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More profane Obama comments from Jesse Jackson

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In case you hadn’t seen, there have been additional profane comments from Jesse Jackson on presidential nominee Barack Obama

http://www.hulu.com/watch/26185/late-night-with-conan-obrien-jesse-jackson-71008

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July 11, 2008 at 7:17 pm

Jerry Springer – free and On Demand

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How scary is that? Now what excuse will you have for watching it….

Find out more over at my main blog.

Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

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July 11, 2008 at 7:12 pm

Hell’s Kitchen – Finale!

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What a finale!

If you haven’t seen it – don’t forget you can watch it on hulu.com 

The final two were Christina, a 23 year old Culinary Student from MO, and Petrozza a 47 year Catering Director from NC.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you can see it over at Hulu.com, because **spoilers** will follow. … more

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July 10, 2008 at 7:59 pm

Belated 4th of July from the Star Emperor

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Greetings to all you fine friendly folks. Hope you had a good 4th of July, it was a Friday, so hopefully any non-Americans enjoyed it too.

Been busy playing Space Empires V – busy is the wrong word, wasting time in an enjoyable fashion is much more appropriate. If you’ll recall, I already shared my disdain for Masters of Orion 3 – SE V is definitely the spiritual successor.

Its a 4 X game which means you Xplore, Xterminate and X-ray peoples baggage at the airport – not sure what the fourth X is for, but its a turn based strategy with Galactic conquest …more

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July 8, 2008 at 11:59 am

The War on Drugs. Not so much as a “Mission Accomplished”

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I came across two excellent opinion pieces.

One from the LA Times 
The United States’ so-called war on drugs brings to mind the old saying that if you find yourself trapped in a deep hole, stop digging. Yet, last week, the Senate approved an aid package to combat drug trafficking in Mexico and Central America, with a record $400 million going to Mexico and $65 million to Central America.
The United States has been spending $69 billion a year worldwide for the last 40 years, for a total of $2.5 trillion, on drug prohibition — with little to show for it. Is anyone actually benefiting from this war? Six groups come to mind.”

And One from Matt Hutchens from the MPP
“For almost forty years, America has been engaged in a war which has cost us trillions of dollars and ruined the lives of millions of our citizens. We have been fighting against drugs in a street war across the country. The definition enemy combatant has changed through the course of this conflict, first encompassing only the smugglers and distributors, then growing to include users, and now reaching beyond our borders to the farmers in the developing world who produce the source crops. Today we are told that all these parties are contributing to the forces of Terror, and that the whole chain of enemy forces is complicit in a conspiracy against us. If this were true, though, wouldn’t we disarm our enemies by taking control of the economic forces that are the source of their power?”

Prohibition fails. Prohibition puts money in the hands of those who have no disregard for law, order, decency or justice. That money isn’t taxed, or accounted for. It’s laundered and used to buy guns. It’s used to corrupt law enforcement officers. It’s used …more

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July 8, 2008 at 11:58 am

Legislative panel considers allowing .sex as a valid domain

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Soon to be followed by .duh

According to CNN http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/06/25/domain.names/index.html

Apparently the most sought after domain name in this new land grab is going to be “dot.sex”
The least popular? I’m not sure, but my prediction: “ionlyhave.sex”

First I thought I was ambivalent about this decision but …more

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July 8, 2008 at 10:52 am

And they think Obama’s against free speech???

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In McCain’s open to the public townhall meeting, a 61 year-old woman was arrested cited for trespassing on orders from the McCain security detail for carrying a sign that read McCain=Bush.  Carol Kreck received a ticket and her court date is set for July 23.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/7/7/18337/07170/283/547890

Wow – watched the video, she was cited for “tresspassing” on City Property (that she pays taxes for) carrying a sign, non-violent, peaceful expression of opinion. …more

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July 8, 2008 at 10:35 am