Upsetting
Tuesday, September 30, 2003
 
"I am very hopeful that people will wake up and realise that they have been led down the garden path, that actually 11 September has been hijacked by a bunch of extremists to put into effect policies that they were advocating before such as the invasion of Iraq."
 
 
Annual Chili and Salsa Challenge!

The ____ Continues
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10th
MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Sign-up sheets will be posted this week in the main kitchen and in the West hallway, near ____. Details coming during the next few days . . .
 
Monday, September 29, 2003
 
Aguas: Spanish word used to warn other prisoners that an officer is making the rounds. Used as a warning in Spanish colonial times and in Mexico as a warning to be careful. When water was thrown in the street after being used for cleaning, the person would cry to warn pedestrians.
 
 
In 1975, the World Health Organization (WHO) made the following declaration,

"There exist fundamental rights for the individual, including the right to sexual health and a capacity to enjoy and control sexual and reproductive behavior in accordance with a social personal ethic:

-- freedom from fear, shame, guilt, false beliefs and other factors inhibiting sexual response and impairing sexual relationships

-- freedom from organic disorders, disease and deficiencies that interfere with sexual and reproductive function

Despite this viewpoint, and more than two decades later, many challenges remain to achieving the vision of sexual health espoused in this declaration. Sexual health, particularly for men and women age 40 and older has only recently been openly discussed. Poor understanding regarding the underlying causes of problems with sexual health, lack of viable treatment options, and the stigma associated with discussing these problems among this age group were an impediment to progress.
 
 
On behalf of all Carlsbad-based employees, I want to thank the Activities Committee for a great Beach Bash last Friday.

Your organization was flawless, the food was great and spirits were high (spirit contest notwithstanding!). The advance notice of teams was a great idea as every team seemed to have reasons to get together on issues before the event, allowing us to interact with cohorts we had not been around before. All in all, a great effort.

I think I can speak for most that one day of "mandatory fun" was definitely better than a day of work (for one day, anyway).

Thanks again to Anita, Janna, June, Teresa, Kathy, Michael, Tom and Wendy. Your efforts were appreciated.

The Carlsbad Team

[And (speaking personally) if the 9 Amigos' beloved petite team captain (I won't mention your name, Joanna) had been handicapped correctly and not forced to eat all those giant gummy bears or whatever she had to eat, we might have even been competitive. - SBK]
 
 
It was modesty which in Greece invented the word "philosopher" and left the splendid arrogance of calling oneself wise to the actors of the spirit- the modesty of such monsters of pride and self-glorification as Pythagoras, as Plato.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher
 
Sunday, September 28, 2003
 
Someone put one of these (wearing a Chargers helmet) on my car a week ago, and it made until tonight before it was stolen in Normal Heights, San Diego. Normal indeed.
 
Saturday, September 27, 2003
 
Justice Department officials say they are simply using all the tools now available to them to pursue criminals — terrorists or otherwise. But critics of the administration's antiterrorism tactics assert that such use of the law is evidence the administration has sold the American public a false bill of goods, using terrorism as a guise to pursue a broader law enforcement agenda
 
Friday, September 26, 2003
 
toothsome \TOOTH-suhm\, adjective:

1. Pleasing to the taste; delicious; as, "a toothsome pie."
2. Agreeable; attractive; as, "a toothsome offer."
3. Sexually attractive.
 
 
Don't forget to lock up anything you want to keep safe before leaving for the beach party.
 
Thursday, September 25, 2003
 
08.59:30 APP PSA one eighty-two, traffic twelve o'clock, one mile northbound

08.59:35 RDO-1 We're looking

08.59:30 APP PSA one eighty-two, additional traffic's, ah, twelve o'clock, three miles just north of the field northwestbound, a Cessna one seventy-two climbing VFR out of one thousand four hundred.

08:59:50 RDO-2 Okay, we've got that other twelve.

08.59:57 APP Cessna seven seven one one golf, San Diego departure radar contact, maintain VFR conditions at or below three thousand five hundred, fly heading zero seven zero, vector final approach course,

09.00:16 APP PSA one eighty-two, traffic's at twelve o'clock, three miles out of one thousand seven hundred.

09.00:21 CAM-2 Got'em.

09.00:22 RDO-1 Traffic in sight.

09.00:23 APP Okay, sir, maintain visual separation, contact Lindbergh tower one three three point three, have a nice day now.

09.00:28 RDO-1 CAM-2 Flaps five

09.00:43 CAM-1 Is that the one we're looking at.

09.00:43 CAM-2 Yeah, but I don't see him now.

09.00:44 RDO-1 Okay, we had it there a minute ago.

09.00:47 TWR One eighty-two, roger.

09.00:50 RDO-1 I think he's pass(sed) off to our right.

09.00:51 TWR Yeah.

09.00:52 CAM-1 He was right over here a minute ago.

09.00:53 TWR How far are you going to take your downwind one eighty-two, company traffic is waiting for departure.

09.00:57 RDO-1 Ah probably about three to four miles.

09.00:59 TWR Okay.

09.01:07 TWR PSA one eighty-two, cleared to land.

09.01:08 RDO-1 One eighty-two's cleared to land.

09.01:11 CAM-2 Are we clear of that Cessna?

09.01:13 CAM-3 Suppose to be.

09.01:14 CAM-1 I guess.

09.01:20 CAM-4 I hope.

09.01:21 CAM-1 Oh yeah, before we turned downwind, I saw him about one o'clock, probably behind us now.

09.01:38 CAM-2 I was looking at that inbound there.

09.01:45 CAM-1 Whoop!

09.01:46 CAM-2 Aghhh!

09.01:47 CAM Sound of impact

09.01:49 CAM-1 Easy baby, easy baby.

09.01:51 CAM [sound of electrical system reactivation tone on cvr, system off less than one second]

09.01:51 CAM-1 What have we got here?

09.01:52 CAM-2 It's bad.

09.01:53 CAM-2 We're hit man, we are hit.

09.01:56 RDO-1 Tower, we're going down, this is PSA.

09.01:57 TWR Okay, we'll call the equipment for you.

09.01:58 CAM [sound of stall warning]

09.02:04.5 CAM [end of recording]
 
 
Florida shock-rockers HELL ON EARTH have vowed to go ahead with their plans to stage a live suicide during a concert in the city of St. Petersburg next month.

