Archive for the 'daily' Category

Mississippi Governor betrays his faith

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Today Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant declared that Democrats in his state have no other mission in life but to kill babies.  Never mind what you may personally think about abortion, this sort of rhetoric is useless.  It serves only to kill the soul of those poor dumb sons of bitches stupid enough to listen to [...]

The price we pay for apathy

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

I just read a nice little article in Wired about the new National Security Agency “data center” being built in Utah and I wish I could say it affected in me some way, but I can not.  It has been a long quiet road for the United States to reach this point but who among us [...]

A Reminder from the Past

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

on comedy central’s daily show last night they featured a book, it’s title is The American Way of War: Guided Missiles, Misguided Men, and a Republic in Peril, by Eugene Jarecki.  It reminded me of this quote from Dwight D Eisenhower: Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the [...]

Barack Obama: The Last Great Hope (and inevitable failure) of Modern American Politics.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

The following was written sometime ago.  It is unedited.  Sorry dear reader. Several years ago Barack Obama came deftly swinging onto the stage of American politics and media.  He gave an impassioned speech at one of the largest political spectacles of the year,  The Democratic National Convention.  Democrats, Republicans, conservatives and liberals loved, myself included.  [...]

Is anyone else noticing that Google is starting to show serious growing pains?

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Google search seems like it is really starting to fail

One in 179,697,356

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

I have been a drone lately, content to just show up at work Monday through Friday and rest on Saturday and Sunday. I read the news everyday, still frustrated that the world seems in so much chaos. I see dramatic signs of entropy answered with nothing more than the whimper of a comfortable apathy. I [...]

Subprime Mortgage Meltdown, how we got ourselves into this mess

Friday, August 17th, 2007

so, i have been watching with disgust the latest debacle to scare the global money markets. the complete meltdown of the so called “sub-prime” mortgage market  is the inevitable result of the over-extension of credit that happens when the market does really well for a long time. what happens is this: the market is booming. [...]

Why Bush’s Iraq Policy Dooms the USA to Fail

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

yesterday while driving home and listening to the local NPR station talk about the car bombings which killed more than 200 Iraqis, it dawned on me. the Bush regime has wasted possibly the most historically advantageous opportunity of our modern era. why? 1. the story starts with 9/11 , sort of. after 9/11 i know [...]

On Barry Bonds and Success at any Cost

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

well, barry bonds has done it. he has destroyed any semblance of respect he may have ever had and taken major league baseball down with him. Congratulations Barry, you are the latest jerk on the planet to prove that “how you play the game” is not what really matters. How else does one explain that [...]

The Difficulty of Formless Faith

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

as an attempted Buddhist i am always defending to the uninitiated about the faith that is central to the practice. most people fail to see the faith of the philosophy because it is not embodied by a personification of ultimate purpose. and so i must explain that its faith is found in rationality and understanding, [...]

A sunshine ray of hope in this presidential election needs your help

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

well, i may be a few days behind on my DVR recordings but, i saw this great thing about Unity ’08 yesterday. it is a movement to select a unity candidate in the upcoming election. this is a country of some 300 million people and immigrants that come from all over the world. i know [...]

A message on hope

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Within the first dozen or so pages of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, the narrator states, “This was freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.” I have repeated this phrase to many of my friends, acquaintances, people that just happened to show up at my house for whatever reason. I thought it was clever, because I was always [...]

Bush Saves Scooter Libby from Having to Toss the Salad

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

in a not so surprising move today, President george jr. ensured that scooter libby would never spend a single day in jail for his crimes. i and many others saw this coming of course (see my post here). but, damn, i thought Bushy would wait until he was almost out of office to pull this [...]

Choose to learn something today about oil and energy

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

christ, i do not even want to tell you how bad i did on this quiz, but I encourage all of you to try it. http://money.cnn.com/quizzes/2007/news/energy_iq/index.html

New Liberals Need a New United Nations

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

while perusing some articles over at the seminal, i saw an interesting one on about being a “new liberal”. the story is interesting and does a good job of attempting to reclaim the term from the dirty connotations that have become attached to it. one part intrigued me most though and i wanted to write [...]