Monday, June 30, 2008

screw us

I'm simply far too lazy to post anything right now, and far too addicted to blogging to post nothing, soooooo...

props to Pooby.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

thought for the day

Why do you have to ‘put your two cents in’ - but it’s only a ‘penny for your thoughts’? Where’s that extra penny going to?

from Jonco

Friday, June 27, 2008

the late, late movie

This is the way ads ought to be.

props to Pooby.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

holy crap!

If this tells you anything about the curent state of Congress and the enabling of the Republican Gang by the apparently almost as criminal Democratic Lapdogs, a recent FAUX poll showed that Republicans had a higher opinion of Congress than Democrats did (see page 5).
Is anyone really surprised by this? Following betrayal after betrayal by the Democratic leadership in congress, no one ought to be. I can only hope that Nancy Pelosi gets ridden out of the speaker chair on a rail come January, 2009.

props to the Liberal Doomsayer.

Friday, June 20, 2008

ostrich hunting

David Brin has come up with a great list of arguements for subduing the Republicans in your life. I would encourage you to look at it, and use the ideas there to whittle down the resolve of those who still support the criminal machine that we call the Republican Party. I say this because without a responsible opposition, the Democrats will inevitably do as much damage to the nation as the Republicans already have. In order to keep Democratic abuses in check, we're going to need the GOP to be recaptured by actual conservatives, rather than the fascist psychopaths currently running the party.

Actually, I suppose as long as the MSM is effectively functioning as the propaganda wing of the Republican Party, maybe the Democrats will be able to avoid the corruption of power that we've seen so clearly in the Bush Administration...

Or perhaps none of this will matter, seeing as the Democratic-controlled Congress isnt much better than it ever was, and until that body is cleansed, the system will continue to grind the bones of average American down to make bread for the giants.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Maybe a part of our problem here in America (or the whole world, for that matter) is that the people who make the rules are the same people who get to assign blame when something goes wrong. This system pretty much assures that the rules will never be wrong, only those who must abide by them. For the rule-makers to blame the rules, and thus themselves (since they made the rules) takes a stronger person than most even aspire to be.

That was one of the things that unions did before they lost sight of their purpose and became just another political machine for extorting money.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Remember these? A 100 meg disk alone cost as much as you can now buy about 200 blank CDs for (or 100 NameBrands). Somewhere I've got one with some images on it, images that are otherwise lost to me. If it takes me too much longer to find it, it's going to be expensive to get the images off the disk. Much longer than that, I may have a hard time even finding someone who can.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

not dead yet

I think I'll go for a walk nowBeen a while, huh?

Honestly, I've got very little to say these days, and with the family home for the summer, very little time in which to say it.

I do have one thought though, and maybe y'all might have extra comments on it:

We've become a Bizarro version of America. In our schools, the only people not held accountable for their performance are the students. Government officials can be impeached for sexual pecadillos but not for actual misuse of power. Hard work is rewarded less than slacking off. Those who tell the truth are punished. Our answer to waste is to make more stuff to waste. Educated people are now considered "elitist".

It goes beyond a lack of common sense, there's really something very wrong with us.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

quote for the day

from a Michael Crichton interview on the future of big-box media:
Crichton believes that we live in an age of conformity much more confining than the 1950s in which he grew up. Instead of showing news consumers how to approach controversy coolly and intelligently, the media partake of the zealotry and intolerance of many of the advocates they cover. He attributes the public's interest in Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright to its hunger for a wider range of viewpoints than the mass media provide.
I'll admit that normally I dont hold any great love for Michael Crichton, but here I'm going to side with him. He believes that the major media outlets, newspapers and the big TV networks, havent got long to live. I find that this idea doesnt really bother me much.

props to Pryme.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

driving with Dave

today's vocabulary word:

Velocity Mimic:

You know how, sometimes when you're driving down an interstate, you approach a car going slower than you. You catch up with it, change lanes to go around it, get right up to about where its blind spot is, and progress stops - you are no longer passing it. You speed up a little, they speed up a little. You speed up a little more, so do they. Pretty soon you're going faster than you would like to, so you slow down. So do they. Eventually, after a bit of this game, you get become irritated enough to stomp on the gas, zoom up to 10 or even 20 mph faster than you were originally going, and you pass them. Within a mile after that, the car has dropped way behind you, back to its original speed of 5 mph slower than you were going in the first place.
That is a Velocity Mimic