Monthly Archives: May 2007

Here’s A Surprise

After what appeared to be an initial flat rejection, the family that controls Dow Jones (and the Wall Street Journal) has announced that it will consider the surprise offer of a buyout made by Rupert Murdoch. NEW YORK – The … Continue reading

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Hello Darkness – Redux

The silence of the complicit. More than a week after the release of documents that show al Qaeda torture methods and after the release of 41 Iraqis from an al Qaeda torture chamber only Fox News and CNN have written … Continue reading

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AP Fauxtography Writ Large

This is positively hysterical. AP has released a photograph purporting to show the newest photographic evidence of the Loch Ness monster. The photograph is actually one that was taken in 1933 and is known as "The Surgeon's Photo". It is … Continue reading

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Interesting

I don't link to the Washington Times all that often, but this is kind of interesting. The Republican National Committee has fired all of its in-house phone solicitors. They say it is because it would cost too much to update … Continue reading

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Nessie Found – Again!

An "amateur scientist" has taken new video of something swimming in Loch Ness. He says he isn't sure what it is, other scientists say they don't know what it is, either, but appear to be leaning toward it being an … Continue reading

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“A Huge Hill Rolling Over And Over”

At 4:07 PM on May 31, 1889, more than 20 million tons of water, carrying virtually everything that had once stood in the Conemaugh Valley, struck Johnstown, Pennsylvania. More than 2,200 people died in the flood or, even more horribly, … Continue reading

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And You Thought It Was Just Conservatives

That have a low regard for the press these days. Not so! We can prove that this phenomenon is not confined to one or the other political wings. It isn't even confined to the human race! A deer registered his … Continue reading

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Hell Hamsters Hunger For Haunch Of Human

Britain is under siege – yet again – by the minions of the Animal Uprising™. This time it is man-eating hamsters. A man was taken to hospital with serious breathing difficulties after being bitten by his daughter's hamster. The 50-year-old … Continue reading

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The Twitch Of A Corpse

Gerard Baker, US editor of the Times of London, takes a look at what is happening in Europe right now. Is it a rebirth, a renewal or the last twitch of a corpse just before rigor mortis sets in? If … Continue reading

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A Look Back At The Republican Victory – In 2008

James Pinkerton, writing in Newsday, has a cautionary tale for Democrats on how to lose in 2008. I don't necessarily agree across the board with him, but one section really strikes me: On immigration, the GOP finally exorcised itself – … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Moves To Florida

The Daily Mail is reporting the JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, has given her blessing for the Universal theme park in Orlando to open a Harry Potter themed area in their amusement park. (It isn't exactly a … Continue reading

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Serious Words To Think About

There is more than enough hyperventilation going on right now about global warming or global climate change or whatever you want to call it. But NPR interviews NASA Administrator Michael Griffin who makes an excellent point that really requires a bit … Continue reading

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Erm….

I have absolutely no idea, whatsoever, why Palm has decided to come out with a new product called the Foleo. It's a sort of sub-compact notebook computer by all early indications. A step up from a "smartphone" a step down … Continue reading

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Spam Canned

A man who sent so many spam messages that Federal investigators called him "The Spam King" has been apprehended and faces up to 65 years in Federal prison and a fine of $250,000. Robert Soloway, 27, was arrested in Seattle, … Continue reading

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No Collar In The Collar City

A moose on the loose in the Collar City has eluded capture – other than being captured on videotape, that is. What's a Collar City, you ask? That would be Troy, New York, once home to a booming trade in … Continue reading

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