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Topic:
This Battlefield's Too Cold...
Comment:
This Battlefield's Too Hot...
Date:
Thu Jan 16 14:26:31 2003
Posted By
Ian

But this battlefield's JUST RIGHT....apparently, "The United States wants to avoid any delays that would force its soldiers to fight in the heat of summer if they invade Iraq"

Guess it's time to Get Your War On again.


Topic:
The New Terror Threat
Comment:
My Invisible Childhood Friend?
Date:
Tue Jan 14 19:08:28 2003
Posted By
Ian

You may remember these imaginary terrorists. Now we have these:

Ever notice how much a couple of them look like Terry?


Topic:
Smoking Guns, Dirty Hard Drives...
Comment:
...And Fat-Squirting Sausages
Date:
Tue Jan 14 19:07:06 2003
Posted By
Ian

Yeah, pretty disappointing if it's true. I've always had a tremendous amount of respect for Townsend, not only for his music, but for his bravery in getting sober and sharing the experience with others. Apparently The Smoking Gun got hold of a document that seems to support to some degree what Townsend claims to be the truth.

Also pretty disappointing: The American Music Awards...in a way, that goes without saying, but the increasingly tan and increasingly irrelevant Dick Clark's award show has stooped to new levels of vapidness with those foul-mouthed, fat-squirting sausages known as the Osbournes hosting, and special guest appearances by people like George Bush Sr., introducing Alabama for a special "Award of Merit". Only watched a couple minutes, but YIKES.


Topic:
"Who" woulda thunk it?
Comment:
But he sure plays a mean pin balls...
Date:
Mon Jan 13 17:51:05 2003
Posted By
Terry

So last year's trend was kidnapping kids and this year it's being a celebrity and getting caught with pornographic pictures of them. I'm not suggesting anyone is guilty before a trial but if so, how bored and brain dead do you have to be to get off on explicit photos of children? It makes me sick. downward spiral here Ian, I am back on track and will call you tuesday
Topic:
If I don't not have no job
Comment:
Am I not de-unemployed?
Date:
Sun Jan 12 11:31:22 2003
Posted By
Ian

Something that used to confuse me quite a bit was the "Unemployment Rate". You'll notice that even in extremely bad economic times, the figure always seems to be between 4%-6%. That's because it doesn't actually represent the percentage of the US population that's unemployed, it's based on the numbers of people actually seeking unemployment benefits while they're unemployed. Workers who have given up (meaning they are not collecting unemployment benefits while looking for work) are neither employed nor unemployed, they are "discouraged workers" or "marginally attached". This article does a good job of summarizing the idea. And I still think everyone should snag this book on doublespeak.
Topic:
I Think I Need Suspenders...
Comment:
...For My Material Breeches
Date:
Thu Jan 9 19:29:55 2003
Posted By
Ian

Terry, Terry, Terry. Why can't you just sit back and get force-fed the TRUTH like everyone else? Proof? You want proof?
Topic:
proof
Comment:
I'm with these guys...
Date:
Thu Jan 9 09:52:55 2003
Posted By
Terry

Too bad more of the world isn't following France's lead and asking our government to put up, or shut up. This war was planned since the last Gulf War ended. How I long for the days when we didn't have to hear about nuclear weapons being threatened every day. Oh wait, that was only two years ago because the world was fine before "baby Bush" took office.Where's the beef?
Topic:
Feels Like The Frist Time
Comment:
Meeeeeeoooooowwww
Date:
Thu Jan 9 08:10:30 2003
Posted By
Ian

I knew there was more to it than his lack of experience, his likely involvement in Health Care Scandals, and that carefully timed SUV accident....he's a CAT KILLER too.
Topic:
Return of the King
Comment:
woo hoo, here I am big boy...
Date:
Tue Jan 7 08:23:59 2003
Posted By
Terry

I am licking my wounds after losing the war on Iraq. Since it's predestined and I'm so strongly against it, I thought I would start mourning the loss of thousands of innocent Iraqis now. President Bush is a modern day General Custer.
Topic:
How Can Bush Not Tax My Dividends
Comment:
When I'm Not Receiving Any?
Date:
Tue Jan 7 06:35:07 2003
Posted By
Ian

Anybody seen Terry? In his last post on December 28, he was going to work...At least he has a job; latest word is even the people that track layoffs are getting layed off...thank God for GW's new "personal re-employment accounts" . I can't wait to get unemployed so I can have some money to get a job....Yikes. Time to re-read " Doublespeak Defined "
Topic:
Frist Aid
Comment:
Liability Free!
Date:
Thu Jan 2 09:09:43 2003
Posted By
Ian

