Thu
Feb 8 2007
03:19 pm

Bush-Nixon, Patriot act-Safe street act, Iraq divided-Vietnam divided, "young men dying and old men debating", War tax-terror tax, where are the hippies? You think someone might open a history book and learn from it. How about another Castro for "President" of Iraq? You can not militarily force a government into place, even democracy. We took care of Saddam, so now we should let them resolve the issue themselves. You think they would have learned that after all the countries tried to force communism into place, That the end effect was not communism at all. It ended in a variation of athoritarian power and corruption. Rome wasn't built in a day, year, or decade. It is a long and difficult process and the people of the nation should be the ones who create change, other wise right or wrong we just piss them off.

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Thu
Feb 8 2007
03:11 pm
By: StaceyDiamond  shortURL

This Friday checkout Democratic Television's live 10th Anniversary show, 9:30 p.m. on Comcast Channel 12.

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Thu
Feb 8 2007
03:09 pm
By: StaceyDiamond  shortURL

I don't know which commercials I'm more annoyed by, the grunge girls promoting this new hpv vaccine or the blue collar kids begging their parents to let them join the military. Of course we want a vaccine that might cure a cancer but with this never-ending commercial its seems to be as much to make money for the drug company as it is to help girls and it says it may not prevent all forms of hpv, just like the flu shot that is endlessly promoted but each year the flu outwits the shot. These endless drug commercials make me question true motives and the military commercial showing usually poor and /or minority kids is just shameless. Stacey

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Thu
Feb 8 2007
03:02 pm
By: StaceyDiamond  shortURL

I hope local media will take note of the COPYRIGHT segment of the new rules. Local print journalists especially have been known to take quotes and even pics off blogs and list serves they troll on without asking permission or sometimes without giving credit. They should know better. Stacey

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Thu
Feb 8 2007
01:30 pm

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Heterochromia iridium is a difference in eye color, with causes ranging from genetics to disease to injury.

Heterochromia generally refers to two eyes of different color, but there are variations. Altered areas of coloration within one eye is secular heterochromia. An individual's eyes can become darker (hyperchromia) or lighter (hypochromia).

Some famous people with heterochromia include Alexander the Great and actors Dan Akroyd, Christopher Walken, and Kate Bosworth, who has both heterochromia and secular heterochromia. David Bowie has one eye with an enlarged pupil due to a fistfight as a schoolboy, though it's arguable whether or not that constitutes heterochromia, which usually affects the iris.

Heterochromia is fairly common in dogs. It's particularly common in certain breeds, such as dalmations, border collies, and huskies.

More info:
- Ask Uncle Cecil on heterochromia
- Google image search for "heterochromia"

Previous WOTD - Shoot Me First Vest

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Thu
Feb 8 2007
11:37 am

"We're just trying to keep up. It's almost an unreal amount," said Mayor Randy Bateman of Oswego, where 70 inches of snow had fallen by Thursday morning. "We catch up when it stops, but then it just comes again, even heavier."

What fun?!?! I could handle that for about a day.

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Thu
Feb 8 2007
11:36 am
By: R. Neal  shortURL

The KnoxViews site rules have been updated to provide clarification for readers, contributors, and would-be participants. Please see the asterisk and the note at the end. Thank you, carry on.

(P.S. I also added a brief HTML tutorial a few days ago. It explains how to make a link, among other things. Trust me, it's not that hard!)

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Thu
Feb 8 2007
01:47 am
By: Rich Hailey  shortURL

Don't forget! Blogger's Bash Saturday at Clahouns on Kingston Pike next to Pellisippi. Starts at 5 and ends when I get arrested for disturbing the peace.

See ya there!

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Wed
Feb 7 2007
09:23 pm

In a previous profession I was a bartender. Before the ever so glorious promotion I held the position of a server*/waiter, etc..I found the experience degrading at first. From the people that would haggle you no matter how good the service was, to the unfortunate mishap of getting the entire order wrong, or just forgetting the mayo. No one is perfect and no one will ever be. Man is cursed with his imperfections. The people believed that I served* them and felt empowered by the fact that they controlled my pay*, which in fact made me work harder and improved my performance. These are exactly the same basic pricibles that are intended in the operation and functioning of our government(without the food and beverage of course). The government was established to serve* and protect the people. So why don't we feel empowered? They serve us and we pay them. Maybe because they have turned it around and have convinced us that we serve them? Corruption runs amuck through local, state, and federal government. Maybe its time we remember who serves who and speak up on important and upcomming issues. The President will never be the most powerful or influential man in America. Its those who speak out and write that hold the key.

