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Posts in January 2006

State of the Union predictions

by: Russell Updike | on: 2006-01-31 00:00:00
Well tonight is the State of the Union address. A constitutional event that has now become a media free for all. For all intents and purposes the President could send a letter to Congress and it would suffice. But it is now an opportunity for speech making, response and counter response by all parties, groups, and media.

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Ghetto

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2006-01-30 00:00:00
My apartment in Austin is ghetto. Most everything about it is shabby. Last night I heard gun shots. Don't worry, I don't think they were in my apartment complex. I think they were in the next apartments. There are lots of shady characters running around all day and especially at night.

Don't let me get started on our war against the roaches. (Although we are winning, it is an unsettling topic.)

YSA Speed Dating

by: Mindy Hess | on: 2006-01-29 00:00:00
“So what ward are you in?”

“The mental ward”

“Ha-ha, I meant which singles ward.”

“Yeah, I know what you meant”

“. . . So . . .?”

“Sooooo”

“Which ward then?”

“The other one.”

“Huh”?

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Que Locura!

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2006-01-25 00:00:00
Imagine you are a Mexican citizen wanting to cross over to the United States illegally. What is something that your government can do to help you commit this international crime? How about show you the way?! Well, you are in luck because that is exactly what they are now doing.

A Mexican government agency is to issue some 70,000 maps marking main roads and water tanks for people wanting to cross illegally into the US.

Get this, Mexico's Human Rights Commission has denied that they are encouraging more illegal migration into the US. Who do they think they are kidding?

What insanity!

Osama Returns

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2006-01-19 00:00:00
Today al-Jazeera broadcast some audio of Osama Bin Laden. The CIA has confirmed that the audio is indeed Bin Laden. You can find the complete text of Bin Laden's remarks here.

Bin Laden claimed in the audio that the war is going well for his side:

Praise be to God, our conditions are always improving, becoming better, while yours are the opposite.

It is amazing how much he sounds like the leadership of the liberal left here at home. Bin Laden continued:

the mujahideen, praise be to God, have managed to breach all the security measures adopted by the unjust nations of the coalition time and again.

The evidence for this are the bombings you have seen in the capitals of the most important European countries of this aggressive coalition.

As for the delay in carrying out similar operations in America, this was not due to the failure to breach your security measures.

He purports to have the ability to best our security and carry out terrorist attacks here again. How much truth is there to that statement? I don't know, but that kind of talk upsets me. If ever there was a time to be united against an enemy it is in this post-9/11 world. Let us quit the bickering amongst ourselves and focus on cramming Bin Laden's own words down his throat!Read more...

Christian Rap

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2006-01-15 00:00:00
On my way home today, I was surfing through the radio stations. I caught a few lines of christian rap. Ahem,

like how Kathy Lee needed Regis,
that's how I need Jesus

After I heard that line, I changed the radio to the oldies station and sang along to Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl."

For Lack of a Better Word

by: Mindy Hess | on: 2006-01-08 00:00:00
A few weeks ago I was set up on a date. The thing is, I don’t allow people to set me up on dates (not since the Schizophrenic that gave me hives). So instead I found myself literally cornered into a fix-up with no prior knowledge.

How does this occur you may ask? There’s really nothing to it, you simply make plans to go dancing on a Saturday night with a friend, who at the last possible moment invites an additional mystery guy who works on the second floor. Then, just as you’re driving up to the hip Salsa club, your friend bales, blaming the pull-out on a sick husband. And there you are, alone with a strange guy that you’ve seen only briefly at work, trapped in a position in which the only polite thing to do is commence with the dreaded “date.” Read more...

Texas 41, USC 38

by: Justin Mills | on: 2006-01-05 00:00:00
Yes my friends, it is true. The Longhorns are the NCAA Football Champions.

I'm so happy I'm at a loss for words.

HOOK 'EM HORNS!Read more...

The most underappreciated story of the year

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2006-01-03 00:00:00
Real Clear Politics carried a link to an article in the Salt Lake Tribune by Rich Lowry (from National Review). The article is titled "The most underappreciated story of the year," and makes the argument that the mainstream media has deemphasized the current robust economy:

Our superb economy is hidden in plain view, mostly ignored by a media that prefer to accentuate the negative and a Democratic Party that is loath to admit that anything could possibly be right in George Bush's America.

Lowry makes the point that Democrats would like to associate Bush with past-president Hoover, despite that the unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in many years. Lowry argues that a better association would be with FDR. Personally, I shudder at the idea. In my book, our current president is ten times better than 'ol Franklin ever was. Yet, my initial reaction misses the mark. The point is that the economy is doing wonderfully and that cannot be kept a secret despite the left-winger's best efforts.