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2004-08-01

Falwell to Give Opening Prayer at Republican Convention

Wtf. See above link for interesting quotes from Rev. Falwell. Related MeFi thread. What the hell happened to playing the middle? I thought they were aiming for the moderates this election.

More quotes from Falwell. Ick. I hate linking to any site that calls him "Foulwell" and contains such god-awful design but its the only page I could find that cites his quotes.

My favorites:

I had a student ask me, "Could the savior you believe in save Osama bin Laden?" Of course, we know the blood of Jesus Christ can save him, and then he must be executed.
-- Rev. Jerry Falwell, citen in Cary McMullen, "Falwell: Now Is the Time for Gospel," in the Lakeland (Florida) Ledger (November 12, 2001), quoted from Randy Cassingham, This is True (18 November 2001).
Falwell added: "We visit prisoners on death row, and some of them are saved, but we believe their sentences should be carried out because they have a debt to society."
I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!
-- Rev. Jerry Falwell, America Can Be Saved, 1979 pp. 52-53, from Albert J. Menendez and Edd Doerr, The Great Quotations on Religious Freedom
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For The Infidels

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana
-- Groucho Marx

First heard that coming out of the mouth of my high school physics teacher. How.. appropriate. Winky

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Blog Guilt

I know, I know. Not a lot of posting going on of late. Sorry. I was up past 0615 Saturday morning and I'm dead tired. I should have gone to bed like an hour ago (I even told people I was!) but I sucked myself into some problem solving. So why was I up past my 6 am Saturday morning, you ask? Whipping up some silly program using PyGTK and pyarch. It works but its totally useless. Tomorrow after I watch Kerry give a speech on Main St. I'll hack on it some more and maybe make it do something interesting. Sleep deprivation. Oy. Between, pyarch getting me to learn how to wield yield and deal with generators, and my new understanding of gtk.ComboBox and its relation to gtk.Combo, I'm very pleased with my progress even if the damn application doesn't do anything useful.

Now that I've alienated all of the non-programmers in the reading audience, let me give you the piece d'resistance.

I'm calling it Garcho Marx. (Get it? "G-" for Gtk, and "-arch-" for pyarch! I crack myself up.)

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