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Monday, January 31, 2005
I've said before that Tequila Mockingbird is absolutely hilarious and a must-read. Here's why.

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What he said . . .

United States officials were surprised and heartened today at the size of turnout in UN-NAMED COUNTRIES presidential election despite the ________ terrorist campaign to disrupt the voting. According to reports from CAPITOL CITY of UNNAMED COUNTRY, 83 per cent of the 5.85 million registered voters cast their ballots yesterday. Many of them risked reprisals threatened by the INSURGENTS. The size of the popular vote and the inability of the INSURGENT GROUP to destroy the election machinery were the two salient facts in a preliminary assessment of the nation election based on the incomplete returns reaching here. Fill in the appriopriate names and it would be a report from Iraq. But it isn't. Except for the fill ins, it is a direct lift from the New York Times, September 4, 1967 about Vietnam.
Ya know, I really hope that this is a turning point. How can you not hope for the best for people who have been harmed for so long, by Saddam and then by us? And displayed such bravery in voting, at personal risk. I really, truly do hope this works. But I don't believe it. I wish I did.

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Isn't that hilarious???

Friday, January 28, 2005
The outrage-o-meter has reached critical mass. Personally, rather than politically, oddly. I am a self-involved sort, don't you think? Hence the three blogs. Anyhoo, isn't it hilarious when you have this job that you like, most of the time, and suddenly due to political reasons you're basically demoted except you keep your salary and you're sent to work at home? And then, isn't it great when you're reassigned half-time to a location that's an hour away, and they don't really have enough work for you? And then, isn't it wonderful when you search for a new job, with little in the way of results? And you're consistently told that you were the second choice? And you are offered one job, which is a great job, but it's a $15,000 pay cut? And you just can't do it? But you regret not taking that, as it turns out. Particularly when you haven't heard back from state personnel about whether or not you qualify for a new job you know about? When they lose your paperwork that you've faxed in 3 times? And especially when, because you only have half-time to devote to a full time job, you get totally bitched out by your boss's boss because you're behind in your work? Isn't that funny? It's not? Oh, well.

1/28/2005 11:15:00 AM :: 0 comments ::

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Fafblog! rocks

Soooooo very funny.
Social Security: it is in a crisis! But how bad is the crisis, and how can it be solved? Here at the Fafblog Research Institute we've compiled a handy FAQ to tell you what's what. Q: I’m following you so far, but what if privatization… A: It’s not privatization it is private accounts. Q: Alright then, what if these private accounts… A: They are not private accounts they are personal accounts. Q: Okay, if these personal accounts… A: They are not personal accounts, they are privamatupilous splendiferacy. Q: I forgot what I was talking about. A: Oh good! Have a lollipop with your splendiferacy.
There's more . . . Oh, and I haven't had much time or inclination lately to post more than links or items I think you may find amusing. Not much original thought from me lately. Sorry 'bout that. I think it's outrage overload. I don't even know where to begin.

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Oh, hilarious

Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Found this on TPM.

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Go and see

Monday, January 24, 2005
The 2005 Bloggies are open for voting. I have done my civic duty, once again. May the results be more acceptable this time! Anyway, the main thing I like about the Bloggies is that there are so many new places that I can check out. I'd encourage you to do the same. I think the 03 or 04 Bloggies first introduced me to Tequila Mockingbird, and that's absolutely one of the most side-splittingly hilarious, poignant, and best written sites I've ever seen. I never miss any of her posts, thanks to Bloglines. Gotta love RSS feeds . . . This Fish Needs a Bicycle is great too. So many of my regular reads are on this list, and now I have lots of new ones to check out.

1/24/2005 03:48:00 PM :: 0 comments ::

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Bwah ha ha ha ha!

Found it on Daily Kos.

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3 things

Wednesday, January 19, 2005
1. Blogger sucks today. 2. Some people have waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time on their hands. And yet, I laughed. 3. And these photos are incredible.

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I love a good rant

Mark Morford, GO.
Let's spell it out again, one more time, just for old time's sake. There was no "bad" intelligence. There was no evil Saddam plotting an overthrow of the world. There was only BushCo-branded coercion and misprision and traitorous presidential lies the scale of which make Nixon look like a pickpocket. The CIA and the FBI and the Pentagon said it outright: Saddam was harmless. No threat. No WMD. No reason to go to war. Period. Didn't matter. And Saddam did not, as some Repubs whined and as the new reports -- again from Bush's own people -- prove, Saddam did not hide WMDs in Syria. Or Pakistan. Or New Jersey. He did not bury them underground or paint them over to look like circus tents or stash them in the back of the Winnebago Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie were driving in "The Simple Life 2." Bush's WMDs never existed. And he knew it. What's worse? We knew he knew it. And he got away with it anyway. And now, more than 1,300 U.S. soldiers have died and over 10,000 have been wounded and countless tens of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians, women and children and families, have died, brutally, horribly, and the war is getting uglier, worse, more violent and out of control and increasingly controlled by guerrillas and astoundingly effective Shiite radicals and no one anywhere really knows why we're at war anymore. No one. We haven't helped Iraq. We haven't furthered "the march of peace." We have done nothing to improve the conditions of the region by cramming Bush's snide version of Christian democracy down their throats. Saddam was indeed a murderous thug. And guess what? We knew it all along . . .

1/19/2005 10:29:00 AM :: 0 comments ::

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New site to check out

Take a look at There Is No Crisis. It's being put together by BlogPAC. I know that I have only a few regular visitors, but every bit helps to spread the word and hopefully protect Social Security. So share the link to that site as much you like.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005
CNN sure is on a roll with her today. Either that, or she makes it very hard to find a picture that isn't ugly. She sure looks like a diplomat, huh???

