A woman in the CBS anchor chair? Nah…

According to the Drudge Report, one of the people being considered as a replacement for Dan “I stand by the authenticy of these documents” Rather is Katie Couric.

Couric aside, does anybody really think that this dinosaur of old media is about to put a woman in that chair? They’ll “consider” one just to remain “progressive”, in the 1950’s sense of the word, but those network news anchor seats are reserved for white males and white males only– Where they broadcast reports about the racial unfairness and sexual bias of the rest of society.

Debating "Fermi's Paradox", scientists see increasing likelihood of extraterrestrials among us– Chances are, they're scientists

This culled from a column at Space.com:

A team of American scientists note that recent astrophysical discoveries suggest that we should find ourselves in the midst of one or more extraterrestrial civilizations. Moreover, they argue it is a mistake to reject all UFO reports since some evidence for the theoretically-predicted extraterrestrial visitors might just be found there.

The researchers make their proposal in the January/February 2005 issue of the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society.

The article is entitled “Inflation-Theory Implications for Extraterrestrial Visitation” (not to be confused with the “Stagflation Theory Implications for Extraterrestrial Visitation”, which claims that Jimmy Carter is an alien).

Once you wade through all the “nerds discussing physics over a plate of hash brownies” style theorizing in the article, it basically says that we need to begin taking more seriously UFO sightings by Earthlings. So, in essence, they’re brooding over Einstein theories and Enrico Fermi formulas to find reasons to believe that Roscoe from Porkslap, Arkansas got anal probed by visitors from Sigmoid-9 in the galaxy Alpha-Sphinktori.

No wonder ET’s want to watch us. We’re pretty funny.

Debating “Fermi’s Paradox”, scientists see increasing likelihood of extraterrestrials among us– Chances are, they’re scientists

This culled from a column at Space.com:

A team of American scientists note that recent astrophysical discoveries suggest that we should find ourselves in the midst of one or more extraterrestrial civilizations. Moreover, they argue it is a mistake to reject all UFO reports since some evidence for the theoretically-predicted extraterrestrial visitors might just be found there.

The researchers make their proposal in the January/February 2005 issue of the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society.

The article is entitled “Inflation-Theory Implications for Extraterrestrial Visitation” (not to be confused with the “Stagflation Theory Implications for Extraterrestrial Visitation”, which claims that Jimmy Carter is an alien).

Once you wade through all the “nerds discussing physics over a plate of hash brownies” style theorizing in the article, it basically says that we need to begin taking more seriously UFO sightings by Earthlings. So, in essence, they’re brooding over Einstein theories and Enrico Fermi formulas to find reasons to believe that Roscoe from Porkslap, Arkansas got anal probed by visitors from Sigmoid-9 in the galaxy Alpha-Sphinktori.

No wonder ET’s want to watch us. We’re pretty funny.

No WMD's in Iraq?

The search is over for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and none have been found. Perhaps somebody should examine the slew of dead Kurds and maybe they’d find some.

Bad intelligence? Perhaps, but does anybody really believe that Saddam Hussein had no WMD’s? Concluding that there were no WMD’s in Hussein’s Iraq, in which the northern portion of the country was once littered with the bodies of gassed Kurds, is like finding bottles in Peter O’Toole’s pantry and concluding that there was “no evidence of alcohol” because they were empty.

No WMD’s in Iraq?

The search is over for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and none have been found. Perhaps somebody should examine the slew of dead Kurds and maybe they’d find some.

Bad intelligence? Perhaps, but does anybody really believe that Saddam Hussein had no WMD’s? Concluding that there were no WMD’s in Hussein’s Iraq, in which the northern portion of the country was once littered with the bodies of gassed Kurds, is like finding bottles in Peter O’Toole’s pantry and concluding that there was “no evidence of alcohol” because they were empty.

Kenya launches bid for Olympics… Hopefully the summer one

Kenya’s “sports minister” (pause for laughter) announced an interest in his country hosting the 2016 games. This despite the fact that the projected cost would be about seven times that country’s annual revenue.

