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Stupidity And Hope - Nations of the Mind

Jun. 7th, 2008 09:36 pm Stupidity And Hope

The US military has awarded an $80 million contract to a prominent Saudi financier who has been indicted by the US Justice Department for, among other things, financial shenanigans that cost the American taxpayers an estimated 1.7 billion dollars. As a purely coincidental aside: "Pharaon was also an investor in President George W. Bush's first business venture, Arbusto Energy."

John McCain vows to continue Bush's illegal warrantless wiretapping program.

NJ blogger reports on voting machines routinely left unguarded after delivery in hallways, churches, loading docks...reassuring, no?

This company offers document storage and email notification for your unsaved loved ones left behind after you get raptured. I thought it was a joke, but the payment button actually goes to Paypal and it was reported on a legitimate news outlet, so your guess is as good as mine. The idea is to file documents turning your stuff over to your godless heathen next of kin after you fly away so they won't have to wait seven years for you to be declared dead, since seven years will run the clock out anyway. The promotional stuff is gold. Keep a clear paper trail after your disappearance, or do you want the antichrist to get your stereo?

And on a more cheerful note, congratulations, Mr. Sulu! Many happy returns.

And finally, have you seen this? Fucking wow. Send it to everyone you ever met, right away. Seriously, this is the campaign commercial that should be running. If Obama hasn't gotten the rights to use this song for his campaign, would someone please tell him to do it now?!? I'm pretty sure Roger Waters would OK it.*

*That song always gets me anyway. They closed the 1990 Berlin Wall concert with it, and I wore out two tapes of that show before I finally found the DVD. (Most of it is up on YouTube, to no one's great surprise.) Enjoy the awesomeness.

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