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May 21, 2004

Another Test

Lest we forget who and what we're fighting, there's this. Another test of our national will - he is unlikely to suffer the appropriate penalty for his crime. I found the last paragraph interesting. There's another case I wish I'd paid more attention to.

Thanks to Purple Raider for the link.

The Oregon lawyer detained in connection with the Madrid bombings has been released. Registration required.

New evidence Saddam's WMDs in Lebanon now, transferred from Syria. Via Right Wing News. I don't imagine we'll be hearing about this from Peter Jennings.

The Matrix is here. Anti-terror database unveiled at White House. John Ashcroft seizes power in a bloody coup and terrorizes a helpless America.... Registration required.

Bill Cosby gives 'em hell. Heh.

Ahmed Chalabi is not having a good week.

Can we all just join hands and sing Kumbaya?

- Cassandra


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I wish Fat Albert were still on the air.

Posted by: KJ at May 21, 2004 9:56:04 AM

New evidence of WMDs on May 20th? I don`t THINK so.
The Mighty and Vast News Staff at I Love Jet Noise, have posted this "new evidence" back in Feburary. Behold!

Yes that`s right! We got the scoop on the scoop.
NOW who`s the man?

Posted by: joatmoaf at May 21, 2004 11:26:05 AM

"NOW who`s the man?"

Why, joatmoaf, that would be my boss.

Posted by: KJ at May 21, 2004 12:01:07 PM

KJ, Tell you boss to get in line behind ME.
I`m not "The Man", but I am the MAN.

Posted by: joatmoaf at May 21, 2004 12:05:07 PM

Seems to me there is altogether too much manliness on this thread...

Posted by: Gloria Steinham at May 21, 2004 12:33:29 PM

Your name has been registered in the Matrix, Mr. joatmoaf. Please be expecting a visit from The Man shortly. you've got some 'splainin' to do.

Posted by: spitwad radar at May 21, 2004 12:43:42 PM

I'd rather have these Manly Men than that Girly Man, David Ignatius. "This is an election in which both sides need to give up things that matter to them, for the sake of a country that matters more." The reasons those things matter to me is that I think they are what's best for my country! So should I be giving up what I think is best in order to give the appearance of unity? Is the appearance of unity better for the country, than the substance of doing the right thing even if it upsets some people? What a pansy. This may be what happens when you systematically remove the male spine.

Posted by: Masked Menace at May 21, 2004 12:58:14 PM

Your logic is merely another testosterone-laden device for crushing the female spirit, Mr. Menace. You prehistoric knuckle-draggers brandish it like a club to beat down your more enlightened co-gender humans. You must be so proud of your atavistic aggressive tendencies.

Mr. Ignatius is a prime example of the kind of passive-aggressive....err...progressive thinking we can expect from a Kerry administration. Kindly give him the respect he deserves.

Posted by: Gloria Steinham at May 21, 2004 1:12:11 PM

As far as Mr Ignatius is concerned, where are those darn Internet Spitballs when you really need them. I don't think he ever grew a spine.

BTW, how bereft is the Demonratic Party when it's #1 choice for VP is a Republican.


Posted by: Purple Raider at May 21, 2004 2:33:45 PM

It could be worse. I could be using the much more heavily testosterone laden logic of the Big Foam ClueBat™. Now that is a club. I really wish I could buy one.

Warning, while I can't show you actual pictures of men who have had their spines removed (they are just to gruesome) This is a good representation.

P.S. Isn't it Co-gender humyns?

Posted by: Masked Menace at May 21, 2004 2:39:40 PM

Hey Masked,
Isn't that pic of a Teddy Kennedy party?

Posted by: CKCat at May 21, 2004 3:13:04 PM

Mr. Menace:

How like a man to point that out... You weenie. Trying to keep the 'little woman' down by pointing out her typing errors... Even your name reeks of patriarchal oppression and the degenerate aggression of your testosterone-laced culture of violence and fear.

You obviously have a sick mind - you probably work with numbers. No wonder you've lost touch with your inner child. May the Goddess have mercy on your soul.

Posted by: Gloria Steinham at May 21, 2004 3:15:55 PM

Uh, Ms. Steinham, I think you meant "testoterone-laced culture of violence and fear", not "androgen-laced culture of violence and fear".

An androgen-laced culture would be filled with cramps and queers.

Posted by: Hormone proof reader at May 21, 2004 4:00:13 PM

CKCat: Why does it have to be a party? Teddy looks like a large puddle of goo all the time. ...Wait just a dag bern minute..., doesn't that statement assume that Teddy isn't always at a party. Sorry, my mistake. Won't happen again.

Gloria: I only do what the numbers in my head tell me to! After all, I'm never wrong more than 5% of the time. As for the Goddesses, is she cute? {:©)

Oh and BTW even after pointing it out, you made the same mistake again: It's "little womyn" :-p

Posted by: Masked Menace at May 21, 2004 4:37:14 PM

Dear Hormone 'poof' reader:

Even a FemiNazi is not immune to mistakes. Note to self: stop trying to be witty while on boring con call, gazing in horror at hideous client slides replete with overcomplicated diagrams with arrows pointing 6 ways to Sunday in all directions from entirely too many heinous little boxes. Looked like a rectangular porcupine convention... Fortuately a real Womyn can edit the comments.

