Want something absolutely aww-ful for Halloween?
(I might have ripped it off except the guy just blogrolled me and I didn't want to tick him off. Yet.)
If there's one thing in my life that's missing, It's the time that I spend alone, Standing by the cool and bright clear water. It's kind of a special feeling, When you're out by the sea alone, Staring at the full moon like a lover. - Little River Band.
Jacksonville may be an NFL city now but it's college football that still reigns supreme, especially when it comes to the Florida-Georgia game.
No, this isn't a traditional round-up of Florida bloggers checking in after Wilma came through.
You know what I want to know, assmonkeys? Where were you last week when ice was available on every corner? Where were you when the stores were all open and you could buy all the water you wanted? Yes, okay, FEMA blew it by letting supplies run out for half a day. What about your sorry ass blowing it all last week?As direct but far more polite is Florida Cracker here and here.
WASHINGTON, DC In a move to reduce the mounting criticisms stemming from FEMA's continued failures to provide disaster relief within 5 hours and 23 seconds, President George W. Bush today announced he would ask Congress to pass legislation creating of the Pre-Disaster Response Program.
I'm a curious mix of my mother and father when it comes to cussing. Dad didn't. The strongest oath I ever heard him utter was "JESUS!" He didn't do it often but it was a clear signal that he'd had it and someone was going to die. Or when he was done telling them off, they wished they had.
After Mary Stella made the decision to "bail on the Keys" she says she felt like a wimp . . . until she learned Wilma had become a CAT 3. (I think she was just plain smart.)
Bou, in addition to putting up her hurricane shutters while commenting (repeatedly and loudly) about The Suckiness of Hurricanes, has also managed to complete Version 8 of her Florida Blogger's map. If she loses power, The Great Omnipotent One (TGOO) is on standby.
As I explained here, hurricanes is one of the reasons for the lengthy list of links to Florida bloggers in my sidebar. But where are they reporting from? I live here and even I can't remember!
Hubby asked me last night if I knew why I always woke up at around the same time every morning.
1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.
2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.
3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.
4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.
5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country -- if they could find the time -- and if they didn't have to leave Southern California to do it.
6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a far superior job of it, thank you very much.
7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who's running the country and don't really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.
8. The New York Post is read by people who don't care who's running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.
9. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country but need the baseball scores.
10. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure there is a country ... or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that these other people, if there are any, stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped minority feminist atheist dwarfs who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy provided, of course, that they are not Republicans.
11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.
Via: Hey Joe!
And from Ace, a list of the Top Ten Proposals Being Considered To Boost NYT's Falling Profits.
It worked? I did it!
Mark Steyn notes the impact of multiculturism on reporting:
When the NPR report [on terrorist attacks] started, I was driving on the vast open plains of I-91 in Vermont and reckoned, just to make things interesting, I'll add another five miles to the speed for every minute that goes by without mentioning Islam. But I couldn't get the needle to go above 130, and the vibrations caused the passenger-side wing-mirror to drop off.More here.
Young and old, in traditional dress, uniform or western attire, Iraqis went to the polls today to vote Yes or No on a draft constitution. Like last year their numbers put us to shame. How many? According to Al Jazeera perhaps 10 million. That may not sound like much but estimates are that that number represents over 60 percent of those eligible.
[I}f today's balloting is viewed against the backdrop of Iraq's recent history or the politics of the autocratic police states in the region, this imperfect consultation of the popular will in Iraq signifies something hopeful.. . . [T]he constitution that emerged from an elected Parliament, and that citizens may accept or reject, heralds something new and promising for Iraq and for most of its neighbors.Will Iraq's voters signal their approval of the draft constition? Danged if I know.
1) To those who expect that the changing of a nation by it's people can be done, start to finish, within the time allotted for a one-hour television program -- minus commercials of course -- guess again. The draft constitution Iraqi's voted on today was just that: a draft. A starting point.And . . .
Our starting point began with the Articles of Confederation, an agreement between thirteen loosely-joined, newly independent British colonies. It wasn't until over a decade later that those colonies became states, united under a constitution that all had agreed to.
2) Tell the people shown in these photographs and others, elsewhere, that democracy is being forced on them.
Sometimes the first few sentences hook you. Or maybe it's the paragraph. You immediately recognize it as something special. Instead of reading, you hear the writer's words. His voice.
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"He was the father that every boy should have. He was that father that every man should be." -- billo
Just go on over and read it all.
While waiting for the coffee to finish brewing this morning, I glanced at the headlines in the local paper.
"The python was found with the gator's hindquarters protruding from its midsection. Its stomach still surrounded the alligator's head, shoulders, and forelimbs."It wasn't until I found the actual photo online that I realized the black and white photo I'd been looking at in the paper had been cropped. Completely missing was the darned helicopter. Holy geez! Look at the size of that gator's tail! Or, is that the . . .
. . . clothes shopping. I despise it. I loathe it. And I had to go. Had to. I need something for Saturday. Not dressy but appropriate.
A year ago today I tried to get a sign-on so I could leave a comment on Jenna's blog, and discovered I was inadvertently creating one of my own.
"Hurricane week was in large part a week of drivel, mostly the bizarre fantasies of New Orleans' incompetent police chief but amplified hugely by a gullible media. Given everything we now know they got wrong in Louisiana, where they speak the language, how likely is it that the great blundering herd are getting it any more accurate in Iraq?" -- Mark Steyn
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