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September 23, 2008

Who serves in the U.S. military?

Smart, rich, white people.

Hat-tip IC.

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September 22, 2008

Listen to him

John Carney leaves Dealbreaker and has this to say on his way out the door:

For those of you still on Wall Street or wondering what to do next, I’ll offer a four pieces of advice. Remember that we’ll get through this mess we’re in, and we’ll have great stories to tell about it for the rest of our lives. Never work in a job that makes you miserable. Love your family, help your friends. Buy drinks for strangers.

He’s moving to Clusterstock.

Does he know they’re on the same ticket?

Joe Biden says he won’t let Obama take away his gun.

Biden, who regularly gets an “F” grade from the NRA, sounds straight outta Compton when he says “he [Obama] tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem.”

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Wait. When did Time Magazine become a parody/humor site? Check this out, from an article called “How We Became the United States of France”:

You just know the Frogs have only increased their disdain for us, if that is indeed possible. And why shouldn’t they? The average American is working two and half jobs, gets two weeks off, and has all the employment security of a one-armed trapeze artist. The Bush Administration has preached the “ownership society” to America: own your house, own your retirement account; you don’t need the government in your way. So Americans mortgaged themselves to the hilt to buy overpriced houses they can no longer afford and signed up for 401k programs that put money where, exactly? In the stock market! Where rich Republicans fleeced them.

There are at least 4 things in that paragraph that are plainly untrue. Is Bill Saporito supposed to be a humor writer? But then why isn’t he funny? Or is this a blog post by a new blogger trying to drum up hits by saying absurd/wrong/idiotic things in the hope of being noticed?

Hat-tip Jamie.

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Now, not

A positive article about Iraq in the New York Times. I know, I couldn’t believe it myself:

But if this is not peace, it is not war, either — at least not the war I knew. When I left Iraq in the summer of 2006, after living three and a half years here following the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime, I believed that evil had triumphed, and that it would be many years before it might be stopped. Iraq, filled with so many people living so close together, nurturing dark and unknowable grievances, seemed destined for a ghastly unraveling.

Hat-tip Pokerwolf.

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The speech she would’ve given…

…if Democrats weren’t whiny crybabies more concerned with politics than speaking together in one voice as Americans: Sarah Palin on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

She has more class in her pinky than Hillary Clinton could ever even imagine having in the entirety of her body.

Hat-tip Fallen Sparrow.

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September 21, 2008

Like Berlin, except with electoral votes

Palin draws crowd of 60,000 in Florida.

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Football update

I picked the Bills in my pool and they squeaked out a win. Thanks, commenters!

Next week I really challenge you all: I need two picks to win to advance to the following week. So get to thinking! And let’s go Cowboys!

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Lazy Sunday

I bought a 6-pound cauliflower.

Six pound cauliflower

Recipes in comment section very appreciated.

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September 19, 2008

But if I were going to say something to him, it’d be about poker

I got my hair shampooed right next to Alex Rodriguez today at a fancy salon. No, of course I didn’t say anything to him. This is New York!

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Sarah Palin mania–the bad kind

New York women are going crazy, and not in a fun way, over Sarah Palin (via Hot Air Headlines):

Ms. Grose posited that some of the anger was because Mrs. Palin, a former beauty pageant winner, resembled a high school homecoming queen. “She has always embodied that perfectly pleasing female archetype, playing by the boys’ game with her big guns and moose murdering, and that she keeps being rewarded for it,” Ms. Grose wrote.

A psychiatrist and conservative blogger, Patricia Santy, said the strong emotional reactions are driven by Mrs. Palin’s differing with the left-leaning political agenda of many feminists. “Their entire image of themselves is based on the fact that they are paving the way for women. What do they see? Women getting ahead, women being empowered who don’t agree with them,” Dr. Santy said.

I realize I’m about to mention Dawn Summers in three posts before 10am but she did say it best: “no one hates women more than women.”

In other news, I still have yet to wear my “Sarah Palin is my homegirl” shirt outside. I was going to wear it today but this article plus the fact that I need to get a haircut is putting me off. What if the chick at the salon is one of these women and gives me a bad cut out of spite? Isn’t it atrocious that these kinds of things seriously need to be considered?

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Not my kind of patriot

John McCain’s new ad is up and it mocks the Joe Biden comment about taxes being patriotic. Rumors are swirling about Biden dropping out and being replaced by Hillary. I doubt that, a lot. Obama is an amateur (sidenote: Dawn Summers does this great impression of him kind of looking around and saying “me? You want me to run for president? Ok!”) but removing Biden would be too much evidence that he’s not ready to lead, not ready for primetime, not ready for dogcatcher. Obama’s best move right now is to not make any big moves at all. Removing Biden would just be too much of the wrong kind of attention for him. He could coast into a win if he doesn’t have any more glaring mistakes.

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Dawn Summers gets towed.

The rest of us laugh:

The 311 system was fully automated, so I just held the line waiting for an operator. My feet were killing me and I was in no mood to press buttons through a freaking decision tree. After a few minutes I was hearing Chinese. What the fuck? More Chinese.

I still didn’t hang up because I could not imagine a scenario where pressing no options would result in CHINESE. Finally, I hung up and redialed. This time I paid attention. Evidently, for English you have to press 1, for Spanish you have to press 2, just stand there, you get Chinese.


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September 18, 2008

Song of the Day

“Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye” by Roberta Flack.

The truth is that my SOTD is “That’s no way to say goodbye” by Leonard Cohen but when I looked it up it turned out that it was my SOTD a mere 2 months ago (I have a bad memory and listen to Leonard Cohen a lot). In the comment section of that post, commenter Bryan mentioned the Roberta Flack version which I’d never heard before. It’s very pretty. Not nearly as broody, obviously, as Leonard Cohen’s but it still has the same sultry feel.

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Conversation fo the Day

“Did you see Biden’s huge f*ck up today?”- Dawn Summers (who has such a potty mouth).

“No”- Me.

“Oh good. Media in the tank! Media in the tank! Media in the tank!”-Her.

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It’s that time again

You guys did a great job with the Giants! What team should I pick to win for my suicide pool this week?

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Open letter

Dear Nebraska,

No, seriously, how is Chuck Hagel your Senator? You can do so much better! You’re not Maine or Rhode Island, or some other blue state that has to deal with backstabbing, liberal Republicans. You’re a red state, act like it!


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