Thursday, October 28, 2004 - Auto Racing Morgan McClure fires Spencer following arrest - Auto Racing Morgan McClure fires Spencer following arrest: "Morgan McClure fires Spencer following arrest

Oct. 27, 2004 wire reports

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Jimmy Spencer was fired by Morgan McClure Motorsports on Wednesday, just days after he was arrested and accused of interfering with police officers as they attempted to serve a warrant on his son.

Spencer, 47, has driven 25 races for the team this season without posting a top-10 finish. He ran 29th in Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway. The team didn't indicate whether the firing was because of Spencer's arrest.

'Over the past several weeks there has been a steady and gradual improvement in the Morgan McClure race car and Spencer has been an integral part of this drive for success,' team owner Larry McClure said Wednesday in a statement. 'While his part has been greatly appreciated by everyone here at Morgan McClure Motorsports, it has been decided, by mutual agreement, that it would be beneficial to both the team and to Jimmy Spencer to release him so that he may pursue other driving opportunities within the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.'

On Sunday night, officers went to Spencer's home to arrest James Jonathan Spencer Jr., 18, on a misdemeanor charge of injury to personal property, police records show. He is accused of pouring paint on two cars at a Cornelius home Oct. 6.

The elder Spencer was charged with two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and resisting a public officer."
Told ya he was a jerk!

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Thank You!

Just wanted to send out a big fat THANK YOU to Ashlee Simpson, Saturday Night Live, Google (Google Ranking) and Chris (I watched SNL on his TV) for bringing in over 100 views of my InaBeanBlog!

Quick update, 102 Unique Visitors on Monday, 134 Unique Visitors on Tuesday, Wednesday, back to normal.

Monday, October 25, 2004



I thought you might like this - a Poll showing state by state who is likely to win the election.

Even more interestingly it shows how people from other countries would vote if they had a vote.
This is my favorite part of the poll "CONNECTICUTT Bush-4 (44.4%) Kerry-5 (55.6%) Undecided-0 (0%)". Connecticutt with 2 "T's"! LOL, they spell like I do!

Sunday, October 24, 2004

SNL lip synch nightmare

DRUDGE REPORT 2004: "SATURDAY NIGHT TAPED: Ashlee Simpson in SNL lip synch nightmare... Performer runs off stage, blames band for gaffe... Developing..."

LOL, I saw this happen, live I guess... I'm not sure how the saturday night live show works. Anywho, the lip synch track stared but Ashlee didn't. As the vocal track was turned down she appeared to be very confused. Her band continued to play as the show must go on, but Ashlee, still confused though that it might be best to "dance" a bit. When that failed to bring the vocal track back for her to lip synch along with, she then ran off stage! The band did their best to cover the obvious fact that something was wrong by totally rocking for 15 seconds before the SNL producers cut to comercials. At the close of the show, Ash blamed the band for playing the "wrong song".

This one wonders why she didn't reconize her own song, even if it was the wrong one, and sing it anyway? This one also wonders what happens when this very thing happens at a concert were the groupies all over paid for their ticktes? It wasn't very profesional and was more along the lines of something you might see at a highschool talent show.

But then if the point of SNL is to make me laugh at Ashlee Simpson, it worked.

UPDATE Ashlee Simpson to Sing Live Again Tonight

We'll see. Actually I wont see, I'll be at work. And I don't think I'd waste my time on the "Radio Music Awards". I'll be watching Ocean's Eleven and The Transporter, my two newest DVD's :)

More - Ashlee Vanilli
So far, the only thing that hasn't been blamed is a wardrobe malfunction. But she still has to make it through tonight's performance at the Radio Music Awards, which will no doubt draw a large audience of viewers watching for a second mishap--so don't count that out yet.

Let's just hope that Ashlee's band has the right set list, her computers have been upgraded, she has a pocket full of Rolaids, and someone pushes Play on the right voice-over track this time around.

--Jennifer Guevin

Thu Oct 28 2004 15:43:44 ET

When Ashlee Simpson ran off the "Saturday Night Live" stage last week after her lip-sinc flap, 60 MINUTES cameras were there to record her embarrassing exit and the reaction from show creator Lorne Michaels and other shocked staff members of the show. The exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the incident will be part of a Lesley Stahl report about the making of the venerable comedy program to be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, Oct. 31 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Stahl and her cameras were also present for the dress rehearsal of Simpson's performance when she also ran off stage because her voice failed her, necessitating the now notorious live lip-sinc performance that backfired.

