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:: Friday, November 08, 2002 ::

Idiotic things to say...

From (where else?) the Arab News.

"Regarding the Arab American community, Zogby said it was a constructive year. “Seventy percent of our candidates won.”
“We actually fared well this year, despite the setback of 9/11, and dealing with the crisis that impacted our community.
“As a result of the Nov. 5 elections, we have a governor, a senator and four members of Congress, and of legislators around the country. We did very well in local elections.”"

Read that over and over again. Who, exactly, is that 'we' he refers to? What 'governor, a senator and four members of Congress' do they 'have'? Now, read it again. And, again, ask yourself who 'we' are.

Further down in this article:

"Janet McElligott, political consultant, and former staffer to the Bush Sr. White House and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told Arab News. Fear was an overriding consideration, she said. “The sniper in Washington DC — just days before the elections — drove Sept. 11 home again. Initially, don’t forget, people were afraid that the sniper would turn out to be another terrorist attack.”"

Is she honestly implying with that last statement then that the sniper was not an act of terrorism?

:: Peter 11/08/2002 11:56:00 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, November 07, 2002 ::

Learn something new every day...

Well, I have to admit, this is something I never knew:

"In the early 1900s, the New York Giants baseball team had a pitcher named Luther H. Taylor. He was a deaf mute who was, in an era of insensitivity, nicknamed "Dummy." Taylor lost a lot of games due to his inability to communicate with his teammates.
John McGraw, the manager of the Giants, was under enormous pressure from the team's owner, the fans and the sportswriters to trade Taylor. Instead, McGraw required the entire Giant team to learn American Sign Language. Once that was accomplished, McGraw used hand signals to lead his team. That's the origin of the hand signals that are used in baseball today."

:: Peter 11/07/2002 08:26:00 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, November 04, 2002 ::

Debbie Does

Damn...just makes you want to go out and see a musical, don't it?

:: Peter 11/04/2002 04:53:00 PM [+] ::


:: Peter 11/04/2002 02:56:00 PM [+] ::

That would be Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister Prince Naif

Are those against the war paying any attention?

"During the open dialogue, Prince Naif also said that the government will never tolerate ideas and trends alien to Islamic values."
:: Peter 11/04/2002 11:04:00 AM [+] ::

"Ya'akov, bar Yosef, akhui di Yeshua"?

Is this article saying what I think it's saying: mainly that the possibility exists that DNA of either James, Mary, or, indeed, Jesus exists?

Can a clone be far behind?

And who's idea was it to save the bone fragments in Tupperware? I hope the container was properly 'burped.'
:: Peter 11/04/2002 08:45:00 AM [+] ::

Just answer the damn question!

Watched the debate for Senate between Max Cleland (D) and Saxby Chambliss (R) (and Sandy Thomas (L) but no one talked to him for most of the night) last night here in Georgia.

Nothing anyone said changed my mind except further convincing me that I hate politicians. And journalists who are 'honored' to be asking questions are a clse second. What is wrong with these people? The journalists ask a question, the politician delivers a canned speech which sound bites the response without answering a damn thing. Are these journalists chosen because they're too stupid to realize that their questions are never answered or because they're deaf? Or, just perhaps, are they so afraid of never being asked to appear on one of these panels again and, therefore, never get face time on public television that they'll do anything to appease the politicians?

And I am sick to death of politicians who answer questions by attacking their opponents record instead of supporting their own, or are they embarassed by what they've supported in the past? Don't tell me what your opponent will or won't do, tell me what you WILL do. Or is that too much of a hassle?

Almost makes me not want to vote for either the R or the D. Of course, the L won't win, though he made the most damn sense simply because he answered every question asked of him in less time than he was alloted with an actual, honest-to-God, ANSWER. How refreshing. Too bad he won't poll more than 4%.

:: Peter 11/04/2002 08:41:00 AM [+] ::

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