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This is why you should use Internet Explorer 9 (Download Squad)

Oct 1st 2010 11:19AM So, can I install IE9 without trashing my AOL 9.5?

Dr. Laura Schlessinger to Retire From Radio, 'Regain First Amendment Rights' (VIDEO) (AOL TV)

Aug 18th 2010 9:29AM The first amendment protects individual speech from government action. There's no government action here, simply response to the means she chose to express herself. What she apparently wants is a forum in which she can speak without fear of the consequences.

Moviefone Minute: Tom Cruise Hunts Vamps and Mel Gibson's New Job (Moviefone Blog)

Aug 8th 2010 9:24PM Gibson's bigotry, misogyny and generally foul-minded persona are too deeply embedded in my mind to ever willingly suspend my disbelief for any film he appeared in or directed. Too, I'm simply not inclined to do anything that would keep such an ass in the public eye.

Microsoft patents portable applications? I don't think so. (Download Squad)

May 8th 2010 11:41AM Maybe there's more in the patent app, but it seems to me that it's a bit obvious: I have an application that competes with portable open source apps and so want mine to be portable but not capable of duplication. So, I lock the copy on the portable device. Maybe the patent's intended to cover the locking method.

Five Possible Jeannies for the Big Screen 'I Dream of Jeannie' (AOL TV)

Apr 24th 2010 1:19PM Isla Fisher, without her husband.

Michele Bachmann: No Evidence Black Lawmakers Were Harassed (Politics Daily)

Mar 29th 2010 9:21PM Remember that Rep. Bachmann also said recently that it wasn't a Republican that yelled "baby killer" on the floor of the House, shortly before a Republican Representative from Texas admitted he'd said it.

Homeowners' Defense Act: Affordable Insurance or 'Beach House Bailout'? (Housingwatch)

Mar 19th 2010 6:28PM Insurance premiums are supposed to reflect the risk inherent in an activity. Subsidizing premiums only serves to reduce the cost of the activity to the actor and put it on someone else, in this case taxpayers. Shall we subsidize auto liability insurance for those convicted of drunk driving? It makes about as much sense.

Amazon feud with states over sales tax turning ugly (WalletPop)

Mar 19th 2010 6:23PM Most states with sales taxes also have use taxes, which are to be paid by state residents who make purchases out of state and then bring the purchase home. It's easy to enforce this with boats and autos which are required to be licensed in the state of use, but rarely complied with by residents. (Most probably aren't even aware of it.) This is simply a case of technology outstripping the law. Rest assured, if states can't get their peace of the sales tax pie, they'll get it from you another way.

What Movie(s) Have You Walked Out Of? (Cinematical)

Mar 5th 2010 9:48AM 1974, Tuscon, AZ: Blazing Saddles.

1987, Roseville, MN: Eddie Murphy, RAW.

Dreck, both of them.

Does it count when my date insisted we leave "Count Yorga, Vampire"?

Joe Lieberman Takes Lead on Repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (Politics Daily)

Feb 22nd 2010 10:34PM If you're afraid to have a gay man at your back in war, then you're the one with a problem. Thousands of gay men and women have served in all branches of the military, with records to match those of straight men and women. They've been wounded and killed right alongside the rest of the forces. Sexaul preference is not a disease or a mental illness. While I personally think it's part of a normal bell curve distribution of human sexuality, it really doesn't matter whether the preference is physiological, psychological or simply a matter of taste, any more than does one's choice of religions, political parties or reading material.