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NY Times is pretty picky about what they leak.  If it is about global warming, they keep it under wraps.

But if it is about intelligence operatives undercover who are protecting our troops, they publish it, damn the consequences because the public has a right to know.

Global Warming though, that’s serious and can’t be released.

God-damned liberals.

Michael Goldfarb of the Weekly Standard said this LAST YEAR…

This is the position of the New York Times when given the chance to publish sensitive information that might hinder the liberal agenda. Of course, when the choice is between publishing classified information that might endanger the lives of U.S. troops in the field or intelligence programs vital to national security, that information is published without hesitation by the nation’s paper of record. But in this case — the documents were “never intended for the public eye,” so the New York Times will take a pass.

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Looking at stuff on Drudge.  The first one is fascinating.   The item called “Coincidence?”… gee, no kidding?

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Ok, some students got ahold of some documents after a tip that staff were shredding documents.

I don’t mind whistleblowers if two conditions are met:  1) something was done that was wrong/illegal, and 2) they are honest and truthful.

A document fished out of a California state university trash bin last week has prompted a state investigation into the university’s foundation arm and its refusal to disclose details related to Sarah Palin’s upcoming speech at the school.

[snip]Brown’s investigation was prompted, in part, by a group of CSU Stanislaus students who retrieved five pages of the contract from a campus trash bin last Friday after hearing administrators were engaged in shredding documents.

So why hasn’t the AP asked the obvious question?  The obvious question is – how is it that they managed to find (supposedly) damning documents about Sarah Palin’s contract to make a speech there IF THEY WERE TIPPED OFF ABOUT DOCUMENT SHREDDING?  If someone was shredding documents they wouldn’t have put those out there in unshredded form.

Regarding the excerpt of Palin’s contract, [Russell Giambelluca, the university’s vice president of business and finance] said: “I find it interesting that among shredded documents you find one that’s completely intact related to the contract.”

Good observation!

Alicia Lewis, 26, was one of the students who went to investigate. The building was locked and gated, but the students were able to retrieve piles of paperwork, including the contract document, from a nearby trash bin, Lewis said.

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Lewis and another student, Ashli Briggs, traveled to Sacramento Tuesday to give Brown office material they said had been thrown out, including two boxes of documents and two trash bags filled with shredded files.

“This is our little Watergate in the state of California,” [state Sen. Leland Yee] said Tuesday.

It sure is your little Watergate – except you did the breaking and entering you idiots.  I won’t buy for a second that you found the documents intact in a pile of other shredded documents.

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Pr0n for the blind… surprised it took so long, actually.

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Time to institute punishment such as caning.

Villalobos is accused of repeatedly flashing a green laser light at National Guard Air 1 helicopter, which blinded the pilot causing him difficulty in flying the air craft.

On the ground, a Camden police unit responded to the corner of Alabama Road and Congress Road and located Villalobos sitting inside a red Dodge minivan. Police approached Villalobos, who admitted to being the person flashing the laser light at the helicopter, saying that he thought it had been a news helicopter.

Oh, well that would have been ok, then.

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And a Woman Shall Lead before Him.

Update:

I expect this from a little kid who doesn’t know better or just a jerk that goes over his boss’ head to get what he wants, but you don’t expect it from your president.

If he doesn’t get what he wants he marginalizes you and moves on until he gets the response he wants.

End run around Chamber of Commerce… nice.   Stayin’ classy, I see.

The administration is now trying to neutralize the Chamber by doing an end-run around the group and dealing directly with its members.

During remarks in early October, President Obama named and shamed the Chamber for opposing a consumer protection agency.

And the White House again criticized the group Tuesday, telling Fox News in an e-mail that the group’s opposition to reform efforts gives the administration pause.

“We have an open door to the ideas and suggestions of the business community including the Chamber,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, noting that administration “representatives” met with Chamber representatives last week. “But it does give us pause that they continue to throw millions of dollars against productive efforts under way to reform the regulatory structure, provide access to affordable health insurance for more Americans and reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions — all plans essential to the continued growth and recovery of our economy.”

One of these days, just invoking his “huge popularity” and banking on that being good political capital to get what he wants is going to just fail.  It’ll be an Epic Fail.   And I’ll laugh.  And giggle.  And laugh some more.

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Yeps… Sarah Palin to appear on Oprah.

Contrast that with… yes!

Obama refuses to appear on Fox.

