Tuesday, April 24, 2007

straw person

I've mentioned this before, but I like Fred's weekly exegesis of the Left Behind series.

I'll note, though, that due to the sinister tentacles of feminism reaching into even evangelical colleges, I learned about the 'straw person' argument instead of the 'straw man' argument.

Monday, April 23, 2007

future assistant manager

I think I can sum up large chunks of high school by noting that I think this comic is funny.

Really funny. 'Laughing out loud in the computer lab' funny, even though I'm pretty sure that makes me an awful person.

Not that the career track that I'm on is much better, but, um, I've been to school a lot. That should count for something.

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Because there are other surgical options for late-term abortions, it is highly unlikely that banning IDX will prevent a single abortion. It may, however, prevent some women from having the safest procedure for their particular circumstances.

What the court's decided, in essence, is that a woman's right to make her own medical decisions is less important than preventing legislators from getting an ooky feeling by thinking about fetal heads being punctured. Our safety is less important than their feelings.


Spectacular. I'm sure Jesus is happy that if I get pregnant, and then the fetus dies in my uterus, I might have to undergo labor and delivery rather than having an IDX. Cause you know how clear the Bible is that a woman ought to be legally coerced into less than stellar medical options because Tony Perkins can't tell the difference between live fetuses and dead fetuses:

This is a victory for a commonsense measure that is overwhelmingly favored by over 70 percent of the American people who increasingly support protections for unborn children...

Bah. Not only does he not know how to use commas, but I do not think that 'commonsense' means what he thinks it means.

planning- not so much

You Are Root Beer

Ultra sweet and innocent, you have a subtle complexity behind your sugary front.
Children love you, but so do high end snobs... when you're brewed right.

Your best soda compatibility match: Dr. Pepper

Stay away from: Diet Coke


It hurts less if I call it a plan.
That's more or less been my approach to this semester. It's time to start regretting that, and perhaps planning to do some work.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

poem of the day

The moment when, after many years
of hard work and a long voyage
you stand in the centre of your room,
house, half-acre, square mile, island, country,
knowing at last how you got there,
and say, I own this,

is the same moment when the trees unloose
their soft arms from around you,
the birds take back their language,
the cliffs fissure and collapse,
the air moves back from you like a wave
and you can't breathe.

No, they whisper. You own nothing.
You were a visitor, time after time
climbing the hill, planting the flag, proclaiming.
We never belonged to you.
You never found us.
It was always the other way round.

Margaret Atwood - The Moment

Monday, April 09, 2007


Your results:
You are Mystique

Poison Ivy
Dark Phoenix
Mr. Freeze
Dr. Doom
The Joker
Green Goblin
Lex Luthor
Sometimes motherly, sometimes a beautiful companion, but most of the time a deceiving vixen.

Click here to take the Supervillain Personality Quiz


"I presented my credentials from the Marine Corps to a very polite clerk for American Airlines. One of the two people to whom I talked asked a question and offered a frightening comment: "Have you been in any peace marches? We ban a lot of people from flying because of that." I explained that I had not so marched but had, in September, 2006, given a lecture at Princeton, televised and put on the Web, highly critical of George Bush for his many violations of the Constitution. "That'll do it," the man said."

More at Lawyers, Guns and Money.

Also, I liked a lot of things about Lexington, but this wasn't one of them.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

multiple choice quiz

"I wish you were my Jewish grandmothers" was said by _______ to _______ and _______.

1) Jeff, to Jon and me
2) Me, to Tracy and Jeff
3) Tonda, to Adriana and me
4) Jon, to Adriana and Tracy

haven't done this in a while

List of stuff I've read and liked today:
The Bargin and The Prize
Democracy's Enemies
Compassion in the Bush
Sami Al-Arian
Quote of the Day
Angry White Man
Tuesday Forgotten American Blogging: Henry Wirz