Despite the fact that the city officials, in cooperation with the Florida Governors Office, have "strong-armed" venues into canceling their previously announced performance at State Theater on October 4, bandleader Billy Tourtelot has announced that the show will indeed take place at an undisclosed location within St. Petersburg city limits.

The concert, which will include a live suicide by a terminally-ill Euthanasia Society member, will be broadcast live over the Internet on www.hellonearth.net .

Commented the singer, "This show is far more than a typical HELL ON EARTH performance - this is about standing up for what you believe in and I am a strong supporter of physician-assisted suicide. This performance will go on in its entirety and it will [take place] in St. Petersburg on October 4th."

The Tampa group said last week on their web site that a terminally ill member of a right-to-die group planned to commit suicide on stage in a political statement about euthanasia. St. Petersburg police, unable to do anything before the performance, had planned to have officers in the audience if a suicide was attempted.

Past band performances have included sodomizing skinned calves and blending dead rats then having fans drink the concoction.
 
 
These are a friend's top 10 albums off all time:

Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
Queen - News Of The World
Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
AC/DC - Back In Black
The Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Metallica - ...And Justice For All
Tool - Aenima

Honorable Mention

Alice In Chains - Dirt
Van Halen - Van Halen
Queen - A Night At The Opera
Tool - Undertow
Megadeth - Rust In Peace
Pink Floyd - The Wall
The Doors - The Doors
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Metallica - Kill 'Em All
 
 
Now she knows how I feel about her songs.

Singing legend Barbra Streisand partly quit performing because the sound of her own songs bored her rigid. The 61-year-old diva, who said she's considering reversing her decision to hang up her mic this week, found performing the same tunes over and over again deeply tedious.

Barbra says, "I never listen to my records for maybe 10 years. Really, I just get sick of it. That's why I gave up concerts - in addition to having stage fright and the exertion of singing 30 songs a night. It's boring to sing your own songs."

Babs is now planning a possible comeback after discovering pills to remedy her crippling stage fright.
 
 
Everyday Life, 1996

Britain's Prince of Wales and his estranged wife agree on divorce terms July 11; Charles will pay Princess Diana a reported $26 million in cash, plus $600,000 per year to maintain her private office, but she may no longer be called "Her Royal Highness." The final decree is issued August 28.
 
 
Mere human beings can't afford to be fanatical about anything. . . . Not even about justice or loyalty. The fanatic for justice ends by murdering a million helpless people to clear a space for his law-courts. If we are to survive on this planet, there must be compromises.

Storm Jameson (1891-1986), British novelist
 
 
hobbledehoy \HOB-uhl-dee-hoy\, noun:

An awkward, gawky young fellow.
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
 
The male’s testes, located in the scrotum, produce male hormones and sperm. Sperm cells develop best at a temperature slightly lower than inner body temperature, mature in tubes called the epididymis, and travel through the vas deferens.
 
 
8 snakes found strapped to smuggler's legs in Sydney

SYDNEY — A Swedish man tried to smuggle eight dangerous snakes into Australia by strapping them to his legs, customs officials said Wednesday.

Justice Minister Chris Ellison said 28-year-old Per Johann Adolfsson arrived at Sydney airport from Thailand on Monday night. He was searched by customs officers who discovered the reptiles in packages strapped to his calves.

The snakes included four deadly King Cobras — which died during the flight — and four non-venomous emerald tree boas. The surviving snakes were handed over to the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service.
 
 
How far have we come when

a) men hijack airplanes and intentionally fly them into skyscrapers?

b) we stone women to death for allegedly having sex?

c) cops are still corrupt?
 
 
Poor Billy Squier.

But on his next release, the 1984 Jim Steinman-produced Signs of Life, Squier hit a snag in his career. Although the album was another sizeable U.S. hit, the video for the album's single, "Rock Me Tonite," alienated some of Squier's hardcore rock following, as the singer was filmed flamboyantly prancing around his apartment in time to the music (and in a moment of great delight, ripping off his shirt) — resulting in the clip often being considered one of the most inadvertently hilarious videos of all time.
 
 
"This was a message to Washington: you can send a delegation to OPEC, but we control the oil price," said Mehdi Varzi, a private energy consultant in London.
 
 
deus ex machina \DAY-uhs-eks-MAH-kuh-nuh; -nah; -MAK-uh-nuh\, noun:

1. In ancient Greek and Roman drama, a god introduced by means
of a crane to unravel and resolve the plot.
2. Any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an
apparently insoluble difficulty.
 
Tuesday, September 23, 2003
 
Outrageously, under the proposed law, a librarian who tells you that the government is looking at your reading habits can be sent to jail.
 
 
"The pattern we found was at presidential and vice presidential appearances, protesters were restricted to areas where they were out of sight, out of earshot and often out of mind," said Witold J. Walczak, legal director for the ACLU's Greater Pittsburgh chapter.


"Protecting our nation's leaders from harm is important. Protecting our nation's leaders from dissent is unconstitutional."
 
 
The idea that Americans are not permitted to travel to Cuba as tourists under the rules of the Treasury Department’s Cuban Assets Control Regulations is seemingly antithetical to the values of freedom and democracy espoused by the U.S. government.

Yet Cuba is the only nation where tourist travel by Americans is a violation of U.S. law. (Travel exceptions are made for some diplomats, journalists, academics and others, but strict rules about expenditure of money apply, according to the State Department Web site.)

The irony of this occurred to me a few years ago, when I noticed that I could legally travel to Baghdad and Kabul – bearing in mind State Department travel warnings – but a trip to Havana was verboten.
 
 
No Presidential administration or Congress in its right state of affairs would seriously ponder a Fidel Castro overthrow (euphemistically transplanted to mean "coup" or "covert elimination").

Why?

Because the infamous Cuban President is the inveterate political mantelpiece for any public official pressed to harden his/her platform for the most hardened voter hard line they can find. Even those in opposition to those who bake Fidel through rhetoric know better – Castro keeps flavor: he creates the theatrics, the drama, and the showboating show.

Without Castro, there is one less peg to pontificate the political issue bullhorn. The embattled, unshaven, cigar chewing Caribbean charismatic is as critical to our contemporary political cesspool as milk is to peanut butter.
 
 
True science investigates and brings to human perception such truths and such knowledge as the people of a given time and society consider most important. Art transmits these truths from the region of perception to the region of emotion.

