5/31/2007

over the hill

I've now put 40,000 miles on my car! That pushes it over the 75,000 mile mark. Not so young any more. But it's been a pretty good car. Hopefully that continues for several more years.

I'm off to Florida, so it gets a rest this weekend. See you in a few hours Doug! Assuming I make it past all the dumb Orwellian airport "security".

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5/20/2007

happy valentine's day

This is really cool.

Apparently a Navy officer sent a list of Guantanamo detainees' names in a Valentine's Day card. As he told a reporter, "My oath as a commissioned officer is to the Constitution of the United States". He was sentenced to six months in jail, but it could have been a lot worse.

AP story
Dallas Morning News

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5/16/2007

an open letter to senator mccaskill

(P) Dear Senator McCaskill,

I am disappointed that after such an inspiring campaign in which you unseated a heavily supported Republican incumbant, you are not yet willing to show the courage and leadership to declare clearly and publicly the need to change course in Iraq.

I understand that there are a variety of influences you face and that you may not feel the urgency of this issue. But a majority of your constituents have felt the urgency for some time, and now we have a vote on the Feingold-Reid Amendment with a majority of your Democratic colleagues recognizing publicly the urgency of this issue.

At some point, as more and more time passes, you will come around and vote for legislation to end the disaster in Iraq. I urge you to come to this realization and act on it publicly sooner rather than later. If you will not lead on this most important issue, Missourians will be forced to find new leaders. Do not be afraid to be bold.

Regards,

Nathaniel Dempsey
St. Louis, MO

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on the march

The People of Lazy days are happy to announce that the population has zoomed past the 4 billion mark. 5 billion is on the horizon!

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5/09/2007

my newly 17 year old sister

Off to prom:

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the unbuycott

That would otherwise be known as a boycott. I wrote a post a couple years ago about Citgo, and guess what got forwarded (through about ten people) today from somebody at work? The opposite of the article I talked about in 2005. I got so excited I checked my blog, and sure enough, that post was the first one I listed under my personal favorites section.

It's a very interesting email. Here it is, with the annoying "> > >" that seem to be a requirement of any mass-forwarded email removed and the spacing fixed so it's readable. I left the spam note at the bottom because I think it adds just the right touch.

" From: Austin, D'larce A
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 9:54 AM
Subject: FW: [Fwd: Citgo]

Subject: Citgo Changing Name

President Chavez of Venezuala is NOW getting a Russian Weapons Factory built by Putin. He has previously "vowed" to destroy the United Sates of America because we are a threat to the rest of the world.

The RUSSIANS are building an AK-47 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle factory in Venezuela, to give armament support to Communist Rebel groups throughout the Americas.

Chavez NOW has IRANIANS operating his oil refineries in Venezuela for him. It is likely only a matter of time, if not already, before Chavez has Iranian-built LONG RANGE missiles, with a variety of warhead types aimed at: Guess Who?

CITGO is NOW in the process of Changing Its Name to PETRO EXPRESS due to the loss of gasoline sales in the USA due to the recent publicity of ownership by President Chavez of Venezuela.

Every dollar you spend with CITGO or PETRO EXPRESS gasoline will be used against you, your basic human rights, and your freedoms. He will start wars here in the Americas that will probably be the death of millions of free people.

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT because Chavez is starting to feel the loss of revenue from his holdings. HE OWNS CITGO. This is a very important move that everyone should be aware of.

ANNOUNCED JUST RECENTLY, CITGO, BEING AWARE THAT SALES ARE DOWN DUE TO U.S. CUSTOMERS NOT WANTING TO BUY FROM "CITGO-CHAVEZ", HAVE STARTED TO CHANGE THE NAME OF SOME OF THEIR STATIONS TO: "PETRO EXPRESS"

DO NOT BUY FROM "PETRO EXPRESS" EITHER!!! "PETRO EXPRESS" IS ALSO 100% OWNED BY "CHAVEZ."

KEEP THIS MEMO GOING SO THAT EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT IS HAPPENING.

BOYCOTT "CITGO" AND "PETRO EXPRESS" AND MAKE SURE THIS IS PASSED ON TO EVERYONE YOUR E-MAIL LIST IN THE UNITED STATES AND OUTSIDE OF AMERICA ..


!DSPAM:461e57b950446673066691! "

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