Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Alliance for Justice's Supreme Court Watch: The Nomination of John Roberts

While I've felt there was a rush to judgment on the Roberts nomination for the supreme court, the Alliance for Justice does a good job of making me worried about him with their
analysis of John Roberts. Not that it looks like there will be any serious opposition in congress; I don't think there will even be a serious grilling.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

The all purpose joke

FIrst off, someone emailed me this joke:


A man died. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. He asked, "What are all those clocks?"

St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie Clock. Every time you lie, the hands on your clock will move."

"Oh," said the man, "Whose clock is that?"

"That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never
moved. She never told a lie."

"Incredible!" said the man. "And whose clock is
that one?"

St. Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's
clock. The hands have moved twenty times.
Abe told only twenty lies in his
entire life."

"Where's George Bush's clock?" asked the man.

"George's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using
it as a ceiling fan."

I was very amused. But somehow I thought I'd heard it before, so I googled it. This joke has been around. At first it seemed like it was originally a Republican joke that had been used against Clinton and Kerry and had recently been repurposed for Bush and Tony Blair. But a little more research found it had also been used for Jean Chretien (Canada PM), Jacob Zuma of the ANC, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (Philippine President, O.J. Simpson, Paul Martin (another Canada PM), "Shrub" (apparently a republican politician) and someone named DJ that appears to just be a member of a forum someone else wanted to dis.

I'm just curious as to where this joke came from. The earliest posting on the Internet makes it an O.J. Simpson joke, although it could well have been taken from a standup routine referring to someone else entirely.

Well, I find it interesting, anyway.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Does it pay to be a flirt? Report says no. - Aug. 5, 2005

A study shows women who flirt to get ahead in the office place get less promotions. The implication is that there is a boomerang effect, but I don't know if that's the reason or not. It seems just as likely that women who are good at their job are less likely to flirt to try to get ahead; that it's the desperate, incompetent women doing most of it.