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July 2, 2007

When Is a Pardon Not a Pardon? (OT)

Filed under: Bill Bickel, crime, Crimeweek, George Bush, pardons, Scooter Libby — Cidu Bill @ 7:44 pm
  • “I respect the jury’s verdict; but I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby’s sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison” -President Bush, redefining the word “respect” (article)
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F Who?

There was some controversy in May when New York Yankee third-baseman Alex Rodriguez was spotted, during a road trip in Toronto, going to a club with a Las Vegas stripper, and one of the New York tabloids gave this front-page coverage. After all, a ballplayer doing this sort of thing during road trips isn’t shocking news, and there’s always been a sort of “gentleman’s agreement” under which the media considered this the players’ own business.

This past weekend, at Yankee Stadium, Rodriguez’s wife Cynthia — who understandably does not feel that her husband partying with strippers is his own business, showed up at Yankee Stadium wearing a tank-top not entirely appropriate for the ballpark, and once again the New York Post was there (and just for the record, those letters were blurred on the tank top itself — that wasn’t the Post censoring itself, assuming they would have).

So the question is (since Cynthia hasn’t elaborated): Was she sending a message to Alex, the team management, the fans, or the media? Or did she just grab the first shirt she could find before coming to the ballgame with her 2-year-old daughter?

For That Matter, is “A Breath of Fresh Air” Actually a GOOD Thing For a Shark?

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comics, global warming, humor, shark — Cidu Bill @ 12:05 am

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Jim Moore: “I don’t get this. Is the joke supposed to be that Sid is supposed to be an optimist, but he’s actually a pessimist? Or maybe, since Sherman said ‘Uh-oh,’ Sid’s nickname is actually ironic?”

Taking a Dive

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My best guess is that this is a reference to Scrooge McDuck’s favorite pasttime of diving into and swimming around in his money bin

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