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6-14-2004

The proliferation of perpetual punditry in prototypical paradisaical portentousness.


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Bosch Library Riverbend Al-Jazeera Rope
May. 9th, 2007 @ 03:47 am He forgot a subject.
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So, I have people on my buddy list that.. Well, if I ever IMd them, I certainly don't remember when it was. I'm sure that isn't an unusual thing, but even so. Anywho. Every so often, I come across an away message that slightly rocks whatever preconceived notions I had about them, for whatever reason. Like "after 2 1/2 years, you buy your boyfriend cocaine to show your love."
May. 5th, 2007 @ 10:39 pm New musics
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Comcast had the Rush in Rio concert.  Shitty sound, but, it made me realize I need a lot more Rush.  3 out of however-many studio albums is just not.. not enough. Plus there's a the Snakes and Arrows that got released this year to get.  While I was checking Oink out, I noticed two things on the Top Ten. First of all. The Jazzy Jeff leaked. Y'heard?  Second of all.  .zip option doesn't work from the Top Ten. 

Incidentally, I think a certain girl-loving L is, well.  A little out of control lately.  I get the sense that she thinks I'm fascinated by her little sapphic fling.  All the "Wouldn't you like to know?" and "If you bring ___ over, we'll let you watch" comments are getting a bit much, and are starting to be, well.  Insulting, actually.  Eye-roll.  I haven't been 15 for a while now, you know?  And then, then she was all like "You knew Amber?"  This where I don't sound totally self-serving and lame and say 'I was her best friend for a while (read: before the inevitable happened and she fell out of 'proper' society), actually.'  Because, I dunno. Maybe that's not true.  (It definitely is, but. Amber wasn't above being a little.. duplicitous, so maybe there's someone out there she was like "You're my best friend!"  And, also, "I was her best friend!" just leaves a bad, braggart taste in my mouth. Maybe "She was my best friend (at school)" is a little better. Not by much though.) Perhaps she thinks this is the first time I've been around my carpet munching sisters.  Or maybe this is just part of the ego-trappings of hers she's wrapped up in it.  Some kind of "All guys must think this is way hot" kind of thing.   S said that the whole thing must "just be for show and sexual kicks, nothing super serious."  I don't think so.  I'd like to think they're both not quite so boring as that.  But, on a more positive note, seeing Anthony again was pretty cool.  That kid's alright. 

On a note related to my earlier tangent, Amy's phone finally got disconnected.  I hope everything's alright with the baby..  I know you don't read this, darling Wren, but.. You should. And you should call me.  496 and that jazz.

I also got new glasses (which also involved going out to dinner with my mom.  That cheered me up a bit, actually.  At some point in the night, I had a really depressing dream.  Though, one of my other dreams that night was a lucid one.  But, I lost it.  As often happens with lucidity, I woke up.  It's frustrating.).  I needed a new scrip, and.. I slept in my glasses last night, again, and broke the frame.  (Maybe I was depressed at my own stupidity for breaking the frames.) These will take some getting used to, but I like them okay.  I didn't go in for that glare coating or Scotch guarding.  Just the polycarb.  And, I'm trying out these half-frames.  They're not bad at all.
Apr. 13th, 2007 @ 04:22 pm He forgot a subject.
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Sometimes you gotta go on a burning bridges tour.
Apr. 12th, 2007 @ 03:36 am dfg
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-Ctrl and moving the scroll wheel up or down will increase or decrease the size of your font in Firefox (It might work in IE too.. I haven't tried it)
-Shift + scroll wheel will function as your back/foward button
-Alt + scroll wheel will cause your wheel to scroll one line at a time
Windows Key + E = Open Explorer
Windows Key + F = Open Search Windows
Windows Key + R = Open Run Dialog
Windows Key + D = Show Desktop (Minimize Everything)
Win+U for accessibility manager
Win+L for lock screen
Win+B for keyboard access to systray icons
Win+F1 for windows help+support

windows key, U, U
Pressed in sequence, rather than holding each of them down, will shut down your computer.

Type a domain name without the www. or the .com into the address bar, then press ctrl + return
also shift + enter for .net and ctrl + shift + enter for .org.

In any text:
CNTRL + Left/Right = Move cursor to left/right of word
SHIFT + Left/Right = Highlight Select character to left/right
CNTRL + SHIFT + Left/right = Highlight Select word to left/right
Mar. 28th, 2007 @ 07:00 pm He forgot a subject.
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I've discovered that, even with cleaning things out, this desk is too short. Regardless.

