October 03, 2004

don't drink the hair gel

witness this brilliant exchange from saturday's evening news on nbc:

annoying bitch anchor: "and that does it for news channel 4 at 11, the season premiere for saturday night live is next!"

token black anchor: "ah ha, the guest host is ben affleck, the musical guest is nelly! <turns to annoying bitch anchor> you're a big fan..."

annoying bitch anchor: "give us your rendition of their hit song!"

token black anchor: "ah - in a minute..."

annoying bitch anchor: "ha ha ha! coming up!"

token black anchor: "ha ha ha!"

you just can't make this stuff up, folks. and they want to fire dan rather?

-e

Posted by eviljack at 09:54 PM

stick to making mustangs

on paper, a flat federal income tax sounds precisely logical, fair, elegant, simple, and perfect. everyone pays the same percentage of tax, thus tax payments are directly proportional to the amount of money you make.

tempting as this may be, any politician who is seriously proposing this idea is even more clinically insane than the current lot of feces-chucking primates we have running for office.

when it comes to dealing with real people that actually exist, a flat tax will never be implemented. the reasons - like most - are human. bracketing tax is like grading on a curve. without the curve, the population quickly becomes too polarized -- way too few people would end up getting all the A's, and way too many people would fail all their classes.

what's this? a true meritocracy, where the grading scale actually reflects humanity's full spectrum of intelligence? now that's not fair, is it? certainly the parents in our nation wouldn't think so.

self-perpetuating polarization is the crux, and until someone can come up with a better idea, a bracketed tax system is the solution.

-e

Posted by eviljack at 12:48 PM

October 02, 2004

she was asking for it

one argument republicans often cite when justifying the situation in iraq is "iraqis wanted saddam out".

but did they really? who is they? would it be so hard to believe that there could be millions of young, uneducated, non-caring, ignorant, or perhaps just privileged people that in fact were content with saddam in?

what if I told you that there was another, much larger country whose population is actually divided over re-electing george bush?

-e

Posted by eviljack at 10:44 PM

October 01, 2004

ilities

re-use is not free, but it is disposable at the expense of integration.

-e

Posted by eviljack at 03:28 AM