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Wuz up? A political blog that I found. Interesting, to put it mildly.
As I blogged about once before the Packers win today over the Red Skins historically means a win for the Kerry / Edwards ticket. Of course the Red Sox did win so who knows.
In honor of Eminem............
I hope everyone wears there black hoodies to vote on Tuesday. Even if you disagree with him, his messages, his music, his points of views, you have to give him credit for exercising his right to free speech and his willingness to put his message out for people to hear. Hopefully we will be "cleaning out our closet" on Tuesday.
Cleaning Out My Closet
(My favorite Eminem song)
Have you ever been hated, or discriminated against? I have.
I've been protested and demonstrated against.
Picket signs for my wicked rhymes, look at the times,
Sick is the mind, of the motherfuckin' kid thats behind.
All this commotion, emotions, run deep as oceans explodin',
Tempers flarin' from parents, just blow him off and keep goin'.
Not takin nothin' from noone give 'em hell as long as I'm breathin'.
Keep kicking ass in the mornin' and taking names in the evenin'.
Leave 'em with the taste of sourest vinegar in their mouth.
See they can trigger me, but they'll never figure me out.
Look at me now, I'll bet your probably sick of me now.
Aint you mama? I'ma make you look so ridiculous now.
I'm sorry Mama.
I never meant to hurt you.
I never meant to make you cry,
But tonight, I'm cleaning out my closet.
Say hello to.....
Some of my recent commenters and regulars....
Erica Unwinding, Bad Penny, Kate Storm @ the ASZ, Codpiece Hagiography, NewMexiKen, Makes me Ralph, Rainstorm, Dubious Achievements, Mr. Babylon, Rook's Rant, Willowish, Burst Transmission, Will,
If I left you out tell me and I will include you.
The ceremonial olive branch
We all have to live here, we all have to get along, I find myself getting mad at conservatives, this is not good for my friendships, nor the country or society as a whole. I realize that there are a lot of good people out there that are voting for B/C 04, I have done my damndest to convince them to vote K/E 04, yet they have convictions that are as strong as mine for the other side. So.... lets do the McCain thing, lets cross the aisle, lets unite together and build a stronger America. So, here is a start, my first link and plug for a conservative website. I think Jeremy is a good guy, his site is put together very well. I think judging by his blog that we could have a good time drinking beers, and discussing everything but politics.
So say hello to the American War Monger
7-11 Employee recieves $711 bonus for having 7 lb 11 oz baby
The headline says enough.....
California cracking down on people drunk on herbal tea.
California prosecutors are cracking down on kava-drinking motorists who are driving under the intoxicating influence of the herbal tea.
Following their first successful conviction in June, San Mateo County prosecutors have filed three other cases, after about a dozen motorists had been pulled over in recent years, said San Mateo Deputy District Attorney Chris Feasel on Monday.
Kava, while not considered as a drug by federal health officials, is classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (news - web sites) as a nutritional supplement that can be used to relieve anxiety.
Motorists under the influence of Kava had a "thousand-yard stare," Feasel said. "They're drooling on themselves sometimes, their motor function is so bad," he added.
I wonder who their sign maker is? Courtesy of Jim's News
caption away if you want.....
the snooty life....
Look at what turned up at the dead letter office....
Catch all mailbox catches some interesting letters from the Bush / Cheney 04 campaign team.
E-MAIL FROM THE GEORGEWBUSH.ORG "CATCH-ALL" MAILBOX
OCTOBER, 2004:Recently, we at GeorgeWBush.org happened to notice that our mail server had a default "catch-all" mailbox, which for the past several months had been quietly gathering any and all e-mails addressed to [INSERT-ANYTHING-HERE]@georgewbush.org. We felt the need to share.
10.29.2004 UPDATE: GeorgeWBush.org initially posted a select few highlights of the e-mails from its catch-all mailbox. But in response to overwhelming interest in this material, we have since dug back into the pile. You'll find today's newly posted e-mails in the YELLOW shaded boxes below. Also, the catch-all box has now been disabled, having been suddenly overwhelmed by thousands of spam and virus e-mails.
Saturday life and stuff like it.......
In the spirit of Halloween, the10 Scariest sports figures.
More Halloween, 81 witches, cats pardoned post execution.
For the ladies, new gel may improve women's sexual pleasure.
For amusement, Red Sox win "throws curve" to Barrymore movie.
For the drunks in the crowd... Woman rides horse through Billings Montana exposing herself while having a beer.
Jackass attaches condom with superglue....hilarity ensues
Friends or something like them.....
Chuck had a crazy two days.
Nick just finished the layout for his book
Will has my favorite Erica painting to date up....
Pika is heading to a dia de muertos festival in Oaxaca
Rook has a great picture of the full moon up halloween style..
Ginger dressed up as a "lesbian prom queen." in 1996.... Where was I?
Travis wrote a letter to his neighbors who support Dubya.... Freaking classic
The aardvark gives us a 30 second guide to his blog.
There is still nothing better than a sunset from a n ascending aircraft looking over the Louisiana swamps.... Hope you kids behaved.
Incredible time waster
Toss paper in basket..... Makes noise
Make your prediction here.
Yes, this is a shameful abuse of my posting privileges here at LOSLI, but I doubt Jess would object.
On The Road Again
Jesse is away on travel. He may stick his head in or he may not, but you all have fun.
- The LA Lady
Birth Control Pills Cut Cancer, Coronary Risks
OK, OK, so I must confess I am infatuated with the pill. Comment away.... You know you want to. Here is my other posts on the pill.
Trucker stays in control of 78,000-pound vehicle after being hit in face by bullet
Talk about maintaining her composure. Damn, I nearly wrecked the other day when a fly was in my car. Hats off to you Amy Holder.
The small-caliber bullet shattered the driver-side window last week as she cruised I-44 about 70 miles southwest of St. Louis. She suffered no serious head injuries and was released from a hospital the next day with a few stitches.
Holder is the ninth driver since February whose window has exploded on that same stretch of road near Bourbon, Mo. Investigators want to know if the incidents are related.
I admit it I am hooked on blog explosion. Is it reading others blogs? Is it simply a voyeuristic look into other people's lives? Or am I just bored? Comments welcomed.
Hooters Shanghai open for business.
Monday morning roundup
GOP Pressures rock the vote to quit talking about the draft.
Italian teens flood school to avoid exam
Man Dies after stabbing himself in groin while butchering
Fighter plane accidentally drops bomb on PA hiking trail....
Will has a picture of Erica's leg up.... with a painting on it.
NewMexiKen talks about the real Red Sox curse
Travis is back and better than ever
TCF tells us how the Chicago Sun Times finally gets it right
Ralph has the best jack-o-lantern up that I have seen in a long time.
Noelle made a halloween template for her page...
Dagwood continues spreading the truth about Heather"Nipple" Wilson
Chuck wonders if Jango is safe
John is back in Taos
Mr. Babylon is ready for basketball season....
Can we say "Jackass?"
Jackass wears "cocaine" t-shirt to court? Wonder if he was expecting leniency?
911 Commision member says U.S. has Bin Laden pinpointed.
Former Navy Secretary John Lehman said Thursday that the Pentagon has pinpointed the location of Osama bin Laden in the Baluchistan Region of Western Pakistan, but is holding back on rounding him up because it could destabilize the
government of Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf.
Pick a date for the capture. My pick is Wednesday the 27th
Bin Laden is living in South Waziristan in the Baluchistan Mountains of the Baluchistan Region, Lehman told the San Bernadino Sun, after delivering a keynote speech on terrorism at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif.
