You know, my friend Darby has been trying to talk me into getting my real estate license once I get to WV, ostensibly so I can work for him at his realty company. When he mentioned it the first time, I thought, "Impossible! I could never do anything so bold and complicated as selling a freakin' house! Has the man lost all grasp on his faculties?"
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
A revolting Op-Ed piece from the Times...
...what’s different from Weber’s era is that it is now the rich who are the most stressed out and the most likely to be working the most. Perhaps for the first time since we’ve kept track of such things, higher-income folks work more hours than lower-wage earners do.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
...documents suggest that the public relations push for war came before the intelligence analysis, which then conformed to public positions taken by Pentagon and White House officials. For example, a July 2002 draft of the “White Paper” ultimately issued by the CIA in October 2002 actually pre-dated the National Intelligence Estimate that the paper purportedly summarized, but which Congress did not insist on until September 2002.
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Looks like someone's stealing all my best "Gentlemen Callers" ideas:
Robbers in a hurry steal cakes, not cash
MALAYSIAN robbers ran off with a bag of cakes instead of 1.9 million ringgit ($651,000) in cash in a botched heist.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Okay. So Michael Phelps has broken Spitz's record for Olympic Gold Medal procurement. And no wonder: he apparently has "feet like fins" (also the name of a great Cocteau Twins song, by the way), an odd-sized-but-helpful arm span, and a disproportioned leg:torso ratio that is perfect for propelling a swimmer's body...All of this is amazing, yes.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
New Gentlemen callers story:
Rhymes with "Fucker Snacks"
In which Citizen Jim wants to cash in on the publishing trend involving pathetic losers posing as rakish Don Juans.
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Thursday, August 21, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
from The New York Times:
President Bush is denouncing what he calls Russia's dramatic and brutal escalation of violence in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. He pressed Moscow to accept an immediate cease-fire and to pull back its troops.
Bush put the crisis at the top of his agenda as he returned from the Olympic Games in Beijing.
In a Rose Garden statement Monday, Bush said there appeared to be an attempt by Russia to unseat Georgia's pro-Western president, Mikhail Saakashvili.
He demanded an immediate cease-fire, the withdrawal of Russian troops from the conflict zone and a return to the status quo as of Aug. 6.
Russia has ignored calls for a truce and has responded with overwhelming military force.
As with most things having to do with President Bush, I HAVE NOT THE WORDS...
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Just a few highlights:
A 1973 amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act prevented American money from going to international family planning organizations that, in his words, “provide or promote” abortion.
Also introduced amendments to reduce or eliminate funds for foreign aid, welfare programs and the arts.
He fought bitterly against Federal aid for AIDS research and treatment, saying the disease resulted from “unnatural” and “disgusting” homosexual behavior.