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  1. Too bad it's not Paula Zahn...ziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip..... By the way, in 25's post the built-in censor for this board deleted Mr. Cheney's first name. _________________________________________ The two were spotted at a party Limbaugh co-hosted at a New York restaurant, where guests included VP **** Cheney, NY Gov. George Pataki and Sen. Bill Frist. __________________________________________________ _ I wonder if it will accept "p****?" (It did but I edited it out anyway. Kinda good to know, eh?)
  2. I looked this up a few months ago and I think my first thought was the Reds because they're been around longer. But I think it might actually be the Cubs or the Giants. Since I looked this up a few months ago I disqualify myself and ask that my winnings be donated to the Lyndon LaRouche campaign.
  3. Here's what he said about education and it doesn't even qualify as a vague, big idea; it's a bad idea: "We are transforming our schools by raising standards and focusing on results. We are insisting on accountability, empowering parents and teachers, and making sure that local people are in charge of their schools. By testing every child, we are identifying those who need help and we are providing a record level of funding to get them that help." His educational policy is merely to test students' short term memories then blame teachers for their inability to make up for all the economic and social deficits their students bring to class. Educational excellence is based on learning how to think and how to contribute. Tests are one of the lowest common denominators in measuring success, but that's as far as he wants to go. Anyone can demand higher test scores. But is this a plan, or a program? I'd say it's nothing at all if it were not for the damage it does to genuine education. Teachers everywhere spend an inordinate amount of time prepping students to do well on tests that measure their short-term memories and sacrifice real learning. We've all been students and many of us are right now. Can anyone point to the tests they've taken--or are taking--as a meaningful educational experience? And his "solution" is to just do more of it. Yeah, I know Malaysia and Singapore have higher test scores than we do. So what! Are these countries noted for making creative contributions or do they just adapt what we poor-testing Americans create because we know how to think out of the box?
  4. I don't know if one-run losses signify anything more than any other loss. I find it hard to believe that these guys just don't have it in them to play well when it's tense. Someone posted a while back that the 2003 team had a great record in one-run games last year. It may be just dumb luck. Losing leads that result in losses is another thing. We've had a number of one-run--or greater--losses like that this season and that's something we can address.
  5. I sit there all day thinking That I know what's going on But in the end I'm just Another Teenage Moron I think I'm wide awake When I'm really gone But I know I'll always be Just another Teenage Moron ---Violent Delight---
  6. Damn, you brighten my day Charles! But you forgot to blame Gary Knotts. Get your act together, OK?
  7. There's an awful lot of good commentary from everyone here on the 2000 Presidential election, and my two cents is probably worth less than others'; but there are things happening at ground zero in this election that are very significant and you have to look hard to see them. My state of Idaho is podunk and I know it. But I also know a couple representatives in the state legislature who go door to door canvassing a lot. One of them knocked on 8000 doors last year and he'll knock on 10,000 this time. One is a Democrat and one is a Republican. Each knows all the other representives in the state. Both think George Bush is in trouble in Idaho. Now being in "trouble" doesn't mean he'll lose Idaho. Charles Manson could run in Idaho and get elected. Bush is in trouble because a surprising share of the support he's getting from his "likely voters" is a mile wide and an inch deep. They lack passion. "Likely" Kerry voters, however, are on a mission. Their passion may be less about liking Kerry than it is disliking Bush, but it's still a passion that the Republican would like to see more of for his guy. If this is true in a state like Idaho where the legislature is 85% Republican, it is probably even more true in many places throughout the US as well. The Republican fears that if even one percent of Bush's supporters don't make it to the polls for whatever reason, or change candidates at the last minute, this election will be lost--not In Idaho but everywhere else where it counts. This is, of course, the Democrat's deepest wish. Party organization at getting out the vote will decide this election in the end. Be prepared to get a lot of phone calls in the last few days before you vote.
  8. I don't see how Blair's supposed support for Kerry makes a difference. Americans don't care what anyone thinks of them anyway. And Blair has good reason to feel he was taken for ride by Bush, with whom he has little in common politically anyway.
  9. Sounds like pure Denny McLain to me.
  10. I'm old so I missed Nirvana, but as I've got to know them after the fact I like what I've heard. When I saw Kurt Cobain screeching out "Rape Me" on an old SNL, I realized I'd really missed something. That man was brilliant at being seriously bent, and I'm not sure if I mean that as a compliment or not.
