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Friday, February 13, 2004


ULTIMATE VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT 

A 10 billion trillion trillion-carat diamond

This diamond just might make your wife nominate you for Man of the Year. In case you are wondering (and I know you are). . . 10 billion trillion trillion carats is a one followed by 34 zeros.

The story of the 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 carat diamond.

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AHMAD RASHAD AND ESPN SHILL FOR NIKE? 

ESPN'S "ALL-EXCLUSIVE WITH AHMAD RASHAD" TRIES TO PULL A FAST ONE WITH VIEWERS, SWOOSH!

Phil Mushnick, sports and media critic for the New York Post, points out the "coincidental" relationship amongst the principals in this widely hyped show. Read the entire article here.

Here's an excerpt:

"ESPN claims, "Nike had nothing to do with it."

Fine. Now judge for yourself:

There are six primary players in tonight's presentation.

Its host is Rashad, the noted Michael Jordan pal and Nike spokesman who, in addition to long being a pandering, feckless interviewer, was host of the rollout tour for Nike's Jordan brand gear and clothing.

Then there's Jordan, the namesake and chief beneficiary of the Nike/Jordan brand.

Then there's Derek Jeter, paid member of Nike/Team Jordan since 1999.

Then there's Warren Sapp, who this past May signed a three-year deal with Nike/Team Jordan.

Then there's Serena Williams, who in December signed a $55 million deal with Nike.

Finally, there's Roy Jones Jr., paid member of Nike/Team Jordan.

Gosh, what a coup for ESPN that it was somehow able to land all six of these folks in the same room at the same time for a one-hour sitdown."

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THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST 

MEL GIBSON'S MOVIE OPENS ON ASH WEDNESDAY
Will the eagerly anticipated film be playing at a theatre near you? Find out for yourself on the movie's website.



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KNOCK IT OFF 

Democrats are suddenly self-righteous about military service

COL. WILLIAM CAMPENNI (retired) informs John Kerry 'Bush and I were lieutenants' in a letter to the Washington Times.

Here's an excerpt of that letter. . .

It is quite frustrating to hear the daily cacophony from the left and Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, et al., about Lt. Bush escaping his military responsibilities by hiding in the Texas ANG. In the Air Guard during the Vietnam War, you were always subject to call-up, as many Air National Guardsmen are finding out today. If the 111th FIS and Lt. Bush did not go to Vietnam, blame President Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, not lowly Lt. Bush. They deliberately avoided use of the Guard and Reserves for domestic political calculations, knowing that a draftee only stirred up the concerns of one family, while a call-up got a whole community's attention.

The mission of the 147th Fighter Group and its subordinate 111th FIS, Texas ANG, and the airplane it possessed, the F-102, was air defense. It was focused on defending the continental United States from Soviet nuclear bombers. The F-102 could not drop bombs and would have been useless in Vietnam. A pilot program using ANG volunteer pilots in F-102s (called Palace Alert) was scrapped quickly after the airplane proved to be unsuitable to the war effort. Ironically, Lt. Bush did inquire about this program but was advised by an ANG supervisor (Maj. Maurice Udell, retired) that he did not have the desired experience (500 hours) at the time and that the program was winding down and not accepting more volunteers.

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