April 30, 2004

Howard Dean Show

Howard Dean is set to get his own syndicated TV talk show. Anything has got to be better than that fat phoney Dr. Phil.

From Yahoo News

While everything's still in the early talking stages, the former Democratic presidential candidate is mulling the idea of hosting his own syndicated gabfest. He's hooked up with ex-Big Ticket TV topper Larry Lyttle ("Judge Judy") and longtime political consultant Gerald Rafshoon, who would likely serve as exec producers of a pilot for any such project.

Dean is in Hollywood this week, and he's taking meetings with execs at Viacom-owned Paramount Domestic Television. Lyttle is still based on the Par lot, and he's helping Dean make the connection with the studio.

I want him to do well. To help him, I wrote a song which could be his bumper (song coming in and out of breaks). Please. click to listen

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Turncoat Specter

Just a few days after a squeaker of an primary election where Pennsylvania's incumbent and senior senator, Arlen Specter, beat conservative Republican Pat Toomey, Arlen is already showinng his liberal bent.

Almost all political pundits have cited President Bush's strong endorsement of Arlen Specter as one the deciding factors in a Specter victory. President Bush came to the Keystone State several times to heartitly endorse Specter, often towing junior senator Rick Santorum along.

But less than three days after the election where he wrapped himself in the warm coat-tails of Presidnet Bush, Specter is already distancing himself from Bush.

From the Patriot News.

Specter put the primary behind him and looked forward to the fall election. In his post-victory news conference, the four-term senator talked about abortion, stem-cell research, a greater international role for the United Nations in Iraq --issues that separate him and Bush.

He also proposed reducing a Bush tax cut by $250 million to pay for education. He proposed further, unspecified reforms in Bush's proposal to overhaul, and in some cases reduce, overtime pay.

You may call this being independent, but in these circumstances I call it typcial Arlen Specter back-stabbing. When it helps him, he touts ties to President Bush. In one of his campaign ads he even said that a vote for Pat Toomey is a vote against George Bush.

Arlen Specter is quick to twist arms for people to do favors for him, but when it somes for people to ask for a little respect back, and possibly a little help when they need it, I guess Arlen Specter feels that is below him.

From National Review:

'I'll go straight to the point," said Arlen Specter, shortly after sitting down to dinner with Paul Weyrich of the Free Congress Foundation in March. "I've got a primary and I'm being hit from the right. I want your support."

The Republican senator from Pennsylvania wasn't going to get it merely by breaking bread. Says Weyrich: "I told him I was disgusted with how he comes around just before his elections and asks for conservative endorsements, when we all know he won't give us the time of day later on." In years past, Weyrich has traveled to Specter's home turf and urged conservatives to stick with one of the GOP's most liberal members. "I'm not sure what I'm going to do this time."

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April 29, 2004

I'm Voting for Kerry

Just kidding, but I do know many a folk who intend to vote for Lurch. While they conceed that Buch may be better on terrorism, Kerry has far superior economic plans.

Wha happened?

When pressed for specifics, they say, "He's going to create 10 million new jobs!"


"He's gonna keep jobs in this country"


"He's gonna keep jobs in this country!"

I am always interested to understand why people support candidates on such weak arguments. Is it because their unions told them so? Do they even have any basic understandings of economics? I don't think so. They are brainwashed.

If you want to support a candidate, back it up with logic and facts. Don't do it because your union thugs told you to.

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April 28, 2004

Specter of victory

So Specter won. That fuck. What an ass. What really burns my ass is that the thing that put him over the edge and onward to victory was the endorsement of George Bush and the Republican party. The same Republican party that Specter continually stabs in the back and undermines.

What an ass. Both him and GW.

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April 27, 2004

Election Day

72698489732.jpg Arlen Specter, left, and Pat Toomey, right, are running for the Republican Senate nomination in Pennsylvania Today is primary election day here in Pennsylvania, and off to vote I go. Snarlin Arlen Specter is getting desperate, he knows he is getting a tough fight by Pat Toomey. Spectral is running ads with George Bush saying to vote for Arlen. I find it so ironic that he is asking us to vote for him because it would support the Republican Party, but time and time again Arlen has turned his back on the party.

From National Review Online:

When Paul [Weyrich of the Free Congress] stumped for Specter in 1992, he made a simple point to his conservative listeners: "Arlen Specter is a jerk, but he's our jerk."

