15 May 2003 @ 6:33 AM 

To counterbalance the various Conservative parodies of the Iraqi Leadership playing cards, here are the Republican Chickenhawk Cards. These are the men and women who are so hot to put our servicemembers in harm’s way, yet were never so inclined to join up themselves.

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 14 May 2003 @ 9:03 PM 

Gringo in TJ has moved to Movable Type for his weblogging needs.

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 13 May 2003 @ 6:49 PM 

AOL adds fees to IM feature, users jump ship. Betcha. Nobody is willing to pay for IM, no way. And why should we, when there are a half-dozen perfectly good options for free?

Admittedly, AOL is only planning to charge for such things as Yahoo’s IMVironments, but still. Yes, I know Yahoo charges extra for high-speed webcam use. I know MSN is evil. I know ICQ is virtually dead (thanks for that one, AOL – ICQ used to rock). But, AIM is number one by far, and they think that people will pay for extras. Not likely, in my opinion.

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SSS

 
 13 May 2003 @ 5:26 PM 

Apparently this week, in West Texas, is Skunk Suicide Season. I’ve never seen so many dead stinky animals on the road in any two-day period before! Geez.

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 13 May 2003 @ 5:00 PM 

Via an older Reverend Jim post, I came upon this disturbing food product. Star Spangled Ice Cream – Mail Order Ice Cream with a Conservative Flavor $76 for a gallon of ice cream delivered to your door. And you can get Iraqi Road too!

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 12 May 2003 @ 8:05 PM 

Weight Watchers recipe cards, circa 1974
Be afraid, be very afraid.

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 12 May 2003 @ 6:44 AM 

Loyalty Day, 2003

What next, Party Loyalty Day? All hail il duce.

Geez, was there something wrong with Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day, and Labor Day? Does Loyalty Day just sound fascist to me, or anyone else?

I’m living in a Terry Gilliam movie.

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Last Edit: 12 May 2003 @ 06:44 AM

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 11 May 2003 @ 9:59 AM 

“My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.” – Vladimir Nabokov

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 09 May 2003 @ 8:50 PM 

I’ve gotten to the point in my life where I don’t need nor desire any drama in my existence. If we all write our own stories as we live and grow, my story will hopefully involve long slow days of riding bikes with the boy and writing tales nobody ever reads, watching movies and listening to lots of esoteric music. My story, hopefully, will not be something to be made into an after-school special or Sunday night movie.

In other words, and let me be completely clear here:
I don’t wish to be involved in anyone’s drama. I am not part of anyone else’s relationship and do not wish to be.

In other news, I’d like to make it publicly known that userinfoursulasgirl and I have never had sex. Just to clear up anyone’s concerns there. Sorry, never happened and seems exceptionally unlikely to ever happen.

To sum up… Everyone just grow up and if you can’t say anything nice shut the fuck up.

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 09 May 2003 @ 4:03 PM 

the friday five

  1. Would you consider yourself an organized person? Why or why not? I think I am, but others contest it. I am picky about where things go, for those items I consider important. Other things just get shoved into corners as they fit.
  2. Do you keep some type of planner with you and do you use it regularly? For the two years I was outside of a secure area and could use it, I kept my Palm/Clie with me at all times. Now, not so much. Use it a lot still, but not for work stuff.
  3. Would you say that your desk is organized right now? At work, yes. At home, it’s covered with water bottles and books that we’re trying to sell via Amazon – so no.
  4. Do you alphabetize books, CDs, and DVDs, or does it not matter? I used to, until the boy entered my life – now it’s no point.
  5. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to organize? Either buying a house or organizing the Army Ball seating and invitations.
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 08 May 2003 @ 9:47 PM 

Bush and Blair nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.

Wage a war, get a peace prize? No way would the Nobel committee go for this one.
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 07 May 2003 @ 1:09 PM 

This guy definitely did the world a favor. Darwin would be proud.

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 04 May 2003 @ 10:27 PM 

These two headlines were competing for attention on the CNN newsfeed just now:

Rumsfeld: WMD not likely at suspected sites
Rumsfeld: Iraq WMD will be found

WTF? Will they or will they not be found?

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Songs!

 
 02 May 2003 @ 10:41 PM 
  1. Name one song you hate to admit you like. I can’t think of a song I’m embarassed to like.
  2. Name two songs that always make you cry. Taps, but none other reliably.
  3. Name three songs that turn you on. Pick three random Prince songs.
  4. Name four songs that make you feel good. Toughie… Touched by VAST, Boom by System of a Down, Diamonds and Guns by the Transplants, almost anything by Barenaked Ladies.
  5. Name five songs you couldn’t ever do without. Sorry, no way can I narrow it down to five. I’ll do five artists: Concrete Blonde, Prince, Wagner, Cure, Depeche Mode.
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 02 May 2003 @ 10:29 PM 

Man amputates own arm with pocketknife.

Really, what more could I add to that? Dayum!

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 01 May 2003 @ 9:48 PM 

A little story about a raid based on the USA PATRIOT Act. It’s an enlightening (I just can’t stop using that word today) piece about where the Fourth Amendment is today.

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 01 May 2003 @ 9:26 PM 

CNN lists the Middle East road map highlights for us. It sounds an awful lot like every previous agreement, framework, or accord. Oslo, anyone?

Meanwhile, in the real world, things are less rosy.

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 01 May 2003 @ 8:59 PM 

Further proof, if any was needed, that both sides of the political debate in this country seem to feel it unneccesary to actually use reason or logic or the issues themselves in any discussion. Just throw around insults, that will certainly convince others of the rightness of your logic. Apparently, I’m a slobbering idiot. Yeah, ok.

For more examples, see Michael Moore on the left and Dr. Laura on the right.

I’m not liberal or conservative – I find both sides to be filled with self-important assholes. Ideologues of any type are frightening, as they tend not to think and just regurgitate what agitators with more intelligence have created. Buzzwords and slogans are wonderful things; they allow the intellectually inferior to have a voice. Unfortunately, they are so obvious in their inability to think or speak rationally that they grow tiresome.

And, enlightening people is against the wishes of all ideologues – they just want people to agree with them, not to come to an understanding of an opposing (or merely different) viewpoint.

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Last Edit: 01 May 2003 @ 08:59 PM

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