Bush’s Faustian Deal With the Taliban –May 22, 2001

Bush’s Faustian Deal With the Taliban –May 22, 2001

Enslave your girls and women, harbor anti-U.S. terrorists, destroy every vestige of civilization in your homeland, and the Bush administration will embrace you. All that matters is that you line up as an ally in the drug war, the only international cause that this nation still takes seriously.That’s the message sent with the recent gift of $43 million to the Taliban rulers of Afghanistan, the most virulent anti-American violators of human rights in the world today. The gift, announced last Thursday by Secretary of State Colin Powell, in addition to other recent aid, makes the U.S. the main sponsor of the Taliban and rewards that “rogue regime” for declaring that opium growing is against the will of God. So, too, by the Taliban’s estimation, are most human activities, but it’s the ban on drugs that catches this administration’s attention.

So, in May 2001, the Bush Administration became the biggest monetary supporter of the Taliban. And this hasn’t been widely publicized by the “liberal media” why again?

Detention For Pointing Out A Teacher is Wrong?

If this note is for real, it shows education at its worst.

Dear Mrs [redacted],

You may alread know this, but in case Alex has neglected to tell you, I am assigning him to detention for one hour this Friday, April 22nd.  The reason is as follows:

Alex consistently defied me. During class he contradicted me numerous times when I insisted that the length of one kilometer was greater than that of one mile. Every other student in class accepted my lesson without argument, but your son refused to believe what I told him, offering such rebuttals as, “You’re lying to the class,” and commanding other students to challenge my curriculum.

Although he was correct, Alex’s actions show a blatant disregard for authority, and a complete lack of respect for his school.  In the future, Alex would be better off simply accepting my teachings without resistance.

Please see to it that your son understands this.


Adam Hilliker

I would be thrilled about my kid, and appalled about the school, if I got this note sent home.

It’s Kinda Like Godwin

What do the following have in common?

  • Usenet News
  • Email
  • Instant Messenger
  • Blog comments
  • Entire blogs
  • Wikis
  • Myspace Friend & Group Requests.

Yes, they’re all spam vehicles!

As a method of online communication becomes popular, the probability that it becomes a vehicle for spam approaches 1.

It hit me this week when my myspace account, which I’d reluctantly acquired and then actually started to enjoy, started spewing friends requests from young women I’ve never heard of at me (remarkably, at least two or three of these women, with different names and accounts, have posted exactly the same picture on their accounts) and group requests from things like “webcam enthusiasts.”

One more means of communication, one more source of spam.