Friday, October 19, 2007

Air America host Randi Rhodes fell while walking her dog and at least cut her lip.

In the spirit of post-Katrina journalists everywhere, Jon Elliot, another Air America host, obtained no facts and reported she had been attacked and had lost several teeth. In the calm, rational manner of all Liberals, he continued, "Is this an attempt by the right-wing hate machine to silence one of our own? Are we threatening them?"

Hmm. I thought Fox News was the only place that created fake, alarmist news.

Elliot later apologized for jumping to conclusions, but how many people will remember that, versus the sensational announcement that Right Wingers had attacked Rhodes? Apparently, one staffer at Air America, who spoke anonymously, and was not authorized to speak for the network. He told reporters that she was attacked, but it wasn't a hate crime.

I thought all crimes against women were hate crimes. Unless, the attacker wasn't a white male. . .

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

John "Jamie" Allen, A theology teacher and girls' soccer and volleyball coach at Vail Christian High School, in Edwards, Colorado, was arrested in California and charged with felony sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust after the teen girl sent an e-mail to the wrong person saying she wanted to end the "alleged relationship." The girl's family has announced it will pay Allen's bond.

If this had happened in Portland, Maine, and the undoubtedly smoking hot teen's parents had signed her up for medical care at the school, she could have gotten birth control pills.

I keep telling you Christians, Burkas are the answer!


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

My mom has a Dell Dimension 4500S. For the last few months it has been sslllooooowwwwww! Start the computer then sit down to read a magazine. Once it's started, double click the icon to launch a program and go cook dinner. I have taken as much of the spyware as I could get off it, and she has burned all of her photos to some discs, and the hard drive is half empty. I have defragged the hard drive a couple of times. Turns out, this thing only has 128K of RAM! Why did it appear to move faster last year?

I order a 1 GB memory card to put in the computer. It should arrive tomorrow. I hope it helps. What I think will really help will be to reinstall Windoze.


Monday, October 15, 2007

This "Chains on Main" thing is getting really annoying. Can any of the opponents tell me what, exactly, a chain is?

Is Century 21 a chain?

Is Subway a chain?

Is Edward Jones a chain?

Is Jek's a chain?

Is Coldwell Banker a chain?

Is Mamacita's a chain?

Is Radio Shack a chain?

Is Water2Wine a chain?

Is Chase Bank a chain?

Is GMAC Realty a chain?

Is McDonalds a chain?

Is Security State Bank a chain?

Is Dairy Queen a chain?

Or is a chain a vaguely amorphous concept? Formula business is a term bandied about. To me, that sounds like it includes franchises like, Subway, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, Water2Wine, Century 21, and GMAC Realty. Or, do the opponents mean stores that are corporate owned like Beall's Wal-Mart, HEB, Super S, Western Beverage, Mamacita's or the locally owned Jek's. Shouldn't banks be considered chains?

Or does it depend on the chain? We won't, for example allow another franchisee to put another McDonalds on Main, but if another Water2Wine franchisee wanted to open a store. . .

Or does it depend on where the chain is based? Jek's is based here so they're cool? Or will they not be allowed to open another store under the new ordinance?

David Pedregon said, "There were two groups who were well represented on the committee -- shop owners and property owners -- there was one vitally important group that was missing -- the visitor.”

There is a fourth group.

The people who live here. Who do we turn to?

For the last couple of months every issue of the local paper has published at least one letter from some "Visitor" henceforth known on this blog as GDT ("Gosh Darn Tourist" or something like that), has written in saying "Don't do X! That's why we come there. If we wanted X we'd stay at home." (Where x=chains on main, or power generating windmills, or something else that might improve the citizens' lives.)

When did tourists get a say in local politics? Could I weigh in on the continuing saga of the Atlantic City Mayor simply because I have spent a night there?

Or are we simply abandoning the town and letting the tourists have it?

From this day forward, I think all the local politicians should take their campaigns to Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin, since the tourists are the one running the town.

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