Saturday, February 23, 2008

1 v 2

#1 Memphis (26-0) took to the floor (at home) against my #2 Vols (24-2) tonight. Epic game.

Tennessee 66 Memphis 62

Friday, February 22, 2008

Miracle on Ice



Via Ace

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Still moving

Still in the process of moving, splitting time between 2 houses atm and working, so I'm not posting much. GSGF put a nice post in and maybe one of the others will.

I'd like to see if anyone would care to donate some funds for me to join the Press :) 85 bucks to get accredited and get my press pass, just hit the donate button and put 'press' on the for column, thanks.

The Audacity Of Pride

Recently, much has been made about pride - or the lack of it or the acute aquisition of it in a certain lady who wants to be first by next January.

Born between the Fall of the Wall and the Fall of the Towers - pride was something only reserved for self - never shared or recog'd for others.

History was something to daydream through in class or ancient smelly books with funky photos to avoid. History was boring. Pilgrims. Yankees. Rebels. Wheee. So what?

Then one late summer day, sitting on the floor in front of the TV, breakfasting on Cap'n Crunch Berries history came alive and became very personal.

So did pride.

Pride that Ladder 8 rushed into burning buildings to save lives - and laid down their own.

Pride that Flight 93 was the first counterattack - a do and die effort to save lives.

Pride that Americans killed Al Qaeda's #2 on the very first day of retaliation.

Pride that only America could prevail in the Afghanistani 'graveyard of empires' - in only three weeks.

Pride that Pat Tilman gave up everything to literally save everything in a dark and scary time.

Pride that America blew off the Geneva Convention - instead of shooting captured Taliban and Al Qaeda combatants out of uniform on the battlefield.

And that's only in the first 90 days after 911

Dr Donald Douglas in SoCali teaches that
"Not only that, of all the great Western democracies, the United States has made the most radical committment toward the guarantees of full equality under the law and the pursuit of the unimpeachable human dignity in the history of Western civilization.

Have we always lived up to our ideals? Of course not. Thomas Jefferson himself embodies the contrast of our nation's lofty ideals and our ignominious crimes of injustice.

But we have overcome.

From Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush, the march of American democratization - while not always swift - has been unrelenting."

And all of Great Satan's children and fans worldwide - truly - should be audaciously proud of that.

Cross-posted at GSGF's home.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

PopTarts

Lindsay Lohan has tried to take the mantle of Marilyn and recreate the famous last photo shoot:
Photographs by Bert Stern
Styling by Elizabeth Stewart and George Kotsiopoulos/Margaret Maldonado Agency; Hair by Andy Lecompte for Sunsilk/Solo Artists; Makeup by Paul Starr for Chanel/Magnet LA; Diamond rope necklaces and diamond ring by Martin Katz; Loose crystals by Swarovski; Pearl necklaces and pearl earrings by Mikimoto; Pearl ring by Chanel Fine Jewelry; Sheets by Chez M’Lain; Vintage veil and scarves by The Way We Wore, Los Angeles; Nude chiffon flowers by Jennifer Behr; Panties by Eres
NY Mag
Photos are NSFW

A couple of the pictures actually look a lot like Marilyn, but not all of them. The pictures are not enough like the originals to justify (imo) the photoshoot. With all the troubles that Lindsay has had in the past, this does not seem like the thing to do.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Kosovo

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo declared itself a nation on Sunday, mounting a historic bid to become an "independent and democratic state" backed by the U.S. and key European allies but bitterly contested by Serbia and Russia.

"Kosovo is a republic - an independent, democratic and sovereign state," parliament speaker Jakup Krasniqi said as the chamber burst into applause. Krasniqi, Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and President Fatmir Sejdiu signed the declaration, which was scripted on parchment.

Across the capital, Pristina, revelers danced in the streets, fired guns into the air and waved red and black Albanian flags in jubilation at the birth of the world's newest country.

Serbian President Boris Tadic immediately rejected the independence bid, saying his country will never accept Kosovo's "unilateral and illegal" declaration.

My Way News
A move that has been expected for quite awhile and has finally come to pass. No surprises in taht the U.S. and Europe are in favor and Russia and Serbia area against. Unless the Russian army decides to take a hand in it, expect it to come to pass and be 'approved' by the U.N.

Wales should be next (but won't be).

Maps: Kosovo (from the BBC) and Wales (from Coalcreekaml)

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