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:: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 ::

Way To Go Clinton Classy, classy people you associate yourself with. I'm quite impressed.

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:: Bitter 11:04 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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The Rape Issue I just saw this on Fox. It's a very strange decision, but I've decided that Califonia is full of crazy people anyway. While the discussion of the court decision should be read in the article, I did like this bit that talked about rape and its evolution quite a bit.
No one wants to return to the '70s when women who took rape cases to trial were emotionally shredded in cross-examinations. None of us long for the days when the reports of a raped woman were summarily dismissed by a cynical police department. But the recent California decision is not a remedy for such problems surrounding the issue of rape.
Sixties feminism deserves a lot of credit for bringing sanity to bear on the crime of rape. They broke down a mythology that claimed only "bad" girls who walked alone at night in tight clothing were raped. Research showed exactly the opposite to be true. Every woman was vulnerable to attack, even in her own home and especially from men she knew.
Sixties feminism attacked a court system that believed rape complainants were less reliable than other victims. Feminists attacked the "reasonable resistance" requirement imposed by most states; that is, rape was not deemed to have occurred unless the woman had manifested strenuous resistance. Meanwhile, other crimes did not require a victim to resist in order for a crime to have occurred.
The prosecution of rape used to be skewed against women. Now it seems to be skewed against men. No longer is criminal intent necessary for criminal guilt. No longer is an explicit "no" necessary for the withdrawal of consent.
I also thought that this paragraph was interesting to note.
Brown -- the dissenting judge -- continued, "and even if we conclude persistence should be criminalized in this situation, should the penalty be the same as for forcible rape?" In essence, Brown is asking whether consensual sex that becomes nonconsensual at some point should be treated in the same manner as a back alley rape committed at the point of a knife. Or should there be another category of rape, such as negligence, which carries a lesser penalty?
I'm sure there are many arguments against such laws, and I'd love to hear them. But, I can also think of instances where they would be appropriate that I don't feel the need to get into.

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:: Bitter 11:01 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Absence, Canada, and KMart I know I haven't been posting as much the last two days, and I apologize. I've had a pretty welcome set of distractions that includes one kickass class. I just went to another class where I have to represent Canada in debates on global issues that include human rights, multinational corporations, and mass media concerns. I think I'm just going to crack jokes about Canada, call Bush an idiot, and then hide behind the U.S. when things get tough. The Canada jokes are required because everyone has to make fun of it here. (That's what an ex from Wisconsin told me anyway.)

Now, KMart, get your act together. All the news stories about your problems keep stating the problem that you don't seem to get over and over.
Kmart filed for Chapter 11 protection from its creditors a year ago after failing to compete with Wal-Mart's low prices and Target's hipper merchandise.
Very simple, in a capitalist society one must offer either products that people want or products at such low prices that people don't even care if they want them, they just buy them because they are a good deal. Get with the program. Besides, you pissed off a hell of a lot of people with your decision to hire Rosie and then remove ammo from your shelves. I'm not saying the gun owners caused your problem, but they sure as hell didn't help solve it.

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:: Bitter 11:00 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Does Britian Need More Guns? I think they do, and so does this guy.

(Link lifted from Volokh Conspiracy)

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:: Preppy 9:14 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Why Sheryl, why? I love her music, but I don't like this.

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:: Preppy 8:56 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Monday, January 13, 2003 ::
Hmmm... I know Bitchy Mom will be happy to read this story.

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:: Bitter 10:45 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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No Opinion, Yet Not that I'm a Survivor fan or anything, but I just think that this is a strange development. Obviously, it's for ratings. It might actually make things interesting on the show.

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:: Bitter 10:45 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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He Read My Mind Now go read his post.

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:: Bitter 10:44 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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More Non-News Have you ever visited Altoids.com? You should if you are a fan. I love Altoids, and right now they have all the old ads up on their website. I adore the Sindy ads. Check them out if you haven't.

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:: Bitter 7:24 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Random News I just don't have any thoughts.

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:: Bitter 5:33 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Read It It's an amusing piece from The Agitator on Tech Central Station.

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:: Bitter 3:57 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Another Correct Me If I'm Wrong Thought Hit & Run has a post on the notable lack of attention for the formal Lieberman announcement today.
Paula Zahn is doing a segment on child care. Yahoo News puts it toward the bottom of its daily stories. The Senator's own website doesn't even announce it. Dick Gephardt was supposed to have set a new standard in "quiet" presidential candidacy announcements, but Vinegar Joe seems to be outdoing the rest of the pack in this particular stoneface contest.
This is just being picky, but can his website make such announcements? I mean that is his Senate webspace, not an area to discuss a White House run that has nothing to do with his job as Senator, unless he steps down. I'm assuming he won't be stepping down since he continued to run for the seat even while running for VP. Anyway, it was just a thought. Maybe he is free to use the space, but I'd like to pretend that those in government have some sense of what is appropriate use of resources.

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:: Bitter 3:52 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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My Own Little Observation I'm doing a bit of planning for my spring break trip to LA, and do you realize that I'm able to add on a completely new leg to the trip to stop somewhere else for only $15 more on the same airline using most of the same flights? Craziness. And we wonder why the airline industry is in trouble...

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:: Bitter 3:40 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Be Careful What You Research I shouldn't be laughing, but I am.

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:: Bitter 3:38 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Women's Rights In Saudi Arabia Apparently the Saudis want us to think they actually grant rights to their women. I guess my favorite part of the article is where they try to compare the compulsory wearing of abyas to the habits nuns wear.
"It is clear that religious codes of dress for nuns who cover from head to foot is respected in the West while the abaya worn by Muslim women is regarded as oppressive," she said.

I guess the fact that it's a personal choice to become a nun and adhere to the strictures of that lifestyle makes no difference. Not to mention many nuns don't even wear the habits anymore.
She added that the Western media should deal with the problems of women’s rights in their own culture before criticizing others.

What? You mean I have to worry about being beat just for accidentally exposing the bare flesh of my arm? Women's rights in Western culture are far more advanced than anywhere else in my opinion.

(Link lifted from Little Green Footballs)

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:: Preppy 1:54 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Amusing To Me New gun names, courtesy of Tim Blair.

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:: Bitter 11:53 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Sunday, January 12, 2003 ::
I'm Giddy I don't get that way often, but every once in a while I do. It's always a good thing. On top of that, I even feel like the other Bitches and I had a productive evening, and now we have a plan in place to resolve a problem we experienced last semester on campus. Now I'll resume my giggly giddiness.

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:: Bitter 10:35 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Good News For First... Maybe Hey First, you may not go broke driving around that new SUV. Check this out.

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:: Preppy 8:56 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I Want Answers! Give them to me if you haven't.

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:: Bitter 7:13 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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A New Way To Annoy Lefties? Maybe.

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:: Bitter 4:41 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Stupid Constitution, It Keeps Getting In The Way Of Soccer Moms You'd think they would only have a problem with that pesky Second Amendment. Now they point out how silly the whole concept of individual freedom is. When will we learn?
Then someone noticed that the parent chaperone with the luxuriant hair and restrained makeup was a dad.
Most of the kids on the trip, apparently, either did not notice or did not care that a classmate's father was dressed as a woman, in jeans, a sweater and nice shoes. Most of the teachers, apparently, were equally untroubled.
But when the fourth-graders returned from Jefferson City, Mo., that afternoon in mid-October, the parent chaperone who had spotted the cross-dresser alerted some friends. Word spread quickly though the Francis Howell School District, in the middle-class suburb of St. Charles. The resulting tumult has not subsided.
Alarmed, outraged and indignant, several parents demanded that the school board look into the matter. They found a receptive audience in board member Lisa Naeger, a mother of two who recoiled at the thought of her 9-year-old being exposed to a transgender adult on a field trip.
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Naeger has proposed a policy that would require parent chaperones to wear ''gender-appropriate'' clothing for school functions. It's unlikely, however, that such wording would survive a court challenge. In 1985, a federal court struck down an obscure (and rarely used) St. Louis ordinance that banned anyone from dressing in clothing ''not according to his or her sex'' while in public.
Naeger expects the board to make a decision by mid-January; she is not optimistic that her colleagues will back her request. But a handful of fired-up parents is not willing to let the matter drop.
The parents have asked the district to let them know whenever the father in question visits Castlio Elementary School, so they can withdraw their children from class. And they are pleading for a dress code that would require all adults who interact with students to ''dress in what a 9- or 10-year-old perceives as normal clothes for a man or a woman,'' as mother Patti Hight puts it.
(Link stolen from Rodger Schultz.)

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:: Bitter 11:10 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Once Again, The French Are Right The answer is here in this story. We have so much to learn from them.

