Tue
Feb 20 2007
12:14 am

and Sandra. No word on how Brian Hornback the human feels.

And just who is this "team" he keeps talking about?

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Tue
Feb 20 2007
12:02 am

Springtime is just around the corner. Has anyone ever used that "mulch" made from recycled tires? I've seen some that looks pretty good. One company had a booth at the Home Show. In some areas of my yard it would be nice to have "mulch" which lasts 5+ years. I've read websites which claim you can till the stuff into the ground at the end of 5-10 years. If you've used it, can you recommend a local supplier? Thanks.

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Did anyone else notice that we've fine-tuned our Iraq strategy once again? It appears we're sending 20,000 troops to be cops in Baghdad, and once the streets there are safe it's Mission Accomplished. Again.

Our Fearless Leader King George:

"And that new strategy has said that we're going to help this young Iraqi government be able to sustain itself and defend itself by enforcing security in the capital city."

From his Court Jester:

"They discussed progress in implementing the Baghdad security plan and positive indicators that the plan is coming together and beginning to have an impact in Baghdad."

[..]take a look at what's gone on in Baghdad, and take a look at the fact that you've got a security plan that's operating in districts, including Shia districts, where, at least according to reports, members of the Mahdi militia put down their arms, and in some cases are saying, okay, let's let the Baghdad security plan succeed. That is the significant factor."

So we've gone to saving America from Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction, to punishing Saddam for his involvement in 9/11, to protecting the Iraqi people from Saddam and establishing Democracy, to policing the streets of Baghdad. And how many people have died for this? And how much is it costing?

Saddam is dead. His "WMD" are "neutralized". Mission accomplished. Time to bring our troops home and let the Iraqi police police Baghdad.

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Mon
Feb 19 2007
07:03 pm
By: rocketsquirrel  shortURL

At the risk of mixing politics with religion, and since Knoxviews bills itself as a "progressive" community, I was interested if anyone knew of any churches in the greater Knoxville area, that are more liberal/progressive in nature. We have some friends who have moved here from up north who are strong Christians who also happen to be liberal Democrats (more Jimmy Carter Southern Baptist than SBC).

They are starting to think there are only right-wing Christian churches in Knoxville.

Please prove me wrong.

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Mon
Feb 19 2007
04:41 pm

I was going to post a President's Day Salute to our fearless leader, but I'm taking the day off so here's a tribute from a couple of years ago.

After the jump...

Continued...

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Mon
Feb 19 2007
04:28 pm

I suppose the rest of the world figures that since the Bush Presidency is in ruins, it is safe to start dishing the dirt:

Ariel Sharon

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Mon
Feb 19 2007
04:13 pm

In a strange irony the end of the world now has better odds than you winning the PowerBall Lottery this Wednesday. An asteroid may come uncomfortably close to Earth in 2036.

Astronomers are monitoring an asteroid named Apophis, which has a 1 in 45,000 chance of striking Earth on April 13, 2036.

It will only be the end of the world for a City or small region but it is interesting that this is a fraction of the odds of winning this weeks PowerBall which has odds of 1 in 146,107,962.

Rest easy, the United Nations is on the case.

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Mon
Feb 19 2007
07:51 am
By: clarkstooksbury  shortURL

Since he has been so consistently right about the Iraq war, I'm starting a draft (Glenn) Reynolds for Congress movement.

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Sun
Feb 18 2007
07:26 pm

Stacey X apparently missed a huge opportunity for more free publicity at the expense of East Tennessee's image.

A Georgia state representative got associated with an anti-evolution memo put out by an outfit that says evolution and the Big Bang are all bunk and part of a vast Jewish conspiracy going back thousands of years.

Bonus, the outfit's website, FixedEarth.com, says the Earth does not rotate and does not revolve around the Sun:

The Earth is not rotating...nor is it going around the sun.

The universe is not one ten trillionth the size we are told.

Today’s cosmology fulfills an anti-Bible religious plan disguised as "science".

The whole scheme from Copernicanism to Big Bangism is a factless lie.

