DC Intern Diaries

I'm a female 24 year old DC permanent intern. You name it and I've probably interned it. I'm also a graduate student in DC.

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

What does Fahrenheit 911 mean?

The meaning of Fahrenheit 451 is about the government burning books at a temperature of 451 degrees. What does Fahrenheit 911 mean? Is it just sensationalist? Is it meant to imply government secrecy or coverups ala Farenheit 451? What's the literary analogy?

Bradbury's thoughts on Fahrenheit 911, From nbc6.net:

He won the hearts and minds of critics and audiences at the Cannes Film Festival, but Michael Moore has upset a legendary science fiction author with the title his anti-Bush documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11."

In an English translation of an interview Ray Bradbury did with the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, published last week, the Web site World Net Daily reported the author of the classic fiction novel "Fahrenheit 451" called Moore a "screwed a------" because he "stole" the title.

"He stole my title and changed the numbers without ever asking me for permission," the 83-year-old Bradbury reportedly said in the interview.

"Fahrenheit 451" -- Bradbury's future vision where firemen start fires to burn books -- refers to the temperature at which paper burns.

"Fahrenheit 9/11" questions President George W. Bush's handling of 9/11 and the war in Iraq. It also examines the ties between the Bush family and Osama bin Laden's.

Bradbury also called Moore a "horrible human being" in the interview, yet insisted that his anger had nothing to do with Moore's political views.

"He copied my title; that is what happened," Bradbury reportedly said in the interview. "That has nothing to do with my political opinions."

Bradbury reportedly tried to contact Moore about the title several months ago, but the filmmaker avoided him. Bradbury did not indicate in the report whether or not he would take legal action.

http://www.nbc6.net/entertainment/3390666/detail.html

Hillary as VP??

A "Washington insider" predicts Hillary as VP...But then she'd have to wait until 2012 to run! How old will she be then??? She'd personally probably prefer Kerry to lose so she can run in 2008.

Farenheit 911: "not a single member of Congress wanted to sacrifice their child for the war in Iraq"

This part of Farenheit 911, where Michael Moore states that while members of Congress vote for the war in Iraq thet are not willing to sacrifice their own children for it, has been discussed in discussions about the film with people on the Hill and in DC. Is it true though? Apparently, according to Moore Watch, there are members who have sent family members, including one who has sen their son, to Iraq AND Moore KNEW about it (and so can't claim ignorance of the fact).

From moorewatch.com:

In the film, Michael Moore confronts Congressional Representative Mark Kennedy and asks him to help get Congress to sign up their kids for the Army, Marine Corps, etc. Mark Kennedy looks at him funny, and there is a badly-placed jump edit right there. Moore then moves on to asking other members of Congress, who all appear to ignore him and walk away.

And then we get the voiceover:

“Of course, not a single member of Congress wanted to sacrifice their child for the war in Iraq.”

Look at that again. “Of course, not a single member of Congress wanted to sacrifice their child for the war in Iraq.”

Is that factually accurate? Let’s look at the exchange between Rep. Kennedy and Moore, which was provided by Moore himself:

CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY How are you doing?

MM: I’m trying to get members of congress to get their kids to enlist
in the army and go over to Iraq. Is there any way you could help me
with that?

CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY: How would I help you?

MM: Pass it out to other members of congress.

CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY: I’d be happy to. Especially those who voted for the war.

CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY: I have a nephew on his way to Afghanistan.

MM: Because there is only one member who has a kid over there in Iraq.
This is Corporal Henderson, he is helping me out here.

CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY: How are you, good to see you.

MM: There it is, it’s just a basic recruitment thing. Encourage
especially those who were in favor of the war to send their kids. I
appreciate it.

CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY: Okay, bye.
Well, well, well. Look at that. Let’s look closely at this exchange.

MM: Is there any way you could help me
with that?

CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY: How would I help you?

MM: Pass it out to other members of congress.

CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY: I’d be happy to. Especially those who voted for the war.
This exchange was edited out of the film entirely, and instead Kennedy’s meeting with Moore is lumped in with all the Congressmen that seemed to be ducking him. Now that could be considered a lie of omission. He made Kennedy look like all the the Congressmen who didn’t stop.

Except that Kennedy not only spoke to him, but he offered to help. He has family in the military, on who, in Kennedy’s own words, is deployed. Not just enlisted, but deployed. He did not say where, but deployed has a specific meaning that doesn’t equal “one weekend a month” in the National Guard.

