stutefish's Articles In Just Hanging Out
May 24, 2006 by stutefish
From the point of view of the Grunt and the Civilian: "Frikkin' frackin' Uncle Sam can't figure out if he's coming or going, left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Situation normal, all fucked up. Maybe I can catch a few Zs before they send me nowhere at high speed again, just so I can do nothing when I get there." From the point of view of the Junior Officer: SENIOR OFFICER: Get there, and get there now! JUNIOR OFFICER: And then what? SENIOR OFFICER: I don't care...
April 27, 2006 by stutefish
Hypothetically: Is it possible for someone to be convinced that they are, say, a woman trapped in a man's body, and be horribly mistaken? I mean, we know that we don't always have a clear understanding of what's going on in our mind and heart. If we did, we wouldn't need psychotherapists and psychologists. Anyway, discuss.
June 23, 2005 by stutefish
May 5, 2005 by stutefish
How I Think The Supreme Court Is Supposed To Work: THE PEOPLE: These are the laws we want. SCOTUS: And this the justice we will hand down, based on your laws. THE PEOPLE: This justice sucks! SCOTUS: You don't like it? Change your laws. Meanwhile, these are your laws, and this is your justice. We're just working with whatever you give us. THE PEOPLE: Go go Gadget Legislature! Give us new laws! And How It Appears To Work: THE PEOPLE: These are the laws we want. SCOTUS: These law...
February 15, 2005 by stutefish
The way I see it, a Constitution should be short and sweet. It should enumerate a few fundamental principles. The fewer the better. Beyond that, a Constitution should do... nothing. It's for governments (ideally, democractically-elected governments) to set policy, within the bounds of the principles enumerated in their Constitution. Building policy into a Constitution is, to my mind, an surefire recipe for disaster. But if the European Union outlasts the United States of America, I'll...