Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Newsweek's Wolffe: Obama a 'Centrist' | NewsBusters.org

I think in Wolffe's world he probably is

Call it what you will but we are influenced by all those around us.

Monday, July 30, 2007

diesel Honda? That gets 62.8 miles a gallon? | Tech news blog -CNET News.com

this is the one that has the GM exec so upset

As clean as a hybrid and great mileage. My guess is the real envirnos won't like it because they didn't think of it-- basically it doesn't it their mindset.
I'm thinking of a diesel now and probably a VW.
Broadcaster Tom Snyder, newsman and late night talk show host, dies at 71 - Breaking News from The Huntsville Times - al.com

I enjoyed him

even when he bacame a parody of himself

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Las Vegas SUN: Fatal Ending to Ariz. Exorcism Response

leave these things to the professionals

Reading Exorcism for Dummies isn't enough. There is no do it at home kit.
BTW the little girl didn't die the grandfather choking her [is that part of the ritual?] dies after some stun gun action.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Liberals Going After Fox Advertisers

what goes around comes around

However, my guess is that if this goes the other way it will be like the wife of a friend of mine. She was going to boycott a pizza place bacuse of his support of anti-abortion causes. i said then i might ahve to boycot another food place bacuase of their support of planned parenthood. her response was genuine-- she said "that would be wrong and maybe illegal."

Thursday, July 26, 2007

37% - Support Gay Marriage - Yahoo! News

support for gay marriage still low

I think part of the problem is that it hasn't properly. Rosie isn't a great sell to middle America. also, telling people they are stupid bigots when they disagree with you isn't the way to get social change.
If gay rights are presented as a civil rights issue they carry more weight than if they are discussed as an entitlement.

another step toward a single format

If memory serves, blockbuster is also promoting this format. Right now the problem is the cost of the player.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com

Well then i certainly can give up the A/C the rest of the summer

Mrs. Edwards is not going to eat tangerines ever again. not really as bad as it first sounds -- she says she will buy local to help global warming. but it must be a plot to make her sound silly and elitist. too bad she has no one to defend her.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

FOXNews.com - More Women Over 30 Suffering from Anorexia - Health News | Current Health News | Medical News

This was only a matter of time

Right? So this isn't just for teenagers anymore. Sad really but not a real change the way i view it.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Alimony provides a same-sex union test - Los Angeles Times

if you want equality then act like i

Woman in domestic partnership still gets alimony. So apparently the right not to collect isn't one some want to give up.
BBQ chicken
I used the electric smoker yesterday on a bunch of chicken leg quarters. I used a poultry rub and they were cooked low and sloe over mesquite smoke. To make sure they were done I wanted to check the juices at the thigh – drumstick joint. I cut the skin and pulled on the drumstick—it came out – I think they were done.
Up here we then to use a vinegar/pepper/brown sugar thin sauce. It was great almost as good as I’ve ever had.
BTW the sauce was low carb as I used a fake brown sugar.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Bloomberg Printer-Friendly Page

it's a bubble and no bailout

Jeez I hope no bailout. These guys
keep building and hoping to get rich along with the real estate folks
and the lenders. We should not have to support any effort to refund
rich people for making bad decisions.
Salt Lake Tribune - Textbook prices too much, so UVSC prof eliminates their use

nice guy or grandstanding douche bag?

Professor eliminates textbook for course because the cost of books is immoral.

they are high but immoral? The market works-- he was priced out of the
market. Somehow, i don't think he sees it that way. Also he sounds like
the type of guy who knows everything anyway.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Planet Ark : Asian Parasite Killing Western Bees - Scientist

the race is on

What race-- the one to blame the bee parasite on the U.S. in general and Bush in particular. Spanish scientists have ruled out cell phones and pesticides and are now focusing on an Asian parasite.
Eating beef ' is less green than driving' - Telegraph

Japanese research is so good

why don't you guys go and over fish the seas or something
75 percent of Americans overweight by 2015 - Diet & Nutrition - MSNBC.com

Hey I'm a trend setter

for once I'm out in front.
I’ve been engaged but not busy

Today was medical day. I had my appointment at 11:15 and wasn’t out of that until 12:15. Then the infusion seemed like it was slow going in today—so that took linger. All total I was at the place about four hours. I had nothing to do the last three but sit there in a comfy chair but still…

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Las Vegas SUN: Expert: College Lockdowns Unrealistic

thank you
some of us knew this already

However, news people and media pundits didn't.
Ringtones to Peal From Pinehurst Steeple :: WRAL.com

neat idea

I've heard of this before as a way to get around restriction of towers.
Judge Halts Beach Driving on Cape Hatteras National Seashore :: WRAL.com

is this guy legislating ??

