Thursday, February 16, 2006

This is rich! Hillary Clinton is criticising Dick Cheney because he didn't notify the media fast enough. She said it was typical of the adminstrations secretive tactics and policies.

How long did Hillary wait before alerting the media about the blow job in the Oval Office? How long did she wait before she alerted the media that her husband committed perjury when he lied to a Grand Jury?

I guess she wanted Cheney to have a press conference in the field as his friend lay bleeding. Instead, they contacted the authorities and had him rushed to the hospital. Shocking lack of priorities if you ask me. They should have had the Washington Post and CNN there to watch as a M*A*S*H chopper touched down and Hawkeye and BJ rushed out to help the lawyer.

Where is Hillary's outrage that thousands of hunting accidents occur each year and MSNBC isn't notified immediately?

People do stupid things. Constantly. Accidents happen. All the time. It's a shame that an accident like this has to be politicized. But then again, they wouldn't be politicians if they didn't kick someone while they were down.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The headline in the Austin American-Statesman read "VP shoots Austin Attorney while hunting quail." So I got to wondering, did Cheney sneak up on the guy while the attorny was hunting, and plug him gangland style?

Nope. It was a hunting accident.

About thirty years ago, I was on the receiving end of a shotgun blast. I, too, got peppered. Here's how it happened. I was in a corner of a field a couple hundred yards from my dad. A dove flew across the fence line between us. When the dove was about 45 degrees out from him dad shot at him. Shotgun pellets hit my shin, one went through my jeans and embedded in the skin. Another pellet hit the right lens of my glasses, I would latter learn. I dropped like, my late Uncle Don said, "like he'd been shot!" By the time everyone got to my side I had caught my breath, but I think I was still in shock. That's when we deiscovered my glasses. The right lens had cracked completely through and fallen out. They saved my eye.

Needless to say, the hunt was pretty much over at that point. I was rushed to the ER, and the pellets in my leg were dug out. I was sent home.

So, I'm willing to cut Cheney a little slack. Shit happens.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

To: The Greeting card industry
cc: The chocolate industry, the jewelry industry
bcc: victoria's secret
SUBJECT: Missing the Valentine's Day boat


You owe a responsibility to your stockholders to increase profits, right? Then why don't we have White Day? In Japan (and Korea), on February 14, the girls give chocolates to their guys. Then on March 14th, the guys have to reciprocate. White Day is said to have started in the 60s by a marshmallow company. Do I have to paint you a picture here? You guys are asleep at the switch.

Imagine it: Big candy and card days in February and in March. And then there's Easter! You know: the day when we celebrate the arrival of a white bunny carrying colorful hardboiled eggs, and tons of chocolate! Oh, and we go to church for the first of two annual visits.

Think of the money that could be made if there was a White Day here! Think of the cash sitting in people's wallets that could be in your coffers. Why are you just sitting there? Remember, the American people are nothing more than voracious consumers, and you're giving them a month off. Shame on you!

Korea even has a day in April for unattached folks, called Black Day. On that day, sad, single people get together and eat black noodles, hence the name of the day. We could probably change that to Alcohol Day for the guys, and Ice Cream in Bed Day for the gals.

Monday, February 13, 2006

There are two wireless networks in my neighborhood: mine and a neighbors. When I plug the USB Network adapter into the other computer in the house, Windows says, effectively, "Oooh! Look! Wireless networks! Cool! Let's link to one!"

I installed linux on an old computer, attached a USB wireless network adapter to it. Ubuntu told me, "Hey, that's a USB wireless network adapter! Cool!" And that's all. I check the device manager, and it seems to be working. The computer, however, doesn't seem to be able to find either of the networks in the area. ARGHH!

Now, I've been to the Ubuntu community pages and I've been to their wiki, but apparently, I'm the only person interested in this. I did find instructions on installing a wireless network adapter on a previous release. Now I have the latest Linux Wlan driver, but am unsure if I should try to install it, since it's for a previous version.

Would someone please tell me why I thought using Linux might be fun?

Sunday, February 12, 2006

I needed blank cds. That meant a trip to Wal-Mart.

I saw a bunch of folks in their Sunday-Go-To-Meeting clothes shopping at there. When I went to church, the after church services were held at the Luby's. Now, folks go to Wal-Mart.

Then again, I bought blank cds.