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Washington Traffic Jam? Senators-Only Elevator

Posted on August 4th, 2006 at 10:42 by John Sinteur in category: News

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In addition to lofty issues of war and peace, the Senate is grappling with another urgent matter: the senators-only elevators at the Capitol are being overrun by the unelected.

“I hesitate to say that it’s a big problem,? said Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, shaking his head gravely. “There is terrific crowding.?

Mr. Lautenberg, a Democrat who has served more than two decades in the Senate, said he had never seen the Capitol so packed with unelected interlopers.

The crowding extends to the elevators, one of the few sanctuaries available to beleaguered lawmakers as they try to navigate between the Senate chamber, various hearing rooms and offices in the Capitol.

“Sometimes you have to shove your way through, push people,? Mr. Lautenberg said.

Add the elevator problem to the litany of senatorial hardships, somewhere between flying coach and the high costs of barbering.

At times, senators even find themselves on public elevators, an ordeal fraught with the possibility of having to push their own buttons (the senators-only elevators usually have attendants).

There is one obvious word missing from the article. See if you can spot it.


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Heat converts Bush ally Robertson on global warming

Posted on August 4th, 2006 at 9:52 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ

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Conservative Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson said on Thursday the wave of scorching temperatures across the United States had converted him into a believer in global warming.

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Temperatures have soared to near record levels in some eastern regions and Robertson said that was “the most convincing evidence I’ve seen on global warming in a long time.”

What an amazing idiot. An increase in the number and strength of hurricanes, real evidence of global warming, he calls punishment from God for the Gay, and one warm summer that has nothing to do with global warming at all is convincing him…


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Beirut

Posted on August 4th, 2006 at 9:49 by John Sinteur in category: News

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These two satellite images provided by GeoEye show the same area of Beirut, Lebanon before and after Israeli bombardment. The image on the left was taken Wednesday July 12, 2006, and the image on the right was taken Monday July 31, 2006. (AP Photo/GeoEye)


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Is Windows Vista Ready?

Posted on August 4th, 2006 at 0:13 by John Sinteur in category: Microsoft

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No. God, no.


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