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), Russian novelist, philosopher
 
 
Dear Supervisors and Managers:

Please find attached for your use, the revised Overtime Authorization form. This form is to be completed by you and your respective director/VP rather than the employees on your team; however, please ensure that your team members are aware of the requirement to obtain prior approval for all overtime hours to be worked. This form is designed to assist you and your respective directors/VPs in determining where, when and how you will spend your precious overtime dollars. We hope you will find this form a useful tool as you work to ensure that you do not exceed your budget. Be sure to turn the forms in to HR prior to each payroll.

Thank you!
 
 
supernumerary \soo-puhr-NOO-muh-rair-ee; -NYOO-\, adjective:

1. Exceeding the stated, standard, or prescribed number.
2. Exceeding what is necessary or desired; superfluous.

noun:
1. A supernumerary person or thing.
2. An actor without a speaking part, as a walk-on or an extra
in a crowd scene.
 
Monday, September 22, 2003
 
Click around this site to see how weird the Florida State quarterback is.
 
 
dwarf (noun)

dwarf, midget, manikin, minikin, pigmy, pygmy, Lilliputian, little people, elf, crumbsnatcher, mite, rug rat, shark bait, tot, toddler, child, bantam, small animal, pipsqueak, squirt, twerp, nonentity, mannequin, doll, puppet, Pinocchio, Tom Thumb, Thumbelina, homunculus, shrimp, runt, weakling, wimp

Other Forms
small animal: homunculus, manikin, midget, Tom Thumb, dwarf
star: subgiant, dwarf, red dwarf, white dwarf
elf: gnome, dwarf, Nibelung

The Original Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Americanized Version) is licensed from Longman Group UK Limited. Copyright © 1994 by Longman Group UK Limited. All rights reserved.
 
 
There is no question but that if Jesus Christ, or a great prophet from another religion, were to come back today, he would find it virtually impossible to convince anyone of his credentials . . . despite the fact that the vast evangelical machine on American television is predicated on His imminent return among us sinners.

Peter Ustinov (b. 1921), British actor, writer, director.
 
 
I love the Dixie Chicks even though their music sucks.

Chicks to break with country scene

The Dixie Chicks say they don't want to be a country music band any more.

Violinist Martie Maguire told Spiegel magazine: "We don't feel part of the country scene any longer, it can't be our home any more."

She said she was disappointed other country singers didn't back up the Dixie Chicks in their criticism of George W Bush's politics on Iraq.

"A few weeks ago, Merle Haggard said a couple of nice words about us, but that was it," Maguire complained.

"The support we got came from others, like Bruce Springsteen."

Going home empty-handed from the Country Awards ceremony also made them decide to break with the scene, Maguire said.

"Instead, we won three Grammys against much stronger competition.

"So we now consider ourselves part of the big Rock 'n' Roll family."
 
 
Ok, Team 2 - your deadline for a name and captain has passed! I will give you an extension. You now have until 2 pm to come up with a name and captain. If you haven't decided at that point then the Activity Committee will name your team and choose your captain!
 
 
martinet \mar-t'n-ET\, noun:

1. A strict disciplinarian.
2. One who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of forms and methods.
 
 
Team 2 -
Are you guys sleeping or WHAT? Have you come up with a team name? How about a captain? You know you want to win the Team Spirit contest, don't you?

Please send me your team name and captain by lunchtime today!
 
Sunday, September 21, 2003
 
"The other anomaly here is, I always thought the Meat Puppets were a relatively stable band. Cris and I would sit back and watch our friends in the Butthole Surfers or the Chili Peppers or Nirvana or whoever dealing with serious drug problems in the band, and we'd go, 'Wow, through the grace of God, we're doin' all right. We're 12, 13, 14 years old as a band, and we're doing better and better, and none of us are junkies.'

We were congratulating ourselves on negotiating the minefield when Cris went boom."
 
 
evince \ih-VIN(T)S\, transitive verb:

To show in a clear manner; to manifest; to make evident.
 
 
SAN DIEGO – So much for the aura of the Chargers' throwback jerseys.

Jamal Lewis talked the most smack about his matchup with LaDainian Tomlinson, and he also gained the most yards.

A week after setting the NFL single-game record with 295 yards on 30 carries, Lewis ran for 132 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries as the Baltimore Ravens beat the punchless Chargers 24-10 on Sunday.
 
Saturday, September 20, 2003
 
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier shot dead a rare Bengal tiger at Baghdad zoo after the animal injured a colleague who was trying to feed it through the cage bars, the zoo's manager said on Saturday.

Adil Salman Mousa told Reuters a group of U.S. soldiers were having a party in the zoo on Thursday night, after it had closed.

"Someone was trying to feed the tigers," he said. "The tiger bit his finger off and clawed his arm. So his colleague took a gun and shot the tiger."

The night watchman said the soldiers had arrived in military vehicles but were casually dressed and were drinking beer.
 
 
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles Dodgers fan was shot and killed by a San Francisco Giants fan following a dispute in the parking lot after Friday night's game, police said.

"Apparently we have multiple suspects who are Giants fans who got into an argument with a Dodger fan," police spokeswoman Adriana Sanchez said. "One of the suspects shot the Dodger fan and then fled the location."

The victim, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Sanchez said. He was shot in the torso about 10 p.m. as people were leaving the game, which the Giants won 6-4.

Police searched the sprawling Dodger Stadium parking lot in the hills north of downtown late into the evening.
 
Friday, September 19, 2003
 
English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.

Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer
 
 
Human rights groups say many innocent Iraqis have been killed. The United States says it keeps no figures on civilian casualties.
 
 
Word from Chapel Hill, N.C.:

We're missing the worst of it here so it hasn't been too bad. A few blown down trees here and there, but that's about it. So far, anyway. We're supposed to get several inches of rain which might create some problems tomorrow. I just hope we don't lose power.
 
 
canard \kuh-NAHRD\, noun:

1. An unfounded, false, or fabricated report or story.
2. A horizontal control and stabilizing surface mounted
forward of the main wing of an aircraft.
3. An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizer is mounted forward
of the main wing.
 
 
Maddux planned to spend Thursday night at the beach house he recently bought in Dana Point, Calif., 50 miles north of San Diego. That purchase likely will fuel the Maddux-to-Padres rumors that began last year. He will be a free agent and has made it known San Diego could work nicely if Atlanta doesn't re-sign him.
 