60 MINUTES was at the show last Saturday night because Stahl had been shooting footage and interviews all week for a report on how the show is put together. Viewers this Sunday will learn and see how the show is conceived, written and produced each week.

So if you have not gotten enough of Ashlee Simpson's lip-sync booboo, check out 60 Minutes on halloween. I won't watch as CBS tends to make stuff up and claim that its true, but that doesn't mean you can't watch!

Good readin'!

The October 23rd posts on are good. Very good. Go read them! Links here and here.

Friday, October 22, 2004

'Star Wars Episode III' trailer to debut with 'Incredibles' | MacMinute News

'Star Wars Episode III' trailer to debut with 'Incredibles' | MacMinute News: "'Star Wars Episode III' trailer to debut with 'Incredibles'
October 22, 2004 - 10:44 EDT The first teaser trailer for 'Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith' will make its theatrical debut with Pixar's 'The Incredibles' on Nov. 5. Members of the official Star Wars site, however, can watch the full teaser beginning on Nov. 4 in QuickTime format. This is not the first time that Lucasfilm and Pixar have teamed up. In 2001, the trailer for 'Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones' could be seen in theaters prior to the showing of Pixar's Monsters, Inc. Apple CEO Steve Jobs purchased Lucasfilm's computer graphics division for US$10 million and formed Pixar in 1986."
Now the question is, if I am to remain spoiler free for episode III, should I see the trailer or not?

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Webmail Startup Will Pay Users To Receive Spam

Webmail Startup Will Pay Users To Receive Spam: "Startup Affini launched a free email service on Wednesday that will eventually pay users to receive advertisements."

That's an interesting idea and all, but I don't see how Affini will collect any money from the spamers. If they fail to collect, thus fail to pay me, I'll probably not bother to check the email account anymore. Or what happens if they fail to collect, but pay me anyway... how long until they go broke?

Yahoo! News - Statement of Teresa Heinz Kerry

Yahoo! News - Statement of Teresa Heinz Kerry: "sincerely sorry"

To: National Desk, Political Reporter

Contact: Sarah Gegenheimer of Kerry Edwards 2004, 202-464-2800

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Teresa Heinz Kerry released the following statement today:

"I had forgotten that Mrs. Bush had worked as a school teacher and librarian, and there couldn't be a more important job than teaching our children. As someone who has been both a full time mom and full time in workforce, I know we all have valuable experiences that shape who we are. I appreciate and honor Mrs. Bush's service to the country as First Lady, and am sincerely sorry I had not remembered her important work in the past."

Take that Dan Rathergate!

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Spymac :: Gallery :: Bush in 2004!!!!!!!

Spymac :: Gallery :: Bush in 2004!!!!!!!

I thought this pic was great! If it doesn't show up or the link doesn't work or something, let me know and I'll post it again.

Catholic World News : Kerry said to be excommunicated

Los Angeles, Oct. 18 ( - A consultant to the Vatican has said Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has incurred the penalty of excommunication from the Catholic Church.

The consultant made his statement in a highly unusual letter to Marc Balestrieri, a Los Angeles canon lawyer who formally sued John Kerry in ecclesiastical court for heresy.

Balestrieri, who launched his case earlier this year by filing a heresy complaint in Kerry's home archdiocese of Boston, told EWTN's "World Over" program on Friday that he had received an unusual, indirect communication from the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith regarding the pro-abortion stance.

That communication provides a basis, he said, to declare that any Catholic politician who says he is "personally opposed to abortion, but supports a woman's right to choose," incurs automatic excommunication. It also provided a basis for Balestrieri to broaden his canonical actions and file additional complaints against four more pro-abortion Catholic politicians: Democrat Senators Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts and Tom Harkin of Iowa; Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine; and former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, a Democrat.

As a Catholic, can you vote for someone who just got kicked out of your church?

Update: Vatican Says Anti-Kerry Lawyer Hoodwinked Them

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Monday, October 04, 2004

Out of touch

Umm... Looks like Flipper is so out of touch with the commen man that he doesn't know you are supose to drop your pants before sticking your head up your butt!

But he has cheating at the debate down pat. Although, this one wonders if Presiden Bush is soooo dumb, why did Flipper need a cheat sheet? I mean come on! I really, really, really hope he wasn't cheating. But I wouldn't be supprised if he did. Nor would I be supprised if he said he didn't cheat before he did...

