The Voyage of Captain Obvious

Grading is satanic

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Dying?

Our new democratic House is now considering a bill introduced by Marty Meehan to repeal don't ask, don't tell. This can only be good. Perhaps this is a sign that the Democrats are ready to move beyond the triangulating Clinton model of government. Perhaps. Next step: abolish all of our outmoded 19th century laws.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Guess who I don't like

Joe Lieberman, that's who. I still can't believe that the Senate majority rests on his shoulders, and that he can just keep the entire Senate captive with his vote.

I don't like him


Thursday, February 22, 2007

In case you were wondering about my opinion on the issue

I have a message. See if you can interpret it. The answer to the puzzle is below.


Did you understand what I wrote here? Scroll down to find the truth, and what I think of those who would mindlessly condemn someone to hell using words written in a language which they do not understand.

I think that biblical literalism is total and complete bullshit. Even if there was one single tablet from which we get the entire old testament, writing in a dead language that contains no vowels, spaces, or punctuation is difficult to interpret!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Extremely, extremely problematic.

The D.C. court of appeals has voted to suspend habeus corpus for the Guantanamo detainees. This is a really bad idea for the following reasons:

  • The decision is based upon the 2006 Military Commissions Act which authorizes these indefinite detentions. But, these detentions happened before 2006. The U.S. Constitution explicitly forbids ex post facto laws. Applying a 2006 law to prevent the trial of people captured in 2002 is about as ex post facto as you can possibly get
  • Even if this isn't the case, the U.S. Constitution guarantees habeus corpus (the right to a hearing/trial) in all cases, except wartime.
  • There is no declaration of war. It is not wartime until there is actually a motherfucking declaration of war.
  • Thus, the 2006 Military Commissions Act is unconstitutional, and should be overturned

    What the fuck has happened to my country? Holding people indefinitely without charges is the type of thing that was once labeled as one of the atrocities that the states were fighting against.