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02/15/05 05:19 - ID#33082

Catching Up

First of all, I have to give a belated birthday shout out to Desi. I guess my punishment for not wishing my roommate a happy birthday on the (e:strip) was that she wasn't there for me in my important moment. That's right. The video crack machine at Faherty's asked me what the Bulgarian word for penis was. And I just had to go it alone, without my eastern european cohort.

In other news, Sheleigh's back in town, and staying at our house for a couple weeks. This of course means that my friends peace and quiet have relocated to a different neighborhood. But that's what we love about her. Never a dull moment.

And a personal, live-in hairdresser.
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12/01/04 12:44 - ID#33081

Jazz at the Tralf

THE ERIC STARR GROUP
Original Jazz

When:
Saturday, December 18th, 2004
8:00 PM

Where:
The New Tralf
622 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, New York

Tickets: $15
(716) 854-3068 for reservations
www.newtralf.com
www.ticketmaster.com

See www.ericstarrgroup.com for more information
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01/20/05 10:06 - ID#33080

WNY Coalition For Progress

"An examination of what happened in 2004 and what Progressives and Democrats need to do to take back the Congress and the White House in 2006 and 2008."

Next General Meeting
January 27, 2005
7:00 PM
Fireside Lounge
Student Center
Buffalo State College


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01/13/05 05:58 - ID#33079

Can't Sleep

Nightmares of people breaking into my apartment. Note to self: sleep with baseball bat.
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11/04/04 07:45 - ID#33078

Doesn't This Say It All?


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11/03/04 09:59 - ID#33077

America The Beautiful

This is the first day in my life that I've been ashamed to be an American. The majority of our citizens chose to support a preemptive unilateral war. There was no vote counting debacle. There were no lies about weapons of mass destruction and alleged connections between Osama bin Laden and Iraq. No. There was no mistake. My compatriots have spoken.

I find it astounding that gay marriage is a moral issue, while the destruction of thousands of lives is acceptable. One friend told me that fewer Iraqis will starve because of the US involvement. That's not good enough. Not good enough to put Americans in harm's way. Not good enough to completely disrupt the lives of innocent Iraqis. Maybe Americans don't understand what it is to have a war on their own soil. After all, we haven't experienced that in 150 years. Although Pearl Harbor and 9/11 were tragic, they were isolated incidents. Our schools, churches, and other institutions were not completely destroyed. We didn't have bombs falling from the sky on a daily basis. Other countries haven't had that luxury. Maybe that's why most other nations weren't ready to embrace the Iraqi invasion.

Are those in the Mid-West and the South so removed from things that they don't understand? Perhaps in their small towns they don't have contact with people of different cultures, and they don't see that the "enemies" are human beings trying to raise their families, just as we are? Have they lost their compassion for humanity?

The post-election analysts say that those that supported Bush did so because they thought he would keep us safer or because they were voting for morality. In the case of security, I can only say that nobody can truly protect us, though it helps if we don't anger the entire world. As for morality, progressives need to take a hard look at what's going on. The Right does not have a monopoly on morals. And moral issues do not end at abortion, stem cell research, and gay marriage. War, civil liberties, helping the poor, and the environment - these are moral issues. It's my firm belief that religious people across the country have been fooled.

When I woke this morning, my first instinct was to move to Canada. But if progressives move, where does that leave the US? It's our responsibility to do the right thing - to stay here and fight for freedom and for those who can't fight for themselves. Karl Rove took morality and turned it inside out to win an election. Let's take it back.
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10/27/04 12:14 - ID#33076

Attention Greens!

Anyone planning on voting for David Cobb for President should be aware that he is on the ballot as a write-in candidate in New York State. Instructions for write-ins are here :



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11/24/04 05:40 - ID#33075

Scary Phone Call

"This is the (e:peep) mafia. You haven't been attending our meetings. Don't you know that once you join, you can never leave. Show up to the Pink or else.."

Okay, so that wasn't exactly verbatim. But (e:jill) and (e:mike) were certainly trying to stir up some trouble last night.

(E:peeps) are down and they haven't seen each other. All signs point to an epeep night out. Maybe we should try another Thursday night at the Pink. According to (e:strip), even Republicans like it there.

And to help us all cheer up - how about some winter outings? Anyone interested in cross-country skiing or ice skating?

Let's get the morale back up around here.
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10/22/04 10:21 - ID#33074

Dance Dance Dance!

Mohawk Place is having another dance party tomorrow - Saturday. Be there. Last time, (e:jill), (e:drchlorine), and (e:chriddy) were spotted shaking their e-booties.
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10/19/04 07:16 - ID#33073

True Love

Forget romance. Trust statistics. At lovecalculator.com, you can discover the odds of any two people having a successful relationship. Just enter the two names and poof. Sorry PMT - I guess it won't work for you. Here are my stats:

Prince - 67%
John Cusack - 86%
Damon Albarn - 95%
Jarvis Cocker- 66%
John Edwards - 99%
Bono Vox - 86%
Estrip Bot - 99%
Jeff Tweedy - 94%
George Bush - 24%

That estrip bot gets the girl every time!
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