Monday, October 29, 2007

It is *Such* a Bad Idea

to promise immunity to murderers.

Neurological Norms

Here's an interesting quiz, designed to see whether you are neurologically typical, or whether you tend toward Asperger's or Autism:

They think I'm normal. So much for that -- or as John Scalzi said on Whatever, "It just means I've got them fooled."

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Tune Today

Washington is totally out of tune. Democratic candidates are greatly out of tune, but not as much as Republicans are.

Today my doctor declared "It's time for socialized medicine."

Whoa! I hope that someone will start lobbying the AMA for "Universal Medicare", so that term comes to replace "socialized medicine." The second is a bugaboo. The first is an established mechanism for helping with health care costs via our taxes. And even my very own doctor has decided that costs are out of hand, and that too many people are going without care just because the system is failing them.

He also made me promise that if I ever can't afford the drugs I take, that I will come tell him so he can make sure I get them.

Did I ever tell all of you that my doctor is a wonderful human being, as well as an excellent doctor?

Monday, October 22, 2007

I Saw This Headline

and I asked myself, "What's Bush up to now??"

"Turkey sends more troops to Iraq border"

Friday, October 19, 2007

I Tell Ya ...

This really has been telemarket week. The begging has sometimes reached a call an hour. I don't know which charities have been selling their lists to other charities, but I swear that has to be a major source of income for some of them.

It gets so that when my phone rings and there is silence, I hang up on it because it's just some beggar's auto dialer. It takes a lot of nerve to make someone wait so you can try to extract money. And the new gimmick of trying to get people to solicit their friends is just tacky. No, I am not going to annoy people on your behalf, so don't ask.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


If every misogynist casts a vote, how badly would Hillary Clinton lose?

How badly does this country need to repudiate the Republicans?

If a person holds both these notions, which way will he or she jump?

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Outstretched Hand

Give because it's quarter end, and the newsies will be bruiting about whose contributions are bigger.

Give because we need to do a commercial.

Give because we have someone who will match your contribution, but the offer expires in 27 days.

Does anyone in politics communicate without a begging bowl in hand?

Just curious.