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    Burning Question: The Coleman Factor

    The U.S. Presidential election of 2000 still evokes uncomfortable memories of election regularities, former Secretaries of State waxing legal and some stodgy butthole named Chad.  Even though the whole debacle had to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court, which seemed to take for-eh-ver, the resolution was reached in a tidy 38 days.

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    Get Yer Hot D-Bills Here!

    Loyal readers have been anxiously following dagblog.com's financial troubles in this difficult economy. On Tuesday, after dagblog's appeals for federal assistance were rebuffed, I sadly announced that all the other members of the dagblog team would have to be let go.

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    George Bush Not the Worst President Ever

    Defying expectations and confounding the critics one last time, George W. Bush is not the worst president ever according to C-Span's Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership. Bush beat out Millard Fillmore, Warren Harding, William Henry Harrison, Franklin D. Pierce, Andrew Johnson, and James Buchanan to place a respectable 36th out of 42.

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    Shut yo mouth!

    Like some of you, I've wondered if Karl Rove really is some sort of evil genius.  However, I've seen some new evidence that gives me cause to question this conclusion in the form of this link.  As the explanation goes, Obama read some choice, in-character lines for the audio book version of Dreams From My Father (not Dreams for my Father).

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    The Daily Buzz (An Experiment in Multimedia)

    Ok, so I am totally going to risk extreme personal embarrassment by doing this, but I decided to experiment with a little video rundown of some of the day's top stories as indicated by Yahoo Buzz!, which is a Digg-like service at http://buzz.yahoo.com. I basically put on my Unabomber/Deadman outfit, recap the top articles that interested me, and throw in a little commentary for good measure.

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    Bill Gates Begins "Nefarious World Domination Plot, Phase One", BBC Buries Lede

    From the Eccentric_Billionaire++ department:

    The 2009 TED talks are going on this week.  Apparently, during his talk on fighting malaria, Bill Gates unleashed a jar full of mosquitoes genetically engineered to implant nano-bots in their victims.  Gates laughed maniacally and revealed the details of his plot, phase one of which involves the nano-bots infecting their hosts with a fanatical devotion to Windows Vista.

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    The Valentine Generator ™

    Ready or not, here comes Valentines Day! You've only just finished breaking your last New Year's resolution, and now you have to find a sincere way to express profound sentiments of passion to your significant other.

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    Michael Phelps Smoking Pot? Weed! Marijuana? Or Super Secret Lung Training Technique??? Picture + 10

    1. God, does this guy have to endorse everything!?!

    2. I think it's safe to say he's a shoe-in for "High Times: Sportsman of the Year"

    3. So that's how he was able to put down 8,000 calories in a day without a problem

    4. Note to College Swim Coaches around the country: Your team's eyes aren't red tomorrow from the chlorine

    5. Ohhh, so that's why it was so foggy in China

    6. "Oh you better take an 8th hit Michael. Spitz took 7 down easy."

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    Super Bowl Prop Bets - An Outsider's Perspective, part 1.

    It's hard to care about this year's Super Bowl. Sure, I could take the easy route and blame it all on the world melting around us like a spoonful of margarine grilling on my Rachel Ray cookware. But I won't, I can believe it's more than transfatty fake butter. Unfortunately we got ourselves two high quality teams, armed with likeable personnel and two Jesus-like figures under center - one who is see here: and the other whose cranium can withstand a high speed Harley accident. It sort of reads like an awful M.

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    The Offensive Tradition

    I published this piece long, long ago at the height of the political correctness "movement." Though the PC frenzy of the 90's has subsided, a recent complaint on this site by Jorn Barger, one of the first bloggers and coiner of the term, weblog, demonstrates that this piece is still relevant.

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    Reader Survey: Presidential Transition

    Is anyone as utterly and completely creeped out by the picture in the center as I am?

    Also, apparently adding a little Obama to Bush is like giving him a facelift.

    Original size is here.

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    Stuff I Learned: George W. Bush Memorial Edition

    Are you the type of person that reads the last chapter first? I never, ever do that. Why ruin the ending? But to every rule, there must be an exception. At least that's what I'm telling myself today.

    In the book, The American Presidency, edited by Alan Brinkley, I'm stuck in chapter 3, with Thomas Jefferson. There are just too many distractions and, well, it's not like Jefferson's story isn't going to be there when I decide to get back to it. 

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    Why the Giants Lost: The Oys Have It

    To understand why the New York Giants lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday's upset, we must first understand how they became the top-seeded NFC team in the first place. In the fall of 2007, the Giants were 0-2 and had gone 1-3 in the preseason. But in their third game of the season, they upset the Redskins and then kept on winning, ultimately defeating the Patriots to win the Superbowl. In 2008, they had another strong season, which earned them the top NFC seed.

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    David Letterman's Top 10 Moments of the Bush Administration

    At least now, there never has to be a movie with Rodney Dangerfield playing the president.

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    Roland Burris, we hardly knew ye

    There's nothing wrong with Roland Burris and there's nothing wrong with the appointment

    -- Roland Burris

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    NFL Playoffs - Figuring Out Who To Root For

    First let me start off by saying that this isn't a particularly easy post for me to write. It'd be an honor to delight you all with a long diatribe about the Jets annual implosion, but that would conflict with one of the great joys of being their fan. That of course is the joy of pocketing all the rage and torment into the pit of my stomach and then watching it explode at the most inopportune times like a bootleg 8th century jack-in-the-box.

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    MOFT Of The Year!! (Cottonelle's Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes)

    Ok, so 2008 won't go down as one of the best years in recent memory. We've had a financial collapse of historic proportions, a housing meltdown, a credit crunch, a $50 billion investment scam, a failing U.S.

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    Premium New Year's resolutions for every occasion - now on Ebay

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    New Year's Resolution Generator ™

    New Year's Eve is over. Visit the THE VALENTINE GENERATOR™.

    It's that time of year again. Resolution time. We're all supposed to come up with some great goals for 2009. But worthwhile goals aren't easy to come by. Sure, you could promise to quit smoking or abusing pigeons or getting naked in public or whatever boring resolution you make every year and violate three days later, but you've been there and done that.


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