Stop-loss orders as a backdoor draft?

Sure sounds like it… Christopher K Davis posted a very interesting discussion of this on rec.arts.sf.fandom. At the last debate, I would have liked to hear a much stronger opposition to a possible draft from Kerry. Of course, Bush’s statement that (paraphrasing) “there will be no draft as long as I’m President” is worth no… Continue reading Stop-loss orders as a backdoor draft?

Bush vs. Clinton, on the record…

You’ve probably seen the “Life then, life now” nostalgia lists. Now there’s a “Clinton’s record, Bush’s record” list on John Aravosis’s blog. Some of it may be a little oversimplified, but if something ever really DESERVED to turn into a mass-forwarded email, this is it, and it’s effing awesome.

Good old Yankee ingenuity…

A site for bidding on coding projects can’t be that bad, can it? Yes, it can, if the coding projects are for classes, as pointed out in an email sent out to my former research group at UCSC. I can’t decide if this is ingenious of the students in question, or a sign that the… Continue reading Good old Yankee ingenuity…

So THAT’s what he meant.

Apparantly, the Dred Scott reference wasn’t just a gaffe. I’ve seen or heard a couple of times now, including this morning’s “Al Franken Show” that the Dred Scott reference was a not-terribly subtle coded reference to the Pro-Life crowd, who’ve been equating abortion with slavery. Ah well! Not quite so funny, in that context, although… Continue reading So THAT’s what he meant.

Layout changes today…

I’ve done a bit more tweaking, and in particular, reduced the WordPress-default line spacing, which had been bugging me, and gotten the subtitle/tagline in … since I’m a programmer, and not a web designer, if you drop by and this isn’t ancient news, let me know what you think.

From the Onion, last May:

In case you missed it then, just like I did: Fed-UP Cheney Enters Presidential Race Himself WASHINGTON, DC—As President Bush’s public-approval ratings hit an all-time low, Vice-President Dick Cheney announced Monday that he has been “forced” to throw his hat into the ring for the 2004 presidential race. “Enough is enough,’” the visibly annoyed Cheney… Continue reading From the Onion, last May:

Saturday Night Live…

…is rather lampooning the debate. It’s the very first thing, no less. Seems to be parodying both candidates pretty effectively, although they’ve just got so much more to work for with Bush. They got in the “Internets” line and “Needs some wood”, and if everyone else saw Bush as being as whiny as the parody… Continue reading Saturday Night Live…