Not being a lawyer i'm not sure but it sure looks like he is calling for something beyond what his job is.
The Sun Online - News: Ed goes bonkers over conkers

finally !!
an administrator in England who isn't a

Schools chief says the rules have gotten out of hand.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Associated Press Sports Index - The New York Times

I'm sorry to see him go

Seve Ballesteros is officially retiring from golf. i had hoped he could find his stroke for the senior tour. to my knowledge he played at the event in Birmingham and perhaps not after. when he lost his swing he really lost it. that can happen with "feel" players.
he was fun to watch however.
Las Vegas SUN: Univ. President Fired After Cover-Up:

for a smart guy he just doesn't get it

The university president who lied about a student death was fired. Read the quote below-- he has a story to tell. Well who will believe it-- you are a proven liar.
if nothing else we should demand the truth from university administrators.

"'As a citizen, I am disappointed in this hastily called meeting, without any opportunity to be present or to respond,' Fallon told the newspaper. 'I have a story to tell and intend to tell it.' "
The Sun Online - News: Council: Garden birds too loud

finally a name for this series

I've grown tired of the heading of morons or idiots

from now on all posts about how stupid they have gotten is England will be headed


Sunday, July 15, 2007

6abc.com: California's Wine Surprise

wine snobs heads are exploding as we speak

well i hope

A wine tasting and judging had 300 entrants. Two buck chuck-- for under 3 a bottle won the chardonnay category. I love it and all those people who think the price determines taste don't.
Remember, the perceived reliability of any judged event is related to how you like the results.
GM executive talks down diesel - Jul. 13, 2007

just because your company can't make one work

don't assume nobody can

those folks in Europe seem to and i bet the Japanese can

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Sun Online - News: Mad council stokes fag-ban fire

England a nation of petty bureaucrats.

Pub must close all windows and doors all summer lest smoke drift in and violate a ban on smoking.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Churchill dropped from England's history syllabus - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

it's now official
the people running most of Great Britan

are morons


Thursday, July 12, 2007

CLARKSON BLASTS LABEL 'LIARS' - Pagesix - New York Post Online Edition

Kelly Clarkson commits public career suicide

Let's review-- the album stinks and the tour got canceled. Perhaps the old man actually knows something about music.
Fat tax could save 3,200 lives each year | Health | Reuters

cradle to grave you need help at all times
and the government is there to make it right

these guys think they are helping everyone

and how could you be against it-- it will help so many people
Old Testament figure named on 2600-year-old tablet | NEWS.com.au

tablet confirms name from O.T.

Biblical archeology is interesting stuff.
Whole Foods Is Hot, Wild Oats a Dud -- So Said 'Rahodeb' - WSJ.com

exec uses chat boards to pump stock-maybe ??

But it's OK because it's whole foods and not something gross like WalMArt. It's where the Birkenstock crowd goes so no harm.
Grocery closings hit Detroit hard

no national food store chains in Detroit

they cite high turnover, security and theft. Add to that the general low margins in the industry and the de facto requirement that any store like that be unionized and no wonder a national chain will move in.
Some people ought to be happy as the terrible folks like WalMart have been kept out and only nice locally owned shops exist. However, it would appear the locals aren't too happy.

Of course the mayor seems to blame the companies-- they could do more. It never occurs to big city mayors that if a profit could be made someone would try.
Nobel laureate calls for removal of Bush | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Nation

those crazy peace prize winners

Oh-- she said she could kill him. My guess is that was a joke. Every time a moonbat lefty messes up it's a joke, right?
Man Sentenced for Lying in Hamas Case

good thing it was only about terrorism

Martha and Scooter were given more time

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Las Vegas SUN: Widow Ordered to Pay Ex-Murder Suspect

New Jersey seems to have a judicial system as good as England's

meaning it really sucks-- but you already knew that
is this annoying to you
or am I the only dumb one?