Well why don't we catch him? Read below.....
"There is an American presence in the area, but we can't just send in troops," he told the Sun. "If we did, we could have another Vietnam, and the United States cannot afford that right now."
But if we were not diverting all of our resources from the real war on terror, IE Bin Laden we could have the troops and support to take him. Of course we can not afford it we have spent $200B on turning Iraq into a hotbed of insurgents, terror, and model of discourse. I believe that in the U.S. We would support a long drawn out conflict if the greater cause was to get rid of Bin Laden and Al Quaida.
Lehman said that because Pakistan's Baluchistan Region is "filled with Taliban and al-Qaida members" who do not recognize the legitimacy of President Musharraf, the U.S. military is holding back.
No shit John, neither should we. The man took over in a coup, hates everything about us except for our money, and is a terrible dictator. I thought we spread democracy?
"We'll get [bin Laden] eventually," he added. "Just not now."
But maybe on Wednesday, this political season is wearing me out....
Can't you see the republicans sitting around giggling like a bunch of school girls, saying we are going to get Bin Laden and deliver the White House to Dubya. Maybe Lehman, is the only one with enough integrity to call the October surprise and warn us.
Having threatened your wife at gunpoint probably isn't going to help your campaign
Probably not the best way to get elected.......
Sealed divorce records alleging a Republican candidate for Congress once threatened his wife at gunpoint were obtained by his Democratic opponent's campaign manager, a prosecutor said Thursday.
On instructions from Democrat Samara Barend's campaign manager, a college student went to the Steuben County Clerk's office in September to get "publicly available information" about Republican state Sen. John "Randy" Kuhl, county District Attorney John Tunney said.
Court-sealed documents detailing Kuhl's divorce in 2000 were included inadvertently, and the student, Andrew Rachlin, 22, copied the papers and turned them over to Barend campaign manager Jonah Siegellak, said Tunney, who investigated at Kuhl's request.
Kuhl is running against Barend for the seat vacated by retiring Republican Rep. Amo Houghton. Barend is a former aide to New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Moonrise over Hernandez, NM
Go see it at the snooty life. My first post over there. Probably one of my favorite photos of all time. Make sure and say hello to Will and leave some snooty comments for us over there.
This Will Drive You Nuts
Try to spell a word. Just try it while a thousand others are doing the same.
Via Surly Snobby.
Elsewhere, Teresa Heinz Kerry apologized today for saying that Laura Bush never held a real job, noting that for the past twenty-seven years Mrs. Bush has worked with the mentally impaired.
Boots or flip-flops? (Bush or Kerry)
Steel toes or soft waves hitting your feet? They both have their uses.
1. Boots are handy if you are going to be riding a horse... The problem with that is most of us have or at least have access to vehicles these days.
2. Boots are handy to work in.... Though the president ought to wear dress shoes.
3. Boots are comfortable..... But they are a pain in the ass to put on. Flip flops slide on your feet quite easily.
4. When you have boots on your feet are protected. Yes but you might get a case of athletes foot if you don't take them off. Besides your feet need a little sunlight and to see the outside world.
OK, OK so I like Kerry better.
File under WTF
Grandma dances at strip club.....
Woman moves into families house redecorates while they are away.
Stern sidekick Cabbie investigated by IRS after bragging about evading taxes on air.
New patent issued for "shared erotic experience"
Bad Grandma Part 2
Joke of the day.........
Q. What's the difference between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War?
A. George W. Bush had a plan to get out of the Vietnam War.
To Dr. Robert. Another quality fun blog written by Mr. Babylon. Latest entry:Bill Simmons may have a cocaine problem.
Quote of the day
But lately, the Republican-controlled Senate and House have been spending like drunken sailors atop those tax cuts - over and beyond the necessary costs of war. Could the Democrats possibly be any worse at this point with spending?
Vail Daily News in endorsement of Democrats Ken Salazar and Mark Udall
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One funny bloke, a brit that commented here and that we hope comes back. Aardvark.dj
World Series showdown...
Cardinals defeat Astros.... The world spared second Texas vs. Mass. showdown in fall of 04.
Book of Mormon comes out in comic book form
I can't even come up with any funny for this one....
So here is your challenge, if you choose to accept it. Write a witty headline for this story.
Missing Fighter Jet turns up on E-Bay
Asking price $190,000.00
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reported the missing plane was listed for sale on the online auction Web site eBay.
The plane was painted to look like an Air Force jet. The asking price was $190,000.
As of Thursday, it had been up for sale for four days and there were no bids.
Boston mayor considering banning sales of alcohol during the world series....
Talk about some bad news for the Bostonians.....
Mayor Thomas Menino told the news media this morning that he was considering banning the serving of liquor in bars in the Fenway Park area once any World Series game gets underway.
Menino made the comments after some Red Sox fans became unruly -- lighting fires and destroying property -- following this morning's Red Sox victory over the Yankees.
The mayor also said he was considering banning still and television cameras from inside bars in the Fenway Park area during games because he felt they contributed to inciting the crowds, mostly young people. He described what had happened in the wee hours outside of Fenway Park as "'senseless''.
Music teacher sprays smelly students with febreeze....
Parents cry foul.
A few Bellevue families are circulating a petition in an effort to get a music teacher fired because they say she sprayed a deodorizer on her students.
District officials who investigated the situation determined that the teacher was using the deodorizer Febreze in her classroom but did not spray the children directly.
Shane Lambert said Wednesday that he complained to district administrators in late August that the Betz Elementary School teacher sprayed his daughter and another child. He said the teacher "told them 'they stink, they smell foul.'"
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Following Chuck at B-Trans' lead I would like to thank the readers and commenters on this blog for their civility, good taste, and willingness to wade through the shit. So keep those boots on and keep coming back.
Big thanks to all who link up to us. It means a lot. If you have linked up and are not listed please drop me a line. Sometimes technorati no work-ee.
From the spoof
The Bush Administration has responded by calling Reverend Robertson a “dirty little liar” and “a closet Democrat”, hinting that Robertson is secretly working with a Terrorist Organization (The Democratic National Committee).
God, speaking on the condition that He was gonna put the Smite on anyone who called Him a liar said, “ To be honest, I never actually have ever talked to Robertson, he’s always been a bit full of himself and I can’t stand that, but I gotta tell ya, he was spot on in his assessment of the Iraq thing. Of course, anyone with one iota of brains should have been able to see what was gonna happen if that little wacko Bush went in there (Iraq) without any plan. As for the election, I actually think I’m leaning towards Kerry, but for now tick me into the undecided category...it’s more fun that way. Makes it a real Cliffhanger, ya know?”
speaking on the condition of anonymity said, “ We’re quite a bit pissed off at both Pat Robertson and God for their statements. However, I’m happy to announce that Saint Peter has come out strongly in our favor as well as most of the Heavenly Choir. Of course the support of non-voting Angels isn’t gonna put George Bush back in the White House; voter fraud will take care of that little problem, thank you very much.”
Yes, Ladies! Quit Pill for orgasms
Of course our friends at the online Sun are there....
COMING off the Pill can boost a woman’s sex drive — and increase the chances of orgasm.
Researchers found hormonal contraceptives like the Pill, patch and injections affected libidos. And quitting them can help women with a lack of sexual interest rekindle their desire.
Women were quizzed about their sex lives — including how often they bonked, their energy levels and how many orgasms they had.
The women in the US study had an average age of 32 and had taken contraceptives for at least six months. Four weeks after stopping contraception most had sex more often, more sexual energy — and orgasms. All showed an increase in testosterone levels.
