Archive | August, 2006

Keith Olbermann — My hero!

August 31, 2006

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Last night, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann took on the outrageous remarks of Donald Rumsfeld on those who dare question the administration. Take a listen … it’s worth the few minutes.…

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Camus? Really?

August 30, 2006

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OK, I admit I have never personally read anything by the French philosopher Albert Camus (can you say existential?), but then again, I’m not the leader of the free world, so most people I know don’t expect me to be …

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Now he’s the Promiser?

August 30, 2006

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First President Bush is “the decider.” Now, he’s the Promiser? My word, not his, but that’s what it sounds like he’s trying to convince us of. Bushie chastised NBC’s Brian Williams in a recent interview for pushing him about why …

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Now THAT’s what I call PMS!

August 28, 2006

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I often joke (though only half-heartedly) with my husband that so many things would be different if women ran the world. On my list these days: we would not have invaded Iraq, Osama bin Laden would already have been captured, …

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Reality is in the eye of the beholder

August 27, 2006

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The Amazing Race gets an Emmy over Project Runway in the reality TV category? CLEARLY we need different judges! …

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Katherine Harris is scarier than I thought

August 26, 2006

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It’s not just the extreme make-up or her involvement in getting George W. Bush into the White House in 2000 that scare me about Katherine Harris. I’m sure you remember her from the Florida hanging chad days. Somehow she managed …

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How many apologies are enough?

August 24, 2006

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Only one, if you really mean it. In my experience, if someone falls all over themselves, repeatedly apologizing in various ways, then there’s probably a reason to suspect they are insincere. Senator George Allen of Virginia, a GOP presidential …

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This is what happens when I take a day off from the computer

August 24, 2006

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Rachel is still on summer vacation, so we spent the whole day yesterday driving to and “enjoying” HersheyPark. As a result, I didn’t see until this morning the buzz about the Forbes online article by Michael Noer discussing his …

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President Hillary?

August 22, 2006

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Arianna Huffington poses some good questions today about Senator Hillary Clinton and her nascent presidential bid. It seems the junior senator from New York has landed herself on the cover of Time this week, with the mag exploring her purported …

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Proof of Venice!

August 22, 2006

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We actually got there (forgive the photographer’s shadow!)…

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Chapstick, chocolate eggs and vinaigrette

August 21, 2006

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Venice was wonderful, once we all got there, notwithstanding the fact that we left the day after the British uncovered a plot to blow up planes headed to the U.S. with a deadly cocktail amazingly concocted with gels, pastes and …

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Can’t write today

August 9, 2006

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Well, as so often happens, things in our personal universe collide — we leave for Venice tomorrow and I just found out that my friend died this morning. I didn’t make it to see her, but I did speak to …

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