Do you *really* think Sarah is going to get a warm hug from the Oprah crowd?  A book review about a conservative mom?  Like Oprah is going to gush over Palin’s new book “Going Rogue: An American Life”.

Do you *really* think Obama would be verbally abused on Fox?

Who is tougher here?  Who had the balls to go into a potentially uncomfortable situation?

I know who I vote for.

His flunky, Gibbs, acting every bit like a man drenched in a bucket of the finest slippery-slimy-politician-sweat (greasiest stuff in existence) ever:

Gibbs weighed in on the controversy after several top White House advisers have gone on other channels to criticize Fox News’ coverage of the administration, dismiss the network as the mouthpiece of the Republican Party and urge other news organizations not to treat Fox News as a legitimate news station.

Gibbs said White House officials “render (that) opinion based on some their coverage and the fairness of that coverage.”

But asked how Fox News was different from other news organizations, Gibbs mentioned the channel’s 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows, in an explicit reference to “Beck” and “Hannity” — even though those two shows represent opinion programming.

Informed that those hours are for opinion programming, Gibbs said: “That is our opinion.”

You know, when the president decides he doesn’t like some news organization and then encourages other news organizations to take care of them… you are screwing with the free press and you are acting like a Godfather.

Sadly, he also seems to behave a great deal like Kwame Kilpatrick in terms of how he spends tax dollars.  Kilpatrick was really big on making sure no expense was spared in throwing parties for his buddies and want-t0-buddies.

By the way… am I the only one who is just overwhelmed with the new age of complete and utter transparency the messaiah has brought upon us?

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Justice is served.  Woman crushed by fire station door after making fake 911 call.
(Source:  Fox News)

Police say an Idaho woman who made a false 911 call to lure paramedics out of their station made a real emergency call minutes later when she got trapped under the station’s garage door.

Melissa R. Farris died Oct. 2 of injuries suffered when she was crushed by the closing garage door at the Canyon County station.

Farris, a former paramedic at the station, had been trying to crawl under the door after the ambulance left to respond to a nonexistent traffic accident she’d called in a few minutes earlier.

Caldwell Police Chief Chris Allgood says it may never be known why Farris was trying to gain access to the station

But according to a police report obtained by KBCI-TV, her sister told investigators that Farris may have been going after prescription medication stored in the station.

What do you want to bet someone gets sued for not having a safety d00r-won’t-close-if-bitter-ex-employee-tries-to-crawl-under-it mechanism?  I don’t have much pity for people who abuse 911 calls when someone who could really need it might pay for the extra unnecessary distraction.
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Why?

A popular haunted house in Simi Valley that attracts thousands of children each Halloween has been shut down because the city deemed it an unsafe structure.

Haunted Halls has been operated by Cindy Fike and her family outside their Sebring Street home for the past eight years. But what makes it popular — a covered wooden maze with steel poles, dark and spooky scenes, and volunteers that startle visitors — is the reason it was given a 72-hour notice Friday to be taken down.

Responding to an anonymous complaint, the city said the 1,200-square-foot “amusement building” didn’t have a permit.

If he’s been doing it for years, odds are it’s fairly safe, so why did someone feel the need to make an anonymous complaint?

Grow some balls, you whoever decided to pee on a bunch of kids’ fun.

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Biden Your Time…

[Warning:  I’m in a mood.  Cut me some slack.]

Way I see it, you just gotta wait and they’re going to beat each other to death.

Biden critical of Obama ad.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Barack Obama’s running mate says a campaign ad that mocked Republican presidential candidate John McCain as an out-of-touch, out-of-date computer illiterate was “terrible” and would not have been done had he known about it.

Obama spanks Biden.

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Nice going, hound-dog.  I mean, damn, I’ve seen Hillary so on one level I understand but show a little self control.

"I could nail that." - WJC

"I could nail that." - WJC

Then Slick Willy goes on to say something way out of character or at the very least disingenuous.

“I get this,” Clinton said. “My view is … why say, ever, anything bad about a person? Why don’t we like them and celebrate them and be happy for her elevation to the ticket? And just say that she was a good choice for him and we disagree with them?

Whatever, it still smells like a steaming pile of bullshit.

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Crime pays.

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I PREDICT…

The new sell-music-on-memory-cards concept will lead to little itty-bitty cards packaged in indestructible plastic at least the size of a 8.5×11 sheet of paper (despite claims in this article) and misshapen and irregularly formed.

