Thursday, July 27, 2006

We are a bright one, aren't we?


Pamela Anderson is getting married this month, but she's having four ceremonies to celebrate. (Sounds like fun to me! *roll eyes*). Someone asked her how she's "coping with her nerves," and the Associated Press has kindly recorded her stress reducing remedy for posterity:

I have two words for you: champagne.


Thursday, July 20, 2006

Remember the workers!

You know, Wal-Mart has been trying hard to look less exploitative in the last couple of months, and I was beginning to think that maybe public pressure just might have worked this time. But here's the ruling that knocks down the Maryland bill that would have forced Wal-Mart to meet a minimal standard of corporate decency, and the news is not good.

Rollback Ruling Favors Wal-Mart

Maryland wasn't asking for much, and they weren't unfairly picking on Wal-Mart. The big box store dumps thousands of workers onto public health roles while other large corporations do their part to take care of their workers.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Excellent advice!

I just got the first of my GRE study materials in the mail. Prominently displayed on the Algebra I review chart is the following:

Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during Algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.

Thank you, Fran Lebowitz, for the validation of our educational system. Great. That one really motivates me to study for the GRE.

*roll eyes*

So much for peace in the Middle East

As I got ready this morning, I was thinking about all of the military actions going on between Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon. Without being willing to blindly support Israel in every action, in this case, at least, it seems like they've been aggravated beyond all reason. Kinda reminded me of a cornered animal being poked with sticks. At some point, that animal is going to come out of the corner and inflict some serious damage.

Israel isn't asking for much. Just give them their soldiers back, quit shooting at them, and take the guns away from Hezbollah. Doesn't seem unreasonble. You've gotta feel bad for the Lebanese people, though. It stinks for the Lebanese to be the ones getting blown up when it sounds Syria and Iran are the ones bankrolling Hezbollah.

It's so sad. There's so much suffering going on.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006



{My thanks to Becca over at The Mercied for this crucial breaking news.}

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Zinedine Zidane

Absolutely unbelievable. I could hardly believe my eyes when he headbutted Materazzi in the chest. Completely unacceptable behavior for any participant in any sporting event, but so much more unacceptable in the captain of team in a sporting event broadcast worldwide. And in light of the extreme liklihood of penalty kicks, his boneheaded temper is incredibly irresponsible. How could he possibly do that to his team?

Friday, July 07, 2006

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrre you ready?

As the commercial says, "Get your booty..."

"...To the theater!"

Absolutely cannot wait to join the unwashed masses in enjoying what should be a delightful little piece of brain candy. :-)

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Homes for the homeless

You know, as much as I would love to be a part of a serious effort that would really get the chronic homeless off the street, I'm not sure that this is the way to do it. Admitting that there are people who are chronically homeless is the first step toward figuring out how to get them off the street, but giving them places to live on the public's tab can't be the answer. Not unless we're going to house all the people who can't find somewhere to live in the same fashion. This is essentially discrimination with vice being the determining factor. What about all the people that can't afford housing but aren't being a public nuisance by being drunk on the sidwalk all the time? Why don't the single moms get free housing too?