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:: Bitter 11:00 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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I'm In A Damn Good Mood This Morning and this only added to it. Now, if they just ban guns, the world will be a better place.

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:: Bitter 10:57 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Eeek! This post, the link in it, and past posts by Radley are really starting to scare me away from the DC area. Anyone got a job for a girl gun nut??

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:: Bitter 10:51 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Hell Has Frozen Over I almost fell on the floor when I read this article.
A former congressman facing more than six years in prison for fraud is pledging that he will try to pay back the millions of dollars he swindled from friends, relatives and business partners.
"It's a difficult sentence in some ways, and it will be painful, but I caused pain for others and I have to accept the responsibility and be accountable," Edward Mezvinsky said Friday, a day after being sentenced.
The pessimist in me says that he probably only said that because he's terribly sorry that he got caught, not for doing what he did. However, the optimist that I am most of the time wants to believe him just a little bit. I'd like to pretend there's good in the world.

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:: Bitter 10:45 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Reality Bites For These People Look like a fool, and sue the people that actually aired it after you signed a release. Isn't that what everyone does these days?
But some people like Stillman and Wendy Linden, who appeared on the MTV daredevil show Jackass, may beg to differ.
Linden, who participated in a stunt, sued the music network for negligence, battery and intentional emotional distress, claiming she was injured and humiliated during filming.
The suit claims that Linden suffered spine and knee injuries as a result of an incident on the show and that taping continued while she waited backstage for an ambulance. Linden is seeking unspecified damages.
You participated in a show called Jackass. What the hell did you expect?? Oh, but wait, we can't actually expect people to take responsibility for their actions.
Contestants regularly sign a waiver before being on a show, but some say people don't always understand the implications of what they are signing.
"People who are involved in reality programs, while they do sign releases, they believe in their hearts truly, that's it's going to be a fun experience, they're going to win something from it and it's going to be safe," Sandra Baron, executive director of the Media Law Resource Center, told Fox News.
Literacy. It's a good thing. When the paper says they ain't gonna take responsibility, they ain't gonna make you the exception to the rule. (That was almost painful to type.)

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:: Bitter 10:39 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Damn The Man The government is evil. But this makes me laugh because I'm just a mean bitch like that.

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:: Bitter 10:30 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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I Love College College is the best. I only wish that the regular semester was more like the inter-session. When a girl can hit two parties on consecutive nights and be invited to another the following week, while also having plans to go to a frat party the next week, with God knows how much casual drinking in between, life is good. I just feel bad that Bitter wasn't feeling better to go to the SuperHero/Villan party tonight. It was a really good time.

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:: Preppy 1:39 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Saturday, January 11, 2003 ::
Hollywood Look what it does to you. Warn your children now.

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:: Bitter 11:16 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Why Are These Guys Still In The News? They pulled off a hoax that should not have happened. More importantly, why is anyone still writing any kind of story on these crazy people?

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:: Bitter 10:35 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Bored While I really want to be at the Superhero/Villain party tonight, I don't think my stomach wants me to go. So if you are also bored on a Saturday evening, you can IM if you want. BitterBiitch2003 on AIM.

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:: Bitter 10:26 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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The Frighteningly Expensive Burger A couple people have mentioned it today, but here's a firsthand account.

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:: Bitter 8:24 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Good News Or Bad News? I know that I keep mentioning First Bitch (maybe it's an unconscious effort for me to drag her back into blogging since I know she's back on campus?) in recent posts, but this one made me think of her again. I don't know how she feels about the death penalty, but I know the other news in this post at How Appealing will upset her.

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:: Bitter 5:38 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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What Is He Trying To Say? There are probably far more interesting and intelligent (?) things I could take from The Corner, but this one post caught my eye.
Now, I’m not saying that Dr. Pepper devotees can be compared with an esoteric religious sect, but…
Now just what is he trying to say? :) I'm a Dr. Pepper fan, but I didn't become a member of the sect until I came to New England and found it's a tad harder to find up here.

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:: Bitter 5:27 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Love For My Classmates They just started a thread on one of the chat newsgroups about Andrew Motion's poem. Just like the poem, the thread looks like it could prove to be absolutely enlightening.

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:: Bitter 5:20 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Ummm...Shit I don't like the sounds of this, but I want to know the truth if there is a problem.

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:: Bitter 4:29 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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New Cars Not that First needs another one, but here is an article on hybrids and fuel cells, one our topics of discussion yesterday.

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:: Bitter 4:24 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Speaking Of Health How are we ever going to live without medical and parenting advice from Tom Cruise? I feel so much better for having consulted him before considering children.

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:: Bitter 11:44 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Observations Earlier this morning three stories were featured in both the "Oddly Enough" and "Science" sections on Yahoo news. I found it somewhat amusing. Then, I checked the health section. Can somebody explain to me how the headline "Are Toy Guns All in Good Fun?" relates to health? Let's take a look at it.
Some parents cringe at the thought of their children playing with toy guns, while other parents don't give it a second thought.
You mean different parents raise their children with different rules? This is just crazy new information. Who pays these people to write this crap?
Those different viewpoints may be influenced by race, gender and other social factors, says an American study in the January issue of Pediatrics.
The study found parents who let their children play with toy guns were more likely to be male, white and have male children. Mothers and families with younger children were most likely to restrict toy gun play.
You mean men that grew up playing with a toy primarily geared for men were more likely to let their male children play with a toy marketed almost exclusively to boys? Wow, again such a shocker.
About 70 percent of the 900 parents and guardians surveyed felt it was never OK for a parent to let a child play with a toy gun. The survey was done in Washington, D.C. and its suburbs.
I'm going to go with the social factors that they mentioned above may POSSIBLY have something to do with an all out gun ban in DC and highly restrictive gun laws in Maryland. Maybe, just maybe, that should be mentioned. I may have to look up the main article to see if they break it down by suburb to compare Maryland to Virginia.
Overall, the study found the gender and age of the child, the gender of the parent and the family's race were significant factors influencing parents' attitudes about toy guns.
Some studies have concluded there is a connection between playing with toy guns and aggressive behavior. Some child health professionals advise parents to limit their children's play with toy guns.
The researchers suggest more study is needed to determine the impact of toy gun play on child behavior.
More information
Here's more about the dangers of toy guns.
First of all, anyone notice the only link provided for more information is one against toy guns? Gee, I'm starting to think that there could be a bias issue here. Second, some studies were reported to show that I'm more likely to have the crap beaten out of me on the day of the Superbowl. Studies can show anything they want, they don't actually require reality to be part of the equation.

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:: Bitter 11:33 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Attention First I don't think I've ever linked to this specific post, but you should read this one on being an armed liberal by Armed Liberal. I think you'll like it, and it's just to show that you aren't the only one. :)

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:: Bitter 12:29 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Project Update I should mention that the first "Day In The Life Of A Bitch" pictures were developed today. We're working on more, but it's looking good so far. We definitely have interesting lives. Also, I'm going to put a link on the left to my random question below. Maybe there will be a random question of the week or something. I don't know, I just know that I want answers to this one if it applies to you.

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:: Bitter 12:23 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Oh My Poor Tummy I laughed so hard after checking this out. Before vlogging even takes off, we have the next step...plogging. (Link taken from Instapundit.)

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:: Bitter 12:14 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Friday, January 10, 2003 ::
I Don't Hunt but I agree that this is an important realization.

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:: Bitter 11:43 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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He Shouldn't Be Surprised I don't know why Pejman seems surprised by his fan mail today. He even had a way with words that made me feel better about my birthday after a mean old lady tried to scare me.

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:: Bitter 11:04 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Random Question So I don't have much to do while I sit here in my room being sick tonight. (Dorm food can be bad for your health.) So I was thinking about yesterday when a woman that I was discussing the gun issue with asked me about when I would teach any children I do not intend to have to shoot. Obviously, this depends on the child and their maturity for their age. However, I want to take a poll of everyone who has ever fired a gun that reads this blog. At what age did you first learn to shoot a firearm?

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:: Bitter 10:50 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I Hate California I'm going over spring break, but I only tolerate for a very special friend. (Ian, you should come visit me more often. It's better for your health to get out of LA.) Anyway, even being the crazy liberal he is, he hates the idea of higher taxes. Is Davis trying to become the most hated man in the history of California? On this note, someday I might be able to convert my friend if this keeps up.

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:: Bitter 10:44 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I Shouldn't Laugh But, when a government program is tied to a health issue that the government is bitching about, I have to. Just to save myself for being sent straight to hell for this, I'm not laughing about the people involved at all.

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:: Bitter 3:29 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Damn You First Bitch! Look at what you've done! :)

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:: Bitter 2:31 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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And We Bitch About Lawyers? This judge qualifies as a far worse asshole than any lawyers I've ever met.

