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:: Friday, February 28, 2003 ::

Anyone Wanna Come With Me? I'm headed out east tomorrow morning to look at apartments. Does anyone want to go with me? I can't believe I'm seriously considering staying here in New England.

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:: Bitter 11:55 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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That Brilliant Woman Michele has another great idea, this time for a tv show.

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:: Bitter 6:15 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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People Annoy Me Fortunately, Tim Blair takes care of them for me.

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:: Bitter 6:09 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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More About Women Being Oppressed Only this time it's by other women! For International Women's Day, the People Opposing War group on campus is asking women to come knit pink things to represent women's opposition to war. That's right, angry feminists are suddenly embracing the idea of women sitting around a living room together drinking tea and knitting pink things together. Isn't that giving into the patriarchy or something?

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:: Bitter 6:03 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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More Misery To Blame On Men I'm sorry if you are seeing a trend today in the posts. I swear that it can all be blamed on the evil media empires. These are the stories they want us to read. Anyway, another reason why men suck:
Women whose pregnancies last longer than usual may be able to place some of the blame on the dad, a study released Thursday suggests.
Danish researchers found that a father's genes may play some role in determining how long pregnancy lasts.
I don't think I'll be switching teams before I graduate, but if news days like this keep occurring, it just might happen.

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:: Bitter 3:42 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I'll Warn Him Now If my future husband ever pulls this kind of stunt, I'll become his worst nightmare. I'll become a man-hating feminist that knows how to use a gun and grew up learning about crazy court cases like that of Lorena Bobbit on television as a child.

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:: Bitter 3:35 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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California Is For Sale Well, that might not be the case yet, but look for it soon enough. They are already selling stuff on eBay to raise money. What a plan. Good going Gray.
The California Department of General Services is taking potentially dangerous items confiscated from passengers at airports in Oakland and Sacramento and putting them up for bids on the popular Web site of Internet auction company eBay Inc.
And plans are underway to start hawking items seized from passengers at airports in Los Angeles, Ontario, California and Orange County.
It may only be a drop in the $35 billion ocean, but state authorities say the proceeds are not to be sniffed at.
Wasn't it a California town that was up for sale on eBay a couple of months ago?

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:: Bitter 3:31 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Bitches! I'm going to update the blogroll tomorrow. I know I've been promising this for a while now. I need to know who y'all want me to include on it. Email me at my school address.

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:: Bitter 3:27 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Here's A Target For You, First
[Jennifer] Lopez has previously said media stories about her acting like a prima donna are exaggerated.
I just want to get her side of the story out there because I'm sure it's all a misunderstanding.
American actress and singer Jennifer Lopez used six limousines to travel from one top-class hotel to another equally swish hotel -- a distance of about 100 yards, British newspapers reported.
The Daily Mail newspaper said onlookers were dumbstruck as the singer and 30 or so members of her entourage spent 15 minutes clambering into the vehicles for the short trip along swanky Park Lane between the Metropolitan Hotel and the Dorchester hotel.
Let's here it for wasted fuel and oil and oppressed people. Go for it, First. (How many miles per gallon do the limos get? Are they any better than SUVs?)

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:: Bitter 3:21 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Remember When? Do any of you readers remember when I said that if I ever kill myself that I would hang myself and have the other Bitches sue the rope industry? That was a joke. This story isn't.
A Romanian man plans to complain to consumer authorities about the poor quality of a rope he used in a failed attempt to hang himself, Romanian papers reported Thursday.

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:: Bitter 3:14 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Why I Love Country Music I just heard Darryl Worley's new single, "Have you forgotten," for the first time today. I just have to say, kick ass.
I hear people saying we don't need this war
I say there's some things worth fighting for
What about our freedom and this piece of ground
We didn't get to keep 'em by backing down
They say we don't realize the mess we're getting in
Before you start your preaching let me ask you this my friend
Have you forgotten how it felt that day?
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside going thru a living hell
And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout bin Laden
Have you forgotten?
They took all the footage off my T.V.
Said it's too disturbing for you and me
It'll just breed anger that's what the experts say
If it was up to me I'd show it everyday
Some say this country's just out looking for a fight
After 9/11 man I'd have to say that's right
I've been there with the soldiers
Who've gone away to war
And you can bet that they remember
Just what they're fighting for
Have you forgotten all the people killed?
Some went down like heros in that Pennsylvania field
Have you forgotten about our Pentagon?
All the loved ones that we lost and those left to carry on
Don't you tell me not to worry about bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

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:: Bitter 2:42 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Speaking Of Professors I like to hear news like this.
The NRA Foundation has pledged $1 million to the George Mason University School of Law to establish and endow the Patrick Henry Professorship of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment.
"We are proud to launch this pioneering effort as part of NRA's long-standing commitment to educating the public about the Second Amendment," said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, who is also a foundation trustee. "We believe that academic study at a top-tier law school will both enhance scholarly research conducted to date on this topic and increase the public's understanding of the history of this key civil rights issue."
"This professorship will be dedicated to exploring the ideas and impact of the Second Amendment," said George Mason president Alan G. Merten. "The ability to think critically is the traditional goal of a college education and has never been more crucial. Private support has made a critical difference in helping to fund faculty chairs and professorships throughout the university, enabling us to attract the best and brightest minds. The appointment of an eminent scholar to this professorship will stimulate timely debate on important Constitutional issues."

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:: Bitter 2:12 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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The Maine Thing So I know that you all have heard about the problems reported in Maine of teachers telling children (some as young as 7 years old) that their military parents are doing bad things by going to Iraq.
In Maine, Department of Education Commissioner Duke Albanese sent a memo to superintendents and principals, writing that it had been brought to his attention some school personnel had been "less than sensitive to children of military families regarding our continued strained relations with Iraq."
He said discussion should allow for questions and differences of opinion, but "be grounded in civil discourse and mutual respect."
The issue has also grabbed the attention of Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Gov. John Baldacci.
"Any suggestion that their parents are doing something wrong is extremely unfortunate and could have a harmful effect, particularly on young children," Collins said.
Baldacci said he's "disappointed" by the actions of some educators in public school systems.
Great, they are disappointed. I'm so happy to hear it. And a memo was sent! We know that solves all problems!
Haynes urged schools to keep alive classroom discussions about Iraq, and present different views on the issue, even if there have been complaints about teaching methods or teacher comments.
"Often it is a misunderstanding of what the teacher is trying to do," he said. "But it's also the case that some teachers have a political agenda they can't keep out of the classroom, and that they must do."
I've always been torn on this. If a teacher has a history of bringing his/her political agenda in the classroom then perhaps they need to keep quiet on the issue, and if it happens on a repeated basis, maybe they shouldn't be there. I will also say that while a teacher may think they are leading a balanced discussion, most of the time it isn't. Bias comes across in the subtle comments. And if they keep getting comments from students that are anti-war then it is up to them to present the other view. I think my expectations are too high. I can't even get that kind of critical thinking from college professors most of the time.

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:: Bitter 1:18 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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More Blogging Soon I know that blogging has been a little light the last few days. I apologize. The good news is that it will resume to a closer to normal level this afternoon. I finally have a half a day off!

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:: Bitter 9:42 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Too Tired To Think Of A Title All I can say is that it sucks to be them.
Cornell University mistakenly sent out an e-mail message welcoming hundreds of students it had previously rejected.
The mistake happened Wednesday when a clerical staff member miscoded a message meant only for students who had applied early and been accepted.
As a result of the error, the e-mail was sent to 1,700 students, including nearly 550 high school seniors that the Ivy League school in upstate Ithaca had rejected in December.
"Greetings from Cornell, your future alma mater!" the message said. "Congratulations on your acceptance into the class of 2007!"
I'm glad I didn't apply to Cornell and sit on pins and needles waiting to see if I got in. In fact, the reason I was too scared to apply to Cornell wasn't because I didn't think I could get in. I knew it would be a reach school for me, but not impossible at all. What frightened me was that their viewbook had a quote from some guy talking about his roommate from Oklahoma wasn't anything like what he expected. Apparently he had expected some cowboy hick that didn't even know about indoor plumbing. Okay, so it wasn't that extreme, but it certainly was stereotypical about Oklahomans and the idea of rural hicks with four teeth. Anyway, I kinda feel sorry for those kids that got the email. I'm sure it wouldn't be easy to be told that you didn't get into what was probably your reach school and them to receive an email welcoming you to the school.

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:: Bitter 9:22 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Attention Ladies... and gentlemen, too. Why don't you take a few minutes out of your day and please Pejman.

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:: Bitter 12:28 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Oh Wait! Before I go channel surfing, remember that all Republicans want to silence minority voices so that they no longer have the right to participate in government. When I was a Republican, I don't think I received that memo. Any of you current Repub chicks get that memo?

Oh yeah, and he wants to increase the minimum wage by $2. Now we have the gun owner bashing. I love the key words like "arsenal of weapons." Lefty, your boyfriend has an arsenal of weapons in his vehicle. According to certain people with bad taste in humor, I illegally have an arsenal of weapons here in my dorm room. (Is a bag full of water guns considered to be an arsenal of weapons?)

