Saturday, December 26, 2009

Musings

  • Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch was was quoted as in a Time magazine article about the future of information technology: "A hundred years out, one of two things is going to happen: either we're going to nuke ourselves into the Stone Age, or we're going to perfect virtual reality, like Second Life. I mean, imagine, we can just plug in and be anything we want to be and do anything we want to do. We'll never unplug."
And critical-thinking would disappear, our intrinsic humanity would cease to exist, and life would have no purpose. No thanks. Honestly, I'd rather we nuke ourselves back to the Stone Age.
  • "[Sarah Palin is] the only thing between 2004 and 2009 that's ever given any energy to the Republican Party—No. 1, because she's a woman, and No. 2, because she expresses herself well." ~ Sen. Chuck Grassley
Really... So Chuck finds her to be articulate with her combination of folksy metaphors and disjointed syntax (A.K.A. Palinisms)? Well, I suppose when you consider the lack of substance, she is good at expressing that...

I also find the hypocrisy quite telling that while Democrats who are intrigued by Barack Obama's African-American heritage are accused by right-wingers as being racist, these same folks don't see it as sexist when Republicans are intrigued by Sarah Palin's gender.

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