Day: January 17, 2010

Simple: What We Have Now, What We Had Then. The Difference is Clear

It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions. – T.H. Huxley

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they make a good excuse. — Thomas Szasz

Today’s robots are very primitive, capable of understanding only a few simple instructions such as ‘go left’, ‘go right’, and ‘build car’. — John Sladek

Counter-terrorism fail explained.

Fiscal stimulus, outsourced.

When stupid people become teachers and then get promoted to principal, you get this. It takes generations to recover from the ignorance that’s now endemic…. Texas policy is stupidity in schools, even if means turning down federal funds.

One must wonder whether the crazies can ever not be full shit. You know, like full of shit on Haiti. Or this. Then there’s this dementia.

I vaguely remember that the role of the editor used to be to figure out whether there was any truth to a story. (I of course exclude the tabloid press.) Clearly not their role in the elite press anymore, from the Times straight down to gutter…. This, though, is how the Times does it now. Of course, the Times has no monopoly on the dementia sweeping the elite media…. (I know, Brian Williams was always a stupid piece of shit, just like NBC News likes….)

More stupidity in modern pedagogy: Knowledge, facts and truth get the shit beaten out in Texas.

Keep correctly up to date on Haiti here and here. More background here and here.

Asshole: The man who will destroy Obama’s healthcare bill. I know: that may not be a bad thing…. On the other hand, the guy’s a complete scumbag. See, for example, this. Reminder: If shit like this can elected in Massachusetts, how can Palin be get elected in 2012? And Americans take pride in this:

Republican morality, the short version.

Look! Another GOP pandering, lying shithead who hates America (the terrorists dream they were as successful as the Americans):

An asshole.

Watch more freedom disappear (and read more here):

Who says our society is not hopelessly corrupt?

tribute to the next president (thank you, Barack Obama) of the United States:

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