Saturday, October 27, 2007

turning the corner (cont'd)

Not-So-Horrible Thing Happens In Iraq
Status Upgraded From Terrifying To Awful

BAGHDAD—In a development Pentagon officials are calling not nearly as horrifying as usual, three car bombs ripped through a Baghdad marketplace Monday, killing fewer than 15 innocent civilians, severely injuring no more than 30, and merely maiming one U.S. soldier.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Reader on Da Mare's library tax: fullas#i+

Daley says tax hike would help libraries
"Everybody wants a new library," he said. "They also want extended hours. They want a lot of things with libraries ... Libraries are extensions of the school system, of the learning environment. If a society is going to do well, you put the money into education and you put money into libraries."

Thar She Blows
The white whale lurking behind the mayor's new tax increases

He promised to use some of the new tax revenue to "build or renovate more than ten libraries across the city." That pledge caught most listeners by surprise. Nothing against libraries. But with all the problems facing the city—failing schools, mass layoffs of teachers, nurses, and prosecutors, the CTA yet again threatening to raise fares and shut down routes, and the county crying for its own huge tax hike—are branch libraries really a top priority? Most aldermen figured the mayor was using them to conceal his true purposes.

sounds like somebody could use a little water-boarding

President vetoes SCHIP reauthorization bill
"We are a 'sick nation' and our health care system is about to explode," said Lee County, Fla. Commission Chair Bob Janes, chair, NACo Health Steering Committee, in response to the veto.

Those Wacky Aussies

News item: Grumpy Aussie miners get sex lessons
News item: Barmaid fined for crushing cans with bare breasts
News item: Australian PM takes walks on the wild side

Fire: wid da tarrists (cont'd)

Fox News Fans Flames

heckuva snowjob (cont'd)

FEMA Meets the Press, Which Happens to Be . . . FEMA
By Al Kamen
Friday, October 26, 2007; A19

FEMA has truly learned the lessons of Katrina. Even its handling of the media has improved dramatically. For example, as the California wildfires raged Tuesday, Vice Adm. Harvey E. Johnson, the deputy administrator, had a 1 p.m. news briefing.

Reporters were given only 15 minutes' notice of the briefing, making it unlikely many could show up at FEMA's Southwest D.C. offices. They were given an 800 number to call in, though it was a "listen only" line, the notice said -- no questions. Parts of the briefing were carried live on Fox News, MSNBC and other outlets.

Johnson stood behind a lectern and began with an overview before saying he would take a few questions. The first questions were about the "commodities" being shipped to Southern California and how officials are dealing with people who refuse to evacuate. He responded eloquently.

He was apparently quite familiar with the reporters -- in one case, he appears to say "Mike" and points to a reporter -- and was asked an oddly in-house question about "what it means to have an emergency declaration as opposed to a major disaster declaration" signed by the president. He once again explained smoothly.

FEMA press secretary Aaron Walker interrupted at one point to caution he'd allow just "two more questions." Later, he called for a "last question."

"Are you happy with FEMA's response so far?" a reporter asked. Another asked about "lessons learned from Katrina."

"I'm very happy with FEMA's response so far," Johnson said, hailing "a very smoothly, very efficiently performing team."

"And so I think what you're really seeing here is the benefit of experience, the benefit of good leadership and the benefit of good partnership," Johnson said, "none of which were present in Katrina." (Wasn't Michael Chertoff DHS chief then?) Very smooth, very professional. But something didn't seem right. The reporters were lobbing too many softballs. No one asked about trailers with formaldehyde for those made homeless by the fires. And the media seemed to be giving Johnson all day to wax on and on about FEMA's greatness.

Of course, that could be because the questions were asked by FEMA staffers playing reporters. We're told the questions were asked by Cindy Taylor, FEMA's deputy director of external affairs, and by "Mike" Widomski, the deputy director of public affairs. Director of External Affairs John "Pat" Philbin asked a question, and another came, we understand, from someone who sounds like press aide Ali Kirin.

Asked about this, Widomski said: "We had been getting mobbed with phone calls from reporters, and this was thrown together at the last minute."

But the staff did not make up the questions, he said, and Johnson did not know what was going to be asked. "We pulled questions from those we had been getting from reporters earlier in the day." Despite the very short notice, "we were expecting the press to come," he said, but they didn't. So the staff played reporters for what on TV looked just like the real thing.