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:: Bitter 1:57 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Reason #9287 For Me To Avoid Reproducing Juan Gato has the story. I would screw kids up beyond repair.

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:: Bitter 1:42 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Quick Things You should read this nice little story about our wonderful public schools and all of their enlightening lessons for children. I also kept a story open yesterday while I was out that I planned to blog about, but someone else has been kind enough to take care of it for me. Oh yeah, and read this post on the fine medical services in Romania. Guys should love it.

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:: Bitter 11:59 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Returning From The Dead Yesterday was pleasantly busy. I'd just like to know why colleges don't teach basic rhetoric classes anymore? I'm taking one right now that focuses on women leaders of the 19th century, and it is amazing so far. I wish it lasted an entire semester, not just one month. Well, I take that back. From the first two meetings, I think I'm going to love the class even if I hate my classmates. Ten of 20 are either women's studies majors or minors. That's a dead giveaway that the class discussion will turn into "he's just a moron" types of arguments. Of course I got away from that, did an interview, and then went to shoot some paper. I know I've already mentioned it, but you know, shooting is just fun. We really do have a great time when we are at the range. That was followed by a little bit of bar hopping early in the evening for First and I, and then back here to watch a movie. Nice and relaxing. Blogging will resume after we grab lunch and go get some drunken pictures developed.

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:: Bitter 11:33 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Thursday, January 09, 2003 ::
I Have A New Name Apparently I have a new nickname. I think it suits me quite well.

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:: Preppy 10:10 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Back From The Range First, Preppy, Spooky, and I just got back from the range this afternoon. It was so relaxing. They got in some new S&W Model 41s and then Spooky tried out a S&W Model 66. I love it when you bring the target forward and there's just a huge hole where the X used to be.

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:: Bitter 5:02 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Fun For Some If any of you are so inclined, go over to How Appealing and submit a couple of questions for his email interviews with appellate judges. I would try to think of something intelligent to ask, but instead I need to work on more homework. Blah. Reading blogs is much more fun than reading speeches.

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:: Bitter 7:56 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 ::
Bitching About Comments Now normally I'm all "yay for free speech" and such. Tonight a couple of comments have been left, one in particular that I don't like. I will admit to banning two IPs before, but I think this person needs a talking to before I do that. Because I'm somewhat upset over the implications left by the remarks, I'm going to let any loyal readers that actually like us do the talking for me. Well, at least until I develop my "kick him in the balls" response into words. Here is the first one that I thought was stupid, but whatever. Here is the one that really bothered me. (Keep in mind the content of the post in the second comment was that of a man charged with 87 counts relating to drugging the drinks of at least 18 women and raping them.) Have fun.

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:: Bitter 9:33 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Sucks To Be Them, Part Two Wouldn't you hate to get a letter from the hospital informing you that you're dead? These people did.
One digit was dropped from a computer code to indicate the patients were "deceased," rather than "discharged to home."
I think that the program that assigns a one digit difference between "dead" to "discharged to home" needs to be changed.

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:: Bitter 9:11 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Sweet! News like this almost makes my day. (Link swiped from Pejman.)

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:: Bitter 6:41 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I Almost Forgot! Wednesday is here!

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:: Bitter 5:17 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Another Reason To Be Scared For British Women Scary.

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:: Bitter 5:11 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Ann Coulter Has A New Job. I'm just glad that I don't even get HBO here, so I won't even accidently flip past it.
Comedian Bill Maher has rebounded from the cancellation of his ABC talk show "Politically Incorrect" with another current events forum on HBO.
"Real Time with Bill Maher" is set to debut on the cable network February 21.
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The hourlong "Real Time" will be broadcast live at 11:30 p.m. Eastern time on Fridays and will focus on the past week's political and cultural news, Maher said. It will feature an opening monologue and a "Politically Incorrect"-style round-table discussion.
Unlike the nightly ABC show, which featured an ever changing mix of participants, the new one will draw from a pool of about eight regulars.
Among those participating in the first show, Maher said, would be comedian Larry Miller and conservative commentator Ann Coulter.
I actually used to enjoy "Politically Incorrect." It's a shame that the replacement will have such an angry bitter woman with nothing new or interesting to say on it. In interviews she can rarely hold her own. Everyone in the media has asked her for an example of a "good" conservative, and she has yet to answer even once that I've seen her. She talks about how liberals are evil and sexist, yet she is introduced at conservative conferences with "Pretty Woman" playing in the background. What a bitch, and obviously not the good kind.

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:: Bitter 5:00 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Get Over It Don't play morality police. It just makes you look stupid.
A leading hip-hop music label is going into the vodka business and wants its artists to plug the booze in their lyrics, provoking outrage from critics who say such efforts promote underage drinking among the genre's overwhelmingly young audience.
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"We don't see the same wrath waged against the James Bond movies with an infinite amount of corporate sponsors, including adult drinks," he said. On the Bond Web site, the British spy's partners include Finlandia vodka, Bollinger champagne and Heineken beer.
That didn't fly with the critics.
"You don't see James Bond binge drinking before he goes out on one of his escapades — the movies depict moderate, responsible drinking among adults," Foster said. "I'm not confident the images being represented through the music is of adult, moderate, responsible drinking."
What planet is this man from? I've never been a fan of Bond drinking before shooting people. Granted, I just say that I'm not a fan and then I bitch about irresponsible gun use, I don't try to stop them from making the damn movies. Oh yeah, and it gets even better.
Roc-a-fella Records, like other entertainment companies that have been accused of barraging kids with harmful messages, told the Journal that parents are responsible for policing their children. Others rejected that notion as a tired excuse.
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But what, if anything, can be done about it is another matter. Caldwell suggested executives push more wholesome messages.
"This was probably created by and can be solved by the free market," she said. "We believe there is a demand for more family-friendly entertainment. Will Smith, for example, is tremendously successful, and he earned a reputation for being a clean artist."
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"We have a free society, people can say what they choose to say, but that doesn't excuse people from thinking about the responsibility of what they are saying."
See I get all excited because I see that some critics can judge, but agree that if people really want to buy this stuff, then they will. If they are also opposed to it, then they won't. Simple enough. Then we get hit with the critic that thinks we should all be policing each other. Some of his other comments in the article pissed me off, but I don't want Blogger to eat the post because of length. When will those types go away?

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:: Bitter 4:46 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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10 Minutes Alone With This Guy and A Gun Please, just give 'em to me. Actually, I'd also ask for my keychain so I could beat this shit out of him before I shoot him.
Authorities said 39-year-old Andrew Luster fled his beachfront home Friday in his sport utility vehicle, accompanied by his dog.
The great-grandson of Max Factor went on trial Dec. 16 on 87 charges, including rape, sodomy and poisoning, and will continue to be tried in absentia.
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The case began 2 years ago when a 21-year-old college student told authorities Luster drugged and raped her after she met him in a bar.
Authorities searched his house and seized 17 home videos they said show other victims who may have been given the date-rape drug GHB and raped.
In one tape played in court after he disappeared, Luster is seen on camera having sex with a woman and declaring: "That's exactly what I like in my room: A passed-out beautiful girl."
You know the night before I left, I had a nice long post on this article on gun control and crime. Most readers have probably read it elsewhere, but one part stands out right now.
After Dunblane, the police and politicians lapsed into their default position: it's your fault. We couldn't do anything about him, so we'll do something about you. You had your mobile nicked? You must be mad taking it out. Why not just keep it inside nice and safe on the telephone table? Had your car radio pinched? You shouldn't have left it in the car. House burgled? You should have had laser alarms and window bars installed. You did have laser alarms and window bars but they waited till you were home, kicked the door in and beat you up? You should have an armour-plated door and digital retinal-scan technology. It's your fault, always.
All I can say is that I feel for British women. I really do because you can see where that line of thinking leads to. I'll be taking these stories along when I go have lunch with someone tomorrow that wants to talk about women and guns.

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:: Bitter 4:21 PM [+] :: (1) comments
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An Examination Of Root Causes by Juan Gato.

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:: Bitter 4:01 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I'm Glad Someone Took This One I read it. I laughed. But I just couldn't think of anything funny to say about it. It was funny enough in itself. But someone stepped up to the plate.

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:: Bitter 4:00 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Good Question
Now, ask yourself: How many of your rights are you willing to give up for 1 in 80,000? And what if it's questionable if giving up those rights will even better the odds?
It's amazing what the masses will tolerate.

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:: Bitter 3:47 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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So Bitter and I were talking as we were organizing her magnetic erotic poetry set. We have spent the morning putting the tiny little words in alphabetical order. We're just cool like that. Anyway, we were talking about the idea that guys should take female education classes shortly after high school (Bitter claims that they should still look stupid during high school). I fully understand that emotionally, we girls are just too frigged up to understand. Oftentimes we don't even understand ourselves, so don't feel bad guys. But physically and to some extent mentally, there are some things that the male half of the species really needs to learn. I don't think I could make it an online course, but I might post a possible syllabus in the near future.

