Thursday, October 27, 2005
It's fall and the Sox rule! For the first time in 88 years we can say that and with new pumpkin-related technologies, we can display excellence in gourd fashion. Muchas gracias to the great Levi of baseballrelated.com. Check it out. It's good for you!
Posted by Commanderson Education and Consultation at 4:02 PM
Friday, October 21, 2005
As if the idea that Cookie Monster had to back off of carbs to set a positive image for obese American children was not sad enough, now Spongebob, Dora and President Bill are in on the act...
Bill Clinton is teaming with SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer in a campaign to nudge kids to eat healthy foods and to get up off the couch and move, the former president and Nickelodeon television executives announced Thursday.Depressing.
Posted by Commanderson Education and Consultation at 12:24 PM
Monday, October 17, 2005
I thought this was just too interesting to ignore. So here you go...
Is he a modern-day Tokyo Rose, the nickname GIs in World War II gave to the womenthey heard on Japanese radio trying to turn them against America? Is he a propagandist set to tear down the country he once served? A collaborator aiding the enemy?And if you saw Control Room the whole thing is even odder. Truth stranger than fiction, indeed!
Rushing, 33, has taken a job reporting for a new channel for Al-Jazeera. That's the Qatar-based network that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said is "perfectly willing to lie to the world" and has "a pattern of playing propaganda over and over and over again" for its 50 million viewers, most of them in the Arab world.
Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly branded it a "propaganda network ... bent on encouraging violence and sympathetic to terrorists." And Iraq's new government temporarily closed the network's offices in Baghdad, saying that Al-Jazeera incites insurgents by showing video of attacks and statements from Osama bin Laden and his deputies.
But Rushing, who will appear on a global, English-language news channel the network hopes to start by spring, considers his decision to work for Al-Jazeera noble, not seditious. "I've given my entire adult life to the health and well-being of this nation," Rushing says. "I wouldn't do anything to threaten that.
"What the Marines trained me to do was to represent the best of what America stands for to a foreign audience. That's exactly what I'm going to do."
Posted by Commanderson Education and Consultation at 9:31 PM
At least it aint the Cubs. Ozzie Guillen is a minor deity, though I fear there is Major Karma to pay due to Jerry Reinsdorf's cancellation of the World Series in 1994. And Jerry, don't deny you did it... you did! Garland, Contreras, Konerko, oh my! If only Big Frank could get healthy and they could turn the outfield of US Cellular Field toward the downtown, all would be perfect. And Shoeless Joe, you can lift the curse now.
Posted by Commanderson Education and Consultation at 8:25 AM