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Boston Stupid

So let's say you see someone with a sign that says "Toronto Stronger" at a Boston Bruins/Toronto Maple Leafs game. It's in somewhat poor taste, sure. It may be a bit soon. Do you just roll your eyes and move on, or do you go off and whine about it?

Well, apparently, if you're Boston.com, you post three front page stories about it. Because this is hard-hitting news and nothing else is happening. (To be fair, mind you, that last link is the largest story on the page. The other three links I gave are right below it, though, above the virtual fold.)

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Some Word Counts from Political Mailings

I live in Massachusetts, specifically a fairly Democratic-dominated section. Which means that I'm being bombarded by Scott Brown campaign mail. (Well, to a degree.) However, since the section I live in is fairly Democratic-dominated, the word choices they use are somewhat... interesting:

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Something Silly

OK, I generally don't bother with politics on this site, and this will be no exception, honestly. Essentially, I saw one of those "Choose Life" license plates, and my first thought was this:

I then realized what they really meant.

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Election Day 2008

It is with great sadness that I must remove the Christopher Walken 2008 box, as Election Day has come and it's clear that Christopher Walken will not be elected president.

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Obama Pin's Psych

This is really just a retread of an earlier entry, but here we go, the Obama pin:

Faked screen shot of the Obama pin in The World Ends With You.

David Jaffe: Keep Diggin'

So after being called out for calling Sarah Palin a MILF, David Jaffe (the director of God of War according to the Wikipedia) decided that he couldn't just shut up.

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Wu: There Are Klingons In The White House!

This is true:

"Mr. Speaker, four years ago, this administration took America to war in Iraq without adequate evidence. Since that time, the administration hasn't listened to the American people, it hasn't listened to our profession military, and it certainly hasn't listened to this Congress.

You know it's said of a prominent business men in downtown Portland that he never listened to anybody and that if he was ever drawn in a cartoon, he would be drawn without ears. Now this President has listened to some people, the so-called Vulcans in the White House, the ideologues.

But you know, unlike the Vulcans of Star Trek, that make the decisions on logic and fact, these guys make it on ideology. These aren't Vulcans. There are Klingons in the White House. But unlike the real Klingons of Star Trek, these Klingons have never fought a battle of their own. Don't let faux Klingons send real Americans to war. It's wrong." - Representative David Wu, Democrat, Oregon

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Some Guy Named Bush Bores Nation

President Bush:
We would make it so the world could never trust us again.

Yeah, sorta like those WMDs, right?

President Bush:
We will win the war in Iraq.

Sort of like you said we would last year?

Now don't get me wrong, I know that we have to stay in Iraq and that pulling out would likely be disasterous. But, I knew that before you went into Iraq in the first place!

Face it, Bush, you were overly optimistic. The war in Iraq is going to take a long time. History teaches us that. It took years for the United States to become the United States after the revolutionary war. You know when we finally pulled out of Germany and Japan after World War II? We haven't yet. Iraq is, almost certainly, going to follow that pattern. It'll take a good ten years at least to rebuild Iraq and make it secure, and many billions of dollars. Saying otherwise is naive.

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Jason and Marcus's final Halloween Costume...

So over the past week, Jason in Foxtrot has been trying to decide on the best costume, with hopes to scare people into giving him the most candy.

So what did they choose?

Jason and Marcus's Halloween costume

Well, it's two guys in suits and hats. But what's written on those hats?

FEMA: The Disaster Cycle

I'd imagine this is gonna get pulled soon-ish as the Daily Show just covered this, but...

About FEMA: What We Do

As of now, this displays the current cycle:

DISASTER -> Response -> Recovery -> Mitigation -> Risk Reduction -> Prevention -> Preparedness -> DISASTER (repeat)

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