July 13th, 2008

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Inkscape and OpenType

Inkscape now seems able to embed OpenType fonts by converting them to CID-indexed Type 0 fonts. Yay! We still are waiting for Scribus to do something like that, however.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Jonathan Turley’s call for an international tribunal to deal with US war crimes

See http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/07/12/international-committee-of-red-cross-says-bush-administration-guilty-of-war-crimes/

Turley’s call is more a comment on the Democratic Congressional leadership, and now also Barack Obama, than it is about Bush. We long have known that Bush was a war criminal, but now we also know that our political class do not intend to prosecute him. Indeed, it intends to ratify and ‘legalize’ Bush’s misdeeds rather than punish them. Thus the US is unwilling to prosecute the war crimes, so that they must be prosecuted elsewhere.

Personally, I think our international neighbors are too cowardly to prosecute the US, and have more hope that Bush can be convicted of murder under state laws.

BTW I have Vincent Bugliosi’s bestseller The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder on its way to me. You likely haven’t heard about it, because it is mostly blacklisted in the mainstream media; but it has become a NYT bestseller anyway. Bugliosi points out in interviews that Bush could be executed. For me, an execution of George W. Bush would be like alcohol to an alcoholic—something desired, but abstained from regardless. Let’s just lock him up for life.

You know, Bugliosi had trouble even finding a publisher who would publish the book, and Vincent Bugliosi is an author of multiple bestsellers.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

I sure hope Malloy supports McKinney

I sure hope (and expect) that Mike Malloy will support Cynthia McKinney for president, without reservations. That would reduce the painfulness of the Malloy program so much—I really haven’t been able to listen recently, not counting these last four shows that had Sam Seder hosting. I’ve been very noticeably symptomatic with anxiety concerning the Malloy show.

It is so painful for me listening to Mike Malloy trying to decide how to vote. I like Shakespeare's Hamlet, but it would be tough to watch every day without eventually leaping onto the stage, killing Claudius oneself, and informing young Hamlet thus: "There, I've done it for you, play's over. Go be a king, dammit." Malloy is like young Hamlet; he can’t just make up his mind to support someone he doesn't really like but instead ties himself into knots and pretzels and unties and reties and unties and reties and so on, out loud, over national radio. But having his own favorite kongresskritter run for president may and hopefully will turn Malloy's into a firmly made-up mind.