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Month: October 2009

Halloween Candy is Cursed and will Poison Your Soul!

Halloween Candy is Cursed and will Poison Your Soul!

Oh sure that looks innocent enough – just a bunch of Peanuts characters hanging out at the pumpkin patch on Halloween, but did you know that they’ve all been exposed to time-released evil spirits delivered to them via witch-cursed Halloween candies?  Did you know that their souls have been commandeered by Satan’s minions?  It’s TRUE!  Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Pigpen, and Linus are all working for the devil! You want to know how I know?  I read a column titled “The Danger of…

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George Bush Motivates for Cheap – Only $4.95!

George Bush Motivates for Cheap – Only $4.95!

Former President George W. Bush has come out of the Texas cave he’s been hiding in for nine months.  Why?  So he can start making some money on the motivational speaking tour.  On Monday night he appeared with several other speakers as part of the “GET MOTIVATED!” business seminar.  Other marquee speakers included Colin Powell (who like many of us were motivated by Bush to vote for Obama), Rudy Giuliani, Terry Bradshaw, and Reverend Robert Schuller.  All those motivators were there for the…

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From WaMu to Waste Managment

From WaMu to Waste Managment

The feature story in today’s Seattle Times is about how Washington Mutual, a 119-year old bank that survived the Great Depression and the Savings & Loan crisis, became the largest bank ever to go bust.  With Kerry Killinger at the helm, the bank abandoned all safeguards and took on a huge portfolio of risky loans.  Why?  The more risk, the more potential for profit.  Big profits make big dogs rich.  It was ultimately the unchecked greed of Killinger that led to…

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Rush Limbaugh Fooled by Fake Obama Thesis

Rush Limbaugh Fooled by Fake Obama Thesis

Rush Limbaugh was fooled by a satirical blog post reporting that Obama wrote in a college thesis that he wasn’t too pleased with the U.S. Constitution.  The Buzz Log reports: Supposedly titled “Aristocracy Revisited,” the excerpt revealed the president had “doubts” about the “so-called founders.”  Juicy.  Except not true.  Limbaugh discovered halfway through his show that he’d been had, but defended himself by saying basically the thesis felt true.  Listen in to Rush’s mea sorta culpa. Yes it “felt true”…

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Is Fox News just the conservative standout in a sea of liberally biased media?

Is Fox News just the conservative standout in a sea of liberally biased media?

A huge argument that rears its head like an indestructible cockroach in your otherwise clean kitchen (granted, your apartment is above a one-man Mediterranean pizza joint), is that ABC, CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and C-SPAN are liberal news sources, just as much as Fox News is conservative. In fact, the argument goes, in this sea of liberally biased news sources, any criticism of Fox News is dismissible hypocrisy.

Friday Night Videos – Patti Smith, Rosanne Cash, and Elvis Costello

Friday Night Videos – Patti Smith, Rosanne Cash, and Elvis Costello

I came across this one today via Harper’s. It’s Patti Smith singing “You LIght Up my Life” from the 1980’s TV show, Kids are People Too. Rosanne Cash released a new album last week featuring around a dozen songs from a list of 100 that Johnny gave her and told her to study if she really wanted to get into the music business. Here’s “I’m Movin’ On.” I’ve been listening to Elvis Costello lately and really like this song off…

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Republicans in Favor of Gang Rape

Republicans in Favor of Gang Rape

Last night’s Daily Show include a segment about Al Franken’s amendment to a bill that would ban the government from entering into contracts with companies like Halliburton/KBR that include provisions that prevent their employees from suing them because they were raped while on the job.  (Background story about the Jamie Leigh Jones rape case here.) 30 Republicans voted against the amendment.  Yes, that’s how Republicans are.   They can make gang rape political. Watch and learn. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon –…

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Hearty Drinks for Cold Times

Hearty Drinks for Cold Times

Summer is over people.  We in Seattle got our first dose of cold, wet, and windy this week.  No more hot sunny days here.  Time to shelve the light refreshing drinks and stock up on the hearty stuff. I have a few suggestions.  Let’s start with what you need when you wake up in the dark.  You need a hearty cup of coffee that grabs your attention and charges you up for the day ahead.  You need something as dark as the…

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Obama Nobel Peace Prize Football Analogies

Obama Nobel Peace Prize Football Analogies

It’s Saturday and there are a lot of football games on, so I wasn’t too surprised to receive a viral email criticizing Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize.  Here’s what I received: THE NFL COMMISSIONER HAS JUST ANNOUNCED THE WINNER OF THE 2010 SUPER BOWL.  IT IS THE CINCINNATI BENGALS!  THEY HAVE GOTTEN OFF TO A PRETTY GOOD START SO WHY WAIT TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO OVER A FULL SEASON.  JUST GIVE THEM THE PRIZE AND THE WINNINGS AND GET…

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