A place to rant about politics, the media, and especially the electorate. Much like alcohol, the electorate is both the cause of, and the solution to, all of America's problems.

Location: Seattle, Washington

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Sound science - taking a beating for 100+ years...

LOL - a friend of mine mentioned this, I didn't believe him (of course) - turns out he was completely correct:

In 1893 , the Supreme Court ruled that the tomato must be considered a vegetable, even though, botanically, it is a fruit. Because vegetables and fruits were subject to different import duties, it was necessary to define it as one or the other. So, tomatoes were declared to be a vegetable given that it was commonly eaten as one.

Who cares what the damn librul scientists say - protectionism (not free market competition) gets to decide such things.

A lollipop to whomever can demonstrate a link to the Bush family...

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Couldn't have said it any better myself...

Wonderful weaving through wickets by Kevin Drum:

"This, I think, is a key characteristic of bullshit: not just that the bullshitter knows he's bullshitting, but that the bullshittee also knows it. He may know it for sure, or he may just suspect it deep in his heart, but part of the essence of bullshit is that both sides implictly recognize that the statement in question is, in fact, bullshit. In this way it acts like a compact between spewer and receiver, a shared secret that brings them closer together. Thus the piquancy of bullshit, as well as its popularity."

That is, the problem with America is that Americans these days largely suck ass.