Thursday, March 1, 2007

Thursday Thread

200 comments:

IllinoisFrank said...

Sam, check out this article about how scientists use language and how it differs from how non-scientists use it: "Belief and knowledge—a plea about language" located at: http://tinyurl.com/ynmnnc
One key paragraph:
"We also use 'theory' in a way that is far from the everyday usage (where a theory is pretty much a hunch), particularly when we talk of "the theory of . . ."; examples are relativity, electromagnetism, evolution, plate tectonics, the standard model of particle physics. (...Usually we use 'model' for ideas that are less well established.) These theories are far from guesses; they will survive no matter what new evidence is accumulated. They are complex constructs that incorporate and explain a significant body of evidence. They have demonstrated predictive power as well as descriptive power."

Love the show. Keep up the great work.

bibimimi troll'p said...

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2007/Bush_no_longer_miserable_failure_Google_0201.html

bomb diffused after 7 year run!

Dice said...

The reason we have black guys is so that fat, ugly white chicks can have boyfriends, too.

Alice said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy4yunrr0s0
Family Guy - Dick Cheney as a Wal-Mart greeter

Too funny! Thanks Cat Chew!

:)

Anonymous said...

Iranian President to Visit Saudi Arabia

Alice said...

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

Alice said...

~Your
tongue
is the
strongest
muscle
in your
body.~

Alice said...

Highest Paying Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree

i said...

(Listening to Randi Rhodes...)

What a non-issue. This issue should have ended in 10 seconds, YESTERDAY.

Obviously the 'caller' was a Republican loser. So why is this carrying over into today?

Doesn't Randi Rhodes have any real issues to talk about?

And what happened to Thom Hartmann? He sounds intimidated and snippy ever since that Republican caller brat gave him some lip.

Who cares? Move on.

Anonymous said...

Sam, I think Maureen dowd and her ilk are best summed up by the Stephen Colbert invention of "truthiness," or what feels like its true over what actually is true. It doesn't matter that Al Gore never said he invented the internet, it just feels like something he might says. Its more important (and easier) for her to write about her unsupported feelings and projections about political figures, rather than actually report on what they really do say, or what their stances on issues really are.

i said...

Has everyone gone mad at Air America?

Randi is going on and on about some lying Republican caller who called in YESTERDAY.

Thom Hoffmann is condescending instead of open to his callers.

So is Peter B. Collins, but then, he might get the ax at Nova M/Air America Phoenix.

Rachel Maddow is all snarkey (although she sounds deranged and shaking with anger, as usual - she has two modes, deranged and hurt).
And I'm trying to like her, because I'd like to like her, but... All the anger is killing my stone, babe.

And now Randi is off on this rant about a caller who lied about pretty much everything he said, and now she's trying to analyze it.

There is some weird vibe going on. It is almost as if the holidays are close, but they aren't.

Everyone should just chill out and focus on the news.

Anonymous said...

Sam,

Please, please, please do more Virgil Goode impersonations. I beg you.

Thanks,

A Texas fan.

Sunshine Jim said...

actually the person that invented the world wide net was Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Lee

"Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, (born June 8, 1955 in London, England) is the inventor of the World Wide Web, director of the World Wide Web Consortium (which oversees its continued development), and a senior researcher and holder of the 3Com Founders Chair at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)[1]. Informally, in technical circles, he is sometimes called "TimBL" or "TBL"."

toniD said...

General Relieved of Duty at Walter Reed

Sunshine Jim said...

evenin T!

all that snoe we had is melting already on the roads!

about 4 inches on the car roofs and melting next to the blacktop when i shoveled at 6 AM.

toniD said...

Afternoon all!

House OKs bill easing
union organizing
Democrats rewarded organized labor Thursday for helping them retake control of Congress, passing a House bill that would make it easier to start unions against companies' wishes.

LINK

toniD said...

Hey Jim,
It's in the upper 40's and raining today and there are flood warnings.

Tonight it is supposed to dip into the 20's which means the rain will freeze and it will be slippery again. I don't have to work again until Saurday, but it's a full day. I am hoping the parking lot isn't an ice skating rink!

Bad news in Alabama. A tornado hit a high School, a wall colapsed and there are injured kids. I heard one death so far and several kids still missing.

toniD said...

McCain: US Lives "Wasted" In Iraq
AP | LIZ SIDOTI | March 1, 2007 12:53 PM

Republican presidential contender John McCain, a staunch backer of the
Iraq war but critic of how President Bush has waged it, said U.S. lives had been "wasted" in the four-year-old conflict. Democrats demand the Arizona senator apologize for the comment as Sen. Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) did when the Democratic White House hopeful recently made the same observation.

"Americans are very frustrated, and they have every right to be," McCain said Wednesday on CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman." "We've wasted a lot of our most precious treasure, which is American lives."

LINK

Sunshine Jim said...

eya toni!

was thinking about you when i found these ice grippers.

http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page.aspx?c=1&p=46633&cat=2,51676&ap=1

Sunshine Jim said...

Icer's® work like a champ too!

http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page.aspx?c=1&p=40911&cat=2,51676&ap=1

toniD said...

Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation At Columbine High School
Associated Press | March 1, 2007 02:47 PM

Columbine High School, the site of the nation's deadliest school shooting eight years ago, was evacuated Thursday after a bomb threat was called in, authorities said.

Jefferson County Sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said students were taken to a nearby park while bomb squads and dogs searched the school.

LINK

Anonymous said...

So McCain's new stance is antipro war?

-conbo

Alice said...

Hi SJ & Toni!
Just received my latest book purchase...

Great Thoughts, Revised and Updated (Paperback0, by George Seldes


I didn't realize he was 104 yrs old when he passed...

Alice said...

http://www.publiceye.org/magazine/v21n1/meagher_tax_revolt.html

Tax Revolt as a Family Value
How the Christian Right Is Becoming A Free Market Champion

Alice said...

