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Sunday, February 15, 2004


From the Department of So There

There's an interesting article comparing the backgrounds of Bush and Kerry. An important point:

The standard rap against Bush is that he was ducking combat by joining the Guard. Actually, the Texas Air Guard had a program called Palace Alert that allowed pilots to volunteer for flight time in Vietnam. Three of Bush's fellow pilots—Udell, Woodfin and Fred Bradley—recalled to NEWSWEEK that Bush inquired with the base commander about signing up for Palace Alert. He was told no; he had too few flying hours at the time and his plane, the F-102, was by then deemed obsolete for air combat.

posted by mango  # 7:58 PM

From the Department of Stupid Arguments

This is a brilliant refutation of the "gay marriage will destroy heterosexual marriage" argument.
posted by mango  # 7:47 PM

From the Department of Bad Analysis

"well, yes, as a matter of fact the country HAS been brainwashed!!
Not to hard to do really when (statistically speaking) half of the voters are below average in intelligence."
-- Comments to the BlogForAmerica

Though the answer to this may seem obvious, are people with below-average intelligence more easily brainwashed? I would argue this is not necessarily the case, because there are plenty of dumb people who are more than capable of clinging to completely idiotic ideas with more conviction that you could imagine.
posted by mango  # 12:08 AM


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