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Okay, I’m done for the time being messing around. This upgrade was a PITA because of all of the customizing I had done over the months, which I had to re-do in the new version.

Yes the fonts are bigger, because I wear bifocals and am tired of squinting. Teeny type may be the fashion, but it’s a pain to read quickly. The same goes for the debate between Serif and Sans Serif faces, I find the Serif more readable, so I use it for the text.

In general I have opted to allow users to see the typeface they selected in their browser as their choice for Serif and Sans Serif, rather than my choice, which is fairly odd and you probably don’t have it anyway.

Sorry, for all of the construction debris.

June 2, 2007   5 Comments

Nelson Has Always Been A DINO

Before the election I made it clear that I wouldn’t vote for Bill Nelson. The choice between Nelson and Harris was a choice between the seventh and eighth levels of hell. Nelson is, was, and always will be a Democrat in name only. He has supported the loss of civil liberties and welfare for corporations every chance he had.

He isn’t a stupid man, he knows exactly what he’s doing, and he does it because he benefits. His vision of the world is as close minded as any neocon, but he’s intelligent enough not to say it out loud.

When the Pensacola Beach Blog reports on Nelson’s Torture Vote, my personal response is that this is perfectly consistent with Nelson’s entire career in the Senate.

Nicole Belle at Crooks and Liars calls him a Liebercrat, but Lieberman used to be a Democrat, Nelson never was.

Nelson isn’t a conservative; he is just as radical as the rest of the Gingrich Repubs.

June 2, 2007   2 Comments

RIP Steve Gilliard, 1966-2007

A singular voice has been lost. Whether it was journalism, politics, military history, food, the Mets, or soccer – Steve went all out.

My deepest condolences to his friends and family.

June 2, 2007   3 Comments

Yet Another Freaky Friday From the FDA

Once again, the FDA waits until Friday to tells us the latest: FDA Advises Consumers to Avoid Toothpaste From China Containing Harmful Chemical

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today warned consumers to avoid using tubes of toothpaste labeled as made in China, and issued an import alert to prevent toothpaste containing the poisonous chemical diethylene glycol (DEG) from entering the United States.

DEG is used in antifreeze and as a solvent.

Consumers should examine toothpaste products for labeling that says the product is made in China. Out of an abundance of caution, FDA suggests that consumers throw away toothpaste with that labeling. FDA is concerned that these products may contain “diethylene glycol,” also known as “diglycol” or “diglycol stearate.”

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June 2, 2007   5 Comments