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The Cody Blog: The Cody News (March 24, 2005)

Thursday, March 24, 2005

The Cody News (March 24, 2005)

Bobby Fischer on new tack
I do get a kick outta the fact that he was "
cursing the leaders of the United States and Japan and bound for self-exile in Iceland."

Congeniality 2 is a drag!
Confessional: I saw the first one. I don't remember where or when. But I saw it. I pledge to you -- I will not see the second.

Sleep apnea linked to night deaths
Is it me -- or is that one of the worst written articles of all time? The lede kicks it off: "Many people long to die peacefully in their sleep, their heart stopping while they dream and snore." Ah, yes, I often actually "long" to die.

PM signs co-operation deal
Please, someone explain to me again, why we want to curb any trade ever. We know since the beginning of time that all societies in which trade reigned were the healthiest and wealthiest. How hard is it to apply? It is what it is.

Spitzer sees far-off planet light
Amazing how this guy has taken on the establishment from outer space.

Whitney Houston Returns To Rehab
Shocking, just shocking.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol.
But on the Bobby Fischer thing. I think it woudl be a great move for Pres. Bush to give him a pardon.

3/24/2005 03:55:00 PM  
Blogger The Unknown Broker said...

"But on the Bobby Fischer thing. I think it woudl be a great move for Pres. Bush to give him a pardon.

Well...probably not such a great idea after all. In addition to the violation regarding the violation of the Yugoslavia sanction when he played the match, there is this item:

"A federal grand jury in Washington is investigating possible criminal money-laundering charges involving Fischer. He was reported to have received $3.5 million from the 1992 chess match with Spassky in the former Yugoslavia and boasted at the time that he didn't intend to pay any income tax on the money." - Associated Press


You reckon it would be good idea to give Marc Rich a pardon also?

And while political points of view and personal opinions do not form the basis for pardon-worthiness, this little Fischer-ism doesn't exactly endear him:

"The United States is an illegitimate country … just like the bandit state of Israel the Jews have no right to be there... It's actually a shame to be a so-called American because everybody living there is … an invader."

Not to mention that he's loony:

"It's like in the comics, like Billy Batson used to say 'Shazam!' and he becomes Captain Marvel. He (Bush) just says 'Enemy Combatant! Now you have no legal rights.' It's a farce. This is absolutely cooked up between Bush and Koizumi."

3/25/2005 08:33:00 AM  

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