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:: Spooky 12:16 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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$$$$ Those are signs that will make any woman happy. Well, at least according to the new Fox show that I missed. I really wanted to watch that, but we were too busy getting incredibly drunk. Anyway, here's the link to the money.

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:: Bitter 11:04 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 ::
Wait, I'm Confused Government spending does that to me.
Citing a slight dip in the number of its passengers the last year, Amtrak plans to cut coach fares as much as 25 percent on many of its routes nationwide in an effort to boost revenue.
What revenue? Everytime I hear the word Amtrak it is usually followed with the phrase "government bailout." But, hey it's a good deal, right? Who can pass that up?
The fare reduction is available for coach travel on most of Amtrak's long distance routes but does not apply to travel between cities in the Northeast corridor.
Bastards!

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:: Bitter 9:54 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Sucks To Be Them Problem 1:
Troubled Morris Brown College announced it will abridge its 15-week spring semester into seven weeks so students can complete classes before an accreditation appeal hearing.
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The new schedule will require students to spend 110 minutes in each class rather than 50 minutes.
I would be on a rampage if my school doubled the workload. Actually, I'd be in class so many hours, I wouldn't have time to schedule a rampage between classes. Besides, if I get my desired schedule, I'll be done with classes on Wednesday by 4 PM next semester.

Problem 2:
Morris Brown President Charles Taylor has said the school will seek accreditation from another source if it loses its appeal.
I've never been involved in seeking accreditation for a college, but I'm assuming it's not the easiest thing in the world.

Problem 3:
Taylor recently estimated the college's debt at $27 million.
Again, sucks to be them.

Problem 4:
Former Morris Brown president Dolores Cross resigned in February.
I think I was the only happy person when our president left.

Problem 5:
Federal investigators are looking into whether the school illegally received millions in student financial aid and used it to pay debts.
That's just cruel.

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:: Bitter 9:49 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Screw You Hollywood A win for the good guys.
A Norwegian teenager has been cleared of DVD piracy charges in a landmark trial brought by major Hollywood studios.
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The court ruled there was "no evidence" that Johansen or others used the decryption code called DeCSS for illegal purposes. Nor was there any evidence that Johansen intended to contribute to illegal copying.
The court also ruled that it is not illegal to use the DeCSS code to watch DVD films obtained by legal means.

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:: Bitter 9:40 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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One Question Did we really need CNN to tell us this?

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:: Bitter 9:37 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Winner Announced! I apologize for the late announcement. It took a good part of the day to recover from last night. First off, the runners up. These are topics we loved for one reason or another, but they were either too obvious as bait to really start a fight or they just wouldn't be the type of thing to stir up the other chicks. (Then there were a few that we were pretty sure some of our classmates might not be able to comprehend.)
Rodger Schultz - Advocating female circumcision in the United States.
Lee - It is a woman's duty to swallow. That and wash clothes. Men work hard, it's the least we women can do.
Chris Lawrence - If both parties must consent to sex, why can only one party consent to an abortion?
Terry Mackin - More Democrats have breast implants than Republicans (rich white guys). AND: It would be fair to have a sliding tax rate based on GPA because high GPA students are more likely to be advantaged.
Rita - Mother Theresa actually harmed the poor by teaching them to be dependant on charity, rather than teaching them marketable job skills.
Pathos - Maybe, just maybe, 5 years of welfare benefits is enough.
Michael Ubaldi - Of the United Nations' 191 recognized countries, less than half (85) operate governments accommodating liberties such as free elections for legislators and heads of state, multiple and equitable political parties, civilian control over military bodies, and equal protection under law for ethnic populations. 59 nations enjoy abridged rights, particularly that of single-party dominance; 48 nations do not offer consent to their governed. The United States was only recently readmitted to the UN Council on Civil Rights, and to be among such countries as China, Syria and Libya - all of whom fall into the third category from above. Given that the United Nations contradicts itself by allowing unfree nations to participate in its stated goal 'to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small,' why should the United States continue membership? AND Does Affirmative Action, by ostensibly requiring Americans of African descent to acknowledge a suggested inferiority and devotion to a single political party in order to receive quota benefits, embody a return to the Plantation?
Dan - Multiculturalism is bad for women.
And the winner is:
Chris Lawrence - If women should be admitted as members of Augusta National Golf Club, why shouldn't men be admitted to [preppy New England womens' college]?
This mainly one for it's relevence that might get the girls pissed off. It has the potential for some cat fights, and it's something that some lefties will come out supporting Augusta on. If this doesn't start something, I'll bump up a runner up and see how that goes. They will get a kiss as well, because I like giving kisses.

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:: Bitter 9:25 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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College Life I just typed it in an email and I thought it would be appropriate for the blog, so here's my quote of the day. It may not be original, but I was just describing my evening.
I thought college was supposed to make you smart. It only makes me drunk.
However, this post actually has a point. There's a (non-credit) class being offered this month called Sex Work. I kid you not. Here's the description. (No link for obvious reasons.)
For the first class, I would like to discuss the basic premise behind the workshop and I would like to hear your expectations of what you would like to get out of the class--if you'd like to focus more on a particular form of sex work, etc.
We can also discuss changing the meeting times to later in the day if we can all agree collectively.
I will have a syllabus for you tomorrow. I also need to collect the lab fees ($13) from those of you who have not yet sent yours in.
Awww, they will come to a collective decision on the course times. Isn't that so cute? I do wonder what the lab fees cover. Scary. I went to the instructor's personal webpage where she talked about trying to buy a sex swing off of ebay. That's just wrong in so many ways.
If you have not yet enrolled, but would like to, please show up for tomorrow's class. You will also need to purchase Jill Nagle's Whores and other Feminists.

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:: Bitter 1:48 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Making The World a Better Place I feel like I'm on my way to doing just that. No, I'm not shooting Michael Moore. I found some cherry limeade sodas that IBC was making this summer for a trial run. Anyway, they aren't nearly as good as my cherry limeades, but they suffice. I stocked up before coming to school because I only found them in the South. I emailed the company and had anyone that tried it and liked it do the same, and they just emailed me the press release that it is now a permanent product. Yay!

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:: Bitter 1:30 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Another Hoax First it's fake clones and now fake terrorists.

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:: Bitter 1:25 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Alcohol...Baaaaad I don't think I'm capable of being witty or funny today. We did eventually pick a winner last night, but I'll announce it later. I just need to recover from the drinks and the class I had this morning. If today was any indication, this class could provide plenty of blogging material.

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:: Bitter 12:45 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I Survived! I have to say last night was a first for me. I have never drank so much in my life. I actually do not remember anything from last night after 10:30 and my first 6 drinks (we started drinking at about 9:30ish, and First and I started with two tequlia shots back to back). From what I'm told I was quite amusing at some points in the evening. I was speaking in gibberish, putting my head between other people's legs, going on and on about how a certain man prefers Amish men as opposed to women of his own race, and God knows what else. I went to class this morning still a little bit drunk, but I swear two hours of grammar is a sobering experience.

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:: Preppy 11:38 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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I Want To Edit This Post in the morning. It's so good that I'm not commenting on this. I'm so very drunk. Fortunately, I'm not nearly as drunk as other bitches. I hope that link makes sense. I'm not sure if it's the right one.

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:: Monday, January 06, 2003 ::
Contest Over & Debut Of Another Project Yeah, so I'm cutting it short by 15 minutes, so what? I doubt anyone was planning on entering at the last minute anyway. If you were, send an email by 9 PM to biitchgirls -at- hotmail.com. We're off to drink now. We've made our trip to the liquor store and the grocery store. We are set.

The new project will be a day in the life of a Bitch. We've seen a lot of speculation in comments and emails as to our lives, so we're going to set the facts straight. It will be a photo essay, so look forward to it. I can't say when it will be available because we're still taking photos.

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:: Bitter 8:53 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Reminder & Cool Find 6 hours people. Enter now. This morning I woke up to find that the school installed soap dispensers in the bathrooms. You cannot imagine what an exciting thing this is for us. I know, it's sad.

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:: Bitter 2:50 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Post-Grad Plans I've had more than a few people ask me what I plan on doing with my life when I finally get out of this hell wonderful environment of caring and learning. If my attempts to find a job don't work out, then I think I'll join him.

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:: Bitter 10:55 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Baby's Request Because Baby and I think WeatherSlut needs to be a little more of a slut, I just gave her a new hookup. He goes to UVA. She met him on New Years while incredibly intoxicated. The WeatherSlut saga continues...