School district cancels Halloween festivities.....in fear of offending "real" witches.
Cabfare argument leads to crossbow shooting
Holy shit, I have to go to Louisiana next week for work. I am not sharing a cab, that is for damn sure.
Bush Relatives for Kerry
Agitator of the week award goes to......
Bush Relatives for Kerry
"Bush Relatives for Kerry" grew out of a series of conversations that took place between a group of people that have two things in common: they are all related to George Walker Bush, and they are all voting for John Kerry. As the election approaches, we feel it is our responsibility to speak out about why we are voting for John Kerry, and to do our small part to help America heal from the sickness it has suffered since George Bush was appointed President in 2000. We invite you to read our stories, and please, don't vote for our cousin!
Quote of the day
“My world was too narrow, too involved with myself and my own problems, and this when I lived in the land where government was the business of every man and such a government could only do well if each of us voted with intelligence.” ~ Louis L’Amour; The Proving Trail
Another reason not to shop at Wal Mart
They cancelled order for Jon Stewart's book.
Camera phone fun
Customer service representative demonstrates camera phone..... by taking picture of his genitals.... I have worked in Customer Service before, and disliked some customers, but this is plain ballsy.
Inmate pleads to stay in jail....
So that he can finish his cooking class.
Porn Stars shave to support "No More Bush" Campaign
Via Daves Daily
A group of porn stars who want to get George W. Bush out of office are taking the slogan "No More Bush" quite literally.
The "No More Bush Girls" -- eight porn queens including Angel Cassidy, Lisa Boyle and Penthouse Pet Sunny Leone -- have shaved off their "downstairs locks" because as Cassidy puts it, "We want to use our bodies to speak our minds to get rid of Bush. Sometimes your voice doesn't get enough attention. "
She says she speaks for most of the adult industry who want Dubya gone because of his efforts to crack down on porn.
In Cassidy's words, "There are better things in the world he should be worrying about. He's too busy trying to change everything we're doing."
Divorce and drive - bloody idiot
BEING freshly divorced or newly separated boosts the risk of a road accident by 400 per cent, according to a French study published today.
Three per cent of all road accidents in France occur among people who have just broken up with their partners, amounting to an annual tally of 170 dead and 3000 injured, the study in the journal Epidemiology said
Who is Henry Earl? Henry is Lexington Kentucky's version of Otis from the Andy Griffith show. Henry is the lovable town drunk. Henry has earned a cult following and even has a Henry Earl Posse which sells hats, t-shirts and other gear showing to show your solidarity with Henry. Henry has achieved quite a record. Here are Henry's stats. Via Fark. Henry has become so popular that they asked Drew to quit posting Henry's rap sheet.
Stats for Henry Earl's Alcohol-Related Offenses:
Total Number of offenses: 873
Number of days spent in jail: 3217
Year-to-date Number of Offenses: 71
Number of days spent in jail: 244
Overall Average # of days per year spent in jail: 247.46
Average duration of incarceration period: 3.69 days
Average duration of time not spent in jail: 1.66 days
Police respond to 999 call to find couple having sex
Officers at Durham in northern England became alarmed when the 999 call — the British equivalent of 911 in the United States — came through to their headquarters in the middle of the night and all they could hear was what sounded like a woman crying with a man’s voice in the background.
Police traced the number and rushed to the scene, where they found the embarrassed and disheveled couple who explained they were “messing around.”
“It certainly put a smile on the faces on the police side," the spokesman said. "We were just very relieved it wasn’t a violent situation and that the couple was clearly getting on very well together.”
Do you believe in miracles?
Watching the Red Sox remarkable and historically unprecedented comeback from a three games to nill deficit, I have to say I believe in miracles. The curse of the bambino seems to have been lifted by David Ortiz and Johnny Damon.
I could almost here Ned Martin screaming, (and know he was somewhere) "the Red Sox win!!! Oh my god the Red Sox win it!!!" The ghosts of curses and legends smiled upont the Red Sox Nation last night, and all this lowly blogger can think to say is, "you earned it."
The Red Sox went from the lovable losers to America's team in four games. I know a lot of Yankees fans don't agree with what I am saying, but, you have had your day in the sun.
Throughout my youth I followed baseball religously, now I follow it in October. Life commitments make it tough to follow the 162 game schedule.
Watching Johnny Damon's grand slam last night brought me back to a different time. For nine innings I was not 25. I was seven again, anything seemed possible. I could hit like Johnny Damon, throw like Derek Lowe.
I was walking to the field to play ball with my friends, the sweet smell of alfalfa hay in the air, my bat over my shoulder so proud of my baseball helmet that I had . It was a good feeling to be seven again, to be out of the rookie leagues with the pitching machine and ready to challenge those other kids "heaters" with my wooden bat just like they used in the bigs.
Game articles and info.....
They did it
Headline of the Day
Court: Whales Have No Standing to Sue
I mean, I knew they were smart and all, but wow . . .
Yankee fan kills Red Sox fan, wounds two others
Sad story out of the Boston Globe. To all the LOSLI readers out there, please do not take the baseball game this seriously.
What to wear under your kilt?
Just in case any of you are going to a Scotish wedding or just want to know. Click Here. LA Lady I believe I won the bet, bebbie.
Bush to Robertson: There will be no casualties.
Robertson: I warned Bush on Iraq casualties
I would give you my analyzation of this but I have no idea where to start. Go read it for yourself.
To me it is a sad state of affairs when our president is either so dillusional he believed this, or will look a man in the eye and bald face lie to him. Either way it is downright scary.
Quotes of the day
Anybody see a lesson that can be learned? Paging Mr. Cheney.
The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice. --Mahatma Gandhi
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. --Gore Vidal
Via Political Quotes
to FarrFeed. A great blog written from one of the most beautiful spots in the world, Taos NM. Jess happens to own some land over there, and may someday do something with it.
BAGHDAD—After 19 months of struggle in Iraq, U.S. military officials conceded a loss to Iraqi insurgents Monday, but said America can be proud of finishing "a very strong second."
"We went out there, gave it our all, and fought a really good fight," said Gen. George W. Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq. "America's got nothing to be ashamed of. We outperformed Great Britain, Poland, and a lot of the other top-notch nations, but Iraq just wouldn't stay down for the count. It may have come down to them simply wanting it more."
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Interesting information on Mozart
What you did not know about Mozart.....
The Austrian composer, who lived in the 18th Century, even wrote a song called L*** Out My A******* and put it to beautiful music. I bet he would have hung out with Snoop and Dre.
Which brings me to remind everyone that today is the birthday of Calvin Cordozar Broadus. Snoop Dogg is 33. Via NewMexiKen
Passionate pit stop
If you are going to do it in a car, please, for the love of god man, set the brake.
A couple who parked for a bit of passion on wheels got the surprise of their lives after their raucous rocking sent their car over a cliff in the west of Argentina.
The man was able to walk out of the vehicle but firemen had to pry his out his stunned companion.
Oddly enough, authorities said the couple did not notice when the car took off without a driver.
Why I do not blog politically as much anymore
Guy from Rook's Rant said it best with this post. If you are not a regular reader of his blog then make it part of your morning reads. I will quote bits and pieces but please go read it, it is worth the 3 minutes it takes to click and read.
Is it just me, or is blogging starting to be a carbon copy activity?
Truly, it's getting down right scary. As a whole, the two sides of the blogsphere are getting more and more uniformed in their shrillness. It's like two lead guitar players dueling it out on stage, each cranking up the gain to out do the other.
