Friday, September 5, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Real Question About Ms Palin

Is she in it for America or Alaska?  The most damning thing she says in this video that has played allover the net is not that she does not know what a VP does but that she said, "We want to make sure that that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans."

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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Ergo, we know nothing.

Nate at 538 talking about Obama's VP choice.

Destination Moon


I just watched Destination Moon as an escape from the depressing news cycle. It was an amazingly good movie. I did not expect much from a science fiction movie made in 1950. Even the ones that people call classics mostly disappoint. I was only watching it because it was written by Robert A. Heinlein. The blurb at IMDB says it is the first movie that tried to be scientifically accurate about a trip to the moon. It was that and more. It watches like a propaganda piece to convince US to go to the moon. But an entertaining propaganda piece. The special effects were uneven. The worst were good for the time and the best were way ahead of that. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in watching a movie that tries to accurately predict what a future technology would look like compared to how it actually turned out.

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Halperin does us all a service by signaling that the Bush administration will seem "accomodationist" in comparison to a potential McCain administration.

Josh Marshal TPM

Our LD CIC

President George W Bush (The Learning Disabled Commander In Chief) is even stupider than I thought. He is trying to start a war with Russia. Putin is trying to help him. The peoples of both nations are now hostages of our idiot leaders who are playing chicken with WWIII. You thought the cold war was over. Psych! They have started it back up in just a couple of days and are trying to make it a hot one. Each of them is more afraid of looking weak than they are of war. That is what we get for electing cowards to run our countries.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Adage Proved By Bush

Grey's Law - Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.

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I would argue that, far from being a “Christian nation,” the United States is a neo-pagan society that has appropriated the figure of Christ as a sort of uber-American, crime-fighting superhero who, conveniently agrees with us about everything.

Chesire111 at TPM

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Be The First To Know!

Or at least on of the first couple of million. Barack Obama is going to announce his VP choice via text. Text VP to 62262 to be on the list.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Quote For The Day

If tearing down Obama is the only way he can win--and this should be obvious, but apparently it isn't--McCain doesn't deserve to win.

Joe Kline

Boris McCain

Mitchell Aboulafia has a contest on his blog asking who McCain reminds you of. Here is my entry.

Boris McCain sayd:

Bomb, bomb, bomb,,,bomb, bomb,B-Bulwinkle

Orwell's Diaries

George Orwell's diaries are being published as a blog seventy years after he wrote them. Megan and I started reading them today. I hope to make it a part of our morning routine. Orwell is one of the great political philosophers of the past century and his diaries will certainly be better than the drivel of an average blog like mine.

Friday, August 8, 2008

The Joys Of Home Ownership

We spent two evenings this week repairing the water line to our house. There had been a wet spot in the yard for a few weeks so I knew there was a leak. Wednesday the weather was unseasonably cool so I decided it was time to make the repair before it got worse on a one of our typically hot high summer days and forced my hand.


We dug a hole and found the problem but it turned out that I had the wrong size fitting delaying the completion of the job. Then it rained Thursday delaying the job further, filling the hole with water, and making the pile of dirt for filling the hole into a solid mass. But we got it fixed and the hole filled this evening. It was a chore that gave me and my daughter the chance to work together and that is always good.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Winner (Racism Loses)

Nikki Tinker's racist campaign backfired! I am proud of my citty tonight. The ads she ran hurt her. Rep Cohen got 80% of the vote. He could not have done it if her racist crap had not pissed off my neighbors.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

ExxonMcCain (click the pic)


The Law Is An Ass

It has happened again. Where is Jury Nullification? How do citizens in good conscience convict a person of dealing drugs when the person being sold to is the parent of a teenager with cancer?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008