Thursday, October 27, 2005

Sacre bleu!

Instapundit has an update on UNSCAM--the Oil-For-Food scandal at the UN.

France, Russia, and China are in up to here with Saddam and Annan.

I wonder where else they've lain down with dogs.

Poor Chirac must've been disappointed that he couldn't figure out a way to participate in the Sino-Russian Military Exercises recently with his partners in crime.

Shoot me now, please.

Barbara Boxer is ramblin' on on Fox...seems we're just falling apart.
Iraq, the deficit, the hurricanes, we're doomed.

I have to believe it's spin...she cannot actually believe that the majority of the Republican party really wants a more moderate Associate Justice on SCOTUS, can she? If Sen. Boxer's take is representative of her party's core values, then Glenn Reynolds is's not so much that the Republicans are strong, it's that they suck less. A lot less in this case.

I liked Miers' apparent support for the Second Amendment. It happens to be my touchstone for elections, appointments, and life in general. It's the main reason that I'll be voting for Condi Rice in '08 instead of Giuliani. I love Rudy, but I just can't support anyone who supports gun control. I really can't think of any likely candidates that I can get behind...unfortunately I'll probably have to write her in.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The World Just Stopped Spinning

OK, ok, ok, ok, ok.....

Alan Dershowitz and Ann Coulter just AGREED regarding the (as yet) lack of indictments regarding the Valerie Plame case!! (This on Neal Cavuto's show on Fox.)

Holy Crap!! I even agreed with Prof Dershowitz' self-admitted Libertarian slant. He actually said that his Libertarian bent "trumps" his Liberal leanings! (OK, it's just in relation to the Plame/Libby/Rove thang, but still!)

I'm dizzy...must go drink Java...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

John Stossel and Crooks On Guns

RealClearPolitics - Commentary - Myths About Gun Control By John Stossel shows gun control is not effective in controlling the access of criminals to guns.

Check it out for Rev. Al Sharpton's ridiculous comment.

Go buy a gun. Learn how, and when, to use it. Carry.

Have a nice day.

(I'm currently carrying a SIG-Sauer P226, 9mm with a 15-rnd magazine.)

Monday, October 17, 2005

Once again, with feeling...

In TCS: Tech Central Station - Over-Humanizing the Enemy Dr. Helen Smith (AKA the Insta-wife) addresses the perils involved in approaching our enemies with empathy and compassion.

Indeed, as a forensic psychologist, Dr. Smith has found that father-rapers and child-killers of the most violent sort only respond (positively) to a show of strength--coddling them and caving in to their demands only makes the ultimate consequences deadly.

This article first appeared over a year and a half ago. It's time to refresh our memories.

Woo-hoo Two!!

Apple - iMac G5 is here!! iSight camera built into frame, thinner overall, faster processor, new software (Front Row!!)!


Go, drool, buy.


Apple - iPodis here!!! The video iPod is here!! The video iPod is here!!
Did I mention that the video iPod is here!!

Why are you still here? Go...LOOK!...drool...

Still livin' in the Ukraine

Sound Politics: October 2005 Archives suggests that the corrupt election officials are still at it. They're not releasing logs that may show that computer records for the coup, ahem, election were altered after the fact.

Well, the First Amendment hasn't done the job so far...what's the next amendment again?

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Hanlin's New eBook has the poop on the new Hanlin eBook Model V2. An alternative to the Sony LIBRIe, the eBook doesn't appear to incorporate DRM.

Now how far through War and Peace can you get before the power runs out?

Of Mice and Men...Mutants, that is...

Wired has an article about the incredible ability of some altered mice to regenerate damaged tissue.

These mice have regenerated amputated digits, damaged heart, liver, and brain tissue and have even passed this newly acquired ability on to their offspring!!

Even more amazing, when researchers injected normal mice with cells from the mutant regenerators the normal mice gained the ability to regenerate!!

Looks like these mice are the first live version of the Marvel X-Men's Wolverine. Look out, Kitty...

Microsoft subs "Blogcast" for "Podcast"

(Via The Cult of Mac Blog)

Pretty much closing the barn after the horses have fled, Microsoft employees avoid using "Podcast" and sub the term "blogcast". (This is attributed to the Seattle Post-Intelligence also known as the Seattle PI...of course, here in the Pac NW many consider that to represent Probably Incorrect.)

Now, call me kooky, but it's called a podcast because you send the content to an iPod. As in broadcast, where you cast the content broadly. Notice the content itself isn't addressed, just the destination of transmission.

"Blogcast" suggests the type of content (one doesn't send the content typical of a podcast to a blog, after all) rather than the destination.

More importantly, how do they expect me to watch a blogcast on my iPod shuffle?

Besides, how does Microsoft think all the window manufacturers felt after they came out with Windows waaaaay back when? Did Andersen and Pella shift their product marketing from "windows" to "Planely Transparent"? Nope.

Strangely, I can't find any official Microsoft podcasts on the iTunes podcasting site. Mebbe there's something in their Communist-Dictatorship-Friendly blog portal...

Pigoen Poo Pegs Poor Parisian Powerbook!

A Parisian Powerbook pegged by pigeon poo in the Jardin Du Luxembourg.