The first to blow an amp wins.
Disgruntled employee places recruitment add for female strippers
Now this is ballsy.... but what a way to go out.
The Shanghai Job Placement Center Monday blocked a local real estate company's online account after it posted a recruitment ad for female strippers on the center's Website last Saturday.
Shanghai Senyangmei Investment Development Co will be banned from recruiting professionals on the governmental headhunting Website (www.12333.gov.cn) for several months.
The company claims, however, that the ad was posted by a recently fired employee.
Why Jess likes Maria Shriver.....
You have to love a lady that stands up for her principals....
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (news - web sites) said on Monday that his speech backing President Bush (news - web sites) at the Republican Convention in August resulted in a cold shoulder from his wife, Maria Shriver, a member of the famously Democratic Kennedy family.
"Well, there was no sex for 14 days," Schwarzenegger told former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta in an on-stage conversation in front of 1,000 people.
"Everything comes with side effects," he said, drawing laughter from the crowd.
This guy has to be the biggest jackass. At least he broke from the CA Republicans and supported stemcell research.
You go girl
Panama ends diplomatic relations with Sean Connery.... Pre-Emptive attack likely
OK, so they probably are not going to attack him, but the headline seemed funny when I wrote it. Click here to read the story.
James Bond no longer has diplomatic status – at least not in Panama.
The government yesterday cancelled 121 diplomatic passports issued by the previous presidential administration, including one extended to actor Sean Connery.
Militants who kidnapped Australian reporter in Baghdad ``Googled'' him before deciding to release him unharmed
From the SF Gate
Iraqi militants who kidnapped an Australian reporter in Baghdad and threatened to kill him Googled his name on the Internet to investigate his work before deciding to release him unharmed, the journalist's executive producer said Tuesday.
John Martinkus, the first Australian confirmed as having been abducted in Iraq, was seized in Baghdad early Saturday and held for about 24 hours before being freed.
Returning home Tuesday, Martinkus demanded an apology from Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, who had said the journalist was abducted when he went a Baghdad neighborhood that he was warned not to visit. "He was advised not to go to, but he went there anyway," Downer told Melbourne radio station 3AW.
"Alexander Downer doesn't know his geography very well," Martinkus told reporters after arriving at Sydney's airport. "I was actually across the road from the Australian Embassy when I was kidnapped. He should apologize to me, actually -- personally."
Say hello to.....
Our newest team member the Pusillanimous Wanker. He has his political blog which can be accessed here. He also has a Science and nature blog which is here. So lets all welcome him. We can still add more, let me know if you are interested. It might be fun.
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Want to join the Life or something Like it team? I am entertaining the idea of adding some team members. Why? It was nice to take some time away from this, yet I felt bad because nobody was reading the news as we like it. If you would like to join a fun blog that reports only what we want and how we want, leave a comment or email me. Now have I done my part to sound like a McDonalds commercial? Like the food, come join us.
Do you ever get tired of watching Fox News at the bar? The simple answer is to go home. The fun answer is to buy this device.
Another Proud Member of the Reality-Based Community
We are another Proud Member of the Reality-Based Community. Term borrowed from Atrios
Guess who's back? Back again.........
I had a great weekend. Enjoyed my time. I would like to thank LA Lady for posting for me when I was too lazy. Thanks to all of you who kept coming back. Time away = Busy day at widget factory but, here is something to keep you all entertained.
O'Reilly says "She wants me." (dillusional man)
Jerry Rice traded to Seattle.... Will live at Shady Acres Senior Center(Obious)
Man robs bank wearing George W. Bush mask (Point Break Wannabe)
Woman arrested for t-shirt at Bush Rally (scary)
Fire Fighter revives dog with mouth to mouth... says he has no regrets, dog breath (cool)
Tucker Carlson is officially dazed and confused (not surprising)
Sleeping woman prowled streets looking for sex (strange)
Accused forger attempts to escape jail with forged release papers (ballsy)
Elderly woman dies while waiting in line for flu shot (sad)
Chuck details the Jon Stewart bitchslapping of tucker Carlson
Ralph reminds us that we can vote early in Colorado
PW2 is having nightmares
Go check out the links I have to get to work.
Taking some Vacation Time
Just wanted to let you all know that Jesse is taking some vacation time. Once he is feeling relaxed and has taken care of himself, he will return to you all.
The LA Lady
Scathing letter sent to Dubya by corporate CEO
Powerful stuff.... If you never follow any of my links please follow this one. This needs to be read by every American citizen., and the questions need to be asked of Mr. Bush. I gave you the first part but it only gets better from there.
By Email, By Facsimile to White House
I am a Conservative Christian Republican that has no intentions of voting for you in this year's election and many other Conservative Republicans are following me.
America demands the TRUTH and not after the elections; this nation demands the truth from you RIGHT NOW! This letter and an identical email will be going out to hundreds of thousands by me, millions by others. The following content was sent to the White House by facsimile earlier today from Ground Zero in New York City.
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Metaquerque a little Duke City satire. I like to say that it is like the onion, only local.
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The Snooty Life.... A blog that Will of Will's 4223 and I are working on. He already has some snooty stuff up. A little art and culture never hurt anyone.
Elementary Dear Watson, elementary... Sherlock sets out riding bicycle across Australia
But he is doing it for a good cause.
A former British soccer player raising money for a leukemia charity set off Wednesday on a coast-to-coast ride across Australia on a Victorian-era bicycle that is older than the country.
Leukemia survivor Lloyd Scott dressed up as fictional British supersleuth Sherlock Holmes, complete with tweed coat, deerstalker hat and a fake mustache for the 2,700-mile trip from Perth to Sydney.
He donned the costume to blend in with his 1885 "penny-farthing" bicycle with a giant front wheel and tiny back wheel, as he crosses a desert region known as the Nullarbor Plain where daytime temperatures are likely to soar to 104 defrees Fahrenheit.
He said he hoped to wear the costume throughout his ride, but told Perth radio station 6PR, "I must confess if there's a couple of days across the Nullarbor when its perhaps a little bit warm and nobody's looking, I might take the jacket off."
More TSA troubles....
I do not have anything against the TSA. I just think that at times they have problems that need to be reported.
Here is the latest.
Univ. of Nebraska anti drinking panelist continues to drink
He said he brings a much needed perspective to the panel. To defend him, I recently spent some time in Lincoln and that is about all that there is to do there.
While campaigning for the presidency, Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest in Milwaukee on this date in 1912. He went ahead with his scheduled speech.
So who won?
I went to Friday Night Lights. My mind was made up, but I know my politicos will tell me who won. Was it President Bush or Senator Kerry? I guess my mind was made up, and the movies sounded like more fun than the debate.
You kids are great.....
Today we have broken the records for pageloads, visitors, first time visitors, returning visitors, and just about every other stat. Refer a friend, lets see if we can blow stat counter up. In all seriousness thank you to everyone. I appreciate you coming by, I appreciate you telling your friends. Have a beer on me.
So whats on your mind? Tell me about it in comments
O'Reilly in trouble.......
Sexual harassment suit filed by former producer. I guess he thought harass was two words (her ass) Yes that was a bad joke. courtesy of PW2
Female Fox coworker details lewd behavior of cable TV star
Hours after Bill O'Reilly accused her of a multimillion dollar shakedown attempt, a female Fox News producer fired back at the TV star today, filing a lawsuit claiming that he subjected her to repeated instances of sexual harassment and spoke often, and explicitly, to her about phone sex, vibrators, threesomes, masturbation, the loss of his virginity, and sexual fantasies. Below you'll find a copy of Andrea Mackris's complaint, an incredible page-turner that quotes O'Reilly, 55, on all sorts of lewd matters. Based on the extensive quotations cited in the complaint, it appears a safe bet that Mackris, 33, recorded some of O'Reilly's more steamy soliloquies.
