Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Hulk Hogan's son was in a serious car wreck on Sunday. Now, you may be thinking: Will Dan blog about the glory days of the World Wrestling Federation, or about driving dangerously and aggressively on our nation's roadways?
First this from CNN:
A high-speed car accident in Florida has left the teenage son of wrestling star Hulk Hogan seriously injured and a companion in critical condition late Sunday, police said. Nick Bollea, 17, was the driver of a Toyota Supra that went out of control while driving at a "high rate of speed" about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, said Wayne Shelor, a spokesman for the Clearwater police in Clearwater, Florida.
The car "inexplicably left the roadway," jumped across a raised median and slammed into a palm tree just east of downtown, Shelor said.
OK. The car was driving at a high rate of speed, and - because of this - jumped the median, and "left the roadway." How is this inexplicable? Mr. Shelor, you just explained it!
If you're going to Vocabulary Land, and you've never been there before, please take a map.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
People with severe OCD kind of make me laugh. You'd think that maintaining a healthy environment is a good thing, until you become a Cleaner. Adopting cats and dogs is admirable until you become a Hoarder.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
According to the Washington Post, the U.S. has labeled Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a "global terrorist" because of "growing involvement" in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other parts of the Middle East.
Who do those Iranians think they are?! The Marines?
The Iranians are to the Middle East what the Marines are to Latin America. Actually, the Marines - along with their shadowy colleagues in the C.I.A. - are much, much worse:
|Argentina||1890||Troops||Buenos Aires interests protected|
|Chile||1891||Troops||Marines clash with nationalist rebels|
|Haiti||1891||Troops||Black workers revolt on U.S.-claimed Navassa Island defeated|
|Nicaragua||1894||Troops||Month-long occupation of Bluefields|
|Panama||1895||Naval, troops||Marines land in Colombian province|
|Nicaragua||1896||Troops||Marines land in port of Corinto|
|Cuba||1898-||Naval, troops||Seized from Spain, U.S. still holds Navy base at Guantanamo|
|Puerto Rico||1898-||Naval, troops||Seized from Spain, occupation continues|
|Nicaragua||1898||Troops||Marines land at port of San Juan del Sur|
|Nicaragua||1899||Troops||Marines land at port of Bluefields|
|Honduras||1903||Troops||Marines intervene in revolution|
|Dominican Republic||1903-04||Troops||U.S. interests protected in Revolution|
|Cuba||1906-09||Troops||Marines land in democratic election|
|Nicaragua||1907||Troops||"Dollar Diplomacy" protectorate set up|
|Honduras||1907||Troops||Marines land during war with Nicaragua|
|Panama||1908||Troops||Marines intervene in election contest|
|Nicaragua||1910||Troops||Marines land in Bluefields and Corinto|
|Honduras||1911||Troops||U.S. interests protected in civil war|
|Cuba||1912||Troops||U.S. interests protected in Havana|
|Panama||1912||Troops||Marines land during heated election|
|Honduras||1912||Troops||Marines protect U.S. economic interests|
|Nicaragua||1912-33||Troops, bombing||20-year occupation, fought guerrillas|
|Mexico||1913||Naval||Americans evacuated during revolution|
|Dominican Republic||1914||Naval||Fight with rebels over Santo Domingo|
|Mexico||1914-18||Naval, troops||Series of interventions against nationalists|
|Haiti||1914-34||Troops, bombing||19-year occupation after revolts|
|Dominican Republic||1916-24||Troops||8-year Marine occupation|
|Cuba||1917-33||Troops||Military occupation, economic protectorate|
|Panama||1918-20||Troops||"Police duty" during unrest after elections|
|Honduras||1919||Troops||Marines land during election campaign|
|Guatemala||1920||Troops||2-week intervention against unionists|
|Honduras||1924-25||Troops||Landed twice during election strife|
Credit: "History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America"
And that's just up to 1925, folks!
A fascist is a fascist: end of story.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Aren't you glad I am here to provide you with insipid news items?
I wonder if people (I guess Oprah disciples, in this case) realize that this is complete crap: