Here is how he finishes the piece---by quoting Edward R. Murrow:
"We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty," he said, in 1954. "We must remember always that accusation is not proof, and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear - one, of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of un-reason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men; Not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes that were - for the moment - unpopular."
I want a man who's handsome, smart and strong,
One who loves to listen all day long.
One who thinks before he speaks,
One who'll call, not wait for weeks.
I want him to be gainfully employed,
When I spend his cash, be not annoyed.
Pulls out my chair and opens my door,
Massages my back and begs to do more.
Oh! For a man who makes love to my mind,
and knows how to answer to "how big is my behind?"
I want this man to love me to no end,
And always be my very best friend.
A Man's Poem
I want a deaf-mute nymphomaniac
with huge boobs who owns a liquor store
and a nice bass boat.
I know this doesn't rhyme
Go, Matt, Go!
Aren't you supposed to only buy a house that's equal to or less than three times your income? If you buy a $500,000 house, you (or you and your spouse) have to make 1.5 million/year. Do we really have that many people around here that make that kind of money?
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Keith Olbermann had a segment last night on his show Countdown on MSNBC where he documented all the past "terror alerts" and what political events they coincided with. Here's a link to the video from Crooks & Liars. It's about 12 minutes long (the Quicktime version isn't loading properly) and worth every minute of it.
2. I like sangria. See #1.
3. I like vodka. See #1.
4. I miss my college friends. I only get to see them a few times a year now, but it's always fun to catch up and hang out and, well...see #2 and #3.
5. When you have two events scheduled in different towns on the same day, don't drink at the first event if you want to make the second. See #1.
6. I have really good friends that won't let me do anything stupid after I drink---like drive. Course, my friends were making my drinks, so....
7. It's a really, really, really small world sometimes. I found out I knew people I didn't realize I knew this weekend. Putting 2 and 2 together is enlightening. Unless it's a lot of #2 from this list---then it's just sleep- and slur-inducing.
Surprise---Lieberman's website wasn't hacked....
But now I have the definitive answer as to why Lieberman's site went down.It's sucks when your website goes down. And it sucks to get hacked. But it looks pretty stupid to go around name-calling because of your own incompetence.
They are paying $15/month for hosting at a place called MyHostCamp, with a bandwidth limit of 10GB. MyHostCamp is currently down, along with all their clients.
Here's the deal -- you get what you pay for. My hosting bill is now over $7K per month. A smaller site doesn't need that much bandwidth, but if you're paying $15 because your $12 million campaign is too freakin' cheap to pay for quality hosting, then don't go blaming your opponent when your shitty service goes out.
I'm just sayin....
There are two Soul Sanctuary podcasts on iTunes---Soul Sanctuary Radio and Soul Sanctuary on ProjectVibe.net. The first one is a regular weekly show. The second is bi-weekly show from ProjectVibe.net. The July 20th ProjectVibe.net show has a fantastic live acoustic version of Me'shell Ndegeocello Bitter. The July 31st Soul Sanctuary Radio podcast has a great acoustic version of Down Here in Hell with You Van Hunt.
My Pet Goat, 27 Views of the Boneyard, OpeningBlands, Soy is the new Black, design*sponge, C-U Blogfidential, and mediageek are all adds. 27 Views of the Boneyard and Soy is the new Black are food-related blogs though the focus of each is completely different. OpeningBlands is truly bizarre. design*sponge has great design ideas. My Pet Goat is a little political, a little programming, a little photography, and a little personal. C-U Blogfidential focuses on microfilm. And mediageek is a blog about media issues---it was a complete oversight not to have added his blog before. I've been reading his blog for years.
And, if *you* have a blog here in Champaign-Urbana, go register your blog at CUBlogs.com.
If you want the bigger items like furniture, I suggest you early on the first day. And be prepared for long lines to pay and the smell. It *is* a stock pavilion after all, and chances are it will be a warm day. But there is a lot of stuff. And the heat might keep people away, but I doubt it. If you want to donate stuff, they will be accepting items Monday, August 14--Wednesday, August 16 from 12:00 p.m.--7:00 p.m.
I also saw an announcement that a new group is starting a local bike co-op. The first meeting of The Bike Project will meet Wednesday, August 9th at 7pm at the Independent Media Center in the downtown Urbana post office building (Broadway & Elm). The non-profit group wants to expand cycling services on campus and in the communities of Champaign and Urbana. They are working on an automated free bike distribution system at Allen Hall that should launch this August. You can email the group if you can't make the meeting but want to get updates or if you want to donate money, bikes, or tools for their bike co-op, e-mail: illinibicycleproject (at) gmail (dot) com. Looks like they might have some other local groups that might work with them on repairing and distributing bikes to the community.
And, there's a new blog called Soy is the New Black by C-U Veg Mom which will have quick, easy, and *yummy* vegetarian recipes for everyone to try and enjoy. The inspiration is one of C-U Veg Mom's favorite blogs, Vegan Lunch Box. C-U Veg Mom is a good friend of mine. Check her blog out and give her a little encouragement.
Right now we have Rod Stewart in a black-with-red-polka-dot-painted room singing in skin-tight white and black striped pants bouncing up and down to "Passion." I have never heard this song before, but I've heard this song before. Ya know?
Next up---four feathered mullets.