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:: Bitter 12:13 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Dems Lieberman's on C-SPAN right now at a fundraiser in New Hampshire. He really needs to learn a speaking style that works for him. Jokes about Joe Millionaire, not funny. The "poor me, I really won last time" lines aren't working from a man that didn't have the balls the run for only one office. I might have more sympathy for him if he didn't pull such underhanded tactics as running for both Senate and VP in 2000. (Funny that if Gore had one, he would have had a Republican replacement. He didn't care enough about his own damn state to give them what they wanted.) Anyway, he isn't even staying on topic between sentences. It was homeland security for one sentence that went without explanation, then abortion, then gay rights. Suddenly, he went back to homeland security spending. Because abortion and gay rights have everything to do with homeland security. Ohhh...Al Sharpton is on now. I think I'll go channel surfing again. He's just not as much fun.

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:: Bitter 12:11 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Thursday, February 27, 2003 ::
A First For Me I got my first piece of hate mail ever directed solely at me. I feel so special now. I think it's great that adult women (at least I think you should be acting somewhat like an adult at 20 and 21) are telling me to grow up and learn how to take a joke. I guess if I actually thought that acussing someone of being a racist felon was funny then I wouldn't be getting messages like that. I'm looking forward to being the most hated member of my class.

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:: Preppy 3:49 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Dumbass Some people just don't get it.
Phil Donahue struck back at MSNBC on Wednesday for his firing, suggesting the network was too quick to pull the trigger and that it might be trying to "out-fox Fox" with conservative voices.
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Donahue, a liberal who stumped for Ralph Nader's presidential candidacy in 2000, said he had been hoping "to break through the noisy drums of war on cable" and become a responsible platform for both sides of the issue.
Has Donahue ever been known for being balanced? I highly doubt he would have been if he considers adding a conservative show host to counter his liberal show as a move by the radical right wing conspiracy or whatever he's bitching about or will bitch about in coming weeks.

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:: Bitter 12:54 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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No Shit Did we need a news organization to tell us this?
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned on Thursday that delays in making necessary changes in Social Security and Medicare to handle the impending retirement of baby boomers could mean "abrupt and painful" adjustments later on.
Of course I like some other ideas that he doesn't suggest in the article, but that doesn't change the "no shit" factor of the first paragraph.

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:: Bitter 12:43 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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A New Terror Alert System We have class colors at the school that a majority of the Bitches attend. All of the class colors are represented in the terror warning chart. We don't have an orange class here, so maybe it's a sign to throw orange out. Anyway, I was just thinking that this news is appropriate right now only because it's Senior Week. Our color is yellow, so I think the government is trying to tell the juniors to bow down.

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:: Bitter 12:39 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I came across this tonight, its amusing on so many different levels.

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:: Lefty 3:43 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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I So Love the Freedom of Speech...but I so want to bitch slap some people for exercising that right.

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:: Lefty 2:48 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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More Guns, But This Time With Girls! This is a post on Condi Rice and guns that I meant to link to the other day. Now, Aubrey even has a follow up with more information!

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:: Bitter 12:42 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Guns! An improvement in coverage? Nope. But, there's a very slight change. I have to pretend to have hope.

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:: Bitter 12:37 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Go Away
OTTAWA - A Liberal MP has apologized for saying about Americans: "I hate those bastards."
MP Carolyn Parrish was speaking to reporters about Canada's diplomatic initiative on Iraq. At the end of her comments Parrish said, "Damn Americans … I hate those bastards."
CBC reporter Susan Lunn who heard Parrish make the comment, says the MP then laughed as she was walking away.
In a written statement issued Wednesday afternoon, Parrish says she made the comments in the heat of the moment in a private conversation. She says they do not reflect her opinion of the American people.
"My comments do not reflect my personal opinion of the American people and they certainly do not reflect the views of the government of Canada," she said in her written statement.
Canada jokes, anyone?

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:: Bitter 12:29 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 ::
Sex and College Life This is for real, believe it or not....

College Public Safety Log:
February 22 at 3:17pm: officers responded to the Library for a report of an older couple 'making out.' When they arrived, officers found the couple who did have a connection to the college engaged in intercourse; they were then asked to leave the building.

Man, I hope they were at least like under 50... ::shivers:: I feel bad for the poor guy who found them...

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:: Baby 9:24 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Hallelujah! Yes! Comments are back up! (knock on wood ::knocks on head::) Now the most important thing is that if you haven't already you must read my post on cereal in 1987. Thank you. And everybody says Amen!

UPDATE from someone who swears: Fucker. They're down again.

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:: Baby 8:25 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Once I was a racist felon. Then I moved up North where the hoity toity yankees did a little rectification. Now I donate to Greenpeace while I drive around in my gas guzzling SUV preaching welfare as I pass the projects where working mothers live with their five kids followed by the duplex housing where welfare mothers live with their three kids on my way home to my three quarters of a million dollar home wondering why anyone would ever take out a mortgage when they can just pay for the house up front...(yes, someone actually asked this. I tried not to slap her and calmly replied that not everyone can afford to buy a house up front) and then I get to pretend that if I went down South I could solve all of their problems concerning race relations overnight because as an newly enlightened member of the hoity toity yankee society I now know everything there is to know about the last 170 years of Southern unrest and how to fix it all... but I'm not becoming one of my classmates as a result of this hoity toity yankee rectification of my Southern ways (which do not include racism, bigotry, lack of shoes, or coon hunting) or anything.... Ahhhh! Please! Can all of the stupid people not talk to me anymore? Please? Thank you.


For Bitter: Once I was a racist felon. Then I found five dollars.

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:: Baby 6:53 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Funny Stuff So there was an exchange that I won't go into to much detail about between Preppy, a group putting on a production on campus, and me. It wasn't pleasant. I just find it amazing how I'm being accused of calling people racist because I asked the producer and directors to remove references to a character based on me portrayed as a flaming racist felon.

UPDATE: So apparently the skit has been changed and people are mad. Strangely enough, even though the producer swore up and down that the character wasn't based on me (funny since it had a student from the South living in the basement of a specific dorm that has political beliefs differing from most students here and I happen to live on the same floor with only 8 other women, am the only one from the South and am very vocal about my differing political beliefs, particularly on the issue they are tackling...), apparently people are upset because they changed the dorm the student lives in. Now, if this student isn't based on me, why does it matter what dorm she lives in? Hmmm...

Oh yeah, and apparently asking me to not be represented as a felon is a little too much to ask. First thinks I'm overreacting because they take a jab at her in a skit. They also don't call her a racist felon, and I don't think she appreciates how much that makes the difference in what a "joke" about a specific person represents. The bigger problem though is in the cast. Apparently they are talking about how I can't take a joke because I don't think that calling fellow students racist felons is very funny, especially when I'm that student. It was interesting that apparently those in charge left out the fact that they were accusing another student of committing a felony in the original skit when they announced the changes. So now it's just that I don't have a sense of humor because I don't like making jokes about racism and innocent people being accused of crimes...

I am bitter at the world right now. Some people might find it best not to talk to me in case I go off on them.

UPDATE II: Did you know that Preppy and I "can't take a joke like everyone else on this campus" and we need to "grow up"? Because being called a racist felon is the same as a joke about dining halls or how the administration works, or whatnot. Hell, we even suggested changes to joke about our ideological differences. We found that far more acceptable and reasonable than calling individuals racist felons. Keep forwarding me the hate emails Preppy...

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:: Bitter 5:48 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Sick I hate being sick. My ears hurt, my throat hurts, my head hurts... I just want to crawl back into bed and wake up and be better.

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:: Preppy 4:38 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Today's Posting I don't know how much I'll get to post today because of a big fight with the College that developed last night. I've already spoken with 2 deans today, and have to send some emails. I don't even know what's going on in the world today...

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:: Bitter 12:29 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 ::
Wow I got a job offer today. These people are actually designing a job just for me. It's just so damn expensive to live around here. How do people do it?

UPDATE: This is strange. I don't know what to think about actually having a job lined up if I want one. I'm supposed to ask for a salary and I don't know how much to ask for. I don't want to price myself out of their range, but I have to make payments on my car, insurance, student loans, rent, food, utilities, gas, and who know what else! It also means that I have to keep suffering up here in the cold New England climate with all their crazy politics. I would get to see all the Bitches through their graduations, though! It's a tough decision.

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:: Bitter 7:45 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Haloscan Sucks!!!

UPDATE from Bitter: And all the comments are gone now that haloscan is back up...

UPDATE II from Bitter: And now the comments have been completely down again. Fun. And Blogger was down this morning as well so I couldn't even post that the comments suck.

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:: Baby 6:05 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Comments Down Looks like the comments are down, once again... so e-mail us at biitchgirls@hotmail.com.

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:: Preppy 5:27 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I Need Some Help So I thought I would be off boys for a while, I was wrong. Over the weekend in New York I met First's friend (also the guy we stayed with while we were down there). Now what do typical college students do on a Saturday night? That's right we went out drinking, surprise, surprise. So I thought First's friend was really cute, and he's a really great guy. I made my move and he responded. We ended up going to bed at around 7:30 Sunday morning, and First's friend and I didn't actually get to sleep until maybe 10:30 or 11:00. We didn't go very far, but he was talking the entire time we were making out. He kept on telling me that I should have lots of guys trying to get with me, and told me that I had to come down for their Spring Weekend, because there would be lots of hot guys and I would have my choice. To that I asked him what if I wanted to pick him. He said well you could do that. But what I really want to know is if he likes me or not, and if he got it that I like him. First assures me that he likes me otherwise he wouldn't have even kissed me, but I was sort of thrown by his mention of me having my pick, and how I should have men more or less chasing after me. So what should I think? He's coming up this weekend, and I don't want to push anything if he doesn't like me. As a friend of the family once said, "Men, can't live with them, can't shoot them."

