Archives: August 2004

Where the Terrorists will strike, and Bush doesn’t care

The areas where the terrorists are most likely to strike… they’re all covered by our Homeland Security, right? Um, no, their not. Not at all. Because we’re spending so much money in Iraq, major hot spots here are not funded or protected adequately. Mother Jones analyzes the data:

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The Kingdom of Loathing

The Kingdom of Loathing (or KoL, as it has come to be known by its player base) is a free, comical RPG, brought to you by the folks at Asymmetric Publications. KoL is played from the comfort of your browser, and is adorned with a staggering array of stunning hand-drawn images. It is turn-based, which

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Bigotry and anti-gay hate at the Republican National Convention

Pastor Donnie McClurkin will be performing at the Republican National Convention. Among other things, McClurkin thinks homosexuality is a “curse,” that it’s caused by men raping small children, that being gay is a choice, that it can be cured, and most explosively, that gays are trying to “kill our children.” He’s come to those conclusions

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Holy Crap. And… Cool!

Look at where dumb old George is in the polls, according to the latest Economist polling. 39% Approval rating. Wow, that Swift Boat shit isn’t doing too well for you, W. Maybe you should drop that crap and run on your record. Oh, wait. You don’t have one.

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For your entertainment…

A letter from my sister Stacy. When I replied, I pointed out that she should have mentioned a key piece of information up front… the fact that she’s now a blonde. Because I was busy picturing her in various activities (writing a novel, driving on the wrong side of the road, tipping cows) with entirely

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Creepy!!!!

This webpage, “I found a digital camera in the woods” is quite eerie. I’m thinking it must be a set-up or fictional page, because it’s pretty unusual to just find a digital camera in the woods, let alone with these photos on it. But some pretty neat photography and some creepy unusual things, too. Must

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1982 Video Game high scorers…

Boing Boing has a really great post on Life magazine’s 1982 magazine spread on the hot teen craze, arcade video gaming, with the best of the arcade gamers meeting at the Twin Galaxies arcade in Ottumwa, Iowa to battle it out for the high score. The picture they have of the geek kids is pretty

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Friends

Yikes, I haven’t been keeping up with what my friends are doing lately. I’m so sorry I haven’t called, e-mailed or otherwise communicated with you. I have no excuse, really except that I have been wicked busy lately. Stephanie and I have been doing a lot around her house and around mine to get stuff

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Aerial View of Indianapolis

This got sent around our neighborhood website a while back, but I never had the chance to check it out until recently. It’s aerial maps of Indianapolis that you can zoom in on and move around, similar to map quest. The cool thing is, on the 2003 maps, I can zoom in and see the

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Vacation

I took Thursday, Friday and Monday off as vacation days. I was at home the whole time, but I didn’t blog anything because I spent most of the time working on stuff around the house. Mostly a bunch of small projects designed to make things more convenient. The shelf in the dining room closet was

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“Boycott for Equality” and “Shut It Down”

Boycott for Equality is calling for gay and lesbian people to drop out of the United States economy on October 8th to demonstrate that we are vital and important members of our communities with significant economic presence. There are three elements to the boycott: No Work, No Purchases and No Cell Phones. In New York,

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Four for Friday Update 2004-08-10

I haven’t answered Belicove’s Four for Friday in quite a while, so I thought I’d catch up. Q1: If you were a lawyer, would you agree to represent deposed Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein? What if you were a doctor or psychologist… would you agree to treat him? Even terrible people need legal representation and basic

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Bush administration Outs another intelligence agent for political reasons

In an effort to take credit for combating terror and to duck criticism about the latest round of years-old terror warnings, the Bush Administration leaked the name of Al-Qaeda mole Mohammad Naeem Noor Khan who was cooperating with Pakistani authorities in a sting operation against Al-Qaeda that has since gone sour because of the leak.

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“Gays wield extreme power” Oklahoma senator sounds like Hitler

Tom Coburn is also George W. Bush’s head of the presidential AIDS commission. Compare and contrast quotes of his with Adolf Hitler: “The gay community has infiltrated the very centers of power in every area across this country, and they wield extreme power. … That agenda is the greatest threat to our freedom that we

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Fay Wray Dies at 96 in New York

Giant monkeys everywhere are crying. In other Obituary news, Rick James died this past weekend at the age of 56. However, the autopsy didn’t reveal a cause of death.

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Somebody stole my rainbow Flag

From in front of my house, for the second time. I’m pretty pissed about it. However, my name is etched onto the pole, and the flag is super-glued to the pole, so whoever has it, if they stole it to put outside their house, won’t be able to display it without me finding it. I

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Terrorists in Carmel, Indiana? Bullshit!

At a recent rally in Venice, Florida in support of President Bush, Katherine “Fixin’ the Votes” Harris told the crowd that Bush is winning the war on terror. As an example, she cited that the mayor of Carmel, Indiana had told her they had recently arrested a Middle Eastern man with hundreds of pounds of

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Two more Bush crap items

First, you may have heard that the recent terror alerts for financial institutions in New York and Washington were based on intelligence that was more than four years old, some of it even prior to 9/11. Can you say “campaign stunt” anyone? This probably is in reaction to the fact that Kerry is massively up

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Subservient President

Go to “Subservient President” and make Georgie boy dance. If you type in: “kill yourself,” “fire Rumsfeld,” “go fuck yourself,” “fire Cheney,” or “tell the truth” he will just scratch his head. But if you tell him to snort cocaine, dance, or lie to me, he has some great responses. Also try “bite me.”

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Eighties Party Music

The party is on Saturday, October 2nd at 8 p.m. I’ve ripped all the albums I need (I think) and I have eliminated duplicate songs from the compilation discs that Doug gave me. Currently I have 1482 songs in my playlist, which is 4.1 Days worth of music. I have to narrow that down a

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Free on iTunes: Democratic National Convention

iTunes makes all of the speeches from the Democratic National Convention available free for download. If you haven’t heard Barack Obama speak, download his speech; it’s amazing. I also deeply enjoyed Jimmy Carter. Yes, I have copies of all them. Also, the 9/11 Commission report is a free download as well.

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Media Matters: Watch Dog Site says “bullshit!”

If you want to catch Fox News/George W. Bush/right-wing nutjobs in lies every single day, several times a day, check out the Media Matters website, which checks out what “THEY” say, and then shows you the video or audio footage of the real live event, so you can see for yourself the bullshit they perpetrate.

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