Cue the voiceover: “Of course, not a single member of Congress wanted to sacrifice their child for the war in Iraq.”

No matter how you try to spin that, it’s a lie. Moore himself admits that there is in fact ONE member of congress with a child in Iraq.

Is it a major, life-altering, call-your-momma lie? No, but most of Moore’s blatant lies aren’t. Stack a hundred of these little lies up, and you got yourself a movie though, don’t you? A sensationalistic campaign attack ad that purports to be 100% truthful.

Well, however minor, I’ve proven here that there is indeed one rock-solid lie in F911. And Moore’s own words, and the release of the transcript with Kennedy, make the case in a way that no one can deny without looking like a fool. Moore lied. Plain and simple. Kennedy was willing to help recruit Congressional member’s children. He has a nephew that is deployed as we speak. Moore himself admits that there is one other Congressional child serving.

That’s out of a base of 550 people, not all of whom have children.

Mikey, I beg of you...get your “war room” fired up and try to dispute this. I’d love to see the good Congressman get up in your face on national television can have you call him a liar to his face. Bottom line, Mikester, if you say no one offered to help, you’re lying. If you admit Kennedy offered to help, which you have...you lied in the film.

I feel sorry for the people you fool with that “Of course, not a single member of Congress wanted to sacrifice their child for the war in Iraq.” crap. Two of them are, and Kennedy was willing to help you recruit. But that blew the screen value of your little piece. Instead of being an HONEST filmmaker and including it...you simply took off the part that didn’t fit what you wanted.

You owe everyone, but most of all Representative Kennedy, an apology.



Thursday, June 24, 2004

Too Many Secrets, Says Secrecy Czar

Interesting that no one else has picked up on this. Why don't journalists care that information that shouldn't be classified is being classified, that agencies are inconsistent regarding classification policies, and the resulting (de) classification can harm or help individuals or the national interest?

http://slate.msn.com/id/2102855/


Wednesday, June 23, 2004

CNN: Wanted: New friend, must have Bluetooth

Users download the BEDD software into a compatible phone, complete a short profile of themselves and include a description of who they want to befriend, or an item they want to buy or sell.
The software automatically searches for and exchanges profiles with other phones that come within a 20-metre (65 ft) radius. Matched users are given each other's contact details.
BEDD has over 1,000 users in the city state and hosts get-togethers in coffee bars where people let their phones make their introductions. As the number of customers grows, the chances of meeting a compatible person at random in the street or on a bus will grow.
"People spend tons of money at dating and matchmaking agencies or on personal ads -- for a small amount of money, this software could help change their lives," Carlton said.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/ptech/06/23/telecoms.singapore.friends.reut/index.html

Does this mean I'll have to make sure I've done my hair and makeup every time before I get on the bus or go out? I mean if I could meet a compatible person every time I leave the house will my cell phone I'll have to make sure I look good every time I go out - so much work! I enjoy having time to prepare before going out and having the opportunity to sit on the bus sometimes without having to look as good as I would look if I were planning on meeting someone.

Was interviewed for a CNN segment today that will air this week. I can't wait to see it! Although I think I stuttered and stumbled through the whole thing and didn't smile enough. I was sweating too - I hope I don't look too shiny!! The benefits of being an intern - they needed someone to be in it the segment and my bosses can't do it so they chose me.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Metro Fare is increasing! Again! What in the world do they do with their money that they're always broke?? Half the time the escalators are broken and the AC isn't working so they're not spending money on that. They haven't been spending it on making the service faster and more efficient either. The trains break down or are delayed constantly and make me late.

Monday, June 21, 2004

What happens when a man turns 28?

Apparently he goes out and spends 30k and buys the ugliest slightly used sports car known to mankind! While Maxim and Playboy apparently rate this car as a top 10, it's sooooo ugly! The exterior is red and the interior is red and black leather with "ferrari stitching" and the inside side parts are even red and
black leather and it's like being in an arcade racing game car!



Lawyer Can't be Bothered to Pay Dues...But Expects Seat on a Top Court!

