Daily Archives: November 16, 2004

Random Thoughts

I must say that Condi Rice is a fantastic choice for Secretary of State. She is tough, unflappable, defiantly misunderestimated (see the 9/11 Commission hearings, and what she did to Bob Kerrey), and will put her stamp on the State Dept., a fed gov’t institution that has always been rather namby pamby (did I just […]

Loon Suicide gone wrong?

From the USA Today: A man was undergoing psychiatric evaluation after he jumped naked into a pool of carnivorous reptiles at the Bronx Zoo, authorities said. The episode happened at about 1:30 p.m. Friday, when the man, whose name was not released, stripped off his clothes and climbed a 5-foot wall surrounding the zoo’s tank […]

Back to the Ivory Coast

UN is going to put an arms embargo on the Ivory Coast. The U.N. Security Council imposed an immediate arms embargo on Ivory Coast’s hard-line government after its violent confrontation with France, drawing bitter accusations here Tuesday that the world was siding with Ivory Coast’s former colonial ruler. (that would be France) The Security Council’s […]

Counting Stupid Ballots

From WRAL: Election officials began the tedious task of looking at questionable ballots from Tuesday’s election by hand on Thursday. The ballot instructions showed voters how to complete the arrow on the ballot, but hundreds of people scribbled dots, drew double lines or put the line in the wrong place. The voting machines could not […]

Ye Olde Daile Silliness(e)

Tips For Tourists From the NC Department of Tourism 1. That slope-shouldered farm boy did more work before breakfast than you’ll do all week at the gym. He doesn’t need your respect, but he sure as heck deserves it. 2. It’s called a ‘gravel road.’ No matter how slow you drive, you’re going to get […]

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