November 13, 2005

Tom Delay, cokehead?

For those of you chomping at the bit for a new post (don't deny it, you know you love me), I have something in mind about how I could totally be a terrorist, if I wanted to. But I have another writing assignment I'm working on at the moment, so that post will have to wait. However, in the meantime, please amuse yourselves with the idea that, in addition to all of his myriad and varied legal troubles, Tom Delay is now also being accused of having a bad nose job.

I don't know - without some older photos for comparison, it's hard to say if I'm convinced. I think it's probably the result of all that cocaine he's been snorting. (And no, I have no evidence that he's ever snorted coke, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't be disappointed if I were responsible for starting and/or perptuating such a rumor. I'm just saying.)

In other news, the U.S. military is starting to sound like an abusive boyfriend:

In interviews, military officials downplayed the significance of the trend, and said they do not track the number of students on the lists from year to year. They stress that the contact information from high schools is only one way to reach potential recruits, and there are alternatives, such as motor vehicle registration databases, college day fairs at the schools, or visits to shopping malls.

The "trend" is the huge increase in high school students who are requesting that their names not be given to military recruiters (which is mandated by No Child Left Behind). Maybe someone might want to clue the military in to the fact that if students don't want you to contact them, they don't want you to contact them. And by extension, that they also don't want to join the military. Sheesh. I mean, isn't part of the reason why we don't have a draft anymore that we don't want people in the military who don't want to be there? Or am I being too logical? Sometimes I do that.

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