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“There Are No Gays In Iran”

SNL mocks Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Iran Mover Mike

Amazon.com Clarified

Hat tip to Captain’s Quarters for mentioning Amazon.com.

One feature of Mover Mike is to review books on a irregular basis that I chose in my surfing and shopping. I even receive free books to read as part of some publisher’s marketing campaign, hoping to create buzz over an extended period of time. I’ll tell you if I like or don’t like the book. As a blogger I also get to interview some authors, and I always include a link to their books.

On my sidebar Amazon advertises books that fit with my blogging topics and I have a small spot for Mover Mike’s Recommendations with links back to Amazon. I participate in the Amazon Associates program, which pays me a small percentage of the sale price on every book sold through this blog. In fact, that’s true for any purchase made at Amazon resulting from a Mover Mike referral, so I have included a search widget on the page that will allow readers to find and purchase whatever they want through this site. It doesn’t add cost to the products, and it gives me a small revenue stream with which I can support the site.


If you’re going to shop at Amazon for anything, I’d appreciate it if you start your search here and help support the site.

Update:


Halftime: Oregon 10, Cal 3

Go Ducks!

Good defensive battle so far. Cal is offensively scary and Dixon of Oregon was a little off in his passing for 3/4 of first half, but he looks like he’s settling down.

Update:

Tedford Rules for the first time in Eugene in 20 years!
Final Cal 34, Oregon 27.

Beavers, my poor Beavers, go down to UCLA 40 to 14

PSU wins 28 to 21 over Eastern Washington.

Storm Large Does Cabaret

Hey all you Storm Large fans, me included, it’s been over a month since we’ve read anything about our girl, the high school fantasy we couldn’t bring home to mother.

You thirst for news and The Oregonian’s A&E has it. Read what Grant Butler writes:

It’s time for Storm Large to sing her big first-act number in “Cabaret,” and she slinks up to the old-fashioned microphone and grabs the stand with the certainty of someone who’s made this move thousands of times.

“Maybe this time,” she sings in a near whisper, “I’ll be lucky. Maybe this time, he’ll stay.”

As the power ballad builds, Storm’s voice moves from timid to totally in command, her body leaning into the microphone, caressing the stand with a lover’s touch. A knee juts in and she leans back, enveloped in lyrics that are at once passionate and vulnerable. When she gets to the optimistic climax — “Something’s bound to begin!” — the air of the Armory’s third-floor rehearsal hall crackles with electricity.

I have to pause here to get my old heart back to a runner’s pace.

When you watch a seasoned rock singer like Storm perform in a nightclub, you’re helplessly pulled into the music because the connection between audience and performer is so strong. Since much of “Cabaret” also is in a club setting, the duo hope to blur the lines between musicals and nightlife.

Cabaret When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, continues various times through Nov. 4.

Where: Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave.

Tickets: $30-$61.50 adults, $23.50 students (excluding Friday-Saturday evenings), $18.50 for 18 and under with I.D. Rush tickets available at box office 15 minutes before some shows, $10 cash. 503-445-3700, www.pcs.org.

Note: Pre-performance discussions 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, Oct. 2-11. Oct. 5 evening performance will be audio described. Oct. 11 evening performance will be sign interpreted.

Storm Large Cabaret Mover Mike

Two Maupin Quakes

map 1.0 2007/09/28 05:13:52 45.128N 120.924W 15.5 13 km ( 8 mi) ESE of Maupin, OR


map 1.3 2007/09/27 20:42:28 45.128N 120.936W 18.7 13 km ( 8 mi) ESE of Maupin, OR

Maupin Earthquake Mover Mike

Renters left hanging after foreclosures

California renters having problems with landlords that go bust.

Foreclosure California Mover Mike

Tryphorgetin from DNC Pharmaceuticals

I know it will make some of you laugh. It did me!

Courtesy of To The Point Weekly Report’s Humor file.

Greenbacks!

Forgive my naivete here, but I’m reading Web of Debt, and I have a question. The U.S. Government Treasury Dept., when it needs money, prints up $100 million of bonds that pay interest and takes those bonds to the Federal Reserve which is a cartel owned by banks.

