Thursday, March 31, 2005
911 call that must be heard to be believed
Click on the link that says WMA file.. You won't be disappointed.
Friday, March 25, 2005
Not exactly a ringing endorsement, I know.
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Sorry to go on about this, but I have read 2 things tonight that I am truly speechless about.
#1: from Fox news, John Gibson says jeb Bush should give serious thought about storming the hospice where Terri Sciavo is.
#2: In the National Review, William Bennett (former Reagan/Bush cabinet member turned gambling addict) advises Jeb Bush to use whatever means necessary to reinstate the feeding tube. He has the fucking audacity to compare it to martin Luther King's civil disobedience.
These people are inciting violence, plain and simple. What is happening to this country?
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
This is a common sense issue. What the hard core right wing Republicans in Congress did was think they had a politcal issue on their hands when they really had a common sense issue and they confused the two. If they lost my father on this issue, then they are in serious trouble.
Sunday, March 20, 2005
I assume with the all powerfulness of Google, this will be cached and could be used in a court of law. In the meantime, I intend to make a proper living will and I advise you to do the same.
Another thought about this case is how, in the face of OVEREWHELMING medical evidence, some people on the right seem to think that this woman is going to "awaken" from her persistent vegetative state. Kind of reminds me of faith based science, which as we know, isn't science, it's faith.
Thursday, March 17, 2005
I always assumed the $20,000 a year it cost to send your kid to a NYC private school would cover the expenses of the place. But when the parents are really rich, why not soak them for a few more bucks, and let them look like big shots at the same time by bidding $40K for dinner prepared by Danny Meyer. At least one school got it right though:
And the proceeds from tonight's auction at St. Hilda's and St. Hugh's in Morningside Heights will all be donated tsunami victims in a village in India, the first time the school has ever donated its auction kitty.
UPDATE 10PM - I emailed the writer of this story who informed me that the auction purchases are tax deductible, depending on the item. So some Wall St. mucky muck gets a $30,000 tak deduction for buying an 8 year-old's quilt. Nice fucking world we live in.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
1. Senate votes to allow drilling in the Artic national Wildlife Refuge
2. Senate votes to not increase funding for Amtrak.
Certainly the 2nd story is a big giant F-you to all of the northeast US, who happened to vote for Kerry.
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Here's one of his Republican criticisms:
In their efforts to create a risk-taking, dynamic society, they didn't appreciate how many people, including conservatives, value security and safety.
Okay, since when was the US not a dynamic risk takng country?? It's like the the woman who says "I loved him too much." This is a criticism?
Here's a criticism of the Democrats:
The Howard Dean hotheads declare that they hate the evil Republicans, making compromise seem like collaborating with Satan.
First things first. Here's a real cheap shot at the leader of the DNC. And while I would never equate a republican with Satan, making compromisise with George Bush's republican party has led to nothing but ruin. Ask Max Cleland. Ask stupid Joe Lieberman, who has been providing political cover to Bush for 4 years now.
Lastly, there is this gem:
Instead, many made demagogic speeches about Republican benefit cuts, as if it is possible to fix the system without benefit cuts.
Umm, Mr. Brooks, there is a way to solve the problem without benefit cuts. You simply refuse to see it. Raise the retirement age, raise the ceiling on the payroll tax are 2 of the easiest remedies. So shut your cake hole.
Saturday, March 12, 2005
But I have my ace in the hole. Stay tuned for details later.
Saturday, March 05, 2005
UPDATE: Saturday 9AM: Staying with the baseball metaphor, Grace hit a double this morning and I was brought in from the bullpen to clean up. Glad to be of service, I say.
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Basically he was saying that he was ever so slightly troubled by couples who keep separate bank accounts. He feels that in a marriage, separate accounts could trigger self interest that could be unhealthy in a marriage. As usual, he was reaching a bit to make his point, but in this case I tend to agree with him. Granted, I am looking at it through the eyes of a guy who was married at the age of 26 with essentially nothing in the bank. Sharing half of nothing was easy. But I am a sentimental fool and I still take all those marriage cliches seriously. So on this day, I will not bash David Brooks.