Say hello to....
A Sweet and Somber Fairy Tale.
She really likes it when you click on her ads. (Just added to our blogroll)
Debate Drinking Game
Different Version ..... Original here
Play if you want, but a word to the wise, drink beer not whiskey. I nearly passed out last time from a similar version to this. Via Bush Sucks
- Every time President Bush says the word "safer," take a drink.
If he uses the word "democracy" in the same sentence, make it a double.-
For every John Kerry reference to the UN, have a drink.-
If Bush uses the phrase "compassionate conservative," you must chug your entire beverage.-
Take one drink for every three times Kerry points with his left hand.-
Any previously recorded Bushism, like "misunderestimate" or "subliminable," used by the president during the debate requires one drink.-
If Kerry exceeds the time limit for any response, take a drink.-
Back-to-back offenses require a double shot and a NoDoz.
A reference by your candidate to any of the following requires one drink:
2) North Korea
3) Axis of evil
4) Saddam Hussein
5) The American people-
And for an exciting twist on the game, anytime anybody mentions the word "Vietnam," everybody has to take a drink.
I am back up to 6. They are great for bloggers. If any of you want one let me know in comments or e-mail see sidebar. I will give them to anyone.
File under dumbass
Man asks Kinko's employee for help.... copying child pornography
Wireless router troubles
two Pakistanis die... opening land mine with hammer
Purse snatcher held....
Wednesday afternoon reading
I screw Republicans.... escapades of male prostitute in Washington with some very famous names.
Nicki McRoberts' mission and link to pics
Nicki McRoberts decided to pile on the pounds after becoming sick of magazine photos of stick-thin models. When she started binging a year ago she weighed just 10st. Now Nicki, from Ontario, Canada, is 25st, has a 52-inch bust, 64-inch hips and her upper arms are 22 inches around. She consumes around 14,000 calories per day.
I am against what Nicki is doing. I believe that a person can do what they want with their body, but to kill yourself or at the minimum run the risk of adverse health conditions to prove a point to me is well, quite pointless.
According to my figures, Nicki should consume 5,110,000 calories this year. If she continues to eat at this pace, she will consume in 5 years 25,550,000 calories, ten years she will consume 51,100,000.
The average male lives to be 72 years old. In his lifetime he will consume (based on a 2000 calorie per day average) 52,560,000 calories. This would take Nicki 10 years and 27 days. The average female lives to be 78 years old and based on 2000 calorie per day formula will consume 56,940,00 calories in her lifetime. This amount of calories will be consumed by Nicki in 11 years and 1 and 1/2 month. I just thought that I would give my Nicki McRoberts fans a little perspective. Click on links below for more Nicki information.
Nicki (Picture included) click on vh1 obsessed then photos she is 12 or 13 of 15.
The Facts about Heather "Nipple" Wilson
Here are the facts on "Nipple"
I have translated below each passage - these are my opinions - take them for that.
She has close ties to the radical right wing and has won the Bush administration's high regard. Vice President Dick Cheney and President George W. Bush have spoken at fundraisers for Wilson.
As chair of the National Security Subcommittee of the House Policy Committee, Wilson contributed to shaping an increasingly militarist foreign policy of the Bush administration. The committee's February 2003 report Differentiation and Defense: An Agenda for the Nuclear Weapons Program(http://cox.house.gov/files/nuclear_report.pdf), for example, helped to push nuclear policy towards research and development of small "bunker busting" nuclear weapons, an agenda already outlined in the Bush administration's Nuclear Posture Review, which was leaked to the media in January 2002.
Sad that a former Air Force and Nato Officer does not know better
Under her leadership, the subcommittee also helped develop the House Policy Statement on Missile Defense. This policy statement suggested that the president was correct to withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense Treaty with the Soviet Union and endorsed the Bush administration's plans for global missile defense projects.
Need I say more? Lets spend billions on a nonexistent threat. Does that seem familiar to anyone else? Like say IRAQ.
On key votes in 2003 (as defined by the organizations themselves), Wilson voted the position of the Christian Coalition 76% of the time (92% of the time in 2002); 62% of the time shared the position of the Eagle Forum (73% in 2002); and 72% of the time for the positions of American Conservative Union (73% in 2002).
She routinely receives scores of 0 from the American Civil Liberties Union, Peace Action, and the Human Rights Campaign. In 2002 she received a 9% score from the League of Conservation Voters.
I ask you is this how you would have voted? Would you vote against civil liberties? Would you vote with the Christian Coalition
whose leader said this
"You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist. I can love the people who hold false opinions but I don't have to be nice to them."--Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, January 14, 1991
Wilson receives large amounts of money from the very industries she is supposed to be regulating, especially defense contractors and the energy and natural resource industries. In the 2002 election cycle Wilson was the 6 th highest recipient of contributions from the defense industry among House members. For the 2004 election cycle she is 16 th as of February 14, 2004. Her top contributors include Lockheed Martin, the nation's largest military contractor
Fox watching the chicken house perhaps?
She is also the 18 th highest among House members for contributions from the energy and natural resources sector, and ranks 23 among all candidates who receive contributions from energy and natural resource PACs. Most of those funds come from electric utility and oil and gas-related PACs.
Well Albuquerque, pray there is no oil under the Bosque or "Nipple" will allow her pals with the energy companies into drill it
First ever interactive urinal communicator
You have to read this, to believe it.
"Target marketing" takes on a whole new meaning in the first-ever viral marketing use of an interactive urinal communicator in America. The deodorizing urinal drain filter cover -- featuring a waterproof anti-glare lenticular viewing display -- has a pre-recorded greeting by a woman that commands, "Don't miss OUTLAWS on CMT. You seem to miss everything else!" The CMT OUTLAWS 'Wizmark' has flashing lights and is motion-activated: step up to the urinal and the unit starts flashing, talking and alternating pictures.
To help create buzz for its new landmark television event, CMT OUTLAWS concert and countdown specials premiering Friday, Oct. 29, CMT will target men at bathroom urinals in bars, concert venues, colleges and radio stations with the --
Wizmark(R) -- the world's first and only device of its kind. The deodorizing urinal drain filter cover - featuring a waterproof anti-glarelenticular viewing display, pre-recorded audio and flashing lights -- ismotion-activated: step up to the urinal and the unit starts flashing, talkingand alternating pictures. The units are designed to last more than 10,000 flushes.
"We're always looking for innovative ways of reaching viewers, in this case the male audience," says James Hitchcock, Vice President, Creative andMarketing, CMT."The new interactive urinal communicator from Wizmark enablesCMT to target a very captive and vulnerable audience with our humorous pre-recorded message -- recorded by a woman -- that commands, 'Don't miss OUTLAWS on CMT. You seem to miss everything else!'"
Busy, busy, busy
CA City offers Green for Green Grass program
School bans photo of boy with gun from yearbook
Professional Wrestler forgets it is fake.... stabs opponent 14 times
Minnesota police, answer call from convulsing Elvis impersonator end up in high speed chase with blues brothers look alike.
(7) No-nos of e-mail
Looking around the blogosphere
Chuck ponders adsense - IMHO a ripoff but thats just me.