It's amazing the things a Republican will resort to for some positive press.... fortunately for Bill Frist's media people, Florida adopted a good samaritan law in 2000; he otherwise would've probably kept driving.
Topic:
Dick Clark's Ball(s)
Comment:
Are Dropping Again
Date:
Mon Dec 30 12:03:14 2002
Posted By
Ian

Well, another year is coming to a close at echopraxia.org. Oh wait - we only went on line in August 2002. Still, we're left wondering....will two wars be better than one? Will Canada and Mexico take this opportunity to finally attack? And the cloning issue: can you think of a single person you wish there were more than one of?

so far my only newyears resolution is 2 impruv my riting skillz.


Topic:
No Oil in North Korea, I guess.
Comment:
Good riddance 2002
Date:
Sat Dec 28 09:12:47 2002
Posted By
Terry

Looking back on 2002, I have to marvel at how much time I wasted. A lot of that time was wasted worrying about things I couldn't control. This year I'm not going to worry about it. I spent my entire childhood nervous about nuclear war, but I'll be damned if I'm going to go through that again. Whatever happens, happens. I have more to blog, but no time. Off to work... More blogs later.
Topic:
It's beginning to look a lot like....
Comment:
...Jesus?
Date:
Thu Dec 26 11:44:37 2002
Posted By
Ian

Well, if you've ever wondered what Jesus REALLY looked like, Popular Mechanics thinks they have the answer. One problem though. How do you scientifically or forensically render an image based on one half of the subject's genetics being derived from a divine source? By the way, that is one UGLY SITE that magazine has.....

Speaking of Jesus, isn't odd that no-one managed to get all three top-level domains for "Jesus"? Especially disturbing is Jesus.com, if you haven't seen it before.


Topic:
Don't worry about the pox...
Comment:
..they're small, right?
Date:
Mon Dec 23 15:31:38 2002
Posted By
Ian

Not to get hung up the Trent Lott issue, but all that "Pontius Pilating" from the White House, combined with the likely appointment of of a new Bush butt-boy keeps this topic gnawing at me. Now we can blame it on Blogging!

Reassuring though, that the man that will cause us all to contract Smallpox is now vaccinated.


Topic:
Terry Had A Nice Woody...
Comment:
...Harrelson Link, and I didn't Notice
Date:
Thu Dec 19 15:29:14 2002
Posted By
Ian

Just read that Woody Harrelson link from a couple posts down. He's a surprisingly common-sensical guy. While reading his little editorial, I almost felt like I was reading my own stuff. (Except for the part where he has the president's ear.) Terry, you should contextualize your links more --- they're usually quite interesting, but I often don't look at them because I'm busy and they don't say what they are...On that note, the original article from the Guardian is here, if anyone cares.
Topic:
Business in the Front.....
Comment:
.....Party in the Back!!!!
Date:
Thu Dec 19 07:19:51 2002
Posted By
Ian

Mullets!

And...Ann Coulter demonstrates that Trent Lott is a Democrat.

Terry: How's the Ann Coulter Fan Club going?


Topic:
Lott's Wife
Comment:
Should Get Outa Town And Not Look Back
Date:
Wed Dec 18 23:01:43 2002
Posted By
Ian

...And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lott, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.... [Gen 19:15]

Wow. I wonder who President Rove* has planned to replace Trent Lott? That's some pretty hard-core handwashing they're doing at the White House. Obviously some borderline socialist like myself (I approve of National Health Care) could hardly approve of Lott's moronic remarks at the Strom Thurmond (a.k.a. "Captain Pike" ) birthday celebration, but I saw this live, and in context his remark was clearly not implying all that the press suggests. Politics as usual, I guess.

* "Karl Rove is described by some people as George Bush's brain, and given that the president is sometimes said not to have the largest intellect, Karl Rove becomes even more important"
James Carney, White House correspondent for Time magazine

By the way Terry, those were cool anti-war links below. We should consider adding some more links in the political resources page.



