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Here’s a nice story via Reuters about a New York Times bestseller about a family and their dog. It’s doing fabulously as far as landmarks in the publishing industry.

Then the article quotes some “authority”(?) on books:

Bob Wietrak, vice president of merchandising for the Barnes & Noble chain of bookstores, said the book’s success was due to its focus on broader human themes. “It’s about the human condition, it’s about relationships, it’s about family.” (Italics mine)

I see this attitude all over – in religions, industry, etc. It couldn’t be someone loves their dog?! Can you say “armchair psychologist”? No wonder the world is in such piss poor shape. /end rant

Peace.

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Holy crap! Have a gander at this :

Evil Yoga, Wicked Infants, Equality,
Good Torture and Arnold

A really nice article dealing with the out of control fanatical

christian right. I found this while

absentmindedly googling yoga

info. The author, Mel Seesholtz,

really hits the nail on the head

with his scathing review of the

christian right lunatics.

‘Nuff said by me – read the article

already!

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There are many reasons to NOT eat meat – environmental, cultural, moral, just to name a few.  If none of those happen to apply, how about altering the appearance to get consumers to buy the crap in the first place?

Here’s a fine example of “what you see is not necessarily what you get”!  Face it people – meat is just rotting dead flesh no matter how you look at it.  Altering the appearance doesn’t alter the facts! Just look at the pictures in this article:
 
Store-bought Meats Dosed to Look Red

Just one more reason why I don’t eat meat and buy mostly organic everything else. 

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Deep Thoughts…

1) When I die, I want to die like my grandfather–who died
peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the
passengers in his car.”

–Author Unknown

2) Advice for the day: If you have a lot of tension and you
get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle:
“Take two aspirin” and “Keep away from children.”

–Author Unknown

3) “Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a
support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they
meet at the bar.”

–Drew Carey

4) “The problem with the designated driver program, it’s
not a desirable job, but if you ever get sucked into
doing it, have fun with it At the end of the night,
drop them off at the wrong house.”

–Jeff Foxworthy

5) “If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball
and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the
infant’s life without even considering if there is a man on
base.”
–Dave Barry

6) “Relationships are hard. It’s like a full time job, and
we should treat it like one. If your boyfriend or girlfriend
wants to leave you, they should give you two weeks’ notice.
There should be severance pay, the day before they leave
you, they should have to find you a temp.”

–Bob Ettinger

7) “My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took her out in
the lake and threw her off the boat. I said, “Mom, they weren’t
trying to teach you how to swim.'”
–Paula Poundstone

8 ) “A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal
skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study:
“Duh.”
–Conan O’Brien

9) “Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?? I’m halfway
through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God…. I could be eating
a slow learner.”

–Lynda Montgomery

10) “I think that’s how Chicago got started. Bunch of people in New
York said, ‘Gee, I’m enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just
isn’t cold enough. Let’s go west.'”

–Richard Jeni

11) “If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the
impersonators would be dead.”

–Johnny Carson

12) “Sometimes I think war is god’s way of teaching us geography.”

–Paul Rodriguez

13) “My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty
and that’s the law.”

–Jerry Seinfeld

14) “Remember in elementary school, you were told that in case of
fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest
to tallest What is the logic in that? What, do tall people burn
slower?”

–Warren Hutcherson

15) “Bigamy is having one wife/husband too many. Monogamy is the
same.”

–Oscar Wilde

16 ) “Suppose you were an idiot … And suppose you were a member of
Congress… But I repeat myself.”

–Mark Twain

17) “Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At
least they can find Afghanistan.”

–A. Whitney Brown

18) “Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.”

–Billy Crystal

19) “You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give
you a look that says, ‘My God, you’re right! I never would’ve
thought of that!'”

–Dave Barry

20) Do you know why they call it “PMS”? Because “Mad Cow Disease”
was taken.

–Unknown, presumed deceased

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“If and when the bald eagle is removed from the endangered list, two other laws will continue to protect it: the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the 1940 Bald Eagle Protection Act, later revised to include the golden eagle. But those don’t address habitat.” (Emphasis mine)

Interesting – the habitat issue. Here in NJ there’s been a furor over a nesting pair of eagles on a “protected” island in the Delaware River that developers want for development. The biggest obstacle to them getting the tract of land has been the eagles. It has been stated in local papers that the eagles are not endangered and therefore should get the boot! Be aware that eagles use the same nest year after year! I’m sure there are similar stories elsewhere in the US.

Money hungry politicians have been able to use eminent domain to take homes which have been in the same family for generations in the name of “progress” in many places, not surprisingly with the blessing of the US Supreme Court, for their true masters. Now they want to gut environmentally protective laws no doubt to further their own causes as well. Just look at the Arctic National Wildlife Preserve issue.

Read the full story in South Coast Today about the newest threat to our national symbol. I say unless their habitat is also protected, they should remain as they are! What a disgrace, selling out our national symbol!

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Borrowed from a forum sig:

10,000 dead
50,000 wounded
200,000 future PTSD patients
no weapons found
no link to terrorism
150,000 dead Iraqi’s
1000’s torture at Abu Ghraib
Iraq left in complete chaos { insurgents, crime, rape, kidnapping }
Osama still not caught
Gas price = $3 a gallon
$8 Trillion National Debt
shrinking middle class
jobs being outsourced

Proof that George W. Bush is the Greatest President Ever !

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“A Cincinnati company is requiring any employee who works in its secure data center to be implanted with a microchip.”

Read about it here: www.worldnetdaily.com

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