Archive for January, 2005

Iraq Elections: I give.

January 31, 2005

So I’ve read that the election in Iraq yesterday was everything from the second coming to a dubious plot by the US to conquer the middle east, and then the world!

Ok. Well it seems to me that the Iraqis voted because its their country and they want to run it. What is so hard about that? I know it wasn’t perfect. I know our government is running the show. But maybe, just maybe, the Iraqi people will wake up from their slumber and stand up for themselves. Call it optimism. Or maybe they will follow the historical record and drift into chaos. Its too early to tell, and I am tired of thinking the worst. This wasn’t the American people voting, this was the Iraqi people voting. And maybe they charish their vote a little more than we do.

Anyhow, enough ranting.

Below the fold are some interesting perspectives on the Iraqi Elections yesterday.

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Cat Weekend

January 30, 2005

It appears to be a cat themed weekend. Instead of posting on the Iraq election (go read Juan Cole), I am posting some bizarre cat threads I found recently.

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Life Part 1

January 29, 2005

I feel the need to write about a couple of events that have transpired in my life.

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Sharon Stone at Davos Video

January 28, 2005

See it here.

*If you don’t know what this is about, Sharon Stone stood up in the middle of a panel discussion during the World Economic Forum to draw attention to the plight in Tanzania (AIDS and malaria). She raised one million dollars in a matter of minutes, while Bill Frist tried to get her to shut up.

I thought we killed this program?

January 27, 2005

Well, for those of you that remember TIPS, but it went away in name only.

In fact, here it is with one of it’s new names: Highway Watch.

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January 23, 2005

Pope reaffirms no condom stand after Spain debacle

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope John Paul has stressed that the Roman Catholic Church believes abstinence and fidelity within marriage, and not condoms, are the best way to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Neglected (updated)

January 19, 2005

Apparently I have been neglecting Venezualian news as of late. Thankfully LondonYank over at DKos put it all together in one convenient post. Prepare yourself, it’s ugly.

Below the fold is a long list of links related to Venezuela and its neighbors. I figured why let these links just sit in my Bookmarks folder, when others may be interested as well. So feel free to slide down the rabbit hole.

With all the focus on Iraq and the ejaculation, I mean inauguration, little attention is being payed to events in South America.

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This should make the wife happy

January 18, 2005

A great excuse for not making the bed.

Failing to make your bed in the morning may actually help keep you healthy, scientists believe.

Research suggests that while an unmade bed may look scruffy it is also unappealing to house dust mites thought to cause asthma and other allergies.

Now if only eating nothing but chocolate was healthy the world would be a perfect place.

In other news….

January 18, 2005

The morning after pill is up for consideration for over the counter sales again by the FDA. From CNN:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is considering whether to make morning-after birth control available without a prescription, and like most issues that involve sex and pregnancy, it has generated heated debate.

Fierce arguments have gone on inside and outside the Food and Drug Administration, which may decide as soon as this week whether drug stores can sell the emergency contraception known as Plan B without a prescription to women age 16 and older.

Each side accuses the other of manipulating science for political purpose.

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holy shit burgers batman!

January 12, 2005

some sick individual nominated me for the koufax awards, for most deserving of wider recognition. how dare you. because of your actions innocent people may accidently read this blog and be overcome with monkeyitis. it’s a debilitating disease, one that leads to inane rambling and bad B.O..