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Thursday, May 19, 2005

10 minutes with : Nuclear blogging

Today NPR hit on a subject near and dear to the hearts of all: blogging. Specifically, the discussion revolved around a blog that's being run by the some egghead out at Los Alamos and how no good deed goes unpunished.

Evidently, the whole Los Alamos thing has become a complete Charlie Foxtrot, what with Chinese agents buying up every piece of information at wholesale and scientists having the same respect for safety regulations that Courtney Love has for personal hygiene. With morale bottoming out on the Kelvin scale, one of the slide-rule sniffers decided during a meditational trip to Burger King last December that the solution to the human equation was to create a blog where the others in Los Alamos's polyester pants community could anonymously voice their comments and concerns. Thus was born the LANL: The Real Story blog. Intended as a electronic comment box, it rapidly turned into a bitch session focusing on Los Alamos's director, Pete Nanos, who had the temerity to shut down the lab due to the fact that information was flying out of the place quicker than WD40 though a goose.

To the blog's credit or not, Nanos stepped down last month. Unfortunatly, before the doinks could begin celebrating, their little online bitch board got noticed by some members of congress, who didn't find it to be quite as useful as intended. Liberal attack poodle Rep. Dianne DeGette (D-CO) noted during a hearing that the gripes closely resembled those of high school students. Another congressman, Bart Stupak (D-MI), commented on how it appeared to him from reading the blog that perhaps things were so far gone that Los Alamos should just be shut down. Clearly some congressmen are shocked, shocked, I say, that people would actually use a computer to bitch about their jobs. This is clearly a violation of the U.S. Constitution, the Yalta Treaty, and the Hornswaggle-Vermouth Act of 1874. After all, the people working for Congress would never blog about how much they hate their jobs -- they would stick to the important issues, like how many other hill rats they are nailing.

The blog creator doesn't know how things have gone so terribly wrong, or why the Dems on the Hill seem to be just picking out a few bad apples and not reading the many thoughtful and eloqent posts. What, Dems cherry picking information that supports their positions? Well butter my toast and call me Nancy. Next you'll be telling me that goats and rhinos will be laying down together and that Bart Simpson will have a successful career in politics. Well, then. Perhaps our best and brightest should find other ways to relieve their stress than posting on the internet. Aren't their some Star Trek conventions they can attend?
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