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Inspired by a series of articles by Sadi Ranson-Polizotti, a healthy dose of ego and the realization that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it occurred to me to share my thoughts about some of the fun and eclectic music on my iPod.
Dick Cheney Madness
Now that the dust has settled on the Dick Cheney shooting, time to cull the wisest and/or snarkiest collection of commentary from across the Blogosphere.
We begin with, heh, a Cheney joke.
from Chuck Muth's News & Views,
CHANGE THE SLOGAN
"As a card-carrying member of the NRA, I want Wayne LaPierre to change the saying t Guns don't shoot people; Vice Presidents shoot people."
- Rich Galen, Mullings.com, 1/15/06
Then onto some fine pictorial commentary.
Finally, some mythical headlines from Brokennews.com:
Kingsville Dispatch "Sheriff Fines Cheney $100 For Only Wounding Lawyer" National Review Online "Shot Came From Grassy Noll" Dallas Morning News "Red States Poll Shows Cheney Shooting Was Justifiable" Austin Statesman "Cheney Says Victim's Quail Call Was Best He Ever Heard" Washington Post "Cheney Prevents Hunting Party From Field Dressing Shooting Victim" The Nation "Cheney Drove Shooting Victim to Hospital Tied to The Hood of His Car" Texas Medical Association Bulletin "Corpus Christi Hospital To Do Jackass Face Transplant On Cheney Shooting Victim" San Antonio Express/News "Sneaky Lawyer Tactics Don't Work On Cheney" Houston Chronicle "Personal Injury Lawyers Hold Candlelight Vigil Outside Cheney Victim Hospital" Wyoming Tribune Eagle "Cheney Friends Decline Fall Duck Hunting Invitation" La Raza "Cheney Shooting Victim Gets Emergency Room Priority Over Illegal Aliens" Vegan News "Cheney Shooting Victim Converts To Vegetarian In Hospital" NRA American Rifleman "Witnesses Claim Cheney Only Feathered Lawyer" New Orleans Times Picayune "Getting 'Dicked' Has All New Meaning"
Some Quotes from "Western" Muslims
The cartoon riots across the planet have grown old. In fact, I suspect it is this boorish behavior that causes the United States of America to balk at the awarding of a contract to the United Arab Emirates to run this country's major ports. There's something to be said for such as images and public relations. Something the poobahs desperate to control oil wealth and behind the scenes choreographers of the cartoon riots do not quite get.
Us Americans, silly us, don't take kindly to this sort of civil unrest and the images of those "seething Muslims" burning cars and embassies is not, I suggest this softly, such a good sight byte. It's the sort of upheaval we have come to associate with the so-called angry Muslims across the world. And having the UAE manage this country's ports brings visions of this sort of activity on our own land.
There's also that little matter of how the so-called "moderate Muslims" don't call down these basket cases for their uncivilized behavior. Let's take a look at some of these moderate Muslims and see what they have to say.
From Powerlineblog, a British Muslim speaks:
The AP quotes Taji Mustafa, spokesman for the Muslim Action Committee, which organized the Hyde Park event:
Mustafa said the cartoons were reminiscent of attacks on Jews in European publications in the 1930s.
"Now there is a demonization of the Muslim community, so we have to speak up to prevent something like the Holocaust from happening," he said.
The analogy is silly, of course, but, hey, look on the bright side--at least he admits that the Holocaust did take place.
From the NY Post we have some ideas from an American Muslim:
By ANDREA PEYSER
THE young man with the hot head calls himself Abdullah, which he translates to mean "slave of God." This slave is revolting, in more ways than one.
"If anyone disrespects the prophet, it's our duty to kill him," he said.
"One drop of Muslim blood is worth all the blood in the world."
The man who calls himself Abdullah steeled his gaze at a non-believer.
"You insult the prophet," he snarled, "and you will pay."
And they wonder why we don't want them running our ports.
Who Was Abraham Lincoln's Speech Writer?
Said question written tongue in cheek. Because I don't think Lincoln had a speech writer. For sure I learned that the famous Gettysburg Address was written by Abe on the back of an envelope. Below are some Lincoln quotes, compiled by the "Mountain Wings" email list. The quotes are simple things but powerful in that very simplicity.
Can any politician today write something like a Gettysburg Address? Does any politico of our era have the courage to utter the powerful truths below?
Seven Quotes by Abe
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. Whatever you are, be a good one. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
~Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)~
This Is Likely the Truth
Although Cheney would deny it.
Compiled by Chuck Muth:
SCREWING THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA
"At some level, probably the vice-presidential level, the decision was made to release the story of the hunting accident to the local Corpus Christi newspaper in Texas rather than to the Washington press corps.
"...They know they were slighted, and they're furious. They're going to retaliate...they're going to show the vice-president and the White House who runs the media show around these parts. How DARE the vice-president bypass them with the story of this shooting!
"Then...let's twist the knife just a bit more. Cheney then gives an interview to the Fox News Channel. You can't imagine how these White House press darlings hate Fox News."
- Talk show host Neal Boortz
Has-Been Actor Tries to Regain Glory by Calling for Bush Impeachment
Come on. Richard Dreyfuss was great in Jaws. Since, well I don’t know what he’s been doing though I heard this fellow was seriously into drugs.
Whatever the case, does this actor really think he’s going to lead the call to impeach a president lawfully elected? Impeach him for what?
But hey, it’s gets the old goat a mention and goodness knows this has-been needs it.
Another Muth’s Truth:
HOLLYWOOD STILL WHINING ABOUT W
"Richard Dreyfuss, the actor who starred in movies ranging from 'Jaws' to 'Mr. Holland's Opus,' told an audience in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that 'there are causes worth fighting for,' and one of those is the impeachment of President George W. Bush."- CNS News, 2/16/06
Leaving With a Smile
I’ve always suspected that for all the big boobs and big hair, Dolly Parton is one shrewd lady. Below, this smart lady’s take on blonde jokes.
I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb --- and I'm also not blonde.
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Playing With Flowers
Here’s a clever little game. You can play against the computer or make your own designs.
The quirk? The elements are all flowers.
Click on the picture to try it out.
In all the world there cannot be anyone who uses Excel spreadsheets more than me. I have a spreadsheet that I call my “Everything” list. In it, I keep, well, everything I need to know on an immediate basis. Such as all my passwords, a todo list, and yes I track my Blog entries meticulously.
I was surprised when I happened across this site which offers a variety of spreadsheets for various uses.
Remember, should you need to know how to make a spreadsheet work, drop me a note. I can make Excel sing, dance and give massages is that is my goal.
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