I'm still having problems (see last post) and figure it'll take a couple days to sort out. In addition to my other problems, now Bloglines is loading slowly and anything
with a pic is nearly impossible. Videos, Hahaha.
The following things I've been able to s.l.o.w.l.y glean from the internets tubes and I can wait long enough for one post. Trust me, this isn't my usual "being lazy" stuff.
Always start with a joke, right?
A young female came to the ER with lower abdominal pain. During the exam and questioning the female denied being sexually active. The doctor gave her a pregnancy test anyway and it came back positive. The doctor went back to the young female's room.
Doctor: "The results of your pregnancy test came back positive. Are you sure you're not sexually active?"
Patient: "Sexually active? No, sir, I just lay there."
Doctor: "I see. Well, do you know who the father is?"
Patient: "No. Who?"
I'm shocked this wasn't identified as a blond joke.
Now what is interesting about this item? Is it safety on the roads? Lost US jobs? Brown people allowed to drive? Possible illegals hiding in trucks? Competition?
Mexican trucks granted authority to operate in US
(Corrects second paragraph to show Nuevo Leon is a Mexican state) (Recasts with U.S. approves program, authorizes Mexican firm to begin service)
By John Crawley
WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - The Bush administration granted authority late on Thursday for long haul Mexican trucks to operate anywhere in the United States, launching a one-year pilot program that some members of Congress, labor and consumer groups assert shortchanges safety.
Transportation Department officials said they had authorized the first Mexican trucking company, Transportes Olympic of the state of Nuevo Leon in northern Mexico, to begin operations. Its trucks could roll within days. Mexico has granted reciprocal authority to Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution of El Paso.
The interesting part is none of the items I asked you about. Its this.
Almost half of the articles published by daily newspapers in the US contain one or more factual errors, and less than two per cent end up being corrected.
The findings are from a forthcoming research paper by Scott R Maier, an associate professor at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication. The findings challenge how well journalism’s “corrections box” sets the record straight or serves as a safety valve for the venting of frustrations by wronged news sources.
The study’s central finding is sobering: 98 per cent of the 1,220 factual newspapers errors examined went uncorrected. The correction rate was uniformly low for each of the 10 newspapers studied, with none correcting even 5 per cent of the mistakes identified by news sources. While it is not plausible or arguably even desirable for every newspaper error to be detected and corrected, Maier noted, the study shows that the corrections box represents the “tip of the iceberg” of mistakes made in a newspaper, therefore providing only a limited mechanism for setting the record straight.
Being first is important here. If we're inaccurate, or missed something, we corret ourselves.
Perhaps other bloggers don't care, but my mistakes, if I know of them, are always corrected with my limited intelligence and resources. Well, not typos because I miss many of those.
I want my readers to know I'm doing the best job possible for me at accurately presenting what's out there.
Maybe this's my problem, typing too fast. Hahaha.
Of course it's entirely possible my updating my keyboard is adding to my misery.
More info on the B-52s carrying nukes
Check out Larry's post
. It' alarming and probably true. God help you all.
Barksdale Air Force Base is being used as a jumping off point for Middle East operations. Gee, why would we want cruise missile nukes at Barksdale Air Force Base. Can’t imagine we would need to use them in Iraq. Why would we want to preposition nuclear weapons at a base conducting Middle East operations?
His final point was to observe that someone on the inside obviously leaked the info that the planes were carrying nukes. A B-52 landing at Barksdale is a non-event. A B-52 landing with nukes. That is something else.
Via No Quarter
One final missive.
The internets tubes and media are all abuzz about Osama bin Laden. He's gonna attack US before 9/11.
His WMD is a fucking video tape.
You read that right. He's gonna attack US with a video. Hell, Britney, Madonna and Black Eyed Peas have already done that and we survived.
Fear, always fear,Fear, always fear,Fear, always fear,Fear, always fear,Fear, always fear,Fear, always fear,Fear, always fear,Fear, always fear,Fear, always fear,Fear, always fear,Fear, always fear,Fear, always fear.
"People get the government they deserve,"
-- Thomas Jefferson
Third President of US (1801-1809)
My Question to you dear US reader, do you sincerely believe you deserve the fucking idiot you have for a president? I know I don't.
Truth is, I don't think anyone on this earth deserves this sack of shit. But it just be me.
I'm gonna steal this from Pensito Review. Quote du Jour. Its just so fucking elegant.
I click on websites with new entries and Bloglines shows me nothing, nada, zip.
I'll retire to the sidelines for a few more hours and run diagnostics.
Have a nice life.