al Gore and Bill Clinton. From an interview with the Associated Press.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Dicks' Dander Raised By Amnesty Int'l Allegations

Dicks Cheney and Myers are outraged by Amnesty International's allegations. Cheney:

Frankly, I was offended by it. For Amnesty International to suggest that somehow the United States is a violator of human rights, I frankly just don't take them seriously.

Ooooh that's damning coming from Mr Secret Energy Policy Scammer Meet With My Pirate Friends Like Ken Lay Boy Cheney. Um... what about the unprovoked invasion of a sovereign country that posed no threat to the US? Myers:

Absolutely irresponsible.

Well, if there is anyone who would recognize "absolute irresponsibility" it would be Don Rumsfeld's partner of stage and screen Dick Myers. Source: The Guardian's AP feed.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

How to Design Software

This sounds about right:

Not surprisingly, the scientist took a unique approach to designing Mathematica. First, he tried to map out how the manual would read. If you can't say it in the manual, you won't be able to do it in the program," Wolfram said. As he wrote, he churned out code, often at the phenomenal pace of a thousand lines a day, working until his usual 6 a.m.

Unfortunately, this is completely backward from the way most people think when it comes to software. Especially if they don't write any themselves. Read more.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Newsweek v W

It's better to be a rapist of quadruplegic hamsters than an honest, dedicated, hardworking member of the Fourth Estate here in the US these days. Turns out that your trusted source is fuzzy about the title of the document that he read -- but not its content -- you're a traitorous unprofessional ferret-felching son of a Yak shaver. If you actually set in motion a torture program that includes rape, sodomy, murder, posthumous mutilation, extortion, and -- sit down for the bonecrusher -- mistreatment of religious books, well, you get elected president. W W uber alles.

Oh right... tax cuts with out fiscal discipline. That's the ticket. Sorry. My bad.

Bloggy Mama

Here's a little shout out to all my Bloggy Mama and Bloggy Popz in da hood. Holy hellfire scheiss it's been cascading piles of shit that needs doing yesterday lately, and it's only looking to accelerate... The scary thing is that even if I work 18 hours a day, there are a hundred million other playaz out there who are smarter, better looking, and masters of gung fu who are going to see my 18 and bump -- and keep posting stuff to their immaculate blog with good grammar, spelling, and style.

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Will the highways on the Internet become more few?

GWB
29 Jan 2000
Question asked by the candidate in Concord, New Hampshire and reported in Slate magazine.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

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On election night we won. And then there was a recount, and we won. And then there was a selected recount as a result of different legal maneuverings, and we won that. And I believe one of these days, that all this is going to stop, and Dick Cheney and I will be the president and the vice president.

GWB
30 Nov 2000
Comment made during a campaign press conference.

Says what he means, no?

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

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There is madmen in the world, and there are terror.

GWB
14 Feb 2000
Comment reported by the Associated Press.

Bad grammar at home, bad behavior abroad. Bad, bad man.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

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The explorationists are willing to only move equipment during the winter, which means they'll be on ice roads, and remove the equipment as the ice begins to melt, so that the fragile tundra is protected.

GWB
18 May 2001
From a speech made in Conestoga, Pennsylvania.

Monday, May 23, 2005

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I appreciate [Florida Governor] Jeb [Bush] -- talk about swamping somebody, he knows the definition of 'swamp' when it comes to political campaigns.

GWB
30 Jun 2003
Tampa, Florida.

Friday, May 20, 2005

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This case has had a full analyzation and has been looked at a lot. I understand the emotionality of death penalty cases.

GWB
23 Jun 2000
Quoted in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

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I'm also honored to be here with the Speaker of the House --- just happens to be from the state of Illinois. I'd like to describe the speaker as a trustworthy man. He's the kind of fellow who says when he gives you his word he means it. Sometimes that doesn't happen all the time in the political process.

GWB
6 Mar 2001
Speaking in Chicago, Illinois.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

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DUBYA: So what state is Wales in?
CHURCH: Its a separate country next to England.
DUBYA: Oh, okay.

GWB
30 Oct 2001
Exchange between Dubya and Welsh teenage singing sensation Charlotte Church, as reported in MSNBC

Monday, May 16, 2005

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My education message will resignate amonst all parents.

GWB
19 Jan 2000
Quoted in the New York Post.

Friday, May 13, 2005

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This case has had a full analyzation and has been looked at a lot. I understand the emotionality of death penalty cases.

GWB
23 Jun 2000
Quoted in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

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I've got a record, a record that is conservative and a record that is compassionated.

GWB
2 Mar 2000
As quoted by the New York Times.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Get Out There and Start a Startup

Paul Graham has posted another thought-provoking piece called Hiring is Obsolete. There's a couple of points that are either lacking some context, or are just wrong, IMHO, but the overall message is compelling.

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One word sums up probably the responsibility of any governor, and that one word is 'to be prepared'.

GWB
7 Dec 1993

Word.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

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We must have the attitude that every child in America, regardless of where they're raised or how they're born, can learn.

GWB
18 Apr 2001
From a speech delivered in New Britain, Connecticut.

Monday, May 09, 2005

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I made the decision to name the Justice Department building after Robert Kennedy because he's deservant.

GWB
20 Nov 2001
Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office about his decision to name the Justice Dept. building after former U.S. Attorney General, Robert Kennedy.
Aired on CNN.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

No Church-State Separation Then No Tax Exemption

This is a special edition of Face to the World. Winning large is Waynesville NC with Democrats Voted Out of Baptist Church. Now, running the Dems through a spanking machine is one thing, but condemning them to Hell for voting for Kerry is quite another. At least Waynesville has the noble Doris Wilson to ride to the rescue:

Doris Wilson, one of [Go-to-hell-you-Kerry-votin'-Dems declarin' Preacher] Chandler's neighbors and a member of First Baptist Church in Waynesville, said God doesn't play partisan politics.

"I hate to see the church suffer like that," she said. "God doesn't care whether you're a Republican or a Democrat. It just hurts to see that going on."

Funny how so many professional Christians aren't very Christlike. Wonder where he stands on judging others and the death penalty.

Friday, May 06, 2005

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They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program.

GWB
2 Nov 2000
The presidential candidate speaking in St. Charles, Missouri. Reported by USA Today. (Note: Social Security _is_ a federal program.)

Thursday, May 05, 2005

I Thought Cinco de Mayo's on Tuesday

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I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.

GWB
27 Jan 2000
During a campaign speech in Nashua, New Hampshire.

I know that you've heard it before, but I bet it still makes you smile!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

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We will "use our technology to enhance uncertainties abroad."

GWB
6 Mar 2000
The president was referring to foreign threats, including terrorism. Quoted in the New York Times.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

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I am a person who recognizes the fallacy of humans.

GWB
19 Sep 2000
Comment made on TV talk show, Oprah.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Morning Fortune Cookie

Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to puree of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or all in a bunch to back it up!

Harlan Ellison, according to my morning fortune cookie.

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Russia is no longer our enemy, and therefore we shouldn't be locked into a Cold War mentality that says we keep the peace by blowing each other up. In my attitude, that's old, that's tired, that's stale.

GWB
8 Jun 2001
From speech in Des Moines, Iowa.