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Tony Blair for President

Someone else had the same thought I did after hearing Blair’s speech the other day. But unlike me, they made a cool little website…

http://blair2004.com/

Between the babbling of George W. Bush on the right, the blathering of the anti-war left, and the cluck-clucking of media hens everywhere, stands Tony Blair, articulate and principled.

Many Americans understand and support Iraqi Freedom because of the leadership provided by Mr. Blair, and many of us would feel much safer if Mr. Blair occupied the White House.

Tony Blair took a considerable political risk in supporting Iraqi Freedom, and for that we would like to thank him and promote him to chief executive in charge of the world’s greatest super power, President of the United States of America.

I didn’t actually agree with Blair ont he war, but I do think he would make a much better President than W. Citizenship? Pshaw! I’d vote for him! :-)

(via Samizdata)

Chess Game

He had me all blocked into a corner and in what looked like a hopeless situation to me, and I was down to 10 seconds on the clock… but I managed to slither away and then get some material, and then get more material, and work on my advantage until I won. Yea!

[Event ICC 2 12]
[Site Internet Chess Club]
[Date 2003.07.22]
[Round -]
[White Abulsme]
[Black K2Q]
[Result 1-0]
[ICCResult Black resigns]
[WhiteElo 1089]
[BlackElo 1010]
[Opening Philidor’s defense]
[ECO C41]
[NIC KP.10]
[Time 00:10:27]
[TimeControl 120+12]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bd3 Bg4 4. O-O Nc6 5. b3 Nd4 6. Be2 Nxe2+ 7. Qxe2 Qf6
8. Qe3 h5 9. Bb2 h4 10. h3 Qg6 11. Nxh4 Rxh4 12. hxg4 Qxg4 13. f3 Qg3 14.
Nc3 Nf6 15. Ne2 Qh2+ 16. Kf2 Rh3 17. Rg1 Nh5 18. Qg5 Be7 19. Qg4 Bh4+ 20.
Ke3 Nf4 21. Qxg7 Nxg2+ 22. Qxg2 Rxf3+ 23. Qxf3 O-O-O 24. Qg4+ Kb8 25. Ng3 d5
26. Nf5 d4+ 27. Kd3 a6 28. Qxh4 Qf2 29. Qxf2 b5 30. c3 c5 31. cxd4 cxd4 32.
Ne7 Re8 33. Nc6+ Kb7 34. Na5+ Kb6 35. Qxf7 Rc8 36. Qb7+ Kxa5 37. Qxc8
{Black resigns}
1-0

Of course, I didn’t post the earlier game from last week when I lost after like 12 moves when I failed to notice a simple checkmate that I could easily have blocked. Oh well! Hey, I’m not a GOOD player, I just have fun. :-)