Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Happy New Year and all that jazz.

Drive safely -- better yet, don't drive at all.

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Sir Howard the Disloyal

Dean's party loyalty is coming under fairly heavy question today following some remarks he made about support not being transferrable, in the event he doesn't get the nomination. Dems, including blogger Josh Marshall have been a tad annoyed about this. Taranto in today's WSJ Best of the Web gives the full skinny. Is Dean imploding? Not sure. Has he "peaked too early?" Maybe. From a Republican viewpoint (mine), he may be "imploding too early." That is, early enough that a general-election-viable Democratic candidate might actually get a pinky-finger grip on the nomination.

Michael Jackson, revisited

Yesterday I noted that I wasn't sure Michael Jackson was guilty of anything. Not precisely what I meant to say -- he MAY not be guilty of anything in the legal sense, but sleeping in the same bed with kids who are not your own is pretty much unacceptable behavior in anyone's book, regardless of how you parse the child molestation laws. Jackson is quite obviously a mentally unwell person, and probably very unhappy, and that's sad, given his exceptional talent as an entertainer. And I feel sorry for him, but somewhere a bell should have gone off in his head telling him he was making a big mistake.

And I reiterate, where were the parents of these kids he's accused of molesting? They are certainly culpable if Jackson himself is.

Monday, December 29, 2003

Early morning blogosis

Yes, it's not quite 5:00 am and I'm up and blogging. This wouldn't be so bad, except that I went to bed at around midnight and slept only fitfully until about 3:45 when I gave up and came down to the computer. I NEVER do this, so I'm wondering if my problem is that I slept about 12 hours from Saturday night to Sunday morning. Work will be loads of fun around noon. I couldn't really pull all-nighters in college very well, and doing it at age 50 isn't any easier, let me tell you. But for some reason tonight, even Art Bell couldn't put me to sleep. Art is signing off soon, and so will I, just to see if I can get an hour in before it's really time to get up.

McCain-Feingold and Us

The recent campaign finance reform act passed and actually SIGNED by President Bush in one of his less than shining moments, has now been reaffirmed by a misguided Supreme Court. For the first time, our rights to freedom of speech have been infringed. Despite the fact that the First Amendment is very clear on this matter. Damn you John McCain, especially, for urinating on the legacy of Jefferson. Culpepper Log puts it together for us vis-a-vis the blogging world, but the principle applies to all.

Sunday, December 28, 2003

In other recent news

Yeah, I'm REALLY glad we caught Saddam Hussein like a rat in a, well, rat-hole. Har. On the other hand, Howard Dean "supposes" catching him was a good thing. If this guy actually gets elected we're in real trouble.

Michael Jackson's capture is another story. While he has produced one of the scarier looking celebrity mug shots in recent memory, I'm not sure he's really guilty of anything. Yeah, the slumber parties are weird. Very weird. But somehow, I don't think he's a molester. This thing smells like a set-up to me; someone looking for publicity, money or both. I'll stand corrected if they actually convict him, but I don't think it's going to happen.

Rush Limbaugh, a guy who has truly been a hero to me, may or may not be in for a jail-sit. I think he IS the target of someone with a political axe to grind, and from what I understand, it is pretty unusual for ANY addict to be investigated like this. But, if he's guilty, he's guilty. My only black-helicopter-like thought is that it seems very coincidental that he's being targeted at exactly the same time Algore et al are trying to launch liberal talk-radio network. Weeding out the competition, maybe? Just a thought, mind you.

The site

Even though I'm a web developer and designer, my own site looks a little weird these days. Definitely needs a facelift and probably a weeding out of old content. I'll work on it.

PS: I didn't report on this here, but my job at Micro-net more or less disintegrated. I would say I was fired, but it was more like a layoff due to lack of sales and some other issues, many of which were beyond the control of myself or my employer. I'm still on good terms with them, and ultimately, it was for the best that we parted ways.

Anyway, I was jobless, save for a little free-lance work, during the months of October and November. I am now working for a larger firm, The Interlink Companies, in sales/marketing and I will probably be doing some actual development as well. Holiday period is slow there, but I've been using it to learn what I can. I spent a recent afternoon with the two guys who do a lot of the coding and web site "assembly," and learned quite a bit just watching them work, etc. I've written a couple sites that are currently in development. Things are looking up, finally.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Monday, December 22, 2003

Checking out Mozilla

A better browser than I thought originally. Even though MS has dominance these days, it's nice to have a choice. Check it out here.

