Friday, March 11, 2011

Speaking of stupidity

The NYT royally fucked up in its coverage of the gang rape of an 11 year old girl. Always good to see a blogger somewhere keeping 'em honest.

It's a good thing tsunamis NEVER hit the US coastal areas

After all, the GOP-led House has deemed it necessary to drastically cut tsunami monitoring. Surely our esteemed Congressional leaders know what they're doing. Oh wait. I guess tsunamis DO hit the US coastal areas.Oops.

By the way, you might not want to live anywhere natural disasters might occur, given that the same politicians eliminating tsunami monitoring want to scale back the government's ability to respond to such disasters. The new approach goes something like this: "tide comes in, tide goes out - no one knows why." "There was a lot of rain and wind over a widespread area, killing many who didn't listen to their Inner Jesus. Oh well, shit happens."

There's the old adage "penny-wise but pound foolish." The pound foolish bit is glaringly obvious. Whether this bunch of clowns is penny-wise is also deeply questionable.