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Ben is an asshole
by Casey at 11 September, 2005 - 11:57 PM
"are you an idiot? have you forgotten to copy this masterpiece of
your invaluable time and energy to another source, in case
i didn't take the time and energy to hold your hand and protect it for you?"

Go fuck yourself Ben. You still don't seem to get that the above problem occurs mostly when people are commenting on posts, not creating them.

This website sucks, I hope it dies a pathetic death you shitty web-designer you. No wonder why you can't pick up a real job.
Latest comment: 13 September 05, 6:49 AM

Science: as reported by humanities graduates
by Casey at 11 September, 2005 - 11:54 PM
Here's another article for all of you cultural relativists out there.
Latest comment: 11 September 05, 11:54 PM

God's Will
by Casey at 01 September, 2005 - 1:24 AM
All the crazies have come out illuminating God's storm Katrina as the punishment for a number of sins including, homosexuality in New Orleans, the Gaza pullback of Jewish Settlers, oppression of Islamic peoples, and voting for Bush. Of course they are all wrong, and I just wanted to proclaim the TRUTH that is his word. God Punishes Everyone Sooner or Later No Matter What They Do or Say.
Latest comment: 13 September 05, 7:29 AM

More Drug War Insanity
by Casey at 28 August, 2005 - 1:16 AM
This story really pissed me off. The worst part of it is that the cops feel like its just business as normal. I really hope this makes national media attention.
Latest comment: 28 August 05, 2:08 PM

Everyone has left
by Casey at 19 July, 2005 - 12:38 AM
Anarchy, it seems like its just you and me left here now. Maybe everyone else is struggling to fix thier computers.
Latest comment: 19 July 05, 2:05 PM

Peak Oil - continued
by Casey at 10 July, 2005 - 3:53 AM
Latest comment: 12 July 05, 5:09 AM

Archivo - Nuevo - Ventana
by Casey at 29 June, 2005 - 6:18 PM
I am writing this post from a techno-club/internet cafe in Quito, Ecuador. I´ve only had about 1.5 iters of Cervesa Pilsner so far and I think I´m starting to understand all the Spanish I´m hearing around me. Much Much more on this topic at some later time, but for now, let me spout a half-drunk missive...
Latest comment: 04 July 05, 3:29 AM

Bush for life
by Casey at 15 June, 2005 - 3:37 AM
Latest comment: 15 June 05, 7:44 AM

Harm or Benefit?
by Casey at 01 June, 2005 - 5:38 AM
Human Events online thinks these are the ten most harmful books of all time. I personaly think some of them were of great benefit. My list is in the comments, what's yours look like (indicate if you've read it or not too). The subjects of these books I think are so well known that you probably don't have to have read it to have an opinion about thier subjects.

1. The Communist Manifesto
2. Mein Kampf
3. Quotations from Chairman Mao
4. The Kinsey Report
5. Democracy and Education
6. Das Kapital
7. The Feminine Mystique
8. The Course of Positive Philosophy
9. Beyond Good and Evil
10. General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
Latest comment: 15 June 05, 3:42 AM

French Fry Defector
by Casey at 26 May, 2005 - 3:30 AM
Walter Jones (R-NC), is pissed.

The thing is, I'm all for the goals of the Iraq war. I hope its executed well and that some diplomatic solution to the Sunni insurgency can be found. However, Even if the war is a huge success, I still think America was fed a pack of lies to justify it and that our commander in chief should be impeached for lying to congress. I think that doing so will bring balance to the force or something.

Contrast and compare the seriousness here: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" and "Iraq has weapons of mass destruction."

If an impeachment doesn't happen, I think the Republicans will be the ones to inheirit the old "moral relativism" tag.
Latest comment: 26 May 05, 3:30 AM

Deductive proof for self-replication
by Casey at 15 May, 2005 - 7:41 AM
...we put forward a mathematical theory for quantifying self replication phenomena. Contrary to previously held views that self-replication is a property that a system either has or has not ("you can't be half pregnant"), our theory suggests that it is actually a continuum, where different systems can self-reproduce to different extents.
Latest comment: 16 May 05, 8:36 AM

...the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.
by Casey at 07 May, 2005 - 2:14 PM
Top Secret British intelligence memo asserts Bush was fixing the facts to justify war with Iraq.

Racketeering: A conspiracy to commit serial fraud. A US federal crime.

Impeachment: U.S. Constitution Article I, Sections 2 and 3 - "the President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."
Latest comment: 11 May 05, 1:42 AM

Teaching Intelligent Design in Public School is Illegal
by Casey at 03 May, 2005 - 2:59 AM
Latest comment: 07 May 05, 5:09 AM

The chairman of the RNC is homosexual
by Casey at 29 March, 2005 - 4:07 AM
Latest comment: 29 March 05, 3:53 PM

Cops torture a convicted drug dealer
by Casey at 11 February, 2005 - 6:40 PM
Its okay though, because drug dealers aren't really humans.
Latest comment: 11 February 05, 6:40 PM

In Kansas, truth is punished
by Casey at 10 February, 2005 - 10:17 AM
Boy gets suspened from school for two weeks because he told someone they were descended from monkeys.
Latest comment: 12 February 05, 4:55 AM

The Conservative-owned media
by Casey at 23 January, 2005 - 9:55 AM
1963 - Washington, DC - 200,000 Civil rights supporters march.

1969 - Washington, DC - 300,000 Vietnam War protestors march.

1995 - Washington, DC - 400,000 participants in the "Million Man March"

Makes you wonder why the big DC protests are ignored by print and broadcast media these days...

Latest comment: 23 January 05, 11:41 AM

Think of the Children!
by Casey at 22 January, 2005 - 7:18 PM
From one of my favorite blogs:

It is normal for U.S. citizens to be under the direct control and supervision of police officers, at school, in public, and in their homes.
It is normal for the government to have complete authority over your body and over every aspect of your private life.
It is normal for the government to have policies that are in direct contradiction to the will of the people.
It is normal for the government to enforce its policies through direct physical violence and brutality.
It is normal for the government to silence dissent.
It is normal to be afraid
Latest comment: 23 January 05, 12:13 PM

by Casey at 14 January, 2005 - 8:59 AM
How many people here agree or disagree with the following statement:

"Evolution hasn't been proven either true or false."

Simply comment with a "yes" meaning you agree or a "no" meaning you disagree. I will not offer any comments for this thread.
Latest comment: 10 February 05, 1:48 PM

Mac Mini
by Casey at 11 January, 2005 - 11:12 AM

It appears that the rumors, were pretty close to true.

It looks pretty comparable in specs and pricing to the bottom-end Dell Dimension 2400.

I can't figure out how I feel about this. This as well as Apple's new iWork suite is clearly a direct challenge to the low-end wintel software/hardware market. That's good for competition, but I honestly liked Apple as a top-end niche player and I thought they were happy with that too. I wonder if this means they'll also eventually offer a 50$ lcd monitor or something.

In any case, Steve Jobs is making some serious moves here.
Latest comment: 12 January 05, 11:57 AM

About damn time
by Casey at 09 January, 2005 - 4:33 AM
Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones object to the certification Of Ohio’s electoral votes.

Four years late is better than never I suppose. It would be cool if the left had enough seats in the house to do some damage with this contest. Its a shame that this is no more than posturing on a principle. I wish there was some really hot-shit investigative journalist that could blow this whole vote-rigging thing wide open, Watergate-style. Even a mediocre one could do it probably, its not a hard story to figure out.
Latest comment: 09 January 05, 4:33 AM

Libertarians vs Republicans
by Casey at 08 January, 2005 - 4:56 AM
It is an old perception that Libertarians are a third-party incarnation of disaffected Republicans. (Just as Greens are more likely disaffected Democrats). Here's a good article for all you freedom-loving Republicans out there. The bottom line: don't be a Libertarian just because the party you hate more is totalitarian. Be a Libertarian because any party is totalitarain.
Latest comment: 09 January 05, 4:12 AM

more propaganda
by Casey at 08 January, 2005 - 4:38 AM
As a continuation of the theme started by xtheowl:

Education Dept. paid commentator to promote law.

