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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

For Sale: America's Trust...

...Every time I try to understand the Bush administration, I get more confused and I'm positive I'm not alone. As the president works hard to sell America's major ports to their friends from the United Arab Emarites [Wire] (who's sales pitch was obviously...'Yes, we ARE an OPEC nation) in the name of trust I have just one question:

What is HE doing? Is this the new fight against terrorism, just make everyone filthy rich? God I wonder how my Republican readers, all two of them, feel about this one.

There's no doubt the administration has done research and this is obviously the easiest way for those involved to make ridiculous amounts of cash for themselves. I can't think of another reason.

"After careful review by our government, I believe the transaction ought to go forward," Mr. Bush told reporters who were traveling with him on Air Force One to Washington, according to news agencies. "I want those who are questioning it to step up and explain why all of a sudden a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard than a Great British company. I am trying to conduct foreign policy now by saying to the people of the world, 'We'll treat you fairly."

Ahh yes, there's our old affirmative action president (In other news a report details racial bias at voting polls [Wire]), always willing to open his mind as long as the check clears. What's good for the Europeans (who hate him) is good for the Arabs (who really hate him).

"I can understand why some in Congress have raised questions about whether or not our country will be less secure as a result of this transaction," the president said. "But they need to know that our government has looked at this issue and looked at it carefully."

In other words, Cha-ching!!

Now what's a controversial deal with Bush going on a usual emperor kick. He has threatened to veto any bill that attempts to block the deal despite Republicans and Democrats almost universally hating it (obviously angry they didn't buy more Haliburton stock) [NYT]

"They ought to listen to what I have to say about this," the president said. "They'll look at the facts and understand the consequences of what they're going to do. But if they pass a law, I'll deal with it with a veto."

Ahh yes, King Bush strikes again. I would ask if he's ever read the constitution or if he just uses it to wipe his ass, but I doubt he's ever read 'Cat in the Hat'. This guy vetoes about as much as K-Fed showers so there's obviously a major motive behind it.


But I have no clue of what it is....Someone's addicted to oil money and it ain't us.


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Monday, February 20, 2006

President's Day Meme

It's pretty long, ok, it's really long so I don't expect all of you to try it :)


Whip Out the Cell Phone

last missed call- Johnny
last recieved call- Susan
last call made - Robbie
last text recieved: Kellie

35 things about ME:

1) How old do you wish you were? 17
2) Where were you when 9/11 happened? Home, sleeping, my mother woke me up in between planes. I was horrified and alternated my worries between Michelle my sister, Taryn my friend and anyone I've ever known in New York.
3) What do you do when vending machines steal your money? Kick the machine, curse, kick the machine again
4) Do you consider yourself kind? I suppose
5) When you see a homeless person on the side of the road, what do you think? A good sign will get you a buck from me.
6) If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be? Upper back
7) If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be? French
8) Do you know your neighbors? About as much as I need to. I have dinner with my "hot" neighbor periodically.
9) What do you consider a vacation? I'd consider jury duty a vacation from my job.
10) Do you follow your horoscope? No
11) Would you move for the person you loved? Depends, but I doubt it.
12) Are you touchy feely? with women that I know...sure.
13) Do you believe that opposites attract? More often than not.
14) Dream job? Early retirement
15) Dream car? One of those Land Rovers
16) Favorite channel? ESPN (Duh)
17) Favorite place to go on weekends? If I'm not working, which is rare, I'm open to anything
18) Showers or Baths? Baths until I get a nice shower head.
19) Do you paint your nails? No
20) What do you like the most about yourself? I'm vulgar
21) What do you like the least? I'm vulgar
22) Do you trust people easily? No
23) What are your phobias? Bears, death (Some of you will get the bears joke)
24) Do you want kids? Maybe
25) Do you keep a handwritten journal? Yeah...it's called a newspaper column
26) Where would you rather be right now? In Torino
27) Who would you like to be more honest with? My work management
28) Who makes you feel guilty? Dogs
29) Are you a heavy or light sleeper? I have well-chronicled sleeping problems.
30) Are you paranoid? Sometimes
31) Are you impatient? Not as bad as I was
32) Who can you relate to? Almost anyone.
33) Would you ever have plastic surgery? Possibly
34) Would you ever break the law? Oh yeah
35) Do you believe in the afterlife? Well sort of, but not enough to actually die and confirm my thoughts.

LIFE
they call me: way too early in the morning
status: single
occupation: journalist
best friends: Going through a best friend transition. I'd say Kellie and Taryn

REWIND
my first breath of air: 11/12/76
most memorable memory: High School graduation, it was a good time.
worst memory: My first car accident

LOVE
love is: for the birds
love or lust: lust
when love hurts you: pass the hurt on
is there such thing as love at first sight: No

OPPOSITE SEX
turn ons: a strong will
do your parent's opinion on your bf/gf matter to you: No
what kind of hair style: more than me, but no mullets
where do you go to meet new people: work

PICKY PICKY
cat or dog: dog
short or long hair: for me? Short
rain or shine: Rain
sun or moon: Moon
one best friend or ten acquaintances: ten acquaintances
summer or winter: Winter? Where?
playstation or nintendo: XBox
car or motorcycle: car
house party or club: Club

LATELY
how are you today: pretty good
what pants are you wearing right now: my adidas track pants
What shirt are you wearing right now: my adidas sleeveless shirt
how is the weather right now: beautiful night, a little mild, a nice breeze
last person you talked to on the phone: my friend Nate, he wanted to come over and watch the NBA All-Star Game I Ti'Vo'd
last dream you can remember: This morning, it was something about something
who are you talking to right now: Denise on Yahoo!