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:: Preppy 4:48 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Cereal In 1987: For Stretch "This is their website: they can talk at length about a bowl of cereal they ate in 1987 if they so choose." -geoff

In 1987 I was a mere three years old. I am not sure that I ate cereal at that point, except maybe like they have the baby eating cereal in the Cheerios commercial. However, for the sake of me being a smart ass, let us assume that I could in fact eat cereal as I do now, bowl, milk, spoon, and the occasional sliced banana and have the ability to fix it all on my own. What are my choices of cereal in 1987? Well, I decided since I don't actually recall 1987 and I want to be a smartass, I would do a little research. Think of some of the most popular brands of cereal now. I'd bet a lot of them are made by General Mills. So, what could I have had in the way of cereal in 1987? Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, any of the Monster Cereals (like CountChocula and FrankenBerry), Lucky Charms, Trix, or Wheaties, to name a few.

You know, I think on this particular day in 1987 I am feeling like having Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Perhaps I have just gotten a new box from Kroger because I'd seen an add with the just released this year (1987) character of the Cinnamon Toast Crunch baker, Wendell. Wendell is a bad name, but I don't hold that against him, or his cereal, only the stupid marketing people at General Mills, but I suppose maybe they aren't so dumb because after all, I did buy a box and now I am sitting down to eat it.

I get the box out of our wood cabinets that are over our puke green colored stove and walk to the mustard yellow refrigerator to get out the milk. (Yes, the house I lived in in 1987 actually did look like that in the kitchen). Taking the milk jug back over to the counter and setting it down next to the cereal bowl, I reach up and grab a white bowl with these blue vine-flower things around the edge at the top down and place it on the counter. Opening the box, I am sure not to tear the little flappy thing so that when I am finished I will be able to close it up properly. I pour the cereal into the bowl, close the box and leave it on the countertop. I open the milk jug (probably 2% or whole milk since my dad didn't go on a health kick for a few more years) and pour the milk over my cereal until there is enough milk to moisten, but not make soggy, the Cinnamon Toast Crunch which is slowly turning the milk a light brown malt color because of the cinnamon and sugar on the cereal.

Now that I have my cereal fixed, I grab a spoon and am probably fixing to sit down at the bar and watch some TV (we had a little bar thingy on the den side of our kitchen in that house). I put my cereal and spoon down at the bar and go flip on the TV. Four channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, and the newly arrived FOX. What's on NBC? Let's assume that it is in the evening. Prime time TV. Family Ties. I always liked Michale J. Fox. Matlock. My grandparents favorite (along with In the Heat of the Night, because it is based where we lived DeKalb (pronounced De-Cab) County GA!). Cheers. Always a classic. Night Court. Bull and John Larroquette were usually pretty entertaining. Alf, well, he kinda freaked me out. Miami Vice. What about on ABC or CBS? MacGyver. Man! What a great show! Who's the Boss? Gotta love Tony Danza. Growing Pains. Kirk Cameron is so cute! Dallas. Magnum P.I. Yeah. So I have a few quality shows to choose from here. So I decide on Family Ties and I go back to the bar to eat my cereal.

OH! What good cereal this is!!! I absolutely LOVE Cinnamon Toast Crunch! And when you're all done with the cereal, the milk is sooo good and sweet with the cinnamon and sugar that have mixed in from the cereal! I polish off my bowl, toss it in the sink to be washed later, walk over to the TV, flip the dial to FOX and plop down on the sofa to watch what my mother likes to call "trash TV" (aka Married With Children).

Yes, this was written in a no doubt in his mind vain attempt to be a smartass towards Stretch. Your point is taken, just not well taken. I hope that my point is taken, well or otherwise. (oh, and I mean no offense to geoff, so if you thought so for some reason, don't get all uppity about it. you are wrong. it is not.) This is all.

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:: Baby 3:42 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Just A Note I've needed to catch up on email for a few days now. I apologize for the delayed responses. I'm off to do errands (getting the pills and picking out a new nail polish or two just because I'm special...and getting a manicure soon) and then I'll do email sometime this evening when I'm taking a break from the paper I have write tonight.

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:: Bitter 2:25 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Bad, Bad Thoughts I feel like a horrible person for actually admitting this, but I had one very fleeting thought when I read this headline on Drudge.
Rare Snow Storm Sweeps Across Mideast
Oh, Hell has frozen over.

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:: Bitter 1:37 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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This Is A Good Question
What do you think we'll find in Iraq?
Now go find out the context.

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:: Bitter 8:54 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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WTF Moment Of The Day It may be a bit early to make that call, but I doubt much could top this.
A man whose daughter was hit with a snowball by a group of girls returned to the scene and opened fire with a gun, critically wounding a 10-year-old youngster, police said.
I feel like I sound old if I ask what the world is coming to. What is the world coming to?

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:: Bitter 8:52 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Personal Responsibility, Again This made me somewhat unhappy after reading it.
Teenagers seeking confidential medical help may find their primary care doctor can't agree to keep their treatment secret, according to a survey.
What's more, even if a doctor's office does supply confidential treatment, office staff may incorrectly tell teens that such treatment is not available.
"Teenagers may not go to get care for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases if they think their parents are going to find out, and that's why the professional medical organizations have always had the position that this care should be available on a confidential basis for teenagers," Dr. Lara J. Akinbami said in an interview with Reuters Health.
If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Don't screw around unless you can deal with the consequences. Don't be too ashamed to face them, either. Even though it happens all the time, it's really disturbing for me to look at these cases where teens can't handle the consequences of their actions, but then will continue to hide from it, too! What the hell are we teaching to them? If their parents are footing the bill, they parents have a right to know. This would include if their parents are footing the bill for the insurance.

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:: Bitter 8:13 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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I Think What I think about everyday (yeah, I am bored...)

In the morning while I eat my Wheaties (aka assorted bread in the dining hall):

1) What I want to eat.
2) Whoops! I need to pray!
3) This guy I know that has to brave New York everyday. (this is part of my prayer...)
4) Bless my food. (cause it needs it.)
5) What I have to do for the rest of the day.

In class:

1) I hate Spanish.
2) Is it 10:50 yet?
3) I hate Spanish.
4) I can't believe it's not 10:50 yet.
5) Why can't the intelligent liberals speak up? I know there must be some in this class of 52 which only has two conservatives...
6) MASH is the best game EVER
7) Ooo! I married the hot boy this time! AND we get to have a vacation house in Colorado!
8) Sex. (yeah, I admit it... but atleast it isnt raunchy or anything)
9) I am so tired.
10) I'll bet sex with the guy I get to marry from MASH would be good...
11) Time for 2:30.

After class:

1) I am sooo tired.
2) I have sooo much work to do.
3) I am sooo hungry.
4) How can I avoid doing my work?
5) I don't want to go to orchestra...
6) I wish I had more time to do my work.
7) I wish the boy would stop being mad at me.
8) I wish the other boy would call me like he said he would.
9) I have sooo much work to do.
10) Do I have any email?
11) I wonder who's on now.
12) I wonder what Preppy and First are up to.
13) I have sooo much work to do.
14) I am soooo tired.
15) That was the best game of MASH today, and I bet the sex with the guy would be good.
16) I need to get ready and go to bed.
17) Randomness until I fall asleep

Now, aren't you all so enlightened? ;)

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:: Baby 2:07 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Grammy's Anyone? Did anyone catch the Grammy's last night? I only caught a little bit of the replay of the red carpet today, and I'm so glad celebrities do not run the country or really matter all that much at all. The one thing that I caught was Sheryl Crow saying she has become known for her anti-war t-shirts. Another was Fred Durst. I don't remember exactly what he said but it was something dumbass too.

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:: Preppy 12:22 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Why College Sucks Maybe I am just hormonal, but I about cried when it took me three times to get the title to be in bold. But, this is not about why blogger sucks, it is about why college sucks. It has been occurring to me over and over in various levels of realization that what I am doing right now is all but pointless. The sole reason for going to college is to get a job. Now, that doesn't mean you study what you need to know for your job. I am at a liberal arts school. I may major in history. I do not plan to go to law school. Therefore, in four years, aside from mediocre analyzation skills, I will have nothing marketable or employable about me. I will only have a piece of paper that is not worth anymore than the pieces of computer paper that are strewn around Bitter's room. This piece of paper supposedly means that I know everything there is to know about whatever the thing on it says and that I am employable. All it really means is that if I am lucky I won't have to flip burgers at McDonalds for the rest of my life. (On a side note, I knew this guy once who took a year leave of absence from a top notch liberal arts college because he had no motivation and was going to flip burgers at McD's for a year to remind himself why he was in college. But when he went to apply, none of the waged jobs in his town were hiring. Not even McDonalds... talk about irony.)