More simple pleasures:

The smell of a laundry room.
A black and white shake.
The small of a girl's back.
Biting the heads off of animal crackers.
Realizing that schadenfreude is underrated.
Mar. 28th, 2007 @ 06:18 pm He forgot a subject.
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Here's the problem: I can't remember the last time I wasn't disappointed in people. Yay.
Mar. 16th, 2007 @ 02:25 pm Scranton
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So, I didn't get to go to Lynas' Brooklyn bowling birthday.

Before I continue, my mom has done disasterous things to this keyboard. Good lord, the action on this thing is terrible. Soft, unresponsive, sticky, gross.

Anyways, missing the BBB. I was in Scranton until like.. 8:30. First, we started driving around for that Penn Paper tower. We eventually found it.

We were gonna eat at Farley's and have the Michael Scott burger, but. We had gone past Cooper's, and that aroused. Plus, we ended up eating alligator. Not bad at all. Chicken with a twange of pork and a bit extra.. reptilian toughness. And some crab stuffed mushrooms.. And, creamed corned beef dip.

Poor Richard's is inside a bowling alley- I think that sums up all of Scranton. Though it's actually nicer than the bar on the show. Nice hardwood, lots of lacquer (and liquor (Awful joke. (Yes it was.))). T-shirts from there, complete and replete with "There ain't no party like a Scranton party, because a Scranton party don't stop."

We got a couple of the Froggy 101 bumper stickers.

We smoked a joint and left half of it in a parking lot, for any future Lackawanna county volunteer sheriffs.

We got some bread at Cugino's.

Saw the Electric City sign.

We did not, however, go to the Steamtown mall. So we missed out on Jitterz. But then again, Ryan's never been to Jitterz anyways. So fuck that shit.

I chickened out, and did -not- call Poison Control to complain about a false spider bite.
Mar. 7th, 2007 @ 10:10 pm He forgot a subject.
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1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

3. The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

4. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.


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You want the benefits of free trade? Food is cheaper. Food is cheaper, clothes are cheaper, steel is cheaper, cars are cheaper, phone service is cheaper. You feel me building a rhythm here? That's 'cause I know how to make a point. It lowers prices, it raises income. You see what I did with "lowers" and "raises" there? It's called the science of listener attention. We did repetition, we did floating opposites and now you end with the one that's not like the others. Ready? Free trade stops wars. And that's it. Free trade stops wars! And we figure out a way to fix the rest! One world, one peace. ..I'm sure I've seen that on a sign somewhere.
Mar. 5th, 2007 @ 03:42 am He forgot a subject.
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Shakespeare wrote, "Nothing is as common as the wish to be remarkable."
Feb. 21st, 2007 @ 11:54 pm Hm.
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I've noticed that the least enjoyable people in life have a serious irony deficiency. Republicans, Southerners. Vegans. Gender studies majors.
Feb. 18th, 2007 @ 04:50 pm Mmm.
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New York, how I miss. Spring break can't come fast enough.
Feb. 17th, 2007 @ 02:26 am Animal rights
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Contrary to popular belief, I've recently started doing some animal rights work. Really? Go on.Collapse )
Feb. 15th, 2007 @ 01:00 am Advice:
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Take advantage of your youth. Put your hands on the stove. Burn your hands.
Feb. 14th, 2007 @ 04:32 am He forgot a subject.
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Sometimes during sex I just want to yell out "Hooray! Sex! This is great!" and fist-pump.

But, uh. Women don't really respond to that.

Unless your fist's already in her.




Before she died, your maternal grandmother gave me the secret of cooking rice. I forgot it, though.

I should probably be gathering studies for my thesis, but realistically.. No. At the very least, I should probably explain here what my thesis is. But I won't. "Nay," I say. You might be thinking "But please! You really should tell me!" And it's not so much that I'm disagreeing with what you're saying, so much as I'm agreeing with what I said.

Oh, hey. I'm getting close to 20,000 songs. 19,264. So the 1.5 people who read this, you should totally give me some suggestions on the extra 750 I need. But give it to me on AIM. Not here. Do -not- comment here. This way, the lack of comments here won't offend. Oh, hey. There's a thing I can do for that. Done.
Feb. 14th, 2007 @ 03:30 am He forgot a subject.
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It's sad that I was gonna come on here with a joke that I'd stolen from someone.. And now I don't remember what that joke is. Four.. Five days 'above the influence,' even. Anywhy, I justNoisy blinks, toys, and toothpaste!Collapse )
Feb. 7th, 2007 @ 03:25 pm Wiki's not so bad.
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"People will find it shocking to see how many errors there are in Britannica."

