Month: October 2004

Packers vs. Redskins

A lot of people have noted that since 1936, when the Washington Redskins win their last home game before a presidential election, the incumbent party wins. When they lose their last home game before a presidential election, the incumbent party loses. The Washington Post had an article about this on Wednesday: The Redskins (2-4), who […]

F9/11 Special pushed onto some TiVos?

TiVo Halloween Weirdness Kevin at Wizbang had a WEIRD thing happen on Friday night. His TiVo apparently automatically recorded a 30-minute special on Michael Moore’s F9/11 called Fahrenheit 9/11: A Movement in Time. He didn’t set it to record. It just appeared there. He claims it appeared as a manually-programmed recording. Did anyone else have […]

Worst day for US military since May 2

8 U.S. Marines killed west of Baghdad “West of Baghdad” means Fallujah and Ramadi. As noted previously, the Marines are not “paused” at all. They are preparing for a major push into the heart of the Sunni insurgency. Fierce clashes erupted Saturday in Fallujah as an American military convoy entered the southeastern industrial Shuhada neighborhood […]

I’ve been TELLING you and TELLING you

NASA mulls early retirement for space shuttle I haven’t even read the whole thing. I’m supposed to be WORKING. Earlier this month I lowered my prediction to: Murdoc’s odds that the shuttle EVER flies again (manned, at least) have dropped to 3-2 against. Previously they had been 50-50. Since COLUMBIA’s final flight I’ve been saying […]

Begun, this Clone War has

You know, my kids could probably play this game all day long. “Find and circle the pairs that match.” (Click for better view of cheating) Sneaky is sneaky, no matter which side you’re on. And it seems to me that Yoda and Jedi Council will come to rue the day they enlisted the help of […]

UPDATE: 380gate is crumbling

You start picking at a thread. Next thing you know, you’re standing there in your underwear. As I’ve said, militarily-wise, these explosives aren’t all that significant. Even if they were, it’s pretty hard to blame Bush personally or the plan in general if they were looted. The troubling issues for me are (in no particular […]

From ‘Run!’ to ‘Hide!’

French Terror Alert Nonplussed, who’s currently a completely deranged Left Coaster but still worth keeping an eye on: AP and UPI reported that the French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from “run” to “hide.” The only two higher levels in France are “surrender” and “collaborate.” The action was precipitated […]