Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I'm on vacation! Yay! I'm sitting in an airport waiting for my airplane to show up and take me away from the horrible trees pictured above and to an desert. Yay! So why don't my loyal reader and anyone else who happens upon this put interesting links in the comments. Or just an interesting sentence if you like. I'm going to go see if there's an airplane waiting for me.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
The supreme court will soon decide whether restrictions on gun ownership are constitutional. The case before the court questions whether the ban on guns in Washington D.C. violates the Second Amendment. The lawyer who brought the case before the court is a wealthy libertarian who says he is not concerned about guns nor laws, per say, but about respect for the constitution. I'm glad that the rights of Americans are being fought for, but at a time when the Bush Administration is ignoring the Fourth Amendment with illegal wiretaps, the Fifth by not giving "detainees" due process of law, the Sixth by not bringing charges to these same "detainees," and the Eighth by torturing and using cruel and unusual punishment, I would hope that the court would have other constitutional concerns.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Report: Saddam Hussein Had No Connections To Terrorists, But We Still Hope You Believe He Did. It Just Makes Things Easier
From McClatchy Washington Bureau:
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Wednesday canceled plans for broad public release of a study that found no pre-Iraq war link between late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and the al Qaida terrorist network.
Rather than posting the report online and making officials available to discuss it, as had been planned, the U.S. Joint Forces Command said it would mail copies of the document to reporters — if they asked for it. The report won't be posted on the Internet.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Nearly 50 people in India seeking a vision of the Virgin Mary by staring at the sun have instead lost their vision. From Daily News & Analysis:
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I've been house/pool/dog-sitting these past few weeks and have had little time for this what with all of the playing with puppies and sitting on a house and staring at a pool and wishing it was hot enough to swim. It seems that as soon as I took over these duties the weather dropped 20 degrees and my usual wish to be submersed in cold water has diminished. Luckily, nothing whatsoever has happened in the world during this period so the timing was great. My friends should have returned today to reclaim their house but no sign of them yet. If it suddenly gets hotter I will know that I no longer have a pool all to myself and that I can get back to work here. For now, though, I have to go back over there and see if they've returned or if the dogs have gotten into the garbage again.
Friday, March 7, 2008
If someone had told Camille Saint-Saëns that there would come a day when people would use a mouse to play his music he would have been a very confused composer. The Berlin Philharmonic has created a neat flash game that allows one to try to do just that. The game gives me a great deal of anxiety, as I keep running out of room on my mouse pad and making horrible squeaking noises on the instrument. Maybe non-musicians will enjoy this more than I did, but I'm seriously anxious now and must go play my double bass to reassure myself that I can, in fact, make nice noises come out of it.