From the daily archives: Monday, March 5, 2007

From an interview with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!:

I knew why, because I had been through the Pentagon right after 9/11. About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in. He said, ?Sir, you?ve got to come in and talk to me a second.? I said, ?Well, you?re too busy.? He said, ?No, no.? He says, ?We?ve made […]

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Shift happens

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It’s fascinating, really. This idea that America will always be on top of the world has not been true over the course of our history, nor will it be true going forward. It’s transient, especially if we rest on our laurels. And what’s really interesting is something that is only hinted at in the video – the possibility of a technological singularity.

It’s a brave new world. Time to go learn Mandarin.

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Coutergeist wasn’t the only circus act at CPAC’s get-together

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) got the crowd cheering early in the day. “I have been called — my kids are all aware of this — dumb, crazy man, science abuser, Holocaust denier, villain of the month, hate-filled, warmonger, Neanderthal, Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun,” he announced. “And I can just tell you that I wear some of those titles proudly.”

“Science abuser” has to be the least insulting title in that list!

Inhofe repeated his view that man-made global warming is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American […]

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