Archives for: "November 2008"

Nov/26
2008
... Or they would stand up and champion their causes without killing and injuring innocent men, women and children many of whom are the poorest of the poor. Ok so you attacked some hotels, destroyed, burnt and killed. What did that get you other than… more »
Nov/24
2008
I trudge into work. Sneak a peak if the light on my phone is already blinking (the harbinger of a bad day) look at how *many* emails I have to get through (from 6pm yesterday to 9am today) and meeting notices and sit down. I make some tea. Then, before… more »
Nov/23
2008
A college kid killed himself with his webcam left on. People watched. Now ignoracenti are calling for tougher regulations on web hosts. MIAMI (AP) -- The father of a college student whose suicide was broadcast live over a webcam said Saturday he was… more »
Nov/22
2008
Humans still have pack-instincts. If you have ever been around a gaggle of babies you may have experienced a chilling event: one baby in distress will set off the entire group in a hair-raising howl. There have been stampedes at stadiums, and jokers who… more »
Nov/21
2008
Is that really a necessary question at 4:45 pm in an empty restaurant? Is it necessary to ask twice? My friend and I sit down, look over the menu, order drinks, get our drinks, . . . THEN another party come in. Reservation? Why? more »
Nov/20
2008
I was making a cup of tea this morning and I gave serious consideration to using Advil as a sweetener. I mean heck, I keep the jumbo-sized bottle right there next to the tea (who doesn't?). Kill two birds with one stone, it might even be the next fad... more »
Nov/19
2008
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is planning to relax regulations covering endangered species before President-elect Obama can reverse them. The regulations must be published Friday to take effect before Obama is sworn… more »
Nov/18
2008
Kidnapping is when you forcibly abduct someone and then ask for a ransom for their return. If you consider the victim to be American auto workers then the analogy holds that the American automotive executives are the kidnappers. They are ransoming jobs… more »
Nov/17
2008
I may have ranted about this before, but it still irks me. The mundane issue at hand is women and high heels. Many women know how to walk in heels. The seductive sway of a talented, well balanced body on 2" or even 3" stilettos can stop traffic, even if… more »
Nov/16
2008
It's got to get worse before it can get better. Rather like Germany when the Americans drove home towards Berlin, the Bush administration is doing what it can to rape, pillage and plunder any remaining assets the country has before the handover. The… more »
Nov/16
2008

Um yay?

It's always such a relief when the migraine finally kicks in. At least that way I know that the reason I can't see any more *isn't* a stroke... more »
Nov/16
2008
That is a big question. I have always operated under the premise that friends do not always have to agree. However, it is important when they don't agree that they respect each others opinion and that they are willing to listen to other's side. I have a… more »
Nov/15
2008
In the postmortem on the California initiative to ban gays from marrying it turns out that the mormon church had more than just a subtle part. They invested people and money to ensure that their view (not necessarily those of the state) held sway. the… more »
Nov/15
2008
The country has spoken and overwhelmingly so. Yes it's going to get a little tiresome, but get fucking used to it - Obama is our next president. To any of my pro-republican peers who were offended by my comments that race is part of your vote, think… more »
Nov/13
2008
Nebraska enforces a waiting period on women wanting abortions. They recently instituted a ban on partial-birth abortions with no exemption for the woman's health. They also just recently added a parental notification rule. All the hard-won fruits of the… more »
Nov/13
2008
Well, some people would like to forget it when it is their particular special project. I work for government. Some of the stuff the public expects of us we can not do in house. Hiring someone from the outside for these occasional tasks takes money -… more »
Nov/12
2008

Know your peers

Did you vote republican this election? Well check out the people that voted with you... many of 'em *didn't* have a computer: Southern counties that voted more heavily Republican this year than in 2004 tended to be poorer, less educated and whiter, a… more »
Nov/12
2008
Gods but it's good to have a blog when you get fed stories like these... LONDON (AP) -- Britain is facing a sperm donor shortage after reversing confidentiality laws and limiting the number of women who can use sperm from one donor, fertility experts… more »
Nov/11
2008
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The nation's Roman Catholic bishops vowed Tuesday to forcefully confront the Obama administration over its support for abortion rights, saying the church and religious freedom could be under attack in the new presidential… more »
Nov/09
2008
Right now, somewhere in the neighborhood you live in, gay people are having sex. Ok, maybe not right this second. But trust me, there are gay people there. And from time to time, a man will buttfuck another man. And a woman will chow down on her… more »
Nov/09
2008

Words to remember

I've already heard some morons saying how history will look back on the last eight years as the best times in American History, led by the most enlightened of presidents. Yes, I use the word 'moron' affectionately because I'm still mellow at this time… more »
Nov/09
2008

Bigger Bathrooms

The endless intoning over the loudspeaker relentlessly reminds us *not* to leave our luggage unattended, *not* to carry parcels or gifts for people we don't know and to report any suspicious behavior as we trudge through the airport to our final… more »
Nov/08
2008
It's interesting how the press is dealing with the new President. Some are cautiously sniffing around for opinions. Others offering an even handed mix of vitriol and optimism. Yet others have decided that, in the absence of electoral mud slinging, it's… more »
Nov/06
2008
Who voted for you and who didn't really doesn't matter anymore - You have been elected to be our next president. Over the course of the your campaign, I developed severe reservations about whether you going to be able to help us out of the mess we seem… more »
Nov/05
2008
*blink*blink* ... slowly I emerge, like the proverbial critter on Groundhog Day. Peering myopically at the light it seems like forever since I last had the strength to bitch about the world. Queritor Ergo Sum I am back, and the fanfare has almost died.… more »
Nov/03
2008

Change

What exactly is "change". One definition is: "to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone." The word change seems to be a favorite of many political candidates,… more »