Friday, February 24, 2006

One Might Say That Alberto Is Slightly Out Of The Loop As Well

"When you're a law student, they tell you that if you can't argue the law, argue the facts. They also tell you if you can't argue the facts, argue the law. If you can't argue either, apparently, the solution is to go on a public relations offensive and make it a political issue... to say over and over again "it's lawful", and to think that the American people will somehow come to believe this if we say it often enough.

"In light of this, I'm proud of the very civil civil disobedience that was shown here today."- David Cole, Georgetown University Law Professor

but on to different, more melodic things. has anyone listened to the Moldy Peaches? my son got me hooked on one of their albums. i think that threw him a bit. an album of home recordings. you can hear the phone ringing in the background on one track. which adds to its anarchy. beautiful stuff. and totally homespun. i would imagine recording costs were in the hundreds of dollars. plus, the intimacy of the recordings could only add to the sexual/sensual immediacy one would want these two singers to feel. "Anyone Else But You" is about the most romantic ballad i've ever heard.

so, how do you defend yourself when questioned about your professional abilities? this is a real question. when someone(s) come to you and state that your results are not cool and that everyone else is getting different ones and you recheck your method and your equipment and you can find no flaw, how do you respond? do you:
a) request to view how samples are taken in the field;
b) request to view how tests are run in other labs;
c) check for conflict of interest in the outside agencies running the tests;
d) ask for a transfer before the lawsuit hits;
d) all of the above.
just curious. not that it might ever happen to me. assholes.


Zonthar said...

I'm always a bit startled when I hear reference to your son. I have to jog my brain a bit and say, "Oh yeah. He's a dad. Weird."

scarysquirrelman said...

i imagine my son has to do the same on occasion.

steph said...

I'm always a lot startled that I'm starting to get my political news from your blog and it's links.

Didn't even hear about the Alberto protest until your blog.

Frightening. Truly.

Mustang said...

Integrity, like honor, is something that no one can take from you. However, many will try, and I STRONGLY recommend you stand your ground.

"The right thing is not always poplular, and the popular thing is not always right"


scarysquirrelman said...

how can i not stand my ground? i'm given so little that to take one step back is to fall into the abyss. rest assured, i can recite from memory and back up with experience my methodology.