Daily Archives: January 7, 2008

Giving The Politicians The Finger

Untitled document Generally speaking, giving the finger to politicians is a highly symbolic act. However, sometimes it is quite literal. Just ask French Justice Minister Rachida Dati. She received a package containing a severed finger – and would kind of like … Continue reading

Posted in Weird Stuff, World news | 2 Comments

Near-Naked Politics

Untitled document A small town in Eastern Oregon is experiencing a political tempest in a D-cup, so to speak, over their mayor's racy photographs. It seems that Mayor Carmen Kontur-Gronquist's MySpace pictures of her posing on a town firetruck wearing … Continue reading

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Site Problems

Untitled document My hosting company made some changes to the server this site is on and it led to some problems. Those seem to be corrected at present, but the Crabitat was knocked offline for a short time today, then … Continue reading

Posted in Geek Stuff | 6 Comments

Gentlemen, We Can Rebuild Him…

Untitled document …We have the technology. That comes from the old television show The Six Million Dollar Man, of course. But now, the real world has caught up with that television show that went off the air in 1978. Because they can, … Continue reading

Posted in Machines, Medicine, Science | 1 Comment

And Bingo! We Have The Second Act!

Untitled document The hot topic in the blogosphere right now is the Drudge report that Hillary! Clinton was thinking about withdrawing from the race. I smelled a Carvillian rat as did many others. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Politico … Continue reading

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Yet Another Thing To Worry About

Untitled document How about your laptop testifying against you in court? That, says the New York Times, appears to be the way the legal precedents are heading. A couple of years ago, Michael T. Arnold landed at the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Untitled document Drudge has the big, raging headline: TALK OF HILLARY EXIT ENGULFS CAMPAIGNS. I rather suspect that this is a ploy – likely by the Clinton campaign itself. Facing a double-digit defeat in New Hampshire, a sudden collapse in … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Politics, Throw The Flag | 19 Comments

The Magic Fades

Untitled document Ouch. The New York Times reports that the rock star of the Hillary Clinton campaign, Bill Clinton, is not packing in the crowds in New Hampshire. In fact, he is drawing less-than-capacity crowds of mostly unenthusiastic people at … Continue reading

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Last Chance To Kill The Pork

Untitled document John Fund notes that President Bush has a chance to make a lasting change in the way Congress has been playing the pork game. He has a chance to issue an executive order that would effectively end the … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Taxes | 1 Comment

Let The Obituaries Begin

Untitled document Robert Shrum writes a pre-obituary for the Hillary Clinton campaign in today's New York Daily News. It is not at all pretty. He sees one final chance for Clinton to recover – but doesn't think it will work. Given … Continue reading

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