Thursday, September 18, 2003
 
To the sensitive young woman who has had the benefits of proper upbringing, the wedding day is, ironically, both the happiest and the most terrifying day of her life. On the positive side, there is the wedding itself, in which the bride is the central attraction in a beautiful and inspiring ceremony, symbolising her triumph in securing a male to provide for all her needs for the rest of her life. On the negative side, there is the wedding night, during which the bride must pay the piper, so to speak, by facing for the first time the terrible experience of sex.

At this point, dear reader, let me concede one shocking truth. Some young women actually anticipate the wedding night ordeal with curiosity and pleasure! Beware such an attitude! A selfish and sensual husband can easily take advantage of such a bride. One cardinal rule of marriage should never be forgotten: GIVE LITTLE, GIVE SELDOM, AND ABOVE ALL, GIVE GRUDGINGLY. Otherwise, what could have been a proper marriage could become an orgy of sexual lust.

On the other hand, the bride's terror need not be extreme. While sex is at best revolting and at worst rather painful, it has to be endured, and has been by women since the beginning of time, and is compensated for by the monogamous home and by the children produced through it. It is useless, in most cases, for the bride to prevail upon the groom to forgo the sexual initiation. While the ideal husband would be one who would approach his bride only at her request, and only for the purpose of begetting offspring, such nobility and unselfishness cannot be expected from the average man.

Most men, if not denied, would demand sex almost every day. The wise bride will permit a maximum of two brief sexual experiences weekly during the first months of the marriage. As time goes by she should make every effort to reduce this frequency.

Feigned illness, sleepiness, and headaches are among the wife's best friends in this matter. Arguments, nagging, scolding and bickering also prove very effective, if used in the late evening about an hour before the husband would normally commence his seduction.

Clever wives are ever on the alert for new and better methods of denying and discouraging the amorous overtures of the husband. A good wife should expect to have reduced sexual contacts to once a week by the end of the first year of marriage and to once a month by the end of the fifth year of marriage.
 
 
Let’s say I get involved with Julia Roberts.

She accepts me, and we call a news conference to announce that she will now be known as Joe Smith Julia Roberts. We smile together, and everyone writes their stories introducing the new Julia Roberts to the world.

Julia Roberts was doing fine in her movie career before I came along. She won an Oscar, and at $20 million a movie she’s the highest paid actress on the planet. She is, arguably, America’s Sweetheart.

With me, Julia Roberts goes out drinking and smoking every other night, and in the movies she makes as Joe Smith Julia Roberts the public notices she’s not the same ol’ gal: She's burned out and bloated, and they wonder who did this damage to their sweetheart.

The executives at the film companies know that I am to blame, but they can’t talk Julia into leaving me – she’s just too far invested with me to affect any real change. Her pay scale tumbles all the way down to $500,000 a picture.

Sensing that she isn’t as valuable as Joe Smith Julia Roberts, I relent on the drinking and smoking and late nights. I realize I may have gone too far, and we call another news conference, this one to announce that she is changing her name back to good ol’ Julia Roberts.

The only thing that’s different from the old Julia Roberts is that she will still be under my spell and subject to my whim.

She’s Julia Roberts again, but she’s not the Julia Roberts.

Kinda like how Time Warner is Time Warner again, but it’s not the Time Warner.
 
 
Vice is its own reward. It is virtue which, if it is to be marketed with consumer appeal, must carry Green Shield stamps.

Quentin Crisp (b. 1908), British author
 
 
Three years removed from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and five months into her new gig at KGTV-10 in San Diego, Jennifer Raymond stood along Interstate 5 in a navy Armani pant suit. Her hair was diamond, her lips shimmered. The once-massive Expedition over the side of the northbound road was pancaked just past The Merge with I-805, and the 10 News van was the lone non-emergency vehicle at the scene. Traffic had already started to back up.

In a control room back down closer to the city, someone said, “And … toss to Jennifer.”
 
 
This is the Pantera record they don't want you to know about.
 
 
HIGHWAY TO HELL
Highway To Hell (1979)
(Young, Young, Scott)


Living easy, lovin' free
Season ticket on a one-way ride
Asking nothing, leave me be
Taking everything in my stride
Don't need reason, don't need rhyme
Ain't nothing I would rather do
Going down, party time
My friends are gonna be there too

I'm on the highway to hell

No stop signs, speed limit
Nobody's gonna slow me down
Like a wheel, gonna spin it
Nobody's gonna mess me round
Hey Satan, payed my dues
Playing in a rocking band
Hey Momma, look at me
I'm on my way to the promised land

I'm on the highway to hell
(Don't stop me)

And I'm going down, all the way down
I'm on the highway to hell
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2003
 
Diamond David Lee Roth:

"I found some brown M&M’s back stage one night in Pueblo, Colorado. I went into this full Shakespearean ‘What is this before me?’ You know, with the skull in one hand … and promptly trashed the dressing room. Just a little fun. Later, same night, the staging sank through the floor because the arena didn’t check the weight requirements. It came out in the press that I did $85,000 in damages because there were brown M&M’s backstage. Well, who am I to get in the way of a good rumor."
 
 
Bron-Yr-Aur is located in South Snowdonia, Wales. It is the small cottage where Led Zeppelin recorded their third album. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant also returned there in 1994 for their MTV reunion No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant unledded.
 
 
Bron-Yr-Aur means "golden breast" or "breast of gold" in Welsh. That is breast as in hillside of gold.
 
 
WASHINGTON, DC—Washington Mayor Anthony Williams bragged Monday that, after nearly a decade, the city has resumed its rightful place as the U.S. murder capital.

"Hey, it only makes sense," said Williams at a press conference Monday. "We're the capital of the United States, so we should also be the capital of murders. But the thing is, if you're from here, you know how to take care of yourself in a city as big and bad as D.C."

According to the latest crime statistics provided by the FBI, Washington led the nation in murders per capita in 2002 with 45.8 per 100,000 citizens, edging out 2001's murder capital, Detroit, by 3.8 murders.

"I knew we'd come back," Williams said. "These other cities are pretenders. Detroit doesn't have what it takes to keep up with the real champ. They talk a good game, but that's all it is: talk. We don't mess around here. We're for real."
 
 
Help me understand the social phenomena at work in Great Britain, where the people are apparently really pissed an American is sitting in a glass box not eating.
 
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
 
dotage \DOH-tij\, noun:

Feebleness of mind due to old age; senility.
 