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Boo hoo hoo

I wish the bitch was actually crying. Looks like she's about to, though, doesn't it? Nice image selection, CNN!!!

1/18/2005 03:35:00 PM :: 0 comments ::

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How hilarious

Tom Tomorrow's been on kind of a tear lately about the ubiquitous ribbons plastered on every other car. I found this link on his page, This Modern World. Too damned funny.

1/18/2005 10:16:00 AM :: 0 comments ::

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Boring stuff

I decided to lose GoStats as my site counter, and go with Sitemeter. It seemed like Gostats was down about half the time. I have no patience for that stuff. If you have any interest at all in the stats (hell, I don't even have interest in that - it's not like I'm trolling for hits), it's to be found at the very bottom of the page. Have at it, if you want to.

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Monday, January 17, 2005
Fafblog is such a riot. Check this bit out:
The Medium Lobster would not expect the doubters to understand. They worship at a false altar of rationalism, reducing presidential agendas from sacred mysteries to mundane and testable hypotheses. They require actual information about a multi-trillion-dollar social program before they're willing to put their trust in it - and that is why they fail.
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Is it really?

Friday, January 14, 2005
Is that the SUN that I see outside? It seems like forever since I've seen the sunshine; it's been such a gloomy, rainy winter so far. My mood just lifted appreciably.

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Go get some!

I love these. Think I'll buy a few and hand them out. Found on TPM.

1/14/2005 09:00:00 AM :: 0 comments ::

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Gah 2

Thursday, January 13, 2005
This is all you really need to know.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2005
It's not broken, I'm just a wimp. Nah, not really. The doc said that injuries like this can linger for several weeks before they are fully healed. I was a little concerned because I usually heal pretty quickly and have a high tolerance for pain (witness the ruptured appendix in high school because it was "just a stomachache"). Ummm, oopsie. So I'm glad I went in, because a real injury is ruled out. On the downside, he took a look at my knee and it's getting worse. He was talking about physical therapy twice a week, but relented when I promised to do the exercises he gave me daily. Here's hoping I remember to do them. Geez, it's like 200 reps a day. Yuck. Oh well, it could happen.

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Is it so very wrong that I laughed out loud at this?
The Reverend Jack Arnold, 69, dropped dead of cardiac arrest while giving a sermon Sunday at the Covenant Presbyterian Church near Orlando, Florida. His last words? "And when I go to heaven..."
In other news, I can't remember if I mentioned that I had a nasty fall on the ice on Xmas Eve. My feet went right out from under me and my arms were full - my entire body weight landed on the point of my elbow. Anyway, I called the doctor on call that night, because I really didn't want to spend the evening in the ER. Plus, my arm was tingling up and down from my elbow, and even I know that's not really a good thing. He walked me through a couple of things, and said he didn't think it was broken. Turns out there's a nerve running through the elbow, which accounted for the pins-and-needles feeling. It would probably feel worse for a day or two, then get better. Ibuprofen and ice packs. But he said that if it didn't improve significantly within the next week or so I should come in. Delayed reaction, me. It really did get a lot better (after following his prediction - lots of swelling and pain, with a big ugly bruise all around my elbow). Stop looking at me like that. I know, I know, I do tend to put off going to the doctor. But now, almost 3 weeks later, it still hurts. A lot. So finally, I called this morning and I'm going in to have it checked out and probably x-rayed. Fun fun fun. The only bonus is that I can't go to the campus today. Boo hoo, so sad about that. Or not.

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Monday, January 10, 2005
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Can I get a "Hell yeah!"??????

Friday, January 07, 2005
AMEN to the Rude Pundit.

1/07/2005 01:16:00 PM :: 0 comments ::

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I'll stop bugging you now

Well, about knitting, anyway. New knitting blog launched, and linked over there to the right. Yeah, I know, what I really need is a 3rd blog. Whatever.

1/07/2005 11:49:00 AM :: 0 comments ::

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Yet another note to self

DO NOT look at yarn on EBay. You will get a bad case of the "I wants". You will be tempted to spend loads of cash. Plus, you do not have any more room to store yarn in your stash before your husband will start to worry. Stop it!!!! Oh, and start a knitting blog, wouldja???? Quit bugging these people about your obsession with sticks and string.

1/07/2005 11:05:00 AM :: 0 comments ::

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Krugman. Use Bugmenot.

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Thursday, January 06, 2005
Oh, man, I missed Delurking Day!!!! Do it anyway. Thanks to LL for the inspiration.

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New blogs to read

Wednesday, January 05, 2005
If you like knitting. If not, there are a variety of other good blogs (in a variety of categories) nominated here.

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New knitting pics

Sunday, January 02, 2005
In case you care. Link to Flickr over to the right there . . . More knitting pics coming soon. I'm currently working on a scarf for my niece, a frilly tube scarf for my sister-in-law, a scarf for Packer fanatic Carol in green and yellow (found some yummy yarn for that), and soon, a purse for my mom because she loved my new pink and brown one. We're going to go to the yarn store tomorrow to pick out some yarn for her purse and because I need some extra huge circular needles to make the tube scarf. More than you wanted to know, eh?

1/02/2005 11:31:00 PM :: 0 comments ::

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All I got for Christmas

Nah, not really all I got for Christmas, but this book is fricking hilarious. I know that is an unsurprising revelation to anyone who's seen me rave about The Daily Show here, but seriously, go get it if you can. It's literally laugh out loud funny - personally, I think the footnotes are the funniest part so far.

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