August 12th, 2005

Scorpion

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You know what drives me *nuts* about television news coverage of soaring gas prices? They *always* say something to the effect of 'well, prices keep going up, but people keep buying' as though this says prices aren't too high yet or something. Dude. People *need* to keep buying gas, or else we can't get to work, to make more money to spend on increasingly expensive gasoline. Quit making it sound like a luxury. Gah!
Scorpion

(no subject)

Heh. A timeline of the administration's claims for how many Iraqi security forces have been trained.

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* Salman Rushdie calls for a Muslim reformation. Make up your own punchline!

[On turning 50 next month.]
"Listen, you can send a stripper to my party if you like. It won't affect me because, as you can see, I am appearing naked, which I always try to do because I'm kind of a natural guy."
-Kermit the Frog