It seems this administration doesn't understand that the government has to have its advertising during the commercials and has to identify itself as the advertiser, just like every other institution.
Latest comment: 08 January 05, 11:00 AM

Korean Kids Sing and Dance!
by Casey at 03 January, 2005 - 4:36 PM
Latest comment: 06 January 05, 6:29 AM

Skateboarding on the micro tip
by Casey at 30 December, 2004 - 4:11 AM
Latest comment: 30 December 04, 5:29 AM

There's only one word for it...
by Casey at 28 December, 2004 - 6:16 PM
and its Numanuma
Latest comment: 04 January 05, 5:05 AM

Wild, Wild Web
by Casey at 27 December, 2004 - 4:55 AM
I know more than a fair number of people who have switched to macs now for the reasons described in this article. Is it really that bad out there? I mean, I don't even have virus software on my macs at home; never needed it. Do you have to be a computer expert (like all of you) to keep your windows machine clean and operational these days?
Latest comment: 28 December 04, 7:07 AM

Ripping my hair out
by Casey at 27 December, 2004 - 3:32 AM
Pending the outcome of a legal challenge, a PA school is going to teach intelligent design and they even have the audacity to call it a "theory" when it is at best, its a hypothesis or a speculation.

Say hello to the dark ages. *hi* *waving*
Latest comment: 27 December 04, 7:45 AM

Sumatran Quake
by Casey at 27 December, 2004 - 2:57 AM
Biggest Earthquake since 1964, fourth largest ever recorded.
Latest comment: 27 December 04, 2:57 AM

A mosaic of rage
by Casey at 26 December, 2004 - 5:34 AM
I'm still pissed off that we haven't yet caught Osama bin Laden and bewildered as to why Bush was excused this simple fact in the election. When the WTC went down, I immediately thought that we should build another pair, but twice as tall. So naturally I was enraged to learn that the new "Freedom Tower" was going to cheat on the height and frankly I don't give a shit about the symbolism of it being 1776 feet tall.

Technically, we'd still have tallest fucking tower in the world, so maybe I shouldn't be so worked up. Then I learned about a new tower being built by Samsung in the United Arab Emirates, the place where all of al Quaeda's money comes from. The Burj Dubai is destined to reach 800 meters, dwarfing the Freedom Tower's 541 meters.

I want this Burj Tower bombed the day its finished. We can start a Samsung boycott today though.
Latest comment: 27 December 04, 3:49 PM

by Casey at 26 December, 2004 - 4:13 AM
My Christmas contribution. I'm surprised no one else posted this.
Latest comment: 26 December 04, 4:13 AM

Lurkers are scum
by Casey at 21 December, 2004 - 6:06 PM
ya, you heard me, you lurker. You are a waste of bandwidth. Inhaling, engorging, consuming this place with your intellectual gluttony; selfishly absorbing our clever inspiration. We who post are not your damn muses, so speak the fuck up even if we beat you down. If you aren't posting to EA, the terrorists win.
Latest comment: 05 September 05, 8:35 AM

We all feel it, but are afraid to say it out loud.
by Casey at 18 December, 2004 - 5:00 AM
I've found a link between why Ben becomes so annoyed with my bad, rushed writing and why muhgcee's auction made me feel so uneasy.

From Mark Slouka's, "Quitting The Paint Factory"

The new man, Marinetti wrote – and this deserves my italics – would communicate by "brutally destroying the syntax of his speech. He wastes no time in building sentences. Punctuation and the right ad­jectives will mean nothing to him. He will despise subtleties and nuances of lan­guage." All of his thinking, moreover, would be marked by a "dread of slowness, pettiness, analysis, and detailed explanations. Love of speed, abbrevi­ation, and the summary. 'Quick, give me the whole thing in two words!'"
Latest comment: 18 December 04, 10:04 AM

by Casey at 14 December, 2004 - 9:17 AM
This just might be the best article I've read all month (and thank goodness, its been a really boring month).

Its worth reading all the way to the end. Its about what sets people like us apart from the rest.
Latest comment: 14 December 04, 9:17 AM

Damascus for Bush
by Casey at 13 December, 2004 - 4:08 AM
Another religious topic...

Since I began teaching in Damascus six months ago, I have been continually surprised to find support and even admiration for Bush in that city, mixed in with the usual polemics about American imperialism.
A final piece of the puzzle fell into place when I learned that more than half of the students in my advanced class, among them a third-year medical student and daughter of a Western-based diplomat, rejected the theory of evolution. "I just can't believe that we came from monkeys," she said.

Latest comment: 14 December 04, 4:48 PM

Intelligent Design
by Casey at 11 December, 2004 - 5:30 AM
For some reason, this article made it as a top hit on blogdex. Here are some quotes I found interesting.

"A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind."
Yet biologists' investigation of DNA "has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce (life), that intelligence must have been involved," Flew says in the new video, "Has Science Discovered God?"

Now could someone please explain to me when ABC news began to consider philosophy professors as experts in molecular evolution? How is this newsworthy?
Latest comment: 13 December 04, 5:12 AM

Day Late, Dollar Short
by Casey at 08 December, 2004 - 1:34 AM
Hearts and Minds Lost in Iraq.

This is what passes for news now.
Latest comment: 08 December 04, 9:52 AM

The Universities Are Next
by Casey at 05 December, 2004 - 5:17 PM
They took the media first, then the congress, the presidency, the supreme court and soon, the universities. It seems that the republican propaganda machine has sent out a new memo.

University professors are liberal! Shocking!

You can see the outrage here, here, and here.
Latest comment: 07 December 04, 4:28 AM

Hitherby Dragons
by Casey at 04 December, 2004 - 5:51 AM
I found this blog on some random surf one day. I have made it a regular on my blog-rotation now. I like the structure of her mind. An excerpt follows in the comments...

Latest comment: 04 December 04, 6:02 AM

2004 election rigging
by Casey at 29 November, 2004 - 7:16 PM
Here's a credible investigative journalist (out of Reagan's NSA no less) making direct accusations of Bush Co. buying the 2004 election. Wow. Watch this force its way into the mainstream consciousness.
Latest comment: 18 December 04, 12:05 PM

The Supreme Marijuana Decision
by Casey at 28 November, 2004 - 1:16 PM
Will be based on arguments presented tomorrow at 10 AM. This is a really big deal for all you libertarians, so pay attention. Here's the history leading up to this case.
Latest comment: 29 November 04, 6:15 PM

by Casey at 20 November, 2004 - 10:38 PM
This is what it should mean when they talk about a hybrid car.
Latest comment: 22 November 04, 4:32 AM

The Eclectic School Aid Hayseed Trip
by Casey at 14 November, 2004 - 5:14 AM
Latest comment: 16 November 04, 7:07 AM

The rants abound!
by Casey at 09 November, 2004 - 5:55 AM
Latest comment: 11 November 04, 12:39 PM

How do you spell civil war?
by Casey at 06 November, 2004 - 2:09 PM

The link goes to a statistical analysis of paper ballot scannner results in Florida.

And here is an article about the data.
Latest comment: 20 November 04, 12:27 PM

Changing my Mind
by Casey at 05 November, 2004 - 3:53 AM
This link goes along with some other links I've been posting lately. I've always strived to be a critical thinker but to also respect views I don't agree with. I think I'm through with being intellectually fair to the red state mentality. I officially condemn thier "values" and thier "morals" if that's even what you want to call them. Fuck you, red states and your gay-hating, divorcing, teen-impregnating, undereducating dumbass selves. I've never met a fundamentalist christian I didn't like. But what the fuck? If you people insist on living outside of reality any longer, there's going to be fucking civil war.
Latest comment: 08 November 04, 3:26 AM

Fun with Maps!
by Casey at 04 November, 2004 - 4:17 PM
Here's a fact just to make you losers feel small.

And here's a nice non-PC rant about it to pick you back up.
Latest comment: 10 November 04, 12:49 PM

Messed up
by Casey at 29 October, 2004 - 4:06 AM
Now I know there's shenanigans on both sides, but this is really messed up.
Latest comment: 01 November 04, 9:02 AM

Republicrats hate Americans
by Casey at 27 October, 2004 - 6:13 PM
Guess how many people were arrested in 2003 for marijuana violations in the US. Go ahead, guess. Write down the number you come up with. Keep in mind that the population of the US in 2000 was around 280 million. Now click on the comments link for the answer.
Latest comment: 22 February 22, 1:02 AM

Hunter S. Thompson
by Casey at 25 October, 2004 - 5:24 AM
This guy is the shit. He is the only baby boomer left, who can still claim the title of being the shit. His shizzle sizzles. Oh and he has endorsed John Kerry for President.
Latest comment: 25 October 04, 10:38 AM

Vietnam politics
by Casey at 15 October, 2004 - 8:25 AM
I had a thought the other day. Don't the vast majority of Americans feel that the Vietnam war was a huge mistake that ultimately accomplished too little for too much?