Topic:
Some great new anti-war sites
Comment:
Check these out...
Date:
Wed Dec 18 08:56:38 2002
Posted By
Terry

go ahead, speak out the government doesn't care if you want war or not, but get active anywaythis guy is great
Topic:
My angel...
Comment:
No comment
Date:
Tue Dec 17 23:00:46 2002
Posted By
Terry

Lately I have not been myself. The doctors don't know what's wrong with me, but think my lung problems might have something to do with my "wild years." They could be right. I think I'm going to live.Yes, firefighters are heroes, but my hero is...
Topic:
a ground-breaking news break
Comment:
you know it's serious...
Date:
Tue Dec 17 21:00:19 2002
Posted By
Terry

For fans of cereal killers
Topic:
monday morning smackdown
Comment:
Yes, but what does Woody Harrelson think?
Date:
Mon Dec 16 07:27:10 2002
Posted By
Terry

Oh, I think that Poindexter fella will be getting his share of trouble without an army of RealDolls attacking him. Hee hee. I think his privacy will be nicely imposed upon for some time to come. Check this out!
Topic:
You're not the boss of me...
Comment:
..."Total Information" is the boss of me
Date:
Mon Dec 16 06:20:22 2002
Posted By
Ian

Terry, if I did have an army of Realdolls™, I'd send them after John Poindexter
Topic:
it's a lonely rock`n`roll world...
Comment:
today I will stimulate the boards with a wish list...
Date:
Mon Dec 16 06:02:58 2002
Posted By
Terry

...but what could a man who has everything possibly want?Perhaps an army of these?
Topic:
Too Bad About Gore In '04....
Comment:
....The Rhyming Possibilites Were Endless
Date:
Mon Dec 16 05:51:58 2002
Posted By
Ian

Terry baby, a few things:
1.) Slow down the Vicodin intake. When Ann Coulter & Bill O'Reilly are getting to you, drugs MUST be involved. Perhaps we should take pointers from them. Yeah. Premium memberships at echopraxia.org. Problem is, most sane Americans would agree with what we say, which makes it relatively un-marketable.
2.) I could've told you O'Reilly likes Luther Vandross, Hall and Oates, and The Eagles just by looking at him. He also likes champagne enemas and has secret fantasies about Roseanne Barr & Rosie O'Donnell mudwrestling
3.) Ann Coulter writes columns? How can a person write with their head up their ass? I thought people as ignorant & self-obsessed as Ann Coulter only ran for president.
4.) That Accuracy.org link below was excellent. I've always wished there were a Greek Chorus for presidential speeches. For the Bush presidency the MST guys would be perfect.
5.) I don't see much going on with my Amazon Wish List. Wassup?

Topic:
Deep Sympathy For Christopher Reeves...
Comment:
or what to do when you have f*cked up your back...
Date:
Sun Dec 15 00:16:14 2002
Posted By
Terry

Tonight I am learning more about the enemy. It is easy to strongly dislike a public figure because of a soundbite that makes them seem ignorant or biased or from a 2 second spot on CNN, but I have decided to truly combat these nutjobs, I need to develop a better understanding of what makes them tick? What is truly interesting is that both Bill O`Reilly and Ann Coulter have options available to give them "support," which means pay to hear their genius. Ann has a PayPal setup and Bill has a Premium membership. Legit journalism's favorite ear candy
Topic:
Ann Coulter on Muslims...
Comment:
are my rants as nutty as this menopausal faucet?
Date:
Sat Dec 14 23:59:11 2002
Posted By
Terry

I've never taken the time to actually read one of Ann's columns, but now at least my hatred of her has turned to pity and my anger to laughter.One lives in the cuckoos nest!
Topic:
my dead horse is mooing...
Comment:
Though I won't directly comment...
Date:
Sat Dec 14 10:29:41 2002
Posted By
Terry

I really think anyone should go to this site and read this. Despite being laid up with a severe back injury, I still mmanaged to get bent out of shape about politics this morning. I must be healing... SINGIN`TO THE CHOIR
Topic:
Why Ian needs a Region free DVD player...
Comment:
Ian needs a lapdance from Charo, as well...
Date:
Wed Dec 11 11:22:13 2002
Posted By
Terry

Another great reason to get a region free dvd player BY the way, I want to see that "Star Turk!"
Topic:
Life in Hampsterdam
Uh-oh:
I feel a Richard Gere Joke Coming On...
Date:
Tue Dec 10 23:13:54 2002
Posted By
Ian


Terry, you worry me.
Hmm. Sort of like Habitrails for Humanity, no? Or maybe Habitrails for Inhumanity?

Sorry, this is totally unrelated, but what's your favorite episode of Star Turk?


Topic:
Terry, problem solver...
Comment:
homeless solutions
Date:
Tue Dec 10 22:40:33 2002
Posted By
Terry

Just like habitats for humanity