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Holiday Bliss

My daughters will be home this weekend. Joy. Rapture.

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

My favorite Democrat

Some people might be surprised that I even have a favorite Democrat, but Joe Lieberman is it. This story is one reason why. I don't agree with everything Lieberman says, and I probably wouldn't vote for him, but he has his priorities straight.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Sunday, November 16, 2003

This explains a lot

Virginia Postrel provides a great insight into why Gray Davis didn't understand why Californians were upset about the car tax. More exposition of how Davis was utterly out of touch with his constituents.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Woman locked husband naked in bathroom for three years

I would love to come up with a snappy little punch line for this, but I can't think of one,

Monday, November 10, 2003

Blogging from Iraq



I think it's great that Iraqis are getting their ideas out now. Puts a much more human face on this issue, and helps to counter all the political noise from the left about how badly the war is going, how Bush doesn't have a plan, etc. These people need our support, not to be treated as political pawns.

Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Worst Album Covers Ever

I have probably seen worse, but I really can't remember where. Stone: Worst Album Covers Ever

Thursday, October 30, 2003

Economy Grows at Fastest Pace Since 1984

From NewsMax.com: "The 7.2 percent pace marked the best showing since the first quarter of 1984. It exceeded analysts' forecasts for a 6 percent growth rate for third-quarter GDP, which measures the value of all goods and services produced within the United States."

The remaining challenge is to improve the job picture (yours truly trying to do the same, since my employment at a local software reseller/developer imploded). But this supports a couple of concepts I've believed for a long time:
  1. The economy is getting better, despite the carping and harping from the left.

  2. Tax cuts work. So shut up about "tax cuts for the rich" already. Everybody who pays taxes, in my opinion, should pay less. Lower the rates, and economies (and overall tax revenues) get better. The left, whose stock in trade is wealth redistribution and de facto vote-buying (with other peoples' money), never get this.

Gimme a comment or something willya?

I added the capability for readers to leave comments after each post. I know, I know, traffic is pretty light here, but I thought this spiffy commenting capability was nice enough to add. So, even if you want to tell me to go to hell, lemme have a comment once in a while! (Now I REALLY feel like I've entered the blogosphere.)

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Howard Dean, Metrosexual

DenverPost.com reports today that Howard Dean declared himself to be a "metrosexual," referring to the recently hyped buzz-phrase. According to the DP, metrosexuals are "straight men in touch with their feminine sides."

This sounds awfully -- well -- silly to me. Dean may end up with the nomination, but I find it unlikely that this guy can win. He's irresponsible with regard to the war in Iraq, wants to raise everybody's taxes again (right, Howard, repealing a tax cut isn't the same as raising your taxes -- sure, if you say so), and he's been in charge of one of the most left-wing states in the union.

Then this. I mean, it's not that it's a slip of the tongue, really. Obviously, this kind of hipster-lingo is on this guy's mind. I don't think serious, presidential-type people have this kind of stuff in their radar, much less in their vocabularies. Thanks to Drudge for laying this one on us.

Monday, October 27, 2003

Words from the past that still ring true

Another great reference from Andrew Sullivan. A quote from George Orwell --

"It is, I think, true to say that the intelligentsia have been more wrong about the progress of the war than the common people, and that they were more swayed by partisan feelings. The average intellectual of the Left believed, for instance, that the war was lost in 1940, that the Germans were bound to overrun Egypt in 1942, that the Japanese would never be driven out of the lands they had conquered, and that the Anglo-American bombing offensive was making no impression on Germany. He could believe these things because his hatred for the British ruling class forbade him to admit that British plans could succeed. There is no limit to the follies that can be swallowed if one is under the influence of feelings of this kind. I have heard it confidently stated, for instance, that the American troops had been brought to Europe not to fight the Germans but to crush an English revolution. One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that: no ordinary man could be such a fool."

Sullivan is on my daily "must read" blog list -- he should be on yours as well.

Monday, October 20, 2003

Justice delayed

This is definitely good news, kind of. For those not familiar with the Gerald Amirault case, it is an incredible example of how mob mentality and political correctness, combined with legal professionals of the lowest sort to keep an innocent man in jail for 17 years. Check this out, then wonder how many more Gerald Amiraults there may be.

Friday, October 17, 2003

Dave Barry's Blog -- worth the trip

Sometimes I think I prefer Dave Barry's Blog better than his columns -- at least as well, anyway. Really fun, casual, and often informative, in a weird sort of way. Case in point is this article recommended/linked by Dave (mature adults only -- oh, what am I saying? Read it) : French judge handy with penal code.

