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Posted by zaphriel on October 7, 2005

Thanks for noticing Jo

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Jesse Jackson to Stand Trial

Posted by Mark on October 7, 2005

MSM bias is displayed far more by what is not covered as by what is. Most everyone knows Tom Delay was indicted, despite the fact that it took at least 8 grand juries to do it. This case is receiving no attention, yet is just as important. You tell me what the difference is:

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes corruption, today announced that on January 17, 2006, Jesse Lee Peterson, et al., v. Jesse Jackson, et al. (BC 266505) will go to trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court after a ruling last week by Judge George H. Wu. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit against Jackson, his son Jonathan, and
others on behalf of Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, who was the victim of a physical
and verbal assault at an event hosted by Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. in December 2001. Rev. Peterson is an
ordained minister, who has dedicated his life to working with underprivileged
black youth and men in our society.

The Jacksons and the Rainbow/PUSH coalition, who had sought to have the case dismissed, will now face multiple civil charges, including: Assault, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and a California Civil Rights Claim. Jonathan Jackson also will face the additional charges of Battery and False Imprisonment.


Any surprise that this story has received almost no coverage? While the Delay story was wall to wall, and left most viewers with the impression that Mr. Delay now has two indictments against him. The truth that ‘Ole Ronnie screwed up the first one, and then had to go before two grand juries before he could get the money laundering charge to stick remains limited to FoxNews and the blogosphere. Hmmmm.

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Fun Friday – E-Mail of the day II

Posted by zaphriel on October 7, 2005

From: Fritter
To: Zaphriel
Subject: New Words for 2005
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Essential additions for the workplace and beyond:

BLAMESTORMING: Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

SEAGULL MANAGER: A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps all over everything, and then leaves.

ASSMOSIS: The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing the boss’ butt rather than working hard.

SALMON DAY: The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.

CUBE FARM: An office filled with cubicles.

PRAIRIE DOGGING: When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people’s heads pop up over the walls to see what’s going on.

MOUSE POTATO: The on-line, wired generation’s answer to the couch potato.

SITCOMs: Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids.

SWIPEOUT: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.

IRRITAINMENT: Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying but you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The Anna Nichole show or the Bachelor is a prime example.

PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the heck out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

ADMINISPHERE: The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the ADMINISPHERE are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.

404: Someone who’s clueless. From the World Wide Web error message “404 Not Found” (meaning that the requested document, like the person’s brain, could not be located).

GENERICA: Features of the North American landscape that is exactly the same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, subdivisions.

OHNOSECOND: That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you’ve just made a BIG mistake.

WOOFYS: Well Off Older Folks.

CROP DUSTING: Surreptitious flatulence while passing thru a cube farm, or any other public place, then enjoying the sounds of dismay and disgust (this often leads to PRAIRIE DOGGING).

And lest we forget:

ANAL GLAUCOMA: Used as an excuse for not showing up for work. Translation “I just couldn’t see my ass coming in to work today.”

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Fun Friday – E-Mail of the day

Posted by zaphriel on October 7, 2005

From: Fritter
To: Zaphriel
Subject: Ponderisms

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* I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

* Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

* Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

* The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

* Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.

* There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead.

* Life is sexually transmitted.

* The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

* Some people are like Slinkies. Not really good for anything, but you still can’t help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.

* Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

* Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?

* Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.

* All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

* In the 60’s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

* Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

* How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

* Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, “I think I’ll squeeze these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?”

* Who was the first person to say, “See that chicken there? I’m gonna eat the next thing that comes outta its butt.”

* Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

* If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

* Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don’t point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?

* Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if they are going to look up there anyway?

* Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They’re both dogs!

* If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that Acme crap, why didn’t he just buy dinner?

* If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

* If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?

* If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

* Why do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

* Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

* Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

* Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster?

* Why doesn’t glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

* Do you ever wonder why you gave me your email address?!!!!

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Jesse Jackson to Stand Trial

Posted by Mark on October 7, 2005

MSM bias is displayed far more by what is not covered as by what is. Most everyone knows Tom Delay was indicted, despite the fact that it took at least 8 grand juries to do it. This case is receiving no attention, yet is just as important. You tell me what the difference is:

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes corruption, today announced that on January 17, 2006, Jesse Lee Peterson, et al., v. Jesse Jackson, et al. (BC 266505) will go to trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court after a ruling last week by Judge George H. Wu. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit against Jackson, his son Jonathan, and
others on behalf of Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, who was the victim of a physical
and verbal assault at an event hosted by Jackson�s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. in December 2001. Rev. Peterson is an
ordained minister, who has dedicated his life to working with underprivileged
black youth and men in our society.

The Jacksons and the Rainbow/PUSH coalition, who had sought to have the case dismissed, will now face multiple civil charges, including: Assault, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and a California Civil Rights Claim. Jonathan Jackson also will face the additional charges of Battery and False Imprisonment.


Any surprise that this story has received almost no coverage? While the Delay story was wall to wall, and left most viewers with the impression that Mr. Delay now has two indictments against him. The truth that ‘Ole Ronnie screwed up the first one, and then had to go before two grand juries before he could get the money laundering charge to stick remains limited to FoxNews and the blogosphere. Hmmmm.

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Fun Friday – Hot Dog

Posted by zaphriel on October 7, 2005

A little girl asked her mom, “Mom, may I take the dog for a walk around the block?”

Mom replies, “No, because she is in heat.”

“What’s that mean?” asked the child.

“Go ask your father. I think he’s in the garage.”

The little girl goes to the garage and says, “Dad, may I take Belle for a walk around the block? I asked Mom, but she said the dog was in heat, and to come to you.”

Dad said, “Bring Belle over here.” He took a rag, soaked it with gasoline, and scrubbed the dog’s backside with it to disguise the

scent, and said “OK, you can go now, but keep Belle on the leash and only go one time round the block.”

The little girl left, and returned a few minutes later with no dog on the leash. Surprised, Dad asked, “Where’s Belle?”

The little girl said, “She ran out of gas about halfway down the block, so another dog is pushing her home.”

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Fun Friday – How to Write Good

Posted by zaphriel on October 7, 2005

For us bloggers, here are several very important but often forgotten rules of English:

•Avoid alliteration. Always.

•Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.

•Avoid cliches like the plague. (They’re old hat.)

•Employ the vernacular.

•Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.

•Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.

•It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.

•Contractions aren’t necessary.

•Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.

•One should never generalize.

•Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”

•Comparisons are as bad as cliches.

•Don’t be redundant. Don’t more use words than necessary. It’s highly superfluous.

•Be more or less specific.

•Understatement is always best.

•Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

•One-word sentences? Eliminate.

•Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.

•The passive voice is to be avoided.

•Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.

•Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.

•Who needs rhetorical questions?

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