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February 23, 2012
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Should we preserve “a copy” of the Koran if the enemy is using it to transmit extremist messages?

I really, really like this article. Just where should we draw the line? Should we not bomb mosques even though, for that reason alone, they are being used to store munitions to be used against us? Should we still respect … Continue reading

February 21, 2012
by jgobble
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Found a Disneyland Resort “typo” when reading Dateline Disneyland today. #disneyland #micechat

I love Dateline Disneyland. Andy gives me my weekly Disneyland fix when I cannot always be at the park… But, this week it caused me to wonder about something. What is wrong with this picture?

February 20, 2012
by jgobble
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While watching #walkingdead It struck me: The audience doesn’t care if characters die when they did not like them to begin with.

Using the old “we lost a child, we have to go back and find her.” only intrigues and worries the audience if the writers made you like the child before they “wrote” her off… I like “The Walking Dead”, I … Continue reading

February 17, 2012
by jgobble
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Obama Administration no longer defend law blocking benefits from same-sex couples!

“The legislative record of these provisions contains no rationale for providing veterans’ benefits to opposite-sex couples of veterans but not to legally married same-sex spouses of veterans,” Holder wrote. “Neither the Department of Defense nor the Department of Veterans Affairs … Continue reading

February 15, 2012
by jgobble
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New collectible art for Alice and Mary Blair fans!

I love this! Never mind it is Alice in Wonderland art…just look at it. It is in the unique style of Mary Blair…which is always a soft spot for me! If I only had a place to display it. My … Continue reading

February 14, 2012
by jgobble
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Looks like a tunnel “Took Out” a passenger at the Matterhorn…

I know this is not what it looks like, but doesn’t it seem like some poor schmuck got taken out on the Matterhorn during the refurb process? That is what you get when you stand up in the seat… Image … Continue reading

February 8, 2012
by jgobble
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Dinner at “New China Restaurant” in Santa Rosa, CA

Will let you know how it turned out… Update: This was fantastic food. If you are looking for ambience, go elsewhere. If you want excellent Chinese food with no fanfare, this is the place. They make things that you ask … Continue reading

February 8, 2012
by jgobble
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The cable companies want to force you to rent a set top box.

Today cable companies must deliver Must-Carry stations in a way that enables tuners like Boxee Live TV (and the ones in your TV set) to display broadcast television channels without any extra hardware. This is commonly referred to as “must-carry.” … Continue reading