But here's the thing. I have no motivation. I don't feel like there's any reason for me to go to these classes and learn arbitrary things that unless I end up teaching history (which I suppose is a very real possiblity) will be useless in my day to day working life. Part of me wants to go back home and go to UGA and go to the business school and be on the "business track" because at least then I would have some path and some direction. But then again, the reason that I came to liberal arts school in the first place is because I didn't ( and I still don't) have a clue what I want to do. Now yes, you may say that I have a few years, which I suppose is true to an extent, but that doesn't mean that I wlil be any more motivated and that is the crux of the problem. I don't see myself being happy working in the business world, but at least it is something. And it makes decent money. I hate to admit it, but I realize now that a draw of where I currently attend college is that women here tend to marry well. That is a draw for someone who sees herself in a job like teaching which doesn't make a large amount of money and also wants to be able to be a mom if and when it comes to that (ie, I'd need someone who could provide for a one income household). So yeah, I am stressed about all this work that isn't going to matter in ten years but sure as heck matters now because if I fail out or wreck my gpa then I can't get a good job or into a good grad school. BLAH! Okay. College is stressfull. Maybe I should have gone to Indiana University. (isn't that the #1 party school these days?) Then I could have the piece of paper and not wasted my time doing useless work and stressing over it.

And that, my friends, is why college sucks. Okay. Now make me feel better. :-\

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:: Baby 12:19 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Monday, February 24, 2003 ::
The Organ Transplant Kid I've tried to avoid this story because I don't want to come across as a totally heartless bitch. There has been some discussion in the blogosphere about it already. Those guys caught the same fact that I did in many of the stories. Her family refused to donate her organs after all they had just gone through.

I understand that her body was so full of drugs and many of her vital organs were damaged by the time spent on life support. However, her corneas were found to be worth donating. Now I would hope that if Bitchy Mom were ever in a similar situation with me that she would donate every organ that could be used. This would mean that as soon as they found my corneas were useful, they'd take them. I would sure as hell expect it if she had illegally smuggled me into another country and taken money from a charity to pay for the surgery.

The worst part of this ordeal isn't that they broke the law to come here and had the surgery on someone else's dime. Is is that on the very website that her family has set up, they say one reason they refused to donate her organs was because of legal advice. As I said in one comment that I left on another blog, when I lose a loved one, my grief doesn't include legal counsel. (Dealing with my evil bitch sister, on the other hand, requires a whole f*cking law firm.) If this woman does choose to sue the she better donate every damn dime to a charity that handles these types of cases. Of course I have to wonder why it would be so easy to get over the border nowadays. I would hope that laws aren't being bent for this situation. After all, isn't national security the most important issue right now? Why make exceptions? We wouldn't want the U.S. to look like it discriminates or anything...

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:: Bitter 5:01 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Classtime Well Spent Instead of listening to a military history of the American Revolution, Lefty Bitch and I spent 20 minutes trying to name all 50 states without looking at anything. She got the first 40 before she showed me what she was up to. We got the next nine over the next couple of minutes that we actually started to pay a little bit of attention. We got stuck forever on number 50! We had no particular order of thinking them up, so we had to look very carefully at our list. I assumed that because Lefty is originally from Jersey that she would overlook a southern or western state. Try as I might, I thought of all of them. Then, after far too long on this project, I said New York. That's right, we left New York off of the list and didn't catch it for nearly 10 minutes. We are a sad, sad group.

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:: Bitter 4:49 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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It's a Test! Blogger doesn't seem to be putting our names up! I suppose you will have to guess at who is writing each post for now. Haha. So, who am I?

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:: Baby 3:41 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I Miss Home This is an editorial I would never see up here in New England. Less spending by government? Who would have thought that such radical ideas would be printed.

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:: Bitter 12:55 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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AIM Um, so I was writing my Shakespeare paper last night (which I only just now completed... surprise surprise) and I was thinking that I wanted to chat with some random people that I don't know. But, AIM had lost my buddy list, and since I didn't want to sit there and talk to no one and since I wanted to be able to see when a few specific people were on or off, I just said forget it and got back on my regular one and talked to some guy friend of First's who she is I think trying to set me up with. Ah well... But at any rate, what I really want to say (aside from AIM sucks sometimes, like last night or anytime when all I want to do is procrastinate and it screws up) is that not all of our loyal readers IM us. Why?! What is hindering you?! Do you not have a computer and simply use public Java Cafe things (haha. Java. like java script. ha. ha. eh...) to log on?! Get with it! IM may be the kiss of death, but what a sweet death it is!!! You need to get it so you can IM us (but not in excess... ::clears throat::)!!! Ahem Ahem! You know who you are!!! Ahem Ahem!

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:: Baby 12:01 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Hmmm I always liked men with big guns.
MORE than 250 men stripped on Sunday to show the Federal Government they would not stand for war.
Not to be outdone by the 750 women who bared all for their protest at Byron Bay in northern NSW this month, the town's men did the Full Monty and lay in formation to spell out "Peace Man" on a football field.
Celebrity exhibitionists Puppetry of the Penis entertained the nude demonstrators.
Co-organiser Cameron Sparkes-Carroll said the protesters weren't afraid to bare their manhood to denounce small men with big guns.
"We were also making an ironic comment about the small man syndrome that leads to the need for big guns," he said.
Shouldn't the picture on the site be banned as kiddie porn or something? That's just wrong. (Link stolen from Tim Blair.)

On the note of big guns, I have a story. This story is a of a hot guy named Mitchell. Mitchell is a fake name because I just felt like giving him one. Anyway, this gentleman is perhaps a little old, even for me. I believe he's either in his very late 30's or early 40's. He's a wealthy stockbroker, but he's still very genuine and sweet. More importantly, Mitchell has one hell of a gun collection. He has a vault that's about 4 times the size of my dorm room filled with all sorts of goodies that include many machine guns. Another older gentleman friend of mine would like to set me up with Mitchell. I'm a little afraid of being closer to the age of his son than him. However, a girl can certainly dream about a man with many, many big guns and one huge gun vault. :)

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:: Bitter 10:31 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Thoughts From Class Until I rescue my posts from my laptop, these random thoughts will have to do.
First, if I ever feel like I have a "calling" to be a registrar, I want you readers to shoot me. (Don't ask me where this came from, it's a long story.)
Second, is it a bad thing if I have a target list of classmates for half of my classes?
Third, here is a list of what I learned in class today: Enron is bad. "American capitalism" is bad. CEOs are bad. Republicans are bad. Democrats are bad. No solutions were offered to any of the problems presented. Why am I not shocked?
Fourth, our school recently raised the prices on cokes. Water is still the same price. Are they trying to push us towards healthier lifestyles? Are they trying to offset budget problems (partly because we invested in Enron) by taking advantage of needed caffiene dosages of the students to get through the semester? More importantly, will this move to bottled water be bad for world peace? I ask the last question as a joke about an annoying professor here. She's a raving socialist looney that is convinced that Coke is trying to buy Greenland for bottled water. She also beats her cane a lot and says that any woman that doesn't agree with her brand of feminism is trying to pretend like they have a penis.

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:: Bitter 10:09 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Sunday, February 23, 2003 ::
I Have Posts I can't get them off the damn disk from my laptop. Evil, evil laptop.

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:: Bitter 9:35 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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How Does This Take Courage?
Toni Smith, a senior at Manhattanville College, was booed at Mount St. Mary at a game Thursday night.
Smith is protesting "that the government's priorities are not on bettering the quality of life for all of its people, but rather on expanding its own power." She has turned away from the flag all season.
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Manhattanville president Richard Berman said he told Smith "what she's doing is courageous and difficult."
Not looking at the flag is difficult? If you want to make a statement, fine. Don't pretend that you are somehow a martyr because some people disagree. Ohhhh...people booed. I've been called names a lot worse than what she has experienced to my face just for my own political views. I've been in classrooms where other students had to physically restrain classmates because Preppy dared express the idea that while our policies may not be perfect in the eyes of every single person on the planet, they didn't warrant 9-11. Those incidents don't even require courage. They aren't terribly difficult either. Maybe they aren't pleasant, but they sure as hell aren't as bad as what some other people face for dissent.

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:: Bitter 6:02 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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An Important Announcement OU is beating Kansas. Right now 62-39. Beautiful. The month that I actually give a damn about college basketball is coming up.

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:: Bitter 5:50 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I Can Understand Their Frustration I'm not Bush's biggest fan, nor do I have a knee jerk reaction against him like some bitches people do. I do have to say that this story certainly makes me wonder about the White House.
With their states' economies in tatters, members of the National Governors Association -- who began their four-day winter meeting Saturday -- are hoping to win more federal aid to cover soaring costs for health care, homeland security and education.
But the governors have been told that most of them won't be able to directly question the president during Monday's White House gathering, according to Nicole Harburger, communications director for the Democratic Governors Association.
"Several of the governors are considering not attending the meeting," Harburger said. "The governors are upset and concerned that the White House is not interested in a dialogue."
She said the governors have been told the group as a whole will be allowed just two questions -- and must submit them in writing beforehand.
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Republican Gov. Dirk Kempthorne of Idaho, vice chairman of the national association, said there still would be an opportunity to ask questions of Bush, and that the changes were a constructive attempt to focus closely on top concerns.
Bush closed to the press Sunday's formal dinner with the governors; in years past, it had been open. Locke said the White House has even set limits on Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton's toast at the dinner.
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Several Democrats said they were concerned that Washington's focus overseas was shortchanging domestic needs. Tennessee's Phil Bredesen recounted meeting with the president with other governors just before Christmas.
"It was great and I was honored to be there, but we spent the entire 45 minutes talking about Iraq," he said. "Myself, and many other governors, Republicans and Democrats, would like to have had some discussion about education, about how we're going to get the economy back on track."
So all governors get to narrow any questions down to two that the White House gets to pick out, the public doesn't have access via the press, and he has a history of ignoring the issues that are most important to the states. I hate politics.

