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05/28/04 10:51 - ID#33017

Thursday Fun

We went to Thursday at the Square and then to Prespa for a bit. I got to meet another epeep in person. I like it when the virtual world meets the real world - especially when there are drinks, really good pizza, and cheesecake involved. Thanks Zack.
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05/27/04 02:32 - ID#33016


Voicemail message. "Hi Rachel, I have an extra ticket to see David Bowie on Tuesday. The seats are in ROW G."

Hmm.. Let me think about this for a nanosecond.

I stare at the giant poster of a man with two different eye colors. Downstairs my teenage brother blares Bowie on my parents' stereo.

Those nights forever instilled a love for Bowie in my heart(and I suspect my sister's). The Laughing Gnome still reminds me of being a little girl with a big brother who always enjoyed having a good chuckle.

His voice resonated through Shea's like nothing I've ever heard live. For 2 hours he played a set that included songs from the seventies through the present. My favorite hightlight - when Gail Ann Dorsey put a whole new spin on the Freddy Mercury vocals in Under Pressure.

Definitely a night to remember.

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05/19/04 06:06 - ID#33015


New York, NY

6:00 PM Opening Prayer led by the Reverend Jerry Fallwell
6:30 PM Pledge of Allegiance
6:35 PM Burning of Bill of Rights (excluding 2nd amendment)
6:45 PM Salute to the Coalition of the Willing
6:46 PM Seminar #1 Getting your kid a military deferment
7:30 PM First Presidential Beer Bong
7:35 PM Serve Freedom Fries
7:40 PM EPA Address #1: Mercury, it's what's for dinner.
8:00 PM Vote on which country to invade next
8:10 PM Call EMTs to revive Rush Limbaugh
8:15 PM John Ashcroft Lecture: The Homos are after your
8:30 PM Round table discussion on reproductive rights (MEN
8:50 PM Seminar #2 Corporations: The government of the future
9:00 PM Condi Rice sings "Can't Help Lovin'Dat Man"
9:05 PM Second Presidential Beer Bong
9:10 PM EPA Address #2 Trees: The real cause of forest fires
9:30 PM Break for secret meetings
10:00 PM Second prayer led by Cal Thomas
10:15 PM Lecture by Carl Rove: Doublespeak made easy
10:30 PM Rumsfeld demonstration of how to squint and talk macho
10:35 PM Bush demonstration of trademark "deer in headlights"
10:40 PM John Ashcroft demonstrates new mandatory Kevlar
chastity belt
10:45 PM Clarence Thomas reads list of black republicans
10:46 PM Third Presidential Beer Bong
10:50 PM Seminar #3 Education: a drain on our nation's economy.
11:10 PM Hillary Clinton Piñata
11:20 PM Second Lecture by John Ashcroft: Evolutionists: The
dangerous new cult
11:30 PM Call EMT's to revive Rush Limbaugh again.
11:35 PM Blame Clinton
11:40 PM Laura serves milk and cookies
11:50 PM Closing Prayer led by Jesus Himself
12:00PM Nomination of George W. Bush as Holy Supreme Planetary

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05/17/04 12:39 - ID#33014

Caveman Wisdom

My (sort of ) brother-in-law made this funny short film about George W. Check it out.


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05/12/04 11:22 - ID#33013

Green Party Meet-Up Tuesday, June 1

Sign up for the next Green Party Meet-Up at and vote for a venue.

Terry - this means you!!!

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05/10/04 03:09 - ID#33012

Look Outside

It's so beautiful out and I'm stuck inside, not even accomplishing anything. Today isn't a day to be productive. It should be spent laying in the grass. Alas...
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05/05/04 09:20 - ID#33011

Electronic Voting - Be Frightened

I received this email from a former co-worker yesterday.

"Apparently there is only one company in the US that is certified to inspect
and approve electronic voting hardware (which is how >50 million people will
vote in November)."

The company is Wyle Labs, a subcontractor that my company has been forced to work with. They are the MOST INCOMPETENT people with whom I have ever interacted. They are responsible for providing us with data for some of our Navy projects, and have f**d it up every single time. Sometimes they give us the wrong data format (even though we've worked with them for 3 years), sometimes they give us data months late, and in one recent experience, the IT person could not understand how to place files on our ftp site.

For more info on electronic voting, check out this link

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04/29/04 02:04 - ID#33010

Random Thoughts For Today

Silly stuff-
I had an argument with someone over art bombs. Maybe some of you can guess who it was. What is the problem??? How can you be anti art bomb? Why don't you argue with people about real bombs?

Political stuff-
What is the point of having a 9/11 commission interview without any kind of formal record? Enough said.

And finally-
I'm leaving for California today. I hope some of you will take care of my Desi for me while I'm gone.

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04/19/04 05:57 - ID#33008


Where do I start? Great wedding and reception at Fat Bob's. Crazy night with flacidness.

And then the party. Fireworks getting shot at cars and houses. Drunk girls falling all over the place.

Bring on the summer....
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04/16/04 10:43 - ID#33007

A couple interesting emails and links

Check out this site about the rigged elections in Florida! brother Jeff sent me the link to an interesting and provocative mosaic of Bush made up of images of all the American soldiers who have died in Iraq. decide!

excerpts from posts at the site...

"...Since you bring up the Saddam’s chemical attack on his own people, as a way of deflecting criticism of our moronic President, let me pose some questions:

1) What did Ronald Reagan, as President in 1988, do following Saddam’s gas attack on Halabja? (Answer: He vetoed a bill (The Prevention of Genocide Act of 1988) to impose sanctions on Iraq for its use of chemical weapons.

2) What was Collin Powell (then National Security Adviser) and Dick Cheney (then a Republican congressmen’s reaction? (Answer: Secretary of State Colin Powell orchestrated Ronald Reagan’s decision to give Hussein a pass for gassing the Kurds. Dick Cheney could have helped push the sanctions legislation but did not.)

3) Did George H.W. Bush as Vice President, or as President cut support for Saddam after the chemical attack, and before Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990? (Answer: Classified documents obtained by The New York Times show a long-secret pattern of personal efforts by Bush to support and placate the Iraqi dictator. Repeatedly, when serious objections to helping Hussein arose within the government, Bush and aides following his directives intervened to suppress the resistance. [Frantz and Waas, “Bush Secret Effort Helped Iraq Build its War Machine,” Los Angeles Times, February 23, 1992] .

4) Where was the public outrage of George W. Bush (the current President) at that time (Answer: He wasn’t outraged, because Saddam was our ALLY at that time).

5) Why use these chemical attacks as a justification for war FIFTEEN YEARS AFTER IT OCCURRED? (Answer: because you need a rationalization to send hundreds of Americans to their deaths)

6) Where was George H.W. Bush’s outrage over the use of chemical weapons against Iranian forces during early 1986? (Answer: He wasn’t outraged).

7) Where was his son’s outrage? (Answer: See #6)

8) Why don’t you mention this in your excoriation of Saddam? (Answer: You probably weren’t even aware of it).

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A response to a comment by Beau — Wednesday April 7, 2004 @ 5:09 pm I wonder if the same person who made this will do one of Saddam Hussein using the faces of all people of Halabja? On March 16th 1988 5,000 innocent civilians, 75% women and children perished in a Chemical attack ordered by Saddam.” Comment by Ben — Friday April 9, 2004 @ 4:03 pm

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