Something’s rotten in Denmark

Here’s some interesting info on that “I Write Like” meme that’s been going around. Now, I don’t see the text he’s referring to; I guess it’s been changed. When I go to results, there’s a pop up for a “newsletter” on how to “become a better writer”.

Combined with the utter bullshit results below, I say it smells.

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Results:

I write like
Rudyard Kipling

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I write like
James Joyce

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Slippin’ and a-slidin’

Now Disneyworld is fingerprinting visitors. That's swell, but what happens when – not if – Fatherland “Homeland Security” gets access?

I particularly liked this paragraph from the commentary:

“Now that our national immune system has begun to attack us in a terrible anaphylactic spasm — indiscriminate NSA wiretaps, meaningless TSA security theater, secret aviation rules and no-fly lists, “free speech zones,” suspension of habeas corpus and all the rest — it's absolutely irresponsible to gather this kind of information and leave it where the savage toddlers of the national security apparat might find it and wreak havoc with it.”

Nice analogies. :)


There's a bad moon on the rise

You know, this was a hurricane. A violent bit of weather that we saw coming ahead of time. An event that was predicted, planned for (at least, They Knew that the levees could be breached and what would happen).

Our so-called “Homeland Security” failed miserably. FEMA is a joke.

Is this the response when there is advance notice?

So what’s it going to be like when CA gets hit with the Big One? Or a nice little suitcase nuke gets set off somewhere?

Yeah.

BTW – there’s incredible coverage at http://www.wwltv.com

Also, you really should read the Times-Picayune – you can get pdf pages of the paper here:

http://www.nola.com/hurricane/katrina/pdf/090205/a1.pdf (They’re available for 8/31 and 9/1 so far. Pages a1 – a13 (or more – extrapolate the link))