Archive for October, 2006

Damn voting machines

Monday, October 30th, 2006

The Miami herald is reporting strange goings-on with voting machine glitches in Florida.  It seems that the machines are prone to becoming mis-aligned, i.e. the touch screen “buttons” do not line up with the electronics inside.  The result is an incorrect vote if the person is not paying attention at the Review portion of the [...]

Upgrades

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

We have now upgraded to the newest version of WordPress blogging software. Users should notice very little if any changes though. The one thing that will be different is that we have now instituted anti-comment spam measures that require all commentors to take an extra step prior to posting comments. You have all seen it [...]

Protecting Decent Folks Against Terrorism aka Johnny Get Your Gun!

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

The story just keeps getting better. Bush signed the new terror bill. In another ballsy move by the American establishment to piss off the entire globe, Bush signed a bill that undermines the very foundations of American legal values. Habeas corpus is suspended in some cases, military commissions have been instituted and affective backdoor methods [...]

Quick note (Police State America)

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

Want to put some food for thought up real quick and maybe post a comment tomorrow on the subject. Recently the Supreme Court all but legalized no knock police raids in the case Hudson v. Michigan. You can read an opinion article here. An article from the NY Law Journal is here. The document from [...]

Congrats Mr. Yunus

Friday, October 13th, 2006

The founder of the Grameen Bank (http://www.grameen-info.org/) Muhammad Yunus was given a Nobel Prize today (read about it here). i knew this guy was doing something right.

A whole lot of “too little too late”

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

lou dobbs’ opinion article on wednesday in CNN is pathetic (read it here). christ, is this what passes for journalism these days? fuck, i hope so. better this bullshit be journalism rather than activism, which seems even more dead than the Geneva Conventions. Is this guy fucking serious? “we should all go out and change [...]

liberals versus conservatives

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

from a conversation i had with my conservative republican boss in reference to this Rep Foley scandal: him: i tell ya one thing i like about you liberals. me: oh yeah, what’s that? him: at least you admit that people are flawed fucking creatures. me: that we do. him: the thing is is that you [...]