I’m not appealing for sympathy or anything, by my prep for a conference (for which I leave this friday) has reached full panic mode, I have 100 exams to grade by thursday and I got no sleep because last night I mixed up Dayquil with Nyquil. Expect light blogging from me. About the conference, if any San Fran readers know who makes the best beer you can be sure that I’ll follow up on your tips.
A couple of links to tide you over:
* Vote on the worst sound in the world.
* Orisinal – kind of like a cross between the Daily Kitten and an Xbox.
This is an open thread.
I ♥ Condi:
Translation: We will change our laws as needed (See: Cheney) to allow us to do whatever the fuck we want so we can stay within the ever-shifting definition of ‘lawfulness’.
The Pant Gnome’s Business Plan
If you get to the Mission district, check out Amnesia – lots of Belgian beer. If you’re downtown near the symphony, have dinner at Suppenkueche and have some excellent German beer.
More Condi in Torture Land
I do think it’s a matter of might makes right. Yes, we can do whatever we want. Remember the Tom Lehrer song, ‘Send The Marines’?
What do we do? we send the marines!
For might makes right,
And till they’ve seen the light,
They’ve got to be protected,
All their rights respected,
’till somebody we like can be elected.
Members of the corps
All hate the thought of war,
They’d rather kill them off by peaceful means.
Stop calling it aggression,
O we hate that expression.
We only want the world to know
That we support the status quo.
They love us everywhere we go,
So when in doubt,
Send the marines!
Was Al Capone a Republican?
Either you’re DougJ, or you’re stepping on his toes. Either way, this is very funny. Might makes right because a song tells us so…classic!
he would be today, and he’s be called a great American and Patriot for his various actions. His “tax evasion” would only make him step down as Majority Leader for a couple months.
Go to the Toronado. Best beer selection in SF. They’ll have all the local holiday ales from Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Anchor, Sierra Nevada, Mendocino, etc. Plus they give tasters.
Magnolia in the Haight district (corner of Haight and Masonic) has excellent beer and food.
The Toronado is your best bet, Tim, but if you’re more downtown (i.e. in the financial district and/or near The Embarcadero), the Gordon Biersch brewery will get the job done.
For a mild bit of entertainment, I will now do my Stormy impression with regards to the Condi comments above.
You Democrats just want to see us lose this war. You hate the soldiers and you hate Bush. You want Condi gone. Those prisons are there to protect us. Besides, all that is going on in those prisons is harmless fraternity prank behavior. You all are traitors and unpatriotic.
But I can’t continue because I have to watch “The Price is Right.”
Now, Stormy doesn’t have to bother with this thread.
From today’s Editor and Publisher:
AP Shocker: Iraq VP Disputes Bush on Training of Forces
Apparently Iraq VP Ghazi al-Yawer thinks Bush is full of malarkey on the preparedness of the troops there. But then again, he’s a Sunni and he knows what the coming Shi’ite run Iraq Islamic Republic means for his folks.
Ironic how the people we’ll eventually abandon will not be left to the mercy of the terrorists, but instead to the elected pro-Iranian Shi’ites who we are fighting to empower.
Americans Want Different Type of President Next Time, Poll Says
Dec 3 (Bloomberg) — Three in five Americans want the next U.S. President to be completely different from incumbent George W. Bush, according to a poll by Time magazine.
Hunh. So they American people are looking for someone intelligent, honest, competent, and with a keen understanding of how the world is run and what it does to further the interests of our country? And here I always thought they were looking for someone fun to have a beer with.
Good luck on all the busy stuff, John.
And fwiw, were this lifelong Bears fan to actually risk money on the upcoming game with the Steelers, this Bears fan would not be risking it on the Bears.
Oh, the shame, the recriminations! Just sayin, if realism is factored in…you are supposed to actually field an offense.
And this Bears fan notes that he is also a lifelong White Sox fan, and not once during this past season did he jump off the bandwagon, though he was often invited to do so.
9/11 panel: ‘More F’s than A’s’ on U.S. security
Well, no doubt this will be the Democrats fault.
