Category Archives: hope

basketful of live puppies, part II

Given Old Man Blinky’s creepy performance last night, I think every American whose last name is not McCain or Palin can agree that we have entered the time when Obama cannot fail to win the presidency unless he is filmed … Continue reading

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George Will & Co tear McCain a new asshole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnpZHnC13QE (ABC on McCain links to a .flv version if & when youtube takes this down)

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No ice at the North Pole

Exclusive: No ice at the North Pole – Climate Change, Environment – The Independent “This day is called the feast of Crispian: He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named, … Continue reading

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basketful of live puppies

I think every democrat whose last name is not Clinton can agree that we have entered the time when Obama cannot fail to win the nomination unless he is filmed eating a basketful of live puppies. I think most of … Continue reading

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unionism, liberalism, and managed perception

Imagine if your job were set up in such a way that your value within the company rose over time, yet that value could not be extracted and put to work at any other company. For example, you’ve been working … Continue reading

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speaking of Sun Dogs

I saw some a couple days ago coming back from somewhere down South. Apparent ingredients needed: one sun, mist, rainbows. I win!

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another square inch of dirt in Verdun

I comment on two blogs/forums. I used to comment on more. I don’t comment on the two that I still comment on nearly as often as I used to. The reason, I think, is that the lively conversations that attracted … Continue reading

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“I’ve changed my mind”

The World Question Center 2008 A collection of essays from people who know things about things they thought they knew but later figured out they didn’t. For instance, I like Martin Seligman’s essay about the probability of ET because he … Continue reading

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the Saint of Traffic By-laws

Nobody in the United States is untouchable by the law. Everyone has done something that could have resulted in fines or imprisonment. Everyone. It almost goes without saying, except that I had to say it in order for the next … Continue reading

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The Generals & Majors Take a Pass

Bush taps general to coordinate war efforts – CNN.com It was a difficult job to fill, given the unpopularity of the war, now in its fifth year, and uncertainty about the clout the war coordinator would have. The search was … Continue reading

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George and the Contractors: A Love Story

President Bush Discusses War on Terror, Economy with Associated General Contractors of America Q: … second is a personal question. What do you pray about, and how we can we pray for you? A: … The fact that you would … Continue reading

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Shorpy

Shorpy | The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog I’d never seen this photoblog before recently, but now I see references for it everywhere. By “everywhere,” I mean in 3 different places. Sign in the window says “Register here… Hop pickers… Picking starts … Continue reading

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Jury nullification

Jury nullification – Wikipedia Jury nullification is a de facto power of the jury, and is not normally disclosed to jurors by the system when they are instructed as to rights and duties. This totally changes how I’ll behave if … Continue reading

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Live birdies!

A remote cam 70 feet in the air in Maine watches birdies sit and tweet and occasionally fly off. Baby birdies are in there, too; at least one was borneded this week.

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in other news, Bush still exists

The Sun Herald AROUND SOUTH MISSISSIPPI: President Bush Visits Thursday This story was buried on page A-10 in the paper, above a “boil water” notice for some neighborhood in Gulfport. Apparently ‘W fatigue’ has finally settled in down here.

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Giddy

I was standing outside in the backyard in the dark a few minutes ago. There was an owl-shaped piece of wood that I noticed perched on top of one of the main branches of the neighbor’s cut-back pecan tree, and … Continue reading

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tRNA Sutra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9dhO0iCLww Apparently they still show this in biology. We called it ‘the tRNA Sutra.’ Or maybe I just called it that, I can’t remember. Just 11 years after this film was made, we considered it an oddity created by a … Continue reading

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First phase of Iraq war plan to begin early February

First phase of Iraq war plan to begin early February – CNN.com Democrat Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois asked Rice: “What leverage do we have that would provide us some assurance that six months from now, you will not be … Continue reading

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Google Fu

A Man & His Mountain. “I’ve had a few different jobs, a few different apartments and a lot of girlfriends, but one mountain,” he says. “And it’s the thing that never lets me down.” I remember reading about this guy … Continue reading

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Australia seals crushing victory

Australia wins the Ashes test England lost their last five wickets for just 77 runs in 90 minutes to be all out for 370 half an hour before lunch on the fifth day after resuming on 293 for five chasing … Continue reading

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