September 28th, 2008

Politics

OK, one more

"I can't believe McCain wants to suspend the debate. You can't suspend the democratic process because we're facing problems. At what point do you think, then, well, 'maybe we should suspend the elections? We'll have the elections later?' Some people have done that before: Castro did it, Napoleon did it, Julius Caesar did it. You can't do that. If you like it or not, the campaign is part of the democratic process ...You wanna take your time off, that's fine, but you don't say we're suspending the campaign. You can't say that. It's the democratic process. We didn't suspend it for 9/11, we didn't suspend it for Pearl Harbor, we didn't suspend it for the Nazis, we didn't suspend it for the damn British. We don't do that in America." -Craig Ferguson

News

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The legacy thing: "This has the potential to move up there in the first tier. 9/11 is in there. Katrina is in there. The Iraq War. And the financial crisis."

Great read: the issue isn't the bailout as much as the payback.

SUNDAY READING:
* How should our foreign policy change to restore our image overseas?
* Thomas Friedman looks to engineering and technology to bail us out.
* Massachusetts ballot initiative might eliminate their state income tax.
* We totally need to drop the penny.
* The AV Club interviews Ralph Nader. Surprisingly good read.
* Snopes.com faces an uphill battle every election season.
* Neat! The Cold War as a renaissance in art design.

Adult Swim terrorist

grr argh

You know, it's not even the 50+ minutes I spent sitting on the Red Line outside of Fort Totten, a prisoner of Metro's stupidity. It's not even the guy with the BOOMING VOICE you could hear over the entire train car who spent the entire time talking to his buddy, explaining his ridiculous conspiracy theories which ran the gamut from the Matrix to the Freemasons to the Druids to Highlander (I'm not joking. At all. He was jovial about it, and didn't seem particularly crazy, but, man, captive audience.) And it's not even the construction they've doing outside the Silver Spring station.

I really think what made me angriest is that there was no real explanation for why we had to sit there that long, nor anyone saying they were sorry for it, or any other basic element of customer service offered to the people whose evenings were ruined by this.