Just for fun, here's another quote from the article that caught my eye,
Democrat Bob Holden of Missouri said, "We hear from the White House about partnership. But when you get past the rhetoric of partnership, we see no money."
Would it be a shock to him that partnership doesn't always mean money??

UPDATE: I see that Kim du Toit has also taken on this story.
So, in typical spoiled-brat fashion, some Democrat governors are not going to attend the meeting. Boo fucking hoo.
I don't see why they would attend. I mean send an aide or something, but if they don't have the opportunity to discuss issues that they think are most pertinent to their state, why should they waste their time? Why not go back home and start working on solving those problems? Maybe it's just my attitude about wasting time and resources.

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:: Bitter 3:41 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Stop Thinking Juan I don't even want to think about this. Damn him for even posting it.

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:: Bitter 3:21 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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What This Really Means I shouldn't be surprised with this story.
"We didn't expect UNMOVIC (the inspection team) to demand the destruction of Al Samoud 2 missiles," Gen. Hossam Mohamed Amin said at a press conference Sunday.
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Blix ordered that a U.N.-supervised destruction of all Al Samoud 2 missiles, warheads, fuel, engines and other components must begin by March 1. The missiles exceed the 93-mile range limit set by U.N. resolutions adopted at the end of the 1991 Gulf War.
In other words, "We didn't expect them to actually enforce any of the rules!"

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:: Bitter 2:01 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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My Favorite This is my favorite blog post on George Clooney's remarks so far.

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:: Bitter 1:41 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Saturday, February 22, 2003 ::
Gone For A Few Days First and I are off to NYC for a few days. Hopefully we'll be able to stay out of trouble. ;)

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:: Preppy 11:10 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Yeah I'm not funny today. I'm in a bad mood and have been for the last few days. If you say PMS, I'll kill you. I'm going to bed.

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:: Bitter 12:37 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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This Is Not Allowed!
Worried about the weather, pilot Richard Conry almost decided to cancel the October 25 flight that killed Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone and seven others, according to documents released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board.
"OK, ah, you know what, I don't think I'm going to take the flight," Conry told a preflight controller from Princeton Flight Service after receiving the morning's weather report forecasting light snow and mist, freezing temperatures and low ground visibility for northeastern Minnesota.
That conversation was the first of several Conry would have with controllers on the icy conditions, which investigators have said may have played a role in the crash, less than two weeks before last year's November elections.
But that counters the theories that Bush secretly shot him down!
The NTSB report, several hundred pages in length, does not provide a final determination of what caused the crash that killed Wellstone, Conry, Wellstone's wife, adult daughter, three campaign workers and co-pilot Michael Guess. Those conclusions are not expected for at least several more months.
Wait, there's still room for some crazy ideas.

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:: Bitter 12:35 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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The Winner is officially announced.

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:: Bitter 12:26 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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A Penis Poem (Part I)

Pecker, Pack, Pedro
Porky Pig
What do you call your piece?

Pleasure Pole, Penetrating Pitchfork
Peace Pagoda?

Purge your own paramecium
I prefer a pina colada

Remove your piddley piece from my place
Pacify your own penie

Your palm is your pit
Not my panties

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:: First Bitch 12:04 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Friday, February 21, 2003 ::
The Top 20 Things I do to perpetuate the patriarchy
1. Call my friends “bitches”
2. Date men (well, I did)
3. Use tampons
4. Wear lacy black thongs (I don’t care what y’all say, nothing wedged up your ass is ever comfortable)
5. Vote in the presidential elections
6. Shave my legs
7. Wear make up/ heels/ tight clothing
8. Wear a bra- my boobs are not as large as Bitter’s luscious tits
9. Using words such as “boobs” and “tits” to describe a part of my anatomy
10. Calling my ex a “pussy” as if to insinuate he was weak
11. Listening to hip hop ( any song by Ludicris or Jay Z, take your pick) and blasting it from my grand Cherokee
12. Waiting for a guy to approach me who I am attracted to
13. Silently resisting the urge to yell back at men who whistle as I walk past on the street in front of them
14. Drinking beverages with a straw, licking an ice cream cone in public, sucking on a sucker, etc.
15. Buying products marketed toward women in degrading ways (see crest’s new “rejuvenating effects” toothpaste that I purchased today)
16. Crying to get out of a speeding ticket because I know it will work
17. Unbuttoning my blouse or wearing a shorter skirt to a job interview
18. Relying on men to support my sushi habit
19. While at a bar, folding my arms below my boobs in order to enhance my cleavage and give the impression that my rack is full like Bitter’s in order to obtain
free drinks from an unsuspecting bartender
20. Faking orgasms ;) – I bet you all think you’re so good, god’s gift to women, haha, little do you know…

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:: First Bitch 11:39 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I Almost Don't Believe It
Porn Czar? Porn Czar?
You just have to read the whole thing.

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:: Bitter 10:00 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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And To Think, People Get Paid For This I wonder just how much they get paid to say stuff like this.
A McDonald's spokesman told CNN in a telephone interview that "eating McDonald's food can easily fit into a balanced diet. I eat its food every day, and I'm perfectly healthy."
I so could be a spokesperson. I really could. I'm a woman, I'm good at lying.
The landmark legal action was the first of its kind against a fast-food chain to make its way into a U.S. courtroom.
"Contrary to what many may think, we are not looking to get rich from a large money settlement," Hirsch told CNN. "We are proposing a fund that will educate children about the nutritional facts and contents of McDonald's food."
Sure....

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:: Bitter 9:53 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Civilization, It's A Good Thing It's hard to believe that there are still places in the world that are this backwards. (And to think, I thought rural Oklahoma was bad sometimes.)
Congolese villagers have stoned and beaten to death four teachers accused of casting an evil spell to cause an outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease that has killed nearly 70 people, a local official said Friday.
The outbreak of Ebola in the districts of Kelle and Mbomo near the central African country's northern border with Gabon is thought by scientists to have been caused by the consumption of infected monkey meat.
But many locals believe occult forces are at work.
"In Kelle, people continue to believe that the Ebola disease is a spell that has been cast on them by witches, and four teachers accused of being the cause of the disease have been beaten and stoned to death," said Dieudonne Hossie, a local official.

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:: Bitter 9:41 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Sure It's A Scholarship Contest Go read about the beauty queen's idea for world peace.

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:: Bitter 9:38 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Another Club Tragedy I was up last night watching this on the news. There's like a general New England news channel that covers everything in the area, so they had live coverage. It was crazy. This seems to be the latest update page on CNN, though the confirmed toll is now at 95. I know that they are already playing the blame game, but who on earth would have even set up something like the display they had with wooden beams right above? Someone should have questioned something at some point.

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:: Bitter 5:22 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Stupid Weathermen
Days after a record-setting snowstorm slammed the eastern United States, emergency officials were preparing for the possibility of flooding from melting snow and heavy rain.
First it was the snow. Then it was the bitter cold. Now it's the melting snow. Tonight has a threat of tons of ice. They need to make up their minds now.

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:: Bitter 5:19 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Oh My Right Thinking has a post on safe sex lessons.

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:: Bitter 5:15 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Musica So I am sitting in Bitter's room b/c she has a TV and she is at work anyway. So here I am watching GAC (actually right now it is a commercial for what sounds like a really good worship album, but that is beside the point...) and Rascal Flats or whatever their name is comes on. Now, I actually like their music. What can I say, I'm a not so closet country fan (which comes in handy when people ask me to sing country western songs, as in I actually know some...) and I know you all have just lost all respect for me... but you can't blame me, I'm from Georgia. That is my story and I am sticking to it. But my really quick rant: So while I'm not a big fan of really super twangy country like Hank Williams, I do like more like the Garth Brooks and these Rascal guys and whatnot and I like Bluegrass and stuff like the Oh Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack (so good!) but that is a different story. But I don't like it when people who are supposed to be country singers don't even try to be county. I mean, if nothing else at least wear a freakin cowboy hat! Helloooo. Like these Rascal dudes, their "These Days" video, yeah, they look like any old mainstream rock band and sound like one too with the exception of the drawling twang and the slight presence of an electric fiddle. C'mon people. If you're going to be crossover (which everyone is these days) at least TRY to at least LOOK country. (and don't lipsing at the super bowl either....)

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:: Baby 3:58 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Everyone Yell at Bitter Where's the boob picture? C'mon girl!!! You can't leave these good folks hangin'!!! Everyone send lots of comments and emails telling her to put the picture up!!!!

