In my absence, enjoy these two humor links:
The Slackers Guild
Oh, and GO GIANTS!
TFM gazes into the crystal ball: Giants in six.
"And I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide"
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Bill Clinton, once famously described by author Toni Morrison as ``our first black president,'' is being inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame as an honorary member.
The former president will be the first non-black recognized in the hall's 10-year history. He is expected to attend the Saturday night event.
When Ronald Reagan cut taxes on rich people, he didn't deny that that was what he was doing. You could agree or disagree with the supply-side economic theory he used to justify his actions, but he didn't pretend that he was increasing the progressivity of the tax system.
The strategy used to sell the Bush tax cut was simply to deny the facts — and to lash out at anyone who tried to point them out. And it's a strategy that, having worked there, is now being applied across the board.
Michael Kinsley recently wrote that "The Bush campaign for war against Iraq has been insulting to American citizens, not just because it has been dishonest, but because it has been unserious. A lie is insulting; an obvious lie is doubly insulting." All I can say is, now he notices? It's been like that all along on economic policy.
A former top Enron Corp. energy trader was scheduled to plead guilty Thursday in federal court to a charge he manipulated California's energy market to drive up power prices, according to sources close to the investigation.
Law enforcement sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Timothy Belden, the former head of trading in Enron's Portland, Ore., office, will plead guilty to one charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
GUN CONTROL WORKS!... We all know that America's love affair with guns is responsible for many many violent deaths. Unlike, say, Canada.
The statistics are mind-boggling. Handgun Control, a lobbying organization in Washington, tells us, for example, that in 1996, handguns were used to murder 2 people in New Zealand, 15 in Japan, 30 in Great Britain, 106 in Canada, 213 in Germany and 9,390 in the United States. (emphases added)
LEGENDARY rockers Led Zeppelin are set to re-group after 22 years for a money-spinning stadium tour of America.
The three surviving members — singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones — plan to hit the road next summer.
The Fox network was the only major network to broadcast Bush's speech live. After all, they wrote it.
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Richardson's double-digit lead over Republican opponent John Sanchez has grown, a poll shows.
The Albuquerque Journal poll of 779 registered voters published Sunday shows Richardson had the support of 50 percent of respondents, while Sanchez was backed by 32 percent. The poll, conducted Oct. 7-10, had a sampling margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
Joe Buck: "Roll away . . . with you"
Jerry Garcia: "Roll away . . . the dew"
Bush said the Indonesia bombing, attacks on U.S. troops in Kuwait and the bombing of a French oil tanker in Yemen point to al-Qaida and the need for a global coalition to fight the terrorist group.
"We just learned a lesson this week. It's going to take a while to succeed," he said.
Still, he said, the battle against al-Qaida will not distract him from his confrontation with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, even as world leaders question whether America is spreading its troops too thin. (emphases mine)
"We will fight, if need be, the war on terrorism on two fronts," Bush said in a hurriedly organized question-and-answer session with reporters.
"Bush said when it comes to Iraq, we can't wait for final proof. Which is the same thing he said about the Florida ballots."