When reading today’s revelations in the New York Times regarding U.S. government warrantless wiretapping programs, it is crucial that you pay attention to time and tense. Wired Magazine botches the job when it comes to describing a program code named Pinwale. Wired says: The database,
Senator John Ensign needs to stay in the Senate to help push through his legislation enabling the Las Vegas Motor Speedway can build a new parking lot. This is where Ensign’s two great legislative agendas come together. That parking lot sure would keep those 115 acres of land managed, and it would help to encourage more people to get out on the road and burn some gasoline. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway would do its fair share, of course, by running race cars at highly inefficient speeds, spewing greenhouse gases all the more, helping to preserve the 20th century way of life, and staving off any efforts to deal with global warming.
November 2003: Massachusetts Supreme Court declares the validity of same-sex marriage. Without noticing, Senator John Ensign stops telling his wife she looks pretty in the morning. February 2004: San Francisco begins to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Senator Ensign asks a staffer on a date. She
Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?