Saturday, July 30, 2005

too funny

(NSFW) At swanksigns - dedicated to the art of mocking public works, the most demeaning sign I've ever seen. (NSFW)

Thursday, July 28, 2005

a good day for the rule of law

My Way News: "... our courts have not abandoned our commitment to the ideals that set our nation apart.'"

I'm so glad to hear this. There is nothing wrong with our existing justice system - sure, it might be able to use a few tweaks, but there is no reason to set up a completely alternative system to judge and punish just for certain crimes.

Monday, July 25, 2005

it feels like the 90s all over again

Because big companies are giving away a bunch of cool free stuff online. I always liked the idea behind Konfabulator - but not the $20 registration fee and its associated annoying reminders to pay. Now I don't have to. Thanks Yahoo! Just visit to download the engine that will power what will come to be known as Yahoo! Widgets.
More: Yahoo Buys Maker of 'Widget' Applications - Yahoo! News

Sunday, July 24, 2005


So Bush's SCOTUS pick supports abortion? - Scarborough Country - MSNBC: "According to the White House, Judge Roberts now does not oppose Roe vs. Wade."

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

google earth is so five minutes ago

The new hot spot: Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites

Be sure to zoom all the way in.

Friday, July 15, 2005

BBC NEWS | Cocaine traces at EU parliament

BBC NEWS | Europe | Cocaine traces at EU parliament

Now that's journalism! Why isn't this done in the US Congress and the various state legislatures here? I'd love to know the results. It might explain some of the stranger legislation.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

common sense

The Real Exit Plan - a reasoned strategy to move America forward, bring troops home, and help the Iraqi people.

alcohol, not the cause of, but the solution to, a big problem

Homegrown Fuel Supply Helps Brazil Breathe Easy

Why can't the US produce "Flex Fuel" vehicles and ramp up ethanol production? We could provide clean energy for both transportation and electricity right here at home, and reduce or eliminate dependence on unfriendly foreign powers.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

land of the free?

Our America 2005 | A Musical Gift From Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich and Cowboy Troy

This song, ostensibly about "liberty and justice for all", is wrapped in a layer of Windows Media DRM. How does DRM further "liberty" or "justice"?

On TV, the artists indicated this was a "free" download. I didn't know that "free" meant Windows Media DRM with an expiration date. (To encourage CD sales (presumably), this download is supposed to expire, according to the page where it is offered.) In fact, the page offering this song refers to it not as "free" but as a "complimentary, timed-out download".

Saturday, July 02, 2005

just a citizen

As indicated at Sibel Edmonds - Official Web Site - - I'd like to see the complete set of facts be released so that the Congress may effectively continue its oversight of federal agencies. Obviously, Sibel Edmonds has valuable information to contribute that deals with with the way our government is fighting against terrorists. (And no, not the "War On Terror". You can't fight terror, it's an abstract concept. You can fight terrorists. They do exist, unfortunately.)