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"Only you can prevent global warming" -Grumpy Gore
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2007 on Gore's Climate Problems at BAGnewsNotes
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re: acm. Generally the rule is that it's not objectifying if your knees remain covered. But of course you are right that the message is mixed. It's about beauty but also disfiguring injuries. It's about strength and courage but also sadness.
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The eighties are the new seventies! Woohoo! MTV!
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2007 on Olympic 2012 Logo: What Is It at BAGnewsNotes
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The flag raising at Iwo Jima is still fresh in everyone's minds from Clint Eastwood's "Flags of our Father's" movie. I'm not really buying that it's deceptive... Basically the flag is a symbol of America. The tornados blew down the flag down they're putting it back up. I wonder if we read it differently because it's reversed, left to right. The first picture is really a great photo. It's about courage and triumph. The second photo there isn't a war going on so it's more about just cleaning stuff up. But that takes a certain kind of courage too, and it has to be done regardless.
Toggle Commented May 10, 2007 on Iwo Jima, Kansas at BAGnewsNotes
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Cactus: The top boxes are breadsticks. There was a mention of a "toweled out window." It's just a normal window blind. You can see it better in the other pic. None of the guns are pointing forward. It's people who scew around with guns and knives that make me nervous. It's like some of my otherwise sane friends go nuts when you give them a weapon. Guns are cool to take pictures of. Also that guy needs to get a hair cut. He looks like a hippie.
Toggle Commented May 5, 2007 on Your Turn: The Columbine Reflex at BAGnewsNotes
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Obama and Clinton both look happy and playfull. It's a cute cartoon. The picture of bush as Osama was much angier. I can't get very upset about it.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2007 on Osama bin Times? Or, bin TIME? at BAGnewsNotes
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The quote from Little Miss Manners was taken out of context. I bet she would actually have some interesting things to say about the exchange if she were asked. Here is my view. Good: Bush how's your boy? OK: I’d like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President. Bad: That’s not what I asked you. How’s your boy? OK: That’s between me and my boy, Mr. President. The correct answer for Bush would have been something like, "My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope all Americans will be home and safe." If you visit someone's house your expected to be polite. If you invite someone to your house you're expected to be polite. Being polite doesn't mean you can't show anger.
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2006 on Having A Senator's Head at BAGnewsNotes
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The bombing was designed to start a civil war in Lebenon. The soldiers are there but they're not fighting it.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2006 on Feet To The Fire at BAGnewsNotes
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No good will come out of this war... Rice is mad like a frothing dog to say that peace to born out of the death of children. Lebenon was just starting to heal before the war... These are not birth pains. No good will come to Hezbollah. No good will come to Syria and no good will come to America. There will only be pain and death and high oil prices.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2006 on Political Maps at BAGnewsNotes
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It's funny how unatural life is in America. Where I grew up women breast fed their babies and didn't fret about it. I have to admit that sometimes it was awkward to be crammed in a bus next to a mother feeding her kid. On the outside you have to act like you've barely noticed her exposed tata. But internally you have a deadly focus on staying on your side of the seat if the road goes around a sharp bend.
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2006 on Any Boob Can Tell You at BAGnewsNotes
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I not sure they meant "quikie routines" as a sexual reference.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2006 on Any Boob Can Tell You at BAGnewsNotes
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The link with Bush kissing the Saudi prince isn't working. Here are some other versions: one and two.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2006 on A Touching Man, Part II at BAGnewsNotes
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Bush is a very physical guy. Bush kissing an old lady. Bush kissing a Saudi Prince. Bush kissing Oprah. Bush kissing Laura at the Pope's funeral. Bush kissing Joe Leiberman. Bush kissing Condi when she was appointed Secretary of State. Bush kisses the Secretary of Education. Bush kisses a soldier. Bush kisses a dude with a bald head. Kissing people is one of those cultural hings that can be tricky to get right. Bush tends to go over board on the kissy kissy.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2006 on A Touching Man, Part II at BAGnewsNotes
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Does Bush give Harriet Miers or Condi shoulder massages? Someone should ask them.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2006 on A Touching Man, Part II at BAGnewsNotes
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The photographer for the first photo obviously left out the empty seat on purpose. I wonder who was supposed to be sitting in it? Perhaps no one wanted to sit next to Condi?
