Archives for: "October 2007"

Oct/31
2007
The story in a nutshell: French boy is raped by locals. The Dubai government tells him and his family to shut up about it or they'll throw the boy in prison for being a homosexual. In addition one of the rapists tested positive for AIDS, something they… more »
Oct/28
2007

Every day is Halloween

I have to hand it to the Bush administration, they constantly come up with new ways to expand my horizons. In this case it happens to be with a fabulously transparent, imitation press conference. Here's the brief: Having been lambasted for a pathetic… more »
Oct/23
2007

Say what?

The Week Daily: FROM THE MAGAZINE Only in America A Pennsylvania woman is facing up to 90 days in jail for swearing at an overflowing toilet in her own home. Dawn Herb admits she used some four-letter words near an open window when she discovered that… more »
Oct/23
2007
Author J.K. Rowling stated, when a young fan asked if the solitary Dumbledore would ever find true love: “I always thought of Dumbledore as gay.” I'm not up on my Harry Potter lore, but I gather that Mr. Dumbledore has had terrible luck in the love… more »
Oct/22
2007

A bad rap

I have a friend who is a great guy. He is hard working, intelligent, thoughtful, and trusting. He is dating a woman. That woman's sister said "What are you doing dating a black man?" Yup, my friend is black and his new girlfriend is white. They are both… more »
Oct/20
2007

Putrid Pink

Gods how I hate Barbie. That pink plastic is the scourge of any toy store I enter. Lately, however the toy designers at Mattel have stooped to an all time low: "Will that be cash or credit?" the little girl with the deaths-head grin plastered to her… more »
Oct/19
2007
There's hardly much to add to the AP News blurb... so I'll just let them do it for me. Take it away Associated Press! BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- Women in several countries have begun sending their panties to Myanmar embassies in a culturally insulting… more »
Oct/18
2007
Who is Michael Heath? No one you should know. Basically he's some religious freak that has taken issue with the fact that King Middle School (also in Maine) can provide contraception for children who have parental permission to see a doctor. The dig is… more »
Oct/18
2007
Ellen DeGeneres adopts a dog named Iggy. Iggy and the household's cats don't get along. Ellen's hairdresser takes Iggy in. Here's the rub, Mutts and Moms, the pet adoption agency Ellen got the dog from has an issue with Ellen giving little Iggy to her… more »
Oct/17
2007
Remember the hoopla when the muslims in Nigeria set back the global eradication of Polio by refusing to vaccinate their children? As a result of religious stupidity and asinine posturing children died, suffered and the disease spread to many other… more »
Oct/17
2007

The Holocaust

On another blog, a post about former Iranian president and current Chairman of the Assembly of Experts statement that Hitler’s treatment of Jewish people in Europe was due in part to their being “a pain in the neck" quickly became a post about the… more »
Oct/16
2007
Superior Court Judge Ernest Murphy got pissed when the Boston Herald misquoted him as telling a rape victim to "get over it". He then acted within the rules when he sued and won a libel suit against the paper. Apparently that wasn't enough so he started… more »
Oct/16
2007

Incidentals

I recently had surgery. Outpatient type deal. No big deal. But the billing is cracking me up. Fortunately for me, my insurance is covering most of the bill, which allows me to laugh. If it didn't, this wouldn't be funny. The first bill I get is my… more »
Oct/13
2007

Bad Pants

It's easy to hate airports. The stench of sweat, jet exhaust, and sickly sweet or desperately salty odors of cheap, awful food. It's more or less the same for the people, tired, wired or otherwise jaded, yapping on phones or giving you a hostile glare… more »
Oct/05
2007
And by the way," he said, "we have gotten information from these high-value detainees that have helped protect you." He who? You know, Herr Bush. The concept here being that although the US does not use or condone torture, *somehow* they got critical… more »
Oct/04
2007
I won't buy Vista. There's lots of good reasons why. Good, solid, valid reasons. And most of all they're *my* reasons. I don't want it, I don't like it and I don't have to have it. Microsoft of course is pissed about this because I'm not in a minority.… more »
Oct/04
2007
The smoking bans have reached epic heights. Let me just say that I personally hate cigarette smoke and I would love it if everybody quit. But I am a realist, the 20% of Americans that smoke are not just going to quit. However, I do have a bit of… more »