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Published on September 4 2006

..the more they stay the same, lol! Gateway Pundit: Democrats Pull Out 1864 Party Platform- Dust It Off For 2006
This is really amazing!... Democrats haven't changed a lick in 142 years! Hat Tip to Nahanni for pointing this out! So who does this remind you of? From the Son of the South website: By 1864, the Country had grown weary of the long and bloody Civil War. Hundreds of thousands of the countries' best and bravest young men had fallen on the fields of Bull Run, Antietam, Shiloh, and countless more. Many began to think that the war was not worth it, and the price of freedom too great. The Republican Presidential Candidate Abraham Lincoln thought no price was too great for the abolition of slavery and the creation of a society in which a man was not judged by the color of his skin. Unfortunately, after four long years of war, Lincoln's support was dropping fast, and people were looking for a way out of the war.

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Published on September 4 2006

This week September 4 through September 10 Libra You may want to change your job (again), or take a look at your priorities and whether you are really managing to live and work in a way that is in alignment with your soul. This is also the week when illnesses may come to the surface, as a way of getting you to slow down and to take stock. There is a purpose to it all. The Lunar Eclipse on Thursday is when any changes become more profound. Only respond to what needs your immediate attention. Otherwise don't take any action until three days after the Eclipse.
"Illnesses may come to the surface"? Should I slow down and take stock over a bout of sneezing due to ragweed? The idea of not doing anything till Sunday *is* appealing, however.

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Published on September 3 2006

CNN.com - What we have learned since 9/11 - Sep 3, 2006 time.jpg
"We saw back then what we were capable of at our best, and now find ourselves just moving on, willing to listen to our leaders but not necessarily believe them, supporting the troops but disputing their mission, waiting, more resigned than resolved, for the next twist in the plot. No, we don't know how the story ends. The idea that history is written by the victors has been wrongly credited to Winston Churchill, but he did say that, "If you are going through hell, keep going." But you wonder whether years from now -- five? 10? 50? -- there will come a day when the victors actually know that they've won, that the battle is over and they can set about the writing. And whether even then, they will be sure that they have got the story right."
How one views history is entirely dependent on the source, as I found out so well during the History class this last semester. History isn't always written by the victors, either. If you believe that, I have a well-marked-up, highlighted, pages-missing textbook to sell you. And obviously TIME thinks the same way, judging by the tiny byline at the bottom of the cover "The Conspiracy Myths of 9/11". At least, they call them "myths" on the cover--who knows what weight they will be given in the article? I haven't bought TIME in a long time, but I think I might have to go out and pick up this issue. If for nothing else, I want to see a larger version of that incredible view from the Chrysler building on the cover.

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Published on September 2 2006

CNN.com - Pluto demotion draws protest - Sep 2, 2006 pluto.jpg
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (AP) -- Size doesn't matter. "That was the message as friends and colleagues of the late Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer who discovered Pluto, gathered on the New Mexico State University campus to protest the International Astronomical Union's recent decision to strip Pluto of its status as a planet. About 50 students and staff members turned out Friday for the good-natured challenge. Some were wearing T-shirts and carrying signs that read "Protest for Pluto" and "Size Doesn't Matter." "
I have this sudden urge to ask if a certain person I know plans to go protest *this* governmental obscenity, too. /:-)

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Published on August 31 2006

While surfing, found an interesting-looking "note-taking" software offer; so went through the entire "who are you, what is your address, what are your children's names, give us your credit card numbers" rigamarole. After getting an email, I *finally* was able to access a page that included dire warnings for those who dared to try out this program:
# Restrictions. 1. (a) THE KIT IS INTENDED FOR PERSONAL USE BY STUDENTS. THE KIT IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN THE OPERATION OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES, AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, OR OTHER ENVIRONMENTS IN WHICH THE FAILURE OF THE KIT COULD LEAD TO DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, OR SEVERE PHYSICAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE.
Damn! And I was going to use it for my backyard nuclear reactor! Damn! Damn!