Nice take by Philip Revzin on the Cubs loss and life in general.

Sisyphus and the Second City

Did anyone really believe China's space program was benign?

Inside the Ring - The Washington Times: Inside the Ring is where Bill Gertz reports China's first astronaut launch was also a spy mission. This is not small news, but of course, the major media (other than the Washington Times) are ignoring it. The politically correct position is that China means us no harm, I guess. But they do, and they mean to mount a takeover of Taiwan at some point in the foreseeable future. Ahem, uh, Mr. Clinton, how much of our technology do you suppose went into making this mission possible?

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

No joy in Mudville

The Cubs didn't make it. After a freaky end to game 6 of the NLCS, they couldn't hold up against the Marlins in game 7. Almost made it, but not quite. Great going anyway, guys. It was a truly great Cubs season, and I think there will be more. As we always say, wait until next year.

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Ok, I know I shouldn't laugh,

but the visual image of this seems funny to me -- German man charged with teaching dog Hitler salute. In Germany, course, they have laws against this, which would probably violate the 1st amendment here. How many hours do you imagine it took for this dog to learn to salute on cue? Disclaimer: No, I don't think Nazis are funny, unless we're talking Col. Klink, but this seems relatively tame, especially compared to real Neo-Nazi hate-spew.

Friday, October 10, 2003

What we have acheived in Iraq

Here is the story that isn't being told -- thanks to Andrew Sullivan's Blog.

Tuesday, October 7, 2003

You don't say

Movies have been appealing to a low common denominator for some time -- the successful ones anyway. Is this really the first time directors and producers have realized this? My most recent confrontation with low-end quality was when my son and I went to see Old School with Will Farrell. Stupid premise, mainly sex and gross-out jokes. I'm just not the audience for this, but my 15-year-old was equally mystified, and the movie is aimed at him.

Saturday, October 4, 2003

Series Tied Up

The Cubs lost tonight at Wrigley, instead of winning the first round of the NL playoffs. The five-game series is tied, so tomorrow is it. Kerry Wood will be pitching, and hopes are high that this will turn the trick. Chicago needs this one little miracle.

Friday, October 3, 2003

Dylan is now blogged

Check it out. PS: It helps if you're a Cubs fan just now.

Rush Limbaugh Was Right

Donovan McNabb isn't a great quarterback, and the media do overrate him because he is black. By Allen Barra. Now, about the drug issue, I don't know, and it's too early to tell. Being addicted to painkillers isn't legal certainly, but it's not all that uncommon. My concern is if the brouhaha is politicially motivated. The timing, i.e., coming into the real political season, is somewhat suspicious.

Wednesday, October 1, 2003

You have to wonder what THIS is going to look like

Gore close to cable buy (New York Daily News Gore's new network has a couple directions it can go, I think. First, it's either going to be so LIKE the big three network news organizations that it's really not going to make much of a dent. OR, it can consciously go left of the networks, and truly be a socialist news organ. THIS might actually be interesting...well, maybe not. As the article states, the network as it currently exists runs a lot of CBC news (Canada). Nothing like government-run broadcasting to put you to sleep, the Beeb notwithstanding. (I actually still enjoy the BBC, despite the blatant anti-US stance they've taken recently.)

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

The Presidency Wars

This article in the New York Times by David Brooks (recommended by my favorite blogger Andrew Sullivan, sheds a little light on all the political heat we see nowadays, and makes the case for calm, for civility and for knowledge.

Friday, September 26, 2003

Once more we cry "monopoly"?

Microsoft-haters, abetted by the sleazeballs at AOL, Sun et al, now have an issue they can jump on. See News: Report: Microsoft dominance poses security risk. The study in question was paid for by the same folks who invited know-nothing congresspersons and judges into the software industry a couple years ago. What government lackey really has the knowledge to actually create software and systems any better than Microsoft (or Linux developers, or Sun developers)? Yes, security is a problem and yes, MS is the prime target -- mainly because it's used by so many, and because the company is successful. While it may be true that the ubiquity of MS operating systems is part of the problem, it's also part of the solution -- i.e., fix a hole in one place, and it's fixed everywhere. Why should MS suffer for its success? I don't like everything MS makes, either, but I DO have choices, despite the Gates-bashers.

