Archive for February 3rd, 2006

Please. Kill. Me. Now.

While admittedly rather clever linguistically, this is quite possibly The Worst Thing Ever.

I am now officially rooting for the Seahawks.

1 comment February 3rd, 2006 at 08:55pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Uncategorized

Friday Quote & Dog Blogging

This week’s quote:

Perhaps we would do well to emulate the garfish more in our day-to-day life.

From Love Serenade, an Australian movie about two smalltown sisters in love with the local DJ.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s dogs…

Giant liondog seen while roaming the fair streets of NYC with res ipsa loquitur and The Kenosha Kid. I’m wondering if it might be part St. Bernard… Posted by Picasa

6 comments February 3rd, 2006 at 08:23pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

How Conveeeeeenient.

This doesn’t sound fishy at all…

A federal judge on Friday set former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s trial date in the CIA leak case for January 2007, two months after the midterm congressional elections.

The trial for Libby, who faces perjury and obstruction of justice charges, will begin with jury selection Jan. 8, said U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton. Walton said he had hoped to start the trial in September but one of Libby’s lawyers had a scheduling conflict that made an earlier date impractical.

Walton said he does not like “to have a case linger” but had no choice because Libby attorney Ted Wells will be tied up for 10 weeks in another case.

Granted, I am not a professional law-talking guy, but 14-15 months seems like an awfully long time between indictment and trial…

2 comments February 3rd, 2006 at 10:58am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Libby/Plame,Politics

Worth Noting

An NYT letterwriter makes an excellent and IMO much-overlooked point:

Surveillance with a broader focus than individuals misses an important problem: translation. Everyone acknowledges the vast number of messages each and every day.

If 1 percent of just one billion messages are in another language, that is still 10 million messages. Even 1 percent of 1 percent presents a formidable, perhaps insurmountable, translation task. And the shortage of government translators, particularly for Arabic, has been widely reported.

The only conclusion one can draw is that the National Security Agency surveillance program is designed to spy primarily on English speakers.

Or do the Republicans believe that Arab terrorists would be so considerate as to carry out all their plotting in English?

February 3rd, 2006 at 10:01am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Constitution,Republicans,Wankers

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