Archives: May 2004

How the Bushies Change a Light Bulb

How many members of the Bush administration are required to replace the proverbial light bulb? The Answer is SEVEN: (1) one to deny that a light bulb needs to be replaced; (2) one to attack and question the patriotism of anyone who has questions about the light bulb; (3) one to blame the previous administration

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New York Times: We Believed Bush’s Lies

The New York Times has finally come out and admitted that it printed lies delivered to the paper by the Bush administration verbatim, without investigating and determining the truth behind the information they were being given.

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President Gore calls Bush evil, soulless, incompetent

Holy crap. Well, you tell them, Al. One of the clearest indications of the impending loss of intimacy with one’s soul is the failure to recognize the existence of a soul in those over whom power is exercised, especially if the helpless come to be treated as animals, and degraded. We also know – and

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Newspaper Names

For a brain-storming session on a name for a new local Indianapolis paper, these were some of our ideas. Apparently, I’m the only one who thinks the name “Naptown Argus” as a Indianapolis newspaper is laugh-out-loud funny. Hmmm. Too much Greek Mythology as a child, not enough playing outside. (edited to add suggestions from reader

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Bush’s Poll numbers are down: time for new “terrorist threat”

Wow, Bush’s poll numbers are hitting an all-time low of less than 40% approval rating, so the Administration is whipping out a brand new “warning of imminent terrorist threat” to scare people into getting the ratings back up. Quick, everyone hide under the desk and vote for Bush, or the terrorists are gonna get ya!

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Belicove’s Four for Friday

This weeks questions early: Q: Would you rather receive free gasoline for your car for one year, or free meals for a year at your favorite restaurant? Free meals. I spend way more on food than I do on gas. Q: Do you think it’s hypocritical for SUV drivers to display environmentally-focused bumper stickers on

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But if the gays don’t get you, the Cicadas will…

According to Cicadaville.com, Cincinnati’s cicada authority, “not only are human children are the primary source of nutrition for Cicadas, but Cicadas have a deadly venom that is injected through a small bone like tube known as the “Cicada deadly venom tube.” The venom can kill a human being instantly. In 1987, the last time the

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Heritage Foundation VP blames gays for Abu Ghraib prison torture

Heritage Foundation vice president Rebecca Hagelin, in a recent column published on Townhall.com, tries to suggest that American soldiers were influence to commit the torture by sexual excesses, including homosexuality, at home in the US. Nevermind that the whole thing was really Rumsfeld’s idea.

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Language

Things I’ve said recently that I’ve never said before: I used the word “canoodling” in a sentence. On more than one occasion. In reference to something I’d been doing. I said “You have a better remembory than I do” outloud to another person. “Remembory” is one of the words I used to say when I

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Weekend Update 2004-05-18

Yes, I know it’s Tuesday, and this entry was due yesterday. Friday night I hosted the monthly lesbian pitch-in and had a nice turn out of 19 people. Mary Byrne and Tamara Tracy came to see my house, which was fun. There was some GREAT food. And I got to show off my girlfriend. Saturday

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Bush Renews Call to Ban Gay Marriage

I want this man out of my White House. At the very least, the man needs to go back to high school and take a damned civics course, so he can remember how the government, especially the judiciary, is supposed to work. From the Indianapolis Star: TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Bush on Monday renewed

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The Top Ten Conservative Idiots (No. 156)

This week’s list, courtesy the democratic underground. Of course, the Iraq thing is worse and Bush’s poll numbers are slipping badly (not that you would know that by what you see on the news) but there are some other gems in there as well.

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Republicans Announce Convention Event Schedule

Courtesy of Rich Procter at The Smirking Chimp: The following is the “first final” list of events for the Republican National Convention in New York City, August 30 to September 2. AUGUST 30 6 p.m. – OPENING PRAYER read by Mel Gibson, while being flogged with a spiked leather strap wielded by Ann Coulter, who

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Massachusetts Performs First Legal Gay Marriages

Ahhh, love. Isn’t it grand? Have I mentioned recently that I expect my whole family to vote Democrat this year?? Via Reuters: CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) – Two women were among the first gay couples to be legally married on Monday and hundreds more waited for their turn to make history as Massachusetts became the only

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Songs for a New Day

One of the first CD mixes I made to give my sweetheart, Stephanie, filled with songs that made me think of her.

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What Do I Know Dumpster Diving playlist

One of my favorite blog sites, What Do I Know, has a great iTunes Playlist of guilty pleasure songs from younger days, entitled the Dumpster Diving Playlist. It’s now available in the iTunes store as an iMix. What a great list!! Oh my god… I’m totally buying these. I’ve Never Been to Me (Remixed Single

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Familiar Strangers

Interesting article I found on Boing Boing about blue-tooth mobile phones that recognized other blue-tooth enabled devices around them and keep track of their IDs, eventually building a list of “familiar strangers” or people who are often in your immediate area.