* The Case of Gary Tyler: Despite Witness Recantations and No Physical Evidence, Louisiana Prisoner Remains Jailed After 32 Years *

The case of Louisiana¹s Gary Tyler has been called one of the great miscarriages of justice in the modern history of the United States. Tyler, an African-American, has been jailed since he was 16 years old for a 1974 murder that many believe he did not commit. An all-white jury convicted him based entirely on the statements of four witnesses who later recanted their testimony. We speak with Tyler¹s mother, Juanita, and his sister Bobbie McCray. We¹re also joined by New York Times columnist Bob Herbert, who has been covering Tyler¹s case. And we hear Tyler in his own words in an un-aired interview from prison.

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/01/1429239

Alice said...

antipro war?

-conbo

March 1, 2007 3:01 PM


That's what I was (kinda) thinking...

Sweet Jesus I hate politics....

How's it going, conbo? :)

toniD said...

Sunshine Jim said...
eya toni!

was thinking about you when i found these ice grippers.

http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page.aspx?c=1&p=46633&cat=2,51676&ap=1

Thanks Jim!!!

Great idea. I'm hoping I won't need those any more this year, but who knows. The weather has been really strange this year.

toniD said...

Hi Shell, Connie :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Alice! Hi ToniD!

:)

It's going.

Running around in my hamster wheel.

How are you guys?

-conbo

Sunshine Jim said...

eya A.!

George Seldes sounds like a great read.

one of those honkin fat books that when you hit the end you want another 20 chapters.

Sunshine Jim said...

eya #

when ya live in a place that has treefrogs you know your in a pretty nice spot.

Anonymous said...

when ya live in a place that has treefrogs you know your in a pretty nice spot.

or really high

but same diff

hmmm

maybe that is the change I need

to be high

-conbo

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul for president. Wow. what a public servent

toniD said...

Now this is another unbelievable comment:

Snow at CPAC: We didn't create the war in Iraq, We didn't create the war on terror Max Blumenthal
Published: Thursday March 1, 2007

On the first day of the 34th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, a former Fox News Channel anchor, made a speech in which he argued that terrorists were to blame for the Global War on Terror, not the United States.

Speaking at the Omni Shoreham Hotel's Regency Ballroom in Washington DC, the presidential advisor said, "We didn't create the war in Iraq. We didn't create the war on terror."

Snow also vowed that the US would "capture terrorists hiding out in their caves and their spider holes, tapping away on keyboards."

According to The Right Angle, one of twenty-five blogs which received credentials for the conference, Snow "received a standing ovation following his speech."

"His message for conservatives was simple: take off the dark-colored glasses 'because we've got a lot of work to do,'" Ivy J. Sellers blogs. "The world is watching and waiting, Snow told the crowd, and 'when we win...the rest of the world's going to say, 'We want to be like American.'"

snip

Other speakers scheduled to speak at the conference, which will run through Saturday, include Vice President Dick Cheney, Fox News Channel anchor Sean Hannity, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), former Congressman Tom DeLay (R-TX) and controversial columnists Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin.

Senator John McCain (R-AZ), a 2008 presidential candidate, is being criticized for skipping out on the conference.

"Sponsors of the Conservative Political Action Conference, which begins today in Washington and brings together thousands of conservative leaders and grass-roots activists, say the Arizona Republican has 'dissed' organizers by attempting to schedule a private reception for attendees after rejecting invitations to speak at the event," Ralph Z. Hallow reported in a front page story in today's Washington Times.

LINK

Learn it, Love it, Live it said...

We’ve been working on a lot lately on the Soldiers Creed. I like it so I will include it for you to read.

I am an American Soldier.


I am a warrior and a member of a team.


I serve the people of the United States and live by the Army values.


I will always place the mission first.


I will never accept defeat.


I will never quit.


I will never leave a fallen comrade.


I am disciplined, physically, and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.


I always maintain my arms, my equipment, and myself.


I am an expert and a professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.

I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am an American Soldier.

Sunshine Jim said...

or raise treefrogs.

was talking to a freind that has treefrogs in her wood lot.

she's waiting for them to hatch in the spring.

cute little things under an inch long.

toniD said...

anyone know what happened to Harold?

David Bowtie said...

People like you

should not be allowed

to start any fires!

toniD said...

Amb. Tim Carney, a U.S. coordinator for Iraq’s reconstruction, said on NPR yesterday, said the post-war decision to exclude Iraqis from governing the country was “incompetent, foolish, dubious in all of its aspects.” Carney was recently flown to Baghdad by the administration to avoid testifying before a congressional committee.

LINK

air-ono said...

eya, bad people

it's a small world...

told the o.g. i'm in a hampster wheel

which may explain why i dreamt of frogs just now...

one was a lizard frog

(yeah, it was fucked up)

-

Anonymous said...

Im glad someone is proctecting our
'freedom'

Good job, all!

I salute thee

-conbo

air-ono said...

i my dream i drove a whacky...

Autobianchi Bianchina

air-ono said...

//I salute thee//

yeah, very noble

and they come home and are pissed on

Anonymous said...

I would never disrespect anyone in uniform. EXCEPT

If

A) You join after Bush

B)I told you specifically that Bush would fark you over

C)You join anyway and claim you will be living on a base in Hawaii

Then I disrespect you. If you are not this person then carry on.

-conbo

Alice said...

How are you guys?

-conbo

March 1, 2007 3:11 PM

Not just fine..but in the realm of dandy even... :)

Anonymous said...

Not just fine..but in the realm of dandy even... :)

March 1, 2007 4:40 PM

Thats great Shell!

:)

-Conbo

what happened?

air-ono said...

//EXCEPT//

no, they continue to gain my respect

EXCEPT...

the neo-nazi's they've allowed to join

air-ono said...

//in the realm of dandy even//

go away happy person

: )

Alice said...

Toni the Cat Haiku rules!

I love this one:

My brain: walnut-sized.
Yours: largest among primates.
Yet, who leaves for work?

