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Missing Person: Cheryl Ann Magner; go to "Closing" (below) for a picture and help if you can! Thursday : That means it is time to Stop the ACLU!
... and Merri has some thoughts on Cameras, Terrorism, and the ACLU
... and Cao comments on the saved cross
Bloggers : Cao's Treason Hunter Contest Brother against Brother: ... GO READ THEM ALL :Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8 A seven9(?)-part series about jealousy, truth, and honor between men who fought in a place called Vietnam.
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Fire : 5 alarm fire at chemical plant in Ft Worth, Texas ... injuries, no deaths ... developing UK-07.21.2005 : More arrests ... and pictures India : Rain death toll surpasses 450 ... prayers and condolences Suicide : "Suspended Miami Commissioner Art Teele fatally shot himself in the head in the lobby of the Miami Herald"
... was facing some legal problems ... condolences
Free Trade : CAFTA passes ... narrowly - 217-215; after much pushing by W+Cheney
... free trade good, loss of amnesty and/or illegal immigration protection = bad ... let's see what happens!
Afghanistan : Chinooks burn when they land hard? ... thankfully, noone was injured
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Avian Flu : A scary look at a (hypothetical) scary future ... and it won't take much to remove "hypothetical" ... :Spend a bit of time following this yourself, on a personal level, and think about what your contingency plans might be Islamofascism :... Lord Nazir Ahmed - "Its just an identity crisis" ... :That's the developmental stage in life when young folks walk around in a brown study pondering such metaphysical quandaries as "Who am I?" "What's it all about?" and "Where am I going?" ... Not: "How many pounds of explosives do I need to smuggle aboard a bus to kill and maim the maximum number of women and children?"... "Apparently the word "moderate" is as elastic with respect to imams as it is with respect to Democratic politicians"
... War on Tourism
Ahmed Ressam (wannabe Millennium Bomber) :... 'Reason 5,239 Why Terrorism Cases Should Be Tried Militarily'
... Capn Ed updates
... 'Judge Coughenour: Your arrogance is exceeded only by your contempt for the lives of your fellow citizens.'
... "How do we protest this judge's idiocy?"
... 'Terrorists' little helper: Judge John Coughenour'
NASA : Tarnished, and the history thereof ... and private alternatives about to eat their dinner? Reparations : Close the loop! ... say no to the NAACP; and Rev. Wayne Perryman vs Democratic Party! Excellent! Nadagate :... Questions of Plame impartiality
... Admiral Bobby Inman vs Larry Johnson
Iraq :... Al Qaida local #666 "claims" the murdering of Algerian envoys ... found viaB, who adds "Michael Moore proud of his "minutemen" ... 'Reality is the ultimate Rorschach Test' ... thoughts on the art of Constitution-crafting MS :... Vista beta released ... and the benefits thereof
... "Genuine Advantage"=mandatory
Google : Earth ... like GoogleMaps, but more! Nanny state (UK) : "Alcohol ads may no longer feature sexy guys" ... found via Bisal Health : Some thoughts on medical errors, and the reporting thereof ... and TWA misses Raven :( Robots : More on MechaWhoreRepliee Q1 ... gotta' love Ace's comments ... "I'll stick with the real thing. By which I mean Internet pornography." MSM : Defining "military is increasingly distant from mainstream American society" ... what they mean is distant form THEM ... : The American Left is far, far out of touch with the American military. Since the abolition of the draft Leftists don't serve GOP : To run anti-Byrd ads ... 52 years is long enough, really! ... found via IAP PSP : Top10 hacks The Left :... 'Left Behind', as labor splits ... future = "very, very bleak" - or not that bad?
... Must be held accountable ... "leftists must now explain their revealing lack of interest in pursuing the following ..."
... Lack of common sense, grasp on reality ... "To achieve such a perfect future, almost anything is justified"
... Dean doing his best to kill the Democrats
... More on Air America stealing from the poor ...
Unfortunately for Piquant, when they bought Air America, they bought its liabilities
... Ohio State faculty member caught on tape stealing and trashing right-leaning student newspapers ... found via GOPB
Clinton : 'Hillary Goes Moderate?' ... (cough, no) Kerry : Another Kerry wants to lose an election ... and he is also (cough) quite the looker! Edwards : US Tour ... : He bought a seat in the US Senate for a few years, and even showed up to vote once or twice. He was also a vice-presidential candidate for a little while. After he lost that election, he was rewarded by the University system of North Carolina with a chair of some sort ... Check them again. It's starting to appear that he wants to be Hillary's running mate in '08. After all, he brought so much to the ticket in '04, why not? Technological Advancement : US needs to get back on the treadmill! Cuba : 'Totalitarian Nightmare' ... 11th anniversary of "13 de Marzo" tragedy US Army : Transformation ... "moving from a division-based force structure to brigade-based" FCC : Needs reform, limits! SCOTUS :... Federalist Society has no "secret handshakes"
... Roberts' nomination is good ... political savvy on top of other credentials
... "So either Durbin's lying or Durbin's lying or Durbin's lying...take your pick"
Global Politics : 'Failed States Index Map' Religion : 'MSM vs Christianity' Intellectual Property : More on Brazil's abuse of medical/medicine patents ... "Axis of IP Evil" Telecom : Qualcomm Pwnz ... all your wCDMA are belong to them Canada : Blames US for shooting deaths ... found viaSmall Dead Animals, which was found via SCA, - who suggests we blame Canada for Drunk Driving Performance Appraisals : A necessary evil? ... perhaps not? Internet Searches : A peek under Google's covers Illusions : Color perception TV : Review of Over There
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Beer : Bud Tsunami ... looks like water, tastes like water, flows like water ;P WTW (a day late) : Redneck Games True : OJ = DirecTV pirate Cheney : Debris falls off Saudi Arabia : Hiring ninjas for security Caption This : Honey, I shrunk the ___ SCOTUS : Roberts is a mannequin True'ish : 'How to destroy your computer' ... : slapdash, ill-informed, incompetent work is what's expected of you. Don't let the industry down AntiTerrorism : 'UK brews World's Largest Pot of Tea as anti-terrorist measure' Doonesburygate : What's wrong with Turd Blossom ... calling her Monica, not so funny NORKs : 'Kim Jong-Il demands iPod' Real World Game : Book Crossing ... that's different! Blogging : 6yr old blogging - "Little Miss Princess" ... found via Beth Pointless Link : Don't get a rashdo anything rash ... found via Black5 The Alliance of Free Blogs : PGH - The UNternet ... Once the UN has confiscated the Internet : 1. Kofi will assign Kojo to work at your ISP, but deny having done so 2. The Bandwidth for Food program will be in effect; and the UN will be skimmingentitled to a % of your bandwidth 3. France, Russia and Germany will be found complicit in the skimming of gigabits of traffic per day in support of terroristsspammers 4. An (cough) independent investigator will say Nothing wrong here, but will submit reports to the contrary 5. The WHO will be taking the place of Symantec, Zone Alarm, ISS 6. ICANN will be replaced with the ITU 7. The US will be paying for the entire Internet, but will not be allowed to benefit from it 8. BoeingCisco will be replaced with AirbusHuawei
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Heroes : I no longer think Hollywood stars are terribly important. They are uniformly pleasant, friendly people, and they treat me better than I deserve to be treated. But a man or woman who makes a huge wage for memorizing lines and reciting them in front of a camera is no longer my idea of a shining star we should all look up to.
