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May 24, 2006

The times they are a-changing

Mr. Kim has sold his luncheonette.

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Things that are not going to happen

There is talk of having both the Republican and Democrat conventions of 2008 in NYC. I don’t think the Republicans will be having their convention in NY again anytime too soon, despite the boost they got from the coverage of the lunatics on the street the last time around. And if the Democrats have their convention in NY, I’ll be tempted to call it for the Republicans on ‘08. They have to appeal to middle America to survive. Focusing on the coasts has not worked out for them and having their convention in NYC would only solidify the impression they ignore the great middle.

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May 23, 2006

What my friends are blogging

**Fisch got schooled in scrabble by an old man and lived to tell the tale. Hi-lar-ious, especially if you read his “I won my first ever boxing match” post.

**Robert George looks at the N-word and wonders if its usage can still be proof of bigotry.

**Dawn Summers seems to have had a somewhat successful first BBQ. Of course, she takes her grilling cues from Homer Simpson so really, how successful could it have been?

**JD at Bloggerale seems to like the political blogging, in this case about Howard Dean’s amazing political instincts. I wonder why he never started a political blog?

**Over on the poker blog, Dawn and I have added a new phrase to the Karol-Dawn Poker Glossary.

**Joe Grossberg wants more gun control where Britney Spears is concerned.

**Gib notes that Mexican law bars naturalized citizens from certain jobs. That’s, ya know, legal immigrants.

**Do not visit Steve Silver’s site unless you already know what happened on the last episode of Sopranos. I, sadly, didn’t. :-(

My new favorite expression that I haven’t used yet

It comes from Big Love: “Good night” to mean, basically, “oh hell”.

By the way, did you know the character of Margene has a blog? It’s kind of funny reading the comments left for her as if she was a real person.

And since we’re on the topic of “Big Love” (we were, weren’t we?), I think the most brilliant part of the show is how amazing they make Bill. I wrote before that he’s the epitome of a perfect husband. That’s what makes the show work. You can see how a woman would love to be married to him, almost to where one can understand their ability to share him.

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May 22, 2006

What’s wrong with this picture?

The headline (with the implication that Tony Snow watches CNN): Fox, What Fox? New Press Secretary Changes Channels

The actual story: “There is no official channel at the White House,” Mr. Snow said in a telephone interview last week. “I’m looking at my four TV’s here — we’ve got Fox, we have CNN, MSNBC, CNBC.” (At 6:30 p.m., the televisions in his office automatically change to the broadcast networks for the evening news.)

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I will never look at Barnes&Noble the same way again

“So instead, I settled for the detached anonymity of the bookstores and rest stops – a compromise, but one that was wholly unfulfilling and morally unsatisfactory.”

-Ex-NJ Governor Jim McGreevey on how he’d find anonymous sex in the time before he came out as a gay American.

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Quote of the day

“Next time, we do it without the Italians.”

-Japanese cab driver to a German tourist in Tokyo, as related by Peter who just returned from Japan. He was there with Jessica, who has been blogging the trip here and here.

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It’s because they’re brown, right? Racists!

Europe raises bar for immigrants:

AMSTERDAM — A naked woman frolics in the surf. Gay men nuzzle in a park.

These images are featured on a video, ”Coming to the Netherlands,” that the government shows to prospective immigrants, part of the country’s stringent new screening measures to determine whether newcomers can accept Western ”values.” Anyone offended by such images, Dutch official reasoning goes, will probably be unhappy living in the country and should not be admitted.

New laws are raising the hurdles for newcomers, especially Muslims, and winning cheers from many Europeans. Polls indicate that strong majorities in almost every European country favor not just tightening restrictions on ordinary immigrants but also casting a colder eye on the hard-luck tales of refugees seeking asylum.

The alarms sounding over immigration have some economic basis, such as perennial worry that newcomers are taking jobs from locals. But analysts say Europeans are mainly fearful of terrorism and the fast spread of Islamic culture.

How dare Europe expect immigrants to follow the customs of their culture?! Racists!

May 21, 2006

Both Sides, Now (by guest blogger Dorian Davis)

John Kerry Supports, Opposes Border Fence

Sen. John Kerry joined most of his Democratic colleagues last week in voting to build a wall along 370 miles of the U.S.-Mexican border. But he now says that after the wall is built it should be taken down as soon as possible.

Via: NewsMax

Oh Axl, I miss the days when you’d ‘get in the ring’

Axl Rose and Tommy Hilfiger get into a tussle:

The scuffle reportedly started after the Guns N’ Roses front man moved the drink of Hilfiger’s girlfriend, Dee Ocleppo.

“I moved his girlfriend’s drink so it wouldn’t spill,” Rose told the Los Angeles radio station KROQ on Friday. “It was the most surreal thing, I think, that’s ever happened to me in my life.”

According to the 44-year-old singer, Hilfiger, 55, smacked him in the arm and told him to put the drink back.

“He just kept smacking me,” Rose said.

But at least Axl still has a sense of humor:

Rose was there to play a surprise set for “Rent” actress Rosario Dawson for her 27th birthday party.

At the time of the dustup, The Plumm was packed with a celebrity crowd including Lenny Kravitz, Mickey Rourke, Kid Rock, Peter Beard, Molly Simms, Wentworth Miller, Ann Dexter Jones, Lydia Hearst and Damon Dash.

Rose did perform, and dedicated the song “You’re Crazy” to “my good friend Tommy Hilfiger.”

Via Ark.

May 19, 2006


If Waffle House and Cracker Barrel are popular enough to have every 20 feet down South, how come its owners don’t feel it will work in the North? NY can really use a Waffle House and a Cracker Barrel. I will happily trade any number of TGIFs and IHOPs.

How much do you hate this guy?

“I think she’s worth about seven million (dollars), which means she’s really poor. It’s disgusting. She lives in a motel.”

-Rich guy retard Brandon Davis, about Lindsay Lohan, while his girlfriend Paris Hilton giggles next to him.

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May 18, 2006

NSA Taps Millions of Phones! (by guest blogger Dorian Davis)

Oh, wait.



It doesn’t.

Via: Rush Limbaugh

UPDATE: This story is also in Business Week.

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May 17, 2006

What’s up, advertisers?

It’s a sad state of affairs when mine+Dawn’s poker blog has more ads than this site (despite getting a fraction of the hits).

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The website for Al Gore’s new movie, about the ‘truth’ in global warming, asks you to ‘pledge’ to see the movie opening weekend. “Your pledge will send a message to the world that global warming is a genuine threat to our planet.” Eye-roll.

Via my friend Ren who has made the pledge.

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“Earthquake in Pennsylvania”

Blogger wins election–My friend Mark Harris of Save the GOP, who I mentioned here the other day, forced a stunning upset in Pennsylvania, “defeating a five-term state House incumbent from Mount Lebanon in Tuesday’s Republican primary”. Mark is this brilliant 21-year old that I had the pleasure of working with on the Herman Cain campaign. When Herman couldn’t attend certain events, Mark would go speak in his place (and he was something like 19 at the time). He’s the truest fiscal conservative and I can’t wait to see the amazing things he accomplishes.

Update: Raj Bhakta, who was on the show Apprentice, is running as a Republican for Congress from Pennsylvania’s 13th district. I only caught the show a few times but he was one of my favorite personalities on it. Vote Raj!

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