Alice said...

what happened?

March 1, 2007 4:42 PM


Copped a new 'tude... :)

for the moment...

air-ono said...

i'm going through the last throes of sleep

air-ono said...

//Copped a new 'tude//

woo-hoo

[reality: until the next m-cycle]

^

Alice said...

NORML Now Offering Rare Autographed Marijuana Memorabilia On eBay

Anonymous said...

//No, they continue to gain my respect//

You can't respect American soldiers.

Your not an American. What if we attack you, Freedom Hater!

Some Australian kangaroo skinner Person is being held in Gitmo for 9/11

I think most Australians are terrorists.

-conbo

Alice said...

[reality: until the next m-cycle]

March 1, 2007 4:49 PM

I sometimes wonder if you can tell.... :)

air-ono said...

ignore my off-the-cuff remarks...
i'm a loser

air-ono said...

//I sometimes wonder if you can tell//

it's not rocket science...

you wear it on your sleeve

(and that's why i love you)

Anonymous said...

I am going to call Homeland Security on Ono

I am going to tell them that Ono's
best friend is the Kanga Skinner

-conbo

Anonymous said...

In a good natured way of course.

-conbo

air-ono said...

//In a good natured way of course.//

(and that's why i love you, too)

i'm copping a new tude

: )

Anonymous said...

you are just contrary

Ono

you will disagree with whatever anyone says just because

-conbo

Shorty Petterstein said...

I have mice in my typewriter!

air-ono said...

don't worry about us running out of roos

they're everywhere

i once had a sunbeam alpine convertible (it's like an m.g. or an elongated autobianchi bianchina)

it was dusk and i slowed down at an intersection

and a roo bounced right in front of me...

1 second later and he would have bounced in my car

then all hell would have broken loose

air-ono said...

//you are just contrary//

you're wrong

(q.e.d.)

Anonymous said...

No. Im right

Your just a grumpy kangaroo killer

-conbo

air-ono said...

No. Im right

air-ono said...

p.s. you own and operate a gila monster slaughter house

Anonymous said...

Thrilling

bbl

-conbo

toniD said...

Alice said...
Toni the Cat Haiku rules!

I love this one:

My brain: walnut-sized.
Yours: largest among primates.
Yet, who leaves for work?

March 1, 2007 4:45 PM

Wasn't that great!! Just shows how a cat owns you! Heh

air-ono said...

gotta make tracks, cats...

enjoy your coffee

: )

air-ono said...

//Thrilling//

we have frilled-necked lizards...

they're thrilling

Sypher said...

UYYI OTQ NI ICY ZTHFYH

columnar transposition

t yu t h crnr :

i said...

Damned, Peter B. Collins is going.

I hope he will be back on the internet, like Mike Malloy.

mugwump said...

I feel squozen!

Stop Iran War said...

StopIranWar.com

All Americans want to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons and interfering on the ground inside Iraq. Yet President Bush’s saber rattling gives the US little additional leverage to engage and dissuade Iran, and, more than likely, simply accelerates a dangerous slide into war. The United States can do better than this.

Whatever the pace of Iran’s nuclear efforts, in the give and take of the Administration’s rhetoric and accusations, we are approaching the last moments to head off looming conflict.

Cannot the world’s most powerful nation deign speak to the resentful and scheming regional power that is Iran? Can we not speak of the interests of others, work to establish a sustained dialogue, and seek to benefit the people of Iran and the region? Could not such a dialogue, properly conducted, begin a process that could, over time, help realign hardened attitudes and polarizing views within the region? And isn’t it easier to undertake such a dialogue now, before more die, and more martyrs are created to feed extremist passions?

Please join the Iraq War veterans at VoteVets.org and me and sign the petition to President Bush today. Military force against Iran is not the solution now, and if we adopt the right strategy, perhaps it need never be. Urge him to work with our allies and use every diplomatic, political, and economic option at our disposal to deal with Iran. War is not the answer.

Wes Clark

http://stopiranwar.com

Nobody said...

A couple of people in a non descript white car with all black tires have been following me starting this week. I have no idea who they are or why they are doing this because I'm only a possibly threat to my family when my bad temper gets the better of me.

Soulman said...

Shut the fuck up Nobody. Your paranoia knows no bounds. You are only being followed in your own mind.

You really need some serious counseling. Get some help dude!

Laughing At Blog Loonies said...

Nobody said...
A couple of people in a non descript white car with all black tires have been following me starting this week. I have no idea who they are or why they are doing this because I'm only a possibly threat to my family when my bad temper gets the better of me.

March 1, 2007 6:07 PM

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

Even in your drug induced paranoia you are a funny man sometimes. Maybe you should try a comedy workshop.

toniD said...

Dems issue subpoenas over Bush administration firings of US Attorneys
by John Aravosis (DC) · 3/01/2007 09:00:00 PM ET

This is why being in the majority matters.

Mmmm... subpoenas...

You Tube at link

LINK

Britney Shears said...

What would you bet on:

1) That I'm nuts because of post-partum depression

2) That I'm nuts because of untreated bipolar disorder

3) That I'm nuts because all my recent dates didn't want to go out with me anymore

4) That I'm nuts because Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan damaged my brain at our bimbo summits

5) All of the above

Me said...

Britney Shears said...
What would you bet on:

1) That I'm nuts because of post-partum depression

2) That I'm nuts because of untreated bipolar disorder

3) That I'm nuts because all my recent dates didn't want to go out with me anymore

4) That I'm nuts because Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan damaged my brain at our bimbo summits

5) All of the above

March 1, 2007 6:32 PM

#5

I wasn't surprised at you shaving your head because you shaved elsewhere 8-!

Jumping Yimminy!

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Rats overrun building in Highbridge horror

Rats Take Over Apartment Building In Bronx

Alice said...

Dang, you people must really miss Nobody... that's cute....

dada said...

