They Said It...
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
Submitted by Syscrusher on Wed, 2008/10/22 - 15:39.
In a moment of fancy, a post on our local gaming club's email list got me wondering, "What if Obama, Biden, McCain, and Palin were players in an AD&D™ game?" Admittedly, I'm biased toward the Democratic ticket, but hopefully my humorous answer is sufficiently non-partisan to annoy everyone instead of just the Republicans.
Submitted by Syscrusher on Wed, 2008/09/17 - 17:39.
Although it has taken a while to get the photos processed and uploaded, I have at last posted the albums from our two trips to NASA's Kennedy Space Center (one in 2006 and the other in 2008). The trip in December 2006 was a day-long sightseeing expedition, whereas the trip in March 2008 was to watch the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour for mission STS-123 to the International Space Station.
Submitted by Syscrusher on Tue, 2007/03/20 - 10:45.
For conservatives wondering why we progressives are so furious at current events, Paul Waldman explains it as lucidly as any writer I've seen. I wish I had written this essay.
Submitted by Syscrusher on Fri, 2006/10/20 - 11:04.
Keith Olbermann from MSNBC reacts to the dangers of the Military Commissions Act signed into law by G.W. Bush on October 18, which among other things removes the Constitutional right of habeas corpus from both American citizens and foreign nationals, if the President says they are an "unlawful enemy combatant." Now anyone can be arrested and held indefinitely without trial if the government wants to do so.
Submitted by Syscrusher on Thu, 2006/10/19 - 14:56.
A family member forwarded an article to me recently about the twisted thinking of Islamic extremists, along with a comment about the perceived stupidity of trying to justify Islamic faith as a legitimate belief system. This was my response (edited for venue).
Submitted by Syscrusher on Tue, 2006/09/12 - 08:46.
MSNBC political commentator Keith Olbermann delivered a blistering indictment of the Bush Administration's exploitation of the September 11 attacks.
Submitted by Syscrusher on Fri, 2006/09/08 - 17:58.
Last week, the International Astronomical Union voted to remove Pluto from the list of planets in our solar system, relegating it to the ranks of lesser orbiting bodies. George Dubya Bush, the current appointed occupant of the White House, responded immediately to this attack on Truth, Justice, and the American Way -- at leat, he did in the mind of one political satirist.
Submitted by Syscrusher on Mon, 2006/08/21 - 07:36.
John Rogers, a blogger from the UK, has said it better than I could. Why are we letting the terrorists win by being terrorized every time they want us to?
Submitted by Syscrusher on Wed, 2006/02/01 - 11:09.
Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq, was invited to George Bush's 2006 State of the Union address and wore a T-shirt reading "2245 dead: how many more?" in protest to the Iraq War. When police saw her T-shirt, they arrested her.
Submitted by Syscrusher on Mon, 2006/01/23 - 10:29.
Writing for Washington Monthly, authors Robert W. McChesney and John Podesta posit that, far from being anti-business, publicly-owned broadband and wireless Internet access is essential to keep America from being left behind in the economics of the 21st century.