January 16th, 2005

My Hat!

So stupid it must be true.

First off, I woke up this morning and talked to Minna and then watched Garden State. Okay, it was as fucking awesome as I heard. Kudos.

Now, on to the news. Mr. Bush said there was no need to hold any of his officials accountable for mistakes or misjudgements in pre-war planning or managing the aftermath.

Why might our president say this? Because the election was an "accountability moment". Since he was reelected, he's absolved of any responsibility for fuck-ups prior to the election. Other highlights from the article?
When asked why the administration had so far failed to locate Osama Bin Laden, more than three years after the 11 September 2001 attacks on the US, the president responded, "Because he's hiding."

Yes, of course. Why didn't I think of that?

Oh, but it gets better. You all remember our friends Internap, the "market leader of... solutions that bring reliability... to the internet"? They've been doing such a fantastic job that their CEO is on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, and will be advising the government about the security of critical information.

God, I love our government.

And in closing, enjoy a cheer that is geek on so many levels: Point one four one six of a cheer.