  11. I saw Roger Waters a couple years ago and it was great. Have you seen either the original Floyd or Waters?
  12. I got a 63% you losers! Of course I tried to give it the answers I thought it wanted. So actually, I'm so unhip that I couldn't even make believe that I was hip enough to get to 72%.
  13. The Bible also says it will come when we least expect it. Why not when things are looking up instead?
  14. Bruce's earliest stuff was electric and poetic. Then he became derivative of himself. I haven't really enjoyed him since "Born to Run" and that came out in '75. Ashbury Park is my favorite. Not liking Pink Floyd and the Stones is probably an age thing. In their historical context they were both profound, but now they're just another choice among many. They remain hypnotic favorites of mine.
  15. The nice thing about Idaho is that no one spends political ad money to get our 4 electoral votes. I only hear about negative ads on the news. It's overwhelming to see them when I travel out of state. Glad to miss them most of the time.
  16. Not liking Hendrix is like being against sex. I had my first bad trip listening to the maestro in 1970 and I still wouldn't trade it for anything. The opening riot scene of "In the Name of the Father" is backed up by Voodoo Chile and it is unbelievable. It really captures the anarchic joy of the times. Now go write "I really love Hendrix" 200 times on the blackboard Bart Simpson. I'm glad my kids don't read my posts.
  17. I got this off USA TODAY and that's all I found.
  18. This will probably look crappy but here it goes. Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Cleveland « 3 3 3 0 6 1 0 0 6 22 22 1 NY Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box W:J.Westbrook(12-6) L:J.Vazquez(13-8) HR: CLE- V.Martinez (21), C.Crisp (13), J.Gerut (10) NYY- None Cleveland AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI W K AVG Coco Crisp CF 6 4 2 0 0 1 3 1 0 .285 Omar Vizquel SS 7 3 6 2 0 0 4 0 0 .310 Matt Lawton LF 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .280 Ryan Ludwick RF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 Victor Martinez C 4 3 2 0 0 1 4 2 0 .289 Travis Hafner DH 6 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 2 .311 Casey Blake 3B 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 .275 John McDonald 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 Ben Broussard 1B 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 .281 Josh Phelps 1B 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 Ronnie Belliard 2B 6 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 .301 Jody Gerut RF-LF 4 2 1 0 0 1 3 2 1 .254 Totals 49 22 22 5 1 3 22 9 6 NY Yankees AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI W K AVG Bernie Williams CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254 Derek Jeter SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 Enrique Wilson PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 Gary Sheffield DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 Tony Clark PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .233 Alex Rodriguez 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .289 Hideki Matsui LF 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .303 Bubba Crosby LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .175 Jorge Posada C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271 John Flaherty C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 John Olerud 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260 Miguel Cairo 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 Kenny Lofton RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .275 Totals 32 0 5 2 0 0 0 1 6 E_J.Westbrook. LOB_Cleveland 10, NY Yankees 6. 2B_O.Vizquel 2, B.Broussard, R.Belliard 2, G.Sheffield, H.Matsui. 3B_T.Hafner. HR_C.Crisp (13) off T.Sturtze, V.Martinez (21) off E.Loaiza, J.Gerut (10) off E.Loaiza. SF_V.Martinez. SB_M.Lawton (22). Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA Jake Westbrook (W 12-6) 7.0 5 0 0 0 5 0 98-63 3.42 Jeremy Guthrie 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 26-16 0.00 NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA Javier Vazquez (L 13-8) 1.1 5 6 6 2 1 0 41-23 4.62 Tanyon Sturtze 3.0 6 7 7 2 1 1 61-37 5.90 CJ Nitkowski 1.2 3 3 3 3 1 0 42-21 7.27 Esteban Loaiza 3.0 8 6 6 2 3 2 74-41 5.45 WP_C.Nitkowski. T_3:02. A_51777. Umpires_Home,C.B. Buckner; First, Eric Cooper; Second, Chuck Merriwether; Third, Mike Reilly.
  19. Sorry Sue, but this is historic.
  20. This may already have been posted and I missed it because the debate is pretty tedious to follow. Still, it might interest the masochists on the board. Bush's record is at the top and Kerry's at the bottom of the page. http://news.findlaw.com/legalnews/lit/election2004/docs.html#jkerry
  21. True. He should have won it the year before too when his numbers were even more staggering.
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