Published on June 24 2008

Received this in email this morning:
FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR Murphy Oil Company Ltd. Level 26, Tower 2 PETRONAS Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur City Centre 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia MALAYSIA +60 166549412 ATTN: APPLICANT INTERNATIONAL EXPATRIATE OFFICIAL JOB ONLINE INTERVIEW Your name has been shortlisted/Choosen among the Lucky expatriates who submitted the CV to the MALAYSIA ONLINE JOB ,before we will issue you the Success Letter and the Contract Document You have to fill the following informations and send it back to us Via-Email:murphy.sarawakoil2008@gmail.com Full Names City: State: Country: Zipcode: Sex: Phone: AGE: MARITAL STATUS: Get back to me as soon as possible.
Gee. I thought I had already included all of my personal info on my "application". And I can't wait to go to Malaysia... it will be an honor to work for a Company whose products I use ALL the time, lol. I sure wish the spammers would find somebody else to pick on.

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Published on June 22 2008

Barack Obama aide: Why Winnie the Pooh should shape US foreign policy
Richard Danzig, who served as Navy Secretary under President Clinton and is tipped to become National Security Adviser in an Obama White House, told a major foreign policy conference in Washington that the future of US strategy in the war on terrorism should follow a lesson from the pages of Winnie the Pooh, which can be shortened to: if it is causing you too much pain, try something else. Mr Danzig told the Centre for New American Security: “Winnie the Pooh seems to me to be a fundamental text on national security.”
Why do I suddenly feel so much safer?

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Published on June 21 2008

Coffee Klatch » Myers-Briggs Prayers This site contains daily prayers based upon the Myers-Briggs personality types. Look up your type and that’s your prayer for the day. :- If you’d like to take the test to see what type you are,there’s a link. I can't really be an INFP, by the way, no matter what the test says. I *always* finish what I sta

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Published on June 9 2008

16,500 Condoms Delivered to Antarctica Research Base : Environmental News Blog | Environmental Graffiti
Last month, researchers in Antarctica received about 16,500 condoms, which are being made available for free to avoid any uncomfortable situations. The condoms were sent with the last shipment of supplies to McMundo, a U.S. research station. The U.S. base is host to only 125 scientists over the winter, which has been the real issue here. Winter brings the region into total darkness and many of the researchers simply leave - it is a time when everybody knows everyone else and passes large amounts of time indoors. Purchasing condoms therefore, has become a somewhat uncomfortable business.

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Published on June 9 2008

End of the World? House of Yahweh says so
It's the countdown to the end of the world -- again. Yisrayl Hawkins, head of the House of Yahweh religious sect in Abilene, said in a "20/20" segment that aired Friday, that a nuclear war will begin "soon, really soon." As in June 12. Thursday, for those who want to circle calendar dates or cancel appointments.
Well, hell. After all the time and $ I spent this week landscaping, busting concrete, planting various shrubberies, and spreading mulch. And now it's all gonna go up in a nuclear conflagration.
Hawkins, who has been speaking mostly to national media of late, including CNN's Nancy Grace, currently faces trial for bigamy charges for allegedly having more than 30 wives. His trial is set for Sept. 15 if his predicted nuclear holocaust doesn't come to pass.
I'm guessing nuclear war *would* be preferable than 30 ticked-off wives. Just sayin'.

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Published on June 7 2008

Paul and Shawn, welcome to happily ever after....

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Published on June 6 2008

Clinton to End Bid and Endorse Obama - NYTimes.com As expected, Clinton is about to call it quits. I suppose if she waits until the weekend, nobody will notice?
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will endorse Senator Barack Obama on Saturday, bringing a close to her 17-month campaign for the White House, aides said. Her decision came after Democrats urged her on Wednesday to leave the race and allow the party to coalesce around Mr. Obama.
On the other hand, maybe she had to call up some of her supporters to explain the timeline, hence the delay.
“We pledged to support her to the end,” said Representative Charles B. Rangel, a New York Democrat who has been a patron of Mrs. Clinton since she first ran for the Senate. “Our problem is not being able to determine when the hell the end is.”
It's always good to have a coffee-snorting moment while reading the Times.

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Published on June 5 2008

...for nice weather for tomorrow afternoon. There is an important reason I ask this. Something very wonderful and special is going to happen tomorrow, and we would like it to happen outside, if at all possible. Just so the rain holds off 'til evening. Thanks. UPDATE: Not lookin' good....
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. South southwest wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

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Published on June 3 2008

Obama clinches historic victory over Clinton - Yahoo News
WASHINGTON AFP - Democrat Barack Obama plunged Wednesday into a five-month election battle with Republican John McCain after making history by becoming the first black presidential nominee of a major US party.

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Published on June 3 2008

The roar of hollow patriotism - St. Petersburg Times
Three-hundred thousand bikers spent Memorial Day weekend roaring around Washington in tribute to our war dead, and I stood on Constitution Avenue Sunday afternoon watching a river of them go by, waiting for a gap in the procession so I could cross over to the Mall and look at pictures. The street had been closed off for them and they motored on by, some flying the Stars and Stripes and the black MIA-POW flag, honking, revving their engines, an endless celebration of internal combustion.
Man, oh man.... go away for a few days and miss *all* the fun. Seems that over Memorial Day, Garrison Keillor had his peaceful visit to *our* Nation's Capitol disturbed by a bunch of noisy motorcycles driven by "fat men with ponytails". Celebration of internal combustion, indeed. What a dork. I was not one of the 300,000 noisy bikers Keillor saw, since I was exploring the country that many of those fat men on motorcycles, those "hollow patriots", were asked to fight for. Instead, on Memorial Day this year, *my* gang stopped at a small park just over the border into Maine, to rest and to pay a little tribute to this day. Sorry I'm late.

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