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What’s scaring us: Art & Wine edition

July 12, 2008

I’ve been a little under the weather the last few days, so it feels like the right time for a linkdump, in the form of a list of things people are afraid of this week:

Speaking of which: Jesus.
Congress: Big campaign donors being unable to use “I was just following orders” as a defense for helping the government spy on citizens.
Los Altos Hills residents: Toni Casey running for office

Personally I hope she does, because I am curious whether Los Altos Hills is conservative enough that her affiliation with George Bush might actually be to her advantage.

Los Altos residents: Mountain View residents

Don’t worry Mom and Dad, the police think she was adopted.

Mountain View residents: Brown people, and also gays

Last week, I lamented that people were more upset about the Voice’s use of the non-word “preggers” in a headline than they were about a double-murder that orphaned an 8-year-old boy. Readers of the Voice site responded (with some prodding from yours truly) in a flurry of posts insanely blaming the tragedy on low-income housing and federal immigration policy. (Not a single poster said anything along of the lines of ‘I hope the police catch the people responsible for this.’)

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    July 13, 2008 7:17 pm

    Wikipedia disagrees:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pregnancy

  2. Kathy Schrenk permalink
    July 14, 2008 5:38 am

    Well, if Wikipedia says so….

  3. Kathy Schrenk permalink
    July 14, 2008 5:47 am

    Btw, what is NOE afraid of?

    Schrenk Rap is afraid of NOE giving her kids whatever is making him feel “under the weather” 😉

    In all seriousness, she’s afraid of finding out how the Cubs will manage to eff up between now and five outs before they win the pennant.

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