"If the worst thing that happens to me in this disaster is that we had staff in the chairs to ask questions that reporters had been asking all day, Widomski said, "trust me, I'll be happy."

people are suffering -- the system works

Mexicans miss money from relatives up north

are we on the list?

Study: A Third Of Primate Species At Risk

K-Mad goes Christmas shopping for da Mare

No one will suspect you're capturing images with the camera attached to your sunglasses. Blend into the background with your hand in your pocket... just press the hand-held remote and snap away. Stores 20 color photos that can be downloaded onto your computer.

A Smffian Nightmare?

There must have been enough hypocritical bombast here to dwarf the Bush White House.

Thanks to the Corporal for pointing out the story.

is this a great country or what?

Had to happen: Wildfire ashes for sale on eBay

tonight's drinking venue

Wynkoop Brewing Company

I went with a pilsner, an E.S.B. and a smoked porter. Delish!

Also seemed to be as many Red Sox fans as a Rockie fans there. And this is a sports town? MF@.

The one touristy thing i got to do today: toured the Denver Mint. Heads up: you can't bring anything in. But i got a hot tip and was able to leave all my crap at a nearby cafe. Good for business as i had lunch there.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Our tax dollars at work

Giving our politicians photo-ops...

Dan Ryan 'open for business'
By Ryan Haggerty Tribune staff reporter
12:59 PM CDT, October 25, 2007

After nearly two years of lane closures, traffic jams and lengthier commutes, reconstruction of the Dan Ryan Expressway came to a ceremonial end this morning.

"Today, the Dan Ryan is open for business," said Gov. Rod Blagojevich, moments before he and other politicians and transportation officials cut a ribbon on the 39th Street entrance ramp to the outbound expressway. "All you need to do is look behind us at how smoothly the traffic is flowing."All lanes of the rebuilt expressway should be open overnight, six days before the project's previously scheduled completion, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Preliminary design of the project began in 2000, and mainline construction was underway by early 2006.The project included adding one lane in each direction, creating longer entrance and exit ramps to increase merging space, improving drainage to reduce flooding, installing taller and more powerful light fixtures, redesigning and rebuilding the interchange with the Chicago Skyway, and the complete reconstruction of 28 bridges over the expressway, according to IDOT.

a message from the RezzziDUNCE

On behalf of President Bush, thank you for your correspondence. (Go phokk yourself.)

We appreciate hearing your views and welcome your suggestions. (About as much as we appreciate hemorrhoids, or welcome talking to people who don't understand how right we are all the time.)

Due to the large volume of e-mail received, the White House cannot respond to every message. (In fact we don't even read them -- why would we need to? [see part about being right all the time above])

Thank you again for taking the time to write. (Now, go phokk yourself.)

America-hater-seeking fire update

News item: Three fires are burning on the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base

Just go away quietly already

Watson leaving Cold Spring lab

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Smiff in Denver...

I think the airport is somewhere in Kansas.

I'm not exactly getting Rockie fever here, maybe because it was 13-1 in 5th inning. However, people did cheer when they managed not to walk in the 4th run in a row... The Phillies could have done this bad, jeeezuz.

Hampton Inn: free internets.

Didn't take me long to find this: a bar with the largest selection of scotch outside of Britain. 250 different offerings. i may have had one or three. If yer ever in Denver:

LoC Mascot?

Monster, the singing cat
This cat has a condition that makes him sound like he's singing when he yawns.
» Watch video
Yawning cat
Sleepy cat
Cat adopts baby chickens

Cat Fight?

I think Condi could take her...

Lawbreaker in Chief

AT his confirmation hearings last week, Michael B. Mukasey, President Bush’s nominee for attorney general, was asked whether the president is required to obey federal statutes. Judge Mukasey replied, "That would have to depend on whether what goes outside the statute nonetheless lies within the authority of the president to defend the country."

Nixon: Well, when the president does it that means that it is not illegal.
Frost: By definition.
Nixon: Exactly.

Smiff on da Road

Can K-Mad & Fungster keep the LoC going? Will Corms step up to the plate? Will Sarge show up at all?