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Wed
Feb 7 2007
06:35 pm

A blogger who lost his job because of his alleged anti-religious bigotry is dog-piling on the criticism of another blogger apparently losing her job over alleged anti-religious bigotry.

The comedy writes itself.

UPDATE: The Edwards campaign refuses to allow Pajamas Media to determine who it retains on its staff.

Good on Edwards. He's going to be continually slimed throughout the next two years and he needs to know how to respond effectively. (Witness the manufactured gasp-and-swoon-how-dare-Edwards-own-an-expensive-house! "controversy" drummed throughout Right Blogistan as another example.)

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Wed
Feb 7 2007
05:21 pm
By: bill young  shortURL

I will miss hearing Poor Boy speak.

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Wed
Feb 7 2007
04:35 pm
By: One of Hooties ...  shortURL

Just when you thought the fire would be all the news, the Tyler Harber investigation is coming back to commission:

(link...)

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Wed
Feb 7 2007
02:04 pm

Some of the more common topics I cover are quotes, the word of the day, guns, and Star Wars. Consider this a 4-in-1.

Continued...

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Tue
Feb 6 2007
07:44 pm

WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters)

"I think we have to start thinking about a war on terrorism tax," Lieberman said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Bush's defense budget. "I mean, people keep saying we're not asking a sacrifice of anybody but our military in this war and some civilians who are working on it."

Lieberman did not provide details of his tax idea.

I think the victims of Mr. Bush's domestic budget cuts know very well what it means to sacrifice.

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Tue
Feb 6 2007
07:36 pm

Read all about it here, with bonus gratuitous love crazed astronaut journalistic style critique blogging here. (Jamie Satterfield must dream about stories like this!)

This is a pretty weird case of someone going off the deep end for some reason or another. There's lots of material for dark humor, but you almost have to feel sorry for the perpetrator, and everyone else involved for that matter.

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Tue
Feb 6 2007
07:01 pm

Check out this way cool graphic at Michael Silence's place.

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Tue
Feb 6 2007
06:58 pm

I wanted to like Studio 60, and a couple of episodes I saw were pretty good. But lately I've been wondering why it is again that I'm supposed to care about these characters?

Friday Night Lights, on the other hand, is great TV. It's just like American Dreams, except it's present day instead of the sixties, small-town Texas instead of Philadelphia, and centers around football instead of American Bandstand. (But it's not really about football, and don't let the cheesy website fool you.) The writing, characters, and acting are all top-notch.

If you haven't seen it, check it out if you're interested in that sort of thing. It's on NBC Wednesdays, at 8PM. (At least for now. They keep moving it around.)

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Tue
Feb 6 2007
04:37 pm

Here again is yet another example of how democracy blooms in Iraq like the flowers thrown at the feet our liberating forces.

While on brief holiday from the office (took the day off, cough cough, wink), I ran across this little gem.

Convicted terrorist -- for his role in the 1983 US embassy bombings -- is now an Iraqi parlimentarian:

A man sentenced to death in Kuwait for the 1983 bombings of the U.S. and French embassies now sits in Iraq's parliament as a member of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's ruling coalition, according to U.S. military intelligence.

Jamal Jafaar Mohammed's seat in parliament gives him immunity from prosecution. Washington says he supports Shiite insurgents and acts as an Iranian agent in Iraq.

Jamal Jafaar Mohammed was convicted in absentia & sentenced to death for his role as a member of the "Al Da'wa 17" in the December 1983 bombings of embassies in Kuwait.

(I've heard of state-sponsored terrorism before, but this is ridiculous.)

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Tue
Feb 6 2007
01:28 pm
Yes
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Explore?? Lets do it!
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Tue
Feb 6 2007
11:54 am
By: Jump The Shark  shortURL

Short & sweet.

Drop by (link...) to discuss the Knoxville media. I appreciate your input and ask that you email topic ideas, suggestions or tips to jumptheshark07@gmail.com

Thanks...
JTS

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