The guy was a partner at Wiley, Rein and Fielding and he can't afford to pay dues? I guess he just "forgot"
that he needs to be a bar member to practice law? This is who Bush appoints? Can't he find someone with some more ethics? Or perhaps there's just too few ethical Republicans to appoint...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A56413-2004Jun20.html



Kerry's VP Odds

http://www.americasline.com/vp.html

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Hip Hop Political Convention Today

I think the hip hop convention (www.hiphopconvention.org) is a good idea. But action alerts that include the sentence "You have attacked Snoop Dogg for appearing with the Muppets without warrant" - will not be taken seriously by DC politicos.

I'm supporting the ACLU on this one...

Courts Gut Alcohol Law, Police Say
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A47866-2004Jun16.html

Laws like these are dumb. College students in DC are going to drink, like it or not. Criminalizing it just makes it hard for them as adults to get on with their lives, apply for govt jobs, bar exams....

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

media costs go up and democracy goes down

Interesting article on increasing media platforms (cable, internet, etc), phones (do not call, consumer switches to wireless, etc), and broadcast TV costs impact politics and elections...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44697-2004Jun15.html

I worked for a media research firm in college for one and a half semesters. I wouldn't trust what a lot of those people polled said anyway - most of them are idiots. It's amazing how dumb and unworldy people are. I guess I read and understand too much for my own good - it makes me frustrated to be around slower, less knowledgeable people.



Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Dating in Manhattan

I'm wondering if this could be enforced...or whether the man would really just prefer "specific performance" and get a second date..

From Gawker.com: Dating In Manhattan: An Exercise In Contract Law
Say you meet a nice guy on a popular online Jewish dating service, and go out for dinner. Then you get a little busy at work for a week or so, and don't jump all over the guy like a desperate hussy.

What do you get? An invoice for that date's dinner. Yeah, our name-withheld-heroine must be sad she's missing out on this clown's attentions. His invoice after the jump.

To: [X] Subject: Invoice 6/12/04 Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 17:15:59 EDT

Dear [WOMAN'S NAME]

On June 5, you agreed to accept dinner, paid for in full, by me, based on your stated offer that we would go out again. In that you have ignored all overtures to said follow up meeting, you are hereby considered in breach of contract.

To that end, you are being invoiced for 50% of the cost of the dinner, pursuant to the offer. For the record, the offer presented you with the option of not going out again and paying for half of the dinner, or going out again and not paying at all. You accepted these terms, choosing to go out again, as stated above, but have since failed to deliver your end of the agreement. In that this was merely a promise to meet, and not a promise to marry, the agreement is binding under New York law and does not require a written agreement (i.e. statute of frauds).

Furthermore, this is absolutely not a joke.

Your share is 50% of $74.51 which is a total of $37.25. Payment in full is expected within 30 days.

You may remit to:

[MAN'S NAME AND ADDRESS]



Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Chart Shows the Fatter You Are - the More Likely You are to Vote Bush

http://anonymous.coward.free.fr/temp/fat-vote.gif



Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Another alternative to getting a real job

Producers of TBS's new reality series The Real Gilligan's Island will hold open casting calls in six locations over the next month to find people who fit the profiles of the original cast.

The producers will be in Tampa on June 24 from 2 p.m.-10 p.m. A specific location for the casting call was not identified.

Anyone interested in participating, but unable to attend an open call, may also log onto www.tbs.tv or call the toll-free casting hotline at 888-634-4550 for an application and address where they can submit tapes by June 30.


Republicans would rather support France than see award winning shows...

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gay puppets, transvestites, assassins and a pedophile child killer piled up Tony honors on Sunday but those shows will be shunned by Republican delegates at the political party's convention in New York this summer.

With thousands of Republicans set to descend on the Big Apple to nominate President Bush (news - web sites) for re-election, convention organizers decided to treat delegates to the glitz of Broadway before they knuckled down to the business of politics.

But Republican organizers, selling themselves as the family-values party, decided to buy tickets to tame shows like "42nd Street" and Disney productions like "Aida" and "The Lion King," avoiding more offbeat fare.

Besides Tony winners such as the naughty puppet musical "Avenue Q" and best play "I Am My Own Wife," about a German transvestite, other hits including Mel Brooks' "The Producers," were vetoed by those arranging Broadway outings.

"The Republicans were so desperate to escape Roger DeBris, the cross-dressing buffoon concocted by Mel Brooks, that they have gone and picked two shows set in France," wrote New York Times columnist Frank Rich, referring to evergreen musicals "Beauty and the Beast" and "Phantom of the Opera."


presidential funeral facts

_Nine presidents lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda; all but two had served in Congress. Reagan did not.

