Monday, September 19, 2005

UP IN FLAMES - News - EXCLUSIVE: UP IN FLAMES: "Tons of British aid donated to help Hurricane Katrina victims to be BURNED by Americans"

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Sunday, September 11, 2005

thank goodness

BREITBART.COM - Just The News: "'I can't swing a dead cat without hitting a reporter,' Honore said."

Freedom of the press in action. The first amendment, being enforced!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

go CNN !

Feds Drop Media Ban on Katrina Recovery - Yahoo! News: "Challenged in court by CNN, the Bush administration ..."

It's high time that someone challenged the Bush administration.

meangirls = bb6 friendship

BB Screencaps BB6 Screencaps
An excellent parody.

Love to see Janelle win HOH again this week. Jedi Janey just needs one more HOH and she. could. go. all. the. way!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

ways to replace cable tv with internet web subscription services

You might want to consider something along the lines of's SuperPass - it includes the 24/7 "ABC News Now" as well as other music and video channels. You can also add a Starz video on demand service for an additional fee. Some people also find they get by with an over-the-air antenna and digital tuner (in many areas you can receive multiple channels free with the appropriate tuner, even if you have an older analog TV set). Another alternative is Netflix, a DVD rental service, or even Peerflix, a DVD swapping service, which can be cheaper if you want fewer than 11 different DVDs during a given month - or would like the option of keeping and owning any DVD you receive.

It's also worth noting that Scripps Howard content (from networks like HGTV, DIY, Food Network, etc.) is available free (on an ad-supported basis) at

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Anne Rice comments on NOLA hurricane

Do You Know What It Means to Lose New Orleans? - New York Times

Good article. Rice expresses the highly complex nature of New Orleans and its importance to the fabric of our national life.

citizens, not insurgents!

Boing Boing: Al-Cajun? Army Times calls NOLA Katrina victims "the insurgency"

Is this a symptom of President Bush's "you're with us or you're against us" mentality? And, is he against the victims of Hurricane Katrina? Federal response was certainly slow in coming.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

props to Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Commits Additional $15 Million to Katrina Relief: "... Wal-Mart will establish mini-Wal-Mart stores in areas impacted by the hurricane."

I wonder if Wal-Mart will get their aid to the affected faster and more efficiently than the federal government. I wouldn't be shocked if that was the case.

racism makes me cry

"Blacks are Looters and Whites are Finders" - a series of screenshots at Dvorak's weblog.

How insensitive is this? Darker-skinned people are "looters" but those with lighter skin are "finders"!

(I realize these photos aren't all from the same news agency but I think their juxtaposition shows that race is still unfortunately a factor in how judgments are made when very little information is available about a person.)

Please, anyone reading this, donate to the relief organization of your choice.