"this premise"

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Thu Jun 5 19:44:10 UTC 2008

Seen on sign in drugstore today:
"This premise is protected by  tv surveillance."  (the premise being that tv
is, by & of itself, protective....?)
Also, in today's mail,  a congratulatory article regarding an off-beat pol's
winning over some more "straight-laced" opposition.
Both these errors must have been noted many times, but my frail browser is
subject to fainting spells whenever I try to check stuff out.

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