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- June 25
- Low-level Technical Weenie
- TechnoGypsy, family dude, technical writer, frisbee golfer, movie buff, political junkie, gadget fiend, computer nerd.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Rational Gun Control
July 22, 2012 07:27PM
- Justice Scalia: Lazy,
March 30, 2012 12:55PM
- The Irony of the Supreme Court
March 27, 2012 09:48AM
- Don't Talk "Women's Health";
March 08, 2012 03:44PM
- Republicans and Birth Control
February 25, 2012 02:23PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thanks for the kind
July 28, 2012 12:08PM
- “Absolutely they would;
you can't completely prevent
July 23, 2012 09:21AM
- “Con: I thought their job
was to rule on the
of laws. If
March 30, 2012 11:44PM
- “That's what happens when
weeks go by between posts, I
no one reads 'em!
March 27, 2012 07:14PM
- “I think it's about
*pleasure*, honestly. No sex,
no drugs, no
wine, no women,
March 09, 2012 09:12AM
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President Obama says that he's going to donate his Nobel Peace Prize money to a charity. How about ACORN?
Rush Limbaugh's head upon hearing the news--a dramatization Read full post »
I have this problem.
(Okay, I have a lot of problems, but for the sake of your and my sanity, I'm only going into one in particular.)
"This place used to be so peaceful!"
I don't have a lot of places where I hang out. When I'm home with… Read full post »
The entire concept of Salon's "Broadsheet" has baffled me since its inception. First, I think it's a stupid name--it is like naming a "men's section" something like, I dunno, "Guyline." Second, while I understand in theory the idea that "women's issues" need their own section in order to… Read full post »
Lately I've been seeing a lot of articles with headlines similar to what the NY Times has up today in their Sunday edition: "Report Says Iran Has Data to Make a Nuclear Bomb".
Coming soon to an Islamic Republic near you?
It's a scary-sounding headline. The thing is, practically… Read full post »
I dunno, but I would have preferred something a bit less. . . um .… Read full post »
(Although the film's creater, Andrew Stanton, cites Buster Keaton as more of an influence, he seems more like The Tramp to me.) And frankl… Read full post »
All members of Congress have contact information on their web pages--both local (to their constituents, I mean) and Washington D.C.-based phone numbers and physical addresses. But if you want to contact a particular Senator or Congresscritter by e-mail, for the vast majority (and I have yet to… Read full post »
I gave up on trying to rate the "quality" of movies a long time ago.
"I'm supposed to enjoy this movie?"
They're called "flame wars."
"So that's what happens when you call Heinlein a fascist in rec.arts.sf-lovers!"
I'm not much of a celebrity spotter. For one thing, I'm rarely anyplace where one might see a celebrity--they don't hang around Austin or Sunnyvale very much--and for another, I am simply not looking for any. Maybe I'm just too wrapped up in myself.
"I'm Karl Rove,… Read full post »
If Republicans are such big believers in "limited government," why are they perfectly okay with the PATRIOT act, especially when the… Read full post »
How about this: any member of Congress or the Senate who votes against a health reform bill that has a public option--either on the floor or in committee--or opposes a public option by putting in "poison pill" amendments or some other parlimentary nonsense, has their Government health care remo… Read full post »
Was it just me, or did anyone else think that the "lost" episode of Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse," "Epitaph One," was way better than almost all the other episodes, and that that was due to the fact that Eliza Dushku was in it only a wee, little, teeny, tiny bit? (Maybe I'm… Read full post »
If the "lemonade", according to the label on the fountain, "contains 0% real juice," how can you call it "lemonade?" Shouldn't you call it something else, in the same vein as Froot Loops being so named because they contain only "froot" rather than fruit? Read full post »
A couple of weeks ago, I had an incredibly painful flare-up of my chronic neck pain. My local California pain doctor refused to prescribe me meds, and I wrote about my frustrations with that decision, thinking that as soon as I got to my regular pain doctor in Texas, something would… Read full post »
The different flavors/flavours of English that float around the world have always--well, fascinated is too strong--interested me greatly is the different words we have in American English and British English for the same things. And because I'm a language nerd--I'm a professional! Don't t… Read full post »
I love my iPhone.
I'm not an Apple fanboy; I don't read Apple magazines, Apple blogs, or Apple web sites. I don't have a Mac, a MacBook, Apple TV, or anything else. Just my iPhone. I just thought y'all should know so that you can take the following in context. … Read full post »
It's always an event filled with pomp and circumstance; traditions and expectations; prescribed moves and rehearsed moments.
The State of the Union speech puts "the most powerful man on Earth" on stage in front of "the people's house" and "the greatest deliberative body in the world," with a g… Read full post »
I can't blog right now.
Every time I read the news, we've been sold out by politicians in thrall to the health insurance industry. Every time I read, there's more bad news about Iraq or Afghanistan. Every time, there's another "bipartisan" screwing by the Obama administration, who clearly… Read full post »
Oh lordy, weren't the Cheneys in fine fettle this weekend?
We had Liz Cheney on one channel, trying to shout down anyone who disagreed with her on her father's heinous war crimes, and on another channel we had the main perpetrator of those war crimes, her father, acting "outraged" and "offended"… Read full post »
(Note: this post contains whining and self-pity; you've been warned.)
I'm being tortured by a doctor.
She doesn't mean to be torturing me. She may not even realize how much she's torturing me. But she's doing it all the same.
One of the late Sen. Kennedy's most important legislative attempts was for comprehensive health care reform. Now, true health-care reform--which must include a public option--is stalled in the Senate. Specifically, it's stuck in Sen. Max Baucus' Finance Committee, where three conservative… Read full post »
In the wake of the release of the Inspector General's report on Bush Administration torture, and the follow-on news that Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed a special prosecutor to deal with the details contained therein, but not to deal with the perpetrators of these horrors, I find myself, o… Read full post »
Sometimes I think about the questions that I would love to ask Jon Stewart if I were ever on "The Daily Show."
There's no reason for me to be on "The Daily Show." There's no guarantee that I would be a good or amusing guest. I would almost certainly look even… Read full post »
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