I also predict that it won’t be long before anti-copying “smarts” will be put on them – it is the ultimate trojan horse to control music.  Initially market it free of controls, get people hooked on them, then quietly initiate the controls, touting them as purely self-preservation-oriented.

The Clairvoyant Lemur has babbled.  Perhaps entirely in error.  Who cares?

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Oh for God’s sake.  Why do they think cheerleaders dress the way they do in the first place?  Bunch of frakkin’ clods.

The previous uniforms didn’t flatter every member of the team, and some girls said their outfits were uncomfortable, Robson said.

“Girls are just bigger these days, not everybody’s a size zero,” Robson said. “We’re not being a bunch of prudes.”

Not everybody got to be an astronaut either. Not everybody gets to be a cute cheerleader with a good bod and feel flattered by their uniform. Deal with it.  Fact is, just like good athleticism is kind of required to be a QB or tight end, a stunning bod is pretty much de rigeuer in cheerleading.

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This is a true and total damned waste of taxpayer dollars.  A new design wasn’t needed.  No one counterfeits the things – they look ok as-is.  I would rather they spent more money trying to figure out how to spank North Korea’s superbill counterfeiting capability.

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Yep, I am thinking that this disorder is really far more common than originally thought.  A Double-X (XX) chromosome pairing pretty much condemns you to a life of this is some form.

NOTE:  WJC did not say “I could nail that”.  About Palin.

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Pigs and Lipstick Never Changes.   Nice campaign slogan.

Not quite his platform unless it is the platform of ill-mannered unchecked mouths…  This is sure to get those women voters a-flockin’ back to ol’ Bammy.

With clubs and 2×4’s.  And lipstick.

Oh my... they really can and do wear lipstick. Meaning, a pissed off Palin might turn out to be indistinguishable from a pit bull.

What’s the difference between a more hopeful kind of politics and old-fashioned attacks? Lipstick.

Barack Obama says the John McCainSarah Palin policies don’t represent change, they’re “just calling the same thing something different.”

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” Obama said during a town-hall style event here Tuesday night.

The comment played on Republican vice presidential candidate Palin’s joke during the Republican National Convention that the only difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom was lipstick.

Note:  Make sure you read the WSJ’s helpful update at the end of the article – always a nice touch to assist the reader – must remember that.

Sure, he was playing off her joke, but you don’t always get to make the joke yerself, bud. Calling a woman a pig might seem funny on paper but it is touch and go as far as political suicide goes.  I mean the comparison fails:

Woman is to pitbull ≠ woman is to pig?  FAIL.

I suppose we ought to be thankful for one thing – at least the boys seem to have finally noticed that Palin is a woman and that lipstick sort of comes with the territory.  I’m thinking they’ve been exposed to a certain senator (tap-tap) from Idaho too long.

Update: Now we know how he handles under stress, so this is a valid data point.  He whinges.

“See, it would be funny, but the news media decided that would be the lead story yesterday. This happens every election cycle. Every four years, this is what we do. This is what they want to spend two of the last 55 days talking about…Enough!” he said.

Obama called the attacks “lies, outrage and swift boat politics.”

“These are serious times and they call for a serious debate…spare me all the phony outrage. Spare me all the phony talk about change,” he said.

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Are we dead yet?

Proving that Google Sometimes has a Sense of Humor if not Outright Patriotism

Proving that Google Sometimes has a Sense of Humor if not Outright Patriotism

No, apparently protons went a-whizzing.  Nobody died.

The countdown was funny.

8… 7… 6… 5… 4… … 3… … … … 2 … … … … … … … 1… 0… … … (muffled) Ok, start it.

It had little to offer in theatrics.  The oomph was lost.

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I might take a hit for this post but oh well.  In fact, I’ve been modifying this all day because I said what I did earlier in such a piss-poor way.  It’s like engrish is my fifth language or someting.

I’m going to hack at it again in a few seconds, and be patient, because what I’m trying to say is heavily nuanced even in my own brain.  I keep revisiting it to make sure I’m not being internally inconsistent.

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I was listening to NPR (Diane Rhem) this morning as I was coming in to work. (know thine enemy, I say)

A caller said that she thought that the dialogue should shift away from experience and focus more on world exposure.  Obama has lived in big cities and in other parts of the world.  Palin has lived in small towns and by the way did you know that she went to five different universities and hasn’t released her grades?