And if so, why is everyone so worked up about the Vietnam records of Bush and Kerry? I mean shouldn't these guys be bragging about how they managed to get out of Vietnam early by making claims on any wound they could, or bragging about having avoided Vietnam all-together?

Wasn't Vietnam supposed to be a war nobody but Johnson and Nixon wanted? Doesn't that mean that the people who subverted it by avoidance or abbreviation of service were the heros (as opposed to the guys who delusionally believed they were fighting commies and signed on for like six consecutive tours of combat duty?
Latest comment: 15 October 04, 8:25 AM

DC Land
by Casey at 08 October, 2004 - 3:11 PM
An excellent sequel from the guys at Jib Jab.
Latest comment: 11 October 04, 6:55 PM

The Debates
by Casey at 30 September, 2004 - 1:41 AM
Some of you are probably too young to remember the debates with Ross Perot. Now I know why I've always thought that those were the last good presidential debates I'd ever seen.
Latest comment: 10 October 04, 5:45 AM

Thank Democracy for the ACLU
by Casey at 29 September, 2004 - 12:12 PM
Latest comment: 30 September 04, 4:16 AM

This Bannana Republic brought to you by the Republicans
by Casey at 28 September, 2004 - 5:17 AM
Jimmy Carter and Jerry Ford were shitty presidents, but at least they were trustworthy and honest statesmen.
Latest comment: 29 September 04, 6:17 AM

Libertarian Conundrum
by Casey at 26 September, 2004 - 11:03 AM
From K5:

What rights would you trade for a job?

I've discussed this before but in a more ambiguous way. Remember that a right is only meaningful if you can choose not to exercise it. This link above demonstrates a damn good example of how Capitalism can come in direct conflict with Freedom.

Latest comment: 28 September 04, 6:13 PM

Reading this article may render you vulnerable to asset-forfeiture laws
by Casey at 25 September, 2004 - 6:39 PM
"Civil liberties lawyers now speak in terms of a "drugs exception" to the Bill of Rights, [...] Throughout this whole experiment, my worst-case scenario, [...], had always been the team of agents armed with a search warrant, tearing up my house and garden while my family and I look on helplessly. I had always assumed, though, that the government would need some physical evidence (surely the poppies themselves!) or at least an eyewitness--some sort of independent corroboration of the fact that I grew poppies--before it could bring charges against me.

But after two decades of war against drugs, the power of the government to move against its citizens has grown even greater than many of us realize.
Latest comment: 27 September 04, 6:35 AM

"Islam was questioned and detained by federal authorities"
by Casey at 22 September, 2004 - 4:53 AM
It appears that agent moonshadow has finally caught up with him.
Latest comment: 22 September 04, 7:51 AM

The God FAQ
by Casey at 21 September, 2004 - 2:32 PM
Latest comment: 05 October 04, 4:12 PM

Bush Landslide
by Casey at 17 September, 2004 - 6:52 PM
I made several bets at work with people that, even though I loathe to see it, George Bush is going to win in 2004.

What the fuck were the dems thinking nominating an Al Gore clone?
Latest comment: 22 September 04, 2:27 AM

Let's invade Syria and Sudan
by Casey at 15 September, 2004 - 3:42 PM
I'm not even kidding. I really think we should do this. If George Bush does not invade these two countries right now I'm going to assume that he's either a supporter of terrorism or that he condones these acts and thinks the world is better off with Omar el-Bashir and Bashar al-Assad in power.
Latest comment: 21 September 04, 4:46 AM

The biological front of the culture war
by Casey at 14 September, 2004 - 3:22 PM
If your doctor has a moral objection to a medicine lawfully prescribed to you (like a birth control pill), does said doctor have the right to with hold that medicine from you?
Latest comment: 16 September 04, 6:13 PM

Character Assassination, round 3
by Casey at 08 September, 2004 - 4:13 PM
This episode brought to you by "60 Minutes".

New documents concerning Bush's national gaurd service.


Ex-Lt. Governor Ben Barnes tells Correspondent Dan Rather that he regrets [the] decision he made to help President Bush get into the Texas Air National Guard.
Latest comment: 10 September 04, 7:57 AM

The Democratic Illusion
by Casey at 08 September, 2004 - 9:42 AM
If you dislike Bush, you shouldn't like Kerry. Don't think for a second that these two guys aren't in cahoots.

Here is a CBS article on Skull and Bones, and how John Kerry and George W. Bush were in it at the same time.

Skull and Bones is basically a secret frat with the stated mission of advancing its memebers into positions of post-graduate power. They accept just 15 freshman a year. Sen Kerry arrived at Yale in 1962 and Mr Bush, two years later.

Can anyone say "token challenger"?
Latest comment: 13 September 04, 10:30 AM

Conspiracy Theories
by Casey at 08 September, 2004 - 3:48 AM
Latest comment: 08 September 04, 4:05 PM

Still Voting Third Party...
by Casey at 04 September, 2004 - 5:28 AM
More "Bush Hatorade" as C Mo would put it.

The facts and numbers.
Latest comment: 08 September 04, 3:26 AM

Hooray for free speech and drug decriminalization!
by Casey at 02 September, 2004 - 3:18 PM
I remember when these ads went up in the metro the first time (briefly). I followed the crazy story al the way through. Here's the happy ending.

We've won this battle, now let's win the war.
Latest comment: 03 September 04, 4:47 AM

Diebold Voting Machines
by Casey at 26 August, 2004 - 4:37 PM
When I registered to vote in Maryland, I checked the little box that asked if I wanted to volunteer as an election official. Well they called me, and I said yes, and I just got back from the orientation class tonight.
Latest comment: 03 November 04, 9:12 AM

by Casey at 26 August, 2004 - 11:29 AM
Every once in a while my job is amazingly fun. I had to play around with this interface a little today.

Latest comment: 29 August 04, 6:05 AM

We are now at war with Iran too.
by Casey at 14 August, 2004 - 5:37 AM
This article is what I've been thinking about in the back of my head since the Iraq war was decalred, but have been too hopeful to not speak out loud.
Latest comment: 20 August 04, 3:10 AM

Technical Questions
by Casey at 10 August, 2004 - 8:56 AM
What OS is the EA server running on?

Any of you IT types know anything about this crazy virus that seems to be wacking the internet today?
Latest comment: 10 August 04, 11:13 AM

In a Mood for Protest
by Casey at 10 August, 2004 - 3:40 AM
This article got me thinking about the right way to conduct a protest in today's world. The main thrust of the article isn't about protest so much as how free speech is beaing supressed around the country today. It seems we have torn down the leadership of Iraq only to become much more like it.

Anyway, that's beside the point I want to make. The article talks about these stupid "free speech zones" that have been set-up at repubiican and democrat political functions lately. These are a total farce in that they are for free speech at all, they are for dissenters. People who support the particular party in question aren't restricted to these zones.

So then I ask, why protest at a political function at all? The only way to have your protest be meaningful is be on TV. Television has a narrow lens and even if you were protesting right next to your target, the TV might still never show it. I think that the space a protest is held in is somewhat irrelevant. The time at which a protest is held I think is the greater advantage. However, the objective is still to have your protest heard on TV. So maybe if you are protesting a political event (whereever it is in the country) it would be better to protest right in front of all the local TV station buildings in that town? Doesn't that make more sense?
Latest comment: 10 August 04, 2:06 PM

autodialers piss me off
by Casey at 05 August, 2004 - 11:02 AM
I went home for lunch and got a phone call. Here's a paraphrased transcript:

Recorded voice: "Hello my name is Sally and I would like for you to participate in a brief survey. If you would like to participate, press 1, if not, press 2"

me: *presses 1*

RV: "John Kerry wants to raise taxes. Do you agree with John Kerry's plan to raise taxes? press 1 for yes, and 2 for no and 3 for undecided."

me: *presses 3*

RV: "Thank you. Will John Kerry's plan to raise taxes make you more likely to vote for, or against him? press 1 if you are against him, press 2 if you are for him, and press 3 if you are undecided"

me: *presses 3*

RV: "Thank you. This message has been paid for by the Committee to Re-elect President George Bush and the Maryland Republican party, Treasurer Blah McBkladityblah. Good bye"
Latest comment: 05 August 04, 12:50 PM

More Bush Cabinet defections?
by Casey at 31 July, 2004 - 5:42 AM
First there was Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neil. Now maybe Tom Ridge and Don Rumsfeld too?

"Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge might step down after the November election, telling colleagues that he's worn out from the huge reorganization of government. Ridge also said he needs to earn money in the private sector to put his teenage children through college."