Wiki vs Brit:

Only eight serious errors, such as misinterpretations of important concepts, were detected in the pairs of articles reviewed, four from each encyclopaedia. But reviewers also found many factual errors, omissions or misleading statements: 162 and 123 in Wikipedia and Britannica, respectively.

The exercise revealed numerous errors in both encyclopaedias, but among 42 entries tested, the difference in accuracy was not particularly great: the average science entry in Wikipedia contained around four inaccuracies; Britannica, about three.


http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v438/n7070/full/438900a.html
Feb. 7th, 2007 @ 03:13 pm Jobs on Music
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"Perhaps those unhappy with the current situation should redirect their energies towards persuading the music companies to sell their music DRM-free. For Europeans, two and a half of the big four music companies are located right in their backyard. The largest, Universal, is 100% owned by Vivendi, a French company. EMI is a British company, and Sony BMG is 50% owned by Bertelsmann, a German company. Convincing them to license their music to Apple and others DRM-free will create a truly interoperable music marketplace. Apple will embrace this wholeheartedly."

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Jan. 30th, 2007 @ 05:05 am Ruh-roh
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According to Buddhist thought..

Imagine there is a yoke, floating on the surface of the ocean.  Imagine there is a turtle, which surfaces every 100 years.  The chances of that turtle surfacing cleanly through the yoke? That's more likely than being rebirthed as a human, once you're an animal.
Jan. 25th, 2007 @ 07:15 am Is it better to burn out or to fade away? 
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Is it better to burn out or to fade away? 

Perhaps it's better this way, that you didn't have to suffer the life of mediocrity we both secretly knew you were doomed for.  Maybe ending it shorter in a blaze of glorious despair and cliche worse than this sentence is preferrable. More suited..  Unfortunately, it's easy for me to say that, here in my comfortable, messy dorm room paid for by the same underapplied, underdeveloped, overappreciated glimmer of talent dimmed by a world of heightened expectations and disappointing reality.  I'm not your mother, I'm not your sister, I'm not even your father who may or may not have been the epitome of loathsome- you certainly left us in a cacaphony of glossy lies and shimmering false facades.  I wonder if they were for us- for me, really.. or a habit with its own inertia that you knew you could shed.  I hope the latter.

Moving on, I've decided applied behavioral analysis is the class I'm dropping.  Even though I didn't make it to my first Buddhism class, Morty Winst sold it pretty well. And I always like a Kamber class.  And the Love and Sex seminar, well.  Who expected me to drop that? It seems to be turning out to be what half of registrants hope the Psych of Women class is, only to find out it's regurgitated third wave all over again.. to be.

A friend's dad recently told his daughter to listen to everything I say.  I'm sure he was half-kidding, but I'm also sure he was half-honest and -earnest.  I think the ranting and raving debate over suicide bombing vs non-violence, while he repeated over and over how shocked with my.. liberal lambs wool innocence, he also seemed to be impressed with my ability to 'move the ball'.  Anyways.  I tried teaching her about tact and embarassing, exaggerated gratitude being most often superior to reciprocity-based-guilt-and-cowing, but I don't think the lesson stuck.  Too much of an audience for her to really listen.

There's a birthday coming up, and I've realized another reason I'm not a facebook fan.  It makes that too easy.  I get less, well. Credit, to be honest.  I mean, if someone thinks I 'remembered' her birthday just cause a website was reminding me the whole week.  An impressive sign of consideration- and memory?  No.  So I refuse to login.  Of course, to continue my honest being, she won't notice either way, so I should stop masturbating over this.  Keep those balls in the air, ladies.

Oh, also. That book Ms. Korwin had about Psychic for Dummies.. Painful.  Let the loving golden light of the Universe wash over you as you climb the Golden Tether to the Akashic Book of Records?  Gagsome.  And the Women's Guide to Orgasm?  Only a cunt's hair better.  I don't have a snatch, and even I know that any 130+ page book on the subject should include the phrase 'wet, soft corduroy.'  And I'm not sure anal sex really belongs in the 'How kinky is too kinky?' section.  And if it does, it certainly should have more than 7 uninformative pro testamonials followed by 8 uninformative, depressing con testimonials.  Regular or pervasive readers are expecting a shameless plug.  (And they aren't licensed, so I saved even more money. (Ha?  I should get that quote verbatim before expecting anyone to catch it.))

Blaze on.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 @ 02:07 pm He forgot a subject.
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So, someone claims to not be so crazy. I'm, uh. Skeptical. Skeptical yet optimistic.