I have in the last week just done a flip-flop from my past behavior/approach/outlook.

Here’s the thing:  If all we can do is focus on Obama’s grandmother, Palin’s universities, where he/she lived, what kind of mother/father they are, etc.  then we have goddamned well missed the boat.

There’s also been focus on how old McCain is.  Focus on Palin being a mom.

Lets quote from the EEOC.GOV website, shall we?

… employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits, or performance of individuals of a certain sex, race, age, religion, or ethnic group, or individuals with disabilities; and

denying employment opportunities to a person because of marriage to, or association with, an individual of a particular race, religion, national origin, or an individual with a disability. Title VII also prohibits discrimination because of participation in schools or places of worship associated with a particular racial, ethnic, or religious group.

It gets mentioned again:

… the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), which protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older

And again:

Discriminatory practices under these laws also include:

employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits, or performance of individuals of a certain sex, race, age, religion, or ethnic group, or individuals with disabilities; and

People are making definitive and decisive arguments about these candidates based on criteria that are illegal for a company to consider in hiring/firing of an employee or potential candidate.  Federal law.  And we’ve been doing this for years.  I know it won’t stop and I know I will probably continue to do it even after this post (because it is fun).  But could we refocus a bit?

The office of president and/or vp are elected offices but they are essentially candidates for a job.  They get compensation for their job just like any of the 93.9% of us that are currently (as of today) employed in the United States.

I want to hear about their actual job-related qualifications, their actual voting record, and their policy platforms.  I want a resume, not a bio.  This is not to say you can’t be obnoxious if you damn well please (because, as I said, I plan to) but let’s not let news/reporters waste everybody’s time reporting feelings or suppositions as fact.  If reporters start putting in feelings or suppositions they should stop being “reporters” and become the next Michelle Malkin, where there’s a blend of facts and insight and critique that becomes more than the sum of the parts.  And, just as in aerospace:  Not everyone gets to be an astronaut.  Not everybody is going to be a Malkin or a Sowell or a Hannity.

Sure if Candidate X is a pedophile, a felon, drug abuser, or actively breaking a serious law – YES, those are things that one would take into account and those facts should be brought into light.

But is noting that Palin went to five universities and won’t release her records something that is even remotely germane to the topic at hand?  The topic is whether she’s qualified to be a vp.  Is it relevant to the job the number of kids you have?  What about what your wife wrote while in college (yes, I know, this is a major flip-flop for me)?  Does your wife’s racially-charged college paper belong in the arena of reporting facts relevant to the election?  Not really.

I guess I am just very very weary of the two year’s worth of MSM’s focus on specious and irrelevant arguments about stuff that is total bullshite in the context of ability to do a job as outlined by the Constitution.

There.  I hope I did that with more justice this time.

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The rest of the real post is below the fold.  Interjecting a side-note here.

Lieberman shows at the Republican Convention.

In excerpts of his speech released in advance to the media, Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman said America needs a president that can be counted on in a time of war. For him, the candidate is Republican Sen. John McCain.

The Democrat-turned-independent says that while Sen. Barack Obama was voting to cut off funding for troops in Iraq, McCain took the unpopular position to support a surge in troops.

“Because of that, today, our troops are at last beginning to come home, not in failure, but in honor,” Lieberman says.

As much as I disagree with Lieberman on a lot of issues, I’ll say this:  The man has character and I respect him.

If nothing else, I have to praise him for pissing Schumer off:

“I like Joe Lieberman, but that’s a big mistake for him,” Schumer said. “To be pro-war and to have his views on the issues, everyone respects that. But you don’t go over to the other side.”

Buchanan sounded off…

As the Democrats were being rudely stepped on, however, Palin ignited an explosion of enthusiasm among conservatives, evangelicals, traditional Catholics, gun owners and right to lifers not seen in decades.

… Indeed, the bristling reaction on the left testifies to Democratic fears that the choice of Palin could indeed be a game-changer in 2008.

Noonan did one better…

… The mainstream media, which has been holding endless symposia here on the future of media in the 21st century, is in danger of missing a central fact of that future: If they appear, once again, as they have in the past, to be people not reporting the battle but engaged in the battle, if they allow themselves to be tagged by that old tag, which so tarnished them in the past, they will do more to imperil their own future than the Internet has.

