TheAgitator.com: What the Hell Happened?: Comments: "January 03, 2006 What the Hell Happened?
Stumbled across this stunner while doing some research. It's from the October 20, 1999 Dallas Morning News:
Gov. George Bush said he backs a state's right to decide whether to allow medical use of marijuana, a position that puts him sharply at odds with Republicans on Capitol Hill. 'I believe each state can choose that decision as they so choose,' the governor said recently in Seattle in response to a reporter's question.
Chuck Thomas, spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, a medical marijuana lobbying group, praised Mr. Bush as 'courageous' and 'consistent on states' rights. I would hope he would be an example for Republicans in Congress.'
Aides said Mr. Bush does not support legalizing marijuana for medical use. But his position supporting state self-determination opens the door to medical marijuana use in some places. President Clinton and most Republican lawmakers, by contrast, oppose all state medical marijuana legalization laws, saying they could lead to abuse.
His position of opposing the medical marijuana but saying states should decide is unique among presidential contenders, Mr. Thomas said.
Two years later, Bush would begin a campaign to send federal SWAT teams into convalescent centers. The paramilitary units would then assert the supremacy of federal drug laws by handcuffing cancer patients, the elderly, and AIDS patients to their beds while putting the barrels of assault weapons against their heads, then ravaging their rooms and belongings for evidence of marijuana.
The Bush administration would also assert the supremacy of federal law all the way to the Supreme Court, resulting in the catastrophic Raich decision, which not only prevented states from setting their own medical marijuana policy, but also effectively killed the Rehnquist court's 'federalism revolution' for good.
Posted by Radley Balko on January 03, 2006 |"
Saturday, January 21, 2006
TheAgitator.com: What the Hell Happened?: Comments: "January 03, 2006 What the Hell Happened?
TBO.com: AP Home: "an 21, 1:11 PM EST
E! Reporter Rubs Some Celebs Wrong Way
By SOLVEJ SCHOU
Associated Press Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Was it playfully outrageous, or just plain offensive? Live from the red carpet at the 63rd annual Golden Globes, E! correspondent Isaac Mizrahi groped Scarlett Johansson's breast, looked down Teri Hatcher's dress, asked Eva Longoria about her pubic hair and otherwise caught celebrities off-guard."
at 12:48 PM
Now this is what I like to see! I downloading it now (via SourceForge) I think this might be a cool laptop install :)
Schneier on Security: Anonym.OS: "Anonym.OS
This seems like a really important development: an anonymous operating system:
Titled Anonym.OS, the system is a type of disc called a 'live CD' -- meaning it's a complete solution for using a computer without touching the hard drive. Developers say Anonym.OS is likely the first live CD based on the security-heavy OpenBSD operating system.
OpenBSD running in secure mode is relatively rare among desktop users. So to keep from standing out, Anonym.OS leaves a deceptive network fingerprint. In everything from the way it actively reports itself to other computers, to matters of technical minutia such as TCP packet length, the system is designed to look like Windows XP SP1. 'We considered part of what makes a system anonymous is looking like what is most popular, so you blend in with the crowd,' explains project developer Adam Bregenzer of Super Light Industry.
Booting the CD, you are presented with a text based wizard-style list of questions to answer, one at a time, with defaults that will work for most users. Within a few moments, a fairly naive user can be up and running and connected to an open Wi-Fi point, if one is available.
Once you're running, you have a broad range of anonymity-protecting applications at your disposal.
Get yours here.
See also this SlashDot thread."
at 12:42 PM
Friday, January 20, 2006
Attention whore-mongers! I have a new cat and his name is Cthulhu. For those of you who do not know who Cthulhu is: The Home Page for Evil And here´s a relevant pic:
at 2:23 PM
Straight from the Jackass´s hole, Johnny Knoxville has reached the lofty echelon of profiteering! The latest installment is where he is doing a ¨Payback Film¨ to atone for all the mindless masturbatory regurgitations that made him an iconoclast for sexualy frustrated pre-teen males everywhere. This turd waiting to hit water has actually attained the backing of the Special Olympics; hell, they are even ADVERTISING IT. What happened to the days when you could make a movie that was not some recycled idea from an 80´s ¨comming of age¨ film that was doomed to obscurity in the first place? Of course, Knoxville has had his moments (e.g. The bottle rockets out the ass made feel fuzzy inside)... but do these people REALLY belive that dragging the moron kicking and screaming from his tiny homoerotic crag at MTV headquarters long enough to prance around with the a bunch of tater-tot lovers for a couple of hours is going to make him into the image that an international organization needs? I think not. Now your probably thinking: ¨Golly, what could be so bad about Knoxville doing this film?¨ Simple. He whored himself out once, and now the only thing to change is his facade. As long a people keep shelling out bucks for this muck, that´s what we will keep getting. Slurp it down bitches, and don´t forget to swallow!
