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Fifth-plateau.org: because dead people are cool! [link
Tue Jan 02, 2007 16:52 EST
The Olympic Torch apparently goes through the last city the Olympics were held at, and then it'll go to Atlanta, blah blah. One interesting thing was the mailboxes along the street were blocked off this morning. The War on Terror has finally managed to totally piss me off.
Thu Jun 03, 2004 19:50 EDT
But... but... Isn't the tradition to run the Olympic torch from Olympia to the site of the Olympics? And since that site this year is ATHENS, why the hell are they poncing around all over the world with it?
Thu Jun 03, 2004 19:35 EDT
Fuck the Olympic Torch and its traffic flow inhibiting properties.
Thu Jun 03, 2004 18:38 EDT
A journalist, speaking to voters with incredulity: "Up until now, people were looking for bold leadership, honesty, a vision for the future. And yet they're all talking policy. Is that where the Democratic nominee is going to go, rather than focusing on attributes, they re going to focus on policy?" [link
Sat May 08, 2004 15:19 EDT
Bush's approval ratings are slipping because he's not showing Americans what they want. They don't want to hear about war politics, they want to see blood -- he sold us a war and he hasn't delivered the gore! Maybe he plans to revive support by firing on the RNC protestors in Manhattan come August?
Thu May 06, 2004 08:39 EDT
Amusing emails I've received in the past 6 months. Also other stuff. [link
Tue May 04, 2004 01:15 EDT
The tactics of conquest are the only ones that will work, but are unacceptable to us and conterproductive to our long-term goal of engaging Muslims. The conclusion is obvious to anyone willing to accept hard facts: conventional military force is simply not the right weapon for the war on terror. [link
Sun May 02, 2004 18:18 EDT
I love this image so much. A Bush supporter who's trying to look like he's jabbed out his own eyes with American flags. I think they should use it in an ad. [link
Mon Apr 26, 2004 03:22 EDT
These guys pretend to honor military virtues and then spend their airtime trashing a guy who volunteered for duty in Vietnam and was genuinely heroic under fire while he was there. They should be ashamed of themselves. [link
Thu Apr 22, 2004 19:43 EDT
Having Fox News in your life is like having a rich boyfriend who's too Episcopalian to demand a handjob!
Thu Apr 22, 2004 05:14 EDT
The HIV clinic where I work doesn't accept patients who have health insurance. We're in service for people who have no other options--not Medicaid, not Medicare, not anything. So imagine my surprise when someone came into my office today who has a full-time job. She works 40 hours a week at WalMart. [link
Wed Apr 21, 2004 21:28 EDT
Dubya and Bar(bara Bush) were having a religious argument one day. Dubya believed that non-Christians all went to hell. Bar disagreed, and eventually speed-dialled Billy Graham to settle this. Graham warned them not to assume God's place and judge their fellow man. [link
Wed Apr 21, 2004 17:43 EDT
On "The Swan:" I'm convinced Hitler didn't die in 1945, but is working as a Fox programming executive. Only an SS officer could feel comfortable with a show where breaking down humans, encouraging their insecurities, and then carving them up like a turkey is the primary attraction. [link
Tue Apr 20, 2004 13:51 EDT
Although he likes to talk about how he's a born-again Christian, the President seems to have his own ideas about theology. In a speech yesterday, Bush declared that Iraqi insurgents "have no soul." In the past, he has said the same of the terrorists involved in the Bali bombing, and Osama bin Laden. [link
Tue Apr 20, 2004 13:47 EDT
Rush Limbaugh asserted on Wednesday that if John Kerry wins the Presidency, the Clintons will assassinate him in order to ensure that Hillary can run in 2008. [link
Fri Apr 16, 2004 10:14 EDT
Just invaded a country that doesn't really want you there and your Government Issues are scared shitless of going into the danger zones? Why not outsource your military forces? Blackwater USA: WHERE THE PROFESSIONALS TRAIN. [link
Wed Apr 07, 2004 00:33 EDT
My dad is probably going to die in a couple of years. What's a good way to let him know I love him without ruining his last years with the awkwardness that saying these words to your father entails?
Tue Apr 06, 2004 20:05 EDT
"blueberry bars / artifically flavored / made with real fruit" you might get the wrong idea, though. there's no blueberry in these things, it's fig and fake blueberry. yecht.
Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:47 EDT
Well from what I hear, housewives stop putting out after the first baby, so they're definately different from prositutes. With hookers you actually get something for your money. That "something" is often gonorrhea, though. So I guess nobody marries for that "love" thing anymore do they?
Sat Apr 03, 2004 16:06 EST
In other words, Angela, you're saying that women are baby-crazy wealth-obsessed work-hating con artists?
Sat Apr 03, 2004 15:14 EST
With the first few of my girl friends abandoning the sistahood for marriage (some for grimmer fates than others), I have to wonder: Is a housewife any different than a well-fed prostitute with a wealth contingent severance package?
Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:51 EST
We've all seen the photos of a mob of Iraqi men and boys defiling the burnt corpses of murdered Americans. Billmon has a great piece reminding us that hateful mob violence is not just for Muslims, nor is it a sign of an unredeemable society. Those who want to nuke Fallujah should read this instead. [link
Thu Apr 01, 2004 13:03 EST
More disturbing...was a poster about security I encountered at Newark (now renamed "Liberty") airport. The poster assured travellers that various agencies were working to protect the security of "all Americans". Very comforting, no doubt, if you happen to be one. [link
Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:34 EST
However, finding some Russian chick desperate to leave her crappy life and thinking she loves you is an act of high delusion. Believe me, if you were Russian, she wouldn't be as attractive. [link
Tue Mar 30, 2004 00:53 EST
"As President, I will restore honor and dignity to the White House, and set a new tone of respect and bipartisanship in Washington." [link
Sat Mar 27, 2004 02:45 EST
i think we should flood institutionalized domain squatters with hatemail. i mean, they have to read every response because they're looking for people who want to buy the domain. the spam principle says they are expecting like a .0001% hit->buy conversion rate, if we exceed that...
Sat Mar 27, 2004 00:49 EST
Another celebrity blogger has emerged. [link
Fri Mar 26, 2004 21:07 EST
Hooray for the value of whining on IRC. Real-time character count is the best. Three cheers for Greg.
Tue Mar 23, 2004 17:10 EST
Drew, that sucks : ( psychopath, you can use a razor blade to make incisions in your tongue, then apply valium to the cuts, and it probably absorbs faster.
Mon Mar 22, 2004 22:08 EST
Do you like talking about your fetishes? I don't.
Sun Mar 21, 2004 20:43 EST
Bush tax cut advertised in 1040 instructions: "The tax rates of 27%, 30%, 35%, and 38.6% have been reduced to 25%, 28%, 33%, and 35%, respectively." Does he really think poor people are too dumb to notice they get 7.4% decrease and richy-rich gets 9.3% discount?
Sun Mar 21, 2004 18:21 EST
"My opponent admits Saddam Hussein was a threat, he just didn't support my decision to remove Saddam from power. Maybe he was hoping Saddam would lose the next Iraqi election." Clever, snappy, and simple. If only he could apply this new-found genius to the national deficit! [link
Sun Mar 21, 2004 01:08 EST
The Poor Man storyboards the latest Bush attack ad. [link
Sat Mar 20, 2004 22:30 EST
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Go see it.
Sat Mar 20, 2004 03:24 EST
Some kid brought home a book about a gay prince from school, and her parents freaked out and made headlines. The choice quote is "My child is not old enough to understand something like that, especially when it's not in our beliefs" -- I don't support pollution but damn at least I believe in it. [link
Fri Mar 19, 2004 17:46 EST
greg, thanks for convincing me to try mutt. It's definitely the best CLI email client I've ever used. It's very useful for checking mail from this machine's console.
Thu Mar 18, 2004 20:47 EST
"Eureka! No wonder you've been talking about index funds, bargain hunting, and financial planning for the past four hours! You're jewish!" is a clever personal observation. "Go back to hymie-town and eat some Matzoh!" is an ad hominem attack. Don't try to be clever if you can't tell the difference.
Thu Mar 18, 2004 18:32 EST
Is it just me or does everyone feel better when influenced by psychotrop substances?
Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:34 EST
Someone please correct me. It looks like Mohammed set up the concept of the Mahdi (a descendent of his to surface for judgement day), and ever since every loudmouth in the Muslim world has been claiming to be Mahdi. Couldn't they just canonize everyone instead of setting up a dynasty? [link
Wed Mar 17, 2004 13:33 EST
Remember last election how CNN would pull any Bush-critical story and gleefully report any Gore snafu...my how the tables have turned! A lengthy "Bush is dumb" Blix quote is presented at the beginning of a story with a delayed attribution. yeehaw! [link
Tue Mar 16, 2004 13:17 EST
If you ask George W. Bush what his favorite food is, he'll say, "In the wake of September 11, I enjoy a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich." Asked the same question, Kerry's response will be, "One thing I learned in Vietnam was how tasty lobster is." [link
Mon Mar 15, 2004 00:52 EST
everybody should post more often, even if you have nothing to say!
Sun Mar 14, 2004 18:01 EST
Never listen to "Clinic". Not ever.
Sat Mar 13, 2004 15:03 EST
The "Soapbox" category is for short treatises or philosophical rants. "Op ed" pieces.
Sun Mar 07, 2004 00:48 EST
Why the fuck do ISPs have to overcharge hundreds of dollars every single month without fail?
Fri Mar 05, 2004 00:41 EST
So Greg has a goddamn beard, what the fuck is up with that?
Thu Mar 04, 2004 23:44 EST
how come all the women in my life are either insane or completely fucking psychotic
Thu Mar 04, 2004 23:22 EST
I hate blogs but feel free to buy some shit. http://www.cafeshops.com/spacerotini [link
Tue Mar 02, 2004 03:58 EST
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