Category: General

Old Settler's Ball

06/08/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
I'll be on my way to the Old Settler's Ball, to meet relations I've never met. I plan to walk down Edwards Street, named after Captain Edwards, my mother's grandfather's grandfather. more »

Reagan Re-Revisionism

06/08/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
Or, you could consider this perspective of the Reagan legacy: The New York Times today, in its canned obit, wrote that Reagan projected, "faith in small town America" and "old-time values." "Values" my ass. It was union busting and a declaration of w… more »

Venus-Sun Transit

06/08/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
If you missed it this morning, you can catch it next time in 2012. more »

Reagan Revisionism

06/07/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
Now that he's gone, there has been a huge effort to whitewash the legacy of Ronald Reagan. This isn't a comment on Reagan nearly as much as it is a comment on his rabid supporters. Reagan while conservative (and consequently shortsighted) was also gre… more »

Upgrade-o-phobia: Why I still run Windows 98

06/07/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
This note is written on a pc running Windows 98. If you do a little quick math in your head, you'll realize that 1998, the year that this particular OS came out is at least six years old. This particular computer I'm working on is four years old.… more »

Petals around the rose

06/06/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
This was making the rounds on Blogdex, and so I'll add to the echo chamber by mentioning it too. There's a neat game, called "Petals around the Rose" which is played with five dice. Here are the 3 things I can tell you: 1) The name of the game,… more »

They're on a mission from God

06/06/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
Capital Hill Blue reports here that George Bush II's inner circle of trusted advisors is growing smaller, with some of the same kind of paranoia that overtook the Nixon administration affecting POTUS himself. According to the article, George Tenet didn… more »

Don't be an asshole

06/05/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
Vote Democratic more »

Untie their hands? Watchoo talking about Robert Novak

06/02/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
Robert Novak, the reporter who leaked the news about Valerie Plame being a CIA operative talks here about how things are going badly in Afghanistan. Well, no shit. Someone find me a weatherman. But then he explains that one of the reasons why is… more »

Chalabi hands secrets to the Iranians

06/02/04 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
This story is almost funny: Ahmed Chalabi, (remember him, he was the guy who seduced the neo-cons into believing their wet dreams about WMD's in Iraq so that they would have an excuse for the American People when asked why they invaded Iraq) has now be… more »

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