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:: Bitter 8:58 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Don't Forget! The deadline for contest entries is tonight at 9 PM EST. I don't know exactly when I'll announce a winner. I'll probably print them all out and we'll have an evening of drunken judging tonight. Look for a winner when we recover. So far we have 25 submissions from 11 contestants. The prize is a kiss, so don't miss out.

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:: Bitter 8:13 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Brilliant Idea Of The Day
"The floor is no place for a backpack," Wall said.
That's the result of a study on kids and their backpack injuries.
How much children carry to school and how they carry it has been the focus of some attention. California last year passed a law for standards on maximum textbook weights and some children around the country now use backpacks with wheels to roll -- instead of carry -- their books to school.
Obviously, most of these conversations have been happening since I left school. Maybe it's the old thing again (see post below), but I feel like pulling a "In my day..." speech out. I remember having to bring home all or most of my books, the notebooks, my cello, all my music, and even my music stand. It sucked, but you manage. If kids would carry the backpack the way it's supposed to be carried (something I don't do anymore, but I also don't have a ton of books to haul around all the time), then many of these problems would be solved. Also, according to the article, the damn kids need to stop hitting each other with their backpacks. Now there's a crazy idea to reduce "backpack injuries."

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:: Bitter 8:04 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Something Just Occured to Me I don't know why it just hit, but when I saw another headline about the internet's big 2-0, I thought how strange it was that Baby is actually younger than the internet. I think I feel old now.

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:: Bitter 7:54 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Interesting I've actually been wondering what the government would do if another landmark was lost to terrorist attack or even natural disaster.
The bottom line: Should disaster strike, and a political decision be made to rebuild, exact replicas — or architectural clones — could be constructed fairly quickly. How do you replicate the 225-ton, 305-foot Lady Liberty? The 288-foot Capitol dome? The 60-foot busts of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt?
Deploying high-powered, laser-scanning technology to record the landmarks from every angle, the feds have been creating three-dimensional digital models of their complex exterior features. They also have scanned part of the ornate interior of the Capitol.
Kinda cool.

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:: Bitter 7:51 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Typo Of The Day
"While other kids are hanging out at the mall, I'm usually on Capitol Jill watching the Senate or trying to meet new members," Parkhomenko told Fox News. (Emphasis added.)
And it follows this headline:
Teen Autograph Seeker Nails Big Names
I'm sure that many of you know jokes involving a boy, a girl, and the name "Blueberry Hill" or some similar name. That's all I could think.

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:: Bitter 7:43 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Up Too Early Don't ask why First and I are up this early. It's damn early for college students still on break. (Well, kinda still on break. We have most of the month off, but First, Preppy, Spooky and I are taking a few extra random classes for a couple of credits. Classy is in Spain, and you saw Baby is headed to Mississippi.) Anyway, while looking up more information on the evil blue books, First and I found a quote of the day. Maybe it's only funny because we're each running on very little sleep after driving for about 10.5 hours each through that damn snow storm, but we thought we would share.
Not all Blue Books are blue; other colors that are available are Buff, Canary, Cherry, Cream, Gold, Gray, Green, Ivory, Orchid, Pink, Salmon, and Tan.
As First put it, "What the hell am I doing, picking out a sweater?" And just for the record, even though we're women, we're not sure what the difference is between buff, cream, ivory, and tan.

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:: Bitter 7:39 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Hey, where does WeatherSlut's Boyfriend go to school these days? She needs to get around a little more if we are going to call her a slut... maybe we should call her WeatherSemi-Slut or WeatherHoe or Weather-JustDressesLikeASlut-Slut...

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:: Baby 12:43 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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My Random comments: First let me say that I went to Tahoe to go skiing and I think I pulled some ligaments or something in my left knee. If anyone knows of any way to make my knee better super fast, let me know because I must be able to go skiing with Fred and Jim from "elitist college in the middle of freakin nowhere New England" on Jan. 31st! Help a girl get some, wontcha? Plus, I think we are going snowshoeing. I have never been and am excited to go. So, here's another question: what does one wear snowshoeing? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE comment!

Okay, now for random comments to other posts:

Someone ask me when the last time a guy opened my car door for me. Go on. Ask. The answer: about a year ago when I was out with my FRIEND (not a date, mind you) Ben. Hell no I'm not popping some guys door open for him when I can barely find a Yankee boy that will open the BUILDING door for me, much less be bothered to walk around and open the car door. Now, I'm not knocking on Yankees 'cause there are plenty of boys here that don't open doors, but GENERALLY speaking, I find that guys at home have more maners all around, including door openings of all types... I guess their mammas just raised 'em right.

I totally love the spilling the drink idea. I can just imagine how much more comfortable I would be if I did something retarded (which, knowing me is bound to happen sooner or later although I tend to have more of a problem with what I SAY than what I DO... like I said that the Pope needs to die - in front of my Catholic rasied interest, mind you - last time I was up visiting folks at "elitist college in the middle of freakin nowhere New England" and while I didn't mean it in a bad way, only that the dude is way old and starting to slip on his papal duties, still...) knowing that he has already done something retarted... but if you are ever out with ME then you have to not only spill your drinknotbeer, but you have to say something dumb too... that is all.

So, do you think I should "get over myself" and ask out Fred? Did I name him Fred? I forget now... you know of whom I speak, Bitter... the "bonehead" with the ski-crew-USGS-jeep-"he's Catholic" homework... yeah, that one.
I dunno... "our situation" is a little more tricky though... hmm... all good questions... and I usually do just ask the guy out... but I just don't have the balls with Fred... although, not that just asking the guy out has gotten me very far thus far... I mean, HOW many dates have I been on EVER? oh, yeah... that's right... NONE!!!
Grrr...

By the way, I have been at home then out of town and I may blog once more before I go to Mississippi, but don't count on it... sorry. But it is okay... I have not fallen off the face of the earth! Whew! I know you are all relieved to hear that! heh. Never fear! Once I get back to school and start classes, I will surely have more time (read: procrastination) to blog!
That is all.

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:: Baby 12:17 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Sunday, January 05, 2003 ::
10 hours, 32 minutes Take that NATURE! It was a crazy drive. Snow, snow, snow, frozen roads, snow, snow, more wrecks than I can count on both hands, snow, snow, icy mix, and did I mention snow?

UPDATE: I'm not the only one that suffered through it.

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:: Bitter 8:14 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Good Times For Ohio The Football god must be smiling on Ohio this season. Right now the Browns are leading the Steelers in the 4th quarter. It's good to be an Ohioan.

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:: Preppy 3:45 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Back To School Well, I'm off to the airport. Everyone pray that the TSA gods smile upon me.

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:: Saturday, January 04, 2003 ::
You Know What Sucks? Another post biting the dust courtesy of Blogger and a faulty internet connection. Yup, and it was alright. Now it's gone until tomorrow night, as I'm off to school. Have fun while I'm offline! (But only if I can join the party once I arrive.)

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:: Bitter 11:27 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Quote Of The Day This will never be a regular feature, but I got an email today from another blogger that I felt I should share with everyone.
Well, this game is a hopeless cause, so no need to whore yourself out for this one.
Maybe I'm just easily amused, but I thought I would share. In case you are interested, it was in response to my comment that I'm not really a fan of pro-football, so my loyalty to any team is always for sale and it might change depending on the audience.

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:: Bitter 10:45 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Ignore This Post You've already read it on several other blogs today. Seeing as I've put off most blogging today so I can pack and get ready to hit the road tomorrow, I thought I would go ahead and put this up anyway. The mayor of Philadelphia can go to hell.
"I am personally offended by this and regret that under the Constitution I am limited by what I am able to do about it," Street said in a statement.
A popular statement by pro-2A activists is "My 2nd defends your 1st." I honestly believe that in that slogan, and I think this is a perfect illustration of why the erosion some freedoms is a signal that the rest are sure to follow.

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:: Bitter 10:39 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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It Hurts! Okay, so it doesn't really hurt, but it's different. It's brighter. (I'm a fan of darker sites that I consider to be easier to read.) But it's much easier to read.

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:: Bitter 4:35 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Keep It Up Make sure you keep the ideas flowing for the little contest for a kiss. How much easier can it be? Submit a creative way to piss off the kind of lefties I don't like (the "Well this forwarded email from the DNC and Rosie O'Donnell told me so!" kind) and you get a kiss. Hell, if the arguments become amusing as I think they will, then we'll have posting material for months.