I just changed my password—it stays in the same cluster. Now I remember how often I must use it and remember how many times I will make a mistake.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Las Vegas SUN: U.N. NKorea Employee Was Whistleblower

apparently you don't disagree with the U.N. either

This guy looks and sounds like a whistleblower and the U.N is after him. Mainly beacuse he has called them on breaking their own rules.
U.S. leg of Live Earth hits key notes - Newsday.com:

I thought dissent was patriotic.

I guess unless you don't agree with a liberal about the weather.

Just check out this quote:
"'Get rid of all these rotten politicians that we have in Washington, who are nothing more than corporate toadies,' said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the environmentalist author, president of Waterkeeper Alliance and Robert F. Kennedy's son, who grew hoarse from shouting. 'This is treason. And we need to start treating them as traitors.'"
2 charged with running house of prostitution in trailer park - Breaking News from The Birmingham News - al.com

hey!!! leave them alone
they are only doing work americans won't do

Las Vegas SUN: New PlayStation to Go on Sale in August

why can't a corporation tell the truth??

In an earlier post this was a rumor. Sony denied it-- why do they ahve to deny when they know the truth. MAkes everything they say seem like a lie.
ksl.com - Woman Arrested for Not Watering Lawn

beware the pretty police

I know she should have given her name but really arresting an old woman for violation of a zoning law.
This fence makes angry neighbors | floridatoday.com | Serving Brevard County and Florida’s Space Coast

Live by the home owners associations die by it

owners association didn't let the owner of other property have his way so he built a fence on his property. Now the association wants it removed because it's ugly. The problem is it isn't on their land.
I know you people think you ahve power but not the power to regulate the city. Just your own little peices of "heaven".
Viewers don't warm up to 'Live Earth' coverage

a prophet is always without honor in the overnights

First we didn’t elect him – now we didn’t watch his show. What a bad bad people we are.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

WCBS to return to oldies format | Crain's New York Business

The market speaks and even N.Y. radio people listen

WCBS had a problem its demographic was old and so the change was made from an oldies station. To a hip with it new format called “jack.” Jack is sort of a random play with some oldies and contemporary music played at random with no on air personalities. It worked real well as the ratings and the ad revenue were both down.

Oldies start again soon and perhaps a more updated oldies list.
ESPN shut out of All-Star Game

Journalism is something else isn’t it?

Let’s see; leak the baseball all-star team and you get in trouble; leak national security secrets and they nominate you for awards.
Hillsborough: Makings of a major-league fuss

No change here
Lawyer acting like an as

He claims he was defamed by being asked to leave a little league game. I have no reason to know what he did but his subsequent actions show he probably was a complete and utter ass.
He is basically sending letters to the little league administration demanding apologies and sending signals that he will sue. He also threatened the newspaper not to say he plans to sue.

This guy is just one level from being the pants suit lawyer and needs to be made a national laughingstock.
globeandmail.com: Should I be checking my breasts?

this isn’t science/politics PC
Article basically says that self exams don’t really help—no matter what the personal evidence shows. And yes the data run for a number of years.

I predict trouble here as self exams are a mainstay of some belief systems. You just can’t speak the statistical truth and these people will eventually be called out for the truth.
Can you pick out your brew?

this gets redone now and again
and I still use it in class

We try to illustrate the use of branding and how you have some brand loyalty even if you can’t really tell the difference.
Years ago I seem to remember that only about ten percent of people could pick out “their” brand. However, they still would buy that brand.
This loyalty can be the result of advertising and peer or referent groups.
Foot Patrols Lead To Less Crime In Boston, More Cops On The Street Have Helped Cut Down On Serious Crime - CBS News

solve vs prevent

It seems foot patrols tend to prevent crime. While riding around in cars with radios allows you to be on the scene faster after crime has occurred.
This would be the same argument about terrorism. Do we try to prevent it or do we “bring them to justice” later.