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Published on August 30 2006

CNN `Live From...' the ladies room - Yahoo! News
NEW YORK - Kyra Phillips, anchor of CNN's "Live From...," unwittingly upstaged President Bush's speech in New Orleans with on-the-air analysis of her husband and the marriage of her brother — all live from a CNN ladies room. Unaware that her wireless microphone was "live" during her break, Phillips could be heard overriding Bush's prepared address Tuesday as he was seen marking the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Atlanta-based Phillips, in conversation with an unidentified woman in an echoey room, dismissed most men with a vulgar term, but called herself "very lucky in that regard. My husband is handsome and he is genuinely a loving — you know, no ego — you know what I'm saying? Just a really passionate, compassionate, great, great human being. And they exist. They do exist. They're hard to find. Yup. But they are out there." A few moments later, she observed that "brothers have to be, you know, protective. Except for mine. I've got to be protective of him." Why? "His wife is just a control freak." At that point, another voice cut in: "Kyra." "Yeah, baby?" replied Phillips on hearing her name. "Your mike is on. Turn it off. It's been on the air."
Why am I guessing that the next family reunion might be a little more "interesting" than normal?

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Published on August 24 2006

10,000 Reasons Civilization is Doomed
Welcome to the 10,000 Reasons Civilization is Doomed website. This site was started by six friends who, sitting around the dinner table one Saturday night, came to the conclusion that civilization was doomed. We felt this way not because of the inevitable dimming of our sun, or an errant asteroid, but rather because of the idiocy of our times. Frankly, we are tired of the fake optimism, superficiality, non-talented celebrities, doped-up athletes, dishonest and illiterate politicians, corporate thieves, wife-beaters and evangelical terrorists rampant in the world today and we decided that one way of making ourselves feel better would be to list them for all the world to see and to add upon.
I just *had* to add to the list, lol.

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Published on August 21 2006

CNN.com - Hilton: 'I, like, cry, when I listen to' CD - Aug 21, 2006
Paris" the album was set for release Tuesday. Hilton's breathy, reggae-infused single, "Stars Are Blind," has climbed to the top of Billboard's dance music chart. Of her album, she says, "I, like, cry, when I listen to it, it's so good." Hilton says the baby voice she uses on the reality TV show "The Simple Life" is an act. "I'm always playing a character," she says. "I don't talk like this really -- like a baby. I don't act like myself in public, because I don't really want to show everyone the real me. Because I have no privacy whatsoever, the only thing I have is who I really am."

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Published on August 20 2006

Sixty may be the new 40 but Bill Clinton hates it - Yahoo! News Apparently my whiny cohort, the Baby Boomers, are beginning to hit the big ole SIX-OH, and not liking it!
"Sixty is the new 40. You see baby boomers buying Harley-Davidsons and taking off on a trip," said AARP executive Shereen Remez."But baby boomers are also continuing to work because they didn't save like their parents. They used credit cards."
mine Ouch. I guess I'm more typical than I thought. My littlest baby is a 100th Anniversary DynaGlide. We won't talk about the credit cards.
In a book being released next month, "Sixty Things To Do When You Turn Sixty," a group of doctors, comedians, entrepreneurs and authors offer tips for turning 60. They from taking up meditation and running a marathon to being a grouch.
"Grouch". Great. That's what *I* wanna be! But Garrison Keillor says it best.
"There's a new survey out saying that people who take a positive view of aging actually live longer than those who grouse and grumble, which is hogwash and I am paying no attention to it," write U.S. comedian Garrison Keillor."I turned 60 last week and it's no picnic and anybody who says so is whistling in the dark."

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Published on August 18 2006

Working on my "resume" for my "how-tp-do-an-online-class" class at APUS. It's required that all students take this as their first class towards a degree. I'm trying to worm my way out of it, having done the UW classes over the last year. To get out of it, a student is required to turn in an essay on "why I don't need to take this class"...and a RESUME. This is going to be the most BORING resume ever written. Should I include my stint as a salad girl in a restaurant? I learned a lot about lettuce on that job, after all. How about my very first job, washing dishes in the school cafeteria during lunch when I was in 7th grade? Or my fame as 'sconsin's first female paperboy at age 13? (Who knew I'd be breaking down barriers so young? 8-| ) I definitely need to include my job as a carhop at a drive-in fast food joint in wintertime to show my determination to succeed--you know what tips are like when you deliver trays of food to people who have their defrosters/ heaters running full blast to keep their windows from freezing over at 20 below zero? Not good, lol. Hope they don't giggle too hard at a resume of 26 years as a factory babe.

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