Archive for August 28th, 2006

Western Media

I hope every western media outlet feels embarassed right now. They should, the way they got played on the whole John Mark Karr thing. Two weeks of nonstop JonBenet Ramsey this, JonBenet Ramsey that… nobody with two clues cares, but they just kept on and on and on about it. And – shocker of shockers – there’s no evidence against him, and charges have been dropped. HAH!

Maybe the parents did it after all. Maybe, and this has always been my theory, you shouldn’t give children ridiculously stupid names like “JonBenet” in the first place, lest they become spastic ADD/ADHD poster children, maladjusted drug users… or exploited and unattractive beauty-pageant darlings whose messed-up mother one day snaps because she’s a worthless failure, and up and kills the little thing.

I hated having to see his/her/it’s ugly face everywhere a decade ago, and I’ve really hated having to see it all over again these past two weeks. Newsflash; I don’t care about stupid, dead children…

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', General | on August 28th, 2006 | 3 Comments »

Deaths in Kentucky

It’s sad – in more ways than one – but the Comair crash last night in Lexington, Kentucky raises a lot of questions. Some of them will be answered, in coming days, weeks, and perhaps months; whether they will be answered honestly and truthfully is another matter altogether.

One question that should be answered is “who was on board?”. That, in turn, may or may not answer other questions – such as why the plane took off from the wrong runway. If the two seem unconnected, rephrase the first question like this:

“Were there any NSA whistleblowers onboard?”

It seems that former employees of None Such Agency who’ve criticized certain programs of their former employer have been getting their tickets punched early of late. Once is a coincidence, as they say. Two, or three, or four… isn’t. And, if you’re inclined to believe such things, it would seem that airplane crashes are a traditional way of “eliminating” the squeaky wheels of the government world in recent years.

It shouldn’t be hard to figure out. Forty-seven passengers were on board; the likelihood of there being two people on board the government would like to silence seems… statistically improbable. (Unless you’re particularly pessimistic about the number of citizens the government would like to make “go away”, at any rate).

Published in: General | on August 28th, 2006 | Comments Off on Deaths in Kentucky