_Seven presidents have had funeral processions down Pennsylvania Avenue, including all four presidents to have died by assassination: Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley and Kennedy.

_Kennedy and William Howard Taft are the only two presidents buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

_Only sitting presidents or their immediate families have lain in state in the White House.




Monday, June 07, 2004

Rehashing

I must be missing something about blogs. All everyone, like http://www.politicalwire.com or www.wonkette.com, does is merely post stuff that REAL journalists wrote and that everyone else can read for free! I find myself doing the same thing - because I see that everyone else does it and can be considered successful and well-read, like political wire or wonkette. What exactly makes blogs like these so great??? If I want to read the Washington Post I'm not an idiot - I know how to type their website. I suppose it organizes the information, but so does yahoo news. I know where to go to get political news, legal news, etc already. If being a well-read blog means merely posting other people's research and writing and what other people have already posted for free, why do the people that read it care? I am personally very bored by blogs that merely quote from the WP, WSJ or merely provide little paraphrases about what its about - I can go to those websites in seconds and read the
titles myself! Those blogs seem so lazy and uncreative!! I'm afraid to start falling into that trap!

A Political Funeral?

Are the Republicans using Reagan's death for political gains or what? When was the last person that had a week long funeral? Did Princess Diana have a one week funeral and have her body shipped back and forth? Is Ford going to have such a nice procession, or just Regan? Is this new policy for all presidents that die? Why don't they just have a ceremony for a day and use the money they are spending on giving government employees a holiday towards fighting alzheimers? Don't get me wrong, I look forward to my day off, but I think he'd rather have money towards helping others with his condition than spending taxpayer money on giving us a holiday and paying for a week long circus.

Day Off

The federal government will close all offices on Friday in honor of President Regan. I'm going to go to the pool and get a tan and watch soaps. Yes I feel guilty that I'm so happy, but what can I do? I wasn't even politically conscious when he was President.

Taxi cab come ons

See the report at: http://www.fox5dc.com/_ezpost/data/5215.shtml

This has happened on more than one occassion to me and my friends. The taxi commission is full of sh*t when they say they have only one complaint. This is a REAL problem in DC. The cabbies prey on young drunk women trying to get home. I have NEVER gotten a receipt from a cabbie with his name or company on it! Nor does the vast majority of cabs I have been make their face card and ID number visible. I would have no idea how to identify the cabbies that have tried to make their move on me. I have found that the safest thing is to call someone (or pretend to) and talk the whole ride and to tell the person where I am in the cab. It's much less likely the cabbie will try to do something if they think that you're telling a real person where you are.


secret shoppers?

I got an email about becoming a "secret shopper". Is this legit?? Does one really get paid to shop? I typed it into yahoo and there's tons of secret shopping companies...the email I got, offered me a "job" and then told me I needed to pay $30 to become one...so I pay to possibly get paid and if its a scam get nada? Doesn't seem quite right to me. I mean true I generally pay to be an intern - metro fare, business suits, buying lunch, etc, but I know what I'm paying for is legitimate....and that it may lead to my getting paid in the future...

Students UNITE!

(AP) - For students with loans to pay off, times have never been better. And they may never be this good again. Rates on federal student loans have fallen to around 3 percent — a 35-year low. Even better, students can lock in those rates, potentially saving thousands of dollars by ensuring their payments won't increase even if interest rates do. But a proposal in Congress could shut down the party. The measure would end the fixed-rate option, making all federal student loans issued after July 2006 subject to variable rates. Repayments would then rise and fall each year in sync with interest rates...

STUDENTS MUST WRITE THEIR REPS! Many of us are going to be seriously affected and harmed by this! I already have 6 digit loans from graduate school alone! Raising my interest rate in repayment is going to make it even HARDER for me to do things that interest me, like public interest advocacy or legislative or government work. I'm going to have to sell my soul to corporate interests to get paid! Did the investment banking, financial services, large law firms, and private hospitals get together to support this bill and screw all of us who want to do nonprofit work, emergency medicine in public hospitals, government work, public defense, etc?