There really is good news in Irag

If only someone will print it. The dominant media really focuses on the negative. But why? Oh, umm, could it be political bias? Daniel Henninger's piece in today's Opinion Journal addresses this.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Compatibility of Weblogs and ISSN

This is an interesting article by Joe Clark, not only about problems of ISSN registration for web logs, but about the validity of web logs as publications. An ISSN number is the number assigned to periodicals listed in an exhaustive encyclopedia used by libraries. Apparently, and I didn't know this, many web logs have ISSN registration. As of late, the registrars have been turning down registrations for various arbitrary and/or irrational reasons, and Joe's article examines this, while making the case that blogs really are publications -- it's just that now they're in the rabble's hands.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Back in Business

Watizit Creative Idea Generation Tool is back in business for your creative idea generating pleasure.

Friday, September 19, 2003

Wesley Clark

Today's entry from www.AndrewSullivan.com - Daily Dish talks about the Clark "approach" to Iraq, which basically means we trust the people we can't trust and don't trust the people we can. Is THIS what the democrats want to hand us as a viable alternative to George Bush? I'd never vote Democrat anyway, given the way the party continually tries to stack the judiciary, but Clark appears to be evidence of true desperation. I would say it goes beyond mere appearances if it weren't for the support of the Clintons. Their involvement makes the whole candidacy appear very curious. As wrong headed and power-hungry as those two are, they're not stupid, so what gives?

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Cholesterol 229 -- diet and exercise required, doctors say.

Residents of Elkhart Indiana were stunned Wednesday morning to learn that Dave Dufour, software salesman, actor/director and raconteur, was found to have a cholesterol count of 229. Dufour could not be reached for comment, but a source close to the Dufour family said "He's too goddam fat, is the problem. I mean, the guy is honey-ham on stilts. Just look at him, for Chrissake."

Less charitable acquaintances, who refused to be named, referred to him as "tubby", "lard-ass" , and "Al Roker, the early years."

Dufour, currently in seclusion, plans drastic measures.

Monday, September 15, 2003

Daniel Drezner's Blog

Just another blog recommendation. This one was recommended by Andrew Sullivan, whose blog is one I read absolutely everyday -- at AndrewSullivan.com. Drezner is very, very good as well, although I find I'm not in TOTAL agreement with him all the time.

Sunday, September 14, 2003

The case for vouchers

Is there any question our education system isn't working when this kind of thing can happen? The Smoking Gun: Archive

Friday, September 12, 2003

Here's the Dave Barry column that caused such a ruckus with the telemarketing association. Funny stuff. Herald.com - Your Miami Everything Guide

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Barry Column Turns Table on Telemarketers

Yahoo! News - Barry Column Turns Table on Telemarketers -- This is perfect justice for an industry that gotten out of hand. I think people certainly have a right to sell, but before we had the Indiana version of the do not call list, we were getting inundated at home as well. How many of these people do you need to hang up on before they get the message that this kind of marketing (a voice-version of spam, because they block THEIR numbers from you so you have no one to complain to) is unacceptable?

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Yahoo! News - LET SLIP THE TORT LAWYERS

Yahoo! News - LET SLIP THE TORT LAWYERS Disgusting and so, so, morally wrong I am stunned even the lawyers involved can feel good about this.
Blogger is not working as well on this new server as it did on the other one. Something funny about the FTP connections. It's throwing errors at me, but DOES seem to be publishing at the moment, although the settings seem unorthodox. Oh well.

Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Du4.com is back, partially.

My site is back, sort of, other than some clean up and reactivation of some of the navigation stuff. Also WATIZIT is at this moment non-operational, so don't try it just yet.
What happened was, we moved to a new server recently, and some things are still discombobulated. Check back in a week when my show at ECT is open and I have a little more downtime to mess with this thing. Also, continue to check Paige's Blog as it has now moved to Indiana University and the life of a college freshman girl is very interesting.

Friday, August 8, 2003

Spam Wars

Spam is not only eating your bandwidth, it's potentially deadly -- sort of. Unfortunately, there's little really reasonable discussion about appropriate limits on commercial e-mail. Some say NONE is permissible, others (spammers) say they're willing do DIE over the issue, citing First Amendment rights.

My big problem is with spam that is fraudulent and/or pornographic. If I can identify the sender and I know what they're selling is real and legitimate, I don't think it's spam. I've had my head bitten off over this point of view by "zero tolerance" advocates. A little perspective, please.

