Archive for December, 2006

A note on Ronald Reagan

Friday, December 29th, 2006

i am so sick of hearing about how Ronald Reagan defeated the USSR. this falsehood has become almost legendary when anyone decides to praise the former Republican president. in an interview this month in Playboy magazine, T. Boone Pickens states this and something ridiculous about RR rebuilding our military. What? the cold war preceding RR [...]

Another reason to hate Christmas

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

I just tried to get some fast food. Everyone was closed by 9 PM. What a fucking bunch of crap. I am cooking a huge meal tomorrow. I do not want to cook today. Fucking christian holiday bullshit. More on this subject here.

Government waste as economy booster shot

Monday, December 11th, 2006

looks like the Bush administration has found a way to keep the economy growing despite economic slowdown, a deteriorating housing market and the recent small shift of oil producers from dollars to euros (here). How? simple–government waste. that’s right, in an attempt to keep the economy healthy the Federal Emergency Management Agency has pumped some [...]

Some interesting stuff

Monday, December 11th, 2006

did you know that even though the earth is approximately 75% water that less than 3% of that water is fresh?  wiki article here. here is a link to the Psiphon project if anyone is interested in helping friends or family search the Internet from behind a government firewall.

My take on the Iraq Study Group outcome

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

now, my faithful readers know that i have never supported the war in Iraq.  they also know that I have never supported a quick withdrawal now that we are there.  simply put, pulling out of the country now would be a disaster.  the country would plunge into civil war and the homegrown, newly-trained guerillas would [...]