Saturday, February 10, 2007
Certainly I tried but as always I was rejected as a suitable suitor.
Gore has another book set for release in late May, called The Assault on Reason. A description on amazon.com calls it: "A visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism and blind faith has combined with the degradation of the public sphere to create a (political) environment dangerously hostile to reason."
He has ruled out another run at the White House in 2008 but things can change. There is mounting pressure on him to step in the race despite the already crowded Democratic field. Veterans of Al Gore's past are quietly assembling a campaign to draft the former vice president into the 2008 presidential race. His top policy adviser from his 2000 presidential campaign and other key supporters met recently in Boston to mull a potential Gore campaign. Elaine Kamarck, a veteran of the Clinton White House and Gore's policy guru in 2000, said the meeting was informal and shouldn't be taken as a sign there will be a Gore 2008 campaign. Chris Mackin, a Boston consultant and Gore supporter, called it "an early stage conversation." But he added: "We're very serious about exploring this."
His popularity on the lecture circuit is creating a buzz that will not likely go away.
His parents insist they will not call Scott by his new name. But his brother Kyle says he will.
Obviously more that just a little alcohol was involved here. What ever happened to just shaving your head when you lose a bet?
Friday, February 09, 2007
The next day at the challenge, after the tribe agreed that Sylvia had taken the leadership position, Jeff handed her the task of dividing the other eighteen castaways into two tribes of nine. Sylvia, who was left as the odd woman out, was sent to Exile Island, but was given Immunity from the first vote, and would rejoin whichever tribe lost the first castaway.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
The minimum wage fight was a perfect strategy for the NDP in York South-Weston where the average annual family income is one of the lowest in the province. It sends a clear message that the working poor are not benefiting from the province's strong economic position. I expect both the Conservative and Liberals will rethink their minimum wage positions.
A dresser covered the hole in the floor that led to the tunnel. The dresser was screwed to the floor, so that when police tried to move it, they couldn't, Brock said, adding Kirkpatrick unscrewed it from inside his tunnel to get out. An air supply and electricity had been routed to his makeshift room.
Obviously this is a case of a politician trying to protect the public from potential harm. But to me its a case of trying to treat a lack of common sense as a crime. A job with an Ipod but make sure its not so loud that I can't also hear whats going on around me like cars approaching. This law would be enforceable. Politicians should focus and real societal problems not trivial ones.
Newly declared heterosexual Ted Haggard came forward today to register his displeasure with the American public over condemnation of a recent Snickers Super Bowl ad in which he appeared. Mars Inc. was caught off guard by a tidal wave of public anger over the commercial which depicts an accidental kiss between two males. The company immediately pulled the ad campaign after overwhelming complaints that it was anti-gay. Haggard took issue with the public outcry, stating that he felt his performance reflected a natural, humorous and "completely heterosexual" situational response.
The Snickers ad was one of a number of recent attempts by the disgraced pastor of the New Life Church in Colorado to parlay his celebrity and notoriety. Most recently Haggard had been a spokesmodel for an Australian brand of underwear called the Wonderjock. Haggard, a staunch anti-gay Christian, was forced out of his 22 year position as founding pastor of the 14,000 member mega-church after revelations that he had been involved in a three-year sexual relationship with a male escort from Denver.
Haggard recently declared himself completely and totally heterosexual after an intensive three-week spiritual retreat in Phoenix, and continues to receive ongoing Christian counseling. In an e-mail to friends Haggard stated that he was now considering a career in psychology in order to combat the profession's progressive attitudes towards homosexuality from within and conform it to the teachings of the Bible and the example of Jesus.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The problem was returning her. Not only would it be illegal to release her into the wild in Ontario; skunks are territorial and she wouldn't survive long in a cage.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
So how many pants suits does this lady own?
Ted Haggard - received spiritual restoration to "cure" his meth addiction and homosexuality. Praise Jebus, the gay be gone!
Michael Richards - began psychiatric counseling to manage anger and try to understand why he hates African Americans.
Isaiah Washington - attended psychological counseling to try to understand why he hates homosexuals.
Lindsay Lohan - attending rehab for alcohol, drugs and bulimia while indulging in alcohol, drugs and stomach purging on the weekends.
Gavin Newsom - will attend alcohol counseling after admitting to banging his campaign adviser's wife. What an idiot - as if there aren't enough hot, young single women in SF for him to chase.
Paris Hilton - will probably attend rehab to understand why she hates African Americans and homosexuals. One can only hope she experiences some swift aversion therapy. Hell, it worked for Alex de Large.
Monday, February 05, 2007
So when was the last time your private insurance company gave you a rebate because they made too much profit?
WarningsCity of Toronto
4:54 AM EST Monday 5 February 2007
Wind chill warning for
City of Toronto continued
Wind chill values of minus 30 expected across all of southern Ontario tonight and values near minus 40 over portions of eastern Ontario tonight.
This is a warning that extreme wind chill conditions are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
Extremely cold Arctic air has flooded over the Great Lakes basin.
The west to northwesterly flow off Lake Huron and Georgian Bay is generating snowsqualls affecting areas to the east of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. The most intense squall is affecting the areas from Wiarton to Wasaga Beach to Uxbridge with local snowfall rates near 5 centimetres per hour likely. Other bands of snow coming off Lake Huron are giving the area between Kincardine and Goderich snowfall rates of 2 to 5 centimetres per hour.
The main snow squall will continue to drift southwestward through the day. Snowfall amounts in the 20 centimetres range can be expected in some localities. Strong westerly winds that have accompanied the squall have diminished. As a result blizzard conditions are no longer expected in the Grey - Bruce area. However snow squalls will still give whiteouts and extreme caution is advised as travel will be very hazardous in the warned squall areas.
Cold temperatures combined with westerly winds gusting to 50 km/h are giving wind chill values near minus 30 across much of southwestern Ontario and into the greater Toronto area this morning. As temperatures warm through the day wind chill values will rise to near minus 20.
Winds have not been strong enough over eastern Ontario to generate extreme wind chills.
Environment Canada will continue to monitor this extreme weather event closely.