Things that just won't work here (cont)

Cell Phone Message Warns Train Gropers

Phone applications might make the run of the mill Japanese groper pause. But not in the good ol' USA. Our pervs ignore that crap.

suckling at the teat of Bush's Global War On Tairrrrr (GWOT)

News item: A U.S. State Department audit of a Dyncorp International LLC contract under the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund released Tuesday found that investigators were unable to determine what the company had provided under the contract or how $1.2 billion in funds were spent... invoices "were in disarray..." "INL cannot provide a detailed accounting of the $1.2 beeellllion expended under its DynCorp Iraqi police training program...." INL needs additional time to "demonstrate its commitment to better contract management..." DynCorp is a Falls Church, Va.-based aerospace and defense company. Its stock rose 5.9% to $23.62 Tuesday.

tough times for plutocrats (cont'd)

(Crain's) — Mutual Bank has filed a foreclosure lawsuit to collect more than $10.7 meeelllion in construction financing on the Entourage (French phokks?) on American Lane (can't fool me... nice try... they're French phokks), a glitzy bar and restaurant near Woodfield Mall, where cocktails can cost up to $95.

Profiling, Euro Style

Call to increase stop and search

Black people are six times more likely to be stopped than white people, according to Home Office figures.

This disparity has led to continued charges of police racism and critics say that increased use of stop and search tactics would inevitably affect the black community disproportionately.

prepare to be shocked again

Bush is the biggest spender since LBJ

WASHINGTON — George W. Bush, despite all his recent bravado about being an apostle of small government and budget-slashing, is the biggest spending president since Lyndon B. Johnson. In fact, he's arguably an even bigger spender than LBJ.

"He’s a big government guy," said Stephen Slivinski, the director of budget studies at Cato Institute, a libertarian research group.

One could point out that there's spending, and then there's pissing money down the drain, and then there's pissing away BEEEELLLIONS of dollars every month to actually phokk things up way da phokk worse than they already were... but I won't.

another End Times map

Where's Smiff on dis?

if we refuse to acknowledge it maybe it will go away

Heavy Editing Is Alleged In Climate Testimony

By H. Josef Hebert
Associated Press
Wednesday, October 24, 2007; A10

Testimony that the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention planned to give yesterday to a Senate committee about the impact of climate change on health was significantly edited by the White House, according to two sources familiar with the documents.

Specific scientific references to potential health risks were removed after Julie L. Gerberding submitted a draft of her prepared remarks to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review.

Instead, Gerberding's prepared testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee included few details on what effects climate change could have on the spread of disease. Only during questioning did the director of the government's premier disease-monitoring agency describe any specific diseases likely to be affected, again without elaboration.

A CDC official familiar with both versions said Gerberding's draft "was eviscerated," cut from 14 pages to four. The version presented to the Senate committee consisted of six pages....

we need to run libraries more like a government bureaucracy

News item: About one-sixth of the books, monographs and bound periodicals at the Library of Congress weren't where they were supposed to be because of flaws in the systems for shelving* and retrieving materials, according to a survey to be made public at a congressional hearing today.

Officials at the library say they believe most of the missing materials are misplaced, not stolen or lost.

* uhhh... by call number?

just don't raise Smiff's phokking taxes

News item: The blazes outstripped the 2003 fires that many in San Diego County considered a once-in-a-lifetime event, and that caught officials and residents flatfooted. The resulting controversy brought calls for reform, but San Diego voters declined to fund improvements for the fire department, the smallest per capita for any large city in the country, said Steve Erie, a political scientist at the University of California at San Diego who is writing a book titled "Plundered Paradise."

also a total piece of s#i+

Another chickenhawk, too...

Rep. Dana Rohrbacher, Torture Apologist Extraordinaire
Watching Maher Arar’s Congressional testimony last week — via satellite from Canada, because the Bush administration still refuses to allow him entry to this country despite being acquitted of all terror charges — made me sick to my stomach. Putting aside what the administration has done to this wholly innocent man — which is deplorable and cringe-inducing enough in and of itself — for Rep. Dana Rohrbacher the ends justify the means. He has the audacity to defend the rendition and dismiss the subsequent torture of a family man who was guilty of nothing but having a similar name with a suspected terrorist and being in the wrong place at the wrong time as a “mistake.” Absolutely shameful.

what you've all been waiting for

Chuck Norris chooses Mike Huckabee

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

California knows how to do disaster - PARTY!

There were also clowns today at Qualcomm to entertain and/or frighten the children. Clowns!

The response was, like, a million times better than Katrina...hmmm, Fung, what's the difference here? Let's see: SoCal: Whitey: Nawlins: Darkey.

