April 27th, 2003

2013

watching the college hopefuls

I watched most of the NFL draft yesterday but I got bored a little after the 3rd round started. Loved the hijinks when the Vikings let their 1st round pick slide a few spots. Anyways, rounds 4 through 7 are about to begin... *turns on TV* The 49ers picked up an offensive tackle, a defensive end, and a nose tackle. Nothing exciting but it fills ours needs. I do think we should pick up a late-round QB though. Rattay in the backup position has done an OK job, but just that. We need some depth there.

btw, I declare Kyle Boller, QB picked by Baltimore, to be the cutest guy in the draft. :oD

No cooking yesterday. Dinner was fried chicken, potato wedges, and maccaroni and cheese from the deli section at Vons.
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2013

another stupid application of the label "terrorist"

Deborah Wolfe, a Canadian citizen who was just breast-feeding her son and changing his diaper while en route between Houston and Vancouver, says her "subversive" actions led to her being threatened with detainment, RCMP involvement and legal charges for terrorist action against a U.S. citizen in international airspace while on an American flight during a time of war. - by Lisa Fitterman

Full article</b> at Canada.com


Basically, someone complained about her nursing and changing her baby in her seat to a flight attendant who, I guess, in turn blabbed to the pilot. The pilot announced that all mothers should change diapers in the plane's bathrooms, advice that the mother decided to ignore because she "found the change table too high, right above the toilet and with nary a restraint to stop an infant from falling." To me, that's an appropriate reason not to. Quite frankly, I'd like to find the guy who had complained and *THWAP* him upside the head a few times with a frozen trout.
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2013

interesting moment-in-time view

Every morning I walk past a scene straight out of The Matrix. Remember those cops, the ones on the roof, with the helicopter? Full riot gear, dorky helmet ... yeah, them. They're on Wall Street just off of Broadway, guarding the New York Stock Exchange. Every morning I walk down Wall Street to work, I expect Keanu and Carrie-Ann to jump out in their noveau bondage gear, tha-thwacking the riot cops on the head and using up a zillion rounds of ammo.

But these cops are the good guys, not the bad guys. I think. Seeing men with enormous guns rarely makes me feel safe. I guess they'll protect the brokers from the random crazy with a Saturday Night Special, but from an attacker with anthrax or a hijacked plane -- nah. Meanwhile, it makes me profoundly aware that I'm living in a war zone. I don't know if I'm an observer, hostage, or combatant. - by Farai Chideya.

Full article</b> at WorkingForChange
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