New Radio Services and the Public Interest

From Forbes.com: AirAmerica, the newly launched radio network aimed at liberal listeners who prefer Al Franken's smirk to Rush Limbaugh's snarl, had a rough start this spring. In its first month of operation, the network saw top executives leave, had trouble meeting payroll and struggled to make its signal heard from a mere six radio stations. But in cyberspace, AirAmerica has been a hit. In its heavily hyped first week of broadcast, the network sent 2 million streams out to listeners who dialed in via computer--either because they were away from a nearby radio or, in most cases, because no local radio station carried the programming.

http://www.forbes.com/services/2004/06/03/cz_pk_0603radio.html

So will internet radio be subject to the same "public interest" standard that television and regular radio is? If this takes off, which in other articles Forbes is predicting (particularly wifi radio and downloading and saving capabilities will make it more popular), how will the government make sure that the content meets public interest standards of regular radio, such as indecency? With the spectrum argument of regular radio not available, is the government powerless to regulate content?



Kerry Praises Reagan

This just strikes me as somewhat hypocritical....
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A20704-2004Jun6.html

Intern Mornings

My fellow summer interns keep making me look bad! We don't need to get in to work until 9 am and I decided that I would come in early since I have come in sometimes around 9:10. They were both here when I got here at 8:40!!! It's Monday for heavens sake, no one's that early on Monday! I'm ALWAYS going to look late and lazy next to them! It's SUMMER why don't they get here at 9 or 9:13 like normal people? I'm going to look bad and not get a job because they're showing me up. Even thought I generally get here on time or show up early when I haven't in a while and even though I have nothing to do so far today.



Patriot Act Free Zones

From wired.com: In the past two years, more than 300 cities and four states have passed resolutions calling on Congress to repeal or change parts of the USA Patriot Act that, activists say, violate constitutional rights such as free speech and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure.

Barring that, the resolutions declare that their communities will uphold the constitutional rights of their residents should federal law enforcement agents come knocking on the door of local authorities for assistance in tracking residents. This means local authorities will insist on complying with federal orders only in ways that do not violate constitutional rights. The resolutions are not binding, however, and do not affect the federal government's actions.

Check out the commitee that started this: http://www.bordc.org/



Friday, June 04, 2004

Save these Activities

From the Common Good (not be confused with Common Cause or Uncommon Grounds!) Legal fear is tearing at the fabric of our society, threatening activities and events we used to take for granted. To raise awareness of this threat, Common Good is announcing our Endangered Activities List. As with endangered wildlife, we’ve classified activities as rare, endangered, or extinct.

**Rare

Admit an error.

Build a treehouse.

Sell Girl Scout Cookies at the local gas station.

Volunteer, or use volunteers to help at your community center.

Stop and assist a person at the scene of an accident.

Exercise professional judgment in “gray” areas.

Serve hot tea at a Chinese restaurant, or any hot beverage at any restaurant.

**Endangered

Play dodgeball (certainly not in gym class).

Play on a seesaw that requires two children to cooperate.

Prescribe aspirin instead of a CAT scan for a headache.

Comfort someone else’s child.

Allow a visiting child to borrow a bicycle.

Lend your car to a person in need.

**Extinct

Give a candid job reference.

Fire a poorly performing teacher or government official.

Use those little silver sugar balls on Christmas cookies in California (unless you smuggle them in from out of state... ).

Sell anything without a warning label: “Warning: Remove Child Before Folding Stroller.”

Keep a public lake open for swimming.







Thursday, June 03, 2004

DNC Convention - From a Republican Friend

2004 DNC Convention -Offical Program

6:00pm-Opening flag burning ceremony
6:00pm-Opening secular prayers by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton
6:30pm-Anti-War Concert by Barbra Streisand
6:55-Ted Kennedy proposes a toast
7:00pm-Tribute theme to France
7:10pm-Collect offerings for Al Zawahri defense fund.
7:25pm-Tribute Theme to Germany
7:45pm-Anti-War Rally(moderated by Michael Moore)
8:25pm-Ted Kennedy proposes a toast
8:30pm-Terrorists appeasement workshop
9:00pm-Gay Marriage ceremony(both male and female couples)
9:30pm *intermission*
10:00pm-Posting of the Iraqi colors by Sean Penn and Tim Robbins
10:10pm-Re-Enactment of Kerry's fake medal toss
10:20pm -Cameo by Dean 'Yeeeearrrrrrrrrrg!'
10:30pm-Abortion demonstration by N.A.R.A.L.
10:40pm-Ted Kennedy proposes a toast
10:50pm-Pledge of allegiance to the United Nations
11:00pm-Mulitple gay marriage ceremony (threesomes,mixed,and same sex)
11:15pm-Maximizing Welfare Workshop
11:30pm-'Free Saddam' pep rally
11:59pm-Ted Kennedy proposes a toast
12:00AM- Nomination of democratic canidate.


