September 23rd, 2003

Scorpion

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On this day in 1846, Neptune was discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.
Also, in 1949, Truman announced the Soviets had tested a nuclear bomb.
And in 1952, Nixon delivered the "Checkers" speech.

Oh, and happy autumnal equinox, everyone. It was wonderfully fall-ish this morning. Cold and very rainy! Which means I got to wear my leather jacket, and feel cool.

Last night, watched Stitch: the Movie, which is a direct-to-video sequel to the best movie of last year. Well, actually, it's less a sequel than a pilot for the new show they will have on the Disney Channel. Anyways. It wasn't as good as the original, but had some good stuff in it. Worth seeing.

The Straight Dope reports on the moms of Sparta.

Soon, news links.
Scorpion

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First, a link to the journal of Troia, who has a great link explaining what Bush defines as 'impartial,' and how he gets his news. Seriously, gold.

NEWS:
* Revisionist history: using the Patriot Act for a 16-year old case.
* Hey Ashcroft, I don't sit in your office telling you how to do your job, do I? And Breyer doesn't like the minimums, either!
* The challenge of crime-solving in Iraq.
* OK, that Durst thing is some fucked-up shit.
* A first, as cable wins more Emmys than broadcast TV.
* Dalai Lama opens the show, Tom Waits closes it.