Thursday, November 25, 2004

Birth of a new nation...

The found the following post, quoted in full from Dialogic, particularly funny.

California: Dear President Bush
(courtesy of mother in San Diego, CA--lifelong independent)

Dear President Bush:

Congratulations on your victory over all us non-evangelicals. Actually, we're a bit ticked off here in California, so we're leaving you. California will now be its own country. And we're taking all the Blue States with us. In case you are not aware, that includes Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, all of the North East States, and the urban half of Ohio.

We spoke to God, and she agrees that this split will be beneficial to almost everybody, and especially to us in the new country of California. In fact, God is so excited about it, she's going to shift the whole country at 4:30 pm EST this Friday. Therefore, please let everyone know they need to be back in their states by then. God is going to give us the Pacific Ocean and Hollywood. In addition, we're getting San Diego. (Sorry, that's just how it goes.) But God is letting you have the KKK and country music (except the Dixie Chicks).

Just so we're clear, the country of California will be pro-choice, pro-gay, and anti-war. Speaking of war, we're going to need all Blue States citizens back from Iraq. If you need people to fight in Falujah, just ask your evangelical voters. They have tons of kids they're willing to send to their deaths for absolutely no purpose. And they don't care if you don't show pictures of their kids' caskets coming home. So, you get Texas and all the former slave states, and we get the Governator and stem cell research. (We would love you to take Britney Spears off our hands, though. She IS from the south, right?). Since we get New York, you'll have to come up with your own late night TV shows because we get MTV, Letterman, the Daily Show, and Conan O'Brien. You get... well, why don't you ask your people at Fox News to come up with something entertaining? (Maybe you should just watch Crossfire. That's a really funny show.)

We wish you all the best in the next four years, and we hope, really hope, you find those missing weapons of mass destruction. Seriously. Soon.

Sincerely,

California

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

N'est pas possible.

For those who read French, there's an interesting article in Le Monde about how the current Iraqi government condones torture and refuses to recognize the judgments handed down by the judicial branch. Its refusal is apparently based on laws created under the Saddam regime. Democracy in Iraq? N'est pas possible.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Ray

I recently watched the movie Ray about Ray Charles. I would definitely recommend it as the type of movie that should be seen on the big screen.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Winning the War on . . . Iraq

Pakistan's Daily Times reports the following:

  • Twelve people were killed and many were injured in separate incidents in Iraq on Tuesday, while hundreds of people were seen fleeing Fallujah after a heavy night of US air strikes.
  • At least eight people were killed and 19 were injured when a suicide car bomb exploded outside Iraq’s Education Ministry in Baghdad on Tuesday. Another bomb exploded near the notorious Abu Ghraib prison injuring two Iraqi national guards.
  • In Mosul, a car bomb exploded near a military convoy carrying an Iraqi general, killing four civilians and wounding at least seven soldiers, US and Iraqi officials said.


Isn't this the war we're supposedly winning?