Friday, January 20, 2006

Growing Old

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Bush To Troops: Read My Lips, No New Body Armor

Army nixes better, stronger "Dragon Skin"

Glad to know the administration is so dedicated to supporting our troops.

PLUS: Osama's Book Club

Thursday, January 19, 2006


I'm too tired to really post much today, after last night's rap showcase which didn't end till 4 AM. But I did read this nice little article in the WSN:

We've Gained Ipods, But What Have We Lost?

One thing he doesn't mention is how iPods and other MP3 players have disconnected us somewhat from the world. Walking down the street in New York City, it seems like everyone is wearing headphones. How do the subway musicians feel about this?

I may do an article about that. But I'm too damn tired now. If you wanna know why, check out the message board at

PLUS: Why I Won't Go Scuba Diving In Japan

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Candy Land

The Future Of New Orleans

"I don't care what people are saying Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day." -New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, in his Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech
Finally! Someone with a good idea about how to rebuild New Orleans. Make it a Chocolate City!!!!!

Can you imagine? The fountains and canals filled with chocolate milk; The streets paved with chocolate bars-- the levees lined with truffles. Imagine a place where you can pick chocolate malt balls right off the chocolate malt ball trees, while the children splash in chocolate syrup puddles. If there's a sweeter vision for the future of New Orleans, I haven't heard one.

And Mayor Ray is already in the planning stages:
"How do you make chocolate? You take dark chocolate, you mix it with white milk, and it becomes a delicious drink. That is the chocolate I am talking about," Nagin said, when asked to explain his comments.
Sounds delicious to me! MMM, a Nestle Town Hall, nestled in the center of town square. A Cadbury French Quarter. A Godiva Dome over the NFL Saints new stadium. A Hershey Highway bringing loads of tourists back to town.

What? Oh, grow up.

Mayor Nagin, I salute you. While some cynics like Joe Scarbourough may call your comments divisive (obviously, not a chocolate lover), I welcome them. What better way to rebuild, than to rebuild using yummy, creamy, delicious chocolate??

The world needs more visionaries like Ray.
Parrot Reveals Affair

'Ziggy' The Parrot

A computer programmer's pet parrot revealed to him that his girlfriend was having an affair.

The parrot kept repeating "I love you Gary." Gary was not the computer programmer's name.

The girlfriend, upon hearing the parrot, confessed.

Meanwhile, the White House parrot, Snickers, mysteriously disappeared after repeating the phrase, "I love Illegal Wiretaps."

And speaking of illegal wiretaps...
"We'd chase a number, find it's a schoolteacher with no indication they've ever been involved in international terrorism - case closed," said one former F.B.I. official, who was aware of the program and the data it generated for the bureau. "After you get a thousand numbers and not one is turning up anything, you get some frustration."
F.B.I. field agents, who were not told of the domestic surveillance programs, complained that they often were given no information about why names or numbers had come under suspicion. A former senior prosecutor who was familiar with the eavesdropping programs said intelligence officials turning over the tips "would always say that we had information whose source we can't share, but it indicates that this person has been communicating with a suspected Qaeda operative." He said, "I would always wonder, what does 'suspected' mean?"

"The information was so thin," he said, "and the connections were so remote, that they never led to anything, and I never heard any follow-up."
So not only were the wiretaps illegal, but they were useless too. Glad to know the Bush administration is in charge.

Then again, as I'm sure conservative bloggers will point out... who is "A former FBI official" and "a former senior prosecutor who was familiar with.. blah blah blah." This is the New York Times for chrissakes!? Get somebody on the record.

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