Tuesday, December 30, 2003

MSNBC
E-voting firm reports computer break-in. My favorite quote in the story is, “We feel that it may have been politically motivated." - Gee, ya think? The hackers weren't just trying to order a pizza? And this is supposed to be the wave of the future. Start worrying.

Monday, December 29, 2003

NYTimes.com
Bush’s Campaign Finds Platform on Local Radio. Funny. He's afraid of Chris Matthews, but he'll call crazy right-wing radio show hosts.

Sunday, December 28, 2003

t r u t h o u t
Here's a column about Howard Dean, his "electability," and the chances he has against W. It's a good column ... especially for a Dean fan like myself.
PRAVDA.Ru
Howard Dean Gets It Right Again. Here's a political commentary in a Russian newspaper about my favorite presidential candidate.

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Urban Legends Reference Pages (Snopes.com)
Claim: Miserable failure links to Bush ...
Status: True!
Check this out. It is hillarious. And it works.
Urban Legends Reference Pages (Snopes.com)
Misheard Christmas Lyrics. Some of these are FUNNY!!!
The Beast
Bills Offense Beaten Up by Group of Small Children. Okay, this is parody, but, man, it isn't far from the truth. Ya know? I don't always like the Beast. Sometimes its a little ... juvenile ... but sometimes it just rocks. Here's a rocker. The Beast, by the way, is a product of Paul Fallon, Tom Reynolds' Democratic opponent for 2004.

Today's topic - holiday bonuses
Many news organizations (CNN for example) are declaring the holiday bonus dead. Of course, some companies (example 1) (example 2) give great bonuses. Other's, not so much. What's the best holiday bonus you've ever gotten? The worst (other than nothing?) Let's have fun with this.
MSNBC
The Top 10 jokes from the campaign trail.

Monday, December 22, 2003

Sunday, December 21, 2003

MSNBC
U.S. government raises terrorism threat level to orange, saying indicators 'perhaps greater now than at any point' since 9/11. Anyone else get the feeling they're just guessing?

Saturday, December 20, 2003

MSNBC - Newsweek
Poll: The Bush Bounce. Apparently, now that we found Saddam, W's a good guy. Interesting. Fellow Niagara Buzzer, Avie Townsend has a great column on this topic ... and I concur completely with it.
Dialog Page
Sorry I'd been lax about updating the web site. I did some updating today ... including noting that State Sen. George Maziarz will be my guest on Monday ... and announcing that Tuesday and Wednesday will be themed shows (not OPEN Dialog). Tuesday, we'll talk about holiday bonuses and Wednesday's all about last minute gift ideas.
Also, I've returned to polling. There's a new poll at the bottom left part of the page about the new state income tax line calling for us to pay taxes to New York for things we buy out of state. Let your voice be heard.
NY Times
1,776-Foot Design Is Unveiled for World Trade Center Tower. Gov. George E. Pataki said. "This is not just a building. This is a symbol of New York. This is a symbol of America. This is a symbol of freedom." He later said, "And to Al Qaeda, start gassing up your planes now ... we just gave you a new target." ... okay, he really didn't say that last part, but he might as well have. We'll talk to George Maziarz about this on Monday.

Monday, December 15, 2003

Go Ask Alice! Home Page
It took a while for me to find this, but here it is. Look, it's a shame that teachers and public officials feel the need to teach kids about the birds, bees, and God-knows-what-else. I wish it weren't so ... BUT, too many parents these days refuse to raise their kids ... and apparently, someone has to. HOWEVER, this web site goes too far. This isn't birds and bees. Its more like Jack and Dianne. WARNING!!! Site contains questionable material.

Saturday, December 13, 2003

NY Times
Dean’s Manager: Inside Savvy and Outsider Edge. Anyone familiar with Howard Dean's campaign will be familiar with the name Joe Trippi. Here's an interesting bio on him.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

FOXNews.com
Limbaugh Attorney Blames Politics in Probe. Funny ... political talk show hosts can probe into people's sex lives, but police can't probe into political talk show hosts crimes. And who's being political here?
MSNBC
Cheney faces heat for ‘canned hunt.’ Well, at least we know he's still alive.
Newsday.com
Hillary Clinton: No to cabinet, won't speculate on VP. Wow! Now there's a ticket I'd love to see ... Howard and Hillary.

Monday, December 08, 2003

Gore to Endorse Howard Dean for ’04 Presidential Nomination
Here's two versions of the same story.
NY Times
Associated Press

MSNBC/Newsweek
Gingrich disarees with strategy in Iraq. This is an interesting read. Especially for Gingrich fans.
Comedy Central
Comedy Central Presents the Commies. These self-serving shows weren't worth the two hours I invested in them. Okay - and hour and a half. But it felt like four.
NEWS.com.au
Poor Britney. Hated even more than Saddam ... and vegetables.

Monday, December 01, 2003

IRS to visit Dialog
Laurie Ruffino and Greg Gerfin will be on Dialog on Wednesday to discuss last-minute tax moves you can make. For some information on the topics, click here, here, and here.
Thanks Mike, Bill
Just wanted to thank Mike Walker and Bill Schultz for coming on Dialog Monday and discussing their plans to refurbish the Veterans Monument. It was a shame that it had to get political there at the end, but such is life, I suppose. Anyway, I'll be sure to keep you updated about their fundraising efforts.
The Voice
Well whaddya know. Roy-Hart's little underground paper has it's own web site. Good for them. And some people say youth is apathetic. Sign the guest book and let them know that you're proud of them for not letting the First Amendment go to waste.
MSNBC
Rumsfeld wins ‘Foot in Mouth’ prize. This is funny. I actually like the Arnold quote better.