I am all for Bay Area teams, but last night’s attendance at the A’s game was pathetic. They are in the midst of a pennant race and only 18,583 people showed up. Never the less, it was a great game because my mom and I sat in the Diamond section. Free food and drinks until the 7th inning.
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Went to the game on Tuesday. Another Giants victory. No Bonds homerun. How dare he. 🙂
Guests at Britney Spears’ weekend wedding to Kevin Federline were only notified of the ceremony’s location 24 hours beforehand.
The singer and her dancer husband were keen to get married away from prying eyes, so sent out special invite letters on Friday, the day before they tied the knot.
And those family and friends lucky enough to be asked to attend received luxury gifts upon their arrival.
A source says, “The guests all got gift bags containing a pair of jeans, a packet of sweets called Chew Juicy, a pair of shoe laces and a silver teardrop key ring with an image of the happy couple cuddling inside.”
The couple managed to fool the press and wed quietly at the weekend by releasing phony marriage invites to a October 16 ceremony last week.
For the reception, Britney and Kevin opted for a bizarre clothing theme — white tracksuits with the words “The Pimp” and “Mrs. Federline” scrawled across their backs.
The happy couple and their small entourage donned all-white training clothes for the post-wedding party at a Los Angeles club, with ushers sporting the words “Pimps” and Spears’ bridesmaids wearing tops with “The Maids” printed on the rear.
Spears and Federline had earlier wed at pal Scott Hill’s house in front of 20 to 30 guests, including the pop star’s mum Lynne and sister Jamie Lynn — who dressed in pink tracksuits for the evening celebrations.
The pair — who announced their engagement in June after a three-month relationship — dined on chicken wings, barbecue ribs and hamburgers during their reception.
How do you let a guy like this go? A franchise player? I am still at a loss for words on what this means to the 49ers organization. I mean come on, get someone to throw to him, or surround him with better receivers. This guy put people in the seats. We’ll see how he does the rest of the season. So far so good.
Bush by numbers: Four years of double standards
By Graydon Carter
03 September 2004
1 Number of Bush administration public statements on National security issued
between 20 January 2001 and 10 September 2001 that mentioned al-Qa’ida.
104 Number of Bush administration public statements on National security and
defence in the same period that mentioned Iraq or Saddam Hussein.
101 Number of Bush administration public statements on National security and
defence in the same period that mentioned missile defence.
65 Number of Bush administration public statements on National security and
defence in the same period that mentioned weapons of mass destruction.
0 Number of times Bush mentioned Osama bin Laden in his three State of the
73 Number of times that Bush mentioned terrorism or terrorists in his three
State of the Union addresses.
83 Number of times Bush mentioned Saddam, Iraq, or regime (as in change) in his
three State of the Union addresses.
$1m Estimated value of a painting the Bush Presidential Library in College
Station, Texas, received from Prince Bandar, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the
United States and Bush family friend.
0 Number of times Bush mentioned Saudi Arabia in his three State of the Union
1,700 Percentage increase between 2001 and 2002 of Saudi Arabian spending on
public relations in the United States.
79 Percentage of the 11 September hijackers who came from Saudi Arabia.
3 Number of 11 September hijackers whose entry visas came through special
US-Saudi “Visa Express” programme.
140 Number of Saudis, including members of the Bin Laden family, evacuated from
United States almost immediately after 11 September.
14 Number of Immigration and Naturalisation Service (INS) agents assigned to
track down 1,200 known illegal immigrants in the United States from countries
where al-Qa’ida is active.
$3m Amount the White House was willing to grant the 9/11 Commission to
investigate the 11 September attacks.
$0 Amount approved by George Bush to hire more INS special agents.
$10m Amount Bush cut from the INS’s existing terrorism budget.
$50m Amount granted to the commission that looked into the Columbia space
$5m Amount a 1996 federal commission was given to study legalised gambling.
7 Number of Arabic linguists fired by the US army between mid-August and
mid-October 2002 for being gay.
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Saw the Giants kick some Arizona butt tonight!
Let go Giants…let’s go…
This article sums up nicely some of the thoughts my brother, my friend Brad, and I had about Darryl Strawberry when we were growing up. It’s too bad.