Thursday, September 27, 2007

MoveOn? Move on.

Yes, put a lot of money into an add that is maligning General Petraeus (commander of ground forces in Iraq... a good man who's had this unfortunate responsibility given to him).
Yes, there is a lot of validity to their statements.
No, those statements don't reflect on Petraeus. They reflect on his bosses and the political machine (one of those we have to live with... the other we don't).

Yes, Patraeus presented some very misleading material...the material that was approved by the White House. points this out... but where they go wrong is targeting Petraeus for doing what his boss asked of him. He does not lie... he is just forced to use odd metrics. I remember reading that the general's original report was rejected by the White House. They sent if back saying it needed to be "more positive." General Petraeus has not been given the liberty to prepare and provide his own report to us. The White House sucks. is just getting people riled up at the wrong person, aiding in the disillusionment experienced by so many these days.

So what does congress do... they pass a formal resolution saying that they don't like give me a break doesn't Congress have better things to do. I beginning to imagine Congressional sessions as one long meeting that is always talking about something unimportant and never gets down to real business... it's as if, in the real world, they would spend an hour discussing the logistics of the company bbq... and run out of time to talk about the fire in the plant... and how it could be stopped or prevented.

Group think sucks. I'm frequently fascinated by how much like jellyfish people become in groups of more than one.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Went Fishing

I took a nice vacation, but should be getting back in the swing of the blogoshpere.

Here is an update.

-Graduation is imminent, my father sent me an email, he is counting the weeks until the financial umbilical cord is severed
-Job searching is going wonderfully
-A friend died in a car wreck last Thursday, I felt a deep sense of loss
-Trying to get back on the bike after Brazil. So far, my legs aren`t having it.
-I saw Sonata Arctica in concert in Chicago on Friday, spent the night with Tyler Wellington (a top shelf individual)

And, since I have been getting a lot of questions about it lately: Yes, Columbia Couriers is still running, you can see an article about us\me in the VOX that is out now.

So here`s a thought that hit me during my ride yesterday. If you do not believe in any sort of a spiritual realm... than death is just a failure of a system... therefore it follows the removal of a spiritual component of life suggests the ability for life to be sustained eternally with scientific means. Clearly it`s not within our grasp right now... but I`m going to ask some atheists what they think about this (I`m concurrently curious to find out how many atheists believe in a spiritual something... just not a God).

That is all for today... I am going to pace my re-entry to blogging.