Archive for March, 2006

Color me not surprised…

March 29, 2006

Former CNN correspondent Lucia Newman has taken a job with Al-Jazerra.

Dave Marash, formerly of ABC News’ “Nightline,” also joined Al-Jazeera and will serve as their Washington anchor and reporter.

Following in the footsteps of Lord HeeHaw.

HT to Ace

When democrats ATTACK!

March 29, 2006

According to this news report, A Capitol police officer was physically assaulted by far left extremist democrat Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia while he was on duty.

The article also says that members are not required to pass through the metal detectors in government buildings. Why the Hell Not?

Hardly surprising, the far left democrat is playing the race card and claiming that she is harassed by white police officers.

"Pin the Molotov on the Cop Car"

March 29, 2006

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What leftists teach their children…

First Steps Toward Artificial Gravity

March 29, 2006

From Slashdot:

“Have scientists been able to artificially generate a gravitational field? Researchers at the European Space Agency believe so. “Small acceleration sensors placed at different locations close to the spinning superconductor, which has to be accelerated for the effect to be noticeable, recorded an acceleration field outside the superconductor that appears to be produced by gravitomagnetism. This experiment is the gravitational analogue of Faraday’s electromagnetic induction experiment in 1831.” The effect is very small, so don’t expect to see it used in spacecraft any time soon. But the effect is still many times larger than the predictions of Einstein’s theories. “If confirmed, this would be a major breakthrough,” says [Austrian researcher Martin] Tajmar. “It opens up a new means of investigating general relativity and it consequences in the quantum world.””

The campus that ran off a Nazi propagandist today welcomes one from the Taliban.

March 29, 2006

Open speech on Campus is generally a good thing. Some argue that Yale may be carrying it bit too far, and not being as open as they claim to be to all views.

Independent documentary film maker Evan Coyne Maloney was forced off the Yale campus by the administration for simply asking questions they don’t want asked, let along answered.

French Anti-CPE "Demonstrations"

March 29, 2006

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More of French Socialism reaping what it has sowed.

Profiling rears it’s head…

March 29, 2006

Unrest in Redmond

March 28, 2006

Some Microsoft rank and filers are calling for executive heads to roll over the Vista delay.

The money quote on Vista.

“Vista – I wouldn’t buy it with someone else’s money. Then again what do I know, I’ve only been testing the dog for the last 2-3 yrs.”

Attack Cartoons is on a roll.

March 27, 2006

Stop by and check ’em out.

Looking back…2003

March 26, 2006

Some post from the past three years:

Left Wing Extremists wished for more US Military deaths:

“I have a confession: I have at times, as the war has unfolded, secretly wished for things to go wrong. Wished for the Iraqis to be more nationalistic, to resist longer. Wished for the Arab world to rise up in rage. Wished for all the things we feared would happen. I’m not alone: A number of serious, intelligent, morally sensitive people who oppose the war have told me they have had identical feelings.” — Gary Kamiya Executive editor of the left wing Salon.com, reported in the Inside Politics column of the Washington Times, April 18, 2003

Our Friends the French:

U.S. forces discovered 51 Roland-2 missiles, made by a partnership of French and German arms manufacturers, in two military compounds at Baghdad International Airport. One of the missiles he examined was labeled 05-11 KND 2002, which he took to mean that the missile was manufactured last year. The charred remains of a more modern Roland-3 launcher was found just down the road from the arms cache. According to a mortar specialist with the same unit, radios used by many Iraqi military trucks brandished MADE IN FRANCE labels and looked brand new. RPG night sights stamped with the number 2002 and French labels also turned up.

Right of American Citizens

“The American citizens have a right to own firearms. It is no more unlimited than any other right that we have. The laws ought to concentrate that we pass on stopping criminals and children and others who shouldn’t have guns from getting them. Licensing, registration, in my opinion are bad ideas and violations of that fundamental right.” Senator Joe Liberman (D-Conn.)

You may go play video games if you wish.

Remember this: Walk away now and you walk away from your interest in history, your ability to tell a good story, your ability to translate dreams into reality; leaving the next generation with nothing but recycled, unimaginative first-person shooters, online quasi-historical strategy games, yet another multiplayer NFL game, violence-laden driving simulations, and mindless revisions of innumerable cute Japanese animations. Depart now and you forever separate yourselves from the vital gaming legacies of James Dunnigan, Steve Jackson, Gary Gygax, Marc Miller, Loren Wiseman, Frank Chadwick, Andrew Keith, William Keith, John Harshman, Professor Barker, and Richard Tucholka.

Turn your backs now and you snuff out the fragile candles of Board Gaming, Miniatures, Fantasy and Science Fiction Roleplaying, and when those flames flicker and expire, the light of the world is extinguished because the creative thought which has moved mankind through the decades leading to the millenium will wither and die on the vine of abandonment and neglect. — John Kwon on the TML, tipping his hat to Elwood Blues.

You do learn some important lessons in school:

Same happened to me in 1976 as a high school junior. My draft dodging social studies teacher went on his Vietnam rant, unaware I was the daughter of a career Army aviator who had been killed in Vietnam (thus I had read everything possible on the war). When I offered my views, he called my father a babykiller, kicked me out of the classroom and had me sit in the library for the duration of the “unit”. The experience was life-changing. I became even more “political” and went on to major in journalism and political science, work in my fields (despite censorship over conservative topics) and made me even more determined to fight the left. To me, you are one of the most credible commentators we have…keep up the great work! Sincerely, Laura, Atlanta

Homophobia from the left:

” Come on, come over here and make me, I dare you. . . . You little fruitcake. You little fruitcake. I said you are a fruitcake.” — Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark (democrat-Calif.) to another member of Congress. So much for reasoned debate from the left. Why is it when every liberals get really mad, they accuse their foe of being gay?

Quagmires

Driving Star Trek off the air.

It’s still true:

As the numbers of heat deaths climb, a final figure of close to 20,000 is being seen as not unrealistic – in other words, a humanitarian disaster.
Meanwhile, the death toll in Guantanamo Bay, which the French are in the habit of condemning with dainty disgust as barbaric, sweltering, fetid and inhuman, remains remarkably stable: None.

I called it:

IMNSHO, the democrats are in the same boat the Republicans were in in 1996.
They are not for a damn thing, they are only against the person in the White House.
That works well with the hardcore, extremist wing of the party, but it’s not going to fly this time either with the centrist majority of voters.
My prediction is that as long as the democrats keep pushing Socialist Howard Dean, this country is looking a GW Bush Presidency to last to 2008.

Can’t think outside the box.

A bizzare tip of the hat to Dune.

Dictators who support terrorists are supposed to be afraid. That’s a major part of the plan.

Multiculturalism meet Little League baseball…

GWB and JFK have a lot in common.

I love the smell of gunpowder in the morning: it smells like… [sniff] freedom.
That, and lower violent crime rates.
— Kim du Toit

Rev. Al Livin’ Large!