Saturday, September 17, 2005

Cans of beer, eye vessels pop, fuck Microsoft word

Finished a bunch of 2AC frontlines with 1AR overviews and extensions just in time to get two hours of sleep before I have to go help our squad run a parli tournament. :P ajsdlfkjasoidfj

Friday, September 09, 2005

So much for habeas corpus

Detention of Enemy Combatant Upheld - Los Angeles Times

This only furthers my belief that constitutional protections, no matter how concretely specified, are always in danger of being ignored during times of perceived crisis. Adams, Lincoln, Wilson, and Roosevelt all eviscerated constitutional protections for illusory increases in national security. In retrospect, we view all of those actions poorly and then assume that now we're enlightened and would never do such a thing.


Friday, September 02, 2005

Global Warming and Hurricanes

Good post over at RealClimate about the connection between climate change and hurricanes.

They say that although it's impossible to say whether Katrina was caused by warming or not, it's still reasonable to include that it increases the statistical likelihood of such events.

This answers some important claims by global warming apologists that
a) The magnitude of tropical storms is down right now
b) Climate change contributes to weather stability
The lie is put to these arguments because, even though the absolute frequency of storms isn't much worse than it used to be, the actual magnitude of the worst storms has increased and those statistics can be explained by the effect of rising sea surface temperatures and the increased sheer of atmospheric winds.

Thursday, September 01, 2005


Toothpick drops of vinaigrette
send pangs of citrus blossoms
through saliva glands.

Vignettes of frozen wine crystals
annihilate with the
soft bed of a patch
of tongue

and disperse about sensitive
wet buds and
canker sore ridges.

Child laid up with the
mumps pleads for novacaine.