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:: Baby 11:14 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Boob Contest Finals (Almost)... and who I think Geoff looks like So the winner of the Boob Contest (aka the France Note Contest) will be announced tomorrow morning. I went to Bitter's room tonight to write on her boobs, but she was in bed and wouldn't let me :( and she said that she would take care of it in the morning. So... hopefully the picture will be up announcing the winner before your lunch break tomorrow... I am hoping. Also, I must say that I am dissappointed that I did not get to write on her boobs.

On an separate note I decided tonight that Geoff looks like the Dashboard Confessional dude, Chris. I hope this is not an insult. It is not meant to be. :)

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:: Baby 2:07 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Thursday, February 20, 2003 ::
It's About Time! Finally, some terror preparedness advice I can support!

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:: Bitter 10:22 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Random Thoughts... actually they are more like questions, but anyway...

Walmart: Yay for capitalism or evil big business and killer of small business?

Will China eventually adopt a democratic system because of the rise of capitalism in the country? Does the promotion and fostering of capitalism yield democracy? Will this happen in Iraq if we invade, get Saddam out, and then "rebuild" the nation?

Is the contemporary U.S. becoming increasingly McDonaldized? (refer to George Ritzer's McDonaldization of Society) How is this carrying over to the "McWorld"? Hmm.. connections to the above questions? And what does this do to the cultures that "we" (being "US big buisiness capitalist pigs) bring these things into?

Are all fundamentalist Christians against feminism? If so, why? What exactly are they against?

Is anyone ever truly independent or do we always have someone or something that we must answer to, even if we "own the pond" (ie. the government, social/moral codes, etc)

"It would be really funny to die by being staked in the heart for three reasons... One the person doing it thinks you are a vampire; two when its happening youll say hey, that guy thinks im a vampire and three when they find you dead people will think that you were a vampire" -thanks to Richard for that one.

Who came up with words? Like, who sat around and was like "We're going to call this an apple and this is how we are going to spell it..."

Why are all the Manhattanites that I meet pretentious assholes?

If you are going to complain about people being lazy because they go to Walmart because they can get everything they need in one store rather than going to five different places and therefore are supporting big business, then don't complain about the pollution caused by exaust from all those cars doing that extra driving. And hey, don't complain when you have to fill up twice as often either.... especially when you, oh mighty screaming anti-war because we're only fighting over oil, are driving around in your brand new Land Rover complaining about hiked up gas prices. This is all. Thank you.

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:: Baby 7:34 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Playing with The Protestors Hehehe. Glenn just posted a link about the new MMM (as opposed to the old MMM and the even older MMM) and their efforts to organize the phone calls to Washington. Because I know you are going to scroll down and read my advice on contacting your elected officials, I won't refer you to that post. :) However, I love that some random chick on campus was able to come up with ten reasons to avoid war, and the new MMM only lists seven. They also don't have the pretty picture that my fellow student gave us.

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:: Bitter 3:09 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Two More Hours Comment people! It gives me something to do. (Watch, now I'll end up with one huge project to work on.)

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:: Bitter 3:02 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Playing With The Government For the first time since last year, I've had some free time at work. Actually, it's not really free, it's waiting on the phone to ring so I can deal with angry offices or angry parents. Anyway, I know you have all heard about www.ready.gov, the new Homeland Security website. Thanks to Juan Gato, now I know that there's a 1-800 number to go along with it. Do you think I should call it? When I'm bored at night and can't sleep, should I call them instead of a boy? I think it could be more entertaining. I figure that I'm paying for it all anyway, I should just go ahead and use the services.

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:: Bitter 3:01 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Check This Out This is an interesting look at the protestors.
Found over at Ex Parte.

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:: Preppy 1:49 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Something I've Always Wondered About First, answer this question.

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:: Bitter 1:43 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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It's nice to know that CNN is so proficient at alliteration...I loved the story on "Terror Tips for the Terrified"...God bless our wonderful country, and our presidents ability to rally support for a war by scaring people shitless of "terrorists"

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:: First Bitch 1:21 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 ::
Damn
An average of 34.6 million viewers tuned in to Monday night's final episode, according to Nielsen Media Research; at one point fully 50 percent of all women between the ages of 18 and 34 watching TV were glued to the show.
Those are some damn fine numbers for Joe Millionaire. Too bad they can't really pull of a sequel as easily.

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:: Bitter 10:41 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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I Hate The MMM Already! Can we please find a new slogan? MMM sucks. Now we have the "Million Modem March" coming up. Now, I would suggest that you do this on any issue. Don't let a bunch of actors tell you when to give a damn. However, here a few rules to keep in mind:

1) Be nice to the interns. They get yelled at an awful lot when they are often clueless and just learning. Remember how long it took you to get used to your new job, whether it involved how to keep the copier from jamming or how to work the phones. Interns are leaving just about the time they are starting to figure these tricks out without asking for assistance.

2) Your local office is the best place to start. This shouldn't be a secret to anyone, but your legislators have local offices, usually two to five in a district. These are the best places to go to a) actually hear a human voice as opposed to a machine, and b) generally feel like you are getting some results. The DC offices handle the day to day stuff, the committee meetings and the votes. The district offices are there to get a sense of what constiuents want.

3) Don't call, fax, or email people that don't represent you. Included in this is that you should always include your full name, your mailing address and your phone number with your letters or emails. We don't listen to people that aren't in the district. The people that you and your fellow voters elected in your district is the one paid to listen to your bitchin'.
Amendment to this rule: State your name, address and phone number at the beginning of your phone call. You are wasting your time, the office staff's time, and your money on long distance (in many cases) if you aren't represented by the person you are calling. They will be nice and give you all the information you need if you don't fall into the category of the people we give a damn about.

4) Be nice to the interns. Most of them aren't getting paid, especially the ones answering the phones. Let me put it this way. First year, I was an intern for my congressman in Virginia. My roommate, the daughter of a prominent Democrat, also interned for a congressman. I made copies, answered the phones, responded to emails, checked every damn newspaper in the district for mentions on the guy, handled the crazy visitors, and did lots of filing. My roommate spent her days surfing the web, sending me emails and wishing for more work to do. The other interns in her office got more work than she did, and she couldn't understand why. I don't hold this against my dear sweet roommate. But, I can tell you that the college kids in charge of answering the phones want to be there. They don't want to be abused. They love the experience, and they are doing it for next to nothing. Be nice to the interns.

5) The bright paper rule (the one that says write your letters on bright paper so they'll be noticed) doesn't apply. I swear that it makes no difference in the world other than how hard it is to read. I can't read most things on yellow paper either, so just go with plain white. Your letters will get read because they hire interns to do that kind of stuff.

6) Be nice to the interns. Every time a new rule gets posted, this one will be repeated. (Note: This post has, and will continue to be, updated as I slowly recall my days as an intern. Forgive me, in my old age, I'm becoming a little flakey.)

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:: Bitter 10:30 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Any Bachelors Out There? ABC (is that the right one?) is looking for the next bachelor. Who do you think we should nominate? Should I nominate my best friend? His girlfriend might not like it that much, but it sure as hell would be funny.

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The Bachelorette What a ho. Yeah, whatever, I'm jealous. Sure, sure. Because I want a big ass media organization pimping me out to the world after being publicly ditched on their previous pimping series. The host asked her if she could imagine being engaged and she said that she wanted a ring on her finger tonight. Awwww, how cute, they put her in a long white dress. I'm pretty cynical, and I was with Joe Millionaire, too. I thought Joe Millionaire was a little cooler because we might have the opportunity to see some greedy whores get pissed off. I also loved seeing Sara admit to performing oral sex on "Joe" on national television when she was clearly trying to hide that from the cameras and mics.

UPDATE: Don't read this if you live on the west coast. She picked Ryan. How cute, she's going on about how she's dreamed of this day since she was a little girl. Funny because she probably said something similar when she was on The Bachelor. He bought it and proposed.

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:: Bitter 9:38 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Blah Well I was already in a blah mood today, but this news doesn't make me look forward to my flights for spring break.
Welcome to the changing world of first- and business-class travel where on some airlines things are not the way they used to be. Blame the worst depression ever to hit the industry.
So, is that upgrade business travelers so eagerly seek worth less these days?
Several industry observers to whom we talked were unanimous in saying the main attraction -- more space and convenience -- has not been diminished, though there is a trend in the industry toward allotting more seats to business class at the expense of first.
"First/business class is being somewhat devalued, but it still is an improved airline product compared to coach/economy, especially with the more extreme devaluation going on in the coach/economy section," says David Stempler, president of the Air Travelers Association.
Yay. I just can't wait for my cross country trip. Thank goodness that I'm only on the plane a few hours at a time. The only problem with that is the fact that I have to connect in Chicago. Now my only experience in Chicago is in the airport, but it was hell. Absolute hell. Oh well, at least I get to go hang out with one of my best friends. Oh yeah, and the emphasis was added, but I know that I don't really need to tell our brilliant readers that.

