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Entries from August 2004

Gmail Accounts

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004 · 2 Comments

I’ve written some praise in the past about Gmail. I now use it as much as I use email on my own Web server. It’s fast, reliable, and the search, of course, is great. I have some Gmail invitations to give out, so let me know if you’re interested in one. (Friends, family, and people […]

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Tags: technology

Flip-Flopper Bush

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004 · Comments Off

Who’s the flip-flopper now, Bush? Bush Recants, Says Terror War Will Be Won (AP): “President Bush said repeatedly on Tuesday that the United States will win its war against terrorism, trying to contain political damage from the doubt he expressed a day earlier. “‘We may never sit down at a peace table, but make no […]

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Tags: politics

Republican Jackass

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004 · Comments Off

Daily Kos: “Okay, this is just a tiny story, but worthy of repeating. I magically found myself with an RNC Guest Pass today (moohoohoohaahaa), and so I made my way toward the Garden, herded along with many, many, hot, pissed-off New Yorkers. Eventually, security stripped away layers of the great unwashed, leaving me strolling along […]

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Tags: politics

RNC Best & Worst

Monday, August 30th, 2004 · Comments Off

The best and worst of tonight’s RNC: The best: John McCain referring to Michael Moore as a “disingenuous filmmaker” and the crowd errupting in boos as Moore himself smiles, laughs, and chants (in response to the monotonous “four more years”), “two more months.” Yes, the man with arguably the biggest balls in America was in […]

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Tags: politics

Smartest States

Monday, August 30th, 2004 · 1 Comment

In honor of the start of the Republican National Convention, which officially kicked off today, I present to you the average IQ and 2000 presidential election votes by state according to the Ravens Advanced Progressive Matrices:

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Tags: politics

“Catastrophic Success”

Monday, August 30th, 2004 · Comments Off

Again demonstrating his mastery of the English language, Bush today declared the war in Iraq a “catastrophic success.” Huh? That’s like saying, “We rescued the decapitated man just in time!” The Australian: “GEORGE W. Bush has admitted the US failed to plan for a speedy victory in Iraq, describing the sudden collapse of Saddam Hussein’s […]

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Tags: politics

Travers

Sunday, August 29th, 2004 · Comments Off

Yesterday marked a picture-perfect end to a great summer. It was warm and sunny when we walked to Saratoga Race Course for the 135th Travers Stakes million-dollar running, the biggest race of the year. It was shown live on ESPN. The sun shone brightly for most of the afternoon. Then, as if the universe had […]

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Tags: photos

Truth Bush

Saturday, August 28th, 2004 · 3 Comments

This is awesome. And apparently I’m only two degrees from one of the climbers who got arrested for this: Gabe -> Dan -> climber Plaza Hotel, New York City August 26, 2004

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Tags: politics

No Shame

Friday, August 27th, 2004 · Comments Off

Extended and poignant excerpts from Where Is The Shame? (New York Times): “In what is surely the most important election of the last half-century, we seem trapped in the politics of the madhouse. What is incredible is that these attacks on men who served not just honorably, but heroically, are coming from a hawkish party […]

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Tags: politics

Alan’s Blog

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004 · 1 Comment

I’d like to welcome my old buddy Alan Manning to the world of blogging. He writes that I inspired him to get his blog online. I’m flattered. He also responds directly to some of my recent posts (here and here). We obviously see the world differently, but I’m glad that Alan has stepped forward with […]

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Tags: blogging