Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I love people that have support the troops magnets on their foreign cars or their SUVs.
How about supporting the troops and American jobs - how about driving an American car...How about not driving a gas-guzzler? How about cutting America's dependency on foreign oil? or oil altogether? I heard on NPR (that's National Public Radio), that Ford's Model T got 25 - 30 miles to the gallon in 1908. 1908! Fuck! You're telling me, Big Car Companies, that you can't improve fuel economy in 100 years? that we actually get fewer miles per gallon? (Also, the model T could run on gasoline and ethanol- what a concept!)

"Can you give me the number where you think you need to transfer me." No, ma'am I don't think that I need to transfer you, I know I do. And after that bitchy comment, I know I need to transfer you even more.

10:13a - the essence of cool. don spiderman gloves and shoes and climb this wall. use it for strength training and stretching. due out in mid 2007 for $3333 cool cool.

I still haven't been to the gym. But Jen has assured me that we will go tonight to kick off our NEW SCHEDULE. (because she started her job and all today). Our new schedule consists (partly) of getting up at the asscrack of dawn, (no really, the asscrack) shower, breakfast, send Jen to work, housework (yes housework), send me to work, come home, housework, jen gets home, GYM. I'll let you know if it happens like that tonight. Check and check on everything up to "send me to work."

Stupid stupid project. They don't have anything for us to do in this dept so they are piling crap from other departments on us. For instance. The company fucked up one of its relationships with one of its multi-million dollar clients. That client wanted us to fix the problem. This in turn meant that little step-child customer support had to call, not our clients, but consumers of our client - and tell them their gift card was on the way. Question: Multi million dollar client is on the line - do you really want underpaid temps handling it?

This day is going by ridiculously slow. Meanwhile the House and Senate are debating a bill that would legalize torture and gut Habeas. Which means, if the government doesn't like you, they'll just "detain" you forever. Understand now why I quoted V for Vendetta? Are you waking up America? No? Fuck, just go back to sleep.

Pair this with the $385 million contract awarded to a halliburton subsidiary to build detention center -

"the contract, which is effective immediately, provides for establishing temporary detention and processing capabilities to augment existing ICE Detention and Removal Operations Program facilities in the event of an emergency influx of immigrants into the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs."

Might those "new programs" be the mass detention of immigrants and political dissidents that could be termed enemy combatants under this new legislation? Why else build "detention centers" that can accomodate 3 million? Where else are you going to come up with 3 million new detainees?

Read this.

If someone can explain to me how legalizing torture is going to stem the spread of teh jihadist movement- that'd be great.

And then there's this:

Survey by Pew Research Center-
"Do you think the use of torture against suspected terrorists in order to gain important information can ofen be justified, sometimes be justified, rarely be justified or never be justified?"

here's the breakdown of those that said often and sometimes:

Total Public - 46%
Total Catholics - 56%
White Protestant - 49%
White Evangelicals - 49%
Secular - 35%

So who has moral authority again? Note: Fully 21% of catholics support torture "often" - how heartning.

Training tomorrow at 9, should go for about 4 hours. No updating, tomorrow, until after that.

4:41pCheck out the HRC's new campain - Even pop superstar P!NK is talking about it!

Remeber that torture bill from earlier - yeah it passed in the Senate. YOu know what else it means? It means that the government can decide that you are an enemy combatant - then it can whisk you away "disappear" you. You will not be charged. You will not be tried. You will be tortured. You will be held indefinitely. Your family will not know where you are or why you've been taken. Is this starting to sound familiar?

Via Ariela - So you want to learn Japanese

I'd like to go home now - CSPAN to watch.


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