LA Wild Fires

(Bush in SD during Katrina)

It’s very eerie in LA right now. The temperature is unusually hot and the sky is very grey and smokey. I’m not too close to the fires, but I know a lot of people who have had to be evacuated or couldn’t get home because the roads were blocked. Over 750 homes have been lost. The Govenator said that Global Warming may be responsible for stepping up the frequency of the CA fires this morning. Will Bunch writes:

The AP has a good story today contrasting the treatment of the Southern California wildfire evacuees who’ve been forced to take shelter at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium with the notorious conditions at the Louisiana Superdome after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005…read on

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Like Hurricane Katrina evacuees two years earlier in New Orleans, thousands of people rousted by natural disaster fled to the NFL stadium here, waiting out the calamity and worrying about their homes.

The similarities ended there, as an almost festive atmosphere reigned at Qualcomm Stadium.

Bands belted out rock ‘n’ roll, lavish buffets served gourmet entrees, and massage therapists helped relieve the stress for those forced to flee their homes because of wildfires…….read on

whitey using The End Times to keep darky down

Note the insidious message hidden within Smiff's cheery missive:

By 2100, Lovelock believes, the Earth's population will be culled from today's 6.6 billion to as few as 500 million, with most of the survivors living in the far latitudes -- Canada, Iceland, Scandinavia, the Arctic Basin.

Canada, Iceland -- ICELAND! -- Scandinavia... notice whitey is keeping all the sustainable locations to himself...

And another heretofore-unexplored aspect of this problem -- it doesn't leave the Cubs much time.

Freudian Slips (cont)

Romney Slip: Another Osama-Obama Mix-Up

haven't we suffered enough?

News Item: Bush promises help, plans trip to SoCal

African Resilience

You can take the African out of Africa, but you can never take the African out of him. Or it will take at least 500 years...

A Language, Not Quite Spanish, With African Echoes

Misplaced Priorities

Instead of being worried about this, our emperor, George Bush II, or Dumbya, is worried about this.

if we don't have enough phokking problems

There's dis smart guy...

The Prophet of Climate Change: James Lovelock
One of the most eminent scientists of our time says that global warming is irreversible — and that more than 6 billion people will perish by the end of the century...

At the age of eighty-eight, after four children and a long and respected career as one of the twentieth century's most influential scientists, James Lovelock has come to an unsettling conclusion: The human race is doomed. "I wish I could be more hopeful," he tells me one sunny morning as we walk through a park in Oslo, where he is giving a talk at a university. Lovelock is a small man, unfailingly polite, with white hair and round, owlish glasses. His step is jaunty, his mind lively, his manner anything but gloomy. In fact, the coming of the Four Horsemen -- war, famine, pestilence and death -- seems to perk him up. "It will be a dark time," Lovelock admits. "But for those who survive, I suspect it will be rather exciting."

In Lovelock's view, the scale of the catastrophe that awaits us will soon become obvious. By 2020, droughts and other extreme weather will be commonplace. By 2040, the Sahara will be moving into Europe, and Berlin will be as hot as Baghdad. Atlanta will end up a kudzu jungle. Phoenix will become uninhabitable, as will parts of Beijing (desert), Miami (rising seas) and London (floods). Food shortages will drive millions of people north, raising political tensions. "The Chinese have nowhere to go but up into Siberia," Lovelock says. "How will the Russians feel about that? I fear that war between Russia and China is probably inevitable." With hardship and mass migrations will come epidemics, which are likely to kill millions. By 2100, Lovelock believes, the Earth's population will be culled from today's 6.6 billion to as few as 500 million, with most of the survivors living in the far latitudes -- Canada, Iceland, Scandinavia, the Arctic Basin.

Fire: wid da tarrists

Santa Ana winds, often called "devil winds," are being blamed for stoking the fires...

The Forest Service has identified 14 separate fires across the region, the largest nicknamed "witch" and covering 145,000 acres...

Is dis da Fongsta?

The rest of the story, if you care...

Glenn Beck: Beyond Brain-Dead

Never heard of this idiot? He has a show on CNN and syndicated radio...

CNN’s Beck on wildfire victims

"The devastating fires continue to ravage southern California. At least one person has been killed, dozens have been injured, and hundreds of thousands have been evacuated from their homes, including a quarter-million people in San Diego alone.

Overwhelmed firefighters said they lacked the resources to save many houses.

