March 2002 Archives


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Facelift. It will take me a while to convert all of the pages, but this page is a preview of how the site will look when I'm finished.

The anti-war movement

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There is an excellent commentary on the anti-war movement on the Wall Street Journal's OpinionJournal: Best of the Web Today.

Russia & the flat tax

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"Too bad this isn't Russia." Never thought I'd agree with that. [Deroy Murdock on Russia & flat tax on National Review Online]

Believe a foolish thing

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"Just because a million Frenchmen believe a foolish thing doesn't mean a thing isn't foolish"

"According to the news reports, al Qaeda captured one of our soldiers in the latest fighting and promptly executed him. We're being called barbaric while letting our well-fed and well-tended prisoners wear turbans and chat with government provided clerics." [National Review]

Polling anomaly

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"A look at USA Today's incomplete poll results page reveals some anomalies. Five percent of Americans supposedly said the Sept. 11 attacks were "justified." America's adult population is some 210 million; it's utterly implausible that 10 million of us cheered the attack. The entire country doesn't have that many Muslims and college professors put together." [OpinionJournal]

Airport insecurity

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'Montana Sen. Conrad Burns had a little humbling recently at the airport. Asked for a photo ID, he pulled out his new Senate identification. The ticket screener looked at it and shrugged, "I don't recognize that kind of an ID card." Burns recalls, "I said, 'Well, it has on there what I do. It has a picture of a nice-looking fellow and a number.' " Her reaction: "It doesn't make any difference. I don't recognize it." So, he explains, "I pulled out one for Sam's Club. That one worked good. I went right on through."'
[U.S. News]

Simply evil

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"Bush has used the word "evil" repeatedly during this conflict, and many people have cited this as evidence of his simplistic view of the world. But where on earth does anybody get the idea that to call something evil is to make a simple statement?" [David Brooks]


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"If your BMI number is 30 or higher you, like 27 percent of adults, have supersized yourself. You are obese. Bon appetit." [George Will]

Harry Potter Birthday

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Dunn has decided he wants a Harry Potter themed birthday this year. We have decided to have parchment invites with shiny green writing (a'la Hogworts acceptance letters) I will pick all his friends up from school in the van with a Hogworts Express sign taped to the side, bring them home to make Harry Potter glasses out of black pipe cleaners, put lightning bolt scars on thier foreheads with eyeliner pencil, decorate lengths of dowels with paint, glitter glue etc for wands, play some sort of Quidditch game, and make Troll boogers in "Potions Class" (some recipe with white glue, borax and some other stuff. I'm going to have to figure this one out) Cream soda will be "Butter Beer" and we will have some Bertie Bott's every flavor Beans and what ever else I can dream up. I hope he thinks it's a fun party as it's not every year a boy turns eight!

Emma crawling

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Emma has learned to crawl up stairs. This accomplishment was announced by a loud tumble, thud and wails the other day. I found her in the entry way and am not sure how far up she was before she fell. I was in the bathroom and she had been crawling around the house looking for me and I guess she thought I was upstairs. Thus ushers in the age of the babygate.

Earlier in the week I came out of the bathroom to find her sitting against the closed office door (where the computer is) crying and banging her little hand against it. She had crawled all the way from the kids' play room, where I had left her playing with toys with all her brothers, through the kitchen, dining room, and living room to the office door looking for me. It was such a pathetic sight, seeing her there knowing she was thinking I was inside and not letting her in. She is starting to turn into a little person with a personality and history. We have a snorty, snuffy nose face that we make to each other and laugh about as a game we play. It is fun to have her initiate it and see her get so happy when it ends in a snort back and laugh with mommy just like she expected.

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