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Archive for June, 2004

BILL WITHERS

Tuesday, June 29th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

BILL WITHERS

Just got one of his ‘best of’ CDs: WOW.

On an unrelated note: Must stop ordering CDs from BMG website. Evil.

On related note: Best of Paula Abdul will be delivered within 7-10 business days.

Hey O’Reilly!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

Hey O’Reilly!

Notice how he didn’t sue them?

WHAT HAPPENED TO ‘BFF’?

Tuesday, June 29th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

WHAT HAPPENED TO ‘BFF’?

Thomas and Scalia divided on two recent cases. First Tom and Nicole; then Britney and Justin…now this. Go figure.

And you were there, but you weren’t you

Tuesday, June 29th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

And you were there, but you weren’t you

Dreams, vivid they come
But go with the eye’s waking
and yet, they linger.

GOOD GRAVY

Monday, June 28th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

GOOD GRAVY

Read the whole thing.

For non-link clickers, it’s an interview President Bush gave to an Irish journalist:

REPORTER: Do you believe that the hand of God is guiding you in this war on terror?

BUSH: I think, listen, I think that God, that my relationship with God is a very personal relationship. And I turn to the good Lord for strength. And I turn to the good Lord for guidance. I turn for the good Lord for forgiveness. But, but, but, but the God I know is not one that, uh, that, uh, the God I know is one that promotes peace and freedom. And, uh, but I get great sustenance from my personal relationship — that doesn’t make me think I’m a better person than you are, by the way, ’cause one of the great admonitions in the good book is, ‘Don’t try to take a speck out of your eye if I’ve got a log in my own.’

OVERHEARD

Monday, June 28th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

OVERHEARD

Actually, since it was said to me, I guess “Heard” is more accurate.

“How are you supposed to get breaks at work if you don’t smoke?”

—Newly employed Karol between loudly exhaled puffs.

Ann Coulter Would be Proud

Monday, June 28th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

Ann Coulter Would be Proud

Hate Crimes Increase in Islamic Neighborhoods.

“I believe the time is coming when Muslims will not be safe inside the U.S. borders,” one man wrote to the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations. “I see nothing wrong with us doing the same things to them that they are doing to innocent people.”

“It is high time you people wake up and smell the blood,” another man wrote to Assaf’s group in New Jersey. “Turn in the terrorists. They are your relatives, in a lot of cases. Cousin Omar. Uncle Mohammad. You know what I mean. Until you come forward to help us stamp out this vermin, you are as bad as they.”

Hopefully, these criminals will get a one on one lesson in tolerance if they are convicted and housed in cells with Muslim inmates.

THINK HE MEANT ‘RING’?

Monday, June 28th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

THINK HE MEANT ‘RING’?

Condi sends Bush a note and he scribbles all over it.

Take that ‘Digital Brownshirts’

Monday, June 28th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

Take that ‘Digital Brownshirts’

If they can do it, so can we.

Sent to me my commenter pearatty:

My name is Nadia Jensen and I have an idea for a quiet revolution.

Please take 5 minutes to read my email and then help me if you can:
Here’s some history behind this idea: When Norway was occupied by
Germany in 1940, Norwegian women began to knit RED caps for children as
a way of letting everyone know that they did not like what was happening
in their country – that they didn’t like having their freedom taken away
by the Nazis.

My great aunt, Karin Knudson Myrstad, was one of the women who knit red
caps for her children and others. Similarly, in Denmark, women knit
red-white-and blue caps (colors of the Allies) for the very same reason.

The result was that whenever Norwegians and Danes left their homes –to
go to the store, to work, etc, they could see that THE MAJORITY opposed
what was going on in their country. As you know, both countries
organized effective Resistance efforts and changed history — everything
that happened began simply by wearing red!!!! (or the colors of the
Allies, in Denmark).

I believe, as many of us do, that at the very heart of our democracy is
our right to oppose certain policies of our government. Increasingly,
our Government is redefining “freedom” in ways that make too many
Americans perceive that it is risky to oppose his policies — and, in
particular, current inroads about individual freedoms and policies in
the U.S. and abroad.

However, many of us DO oppose what our government is doing to individual
rights–and I have an idea that will allow all of us to recognize each
other very easily so we can see that WE ARE THE MAJORITY.

SO… I have been thinking that it’s time to take action in a way that
is effective and easy for all of
us to do: Just wear red every Friday between now and election day. Wear
a little or a lot– just be sure that when you leave your house to go
about your day — to work, to school, to the store, to the gas station,
wherever you go in your daily routine — that everyone who sees you will
see that you are wearing red because you believe in freedom and you
don’t agree with our current administration’s policies at home and
abroad.

I’m really certain that we’ll see that lots of us wearing red for
freedom — because WE ARE THE
MAJORITY. We just need a way to show each other who we are!!! Between
now and election day, ask everyone you know to wear red for “Freedom
Fridays”.

(I didn’t see anything about this on snopes.com — but hey, even if it’s a ‘hoax’ it’s still a good idea.)

LAST ‘FARENHEIT’ POST…CROSS MY HEART

Monday, June 28th, 2004 by Dawn Summers

LAST ‘FARENHEIT’ POST…CROSS MY HEART

There was an awkward moment in the movie where an Iraqi woman is giving an interview in Arabic. Subtitles provide the explanation that her house has just been destroyed in a bombing attack even though there were no weapons or terrorists there.
The reporter asks her something (it wasn’t translated but based on American journalists I assume the question was something along the lines of “How does it feel to have lost your home and everything inside?”) and she begins beating her chest and crying out to God.

“Why has this happened. Oh, God. Where are you, God. How could you let this happen to us?”

Then her lamentation takes a turn.

“Oh God, revenge us. God, make them pay for what they have done here, Oh, God make them suffer.”

At this, a few people in the theater start applauding and doing that whistle sound of support.

After the movie, I said something like “umm…wasn’t that weird when those people started applauding that woman’s call for vengeance?”
“Yes! Did you notice that, too?”
“Uh huh… I wonder if they understood the whole vengeance for her would likely mean death for them?”
“Yeah, I have to say, I’m all for nobody’s house being bombed down, but to the extent that her house has already been destroyed, there is no need to further the cycle of violence by destroying, say, I don’t know…my house.”
We laughed and then in a moment of pure genius (probably due to my TV-free mind enhancement), I devised a plan of a volunteer victims organization.

Like the volunteer military, these fine people who wish to help this lady get her vengeance could sign up to have their houses destroyed as retribution.