Monthly Archive: October 2006

Oct 30 2006

For those who read Swedish…

Turns out that reporter I mentioned in “Cruella Comeuppance Update # 3” wasn’t just Whistling Dixie!  The news story about the four discrimination cases under investigation in Malmö was in the Sydsvenskan today, the largest newspaper in southern Sweden. You can have a look at the article here. The story doesn’t say much other than to describe the …

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Oct 28 2006

Cruella Comeuppance Update #3

Apologies that it’s been so long since I last reported on Dr. Darling’s discrimination complaint against our former landlady-from-hell.  Like the rest of "official" Sweden, the Stockholm office handling the report went into summer holiday mode sometime in June, and during the calm of those balmy, sunshiney days proceeded to "lose" the file. Once it was re-discovered (sometime in September …

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Oct 27 2006

Does he really think we’re this stupid?

So the Bush Administration is now trying to tell us that it’s policy in Iraq has never been "stay the course"?  WTF?!!! If this is an indication of the Commander -in-Thief”s short-term memory,  it’s no wonder we’re in so much trouble over there.  He probably has to be reminded that the US is involved in a war on an hourly basis. Clearly …

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Oct 25 2006

Rogers & Hammerstein must be spinning in their graves…

Let me start off by saying that I have nothing personal against Gwen Stefani.  In fact, I thought it was pretty cool when she used the refrain from a classic song in a timeless Broadway musical in her hit “Rich Girl.”  I think even Topal would have approved. But evidently Gwen was not done mining musicals for inspiration, …

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Oct 23 2006

Talk about perverted ‘nads of steel…

I’m not sure which part of this story is more unsettling…the fact that a guy would actually have sex with the family pit bull, or that his wife whipped out her cellphone and took pictures of him doing it. (For evidence, not jollies. She’s the one who reported him to the police.) In any case, I’m delighted that this weirdo …

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Oct 20 2006

Well Howdy Howard!

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I had a little surprise in my INBOX today…a message from National Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean. Of course I know that even though it appeared to be addressed to me personally, it was a mass mailing that likely went to hundreds of thousands of people.  The only catch is that I’m not registered as a Democrat and on top of …

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Oct 19 2006

Math phobia RULES!

This story explains SO MUCH about my math-phobic public school career. Happy, confident students do worse in math By BEN FELLER, AP Education Writer Wed Oct 18, 3:38 AM ET WASHINGTON – Kids who are turned off by math often say they don’t enjoy it, they aren’t good at it and they see little point in …

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