See what you think.

http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Air_America

I think it's pretty silly. And it says more this way than if I tried to fight with the right wingers.

Right wingers just don't know how to make with the funny.

dada said...

"All Air America newscasters live on a wind farm off the coast of Hyannisport, in Kennedy's impeccable Katherine Harris impersonation."

I know it makes no sense, but I got a laugh out of it, so i left it in.

I have to run... back in a bit

Alice said...

http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd252.htm

9-11 ACCOUNTABILITY - FRUSTRATION GROWS

...Media hacks who get paid to promote the government's fairy tale will call people like Mr. Berg a crack pot or lunatic. Funny, I didn't get that impression from this former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania. In the end, I didn't see what I had hoped by attending. During the press conference one media rep gave his speech and then said that "they" (never did find out who "they" are) intend to shut down every major freeway in this country early next year. One common theme at this conference was how PO'd these "social progressives" are with Pelosi and company; they expected her and her comrades to take their oaths of office and begin impeachment proceedings. To say they are already disenchanted is an understatement. The other common theme from the green and peace and freedom party members seemed to be pushing their social agenda. Certainly, 911 was the topic, but the distraction about supporting "progressives" was a complete turn off.
...

Alice said...

Speaking of Kennedy..

Why did Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzeneger get married?

To breed a bullet-proof Kennedy.

(from the Friar's Club Big Book of Jokes)

Alice said...

Crazy Wisdom & New Age Narcissism

A ramble through the world of crazy wisdom, New Age narcissim, spiritual teachers, psychological & physical abuse, our collective shadow and malignant self-love.

ILOVE TONY BLAIR AND GEORGE BUSH. No, really do! I like them because they have been so appalling in government, so wicked in their foreign policies, and so corrupt with their erosion of human rights and democratic freedom, that people are waking up to the bankruptcy of our current political system. As a result, never before have so many of us been united into creating a new world for ourselves, and bypassing government. We realize we can no longer afford to keep asking permission for things to change because the very "democratic" system itself is hardwired to maintaining the status quo. It only gives us the illusion that we are being listened to, and at this critical period in our history, when so much is teetering on the edge of the abyss, we can no longer afford illusions, no matter how "democratic" they seem to be.
...

Kermit said...

"Time's fun when you're

having flies!"

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Brooklyn barber convicted of attempted murder in bar siege

A black barber who took a Manhattan bar hostage and told the patrons that "white people are going to burn tonight" was convicted Thursday of attempted murder, assault and other crimes.

Steven Johnson, 39, showed no emotion after the jury, which deliberated a week, pronounced him guilty of more than 50 crimes, some of them designated hate crimes that are punished more severely than other offenses.

Johnson, of Brooklyn, invaded the East Village's Bar Veloce, which had nine men and six women inside, early June 16, 2002. He was carrying three pistols, a samurai sword and a container of kerosene. He warned, "White people are going to burn tonight."

He later told police he left the housing project where he lived and took a subway to the East Village, where he looked for "happy" white people to avenge the mistreatment of black people.

He shot and wounded three people, including a police officer, and sprayed kerosene on several customers and threatened to set them on fire. Two women caught Johnson off guard and tackled him, and then a policeman shot him.

More >>

air-ono said...

//they have been so appalling in government, so wicked in their foreign policies, and so corrupt with their erosion of human rights and democratic freedom, that people are waking up to the bankruptcy of our current political system//

my sentiments exactly, schmoops

(it certainly woke me up)

air-ono said...

to kermit

you tedious fuck!

as tedious as n.c.'s urban-crime articles

and the working failures of this blog

//The page cannot be displayed//

Get a clue said...

There is really nothing left of this place. The old blog was weak. This is pathetic. Who should be more ashamed? Sam or this pathetic pack that got left behind?

Sam doesn't have the balls to tell them it's over, and they don't have the brains to take a hint.

You fuckers really have no where to go, do you?

air-ono said...

to Get a clue...

you're as tedious as a broken record

air-ono said...

to Get a clue...

there's nothing left of you

Alice said...

Hi a/o....I have the night off...sooo..that basically guarantees I'll be all alone posting 'nasty' words & graphic depictions of sex & love all by myself all night...

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

DEA: International Heroin Ring Broken Up In Manhattan

Alice said...

Cannot believe people who hate it here come here...

Ha...you fucking dolt...

air-ono said...

to Get a clue

whatsmore,

you're the same fuck that asked about chubby

Alice said...

Ono...there's another place I hang out where you would fit in like a ummm....well forget the analogy...but seriously...

air-ono said...

sorry, shell

sam's fucked up blog has destroyed a beautiful thing

ciao

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Bronx Election Workers Under Investigation

air-ono said...

//there's another place//

?

air-ono said...

my thread is bare

and this blog is sawing through it

Alice said...

Yep..but I'm not telling it here again...

So...you would have to email me...then I'll tell you where..

...and should you decide to not email me...you are off my schmoopy list...

(Threats...see..?)

:)

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Colombo Sons 'Gamble' and Win

Alice said...

Chilean scientists to record blue whales “conversations”

Alice said...

Trivia

* St. Pirate's Day, 1817 - Air America is the first station to broadcast Yoko Ono, Steve Vai, Brian Eno and Lou Reed's supergroup The Shit Marauder's new rock opera, Die Zauberflote, Die.


LMAO...! :)

air-ono said...

is this the place
anyway, i got to beat it

(no! not that beat it... that's later)
(no! i'll bbl)

Alice said...

Nope...fergit it...

air-ono said...

//email me//

dang! and i swore i would only give my email to one person

and already gave it

so i may have to break my promise to myself

hmmm...

(we'll see)

air-ono said...