"While Vice President Cheney remains part of Bush’s tight, inner circle, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has fallen out of favor and tells his staff that 'no matter what happens in November, I’m outta here.'"

Of course, Clinton had the same problems, I remember two resignations from his cabinet, Mike Espy (Agriculture) and Federico Peña (Energy). I remember a ton of rumors about others but I can't remember if any others came to be.
Latest comment: 04 August 04, 3:01 AM

This shit has got to stop.
by Casey at 31 July, 2004 - 5:05 AM
Law enforcement officers are good people with bad jobs. Thier jobs have gotten out of control in this country and they need to be given smarter orders. This isn't what America is.

Not one of the 9/11 hikjackers, or thier supports in the US, wore a fucking turban.
Latest comment: 04 August 04, 6:55 AM

Bush is "Looney Tunes"
by Casey at 29 July, 2004 - 4:02 AM
This article really pissed me off. Its clearly left-wing anti-Bush propaganda, but that isn't the part I dislike. I really hate the incorrect implication that his craziness is a result of his past drug abuse, as opposed to a cause of his past drug abuse. It feeds the bogus notion that alcohol/cocaine can make you permanently crazy. Its the other way around, being permanently crazy can make you an alcoholic/addict.
Latest comment: 23 September 04, 10:01 AM

Kerry is also a fucking nazi
by Casey at 28 July, 2004 - 4:31 AM
Latest comment: 07 August 04, 5:58 AM

When not to wear white...
by Casey at 25 July, 2004 - 8:32 AM
"The Miami Herald reported on Saturday that several boys in Florida developed lactating breasts after taking Risperdal."

It couldn't be funnier if I paid a comedian to write it.
Latest comment: 25 July 04, 1:48 PM

Cuddle Party
by Casey at 23 July, 2004 - 2:43 AM
I used to have cuddle parties too. We used to call them "raves" and I usually spent a little less than 30$ "to get my cuddle on".
Latest comment: 27 July 04, 7:05 AM

Dude, where's our state secrects?
by Casey at 20 July, 2004 - 3:04 PM
Before there was "Imminent threat" Condoleezza, there was Sandy "paper pants" Berger. Oh the embarassment.
Latest comment: 05 August 04, 7:03 AM

Sunday Morning Philosophy
by Casey at 18 July, 2004 - 5:43 AM
I've been thinking about the balance of forces that create healthy societies...
Latest comment: 18 July 04, 8:19 AM

This Land...
by Casey at 17 July, 2004 - 5:06 AM
You're a liberal weiner, You're a right-wing nut-job...

So funny. Go watch it thrice.
Latest comment: 19 July 04, 6:39 AM

Osama bin Laden
by Casey at 15 July, 2004 - 3:49 AM
I wonder if we've already caught this guy? You know you've been thinking it, but talking about it out loud makes you sound a little too nutty, so you don't. These guys almost make it sound like a reasonable proposition.
Latest comment: 15 July 04, 3:49 AM

Energy Scandal
by Casey at 14 July, 2004 - 2:47 AM
After losing 2000$ in the Enron scandal, I developed a keen personal interest in this issue. That 2K was also my first ever investment in stocks. Take it from me kids, the stock market is not based on equal opportunity. The people who make money on stocks in any market have the best information money can buy.
Latest comment: 15 July 04, 3:46 AM

Why macs are better
by Casey at 12 July, 2004 - 12:51 PM
Latest comment: 14 July 04, 10:59 AM

Most people don't vote anyway...
by Casey at 12 July, 2004 - 4:56 AM
Problem: al Qeada wants to disrupt our elections in November

Solution: Let's disrupt the election ourselves instead!

Its perfect! Like when the good guy shoots the hostage.

That'll teach 'em!
Latest comment: 13 July 04, 5:42 AM

No one is home
by Casey at 07 July, 2004 - 10:04 AM
Latest comment: 07 July 04, 12:35 PM

by Casey at 02 July, 2004 - 3:18 PM
Just got back from Mike Moore's new movie. I'm very pro-gun and thought his last flick, "Bowling for Columbine" was fairly cheap. I don't care who you are or what you think of Mr. Moore, you need to see this movie.

Latest comment: 09 September 04, 3:51 AM

uh oh
by Casey at 02 July, 2004 - 10:54 AM
"The American asked me why we had beaten the prisoners. I said we beat the prisoners because they are all bad people. But I told him we didn't strip them naked, photograph them or fuck them like you did."
Latest comment: 02 July 04, 10:54 AM

Another personality test...
by Casey at 01 July, 2004 - 11:18 AM
You are an SECF--Sober Emotional Constructive Follower. This makes you a hippie. You are passionate about your causes and steadfast in your commitments. Once you've made up your mind, no one can convince you otherwise. Your politics are left-leaning, and your lifestyle choices decidedly temperate and chaste.

You do tremendous work when focused, but usually you operate somewhat distracted. You blow hot and cold, and while you normally endeavor on the side of goodness and truth, you have a massive mean streak which is not to be taken lightly. You don't get mad, you get even.

Please don't get even with this web site.
Latest comment: 07 July 04, 5:37 PM

by Casey at 29 June, 2004 - 2:27 PM
Latest comment: 30 June 04, 9:30 AM

by Casey at 29 June, 2004 - 8:49 AM
I'm so happy I could just jerk off.

Why is everything 5-4 lately?
Latest comment: 29 June 04, 8:49 AM

Keep Jesus off my penis
by Casey at 22 June, 2004 - 3:50 AM
Courtesy of my wife, Chris. The hit of the summer.

(NSFW? - explicit lyrics)
Latest comment: 24 June 04, 6:25 AM

Ruled by a Cult
by Casey at 18 June, 2004 - 3:06 AM
A lunatic Christian cult has the run of the White House and the ear of the president.

Seculars unite!
Latest comment: 25 June 04, 12:19 PM

mediocre epiphany keeping me awake
by Casey at 08 June, 2004 - 6:41 PM
So, I had a realization that when work starts to piss me off, I've adopted the bad habit of transfering my anger to this blog. This usually manifests as a half-assed provocation at a flame war or a stupid mac vs PC debate. If its even close to successful, I end up getting frustrated anyway because it never ends up making me feel any better in the end. (When I'm particularly pissed off I'll get drunk and start a competition to see how many people I can get to squelch me on #fark without letting on that that is a goal.)

Then I realized that alot of us bitch about work on this blog (my way just being much more oblique and less emotionally honest). Is it fair to say that most of us are fairly happy with the nature of our work and that its really just the people we have to deal with that piss us off?

I really hate having to eat the shit my superiors serve sometimes. I really hate the very concept behind the word "superiors". Fucking baby boomers are all over the fucking place, fucking up my planet and my country. Too many boomers and not enough us, no wonder so many of us have what? three? four? bosses each, average?

Reality imitates "Office Space" so much sometimes.
Latest comment: 09 June 04, 12:33 PM

More liberal bullshit
by Casey at 07 June, 2004 - 5:45 PM
...authority to set aside the laws is "inherent in the president."

About time that people realized the president is above the law.

Fucking liberals.
Latest comment: 19 July 04, 10:43 AM

by Casey at 05 June, 2004 - 11:17 AM
Biodiesel is the answer to American energy dependence. I know I've been fond of harping on nukes and I still think nukes have a good future for making electricity. But what we really need for energy independence is an alternative fuel, and hydrogen is the only fuel that electricity could be viably converted into (or so I thought). Unfortunately, I've recently learned that hydrogen really sucks as a fuel.

So back to biodiesel. I've looked into the arable land limitations to see if it could completely supplant drilled oil and gasoline. I found a great article on the subject, which heavily references a 1996 DOE report co-authored by a friendly acquaintance of mine, Paul Roessler. The two main conclusions are that 1) with algal pond culture, land use for biodiesel production is basically not a problem and that 2) at best, biodiesel could sell for about twice as much as fossil diesel in 1996. Except now its 2004, the cost of fossil diesel has risen and the projected costs of domestic biodiesel have not changed. Biodiesel is now a price-competitive alternative. The cars are already made for it and the diesel pumps are already built. I know how to grow algae fairly well. Anyone want to go into business?

