Saturday, May 29, 2004

Carribean Ice Cicada - cute, cuddly and cold, long white ears, distant but able to leap across the distance with proper inspiration. ISO SM blacksmith, faithful or decapitated - your choice. It's not every man that can shoe me - are you the one? Write to Princess Bugs, PO Box 42nw8s, Bermuda.

These are all from Eric at Classical Values.

Take the Cicada Test!

between you and your partner in your
relationship. You are very difficult to get.
You have big requirements and this one you love
must try hard to get you. But after she/he melt
your heart she/he will be the most happy person
in the world. You need someone who shoes you
that you are special and it makes you feel
good to see that you are loved. She/He shall
know that you could easily get another
girl/boyfriend but you wont as long as you
love him. when she/he hurts you you will hurt
him too, but in general you dont get hurt. If
your partner cheated you ,you would react cold
and immediately (try to) forget him
PLEASE VOTE, I want to know what you think about my
quiz, I worked hard on it.You can always
message me or tell me how I can improve that
quiz. Ill sure write back.

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Mean lil fellow, arn't you?

What Monty Python Character are you?
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Monday, May 24, 2004


Why, I couldn't say, but it popped into my head to wonder what happened to all those KGB agents when the USSR collapsed. So I googled "What happened to the old KGB agents." I still don't have the answer to that question, but here's a 2002 article on Putin and Chechnya and how the Chech islamist terrorists are all Putin's fault.

Aw geez. No. The terrorists are their own fault.

Friday, May 21, 2004

Effective Communication

I'm taking a little class at work. It's rather hokey, but not too bad, on communication ettiquete.

Here is a question that the course recommends you ask yourself before disseminating information. I would like to see the Media ask this question of itself.

What is the goal for your communication? Do you need to:

(a) provide specific information,
(b) persuade people to see your point of view, or
(c) train them on something new?

I think the Media goal should be (a); the Media seems to think the goal is (b).

Knock it off, Media!

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

State's Rights, Declared Rights, 'Human' Rights, Left Rights, Wrong Rights, Night Rights, Might Rights, Kites' Rights, Blighted Rights

. . whatever.

Florida and Alabama will not be recognizing gay marriages performed in Massachusetts. However, at least in Florida, nobody knows whose responsibility it is to go around prosecuting over it. Although, really, what is there to prosecute? It would be a case of denying benefits, not throwing someone in jail.

What really got me down was this:

"State Attorney Harry Shorstein of Jacksonville, whose circuit covers Duval, Clay and Nassau counties, said such a case would not be a high priority for his office because there are more serious crimes to prosecute.

"I don't want to pass the buck, but I would think that would be in the purview of the attorney general," Shorstein said. "... I hate to say it, but if there's no gun involved, I'm not very interested. I don't think it's a state attorney's function."'

coupled with Florida statute 741.212 says, "Marriages between persons of the same sex entered into in any jurisdiction, whether within or outside the state of Florida ... are not recognized for any purpose in this state."

added to Article IV of the Constitution, states: "Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records and judicial proceedings of every other state."

multiplied by the fact that Massachusetts won't honor my FL CCW

which gives you a sum product of the laws and the constitution don't mean jack unless they suit the desires of people with more power than I happen to have.

Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

& Speaking of long-ago things for which I have no link

Instapundit links to more info on sarin. Am I the only person who remembers that sarin was found in the Euphrates at the beginning of the war?

They found traces of sarin and 2 other highly toxic bio-chemical substances in the Euphrates river. The assumption, based on the amounts and location of the traces, is that fairly large quantities were dumped in the Euphrates about the time that President Bush issued his two-day ultimatum to Hussein.

So hear this, my left-wing liberal friends: your buddy Hussein does bad things to the environment. Just think about those poor little fishies.

The UN lied; Fish died!!

ok, actually on the one particular point of WMD, the UN didn't lie.

How about: The UN provaricated; Fish expir . . no. . .

The UN stalled; fish were mauled!

France got cash; rivers were trashed!

Well, anyway.

