Thursday, July 08, 2004

Because We Cover Baseball Too!

Most have forgotten but I do have a second hobby, Baseball! I love it, and am a Minnesota Twins fan which was rather embarassed 10 years ago, but has been a respectable occupation since 2001.

Recently the Twins swept the pathetic Kansas City Royals (who were picked by many to win the Divison) in 3 COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUTS. Let me congratulate Radke, Santana and Lohse on excellent performances. However, here in Minnesota we're rather pessimistic. Witness this poll from the Strib:

Why did the Twins sweep the Royals?

Key players have recovered from injuries -- 4%
The team has found its midseason form -- 14%
The Twins are that good -- 6%
The Royals are that bad -- 73%
None of the above -- 3%

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

A true symbol of the GOP educational initiative

The eduction secretary of California Richard Riordan, was speaking at a school. A girl told him her name and asked if he knew that it meant "Egyptian Goddess." Riordan thought she had asked him the meaning of the name and he said it meant "stupid dirty girl."

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Hey, at least he didn't call her a terrorist.

Sunday, July 04, 2004

The Facts of Tyranny

Some of the charges leveled against King George III by the American colonists in the Declaration of Independance:

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

Seems to me, that old document is still relevant today, whether in the time of King George III or King George Bush II.

Just What We Needed

Abu Ghraib general says she met Israeli in Iraq

Shooting ourself in the foot, everyday in everyway.