Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Yes, Bill Gates representing the finest in American-style capitalism demonstrating (no doubt once again with his latest OS) you can produce horse-shit products and become a billionaire in the process.
As for the F12 key it probably does what any key does under a Microsoft operating system - leads to a crash or an error message. My F12 key on the other hand brings my handy little widgets in and out of my desktop.
I did purchase a new laptop in December though and I have to admit that Windows XP has run fast and flawlessly thus far. Of course that may have something to do with the fact that it's loaded on a MacBook Pro with Parallels software. It's taken a couple of decades but I will never have to own a PC again. A virtual desktop, like virtual reality ... sometimes it's just better.
Colbert Cites His Own Vandalism
If only BushCo had gone through Wikipedia instead of the MSM to spread their version of reality perhaps ...
If a Blowhard Shits in the Public Square ...
Monday, January 15, 2007
Still Looking for Their Strong Suit
“In a rare incident, the head of the accused Barzan Ibrahim al-Hassan was separated from his body during the execution,” al-Dabbagh told reporters.I guess we can rule out math and physics. But at least, according to the Iraqi government spokesperson, Ali al-Dabbagh:
Hangmen gauge the length of rope needed to snap the neck of the condemned but not to create enough force to sever the head.[emphasis mine]
“No one shouted slogans or said anything that would taint the execution. None of those charged were insulted.”Good to know nothing was said to taint this execution.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Faith Silencing Reason
In her latest column, Robyn comments on Pat Robertson's declared visitations as well as the ubiquitous pass given religiousity in our society. She does so by way of a book review of sorts - commenting on and including excerpts from Sam Harris' Letter to a Christian Nation. A good read.
Anatomy of a Headline
and the Washington Post:
were derived from the results of the poll they conducted after the miserable fuck-up's speechification last night - which found Americans less than impressed with his way forward.
So, does CNN have different information:
If not, shouldn't that headline have read: The Administration Attempts to Sell Iraq Plan but Americans Aren't Buying
Enough already. Too many Iraqi and American lives have been lost as window dressing in Bush's tragic opera 1upmanship with Poppy. In this final act we merely return to the blameless sociopath who's accountable for nothing - the surge providing the cover necessary for the claim that the failure in Iraq should fall squarely on the Iraqis - because America did all that it could. Now there's a poll question for you: Do you think the purpose of the Preznit's surge plan is allow American withdrawal while avoiding any responsibility for the fiasco that is Iraq?
Republicans: Never Accountable; Never to Blame. Kinda catchy. Maybe they can use in in '08.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Today, were he still alive, would have been Richard Nixon's 94th birthday. While he will always be remembered for his little 'I'm not a crook' fiasco with regard to his part in Watergate, he also started arms control agreements with the boogie man of the times, the Soviet Union, and greatly improved our relations with China so we now have pandas and cheap clothing (and by cheap, I mean inexpensive AND shoddy). He established the EPA, expanded Social Security and other state welfare programs as well as, get this, over 4 decades ago, tried to create a national health insurance system.[emphasis mine]
Does this sound like a Republican? It would seem the party retained all of his bad qualities (paranoia, secrecy, deception, etc.) while burying all of his positive attributes. I read somewhere that Bush, the son, was Nixon without a brain - I think there's more to it than that but it pains me to say that after this administration we sure could use a man like
Sunday, January 07, 2007
More for the Annals of *Outstanding Reporting
By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer Sat Jan 6, 7:22 AM ETThanks, Anne -heckuva job. Yes, poor little George with absolutely no press coverage and only a matter of weeks since the Iraq Study Group report was released (from which I'm sure he had no advance information) hasn't had any opportunity to make the case for his latest round of lunacy.
WASHINGTON -President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq is running into trouble on Capitol Hill, with Republicans joining Democrats in raising eyebrows before the president even has a chance to make his case.[emphasis mine]
*And by outstanding I mean ... worthy of the Medal of Freedom. Which, by the way, shouldn't Harriet be in line for now that she's gone to spend more time with the family she doesn't have.
Interesting timing on Harriet's resignation no? Democrats take control of congress and the woman who was the most qualified person Bush could find to sit on the Supreme Court is somehow not so competent when she might be called upon to defend him.
Too bad Bush can't find a reason to hang her, she no doubt has information that might be - hmmm, how do you say ... incriminating. I'm just saying, if she drowns while changing the water in her goldfish bowl ...
Saturday, January 06, 2007
New Year Same Old Shit
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
The Gay Surge?
Well, isn't that special - want to increase troop levels in Iraq but don't have any troops? We don't plan on asking 'cause it's still a sin and all besides being just plain icky but hey we'll even let you tell us because you too should be allowed the opportunity to give your life so that others can line their pockets. After all, if you're busy trying to stay alive or dying over in Iraq maybe you'll forget that whole same-sex marriage stuff.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army general who was Joint Chiefs chairman when the Pentagon adopted its "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays says he no longer opposes allowing them to serve openly.
John Shalikashvili, who retired in 1997 after four years as the nation's top military officer, had argued that allowing homosexuals to serve openly would hurt troop morale and recruitment and undermine the cohesion of combat units. He said he has changed his mind after meeting with gay servicemen.
... His view could carry weight at a time when advocates of lifting the restriction on gay service members argue that the military -- under the strain of fighting two wars -- can ill-afford to exclude any
qualifiedexpendible volunteerstargets.[emphasis mine]
Shalikashvili cautioned, however, against pushing for repeal of the ban early in the new Congress, which he said should be focused on urgent priorities like developing a better strategy in Iraq and healing divisions over the war.[emphasis mine]I'm thinking it's one and the same thing if you want Repugnicans to support openly gay service - gotta be something in it for them. Fortunately with their level of incompetence it can't happen that quickly - gotta love the timing though.