Sunday, September 12, 2004

Hey everybody!

Sorry for being gone so long but it feels good to be back, got my snark engine refilled, etc etc,,, Marilyn says hi!.

Anyway, today I wanna talk about superscripts and IBM seletrics.

CBS has recently come forth with with document proporting to confirm that Boy George was a deserting coward. Rightwing loonies all over the net swarmed onto these documents to offer thier opinions that they were forgeries (and how that is different from anything the Swift Boat Veterans For Bush did is beyond me...) Anyway, thier whiney ass crys of fraud center on two things, a raised "th" called a superscript, and that the type face (Times-News Roman.) These folks would have us beleive that although the IBM Selectric was availible with supersripting at the time, it was not in use by the government. That seems strange, since the documents from 1968 released by the White House to confirm Bush didn't desert earlier this year, typed and signed by the same guy from the same base, also have a raised superscript, and that was 3 years earlier. Yep, you heard that right, the repubs would have us beleive that documents produced 3 years earlier would have more advanced technology than in 1971.

The other main "proof" they offer is that the type font, times-news roman, was not availible in 1971. The folks that hold the copyright on that particular font have pointed out though that it was first used in 1931, a full 40 years earlier.

No wonder the deficit is swelling, these folks just ain't good with numbers.

By the way, each person should give to the Florida releif effort as they are able.


Blogger justmyimagination911 said...

welcome back bill

Sunday, September 12, 2004 2:49:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Thanks!, It's good to be here!

Sunday, September 12, 2004 4:24:00 PM  

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