The problem for conservatives is that Specter isn't their jerk nearly enough. He is an abortion-rights absolutist, a dogged advocate of racial preferences, a bitter foe of tort reform, a firm friend of the International Criminal Court — the list is long. When Citizens Against Government Waste recently listed Specter in its "Pig Book" as one of the Senate's most profligate spenders, he shot back: "If they left me out, I'd be worried." In 1995, Specter briefly ran for president and pursued the unique strategy of attacking the base of his own party: His announcement speech lobbed a grenade at "the intolerant Right." After pressing this theme for several months, one poll showed him attracting support from a grand total of 1 percent of Republicans. The senator's lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union is 42 percent (Pat Toomey's is 97).

The one vote that irks me the most is when he voted "Not Proven, therefore not Guilty" in the impeachement trial of Bill Clinton. Doing so denied the Republican party a simple majority on the issue, and therefore, a moral victory. He turned his back on Trent Lott and the Republicans when he was asked for loyalty.

If you don't want to be loyal, that's fine. But all I ask is don't run and hide behind the party only when it benefits you. I am voting for Pat Toomey, and I hope Specter loses it when he loses it if you know what I mean.

And Arlen Specter is the same guy who came up with the "magic bullet" theory of the Kennedy assasination, gave rise to a new verb, Bork, and likes to trim tax cuts, only to take credit for them later and only during election years.

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April 26, 2004

Turkey for you, Turkey for me

tomturkey.jpg Well this Friday is opening day of Spring Turkey season, and as I have been seeing numerous toms my field behind my house, I intend to go hunt him, and cook him for supper.

From April 30-May 28th, it is Spring Gobbler season. This is actually my first Turkey hunt, and I look forward to the excitement of bagging my big tom.

I've been practicing my cluck, and honing my shotgun skills.

The only question is going to be, what will I have with my turkey?

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I just read another O'Brian novel

rose.jpg HMS Surprise, by Patrick O'Brian is the third in the Aubrey/Maturin series of novels about the British Navy during the early 19th Century. This tome starts with Captain Jack Aubrey, now a post captain, temporarily commanding the large frigate HMS Lively while the primary captain is busy with another task. His job as captain is the boring job of running a blockade, and he is bored, broke, and trying to find a way to find enough money to marry his sweetheart, Sophie Williams.

Thanks to some intervention by his good friend and surgeon, Stephen Maturin, he is given command of HMS Surprise, a small frigate which Jack served on as a young midshipman. Jack is charged with the task of protecting the East-India fleet from destruction and confiscation by the French.

His job takes him to the great India subcontinent, and the rich sights and smells that go with it. Along the way we see an amazing storm at sea, the damage that can be inflicted on a ship and her crew while rounding Cape Horn, an amazing act of surgery performed by Stephen Maturin.

The final battle that pits "Lucky" Jack Aubrey, the Surprise and a vastly outgunned fleet of ships against the far superior French forces. The story more is clear, fast paced, and exciting. Just like Jack now commands a ship he knew is his youth, HMS Surprise moves along at a comfortable enjoyable pace as O'Brian comes into his element at writing great stories.

The story is exciting, fun to read, and the characters are truly interesting and well developed. As anyone who is interested in 19th century "ships of the line", naval history, or just love a great story, this book is sure to please.

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April 23, 2004

News from the past

Every once in a while I go to news.com, and search their technology news archives for commonplace things. CDROM, DVD, HDTV, and then I go way back in time to see what was going on, and what people thought about now commonplace technologies, which were super cutting-edge a few years ago.

From News.com
December 8, 1995

The plan is to produce DVD players that can accomodate movie, music, and computer DVD discs as well as existing CDs, and CD-ROMs. The new discs are similar to compact discs and can store 133 minutes per side of video or the equivalent of eight CDs of music. Company officials say DVD players will go on sale in the United States in the second half of 1996. Prices are expected to be in the $500 range.

Wow, $500. That's pretty expensive. I got mine (a Toshiba) two years ago for $129, and now the much superior model sells for less than $100.

Lets see what else the past holds...

State of the art in home audio....in 1920

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April 22, 2004

See, the Dems ARE losing it!!

"I was angry first, fucker!"
See, the Dems are losing it. They can't stand to be out of power, and know that the Americans are agaisnt them, so they are totally whigging out.