 
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Advertising and Health

Products are packaged and marketed with one objective: to sell the product so that the manufacturer makes money. Companies will use whatever marketing techniques are affordable and necessary to get this end result. For instance, Bayer aspirin is currently being advertised as the only product now shown to reduce the incidence of heart attacks. Aspirin is an incredible drug, perhaps the miracle drug of the twentieth century. Aspirin certainly does work to reduce the incidence of not only heart disease, but certain forms of cancer as well. But, any brand of aspirin will do this, even a generic brand.
 
 
I'm leaving soon, and I'll be out of the office until next Monday. I'll try to check email when I can, but Justin will be here so you can go to him with any concerns. See you Monday!
 
 
On February 13, 1972, Singapore officials banned Led Zeppelin from playing a concert because their hair was too long. They were not allowed off the plane either.
 
 
This Week's Hot CD: A Perfect Circle's 'Thirteenth Step' from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Thirteenth Step (Virgin)

Unburdened by Tool's devilish heaviness, James Maynard Keenan's side project showcases his lyrics, melodies and singing in a more accessible package.

The undercurrents of Middle Eastern melody and rhythm find a fuller expression here than beneath Tool's hammering bass and drum. The group's second release is a more radical departure from Tool than was 2000's "Mer de Noms."

The reason is primarily the replacement of guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen by ex-Smashing Pumpkin's James Iha. Iha not only brings a lighter touch to the band, but more versatile and deeper textures as well. His acoustic guitar on "The Stranger," backed by a lovely string arrangement, gives Keenan's lyrics space to breathe.

Replacing bassist Paz Lanchantin is the more melodic Jeorie White. While one has to be in a certain state of mind to enjoy Tool, A Perfect Circle is a band for all seasons. Despite the subdued setting, Keenan has lost none of his fury; he mostly keeps it in check. (Bill White)

GRADE: A
 
 
If we determine that unlawful harassment has occurred, effective remedial action will be taken in accordance with the circumstances involved. Any employee determined by the company to be responsible for unlawful harassment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

A company representative will advise all parties concerned of the results of the investigation. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint and will not tolerate or permit retaliation by management, employees or co-workers.
 
 
Good morning:

The catered BBQ lunch for the Beach Bash will include everything except dessert.

Therefore, the Activity Committee encourages employees to bring a dessert of their choice that day, in hopes of getting a wide variety of "yummies" for everyone to enjoy. Please bring your dessert in a disposable container, as we can't guarantee the return of any other kind.

See you at the beach!

Activity Committee Members
 
Monday, September 15, 2003
 
In San Francisco, they can visit with Barry Bonds, who was arrested in 1993 after his then wife reported that he grabbed her around the neck, threw her against their car, and kicked her while she was on the ground (she later refused to cooperate with prosecutors and charges were not filed).
 
 
One much cited 1995 study of 10 Division I colleges found that while athletes made up just 3.3 percent of the student body, they were responsible for 19 percent of all sexual assaults reported to campus authorities and 35 percent of reported batteries.
 
 
Since starting last season 8-0, Notre Dame has gone 3-4, with three of the losses coming at the hands of ranked teams by a cumulative score of 110-19.
 
 
Where we come from in America no longer signifies -- it's where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we are.

-- Joyce Carol Oates

 
 
Worker's Song (Handful of Earth)
written by Ed Pickford

This one's for the workers who toil night and day
By hand and by brain, to earn your pay
For centuries long past for no more than your bread
Have bled for your countries and counted your dead

In the factories and mills, in the shipyards and mines
We've often been told to keep up with the times
For our skills are not needed, they've streamlined the job
And with slide rule and stopwatch, our pride they have robbed

(chorus)
We're the first ones to starve, we're the first ones to die
The first ones in line for that pie in the sky
And we're always the last when the cream is shared out
For the worker is working when the fat cat's about

And when the sky darkens and the prospect is war
Who's given the gun and then pushed to the fore
And expected to die for the land of our birth
Though we've never owned one lousy handful of earth

And all of these things the worker has done
From tilling the fields to carrying the gun
We've been yoked to the plow since time first began
And always expected to carry the can.
 
 
hortatory \HOR-tuh-tor-ee\, adjective:

Marked by strong urging; serving to encourage or incite; as, "a hortatory speech."
 
Sunday, September 14, 2003
 
He was pacing and reading the Bible.
 
 
CNN's top war correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, says that the press muzzled itself during the Iraq war. And, she says CNN "was intimidated" by the Bush administration and Fox News, which "put a climate of fear and self-censorship."

As criticism of the war and its aftermath intensifies, Amanpour joins a chorus of journalists and pundits who charge that the media largely toed the Bush administrationline in covering the war and, by doing so, failed to aggressively question the motives behind the invasion.
 
Saturday, September 13, 2003
 
Even as White House political aides plot a 2004 campaign plan designed to capitalize on the emotions and issues raised by the September 11 terror attacks, administration officials are waging a behind-the-scenes battle to restrict public disclosure of key events relating to the attacks.
 
 
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's No. 2 official is backtracking from a public claim that associates of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden are trying to link up with Saddam Hussein loyalists to attack Americans ....

"Zarqawi is actually the guy I was referring to — should have been more precise," Wolfowitz said Friday. "It's not a great many — it's one of bin Laden's key associates — probably better referred to that way than a key lieutenant."
 
Friday, September 12, 2003
 
"What luck for the rulers that men do not think" -- Adolph Hitler

You think I don't like the way the United States dictates its foreign policy, you should see how pissed this guy is.
 
 
Each prisoner has been given:

US army standard-issue 2cm-thick foam sleeping mat
One blanket
Two buckets (one for water, one for waste)
A one quart flask
Two orange boiler suits
A pair of flip-flops
Two bath towels (one for washing, one for use as a prayer mat)
A washcloth
Toothpaste
Soap
Shampoo
A copy of the Koran
 
 
Missing Amanda Davis

A local author gives one last interview to the Independent Weekly before her tragic death.
 
 
My Muslim friend Khalid said that Americans are so concerned with being PC that he and his friends could be building a fertilizer bomb in the middle of an intersection and no one would bat an eye at them.

I told him not to be so sure.
 
 
Seeing is believing, and if an American success is to count for anything in the world it must be clothed in the raiment of property. As often as not it isn't the money itself that means anything; it is the use of money as the currency of the soul.