Those lies have planted the Truth-killing virus of evolutionism in every aspect of man’s "knowledge" about the Universe, the Earth, and Himself.

OK, then.

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(link...)

Bean talks about the firefighters who've been hurt recently and talks to people who know Scoobie.

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Sun
Feb 18 2007
06:59 pm

The Knox County Mayor's office is hosting a public meeting on uses for downtown sites on March 1, 2007, from 5:30 to 8:30, Knox Area Chamber Partnership offices at 17 Market Square, #201.

The county web site says this about the meeting: "The Knox County Mayor's Office will seek public input on possible uses for two sites in Downtown Knoxville. The nearly one-acre site at the corner of Church Avenue and State Street is the former location of the Knoxville News Sentinel. The four-acre State Streeet site bounded by S. Central, State, Union and Commerce Streets, has remained unused for almost a decade since Knox County assembled several parcels at this site for a proposed Justice Center."

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Sun
Feb 18 2007
02:33 pm

On January 25th, I posted the following...

My wife and I were watching tv last night (1/24/07) and there was a bright green flash outside followed by our DTV going out for a couple of minutes. I heard on WBIR News later that there was possibly a meteor. Did anyone else see this and did whatever it was make impact anywhere?

Severeal people responded to my post saying they too had seen this object and WBIR carried a story the next morning about the incident, mentioning the multitude of calls made to them and 911 about sightings of this object. They even included a photo taken of it. The next day, this photo was removed from their website. If this was a meteor would it not have crashed somewhere? Has anyone heard any more news about this because I sure haven't.

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Sun
Feb 18 2007
02:10 pm

From Urban Dictionary:

Gong Xi Fa Chai

Happy New Year (Chinese)

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Sun
Feb 18 2007
12:49 pm
By: redmondkr  shortURL

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is being interviewed on CNN at noon. Just caught a tour of his home town in Nevada and a bit of background on his early life. His life experiences probably could not be more different from those of the last Majority Leader. The interview should be good.

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Sun
Feb 18 2007
11:03 am

The Knoxville News Sentinel explores the Knox County Commission family tree. Plus there's a handy chart. This was in the "local news" section. Maybe it should have been in the "lifestyles" section.

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Sat
Feb 17 2007
11:28 pm

Wow, just saw this guy Robert Randolph on Austin City Limits. If you missed it, check for a rerun. I was vaguely familiar with him, but this show was awesome.

He sings and plays high-energy blues/rock/jam steel guitar, and he's the real deal. And so is his band, the Family Band. At one point on this show he had three other lap/pedal steel players on stage with him (his mentors from church) and it rocked.

AC should get this guy to Knox Vegas. (Edit: He already did.) I checked the interwebs, and I see he's playing at a music fest in Live Oak FL in April (13th and 14th) with the Allman Bros. as headliners. Might be worth a trip to the Sunshine State.

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Sat
Feb 17 2007
08:58 pm

I just received word that Campbell County Mayor Jeff Hall has died after a tough battle with cancer. Ann Smith will take over his position on a temporary basis.

My sympathies go out to the Hall family.

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Sat
Feb 17 2007
04:50 pm

This week's MotorWeek on PBS presented an article about a gadget that you can install in your vehicle to monitor your teen's driving habits. Just remove the little memory module after a drive and plug it into a USB port to get a detailed account of speeds, acceleration, location, and distances driven. It seems sort of underhanded but it has the possibility of saving lives. Who knows, maybe someday a printout from this thing showing good driving habits could get you a lower insurance premium.

They say the cost is about $300 but they don't go into the possibility of a geeky teen thwarting the system.

The company's site also offers discounts for fleet installations should you wish to monitor your employees' driving habits.

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Sat
Feb 17 2007
12:24 pm
By: redmondkr  shortURL

Republicans seized on the opportunity to gouge Nancy Pelosi's new blog with the accusation that she was infringing on copyrights by including C-SPAN videos. The only problem is, it ain't so. C-SPAN video is in the public domain and the painful task of retracting the attack was necessary.

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