Nikolz is really really old.
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Via the fivethirtyeight, John Zeigler gives us a glimpse into the logic of the wingnuts on the right.
NS: Well, that Obama 'launched his career' at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground --
JZ: That happens to be one of the questions that Obama supporters did the best on! They did better on that question than on any other Obama-related answers! And here you’re telling me that it’s not true?
NS: Thank you, have a good day.
JZ: Go fuck yourself.
If Murdin hit a tree and didn't blog it, did it really happen?
I am fond of telling people who think I am a partisan Dem that I was, in fact, an independent until shortly after 9/11 and I realized the Neo-Cons were evil.
but why are we doing this?
Round and round the virus goes and where it stops is all our nose. Err Noses? Damnit.
I've been on hold with AT&T now for about 20 minutes. While on hold I found this blast from the past. Soak up the PDog Wedding flashback.
Vinokourov: Don't call me stupid
Alexander Vinokourov continues to deny blood doping during the 2007 Tour de France. The Kazakh rider, 35, is planning to come back to Team Astana after his one-year suspension, he said in an interview while attending a trade show in the Netherlands last week.
"Do you really think I was so stupid?" he asked in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. "Everyone knows that you can easily be caught for a blood transfusion. What did I have left to win in the Tour to take such a risk? After my crash I had already lost my high GC ranking."
Vinokourov dropped from 12th to 81st after a crash in the 2007 Tour's fifth stage. He came back to win the stage 13 time trial. He crashed again the next day and lost nearly 29 minutes, but came back on the 15th stage to win the 'Queen Stage' in Le Louron.
Officials announced the next day that he tested positive for blood doping after the time trial.
Team Astana suspended Vinokourov and withdrew from the Tour. His national federation later gave him a one-year suspension. He recently announced his intentions to return with Team Astana this spring.
He has consistently denied doping and said that his early crash in the 2007 Tour, which caused deep cuts in his right knee, may have been responsible for the positive control. "I have no proof, but it is clear that my blood values were not in order after that fall," he said.
Vinokourov believes that his case was not thoroughly examined. The International Cycling Union (UCI) hardened its positions in light of Operación Puerto, he said, and he had to pay the price. "I was tested positive and I had to hang. ... I continue to say that the laboratory got it wrong."
"Some will always doubt my honesty. ... If I say that never used doping, some will never believe me. I have never used prohibited substances.
"I still want to prove myself on the bicycle. I want to show the world that I ride without doping and that I can still win the big races." (SW)
As we know, crisis can mean opportunity.~ Josh Marshall
For whatever reason I have seen several variations of the following headline over the last 2 weeks "Can XXX Save Blu-Ray?". Yet, like this article or this one here, none seem to actually provide any evidence that Blu-Ray needs saving. Rather, the real argument seems to be that the release being touted has the potential to do well in the Blu-Ray format.
The 35-year-old former Astana rider was in the Netherlands for a trade mission, accompanied by the Kazakh minister for sport, Anatoliy Kulnazarov, who told Telegraaf, "I assume that Vinokourov will ride next season. Naturally he will be in the Astana team."
Even though Astana spokesperson Philippe Maertens did not wish to comment on the report officially, it thus seems clear with which squad Vinokourov will make his comeback to racing. The question remains when exactly next year he will be allowed to do so.
After much soul searching and a good scrum session we decided to rent our house instead of sell it. Of course, Teh Great Depression: Revenge of the Wingers '08 (subtitle: blame carter) has led to a glut of houses on the market but that's life.
Well, since it gets boring living off the fat royalty checks Gin Optics sends me I went and got myself employed. But you knew that. Haven't talked about the new gig very much because Job #1 for me was to stabilize production. Now that job #1 is done I thought you might be interested in what RioMobility does. Here is the core product, the Dragonfly handcycle.
In comments Old As Dirt said:
PruDog is a pathetic, fat wimp of a man... and that is being generous. He couldn't handle Stoked's All Masochism diet for 1/100 of a nano-second. So Sod off!
Being sick sucks, and it really sucks when it is that lingering cold that lasts 2 weeks and never gets horrible but never gets better either. Didn't this same stupid virus go around last year too?
I am going straight with Nate.
Since the election is now a toddler and I hate kids, I have pretty much stopped blogging until it's over. It makes my brain hurt, mostly because of overwhelming lack of economic based reasoning.
OBAMA IS A SOCLIAST