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Anecdotal breakfast story


This morning, I had a refrigerator full of fresh fruits and vegetables, a couple different types of that V8 Splash, some of that great Kashi Cinnamon Harvest cereal, and whole wheat bread, just waiting to be made into toast and covered in one of two flavors of all–natural strawberry or blackberry jelly.

For breakfast I had a cup of 20 Oreos covered in milk.

I don’t know how I’ve survived to be this old.



I say hard–core homeschooler

education / technology

You make the call: reenactor or hard core homeschooler?

You make the call: reenactor or hard core homeschooler? on TwitPic

It’s this or YouTube videos, people. And I don’t need to remind you what a scary thing that can be? Trust me, you don’t want that.


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Wash for Obama

environment / politics / technology

Wash for Obama

Or McCain. Whatever.

What I want to know is, aren’t these backwards?

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Bailout. All I have on the Bailout.

economics / politics

Not much, actually.

This does beg the question, though: which bank is the safest right now? The Bank of Folgers (what with the all–aluminum security features, impervious to squirrels) or First National of Maxwell House (what with the weatherproof security that only plastic can provide). Call me old–fashioned, but I think I’m going with Chock Full o’ Nuts.

“Chock Full of Nuts”? They should call it “Chock Full o’My Investment Portfolio”!

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Currently working on my next bad idea


Just a heads up. You know, in case the entire site catches on fire, or it looks like some of the page have holes where I just needed to punch something. Or, you don’t hear from me for 17 months.
Here’s a clue to what’s going on:
Teaser image


How to get me to watch the debates


You know we got these presidential debates coming on (maybe?). I, for one, am interested in whatever’s on any other station at that time. Maybe that’s just me, but I feel I speak for a large number of Americans when I say there needs to be something added to attain our interest:
Bipartisan velociraptors.
Otherwise, it’s just a bunch of politicians saying the same thing they say all the rest of the time, right?


We all knew this was going to happen


Hockey Moms Against Sarah Palin

All right, I’m back to not caring about this election any more.


Biden Picked as Obama’s VP


It’s like Team Obama was just trying to tick off Red State Update (and it worked):

And yes, Joe Biden. He’s the VP for the Democrats. I figure you didn’t know that.

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Millen, Fired

economics / technology Members and Staff Rejoice over the Firing of Detroit Lions’ President Matt Millen

Fire Millen
September 24, 2008 (Detroit, MI) – After 83 losses, countless blown draft picks, and having the Detroit Lions become the laughing stock of the NFL during the last eight years, Detroit Lion’s owner William Clay Ford finally fired President and General Manager Matt Millen.
“Matt Millen should have been fired three years ago after mismanaging the team for his first five years,” says founder Michael McCune. “At the same time, members and staff are ecstatic about the decision to finally get rid of the worst general manager in professional sports history.”
Millen’s mismanagement of the team has gotten to the Lions off to another dismal 0-3 start in 2008. Under Millen’s tenure, he has hired three head coaches, even more assistants and coordinators, and signed and drafted new players each year. Even with all of those changes, the Lions are a league worst 31-82. Only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the mid 1980’s had a worse record in modern NFL History. In Millen’s tenure, the defense has been one of the worst in the league and the offense has only been ranked in the top half of the league once (2007).
“Poor drafting is just the start of Millen’s failure” said McCune. “He has overpaid free agents that have been backups on other teams and continued to keep players that have not delivered in the past. His mistakes continue to cost this team which has over $15 Million in salary cap space dedicated to players who are no longer on this team.”
While is no longer needed to promote the firing of Matt Millen, the site will remain up, under a new yet –to-be-determined name, to follow the search process for a new general manager and future seasons.
“We hope that the Lions take this opportunity to execute an exhaustive search for a qualified general manager who can build a team of which Detroit Lions’ fans can be proud” McCune continued. has always been proud to in keeping its arguments fact based. McCune said “I have no personal problems with Matt Millen. From what I have read, Matt Millen is a nice man and was a great football player. He just was an extremely bad general manager.” is not affiliated with the Detroit Lions or the National Football Association. The site was started in 2005 in an effort to get Matt Millen fired. The site has received over a million “hits” since it started and has a dedicated group of readers and forum contributors. For further information or comment, please contact Mike McCune at

Even more: Celebrating the End Of The Millen-ium


Non–gotcha on the Bush Doctrine

politics / security

Just a minute ago, I was thinking about Sarah Palin’s gaffe over the Bush Doctrine. I was thinking about it, because I couldn’t tell you what the Bush Doctrine was. And I was part of it (got the Bronze Star Medal to prove it).
Seeing her answer again just shows me what I was thinking: she was describing the Bush Doctrine. And so was Charlie Gibson. The non–gotcha comes because they weren’t describing the same Bush Doctrine.
As Joshua Treviño points out, there have been at least ten versions of the Bush Doctrine floating about. And that’s just the ones that haven’t been diluted through the AP. So, while it may look like Gotcha Time!™, it ain’t.

Comment, sucker!

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