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Monday, January 28, 2008

Four more radiation treatments: we really can see the light at the end of the tunnel

Posted By on Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 10:27 AM

Four more radiation treatments to go.

This journey that Tracy and I began last April when we first learned of her breast cancer is almost over. Now we both feel the path to recovery can truly begin.

The radiation has been making her incredibly tired every night. And now we learn that she needs to visit a dentist, because it may affect your teeth. I didn’t read that in any of the books we were given to read.

Still, its not the death sentence it once was. For that, we are both more than grateful.

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It couldn’t happen to a nicer bigot

As much as I am an advocate of free speech, this guy goes way over the line.

Michael Savage's Hate Speech Catches up with Him
By Sam Stein, Huffington Post. Posted January 28, 2008.


At least four major firms have pulled advertising from Michael Savage's nationally syndicated radio show following a campaign highlighting his inflammatory rhetoric. One other company, Geico insurance, is expected to follow suit. The campaign, launched recently by Brave New Films, generated thousands of calls urging advertisers on the Savage Nation show to sever financial ties to the widely popular (and frequently offensive) talk host.
In less than a week, four agreed to pull their ads from the show, including Union Bank of California (whose representative says they were advertisers on the Savage show by mistake and were glad to be taken off), Intuit, Chattem, ITT Technical Institute.  

For more, go to:

http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/75119/

Examples of the Savage wit and wisdom:

To "save the United States," lawmakers should institute "outright ban on Muslim immigration" and on "the construction of mosques."

"90 percent of the people on the Nobel Committee are into child pornography and molestation, according to the latest scientific studies."

The U.S. Senate is "more vicious and more histrionic than ever, specifically because women have been injected into" it.


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Well, maybe they should just live on in books,

A letter in the in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette today, bemoaning the fact that “Peanuts” wasn’t in the paper. As much as I like the adventures of Charlie Brown and his friends, I don’t think it is fair of newspapers to run old strips when there are plenty of new cartoonists out there just waiting for an opportunity.

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Quote of the Day

“It is a peace weapon of the United States of America,” Dr. Kokintz replied. “The only peace weapon of its kind, far more effective than the atom bomb or any other peace weapon devised so far.”

“A peace weapon.” said Tully, in some surprise, turning the box over in his hand. He looked over at Will who was leaning on his broadsword. “Well,” he continued, “the sword Will there is leaning on is a peace weapon, only of course it’s not as good as this one because you can’t kill so many people with it.” - Leonard Wibberly, “The Mouse that Roared”

 
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