You mean the war on terror an the war in Iraq aren’t one in the same? Imagine that. Of course, Hamilton is a filthy Democrat, so he doesn’t understand the GSAVE®.
B-b-b-b-b-but Bush has a plan for national security! The Democrats don’t have a plan!
If the plan is to be grossly incompetent in protecting America, then I think I’ll take what is behind door #2.
Tim– the two best beers in the San Francisco area are Sudwerk, made by a brewery in Davis, about 90 mi. north of the City, and Anchor Steam, another local outfit.
And what does the Bush plan for GWOT look like?
Step 1) Blow a lot of shit up, look manly
Step 2) …
Step 3) Relish in the glow of history calling me the best presdent evah!
Whats wrong with aligning ourselves with other industrialized nations in educating and policing third world nations where terrorism is suspected of flourishing. What about employing all those poor CPA’s and putting them to work auditing world banks to track funding? What about all the dotCom babies that need programming jobs? They can write search engines to find suspected terrorist activity online?
Its not that the Democrats don’t have a plan, its that there is SOOOO much to do that isn’t being done. There really isn’t room for a plan right now.
1) Write up plan
2) Watch plan get altered to say “pull our troops out NOW”
3) Watch Republican’s present slightly altered original Democratic plan and claim it as “theirs”.
Yeah, Success will unfold after that, after all, the Republican’s havn’t screwed anything up once they got their hands on it.
Paddy – Honestly, I think that poll is meaningless. If you listen to some of the apologists here, they want someone less like Bush and more like Hitler or Stalin.
So I’m not convinced when I see 70% want someone different, that they want someone like I want. :-(
According to many of the wingers, me being a liberal would automatically put me in the “I’ll vote for Saddam before I’ll vote for another Bush” catagory.
Which party will he be running under? I’d assume republican, but I can see him going for the loony Libertarian sect. How do we donate to his campaign, though?
The Disenfranchised Voter
Does that surprise you? That’s been their M.O. for years! You’re either with them, or you’re with the terrorists, remember? If someone questions their actions, they either 1. question their patriotism, 2. accuse them of giving comfort to the enemy, 3. smear them politically via any means possible, or 4. ridicule them.
How do you police a nation where terrorism is suspected of flourishing and not use force? It seems like that’s what you’re saying. Remember the Korean war was called a United Nation ‘police’ action.
You prove a case that terrorists are using an area to gather and propegate, train, start with a group such as the UN to bring the issue to the forefront and then use force if necessary. You seem to think the LAPD should use F-15’s and clusterbombs on urban areas if they suspect a riot.
I’ll second the recommendations for Suppenkuche (Hayes/Laguna) and Toronado (Haight/Fillmore). Both have great beer selections, and the former has excellent food as well (try the venison stew or meatloaf). For cocktails, go to the Orbit Room if it’s Tues., Fri. or Sat. The bartender there makes some of the best concoctions on the planet. However, the service is not quick.
Orisinal is how I write papers and articles. I outline and start writing; then, when I get a difficult section and need to formulate the clearest way to express myself, I pull up an Orisinal game. Many minutes later, with all the unnecessary neurons having been occupied with flying balloons or falling bananas (accompanied by some simple, repetitive, meaningless music), the creative writing network has worked out the problem and I go back to the paper.
Of all the things one might use to get cooperation with the U.S. these days, “trust us” is the most futile — and arrogant.
That’s reassuring. So if Isreal is complaining about terrorists attacking it, I’m sure the UN will bring it to the forefront. Right.
“So if Israel is complaining about terrorists attacking it, I’m sure the UN will bring it to the forefront. Right.”
Let me get this straight. Failure to honor UN Resolutions is a major reason we invaded Iraq; yet the (more numerous) Israeli violation of UN resolutions do not matter at all.
Like the Geneva Conventions, UN resolutions matter a great deal when they suit Washington or Tel Aviv, but are meaningless when inconvenient.
And, as for “attacks,” particularly on women and children, look at the numbers.
That’s exactly right. UN resolutions mean nothing.