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Saturday, December 13, 2003
No, it's not about Sheriff Andy Taylor's sidekick buying a 2nd bullet. This is the video of the Bush's Barney and his holiday antics. If you missed the first Barney Cam last year, don't miss Barney Camm II :) It's been a while since we've had a First Family who didn't treat their pets like nothing more than photo ops. Whatever happened to Socks?
Friday, December 12, 2003
MORE CHRISTMAS LIST SUGGESTIONS
* T-shirts, like Dubya branding a donkey and an excellent one for that NRA member (I bought this & it's GREAT!)
* If you've never heard of the mystery writer, C.J. Box, then check out his site. I've read all three of his books and loved them. My son-in-law, C.O. (he's a corrections officer), had read them first, so guys love them, too. The (fictional) main character in all three books is Game Warden Joe Pickett in Wyoming. The stories involve hunting and are set in the out-of-doors. Real guy-type of reading, but I loved them, too.
I've added a new link (on the right) to a blog called Healing Iraq. It's the blog of Zeyad (a fellow "blog*spotter") who was in Baghdad the other day for the enormous demonstration/march against terrorism. NOT against America, but against terrorism! An estimated 10,000 people showed up in the bright sunshine and marched and carried banners. Zeyad has posted dozens (hundreds?) of photos of the event, and he's labeled them. They're great!
If this is the first you've heard of this demonstration, don't feel ashamed or surprised. America's mainstream media didn't care for that bit of pro-American news, so they ignored it. Just like this! However, thanks to the Internet and bloggers like Zeyad, who was there, the news is getting out. The Internet is like Radio Free Europe was in WWII.
Not every journalist is ignoring this story. John Podhoretz at the NY POST has written about this amazingly brave event. Read the article and feel thankful that it was George W. Bush who was elected and not Algore.
Thursday, December 11, 2003
THE THREE STOOGES OF NEWS
Check out Chris Muir's cartoon today!
ADULTERY IS NOT A MISTAKE.
Dog Man and I were watching “Sex & the City” last night … a rerun … in which Carrie was plagued with guilt over her short-lived affair with her former lover, Big, all the while living with current lover, Aidan.
Aidan, in my opinion, is a whiny, wimpy schmuck. Yeah, he’s nice and he’s giving and he’s sensitive, blah blah blah. Blech! But he’s not masculine. He may be hetero, but he’s still way too in touch with his inner femme. Big, on the other hand, is the opposite. He’s virile, he’s refined, and, in his own materialistic way, he’s sensitive.
But I digress.
To underscore her guilt, Carrie’s friend, Charlotte, was getting married. Carrie couldn’t sleep, she couldn’t look Aidan in the eye, and as Charlotte’s wedding day grew closer, Carrie’s gut wrenching turmoil only intensified. Aidan, of course, felt something was wrong, yet Carrie couldn’t find the courage to tell him, that is, until minutes before Charlotte walked down the aisle. It was at that moment that Carrie spilled her guts and her sordid tale tumbled out, along with the “M” word. I made a mistake, she said, but it won’t happen again.
A mistake is something you do by accident. You measure out 2 teaspoons of sugar instead of 2 tablespoons. You hit the accelerator instead of the brakes. You turn down Maple Street thinking it's Glenn Avenue. Those are mistakes, honest mistakes.
Adultery is not a mistake and it's not honest. Forget the bodice-ripping euphemisms of being swept away in the moment, of your emotions running amok. Copulate is a verb of action, not a thought process. Clothes do not magically remove themselves from your body. Whether you admit it or not, at some point you make the decision to do the deed.
Dog Man and I both agreed that Carrie should not have confessed her sins to Aidan. She said she was trying to be open and honest. Yet, in reality, she was unburdening her massive weight of guilt by burdening him with a massive weight of pain. Twice Carrie professed her love for Aidan yet both time she chose to think only of herself: first when she committed the adultery (more than once) and then when she told him. Even wussy Aidan deserved better.
