Monthly Archives: September 2006

I have vacation plans on Sept 1st, 2008!

Uggghhh. What a disaster. GOP slime everywhere in the friendly confines of my hometown. The only good thing about this is that it will finally signal the end of a dark eight years. 

The New York Review of Books had a long review of Cheney’s life and history. It is really depressing. His entire life has led up to this moment: stripping power from everyone not in the executive office, starting needless wars because it fits his ancient cold war mentality, marking dissent from extremist policies as traitorous. It all extends from his living in Madison (yes, Mad-town again) during . . .

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Watch This

This has been making the email rounds here, but I think it’s time for it to break into the international scene.

A Kannada movie clip from the 70s (I think- there’s not much to be sure about)

What can I say? I was going to offer up some analysis, but instead I’ll just post the link. Please watch it with audio.

Musical Goodness

On voting machines, Oblivion, and poker handles

First, this study by some Princeton IT folk on the ease of tampering with electronic voting machines is pretty depressing. If the US media had any shred of hope of still being the protectorate of the public interest, this would be discussed widely. Especially since here in Minnesota (and in many other states) the entire voting process is going entirely to electronic voting.

Which is why it is important to bury your head in the sand and live in a virtual world (mostly kidding on that one, I have been trying to raise this issue with local media members, . . .

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Notes From The Overworld

A couple of days ago, I completed a year at my job. Unremarkable, perhaps, but for two facts taken in tandem – I am now 29 years old, and this is my first real job. Oh sure, I have been paid a stipend for teaching in grad school, I washed dishes in a cafeteria for minimum wage, taught kids at summer camp, even made a few bucks my freshman year fixing people’s computers. And I got myself through my last summer in the United States by playing poker (nothing on the level of some on this site, though). But this is my . . .

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