July 2nd, 2004

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What's a few thousand votes, more or less?!

The Miami Herald is reporting that it found 2,119 voters on Florida state's "ineligible to vote" list are actually eligible to vote.

How did they do this? Well, for one, they had obtained a copy of the list before the state started getting defensive and preventing the media from getting a copy... and secondly, they compared the list to a list of former prisoners who were granted clemency.

Really hard, eh? Way to go Florida!
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U.S. economy hits wall with squelching sound, slides down slowly.

The number of new jobs is under half of what was predicted and considerably less than the approximately 140,000 new jobs needed per month just to keep up with population growth.

Meanwhile, The Federal Reserve has started raising interest rates again due to fears of inflation, thereby increasing the cost of loans for businesses and the cost to consumers. This won't help new jobs in the future any...

Basically, the government has spent four years throwing every economic incentive in the book at this economy -- as well as huge, poorly targeted tax cuts -- and this is what we've got... a stagnant economy, fears of rising inflation, and a huge debt. Something tells me that Bush might not get as much of an economic bounce as he might have thought.
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Ferris Bueller's J-off...

Who knew?!

Apparently, Jeffrey Jones, best known as the actor who played the part of Principal Rooney in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" got busted awhile back for paying a 14-year-old boy to pose nude for him. His career in shreds, he went to Sarasota, Florida and moved in with his mother. When he finally left his mother's place, he failed to inform authorities about it, and was busted again.

Sorta puts the whole movie in a different perspective, doesn't it?!