“We have more houses burning than we have people and engine companies to fight them,” San Diego Fire Captain Lisa Blake said. “A lot of people are going to lose their homes today.”

And to hear CNN’s Glenn Beck tell it, that’s all right, because those people aren’t any good anyway.

On the October 22 edition of his nationally syndicated radio program, host Glenn Beck stated, “I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today.”

I wonder what kind of psychosis leads a person to look at the California wildfires and think about the political ideologies of those who are suffering.

I guess that’s what makes Glenn Beck special."

Isn't America great? Any idiot can get not one, but two forums to spread this manure nationwide. Well, being a conservative helps. (CNN: not a liberal media outlet) Who is the hater? And who is tremendously ill-informed? I think i know what he's trying to say here: California is a blue state...therefore liberal...and so, naturally, everyone in the state hates America (which would be much more than a handful, and would this include Ah-Nuld?), AND deserve to have their houses burned down. Apparently, Beck has never traveled outside the underground lair he lives in, or, i don't know, read a book, a newspaper, looked at a map, or taken his head out of his ass. The largest fire in the state is in north San Diego County: rich: money: conservative: not liberal: and: i guess: not American-hating in Beck's world view. The area in north and east county is represented by three Republican congressmen: Duncan Hunter (crazy loon running for President), Darrell Issa (one of the leaders of the Governor recall vote), and Brian Bilbray (who replaced the disgraced fraud, Duke Cunningham). Camp Pendleton is also a huge Marines base in north county. Yeah, Glenn, sounds like a prime area of liberal, American-hating "Americans." If moron Beck meant Malibu, that's a very small area compared to the rest of the fire areas, but since celebrities live there, "news organizations" like CNN will lead with how Lindsay Lohan's rehab is being affected. This guy needs to be seriously pummeled.

Monday, October 22, 2007

End Times Map

End Times Update

Campus is closed tomorrow, too. Then i'm off to Denver on Wed., if the airplane can make it through the ash haze....

Da deadline at sez:

'It's going to get worse'

Take a look at dis map (pdf):

Dat's a huge@ss honkin' fire and s#!+. I'm kinda on the lower left, due east of the top of the bay. So if the two big fires head southwest and northwest--whammo!--no more Smiff. Though i'll probably be in Denver by that point. My next door neighbor from work, Dan, and i are going to tie two inflatable mattresses together and float out into the Pacific Ocean if it comes to dat. But things are looking up: UPS just dropped off a couple bottles from my wine club, so at least i'll go out in style wid a Wilson Creek 2005 Estate Syrah Temecula Valley..."Rich flavors of dark cherry, vanilla, and nutmeg [holy crap! nutmeg!!] accent [accent!] this bold [bold!] and beautiful Syrah. It has firm tannins [sounds HOT!] and sweet oak [mmm...oak...] on the finish. This wine will age beuatifully but is enjoyable now. [take DAT, suckers!]"

Smiff, signing out...maybe forever

Dat (familiar) sinking (s#i+ blowing up) feeling

"We will not permit a brutal dictator with ties to terror and a record of feckless aggression to dominate the Middle East and to threaten the United States."
-- Dick "Dick" (Dick) Dick Cheney, Jan. 31, 2003

"Given the nature of Iran's rulers, the declarations of the Iranian president, and the trouble the regime is causing throughout the region -- including direct involvement in the killing of Americans -- our country and the entire international community cannot stand by as a terror-supporting state fulfills its most aggressive ambitions."
-- Dick "Dick" (Dick) Dick Cheney, October 21, 2007

Search for Dumbya...

...find Dumbya...

Dumbledore Update

that settles it

I'm voting for The Elf.

Dennis Kucinich
Score: 51
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Death Penalty
Chris Dodd
Score: 51
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Death Penalty

-- Take the Quiz! --

Mike Gravel 49
Barack Obama 44
Hillary Clinton 44
Bill Richardson 37
Ron Paul -- yes, Ron Paul -- 34
John Edwards 32
Joe Biden 32
Rudy Giuliani 20
John McCain 15
Sam Bareback 7
Mitt Romney 6
Jim Gilmore (who?) 1

just what the world needs

Two more idiot bloggers.

"Leavitt started his blog in August, having enjoyed reading a pandemic flu blog that his department began this year."

Sounds about right.

End Times? God smites?

