June 2nd, 2004


You talkin' about my grandma?!

For those who ever doubted that Enron intentionally screwed over California, with the help of Dubya... you've got to watch this news video, which will air tonight on CBS news.

"They're f------g taking all the money back from you guys?" complains an Enron employee on the tapes. "All the money you guys stole from those poor grandmothers in California?"

"Yeah, grandma Millie, man"

"Yeah, now she wants her f------g money back for all the power you've charged right up, jammed right up her a------ for f------g $250 a megawatt hour."

We should immediately move to arrest these traders traitors and force them to spill the dirt on who gave them the order to screw over our state. Obviously, these assholes didn't mind the fact that their "arbitrage" was not only overcharging Californians, but also leading to artificial power shortages that sucked billions out of our economy and put tens of thousands of people out of work.

I *HAVE* a grandma who lives in California on a fixed income. (and her name is Lillian, not Millie.) So, no. Fuck you, Enron scum! You're gonna burn for this one.

Wise words... from Bono?!

From a commencement speech he gave to University of Pennsylvania law school students.

"My question I suppose is: What's the big idea? What's your big idea? What are you willing to spend your moral capital, your intellectual capital, your cash, your sweat equity in pursuing outside of the walls of the University of Pennsylvania?

There's a truly great Irish poet his name is Brendan Kennelly, and he has this epic poem called the Book of Judas, and there's a line in that poem that never leaves my mind, it says: "If you want to serve the age, betray it." What does that mean to betray the age?

Well to me betraying the age means exposing its conceits, it's foibles; it's phony moral certitudes. It means telling the secrets of the age and facing harsher truths.

Every age has its massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will..."