MORE ABOUT YOU
what are the last four digits of your phone number: 2876
if u were a crayon, what color would you be: Black
what's the next cd you are going to buy: Probably the new Dilates Peoples
what's the best advice ever given to you: "Stay out of Trouble" from my father, which he says almost daily
have you ever won any special award: I just won an employee service award called a 'Jeannie'
how many kids do you want to have: 1, maybe 2
shampoo: Selsun Blue
how many TV's do you have in your house: 3
do you have your own TV: Yes
who do you dream about: Windows, walls, I'm always trying to escape.
who do you tell your dreams to: No one
who's the loudest friend you have: Bobby or Spivey, most of my friends are quiet, low-key types
who's the quietest friend: Cesar

HAVE YOU EVER
drank: Sure
stayed in your pj's all day: Yup
left your state: Yes
left your country: Yes
drank milk straight from the carton: Is there any other way?
tripped up the stairs: Probably
tummy ache: Yes
wished upon a star: Yes
had it come true: Yes
slapped someone: Yes
danced like a maniac: I do not dance, except one time with Emily, her friend and Brew...Oh..and as my Ledger Edge will attest do I danced with a co-worker once...But I was drunk the second time so it doesn't count technically.
chased a butterfly: Hell No
gone on a cruise: Many
driven a motor boat: Jet Ski? Yes
put salt on a slug and watched it shrivel up: YES!
burned stuff just because: No
been called a pyro: no
seen a ghost: I can't say no in good conscience
had something published: On occasion :)
written on money: No, that's illegal
lost someone you cared about: Yes
ran away: No
punched a wall: Yes
punched a person: Yes
talked to a street sign: No
shopped at wal-mart for over an hour: Unfortunately
been a hero: Maybe
taken a picture of yourself: No
had a journal: No
worn mardi-gras beads: No
been to Mardi-gras: No
heard a damaging story about your parents when they were younger/or older: No
heard of blind melon: The band? Yeah
started a trend: No
been to a rally (for a cause, not a pep-rally): Yes
given up on your dreams: Never
had your dreams come true: I'm living the dream baby!
seen someone as your guardian angel: No, no one other than Dad
protested the national anthem by not standing when everyone else does: No
had a pen-pal: Sure
met someone famous: Quite often
gone out with one of your best friends: Out as in to a club or something? Like hanging out? Sure
put a message in a bottle: No
sent a telegram: No
received flowers: Yes
listened to a sea-shell: No
been stung by a jellyfish: No
been on tv: Yeah, but not assigned...I've seen myself on TV at events
played tag when you were over the "acceptable" age: Yes
notice patterns in the time (11:11, 12:34, etc...): No
had your mom show off embarrassing baby pictures of you when your were little to your friends/boyfriend: No
been arrested: yes
been put in jail: Holding Cell
been put on trial: No
re-named yourself: Sort of, I stopped going by my first name in high school
followed someone just because: No
been stalked: No
stalked someone: No
lived a day like it was your last day: Don't think like that
had your 15 minutes of fame: No
been self-conscious: Occasionally
been in a band: No
started a band: No
sat and watched smoke float through the air: No
want to be somewhere with someone so much it made you cry: No
played a practical joke: yes
had a practical joke played on you: yes

PEOPLE THINK
my father thinks I am: A road dog
my mother thinks I am: Hard working
my boyfriend/girlfriend thinks I am: Well the old ones don't think much of me I'm sure
you are often complimented for: Going above and beyond the call of duty
you get embarrassed when: People shower praise on me, which has happened too much this month
what makes you happy: Family, Vacation
upsets you: Any inconvenience

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Real Men of Pop Culture...

...because occasionally men need to get over too.

Nick Lachey, who's last album just went aluminum, is looking to get paid. He wants half her cash and all his jewelry. Sure it'll make him look like a prick, but if he gets 20-25 million in assets for it, who cares what the people think?

Besides, the main reason they didn't sign a pre-nup was because he was earning more than she was at the time of their marriage. Needless to say, ol Daisy Duke isn't as dumb as she acts, with the potential of a lot of lost income now and in the future, she's willing to give him a second chance.

My favorite man of the pop culture minute has to be K-Fed. His album drops like soon man! And that new single 'PopoZao' has everybody singing along! However, if you're expecting Mrs. K-Fed to kick some verses, it ain't going down like that. Matter of fact, I'm not going to speak for K-Fed when K-Fed can speak for K-Fed.

"We have collaborated," he said. "But I'm not going to put the songs on this album because it's like, 'Respect me first; then I'll show you what I've done with my wife.'"

No thanks K-Fed, I don't think anyone wants to see what you've done with your wife. Except for Mudge, he'll be all over the sex tape.

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