I hope to be asleep before the ball drops. I hope so. We’ve done too much traveling and we’re both exhausted.
Mark A. Kilmer accurately points out that the media has made a star of Barack Obama and has ignored Bobby Jindal. Jindal should be the brighest star of freshman legislators.
The American Minddiscovered the album by Paris, Texas. There’s a free download at iTunes.
While you’re there, check out The Killers and “Sway” by the Perishers.
I think Christy and I will be switching to Cingular. I’ve gotten mixed response, but the calling area in Georgia and DC is much better than T-Mobile. The downside is the pricey plan for data access.
All things being equal, I do not intend to make the switch until Cingular gets the Treo 650.
I thought I would drop in and post this…tonight at midnight, Paraiba do Sul will honor Yassir Arafat and dedicate a lifesized statue to the man. Excerpt:
Moments before the clock rings in 2005, a fireworks and light show will serve as a backdrop to the unveiling of a life-sized statue of the Palestinian leader holding the traditional symbol of peace, the olive branch. The 5-foot, 7-inch bronze statue will be part of an open-air memorial that includes a marble map of Palestine and a replica of the Palestinian flag, also in marble, Paraiba do Sul Mayor Rogerio Onofre said.
A statue? An olive branch?
Anyways, Happy New Year!
I have said very little about the devastation in Asia. Please do not take my silence as indifference, take it as profound sadness.
I grew up in Asia and some of my happiest memories are fishing off Tiger Bay in Penang, a beautiful island off the coast of Asia. Penang, like the rest of the Indian Ocean lands, is not a mass of bodies and tears. I cannot express the overwhelming grief I have for the people affected.
If you have never been to Sri Lanka or Indonesia or Malaysia or Thailand, it
is was a postcard perfect paradise.
I have added a link to the USAID website for disaster relief. I hope you will contribute to the effort.
Here’s the deal. I’m thinking of switching from T-Mobile to Cingular. I hear horrible stories about Cingular’s customer service, but it does have a larger network and better coverage in Georgia and D.C. I’m not sure though. It’s time to get a new phone. I’m waiting on Treo to bring the 650 over to GSM (damn them for keeping it Sprint exclusive for so long).
Any thoughts on Cingular vs. T-Mobile. It’s confusing. At least Apple intends to launch a cell network. But I can’t wait for Steve.
How dare we participate in the relief effort in Asia.
I couldn’t have said it any better than Jayson:
A pro-life, former Congressman, from Indiana, has about as much of a chance of becoming the DNC Chair as the theory of Intelligent Design has of getting placed on the science curricula of the San Francisco Unified Public School District.
[O]ut of 23 condoms tests, two of the three Planned Parenthood condoms rated lowest.
Maybe it is another scheme to promote abortion. Afterall, while Planned Parenthood is obstensibly an organization dedicated to “reproductive self-determination” as it says on its website, we know it is really an abortion advocacy group — dedicated to the murder of unborn and partially born innocents around the globe. It has taken what should be a good idea, “family planning,” and turned the idea into a euphemism for abortion after one night stands. Maybe Planned Parenthood has come up with a new way to increase the number of abortions through subversive means. I report, you decide.
The latest issue of Consumer Reports (“CR”) is out. CR tests and rates all sorts of services, goods, and equipment so cost concious consumers can make sound purchases. In its February 2005 issue, CR tests and rates condoms. Every guy who has ever come into contact with a hot feminist or broke fraternity brother knows that Planned Parenthood is one of the places to get free (or, in some cases, really, really cheap) condoms. When the moment hits and cash is low, Planned Parenthood has a ready supply of condoms available — the scented Honeydew, assorted colors, and the Lollipop condom — no, get out of the gutter, it’s packaged on a stick like a lollipop. Come on, out of the gutter.
According to CR, out of 23 condoms tests, two of the three Planned Parenthood condoms rated lowest. The Honeydew condom was dead last with the assorted colors right behind. Only the lollipop was listed above the bottom, at number 14. When the moment arrives and the condom rips, we can all rest soundly knowing Planned Parenthood, having participated in the conception will gladly participate in the abortion that would not have been necessary had Planned Parenthood distributed better condoms. Who knew “reproductive self-determination” meant Planned Parenthood had such a strong role in the matter.
Planned Parenthood’s condoms are usually free, or at a very low cost. Caveat Emptor.