Upside from this: campus is closed, so Smiff has the day off...

All of Rancho Santa Fe in now under mandatory evacaution orders. Highway Patrol reopens I-15 in both directions; Pomerado Hospital is being evacuated.

Latest News - Updated 10:40 am
Evacuations all the way to I-5
K.C. ALFRED / Union-Tribune 'Worse than Cedar fire'
The fires ravaging San Diego County are expected to get much worse before they get better. "This fire will probably be the worst this county has ever seen – worse than the Cedar fire," Sheriff Bill Kolender said.

Pomerado Hospital is being evacuated
At least seven fires fueled by strong gusting winds burned structures and forced the evacuation of thousands of residents throughout the county. The Witch fire, pushed by strong Santa Ana winds, roars west Monday morning across Rancho Bernardo and Poway, destroying hundreds of structures and forcing thousands of people from their homes.

When Animals Attack

Monkeys attack Delhi politician

The deputy mayor of the Indian capital Delhi has died a day after being attacked by a horde of wild monkeys.

SS Bajwa suffered serious head injuries when he fell from the first-floor terrace of his home on Saturday morning trying to fight off the monkeys.

The city has long struggled to counter its plague of monkeys, which invade government complexes and temples, snatch food and scare passers-by.

The High Court ordered the city to find an answer to the problem last year.

Solution elusive

One approach has been to train bands of larger, more ferocious langur monkeys to go after the smaller groups of Rhesus macaques.

The city has also employed monkey catchers to round them up so they can be moved to forests.
But the problem has persisted.

Culling is seen as unacceptable to devout Hindus, who revere the monkeys as a manifestation of the monkey god Hanuman, and often feed them bananas and peanuts.

Urban development around the city has also been blamed for destroying the monkeys' natural habitat.

Mr Bajwa, a member of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is survived by his wife and a son, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.

Suga Mommie Downside

Man, 24, loses 82-year-old wife

Wedding video

An 82-year-old Argentine woman who attracted media attention last month when she married a 24-year-old man has died as a result of heart problems.

Adelfa Volpes was admitted to hospital soon after she and her new husband, Reinaldo Waveqche, returned from their honeymoon in Brazil.

She died in a sanatorium in Santa Fe, the city where the couple were married.

Ms Volpes had rejected criticism over the age difference with the groom, who is the son of one of her best friends.

"I don't want to resign myself to the idea that I lost her," a disconsolate Mr Waveqche told EFE news agency.

The couple were married on 28 September in a civil service after several years of engagement, and later walked through a local church surrounded by reporters.

Their love is said to have blossomed when Mr Waveqche went to live with his future bride after his mother's death, when he was 15.

My Second Life would probably suck even more than my First Life

Dis s#i+ makes me feel old.

something to look forward to...

...Smiff weighing in on dis.

running government like a (French) business

Midway airport is set to become the first major airport in America to be privatised. Chicago has offered a long-term lease on the airport, which could bring in up to $3 billion. Aeroports de Paris, which operates Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport, has expressed an interest in operating Midway. The plan still has to be approved by a group of airlines whose flights account for at least 65% of landings at the airport. The city hopes to finalise a deal by the end of the year.

hoaxers perpetrating greatest hoax ever perpetrated going to elaborate lengths to perpetrate hoax

At the Poles, Melting Occurring at Alarming Rate

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Slow News Day

News item: JK Rowling outs Dumbledore as gay

The End Times - are they here?

It's hazy and smelly out deres...this could be it.

Latest News
- Updated 6:00 pm

Malibu blaze destroys homes, 1,500 people evacuated

A wildfire driven by powerful Santa Ana winds forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes in the Malibu Hills, authorities said. Flames destroyed a church and several homes, one of them a landmark castle. About 700 firefighters worked to protect hundreds of homes in upscale communities. About 1,500 people have been evacuated, officials said.

1 dead, 8 hurt in Potrero fire; 100 homes evacuated
The Harris Fire that began about 70 miles east of San Diego has burned 2,500 acres between Tecate and Harris Ranch Road and injured at least four firefighters and killed one person. A wildfire burns 3,000 acres between Ramona and Santa Ysabel, and moves northwest toward Lake Sutherland. “It's just like the Cedar Fire. It was just like the Cedar Fire right off the bat,” one official says.

The Greatest First Half Ever?

T. Brady QB
16-19, 291 yds
5 TDs