Ayn Clouter talks about Liberal's double standards
Rook writes a funny post about redistricting
Charlie asks a question of competence
The General is helping Dubya prepare for tonight
Will has another one of Erica's pictures up
Will has Erica's self portrait up, which I requested.
Pika mentioned me in her blog yesterday
StoutDemBlog Writes about another electoral vote scam
Tributes to Christopher Reeve
I was not a big Superman fan it was a little before my time. But I have a lot of respect for Christopher Reeve and the advocate that he was. Who knows I may even watch a little superman. These three sites put up nice tributes to him, and I felt like they needed to be shared. That said: Go check them out.
Cuddlefish has a nice picture up.
Chuck wrote a nice piece.
Ginger has a nice student art memorial up
Man accused of pouring coffee on child
This guy must have forgotten his happy pills or something.
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- A man has been arrested, accused of pouring coffee on a young girl at a farm in North Andover.
Witnesses told police the man -- identified as William Tracy, 62 -- became angry Sunday when the little girl accidentally sprayed him while opening a soda can.
The witnesses said Tracy turned and poured a cup of coffee on the child.
The girl -- believed to be about 3 or 4 years old, was not injured. She had been apple picking with her family at Smolak Farm.
Dude, you forgot Poland
Message from Dubya -
People!!! Here is a reminder, in case any of you, like that liberal traitor Senator from Mass forgot our friend... I mean how could you forget Poland? Poland?
Decisions, decisions, decisions
from Modern America ( a good blog, stop by and see them)
Top Ten Republican Choices in Life
1. Mercedes or a Bentley...?
2. How to get daddy's approval...?
3. Which Ivy League school to buy my way into...?
4. How to lie more effectively...?
5. How to appear less sophisticated...?
6. How to get richer....?
7. How to get richer..?
8. How to screw over the middle class....?
9. How to appear like a church going, working man...?
10. How to pass debt as a positive economic turn around...?
This list is here to add some humor to the situtation, however I would like to point out number 5 and number 9 briefly. These two are crucial to this presidential election in terms of voter choice. Bush (a multi millionaire) has played this role of a non-sophisticated, everyday, middle class citizen that has had to struggle in life. Thats simply not the case, while the rest of us were shoveling dirt because our homes or small business's were flooded out, Bush was enjoying the life of a idiot prince all at daddy's expense.
No matter how much he charms with his southern accent or appears to be fighting for the working man he is giving us the shaft in more ways than one. We cannot allow this Donald Trump to appear as if he worked in the coal mines his whole life....where is the free press..our immune system to lies and deceit....liberal media my ass.
Kerry is under no illusions that he is a person that has had to struggle in the middle class or fight his way through life without finanical means, yet he has an understanding, a respect, and a appreciation for the middle class, and its something that I admire.
B(r)ush fire started in Tempe, AZ
I think the guy is going to crash and burn. So does this article from Raw Story via Blondesense.
Follow up on "I wanna be sedated"
Read this first if you have not
Last night as I was getting home, I saw one of the little old ladies that lives in my apartment complex had fallen down on the asphalt. I parked went over and helped Ms. M. up. Then I helped her to her apartment. I waited with her while we waited for the emergency personnel to arrive.
She told me a little more about my sleepwalking experience the other night. I guess I was power walking around the outside of the building at a high rate of a speed bare footed in my boxer shorts. I walked around according to her 7 or 8 times, that to my calculations is about 3/8 of a mile. Maybe I was exercising.
If you have ever been around older people you know that some of them have a hard time sleeping. Thus was the case that night. Last year for Christmas I bought, as a gesture of goodwill and because I am new to the apartments (only been there three years) I bought the ladies 2 way radios or as Ms. M. Calls them walkee talkees. That night my purchase came back to bite me in the ass. As I walked in my sleep, the ladies would give updates on where I was.
Then I disappeared into the lobby, and they were the ones that woke me up. I guess Lady C. Tickled my feet, as I slept on the lobby couch. Then I stirred and 8 80 year old ladies ran out high fiving each other.
I knew none of this until last night, while waiting for the medics to arrive for Ms. M. I was told that story in her living room. I suppose she could be making it up. But she knew more about it than I did. She even told me of my fall into some bushes and why my hands were scratched. Then she told me that I was blushing.
I have no doubt that I was blushing, but as LA Lady said, I was there TV for an hour. I guess that is a one of the weirdest things I have ever done. I wonder, do I sleep walk often? If so, what are my routines?
As the medics arrived Ms. M.'s house and I walked up stairs I realized. I could not make this stuff up if I tried. I told LA Lady this story and she laughed at me. I guess though at that point I was laughing too.
Say hello to
An audience of one....
I stumbled across this and enjoyed his stories. Going on my blogroll. found via Burst Transmission.
Or we could always boycott the burritos boys at the bell
Taco Eaters for truth. I prefer Del Taco anyway. Via All Spin Zone
The Senate debate in CO. Which I might add is my homestate no matter how long I am away from it.
Great Heather Wilson information
Metaquerque, whose site I read religously, is all over "Nipple" Wilson. Stop by and say hello, you might learn something interesting.
More on strange UK lesbian "man"
I blogged about him before. Now if possible, I am even more confused. So, lets figure this out. To Scotsman article.
A lesbian couple who tied the knot after convincing register office staff that one of them was a man were today facing an official investigation.Susan Abberstein, 47, married her lover Lucy Kong, 37, in 1986 after she transformed herself into a man – complete with moustache and muscles.
As part of the elaborate fraud she even changed her name by deed poll to Samuel, wore men’s clothes and took male hormones, according to The Sun newspaper.
No-one suspected a thing when they married at an official ceremony at Hull Register Office and the couple cemented their relationship six years later with a baby born through IVF treatment.
Astros win first playoff series
Hey, 43 years is a long time to wait congrats to the city of Houston and their team.
Scary airport story
TSA abuse of powers? I dunno. You decide.
SAN DIEGO -- A woman said she drove home from Denver rather than submit to what she viewed as an intrusive search by airport security screeners.
Ava Kingsford, 36, of San Diego said she was flagged down for a pat-down search at Denver International Airport last month as she prepared to board a flight home with her 3-month-old son.
Kingsford objected when a female screener with the Transportation Security Administration told her, "I'm going to feel your breasts now."
"She was patting me down, and frisking me, and basically covering all parts of my body, my legs, and wanding me with the security wand. And when I thought she had completed her search, she looks at me and said, 'I'm going to be feeling your breasts now,'" Kingsford said. "I was stunned, and I said, 'I beg your pardon?!'"
French Official Approves Decision to Let Some Places Install Mobile Phone Jammers
What does this mean to you dear readers? No more ringing cellphones in theatres. No more jackasses calling their buddies and telling them they just saw Tara Reid's tits. From Yahoo Financial
The most confusing statement I have ever heard...
From the UK Sun
Emphasis added by Jess
THE sex-swap “lesbian” who lived with a woman as husband and wife has insisted: “I am a REAL man.”
Samuel Abberstein said he discovered he was genetically male in his early twenties.
Incredibly, his family and friends believed he was a girl, despite him developing facial hair and muscles.
Guess who's back? Back again Georgie's back tell a friend
Say hello and welcome the president of the united states back to Blogochina....
There's more click to read whole article. A unique look at the debate from one of the participants.
Being President is Hard Work
I don't like these debate things. Everybody's always telling me how to act at them. They even took away my Ny-Quil about a week before the first one. That made me all shaky, and I started to see giant spiders in my room. And they didn't have spider heads neither. Instead, they all had Uncle Dick's head on their bodies, and they were saying they were going to interrogate me by putting glow sticks in my butt.
