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Strangest thing I've read in

April 30, 2003 Leave a comment

Strangest thing I’ve read in a while:

Germans Feel Tensions at New Mexico Air Force Base

“Vera Kieren, a teacher at the Deutsche Schule, said it happened
when her husband told a convenience store cashier recently that their
daughter did not drink Coca-Cola.

“The cashier said, ‘But she does live in this country, doesn’t she?’
” said Kieren, who moved to Alamogordo with her family three years ago
from Baden-Baden, in southwestern Germany.

“It’s been a bit tense for us with the issues in Iraq,” Kieren said,
surprised at the implication that any right-thinking parents in the
United States would have their children drinking Coca-Coca.”

I feel a new marketing slogan coming soon: “Drink Coca-Cola. All the REAL Americans do.”

Sheesh.

Categories: Silliness

Cheers to Skippy for linking

April 30, 2003 Leave a comment

Cheers to Skippy for linking to me.

Categories: Blogging

Ok, Orlando just got slaughtered.

April 30, 2003 Leave a comment

Ok, Orlando just got slaughtered. Stupid Pistons. They’re still up 3-2, though. They’ll close ‘em out next game.

Categories: Sports

I should be studying, and

April 30, 2003 Leave a comment

I should be studying, and I’m now irritated because I just typed out this post but erased it by going back in IE. But I found this on fox news (no caps on purpose; they don’t deserve it):

“‘They were wrong on every level going into this conflict … every
prediction has been proven false,’ said Sean Hannity, radio talk show
host and co-host of Fox News’ Hannity and Colmes. “It’s really all
built on a foundation of antipathy and animosity toward George Bush.”

I’m not entirely sure what we were wrong about. There have been no WMDs
found, no credible links to Al-Qaeda, we were not greeted
whole-heartedly as liberators, and recent reports have told us that the
gov’t was lying (or “over-emphasizing”). I’ve been trying to find a
picture on the statue fall to compare it to pics of the protests that
went on not long ago, but haven’t found one yet. I think we’d find that
the protestors have the greater numbers. I’m getting sick of this “We
were right because we won” argument. No one doubted that we’d win. Most
figured it would be quickly. It looks to me like we were proven right.
Oh, and the article’s date says May 01, 2003. Now, it isn’t even
Thursday on the East coast yet. Pretty symbolic. Fox is always getting
ahead of themselves.

Categories: The media

Ya know the end of

April 30, 2003 Leave a comment

Ya know the end of The O’Reilly Factor, when they show a side shot of
him, and he marks with his pen on a piece of paper? Doesn’t he look
like Mr. Wilson when he does that? Or at least Mr. Wilson from one of
the movies. So that would be, Walter Matthau, I think. Either way, he
seems like he should be yelling “Get off my lawn!” or something.

Categories: Silliness

Why oh why is the

April 30, 2003 Leave a comment

Why oh why is the Orlando Magic game on NBA TV? Bastards. Who the hell gets NBA TV?

Categories: Sports

You can now comment on

April 30, 2003 Leave a comment

You can now comment on a specific post. Please do, any feedback is welcome.

Categories: Blogging

A cease fire with an

April 30, 2003 Leave a comment

A cease fire with an Iranian terrorist group, the Mujahedeen Khalq, has been called by the U.S.

But just a week or so ago they bombed their principal bases, according to the Herald Tribune:

“Without public announcement, American forces have bombed the
principal bases of the main armed Iranian opposition group in Iraq,
which has maintained several thousand fighters with tanks and artillery
along Iraq’s border with Iran for more than a decade.”

Interesting. Looks like public relations to me. Allow the damaged group
to keep their arms, negotiate a cease fire, you make it look like
you’re putting pressure on Iran when you really aren’t.
More on U.S. support of Iran at Emperor’s New Clothes.

Categories: Iran

There's apparently been documents linking

April 30, 2003 Leave a comment

There’s apparently been documents linking Saddam and bin Laden found.

“The Sunday Telegraph says reporter Inigo Gilmore discovered the
files in the bombed headquarters of the Mukhabarat, the feared Iraqi
intelligence service.”

“He told the BBC: “I noticed on some of the documents there were
some marks erased out… we scraped away with a razor and underneath we
found the name Bin Laden three times and obviously realised this was
highly significant.”

“He said: “Perhaps significantly the CIA had been through many of
these buildings but they seem to have missed this particular document.”

Ok, so the CIA goes through the building, then the reporter goes in and
finds these hugely significant documents? And a couple papers claim to
have found them. So the CIA misses them, and a bunch of reporters come
in and they all find it. Or were there copies for each? And why, as one
article I read says, were some documents burnt, but not this one. It
just had “bin Laden” whited out. If you were burning documents, isn’t
this one that you’d burn? How stupid is it just to white out
incriminating words? The coming days will be interesting.

Categories: Iraq

Thought this was a good

April 30, 2003 Leave a comment

Thought this was a good thing to post: The video of Bush at the Booker
school on 9/11. It’s……….interesting.
It’s here, here, or here.

Categories: 9/11
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