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
IS THIS A DUMB BLONDE JOKE OR WHAT?
Paris Hilton takes acting lessons. Who knew? Okay, okay, okay. I'm trying to quit writing about her, but this article was in the business section, because (get this!) "she is set to rake in $10M" next year! Not to mention that she stands to inherit $28M sometime in the future. So how will she make the dough? Apparently the Japanese male population drools over her.
BITS 'O LITTER
* Joe Lieberman who?
* John F*** Kerry. Now we know what the *F* stand for.
* If Tom Cruise marries Penelope Cruz, she'll be Penelope Cruz Cruise. Which is fitting. Two ships who pass in the night, otherwise known as a Hollywood marriage.
* Have you seen the new Christmas postage stamps this year? The "Holiday Music Makers" are gaudy. Stick with the Madonna and Child stamps or the Snowmen.
* More suggestions for those Christmas lists. Check out their home page and how they gained attention!
* Or how about this list? Thanks, Blue :)
CHECK IT OUT!
Chris Muir has a great cartoon this morning!
Do you wonder what Algore must be thinking ‘bout now? Do you think what he’s done is beginning to register with him yet? Is reality, cold hard Hillary reality sinking in? Do you think Algore has any regrets?
First off, no, I don’t think Algore has a single regret for snubbing Nice Guy Joe and backing Dean. Not that snubbing Lieberman was his intention, because it was not. Algore’s primary intentions (all puns aside) were 1) payback to the Clintons and 2) one more chance in the limelight. Yesterday, in a breathless moment of political parasitism, Algore sealed his political future. If Dean becomes the next president (not just the nominee), the move was brilliant; if Dean doesn’t, Algore will be politically dead.
The effect couldn’t have been more spectacular. Algore is EVERYWHERE in the news! EVERYONE is talking about IT! From the major news network right down to this humble blogger, yours truly. Algore is PUMPED! See Algore WALK! Hear Algore TALK!
Okay, so that was yesterday. He’s had a good night’s sleep … or maybe not. Is reality sinking in yet? Is he wondering what Hillary will do? Because Her Royal Clintoness is the power with which to reckon, not Bubba. Bill has, all by himself, devolved into a caricature of himself. His party needs him for funding-raising only; he’s a money machine. It's Her Royal Clintoness who wields the power. Think Billy Dale and the White House Travel Office. Think Linda Tripp. Think Gary Aldrich.
Yesterday Algore grew a backbone. Y'might say a late bloomer. But will it do him any good ... politically, that is?
Tuesday, December 09, 2003
IF IT'S TUESDAY, IT MUST BE PARIS
Ah, yes, tonight was the latest episode of The Simple Life, featuring those charm school dropouts, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. The first two episodes were funny in a fish-out-of-water sort of way. But their schtick is becoming retarded, not to mention crude'n'rude. They can't keep any job more than a day ... hell, they don't even try! ... and their antics are beginning to come back and bite their host family in the butt. These are twenty-somethings who don't know what TAXES are! Their parents must be so proud.
ANOTHER NOTCH IN CLINTON'S LEGACY BELT
God love him, but Larry Klayman of Judicial Watch is once again suing the federal agents who stormed the Miami home of the family of Elian Gonzalez. What is it with Janet "Waco" Reno terrifying little kids?
Apparently, Algore, the only living brain donor, has come alive. Well, for a couple of minutes at least. And Rush has the video! I have trouble accessing his videos, so just look for Folks, You've Just Got To See This.
THE OZZMAN FALLETH
Poor Ozzy. He wiped out on a quad bike (whatever that is) in Britain and broke bones in the process. Major bones. Excruciatingly painful breaks. Think he'll be prescribed Advil? Think his medical records will been seized?
BAD KARMA COMIN' ROUND?
