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Entries from September 2004

Blogshares or Bogshares?

September 26th, 2004 · No Comments

Someone sent me some links, notifying me of the possibility that other websites were using my blog content contrary to both my licensing and my interests. My license here is a Creative Commons license that, among other things, does not allow for commercial use of my content. (Commercial licensing would have to be negotiated with […]

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Tags: Blogs & Blogging

CSI: USA

September 24th, 2004 · No Comments

Let me start out by saying that I really like the way Mark Morford of SFGate.com writes. I look forward to his weekly columns. His style of writing is different in so many ways but the main thing I notice is that you need a heart and a brain to write like that. There is […]

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Tags: 2004 Presidential Election

Bragging Rights

September 24th, 2004 · No Comments

Frankly, one of my big beefs with Bush is that I don’t understand him. President Bush on Thursday countered gloomy assessments of the situation in Iraq by citing a survey that suggested that Iraqis were more upbeat about their future than Americans were about theirs. “I saw a poll that said the right track/wrong track […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

Change

September 23rd, 2004 · 1 Comment

Funny how things change. The people of America had been bred up in the same prejudices against France, which at that time characterized the people of England; but experience and an acquaintance with the French Nation have most effectually shown to the Americans the falsehood of those prejudices; and I do not believe that a […]

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Tags: Political

Political Advertising Worth “Reading”

September 23rd, 2004 · No Comments

Okay. I swear I’ll never do this again. After this time.

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Tags: 2004 Presidential Election · Humor

Just Call Me ‘Squiggly’

September 23rd, 2004 · No Comments

It’s been eons since I tried one of those silly online “quizzes” that help you figure out who you are. Those of us who remember the days when we cared to “find ourselves” know just how important that is. As it turns out. . . Whats your Squiggle? by PsykoDragon User name Birthday Favorite Color […]

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Tags: Humor

Calico Cat Stevens

September 22nd, 2004 · 7 Comments

The U.S. is being followed by a moon shadow. Moon shadow, moon shadow. Yusuf Islam recently made the mistake of trying to enter the United States, something he once did regularly as “Cat Stevens.”

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Tags: Politics-In-General

Protecting America

September 22nd, 2004 · No Comments

Mark King asks — and I have to ask as well — “Where’s the outrage?” But long gone are the days when Americans can be bothered by little things like being tricked into war. Heck, most of us don’t even recognize that, along the way, the Constitution was shredded. These days it’s more likely Americans […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

Power (Or the Lack Thereof)

September 21st, 2004 · 8 Comments

Well, I’ve now spent approximately four hours trying to get my servers working again after a power outage here that lasted about an hour and a half. And just as there’s no explanation for the power outage, so, too, is there no explanation for why it took four hours for my servers to start working […]

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Tags: Blogs & Blogging

The End of (Journalistic) Integrity

September 20th, 2004 · 3 Comments

I was going to call this just “The End of Integrity,” because lying has truly become a national epidemic. In fact, the easiest way these days to tell an American is lying is to check to see if his or her lips are moving. In the past, it was safe to assume someone was truthful […]

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Tags: News Reporting