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Archive for February, 2006

Feb 26th 2006

Don Knotts (1924-2006)

Don Knotts passed away earlier today.
The Andy Griffith Show is still one of my favorite TV shows.
Don Knotts, the skinny, lovable nerd who kept generations of television audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. He was 81.

The West Virginia-born actor’s half-century career included seven TV series and more […]

Feb 20th 2006

Consumption Rules (A New Blog)

A friend of mine just started a blog.
Consumption Rules.
Just like the title suggests, it will cover economics, consumer, and business issues, as well as politics and current events.
Check it out.

Feb 19th 2006

boomka.org

i got scooped by NPR, but that does not deter me from recommending boomka.org. this is how the site describes itself and it’s mission:

A Danish paper publishes a cartoon that mocks Muslims.
An Iranian paper responds with a Holocaust cartoons contest –
– Now a group of Israelis announce their own anti-Semitic cartoons contest!
Eyal […]

Feb 14th 2006

VIDEO: deranged white house press corps, “what did bush know & when did he know it?”

watch the video at exposetheleft.com. some excerpts:

“Is this type of accidental shooting a type of criminal offense?”
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Feb 6th 2006

VIDEO: injured. injured bad.

Feb 4th 2006

apologize for calling us violent or we’ll kill you!

american and british leaders have said the printing/reprinting of the cartoons of the prophet muhammad goes over the line of good taste. in some sense, i would agree. in my post pissing in our holy water, i called the posting of “gay lds missionary” photos in salt lake city ethnic intimidation. that […]

Feb 3rd 2006

muhammad cartoons reverberate

Saudi Arabia and Syria have recalled their ambassadors from Copenhagen and Libya has closed its embassy. Qatar condemned the cartoons and Danish products have been the subject of a boycott in some Arab countries.

boycotting danish goods. see, now that’s a perfectly acceptable, civilized response.* but let us not, from this hint of […]

Feb 2nd 2006

muslims threaten violence against europeans who depict islam as violent

file this under….not the best way to respond. after some EU papers published cartoons (like the following) which depict the muslim prophet muhammad as the founder of a violent religion (as well as other drawings ostensibly offensive toward islam), there were angry protests in the middle east.

Gunmen surrounded European Union offices in […]