I’m a prevention guy.

Friday, July 06, 2007

TB patient says he was lured into isolation - CNN.com

I’ve found the perfect lawyer to represent the pants suit guy in his appeal

Both these guys are in need of a clue.
Sony has no plans to cut PlayStation 3 price | Reuters

Sony is on a tough position

Not to say I feel sorry for them or that they didn’t create it . They came out with an overpriced game system—the “experts” say very overpriced. The WII is kicking their ass. But the system also has a HD DVD player. Any price drop effectively cuts the intro price of the DVD. They want that high to get the early adopters. So either cut the price and hurt your DVD market or keep the price and let the ps3 systems stay on the shelf.

BTW the article says that a price cut will stimulate demand – pedantic point it will alter quantity demanded. A different concept altogether.
The Sun Online - News: It's ivy on overgrown phone

sometimes you can see the effects of change clearly
St. John's and its pastor are reborn - baltimoresun.com

for once it's not an episcopalian
Police: Man Sped, Fatally Crashed After Repossession Attempt - Local News Story - WRTV Indianapolis

want to bet this leads to a suit against the repo company?
could this be the future of a single payer system

NHS Opened the Door - July 5, 2007 - The New York Sun

Interesting article on the British national health system and how it is staffed heavily with foreign doctors. A full 40%.
taking care of the helpless was never the debate

69% - Say Government Responsible for the Helpless - Yahoo! News

No matter how much those on the left whine; the debate has never been about taking care of the helpless. The debate has been about how to define helpless. To me their definition is rather broad.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

I guess all the help they gets lets them feel entitled

Sugar trade group wants look inside Splenda plant - NewsFlash - al.com

The sugar piggies feed off the government all day and all night. They will blow a gasket when Castro finally goes and we can buy sugar at normal prices. All that and these guys are convinced that splenda sells because somehow we think it is made from “real” sugar.
Hey folks start farming and not whining and complaining and being protected.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

BBQ report

I tried out my sunbeam electric smoker today. I had never done a Boston butt before. It does take a very long time. However, low and slow produced some BBQ that was moist, very tender, smoky and tasty.
Next time I will remember that about 1.5 hours per pound is more of a decent guide than one hour; that I need more salt in the dry rub and more hickory chunks near the heating element.
We tried two sauces—one a prepared red sauce that reminded me of Alabama and a home made version of an eastern Carolina vinegar sauce. I made mine a little sweeter than the rest of the folks here--- still had a kick but also sweet.
The other thing is we sliced the BBQ and didn’t pull it.
All in all it was worth the effort especially since the meat was on sale at 97 cents a pound.
Saturday will be chicken quarters in the smoker.
they move to the country and are surprised to find it’s the

Homeowners say neighbors’ act is a load of manure | EastValleyTribune.com

Seems these wealth y people want to build out where they can get nice views and not many close neighbors. Fine so far except they want to build near real honest to go farms. So what happens then—the rich people complain about the sights and smells of the farm.
Stupid people—
We are having the same thing here—Yankees---no offence – are buying waterfront property and then are aghast to discover that they can’t stop people from fishing the river in front of their property. Also did you know that there are some working marinas left that have real working boats. These assclowns expect the rest oft eh world to shut down because they bought a piece of property.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

this is big news

Carry on yawning - it will help keep you awake | the Daily Mail

So it might be when we are bored.
in a surprise move the lawyer is not happy with the amount
Live by the contingency fee die by the contingency fee.

Salt Lake Tribune - Skeptical jury awards just $2 for parents' pain over son's improper removal by state

It looks like in utah you don’t automatically get money for being wronged.
just when you think the environmentalist have a valid point …

Human greed takes lion's share of solar energy - Environment - smh.com.au

They come up with crap like this.

Monday, July 02, 2007

not that big of a deal

Universal in Dispute With Apple Over iTunes - New York Times

Seems like just a fight over money. Universal wants the right to remove songs with little notice. This could be used to jack up the rates itunes pays.
Headlines at other places are calling this the “death of itunes.” A little over the top.
I'm actually at work
I really do work on the online course at home but still have some hours on campus this summer. Mine are all on monday.

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