From Wire reports:

The wife of a U.S. senator is due in court next month, charged with assault after an alleged incident at a garden center.

Wanda Baucus is the wife of Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana. She is accused of assaulting a woman Tuesday at Johnson's Garden Center on Van Ness Street, Northwest.

The alleged incident happened in the parking lot of the garden center.

Sources told News4 Mrs. Baucus was upset because another customer was getting help with mulch ahead of her.

The alleged victim said Mrs. Baucus parked her silver BMW so that it blocked the woman's car. After the two exchanged words, Mrs. Baucus allegedly struck the woman with a closed fist and then struck her several more times in the upper body, according to court documents.

Then, witnesses said, Mrs. Baucus drove away.

Haha, it's fun to watch.

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Earth Day

For earth day this year, I think I will kill a bald eagle and burn a tire. Also, when I change my moror oil later today I'll dump it in the woods where I dump my DDT.

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Arlen Specter Sucks

Arlen Specter
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Pat Toomey

I just wanted to say I really don't care much for my Republican senior Senator, Arlen Specter. He is running for re-election right now and in the primary he is getting a big fight from a true conservative, and a great man, Pat Toomey.

From Philly.com

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday showed Specter leading Toomey 49 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. A similar poll two weeks ago showed Specter ahead of Toomey 52 percent to 37 percent.

"He's just a left-of-center politician," Toomey said when asked why the polls are moving. "He's got a liberal voting record and history, none of which makes him a bad human being, but it means he's outside the mainstream of the Republican Party."

Specter has another notion. He says money pumped into the race by the arch-conservative Club For Growth to pay for ads criticizing his political record is an attempt to punish him and keep other Republican senators in line.

"They don't like my independence," Specter said. "That's a very unhealthy thing. The Republican Party needs a center. That's why President Bush is supporting me for re-election. That's why Sen. [Rick] Santorum is supporting me for re-election. Because that's in the interest of the party."

No, they don't like you Arlen because you're an asshole. You are the same senator who voted "Not Proven" during the Clinton impeachment trials, denying the GOP of at least a moral victory on Clinton by getting a simple majority.

Arlen has gotten pretty mean in his latest attack ads recently. He attacks Pat because he once owned part of a restaurant/bar. The ad says that Toomey "owned a bar where drunks were served, and drugs were sold".

What a punk. I hate this Specter guy. I sincerely hope he loseses against Toomey, because if he doesn't I don't know if I could vote for him in a general election run against the Liberal Democrat who would be running against him.

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April 19, 2004

The Restaurant set to return

rocco.jpg Rocco Dispirito, founder of the Manhattan bistro, Rocco's on 22nd is back tonight with all new episodes. Last season he fought to get his dream of having his own restaurant going, but this season he must fight to keep it his.


It has been six months since we last saw star chef Rocco DiSpirito and it appears that his restaurant is humming with business. But as Rocco's celebrity status rises, the restaurant begins to suffer. Financier Jeffrey Chodorow claims It has lost over $600,000 since opening, and shows no sign of turning a profit. Determined to right the sinking ship, Jeffrey convenes a meeting of his Corporate Task Force, and lays out his plan to fix the restaurant; including taking direct control of the restaurant from Rocco and sending the Corporate Task Force in to run the day to day operations of the restaurant.

I watched the show last year and despite the fact that people like Katie Couric said he was so likeable, and all that, I thought he was an asshole. He was smug, rude, out of touch with his staff. And from the many reviews of the restaurant, his food wasn't the best in the world.

His excuse for being so tough on his staff was that he thought they had to realize that the Restaurant biz is though, but it looks like those words are back to haunt him. His restaurnt is losing money, and the reviews lean toward negative.

I hope he fails. For some reason he always rubbed me the wrong way. He was rude, arrogant, and mean. I really think some instant Karma should come and get him.

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April 17, 2004

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli missile strike killed Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi (search) as he rode in his car Saturday evening, hospital officials said. Rantisi's son Mohammed and a bodyguard were also killed in the attack

Oh, I'm so sad, an asshole terrorist has died, killed by freedom loving Israel. I hope he suffered. I hope he died from burns which caused him to feel unbearable pain.

Also on the hope he suffered front, Dru Sjodin's body was found.