Mr. Menace: I now hate you.

Posted by: Gloria Steinham at May 21, 2004 4:58:11 PM

...and I'm never wrong more than 2% of the time. Although there's a 5% margin of error on that statistic. You beastly toad.

Posted by: Gloria Steinham at May 21, 2004 4:59:35 PM

Wow, a possible -3% chance of being wrong. Impressive, most impressive. But not likely true, there is only one person I know of that can achieve being Right 103% of the time. Our own beautiful and intelligent female half of the half-vast editorial staff: Cassandra!. Does that make her a Quarter (Vast Editorial} Staff? After all, she does use her wit as a weapon on libs.

So there Gloria! TTTTTTTTHHHHHHHPPPPPPPPPPPTTTTTTT :-)

Posted by: Masked Menace at May 22, 2004 12:50:26 AM

So you liked my little statistics joke, Mr. Menace? Sign of a sick mind...

I have to admire your answer though, you testosterone-laden Neandrathal.:)

Posted by: Gloria Steinham at May 22, 2004 9:50:30 AM

Ok, I'm here.
What's with the guy with the moniker of some kind of punctuation? This better be good, Im a busy MAN.

Posted by: Napolean Solo at May 22, 2004 6:55:06 PM

Ok, I'm here.
What's with the guy with the moniker of some kind of punctuation? This better be good, I'm a busy MAN.

Posted by: Napolean Solo at May 22, 2004 6:55:44 PM

Many years ago, in the Dark Ages of the late 1980s, I worked in retail. I worked hard, long hours and actually managed to bring back one of their stores that was doing 10 dollars a day in retail to nearly 400.00 a day. The other stores were carrying that one and so I was tasked with bringing it back so it could be sold.

We had Customer Appreciation Days. This was so that we could get new bidness, increase productivity and become more visible in the community.

However, as all of us here know, the Customer and the Market dictate our lives, as well as need. And you had to be nice to some of the most vile people on the face of the earth. People that you KNEW abused small animals.

I digress. One day, I had helped a woman with a 200.00 purchase, and had many people waiting behind her. I politely asked and sincerely meant it when I made this remark:
"Will there be anything else I can help you with today?"

She responded like the killer rabbits in Monty Python. She started to rant on me, then threatened to tell my boss, and threatened my job...etc. etc. etc.

I formed it in my mind that very second: What America needs is a good "Customer Depreciation Day." On this day, we who have worked with customers, clients, the public, WHATEVER, get to tell them what WE THINK of them. The Clue Bat brought it all back so vividly...I may have to whine on Jerry Springer or Dr. Phil.

Well, my dh just got in from work. Have to get his breakfast and let him get some Zs before church...maybe he can get his Zs in church. Arr arr.

Posted by: La Femme Crickita at May 23, 2004 7:32:19 AM

Cricket:

I do that all the time while I'm on the phone with troublesome clients. In my business, I have to be nice to everyone. And I genuinely like 99% of my clients. But there are a few where I maintain a running commentary in my head the entire time I'm on the phone with them. This helps me vent frustration and allows me to continue being nice to them.

The only problem is that when I'm feeling really hostile, I sometimes come up with funny imaginary scenarios or quips in my head and then I can't get them out of my head when I'm dealing with the client. A few times it has been really hard not to laugh out loud when an image or quip pops into my head suddenly :)

Posted by: Cassandra at May 23, 2004 9:03:39 AM

Oh isn't that the truth. Here is a dirty little secret of mine: I am always NICE to customer service. It has paid off in so many ways and I don't envy them their jobs, so why make it harder for everyone? That is what they are there to do is help the customer, so it doesn't hurt to be pleasant. And when it happens that I get someone who is a Capo Gluteus Maximus, I pleasnantly ask to speak to the supervisor over a miscommunication.

I don't dis the customer service person, I just restate my case to their boss and 99% of the time they see it my way.

Posted by: La Femme Crickita at May 23, 2004 6:13:51 PM

Very wise. You have no idea how much we appreciate reasonable people - I bend over backwards trying to make them happy. And in 5 years in this job, no one has ever given me a hard time - my clients are good people. I've only had one ask to speak to my boss, and that was because he had decided a woman knows nothing about numbers and he wanted to speak with a physics grad (whoops...).

And my boss couldn't satisfy him either, neither did the other gent he spoke to. So I didn't feel too bad about it. Next time I dealt with him, he was incredibly nice and sent my boss a note complimenting me on the service he received.

Posted by: Cassandra at May 25, 2004 9:41:41 PM

Very wise. You have no idea how much we appreciate reasonable people - I bend over backwards trying to make them happy. And in 5 years in this job, no one has ever given me a hard time - my clients are good people. I've only had one ask to speak to my boss, and that was because he had decided a woman knows nothing about numbers and he wanted to speak with a physics grad (whoops...).

And my boss couldn't satisfy him either, neither did the other gent he spoke to. So I didn't feel too bad about it. Next time I dealt with him, he was incredibly nice and sent my boss a note complimenting me on the service he received.

Posted by: Cassandra at May 25, 2004 9:42:09 PM