Where I've Been

From CNN: The Left gathers in Washington's Woodley Park today to rally around John Kerry with rallying cries from George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Howard Dean. And that's all before lunch.

But Kerry will be 1,060 miles away from the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, in the aptly named town of Independence, Missouri, where he'll give his third major foreign-policy speech in seven days.

One day after comparing the war in Iraq to World War II, President Bush, for his part, leaves late this morning for Italy and France for the D-Day remembrance. One of his goals in Europe: To win international support for the U.N. resolution on the new Iraqi government.

http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/grind/

Actual website: http://www.ourfuture.org/projects/national_conference/2004/agenda.cfm

Will post more about the lefty agenda tomorrow!

Daily Dose of Wonkette

Bitter. B-I-T-T-E-R. Bitter. #
As you know, the National Spelling Bee is being held
this week. The Spelling Bee is, of course, where they
send smart, socially-challenged young people to fuck
them up even more. It is also where they send
journalists to die.

A correspondent writes:

Just when you thought there was no glamour in the life
of a political reporter, along comes. . . the National
Spelling Bee. Yes, kids, if you work hard enough on
the campaign trail all year, you, too, could find
yourself spending hours in a dark hotel basement with
no cell phone service, surrounded by borderline
autistic spelling wizards and their obsessive
stage-mom parents. You do get to learn exciting new
words like "ullaged," "excrescency" and "kohlrabi,"
but good luck figuring out what the hell they mean,
especially if your local speller is sufficiently smart
not to need to bother asking the judges for a
definition.



Hope --- at last!

"WASHINGTON -- Democrats were crowing yesterday about snatching a U.S. House seat in South Dakota from Republicans. But to 2,000 liberal warriors gathering for a conference here called "Take Back America," the result is just a tiny rumbling of something much bigger.

On the defensive for more than a generation, the American left is seeing signs of political revival. Recent polls show more Americans are calling themselves "liberal" -- a term that had been considered something of an epithet -- and fewer are identifying themselves as "conservative." Liberal groups, from the National Organization for Women to Moveon.org, are enjoying a big fund-raising surge."

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/0,,SB108621263405227280-H9jgoNilad3nJuoZ36GaKiEm4,00.html



A COLLECTION OF WACKY WARNING LABELS FROM MLAW AND OTHERS:

On a blanket from Taiwan:
Not to be used as protection from a tornado.


Warning on fireplace log:
Caution -- Risk of Fire.


A warning on a pair of shin guards manufactured for bicyclists:
Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover.


On a bottle of shampoo for dogs:
Caution: The contents of this bottle should not be fed to fish.


On a string of Chinese made Christmas lights:
For indoor or outdoor use only.


On an American Airlines packet of nuts:
Instructions - open packet, eat nuts.


On a hotel provided shower cap:
Fits one head.


On Nytol Nighttime Sleep-Aid:
Warning: May cause drowsiness.


Can of self-defense pepper spray warns:
May irritate eyes.


Warning on a Conair Pro Style 1600 hair dryer:
Do not use in shower. Never use while sleeping.


On a baby stroller:
Remove child before folding.


On a fireplace lighter:
Do not use near fire, flame or sparks.


On a cardboard car sun shield:
Do not drive with sun shield in place


On bottled water label :
Twist top off with hands. Throw top away. Do not put top in mouth.


On a box of rat poison
Warning: Has been found to cause cancer in laboratory mice.

On a toilet bowl cleaning brush:
Do not use orally.


On an electric cattle prods:
For use on animals only


On a can of air freshener:
Keep out of reach of children and teenagers


On a rubber ball toy:
Choking hazard: This toy is a small ball.


On a package of dice:
Not for human consumption.


In the manual of a chainsaw:
Do not attempt to stop the blade with your hand.


On the barrel of a .22 caliber rifle:
Warning: Misuse may cause injury or death.


On an electric thermometer:
Do not use orally after using rectally.


On the wrapper of a Fruit Roll-Up snack:
Remove plastic before eating.



A Step Backwards for Women Everywhere!

Civil rights official says bar 'ladies nights' are discriminatory: http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/4807861.html

Equal protection has gone too far! Men using gender discrimination claims piss me off when they take away opportunities for women. If men make more then me, than drinking should be cheaper! It's only fair and equal that way!