Lewis H. Lapham (b. 1935), U.S. essayist, editor
 
 
Bess K. Stone, who works for Fort Stewart's Army Community Service, an organization that provides assistance to soldiers and their families during deployments, led hundreds of battle-wearied soldiers of the brigade's Second Battalion, Seventh Infantry, through a similar discussion last week on the difference between the sheer physical gratification of sexual relations, and more complex emotional intimacy.

"Your expectations and your spouse's expectations regarding your sexual relations are different," she told them. "They are going to want to re-establish intimate relations."

Soldiers, being soldiers, irreverently call them the "don't beat your wife" briefings, but the sessions are the sobering outgrowth of a wave of murders and suicides last year involving soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., after their return from the war in Afghanistan. There were four murders and three suicides, all involving special operations forces who had been in Afghanistan.
 
Thursday, September 11, 2003
 
EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT

-- set priorities
-- schedule tasks for times of peak efficiency
-- set, write down and visualize realistic goals
-- budget time
-- break down long-term goals into short-term goals
-- be task oriented
-- delegate responsibilities
-- learn to say “No”
-- take breaks and enjoy free time
-- take action!
 
 
Shays' Rebellion, uprising in Massachusetts in 1786 and 1787 caused by excessive land taxation, high legal costs, and economic depression following the American Revolution (1775-1783). The insurgents, who were mainly poor farmers, were led by Daniel Shays, a former captain in the American army.

They demanded protective legislation, the abolition of the court of common pleas, and reduced taxes. In 1786 Shays and his followers broke up a session of the state supreme court. In January 1787 they marched into the city of Springfield to seize the federal arsenal but were repulsed by militia. The rebels fled and were finally defeated.
 
 
Stand by your man, Sharon, especially after you have used him as a springboard for your own life.

Sharon Osbourne has shockingly revealed she briefly left her husband Ozzy earlier this year when he took to drinking and abusing drugs again. Rock god Ozzy took to the bottle during a troubled time for the family -- the couple's 17-year-old son Jack was headed for rehab after developing his own addiction problems, and Sharon was undergoing treatment for colon cancer.

And, Sharon tells American interviewer Barbara Walters on an upcoming edition of TV show 20/20, she was so panicked when Ozzy started taking prescription drugs that she walked away from him in despair.

Sharon says, "I just said, 'You just have to stop, ' and he didn't. And I said, 'Well then, I'm going.' And I packed my bags, and I left. The minute I left, the next morning, he gave up drinking. But I needed to make sure that he was on a roll. That he really meant it. And, after four days, I came back to see him. And he was trying so hard. So hard. Still is clean and sober."
 
 
Missing Persons' debut album, Spring Session M, is an anagram for the band's name.
 
 
Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to.

Carl Van Doren (1885-1950), U.S. man of letters
 
 
Larry Bowa, Phillies

He's the Sgt. Carter of managers. That is, if you like playing for Bowa, you'd probably also use your vacation time for basic training. Bowa could care less about anyone's feelings. He demands key base hits and big outs and struggles to cope when his players prove to be as human as players as he once was. The one thing that saves Bowa from total revolt is players know Bowa has the full support of GM Ed Wade. But, as Tyler Houston's farewell interview suggests, it's going to get really ugly if the Phillies miss the playoffs.
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
 
This site is dedicated to those affected by the September 11, 2001, attack on the United States of America.

We join you in offering our prayers and condolences to those whose lives were permanently changed that day.

Please submit your personal experiences, thoughts, and wishes as a record of this time in American history.

Your personal stories about this dark moment in our history will show the world the impact of hatred.
 
 
They probably called Eisenhower a traitor, too:

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."

President Dwight D. Eisenhower
April 16, 1953
 
 
"If the United States can go to the moon, which is rather complicated, one would think it could figure out a way, if it wanted, to help its cotton producers, without hurting us farmers in Africa," said François Traore, president of Burkina Faso's National Cotton Producers Union.
 
 
Under fierce grilling from both Democratic and Republican Senators yesterday, senior US officials admitted they had no idea how long American troops would be staying in Iraq, or when the extra international forces sought by President George Bush would be deployed to help them.

In further attacks against US troops, a car bomb exploded outside an office used by American soldiers in northern Iraq, killing one Iraqi and wounding six Americans and 41 Iraqis.

A US soldier was killed and one wounded when a homemade bomb exploded near a military vehicle on a supply route north-east of Baghdad, US Central Command said today.
 
 
Tammie Robertson said on the first day of classes, her son had to walk past angry parents shouting "Back to the trailer!"
 
 
The fucking idiots at the Department of Homeland Security who were caught with their pants down by ABC News reporters who smuggled depleted uranium into the United States took a tack consistent with the current administration and the hubris generally associated with the United States -- they deny any culpability, and instead fallaciously point their fingers at the reporters.

Observed Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa:

"If my neighbor told me my barn was on fire, my first instinct would be to thank my neighbor and get some water for the fire. I worry that the government's first instinct is to pour cold water on the neighbor."
 
 
I wonder if I can play this on the piano.
 
 
A building is akin to dogma; it is insolent, like dogma. Whether or no it is permanent, it claims permanence, like a dogma. People ask why we have no typical architecture of the modern world, like impressionism in painting. Surely it is obviously because we have not enough dogmas; we cannot bear to see anything in the sky that is solid and enduring, anything in the sky that does not change like the clouds of the sky.

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936), British author
 
Tuesday, September 09, 2003
 
Relations Break Down Between U.S. and Them

WASHINGTON, DC—After decades of antagonism between the two global powers, the U.S. has officially severed relations with Them, Bush administration officials announced Tuesday.

"They have refused to comply with the U.S. time and time again," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said, following failed 11th-hour negotiations Monday night. "It's always unfortunate when diplomacy fails, but we could not back down. We have to be ready to fight back, in the name of freedom, against all of Them at once, if necessary."

Rumsfeld added: "If They're not with us, They're against us."
 
 
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We are committed to providing a work environment free of unlawful harassment and discrimination. ____ provides mandatory harassment training to all employees.

____ policy prohibits sexual harassment, and harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

Our anti-harassment policy applies to all persons involved in the operation of the company.
 
 
"It seemed as if the earth's surface were spreading out in front of me, like a hemisphere that suddenly splits apart in the middle, spewing out an enormous jet of water, so powerful that it touched the sky and shook the earth," she said. "I felt quite paralyzed."
 
 
We've been given four tickets to the taping of The Tonight Show, this coming Monday. The taping is held at NBC Studios in Burbank. You must be in line before 3:30 pm. Taping begins at 4:30 pm.