In other news, my thesis proposal got approved (of course). Bittorrent -kinda- works on campus, so I can keep up with my tv snob/geek/charlatan shows without having to prostrate myself. Keepin' up with mah stories, as it were. Aaaand, it means that, for now, I don't have to ride Jen so hard about using her tunnel to get me my Oink fix:



..Yeah. I know this is kinda a lame post, but.. On the other hand, ride her hard, use her tunnel? That's kinda, you know. Right?
Dec. 29th, 2006 @ 02:50 pm Smoking my way onto the List
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Yes, this is blatant self-promotion and academic masturbation and everything I'd normally kinda hate coming from anyone else:
 

----------------------Fall 2006------------------------ 
PHL -240-01 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY        A-  4.00  14.68 
PSY -311-01 SENSATION AND PERCEPTION    A   4.00  16.00 
PSY -342-01 CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY                                         
                                        A-  4.00  14.68 
PSY -373-03 MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE      A-  4.00  14.68 
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Good Standing      Dean's List                    
                AHRS    EHRS    QHRS    QPTS     GPA    
Current        16.00   16.00   16.00   60.04   3.753    
Cumulative    112.00  112.00  110.00  379.78   3.453
Dec. 23rd, 2006 @ 07:05 pm How to write good.
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 1. Always avoid alliteration.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3. Avoid cliches like the plague—they're old hat.
4. Employ the vernacular.
5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
7. Parenthetical words however must be enclosed in commas.
8. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
9. Contractions aren't necessary.
10. Do not use a foreign word when there is an adequate English quid pro quo.
11. One should never generalize.
12. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
13. Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
14. Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
15. It behooves you to avoid archaic expressions.
16. Avoid archaeic spellings too.
17. Understatement is always best.
18. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
19. One-word sentences? Eliminate. Always!
20. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
21. The passive voice should not be used.
22. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
23. Don't repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before.
24. Who needs rhetorical questions?
25. Don't use commas, that, are not, necessary.
26. Do not use hyperbole; not one in a million can do it effectively.
28. Subject and verb always has to agree.
29. Be more or less specific.
30. Placing a comma between subject and predicate, is not correct.
31. Use youre spell chekker to avoid mispeling and to catch typograhpical errers.
32. Don't repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before.
33. Don't be redundant.
34. Use the apostrophe in it's proper place and omit it when its not needed.
35. Don't never use no double negatives.
36. Poofread carefully to see if you any words out.
37. Hopefully, you will use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.
38. Eschew obfuscation.
39. No sentence fragments.
40. Don't indulge in sesquipedalian lexicological constructions.
41. A writer must not shift your point of view.
42. Don't overuse exclamation marks!!
43. Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences, as of 10 or more words, to their antecedents.
44. Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided.
45. If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
46. Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
47. Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns in their writing.
48. Always pick on the correct idiom.
49. The adverb always follows the verb.
50. Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors.
51. If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal of repetition can be by rereading and editing.
52. And always be sure to finish what
Nov. 12th, 2006 @ 09:04 pm Advice from me
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  • A+
    You got a 96% in Pussiology!
    Your passion for pussies is unrivaled and it is that passion and deep understanding from the pussy's perspective that makes you such a stellarly insightful pussiologist. So get out of you ivory tower, go out there and share your gift...and maybe give a few pointers to some of the aspiring pussiologists on the lower end of the bell curve.



    My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
    free online datingfree online dating
    You scored higher than 99% on Pussiologist
    Link: The Revised Pussiology Test written by tink23 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
  • Sep. 13th, 2006 @ 01:05 pm Hee
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    http://sexuality.about.com/od/sextoybuyingquicktips/qt/vibrator_use.htm
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    Sep. 7th, 2006 @ 02:03 am I like
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    So, you know how spam now comes with a few random paragraphs of text to throw off the filters?  Well, I like this example:

    She broke it into two pieces, and dropped it into the plastic bag. Don't tell me I'm crazy, there's something down there! She finished struggling into her coat and stopped shaking her finger long enough to rake the zipper up. He remembered the dream he'd had during one of his gray-outs: Annie cocking the shotgun's twin triggers and saying If you want your freedom so badly, Paul, I'll be happy to grant it to you. Have a look, if you like, but I promise you I don't have your trooper tied to the bed. "Annie, how could I possibly get out in the shed with all those locks on the kitchen door? Although I rather suspect that you may go into a coma before too long; I believe you are in a near-comatose state now, and I have had a lot of.I find funerals very grim and depressing. "Mumpf! From now on he would be the one to wonder about that. "He could hardly believe it "DO YOU?

