bobemm: (bush)
The solution: Blow Up Mecca

These bastards are all about "don't give aid and comfort to the turrists". But, these turrists aren't pussies. I'm sure it's much, much more counterproductive to give them rage and fear.

Really, the pissing contests have to stop.
DR always picks up the best stuff.

Brit Hume's reaction to the London bombings

"Oh, the investment opportunities!"

What a fucking animal. So characteristic of the neocons. And their propaganda organ, Fox News.
This is precious -

EPA Proposal Would Allow Human Tests Of Pesticides

"President Bill Clinton issued a moratorium on using such tests in 1998, but the Bush administration has revived the practice on a case-by-case basis while crafting the new standards."

"Under the draft rule, the EPA could still accept some studies involving children, pregnant women and newborns, and it would not establish an independent ethics review board to scrutinize human studies on the grounds that this would 'unnecessarily confine EPA's discretion.' The agency would allow testing pesticides on humans to determine at what level they become toxic. This could include tests on prisoners even though they might be 'vulnerable to coercion or undue influence,' the draft rule states."

Nice. Prisoners and babies. I know that the Bush administration loves chemical companies, but if the administration lets them kill us, they're not going to have any customers anymore! The Bushies aren't showing very much foresight in protecting their constiutency here. Their constituency, of course, being large corporations.
Mother sets fire to her daughter's gloating rapist

My reaction is mostly "YAY". Does that make me a sick hypocrite?

Edit: this would make me a hypocrite because I'm dead-set (ha!) against the death penalty. How is this any better?

I guess it's better in this sense - one of my main arguments against the death penalty is "what if there was a mistake and the convict is innocent?" By gloating to the mother, either this guy isn't innocent, or he's a sociopathically insensitive fuck. Or, maybe he is innocent and mad about being in jail so long. I guess I don't really have an argument.
Sweet Jesus.

High court OKs personal property seizures

Does this not seem like a huge abuse of Eminent Domain?

And does it not bring "Snow Crash" just a bit closer? :-P

Yay, corporate rights vs. individual rights!!!

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