Monday, December 31, 2007
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Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Hello! That's not even 2/3 of 1/10 of one percent of it. Figure it out:
1 percent of $35,000,000,000 is $350,000,000. That's 350 million dollars.
1/10 of that is 35 million dollars.
$22 million is less than 2/3 of that.
Maybe we should overlook it. After all, CNN is "America's most trusted" blah, blah, blah. And then there's all those billions and billions of dollars wasted - I mean, spent in Iraq, etc.
But according to CNN,"Chernoff ... is a career advisor for Brown University students. He was a former board member and secretary of the New York Financial Writers Association... Chernoff earned a bachelor of arts degree from Brown University." (Maybe he skipped the math classes.)
We need much better... Hey, CNN, you want to hire me to proofread?
Update (Jan. 1, 2008): Steven Roy Goodman wrote in "The real story on Harvard's generosity" that Harvard could have spent a LOT more money. Check it out.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I run and ski and horseback ride and waterski with Mitt Romney... in the figurative sense.
I personally consult with and advise Mitt Romney... in the figurative sense.
If Mitt Romney is the Republican Presidential nominee for the November 2008 election, I will be his Vice-Presidential running mate... in the figurative sense.
If Mitt Romney is elected President by the Electoral College, I will BE the Vice-President... in the figurative sense.
I... Well, if Mitt Romney can say his father "marched" with Dr. Martin Luther King, in a figurative sense (as the Boston Globe reported yesterday), then I can say I did (or will do) these things... in a figurative sense, can't I?
Texas State Public Education Department cannot seem to
hang on to a statewide test for more than 5 years. School
districts state-wide have used the tests known as TABS,
TEAMS, TAAS, and now TAKS.
Therefore, San Antonio school districts have adopted a test that
better fits the public education in their city. The new instrument
will be the Texas Assessment of Cognitive Operations (TACO).
It will have a remedial version (Soft TACO), a regular version
(Hard TACO), and an advanced version with many more pages
(the Gordita). It will be graded on the standard bell curve (the
Districts receiving the lowest scores will be put on probation
with a Basic Educational Appraisal-Not Satisfactory (BEANS).
A second low rating earns the dreaded supplemental Remediation
Factor for Individualized Education Deficits (REFRIED BEANS).
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
This will be another one of her moronic questions to the ten - no, there's only ten, because Katie says so - candidates for the Republican and Democratic primaries next year, some in January, after the hangovers wear off... and new ones begin.
Well, got news for ya', Katie: a lot of us people don't care what those ho-hums think. Their ideas are tired and broken... many times over. And if you want to remain the CBS evening news hostess, keep doing the fluff. But if you want to be a real newslady, break free from whoever is writing those scripted questions and ask some real ones... to ALL of the candidates.
P.S. I won't hold my breath until THAT one happens.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
U.S. comedian and actor Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III was born on December 1, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois. He said, “Everyone carries around his own monsters." [Yup.]... Mr. Pryor died in 2005 in Encino, Los Angeles, California.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
If you haven’t already researched what Mormonism entails, try “The Ten Commandments, Mormon-Style”. Or try “The Ten Commandments in Mormonism”. (Check out “6 Thou shalt not kill” with the author’s “few exceptions: capital punishment, warfare against an enemy which threatens our liberty or families, and the like.” ... What does “threaten” mean? What exactly is “the like”?)
You might also want to read “Distinctive Beliefs of the Mormon Church” or “All About Mormons”. If you’re a TV-person, check out “All About Mormons: Part 8: Mormon Familes and Temples”.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
In 1982 the Commodore 64 was sold for $595. It had 64KB of RAM (hence the name). Wow! 64K... Well, it was a big deal, in its day... It was sadly discontinued in 1993.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Rudy Giulani - 2
Mitt Romney - 8 (9 if you count "Mormon president")
John McCain - 5
Mke Huckabee - 7
Tom Tancredo - 1
Ron Paul - 1
Fred Thompson - 2
Duncan Hunter -1
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Well, the "good" side of all of this is that it makes returning things-made-in-China a lot easier. If something doesn't work or it's too difficult to put together or you don't like the color or you simply don't want it anymore, just remind the store clerk of the fact that it came from China.
But is there a better solution? Well, it could be donated with signed statements of personal acknowledgement for the acceptance of risk. But who in his/her right mind would do this today? So the food becomes another victim of our litigious system… while hunger continues.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
The New York Times released a story today about how “Goldman Sachs Rakes in Profit in Credit Crisis.” But did it come from just good decisions? Could at least some of it have come from what Daniel Schulman and James Ridgeway say was “playing both sides of the fence”? “Goldman Sachs simultaneously urges governments to privatize highways, advises them as they structure the deals, and buys a piece of the action.”
Could some of it also have come (as this article says) from receiving “approximately $1.6 billion in taxpayer subsidies (mostly through Liberty Bonds) from New York City and state taxpayers to finance the Firm's new headquarters near the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan in return for a commitment to keep at least 9000 employees and a major trading operation in Manhattan”?
Once again, let’s have ALL of the story, not just a part of it.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD IN THE WORLD.
UNITED NATION ANTI-FRAUD COMMISSION
29 Lincoln's Inn Fields,
RE: FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD IN THE WORLD.
We hereby inform you about the investigation that we have put in place now, to fight against fraud in the world. This is to inform you that we have setup a software-network database that is monitoring every email that you receive and send out not you alone but the worldwide.
After our general meeting, we the junior executive of the UN have join hands together to secure your funds from the so-called Internet fraudsters which we have arrested so many of them. But before we can release the funds you have to provide us the documents within two days. UNITED NATION ANTI-FRAUD COMMISSION CLAIM CERTIFICATE (UNAFCCC).
Which we are going to present to the British and American government. This will backup the success of your secured funds. Once again this is to inform you that we have all your information saved in our network database here in our office.
Mind you claim is going to last for just three business days so get back to us ASAP.
Mrs. Helen Barry
UN Anti Fraud Unit Commission Department
Wow! Check out that grammar. Certainly someone from the UN could do better than this... What will they think of next?
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Dear Bob Schieffer,
Shame on you for asking Ron Paul if he really thought he had a chance to be elected U.S. President. Would you say the same thing to a child who said she/he wanted to be President or a Congressperson or a doctor or an astronaut? You know the chances for most children for those occupations are almost nil, but I'll bet you wouldn't tell them that. You wouldn't want to discourage them from trying. So don't try to discourage Mr. Paul and the rest of his supporters either.
OK. It's out of my system... for now.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
1. The moon is responsible for marriage consummation: without the moon, how would honeymoons have originated?
2. The moon is responsible for extra income: without the moon, how would moonlighting have originated?
3. The moon is responsible for alcoholic drinking: without the moon, how would moonshine have originated?
4. The moon is responsible for public indecency: without the moon, how would "mooning" have originated?
5. The moon is responsible for obesity: without the moon, how would "moon pies" have originated?
6. The moon is responsible for Michael Jackson's success: without the moon, how would the moonwalk have originated?
So there we have it... Bless the moon.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
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Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
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Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
You are not your thoughts. Yeah, I thought this perspective sounded a bit weird when I first heard about it from Eckhart Tolle. But what I have realised is that I am not really my thoughts. I’m the one observing my thoughts. The thoughts are just something that moves through my mind. But it is not me. And when this close identification with your thoughts starts to break up, you realize that they are often just ramblings that spin around and around most of the day.
What do you think?