This is true: fact is king. Information is king. Great reporting is what every honest person wants now, it’s the one ironic thing we have less of in journalism than we need. But reporting that carries an agenda, that carries Bubblehead assumptions and puts them forth as obvious truths? Well, some people want that. But if I were doing a business model for broadsheets and broadcast networks I’d say: Fact and data are our product, we’re putting everything into reporting, that’s what we’re selling, interpretation is the reader’s job, and think pieces are for the edit page where we put the hardy, blabby hacks.

That was a long way of saying: Dig deep into Sarah Palin, get all you can, talk to everybody, get every vote, every quote, tell us of her career and life, she may be the next vice president. But don’t play games. And leave her kid alone, bitch.

Cranky steps in to step on yet another ass who can’t seem to find the line between “OK” and “Being an asshole”.

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Now, on to address the great glaring gaping gap in getting the facts straight on sunspot activity.  I read this article this morning and screamed “ID10T!!”

Yes, our carbon butt-prints are so humongously oversized from those happy meals and sitting in our double-wide SUV’s that our climate’s influence has reached right out and touched the sun.  Must check w/ McGoo and see if it has been noted in Pravda yet…  Of course, he’s been moving for the last three years so he’s been out of the picture.  He’s our resident expert in Pravda, if you didn’t know.

Anyway, the hyperventilating panty-wetters are at it again.  This time they didn’t even hit “send” before voiding their bladders.  It’s a big stinking crock of horsesh*t dead-wrong non-facts.  Over at Daily Tech (red emphasis mine):

The sun has reached a milestone not seen for nearly 100 years: an entire month has passed without a single visible sunspot being noted.

The event is significant as many climatologists now believe solar magnetic activity – which determines the number of sunspots — is an influencing factor for climate on earth.

Nobody home.

But the truth is that we are NOT at a 100 year high (days w/o sunspots).  They make this sound like it’s a huge deal.  Not even close.  At wattsupwiththat:

Adding up every daily blank sun for the past three years, we find that the current solar minimum has had 362 spotless days (as of June 30, 2008).  Compare that value to the total spotless days of the previous ten solar minima: 309, 273, 272, 227, 446, 269, 568, 534, ~1019 and ~931. The current count of 362 spotless days is not even close to the longest.

Milestone?  Eh.  It’s like counting the grains of sand in a baby-food jar and saying breathlessly “There were 2, 075,341 grains of sand!”  Ok, yeah, so it is what it is.  The point is the total number of days in the minimum isn’t all that fantastical – borders on “almost-boring”.

What was really funny in the first link (Daily Tech) was this ending (red emphasis mine):

Other researchers have proposed solar effects on other terrestrial processes besides cloud formation. The sunspot cycle has strong effects on irradiance in certain wavelengths such as the far ultraviolet, which affects ozone production. Natural production of isotopes such as C-14 is also tied to solar activity. The overall effects on climate are still poorly understood.

What is incontrovertible, though, is that ice ages have occurred before. And no scientist, even the most skeptical, is prepared to say it won’t happen again.

Got that?  “No scientist… is prepared to say that [an ice age] won’t happen again.”  Oh, but plenty are willing to say that global warming is a foregone conclusion?  What a bunch of wankers.  I’ve probably posted this before but… a bit more information on solar influences.   And some bedwetter-valium here, too, although not swimming in hard factual numbers, it’s food for thought.

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Went to meet Girlhead’s kindergarden teacher tonight.  Nice lady.  Classroom was modern.  Looked to be a nice bunch of kids.  We walked out of the classroom and I turned to Cruel Wife and said “Our 5 year old daughter is being taught by a gal who is what…?  Twelve?”

Man am I old.  If I don’t have 18 years on that teacher I’ll eat my shorts.  As granddad would say “Yep, she’s San Quentin Quail”  (jailbait)

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NPR today… Ad approved of by the Obamessaiah – it was narrated by the Planned Parenthood.  The lady reading the script says something to the effect that “If McCain is elected he will turn over Roe v. Wade” and talks like his first day in office it would be fait accompli.  Huh?  The president has no such power.  It would have to go to the supreme court to be overturned or repeal initiated by congress.  I can’t believe that they can get away with that kind of talk in an ad.

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Snatched a campaign button graphic from Weasel, God Bless her:

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News Flash

Drudge Report shows a McCain/Palin pairing for the election.  He could have done worse – much worse.  Let me rephrase that… he did good, about as good as it gets.  Weasel has some interesting factoids about her.

On another hand, here’s more proof that Obama is high.

