Archive of April 2004

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Scourge: John Ashcroft

The more I learn about United States Attorney General John Ashcroft the more disturbing I find him to be.  The guy is wound way too tight and certainly should not be running the Justice Department.  His personal convictions & agenda are simply not something this country needs.  In short, I can only hope he goes away soon.  Otherwise, chances are you won't be able to read things like this because I won't be allowed to write them!

In the past several days I've come across a number of interesting items related to the esteemed Mr. Ashcroft.  For starters, there's this lovely mosaic made entirely of pornographic images.  Perfect!  Unfortunately the post is now gone!  Guess the words "Cease & Desist" were involved.  Here's the Google Cache but without the actual image which is now gone from the server!  I guess this just illustrates my point.  Ah, Google good, here it is at!  This picture apparently was done in response to an article about the adminstration's war on pornography.  I see this being about as successful as that war on drugs.  You are old enough to remember that, no?  If not, it's probably best now that they have been completely eradicated from society!  Yep, money well spent there, but I digress.  Anyhow, I'm not alone in my thinking, because he's been recently awarded a 2004 Jefferson Muzzle by The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.  Please move along now.  Oh, and take John with you!
April 14, 2004 @ 12:52 pm | Category:
Thursday, April 08, 2004

Serious Audiophilia

I've always longed to be a true audiophile, but have never really had the financial resources to do the things I wanted.  But if I did have the money, I would think a nice start might be a set of wooden speakers and the biggest subwoofer in the world!  Hey, it's only money right?
April 8, 2004 @ 07:33 am | Category:
Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Atkins People: Shut Up!

I'm a psuedo-vegetarian or more technically, lacto-ovo-pesce vegetarian.  Basically that means I eat mostly veggies, but I also eat dairy products and occasionally seafood.  I'm generally not militant about it unless you are militant towards me.  I'm not a tree hugger or a PETA member.  I choose not to eat meat for health, not ethical reasons and generally have a "to each his own" philosophy when it comes to such things.  But I have to say, as a whole I find the Atkins crowd to be particularly annoying.  They act as if they've found the holy grail of health and nutrition.  Yes, you are likely losing weight.  And you may even be feeling better.  Losing weight tends to do that.  But do you honestly feel you can continue to shun carbohydrates indefinitely?  Personally I have my concerns about what the long-term effects may be, particularly on your kidneys.  I guess we will see in a decade or two when those of you that have managed to stay on the Atkins plan are all "fit as a fiddle" or on dialysis! But I'm obviously not alone in my concern. And if you feel I'm being harsh, you should visit some of the other places that I've found that talk about you guys.

Cow & Chicken

How about "Eat more Veggies"!
April 6, 2004 @ 07:49 am | Category:
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