Federal Reserve headquarters

The FED then prints $100 Million dollars or creates $100 Million out of thin air, and credits the U.S Government’s bank account. Our interest bill each year on the national debt is about $500 Billion. So here’s my question. Why don’t we just cut out the middleman and create the dollars ourselves interest free? We would sure save a lot of money!

Greenbacks Federal Reserve Mover Mike

Update:


Sen. Hillary Clinton Buying Votes!

Hat tip to the Drudge Report, Sen. Hillary Clinton wants to give each new born in the U.S. a gift of $5,000. There are approximately 4,000,000 babies born each year, $5,000 X 4,000,000 = $20 Billion a year, yet the U.S.’s smartest woman “…did not offer any estimate of the total cost of such a program or how she would pay for it.” Or where she’s going to get the money.

I have several questions:

How did she settle on that figure of $5,000?
That seems kind of puny compared to college costs of $100,000 in todays dollars.

Second, will the government invest the money for us or will it be invested like Social Security is invested?

Third, will the money be tax-free or will we have to pay gift taxes on the money?

Fourth, Why are the kids of the U.S. to be the only beneficiaries?
Libs are always worrying about the rest of the world. Wouldn’t that put us at a decided advantage over the poor ibn other countries who can’t afford college? After all, in Portland, Oregon we long ago said kids in smaller school districts or poorer neighborhoods have a disadvantage and should be supported by the richer districts. Portland currently sends $100 Million of our tax dollars out of the district to the disadvantaged school districts, each year.

Fifth, if she gives a student $5,000 and it is invested at 7% for 18 years, the student will have $16,900, not enough for college. How about 10%? $27,800! Suppose we are a Hedge and get 25%? $277,556! Now we are getting somewhere. Surely the smartest woman in the U.S. can show us how to get 25% annual return. Look what she did in commodities.

Sixth, Here’s my suggestion, give me $5,000 in year one and then require me to invest $25 each month in myself until I retire. Assuming a 7.5% return, I could have $1 Million on which to retire. That could be my social security. Better yet why not just let me invest my own Social Security?

Seven, Do you seriously believe the U.S. could keep their hands off the funds of 4,000,000 babies a year piling up huge savings?
Pretty soon some enterprising politician would come along with ideas like Sen. Hillary Clinton on how to spend our money.

Sen. Hillary Clinton Mover Mike

Update:

Captain’s Quarters – Clinton: Let’s Add A $20 Billion Entitlement

Philip Klein – Hillary’s Baby Bucks

Slublog – Yay! Free Money!

Political Derby.com – Hillary is attempting to buy votes…with YOUR money!

Billy Jack’s Blog

Notice, she left out two major components of this idea. The first is that before a child could access this money at age 18, he/she must serve at least a year in the military.

CRAWFISH NOTE:

Giving? The gov-ment makes no money, its collects it. From whose paycheck is this coming? Why not let people invest 25% of their Social Security payroll deductions? Oh, the gov-ment must be the Sugar Daddy, it must always be the socialistic approach. You are a dufus. Cost? Who “cares”? We only “care” when use knuckledragging voters want any little tax relief.
What kind of secular socialist vote-buying paradise is this cowardly nutcase proposing? There is no free lunch. democrats love to create dependency and grow the gov-ment for votes. How many feds and buildings and forms will this intrusion into families take?
Hey, why not simply triple the tax deduction for kids and let families decide? Why not remove the death tax, the dividend tax and lower the income tax 5%? Socialism is as socialism does. There is no free lunch.

Slackerwire –

Britain launched a similar program in January 2005, handing out vouchers worth hundreds of dollars each to parents with children born after Sept. 1, 2002.

Earlier this month, Time magazine proposed a $5,000 baby bond program.


Hurricane Lorenzo To Make Landfall Overnight

Hurricane Lorenzo may make landfall as a category 2. Currently maximum sustained winds are 80 mph.

Along the Mexican Coast, hurricane warnigs are in effect from Cabo Rojo to Palma Sola. A tropical storm warning is in effect from Palma Sola to Veracruz, and a tropical storm watch is in effect from La Cruz to Cabo Rojo.

Expect 15 inches of rain on the coast of Mexico.

Hurricane Lorenzo Mexico Mover Mike

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