Archive for August, 2005

Link: My opinion David Stoeffler: Opinion pages get a makeover | The Arizona Daily Star �.

Finally, we’ve decided that syndicated columnist Ann Coulter has worn out her welcome. Many readers find her shrill, bombastic and mean-spirited. And those are the words used by readers who identified themselves as conservatives.

And really, she is.  She’s not doing conservatives a favor.  I know a number of conservatives (including people I will read) that are intelligent, thoughtful, educated and sane.  Not her.  She’s a sensationalist.  Dare I say she makes Moore look reasonable and balanced?

I’d like to add that they are replacing her with a former Bush speechwriter, so it’s not as if they are going from one extreme to another.

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Plumb Beach

Plum Beach
Originally uploaded by Kibbles.

Going to hit this beach again, to see if it was cleaned up, as per the mayor’s promise a couple of weeks ago — this weekend it was still a cesspool, so bad my son nearly gagged from the stench, but last night, at the Dem Mayoral Debate in Brighton Beach, a neighbor told me that they did start cleanup of the beach. (Beach in the photo of course, click on it for larger version/gallery.)

We’ll see today or this weekend, I suppose.

I’m going to post my notes sans impressions of the debate later on, I’ll have an article on it published for the small paper I work for, too, that comes out Monday.

I’m still reserving judgement for later — I tend to actually feel sorry for politicians, as if they’ll be crushed by my lack of vote, much like my turning someone down for a date.

I really get emotionally involved in my politics in a strange way, don’t I?

But the notes I’ll leave up, since not everyone has channel 12 in NYC and I didn’t notice coverage in any of my RSS feeds this morning.

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4Christina [Dot] Org

Link: 4Christina [Dot] Org.

This is the friend of someone who matters a lot to me.

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Link: IESB.

Clips from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Angry Alien Productions

Link: Angry Alien Productions, Sase and Topsie.

Thirty second bunnies theatre library.

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Wedding Crashers

Link: Wedding Crashers Official Site: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rachel Mcadams Pictures, Upcoming New Movie Trailers, Free Online Movies.

You can upload a photo of yourself and be in the Wedding Crashers trailer.  Sometimes it works quite well!

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Stupid flash things

Link: Flash � Kitty Cat Dance.

My youngest hates this and pounds on the keyboard in RAGE watching it.  I’ve no idea why.

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Link: Are you trying to be funny? If so check [ ] this box | The Register.

A new way to tag things.  😀

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Link: New York Daily News – Home – Mike caught in row over rabbi’s herpes.

The Daily News first reported in February that the city Health Department was investigating whether Rockland County-based Rabbi Yitzchok Fischer gave herpes to a baby through the practice of metzizah b’peh – in which the rabbi uses his mouth to suck blood from the circumcision wound. The baby later died.

On Aug. 1, the Health Department sent Fischer’s lawyer a draft of an order banning the rabbi from performing metzizah b’peh in the city, officials said. Fischer has until next week to respond.

But the threat of such an order alarmed the ultrareligious community.

I don’t get it — you would think that the rabbis would take matters in their own hands and ban this guy from ever performing that act — do the rabbis care at ALL about their community and the health of the innocent, the babies?  How could they line up on the side of harming children?

A child DIED because of this man, and two others seemed to have contracted herpes from him.  INFANTS. Baby boys.

Shouldn’t the focus be on these children and not the rabbi?  It’s not as if this act is banned outright, just this one dangerous man is being kept from harming other children.  Why are the other rabbis so upset?

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Tackiest belt EVER


I saw someone wearing this today.  It has got to be the TACKIEST thing I’ve seen in a long time.

Just what I want right around my waist, a scrolling LED sign.

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