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:: Bitter 1:15 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Finally! Maybe I just haven't been following the stories on the July 4 LAX shooting closely, but I honestly think this is the first story I've seen that calls it a terrorist attack.
The family of Yakov Aminov, one of two Israeli nationals killed in the terrorist attack, and others who were injured are seeking more than $17 million.
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The complaints allege that the city "failed to provide security at Tom Bradley Terminal, which it owns; no airport police or city security was present to detect or stop this terrorist."
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"These were citizens that stopped this terrorist," he said. "Nobody has offered to take care of these people at all."
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A federal investigation concluded in September last year that the shooting was a terrorist act carried out alone by Egyptian national Hesham Mohamed Hadayet. (Emphasis is obviously mine.)
It's certainly the first time I've seen the word so frequently in one story on the incident. It's about time.

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:: Bitter 9:23 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Hell Yes!!!!!!!!!!! National Champions Ohio State Buckeyes!!!!!! The most exciting game I have watched in a long time. Second overtime, 31-24.

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:: Preppy 12:23 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Cool Find! I just stumbled across a blog from Oklahoma! Hi OkiePundit, from a former Okie!

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:: Bitter 12:18 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Another Reason To Drink on my birthday. Al Sharpton is going to file papers with the FEC to run for president on that day. At least I got a chuckle out of the article.
"I'm qualified, probably more qualified than any other person who is expected to be on the Democratic ticket for 2004, because I actually have a following and I speak for the people," said Sharpton, who has never held public office.

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:: Bitter 12:02 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Friday, January 03, 2003 ::
*grumble, grumble* Stupid Weather *grumble* I may be bitching and moaning tonight, but understand that I have to drive through this crap, as does First. We're both headed back on Sunday, and I've already heard reports from school that there's more than a foot on the ground, and another foot expected tonight. On a college announcement board, they let all "non-essential" employees go home early today. I hate snow. More importantly, I hate stupid drivers. This time I'm avoiding the mountains and heading up through DC, Baltimore, Philly, NYC and then into New England. The only good thing about this route is that it's more likely to be plowed. Other than that, it's expensive, under construction, and full of traffic and insane drivers.

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:: Bitter 11:01 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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No Fair I wanna play.
Please excuse the lack of posting today. I spent the morning doing my part to contribute to America's culture of gun violence by going trap and skeet shooting.
Would you believe that as much as I talk about playing with guns, I've never been skeet shooting?

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:: Bitter 10:51 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I Wanna Go Home Now while there are plenty of great bloggers all over this beautiful country, and even a few worthwhile ones overseas, I want to go home to Oklahoma to chill with the Texas bloggers. They all sound like so much fun. (Forgive me if I left anyone off, it probably means that I don't know you are from Texas.)

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:: Bitter 10:48 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Again, No Surprise "Eve" won't be tested.
Clonaid did not return calls seeking comment late Thursday.
Rael said he made the decision after a "judge in Florida signed a paper saying that the baby Eve should be taken from the family, from her mother."
However, no Florida judge has made such a ruling.

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:: Bitter 10:18 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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More Fun With Guns I want one! Actually, I have an application somewhere, I just don't remember where. I am proud to say that I have my concealed carry permit for Virginia. It's so cute! Now I just need a gun to go with it.

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:: Bitter 9:54 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Not Guilty I've *never* done this to a person before. (By the way Kellye, if by chance you ever read this, I would say sorry, but you were too funny.)

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:: Bitter 9:26 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Dead People Maybe it's just because I've got a reason to be interested now, but I seem to have seen a lot of dead celebrity announcements today. No links because I just don't feel like going back to find all of them.

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:: Bitter 9:22 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Fun at Home I only have one day left here at home, and I have to say it will be so nice to get back to school. So much has changed here and it isn't the haven it should be for me. I have a wonderful mother and three wonderful siblings and now a beautiful niece, but I also have a sister-in-law who seems to hate me. I swear, the girl is a total bitch most of the time. She can't say a kind word to my mother or myself. She is always right about everything. And now she is an expert on babies, and this is only her first child. I swear I can't take much more of her. Oh well, like I said tomorrow is my last day here. Now off to watch the game.

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:: Preppy 8:23 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Football!!! Tonight is most probably the most important game so far this year in the state of Ohio... the Tostito's Fiesta Bowl! Go Buckeyes!!!! (Next up will be Cleveland v. Pittsburg. I'm so happy they made the playoffs this year.)

UPDATE: Here are 20 great reasons why OSU will win tonight.

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:: Preppy 7:30 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Porn! Not good porn, but actual child porn is still unconstitutional. Contrary to what one of my professors thought, the decision in Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition did not mean that any and all laws against child pornography were simply abolished. Well, I should correct that. She presented the decision as such the next morning in class. Knowing this was one of her pet issues, and that I hated almost everything she ever argued in class, I read the whole damn decision and went to class armed with tons of quotes highlighted on the printout. It's amazing how quickly she suddenly decided to add in the "details" of the decision when I started questioning her about it. (It was interesting to hear how the "details" ended up completely changing the decision as she had presented it.) Professors like that do far more harm than good, and she hated me after that day. (Actually, she already wasn't my biggest fan because I was the only female to argue in favor of a market approach to media over complete government control. [This class was at another institution, and predominantly male.] Apparently my gender was supposed to represent which side I should be on.) Anyway, I thank blogs for helping me out that day last April. I had started reading them the month before, and only a couple of mouse clicks took me to exactly the sources that I was looking for.

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:: Bitter 5:13 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Help Me Out If I'm Wrong Here Erie, PA wants to start charging colleges a $50 per student tax for city services. Aside from generally disliking most taxes, I can't see a justification for this. First of all, how much do the students contribute to the local economy? I may attend a small school in a fairly small town, but the money spent by our students is fairly significant. I will be the first to admit that it's not enough to support most businesses through the entire year, but it certainly provides the town quite a benefit. But, more importantly, I think this kind of stuff is factored into the census. I remember that the college closely supervised those of us doing the census forms because they needed to make sure we used our college address since we are there most of the year. (A residential campus keeps us there about 9 months.) Obviously the capitalist oppressor in me is rapidly consuming more of the resources in New England, as opposed to the precious resources in Virginia and Oklahoma. Anyway, I was told that the reason it was so vital was to see that federal and state funds could be allocated properly to account for the populations really living there, even if I maintain a permanent address in Virginia. I don't know what mysterious funds they were talking about, but it seemed to make sense to me. Point in all of this, why add on another $50 per student? Are they already getting some kind of compensation for the use of resources and services? If the city only adds to the rise in tutition that is inevitable, that just might end up hurting them in the end.

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:: Bitter 2:57 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Fun! Now this would be a fun toy.

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:: Bitter 1:41 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Right On! Michele has the new American way figured out:
Ban smoking, ban guns, ban fatty foods from cafeterias, ban peanuts from classrooms, ban alcohol and consensual sex between adults, ban violent movies and violent video games and scary music. Ban it all.
Apparently, if one person is not smart enough to make their own choices, none of us are.

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Taking Suggestions I want suggestions in either emails (biitchgirls -at- hotmail.com) or comments. Topic, you ask?
I want to start a fight on one of the campus chat boards. It has to be something creative that might even have serious responses. Bonus points awarded for creativity and if any responses to it might end up including the words "oppressive" or "dead white guys."
Things to keep in mind might include facts like I attend a women's college, this college has many prissy girls, and there are no serious classes in session over the next 3 weeks, so the annoying chicks are bored and waiting for something to froth over.

Winner gets a kiss from me. Yup, that's right a kiss. Don't ask, you won't find out what kind of Bitter-y goodness that involves unless you win. There are no rules, just whatever I feel like choosing. Other Bitches may be consulted in the event I act typically female and can't make up my mind.

Deadline: Monday Night, 9 PM EST.

UPDATE: Yes, multiple suggestions are allowed.

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:: Bitter 12:49 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Bah Humbug Stupid kids. They can't make up their minds whether they want to drink too much, not drink enough, or do drugs. Just kill 'em all. It will be for The Children™ because teenagers are stupid anyway. I know, I was one not terribly long ago. (See, I told you all that I can get in a bad mood.)

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:: Thursday, January 02, 2003 ::
What He Said Yeah. I had a very angry post almost finished, but then I deleted it. I feel like Jeff's post is one of many things I'd like to bitch about, and done in a far less hateful tone that I would have been able to pull off.

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I'm Not Surprised. I didn't even react to the comments posted here. This isn't good. I wish I could still be shocked or at least have some reaction.

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Now I Know I'm In A Bitchy Mood I laughed out loud when I read this. (Link stolen from The Agitator.)

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:: Bitter 8:09 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Blah I'm still in a particularly foul mood today, one reason for no repsonses to emails and the lack of posts. To add to my mood, why do I feel like most reporters want to make me feel personally responsible for all the evil in the world? I know that the linked article doesn't do it, but I just read an article that's not available online regarding women and guns, and it pissed me off. Of course educated and safe shooters AT A SHOOTING RANGE are somehow responsible for gang violence, Columbine, and domestic abuse. How the hell could I have forgotten? Damn me.

