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Archive for November, 2007

Global Warming: Blame Canada !

by @ Friday, November 30th, 2007. Filed under Global Warming, Humor, In The News

Apparently, those darn Canadian beer drinkers are ruining the planet: Scientists have found a new threat to the planet: Canadian beer drinkers. The government-commissioned study says the old, inefficient “beer fridges” that one in three Canadian households use to store their Molson and Labatt’s contribute significantly to global warming by guzzling gas- and coal-fired electricity. […]

Louisville 41 Rutgers 38

by @ Friday, November 30th, 2007. Filed under College Sports, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Sports

It was a disappointing end to a season that didn’t quite live up to last year: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Art Carmody filled the one hole in his resume just in time to salvage Louisville’s disappointing season. The record-setting kicker drilled a 33-yard field goal with 20 seconds left to lift the Cardinals to a […]

3.3 Billion And Counting

by @ Friday, November 30th, 2007. Filed under Technology

Cell phone ownership hits a milestone: Somewhere on the planet today someone will skip over pages of fine print they will later regret not reading – and thumb their nose at the risk of a phone exploding – in order to sign a mobile services contract that will bring the worldwide number of such accounts […]

Not Exactly On My Christmas List

by @ Friday, November 30th, 2007. Filed under Holidays, Humor

A new kind of nutcracker. H/T: Kat

More On Giuliani’s Questionable Accounting

by @ Thursday, November 29th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Politics, Rudy Giuliani

ABC News has a report this afternoon that Judith Nathan, Rudy Giuliani’s current wife and then mistress, was provided with an NYPD car and escort during their relationship: Well before it was publicly known he was seeing her, then-married New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani provided a police driver and city car for his mistress Judith […]

Osama bin Laden’s Message For The 9/11 Truthers

by @ Thursday, November 29th, 2007. Filed under Al Qaeda, Dumbasses, War On Terror

Well, really it’s a message to Europeans, but read on: (CNN) — An audio recording attributed to Osama bin Laden called on Europeans to abandon Afghanistan and accused NATO troops of killing women and children there. The message surfaced on Al Jazeera television three days after al Qaeda’s TV production unit promised fresh communication from […]

Advances In Cell Phone Technology

by @ Thursday, November 29th, 2007. Filed under Technology

From Mother England: If you’re caught short in central London tonight then just text Westminster Council (WC), because it has launched a loo-locating texting service. Mobile-enabled geeks out on the pi** now need only text the word ‘toilet’ to 80097 and the service will text you back the street name of your closest water closet. […]

Yet More On The Virginia GOP’s Loyalty Pledge

by @ Thursday, November 29th, 2007. Filed under Virginia, Virginia Politics

The Washington Post has a front of the Metro Section article about the kerfuffle that has developed over the loyalty pledge that voters in Virginia’s February 12th primary will have to sign if they want to vote: RICHMOND, Nov. 28 — The loyalty pledge to the Republican Party that Virginia voters will be required to […]

Republican CNN/YouTube Debate Roundup And Reaction

Well, that was a complete and total waste of about two hours of my life. Tonight, the Republican candidates for President (not including Alan Keyes, who’s campaign has somehow gotten my email address and decided to bombard me with daily updates) gathered in Florida for their version of 2008’s latest fad……..a bunch of inane debate […]

The Republican Race For Super-Duper Tuesday

by @ Wednesday, November 28th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Politics, Republicans

On February 5, 2008, twenty states will hold Republican Presidential primaries in what some pundits are called Super-Duper Tuesday. On that date 1058 delegates, representing 42% of the total delegates that will attend the 2008 GOP Convention and 84% of the 1,259 delegate simple majority required to win will be chosen. Therefore, it’s entirely probable […]

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