    Whatever the reason, something had disturbed the dream, something was whittling away the circumference of that hole in the paper through which he saw. Yes, just her friend, he thought with half-hysterical irony, and then his own eyes were drawn back to the clearing. It would be nice to credit himself with such selfless motives, but it wasn't the truth. As Geoffrey watched, more and more bees flew into the clearing from all points of the compass — yet it was clear to him, even in his current distraction, that most of them were coming from the west, where the great dark stone face of the goddess loomed. "He nodded, although the truth was that he could not feel anything — this medication on top of what he'd already given himself was rolling him toward unconsciousness at an alarming rate, and he was beginning to see the room through gauzy layers of gray. Saw him crawling across the packed dirt floor, and the little noises Paul heard weren't rats but the sounds of his approach, and there was but a single thought in the cooling clay of the trooper's dead brain: You killed me. And then one day the hole widened to VistaVision width and the light shone through like a sunray in a Cecil B. Some part of him that was as addicted to the chapter-plays as Annie had been as a child had decided he could not die until he saw how it all came out. He reached across his body with the pin and slipped it into the keyhole, listening as the sportscaster in his mind (so vivid! Paul caught a last glimpse of horrified brown eyes, saw tatters of brown khaki uniform shirt hanging from an arm raised in a feeble effort at protection, and when the eyes were gone, Paul turned away. That prescient part of his mind saw her before he knew he was seeing her, and must surely have understood her before he knew he was understanding her — why else did he associate such dour, ominous images with her? She looked bigger that way, with her shoulders rounding the pink housecoat, her hair like some battered helmet. That was because most editors were like women who drive into service stations and tell the mechanic to fix whatever it is that's making that knocking sound under the hood or going wonk-wonk inside the dashboard, and please have it done an hour ago. "Oh, Annie, if only someone would, he thought, and before he could stop himself he had snapped: "You also cut off my fucking foot! He remembered Geoffrey saying You must not cry in front of her, old man — that is the one thing you must never do! His eyes were bulging, his mouth was open, his tongue straight down between his teeth like the pull on a window-shade. Paul slid down in the chair, still slumped to the right, and screamed again at the pain in his lower legs. He was surprised to find it still looked to him like one of Wells's striding machines of destruction. And, as he also so often did, he tried to block this memory; and found himself a second too late. He realized he was seeing her with all her masks put aside — this was the real Annie, the inside Annie. Paul flicked it and saw a neat shed addition which ran the length of the house on its windward side. His own door was open; he watched her approach down the hall in her old brown cowboy boots and her blue-jeans with the keyring dangling from one of the belt-loops and her man's tee-shirt now spotted with blood.

    Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 12:10 am A roommate contract, or an exercise in alliterating.
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    Plead permission for panda or similar species sleepovers.  A modicum of musical modesty during the witching hour, hereafter defined as 3-4 am.  Simplistic scheduling of showering situations, i.e. we dont care.  Smoking strategy solved by surveyed site.  Alcohol is allowable amid afternoon and after-dinner affairs. Cleanliness completely casual, trash totally trivial.  Microwaves may maneuver munificently.
    Aug. 21st, 2006 @ 04:53 pm He forgot a subject.
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    So, I have this shirt that says "Beer: Everyone needs a hobby."

    And I spilled some wine on it.
    Aug. 19th, 2006 @ 09:12 pm He forgot a subject.
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    The American people realize this cannot be made a fight between America's two great political parties. If this fight against [Terrorism] is made a fight between America's two great political parties the American people know that one of those parties will be destroyed and the Republic cannot endure very long as a one party system.

    The [9/11] hearing demonstrates one of the President's techniques. [On numerous occasions] he said [Saddam Husein's regime] was [connected with Al Qaeda, and possessed weapons of mass destruction]t. The [United Nations] does not and has never [believed Husein, radically secularist, had ties with religious fundamentalist terrorism], nor [did they believe and put weight behind our administration's claims of WMDs].

    No one familiar with the history of this country can deny that [intelligence agencies and military actions] are useful. [While] it is necessary to investigate before [attacking], but the line between investigating and persecuting is a very fine one and the junior President from Connecticut has stepped over it repeatedly. His primary achievement has been in confusing the public mind, as between internal and the external threats of [Terrorism]. We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men -- not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular.

    This is no time for men who oppose President Bush's methods to keep silent, or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of a republic to abdicate his responsibilities. As a nation we have come into our full inheritance at a tender age. We proclaim ourselves, as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom, wherever it continues to exist in the world, but we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.

    The actions of the junior President from Connecticut have caused alarm and dismay amongst our allies abroad, and given considerable comfort to our enemies. And whose fault is that? Not really his. He didn't create this situation of fear; he merely exploited it -- and rather successfully. Cassius was right. "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves."

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