Friday, July 25, 2003

2 Key Economic Barometers Post Large Gains in June

Let's hope so. Of course, this report comes to us from the New York Times, which means, well, maybe the opposite is true. Dang. Now I don't know what to think.

Governor Arnold?

God help me but I love this guy. As Governor? Who knows. Seems like another movie star did pretty well at the job. Sure, The Terminator can never be President, but he would certainly be a breath of fresh air.
This article on the flap over FCC deregulation of broadcast media is interesting. Why is it that whenever Congress is in an absolute panic over something, there's some other agenda really at work?

Friday, July 11, 2003

Ann Coulter's New Book

Yes, it does come off a little rant-y, and there are some (even conservatives) who feel she paints with too broad a brush. I am not entirely certain she's wrong about the majority of liberals and dems in the current congress. The anti-American attitudes that came to the fore in the 60s are rampant, IMHO, in the likes of Nancy Pelosi, David Bonior (okl, he's not in congress now, but he was), Tom Daschle and others.

Ann's defense of Joe McCarthy is interesting, mostly because I believe it stays on point. I remember in school when I was first becoming aware of politics, following up on teacher commentaries on the evils of Joe McCarthy, asking "but did he ever catch any communists?" Stupid me. My first assumption was that, whatever McCarthy was, that communism was bad. The responses I would get ranged from laughter to a kind of mumbled dismissal of the question itself. One teacher indicated, well, MAYbe he caught a few, but well, you know, he hurt a lot of people, and bla bla bla. Coulter's book indicates that, given the relevations of the decoded Venona memos, that yes, McCarthy actually WAS on the trail of real commies in our government. Enemies in our government. Wasn't this a problem? This doesn't seem to be the point, really, in the left's mind, I guess.

Blog back to normal, whatever that is.

This blog is now fixed and set up more or less the way I want it. Fewer posts up at one time, and the archiving is working the way it should.

Paige's Blog just keeps on going. I know I brag on this girl's writing a lot, but it's pretty good, plus I have the pleasure of "looking in" on Paige every once in a while.

Paige now has her own computer, purchased for the trip to college in a few weeks, and it's set up right next to mine where I can chat with her while she types and listens to tunes. Kind of nice.

Bumbum (Demarée) finally realized she can't really hack an all-night job along with a job working with retarded adults at a group home plus afternoons working for the theatre as a reservation-taker and gal Friday. So she said goodbye to the night shift and now has two jobs she really likes.

Wednesday, July 9, 2003

Get attorneys out of health care

That's the message I get from the Opinion Journal today.

Wednesday, July 2, 2003

Yahoo! Mail is pretty good. In my new job, I like to be able to check my personal mail from work once in a while, but I don't want to be downloading it into Outlook. So I have all pop accounts forwarded to Yahoo! Mail. Advantage? I can keep it handy no matter where I am (and I'm never too far away from a net connection), and here's the kicker -- Yahoo! Mail's spam detector is one mean mother. I love it. It does a really good job of filtering out most spam with no trouble, and putting it into a bulk mail folder. It does catch a few non-spams there, but you can add filters to overcome these few problems. Check into it.

Thursday, June 26, 2003

Check out www.AndrewSullivan.com - Daily Dish. This guy is regularly quoted in the Wall Street Journal on and off-line. Interesting how various bloggers are becoming mainstrem journalist/pundits. Almost how Drudge got started, although his site doesn't really qualify as a blog. But I guess you move up a couple notches when you out the president for indescretions with a barely-legal intern in the oval office.

Anyway, check out Andrew -- today: insights and reportage on the Supreme Court decisions. Tomorrow: who knows?
It's really hot outside...I think I'm melting. is the current title for my daughter Paige's blog. Some new stuff there as she prepares to go to IU in the fall.

Bumbum (Demarée) is currently working two jobs. Make that a job and a half, actually. Working with the disabled at an ADEC group home is the half-job. The other is working the night shift at a local factory. She comes home cruddy dirty, which is sort of distressing for her dad, who hates seeing his beautiful daughters all cruddy dirty. But the money she's making is much better, and she's going to need it when she goes back to BSU.
Incidentally, the new Blogger interface really is prettier. And nicer.
Yeah, yeah, I know there are a lot of posts showing up here. Ye olde Blogge is showing 99 posts going back quite some time (since I don't post that often). This is because I've been trying to reinstate my archives going back to genesis, and am having a bit of trouble doing so. Part of the problem owes to some issues with the old Blogger program, which I think are corrected now. Have patience. Or, walk down memory lane and read some old stuff, if you want.

