From the daily archives: Monday, February 5, 2007

Vote For Jerid

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Vote for Jerid and all your dreams will come true:

Do it now!

That is all…nothing follows.

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On one hand:

A former air traffic controller accused of planting homemade bombs outside the houses of former co-workers and a government official was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to damaging a building.

Prosecutors said Burke, a decorated Vietnam veteran, left five bombs outside homes in the Colorado city of Grand Junction in March 2006, including one where a Federal Aviation Administration official lived. Three bombs exploded, but no one was hurt. Minor damage was reported. Two bombs were defused.

On the other hand:

Tens of thousands of conversations were recorded. Some 230 […]

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That traitorous asshole Bush (what? If Republicans can say it about liberals, isn’t turnabout fair play?) apparently does support a timeline for withdrawal!

So in fiscal year 2010, the Bush administration is officially projecting that we will not have one troop, not one civil servant, not one installation or falafel receipt or Halliburton disbursement in Iraq or Afghanistan. There will be a total withdrawal, with absolutely no associated or lingering costs. Or, at the least, the administration will request, and expects Congress to grant, a complete cutoff of all funding for the war. Now that, ladies and gentlemen, […]

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The price of incompetence

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This is unbelievable. Turner is paying $2 million in “restitution” for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force “bomb scare”.

Authorities feared bombs had been planted when they found more than three dozen blinking electronic signs with a boxy cartoon character giving an obscene hand gesture Wednesday in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville.

The signs, part of a publicity campaign for Cartoon Network’s “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” also appeared in nine other big U.S. cities in recent weeks, but created little interest.

But in Boston, bomb squads responded to reports of the devices in a subway station, on bridges and elsewhere.

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I nearly swooned, the shock of it all! (Emphasis mine.)

Asked if his News Corp. managed to shape the agenda on the war in Iraq, Murdoch said: “No, I don’t think so. We tried.” Asked by Rose for further comment, he said: “We basically supported the Bush policy in the Middle East?but we have been very critical of his execution.”

Funny, I don’t recall the definition of “news” as including “policy cheerleading”.

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After ten years I think it’s finally time to admit Ohio’s Charter school program is a failure.

The test scores at for-profit schools are horrible and continue to be horrible.

Even the charter school people know it.? Which is why they tried a new strategy last year: cheating.

Questions raised about materials that boosted test scores
Dayton’s City Day charter school is under scrutiny, but the superintendent says the school did nothing wrong.
By Scott Elliott

Staff Writer

Sunday, February 04, 2007

DAYTON ? The test results seemed too good to be true.

A Dayton […]

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This sounds vaguely familiar…

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A Turkish book sent to thousands of French schools blames terrorism on Darwinism.

Entitled “The Atlas of Creation,” the 770-page book by Turkish author Harun Yahya quotes several passages from the Koran and asserts that “human beings did not evolve (from another species) but were indeed created.”

Where have I heard stuff like this before?

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