Daily Archives: May 13, 2006

101st Blog Of The Day

Untitled document Continuing my project to visit one member of the 101st Fighting Keyboardists each day, today I visited Jimmie at the Sundries Shack. Jimmie runs a nice place, and his post on what he's missed in pop culture pretty … Continue reading

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About Interesting Polls (Verily)

Untitled document One of the regular commenters here asked what I thought of the Newsweek poll that has diametrically opposed numbers than the fast Washington Post poll. My first impression is the WaPo poll was a very fast reaction poll … Continue reading

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Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Untitled document A company called LifeGem Memorials will take the cremated remains of a loved one and turn it into a man made diamond. They have now perfected a way of making the diamonds from hair samples, so the remains … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Rest Of Your Life

Untitled document Zacarias Moussaoui arrived at the Supermax Federal Prison in Florence, Colorado to begin serving his two consecutive life sentences. His cheery routine – for the rest of his natural life – will include 23 hours a day locked … Continue reading

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Grossly Misleading

Untitled document Here's a headline for you: Spy Agency Watching Americans From Space. Sounds threatening, sinister, scary – they're spying on us! Unless you actually read the article, which reveals that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has been helping out with … Continue reading

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VERY Interesting

Untitled document Richard Falkenrath, currently a fellow at the Brookings Institution, writing in today's Washington Post, has a rather interesting defense of the NSA program collecting "anonymized" telephone information. Anonymized meaning of course that all personal identifiers and all actual … Continue reading

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This Will Be Interesting

Untitled document Today's New York Times has an article about the upcoming confirmation hearings for General Michael Hayden as CIA director. The Times reports that Democrats see an opportunity. Senate Democrats intend to use next week's confirmation hearings for a … Continue reading

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True Genius

Untitled document In an awesome display of sheer genius, two 17-year old budding young arsonists posted pictures and bragged of their fire-starting exploits on MySpace.com. Police promptly arrested the brainy duo. "The significant thing is they posted on the Internet, … Continue reading

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Your Tax Dollars Inaction

Untitled document Folks in West Milford, West Virginia are getting a firsthand lesson in bureaucratic buck passing. It seems nobody from any of the various State or local government entities contacted by residents wants to actually do anything about the … Continue reading

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Open Season On Big Bird

Untitled document Thomas County (Kansas) Sheriff Mike Baughn is defending his decision to order a deputy to shoot big bird. No, not the goofy, yellow Sesame Street variety, the 6-foot tall ostrich kind. It seems the bird was wandering about on Interstate … Continue reading

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Big Tent – Big Problem

Untitled document Well, it's nice to see some things never change for the Democrats. In keeping with the grand tradition of Robert Byrd, the party of the big tent now welcomes unwillingly gets a holocaust denier and white supremacist! Larry … Continue reading

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Guarding The Border

Untitled document According to the New York Times, one of the things President Bush is considering is whether to deploy National Guard units along the border with Mexico. Which would be a fine temporary step until a more permanent means … Continue reading

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