Folks, I’ve got blogger’s block.
Since yesterday, I’ve beenÂ thinkingÂ I really need to post something brilliant, something worthy of Skepchick, something so amazing that it makes skeptics around the world want to either know me or have my children.
You see, Rebecca totally busted me posting an item about March Madness when I should have been writing about something skeptical. And it made me panic a little bit. I mean, I don’t want her to dock my pay, or make me clean the restrooms again, like she did after Stacey and Amanda caught me stealing White Out from the office supply closet. (Just between you and me, I don’t know what the girls do in there exactly, but the Ladies room is disgusting.)Â
Anyway, I’ve been sitting here all day trying to think of something to write about, and I think the added pressure I’m placing on myself has had an adverse effect of my critical thinking writer talent type thing. I’ve got nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nada.
I’m totally blocked.
So to work through it,Â I thought I’d check theÂ news stories in the Breaking News column on CNN.com.
A two-year-old girl was rescued Wednesday after spending 27 hours trapped inside a narrow well outside the Indian capital of New Delhi.
So now the US isÂ also outsourcing community-rallying tragediesÂ from the 1980s?
Iraq’s prime minister Wednesday gave Shiite militants battling security forces in Basra a 72-hour deadline to surrender their weapons as the fighting threatened to unravel a delicate cease-fire.
Umm . . . Is it just me, or isn’t returning militant fire aÂ more powerfulÂ way of telling them to surrender their weapons?
What must those militants be thinking now?
“Gee, fellows. They’ve been firing at us and bombing us to get us to stop being militants, and that hasn’t worked. We’re still crazy, pissed off Shiites with guns. But now they’ve issued a deadline to surrender our weapons. Verbally.
“What do we do?”
“In Mexico, you gotta get the cop-killing guns first. Then when you get the cop-killing guns, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the woman.”
Maybe federal officers should give them a 72-hour deadline to surrender the weapons.
I’ll be damned if I’m not still fascinated by this story.
It would not have been impossible for Cooper to survive a jump into that rough Northwest terrain, but I’ve been skydiving enough to know it would be unlikely.
Still . . .
The source for this story is just hilarious.
If you’re not familiar, the other day while attempting to appear seasoned and war-experienced, Hillary Clinton claimed that when she was First Lady, she and her party flew into Bosnia under sniper attack, and then had to be rushed to awaiting escape vehicles with their heads down.
Unfortunately for Hillary, there is a video tape of that landing.
Yeah, Hillary seemed especially frightened of the little, 10 year old sniper girl who greeted her, Chelsea, and that mercenary soldier, Sinbad,Â with sniper flowers.
It was a complete fabrication that the Clinton campaign has tried to down play, saying Hillary “misspoke”.
Bullshit. She’s a liar, liar. And her pantsuit’s on fire.
Seriously though,Â I guess this is the type of honesty we should expect from our political candidates.
Am I the only one who’s sick of reading about Chelsea’s “campaign” stops? They seem nothing but stage shows to me. Only certain subjects and only certain questions are allowed.
Recently, some kid from Butler University asked her about the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and her reply was:
“Wow, you’re the first person actually that’s ever asked me that question in the, I don’t know maybe, 70 college campuses I’ve now been to, and I do not think that is any of your business.”
None of our business?
She’s campaigning for her mother who is running for president. It was an event involving the presidency and her mother. Her father was impeached when he was presidentÂ because ofÂ the scandal.
Yeah, it was a stupid reason for impeachment. It was a stupid thing to become politically newsworthy. But it is our business.
Answer the fucking questions or get off my T.V. and out of my newspaper.
No. Judge them by the lies they tell, the inadequate programs they propose, the outmoded parties they represent, and the idiot celebritiesÂ who endorse them. It’s the American way.
I hate to see the words “banned” and “book” together in the same sentence like that these days. It concerns me deeply to think we have to share this planet with people who are still afraid of words and ideas.
Kudos to the teacher for trying to make a difference.
Are you crazy? Don’t have an emergency during lunch or when it’s time for a smoke break.
A study published in January followed 192 married couples in Michigan from 1971 to 1988 and found that those who kept their anger in when unfairly attacked did not live as long as those who expressed their anger, says lead study author Ernest Harburg, Ph.D., an emeritus research scientist at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and psychology department.
Doesn’t this also apply to anyone, regardless of marital status? If you’re single and you hold in your anger, you could die young, too, right?
I guess there’s just more opportunities to be pissed off when you have to look at the same fat face day after day after day.
Hmm . . . Well, that was kind of fun. Unfortunately, I’ve still got nothing. No ideas.
Guess I’ll check in with you again later.