CROOKSTON, Minn.  — The body of college student Dru Sjodin (search) has been found, five months after she disappeared from the parking lot of a North Dakota shopping mall, authorities said Saturday.

I hope this asshole who is accused of killing Dru, who we all know really did it, suffers an unbearable afterlife. I hope the flames of hell burn his flesh, and he feels the true wrath of justice.

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April 16, 2004

My Stogies

My stogies are a little low right now, but I thought I'd share a picture or two of my humidor.



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April 15, 2004

My day with the hippies

So I work in a field where I am usually the only registered Republican, I can live with that. I don't ask people about their politics, and I don't think the workplace is the venue to discuss religion or politics.

Well the first was broken today by some people during lunch break at a meeting I was held. I don't know how it started, but they started talking about Bush's presser the other day. Where I thought he did do pretty good.

Well the discussion quickly turned to "I hate Republicans, and I hate George Bush". Where do they get their talking points? They all talk about the same thing.

George Bush stole the election. He had his cronies in the Supreme Court "appoint" him.

The Electoral College sucks, if it weren't there we'd have Al Gore instead of Bush.

George Bush is stupid. He mispronounces words.

George Bush should have stopped 9/11

George Bush misled us about the Weapons of Mass distruction.

George Bush owns oil stock, that's why we went into Iraq.

George Bush flipped flopped, he said he would never "Nation Build"

The country is a world of shit since Bushie took office.

He won't allow the caskets of servicemen to be videotaped because he wants to hide the deaths from his illlegal war.

There are a few things I did notice while the 16 of them giggled with glee as they bashed our commaner-in-chief. First off, they did not mention the economy. Somehow it was not brought up. Second of all, all they did was complain about George, and all the bad things he did. No one sang the praises of John F. Kerry.

It wasn't as if they said, "I think his opinions on this are wrong because blah blah blah, and I will vote for Kerry because blah blah blah". The whole crux of their argument is that they won't vote for Bush because they hate him.

The last thing I noticed is how much we all, Republicans or Democrats, stay within our own circle. One lady said she didn't know how Bush got elected because everyone she knows didn't vote for him. She said she doesn't know anyone who would vote for him.

Most of all these people, who otherwise are very nice and likeable people, hate hate hate George Bush.

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April 14, 2004

A vote for Boots

Boots, my Maine coon, has his picture up at ratemykitten.com

Please go and Vote for him. Please give him a high score. He is sad because he is rated so low.

How can you be mean to a puss like this?

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Big Tobacco is evil, but has tasty products

In my job I was at a meeting yesterday for a community coalition where they were talking about taking money from tobacco comanies or their affiliates. They are not allowed to because the American Cancer Society would take away their money for some of their programs, plus they don't want to because it would support evil big tobacco (their words exactly).

This includes money from companies like Kraft and Miller, subsidiaries of Phillip Morris.

Though they seem alright with taking the tobacco settlement monies.

Just my insights.

I intend to smoke a cigar when I do my American Cancer Society relay for life mile.

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April 13, 2004

I can't Dance


I swear I've never danced before in my life

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A cool barbie

If I ever have a daughter, and she insists on having a barbie doll, I will have to do it my way.

This is the barbie for any daughter of mine.

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The Much talked about PDB

Here is the much taked about Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB)

If you notice while reading it, it is pretty vague, and shows an unspecific threat by Bin Laden made in 1997 and 1998. That was before Bush was Presidnet. Who was president then? Who? hmmm. I don't remember.

Maybe I should ask the posters at DU.

Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US

Clandestine, foreign government, and media reports indicate Bin Ladin since 1997 has wanted to conduct terrorist attacks in the US. Bin Ladin implied in US television interviews in 1997 and 1998 that his followers would follow the example of World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef and "bring the fighting to America."

After US missile strikes on his base in Afghanistan in 1998, Bin Ladin told followers he wanted to retaliate in Washington, according to a ...(redacted portion) ... service.

An Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) operative told an ... (redacted portion) ... service at the same time that Bin Ladin was planning to exploit the operative's access to the US to mount a terrorist strike.

The millennium plotting in Canada in 1999 may have been part of Bin Ladin's first serious attempt to implement a terrorist strike in the US. Convicted plotter Ahmed Ressam has told the FBI that he conceived the idea to attack Los Angeles International Airport himself, but that Bin Ladin lieutenant Abu Zubaydah encouraged him and helped facilitate the operation. Ressam also said that in 1998 Abu Zubaydah was planning his own US attack.

