Some cool finding clients images:
Perplexed by William Kristol
Kristol started off by claiming that the war in Iraq has had no effect on terrorism, which is so fucking wrong it nearly tore a hole in fabric of space time. It’s as if he had been living under a tectonic plate when the CIA issued report after report that the war in Iraq was increasing the rate of terrorism and making al qaeda more powerful. He also pointed out that the bombings in europe (that would be spain and the tube bombings in london) had nothing to do with Iraq. I immediately retorted that the spanish attackers main demand was that spain pull troops out of Iraq. He responded that in fact, the spanish attacks were planned long before the war and hence had nothing to do with it. I’ve yet to be able to find a source for this, perhaps it’s hiding in his ass? At the time however, I didn’t quite know how to react. You can tell by the look on my face.
In retrospect, I still think he’s wrong. There’s no question the March 11th bombers were linked to al-Qaeda and in fact, Osama bin Laden issued a public threat in October 2003 to carry out suicide bombings against any countries joining the US-led invasion of Iraq: "We reserve the right to retaliate at the appropriate time and place against all countries involved, especially Britain, Spain, Australia, Poland, Japan and Italy." At the time, Spain had some 1,300 soldiers stationed on Iraqi soil.
Here’s a fun fakt: The March 11th 2004 attacks came exactly 30 months after the attacks on the world trade center, that’s 912 days if you’re counting making 911 days inbetween the two events. These militant attacks are a response to repressive US policies in the client states.
oh-so-true, things that are
Just got a small version of this by email… Did a little googling and found an 800×600 unedited version, though I have no clue who took it [or did the edit]. Thinking I could do a better job, I started playing /w the file; however, after 15 minutes, I had pretty much duplicated the efforts of whoever did it before–I tried different fonts and colors but finally settled on something very similar. The only noticeable difference between this and what I have in my inbox is that my version is cropped a little tighter, and sepia-ized.
Anyway, I thought it was friggen awesome.
To make it crystal clear: I’m just sharing for laughs; I did not take this photo.
The Rain and the Sun
I’ve started calligraphy lessons recently, and noticed this on some paper towel after drying my brush. Pseudo-Rorschach test, anyone? (I like it as clouds, rain and a setting Sun, but trees come to mind too…)