Monday, October 22, 2007

Red Sox World Series Ticket Raffle

Here's a chance to put some of your money to good use and get a chance to see the Red Sox play the Rockies on Thursday night. This is the text of an e-mail I received.

>>Are you a Red Sox fan? Can’t get your hands on a pair of World Series tickets?

Well now’s your chance to win two tickets to see the Red Sox play the Rockies at Fenway Park on Thursday, October 25, 2007. We are offering Jane Doe Inc. supporters the chance to have the experience of a lifetime – watching the Red Sox play in Game 2 of the World Series.

Enter our raffle and by purchasing a chance, you can help support Jane Doe Inc.’s critical work to end domestic violence and sexual assault while cheering on our beloved Red Sox at Fenway.

This time around we're doubling the chance for you to win. We're raffling off 2 pair of tickets.

To be sure your chances of winning are greater, we will sell no more than 1000 raffle tickets.

Raffle tickets can be purchased for $50 payable on our website at between 5:00 pm on Monday October 22 and 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2007.

The drawing will take place Wednesday night and winners will be notified immediately by both email and phone. Enter now for the chance of a lifetime!

Remember, raffle tickets will be available starting Monday at 5 pm.

Feel free to forward this email to friends and family! Thank you for supporting Jane Doe Inc. and Go Red Sox!!!!!<<

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

July 9, 2007 - Cartoon Caption Contest # 105

“I told you this house was too close to the moon.”
Laura Hipp
Jackson, Miss.

Drawing by Tom Cheney

Friday, October 05, 2007

Conservatives Are Such Jokers - New York Times

Conservatives Are Such Jokers - New York Times:

"In anticipation of the veto, William Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard, had this to say: “First of all, whenever I hear anything described as a heartless assault on our children, I tend to think it’s a good idea. I’m happy that the president’s willing to do something bad for the kids.” Heh-heh-heh."

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Fung Shui On The Rise In China

From The Standard: "Party worries as fung shui gains ground" looks at the return/spread of olden beliefs.

The Standard - Hong Kong's First FREE English Newspaper:

"In the years leading up to the handover it looked like communism might triumph. This year, however, a different reality has been emerging. Not only has scientific Marxism failed to banish humbug from its Hong Kong hideout, but superstition from the SAR has crossed the border, conquered China, and now looks like its on the way to taking over the party itself."

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Distance Learning On Second Life

The Gate: Blackwater CEO Confident -- And For Good Reason (10/02/07)

The Gate: Blackwater CEO Confident -- And For Good Reason (10/02/07):

"In the meantime, it is unclear what will become of the Blackwater employees involved in that shooting if they are found to have acted negligently or maliciously. In one of his final acts as head of the Coalition Provisional Authority, Ambassador Paul Bremer issued an order exempting U.S. contractors from Iraqi law. The employees' actions could maybe, possibly be prosecutable under American civilian or military law, but with a lot of legal leapfrogging. It's not clear how much of a stomach a U.S. prosecutor or the U.S. military would have for the fight, and considering it hasn't happened yet after more than four years of reported abuses, Balkinization's David Luban writes, it's unlikely. If Prince seemed incredibly confident during his grilling today, that may be why."