Friday, February 23, 2007

Staying with the Geek theme...

...And now for something completely different

Tech Republic has an article that discusses the various icons of geekdom and what OS they would use.

Vader is a Mac user....

Why does that not surprise me?

Walk the Line

First off, I've been a Johnny Cash fan since I was big enough to stand up and hold a microphone that my Grandfather brought home from work at ElectroVoice and say "Hi, I'm Johnny Cash"....

But having said that, I didn't go out to see the movie 'Walk the Line' in the theatres. I had heard that it portrayed June as much more of an angel than she was, and Johnny much worse than he the whole 'don't have time' thing.

I finally saw it on a flight to Hawaii a year ago and I really liked it. I've since bought it, and watched it on HBO on occasion as well. I'd recommend it to anyone, including those who don't necessarily like country music, because it shows a history of the way music used to be made and how the industry worked back in the day. Plus the characters in the movie are extremely interesting. And Reese Witherspoon is hot, I don't care who you are.

But to get to my point....

I was listening to the iPod this morning and two Johnny Cash songs came on in a row, and the only person I could picture singing them was Joaqin Phoenix....

Is that wrong?
Damn movies.....

Thursday, February 22, 2007

YouTube stuff

Just a couple of vids from YouTube:

1. Talked about this long ago, good to see Rush on the bandwagon:

2. Imagine.....

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

John Edwards=Barbie without the brains

Does this buttmunch even LIVE in the real world? Does he have any sort of inkling as to the dangers to American interests that exist around the world? Does he ever step out of his little white-bread, protected, ambulance-chasing bubble?

I don't think so.

Recently in a speech in Hollyweird (which may explain some of the brainlessness, but probably not), Barbie called Israel the biggest threat to world peace that exists today.


So Ahmedinijad, who has actively pursued nukes so that they may be used for jihad, he's not the most dangerous. And China, who has developed the technology to shoot down satellites, they're not the most dangerous. Russia, who seems to be bringing back the ghosts of the cold war, waking up Stalin, and threatening to begin building medium range missiles again, they're not. And Kim Jong Mentally Il isn't either, even though he already has nukes and a complete lack of medication.

Yep, Israel. Those relatively peaceful folks off the Mediterranean who suffer the slings and arrows and stones of the Palestinians on a regular basis (along with the homicidal bombings), as well as Syrian and Iranian supported attacks from their north border via Lebanon. These people who have turned what was a desert wasteland into a productive piece of land, they're the most dangerous. These same people who lead the world in intelligence gathering models, information technology, and information technology security, they're the ones who are the most dangerous threat to world peace.

Perhaps Barbie was misquoted. Perhaps he was noting the Jews penchant for strange foods, such as gefelte fish and borscht, and he meant whirled peas.

Nah, Barbie couldn't be that clever if someone wrote it for him.

Friday, February 16, 2007


Next time you're in an airport you are almost guaranteed to see a member of our military there(those of you who are there regularly know this). Make sure you shake their hand, thank them for their service, or welcome them home.

This guy knows how to do it:

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Looking bad....

Republicans who are hoping that a candidate emerges from the pack to step up and bitch-slap Hillary/Obama are likely to be extremely disappointed. I really realized this during my morning shower when my wife was complaining how pathetic life is going to be with Hillary in the White House and wondering why it was that the Republicans couldn't come up with a (in her words) "decent candidate".

Well, honestly, there are several 'decent candidates' out there.

-Newt Gingrich is a good man, extremely intelligent and will be skewered as the architect of the 'contract ON America' by the media. You think the left-wing whackjobs were nuts after GWB, just wait until Newt starts showing up on the Presidential radar. Right now, he's my guy, if for no other reason but because he makes the liberals crazy.

-Mitt Romney is an extremely articulate guy, who got elected twice in the liberal state of Taxachusetts. This is the home of Senators Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dummer, so to do that as a Republican shows some major electability. However, his change of heart regarding several social issues will come back to haunt him as the media plays that up. Of course, any changes of heart by Dimwitocrats will be shown as learning and maturing. His changes will be shown as 'waffling' or kow-towing to the 'Christian Right' (a concept that exists in the minds of conspiracy theorists and media types)

- John McCain. Media darling for his 'maverick' ways and willingness to criticize the current administration and suck up to various Dimwitocrats. Also a major disaster for this country if ever elected. Doesn't have the support of most Republicans who see him as a spineless sell-out for his pact with 6 other Republicans and 7 Dimwitocrats to ensure absolutely nothing productive came out of the Senate during 2005-2006 session. Would also do absolutely nothing to secure the borders. Talk about your miserable failure? Oh yeah, a McCain presidency would be that and more.

- Rudy. Everyone has a soft spot for America's Mayor. Everyone except the libs who would like to see his hard core attitude toward crime and punishment, taxation, and other sorts of social positions be hidden by his liberal attitudes toward abortion and gun control. He'll be a tough sell, given that most primary voters are more conservative than not, and those positions will be hammered on by his opponents. A Gingrich/Giuliani ticket would be interesting for it's contrast. Georgia/New York connection, plus a true Reagan conservative paired with a more moderate Republican on some issues. May be a winner, but I doubt it.

- Everyone else. Brownback, Tancredo, et al just don't have the name recognition yet. It's possible that they could do it, I mean, did you know who Bill Clinton was in 1990? No, unless you lived in Arkansas or were named Paula Jones, you didn't. And he did it.

Should be an interesting next couple of years for us political junkies.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Outside the Wire- DVD

Disclaimer: I am not receiving anything from this movie, website, producer, or anyone related to this production. Hell, I wish I was.

Outside the Wire, as mentioned on today looks to be an amazing documentary. One that shows the real Iraq war, not the one that these desk jockey pogues who like to imagine themselves with a clue would like to portray. The one that is dirty, dangerous, but yet rewarding and something that the real men and women of America, the ones that still have the intestinal fortitude to stand for something are willing to volunteer for and die for.

Every member of congress should watch this movie, each of the candidates running for president should be required to watch this movie, and somehow we should raise enough money to send Cindy Sheehag and every member of Code Pink a copy of this movie as well.

No, I've not seen it, but I ordered mine today. Order yours and an extra copy (no, you bastard, don't copy that technology for stealing movies from those commies in Hollywierd). The trailer looks better than most of the movies getting ready to come out this summer 'blockbuster' season.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

If you're not outraged, you're an idiot

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