Thursday, September 25, 2008

ask and you shall receive 

Palin answers Abote's question concerning the bailout:

COURIC: Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries? Allow them to spend more, and put more money into the economy, instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

PALIN: That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, were ill about this position that we have been put in. Where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh, it’s got to be about job creation, too. Shoring up our economy, and getting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade — we have got to see trade as opportunity, not as, uh, competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation.

From the Battlestar Galactica Wiki:

A Hybrid is an entity that represents the first step in the Cylon evolution from pure machines to organic beings. They serve as the central computer inside a basestar (spaceship).

The Hybrids almost continually speak in phrases that makes little sense to the basestar's crew. The utterances appear to be a mixture of system status reports as well as observations of events in and around the basestar that may not be describable in words. Leoben Conoy believes that the Hybrids can hear or understand the voice of God. A Number Three suggests that the Hybrids have seen the place "between life and death" and have been driven mad as a result


Hybrids have a conscious state that can converse, if only briefly.

We are merely passengers on Basestar America.

Alas, I cannot find any footage of it online. My kingdom for a video clip!

UPDATE: video clip found. hat tip: Rat

UPDATE II: ok. ok. hat tip Dawkins too.

UPDATE III: argh. fuckit. copyright violation took the BSG video down.


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