what not to bid on...
i didn't know people still sold those crappy beany babies. apparently this guy is getting revenge by selling off his ex-wife's collection. read the whole auction. it gets funnier and funnier.
Oct 31, 2003
what not to bid on...
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the gravy train of strained english...
that's how DubyaSpeak.com describe's the president's public speaking. this site first got big during his campaign, but give the man a few years and a lot of linguistic car wrecks can happen.
anyway, here are the top 10 dubya quotes from the editors of dubyaspeak.com:
10. "I've been to war. I've raised twins. If I had a choice, I'd rather go to war."
9. "I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well."
8. "You teach a child to read and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test."
7. "No, I know all the war rhetoric, but it's all aimed at achieving peace."
6. "My mom often used to say, 'The trouble with W' -- although she didn't put that to words."
5. "In 1994, there were 67 schools in Texas that were rated 'exemplorary' according to our own tests."
4. "I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe -- I believe what I believe is right."
3. "Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease."
2. "I understand small business growth. I was one."
1. "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.
By Joel at 5:27 PM
i hate this store. it was with much glee that i read today's story that hundreds of illegal aliens working at wal-marts around the country were arrested today. now, i do fee sorry for the workers. this is a nation built on immigrants and the notion of "illegals" seemed only to come up once the newcomers weren't white. anyway....
the real gist of today's post is that wal-mart must be the greatest public leach in u.s. history. it's super ironic that a store catering to middle-american rednecks who bask themselves in anti-immigrant rhetoric is also the company that gives their jobs to illegals. and what does it tell you when the world's largest retail chain doesn't even hire its own janitorial workers -- they're technically outside contractors.
i hope the entire walton family, who seem to make up a good chunk of those "america's 100 richest people" lists get forced to do community service -- maybe something like the patrolling the rio grande border for $25,000 a year.
and another thought...who do you think pays for healthcare for the vast majority of wal-mart's employees? most are uninsured and every time one of them has a slip and fall in the leisurewear section, they're probably headed to the city/county hospital for us taxpayers to foot the bill. argh.
By Joel at 1:02 PM
Oct 22, 2003
a group hug?....
everyone has dark, nasty little secrets, and this is the place to find out what they actually are. people just anonymously spill their guts about the bad things they've done or wanted to do. unrequited love and cheating on lovers seem to be especially popular. it does get better than that, though. favorites include "i enjoy sniffing random bicycle seats" and the much-darker "i keep having unprotected sex and am afraid to get tested because i might have hiv." like, whoa.
By Joel at 7:16 PM
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the audio-animatronic candidate...
that's what frank rich calls arnold schwarzenegger in maybe the greatest writing yet on his candidacy. it's depressing to think that anyone would vote for such a hollow candidate -- liberal, conservative or whatever. can we cut california loose, yet?
By Joel at 3:49 PM