Archive for February, 2007

24 attempts to assasinate POTUS

In last night’s episode of 24 a “vast right wing conspiracy” attempted to assassinate the President of the United States in an move to consolidate power and oppress minorities… Rick @ the Right Wing Nuthouse provides his normal excellent summary here, along with a nice forward that honors the men and women of the Secret Service. As always, its well worth the read.


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Loosing Weight

I’ve recently lost about 30 lbs (yea!) and I’ve had a lot of people asking what my “Secret” is. So, I thought I’d use this forum to list the Top Ten foods that have allowed me to loose the weight.

I should tell you I’m on a Weight Watchers ‘ish’ program which involves reducing your calories & fat and increasing your dietary fiber. I’ve never been an official member, but somewhere online I found their “secret formula” for calculating points, so I just created a little DIY calculator in Excel. I’ve also mixed in about 10 – 15 miles of jogging per week.

1. Fat free hotdogs & low fat buns (2 pts for a dog in a bun)

2. Egg Beaters, usually mixed with vegetables (1 pt / ½ cup)

3. Canned New Potatoes (3 pts / can)

4. Smart pop Popcorn (3 pts / bag)

5. Fresh baby spinach (free)

6. Cabbage (free)

7. Lite Yogurt (2 pts / serving)

8. Campbell’s Select Minestrone soup (3 pts / can)

9. Thomas’ 100 calorie English Muffins (1 pt / muffin)

10. Skinny Cow brand ice cream sandwiches (2 pts / sandwich)

I guess the bottom line is that weight loss really isn’t complicated, you only have to burn more energy than you consume. That’s not to say it’s easy, because if you’re like me, you know it’s not. You’ve got to maintain your focus and willpower over time…and that’s not always easy…but you can do it!

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Senior citizen tourist kills mugger w/ bare hands

This caught my eye on Drudge this afternoon…

One of the tourists _ a retired member of the U.S. military aged about 70 _ put assailant Warner Segura in a head lock and broke his clavicle after the 20-year-old and two other men armed with a knife and gun held up their tour bus Wednesday (more)

Are you kidding me? Jesus, I feel sorry if you ever get caught cheat’n at bingo by this old timer! In all seriousness, good thing he was in Costa Rica and not the US, or the assailants family would probably have sued the bad ass old man for using undo force…

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Verizon Razr (Hack)

So you purchased a Razr phone from Verizon, only to find out that many of the cool features you heard about on the Razr have been disabled. And now you’re pissed right? Because you don’t want to pay Verizon for moving pictures on and off the phone, or adding your own ringtones! If you’re a little unscrupulous and a tinny bit technical (no programming required) checkout

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Dancing With the Stars announces its new cast

Muhammad Ali’s daughter, Paul McCartney’s estranged wife, a country music singer, an Olympic gold medalist, a basketball legend and a former regular on “The Sopranos” are among the 11 celebrity contestants announced Wednesday for the fourth edition of ABC’s highest-rated series (more)

Okay, I’ll admit, this has become a guilty pleasure for my wife and I. Somehow I find it much less annoying than other reality / “talent” shows. Most notably… American Idol. Will I watch… probably. Will I admit it to my buddies… not a chance 🙂

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Best 24 Recap on the Web

Whether you’re Right Wing or not, Rick has the best 24 summary available. I always enjoy reading his analysis Tuesday morning. And if you ever miss a week… it becomes essential reading material! See Monday’s episode here.

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Maybe it really doesn’t stay in Vegas??

Word on the street is that the NBA All Star Game in Las Vegas was a fiasco. Jason Whitlock’s AOL article really spelled it out…

The game needs to be moved overseas, someplace where the Bloods and Crips and hookers and hoes can’t get to it without a passport and plane ticket. (More)

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