Sunshine in a bottle.
Latest comment: 29 July 04, 11:00 AM

Mac is forever “doomed” to be significantly more secure than Windows
by Casey at 05 June, 2004 - 4:22 AM
Now that some time has passed I was wondering how Rich is faring with his new computer.
Latest comment: 08 June 04, 5:20 PM

Cool if real
by Casey at 02 June, 2004 - 5:49 PM
What do you think? Is this a scam? Even though I'm a poor writer I know I can be a prolific one. Might be fun if I can get paid to write (as long as it doesn't take any longer than 10 minutes to write a 10$ article).
Latest comment: 07 June 04, 2:25 PM

America: Brought to you by Saudi Arabia
by Casey at 31 May, 2004 - 5:22 PM
Here it is. The very best exposition I've ever seen on the role of Saudi Arabia in world oil production. Think about what the information in this article means. We owe every aspect of our current affluent lifestyles to Saudi Arabia. In that sense, we are not a soveriegn nation.

Go Nukes.
Latest comment: 03 June 04, 4:02 AM

The Iranian Connection
by Casey at 25 May, 2004 - 3:52 PM
So you all heard about the raid and arrest of Ahmed Chalabi, the US's original pick to be the Interim Iraqi president, right? In case you didn't, the reason why they liked this guy so much is becasue he was a Shia (like the majority of Iraqis), was American educated, and very anti-Saddam. Now it looks like he was just a disguised mouthpeice for Iran.

Holy shit.
Latest comment: 28 May 04, 2:12 AM

Political Sex Scandal 2004
by Casey at 23 May, 2004 - 5:34 AM
This year's sex scandal brought to you by Wonkette and the Washington Post. I wish we knew who the men involved are.

Was she really bedding six different men or making it all up? And who is the married, high-level, [Bush-appointed], federal employee she claims paid her $400 for a lunch-hour tryst? [...] "Everything is true," Cutler told us in an interview. "It's so cliched. It's like, 'There's a slutty girl on the Hill?' There's millions of 'em," she said, laughing. "A lot of my friends are way worse than me."
Latest comment: 25 May 04, 2:09 PM

Organic food is a lie
by Casey at 23 May, 2004 - 5:27 AM
And all you hippies that buy into the marketing of the "organic food" label are being conned by the big business corporations behind it. Organic food is a manipulation of reality. The shit is vastly more expensive and less safe for you than good-old-fashioned USDA and FDA approved stuff.

What's more, the big business of "organic foods" is trying to make thier product cheaper by relaxing the standards of making "organic food" while retaining the only thing they really like about it, the "organic" label.
Latest comment: 28 May 04, 8:26 AM

This is a pretty cool war rant
by Casey at 20 May, 2004 - 4:02 AM
I think its more pro than anti, you be the judge.
Latest comment: 25 May 04, 4:17 AM

The biggest part of Berg lies underneath, unseen.
by Casey at 17 May, 2004 - 3:41 AM
A good analysis of the Berg killing by K5. Its hard to get worked up over something so suspicious...
Latest comment: 19 May 04, 6:59 AM

This is dodgy...
by Casey at 14 May, 2004 - 9:28 AM
You guys want to play slueth? So if you have a mac, open safari and then open your downloads monitor (or if you are feeling destructive, use your windows machine and explorer). Then go to the website. You should immediately notice that something tries to download itself. On the mac I've noticed it never actually installs. I just tried it now on my windows machine at work (I've had a few minutes to kill on blogdex, and here). Suddenly I remember the little ware, quit explorer and tried to quit outlook. Then my puter locked up. Then I just shut the whole thing down, ctrl, alt, del style.

So here's the question for all you super-nerds. What the hell is this download?

Spyware for the NSA to monitor my browsing habits (I'm reading al-jazeera, therefore I must be a terrorist).

Al-Quaeda using al-jazeera as a cyber-war launch site?

Latest comment: 18 May 04, 4:18 AM

The Cicada Hunting Manual, Volume 1, (2004)
by Casey at 12 May, 2004 - 4:17 PM
I've been inspired to show the world how easy hunting cicadas is. As a demonstration, I got three in about ten minutes. Required tools to start:

1) trowel
2) adolescent enjoyment of digging for bugs in the dirt

Latest comment: 03 September 04, 4:04 AM

Smart Canadians
by Casey at 12 May, 2004 - 3:55 AM
It seems like they have thier heads screwed on tighter up there. The Mayor of Vancouver has recently had a great "new" idea to regulate pot like alcohol and tobacco.
Latest comment: 12 May 04, 11:36 AM

Article du jour
by Casey at 12 May, 2004 - 3:22 AM
Thankfully, Kurt Vonnegut is still alive. There is no better thing than an angry, cranky geezer with an unblunted brain.. If it were't for him, I wouldn't have realized that I'm a doughnut. I think I'm going to have to read "Slaughterhouse Five" now.
Latest comment: 14 May 04, 12:44 PM

by Casey at 10 May, 2004 - 4:03 AM
My thoughts exactly. He even mentions the same public enemy number one I have on a few occasions.
Latest comment: 10 May 04, 5:26 AM

This administration is wearing me down...
by Casey at 07 May, 2004 - 3:39 AM
"One thing is for certain: There won't be any more mass graves and torture rooms and rape rooms [in Iraq]."—Bush, press availability in Monterrey, Mexico, Jan. 12, 2004

"[B]etween October and December 2003, at the Abu Ghraib Confinement Facility (BCCF), numerous incidents of sadistic, blatant, and wanton criminal abuses were inflicted on several detainees. … I find that the intentional abuse of detainees by military police personnel included the following acts:

a. Punching, slapping, and kicking detainees; jumping on their naked feet;

k. A male MP guard having sex with a female detainee;

a. Breaking chemical lights and pouring the phosphoric liquid on detainees;

d. Beating detainees with a broom handle and a chair;

g. Sodomizing a detainee with a chemical light and perhaps a broom stick."

—Executive summary of Taguba report, finalized Feb. 29, 2004, briefed to superiors on March 3, 2004, and submitted in final form on March 9, 2004
Latest comment: 09 May 04, 8:23 AM

Good site
by Casey at 05 May, 2004 - 3:14 AM
I'm sure most of you have seen this by now. Here it is anyway. I am really liking this site. I'm making it a regular visit and maybe dropping K5 or something to compensate.

One of my favorite targets is Bill O'Reilly. The guy simply isn't a journalist even though he plays one on TV. Journalists aren't allowed personal opinions.
Latest comment: 05 May 04, 3:14 AM

We have meet the enemy and he is us.
by Casey at 27 April, 2004 - 2:21 PM
This snuck through my spam filter...
And I'm glad it did.

We trample grass, and prize the flowers of May yet the grass is green when the flower fades away.

Jcasey, need cheap super-VIA?
Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man.
One chops the wood, the other does the grunting.
We have meet the enemy and he is us.
The people of the world having once been deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself.

Is this computer generated poetry?
Latest comment: 28 April 04, 4:18 AM

Our leaders hate us
by Casey at 26 April, 2004 - 3:54 AM
This is for the 80% of us on this blog who are non-religious (agnostic/athiest):

"No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God."

-George H. W. Bush, August 27, 1987
Latest comment: 26 April 04, 3:19 PM

White House vs the Press
by Casey at 22 April, 2004 - 3:53 AM
Latest comment: 22 April 04, 3:53 AM

The Draft
by Casey at 21 April, 2004 - 2:42 PM
I think we're on to something here...

SEN. CHUCK HAGEL (R-NE), March 15, 2003 on The Novak Zone: Interview With Chuck Hagel
NOVAK: Congressman Charlie Rangel, [...] has called for a draft to replace the all-volunteer force. [...]
HAGEL: [...]I would not favor going back to a draft.

SEN. CHUCK HAGEL (R-NE), April 20, 2004 as reported by AFP
"Why shouldn't we ask all of our citizens to bear some responsibility and pay some price?" Hagel said, arguing that restoring compulsory military service would force "our citizens to understand the intensity and depth of challenges we face."

Hagel and Rangel are two of a small handful of senators and house members who were enlisted in Vietnam. It makes me wonder if the white house might be cutting political deals in return for legislative support for a draft from people with the credibility to do so.
Latest comment: 21 April 04, 2:42 PM

by Casey at 13 April, 2004 - 4:14 PM
"If additional forces are needed, I will send them." George Bush, 4/13/04

Dear President Bush,

Please quit dicking around with Iraq and



Latest comment: 14 April 04, 4:21 AM

by Casey at 13 April, 2004 - 3:45 AM
Here's yet another thing the blogs are crawling all over that I haven't heard a peep from the TV about. I can only conclude that American TV journalism is asleep at the switch or criminally lazy.
Latest comment: 14 April 04, 11:42 AM

by Casey at 09 April, 2004 - 4:34 AM
Situation: Your gunner has successfully engaged a sexy MIG (mighty interesting girl) at the bar. But danger lurks in the form of her booty-faced Klingon copilot, a bitter she-ape who’ll do or say anything to disrupt his flight plan.
The mission: Once a pilot locks onto a MIG encumbered in this fashion, it’s up to his wingman to engage the bogey and remove her from the theater of operation. Feigning interest—buying her drinks, laughing at her stupid jokes, offering to read her hoof—may suffice to pull her aside,...
Latest comment: 11 April 04, 5:47 PM

Air America Radio
by Casey at 31 March, 2004 - 2:28 PM
I've been trying to hook into a stable stream for about an hour now. Wow they are getting slammed with traffic, and some people thought the demand wasn't there.
Latest comment: 05 April 04, 5:39 AM

by Casey at 29 March, 2004 - 3:34 AM
No No No! Wait!