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:: Bitter 9:10 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Greedy People
A German couple is demanding compensation from a tour operator because a maid repeatedly interrupted them while they were having sex in their hotel room during a vacation in Cuba, a court spokesman said Wednesday.
The man and wife filed a lawsuit at a district court in Hanover seeking a refund because they said the maid walked in on two occasions while they were engaged in intercourse, even though they had a "Do Not Disturb" sign outside the door.
They are seeking about $4,000 in damages from the TUI holiday company. But TUI has said the hotel's failings only amounted to an "inconvenience" and did not warrant such high compensation.
Let me get this straight, 4 grand for an embarrasing moment? You know, I had a friend that had a maid walk in on her and a guy, maybe I should let her know how this turns out.

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:: Bitter 9:00 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Guns! Go check out the results of the weekly bias chart on Yahoo's gun coverage. I see there are more of my favorite kind of articles.

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:: Bitter 8:50 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Stupid People They aren't protesters. They aren't my classmates. Surprise, they are politicians. Oh wait, that's not a surprise. (Link stolen from Instapundit.)

UPDATE: As The Agitator puts it, this "would be a riot if its repercussions didn't involve, you know, laws that you and I are required to follow every day." And, Radley, you must have been reading my mind with this one, "Now, if Rep. Matsui votes for and vigorously endorses legislation directly affecting him, without reading or really understanding said piece of legislation, imagine how much attention he gives legislation that affects you, or me, or OHSA or HIPAA regulations, before he blindly casts his vote." Exactly.

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:: Bitter 8:42 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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The Boob Contest will be ending tomorrow (Thursday) at midnight... So I guess that is technically Friday... and no comments past this point will be counted. Hopefully the winner will be announced and the picture will be up by the end of the weekend, but there's no promise on that one (depends on work, time, level of inebriation at any given point, etc). If anyone else would like to submit a note to France, please do so on the comments that coincide with the above link and the original post about the contest and NOT on this one. Thanks! :)

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:: Baby 7:02 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 ::
Avril Lavigne So a little Avril came on just now and I was reminded of a few comments by James Lileks which sum up the whole Avril thing in a few paragraphs:

Said the headline: she’s pop, she’s punk, she’s in your face.

Let’s take these one by one.

She’s pop! I’ll grant that. No evidence need be advanced; the point is conceded.

She’s punk! On what world? Look at those teeth: straight and white and not a hint of plaque. Johnny Rotten got his name from his abysmal dentition, after all. Sid Vicious’s body odor could make a New York lamppost keel over. The punk movement was not pretty. It did not exfoliate. But “punk” is now defined as being anti-Britney, i.e., just as pretty and young but with an “edge,” which comes from the “street,” which is defined as that smooth expanse your mother drives on before she drops you off at the mall with her credit card. When Avril sticks a safety pin through her ear, pogo-dances all night and throws up seven beers and a handful of uppers in the gutter outside the club, then she’s got a downpayment on punk. But only if the ear gets infected tomorrow.

She’s in your face! If so, then one simple request: get out of my face. The desire to be in my face does not equal the right to be in my face; it does not even mean you have the qualifications to be in my face. Indeed: if you get in my face, I will get in your face, and we will have a contest of in-face getting you cannot win.

In short: all I need to know about her I will learn in 14 months, when she does a Bally fitness center commercial.

Okay. Yeah. I can agree with that. In fact, the "in my face" bit is in my pine plan at school. But the BIG QUESTION still remains: Avril: Hot or Not???

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:: Baby 9:32 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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When will our turn come? So First, if I recall correctly, seems to think that our next terrorist attack will likely come in one of three places, one of which, and decidedly the easiest to accomplish, being in a subway. New York City subways. Huh. Well, that's no good. I'm not so sure about that though, because you'd think they'd want to do something that was at least close to the magnitude of 9-11 and while upwards of 100 people is a horrible loss, it's nothing compared to numbers in the thousands. I asked a friend who goes to school at NYU what he thought about the whole thing. He pretty much said that no one in New York really cares at this point. Not that they don't *care* but that they don't live their lives differently, they don't get up in the morning and worry. Things like that. I asked what the general concensus is in the city and he basically said that New Yorkers are resilient and that if someone was going to wig out all the time about it, they'd have left after 9/11. Well, that's good I suppose, that he and the rest of them don't really worry about it.

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:: Baby 9:16 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Two Tales Of Romance Really, they are worth reading. Story 1. Story 2. The second may not seem like a story of love, but my best friend and his girl were trying to get to the restuarant across the street. It's like a scarier version of story 1.

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Why? So Baby and I were sitting here talking today about boys. Surprising, I know. We want to try and understand why innocent and virginal are such big appeals to men when it comes to women. So, enlighten us please...

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The Best Reason To Convert So far, hands down, this has got to be the best reason to convert to a pro-war stance.

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Read This
Discussions I've had on the war for freedom, particularly with Baby Boomers, often become fatally caught on the realpolitik snag. They've lived all of their life in a world of iron curtains, grim alliances and stagnant, cynical political realities. Freedom as a concept is not so much taken for granted than it is seen as little more than a privilege of the American people and a choice that other cultures simply haven't taken for themselves. "We can't be the world's policeman" is a popular phrase for outright rejection. "We shouldn't impose our values on others" is a close second. Which begs the question: what could be the meaning of holding certain truths as self-evident - an idea carrying great prominence in our Declaration of Independence and profound favor in our enumeration of liberties - if the human aspiration to self-determination is localized, or else culturally relative?
All I have to say is that I look forward to reading Part II.

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:: Bitter 3:55 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Ummm...Not Bad News Some kind of absolute victory, it ain't, but I suppose this news is somewhat of a 2A victory.

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New Contest So say we did send back the Statue of Liberty as Aaron suggests:

I'm tempted to start a petition to have the Statue of Liberty sent back.

We should send a note with it. What should this note say? I doubt if you will win anything, but maybe I can convince Bitter to write your name on her boobs and put a picture up or something... I guess I should run this by her before I start advertising though, huh?...

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:: Baby 3:41 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Such Young, Innocent, And Easy Targets I debated about whether or not to do this because there's a part of me that feels bad that these kids will have to live with their naiveté all over the internet for the rest of their lives. Their grandkids will be able to read this article and think, "What the hell was he/she thinking?" Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to introduce you to the foreign policy experts of tomorrow.

Meet Miriam Yavener, a 15 year old with such brilliant observations as,
"A lot of us have friends who are 18," said Miriam Yavener, 15. "If the draft gets reinstated, life could change a lot."
Beautifully stated Miriam! Because life won't change at all when those who are already serving put their lives on the line. Because life won't change for the Iraqi citizens that die everyday at the hands of their leader. Because life won't change if Iraq manages to get weapons of mass destruction over here to the U.S. Just for kicks, who is this bold, intelligent future leader?


Meet Amy Fries, another 15 year old with an important message on what she thinks the problem is. I hope Dubya is reading because he won't want to miss out on this one.
"Their government has almost brainwashed them. They think the U.S. is horrible and does all these evil things," said Amy Fries, 15. "I think the Iraqi people really don't know what to think by now. They're just confused."
And you point is? I'll hope that the reporter just left off whatever else she might have added to the discussion. You have to understand why I couldn't leave her out. Take a look at her fashion confusion. (I realize this isn't in line with the rest of the post, but what the hell is up with the gloves??)


Now for our final future policy maker, I want you all to say hello to Ross Godwin, a 16 year old expert on Iraq.
But Ross Godwin, 16, remembered the message from "Three Kings" -- the George Clooney movie set during the 1991 Gulf War.
Kill me before this kid gets into power, please?


This is what we pay for with our tax money. The kids cite fiction and Hollywood as their sources and the teachers say this is real debate on the issues. But you have to love the examples they use for debate in schools for the article.
In the San Francisco Bay area, school boards in at least three districts passed resolutions encouraging school debate about the causes and consequences of war.
Oakland, one of those districts, altered the anti-war tone of its message after some leaders pushed for neutrality. Intended for middle and high school students, the effort was broadened to include younger students, said Dan Siegel, an Oakland School Board member.
Some leaders thought that brainwashing our own kids could be a bad thing. How nice. My faith in humanity has been restored...

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:: Bitter 3:10 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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France's Generousity They are so sweet, aren't they?

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:: Bitter 11:34 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Snow Classes are now back on. Classy got stranded here last night, but everyone had a good time watching Joe Millionaire. The one thing we haven't been able to figure out is how he only makes $19,000 a year. Most of us know people that work construction and they make notably more than that. Who said reality television had to be real? Anyway, so I'm checking the closing reports and yesterday they said my office would be closed today. Now it's no longer listed, but it's too late for me to dig out my car. On top of that, I checked the latest snowfall totals. As of 1 AM, we had 22" in our town according to one of the local stations. Have I ever mentioned that I hate snow?

UPDATE: Here's one positive outlook on the weather:
The only good thing about the snowstorm in D.C. was it stopped Congress from assembling and doing any more damage to the country.
Too bad the storm isn't going to last another six months, come to think of it.
Good call!

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:: Bitter 10:35 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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World Leaders: Listen To Bloggers If anything they at least have some practical advice to offer at times.
Yes, no one wants to have to rely on France in a crisis. Perhaps Chirac should think about why that's so. And he should know that you don't pull the "it's me or him!" trick unless you're absolutely sure the answer won't be "him."
It's not a hard concept to grasp, but Instapundit has a link that shows it backfired.

