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Jamie and I are off to watch a team of Mavericks.  So much for all you Palinophobes who said there couldn’t be such a thing.

Posted by on 11/14 at 06:28 PM
  1. Dang, that team is so mavericky, their online talking brochure website spells it “Maverics.” You know who’s a real maveric? That Sarah Palin, that’s who.

    Posted by Orange  on  11/14  at  08:32 PM
  2. I hope y’all have a great time in Omaha.  Head down to the Old Market for a good meal after the game.

    Posted by  on  11/14  at  09:57 PM
  3. President-elect Barack Obama’s bipartisan efforts to include many of his defeated opponents in his administration are moving into high gear. Aides to Senator Hilary Clinton confirm that she has been offered the position of Secretary of State, Governor Bill Richardson is in the running for a high-level cabinet position, and President-elect Obama will meet with John McCain in Chicago on Monday. And now we can confirm that the motorcade seen leaving the Obama transition headquarters in downtown Chicago today heading in the direction of Neiman-Marcus did indeed contain Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, who has been lobbying hard for the position of Ambassador to Africa in the new administration. Aides to Obama, speaking on condition of anonymity, suggested that such an appointment was unlikely since coveted ambassadorial appointments are generally restricted to actual countries; but speculation was mounting in Washington, Chicago, and Juneau this morning that Gov. Palin would be offered the plum position of Town Clerk of West Hartford, Connecticut, where her job would consist entirely of signing the marriage licenses of all gay couples in the state.

    Posted by  on  11/15  at  12:16 PM
  4. Too bad you won’t be there in early December when the University of Alaska comes to town. I saw they lost 3-2, did anyone “go rogue”?

    Posted by  on  11/15  at  01:46 PM
  5. I’m stealing the title of this thread for a country and western song.

    Posted by  on  11/15  at  07:15 PM
  6. A place that sounds great in Nebraska, Ashfall Fossil Beds.

    nebraskaos2.jpg

    It ain’t quite 3Tops (it is a Teleoceras), but pretty close for corporate graffiti (the picture was on a U-Haul I once drove up to State College)

    The Ashfall deposit preserves the fossilized remains of 10- to 12-million-year-old (Miocene) animals that perished in a dense volcanic ashfall; the animals had come to a waterhole seeking relief. The fall of ash drifted downwind from the Bruneau-Jarbidge supervolcano eruption (in present-day Idaho), nearly 1,000 miles (1600 km) west of the Ashfall site.

    Posted by  on  11/15  at  07:26 PM
  7. Surely you will swing by the Grotto of the Redemption on the way back.

    Posted by  on  11/15  at  09:23 PM
  8. Ferris State? WTF?

    Posted by  on  11/16  at  12:54 AM
  9. It’s not flyover country for Los Bros Berube; it’s drive-through Canadiana-land.

    But why was the captcha “southern”?

    Posted by The Constructivist  on  11/16  at  10:27 AM
  10. Was Rocky Raccoon a real maverick, or was just a poser trying to steal Sarah for his own???? Inquiring Black Hills minds need to know, as you pass through badlands, scab lands, and bottom lands.  Did Rocky play hockey???  Is there life east of Omaha beef, and can you get to Dodge City (home of the Mavericks) from there???

    captcha: White, as in white album

    Posted by  on  11/16  at  03:45 PM
  11. I thought she called herself “Lil.”

    Posted by Chris Clarke  on  11/17  at  12:53 AM
  12. Has anyone yet taken advantage of the fact that you can’t spell palindrome without Palin?  They Might Be Giants were way ahead of the curve here:  “I Palindrome I” describes the Party of One she’s hoping to lead (assuming that 2008-2012 are very different than 1964-1968)....

    Posted by The Constructivist  on  11/17  at  03:22 AM
  13. 12: Palindome’s simple. Get to the weapons, use them any way you can. I know you won’t break the rules, because there aren’t any.

    Two candidates enter one candidate leaves!

    (Talking about the McCain campaign, not the overall election.)

    Posted by  on  11/17  at  08:36 AM
  14. I’m pretty sure everyone knew her as Nancy.

    Posted by  on  11/17  at  07:52 PM
  15. (Talking about the McCain campaign

    Posted by Cheap Evening Dresses  on  04/12  at  07:58 AM

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