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June 18, 2004 by russellmz2
Recently an article was posted, I can only confirm the bolded part of the title "Why did the US go to War?? A challenge to all liberals." (i have a screenshot of the author's profile on politicalmachine.com that says the bold part)

Basically, it asked for any statement where Bush or any major guy under him ever said Sadaam, 911, and al Queda were linked. After a few false starts, someone else posted a smoking gun, the letter Bush sent to Congress as part of the case for war.(2) acting pursua...
May 14, 2004 by russellmz2
In response to Locamama's Is it time for the Electoral College to go? 2. There will be times when the winner of the popular vote will lose the electoral college such as our last election. Your strongest point and I agree that it is a major flaw. The electoral vote messed up a few times. But recounts from a close race would require the recount of every vote in every state, rather than the one in 2000, so you trade one big problem with 50 individual smaller ones. 3. The electoral college puts ma...
May 12, 2004 by russellmz2
My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.
                  -Senator Carl Schurz

Many people currently complain that the news media refuses to move on from the Abu Ghraib story. They seem to believe the story should be reported for a short time and then...I don't know. Not be shown again? Do a positive spin and talk only about how justice will be served and America is the best ever? Skim right over how these problems were created? Leave everythin...
April 30, 2004 by russellmz2
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
         Ecclesiastes 9:11
 
 Just finished watching it a short while ago, did not catch the beginning.
 
 I thought I was young, but I'm older than most of the guys they mentioned.
 
 There were two guys named White, a black guy and a white guy...
March 22, 2004 by russellmz2
Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven’t got a brain?
Scarecrow: I don’t know…But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking…don’t they?
            -The Wizard of OzThese are some sites I think are useful to separate the meaniful wheat from the partisan chaff. If you know of any others, post them in the comments section and I'll check them out and add them to the list!

Snopes.com
Lots of myth debunking. An extensive site with lots of urban legends (not just political ones), ...
March 17, 2004 by russellmz2
Obviously the terrorist threat is an obvious one. But we must not forget the other daily horrors that await us. Horrid, despicable monsters are ready to pounce on America. One day they will rise against us and we must be prepared.

Obviously, I am talking about the ZOMBIE THREAT™. Laugh if you will, but the preview of the first ten minutes of the Dawn of the Dead remake (it was on Monday night at 10:00pm EST on USA network) shows the results of a mass uprising by the dead against the living....
March 9, 2004 by russellmz2
= FAQ (== How to Take a Screenshot and Other CM Goodness
The FAQ is composed of several parts that I posted on the game company's forum using the Ultimate Bulletin Board message posting system. One of the forum moderators (there are only a few company employees) "stickied" the thread so it is always one of the top threads.

Galactic Civilizations Unoffical FAQ
A copy of my Un-Official FAQ was posted on the official Galactic Civilizations website.
March 9, 2004 by russellmz2
= FAQ (== How to Take a Screenshot and Other CM Goodness
The FAQ is composed of several parts that I posted on the game company's forum using the Ultimate Bulletin Board message posting system. One of the forum moderators (there are only a few company employees) "stickied" the thread so it is always one of the top threads.

Galactic Civilizations Unoffical FAQ
A copy of my Un-Official FAQ was posted on the official Galactic Civilizations website.
March 3, 2004 by russellmz2
"I can't believe I actually died for this war."
       -national motto of The Oppressed Peoples of Blood Gulch Canyon

Nation States is a free online game. You control a small country that you can rule as you see fit. You are asked a series of questions about what you want your country to be like at setup. Then you get a short description such as this one of my nation:

 The Oppressed Peoples of Blood Gulch Canyon"I can't believe I actually died for this war." UN Category: Ino...
March 2, 2004 by russellmz2
Garbage from my Bookmarks/Favorites List. Enjoy.

Create your own South Park Character: make him look like yourself.
Funny thread from another forum I go to: two guys hate each other and everyone else watches the spectacle. Plus, there's an image of dead mimes.
People buy and sell shares of political candidates. Price determined by likelihood of electoral victory.
This guy posts short hilarious reviews under books at Amazon.com.
Best internet debate thread...ever.
Swear words in fore...
February 23, 2004 by russellmz2
Running for President and making movies: two things I will never be able to afford to do. Hell, the number of people who did both can probably be counted on a pair of hands. Both look like they are going to be great fun in games though.

The Movies

The Gamespy preview for The Movies describes a lot of cool stuff. Some of the stuff I hope make it in/they keep are: Actors age through the decades Semi-historical timeline events like a World War in the 40s will affect the studio you run ...
February 14, 2004 by russellmz2
When I learned that Google Ads saw fit to place an ad for the RNC on some articles of my blog some of the time, I was displeased. But, actually, what better way to teach and inform about the "Compassionate Conservatism agenda", as the ad proudly proclaims?

First, let's try and see an example of this compassion. How about in the race against Max Cleland?

He's the one in the wheelchair, with no legs and one arm. He lost them as a company commander during the Vietnam War (he was a volun...
February 6, 2004 by russellmz
Interactive Electoral Votes Map from some John Edwards site.

Just saw a link to this neat map on another forum. Just click on a state to get it to be "blue" or "red". Automatically counts up the votes to see who will win (270 needed). Not sure if every state's electoral vote is accurate but still fun to play with.



In this scenario, a massive quake causes California to sink into the ocean after Texas successfully secedes from the union. Also, due to a programming error, the New York ele...
February 2, 2004 by russellmz
I don't care if it's a lie as long as it's entertaining.
             -Commoner, Rashômon

Previously on Urban Legends are Fun I listed reasons why the "Dear Mr. Clinton" article being sent through email was at least 50% bs. Now another Urban Legend has been posted: The inevitable fall of democracies

The article lists several sources and facts that are false. The source for my bitching at their sources? The usually dependable urban legend debunking site, Snopes.com.

First off: the stat...
January 21, 2004 by russellmz
Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
                    - the Principal, from Billy Madison

I consider an urban legend "anti-knowledge". You take something that sounds amazing but pla...