//fergit it//

cool,

my email is safe for another day

Sunshine Jim said...

what a beut of a day today, snow on the ground and bright sunshine.
still cold though.

had a hotrodded 34 ford coupe in today to inspect and repair, it had a cracked crossmember that let the drive shaft get out of line, at anything over 30 mph it shook like a paint mixer.

runs like a little swiss watch now. fun to drive too, this one has a chopped top with about a 6 inch tall windshield, a slightly hopped up small block chev with three deuces and a dandy pearl metalflake shadow flame paint job.

1st time the owner has had it running right in 5 years. the vette owner turned him onto me.

4 hrs, $200 and i got to drive it for an hour. it burns out like a dragster, what a hoot!

Alice said...

fuck you, air bono...

:)

Alice said...

Wedding's off...!

Sunshine Jim said...

4 inches of snow this morning and the pavement was dry by 2:00!

weird ass weather.

Sunshine Jim said...

i'm re reading the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, just about through book one, it seems to get shorter every time i read it.

m the a-c said...

test

m the a-c said...

I'm losing faith in this network. The stream operates when it pleases, and this *backup* blog malfunctions during the morning sometimes.

it's getting old quickly

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Hey Jim, Alice, Oh no.

Took a look at the north shore today
Long drive. Hills like the Bronx
only rural like upstate. Houses
this way and that. Farms, sandy bluffs
overlooking L.I. Sound. Narrow
rocky beaches. Pine Barrens.
Calm water. Fog.
You can see Conn.

Different from the south shore.
The south shore is mostly flat.
Set up in rectangular blocks like
the city. Farms. Bays. Wide
sandy beaches. Landscape tapers
to the rolling Atlantic.

South shore has nice beaches.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Shore_(Long_Island)

http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/info.asp?parkID=52

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Shore_(Long_Island)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Island

dada said...

From the Soldiers Creed:

"I always maintain my arms, my equipment, and myself."

What happens if you lose an arm, then how do you maintain your arms? with your feet?

Never accept defeat.

Anonymous said...

//What happens if you lose an arm, then how do you maintain your arms? with your feet?//


hahahaha

-conbo

dada said...

heya guys n alice

dada said...

and conbo

dada said...

hee hee

dada said...

"i'm re reading the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, just about through book one, it seems to get shorter every time i read it."

Ya Jim, I seem to get sucked in every three years or so. Usually looking up a quote, and before I know it, there I am at Rivendell again, on my way to the mines of Moria.

You know what's good if you're in the mood, The Silmarillion. Tolkien's ancient history.

dada said...

I should probably get some sleep.

later...

Sunshine Jim said...

"there I am at Rivendell again, on my way to the mines of Moria."

which is exactly where i am at the moment.

the Silmarillion. what a treat that one is!

was paging through an illustrated version a year or so ago. amazing creativity in the art and a really good story.

Sunshine Jim said...

re: the Soldiers Creed.

poetic, but naive.

come with me sometime and we'll take it to the vets hospital and have it reviewed by some of the vets there.

i'd have liked it better if there was a phrase in there about not obeying illegal orders.

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

The Third Reich's Pillage Of European Art And Treasures

Sunshine Jim said...

evenin NC

The Third Reich's Pillage Of European Art And Treasures.

sorta like the looting of Iraq's museum is'nt it?

i've read about this before in some of my WW2 collection. an interesting tale. the Nazi's and Hitler especially were all assholes for the main part, exceptions were rare.

Sunshine Jim said...

i'm out,

up at 4:30 tomorrow.

love ya all and goodnight!

Anonymous said...

Sunshine Jim said...
evenin NC
March 1, 2007 11:04 PM

Goodnight.

Alice said...

"Politics is the art of looking for

trouble, finding it everywhere,

diagnosing it incorrectly, and

applying the wrong remedies."

~Groucho Marx

Alice said...

Checking in with....

Miss Anne's blog, The Open Piehole - George Bush and the war in Iraq

Willow's blog, The Babbling Academy - Why Hurry George - It's only been 18 MONTHS!

Alice said...

http://www.myspace.com/thepierces

http://partners.popmatters.com/img/pierces160-180.gif

Alice said...

1st Pelosi Teach-In, Feb. 28th@Pelosi's Office US Federal Building

by Rae Abilea

Thursday Mar 1st, 2007 10:48 PM

On Feb 28th around 12:30 p.m., 15 activists entered Rep Nancy Pelosi's office in the SF Federal building with the intent to inform and educate her staff excellent reasoning for defunding the war in Iraq.. Afterwards, a debriefing followed in the cafeteria.. included are a few photos taken in the Fed Building from the duration of our entire visit(though none during the actual meeting, unfortunately)..

Many thanks to those of you who participated in our teach-in at Nancy Pelosi’s yesterday. When about 15 of us entered the office yesterday at about 12:30, we were met by a staffer who invited us into Nancy’s office (we didn’t have an appointment but they “knew we were coming”) where we met with Deputy District Director Melanie Nutter for about 45 minutes. We offered some excellent reasons for defunding the war and reframing the debate about funding. When Melanie countered our appeal for HR 508 by saying that the speaker traditionally doesn’t sign onto resolutions, Renay said that she’s already broken tradition by becoming the first woman speaker, and should do so again by signing on and taking a leadership stand on defunding the war! There were many great points made by the group. Melanie listened attentively, took notes, and reaffirmed that Nancy Pelosi has no intention to defund the war. After Dan Bernal told us to leave the office as they had another meeting scheduled, and we slowly exited, we continued our teach-in in the hallway outside the office. We read the text of HR 508 and role played how to respond to criticisms of defunding and troop withdrawal. Someone (apparently not from Pelosi’s office) called the cops up, but we were already on our way out; no one was arrested. We had a debrief meeting in the cafeteria afterwards. See some photos (unfortunately none from the meeting) and short report-back at: http://codepinkalert.org/userdata_display.php?modin=54&uid=2182 IMPORTANT NEWS: Last night the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) held a meeting and voted to de-fund the war!! Melanie Nutter (Pelosi's Aide who we met with yesterday) voted for the resolution to de-fund the war, and she is an elected member of the DCCC. Dan Bernal (Pelosi's representative to the DCCC) voted against it. We think we should launch a huge thank you email campaign to recognize her vote and tell her we hope her boss will follow her leadership! Nutter actually stood up and asked for the activist community to please recognize when the Democrats do something good, let's flood her inbox!! Send Melanie a letter now and thank her.

http://www.pelosiwatch.org

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/03/01/18371256.php

air-ono said...