THE SMOKING GUN has the latest on Jacko. Blue pointed out to me that the final summary is dated 11-26-03, which would be after the present charges were filed. What's goin' on here anyway?
IS THERE A PROBLEM, OFFICER?
Just for laffs ... I got this from a relative in Texas :)
A Texas State Trooper pulled a car over and told the driver that because he had been wearing his seat belt, he had just won $5,000 dollars in the statewide safety competition.
"What are you going to do with the money?" asked the policeman.
"Well, I guess I'll get a driver's license," he answered.
"Oh, don't listen to him," yelled a woman in the passenger seat. "He's a smart aleck when he's drunk."
This woke up the guy in the back seat, who took one look at the cop and moaned, "I knew we wouldn't get far in a stolen car."
At that moment, there was a knock from the trunk and a voice said, in Spanish,
"Are we over the border yet?"
THE ALWAYS-THE-BRIDESMAID-NEVER-THE-BRIDE CLUB
Dick Morris believes that Algore's endorsement (and don't ask Algore who?) of Dean was payback to those Clinton ingrates. I tend to trust Morris' political instincts, but I also believe that this was another one of Algore's pathetic attempts at the limelight. Supposedly, Joe Lieberman was hit hardest by it, and who could blame him? (sniff sniff) As usual, check out the Ldotters' comments posted!
Monday, December 08, 2003
LOVE THOSE LDOTTERS!
They know how to sum up a guy:) Like this gem from LoveGW (post #1): "Howard Dean is a clenched fist with teeth." Boy, LoveGW got that right!
Quite a while ago, one Ldotter referred to Madeleine Not-At-Albright. And, of course, the now legendary nickname of PIAPS.
A READER'S REPLY ABOUT TEXT SIZE:
Regarding the complaints about your font size - when viewed with my Internet Explorer 6 browser "Text Size" set to "Medium", your current text size is more than adequate.
I would suggest that if you get any more complaints, have them check their browser's "Text Size" setting. For IE6, this is done by clicking on "View", then "Text Size" and then observing which size setting has the check mark dot next to it. If it isn't already set to "Largest", they have the ability to select a larger size to make it more readable.
Meet the Grobbels
In the meantime, I'm looking into changing the background color.
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL LEFTOVERS?
No one doubts that Her Royal Clintoness is running for president; the question remains, Which election? 2004? 2008? Back in '92, when they ran the for the first time, no one really knew who the Clintons were. And out of those who did know them, "at least 40% of the voters did not much like Mr. Clinton ... They liked Hillary Clinton even less."
Surprisingly enough, that quote was culled from a remarkable piece, "The Making of a First Family: a Blueprint," written by the late-great Michael Kelly, and it appeared on the FRONT PAGE of the NY TIMES on 11-14-92. You have to pay to read more than the first paragragh, but it's worth the bucks.
I've read it. Basically, the blueprint was "14 single-spaced pages" entitled "General Election Project," an elaborate outline of "behavior modification and media manipulation." The audacity and breadth of its minutely detailed scope amazes me still.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS ...
If you're stuck for ideas, here are some suggestions.
DO YOU KISS YOUR RABBI WITH THAT MOUTH?
Remember Her Royal Clintoness's infamous F*J*B utterance? Longtime Ldotters should remember those fab F*J*B buttons. I still have mine :-)
EAU DE LUCKY STRIKES
I've gotten a couple of responses concerning the "cigarette smoke" link below (12-7-03). The one that starts IF YOU THOUGHT CIGARETTE SMOKE WAS BAD ... . Well, I finally smoked it out!
This is what one reader had to say: "This is another reason why smoking must be brought back to public places. It hides unpleasant odors. Think about it. What about all those stinky people who go to the libraries? If everybody was smoking we would not have to smell bum B.O.. What about vet offices. No more doggie and kitty pee smells. The list is endless. I say bring back the cigarettes and let's add cigars and pipes to that mix as well."
I'm not a smoker, but I agree!