I am going to raffle them off at 3:30 today. If you are interested in the tickets, respond to this message with a YES, and I will include your name in the drawing.
 
 
This might be the greatest story I've ever read:

Man flies ‘cargo class’ to save cash

New York resident shipped himself in crate to Dallas
 
 
Manson cleared over crotch pulling incident

Marilyn Manson has been cleared of battery for pulling a security guard's head toward his crotch and gyrating during a concert.

Manson never contested the accusation, but maintained it didn't constitute battery.

The incident happened three years ago at the Historic Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis.

David Diaz, the guard, said he was ridiculed and teased. He sued Manson, whose name is Brian Warner, for nearly £50,000 for emotional distress and other injuries.

Manson's defence argued the incident was part of the rocker's show and didn't harm Diaz or anyone else.

Last year, Manson pleaded no contest in Michigan to being a disorderly person and assault and battery after allegedly gyrating against a security guard at a July 2001 concert. He was ordered to pay fines and costs of about £2,600.

© Associated Press
 
Monday, September 08, 2003
 
I still can't believe A Brooks is an NFL superstar. He kind of sucked in college. We all hated the guy bc he made so many stupid plays. Don't feel bad. I have Manning and the punk only scored 4 points for me yesterday. I'm going to lose bc I played against Garcia. How the hell did SF score 49 points??
 
 
In the four months since, U.S. casualties have risen steadily, to the point where more have died in the aftermath of the war than during the combat phase.
 
Sunday, September 07, 2003
 
The Seahawks are supposed to have an improved defense this season. But an injury to CB Shawn Springs has already weakened the unit, and the Fantasy Football Matchups say Saints QB Aaron Brooks will quickly puncture Seattle's enthusiasm.
 
Saturday, September 06, 2003
 
hyperpluralism – a situation that arises when interest groups become so powerful that they dominate the political decision-making structures, rendering any consideration of the greater public interest impossible.
 
 
elite theory – a perspective holding that society is ruled by a small number of people who exercise power in their self-interest
 
 
It seems the War on Drugs is almost won.
 
 
Tony LaRussa, the most overrated manager in baseball, after another loss:

"With all the damage we send to the plate, there's no way we can't get a mark or two somewhere there," Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa said. "We're better than that, no matter how good they pitched."

Why anyone calls LaRussa a great baseball mind is beyond me. He has barely won half of the more than 3,600 games he's managed, and the last time one of his clubs won 100 games was 13 years ago.

His mighty A's lost two World Series to supposedly inferior teams, and last year he managed them out of the playoffs against the Giants.

I just don't get it.
 
Friday, September 05, 2003
 
SAN DIEGO – A 25-year-old woman sitting with a man on the steps of a Logan Heights building was shot to death today by a walk-up killer, police said.

Jessyka Brown, address unknown, and her companion were in front of a closed women's center in the 2900 block of Clay Avenue about midnight when a man approached, asked "What's up?" then opened fire, San Diego homicide Lt. Mike Hurley said.

The gunman ran east to 30th Street, Hurley said, where a car –possibly red – was heard speeding away.

Witnesses gave conflicting reports, saying one man was seen running on Clay and possibly another was running on 30th Street, said Hurley.

Police are trying to determine whether the shooting was gang-related, he said.

Paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene, Hurley said. The victim's companion told police he did not know the killer.

The victim, who was single, is survived by her mother Kalala Brown of Julian, said Chief Investigator Calvin Vine of the Medical Examiner's department.

Anyone with more information on the shooting is urged to contact homicide detectives at (619) 531-2293.
 
 
Bartender Tanya Bartel said she was taking Fabian seriously and had duct-taped the windows of her north shore apartment.

"It's going to be close, if not a direct hit," she said. "If you have enough beer, ice, candles and cards to get through the weekend, you should be OK. The big talk is, 'do people have enough beer?'"
 
 
Good Morning,

In the past our paychecks were drawn on Wells Fargo Bank. We have made some changes and the paychecks are now drawn on Bank of America. This applies to your regular paycheck that you received every other Friday. If you have direct deposit the changes don't really affect you.

But, if you have a live check please note the change in banks. We just want to be sure that you're at the right bank if you're cashing your check!

Manual checks that I cut between payperiods are still drawn on Wells Fargo.
The name of the bank is printed on the checks.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
 
 
Sorry I haven't been heard from in a little bit, the Blogger page has not been allowing me access. However, it looks like now they have solved their problems.

When I did get back to my page, though, they had me signed in as someone else. This is what that person wrote on Dec. 9 of last year:

I decided to take a break from blogging for a while. Some people have been flaming me and I assume that means I should stop writing or delete the guestbook and the commenting.

(By the way, if you think I don't know who you are, you're wrong because simply not putting down your real name does not mean I don't have any clue who you are. And besides, who else would write such rude comments.)

By the time I come back I might have a new crappy layout. I'm sorry to my host for going on "hiatus", but I think it's what I should do.


It could be worse for him. He could be like this guy, who annihilated his balls.
 
Thursday, September 04, 2003
 
Ask the proverbial American on the street to name a member of the Sex Pistols — or, for that matter, to name the first British punk figure who comes to mind — and chances are that the answer will be "Sid Vicious."

That's because for many listeners, the myth surrounding Sid Vicious became the essence of what punk rock was all about — anarchy, violence (especially at gigs), nihilism, wild excess, an apathetic lack of concern with everyone and everything, and dying young, all in the service of a pervasive boredom and dissatisfaction with the predictable, mapped-out existence in store for young adults of varying class backgrounds.

Legend even has it that Vicious disciple and Germs lead singer Darby Crash committed suicide by overdosing on heroin in tribute to his idol.

According to his myth, Vicious' demise was destiny from the start, as he chose the path of destruction and lived it to the hilt, breaking all "the rules" out of total disrespect, destroying himself and everything around him out of frustration with the hollowness of existence, a quixotic rebel without a cause who possessed a certain doomed romanticism and junkie glamour.

However, what Vicious the icon (and, by proxy, the original punk movement) has come to represent in the minds of many, and what Sid Vicious actually was, are two very different realities.
 
 
Moss, Santana WR NYJ

News: Moss will be catching passes from Vinny Testaverde in the season opener against a very good Washington secondary on Thursday.

