Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Cranky Thoughts

Item #1:

Wakeman, Ohio -- Sheriff’s deputies found 11 children, who range in age from 1 to 14 and who have various disabilities, locked in cages less than 3½ feet high inside a home. The children had no blankets or pillows, and the cages were rigged with alarms that sounded if opened.

The couple denied they had abused or neglected the children.

Chicago, IL -- Two genes involved in determining the size of the human brain have undergone substantial evolution in the last 60,000 years, researchers say, leading to the surprising suggestion that the brain is still undergoing rapid evolution.

Wakeman, Ohio must not have been a part of the brain gene research.

Item #2:

As the Gulf Coast region struggles to recover from the catastrophe inflicted by Hurricane Katrina, a campaign is under way to persuade both parties to hold their 2008 presidential nominating conventions in the now-devastated city of New Orleans.

Is this sort of like returning to the scene of the crime?

Item #3:

Washington, D.C. -- David Brooks, columnist for the New York Times:

"From Day One, they [the White House] had decided that our
public relations is not going to be honest. Privately, they
admit mistakes all the time. Publicly -- and I've had this debate
with them since Day One; I always say admit a mistake, people will
give you credit. [I've had this debate] with people who work in the
White House."

Herat, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai urged voters Tuesday to support honest candidates in landmark legislative elections this weekend.

America could use that urging too.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been almost forty years of the "Great Society" can we dig up LBJ and ask him what effect this legislation has had? Was it a mistake? Is anyone any better off?

12:15 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

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5:58 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Can we dig up Reagan and ask him what effect his "trickle down my leg" economics has had? What good did the Viet Nam war do? What good did Ford's "whip inflation now" buttons do? What good did Bush's tax cuts do? I guess you go to war with the question you have, not the question that means anything. - or maybe you lack one of those two brain size aleles?

6:00 PM  
Anonymous BBBetz said...

LBJ could have stopped Vietnam, he added 500,000 young men. Fuck Off.

9:17 AM  

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