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:: Bitter 9:49 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Attention Guys Please go tell Radley that he's not the only one. If, in fact, he is the only one then please don't tell us. The last thing we need here is to lose hope.

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I Want To Believe This Isn't True I'm not very optimistic about this situation.
The military has ordered a review of how the Air Force Academy handles sexual assault allegations after female cadets said they were reprimanded for reporting they were raped by classmates.
Five women, four of whom have left the academy, were treated as if they were either crazy or promiscuous, said Dorothy Mackey, who founded a group that tracks sexual assaults in the military and has talked with the cadets.
"They have attempted to talk about it or find some assistance within the system. Instead they have systematically been told to shut up by other cadets or the system itself," said Mackey, a former Air Force captain who says she resigned her commission in 1992 after two other officers harassed her.
Remind me why humanity is good? I swear that you'd think we'd have made some progress by now. Before some of you that actually visit the full story start screaming that I'm leaving out some contextual information, let's go over it right now.
On Friday, the office of Air Force Secretary James Roche announced that a special review panel had been formed to review sexual assault policies in the military branch, "with a particular emphasis on the Air Force Academy."
The academy commandant, Brig. Gen. Taco Gilbert, defended the school's conduct in a written response to questions about one alleged assault in October 2001, in which a cadet said she was raped after a night of drinking and a strip poker game.
After a hearing the academy decided not to press charges against her attacker, and the cadet said Gilbert criticized her conduct.
"I take all reports seriously. I investigate every allegation and take action on every assault," Gilbert said.
He said there was "no justification" for the alleged assault, but added, "when you put yourself in situations with increased risk, you have to take increased precautions to mitigate those risks.
F*ck you, Taco. Yeah, she was doing something stupid, but if she said that she did not want to have sex with these bastards then you need to throw them in prison now. Maybe I'm fortunate in who I choose for my close male friends, but I have all the faith in the world that if we got drunk and played strip poker that I wouldn't be raped. There are lines and normal people don't cross them. They may push the boundaries a little bit, but playing strip poker with friends is not inviting forced sexual intercourse.
Another woman told KMGH-TV of Denver she left the academy after commanders responded to her rape allegation by charging her with violating rules against drinking, fraternization with upperclassmen and having sex in the dormitories.
This next statement will piss some people off quite a bit. I'm curious to know how us charging a rape victim for "having sex" is much different than those bastards, many of whom live in Middle Eastern countries, that kill or beat women who have been raped for "having sex." Someone explain the difference to me.

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:: Bitter 12:40 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Monday, February 17, 2003 ::
If You Live On The West Coast, Don't Read This He picked Zora. She said yes. He gave her a huge ass ring, but he didn't propose.

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:: Bitter 9:24 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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You know what... We can't be sure when Haloscan will be working again, everyone just EMAIL your comments!!! biitchgirls@hotmail.com (yes, that's two i's in biitch because hotmail doesn't like the word bitch)

UPDATE: Bitter here. Haloscan swears everything will be working by tomorrow. Until then we have put up a new commenting system. Have fun kiddies!

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:: Baby 8:56 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Andrew Withdrawal So I talked to this guy every day for about two weeks straight. I haven't heard from him since Friday and it's killing me. It's just weird that I haven't talked to him since then after talking to him every day for hours on end. It really is bothering me because I really like him. Not like like him like him, but you know. I think he's a "wicked cool" guy and I love talking to him. We get along great and I thought we'd make great friends. At least I thought we did. Drew, I know you sometimes read this so what's the deal, huh? I wish you would just talk to me and we could work this thing out. If this is about Friday night's goings on here then we need to talk and work this out because whatever you think was up is probably pretty inaccurate, esp. if you got ideas from this thing because the girls definitely over exaggerated and they will tell you so. If this is about the whole God thing, well then, you know where I stand on the issue, and I have already given you my word not to bring it up again. If this is nothing more than stuff you're dealing with on your end, then please talk to me about that too or something because I don't want to be shut out of your life. I care about you, hello?!?! So please, just email me, call me, something.

On a separate but related note, I was talking this guyy who's a friend of a friend on IM last night about how when girls fight they hold grudges forever and how guys beat the crap out of eachother and then they're over it. But the difficulty I suppose is when a girl and a guy are fighting. The guy can't (or shouldn't) beat the crap out of the girl... of course this is negotiable so long as the girl says it's okay :) so instead he stops talking to her or what? And the guy was saying how "it's tough when you're fighting with a girl. It hurts" well... guess what? It hurts on our end too. When the stinkin Haloscan works again I want all male readers to comment on how you deal with it when you're fighting with your female friends or your female significant others. I mean, since you can't (or shouldn't) beat her up, how do you handle the situation?

On another separate but related note, I appologize for using this as my own personal communicator, but you know what? I have administrative abilities and it's my prerogative dangit!

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:: Baby 8:50 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Why are certian people allowed to reproduce? Isn't there some measure the government that will save us all can implement?

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:: Bitter 10:59 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Bloggers Deciding The Fate Of The Universe That could be fun. I think all of the judges need to be bloggers, we could at least guarantee some witty remarks to make the show amusing. We will now accept suggestions for a 5 judge panel from the blogosphere. Send them in email (biitchgirls at hotmail.com, two i's because Hotmail doesn't like the word bitch) until the stupid free Haloscan comments start working again.

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:: Bitter 10:33 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Class Got Cancelled! The beauty of having out of town professors... Now, on to blogging, or maybe just more sleep.

UPDATE: Thanks to Michele, I feel more prepared. I almost think I would rather be in class.

UPDATE II: Bastards! The school is officially closing, but classes are still on unless the professor lets you know otherwise.

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:: Bitter 10:23 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Tonight's Reading Material This evening as I was laying in bed watching one of the funniest Simpsons episodes ever, someone decided to shove some papers under my door. (By the way, I officially have a new favorite episode. The Lord of the Flies episode [or "Go Banana!" as I like to call it] stood for a long time in the position.) Normally such papers are surveys for the college or some other junk. Tonight was different. Tonight a fellow dormmate decided to share her enlightened views with us all. I don't know how many trees she killed while doing it, but it makes for fun blogging material.

First, look at the pretty picture (thank you, Preppy) she included for us. I'm moved. I really am.

Second, let's take a quick overview of the content. We have the top ten reasons not to invade Iraq, the cost of invading Iraq, who is designing the war, and why the U.S. is waging war against Iraq with a nice little "Free Palestine" bit pasted over it.

Okay, so what are the top ten reasons?

1) There is no justification for going to war.
Nope, none at all. We just wanna go kill Iraqi babies.

2) Iraq does not pose a clear and present danger.
Of course not! Saddam doesn't have a history of invading other countries and trying to kill as many people as possible. He doesn't hate us. He just wants to spread the love, but the *evil* Bush administration wants to kill the babies.

3) When it comes to invading Iraq, the U.S. has zero allies.
As someone I was chatting with earlier put it, "Wow. A lot of countries will be sad to hear they don't rate."

4) An attack on Iraq would make us less safe.
As opposed to letting him sneak a small nuke or various chemical weapons over to New York? Okay.

5) An invasion of Iraq would violate international law.
As crazy American cowboys, we don't give a damn about international law.

6) Invading Iraq would be difficult, costly and without a clear victory.
Because cleaning up after an attack by him will be easy and cheap.

7) A war would kill thousands of people.
War does that. It sucks, that's why no one really wants it. Some of us just understand that Saddam is leaving us little room to for any other potential options. He's doing it to himself because he wants to go down making a scene.

8) We should not wage a war for oil.
Well how about to avoid a greater loss of life than what has already occured and those that will occur if we don't stop the f*cking madman.

9) Other options besides war are available.
Like inspections? You mean those inspections that haven't had much cooperation from the Iraqis and have already turned up how many illegal warheads?

10) Opposition for the war is growing.
Then why did the same people that went to DC go to New York? It's the same damn people. They even recycle the same damn signs.

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:: Sunday, February 16, 2003 ::
Lisa Simpson, Future Seven Sisters Alum? If she throws the spelling bee, Lisa gets a full scholarship to the Seven Sisters college of her choice. Too bad there are only 5 of the 7 left. I just thought I would do a shoutout for women's colleges.

Holy shit, I love the Seven Sisters skit. Come to Barnard and be Columbia's sister school. Go to Radcliffe and see Harvard men. Go to Wellsley and marry them. Come party with us! (Mt. Holyoke) Come play lacrosse with us. (Smith) Come explore with us. (Bryn Mawr while making out with the Smithie) I didn't catch Vassar because I was laughing so damn hard. But she had hairy armpits. UPDATE: I've heard that Vassar said that Lisa should come non-conform with her.

If anyone got this on tape tonight, I will do almost anything for it. UPDATE: It looks like most women on the campus (and probably all of the seven sisters colleges are like this right now) are willing to pay any price for a copy of it.

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:: Bitter 8:54 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Pretty, Pretty Pictures Go look at the silly California protesters. My favorite is from the Brazilian bikini waxers.

UPDATE: More silly California protesters can be found here. And here's just one of many thoughts on said protesters by the end of the day: "Forget about being desensitized to violence... these things may have made me desensitized to stupidity."

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