What’s in a name?

From here

A Rhode Island public school has decided the Easter bunny is too Christian and renamed him Peter Rabbit, and a state legislator is so hopping mad he has introduced an “Easter Bunny Act” to save the bunny’s good name.

So instead of worrying about more important things like Taxes, Iraq, Racism, Global Warming, The Idiot known as Bush, etc, Rhode Island State Rep. Richard Singleton is worried about the name of the Easter Bunny.

I can see where the schol is coming from but I doubt if the district’s Superintendent William Rearick is going to change the name of Santa come Christmas time.

How not to run a campaign

How not to run a compaign
Full article here. Discovered here
So John McCain has a MySpace account. I guess nearly everybody does now a day. Only one problem. He or one of his staffers desided to use a well know template created by NewsVineFounder and CEO Mike Davidson. Only one problem. Mr. Davidson asked to receive credit for the use of the template if used. Also users of the template had to host their own image files within their space.
McCain’s site used his template, but didn’t give Davidson credit. Worse, he says, they used the images that were on his server, meaning he had to pay for the bandwidth used from page views on McCain’s site.
Davidson got even though by changing the URL of the images so that McCain’s site displayed what’s post up above.
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From here:

Canada’s biggest record label, publisher and management company is helping out a family sued by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)for copyright infringement.

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