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Some days, I am just SO proud

flying saucer houseFlying saucer house for sale in Chattanooga. Only $100,000 on eBay.

Built in 1970 to resemble a flying saucer preparing for liftoff, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pushbutton retractable staircase and oodles of charm. Charm. That’s the word, right?

The current owner has only had it four months and won’t say why he’s turning it (right into the teeth of the worst property market evah). I can guess. Can you imagine trying to wedge Grandma’s oak china cabinet into that thing?

And I thought I had real estate woes. Actually, I do have real estate woes: I’ve been living in my own basement for a week and I’ve just discovered my electrical box is sitting in an inch of rusty water.

Still, it could be worse. It could be THIS.

March 14, 2008 — 11:00 am
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I did not know that

It doesn’t quite line up with what one may hear from Amnesty International and its ilk, but in fact there is a long line of people waiting to get into Gitmo. The U.S. Coast Guard reportedly intercepts some 600 refugees, not all of them from Cuba, in the sea around the base every month. Gitmo itself houses around 30 migrants at any given time.

Jacob Laksin The American Spectator

— 8:12 am
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An idea…

Sinistar over at Double Plus Undead has run a few link roundups from the shallow end of the moronosphere lately. I think when he does that, we all ought to link back to him and see if we can get a feedback loop going.

I would be so cool if we could make the whole blogosphere emit a
high-pitched, keening wail.

— 7:11 am
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