Saturday, February 11, 2006

When Abramoff goes to jail, he's could take all of Congress with him. Three more were linked to him yesterday. Politicians on both sides of the aisle were named. And it's not surprising. All Congresscritters need cash to run their campaigns and to give to colleagues' campaigns. Lobbyists have a lot of cash. you put the supply with the demand and you get corruption. We couldn't get ethics reform passed under a Democratic Congress, and we can't get it under a Republican Congress.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Got nothing today. Here's a pretty sunset from a couple of weeks ago.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

VD (Valentine's Day, if you want to be all Christian about it) is approaching. The airwaves, and all the stores, are festooned with red hearts and ads urging you to spend more.

According to a story at, consumers will spend an average of $100.89 this year, up about $3 from last year. Valentine's day sales are estimated at $13.7 billion, up half a billion from last year. And finally, women will spend, on average, $68.64 on the man in their life, while men will blindly spending an average of $135.67.

What can we learn from this, you ask? First, retailers are well on their way to creating a new Christmas where they hope you will empty your wallet into their coffers. Second, judging from the money spent, men are twice as horny as women. And third, both men and women will buy gifts for sex.

Happy VD, everyone!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I spent most of the weekend trying to get a USB wireless network adapter installed on the machine I put Ubuntu on. The operative word is trying. I had hoped that Ubuntu , which had a pretty streamlined interface, would be easier to learn.

'Fraid not. I had forgotten that different computer Operating Systems are, essentially, a different language. And while I can get the computer to do a few things, I still need to understand why and how it does.

Just what I needed: Another hobby.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

I don't watch movies in theatres all that much. So the Oscars, to me, is, well, a waste of TV time. But with all the talk that "Bareback Mountain, " I mean, "Brokeback Mountain" is getting, I might have to rethink my opinion. Meanwhile, I found this really funny article about how a straight guy, like myself, should see this movie. My favortie bit of advice? "Watch Gay porn."

Bear in mind, on Sunday,I had already read the headline "George Clooney does impressions of Groucho Marx with his penis" and the headline "Cockfighting ring broken up in SC. Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal deny any involvement." I had also watched "X-Play" today and there were a lot of "Brokeback Mountain" jokes there. So it was kind of a "Brokeback Mountain" themed day.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Turnabout is fair play

You decide. Hillary or chimp?


...a cold fish?

I can't decide.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

The NFL just proved that Katrina's civil rights continue to strengthen at the expense of Rita victims. Here's hoping the Saints show up.

We won't know until tonight, but there's still a chance our crusade to assist the New Orleans Saints the Super Bowl trophy to rebuild the teams' self-esteem.

People have said I'm crazy when I say that Katrina was given civil rights. All you have to do is look at the folks who went through Katrina and see how quickly the area was rebuilt, and compare that to the area in east Texas that Rita destroyed. Five months later, and there are still places where there is no power. People are living in mobile homes and using generators. You don't hear a weekly news story about their struggle. But Mayor Ray "Turn the School Buses into Boats" Nagin is in the news regularly.

When the Commissioner of the NFL hands the Lombardi trophy, it will prove how compassionate America is.

Or how little they care about the victims of Katrina.