Monday, January 23, 2006

The World Spins Too Quick...

I woke up this morning, having put up that past post a mere few hours before, and started skimming the news. Right there in Slate’s Today’s Papers, in the first sentence of the column a WaPo article on U.S. aid for Palestinian territories is mentioned. For those not familiar, TP summarizes the major US papers and provides a bit of commentary.

Further down is a link to the article and a discussion of it.

I wont rehash what is discussed there since I’m not going to add anything new. Except to say, that looks like that bureaucratic streamlining is happening a lot quicker. Though these sorts of diplomatically motivated aid efforts aren’t that new (i.e. the recently outed “press program” in Iraq with the paid articles, and VoA), I’m guessing they are going to be less and less clandestine.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, it is slowing just for you.

Q. A. Shah said...

I'm not that self-centered. I hope, and despite what having a blog implies.

The question remains, will it speed up? Expanding or contracting?

NegativeMode said...

I need to tell you a little about how Kabulog's roorbacks have reached a depth of degeneracy that was virtually unknown in the past. And so I shall. Before I begin, let me point out that griping about Kabulog will not make it stop trying to let sleazy traitors (especially the discourteous type) serve as our overlords. But even if it did, it would just find some other way to challenge all I stand for. Kabulog once heard a moonstruck blusterer say, "Kabulog's opinions represent the opinions of the majority -- or even a plurality." What's amazing is that Kabulog was then able to use that single quotation plus some anecdotal evidence to convince its foot soldiers that it never engages in nettlesome, loathsome, or poxy politics, which undoubtedly makes me wonder, "In view of its oligophrenic assertions, what does it make sense for us to do now?" It would take days to give the complete answer to that question but the gist of it is that it is easy to see faults in others. But it takes perseverance to begin a course of careful, planned, and coordinated action. Nearly all of the assumptions and statements made by Kabulog and its stooges are completely, absolutely, and totally wrong. May we never forget this if we are to deny Kabulog and its confreres a chance to encourage young people to break all the rules, cut themselves loose from their roots, and adopt an unprofessional lifestyle.

NegativeMode said...

Read my most recent post on NegativeMode. that sould clear that previous comment up for you....

Anonymous said...

10 Print "What is Bulani?"
20 Input A$
30 End
40 REM Format courtesy of srs 0x21

Anonymous said...

Damn, I meant srs 0x25, not 0x21. Hell.

Q. A. Shah said...

N-mode,
"Roorbacks"??? I know our legal education was broad, but it surely didn't cover 18th century british insults. Unless you took an elective i never heard of.

Moreover, my opinions will always be of and for the avant garde. The proles, heh. But I could use some foot soldiers. You volunteering? Proxy politics...nope. Proxy revolution...hell yeah. And 'lifestyles' are so pre po-po-mo.

BTW, i think i'll be bookmarking that site that generates crap like that. I could probably just take letters from it and use them as posts on my own blog. Likely, no one would notice the difference...

Anonymous,

I only know...well knew BASIC for TR-80s and Fortran, can you do a code conversion for me?

10 Print "...q"
20 Endlu

NegativeMode said...

There is a striking similarity between a random complaint letter generator and your bloggo-musings. Fascinating. Although, you always have been sort of a random complaint generator ... at least as long as I've known you.

Anonymous said...

#include "stdio.h"

int main (void) {

char answer[80];

printf ("What is Bulani?\n");
scanf ("%s", &answer);

return 0;

// Format courtesy of srs 0x25

}

Q. A. Shah said...

#include "lib.h"

int main (void) {

char answer[80];

if {
answer = 0;
printf ("Go Google It Dammit!");
};

else {
answer > 0;
printf ("Google is really easy, and
wikipedia probably
has a recipie too..);
};

return 0;

Anonymous said...

program Retort;

var
excuse : string;

begin
writeln('Couldn't you at least have written a program that would compile?!');
writeln;
writeln('And why aren't you on the service today?');
readln (excuse);
end.

Q. A. Shah said...

program I_never_could_bother;

#include lib.h

print ("Come to think of it, very few of my programs would compile, hence the EE rather than the CS.")


pring ("And I'm off to sleep.")
return 0;

NegativeMode said...

There is currently a lot of controversy about Mr. Q. A. Shah's pleas, and I know that any letter on the subject will almost certainly cause someone to impose ideology, control thought, and punish virtually any behavior Shah disapproves of. Still, Shah's slurs serve only to safeguard his own power and privilege. There are a number of reasons he isn't telling us as to why he wants to caricature and stereotype people from other cultures. In this letter, I will expose those reasons one-by-one, on the principle that he has been offering offensive fruitcakes a lot of money to introduce more restrictions on our already dwindling freedoms. This is blood money, plain and simple. Anyone thinking of accepting it should realize that we can divide Shah's op-ed pieces into three categories: morally questionable, clumsy, and litigious. He contends that the Earth is flat. Excuse me, but where exactly did this little factoid come from? Let me end this letter by pointing out that the battle to express our concerns about Mr. Q. A. Shah's inane slogans is now joined on many fronts. We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and, we will not fail.

Q. A. Shah said...

N-mode,
It isn't that I'm a random complaint generator per-se. Rather, as shown above, i'm very poor at sytax, so I think that any complaints i do come up with are riddled with bugs and logic flaws.

The Earth is Flat? Please dont associate me with Tom Friedman.

...q