How can a man or woman who makes an eight-figure wage and lives in insane luxury really be a star in today's world, if by a "star" we mean someone bright and powerful and attractive as a role model? Real stars are not riding around in the backs of limousines or in Porsches or getting trained in yoga or Pilates and eating only raw fruit while they have Vietnamese girls do their nails.
They can be interesting, nice people, but they are not heroes to me any longer. A real star is the soldier of the 4th Infantry Division who poked his head into a hole on a farm near Tikrit, Iraq. He could have been met by a bomb or a hail of AK-47 bullets. Instead, he faced an abject Saddam Hussein and the gratitude of all of the decent people of the world.
--thanks Ben Stein, viathe Nashif Report!
SCOTUS : It really should not matter what the personal ideology of our appointees may be, so long as they recognize that their ideology should have no role in the decisional process…
--thanks John Roberts, viaTMH
Censorship : Steve: whats your opinion on censorship
insomniac dude007: **** censorship
Letter to alcohol:Dear Alcohol:
First & foremost, let me tell you that I'm a huge fan of yours. My friend, you always seem to be there when needed. The perfect post-work cocktail, a beer at the game, and you're even around during the holidays hidden inside chocolates as you warm us when we're stuck in the midst of endless family gatherings. However, lately I've been wondering about your intentions. While I want to believe that you have my best interests at heart, I feel that your influence has led to some unwise consequences:
1. Phone calls: While I agree with you that communication is important, I question the suggestion that any conversation of substance or necessity take place after 2 a.m. Why would you make me call those ex-boyfriends/girlfriends when I know for a fact they do not want to hear from me during the day, let alone all hours of the night?
2. Eating: Now, you know I love a good meal, but why do you suggest that I eat a taco with chili sauce, along with a big Italian meatball sandwich and some stale chips (washed down with WINE & topped off with a Kit Kat after a few cheese curls & chili cheese fries)? I'm an eclectic eater, but I think you went too far this time.
3. Clumsiness: Unless you're subtly trying to tell me that I need to do more yoga to improve my balance, I see NO need to hammer the issue home by causing me to fall down. It's completely unnecessary, and the black & blue marks that appear on my body mysteriously the next day are beyond me. Similarly, it should never take me more than 45 seconds to get the front door key into the lock.
4. Furthermore: The hangovers have GOT to stop. This is getting ridiculous. I know a little penance for our previous evening's debauchery may be in order, but the 3 p.m. hangover immobility is completely unacceptable! My entire day is shot. I ask that, if the proper precautions are taken (water, vitamin B, bread products, aspirin) prior to going to sleep/passing out face down on the kitchen floor with a bag of popcorn, the hangover should be minimal & in no way interfere with my daily activities.
Alcohol, I have enjoyed our friendship for some years now & would like to ensure that we remain on good terms. You've been the invoker of great stories, the provocation for much laughter, and the needed companion when I just don't know what to do with the extra money in my pockets.
In order to continue this friendship, I ask that you carefully review my grievances above & address them immediately. I will look for an answer no later than Friday 8:30 p.m. (pre-karaoke) on your possible solutions & hopefully we can continue this fruitful partnership.
Your biggest fan
THINGS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN DRUNK:
THINGS THAT ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN DRUNK:
2. British Constitution
3. Passive-aggressive disorder
4. Oily Linoleum
THINGS THAT ARE DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY WHEN DRUNK:
1. Thanks, but I don't want to have sex.
2. Nope, no more beer for me.
3. Sorry, but you're not really my type.
4. Good evening, officer. Isn't it lovely out tonight?
5. Oh, I couldn't. No one wants to hear me sing.
6. No really, tequila is a bad idea... no shots ( hi JoJo)
7. Its 3 a.m., and there's no way I could call them in this condition
--thanks Aaron (via email)
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Missing Girl :
Cheryl Ann Magner
If you have seen her please call the San Rafael police dept. @ 415-485-3000
Cox & Forkum
Sacred Cow Burgers
... who also has a link to a nighttime carrier landing :)
Stop the ACLU