Doing What It Takes or "My Face Hurts"
Confounding the calumniators and apostates
The news Jamarcus Russell might have reported a little out of shape worries and saddens me, because it means, just possibly, Al Davis will get out of denial and hire an actual quarterback. I have nothing against Davis. Wouldn't it be great to have your own football team and run it whimsically? The man is living the dream.
"At the beginning of this process, we made a strategic decision: Unlike, say, Democrats in 2001 when president George W. Bush proposed his first tax cut, we would make no deal with the administration. No negotiations, no compromise, nothing. We were going for all the marbles. This would be Obama's Waterloo," Mr. Frum wrote. "This time, when we went for all the marbles, we ended with none. ... It's Waterloo all right: ours."
After wasting too much time researching my next votes, I have decided that I will not vote for Tom Campbell.
"This is too good for money," he says.
We have not mentioned The Georgian hotel in Santa Monica since Latouche went dark, an injustice I remedy today.
"This is a big deal.
"Three-term Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is in her toughest re-election campaign ever, finding herself in a virtual tie with two of her possible Republican opponents while her disapproval rating is rising, according to a Field Poll released today."
Sumer is icumen in,
Tom Campbell is running for the U.S. Senate and I think he's got my vote even though he got his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, a grave error I blame on his youth.
December 11, 1941: Germany decides to call out the United States of America.
Over a rye or two, a French friend told me how she visited home recently, and said that she was glad to be back. France is much more sexist, she said, and added that Europe still has a smell of fascism.
The USS Constitution will continue firing its cannons twice a day across Boston Harbor as it has done for more than 200 years despite the objections of its well-heeled neighbors.
1. Pathogenic Viral Marketing
A few months ago the National Lottery published a list of "unsung heroes" as part of their 15th anniversary promotional campaign. While a financial friend calls lotteries "a tax on the stupid," neither can one entirely fault a list that has Baldrick in 6th place.
[H]is meticulous attention to detail became an obsession. "He seems to do everything himself," Codrington had declared, "with great attention to the minutiae." To this absorption of Collingwood's in paperasserie was almost certainly due, in part at least, his failure to intercept Ganteaume... "I am ceaselessly writing," he observed..."and the day is not long enough for me to get through my business."From London's perspective, Collingwood was perfect. The Admiralty could be certain that no detail of administration would be overlooked, that every expenditure would be carefully weighed and meticulously reported, and that there would be thorough and regular reports of events in region. Collingwood was nothing if not accountable.
Under the strain of the arduous blockading routine and the difficulties and dangers of the constantly changing military and political situation, worn out before his time by long years of heavy and incessant mental toil, Collingwood's erstwhile strong constitution was progressively undermined. Weighed down by the grievous burden of his responsibilities, and sick with longing for family and home, he nevertheless obliged himself to endure the unnatural life he led. At last, in March 1810, his health broke down altogether, and the doctors ordered him home to England. But it was then too late; he died on the first day of the homeward passage.
Admiral intends to pass through enemy linesAnd so he does:
The outstanding success of the action enabled [Nelson] to avoid the awkwardness of selecting individuals for particular mention.. The dispatches of Howe, St. Vincent, and Duncan had created extreme discord among their officers after their victories. [But] Ross argues several times that Saumarez should have received "some mark of distinction" [for his performance at the Nile].From 1807 through the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1813, Saumarez was posted to the Baltic, charged with keeping trade with the Scandinavian countries open (particularly Sweden), thereby subverting Napoleon's Continental System.
In the autumn of 1810 Sweden was finally constrained by French pressure, not merely to close her ports to British commerce, but even to declare war against us. In the following spring she proceeded to arrest a large number of merchantmen which had taken refuge in her southern ports. Saumarez thereupon threatened the Swedes with reprisals; but in a private interview on board the Victory with Count Rosen, the governor of Gothenburg, the matter was amicably settled...things went on as usual.Last year's Admiral Saumarez vs. Napoleon - The Baltic, 1807-12, by Tim Voelcker, is a welcome corrective, and - let us hope - the end of 200 years of neglect for one of the Royal Navy's finest leaders.
[T]hanks to the firm but conciliatory policy pursued by Saumarez, no attempt was made to retaliate against Swedish commerce; and the formal war never developed into actual hostilities.
Like the Special Relationship between the U.S. and U.K., Willie Nelson's partnership with Asleep at the Wheel is an Entente cordiale that benefits civilized people everywhere.
China must urgently address the physical fitness of the nation's youth or run the risk of raising a generation incapable of fighting the Japanese in a future war, the head of the country's top sports university said Thursday.
Home schoolers use textbooks that dismiss evolution.
I'm here today to talk about my three passions - wine, cheese, and audiophile equipment. Taking your questions. Ok here's one...
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