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11/17/2005

You didn’t get the memo?

Filed under: — site admin @ 11:44 am

The American Heritage Dictionary defines a zoo as “A park or an institution in which living animals are kept and usually exhibited to the public. Also called zoological garden.”

Officials at the The Chiang Mai Night Safari Zoo in Thailand seem to have missed that minor point and will be serving exotic animal meat at their opening gala. The menu will include tiger, lion, elephant, and giraffe.

Of course, what reason would one have for keeping animals captive if not the consumption of them?

Changes.

Filed under: — site admin @ 11:37 am

Chatter has transitioned to WordPress 1.5.2 (which means that you comment spammers are going to have to look elsewhere).

Nothing should look different at this time (though the site is in need of a freshening for its one reader). Please comment this thread if you run into any bugs or oddities.

11/4/2005

Beg for begging of the question…

Filed under: — site admin @ 4:04 pm

In an impressive showing of political asininity, President Bush recently responded to a question at a press conference with almost ELIZA-like inefficacy. This is really best left without further description:

Q Hi, Mr. President. Thank you. Did Karl Rove tell you the truth about his role in the CIA leak case? And do you owe the American people an apology for your administration’s assertations that Karl Rove and Scooter Libby weren’t involved?

THE PRESIDENT: We’re going through a very serious investigation. And I will — have told you before that I’m not going to discuss the investigation until it’s completed. And we have got a — my obligation is to set an agenda, and I’ve done that. And the agenda is fighting and winning the war on terror, and keeping the economic vitality and growth alive, dealing with the energy problem, nominating people to the Supreme Court that adhere to the philosophy that I can depend on — Judge Alito being such a person. I noticed today that they’ve got a date. I’m disappointed in the date, but happy they do have a firm date for his confirmation hearing. We’ve got to recover from the hurricanes. So I’ve got a lot to do, and will continue to focus on the people’s business.

A transcript of the execrable excuse for a press-conference is available here.

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