Friday, October 01, 2004

Crummy Software

Viral movies possible with RealPlayer flaw
Published: October 1, 2004, 4:25 PM PDT
By Robert Lemos
Staff Writer, CNET

A software slipup in RealNetworks' music player means that Windows, Mac and Linux computers could be compromised by a fake movie file, a security company said Friday.

The problem means that fake movie files could be created that, when played by vulnerable Real software, would run a program instead. The flaw appears in RealPlayer 10 for Windows and Mac OS X, the RealOne Player for Windows and Mac OS X and the Real Helix Player for Linux.

"Anyone who has RealPlayer is affected, and there are many people with RealPlayer," said Marc Maiffret, chief hacking officer at software security company eEye Digital Security, the company that discovered the security issue.

RealNetworks could not be reached for comment.

That's another reason not to use realplayer!!

But... but... but... but!

10/1/2004: Bush vs. But-Head
John Kerry made some strong and sensible statements during the debate last night, but did you notice what the next word usually was? Here are some Kerry quotes:

• “I’ll never give a veto to any country over our security. But...”

• “I believe in being strong and resolute and determined. And I will hunt down and kill the terrorists, wherever they are. But...”

• “We have to be steadfast and resolved, and I am. And I will succeed for those troops, now that we’re there. We have to succeed. We can’t leave a failed Iraq. But...”

• “I believe that we have to win this. The president and I have always agreed on that. And from the beginning, I did vote to give the authority, because I thought Saddam Hussein was a threat, and I did accept that intelligence. But...”

• “I have nothing but respect for the British, Tony Blair, and for what they’ve been willing to do. But...”

• “What I want to do is change the dynamics on the ground. And you have to do that by beginning to not back off of the Fallujahs and other places, and send the wrong message to the terrorists. You have to close the borders. You’ve got to show you’re serious in that regard. But...”

• “I couldn’t agree more that the Iraqis want to be free and that they could be free. But...”

• “No president, through all of American history, has ever ceded, and nor would I, the right to pre-empt in any way necessary to protect the United States of America. But...”

• “I’ve never wavered in my life. I know exactly what we need to do in Iraq, and my position has been consistent: Saddam Hussein is a threat. He needed to be disarmed. We needed to go to the U.N. The president needed the authority to use force in order to be able to get him to do something, because he never did it without the threat of force. But...”

Maybe Kerry misunderstood when someone told him he needed to have the “qualifications” to be president. But it’d inspire a lot more confidence if he had followed any of these remarks with a “therefore” clause instead of a “but” one.

You Go Boy!

You Go Boy!
Why I dumped Internet Explorer by Charles Cooper

End of the World!

Well, it looks like Mount Saint Helens just blew up and and the entire West Coast has now fallen into the Pacific Ocean.

Kids do the right thing, Parents no so sure.

Yankees, bank reward kids who return found playoff tickets

Oct. 1, 2004 wire reports

SUMMIT, N.J. -- Talk about temptation: box-seat tickets for New York Yankees playoff games lying on the street.

Not for these nine youngsters. They just gave the tickets to the police.

"It's a real tribute to their honesty and total integrity," Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said Friday in a statement through spokesman Howard Rubenstein.

The tickets belonged to Wachovia bank. Only four of 70 tickets in a package worth $20,000 that apparently fell off a delivery truck Monday are still missing, Wachovia bank spokeswoman Fran Durst said.

"I am absolutely amazed by their honesty," Durst said. "What a temptation, just to take these tickets and go to the game. But they did the right thing."

Since the tickets -- some worth $2,600 each -- are for bank customers, the bank will treat the boys and their parents to a New Jersey Nets game Dec. 10 against New Orleans from its luxury box at the Continental Airlines Arena, Durst said.

The Yankees also gave the boys and their parents tickets to Thursday night's 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins that captured the AL East title. The boys were honored before the game at Summit City Hall. They also will be sent Yankee memorabilia, Rubenstein said.

"I was very happy that they were rewarded," Corey's mother, Elizabeth Platt, said Friday. "But I'm a little nervous ... that the next time he does something right and doesn't get this reaction, he might not do the right thing the third time."

Now that's confidence in your child! I guess you won't be holding him to a high standard now. And if he goes on a killing spree, well, that's not your fault, or his fault, that the city of New York didn't reward him enough.