SWAN SONG #1

Hallelujah

Well I drive my truck
Yeah I drive my truck
Out on that highway
And I drive it right through that church
And I get down on my knees and pray
For Ten wheels for Jesus

~from: The Axeman's Jazz
by the beasts of bourbon

air-ono said...

[continued]

Well I drive down the Highway of Darkness
I shall fear no evil
Because the lord is by my side
Even at the roadhouse with a burger and fries and a can of beer
But a man can not live on beer alone
So I go to church
And when I go to church I pray
Because I've got 15 different kinds of diseases
And I pray
I pray
I pray for
I pray for
Ten wheels for Jesus

air-ono said...

SWAN SONG #2

When the bottle is empty
And my head is unoccupied
My luck just ran out
Cause the day Marty Robbins died

Well my horse, got divorced
And my pigs they all cried
My big arm it won't fire
Cause the day Marty Robbins died

Oh Marty when you rode into El Paso
Wearing your white sports coat
With a big arm on your hip
The story of your life you wrote

~from: The Axeman's Jazz
by the beasts of bourbon

air-ono said...

SWAN SONG #3

i'll tell ya's what happened since i lewded out shells belles...

LATERS!

the o.g. is drunk
he says...

"i'll go lay back down on the seat
and then find out when i'm gonna die"

(LOL)
@ LEAST HE SUITS THE MUSIC

Well save me a place in the graveyard
Cause I feel I'm going down

Six feet deep in the graveyard
On the quiet side of town

I'll be lying here dead and gone
But at least I won't be blue

air-ono said...

SWAN SONG #4

CONGRATULATIONS SEDER!!

YOU'RE ONE OF THE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS WHY I'M...

DROPPING OUT!!

*

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WaitingForCicero said...

Ten Wheels For Jesus, The Beasts Of Bourbon

WaitingForCicero said...

Come back, fucker.

I'm trying to find some more of their stuff.

Also, SEDER, your new blog sucks.

WaitingForCicero said...

Psycho, The Beasts Of Bourbon

Cat Chew said...

Alice said...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy4yunrr0s0
Family Guy - Dick Cheney as a
Wal-Mart greeter
Too funny! Thanks Cat Chew!


Hiya, A :) Don't thank me, thank bibimimi troll'p! I am only a lowly pilfererer.

Wildcat Chew said...

I'm hoping the non compos bloggis interruptus ab absurdo origine days are nearly at an end. [sigh] I seem to recall it was not possible to comment on this blog until the early hours of April 1st, 2004. That should have been
a clue, eh?

I'm going to reflect on the idea that things could be worse, think how good it is to be able to hang out at Toni's place (now there's a gracious and thoughtful hostess with the mostest news!), and bake some oatmeal cookies while Dellamorte Dellamore plays
in the background.

See you later, perhaps.

Sunshine Jim said...

yawn...

coffee!

Everyone I meet has said...

Liberals are good at several things.

They make entertaining movies and write catchy toe-tapping songs. They even make delicious all natural ice cream.

But they can’t figure out talk radio. In fact, they are terrible at it. Al Franken never really competed with Rush Limbaugh as he had promised.


And Air America Radio became a better punch line than bottom line.”

toniD said...

Morning all.

Sam is off today. Are we getting a best of or a sub?

toniD said...

~~And Air America Radio became a better punch line than bottom line.”

March 2, 2007 5:21 AM ~~

But the punch line got the message out and things are changing.

Limbaugh is fast becoming a caricature of what a republican is and people are catching on. Now they listen to him for his outrageousness not for his direction.

Anonymous said...

this blog sux

the fucking DATE isnt even eastern standard time !

Please fix this blog Sam

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, EXPLAIN WHY THERES NO REAL BLOG.

DID YOU JUST GET TIRED OF PAYING FOR IT?
BE HONEST.

Sunshine Jim said...

trolls are good at several things.

Generalization and stereotyping and generally fabricated "facts",

pointless insults, and ridiculous claims without substance.

other than using them for door stops they generally get in the way of progress and evolution.

they are symbols of destructive endeavor. the symbolic equivalent of "No shoes, no service" signs

Rush has the big 1 said...

Rush has 800 stations now. 800! And each is making money. Rush is a god in the radio industry.

People tune in because Rush is great radio. Sam can't make enough money to fund a real blog. Ha ha ha ha, how funny is that!

It's all about the man, some got it, and some never will.

Sunshine Jim said...

Mornin ToniD

life is good, coffee is perfeect this AM.

dropped Bgurl off at the train with no probs,

and picked up a coupla still warm fresh donuts at the crispy creme!

Jenise said...

"the fucking DATE isnt even eastern standard time !"

wow i had no idea the date changes according to US time zone. pretty damn big country you have over there.

from an email from a friend with the subject line: What's really important

Higher on the CNN.com Headlines totem pole than Iraq, Iran, global warming, or our government's secret funding of al Qaeda:

http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/03/01/australia.hair.reut/index.html

i'm translating a pamphlet to explain to tokyo residents how the city is going to upgrading its levee system to protect against flooding and earthquake damage. imagine that, using tax dollars to protect citizens. there's much i don't like about the japanese government, but the US government does make them look good.

Sunshine Jim said...

Rush ate up huge amounts of money getting going.

many times what this whole network has gone through in the last three years,

and only made it because he supports this repressive administration without any challenges or real thought.

Get a life I said...

Just how many are left here? I remember seeing some of these names on the old blog. But there were a hundred bloggers back then.