Greece spent over $15 billion on the games, and Kenya brings in $2.7 billion in revenues each year. Kenya will have to seriously max out their Visa Platinum card to get the Olympics, and at 19.5% APR, this could be the first trillion-dollar games.

Oh yes, Kenya has only two stadiums, which, from the sound of it, make the coliseum in Rome look like the Louisiana Superdome.

Hopefully this comes off. I can’t wait to see how far athletes can “hop, skip and jump”, pole vault and sprint with lions hot on their heels. Maybe Kenya can get Uganda, Tanzania, or Sudan to split the cost, since that’s where these people will end up.

Sen. says Dems need to push values more– after first finding them

In a speech to the National Press Club, Ted Kennedy said, among other things, that Democrats must “speak more directly to the issues of deep conscience in policy positions we take.” After that, I ended up desperately pushing the “SAP” button on the remote control, hoping it would help decipher the slurry Senator.

There’s an old saying that Einstein came up with– Probably after splitting the atom and later attempting to absolve himself from having to come up with a solution to nuclear holocaust– That goes something like “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.”

That very idea is as foreign to Democrats as conditioner was to Einstein.

Let Ted Kennedy, the same person who got the Dems lost in the maze, be the one to help them find a way out. Best of luck… see ya in a few decades.

Google gets regularly Lay'd for $3,000 a month

According to this article in the Telegraph, former Enron exec Kenneth Lay is paying “no more than $3,000 a month” to appear alongside the results for anyone searching for his name or “Enron fraud”. Click on his ad, and you can read things about his philanthropy and good deeds.

That list leaves out some stuff, though. There are plenty of other ways Lay and Enron helped people. For example, tens of thousands of people losing their life savings must have been welcome news for the Ramen Noodle company. There’s only so long you can support an entire company on feeding desperate grad students. And with college kids having more and more disposable income and therefore the ability to afford higher quality foods such as fish sticks, Taco Bell, and fruit roll-ups, this Enron thing was really a Godsend. Thanks, Kenneth!

The credit card people must be on cloud nine, too. No cash for people means they’ll turn out more plastic than a Malibu cosmetic surgeon. People paying for food and heat at 19.5% makes Visa happier than Paul Reubens at the dirties with a pocketful of quarters.

Others Lay has helped has been the employees of Shredco, the mobile shredding service. Shredco was hired by Enron and/or their auditing firm Arthur Andersen to drive one of their giant shredders on wheels over there and turn tons of potentially incriminating documents into parade confetti. Lucritive for Shredco. The list goes on.

This is all just Lay’s way of “giving something back”, and some of us should appreciate it more.

Google gets regularly Lay’d for $3,000 a month

According to this article in the Telegraph, former Enron exec Kenneth Lay is paying “no more than $3,000 a month” to appear alongside the results for anyone searching for his name or “Enron fraud”. Click on his ad, and you can read things about his philanthropy and good deeds.

That list leaves out some stuff, though. There are plenty of other ways Lay and Enron helped people. For example, tens of thousands of people losing their life savings must have been welcome news for the Ramen Noodle company. There’s only so long you can support an entire company on feeding desperate grad students. And with college kids having more and more disposable income and therefore the ability to afford higher quality foods such as fish sticks, Taco Bell, and fruit roll-ups, this Enron thing was really a Godsend. Thanks, Kenneth!

The credit card people must be on cloud nine, too. No cash for people means they’ll turn out more plastic than a Malibu cosmetic surgeon. People paying for food and heat at 19.5% makes Visa happier than Paul Reubens at the dirties with a pocketful of quarters.

Others Lay has helped has been the employees of Shredco, the mobile shredding service. Shredco was hired by Enron and/or their auditing firm Arthur Andersen to drive one of their giant shredders on wheels over there and turn tons of potentially incriminating documents into parade confetti. Lucritive for Shredco. The list goes on.

This is all just Lay’s way of “giving something back”, and some of us should appreciate it more.