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2006 on Foreign, And Domestic Affairs at BAGnewsNotes
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Actually I think eating pig is the only correct response when the world is burning. Say if the world was drowning, then the correct response would be to play guitar. Or sometimes what you need to do is take some time out and read a good book. Global politics are so complicated so it's tricky to always know what the correct response is but in this case eating a pig was obviously right.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2006 on Let's eat! at BAGnewsNotes
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That is a really awesome looking vehicle. It looks fast and tough. Much safer than the humvee. It's definitely worth spending half a billion on them if it keeps the soldiers safer. Remember Bush says that we aren't going to leave while he's president so our guys are going to be there for a while still.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2006 on Killing A Cougar at BAGnewsNotes
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You shake hands when you meet. When someone comes in the room you get up to shake their hand. Or you shake hands when you leave. You don't shake hands while sitting. Bush uses this pose a lot. He posed like this with the President of Japan, the President of Uzbekestan, Mayor Nagin, Victor Ushenko, the president of South Korea, the Australian PM, King Abdullah II, John McCain, and Hu Jintao. Normally when you take this kind of picture there is a table in the way so you have to stretch to reach across. And then the photographer has to mess with his gear so you have to stay still for a while. Do an image search if you want to see a photos of awkward looking men holding hands with George Bush.
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I think it's not fair to our president for people to use difficult words like "non sequitur" in political discussions.
Toggle Commented May 6, 2006 on TV With The Sound Off at BAGnewsNotes
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Everyone has been comparing this speech to the Don Imus speech. http://imonthe.net/imus/ispeech.htm I don't think Imus's speach was as harsh for Clinton. By that point Clinton had admitted that he had sex with Lewinsky, but Bush hasn't admitted his mistakes. Bush is a "war president" so you aren't supposed to say bad things about him. There were plenty of great lines in the speech. The speech didn't go over that well with the audience at the dinner. At the wonkette they suggested that's because Colbert is an outsider where Don Imus was an insider. Insiders can get away with more. But when things are televised, who can say what the real audience is.
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Yup. It's an uncomplementary photo. Snow has his eyes bugging out. His mouth is all confused looking. Bush has his face all squished together. His hair looks rumpled. He has a flag pole sticking out of his head. The thing that struck me was that in the top picture Snow's head goes all the way to the top. In the second one the framing is all weird because the photographer wanted to get that little flag in on top of the white house. To me the little flag is what makes these photos. In the top one Snow is wearing the flag. He owns it. He can take it off or he can put it on. You and I aren't wearing flag pins so we aren't as important. In the bottom one, the little flag is there on top of the white house. When Bush leaves the flag will still be there. He can't take it down. He doesn't own it. The flag reminds us that the president is a civil servant. If he's doing something that we don't like, he shouldn't take an attitude about "Screw you, I'm the decider." In America the people decide.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2006 on Big, Big Snow at BAGnewsNotes
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I agree with readytoblowagasket that they are standing a long way apart. I assume the sign is trying to say that marriage = man + woman. But normally you'd read that they other way around, man plus woman equals marriage. The Bag is correct why the man is first and the woman is second. Obviously the red is supposed to be like a first aid kit. The cross in the middle helps support that. It's not pro-marriage as such, it's clearly just against same sex marriage. There is no intimacy or companionship or family in the sign. It's just bright red and black and white: man + woman = marriage end of story.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2006 on Sign For A Head at BAGnewsNotes
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Awesomest slam on slashdot ever. :)
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2006 on CO Discovered by /. Nerds at Cute Overload
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I have to admit that when Bush said the Iranians were supplying IED material I accepted it at face value, but the Bag makes a good point. So if a soldier detects an IED I would think they would blow it up from a safe distance instead of taking it apart and figuring out how it works. And even if they took it apart and found an Irananian mortor inside that wouldn't really prove that Iran was involved... It could be that they found one IED from Iran. Really the thing is that Bush isn't a believable person. He exagerates and misrepresents and sometimes he doesn't even understand the issues clearly to begin with. He may want to stir up a conflict with Iran before the mid-term elections. "John Negroponte, told the Congress Tehran has been responsible for at least some of the increasing lethality of anti- coalition attacks" "Today nearly half the IEDs in Iraq are found and disabled before they can be detonated. In the past 18 months, we've cut the casualty rate per IED attack in half." So either the attacks are more lethal or half as lethal depend on which parts of the speech you want to believe...
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2006 on L IED at BAGnewsNotes
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The ever present TV... American politics is designed for daytime television. Everyone knows that spying on Americans is illegal. When Feingold gets up there and starts going on and on about it, he doesn't have any kind of sudden amazing insights. I got a kick out of the guy giving Feingold the bird. http://cache.wonkette.com/politics/feingold.jpg Feingold seems pompous. I want to tell him, "Dude, it's just play acting for the TV. Lighten up." On the other hand, it's good that someone is saying obvious things. Regular people I meet say obvious things all day long but in Washington people seem to glom on to The Stupid like flies onto fly-paper.
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