As a note, I would like to bitch about the picture they use in that article. The top left picture shows someone with his or her finger on the trigger. No serious shooter would do that for a photo.

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:: Bitter 7:53 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Hehehe He almost made me blush, but I definitely had a good laugh. Now go help out if you can. A man without Ben & Jerry's is in poor shape. (By the way Jeff, good choice on flavor. I'm a fan of plain vanilla, but a girls night in requires Jerry's Jubilee.)

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:: Bitter 7:15 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Sure I believe they really cloned a human.
Boisselier said DNA tests had not yet been conducted on the baby and that a decision on whether tests would be carried out at all would be made by the parents.
"The parents told me that they needed 48 hours to decide yes or no — if they would do them," Boisselier told France-2.

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Better Late Than Never Out of desperation and being generally upset over something only the Bitches would understand, I visited Michael Moore's website. (First, check your voicemail if you haven't already. Preppy and Spooky, check your email.) Something on his website made me smile so much.
It is Thanksgiving 2002 and it would seem that there is little to give thanks for this year. W. has scored an unbelievable hat trick and is now the first Republican since Eisenhower to control the House, the Senate and the White House. There is no getting around just how damned demoralizing and depressing this is. I wish there was a way to put a better face on what has transpired, but my well of optimism is just about dry. Bush has his "mandate" for war, his "mandate" for global frying, his "mandate" to turn our government into his own private corporation.
Anything that has Moore's "well of optimism...just about dry" makes me happy.

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:: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 ::
Death Pool Picks Because I know you all were dying (really bad pun intended) to know, here they are:
1. Saddam Hussein
2. Rupert Murdoch
3. Jimmy Carter
4. Estée Lauder
5. Paul Harvey
6. Arthur Miller
7. Billy Graham
8. Fidel Castro
9. Julia Child
I put off making my picks until the last few hours, but eventually I settled on these people. I don't know if they were the best picks, but what the hell. Maybe I'll get lucky.

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:: Bitter 11:53 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Don't Try This At Home Boys And Girls Somebody crossed the line with a Texas football fan. Understand that marriage to a Big 12 football fan comes with consequences.

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One Prediction Was Wrong I had a prediction emailed to me that Oklahoma would beat Washington State 24-13. I'm happy to report that it was wrong. :) 34-14.

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Kevin Smith CNN had some kind of link to a video of Kevin Smith discussing movies of 2002 yesterday. I'm going to admit that I have a bizarre little crush on Kevin Smith. Between him and Jeff Goldblum, I've got, shall we say, unique taste.

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My Onion Horoscope For The First Week of 2003:
Aquarius: (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Job-related burnout can be tough, but keep in mind that you fulfill a necessary function. After all, those nurses aren't going to strangle themselves.
I haven't even graduated and they are already reminding me about the hassles of a real job. It's kind of amusing that I'm focusing on finding a job this week.

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First Posts of 2003 Well my first post of the new year may not have been notable, but at least I managed to avoid doing one like this at Right Thinking. General happy blessings are available at The Spoons Experience, A Small Victory, InstaPundit, and Pejman's place. My favorite weekly feature of the blogosphere, the Yahoo gun control debate roundup, is available at Alphecca this morning. A very thankful post showed up just after midnight at How Appealing. Kim du Toit shows off a new blog design in an early post, but the first post is actually the opening of the Buy Kim A Gun Fund. Banished words mark the first post at On The Third Hand.

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First Posts of 2003, Part Two Juan Gato shares the bitterness this morning. Acidman continues on the bitter streak, only with more name-calling! Amish Tech Support jumped in on a survey of predictions for 2003. In response to blogger predictions, this post was provided to us by Rodger Schultz. And, shocking to us all, Little Green Footballs finds more evidence of academics whitewashing militant Islam.

I was bored today.

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But... Now I thought that those evil people downloading movies on the internet were going to cause the collapse of the movie industry.
Moviegoers in North America flocked to cinemas in record numbers in 2002 hoping that a comic book hero and a wacky Greek family could make them forget economic and political troubles.
Ticket sales for the year reached $9.37 billion, up 12 percent from 2001's record haul, according to data issued this week by box office tracking firm Exhibitor Relations. The number of tickets sold jumped about eight percent from last year to 1.6 billion, breaking a record set in 1998.
That just doesn't add up.

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:: Bitter 11:54 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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NOOOOOOOOO! Now, we all know that government knows best. How on earth could things go wrong with the TSA? They got a little big for their britches, hiring 42 percent more employees than even Congress estimated. Whatever will they do?
"We are literally holding a meeting on Thursday to figure out (what account) we're going to steal from to pay our employees," Loy said.
Why do I have the feeling that the account they steal from will be my wallet?

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:: Bitter 11:23 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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More Football There's a bit of ranting about the different bowl games going on here.

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:: Bitter 11:09 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Football The team that I suppose I should give a shit about, Virginia Tech, won last night. The only game I really care about is the Rose Bowl today. I'm a crazed Sooners fan, so don't get in my way.

Cute football story: My nephew got a Titans sweatshirt for Christmas. The kid is only 19 months old, and he pointed to the logo and started yelling, "Go, go, go!"

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:: Bitter 11:03 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Some Random News Channel Reported last night about the binge drinking study that the CDC put out recently. They say binge drinking happens more than a billion times a year, and that it comes out to 7.5 times for all American adults. I'm proud to say that I met my quota for the year in 2002. Maybe I should resolve to double the quota next year?

On a related note, I actually attempted to increase the average number of drinks our student body reports and the number of times they party when I was finally selected for the campus alcohol study. When I sat down to fill the damn thing out, the numbers didn't go high enough for me to be honest.

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Overheard On Comedy Central, Again "Next to diamonds and 'D' size batteries, gay men are your best friend." -A gay comedian to straight women

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Good Morning If you are reading this then you aren't dead, which is the first step to a successful New Year.

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:: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 ::
Happy New Year! So my semi-last minute plans with First sort of fell through (we'll make better plans for next year). I will instead be spending the evening celebrating the end of 2002 and the begining of 2003 as well as getting at least a little tipsy here at home with my family. But I wanted to take a moment out and wish everyone a Happy New Year. I haven't made any resolutions for the coming year, mainly because I usually set really unrealistic goals. So here's to a happy and healthy year!

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:: Preppy 8:54 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Happy New Year Everyone! I have quite a bit to bitch about tomorrow since I took the day off today. Loans for the LAST TUITION PAYMENT, cover letters, resumes have been my priority today. I'll be tackling emails and posts tomorrow. Until then, have a wonderful celebration!

And on that note, I'll be celebrating in much the same way Juan is, and don't forget to vote for the most intriguing blogger of 2002.

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:: Monday, December 30, 2002 ::
I Need A College Version For The Dorms Since we don't have a stove in the dorms, we Bitches need a college version of this idiot/idiotarian test.

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Good Technology, Bad Politicians
New Mexico, joining at least 11 other states, will use technology that requires repeat drunk-drivers to be tested for intoxication each time they try to start their cars. A driver must blow into the so-called ignition interlock device, which then determines the presence of alcohol and won't let the car start if the driver is drunk.
"When you're an alcoholic and recovering, you get the urge to drink just on the spur of the moment," said New Mexico state Sen. Phil Griego, a recovering alcoholic who has been sober since his second arrest for drunken driving. "This little instrument helped me maintain my sobriety."
The technology is pretty cool, and great for people that want to use it. The politician is bad for his "I made a mistake and you will all pay for it" attitude. I'm curious about party affiliation, but for now I'm off to dinner.

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:: Bitter 5:17 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Good Advice Finally, some good advice to be found on this blog...only it's not from us.
I wish everyone would just chill out.
Read.

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Daytime Television Observations
Buchanan and Press: "Will 2003 be better for the Catholic church?" - I sure as hell hope so. I'd like to believe it can't get any worse.

Christopher Lowell: Forgive me for pausing to watch about 10 minutes of it?

Talk Back Live on CNN: Featuring a "Green Party Activist" today. First, you really need to take over the damn party. It would be so much cooler under your rule, and you probably wouldn't put these Jack Osbourne lookalikes on national television.

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Amusing Headline of the Day
Hijacked Trolley Leads Police on Chase
A man boarded a tourist trolley that his ex-girlfriend was driving Sunday, held a gun to her head and led police on a freeway chase before he was caught, authorities said.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this probably isn't the best way to win a girl back. (I'm not sure if playing the piano worked for this guy, but it's something to look into, as opposed to kidnapping.)

