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Monday, May 21, 2001

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Car alarms and Daria

I saw another commercial that I just love. It's the one where the lady drops a couch on a car with it's alarm going off in the middle of the night. Yes! I just despise car alarms. The people who own the cars aren't the ones who have to listen to the noise, the rest of us do. I've often wanted to throw something at a car with the alarm going off forever.

They're having a whole night of Daria. I'm so happy. Should I be happy while watching Daria? It seems to be the wrong impulse. Nihilism seems to be a better response but I enjoy watching society being satirized by someone with the fashion sense I have.

I read an article today on how Lincoln violated civil rights right and left. He even arrested a judge who said that what he was doing was illegal. On the other hand, Joe McCarthy really stayed within the law. McCarthy wasn't a nice person but what he was doing was legal while what Lincoln did was not. He arrested anyone who did not agree with him and did not allow them a trial. Revisionist history always opens my mind up. I may not end up agreeing with it all but it does knock me out of what I think I know history is. I had heard about Lincoln suspending civil rights but had not realized the extent of it.

Quote of the week from Dan Rather about Bill Clinton on the O'Reilly show:
"I think at core he's an honest person. I know that you have a different view. I know that you consider it sort of astonishing anybody would say so, but I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things."

What? I can be an honest person while lying? Talk about situational ethics.

Heard on a Starburst commercial:
If aliens are so intelligent, why do they abduct the dumbest people.

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Rachel Aschmann 2001.
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