Blog of Mass Distraction

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Assassinate, Annex, iPod

Pat Robertson, the super-right wing evangelical leader known for the 700 Club, made comments on a talk show saying that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez should be assassinated.1 Apart from the sheer audacity and inappropriateness of the comments, they're actually not that suprising compared with other things this guy has said.2 Looking at his claims and statements, there's really no option but to consider this man a stark raving lunatic. One of my friends commented on how it's always the ones who claim to be following God that are calling for blood and murder. Some Christian Pat Roberston is. How on Earth he built a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars from his 'charitable' organization is beyond me. This same guy, who apparently bragged about running around with hookers in his younger days, says that feminism makes women kill their babies, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians...

In Israel, as they finish up the Gaza withdrawal, Israel has annexed a large portion of the West Bank so that it can continue building the illegal wall. It's seizing the land as part of the largest West Bank settlement and plans to make it part of Israeli controlled Jerusalem. This is another demonstration that they have no real intent for peace, because this is an utterly unacceptable, and completely illegal, move on the part of Israel.

On a completely different topic, I bought an iPod. An iPod photo actually... I was initially very hesitant about iPods since they kind of lack some features that comparable players (like the iRiver or Creative ones) have. The things I thought about specifically were an FM tuner and audio/voice recorder. But the comparable players are also at comparable prices. And seeing as how my main mobile machine is a Mac, having the Win PC limitation is not great for me. I haven't really given it a whirl yet, so I'll do that and see how it is. Just a tip, you can get them cheaper than the regular price if you look (no not illegal, just look to buy in the right places).

1. Roberston apologized" for calling for Chavez's assassination.


  • Where are these "right places" you allude to?

    ... sounds shady if you ask me.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:56 AM  

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