Witchy woman

The Smallest Minority has a post that points to an article that inspires me to post on something sort-of related:

Why aren't we taking better advantage of the superstitions of terrorists? Remember, these are the people who think a handshake or a cell phone call could shrink their penis. No, I don't have a link handy, but Glen Reynolds wrote about it a month or so(?) back.

Anyway, shouldn't this sort of thinking be encouraged? Let's spread rumors to the effect that "73% of those who participated in insurgency acts against the Coalition in Iraq have experienced penile shrinkage of 34% or higher."

Why not? Also how?

Look for strange rumors to appear in this blog. I think I'm just going to start making stuff up and posting it. Why not?
Three Strikes

Somebody's followed my comment at Free Market Fairy Tales over to my humble blog, presumably looking for more info on the 3-strikes rule.

Roughly, the '3-strikes and you're out' means tacking on extra time and punishment to criminal receiving their third conviction. The details vary by state, and some states don't have such a rule at all. Say a charge normally gets a 5 year sentence - if this is the third time you've been convicted, you might get something like 15 or 20 years instead.

The good side is that it keeps the genuine, no-doubt-about-it bad guys out of society's hair for longer periods of time. The downside is that a criminal who already has two convictions may freak (become more violent) when he's about to be busted for the third time. Overall, I believe the benefits outweigh the downside.
Equine Caffeine

Care Bears could kick my ass? Care Bears???? I don't get no respect!

my little pony
You're My Little Pony!! Sweet and innocent and
happy, you make people want to spew burrito
chunks. Even a Care Bear could kick your ass.

What childhood toy from the 80s are you?
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Hat Tip: Classical Values

I think I like the results of this quiz better:

You Are a Plain Ole Cup of Joe

But don't think plain - instead think, uncomplicated

You're a low maintenance kind of girl... who can hang with the guys

Down to earth, easy going, and fun! Yup, that's you: the friend everyone invites.

And your dependable too. Both for a laugh and a sympathetic ear.

What Kind Of Coffee Are You? Take This Quiz :-)

Find the Love of Your Life
(and More Love Quizzes) at Your New Romance.

Hat Tip: The Cheese Stands Alone

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Isn't That Special?

Little Salam Pax gets his name in lights.

Should be terrific. I'll look forward to the movie about how eeevvvilll the USA is, making it possible for a hither-to unknown to sell books and movie rights, and how great Baghdad was in the good old days, when Salam's relatives were getting slaughtered by Hussein.


Question: What Is The Truest Definition Of Globalization?

Answer: Princess Diana's death.

Question: How come?

Answer: An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend
crashes in a French tunnel, driving a German car with a
Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on
Scottish whisky, (check the bottle before you change the
spelling) followed closely by Italian Paparazzi on
Japanese motorcycles; treated by an American doctor using
Brazilian medicines.

This is sent to you by an American, using Bill Gates's
technology, and you're probably reading this on your
computer that uses Taiwanese chips, and a Korean monitor,
assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant,
transported by Indian lorry-drivers, hijacked by
Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen, and
trucked to you by Mexican illegals.

That, my friends, is Globalization.

The above has been making the email rounds for a while now, but what the heck!

Friday, May 07, 2004

Fresh, Lively, Only Slightly Evil

Mama Geek's Journal provided the links to these quizzes:

I am 38% evil.

I could go either way. I have sinned quite a bit but I still have a bit of room for error. My life is a tug of war between good and evil.

Are you evil? find out at

Sittin' on the fence . . .

Your total score is 50

Interpretation of Results
Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

Dr. Phil Test

I wonder if Dr. Phil has me confused with someone else.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Here, kitty kitty kitty!

Time for dinner!

Consarn it!

WEBoggle is down. They may as well take away my coffee, as take away my WEBoggle.

BUT! the WEBoggle site listed various websites that linked to it. One of the linkers, Sleepless Nights, is nothing but links and links to games, including "Can you pass the third grade?"

Apparently not. I failed the test. Can anyone tell me why those silly tiny little Northeast states the size of a gas station get two senators?

: (

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

My beloved Burlington Bees are now in last place of the Western division of the Midwestern League.

But the Cubs are in second place in the Central division.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Let loose the dogs of war!

just amazing.