Analysis: Moss doesn't consistently catch passes each week and the Jets might have a tough time throwing downfield against this defense. He should not receive starting considerations in most leagues for Week One.
 
Wednesday, September 03, 2003
 
Utne Reader
May/June 1992

Ten media heroes for 1991

1. Susan Faludi for her best-selling book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, which convincingly exposed the media/corporate/advertising establishment's efforts to undermine women's progress.

2. Jeff Chester and Ralph Nader for warning Americans of the dangers of a new phase of media deregulation that will lead to even more concentrated control of information by huge multinational media corporations.

3. Joel Bleifuss of In These Times, Doug Ireland of the Village Voice, and others in the alternative press for refusing to allow the October Surprise story to die.

4. Norman Robinson, African-American anchorman at NBC affiliate WDSU-TV in New Orleans, who finally confronted David Duke in a televised debate by saying, "We're talking about political genocide. . . . Are you, as a newfound Christian, willing to -apologize to minorities . . . whom you have so dastardly insulted, sir?"

5. Nina Totenberg of National Public Radio and Tim Phelps of Newsday for exposing Anita Hill's story and especially Totenberg for telling Alan Simpson where to get off.

6. Billboard Liberation Front (San Francisco) and Artfux (New Jersey) for addressing the overwhelming consumer mentality of American culture by pointing out hidden meanings in ads by altering billboards, often to hilarious effect.

7. Michael Jacobson, head of Center for Science in the Public Interest, who has fought deceptive ads for years and earned the wrath of the advertising industry for founding the Center for the Study of Commercialism.

8. Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) for providing the most comprehensive and insightful analysis of the mainstream media's failure to cover the Gulf War.

9. Reverend Michael Pfleger of Chicago and Alberta Tinsley-Williams of Detroit, who have organized to fight the disproportionate placing of billboard advertisements for liquor and cigarettes in minority communities.

10. Peggy Charren, of Action for Children's Television, for the Children's TV Act of 1990, enacted after 10 years of struggle.
 
 
Be sure to mark your calendars for:

3rd Annual ____ BEACH BASH DAY

WHEN: Friday, September 26th

TIME: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Remember it is mandatory to come and have fun!

More details to follow from the Activity Committee.



 
 
Weezer - "Tired Of Sex"


I'm tired, so tired
I'm tired of having sex (so tired)
I'm spread so thin
I don't know who I am (who I am)

Monday night I'm making Jen
Tuesday night I'm making Lynn
Wednesday night I'm making Jasmine
Oh, why can't I be making love come true?

I'm beat, beet red
Ashamed of what I said (what I said)
I'm sorry, here I go
I know I'm a sinner
But I can't say no (say no)

Thursday night I'm making Denise
Friday night I'm making Therese
Saturday night I'm making Louise
Oh, why can't I be making love come true?

Tonight I'm down on my knees
Tonight I'm begging you please
Tonight, tonight, oh please
Oh, why can't I be making love come true?

 
 
A secret report for the Joint Chiefs of Staff lays the blame for setbacks in Iraq on a flawed and rushed war-planning process that "limited the focus" for preparing for post-Saddam Hussein operations.

The report, prepared last month, said the search for weapons of mass destruction was planned so late in the game that it was impossible for U.S. Central Command to carry out the mission effectively. "Insufficient U.S. government assets existed to accomplish the mission," the classified briefing said.

The report is titled "Operation Iraqi Freedom Strategic Lessons Learned" and is stamped "secret." A copy was obtained by The Washington Times.

The report also shows that President Bush approved the overall war strategy for Iraq in August last year. That was eight months before the first bomb was dropped and six months before he asked the U.N. Security Council for a war mandate that he never received.
 
 
cadge \KAJ\, transitive verb: To beg or obtain by begging; to sponge.

intransitive verb: To beg; to sponge.
 
Tuesday, September 02, 2003
 
I'm not sure I'm reading this right, but does this article imply that the Florida execution of a man convicted of murdering an 'abortion doctor' may trigger other violent acts by religious people opposed to abortion?

And, does it suggest that Gov. Jeb Bush and his 'deeply held' views on the death penalty will allow the execution to occur so as to incite more violence against the pro-choice movement the Bush family so strongly abhors?

And how does one acquire 'deeply held' beliefs about killing someone?
 
 
WASHINGTON (AP) - Thomas E. White, forced to resign as Army secretary in May, has fired back in a book that describes the Bush administration's postwar effort in Iraq as "anemic" and "totally inadequate."

The book, which presents a blueprint for revitalizing Iraq, asserts that the administration underestimated the difficulty of putting that country back on its feet after the fall of Saddam Hussein.

"Clearly the view that the war to `liberate' Iraq would instantly produce a pro-United States citizenry ready for economic and political rebirth ignored the harsh realities on the ground," White wrote in a preface to "Reconstructing Eden," which is to be published Thursday.
 
 
In 1990, the Smashing Pumpkins released their debut single, "I Am One," on the local Chicago label Limited Potential. The single quickly sold out, and in December, the band released "Tristessa" on Sub Pop.

By this point, the Smashing Pumpkins had become the subject of a hot bidding war, and the group latched on to a clever way to move to a major label without losing indie credibility. They signed to Virgin Records, yet it was decided that the group's debut would be released on the Virgin subsidiary Caroline, then the band would move to the majors.
 
 
"There're two people in the world that are not likeable: a master and a slave."

Nikki Giovanni
 
 
Good morning,
Please make sure to have all hourly timesheets APPROVED no later than 10 am this morning. I have a very tight deadline due to yesterday's holiday and really need your help to get payroll in on time.
Thanks in advance for your help!
 
Monday, September 01, 2003
 
Location: 3111 K ST. Neighborhood: LOGAN HEIGHTS

Type: SHOOTING

Synopsis:

Joseph Jackson, 70 yrs, heard noises outside his residence. Jackson went to his car to get a gun for his protection. While outside Jackson heard more noises and shot 3 rounds from a 32 caliber revolver in the direction of the noise.

One bullet struck an acquaintance, a 23 year old male, in the chin. Officer Bozarth was writing a ticket nearby and heard the shots. The victim saw a male, later identified as Joseph Jackson, standing next to a wall in the immediate area.

Jackson was arrested for attempted murder. The injury was non-life threatening. Central Division is handling the investigation.
 
 
supercilious \soo-puhr-SIL-ee-uhs\, adjective:

Disdainfully arrogant; haughty.
 
Formerly GOD'S LONELY MAN

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