Thursday, January 04, 2007

It's a Beautiful Day

Nancy takes charge

Check it out; The President of the University I work for is giving the invocation at Pelosi's swearing in. (Yes, as an atheist, I work for a Jesuit University. No, as an atheist, I have no qualms about taking money from a religious organization. Am I not needy? Yes, it pisses me off that they have to have a goddamn invocation in MY secular seat of government)
Adding a hometown touch to the proceedings, Pelosi has invited the Rev. Stephen Privett, president of the University of San Francisco, to give the invocation.

Saban takes charge

Don't think Crimson Tide Football is the most important thing in the state of Alabama? Take a look at this picture of Saban arriving at the Tuscaloosa airport.

Moments after the photo was snapped the sacred orgy occurred followed by the ceremonial sacrifice of a baby eagle and a baby tiger.

Saban, I hope you know what you've just steppped into.
On Wednesday, after more than five weeks of searching, the Crimson Tide found a coach to replace the fired Mike Shula. Former LSU and Miami Dolphins coach Nick Saban accepted the job and will be introduced as the 27th coach in Alabama history today at a 10 a.m. news conference in the Naylor Stone Media Room in the Mal M. Moore Athletic Building.

Back to the many-bloodsuckers (Poli - tics)

I'm starting to like this Obama character. Difference between Obama and Bush? Obama admitted to using coke and stopped using when he was 22. Bush never admitted using coke and he never denied it but it is widely known he was a coke head and Bush stopped using.... well......
Long before the national media spotlight began to shine on every twist and turn of his life's journey, Barack Obama had this to say about himself: "Junkie. Pothead. That's where I'd been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. . . . I got high [to] push questions of who I was out of my mind."

Keith Ellison.... first Muslim elected to Congress. Virgil Goode... racist Republican bastard from North Carolina.... Panties all in a wad about Ellison... particularly him using the Koran to be sworn into office.... made a big xenophobic stink about it......

What does Ellison do in response?

Rep.-elect Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, found himself under attack last month when he announced he'd take his oath of office on the Koran -- especially from Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode, who called it a threat to American values.

Yet the holy book at tomorrow's ceremony has an unassailably all-American provenance. We've learned that the new congressman -- in a savvy bit of political symbolism -- will hold the personal copy once owned by Thomas Jefferson.

Game, set, match: Ellison.


So what problems are the Dems gonna tackle when they take office?


Where's the Outrage Over Escalation?

The Democrats plan to act quickly, beginning today with a series of new ethics rules after convening at 9 a.m. (PST) to elect the 66-year-old Pelosi to the top post and take control of the House held by Republicans the past dozen years.

Greedy fucking Oil Companies
WASHINGTON - ExxonMobil Corp. gave $16 million to 43 ideological groups between 1998 and 2005 in a coordinated effort to mislead the public by discrediting the science behind global warming, the Union of Concerned Scientists asserted Wednesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using stem cells harvested from the extracted wisdom teeth of young adults, researchers have successfully generated tooth root and supporting tooth ligaments to support a crown restoration in experiments using miniature pigs.
The good guys are finally in charge. Know lets hold their feet to the fire to make sure they remain good guys and stewards of policies that make this country great.... for once.


Archaeologist finds traces of "humanity's first war" in Syria

Not mentioned in this article is that they found out who started this first war. Bush.
BERLIN (AFP) - A German archaeologist says he has found relics of "humanity's first war" in the north east of Syria in the form of balls of stone used as ammunition in the 4th century BC, the Die Zeit newspaper says in its edition due for publication on Thursday.

"We have there the oldest example of an offensive war," said Clemens Reichel, who is leading an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamoukar, on the border withIraq, for the University of Chicago.



Anonymous said...

Great post today---and three cheers for outrage.

Anonymous said...

As religious institutions go, I'd take a Jesuit any time. The commitment to inquiry overcomes a lot of the usual nonsense. Plus, I've met more than a few Jesuits who were closer to freethinkers/"commies" than anything else.

AAW said...

Thanks, Dave! Huzzah X 3!

AAW said...

Hey, Binky. Very true, when it comes to religious institutions the Jesuits are the thinkers of the lot. Put a Jez in SF and you've got some seriously unabrasive individuals. Plus, the cathedral on campus is a great place to catch a nap though you do have to shush the prayers sometimes. ;-)