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Turn about and all that

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

So maybe in my last post, I was a bit hard on Louisiana because it’s the state I’ve left.  It’s not like we don’t have our own wackos in NC.  Two examples: One of NC’s representatives, Patrick McHenry (R) has proposed that we put Reagan’s face on the $50 bill.  Maybe for his work on […]

Seriously, W… T… F?

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Every once in a while, something from Louisiana will catch the national attention, or at least the political bits that I care about, and I’m once again reminded of why I’m happy to have left.  The latest?  Apparently, the Bossier Parish sheriff is creating himself a militia.  No really.  It’s called “Operation Exodus,” which according […]

Heathcare reform: a Festivus miracle!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Speaking of Festivus, I should note a recent sighting of a genuine Festivus miracle… they still had a quart of Maple View Farms eggnog at the grocery store! Er, actually, a better Festivus miracle is that today the senate democratic caucus reached the 60 votes needed for their final cloture vote and will vote on […]

gop hcr doa

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

In the most awesome [1] display of legislative ineptitude since they presented a budget with no numbers on April Fool’s Day, the republicans have released their plan for health care reform.  Now, keep in mind that as scored by the CBO, the democratic plan will increase coverage from 83% to 96% of the legal population […]

DDoS-ing good policy

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

In computer security, one of the most difficult and annoying problems is the distributed denial of service attack (DDoS).  The idea behind a DDoS attack is straight forward: the attacker tries to prevent legitimate use of the service by using a large number of other computers.  Usually these other computers have been compromised (hacked) and […]

Ted Kennedy

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

🙁 also, I’m glad I’m not the only one who went there The faster your defense is at getting the ball back into the offensive’s hands the more likely you are to win a game. The fastest way to gain possession of the ball is to force an offensive player to fumble the football. […]

Palins resignation speech

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

I haven’t paid much attention to Sarah Palin in the year since I first heard of her.  Okay, periodically I’ve laughed at her.  And Palin As President was pretty funny.  But last night I was commenting to K that this line from her resignation speech was pure Zen: “In the winter time it’s the frozen […]

Specter (D-Pa.)

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

It looks like the average IQ of democratic senators and the average IQ of republican senators have both declined today.  Hopefully there will be a 2010 challenger in the PA democratic primaries. “There were signs of this deterioration in my kidneys back to, like, ’04, in my bloodwork and my physicals every year, and every […]

Download Full Movie Why Him? (2016)

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Why Him? (2016) HD Director : John Hamburg. Writer : John Hamburg, Ian Helfer, Nicholas Stoller. Release : December 22, 2016 Country : United States of America. Production Company : 21 Laps Entertainment, Red Hour Films. Language : English. Runtime : 111 min. Genre : Comedy. Movie ‘Why Him?’ was released in December 22, 2016 […]

Recessions do not have hidden virtues

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

I wasn’t originally going to write about the Michael Gerson piece from the other week where he talks about the “hidden virtues” of a recession.  Leaving aside the irony of a relatively well off speech writer for George W. Bush telling us how the recession caused by his boss’s policies will be good for us, […]