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How un-PC Can We Be? I tend to be far more polite than to say what really goes through my screwed up little mind. Now, I know that I didn't wake up early enough to actually post this story on the jerk that shot the Americans assisting at a hospital in Yemen as a news item, or to add any valuable commentary. But, I just want to say that when I continually read sh*t like this, it reminds me of something one of my friends actually had the nerve to say last year. She's an alum, two years out, and when she came back to campus one weekend, she found a sheet hanging in front of the campus center that said something about loving our enemies in the Middle East, not bombing them. Anyway, she turned to me and said, "Isn't the school short on student parking? When I see posters like that, I think 'Commuter Lot.'"

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:: Bitter 12:31 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Playing Nice With Guys I found a bit of dating advice over at The Agitator. This calls for a response from a female perspective.
Damn, would dating be easier if we single folk followed such common-sense parameters. Alas, none of us do. And so the game with no rules lingers on -- in perpetuity.
No kidding. A little logic could solve most of the world's problems. My problem seems to be that I'm too logical. My last ex told me that I was too logical in my approaches to our relationship. Apparently, I'm the only girlfriend he's had that encouraged him to go out drinking with the guys. He even had the nerve to be upset at me when I wasn't angry that some drunken girl came up and kissed him at a bar one night. Stupid boys, always want to imagine the catfight scenario.
1) Never, ever, ever take a cell phone call while on a date. In fact, turn the phone off, or leave it home. It implies that you're holding out for better company. And if you place a call while on a date, or (worse) feel the need to check your messages, it had better be an emergency -- and you should explain as much. Otherwise, be prepared to cease dating the person sitting across from you.
Eh, not a big deal to me. Granted, I would never make a call on a date or take one, but I think I'd like to have it with me in case. Besides, if the date is going horribly, it's a great excuse. If I see a guy with his phone, it's not the absolute end of the world.
2) Remember the car door trick? We fellas' do take cues from such subtleties. If you like the guy, reach over and pop open his door as he's walking around to get in (I'm assuming he's already opened and shut yours for you).
Score for Bitter!

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:: Bitter 12:22 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Part Two: Playing Nice With Guys, Part Two
3) Understand that if the guy asked you out, an offer to pay your half on the first date, while polite, is usually taken as a sign that you aren't interested. Going Dutch early screams "platonic." If he asked, and you're interested, let him pay the first time. If you're really feeling guilty (and somehow, I doubt it), say something like "the next date is on me" after he signs the check.
Maybe this is one of those areas where guys and girls differ, but I feel like I should offer to pay my part. Now, am I actually expecting him to pay if he asked me? No doubt. I'll still have enough on me to pay for me, though. I will admit that Radley's bit about offering to pay in the future is good advice. And even if he has little faith in women who might be sincere about it, it's something I would actually follow through on.
4) If a guy asks you out and you have other obligations -- but still want to go out with him -- immediately offer an alternative. Otherwise, he'll assume the excuse is bogus and move on, no matter how legit it actually is.
This kinda says insecurity to me. It's not the fact that she has an obligation that's the sign you shouldn't be involved. If anything, take it as a sign that she won't be annoying and clingy. Give her a bit of time to offer up some new plans though. She may not have anything to propose immediately. Just because she doesn't immediately offer an alternative doesn't mean she's completely blowing you off. If you try again and she doesn't do it soon, then write her off because she's probably too self centered to say she's just not interested or to think about alternatives that could work for you.

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:: Bitter 12:19 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Part Three: Playing Nice With Guys, Part Three
5) Here's a little trick for the guys that happened to me accidentally the first time, but worked so well, I occasionally still do it intentionally: spill something. Not on her, or on you, but maybe after a few drinks, you mistakenly tip your beer over on the bar. You both laugh about it, it breaks the ice, and suddenly she's less afraid of doing something dumb -- because you're already one up on her. It puts her at ease. Granted, this little meneuver isn't honest, but 80% of what transpires on first dates isn't honest. Of course, now that I've revealed that trick for all the world to read, I can never use it again.
Umm...okay...a bit strange, but it's cute in a weird sort of way.
6) Ladies -- if the guy you're after is a dog guy, and you aren't much for animals, understand that this will be a major obstacle to an extended romance. If you are a dog person, be enthusiastic the first time you meet the dog. Bring a little treat for the pooch -- and you're golden.
I think this applies to all dog people. I remember when one guy came to pick me up, and he immediately scooped up my little Sobaka to play with him. I wish we still had Sobaka, but sadly, we don't. Anyway, back to the pets. I find cat people aren't nearly as picky about this as dog people, but as a dog person, I think they're all crazy.
7) Ladies, refrain from any and all Sex and the City references for at least the first three dates. Unless your intent is to send him running away screaming. Likewise, we promise not to bring up The Man Show.
But I like The Man Show! In fact, as I type this, I'm watching the Pimps 'N Hos episode. What's not to love about it? Beer, hot guys, dirty jokes... If a woman can't handle all of that then I say she's not worth dating.

My only rule is that a guy has to support my gun habit. I've dated guys that don't, and it just never works out. I need to be with a guy that will allow me to like guns, allow me to go to events to play with guns, and allow me to spend time with people that think I'm normal even though because I like guns.

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:: Bitter 12:16 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Part Four: Taking On The Chicks Now, let's move on to the advice from chicks that he linked to in his post.
1. Resolve to tell him you love the size, shape, and personality of his member, because there's nothing he can do to change it.
If you don't know this already, get out of the dating pool. Make more room for those of us that are far more valuable and talented than you. I don't need you as competition (granted, you won't be for long if you need this advice) because I've been told and had it confirmed by several sources that the dating pool dries up after graduation. As a straight woman at a women's college, you can imagine why I'm concerned about this.
2. If you say you'll call, then call. And don't wait more than four days to do it. (By the way, if they don't call, chances are they didn't lose your number, and they probably didn't hit their head and end up in the hospital with amnesia either. So just let it go.)
Well the last part is a no brainer.
3. Don't cheat.
Oops. Let's not talk about that. Let's just say that people can change.
4. Educate yourself about STDs, because whatever you think you know, it's not enough. Get tested for STDs regularly. Fess up if you've got one. And don't freak out if a potential partner fesses up to one: More than one in three people in this country will get some kind of STD during their lifetime, so it's not that big a deal. Be grateful that they're probably just more honest and more informed than most of your luvvers.
No kidding. I know plenty of people that are plenty educated on this subject, but have never been tested. I don't think the problem is in admitting it to someone else, but in admitting it to oneself.
5. Just ask them out already. Who cares if they say no? Go for it. We promise, when you're on your deathbed, asking out Sandy from Accounting will not be one of the big regrets of your life.
This post is getting long. I hope that it sparks at least a few interesting comments or emails. I think this one is the killer for us all. It's the most logical step in beginning a possible relationship, but the hardest as well. It's the logical part that I can't even pull off. I have never been able to make the first move. Once again, citing the dating pool bit above, I'm making it a resolution to get over myself and ask someone out if I'm interested this year.

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:: Bitter 12:12 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Part Five: Taking On The Chicks, Part Two
6. If you're not in the mood, explain why, as gently as possible, so they don't develop an inferiority complex.
How about this? Boys, contrary to what you may want to believe, the world does not revolve around you. Sometimes we've had a day that leaves us a bad or under-the-weather mood. This is not the best time for sex. Here's an image for you. She's pissed off. You pressure her for sex when she says she's not in the mood, frustrating her even more. You beg, she heads south. Do you really want to be on the receiving end of that if she's pissed off? Didn't think so. For once, believe us when we say "It's not you, it's me." It's true...unless we're breaking up with you.
7. If you asked the person out, you pay for the date. Otherwise, assume you're going dutch.
See above, in response to Radley's advice on paying for the first date.
8. If you're not sure how your partner is feeling, open up your mouth and ASK THEM. If you're not sure how your partner likes their sex, open up your mouth and ASK THEM. If you want your partner to know how you're feeling or how you like your sex, open up your mouth and TELL THEM (nicely, please).
Another problem area for most people, and sometimes even me. Well, the first two aren't the problem, it's the third. Granted, my view is that you should pay attention and all the problems there will work themselves out. I would say look for subtle cues, but the cues shouldn't be so subtle.
9. Don't discount the short guys. Or the nice guys. Or the plump girls. Or the lawyers.
Good advice! I think we have some rational women here, has Hell frozen over? My experience has shown that it's much easier and more likely to lead to a shot a successful relationship if you just look for the personality and traits that fit you. The rest kind of works itself out, and anything physical will be gone in 10 years anyway.
10. Visit our wishlist.
Well, I suppose if you visit that site and appreciate their advice, then do it. If you appreciated these responses then just leave an amusing comment or email. Just keep in mind that I'm still single. And I'm probably too young to really have a clue about relationships.

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