Monthly Archives: January 2008

Here’s Another Hot Tune

Untitled document A volunteer at a community radio station in Austin, Texas became angry when the playlist he had submitted was changed. So he took direct action: He set fire to the radio station. AUSTIN, Texas – A volunteer at a … Continue reading

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The Waxwork Candidate

Untitled document Michael Goodwin points out that things just are not going the way Hillary Clinton had planned. He says that the unraveling of the Clinton plan is at least partly do to with her style. According to the plan, … Continue reading

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Bringing Down The House

Untitled document In the world of the performing arts, bringing down the house is a good thing. It means you turned in a world-class performance. In the real world, it might mean something else. Like maybe the snow just collapsed … Continue reading

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McCain Takes Florida

Untitled document CNN projects that John McCain has won the Florida Republican primary. (CNN) — Sen. John McCain will win the Florida Republican primary, CNN projects based on election results and exit polling, edging out rival Mitt Romney. The results … Continue reading

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Drive Bay PC

Untitled document No, not a typo. I didn't mean a drive-by and am not referring to political correctness. How about a fully functional personal computer, internet ready, that will fit into a drive bay of your regular desktop PC? With … Continue reading

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Played

Untitled document New Hampshire – or at least one of their leading newspapers – just figured out something. Hillary Clinton lies. COURTING VOTERS in Iowa and New Hampshire, last August Sen. Hillary Clinton signed a pledge not to "campaign or … Continue reading

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High Irony

Untitled document This is funny on a number of levels. At the same time that anti-tobacco fever has gripped many people, there has been a rise in the number of people screaming for the legalization of marijuana. Many of the … Continue reading

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Rocking The Insect World

Untitled document A new species of beetle has been named to honor a rock and roll icon and his widow. A new species of beetle that appears as if wearing a tuxedo has been named in honor of the late … Continue reading

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Being A Zombie Has Its Advantages

Untitled document A Polish man has found out that there is a big advantage to being dead: zombies pay no taxes in Poland. WARSAW (Reuters) – Red tape is preventing a Polish man from returning from the dead.   Piotr … Continue reading

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Old Man Winter Returns. And He’s Very Angry.

Untitled document The Midwest caught a short break from the icy winter conditions that have gripped the region for months now. But that has ended today as a massive cold front has moved into the region. Folks on the East … Continue reading

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Washington Backlash For Clinton

Untitled document The Politico is casting Ted Kennedy's endorsement of Barack Obama as part of a Washington liberal establishment backlash against the Clintons and their vitriolic politics. In September 1998, Greg Craig, a lion of the Washington legal community, left … Continue reading

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Press Ignores Earmarks

Untitled document This is interesting. Two different takes on last night's State of the Union speech from the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post – neither of which so much as hints at the executive order that Bush will sign blocking … Continue reading

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“If These Items Are Truly Worth Funding,…”

Untitled document "…the Congress should debate them in the open and hold a public vote." GW Bush, State of the Union Address, January 28,2008 Those of us opposed to earmarks, or as it used to be known, pork barrel spending, … Continue reading

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UN Springs Into Action On Darfur

Untitled document To mark the fifth anniversary of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Darfur, the United Nations has announced that it will not be deploying any meaningful numbers of "peacekeepers" until the end of this year. The UN-African Union peacekeeping … Continue reading

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How Much Is Free Health Care Worth?

Untitled document The true believers in socialized medicine in this country like to hold the British National Health Service up as a role model. Health care, they say, should be "universal" and "free." But what if the universal part applies … Continue reading

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