Monthly Archives: May 2012

Words That Get You Watched by Big Brother

Somebody published a list of words that government computers search the telephone traffic and the internet for, presumably to automatically flag for further attention by the various security services. You can view it here. Some of the choices are kind … Continue reading

Posted in Computers | 3 Comments

Things That Annoy Me

Things that annoy me, in no particular order: > The phone system is smart enough to know you need to put a 1 in front of that number, but it is too stupid to do it for you. > Bicycle … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Personal, Rant | 1 Comment

Types of Issues

It occurs to me that there are two fundamental types of issues in play in the games of politics. The most common is an issue that is largely a matter of passion. For instance, I personally am pro-life, and I … Continue reading

Posted in Fuzzy Thinking, Philosophy, Politics, Quote of the Day, Rant

Obama’s New Logo

Obama’s new logo is “Forward”. He sure as heck doesn’t want you to look back at what he’s been doing the last four years…. “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” – The Wizard of Oz (who was … Continue reading

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What a List!

President Barack Obama’s Complete List of Historical Firsts Wow. -Popgun

Posted in Politics

Irrelevant and Academic?

Irrelevant and Academic         It is almost to the point where it is almost academic which side wins the election. Over at Bayou Renaissance Man, Peter makes the case that the economy is in such a state that whoever wins will … Continue reading

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It Smells Funny…

I see that the CIA, FBI and so forth stopped another underwear bomber a few days ago.   This is great news!  But then, it turns out that the very man who was to carry out the suicide mission is a … Continue reading

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