A righteous ending for an illconcieved blog. Anyone with a life and any brain has moved on. Mental problems seem to be common denominator for the hangers-on.

Such is life.

Sunshine Jim said...

eya j!

good evening to ya!

Sunshine Jim said...

and you're still here?

Hypocricy thy name is "troll"...

Jenise said...

good morning, sunshine.

just dropping by. ton of work to get through...going to visit a friend in amsterstam at the end of this month so lots to do before then...

how are you and bgurl?

Get a life I said...

I visit many blogs during the week. They are all alive and well. This blog, or what is left of it is a exception. Each time I visit here, things have gotten worse.

Sam is trying to tell this blog something that this blog does not want to hear. Like the teenage girl who will not accept rejection, you refuse to understand the message that Sam is clearly sending.

That date is over and Sam wants to go to bed. Go home already!

web_geek said...

eya gang!

Happy Friday!

Sunshine Jim said...

eya j!

were both ticking along fine, was a good month for making bucks.

just dropped off Bgurl at the early train and she's spending the weekend on the island with her sis and going to the big annual sewing and doll making show.

she's up for a wire jewelry class so i loaned her some of my tools.

i'm working on a few projects here, taking it easy on my back which is healing nicely and taking the doggers hunting larely.

Sunshine Jim said...

eya web_geek!

mornin bud! whats gnu?

toniD said...

House Democrats
unveil new energy plan
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday unveiled a bill that would spend about $15 billion to double U.S. automobile fuel efficiency, expand ethanol distribution and build more mass transit.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070301/pl_nm/energy_congress_democrats_dc;_ylt=Amx5sxuOPSKpQM6wgORvczQa.3QA

toniD said...

US intel on nukes
in Iran and North Korea in doubt
New doubts are arising about the accuracy of U.S. intelligence on the nuclear programs in North Korea and Iran, only a few years after faulty warnings about weapons of mass destruction helped President Bush justify the invasion of Iraq.

LINK

toniD said...

National Guard "Not Ready"
Washington Post | Ann Scott Tyson | March 1, 2007 09:36 PM

Nearly 90 percent of Army National Guard units in the United States are rated "not ready" -- largely as a result of shortfalls in billions of dollars' worth of equipment -- jeopardizing their capability to respond to crises at home and abroad, according to a congressional commission that released a preliminary report yesterday on the state of U.S. military reserve forces.

The report found that heavy deployments of the National Guard and reserves since 2001 for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for other anti-terrorism missions have deepened shortages, forced the cobbling together of units and hurt recruiting.

LINK

Sunshine Jim said...

"if you had told me..."

http://www.oldamericancentury.org/unamerican.jpg

Jenise said...

glad to hear it, sunshine. give her my best.

good morning, tonid. hope you're feeling well today. morning, web geek.

have a great day, everyone. time to get back to the levees...

toniD said...

Poll: Majority Says US Gov't Should Guarantee Health Insurance
The New York Times | ROBIN TONER and JANET ELDER | March 1, 2007 10:07 PM

A majority of Americans say the federal government should guarantee health insurance to every American, especially children, and are willing to pay higher taxes to do it, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll.

While the war in Iraq remains the overarching issue in the early stages of the 2008 campaign, access to affordable health care is at the top of the public's domestic agenda, ranked far more important than immigration, cutting taxes or promoting traditional values.

LINK

toniD said...

Snow tells conservatives: We didn't create Iraq, terror wars

web_geek said...

eya Jim!

Not much new here. I'm just waiting to start the weekend! How RU?

:-/

Anonymous said...

Is Joel really Squidward from Spongebob?

Sunshine Jim said...

eya web_geek

lot's going on here.

got a chance to do a lil

hot rodding yesterday, was a hoot!

working on a project with Laura,

working on my book(s) a bit.

drinkin coffee and eating

my last crispy creme.

toniD said...

Investigators Break Up $15 Million Wall Street Insider-Trading Ring
Associated Press | LARRY NEUMEISTER | March 1, 2007 10:46 PM

Investigators have broken up what they call one of the biggest Wall Street insider-trading rings since the 1980s -- a sweeping, $15 million scandal that involved power brokers at some of the nation's top financial firms and two lawyers.

In announcing the case Thursday, authorities described a criminal operation that used insiders at Morgan Stanley and Co. and UBS Securities LLC to steal valuable secrets from the companies. Prosecutors also alleged a Banc of America Securities LLC broker accepted cash kickbacks and two former representatives of Bear Stearns & Co. obtained UBS inside information.

LINK

Sunshine Jim said...

Precise and thoughtful in real life, Joel in the non mundane world is actually Conan the Barbarian in his 40's.

toniD said...

Terror expert: Insurgents have won 'hearts and minds' of Iraqis

web_geek said...

Hi jenise!

:cheese:

Sunshine Jim said...

Sam otter do webclam wed and fri's and do interview thursdays.

web_geek said...

jim,

you're having too much fun...

or, i'm not having enough.

*note to self*
*get new life*

:cheese:

toniD said...

Look at the news of the day:

Bus plunges off Ga. highway ramp; 6 die
20 dead as tornadoes hit Ga., Ala., Mo.
Blizzards, wet snow hit Midwest, Plains

Most weather related. It's really been an odd year weatherwise. Global instability.

Yesterday there was an earth quake in SFO Bay.

blah blah blah said...

Investigators Break Up $15 Million Wall Street Insider-Trading Ring.

many of us are swimming in a sea of red ink from hedge fund manipulation of the market by the big guys (you know the ones who get a salary of 40M a year) and they throw us a bone. when you read the fine print it looks like a dozen people made something under 1M by manipulating inside information.

i'm not saying its right, it isn't but i think its ignoring the elephant in the room, something that seems to happen an awful lot the past six years.

blah blah blah said...

