Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Deep Throat finally ID'd?

So says MSNBC. Now if they could just figure out the real identity of D.B. Cooper....

Of Other Interest: Here's a really nifty way to keep up with what your elected reps have been up to: Plogress (via Clicked) .

From today's "UnF*ing Believable" File: Doctor's Without Borders workers who reported mass rapes in Darfur being arrested by Sudanese government. Meanwhile, the real criminals go free.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

I realize my own posting has sunk to abysmal depths lately. My goal regarding political posts has always been to add something to the mix and not blithely parrot the party line. So if I don't have any particularly unique take on recent happenings I try at the very least to draw attention to stories that aren't being otherwise covered by the MSM or the more popular blogs. What with the new parent chronic yawn syndrome and coming back to work and having to actually, you know... *work* however, I'm finding myself starting a post, then waking up 15 minutes later (keyboard letters embedded in reverse on my forehead*) when someone calls to ask "are you done with XYZ project yet?", then an hour goes by.... then two... then a couple of days and whatever I was going to write about has become really, really old news and I'd be reduced to posting "Dude... what she said" which nobody wants or needs.

So in the interest of providing some kind of new and refreshing political content to my loyal handful of readers besides the occasional commentary on the doings of the Critter, I give you a new Northwest "Hot Topic" news feed (to the right) generously envisioned and implemented by Daniel Kirkdorffer of On the Road to 2008.

Really, I'm not lazy! I'm just a..... little.......slee*yawn*py...
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*anybody know how to get drool out of a keyboard?
House votes to outlaw spyware: It's about time! Imagine you're flipping back and forth between your favorite home design show and a great movie on cable TV when everytime you click 'last channel' you get diverted to the Home Shopping Channel or QVC. Or your picture in a picture is activated with an infomercial playing in it. Or everytime you start your car your radio channel presets have all been reset. And in order to re-set your presets, you have to stop and restart the car again. Nobody would stand for that shit, would they? But it's allowed on the internet....

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Woohoo! Federal Judge strikes down Nebraska gay marriage ban.

Damn those 9th circuit activist judges! Oh, wait.... Nebraska is in the 8th circuit, not the 9th. Oops.

Snip: Attorney General Jon Bruning said he will appeal the ruling. "Seventy percent of Nebraskans voted for the amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, and I believe that the citizens of this state have a right to structure their constitution as they see fit," Bruning said.

In other words, 70% think they have the right to impose their bigoted, hateful views on the remaining 30%.

Monday, May 09, 2005

I tried to post a new picture of Duncan on the blog in honor of Mom’s Day and his 8 week birthday today, but for some reason Hello won’t work from either work or home. So here you go, compliments of Shutterfly: The RiverFry (aka “the Critter”, “The Funky Monkey”, “Squirmacus”, “Fussy McFussikins”, and “Tortuga”, to name a few). It was a great weekend. I got flowers. And a fuss-free dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant. Best of all, I got smiles from my beautiful baby boy all morning… and spit bubbles. What beats that?

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Priceless (From Krup): "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."-- Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a letter to his brother, Edgar, in 1956.

Guess Ike never heard the saying "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers". Who said that, anyway? Homer Simpson?

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


Possible pending civil war in Saudi Arabia over succession of monarchy? (via Pudentilla).

King Fahd might be clinically dead? Where the hell has that headline been? Oh yeah, buried under page 3 (if that) while the “Runaway Bride” gets the banner on page 1. Forget Iran, Syria or North Korea… isn’t anybody the least bit concerned about our getting into something like this: “Hower, the succession is unlikely to be smooth and a new phase of conflict could start in oil-rich Saudi Arabia” up to our overextended military eyeballs??

Just sayin'... the lack of news on this subject is making me very suspicious. I'm feeling like a kid getting set up by a street magician. Keep your eye on this hand, boys & girls.... ignore the one in my pocket.