Saturday, February 10, 2007

I have a second hand Dell laptop that I use for travelling and lounging around the house. The other morning, I set the laptop on the dining table, pressed the power button and went to get coffee. When I got back, nothing. So I pressed the power button again. Same thing. Great! I think., Now I need a new laptop! (Actually, there may have been cursing involved. My memory is a bit fuzzy.

Our office uses Computer Service Center in Kerrville to maintain our office computers, so I gave Tim a buzz. Tim said he didn't work on laptops, but he had used BJ Associates in San Antonio, and he recommended them.

I contact Dave at BJ Associates who sends the me the necessary shipping forms. I pack up the laptop and send it off. A few days later, they contact me and tell me that I need new memory. They replace and ship it back to me via FedEx.

So if you are in South Texas or the Hill Country and you have laptop problems, give BJ Associates and shout. I was extremely happy with their service.

And no, they did not pay me to say that.


Friday, February 09, 2007

This looks bad for lawyer Howard K. Stern. Two of the three people who can lay a claim to the J. Howard Marshall fortune are dead, and the third person is his infant daughter. I am not saying he did anything, but if this were Matlock, he'd be guilty. If this were Murder, She Wrote, the cast of Entertainment Tonight would be guilty (Motive: keep reporting on Anna Nicole forever), and if this were CSI, it would be the photographer, after the other two had been cleared, of course.


Fortress Amerikkka - Day 267!
The Rise of the Klan

I have been criticized by some for equating the illegal immigration issue with racism. I noted that no one is trying to put a fence along the Northern Border, no one is demanding Cajuns stop speaking French, and no one is trying to put an end to local Oktoberfest celebrations. Turns out, I was right.

Membership in the Ku Klux Klan has increased thanks to illegal immigration, same-sex marriages and urban crime, says the Anti-Defamation League.

I, for one, welcome our new Klan overlords. I'd like to remind them as a trusted Internent personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground gold mines.

Praise Jebus!


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ozzy Osbourne will be going on tour again, but this year, he's saying the tickets will be free.

Sharon Osbourne said he's trying to line up some corporate sponsors to cover the costs of the tour. This raises the spectre of branded everything, from jumpsuits, like NASCAR drivers wear, to images on the seats at the venues. I suppose I could tolerate that if admission was free. As Morgan Webb put it in one of her Morgan Minutes on G4, "Ads are how you get stuff without paying for it."

But there still seems something wrong with the idea of going to a rock show and seeing Viagra banners hanging from the rafters. It seems kind of. . .commercial.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Proving that we have the best governor money can buy, Texas recently became the first state to require schoolgirls be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer by executive order. Gardasil, Merck & Co.'s new vaccine against strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the only vaccine for the cancer. Perry received $6,000 from Merck for his campaign. One of Merck's three lobbyists in Texas is Mike Toomey, Perry's former chief of staff. His current chief of staff's mother-in-law, Texas Republican state Rep. Dianne White Delisi, is a state director for Women in Government, which also receives bucketloads of money from Merck to get girls as young as 11 on the drug. According to the article, Merck has "doubled its lobbying budget in Texas and has funneled money through Women in Government, an advocacy group made up of female state legislators around the country."

Gardasil was approved by the FDA in June, and Merck has been lobbying state and Federal government to require all girls to get the vaccination. Merck stands to rake in profits in the Billions of dollars if all the states require the vaccine, which costs $360. And they'll make more money if the vaccine has to be re administered. No one knows how long it lasts.

Another example of Legislation by corporation. Ain't Democracy great?


Monday, February 05, 2007

Hoo Boy! The news just keeps on coming, doesn't it folks?

Jennifer M. Villacrusis, a former junior high guidance counselor, is alleged to have had sex with a 16 year-old male student in her Hughesville Area Middle School office on November 29, then again on the 30th at her home. Villacrusis--who, while not a smoking hottie, is attractive--alleged that the boy had raped her (until he got tired, as the old joke goes), but the police aren't pursuing that line of inquiry. Well, on January 30, she gave up her right to trial in hopes for a sentence of Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition or ARD. As I understand it, it is probation for innocent people. Villacrusis isn't admitting guilt, you understand, but will take probation to avoid a trial.

Thank goodness that pretty white women who molest children have that option.

C'mon, Hillary! Let's see you get behind the Christian Burka campaign. After all, it takes a village to raise a child!