August 09, 2006
Did you hear that Patrick Swayze wanted to release a RAP single.
Yeah. I know. I thought the same thing yet find myself without words to add to the story here.
I heard via the E! Online Answer B!tch.
August 04, 2006
STOCKHOLM (AFP) — A hen in southern Sweden that has grown a rooster comb, tail and wattle and begun to crow is wreaking havoc in its henhouse, where the rooster, Henry VIII, is hopping mad, Swedish media reported on Friday.
Read the rest of the article. I really have nothing to add.
August 02, 2006
But every time this particular option is discussed, people on bother sides (Muslim/Jew) of the argument always yell out, "We can't withdraw from the region."
And the reason given by this dude on the Daily Show yesterday was that because it would allow terrorism to fester.
So, let me make sure I have this whole crazy thing figured out: If we withdraw from the Middle East, terrorism festers. If we stay in the Middle East, terrorism festers.
Mm hm. I see.
And this is why I rarely discuss the matter. Like most every situation, you can't get everyone to agree on a solution, but in this case folks tend to get really loud and really distracted from the essentials of the discussion. I understand that suicide bombers and flying missiles and that lalalalalalalalalalalalalalal song those women sing are all very distracting, but still.
I have to go find some Chinese food. I'll be back after bit to talk about something everyone wants to hear me talk about again: gay stuff. Because gay stuff never gets old. Right? Right?
Where did everyone go? Get me some Chinese food while you're out there, would ya?
August 01, 2006
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Three Indian doctors caught on camera apparently agreeing to amputate the healthy limbs of beggars are to be questioned by the Indian Medical Council, an official said Tuesday.
Secretly filmed footage taken by the CNN-IBN news channel and broadcast Saturday showed one of the doctors asking for 10,000 rupees (about $215) to amputate a lower leg, leaving a stump that may draw sympathy -- and a few rupees -- from passersby.
The doctor, from Ghaziabad in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and a satellite town of the capital, New Delhi, explains how he can stitch up blood vessels in a healthy limb, causing it to blacken with gangrene over a few days.
While I think it would be incredibly stupid for someone to pay for an unnecessary amputation, I don't think it should be illegal to do so.
And I don't give money to beggars, so I don't really care about that.
What amazes me is that they're begging for rupees. If you're going to pay for an amputation and gangrene, you need to turn around and beg for dollars. Rupees are not worth that fuss.
MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- Cubans in the exile community waited to hear news about Fidel Castro's health after Cuban officials announced the head of Cuba had temporarily relinquished presidential power to his brother Raul due to intestinal illness.
"This is a clear reminder that the end of the Castro regime is approaching, and that the only solution is free elections and the rule of law," said U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Miami late Monday night.
I'm all about throwing a party. And anyone could probably guess that I would like it if Fidel Castro died. But I really don't see how turning Cuba over to another communist dictator is a step in the right direction.
A Cuban friend of mine says that when Fidel dies, people won't be as loyal to his successor and so things will start to change.
Are people really that loyal to Castro? I mean people outside of his croneys.
I know Hugo Chavez is probably crying himself to sleep in Fidel's hospital room every night, but I don't think any sane person is really going to miss him.
And his little brother probably isn't a whole lot more freedom-minded than Fidel is. One of my coworkers referred to Raul as more fanatical than Fidel even.
I tend to agree with these folks here:
But Joanna Gonzalez, spokeswoman for Raices de Esperanza or Roots of Hope, an umbrella organization for Cuban-American university students and young professionals, said the transfer of power to Raul Castro symbolized only a continuation of the current regime.
"We long for the day when power transfers in Cuba are the results of a free, democratic process and reflect the wishes of the Cuban people, not the preordained wishes of a dictator" she said. "Although this transfer of power is being characterized as temporary, the oppression under which the Cuban people live is enduring and continues."
I remain very skeptical that Fidel Castro's death will actually result in freedom for Cuba even in the near future. Sounds like more of the same but with a different face.
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