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This is a PROBLEM???  When was the last time you really felt like taking a shot of alcohol via your eyeball?

DOCTORS yesterday warned against a new craze of taking alcohol through an eye socket.

Pubs and clubs are selling drinks to be taken through the eye because revellers believe they get them drunk quicker and stay in their system longer.

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I’ve whinged about this before, but I’m not the only one noticing that the blogosphere is silent as a morgue lately, right?  I figured 1-2 weeks, but this is… silent.

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Sorry, but if this is the new way to get votes… is it any wonder why people are so ill-informed at the voting precincts?  Look, if you’re really on top of topics and the facts and issues, you’re probably not going to register via an XBOX because you’d have already done it via other means.  Most (most, not all) XBOX players will not be of the mentality to be well-informed on the issues.  Sorry, it’s just true.  So why do I want to get people who don’t know what the **** they are doing out to vote?  I would only want that if they were pliable human putty.  How have we gotten here?  Me, I want people to have to prove that they know a certain minimum level about the topics before they are allowed near a booth.  Allowing an XBOX to be a mode of registration is just asking to move a step closer to this:

“Oh, but that is disenfranchisement!” they say.  HUH?  Is it too much to ask that people know what they are doing before casting votes?  This is serious stuff, and it isn’t about the hairdo, the boyish dimples, our feelings about change, the power-pantsuits… this is about the platform, the issues, and the candidate’s past voting record.

When was the last time you heard someone say “I can’t vote for that guy because I looked up his voting record and it both sucked and blew”?  When was the last time you could say that?

Remember, every time we lower the bar, we are setting the new default.  Fini.

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Sixteen hours of the last twenty-four.  Staring at a design.  Drinking coffee.  Staring at design.  Waiting for modeling program to catch up.  Grinding molars.  Drinking more coffee.  Go to the bathroom, realize I haven’t gotten out of my chair yet.  You know the drill.

Just got done 25 minutes ago.  No, I’m not done, but I’m done if you know what I mean.  Stick a fork in my ass and turn me over.  I’d drink but I don’t drink anymore.

Here’s what I see when I look at my desk:

My vision as of right now.

Yep.  Double vision.  What’s worse is there’s no apple on my desk.  Seriously though, that is an artist’s impression of what an apple could look like if it were indeed, sitting on my desk.

I suspect it is somehow linked to the blood from my sinuses, a raspy nasty cough, a truly bitchin’ headache, low-grade fever, and foul taste in my mouth.  If it’s still bothering me in a few weeks I’ll get it checked out.  Driving is a cinch – I just close one eye.   Financially I feel more secure – basically all I have to do is look at my money and it practically doubles.  Luckily I can touch type.

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Why do newspaper outlets even write obituaries in advance?

It’s pretty damn ghoulish, if you ask me.  Turns out it ends up being foolish too.

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Let’s talk about the kid’s new nickname: Lucky.

Disposable diaper breaks fall, saves child’s life

A disposable diaper has saved the life of an 18-month-old boy, breaking his fall from a third-floor apartment window, officials said Thursday.

Caua Felipe Massaneiro survived a 30-foot (10-meter) fall because his diaper snagged on a security spike embedded in the concrete wall around his apartment building in the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife.

The boy dangled from the spike for a moment, then “the diaper opened and the baby fell to the ground, but at a much slower speed,” a police officer said. “The diaper obviously lessened the impact of the fall and saved the baby’s life.”

“It was a miracle,” said the officer who declined to be identified because she was not authorized to speak to the press. “He could also have been killed by one of the spikes.”

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It’s already old news but the thing is, it hasn’t been reversed in a damned court yet!

As students get ready to start their classes, the teacher in a small Texas country school, packs a gun together with their lessons. The school is located near the border with Oklahoma and is believed to be the first school to allow weapons in the classroom.

According to the school’s officials, teachers with guns are the only way to protect the school, located 30 minutes from the closest police station.

“How do you stop the angry person without enough sense? It’s not going to take very long for it to be a total massacre,” said Superintendent David Thweatt of the Harrold Independent School District.

This is what I think teachers ought to be allowed to carry (keep one step ahead of the bad guys):

Yes, I know somebody is going to have to write to me and tell me all the reasons why it’s stupid to show that weapon.  Well… don’t.  If you want to have a discussion, I’d love it, but if you’re flexing your brain/ego, go do that with Mensa.

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