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A Southern woman on the 'Net.
Saturday, February 21, 2004
When I was a kid, because we didn't have his body, some people thought Hitler was living in Argentina. There was even a bumpersticker for it.
No body= living in Argentina, Iran, wherever. The only time there's no speculation is when they're hung up on meathooks.
Born and died in the White House. A good dog.
Friday, February 20, 2004
I wish I could send him to the Husseins and let them work their special brand of magic on him. A plastic shredder is looking pretty good right now.
"He's felt there is a role for an independent candidate to play."
Why, yes, there is.
"The beauty of John Kerry is 32 years of votes and public pronouncements," said Mark McKinnon, the chief media adviser. McKinnon suggested a possible tag line: "He's been wrong for 32 years, he's wrong now."
Good. Staple Jane Fonda to his ass.
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Heartbroken and in seclusion over Wesley Clark's withdrawl from the Presidential race, Ted Danson refused comment.
Camille Paglia knows dumb when she sees it and she's got this woman pegged:
"How many books, how many articles, Naomi, are you going to impose on us so we have to be dragged back to your teenage heartbreak years?"
She added:"This is regressive. It's childish. Move on! Get on to menopause next!"
At an appearance at Columbia University in New York, one of 10 states holding "Super Tuesday" contests on March 2, Edwards vowed to "cut off the low road" for companies that move jobs overseas.
"This is about more than fair trade, this is a moral issue," said Edwards, a North Carolina senator who finished a surprisingly strong second to Kerry in Wisconsin with a focus on creating jobs and criticizing U.S. trade policy.
Anything but give up power. Guys like this either flee at the last moment, leaving their country in flames, or get beheaded by a mob, leaving their country in chaos.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Cool: Duane Allman
Not cool: John Kerry
By the way, in the article they said Judge Rapkin's name was one to remember come election time. Guess people forgot to remember.
"From God's dust I came and to dust I will return, so the Earth shall become my throne. I gotta go, Road Dog."
The guy was big on inhalants, so that might have something to do with it.
Tuesday, February 17, 2004
As many as 50,000 people are expected to come to Charleston in April for what organizers are calling the last Confederate funeral - the burial of the crew of the submarine H.L. Hunley.
The Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship and Tuesday was the 140th anniversary of the Hunley mission.
The vessel with its crew of eight sank on Feb. 17, 1864, after sinking the Union blockade ship Housatonic off Charleston. The sub was raised in 2000 and brought to a conservation lab at the old Charleston Naval Base.
About 2,000 people, many of them Confederate re-enactors, have signed up to make the almost 5-mile funeral march on April 17 from Charleston's Battery to Magnolia Cemetery.
There the crew will be buried next to the remains of two other crews who died in earlier sinkings.
My oldest nephew won one, but he said he'd never do it again.
For those of you unfamiliar with the competition, participants are ineligible for Toughman if they have won five amateur bouts in the past five years. They pay a $50 entry fee, sign a waiver releasing promoters from liability and have their heart rate, blood pressure and breath tests checked by a doctor. They can't have been drinking. Then they beat the crap out of each other. Winners of the two-day competition receive embroidered trophy jackets proclaiming them "Toughman Champion".
From an article in the Fort Myers News Press:
The mental health expert speaks:
This prize doesn't seem like an awful lot to risk getting your brain
bludgeoned, said Ann Duffala, a Fort Myers psychologist and licensed mental
"I don't know why you'd put yourself in that position," she said. "It doesn't
seem like this is too smart."
Duffala said there could be a variety of factors influencing why someone would
want to participate in a Toughman competition.
"They could be impulsive people. They could be angry people or have a somewhat
inflated ego," Duffala said. "It could be just a chance to be in the spotlight."
My nephew speaks:
"Jumpin'" Jesse C., a 27-year-old welder from North Fort Myers, couldn't
explain why he entered the Toughman.
"I just do crazy stuff all the time," he said.
No stranger to getting into the occasional bar fight, C. said he isn't
concerned about winning or losing. "Every fight you're in, you lose some because
you're hurting for days after."
C. doesn't have different strategies for different fighters.
"I just go for the head," he said.
Monday, February 16, 2004
In the case of the first dead girl, he admits it was a mistake to sentence sex-offender Richard Lee Walker to four weekends in jail when the prosecutor asked for fifteen years in prison. When Walker's girlfriend's daughter turned up in a shallow grave a few weeks later, the criticism the Judge received put him off his feed.
Although he won't say if he'll run for re-election next year, he does say his life is over. He's sad about Carlie, but still thinks he did nothing wrong.
Reader Jerry Nodeen gets a write-up in the story too. Thanks for taking the time to go down to the courthouse and picket, Jerry.
Sunday, February 15, 2004
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Here's my guess.
New scholarship created for whites only
A student group at Roger Williams University is offering a new scholarship for which only white students are eligible, a move they say is designed to protest affirmative action.
The man accused of kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old girl tried to lure a woman outside a grocery store in 1997 while he carried a knife and pepper spray, according to a police report.
Joseph P. Smith had a knife tucked in his shorts and pepper spray in his car when he approached a 32-year-old woman outside a Kash N' Karry and lied about having car trouble, the July 1, 1997, Sarasota police report said.
Even though she tried to be cautious, I can't understand why she tried to help him at all. I would have been thinking "Why isn't he asking another guy?" She was lucky somebody thought he was suspicious and took the time to call the police.