Archive for October, 2006

Project Valour-IT

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

I've joined Soldier's Angels Project ValourIT. Being a former Air Force guy, I figured that would be the suitable one for me to join. Soldier's Angels is a non-profit raising money to aid our troops and thier families. Project Valou-ITr has a specific goal in mind: supplying voice-activated laptops ...

Religious Bigotry Strikes!

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

If you are a Christian running for office in Minnesota as a Republican, watch out! The religious bigots in the DFL and their lap-dog supporters in the media, are out to roast you. Religious persecution against Christians is nothing new. This country was founded by Christians who fled ...

DFL Recruits Township Officers For Support

Monday, October 30th, 2006

I received a good laugh from the DFL in the mail this weekend. It starts out, “Dear Fellow Township Officers,” and goes on to explain how Pawlenty has gut LGA to the townships, yet doesn’t show supporting evidence. What it does state is that state aid to the ...

Webb Sounds Off On Iraq

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

Jim Webb on the attack against the Bush Administration on the War Against Terror being waged in Iraq. From FoxNews: "It pains me as an American that our casualties are again escalating while this president and his followers are still incapable of bringing forward an intelligent, commonsense approach to ending our ...

Guinness, Of Course!

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

Every now and again I run across one of those blog survey's worth doing. Here's my results on the "What Kind of Beer am I" survey. You Are Guinness You know beer well, and you'll only drink the best beers in the world. Watered down beers disgust you, as do the people ...

Why Am I Not Surprised

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

This goes in the category of “why am I not surprised?” Last night I took my lovely wife and darling daughter to dinner at a favorite place in Eagan. On the drive up along Cedar Avenue, sue noticed a vehicle sporting a green “What Would Wellstone Do?” sticker, as well ...

Webb Should Withdraw From Senate Race

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

James Webb is on the Foley hotseat over passages in a number of his books. From cnsnews.com: "I am outraged and sickened by what I have read in the book written by a U.S. Senate candidate," Andrea Lafferty, executive director of the Traditional Values Coalition, said during a press conference ...

Silicon 2006, final report

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Silicon is over, back from vacation, on normal work hours. No more excuses. Time to get the Silicon 2006 photos posted. As noted in my earlier post during the run of the con, Silicon 2006 was a well attended mid-sized con, with somewhere around 700 fans in attendance. 161k JPEGDan ...

Iran Activates More Nuclear Centrifuges

Friday, October 27th, 2006

This in on the BBC News: Iran has reportedly taken another step in its uranium enrichment programme, in defiance of international pressure. The dictator running Iran has repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel, and has previously expressed a desire to use nuclear weapons to achieve that goal. Anybody out there ...

Bad Blogger!!!

Friday, October 27th, 2006

I admit it. I have been remiss in my writing duties again. I have not posted two words in nearly two weeks. Things have been, as usual, hectic, what with a nearly two week vacation in California, visiting family, and returning to a week long dapartment meeting ...

North Korea Threatens War Over U.N. Sanctions

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

The totalitarian dictatorship of North Korea has declared that any sanctions set against its country for having conducted a successful nuclear bomb test, is equivalent to a "declaration of war." From FoxNews "The resolution cannot be construed otherwise than a declaration of a war" against the North, also known as the Democratic ...

Silicon 2006

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

The problem with traveling sans computer, it makes it difficult to report on the fun stuff going on. I am at the Silicon 2006 Internet Cafe. Silicon is beginning to wind down, this being the third and final day of the con. It's been a real experience coming back to the ...

California Prop. 87

Friday, October 6th, 2006

I'm in California right now, and the big issue of the day, and the current election cycle, is Proposition 87, which would levy a tax on oil producers in the state, varying from 1.5% to 6% of revenues and prohibit the oil companines from passing this tax onto the consumers. ...

Ethically Speaking, There Are Significant Differences Between Republicans and Democrats

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

It is pretty easy to show the differences between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party when it comes to ethics. Republicans, as now former Rep. Foley can attest, PROSECUTE and PURGE people from office when it comes to gross failures in ethics, regardless of party affiliation. Democrats ...

The Amish and the WBC Nuts!

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

The nation was stunned and shocked this week by the brutal slaying of a group of young girls in a small Amish community in Pennsylvania. There is no doubt in my mind that their murderer was a nutcase, and the news reports back this up with revelations from the notes ...