at 10:50 AM
Thursday, January 19, 2006
For those of you who didn't know yet... We are ALL to soon be the proud owners of a new National ID Card ( send your mark of the beast comments to /dev/null). Of course THIS we surly make FAR more secure against terrorism! I mean just the other day I was on my way to class when a turban topped zealot stopped me and asked "Pardon me decadent westerner, which way to the nearest Federal building?". Now I ALMOST told him until when I carded him I noticed that behind the Sentex duct-tapped to him, his wallet not only didn't have a REAL ID but his Al-Queda membership was expired. Naturally I couldn't let this slip past my highly attenuated terror alert yellow ( ) senses. All I had to do was get the attention of a group of armed guards strip searching someone's grandmother, fill out the appropriate paper work in triplicate, and talk to the translator so he could inform our bomb-wearing antagonist that since he isn't American, his rights will not be tread upon.
LINK: Schneier on Security: REAL ID Harder Than Legislators Thought
at 7:30 AM
Well, after a short absence I am now back to tackle the aimless flopping of your half-ape brains. The reason you ask? I got engaged and had some err... THINGS to keep me busy :) None the less I am back to spoon feed a gallon of sugar coated knowledge into those shot-glass heads of yours! Let the games begin!
at 7:10 AM
Saturday, January 14, 2006
I for one think this kind of crap (TBO.com: AP Home) is a prime example of the knee-jerk reactionism that all of this Patriot Act paranoia bushiness that's infecting the grassroots of this nation.
at 7:55 AM
Friday, January 13, 2006
Create an e-annoyance, go to jail | Perspectives | CNET News.com: "It's illegal to annoy
A new federal law states that when you annoy someone on the Internet, you must disclose your identity. Here's the relevant language.
'Whoever...utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate telecommunications or other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet... without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person...who receives the communications...shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.'"
at 12:09 PM
How much longer are people going to kowtow to these spiritual snake oil sales reps? Apparently instead of taking responsibility for this fine state, Our governor can now ORDER us to pray, thereby relieving him; because after all, we may not being praying hard enough. :
WHEREAS, Arkansas and many of her sister states are enduring a drought; andThis was a mass faxing sent out on Jan. 09th of 2006. More details to come.
WHEREAS, the lack of rain has led to wildfires and has imperiled the water supplies of many cities and towns; and
WHEREAS, this condition serves as a poignant reminder of our complete reliance on God for even the most basic necessities of life;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mike Huckabee, acting under the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Arkansas, call upon the people of our state to pray for rain.
at 12:07 PM
Get off your cross we need the wood. Cant they keep thier money grubbing, guilt-ridden, regurgitations out of everyone's bussiness. Did we forget about seperation of church and state?
at 11:18 AM
An Arkansas Times Blogs post about the "e-word". Why can't people just let it go and accept that just because they come from monkeys does not mean one certain shaven ape has anything to say about it now does it? No. I didn't think so.
at 10:19 AM
Since you have been laden with far too much "content" and "substance", I think now is a perfect time to give you what you and every other red-blooded and jebus-fearing amercian has been asking for; and asked for again in 2004. thank you and Bob bless.
at 10:17 AM
at 10:16 AM
Cory Doctorow's Literary Works
A nice short story by one of my favorite authors. This piece demonstrate the ideology that so many are un-willing to take upon themselves. For the record, I for one welcome our new truncheon bearing Totalitarian Rulers.
at 9:53 AM
Acording to the NYTimes ( by way of Arkansas Times Blogs)
The big W has done it again!
at 9:36 AM
Crooks flashing fake badges
As if the real cops wear not harassing people enough, we get the benefit of criminals doing it as well. oh joy.
at 9:19 AM
For those of you out there that may miss FNC due to some tree hugging crap like sleep.
News Corp throws everything but kitchen sink at 'digital home' | The Register
at 8:41 AM
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