This is what makes the suburbs cool!
Latest comment: 29 March 04, 4:23 AM

Trunk Monkey
by Casey at 29 March, 2004 - 2:58 AM
This is what what makes the suburbs cool.
Latest comment: 03 April 04, 5:11 AM

D D D D Damn That's C C C Coooooool!
by Casey at 22 March, 2004 - 3:21 AM
Latest comment: 23 March 04, 8:08 AM

Dandy, just fucking dandy.
by Casey at 21 March, 2004 - 12:21 PM
Al Quaeda is bragging about thier nukes. If they aren't lying, it makes me wonder if the real reason we've avoided capturing bin Laden and went after Saddam instead is because we knew all along that the threat of al Quaeda's nukes were real and Saddam's weren't. We can't nuke al Qaeda because they aren't a country and don't live in a big enough group, so the whole "mutually assured destruction" strategy is shit. So maybe we haven't gone full-crazy apeshit on them yet because the administration is rightly afriad of pissing them off badly enough to use a nuke? Maybe we only went after Saddam because America was too bloodthirsty to sit idle and Iraq was the only country that couldn't threaten us back?

We're fucked and I'm pissed.
Latest comment: 22 March 04, 6:29 AM

by Casey at 17 March, 2004 - 6:33 AM

I was cruising some ditto-head blog the other day (I've looked but can't find the link). Anyway, all the talk of these people was about trashing groups who criticise Bush's war in Iraq by translating it into a celebration of Al Quaeda's strikes. Characterizations of the "tin-foil hat left" dancing with glee at reports of dead soldiers and such abounded.

So to set the record straight, no one is against finding and killing any group that harms or threatens America, no one, not even the "tin foil" crowd. Of course, Iraq niether harmed or threatened us, yet that is where most of our fight money goes.

Latest comment: 18 March 04, 9:48 AM

John Ashcroft is my Big Brother...
by Casey at 13 March, 2004 - 3:29 AM
...and he's at it again.
I don't read my news on Sundays anymore. With this administration more than others I can remember, all the most insane shit hits the papers late on Friday night. If you aren't paying attention on Saturday, you're being suckered.
Latest comment: 14 April 04, 10:20 AM

Libertarian Purity Test
by Casey at 08 March, 2004 - 8:38 AM
I scored a 77; 51-90 points: You are a medium-core libertarian, probably self-consciously so. Your friends probably encourage you to quit talking about your views so much.

Ya, that about nails it.
Latest comment: 09 March 04, 5:10 PM

Forget Banning Gay Marriage
by Casey at 07 March, 2004 - 6:23 AM
We need a constitutional amendment codifying a right to privacy.
Latest comment: 10 March 04, 3:00 AM

Libertarian Economics
by Casey at 07 March, 2004 - 5:45 AM
I'm am a super supporter of most Libertarian social policy ideas. I have never agreed with most Libertarian economic policy ideas. Here is a good summary on why.
Latest comment: 10 March 04, 1:11 PM

Microsoft, at it again.
by Casey at 06 March, 2004 - 4:50 AM
You think they'd learn. This is what happens when you let evil monopolies off the hook with a court settlement.
Latest comment: 06 March 04, 4:50 AM

by Casey at 03 March, 2004 - 2:59 PM
The question is, can it generate more neutron emission energy than it uses in ultrasonic energy when converting the hydrogen to helium?
Latest comment: 04 March 04, 8:46 AM

by Casey at 02 March, 2004 - 6:01 AM
Andre the Jackson is watching you.
Latest comment: 02 March 04, 1:02 PM

Kucinich/Sharpton in 2004!
by Casey at 26 February, 2004 - 5:34 PM
This was the first democratic primary debate I've watched this year. Man alive I like this guy Kucinich more and more every time I hear him talk, despite his awful hair and wonky affectations.
Latest comment: 28 February 04, 2:33 PM

Social Security
by Casey at 26 February, 2004 - 12:42 PM
So it looks like the republican agenda to dissolve social security is coming together. I don't mind that much except that if I don't get paid back for the social security wages I've paid, I'm going to join a class action lawsuit vs the government. I'm sure there will be plenty to choose from.
Latest comment: 26 February 04, 12:42 PM

Clear Channel chooses a side in the war
by Casey at 26 February, 2004 - 6:39 AM
For some reason, I actually watched the Howard Stern show last night (I never normally do). It was a great show. Even better now that it seems it was the last one.
Latest comment: 28 February 04, 11:00 PM

by Casey at 25 February, 2004 - 7:34 AM
"Well ... And so it now begins. My more liberal friends told me a day like this would come, and now I am forced to eat crow. Words cannot express the hurt and anger I feel for the man's blatant constitutional and moral attack on a segment of our population. And for the still wobbly among us, make no mistake ... this is an attack... I realized long ago I am (was) a Republican solely for foreign affairs. But that's not good enough anymore.
Latest comment: 10 March 04, 1:48 AM

Welcome to the Culture War.
by Casey at 24 February, 2004 - 9:31 AM
Which side are you on? I think I know which side most of you fall on already, but I want to hear your own justification of your positions. Be brief.
Latest comment: 25 February 04, 7:04 PM

Ante Up
by Casey at 24 February, 2004 - 5:33 AM
Belly to the bar and out with with it. Do you support gay marriage or not? Explain your response. There are no wrong answers.
Latest comment: 24 February 04, 9:49 AM

Fucking Canadians
by Casey at 21 February, 2004 - 5:02 AM
Don't they know that civil liberites and individual rights promote terrorism?

What on earth are they thinking?!?!
Latest comment: 21 February 04, 5:02 AM

Chemistry humor
by Casey at 20 February, 2004 - 11:01 AM
A fun site with explanations of all your favorite chemicals, like "Vaginatin"!
Latest comment: 20 February 04, 12:21 PM

by Casey at 19 February, 2004 - 4:00 AM
Every day, is just another day, in our glorious police state.

(click the movie link on the target page)
Latest comment: 22 June 04, 10:24 AM

Some opportunities are more equal than others
by Casey at 18 February, 2004 - 6:21 PM
Today the White House has decided it isn't any longer sure if it agrees with the meaning of a few lines of a civil service law that bans discrimination against employees and job applicants "on the basis of conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the employee or applicant."
Latest comment: 19 February 04, 2:56 PM

Gay Sex, Drug Decriminalization, and Libertarianism
by Casey at 13 February, 2004 - 3:30 AM
The link goes to a nifty article on Justice Kennedy's decision on the recent Texas gay sex case. It specifically brings up an extremely elegant concept. Essentially it is an articulation of a constitutional basis for a "presumption of liberty".

Justice Kennedy is employing here what I have called a ''presumption of liberty'' that requires the government to justify its restriction on liberty, instead of requiring the citizen to establish that the liberty being exercised is somehow ''fundamental.'' In this way, once an action is deemed to be a proper exercise of liberty (as opposed to license), the burden shifts to the government
Latest comment: 14 February 04, 5:48 PM

Let these sites take over your life
by Casey at 11 February, 2004 - 1:55 PM
I've noticed that many of you have been posting links to really old news (which to me is anything I've already read more than a week ago). I would encorage you all to become regular patrons of two blog ranking sites, blogdex and daypop. Hit the FAQs, click around, get the clue.
Latest comment: 12 February 04, 6:48 AM

I told you so
by Casey at 10 February, 2004 - 3:40 AM
Just because my L is gone doesn't mean I'm going to stop agitiating. I just read this article and I'll tell ya what, even if you are the most hard-core Bush supporter around, you have to admit, the Iraq war was wrong at worst and disastrously wasteful at best.
Latest comment: 12 February 04, 4:44 AM

And like that.. he's gone!
by Casey at 09 February, 2004 - 2:04 PM
Latest comment: 10 February 04, 1:08 PM

I'm gonnna have you naked by the end of this song...
by Casey at 08 February, 2004 - 6:13 AM
Except now the song is the Virginia State Anthem.

