Happy National Quebec Day
- Jason: its national quebec day tomorrow
- Jason: so tonight
- Jason: everyone gets drunk
- Jason: its time for you to conquer us
- Josh: Obama is planning to send troops at 10 pm
- Josh: just when you've had your third drink and lose your balance
- Jason: maybe 11
- Jason: just to be sure
- Jason: tell him
- Josh: okay, I will
- Josh: thanks
- Jason: good
“The movement says it defends the sanctity of life and advocates the death penalty, militarism, war and righteous genocide. It speaks of love and promotes fear of damnation and hate. There is a terrifying cognitive dissonance in every word they utter.” —Chris Hedges on Truthdig.com, discussing the idea of Christian fascism in America that is probably more present than most of us are willing to admit.
“It’s not an accident that the recent leaders of China have been trained engineers. They’ve done a great job in an immensely complicated situation. Engineers are trained to deal with complexity. I wonder if we should start requiring in our leaders a background that shows they can deal with complexity. Lawyers and engineers have that training. I assume that doctors and economists have what it takes. Ironically, a degree in political science alone is probably a red flag that a person might not be suited for the complexities of holding office. Taking it a step further, if your elected representative majored in English, he’s probably relying on reflex, polls, superstition or bribery to make his decisions. Good luck with that.” —Scott Adams, giving an indirect argument for the idea that those who are most qualified to run countries are the last ones that want to.
“According to the report, staring blankly at luminescent rectangles is an increasingly central part of modern life. At work, special information rectangles help men and women silently complete any number of business-related tasks, while entertainment rectangles—larger and louder and often placed inside the home—allow Americans to enter a relaxing trance-like state after a long day of rectangle-gazing.” —The Onion, who proves again and again that satire holds a mirror up to truth.