Mr. Rove said I couldn't debate if I kept seeing the spiders, so they gave me my Ny-Quil back. I stopped shaking and seeing spiders after that.
They brought me a a little juice glass full of Ny-Quil before the first debate and said that it was all I could drink. Then they stuck a thing in my ear that made it so Mr. Rove could talk to me in my head. That made Jesus mad, because He likes to have my head to himself. He told me to ignore Mr. Rove, but I said that would get me in trouble. Then, Jesus told me to go and have a few hits off of my Ny-Quil bong, and I wouldn't care anymore. He was right.
I couldn't understand all the big words Mr. Kerry was saying in the first debate. Mr. Rove kept trying to help me, but Jesus started to sing "Jesus wants me to be a Sunbeam" really loud, and I couldn't understand what Mr. Rove was saying. That made me kind of mad, and I guess it showed. Everybody yelled at me afterward, and said that I was drunk.
They let me use my nose medicine for the next debate, and they promised not to arrest me this time for using it. Mr. Limbaugh said that combined with the Ny-Quil, it would keep me on an even keel. He knows a lot about medicine--he's like a doctor or something. There was a problem though. Uncle Dick found my Ny-Quil bong after the first debate and confiscated it. All I got was a little glass, the balance between Ny-Quil and nose medicine this time was way off.
Elway's dog back in the news....
No, I am not celebrity obsessed. It is just a funny Monday story. To tell you the truth I could care less about Elway's dogs, cats or whatever animals he has for that matter.
While Elway was being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, Kimo was exploring the streets of Elway's neighborhood.
Elway, who's been cited at least six times for the family dog's escapades, appeared in court Thursday where he was fined $200.
Elway told Municipal Court Judge James Turre he was dog-sitting the 150-pound dog, who normally lives with Elway's former wife, Janet.
Elway reportedly told Turre he would never dog-sit again, said Michelle Edwardson, a Cherry Hills animal control officer.
Why I am cheering for the Packers on October 31
Thank goodness Gibbs is not making much of a difference for the Skins Courtesy of Snopes
Did you know....??
The Washington Redskins have proved to be a time-tested election predictor. In the previous 15 elections, if the Washington Redskins have lost their last home game prior to the election, the incumbent party has lost the White House. When they have won, the incumbent has stayed in power.
This election year, that deciding game takes place on Sunday, October 31 ... vs. Green Bay. Go Pack!!!
Origins: Our desire to understand and assert some control over the world around us is often manifested by our attempts to find predictive signs that enable us to prognosticate events — even when there is no seeming connection between predictor and event. Sometimes one natural phenomenon supposedly forecasts another, as in the belief that a groundhog's seeing his shadow on February 2 portends another six weeks of winter. In other instances the linkage is between affairs of mankind, as in the superstition that the winner of football's Super Bowl augurs that year's stock market performance (or vice-versa).
A recent item of this ilk maintains that the results of the last game played at home by the NFL's Washington Redskins (a football team based in the national capital, Washington, D.C.) before the U.S. presidential elections has accurately foretold the winner of the last fifteen of those political contests, going back to 1944. If the Redskins win their last home game before the election, the party that occupies the White House continues to hold it; if the Redskins lose that last home game, the challenging party's candidate unseats the incumbent president. While we don't presume there is anything more than a random correlation between these factors, it is the case that the pattern has held true even longer than claimed, stretching back over seventeen presidential elections since 1936:
Man blows up toilet with gasoline....
Insists he is not a dumbass
Indiana high school mascot names
A little fun on a Monday afternoon.....
Crazy story from Jal, NM
Sent to me by a friend...
This guy (Olen Cecil O'Neil Jr.) has gone as far as to write future news story about his conspiracy theory, and send it to dateline, 60 Minutes, America's Most Wanted and Dr. Phil. (he must be a Phil Phan) He seems to have a chip on his shoulder one second and then wacky religous thoughts the next.
Here is the beginning of article he wrote....
This is a news story that I expect to see sometime within the next year. I have been privately investigating this for almost a year now. This has been sent to news organizations and federal agencies all over the usa. This corruption goes all the way to the governors office. Names left out include Gene Sesnum, a man named Moses who owns BMJ Trucking in Lovimgton, and his son, Jr., who is his hitman and has killed people who would not pay their drug bill. They are all exposed now.
A Future News Story
29 ARRESTED IN NEW MEXICO FOR MURDER AND CONSPIRACY
By Odessa American Staff Reporter Shaun Hendricks
(API) Jal, New Mexico-(Friday, Feb. 17, 2005) 29 people, including the current mayor, the former mayor, the current chief of police, 4 former and current city council member’s, 2 local businessmen, and other citizens, have been arrested in this small town for conspiracy to commit murder, first degree murder, wire and mail fraud, and conspiracy to import and distribute both cocaine and methamphetamine, illegal narcotics, and for engaging in organized crime and Civil Corruption.
Here he pats his own back repeatedly (can we say dillusional)
But they never considered the fiery spirits of concerned citizens like Olen O’Neil and others. If it wasn’t for Mr. O’Neil constantly calling and writing and bugging every law enforcement agency in the country, we would not be here now with these criminals under indictment and arrest. He also had investigators here from Dateline, America’s Most Wanted, and even the Dr. Phil Show.” “Louis Castillo was a fine, upstanding law enforcement officer who hated seeing these deadly drugs being brought in and sold to teenagers, high school and junior high students, and other young people in this community
God fearing comments again (if all else fails scare them with religion)
Louis Castillo’s spirit cries out for justice from beyond the grave.Can you hear him, Greg Fulfer? Do you sleep well at night, Larry Burns? And Lilo, you and your sons are getting high on coke and meth, and you have openly bragged to people around town about killing Louis. God is going to expose all of you…starting here. And I am not afraid of any of you, for the Lord God is with me. And if the Lord is with me, who can stand against me? None of you can.
60 year old woman saves camper from croc.....DNA test underway to see if Steve Irwin was adopted.
Former Baseball MVP Ken Caminiti dead at 41
Superman - Christopher Reeve Dead at 52
Broncos win wild one
Automatic Bill Pay Problem - No one notices man's death for two years as bills continue to be paid
Civil Rights report - "...the administration has failed to exhibit leadership or define a clear focus, relegating civil rights to a low priority."
Strange look at the second presidential debate.... from a pro wrestling point of view
Say thank you to Rainstorm, and wish him the best while on hiatus- the folks that got us started.
Jess' take on the debate
Bush set such low expectations that even a die hard supporter of Kerry like myself has to give him a little credit. The attacks from both sides were far fiercer, I even heard flip flopper used.
My only question - How come Kerry did not go for the kill?
-One school of thought says it is because of Kerry has spent 20 years in the U.S. Senate where manners are important, and you do not kill your opponent, you talk about distinguished gentleman across the aisle.
- The other is maybe he wanted the last debate to kill Dubya. Who knows.
Lone Star Iconoclast
The small Crawford Texas newspaper with a heart, the one that endorsed John Kerry, versus Crawford Transplant dubya needs our help. They are being squeezed hard by the current administration. If you can subscribe, please do it. I did. Democracy in action, is indeed a great thing. Subscribe here. Via unfiltered on Air America. To read Kerry endorsement click here.
Cool stuff to keep you occupied while I am away
I am going to Arizona for the weekend for a wedding. So, before I go I thought I would leave you some fun stuff to look at. I may or may not stick my head back in after See categories below.