Latest comment: 10 February 04, 5:48 AM

by Casey at 04 February, 2004 - 10:02 AM
The son of this article's author was one of my best freinds in elementary school in Walpole, MA.
Latest comment: 09 February 04, 7:30 AM

Not Getting the Big Picture.
by Casey at 04 February, 2004 - 3:24 AM
Yet another example of people who can't see the forest for the trees.
Latest comment: 04 February 04, 8:40 AM

by Casey at 03 February, 2004 - 4:31 AM
Our country was attacked by terrorists again today.
Latest comment: 03 February 04, 1:20 PM

20/20 with Baabwa Wawa
by Casey at 26 January, 2004 - 2:37 AM
I don't normally find TV the thing to do. Of all the things on TV I usually find the night time "news" shows to be an utter farce. 20/20 is usually one of the worst offenders. But here's an article all about what we shouldn't be afraid of. We need to further encourage 20/20's bold act of calm-mongering.
Latest comment: 30 January 04, 10:23 AM

Does God Matter?
by Casey at 23 January, 2004 - 7:23 PM
We're having so much fun with the atheism thread I thought I'd start a corrollary thread.

Does God matter?
Latest comment: 29 January 04, 5:58 PM

Agnosticism is illogical
by Casey at 21 January, 2004 - 3:47 AM
Latest comment: 28 January 04, 2:42 PM

Only for the old school
by Casey at 17 January, 2004 - 6:27 AM
I must know the answer. Now that I have a house I'm thinking of buying something I've wanted since I was 13. I want a stand-up video arcade game of my very own, one in particular. The problem is I forgot the name of it about 6 years ago.

Here's a description: Wire frame graphics of a tunnel or "web" that would change shapes on successive levels. You controlled a "spider" that would crawl around the edges of the wire frame webs. The spider could shoot "down" to the center of the web at various harmful nasties that would emit from the center fo the web. Sometimes the nasties might make it to the outer edge of the web where they then too could crawl around and pursue your spider. If your spider touched any of the nasties, you died. 25 cents per three lives.

What the hell was the name of this game?
Latest comment: 19 January 04, 8:12 AM

How do I fight the power?
by Casey at 09 January, 2004 - 5:08 AM
I am annoyed. So I've moved (yay). Verizon said they'd have my phone lines up and running this passed monday, 1/5/04. Well, two phone numbers and 250 cell phone minutes later I still don't even have so much as a dialtone.

I think I'm going to post about my experience on Verizon's investor message board.

Does anyone know of any good competing carriers that serve Columbia, MD? Cavalier maybe?
Latest comment: 11 January 04, 3:58 AM

Cocksucking legislators...
by Casey at 20 December, 2003 - 3:09 AM
If this fucking bill gets passed, calling my boy Joe an "asshole" on this weblog will be a federal crime.

Makes me want to piss on his cunt.
Latest comment: 21 December 03, 12:27 PM

Watching the Meme Catch On
by Casey at 17 December, 2003 - 3:22 AM
This is an excerpt of the transcript from Governor Jesse Ventura's "America" last Saturday.

"VENTURA: Well, let me ask you this, Tom. In our Constitution, it says the right to the pursuit of happiness, doesn't it? It doesn't say anything in there that your pursuit of happiness might be that you want to be stupid."

Featured guests were Rob Kampia of the Marijuana Policy Project, Tommy Chong's attorney, and Tom Riley of the Drug Czar's Office. I'd like to see the governor's TV show go national.
Latest comment: 17 December 03, 12:14 PM

Bill of Rights (version 2.0)
by Casey at 04 December, 2003 - 3:26 AM
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I, Homeowner
by Casey at 03 December, 2003 - 3:21 AM
My wife and I bought this place last Monday.

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true story
by Casey at 01 December, 2003 - 11:23 AM
You all know how much this libertarian loathes the f**ked up drug war we're in (don't we have enough wars going on already?). I go to this blog a bunch. Here's my first post on it.
Latest comment: 01 December 03, 5:16 PM

A boy named Sue, a guy named Kim.
by Casey at 07 November, 2003 - 3:08 AM
The guy is being more provocative with the stereotypes than he needs to be to make his point, but this is it. This is the seeding concept of Fight Club.

I love that movie. (note: link has nothing to do with the movie)
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Wow, touchy.
by Casey at 29 October, 2003 - 2:33 AM
Those Microsloths sure are paranoid.
Latest comment: 29 October 03, 3:48 AM

Conservative opinion of Al Franken
by Casey at 21 October, 2003 - 3:00 AM
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Sunday Morning Politics
by Casey at 19 October, 2003 - 3:35 AM
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That Bloated Feeling
by Casey at 16 October, 2003 - 2:56 AM
Here is one more reason why I'm mostly libertarian.
Latest comment: 17 October 03, 6:28 AM

The Addiction, The Rush.
by Casey at 03 October, 2003 - 12:05 PM
So it appears that Rush Limbaugh is a drug addict
Latest comment: 05 October 03, 2:49 PM

That Moore Guy
by Casey at 25 September, 2003 - 2:41 AM
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The nine layers of my hell
by Casey at 19 August, 2003 - 2:44 AM

General asshats, The New York Yankees
Circle I Limbo

PETA Members, Militant Vegans
Circle II Whirling in a Dark & Stormy Wind

Circle III Mud, Rain, Cold, Hail & Snow

Circle IV Rolling Weights

Bill Gates
Circle V Stuck in Mud, Mangled

River Styx

George Bush
Circle VI Buried for Eternity

River Phlegyas

NAMBLA Members
Circle VII Burning Sands

Saddam Hussein
Circle IIX Immersed in Excrement

Osama bin Laden
Circle IX Frozen in Ice

Design your own hell

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by Casey at 04 August, 2003 - 4:14 AM
The rave scene in Liberia is fucking hardcore.
Latest comment: 05 August 03, 6:20 AM

Speaking of drugs...
by Casey at 02 August, 2003 - 4:56 AM
Why does America have to be so stupid? Why can't we have a drug policy that makes sense?
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by Casey at 01 August, 2003 - 6:51 PM
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Your Mama
by Casey at 01 August, 2003 - 5:00 PM
Your mom is like HTML, a tiny <head> and a whole lot a <body>
Latest comment: 01 August 03, 5:00 PM

heh heh...
by Casey at 28 July, 2003 - 2:49 AM
What was being said about I don't think iTunes has too much to worry about just yet if this is reflective of the typical patron's experience.
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by Casey at 25 July, 2003 - 7:08 AM
This hallucintation has been brought to you by Kanzen.
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More Apple Love
by Casey at 22 July, 2003 - 7:47 AM
This is about a year old but I still think its funny. Worksafe, but requires sound.
Latest comment: 22 July 03, 7:47 AM

Sex and Apple Computer
by Casey at 20 July, 2003 - 11:31 AM
Yet another reason to buy Apple products (not work-safe)
Latest comment: 03 August 04, 2:38 AM

Hipster Bingo
by Casey at 18 July, 2003 - 3:22 AM
All I need now is the ironic trucker cap and maybe the high school sports T-shirt and I wouldn't even have to go out.
Latest comment: 19 July 03, 4:06 AM

Cloak and Dagger?
by Casey at 18 July, 2003 - 2:56 AM

This event suggests the sinister, doesn't it?
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What was the imminent threat?
by Casey at 16 July, 2003 - 2:36 AM
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"Political power grows from the barrel of a gun"
by Casey at 14 July, 2003 - 4:41 PM
This is without doubt the coolest book I own.
Latest comment: 15 July 03, 6:36 AM

Still thinking about the Supreme Court
by Casey at 10 July, 2003 - 8:58 AM
In the dissenting opinion, Clarence Thomas called diversity "the faddish slogan of the cognoscenti" -- a mere "aesthetic" that "does nothing for those too poor or uneducated to participate in elite higher education."

