Monthly Archives: April 2006

Ugly Ducklings, For Sure

…but I can’t deny my affection for the high-hood road switchers of my youth. Yup- the machines that, in the eyes of so many, took the last bit of glamor out of railroading. Not only were they not steam locomotives, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Holiday

It’s Spring Cleanup Day here on the shore of Unpronounceable Bay… the day when the city fathers of Tinytown assemble a pride of dumpsters at the municipal garage, and all us residents get to toss in just about anything we … Continue reading

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Poll: America “On Wrong Track”

America continues to sour on Bush, Congress MSNBC, April 27, 2006 Summary: overwhelming numbers of Americans condemn Chimp administration, believe nation is “on wrong track.” Most disturbing to Republican establishment: of those responding, a whopping 43 percent believe country mistakenly … Continue reading

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Ummm… Aren’t You Supposed To Cut That Cord Eventually?

Holy crap: New York parents up in arms because the schools don’t want their fragile little flowers toting cell phones into school. City Schools Cut Parents’ Lifeline (the Cellphone) New York Times, April 27 2006: During the final stretch of … Continue reading

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Hey, I Know This One!

Usually the celebrity gossip that permeates the network news leaves me feeling pretty much out of it. “Who the hell are these people they’re talking about?” But now, I see all sorts of headlines about “Charlie Sheen divorces Denise Richards.” … Continue reading

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Can They Go After Nino Scalia Next?

4 Sentenced for Election Day Tire Slashing Associated Press, April 26, 2006: MILWAUKEE– A congresswoman’s son and three Democratic campaign workers were sentenced Wednesday to four to six months in jail for slashing tires outside a Bush-Cheney campaign office on … Continue reading

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Life Imitates National Lampoon’s Vacation

School sends kids to closed amusement park Associated Press, April 26, 2006: RENO, Nev. – Four bus loads of students from O’Brien Middle School made the four-hour trip to Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, Calif., only to find the … Continue reading

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But Isn’t Space Travel A Kuffir Invention?

And is Tang halal? Malaysia weighs concerns of Muslim space travelers Reuters, April 26, 2006: BANGI, Malaysia (Reuters) – As Malaysia prepares to pick its first astronaut, the country’s space agency is hunting for solutions to the problems it expects … Continue reading

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Cheeseland Goes Wild!

Favre will return Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, April 26, 2006: Quarterback says he’ll play a 15th season for Green Bay, source reports The streak will go on. Barring any unforeseen circumstances before the start of the regular season, Brett Favre will be … Continue reading

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Something Is Wrong In New South Wales

Picture this: guy breaks into your house, you take a Louisville Slugger and play Albert Pujols on his head. Story with a happy ending, right? Not in Oz, mate: Man bashes home invader: police News.com (Australia), April 26, 2006: A … Continue reading

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Equal Rights For Spanish Chimps?

Socialists: Give apes human rights Spain Herald, April 25, 2006 The Spanish Socialist Party will introduce a bill in the Congress of Deputies calling for “the immediate inclusion of (simians) in the category of persons, and that they be given … Continue reading

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Safety Tip For Ladies

If some old geezer comes to your door offering a free breast exam, check his credentials thoroughly, okay? Man Offers Free Breast Exams, Finds Some TakersDoctor Impersonator Charged With Sexual Assault News 10 (Ft. Lauderdale), April 19 2006: LAUDERDALE LAKES, … Continue reading

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