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October 31, 2004
Cat Blogging

And of course what would Halloween be without a black cat named Pumpkin?

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Autumn in the Hudson Valley

A little photo blogging from a wonderful Halloween day in NY

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October 29, 2004
Thoughts on a Simple/Simplistic Observation

I agree to a certain extent to the point That Jen makes here. I believe that this election needs to be decided by a significant margin for a number of reasons. What I disagree with is the contention that

The right hates Clinton. They wanted him out, and some of them were willing to do anything to make that happen.

I donít ever remember the attacks on Clinton reaching the same lows as of those that I have seen from the left on Bush recently. The cover of the current Village Voice is a perfect example. Maybe itís me but I also seem to remember that a fair amount of accusations against Clinton were proven to be true. The stuff that I have seen against Bush appears to be far more personal and baseless.

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Sports Stars for sanity

Two sports figures who seemed to have their heads screwed on correctly.
The first is Red Sox ace Curt Schilling. This is his response to Charles Gibson after Gibson called him a "warrior" for competing on a badly injured ankle during post-season play.

"Warrior is a strong word. The men and women in the Mideast that are serving this country are the warriors . . . I appreciate [it], but this wasn't up there."

Second is Isiah Thomas, who recently lectured the players on the NY Kincks on not chewing gum or slouching during the National Anthem.

Thomas said: "You've got people fighting for the freedom of our country because of some of the things that happened in our city. I want the players to understand how important it is to play in New York."

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Oh THAT liberal press

I Found this Via Little Green Footballs

Interest reading as the time clicks down to Election Day. And to think that they didn't include the recent NYT story on the "missing" weapons

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October 21, 2004
Yankees Lose!

In addition to what Jen said I say boy its quiet in NY this morning. I love it.

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Too bad it wasn't his neck

spotted over at the BBC News

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October 19, 2004
Jewish voters

The guys at Powerline posted about Arafat's last best hope. The last line is

Yes, it is fairly easy to picture Arafat, sitting in his battered Ramallah compound hoping for a Kerry victory. Will Jewish voters in Miami, Philadelphia, and Cleveland give Kerry the margins he needs to become a White House regular again?

I agree that if Kerry is elected it might signal a return to the failed policies of trying to deal with Arafat. However I know several Jewish voters that will vote for Kerry no matter what. I was in a very spirited discussion a couple of weeks ago with one older Jewish lady who is of the mind that Israel is part of the problem in the Middle East. She is the typical East coast liberal and her ranting could have come straight from the DU. I also remember working with a similar lady several years ago with exactly the same views. I wish that I could say that their views are in the minority but I fear not. I donít know what it will take for them to understand the threat posed by radical Islam.

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October 11, 2004

Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it...don't waste them on exercise.
Everything wears out eventually.Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster.
Want to live longer? Take a nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies.
What does a cow eat? Hay and corn.
And what are these? Vegetables.
So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system.
Need grain? Eat chicken.
Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable).
And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all.
Wine is made from fruit.
Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way.
Beer is also made out of grain.
Bottoms up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have body fat, your ratio is one to one.
If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry.
My philosophy is: No Pain...Good
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil.
In fact, they're permeated in it.
How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?
Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not!
When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger.
You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO ...... Cocoa beans ... another vegetable!!!
It's the best feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.
Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!
Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets and remember, "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - strawberries in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming - WOO HOO! What a Ride!"
My own would be to substitute Scotch or some excellent Cognac for the Chardonnay and a stogie clenched firmly between teeth, yelling YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

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October 03, 2004
Sunday Shopping

What is it about grocery shopping that turns normal people into complete idiots or is it that people are just that stupid? Every time I walk out of shopright or any grocery store I am amazed that I didnít go postal and kill the person who was checking out in front of me. I mean is it really that hard to purchase food?

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