Ressam says Bin Ladin was aware of the Los Angeles operation.

Although Bin Ladin has not succeeded, his attacks against the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 demonstrate that he prepares operations years in advance and is not deterred by setbacks. Bin Ladin associates surveilled our Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam as early as 1993, and some members of the Nairobi cell planning the bombings were arrested and deported in 1997.

Al-Qa'ida members -- including some who are US citizens -- have resided in or traveled to the US for years, and the group apparently maintains a support structure that could aid attacks. Two al-Qa'ida members found guilty in the conspiracy to bomb our Embassies in East Africa were US citizens, and a senior EIJ member lived in California in the mid-1990s.

A clandestine source said in 1998 that a Bin Ladin cell in New York was recruiting Muslim-American youth for attacks.

We have not been able to corroborate some of the more sensational threat reporting, such as that from a ... (redacted portion) ... service in 1998 saying that Bin Ladin wanted to hijack a US aircraft to gain the release of "Blind Shaykh" 'Umar 'Abd al-Rahman and other US-held extremists.

Nevertheless, FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York.

The FBI is conducting approximately 70 full field investigations throughout the US that it considers Bin Ladin-related. CIA and the FBI are investigating a call to our Embassy in the UAE in May saying that a group of Bin Ladin supporters was in the US planning attacks with explosives.

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Liberals are the Anti-Christ

I finally shaved my beard off a week or so ago. I'm still getting used to having a face again. One of the things I enjoyed about having a beard was stroking it thoughtfully while thinking, or when democrats say stupid things.

Which brings me to today's random musing from DU.

On talking about his need to apologize for 9/11 during his presser tonight:

-- not that i want him to. not that i think for a second he will ....... but if he got in front of the american people tomorrow, shrugged his shoulders, acted humble, and said "i blew it and i am so sorry," he'd win big in november.

however, and i guess this is my point, he is so full of hubris, denial, and condescending rich boy pride, it would never in a million years occur to him to do something as simple and human as that.

he could get re-elected in a heartbeat, but his own stupidity will keep him from it.

thank goodness for his stupidity.

I don't know why I even waste my time with this stupidity. These people are totally hateful, UN-American, fuckers.

How about this: While Bin Laden threatened America; blew up embassies, 1993 WTC, and the USS Cole, Bill Clinton was getting his dick sucked. He was too busy being a stupid redneck from Arkansas to protect this country.

Or John Fuckface Kerry said in his depositions to congress after the Vietnam war that HE was involved in those mass killings, mutilations, and such. If that is true, then HE should be taken to the Hague and tried on war crimes. Punishable by death if found guilty by the international court.

But that would be if liberals actually followed the law they like to hold Conservatives to.

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April 12, 2004

See the USA

I usually don't mind driving highways during regular times. In my work I am on either the turnpike or various interstate highways about 2 or 3 days a week. What really gives me the red ass is during holidays when people who regularly only drive their Oldsmobile to bingo are out there going 55 in the passing lane.

They say speed kills? I say bullshit. What kills you is stopping too quickly.

What I want to do when I get rich is to buy a huge Humvee and install a retracable ramming spike, so when asshole drivers are being stupid, I can just ram them with the spike and make them go faster.

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April 05, 2004

Master and Commander, a must read

lg_hms_rose.gif I have to admit it, I'm hooked on the novels of Patrick O'Brian. They are fun, exciting, and great imaginative reads. They are not the easiest books to read, but they are swashbuckling fun.

In case you don't know who Patrick O'Brian is, he is the author of the 20 books in the Jack Aubrey adventure series. Most recently his books, Master and Commander and Far Side of the World, were loosely adapted for the screen. The movie though great does not do the books justice.

The first book in the Jack Aubrey series details the beginning of the strong friendship of Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin. They meet at a concert where Jack elbows Stephen in the ribs, and the rest is fiction history.

When Jack Aubrey is promoted to the rank of Master and Commander he is given command of a sloop, the HMS Sophie. Needing a doctor for his new command, he invites his new friend, Stephen to come along on the cruise.

