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June 11th, 2008 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-06-11 11:51
  Subject:   Zero Punctuation: Console Rundown (An Exercise in Fanboy Baiting)
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  Tags:  gaming, reddit

And then of course there's the fact that the 360 hardware has a bad case of the gremlins. At the time of writing, the 360 in my household is bricked because we had the sheer gall to try and play games on it. It seemed to recover after a while, after some fiddling. But after that we were afraid to use it, lest it return to the land of the dead. For a few days it was like Schrödinger's console, in a quantum state of both bricked and un-bricked, until we finally tried playing something and the wave-form collapsed.

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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-06-11 13:54
  Subject:   Wondering why I haven't posted about Kucinich introducing articles of impeachment?
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  Music:Cradle Of Filth - Red Roses For The Devil's Whores
  Tags:  politics, usa not worth saving

Because absolutely nothing will come of it. It's a gesture of total and utter futility. Thank you for trying, Dennis, I appreciate the effort. But don't kid yourself.

My basic feeling on impeaching Bush and Cheney is that if we had a Congress that was capable of impeaching and convicting those two, then we wouldn't be in this mess in the first place. A Congress that was willing to impeach and convict Bush and Cheney over Iraq would have already stopped the Iraq war. A Congress that was willing to impeach and convict Bush and Cheney over FISA would not have passed a bad FISA bill last August.

A Congress that was willing to impeach and convict Bush and Cheney would already have stopped all of their more egregious breaches of the Constitution, and damage they have caused to both the nation and the world. After failing to stop the war, after failing to stop warrantless wiretapping, after failing to stop the 2000 election from being stolen, after failing to stop most of Bush's desired legislation from passing, and after failing to conduct damaging, public investigations, moving directly for impeachment feels like trying out for the NBA the week after failing to make your high school's junior varsity basketball team. The entire reason that Bush and Cheney should be impeached is because the Congress didn't stop them from performing their egregious activities in the first place. If we failed to stop them before, why should anyone expect that we will remove them from office now?


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