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Saturday, April 02, 2005
Rachel, at TinkertyTonk, posted on those righteous dudes of Scotland.
American readers of romance novels can't get enough men in kilts, says Shirley English.
Good post, but it lacks a visual. I love a good lookin' guy in a kilt, especially on a windy day.
These Are My Mountains
For fame and for fortune I wandered the earth
And now I've come back to the land of my birth
I've brought back my treasures but only to find
They're less than the pleasures I first left behind
A DAY WITHOUT BRITNEY ...
Well, at least she's good for a chuckle. OMG, she’s wearing one of those blasted red string thingies on her wrist. Was that her booby prize for swapping spit with Madonna? Check it out; loads of pictures.
Britney Spears loves to read:
When not laying around looking more and more like the easiest target in dodge ball, Britney has gotten pretty good at ordering her servants to update her website with poorly worded tirades against the tabloids. What she’s not quite as good at is hiding the fact that she can’t stop reading the things for more than a day or two.
Friday, April 01, 2005
Check out “EUTHANIZING UNFORTUNATES.”
The Montana Howard Dean
By Bill Croke
Newly inaugurated Democrat Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer had a meeting with Republican legislative leaders in Helena recently, ostensibly to discuss some of his top priorities for the current session, including tax breaks designed to attract movie productions to Montana, promotion of ethanol production, and a bill to strengthen the state's stream access law. According to participants, the meeting turned into a "25-minute filibuster," where Schweitzer supposedly refused to let the half dozen GOP lawmakers present speak at all.
"We went down there for 25 minutes and listened to him rant and have a 10-year-old temper tantrum," Senate Minority Leader Bob Keenan told the Helena Independent-Record. "To me, it's sad, I wonder if he wants to be governor. This is an inconvenience for him and he's finding it's a very difficult job."
"They're all big boys and girls," the governor was quoted as saying later. "They got here because they're able to pick up a ball and run with it."
This incident was typical of Brian Schweitzer's first few weeks in Montana's governor's office.
NO MORE PINK RIBBONS?
BREAST CANCER: NEWS TOO GOOD
WHAT if there was growing evidence that an already-existing drug, taken daily, might dramatically reduce the risk of breast cancer?
[F]or a decade it has been apparent that Lilly's drug Evista, now approved only to prevent osteoporosis, has the side benefit of reducing breast cancer risk. Because that would be an "off-label use," Lilly isn't allowed to publicize the data on Evista's preventive properties — but physicians are generally aware of this side benefit nonetheless.
GODLESS IN THE U.K.
MADONNA won't likely buy a copy of Michael Savage's new book, "Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder." The ultra-conservative talk-radio host says Her Madgesty — despite embracing Kabbalah — spreads a "godless worldview" responsible for the spiritual weakening of America. "Here's a woman who made a career as a pseudo-pornographic belly dancer cavorting with a whip, and now suddenly, after having a baby, she pretends to be a holy woman riding her bicycle in England on her country estate with her imbecilic buddy, Gwyneth Paltrow. They both fled America because America wasn't clean enough for their offspring. In Madonna's view, we're a spiritually bankrupt nation — which she helped create! What could Madonna know about the sacred arm of Judaism? Answer: Nothing!"
Thursday, March 31, 2005
I NEED SOMETHING SNARKY
And I need it bad. After an incredibly sad/tense/depressingly frustrating two weeks, I need a break. I need something snarky, and there’s no better place to go for that than Superficial.com. Check out the pix, too.
Heidi Klum gets fired:
I’ve never really understood how Seal managed to get Heidi Klum on her back. She’s still pretty much getting it done at age 31, and he still pretty much looks like something out of Star Trek.
Mischa Barton still can't dress:
Her double wide hips would make birthin her young'ns a snap and her lack of any breasts would make it easier to chop firewood and fight off wily Indian savages. But lounging around a Hollywood pool? I don’t know man. I don’t know.
Hillary Duff learns to surf:
Hillary Duff pretty much has a normal human body, but even that is freakin me out a little. If you’re rich and famous and rich you owe it to me - me personally - to get alarmingly huge implants and only eat cigarettes and coffee till your unhealthily skinny.
THEY’RE OUT THERE
Anarchists that is. They gathered in San Francisco for their Anarchist Book Fair and Ward Churchill was a guest speaker. Treated like a rock star, too. Imagine that. Check out the pictures!