The ship is a small, slow, undergunned Man O' War with a out of practice crew and a new commander. Soon though, through the will of Jack, the ship becomes a lean fighting vessel taking numerous prizes while on patrol, briging fame and fortune to the up and comming commander.

The book shows in great detail the rigors of life at sea. From dangerous storms, engangement with the enemy, to the boredom of life in between engagements.

Jack, though a brilliant seaman, tends not to play the political game very well, and proves it by having a not so private trist with the wife of the Commodore. This action leads him and his ship to not get the recognition they deserves and ultimately leads to the actions in the final battle which I will leave for you to find out when you read this exciting book.

This is the second book in the series i've read. I am reading my third now, HMS Surprise, and soon will give you a review of this book as well.

I highly suggest you try these books. They are fun, well written, and exciting books that detail life at sea during the start of the 19th century.

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It's Up to Speed

Well, I finally yielded to pressure and upgraded from Jaguar to Panther. It is pretty neat.

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Why you shouldn't outsource

Here is a good, commonsense, argument against outsourcing. That is, the peopel who are doing the outsourced work suck.

Take the web-site of CompUSA, and their page for the hit crap movie, Matrix Revolutions. This is really crazy. As usual, click for a larger view.

And while I'm on the subject of The Matrix Revolutions, I am sick that I have to buy this movie. Well, I don't actually have to buy it, but since it IS a trilogy, and I have the other 2 movies, I should buy this to be consistent.

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April 03, 2004

Suckin up to the man


Who is that famous person Tom is standing next to?

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April 02, 2004

Wisconsin Co-Ed mystery

There appears to be a change in the Co-Ed's story regarding her abduction.

First, lets look the the sketch of they "mystery man"


The suspect

Looks suspiciously like John Kerry

It turns out she wan't taken at all, and claims she only "Wanted to Be Alone".

Basically she lied, we all were worried about her, and relieved that she was found alive. Now, I think she should be sent to jail.

She wasted police resources by sending them on a manhunt for someone who didn't exist.

I think she probally got high, banged a couple of guys and woke up in a marsh.

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Bad News for Kerry

Here is some bad news for Kerry.

From Foxnews.com

Businesses add 308,000 jobs

WASHINGTON — U.S. employment rose last month at the fastest pace in nearly four years, easily outstripping expectations, as workers returned after a grocery store strike and construction hiring bounced back on better weather, a government report on Friday showed.

The latest report from the Labor Department offered comfort to President George W. Bush (search) as the jobs market — a hot political issue in the U.S. presidential campaign — finally made a decisive break to the upside.

This is indeed good news for America. This has been a strange recovery, what with the war, strange world economics and all, but adding 308,000 jobs is good for the country. That means more people will be working, paying taxes, buying good, and further growing the economy.

Good news indeed.

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April 01, 2004

I hate April Fools

I hate April fools day. It really sucks. I never know if someone is telling me the truth. My old boss had our entire office convinced that we were going out of business and were were all going to be laid off.

You never know what is truthful.

Right now Sean Hannity is screwing around saying he is going to vote for Kerry, and at Fark, they have a screwed up front page.
Here is a screen shot
Click for full screen.

I don't mind practical jokes, but a full day of hillarity is about as much as I can handle.

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So happy for them

I'm so happy for the liberals. They finally have an avenue for their progressive viewpoints. They have been kept down by evil Clear Channel and the vast right wing conspiracy.

That's right, Air Radio America has hit the airwaves. With stalwarts of deep thought Al Franken and Ganeane Garofalo they are sure to be great suck.

Al's show, The O'Franken Factor promises a Zero Spin Zone. We need more Irish show names. I've never seen a show with a O' in the title. Also, I'm glad there will be no spin, so many shows don't promise that.

Seriously, with such right wing news sources like the New York Times, CNN, the LA Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, PBS, and NPR, I'm glad the left will have a voice for their original ideas.

Plus with all the hollywood conservatives contributing to right-wing campaigns, we need a balance of progressive thought.

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Shaving Cream

Well I went to the local farmers market yesterday to buy some stuff for Bruschetta, and I came across the booths owned by the gypsies where they sold imitation items. Very convincing items. Razors, batteries, and shaving cream.

The razoros were imitation Gillette Sensors with the name Gillihenney Sensory. I shit you not. I was like Wha' Happened?

Then they had the imitation Duracel. They went by the name DuraKing. They even had the copper top.

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