Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Gates calls for Guantanamo closure WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Congress and the administration of President George W. Bush should work together to allow the U.S. to permanently imprison some of the more dangerous Guantanamo Bay detainees elsewhere so the facility can be closed, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Congress and the administration of President George W. Bush should work together to allow the U.S. to permanently imprison some of the more dangerous Guantanamo Bay detainees elsewhere so the facility can be closed, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.
What does it mean when the US Secretary of Defense has to "call" for this to happen? Just how much daylight is there between him and his boss? (link goes to AP story on CNN)
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Try not to let your tongue dry out as you stare agape at these words from Tom DeLay's new product-sold-in-book-form (article written by what appears to be the first-person-to-post-it-online-but-who-knows). Link goes to other words of wisdom from Mr. DeLay.
“I believe it was Adolf Hitler who first acknowledged that the big lie is more effective than the little lie, because the big lie is so audacious, such an astonishing immorality, that people have a hard time believing anyone would say it if it wasn’t true. You know, the big lie — like the Holocaust never happened or dark-skinned people are less intelligent than light-skinned people. Well, by charging this big lie” — that DeLay violated campaign-finance laws in Texas — “liberals have finally joined the ranks of scoundrels like Hitler.”
-- Tom DeLay, with his own head coming out of his mouth
Tonight was the first organizational meeting of the Fort Green / Clinton Hill Obama '08 group. We're also looking forward to the live webcast this saturday (they have all been invited to my house to watch).
|It was held at a real hip bar called Sputnik in Clinton Hill. They've told us we're welcome to use the space any time we want so I'm sure we'lll be back|
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
My illness helped me to see that what was missing in society is what was missing in me: a little heart, a lot of brotherhood. The '80s were about acquiring -- acquiring wealth, power, prestige. I know. I acquired more wealth, power, and prestige than most. But you can acquire all you want and still feel empty. What power wouldn't I trade for a little more time with my family? What price wouldn't I pay for an evening with friends? It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth, but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its ruthless ambitions and moral decay, can learn on my dime. I don't know who will lead us through the '90s, but they must be made to speak to this spiritual vacuum at the heart of American society, this tumor of the soul.
at 4:38 PM
Monday, March 26, 2007
"I'm not necessarily a Hillary supporter," Haggard told the Colorado Springs Gazette. "I just think she has a real chance of winning. And I think that experience (in the White House) -- there's nobody can compare. I mean, she knows whether or not there's aliens in Area 51."
(click for link to full story w/ lyrics)
at 8:52 AM
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Everybody is reporting on this thing today. Pretty good, but the more things like it that come out the more obvious it becomes that "ultra-portable computers" are going through.... what is the opposite of growing pains? Shrinking pangs? It's too small to be as useful as a laptop and too big to be as portable as a PDA phone
How about a form factor design that allows the screen to fold in half (on a hinge that will minimize the "join" when open) as well as the keyboard, so when closed it is one-fourth the area of the opened device?
It has been proven that people will buy a PDA phone that is MUCH larger than a just-a-phone because then they don't have to carry two devices. If we take that as a size goal (~ 6" x 3" x 1" when closed) the above design, when opened, would result in a mini-laptop computer with a screen area of 6"x6" and a keyboard that is 12"x3" (or 12"x6" if it can be made thin enough for an extra fold). The folding would be arranged in such a way that one of the two screen panels would face outwards when closed and then function as a traditional PDA.
I'm telling you, there's gold here.
| ||This site allows you to look up who your congressional (Senate & House) reps are and what vote they gave to all bills that came up during their terms.|
Know who represents you! This is particularly important during the primaries, when one can get rid of a bad apple without having to throw out the baby (Party) with the bathwater (unfortunately it does not always work).
Thursday, March 22, 2007
|No, you haven't actually seen everything yet. Keep trying.|
Question #1: Do your products smell?
This is by far the most asked question we receive! Our products do not smell at all...not like poo anyways! Our products smell like normal stationery type products although we have been experiementing with adding some nice aromas to our poo papers. We've had requests from cinnamon, lemon and coffee scented papers......we're working in this!!!!!
Our products don't smell because we allow the fresh elephant poo poo to completely dry up first then we thoroughly rinse and wash the elephant dung and all we're really left with are the fibres from the vegetation that the elephant didn't digest. That stuff doesn't stink!
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
In recent years we have become used to "stunt CEOs" who make headlines for their companies through shock behavior and, paradoxically for the traditional role of the CEO, thus enhance the brands they steer through this inappropriate behavior.
But this guy is just ridiculous:
(the underwear is indeed very soft, however; and this one item comes in 30 freakin' colors; can you say "fetish clothing" ?)
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I decided to get my vision tested when, recently, after being up for 36 hours I could not read the menu at a restaurant, even holding it at arm's length. I blamed it on it being dark. The maitre d' (who's a bit of a jackass which is part of why we keep going there) wordlessly handed me his pair. The first words out of my mouth were "I CAN SEE!"; honest surprise at the notion that I would need prosthetics of any sort.
It's not that big a deal (although it makes a huge difference when working with things up-close). While I will miss the larger field of vision I'm sure I will annoy fewer people in the subway by being able to hold my book closer than 14" to my face.
We're taking suggestions on an over/under for how many days before I lose / break them (although I've done pretty well with a $10 pair of sunglasses I bought at Rite Aid last year; maybe I'm ready for that pet rock after all ...)
Dennis Kucinich would like to know your opinion on whether it is now time to begin impeachment proceedings against the administration. Link goes to his video presentation and public forum where you may express yourself.
(I personally think this is a wonderful time to bring back the <BLINK></BLINK> tags and stick a big fat "YES" in them.)
Monday, March 19, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.
Remind you of somebody?
This was part of a report prepared by the Office of Strategic Services (proto-CIA) during WWII as a personality / psychological profile of Adolf Hitler.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
I went to the March 9 fund raising event for Barack Obama in New York.
Still, the sentiments endure. We're open to an over/under for when the back of this idealism will be broken.