Hat tip DANEgerus!
I haven’t mentioned Kirstie Alley’s new show on Showtime, Fat Actress, in a while because with Terri Schiavo being starved to death … well, y’know. It just seemed in such bad taste to blog on about how funny the show is. And it is a funny show. The 2nd episode wasn’t funny ... stuck in public after ingesting too many laxatives? Ah, no … but the other three were. Then yesterday I began reading a book given to me for my birthday by a friend who knew I loved the show. It's How To Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life by Kirstie Alley. I’ve already finished it, and it’s a hit. Until Fat Actress, I never cared one way or the other for Kirstie. However, her new show has made me a fan. It takes guts to make the tabloid stories on you the butt of humor; yet in doing so she turned her lemon into lemonade. The book gives an often funny and sometimes poignant look into her life. Did you know that her own son has a part on the show as a neighborhood kid who sells gossip to the tabloids? Lots of pictures in the book, too.
REST IN PEACE, TERRI
It should be noted that her family, the Schindlers, found value in Terri's life.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Your LifelikePundits link.
I SMELL A RAT
MICE & FREE-SPEECH COOKIES
IF you give a mouse a cookie, he'll ask for a glass of milk. Then, he'll ask for a straw. Eventually, he'll ask for your whole house.
That's not just the plot of a popular children's book: It's the strategy of the campaign-finance-reform lobby — and it's on display right now as the enemies of free speech begin a long-planned crackdown on the Internet.
Under a court order, the Federal Election Commission has drafted rules to apply the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (a.k.a. McCain-Feingold) to the Web. These would be the first restrictions of online politics — especially on Web logs, the journals known as "blogs."
In the March 2004 tape, Treglia explains how Pew and other liberal foundations worked to create a false impression of a "mass movement" demanding campaign-finance reform. The strategy, he says, is to achieve an expansive agenda of regulation — that is, severe limits on free speech — through small steps. Each round of reform is intended to be simply the starting point for the next.
Which perfectly describes what's happening here.
For now, the definition of an "advertisement" is fairly limited. But it could be expanded at the FEC's whim — or by court order.
IT'S A GIRL!
L.com’s webmaster/site programmer and his wife added another little one to their family. Check out the chutie's picture!
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
"Seward's Folly" p-shaw! In 1867, Alaska was bought by America from Russia for $7.2 million, which figures out to $0.025/acre!
BRAINSTER SAYS VOTE!
Vote for Pat Tillman!: Sports Illustrated is holding a fan vote for 2004's Sportsman of the Year. The voting is a little tricky: you have to scroll down to the picture of Tillman (next to last) click on the picture and then choose "Vote". So far Tillman is in the lead; let's make it a runaway.
Another one bites the dust?
KEVIN Federline left his rumored-to-be-pregnant wife, Britney Spears, at her brother's Santa Monica apartment last weekend, and headed to Las Vegas. While there, the dancer partied with pals at Pure, in the company of self-described "VIP escort" Vanessa Hulihan, Us Weekly reports. "At one point, she was sitting on his lap," one onlooker tells the mag. ". . . he was sliding his hand between her thighs." Federline and Hulihan "hung out" all weekend, Us says, and he "refused to answer Britney's phone calls. He's been telling friends he doesn't want her to have his baby." He added: "If I ever get a divorce, I want to move to Vegas." Nice.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
His legacy's painted in yellow
Although some are disappointed, no one should be surprised that U.S. army deserter Jeremy Hinzman's bid to be a "refugee" has been rejected.
Hinzman himself says he expected this decision from the Immigration and Refugee Board, and will launch his appeal today. It will likely enable him to remain in Canada for years like other illegals.
While good manners dictate that no one wants to come out and say it, it's hard to escape the stark conclusion that Jeremy Hinzman is a coward.
SUCH A FARCE
IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T?
Gov. Pataki has decided not to seek another term next year and will concentrate instead on a bid for the vice-presidential nomination in 2008, a report last night said. … "Claims that the governor has decided not to seek a fourth term are false," Catalfamo said.
