Aug 21, 2005

I find this oddly comfortable.

In this increasingly cruel, heartless world, where earthly justice is difficult to find and karmic retribution is endless in arriving, it's important to find serenity in the unchanging.

Therefore, via Slashdot, here's another innovative yet unnecessary invention from Japan: form-fitting doors.

Aug 16, 2005

"This isn't going to have a happy ending."

The Cindy Sheehan protest, as sad as it is now, is probably going to get a whole lot sadder. And I'm not just talking about the pathetic attempts to smear and vilify her, although I guess I have no right being surprised to the depths that the punditry would sink.

This is the way I see it: Cindy Sheehan is not leaving of her own free will until Bush leaves or meets her.

It's simple. She's a mother doing this for her son's memory.

She's not going anywhere.

Almost as likely is the fact that Bush is not going to meet her. Just by virtue of being a father I'm giving him the tiniest benefit of the doubt, but given by what he's shown and what he said so far, that's not going to happen.

It's more likely he'll have her arrested, but I doubt he's got the stones for that. Actually, I'd be amazed if he showed that level of conviction, even for the wrong thing. Nope, he'll just go on and ignore her.

While she gets sick in the rain.

Or worse yet, the vandalism turns into something more serious.

Someone could easily get hurt, maybe worse over this.

You'd have think that Bush would have learned by now that ignoring problems doesn't make them go away.

Aug 15, 2005

Things I learned in Martha's Vineyard.

Another weekend away (as a consultant, I don't get paid holidays, so I use the weekends as much as possible), this time visiting family in Martha's Vineyard. A few things I picked up:

  • The fortress where the Hollywood elite gather to control the liberal media is much better hidden then I anticipated. Maybe next time.
  • Gas is $3 a gallon...which was less then I expected.
  • If you're driving an unfamiliar van that has a trailer with a boat, go really easy on the brakes.
  • Apparently, Chappaquiddick jokes are passé.

Aug 9, 2005

A bridge to nowhere... the title of this Salon article which talks about a provision in the new energy bill which could result in a pork-laden 200 million-dollar bridge that connects the Alaskan mainland to an island of 50 people.

I wish I had Alaskan Rep. Don Young on my condo board.

We really could use a monorail.

Aug 2, 2005

Today's news, in sonnet.

Our president has caused a stir
by putting Bolton in this place.
So now he's called Ambassador
instead of Mister Walrusface.

Our astronauts will don the suits
to rush Discovery's overhaul.
And I still look for an excuse
to avoid painting bathroom walls.

Say after a tour of duty
you're in a election race.
You'll be slandered by this loony
drug-distended basket case.

Apple's new mouse shows, you see,
they've entered 1993.