Friday, December 19, 2003

Thank You Sam... 

Wal-Mart starts test of online music offering
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. began a test Thursday of its new 88-cent-per-song online music service, trying to capture more of the music market at a price that undercuts the 99-cent standard of its competition.
Wal-Mart selling something at a loss to undercut and eliminate competition? I never thought I would see the day. 88 cents is a hell of a deal. The average Wal-Mart employee should be able to afford a single download in 10 to 12 years.


More Hypocrisy... 

Couch Pundit has a nice summery of the Rush Limbaugh junkie situation.


Hypocrisy is a beautiful thing... 

And I want to tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that there's not enough troops in the Army to force the Southern people to break down segregation and admit the nigger race into our theatres, into our swimming pools, into our homes and into our churches.

- Strom Thurmond 1948
Notice he didn't say bedrooms.

I had more to say on this but I'm afraid I'm a little late. All the good snarky comments were used on The Daily Show last night. Damn you Jon Stewart!


Thursday, December 18, 2003

Yahoo! News - Courts Slam Anti-Terror Legal Strategy 

Yahoo! News - Courts Slam Anti-Terror Legal Strategy
In twin setbacks for the Bush administration's war on terror, federal appeals courts on opposite coasts ruled Thursday that the U.S. military cannot indefinitely hold prisoners without access to lawyers or the American courts.

One ruling favored the 660 "enemy combatants" being held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The other involved Jose Padilla, an American who was seized in Chicago in an alleged plot to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" and was declared as an enemy combatant.
"The president's most solemn obligation is protecting the American people," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said. "We believe the 2nd Circuit ruling is troubling and flawed."
"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Preserving the Constitution is the president's most solemn obligation. The Executive Branch cannot choose when the Constitutions applies and when it doesn't. These decisions will be appealed. I hope the strict constructionalists will put aside their love of Bush and do the right thing.


Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Light Blogging 

The cold from Hell is limiting my ability to get out of bed. I'm marshalling all my strength for the 4:10 showing of Return of the King. I promise more random thoughts and pictures of piss jugs when I feel better.


Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Piss Bottle Man... prings us this little gem. Highway workers lament increase of human waste.
Forced to clean up an increasing number of jugs and bags of human waste along highways, the Adams County Waste Reduction & Recycling office took out a full-page newspaper advertisement to combat the problem.

The ad features a photo of a plastic milk jug filled with urine, and the message, "Okay, One last time: This is not a urinal."

From March 4 to Nov. 27, 2002, one Adams County highway cleanup crew picked up 2,666 jugs of urine and 67 bags with human excrement in them.

A PDF version of the picture is available here.


For those undecided voters... 

This site will help you find the candidate who most closely matches your views.

Gen Wesley Clark was my highest match at 83%. No surprise there as he is my #1 choice for the nomination. Lieberman was my lowest match (46%) of the 9 Democrats. Bush was a 6% match. Surprisingly enough he wasn't at the bottom of the list. Howard Phillips of the Constitution Party came in at a whopping 0%. That guy must be totally insane.


Scanning the ecosystem... 

I'd like to repay everyone for all the links and traffic I've received over the past week. I think the best way is to pay it forward. I've been scanning the lower ranks of the Ecosystem looking for anyone with a liberal slant. Here are a few noteworthy blogs:

Mindful Direction

Lauren's Blog

Byrd's Brain

Silence is Consent

Show them some love!


Monday, December 15, 2003


It seems that I've won this week's New Blog Showcase at The Truth Laid Bear. A big thanks to the Liberal Coalition and the League of Liberals for all of the support.

From the comments section of this post at the Truth Laid Bear.
Damn! I didn't know I had to vote. Must have missed the instructions on that. My bad.... I guess it's too late now since votes will be tallied today and I won't be able to make any updates to the site until tonight (at the earliest).

Just out of curiosity, how much, if at all, do votes fluctuate on Monday? In other words, what are the chances I will be the winner despite the fact that I'm three votes down to that other blog.

Speaking of which, it perplexes me that a blog asking "what's the point?" will WIN the showcase the very week that Saddam is captured! What's up with THAT?

Even more troubling is the fact that I was winning going into yesterday. For whatever reason, the "It's Craptastic" folks collected significantly more votes yesterday than I did...which itself would be disturbing enough...but with the capture of Saddam yesterday, my submission was essentially proved as visionary while their's was exposed as nonsense!!! What GIVES???

Sorry guys, but if that posts wins you may want to take a closer look at your poll. Seems the wrong posts are being rewarded....

Posted by Ed at December 15, 2003 08:14 AM
Good triumphs over evil! Thank you to everyone who voted. That comment makes the victory even sweeter.