Thursday, May 8, 2003

Henry Waxman must have been beaten up in the schoolyard a lot when he was just a little fella with a big nose. As an adult he's like the playground tattler who tells on you for just having a good time. As Ari Fleischer said, Waxman never met a Republican he didn't want to investigate. How much of the peoples' time and money does this guy waste all by himself? His own congressional website recounts several things he's "concerned" about right now. Of course most of these concerns mean he's got some kind of investigation going. Junior G-man Henry "The Nose" Waxman. PS: this guy has one of the worst records for unleashing the IRS on people and organizations he doesn't like, too. He's a pathetic excuse for a statesman. Somebody tie his shoelaces together. Please.

Friday, April 25, 2003

Comedy Tonight -- The show I've been rehearsing for the last 5 weeks, Dearly Departed, of which I am the director. Opens tonight. Really fun cast, very funny show. If you get a chance, and you live around here, come on out and see it sometime over the next three weekends. Details are here..

Sunday, March 9, 2003

Comedy Last Night Elkhart Civic Theatre's production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum started this weekend and it's a pretty funny thing. Paige and I saw it last night. Paul Hanft leads the parade very well, with a strong cast including Chris Witman, Jerry O'Boyle, Steve Salisbury and some really funny proteans. Can't mention everybody here, but check out the ECT web site for information and pix.

Wednesday, March 5, 2003

Paige is now blogged.   My daughter Paige now has her own blog.  Explore the (almost) 18-year-old mind.

Saturday, March 1, 2003

You have to love donkey basketball.  Dylan and I went this evening to see he friend's dad make an ass of himself, literally. Actually that's the entire POINT of donkey basketball. Good clean stoopid fun. You did good, Mick.

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

I am employed again.
Micro-Net Solutions in Goshen Indiana, where I will be the Sales and Marketing Director. Get out the champagne, will ya, Michele?

Speaking of Michele, she recently became the Outreach Coordinator for the School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend. Nice.

Sunday, February 16, 2003

Check it out. Take a look at the web site I recently designed for client The Logistics Company, also referred to as TLC. Flash intro (not too long, but direct.) A client of TransLogix Corporation, TLC uses TransLogix' Transport Manager software which incorporates comprehensive cargo tracking and tracing capability plus web access for customer inquiries and carrier bid & quote.

Saturday, February 15, 2003

My wife yesterday quoted a survey that said 60 percent of US citizens are against military action in Iraq, which is her opinion as well. Today I've seen two more such surveys quoted which indicate the opposite. One indicates 70 percent in favor, another with 56 percent in favor with 9 percent unsure. I'm not so unsure, but I would sort of like a little more indication of two things:

  1. An ironclad, clear connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda. Osama Bin Laden seemed to indicate (if the most recent tape truly IS of the tall, bearded nut-job) that he doesn't really have any love for Saddam. Does this necessarily indicate he doesn't enjoy some support from Iraq?

  2. Some chemical, biological or nuclear weapons in-hand. Of course Saddam is hiding this stuff. Anecdotal reports of mysterious stuff being hidden, buried or otherwise shuffled around ahead of the inspectors abound. But couldn't we just find ONE nickel-bag of anthrax or something?


A couple of days ago I heard the recently-defected head of Saddam's nuclear program on the radio saying that once we get into Iraq, we will find the weapons, the mass graves, and all the things the inspectors are not uncovering. He said at that point that those who are counseling more time will be shamed. I hope so. Perhaps the fact that we HAVE no s'moking gun" indicates the fundamental problem with the inspection process. We will never find one because the process is flawed, and favors continued dodging and weaving from Saddam.

All predictions are that this particular war will be short, and once the end becomes clear to Saddam, he will flee, and/or his underlings will finally turn against him. I hope so.

Friday, February 14, 2003

Have been spending time learning Flash MX. Expect to see some here soon.
Tariq Aziz thinks the US wants to colonize Iraq. Just the kind of think you expect to hear from people who tried to take over Kuwait.

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

For Dave Barry Fans: Dave has his own blog, called, appropriately enough, Dave Barry's Blog. With all the writing this guy does, I'm kind of surprised he has this, but there it is. Fun stuff.
More news from the rent-a-bully business: If there ever was an indication that we have too many attorneys with not enough real wars to wage, THIS is it. Also, check out Overlawyered for more examples of activities by the over-educated & morally challenged.

Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Happy New Year! Best wishes to you and yours for 2003.