Saturday, March 19, 2005

Book Review

I recently finished reading “Deliver us From Evil: Defeating terrorism, despotism, and liberalism” by Sean Hannity. It was a decent overview of the state of the country before the 2004 election and his summary of the potential democratic candidates was very amusing to see their historical changes. He did a nice overview of their voting records which is worth reading. The past chapter on Bill Clinton’s record was a very rough analysis and I would still recommend either the 9/11 commission or for a more readable version try Gerald Posner’s “Why America Slept”. People like Hannity do tend to get a little on your nerves after awhile equating every little thing to how the left tries to destroy America and although they hyperbole is entertaining it does get old. I have not read many “fox news books” recently just because I was tired of the genre but I admit this is one of the better ones that they have put out and that Hannity’s do in general seem to be much more enjoyable than any of the others. They at least have more substance than O’riely. Needless to say it is great to take a break from the intellectual reading and for those younger readers of our blog (basically high schoolers) this is a great book to get started on but for those who have sampled the overview literature it is just another one out there.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Great Joke

I have to pass on this excellent joke I recieved. Author unknown.
Alabama: Hell Yes, We Have Electricity.
Alaska:11,623 Eskimos Can't Be Wrong!
Arizona: But It's A Dry Heat.
Arkansas: Literacy Ain't Everything.
California: By 30, Our Women Have More Plastic Than Your Honda.
Colorado: If You Don't Ski, Don't Bother.
Connecticut: Like Massachusetts,Only The Kennedys Don't Own It Yet.
Delaware: We Really Do Like The Chemicals In Our Water.
Florida: Ask Us About Our Grandkids And Our Voting Skills.
Georgia: We Put The Fun In Fundamentalist Extremism.
Hawaii: Haka Tiki Mou Sha'ami Leeki Toru(Death To Mainland Scum,Leave Your Money) Idaho: More Than Just Potatoes...Well, Okay, We're Not, But The Potatoes Sure Are Real Good
Illinois: Please, Don't Pronounce the "S"
Indiana: 2 Billion Years Tidal Wave Free
Iowa: We Do Amazing Things With Corn
Kansas: First Of The Rectangle States
Kentucky: Five Million People; Fifteen Last Names
Louisiana: We're Not ALL Drunk Cajun Wackos, But That's Our Tourism Campaign.
Maine: We're Really Cold, But We Have Cheap Lobster
Maryland: If You Can Dream It, We Can Tax It
Massachusetts: Our Taxes Are Lower Than Sweden's And Our Senators Are More Corrupt! Michigan: First Line Of Defense From The Canadians
Minnesota: 10,000 Lakes...And 10,000,000,000,000 Mosquitoes
Mississippi: Come And Feel Better About Your Own State
Missouri: Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars At Work
Montana: Land Of The Big Sky, The Unabomber, Right-wing Crazies, and Honest Elections! Nebraska: Ask About Our State Motto Contest
Nevada: Hookers and Poker!
New Hampshire: Go Away And Leave Us Alone
New Jersey: You Want A ##$%##! Motto?I Got Yer ##$%##! Motto Right here!
New Mexico: Lizards Make Excellent Pets
New York:You Have The Right To Remain Silent, You Have The Right To An Attorney...And No Right To Self Defense!
North Carolina: Tobacco Is A Vegetable
North Dakota: We Really Are One Of The 50 States!
Ohio: At Least We're Not Michigan
Oklahoma: Like The Play, But No Singing
Oregon: Spotted Owl...It's What's For Dinner
Pennsylvania: Cook With Coal
Rhode Island: We're Not REALLY An Island
South Carolina: Remember The Civil War?Well, We Didn't Actually Surrender Yet
South Dakota: Closer Than North Dakota
Tennessee: Home of the Al Gore Invention Museum.
Texas: Se Hablo Ingles
Utah: Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus
Vermont: Ay, Yep
Virginia: Who Says Government Stiffs And Slackjaw Yokels Don't Mix?
Washington: Our Governor can out-fraud your Governor!
West Virginia: One Big Happy Family...Really!
Wisconsin: Come Cut Cheese!
Wyoming: Where Men Are Men... And The Sheep Are Scared

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