Thursday, December 23, 2004
I haven't listend to Limbaugh on a regular basis since I was about 12, but does he support sanctions against Cuba?
Another example of the best one can afford from Limbaugh's program recently: hardwood floors. (lumberliquidators.com)
(Full disclaimer: As a junior in high school, I gave three different girls -- from three different high schools in my area-- the identical gift basket from Bath & Body Works. They all fell for a gift it took me less than two minutes to purchase.)
On the plus side, B&BW does have this Vitamin E eye cream (for the circles under your eyes) and facial luffa (for soft and gentle yet deep cleansing of your face) that I've found to be effective.
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
At least now she's gone Anti-Prison on us. I love it.
The economy is "growing faster" now than it was a few months ago. Hm. If someone can explain how an "economy" grows, please email me.
The U.S. military is enforcing a curfew in Iraq. I think this is a good idea. After all, if you limit the number of hours one can roam around outside, surely you limit the amount of damage that can be created?
President Bush, also known to many as simply the "Greatest Man Who Ever Lived," determined for us all that Canadian drugs are too costly. Call me strange, but isn't this something individual consumers figure out for themselves? Maybe I'm wrong. It's happend before -- just ask my ex-girlfriend.
A private contractor is "pulling out" of Iraq. They cite high security costs as a major factor. I realize it's dangerous, but you'd think the U.S. military could provide adequate security. Why the need to augment protection with private services? As we know from our experience back in the civilized world, a single, monopoly producer of security is key to stability and order.
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Are they kidding? Economic policy and wealth creation made simple (courtesy of Turkey): "Just drop the zeroes, stupid."
Monday, December 20, 2004
Anyone familiar with the theory of deterrence in international relations?
Lady: Thanks for the roses.
LJ: Oh, it was nothing really. Just spreadin' the Holiday cheer.
Lady: Yeah, but you singing that "Christmas Song" to the girl in the lobby was a bit much.
LJ: Uh, well sometimes I get carried away . . .
Lady: Wait, there's something different about you.
LJ: Well, I have been working out . . .
Lady: No, not that. Something else.
LJ: Oh, well I've been using Crest Vivid White . . .
Lady: No. Do you get your eyebrows plucked?
LJ: Doesn't every civilized male?
Mr. Kerik is a Senior Vice President at Giuliani Partners and is Chief Executive Officer of Giuliani-Kerik LLC, an affiliate of Giuliani Partners. Mr. Kerik most recently served as Iraq's interim Minister of Interior and as the Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Presidential Envoy to Iraq's Coalition Provisional Authority.What a guy! There is a real story here everyone seems to overlook: why the heck does Rudy G. have an investment banking firm?
Mr. Kerik served as the 40th Police Commissioner of the City of New York. During his sixteen month tenure, Mr. Kerik's leadership resulted in dramatic reductions in crime through innovative and creative management. Mr. Kerik was also a principal member of the Mayor's cabinet overseeing the rescue, recovery and investigation of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. He also served as the First Deputy and Commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction.
Mr. Kerik began his professional career in the U.S. Army's Military Police Corps serving in Korea. Mr. Kerik was also assigned to the 18th Airborne Corps at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, and he later spent nearly four years working on various security assignments in the Middle East. He went on to serve as the Commander of Special Weapons and Operations and Warden of the Passaic County Jail in New Jersey before launching a career with the NYPD.
Mr. Kerik holds a B.S. in Public Administration from Empire State College (SUNY). He presently serves as a member of the Academe and Policy Research Senior Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Criminal Justice Advisory Council of St. John's University in New York City.
Friday, December 17, 2004
By the way, is anyone interested in a little Christmas Eve caroling? You know, spontaneously walking from house to house, serenading the neighbors and spreading the Holiday cheer? I'll go it alone if I have to . . .
Thursday, December 16, 2004
In the name of collective action problems, we must invade now.
A friend also gave me a subscription the Wine Spectator as a Christmas gift. I hope you are all as excited about this as I am.
At the party (basically of bunch of asset management people), I spoke with a Russian fellow about his reasons for coming to America 27 years ago. He mentioned that many of his friends are now returning. Why? "Because there is a lot of freedom there. You don't have all the bullshit laws you have here in the U.S. A man is actually free to do what he wants."
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
I was so distracted by these I almost could not remember my original purpose for going to the Island: to finish my shopping. I feel bad for you ladies -- women's apparel (the good stuff, at least) is so pricey!
How fascinating is it that the iPod craze is driving demand for so many complementary goods?
And to the American soldiers we say, you can also choose to fight tyranny with us. Lay down your weapons, and seek refuge in our mosques, churches and homes. We will protect you. And we will get you out of Iraq , as we have done with a few others before you.
Go back to your homes, families, and loved ones. This is not your war. Nor are you fighting for a true cause in Iraq .
And to George W. Bush, we say, "You have asked us to 'Bring it on', and so have we. Like never expected. Have you another challenge?"
Smooth, Georgie. Real smooth.
Seems like each side is fighting against tyranny, doesn't it?
Also, if you haven't consumed food recently, please see this photo album on Fallujah. Definitely a collector's item for that special warmonger in your life this holiday season.
Monday, December 13, 2004
Girls only have "a lot of guy friends" when other females don't want to put up with them. This tells you a lot about her in one sentence. Guys, on the other hand, typically have a rather low standard for having girls around -- for reasons that should be obvious to those of you with a brain stem.
Further, ladies don't spend their time with guys. A lady sets a standard for men that get to have a moment of her time.
How dare Usher make reference to Jodeci? And what about the line, "Take this shot of Petron and it's on"? Wow. That's just really sad, man.
Also, Matt Damon (a pathetic actor, yes) has the best line of the film. Basically, you have the 11 original independent contractors in the room insulting their potential target and Damon interrupts to say: "I don't think we want to be the kind of organization that judges people."
UPDATE: Question lofted to LJ: "Should Scott Peterson's life be saved?" Answer: Of course.
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