"There is nothing compelling about elite status," Thomas wrote, adding that Michigan "should be forced to choose between its classroom aesthetic and its exclusionary admissions system."
Latest comment: 10 July 03, 9:31 AM

Supreme Decision
by Casey at 08 July, 2003 - 1:13 PM
So I know most of you have read the supreme court decision on affirmative action with the Michigan case.
Latest comment: 10 July 03, 5:53 AM

More lies, subpoena style.
by Casey at 27 June, 2003 - 5:03 PM
I'm only posting this link for Render's benefit. I'm hoping he will construct counter arguments against these allegations with that same razor-like intelligence I have come to enjoy.
Latest comment: 28 June 03, 2:39 PM

Is Bush really "leading"?
by Casey at 27 June, 2003 - 2:12 AM
I've decided to take another pot-shot at Bush this morning. I've noticed that even people who would seem to support Bush think he's an idiot. (I'm thinking of you, render "Which is not to say that Bush is not a stoopid shit. He almost certainly is.") The thing that scares me about this is that no one seems to mind. As if its OK to have a simple figure-head as president. I don't know, I really think I'd rather elect someone who was actually calling the shots. I still wasn't really sure though, is it so bad? Then I came across this link.
Latest comment: 24 October 04, 7:16 AM

Stupid lies and Clever lies
by Casey at 25 June, 2003 - 7:50 AM
There is a difference between a stupid lie and a clever one, a lazy lie and a calculated lie. The end result is the same though and both should be impeachable offenses.
Latest comment: 27 June 03, 1:57 AM

Awesome Day
by Casey at 24 June, 2003 - 2:38 AM
You know its an awesome day when 4 of the top 5 hits on blogdex are all from Apple Computer and the fifth is a Wired Magazine interview with the creators of Home Star Runner.
Latest comment: 24 June 03, 8:55 AM

Cooked Intel
by Casey at 16 June, 2003 - 3:31 AM
I think rich had once asked people's opinions on how bad it would look for W. if we hadn't found any WMD.
Latest comment: 16 June 03, 4:00 AM

I'm not always
by Casey at 15 May, 2003 - 6:27 AM
only interested in talking about politics. I think things are funny too.
Latest comment: 15 May 03, 6:27 AM

Urban Conservatism
by Casey at 10 May, 2003 - 6:09 AM
I know a few of you EA folks have described or still describe yourselves as conservative. I have a great deal of trouble trying to figure out where I fit into the landscape of political sterotypes. I think I need more outside perspecitve on where others (especially "conservatives") put thier own views on the "political landscape". I came across this article and and thought it might be interesting to see what you folks think of it, and how the author's thinking compares to your own.
Latest comment: 12 May 03, 11:49 AM

by Casey at 09 May, 2003 - 3:03 AM
Its a cynical tragedy that I expect my governemnt to lie to me. I wish I didn't, I shouldn't, not in America. This doesn't help at all.
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by Casey at 30 April, 2003 - 1:35 PM
I'm only posting this as a reprieve from anime vulva kiev in the bathroom. Its about the Fourth Amendment.
Latest comment: 06 May 03, 4:17 AM

Democracy vs Shia Islam
by Casey at 27 April, 2003 - 6:17 AM
So in the midst of the Sunday morning news shows, the daypop surfing, and the posting on this site, I've had a thought that I'm surprised I haven't seen discussed in the media more. The core beliefs of those who value democracy and the core beliefs of those who follow Shia Islam are irreconcilable.
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by Casey at 23 April, 2003 - 2:35 AM
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by Casey at 22 April, 2003 - 3:32 AM
I had a conversation with a close friend a few weekends back that led me to believe that the misconceptions about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) may be more varied and severe than I had previously thought.
Latest comment: 23 April 03, 2:38 AM

More Political Goo
by Casey at 20 April, 2003 - 1:39 PM
Gosh Golly I do like Daypop. I got this gem on Dubya from the top News Burst link.
Latest comment: 20 April 03, 1:39 PM

Speaking of Football
by Casey at 19 April, 2003 - 11:39 AM
So, for the record, I am no athlete. I do however like playing football. I did precious little organized sport in school but somehow I grew up to explore my inner jock.
Latest comment: 22 April 03, 7:19 AM

All Your Iraq Are Belong To US
by Casey at 09 April, 2003 - 3:30 AM
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Orwell's Prescience
by Casey at 04 April, 2003 - 3:54 AM
Beware of doublespeak, Google-style.
Latest comment: 04 April 03, 6:22 PM

Gary Hart
by Casey at 30 March, 2003 - 4:27 PM
Gary Hart has a blog. I think I'm liking Senator Hart over Govenor Dean.
Latest comment: 31 March 03, 6:40 AM

Spirited Away
by Casey at 29 March, 2003 - 12:51 PM
I just got back from a showing of Spirited Away.
Latest comment: 31 March 03, 10:58 AM

Word War I
by Casey at 28 March, 2003 - 3:11 AM
He who controls the spice, controls the universe.
Latest comment: 28 March 03, 11:49 AM

by Casey at 24 March, 2003 - 11:51 AM
Last night I fell asleep watching a movie called Waking Life
Latest comment: 25 March 03, 12:27 PM

Damn That's Cool
by Casey at 21 March, 2003 - 12:44 PM
You know, I'm fairly wishy washy about this whole war. I have to say though, this thing rules. I only feel half guilty for saying so.
Latest comment: 25 March 03, 3:02 AM

My thoughts exactly
by Casey at 20 March, 2003 - 3:11 PM
All the other blogs are linking it.
Latest comment: 24 March 03, 10:16 AM

Welcome to the Diaspora
by Casey at 15 March, 2003 - 5:22 AM
Here it is. If this works, it will be the first processor built for writing and reading memory to and from meatware.
Latest comment: 15 March 03, 5:22 AM

Fighter Planes
by Casey at 08 March, 2003 - 7:00 PM
By request from muhgcee:

These are the sorts of planes that fly over my house on Capitol Hill every day. Today there weren't so many. I was up on the deck for an hour and this was the only one I saw. Yesterday I saw five in an hour.
Latest comment: 10 March 03, 4:44 AM

The Pentagon's Third Eye
by Casey at 07 March, 2003 - 7:00 PM
Well now we know what that eye on the top of the pyramid is.
Latest comment: 08 March 03, 4:23 PM

by Casey at 07 March, 2003 - 7:00 PM
I had a fun day today. So much stuff going on these days. There is a big protest march basically every weekend in DC now and today was no different. Today's was themed, everyone wore pink and most of the marchers were women. So much pink.
Latest comment: 11 March 03, 8:02 AM

Casey L
by Casey at 05 March, 2003 - 7:00 PM
Shuck and Jive - Bob Dole and Bill Clinton - reviving the 60 minutes point-counterpoint series! Yeeehaw!
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by Casey at 28 February, 2003 - 7:00 PM
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Free your mind (try #2)
by Casey at 26 February, 2003 - 7:00 PM
So apparently capitalism has failed. Every gas station and hardware store was out of windshield washer fluid. I sat in my car in despair for about a minute when I had an epiphany. I work in a lab! I will make my own damn windshield washer fluid. I raced back to work and hopped on the internet to get a recipie. About 5 minutes later I was pouring into my car 5 liters of 30% Methanol in water with about a teaspoon of dish detergent. I drove home feeling a surge of pride in myself with every squirt of windshield washer fluid. I hit that windshield washer fluid lever so many times on the way it was like when I first discovered pornography.
Latest comment: 28 February 03, 5:02 AM

Free your mind
by Casey at 25 February, 2003 - 7:00 PM
So apparently capitalism has failed. Every gas station and hardware store was out of windshield washer fluid. I sat in my car in despair for about a minute when I had an epiphany. I work in a lab! I will make my own damn windshield washer fluid. I raced back to work and hopped on the internet to get a recipie. About 5 minutes later I was pouring into my car 5 liters of 30% Methanol in water with about a teaspoon of dish detergent. I drove home feeling a surge of pride in myself with every squirt of windshield washer fluid. I hit that windshield washer fluid lever so many times on the way it was like when I first discovered pornography.
Latest comment: 27 February 03, 2:01 AM

AIDS vaccine
by Casey at 23 February, 2003 - 7:00 PM
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The Blizzard of 03
by Casey at 16 February, 2003 - 7:00 PM
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Dolly died today
by Casey at 15 February, 2003 - 7:00 PM
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A popular guy
by Casey at 13 February, 2003 - 7:00 PM
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by Casey at 09 February, 2003 - 7:00 PM
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by Casey at 31 January, 2003 - 7:00 PM
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by Casey at 25 January, 2003 - 7:00 PM
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Abolish the Electoral College
by Casey at 25 January, 2003 - 7:00 PM
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feeling smart
by Casey at 23 January, 2003 - 7:00 PM
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Conspiracy Theory
by Casey at 13 January, 2003 - 7:00 PM
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morning news
by Casey at 12 January, 2003 - 7:00 PM
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Hey look at me!
by Casey at 09 January, 2003 - 7:00 PM
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