Ever hear of Harold Adams? I hadn't until I read TinkertyTonk today:
Harold Adams, a mystery writer who sets his stories in depression-era South Dakota. The mysteries in these books are secondary to the characters and the atmosphere. Not that Adams wastes much time on description, most of the books are less than 200 pages long, he just has an uncanny knack for creating a place.
My kind of books.
Jennifer Lopez has disgusting problems: It involves J-Lo and Ben Affleck with a wireless mic accidentally left on. "Then I heard Ben reply, .'Are you sure you're feelin' better? I don't want you to …” Oops!
ANKLEBITER IS BUDDING AUTHOR!
Pat Hynes, a.k.a. H-Bomb, is writing a book:
I finally have a plot outline I am happy with. I have thirty chapters plotted out and am on pace to put one chapter to bed a day. Of course, that’s just first draft material. But I think when it’s done you’re all going to like it.
Here’s the plot summary:
A Secret Service agent and a right-of-center blogger team up to solve the murder of a Supreme Court nominee and end up unraveling a far-reaching liberal conspiracy.
Monday, March 28, 2005
EASTER IN UPSTATE NY
Our family Easter was cozy and comforting, with a bountiful dinner of ham and lamb and almost no candy. Selfishly, I was hoping for one day away from the slow motion death in Florida. However, even though Terri Schiavo was never mentioned, she and her family were on my mind the entire day. All anyone can offer now are prayers for Terri and her parents and siblings. I have nothing but contempt for her vile husband who is the one person who has always held her life in his hands. It was Michael Schiavo who decided it was time for her to die. At any time he could have said, “Stop!”
No compelling reason to kill Terri Schiavo
This is not a criminal, not a murderer, not a person whose life should be in the gift of the state. So I find it repulsive, and indeed decadent, to have her continued existence framed in terms of ''plaintiffs'' and ''petitions'' and ''en banc review'' and ''de novo'' and all the other legalese.
It would be one thing had a doctor decided to reach for the morphine and ''put her out of her misery'' after a week in her diminished state; after 15 years, for the courts to treat her like a Death Row killer who's exhausted her appeals is simply vile.
Michael Schiavo is living in a common-law relationship with another woman, by whom he has fathered children. I make no judgment on that. Who of us can say how we would react in his circumstances? Maybe I'd pull my hat down over my face and slink off to the cathouse on the other side of town once a week. Maybe I'd embark on a discreet companionship with a lonely widow. But if I take on a new wife (in all but name) and make a new family, I would think it not unreasonable to forfeit any right of life or death over my previous wife.
As if that isn’t bad enough …
IF NOT IN LIFE, GIVE US TERRI IN DEATH, KIN BEG HUBBY IN FUNERAL FIGHT
Terri Schiavo's husband is set to inflict what her grieving relatives charge is the final insult: insisting that her body be cremated against their religious wishes — and then buried in his own family's plot.
"They would like to have her body so they can have a Christian Mass and a Christian burial," said Brother Paul O'Donnell, the spiritual adviser to the deeply Roman Catholic family.
"They want their daughter. If they can't have her in life, they would hope he'd have compassion and give her in death."
But Michael Schiavo refused to budge on the extremely emotional issue as his tragic wife lay dying nine days after the courts sided with him and ordered her feeding tube removed
Brad Pitt, interviews Ashton Kutcher:
Pitt : Are you wearing underwear?
Kutcher : Am I? Today, yes. Yesterday, you would have caught me on an off day.
Pitt : Dude, you're hot.
Kutcher : Well, there you go.
Pitt : What about the press? They've already said you're stupid. Have they said you're gay yet?
Kutcher : I don't know if I've gotten gay yet.
Pitt : Oh really? You'll get there.
Jennifer files for divorce:
It seems that Brad Pitt finally realized that he’s Brad Pitt and he was married to girl who used to be in an unwatchable sitcom sometime in the last eight months while filming Mr. And Mrs. Smith and spending all day writhing up against Angelina Jolie, arguably the worlds most astoundingly beautiful woman, and a girl well known for her gold medal winning positions on one night stands and deviant sex.
PRISON PARODY SETS OFF PANIC
The revelers, many of whom were already high as kites, started to panic. Many bolted, others started swallowing their stashes . . . It caused such a panic that the real police were called.
Britney has new boobs? Awful Plastic Surgery has the photo evidence.
Or, maybe she's just preggers? Could be both, y'know.
Now ask me if I care.