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26 September 2003 @ 02:42 pm
 
"Twenty years ago I did a comic book about a 21st century America with endless reality shows based on public humiliation; a federal government secretly selling off pieces of the United States; and a citizenry so drugged out on media they colluded in their own betrayal. Don't say I didn't warn you."
-Howard Chaykin, on American Flagg

Yo gamers: discussion of railroading on Troia's LJ. (Since we were discussing this last week...)

Full text of the Democratic debate. And here's Troia's rundown/discussion.

NEWS:
* More twists and turns with the Do Not Call list. "Perhaps we should call this bill the 'This Time We Really Mean It Act' to cure any misunderstanding in the judicial branch." -Rep. Tauzin.
* HAW HAW! Cheney's ties to Halliburton count as a financial interest.
* Wait, we issue a deadline for Iraqis to write a constitution? Or what? We threaten to re-invade them?
* Information Awareness Office shut down in disgrace.
* Census definition of poverty woefully out of step with reality.
* Awesome. Guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns stayed at their posts during the hurricane.
* Power issues bely deeper problem in rebuilding Iraq.
* Cooking the books to defeat "No Child Left Behind" rules
* The US is only the tip of the iceberg in the worldwide piracy game.
* Extraordinary archaeological finds in Norway.
 
 
Mrs. Raarjudithiscariot on September 26th, 2003 11:46 am (UTC)
everyone loves norway, baby
PMMJ: The Lidless Eyecheetahmaster on September 26th, 2003 11:53 am (UTC)
And they love everyone too!
Jenexamorata on September 26th, 2003 11:56 am (UTC)
The survey indicates that Norwegians have less sex than other nationalities. The comfort for Norwegians is of course, that Swedes have even less sex.

Well, thank god the Swedes are winning the Nordic Prudishness Contest. Someone get them a tub of lutefisk and a dirty magazine!
Jenexamorata on September 26th, 2003 11:52 am (UTC)
So you're pointing out the archaeological finds but not this woman who stole a prison uniform and dildo?

Mon dieu!
Alexdevolutionary on September 26th, 2003 01:13 pm (UTC)
Did that article ACTUALLY say "a market in terrorism futures"? Did our government ACTUALLY try to turn a profit from possible terrorist activites?

Sweet Christmas, what the fuck is WRONG with people?
Mr. Director of Legal Affairsseth6666 on September 26th, 2003 01:22 pm (UTC)
actually yes, our government did begin implementing that concept, jsut as a brainstorming idea.

it got shitcanned when congress found out about it. *chuckle*

gotta admire the idea for just plain fuckedupedness though....

-S
PMMJ: The Lidless Eyecheetahmaster on September 26th, 2003 03:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was awesome. Search through the news (or my posts :}, was a few months back. Headed by some guy named Poindexter. Yep, same one.