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING CRITIC
Jamie Bernard's weight loss diary in the NY DAILY NEWS.
COFFEE KLATCH OR CAT FIGHT?
A reader just posed this question: "I remember Axis Sally and Tokyo Rose, Quisling. I just wonder if Baghdad Babs talks to Hanoi Jane these days." What do you think? Do they get together and shoot the BS?
CAN YOU READ ME NOW?
Okay, after several more complaints about the font size, I changed it back to its original setting. It looks so HUGE to me, but if you can't read it ... right? I'm still ironing out the kinks. Thanks for being patient!
1) "Okay, I'm confused. What am I missing with your reference to cigarette smoke and Canada.com?" (posted yesterday 12-7-03)
Apparently, the link below, IF YOU THOUGHT CIGARETTE SMOKE WAS BAD ..., no longer works. Timed-out so soon? I tried to find it but the task was greater than I had anticipated. So here goes in a nutshell: Some guy in Canada disappeared over a year ago and they just discovered his body inside a wall in the basement of a bar. It was discovered because you can no longer smoke in bars, and it was the cigarette smoke which had been camouflaging the odor of the putrifying body.
2) "your font size is SO SMALL it is impossible to read without copy/paste into a new document."
Does anyone else have this problem? The e-mailer sent a sample of the size of the font as it appears when she logs on to Kitty Litter. It looks much smaller than when I log on to my site. I had to adjust once because it was positively HUGE!If this is a problem, I can adjust ... no problem:)Please let me know.
And thanks for the feedback!
NOW THEY TELL ME!
My NY POST horror-scope for today:
"ARIES: According to your solar chart you must watch what you say today as the full moon in Gemini makes you prone to open your mouth and put both feet in it. You are entitled to your opinion, of course, but it would help considerably if your opinions were backed up by facts. Don't leave yourself open to accusations that you are making things up."
What would a day be without Paris? Try 30 days.
I LOVE MONDAYS!!
WHY you ask? Well, this particular Monday morning this blog is mentioned in Lucianne's list of MUST READS! As an avid Ldotter myself, I'd like to welcome all my fellow Ldotters. And mega thanks to Lucianne and Amy and Igor and the rest of you. I love you guys! And now, I'd like to thank the Academy ... :)
Keep visiting my site as I post periodically throughout the day.
Sunday, December 07, 2003
BECAUSE THIS IS PEARL HARBOR DAY
My parents lived through Pearl Harbor, and we probably thought it couldn't happen again. But it did on September 11, 2001. 9/11 is no longer a 3-digit phone number. Lucianne, of Lucianne.com, wrote the best woman-on-the-street journal entries during the first weeks after the Twin Towers were attacked. She had already published her daily Short Cuts on September 11th by the time the planes had hit. So September 12th was her first entry. Check out her entries for the whole month, beginning with 9-11-01 (written BEFORE the attacks) which she begins with this prescient bit of news: "Troubled Skies: We begin the morning with one of our spy planes shot down over Iraq and Russian war planes buzzing our planes over the Pacific. Watch for calls today for no more Mr. Nice Guy. It's time already." Was it a sign?
POOR STUPID SAP
The Arkansas kid thought it was true love with Paris.
MEMO TO SHORT STOP:
He may be tempted, but you're still The Future Mrs. Derek Jeter :)
MEMO TO DEMOCRATS:
In the spirit of bipartisanship, Dubya has asked Her Royal Clintoness for her help. Whadda guy!
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
Excellent analysis of Jacko who "decided some time ago that his greatest work of art should be himself."
HOW DO YOU SAY OOPS IN GERMAN?
Seems a German vicar committed a grosser Fehler. Y'think maybe they were the Paris videos?
IF YOU THOUGHT CIGARETTE SMOKE WAS BAD ...
Get a whiff of this!
SPEAKING OF CIGARETTES ...
Just try to imagine Bogie without a cigarette. Can't be done.