Come with me now in the Wayback Machine . . .
. . . to a time before music videos sucked.
WARNING! This is not underwear! Do not attempt to put in pants!
Boston City Councilor Jerry P. McDermott crusades to take down the city's landmark Citgo sign.
but I needed to come in and let my minions know that I don't know when or if I'll be posting this next week.
Remember the "live shot" where Cokie Roberts stood in front of a picture of the Capitol?
It seems there are more UFO's swarming Atlantis. This causes concern among the NASA types that something may be damaged.
If it's not showing up again, go here to see.
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg of the Pig Party* suggests bribing the poor to make healthy choices.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Poor New Yorkers who make healthy choices - such as
staying in school and regularly seeing the doctor - should be rewarded with cash
to help break the cycle of poverty, Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested
The idea, which has seen success in countries including Brazil and Mexico,
developed out of an anti-poverty commission's report released Monday.
. . . so you'll have to go watch today's find yourself.
If not, it's in 1984 or Brave New World. Forgive me; it's been awhile since I read any of the three. I don't see any reason to read what I live through every day.
The Mail on Sunday watched as a cyclist riding through a pedestrian area
was ordered to stop.
'Would the young man on the bike please get off and walk as he is riding in a pedestrian area,' came the command.
The surprised youth stopped, and looked about. A look of horror spread across his face as he realised the voice was referring to him.
He dismounted and wheeled his bike through the crowded streets, as instructed.
Why, you may ask?
Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's office ruled the order of
petition pages turned in were not in sequence, which made the petitions
containing over 220,000 signatures invalid.
Voting 245-171, lawmakers approved an internal rule change requiring
earmarks -- isolated and localized spending measures -- and their sponsors be
disclosed in every type of bill, the Washington Post reports.
Like all rule changes, the disclosure requirement adopted Thursday will
expire at the end of the year.
ASHEVILLE — Spending stamped pieces of silver making the rounds in Western North Carolina could get you up to five years in prison.
That’s what prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are saying about “Liberty Dollars,” an alternative currency whose distribution is motivated by politics and profit.
But those promoting the private currency said they never called the dollars official U.S. tender and questioned whether the Justice Department’s assertion would hold up in court.
On Thursday, the U.S. Mint sent out an alert saying the dollars were illegal.
“The prosecutors have determined that using gold or silver medallions as circulating money is a federal crime,” mint spokeswoman Becky Bailey said. “By producing and promoting these as circulating money they are abetting a crime.”
In 2004, officials with the local Better Business Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing said they saw nothing wrong with the currency since individuals are free to barter for goods or services.
As an associate of the Liberty Dollar company, Innes gets the dollars at a discounted price and can give them to businesses at a discount. He said he explains that the dollars are not official currency and maintains a Web site of participating businesses.
The point of the currency, he said is to have a “real” thing such as silver to exchange for goods and services, instead of Federal Reserve notes, such as dollar bills, that are based on U.S. debt. Unlike notes, silver is not subject to dramatic inflationary changes, he said. He questioned whether a judge would rule in the Justice Department’s favor and why prosecutors had taken an interest.
“Who knows what their motivation is,” Innes said. “It might just be the competition.”
So I'm in my late 30's and don't even have a savings account. I'm halfway to retirement age and haven't even begun planning for it.
Can drinking booze make you rich?
That’s what a pair of economists are saying in a new study that reports alcohol drinkers of both genders earn 10 to 14 percent more than non-drinkers. Moreover, the economists say men who frequent bars at least once a month earn an additional 7 percent on top of the "10 percent drinkers’ premium."
New for-profit liberal-arts college gains authority to operate.
Virginia's higher-education commission has granted operating authority to
Founders College, a private, for-profit school whose owners are buying an
1,100-acre estate in Campbell County near Lynchburg for its campus.
Gary Hull, director of the Program on Values and Ethics in the Marketplace
at Duke University, will be the college's chairman and chief executive and will
serve on the faculty. Another planned Founders faculty member is Eric Daniels, a
visiting assistant professor in the Duke program. They are followers of the
writings of novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand and objectivism, which embraces
"rational individualism" and laissez-faire capitalism and rejects altruism and
Hull and Daniels also are affiliated with the Ayn Rand Institute, which
states on its Web site: "The major battleground in this fight for reason and
capitalism is the educational institutions — high schools and above all, the
universities, where students learn the ideas that shape their lives."
[But don't get too excited, Randroids.]
Hull said that while objectivism is part of his own philosophy, he denies
the school will be an objectivist university.
"I have my own personal convictions, but as a professional we leave them at the door," Hull said.
Xena becomes Eris.
What do you think, minions? Which would be a better title for a comment on an article with the headline Man needed surgery after sex with hedgehog?
. . . the Swift Boat Vets have one collective rear-end between them all.
“I’m prepared to kick their ass [sic] from one end of America to the other,” he declares.
Can't wait 'til the shrill, arrogant hag gets the Jenny Jones treatment.
First, they deplanetize Pluto.
It seems there are TWO wannabe liberals in the Huckabee marriage.
So I'm skimming through Popular Science yesterday, which in and of itself is evidence of my nerdmuffiness.
. . . of my reaction to this article?
Appeal rejected for skinning, cooking partner
September 11, 2006 09:47am
A WOMAN who stabbed her de facto husband to death before skinning him and making a meal for his children out of his body parts has lost an appeal against the severity of her life sentence.
Knight stabbed 44-year-old Mr Price 37 times with a butcher's knife before skinning him and hanging his hide from a meat hook in their lounge room on February 29, 2000.
She then decapitated him and put his head in a pot on the stove, baked flesh from his buttocks and cooked vegetables and gravy as side dishes to serve to Mr Price's children.
"I have come to the conclusion that other people suck." -- John Hutchison, 9/12/06, exiting Wal-Mart with his mother.
No, I'm not equating a dog with a person.
. . . "People for queers." I did this to differentiate OUT from The Advocate ("TIME for queers") to one of my straight friends.
Here's a Family Ties flashback for you:
Apparently, he's upset that ABC didn't let him shove the final draft of the script down his pants.
The front lines simply moved here to America. And the enemy is entrenched in our own society.
In her communication, my cousin notified me of the customary confiscation
decree and of her frustration at being told its her responsibility to provide
for everyone else’s offspring as well as her own.
Instead of having to endure hectic back to school sales in pursuit of
classroom paraphernalia, parents could have surrendered $30.00 per child to
endow educators to acquire the needed supplies. Instead of falling for this wily
plea, my cousin decided to obtain the scholastic accoutrements on her
Much to her surprise, her grand total came to $35.00. The shock did not
stem from the total exceeding the figure tabulated by the school system but from
the fact she was buying for three children.
The Republican preacher-turned politician compares the idea to the biblical concept of tithing, or giving 10% of one's income to the church. Huckabee says a flat income tax, like a tithe, would be proportionate to each person's income,
and therefore more equitable.
I picked Miami over Pittsburgh. Even weighed it at 31 (out of 31).
Goodness, but it must seem like a long time since I've posted.
The Darkness isn't supposed to come until after the days start getting shorter than the nights. But it started yesterday. Not bad yet, but noticable.