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One of Them Must Be Cher

This is one of those posts that might skirt very close to becoming Too Much Information, so I will try to stay as far this side of the line as I can. But there’s something that cracked me up that I really want to write about. I’ve been reading Good Vibrations Complete Guide to Sex

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Comments Enabled

Blogger did some major updates to their technology, and now I can allow comments on the site without having to use a third party. So I’m going to turn on the ability to comment on some posts on my site, just to see how it goes.

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Note to self:

start here: Week of April 20, 2003 end here: Week of June 15, 2003 Just editing some stuff and making notes for myself. Not too important really.

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Weekend Update 2004-05-10

I had a wonderful weekend. Didn’t accomplish that much around the house, but spent a lot of time with Stephanie. It was nice; helped us get over the stress of everything that happened earlier in the week.

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Stuff I used to believe

When I was a kid, I got the colors yellow and orange confused all the time, because yellow cabs are actually *orange* and I would read the name “yellow” and think that was the color. No I didn’t learn colors late, I learned to read early. Also, I remember my grandma talking with my mom

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Four For Friday 2004-05-07

Courtesy of belicove.com. Q: Some people collect fine art, while others have a passion for baseball cards. How about you? Do you collect anything in particular? If you don’t, did you collect anything as a kid, or would you like to in the future? Yep, big list right here [link deprecated]. Q: When you think

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Limbaugh is apparently still on drugs….

Check out what he said Tuesday on the air about the torturing of Iraqi prisoners of war at Abu Ghraib. Check out a list of some of the horrific activities that have been documented and photographed. Also, I have a bunch of the photos archived that I’m hoping to get around to mirroring on my

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Name Statistics

Stephanie is the #41 most common female name. 0.4% of females in the US are named Stephanie. Around 510000 US females are named Stephanie! source namestatistics.com Interesting. But how many Stephanie Ann’s are there? And what are the odds that two of them would be dating each other?

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Things that are poisonous to pets

It’s not just chocolate and onions, but also grapes and a whole host of other things that are edible for humans but not for dogs and cats. Very useful to information from petalia.com. Also, other common household products that you should keep away from pets. More about grapes and raisins, which can cause renal failure

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Two Indianapolis men sentenced for killing trans teen, friend

From the Indianapolis Star on the death of Nireah Johnson and the sentencing of her killers: Two Indianapolis men declared their innocence today even as a judge sentenced them to prison for killing a cross-dressing teen and his female friend. Superior Court Judge Robert Altice sentenced Paul Moore to a combined 120 years in prison

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Green on Thursday, Red on Friday. Got it.

What’s funny about the following e-mail I got is that we were discussing recently how, when we were kids, they used to say “if you wear green on Thursdays, it means you’re gay!” And no one would wear green. So we were talking about wearing green on Thursdays…

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An FYI…

Sunday night I had a prowler around my house. I happened to see him outside the window of my house; he was peering in and seemed to be moving back and forth outside the window. I think he saw me and was startled, so he took off. I called the police, but they walked all

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Helpless

I’m sure everyone’s been in the situation where you have a friend who’s having real problems, but there isn’t anything you can do to help them except listen… I have a friend who’s really struggling right now, and I wish I had some sort of life preserver or safety net to throw her, but I

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Top Ten Conservative Idiots (#154)

I’ve been on vacation for a week and not blogging about anything political, but this week’s list from Democratic Underground covers all the really big stories, including how a major media outlet refused to honor the war dead for political reasons, and how Iraqi prisoners are being tortured and raped by American soldiers in prison,

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U.S. eyes proposal to draft women, raise cut off age to 34

WASHINGTON – The chief of the U.S. Selective Service System has proposed registering women for the military draft and requiring that young Americans regularly inform the government about whether they have training in niche specialties needed in the armed services. The proposal, which the agency’s acting director Lewis Brodsky presented to senior Pentagon officials just

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Geek Bling

So I was watching Ellen, and she had a rapper on and they were talking about bling, and how he had to remember to put on all his bling before he left the house, and I realized that I have to do the same thing… only my bling isn’t jewelry; it’s my iPod, digital camera,

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Songs for a New Day

Okay, since someone asked, this is my CD…. It’s Only a Paper Moon – Ella Fitzgerald & The Delta Rhythm Boys Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) – The Andrews Sisters Hellzapoppin’ – Louis Armstrong Wonderful! Wonderful! – Johnny Mathis Charmed Life – Diana Krall Some Kind of Wonderful –

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Starry Eyed Surprise

Okay, now that I’m listening closely to the CD Stephanie made… they aren’t all songs we heard on our first date, just the first several. The rest are songs she picked… and I really love this CD. Head Over Heels – The Go-Go’s The Name of The Game – ABBA The Guitar – They Might

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Yes she is…

For those of you on Friendster… yes it is the Stephanie that’s in my friends list on Friendster.

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And I say to myself, it’s wonderful, wonderful…

Yesterday I went with Stephanie K. (I’m putting her last initial lest someone become confused and think I’m writing about myself) to the Indiana State Museum. Cool place. The pendulum from the old state museum is there, but it doesn’t have the same presence that it did in the old building, where it was in

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