Investigators Break Up $15 Million Wall Street Insider-Trading Ring.

many of us are swimming in a sea of red ink from hedge fund manipulation of the market by the big guys (you know the ones who get a salary of 40M a year) and they throw us a bone. when you read the fine print it looks like a dozen people made something under 1M by manipulating inside information.

i'm not saying its right, it isn't but i think its ignoring the elephant in the room, something that seems to happen an awful lot the past six years.

Sunshine Jim said...

i just refused to do this without having some fun and i payed my dues in full so far.

it's more a question of attitude than activities.

Sunshine Jim said...

San Diego Diocese plans bankruptcy filing: Move intended to put off going to court in priest sexual abuse cases 2-28 POAC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17371250/

web_geek said...

I hear ya Jim. I'm making some changes this year.....

... tired of the rat race.

Things will get worse i said...

A bit of good weed. Quit your job. Drop out of school. And you too can be a middle aged failure. Plenty of room at the bottom, no lines, no waiting.

Nothing left to do but wait to die.

dada said...

" Get a life I said...
I visit many blogs during the week. They are all alive and well."

hahaha! What a lie. You do nothing but hang out here, posting comments about how anyone who hangs out here is lame. You're our jester, making an ass of yourself everyday for our amusement.

I see you, chuckles.
Here's the judgement: You were a rotten brat of a kid, and now you're a rotten adult. And you're jealous of happy people.

Stick around, maybe some positivity will rub off on you.

web_geek said...

Things will get worse i said...

A bit of good weed. Quit your job. Drop out of school. And you too can be a middle aged failure. Plenty of room at the bottom, no lines, no waiting.

Nothing left to do but wait to die.


Sounds like a plan. I think you should go for it.

Sunshine Jim said...

fell asleep reading the paper and lissining to sam and thom.

felt good, was up early getting "she who must be obeyed" to the train.

Anonymous said...

Caller yesterday said that Maureen Dowd never claimed that Gore invented the internet.

March 24, 1999: "Recently the Vice President has repeated the mistake he made with ''Love Story'' and drawn ridicule by boasting that he was the father of the Internet and a master at cleaning hog waste and plowing farmland with a team of mules."

April 28, 1999: "It's easy to understand how the Father of the Internet [Gore] could be so taken with the imaginative hit movie that is a video game writ large...."

May 16, 1999: "It's painful to picture the coiled Vice President trying to uncoil. Will the Father of the Internet soak in a soothing aromatherapy bath or ask those Buddhist monks for a mantra? Will the hero of ''Love Story'' try reflexology on his feet? Will Farmer Al darken his West Wing office and get daily 90-minute massages with that New Age music that sounds like whales mating?"

March 26, 2000: "W. gleefully demanded to know why the Inventor of the Internet [Gore] was lost in cyberspace."

Dowd's superficial, breezy style makes it difficult to tell whether she's mocking her subject or just being silly. Either way, it's junk.

Sunshine Jim said...

tell ya who i miss is Molly Ivins...

been going back and re-reading her broadsides.

Molly got down to the essentially ridiculous irony of the shituation everytime.

Sunshine Jim said...

some more info on those fired US attorneys via Paul Blumenthal and his excellent post at the Sunlight foundation site which i learned about from an interview with Allison Fine i read.

http://www.sunlightfoundation.com/node/2225#comment

"Purged U.S. Attorney Carol Lam has been the lead prosecutor in the Randy “Duke” Cunningham case that has led to the indictments of Cunningham (also convicted and sentenced to over 8 years in prison), Brent Wilkes, Mitchell Wade, and K. Dusty Foggo.

Lam was purged immediately after she indicted Wilkes, a top government contractor with ties to many California Republicans including Appropriations Ranking Member Jerry Lewis and Presidential candidate Duncan Hunter, and Foggo, the former number three at the CIA.

TPM Muckraker has been following this case diligently and as they point out, the Iglesias revelations make the removal of Lam incredibly suspect.

Perhaps she was getting too deep; this San Diego Union-Tribune article from today notes that the case is incredibly sensitive as it could potentially reveal the identities of CIA operatives because the indictment alleges that Foggo gave the confidential information to the contractor Wilkes.

It should be noted that Wilkes was a 2004 Bush “Ranger” (he raised more than $200,000).

Another purged Attorney, Bud Cummins, U.S. Attorney from Arkansas, stated that he was pushed out to make way for a protégé of White House strategist de jour Karl Rove. The Rove protégé, Tim Griffin, was formerly an opposition research specialist at the Republican National Committee, a purely political position.

Griffin has since withdrawn his name from consideration for a full time position blaming the politicization of the process by Arkansas’ two Democratic Senators Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln.

He is currently the interim U.S. Attorney from Arkansas."

Sunshine Jim said...

now the really interesting part of that last post was the Sunlight Foundation website.

their using the Web 2.0 model and the site works wonderfully!

whenever a 'personality' is discussed an info blob pops up, links are part of the text, and the website info panels are superb
and up to the minute news on congress.

a nice model for any blog in functionality.

but almost no comments!!!

this is like a used

sports car in the back

row of the cosmic car lot

with less than 500 miles on it

and selling for a fraction of it's value.

Sunshine Jim said...

Sunlight Foundation website:

http://www.sunlightfoundation.com/

Sunshine Jim said...

from crooks and liars blogroll

from skippy the bush kangaroo

to curt at the 'groovy age of horror'

"condi the she-wolf!!!"


curt at the 'groovy age of horror' brings us condi rice in a tribute to the ilsa naziploitation series.


http://bp3.blogger.com/_0NhYEqw2Ahw/RehdlDLd4BI/AAAAAAAAAJg/t2n7MuBFrYI/s400/CONDI.jpg

Sunshine Jim said...

ha! reading further!

the actual art came from Todd at Deviant-TV

http://deviant-tv.net/

"Quality low brow entertainment"!

Sunshine Jim said...

the "road seldom traveled"

comes to mind regarding the net.

Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920.

The Road Not Taken


TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

5

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that, the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

10

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

15

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I...

I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

20

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