Re: George W. Bush's Speech on September 20, 2001

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Mon Sep 24 2001 - 13:15:55 MDT

'gene (and Olga):

Rock on. Glad you're on the case. By my "sheaf of strategies" heuristic,
you are right to be doing what you're doing. And so are those
scoffers who have other fish to fry that they swear are bigger.
(Don't ask what we swear by, OK? :) ) I don't like the taste of flounder,
so to speak.

Kneejerk outspoken atheism is societally useful, if only as a canary
in a coalmine. Don't stop on my or anyone else's account. Seriously.

It frees up attention for others who don't like retreats to commitment
of either stripe. :)



"Whoever's turning the crank, I'm grateful he doesn't stop."
                            --M. G. O'K-D (paraphrased), in _tMiaHM_ by RAH

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> > Lashing out becauce the G word was used at a time like this is imho
> > tremendously counterproductive. As a friend of mine would say "Very
> > true but irrelevant at this time."
> True, irrelevant, also unacceptable. Sorry, my tolerance threshold for God
> freaks of any couleur is rather low right now.

Job One:  MAKE YOURSELF USEFUL.  If you're not part of the solution, 

what are you doing scumming up the bottom of our beaker? --MMB 02001.09.21

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