Alaska zoo builds elephant treadmill
Ghost hunter sees strange reflection
New glove improves endurance
A-Z of sex tips
Explosion blasts outside Indonesian embassy in Paris
Hostage Bigley reported dead
Marathoner Johnny Kelly Dead at 97
Politics / Debate coverage
The All Spin Zone
Friends of mine
Makes me Ralph
Tea for One
If I left you out chew me out on comments...
Give to a worthy cause
One simple questions
Safe for work....
Dead man walking - morgue staff running
Talk about a cure for a hangover.... This would wake me up.
Mortuary attendants in Durban were shocked this week when a man, who had been declared dead by paramedics and taken to a government mortuary, suddenly started breathing and woke up in front of them.
This morning alone Google has led 63 people to this site searching for Nicki McRoberts information. I am more than glad to keep all the Nicki fans intune with what is happening that I can find on the news.
VH1 is running a special about Nicki.... to read about it click here
I originally mentioned Nicki here second time is here.
Here is some basic information on Nicki, and her quest to reach 42 stone or 600+ pounds.
Nicki McRoberts decided to pile on the pounds after becoming sick of magazine photos of stick-thin models. When she started binging a year ago she weighed just 10st. Now Nicki, from Ontario, Canada, is 25st, has a 52-inch bust, 64-inch hips and her upper arms are 22 inches around. She consumes around 14,000 calories per day.
Chapter 2 LA Lady saga.....
LA Lady and I have one problem, we sometimes refuse to communicate. I do not know if this is a decision we make intentionally or if it is buried somewhere deep in our minds. When we communicate we are great. We had a very good night last night and opened up lines of communication, the ones that we were not using.
We had a heart to heart and both realized that we cared about one another. We just need to communicate better and let the other one know when it is a bad day. I probably over analyze her behaviors and worry too much. She probably takes some of what I say a little too seriously. She is a great girl, that I enjoy my time with.
In LA Lady's defense she says that she was not hateful nor defensive. She would know better than me how she feels, so I must have misinterpreted her behaviors and actions. She hopes we do not fight about nothing anymore.
I wanna be sedated.... the worst night of my life
BUMPED WITH UPDATES ADDED:
Comments welcomed and appreciated -
Last night was weird. I started the evening by going to Wal Mart after work. I was purchasing a home kit for my XM satellite radio. The one which I bought so that I could listen to Bob Edwards. I pay for my items and leave, I have full intention of going to the gym or home. One of my friends called and asked me to come have dinner at 3 Rivers Brewery. So, I go.
There at the bar sits the Legendary Dish Breaker, to read that story click here and follow up is here. So needless to say I have to avoid that area.
I guess I was not in that social of a mood, so I sat at the end of the table quietly. That is a rarity for me. LA Lady and I are having text message tension, so I just give up. Then she gets sweet again. I decide to go home and talk to her. Talking to her from a bar, while I watch people shoot pool is not working.
So, I go home. I do not know what changed from the day before but something did. She is defensive and almost hateful.
I give up, say "fuck it," I go to bed, waking up somehow in the lobby of the apartments, I live in, on the couch. I am wearing boxer shorts, and a tanktop, I have no recollection of going down there. I have sleep walked two other times in my life, and to be honest it is a scary thing. I do not know where I had been, nor what I had done. I think it is stress.
What a revelation this morning, I somehow screwed up with LA Lady, I have no idea where I sleepwalked to. My feet were dirty from the asphalt. I saw Dish Breaker again, and she still scares the bejesus out of me.
What should I do? Should I try to make up with LA Lady? Should I give up on her? Should I have asked Dishbreaker for dishes. Should I pack my car, quit my job, and move to somewhere else?
Yes I know there are two sides to every story and that I probably deserved LA Lady's treatment. Who knows at this point I am tempted not to care. I could always go back to dating republicans. Yes that is a joke, I liked K but not in that way.
I am sorry for offending LA Lady, if I did. But as those crazy French say "Se la vi, se la guer." Literal interpretation is Such is life, such is war. We as Americans have changed or bastardized that into the expression "All's fair in love and war."
I am taking my first yoga class tonight. I don't know what to expect but it might help me to deal with some of the work stresses right now.
VP Debate transcript
here you go
Putting the "fun" back in funeral
New advertising campaign seeing success in Denver...Why not celebrate life?
Most people aren't thinking about their final resting place when they're driving to work or picking the kids up at school.
But a new advertising campaign launched by Denver's Fairmount Cemetery & Mortuary aims to bring the dark topic to light and bring some new customers through the historic cemetery's gates.
Fairmount, a nonprofit, has launched a billboard and print campaign featuring black-and-white photographs of smiling people accompanied by epitaphs such as "Walked on all seven continents" and "Put six kids through college."
The tagline: "Celebrating lives well lived."
My other thought of the day
"Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition." - Unknown
Quote of the day
Margaret Mitchell said.....
This applies in all we do, in work, relationships and everything stuck between the two.
"I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken -- and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived."
One simple question?
Help if you can... worthy cause imho.
Will from Will's 4223 has been showing some of an artist named Erica Voges. Here is a sample of what she does, I think she is going places, but once again I am not an art critic., though when I was in highschool for an after school job I cleaned a gallery. More useless information on me to come later.
Saddest video I have ever watched....
How can we win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi if we continue to do things like this? I know the spin will be another one of those scandals where the soldiers "acted alone." My question is when does the buck stop? I know the old addage that shit rolls down hill, so my hope is that the administration has sunk low enough that they get covered in the ensuing shit storm.
Link via Rainstorm
For once I seem to be out of words.
Researchers find chemosignal that encourage women's sexual desire
If only they could bottle it up.
Breastfeeding women and their infants produce a substance that increases sexual desire among other women, according to research at the University of Chicago.
"This is the first report in humans of a natural social chemosignal that increases sexual motivation," said Martha McClintock, the David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor in Psychology at the University, and the lead researcher in a team at the University's Institute for Mind and Biology. Chemosignals are substances that while not necessarily perceived as odors, nonetheless have an impact on mood and menstrual cycles when absorbed through the nose.
Trouble in lab... Thursday afternoon humor
Scientist turns into mutant superhero.....Following exposure to Barry Bond's urine sample.
Sports quote of the day
From the brushback... yes it is satire.
Cubs Shift Focus To World Series Of Poker
CHICAGO--Members of the Chicago Cubs yesterday switched their focus from the World Series of baseball to the World Series of poker. Moises Alou, Michael Barret, Todd Walker, and Corey Patterson are headed to Binion’s Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas to play in the tournament in hopes of brining the championship back to
Chicago. “The Cubs are going to win the World Series this year,” said Walker. “That’s right. The World Series of Poker. We’ve all been honing our Texas Hold ‘Em Skills and we’re gonna give the people of Chicago something to cheer about. We’re gonna break this damn curse forever! I just can’t wait for that big victory parade down Waveland avenue.”
The global test
Go read it..... all I can say is classic. Brought to you by our friends at the Northcoast cafe. A fun daily read.
Mr. Bush's score F. Do you think he bothered to study? Naw.
Nicki McRoberts blogging again
Who would have thought an Canadian woman on a quest to get fat would make the news in Pakistan? Not me. Here is the article.
Nicki McRoberts decided to pile on the pounds after becoming sick of magazine
photos of stick-thin models.When she started binging a year ago she weighed just
10st. Now Nicki, from Ontario, Canada, is 25st, has a 52-inch bust, 64-inch hips
and her upper arms are 22 inches around.
VH1 is going to have a special on Nicki on October 19th Called Totally Obsessed