Friday, May 16, 2008

No, really! I can handle the truth!

So I've been floating around attempting to prove or disprove certain claims that have been made about Sen. Obama's relationship and interaction with Mr. Odenga from the Kenyan missionaries. These people may (or may not) be looney toons, but they may be basing "some" of their information on facts. With a simple email I can't tell either way. I just want to know the verifiable truth of the following without all the vitriolic banter:

1. Did Obama send Odenga a million dollars? And if so, can it be tied to his campaign?
2. Who can verify the authenticity of Odenga's claim that Obama is his cousin? (not horribly critical, but further cements theories and motives.)
3. When Obama went to Kenya to "meet with his family" did he or did he not stump with/for Odenga and if not what was that picture of the two of them on stage about?
4. Has the story of whether or not Obama called Odenga twice during Obama's campaign trail to discuss things about Odenga's failed presidential bid?

I'm not saying what happened either way on any of these four questions. I'm simply asking them with no intended implications....yet. I like to know the verifiable facts, not pontifications. Thanks.

Blogs That Suck

You know, I keep cutting back on the good ol' blogroll lately. Many of the people up there now have been friends for a while, but the more I look at what they say the more I don't like the way they write. Sure, I think they're all good people at heart, but most of them appear to have fallen into "the format".

The Format
Make a brief intro to an article.
Link the article
Highlight a clip of the article to pontificate on.
Foam at the mouth for a while.

I'm pretty much done with this sort of thing. Nothing gets done with it and no new ideas come to light from it. All this organizing and showing solidarity doesn't actually do anything. It just makes like minded people feel better about themselves.

So I'm now out there looking for blogs that actually build a case on facts and don't jump to conclusions about things when all the facts aren't available. It's few and far between that I can find one like that nowadays. People tend to look at what everyone else is doing and make something similar.

I am personally dissatisfied with that format. It tends to make an affront against people with differing opinions and does nothing for a dialogue of any sorts. There is either with or against. (Apologies for the Pres. Bush pun.) So what I'm vowing is to try and link only open bloggers that gather all the information to come to specific and correct conclusions, not bandwagoners and die-hards. I will also link those with ideas that come from their very own heads, not some regurgitated Dittohead/KOSsack concept. I will do my best to stick to that standard as well.

Thank you for understanding. I think these things are what has been destroying the blogosphere for me.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Change I Can't Believe!

It's time we took things to the root of Obama's campaign. Enough talk of him being a Muslim terrorist who hates America with an atheist wife. Enought talk of his pastor of 20 years being the black form of Hunter S. Thompson. "Change You Can Believe In" needs to be addressed in full.

This "change" has always come up as a vague reference to what he's going to do to America once he's president. He has not clearly defined what this change will be, only that things will change. Well, he's left it in the hands of other people, which is always a bad choice. Well, bad for him at least.

One thing we do know is that he intends to raise taxes. He also intends to add a mess of social programs that will further suck money from our wallets. So much so that all we will have change.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Gary Gygax - You will be missed.

Okay, so I'm a few days late with this, but it's still the end of an era for many super-geeks that used to hang out in their parent's basement playing Dungeons and Dragons. Gary Gygax, one of the main creators of this pioneer fantasy role playing game has died from natural causes and MIT has immortalized him temporarily with a large, 20-sided die on campus. I hope that it gets replaced with a granite one someday.

The Tech - Volume 128, Issue 14

Israel permits U.S. trained Palestinians in the West Bank

Palestinian security forces participate in a parade during a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the al-Karamah battle, in the West Bank city of Hebron, March 22, 2008. (Nayef Hashlamoun/Reuters)Reuters - Israel will let Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas deploy hundreds of his security forces in the West Bank city of Jenin after they complete U.S.-funded training in Jordan, Israeli officials said on Tuesday.View Original Article

So the U.S. is training the forces....

Israelis are welcoming Palestinian these Palestinian forces...

I'm confused here. Everyone keeps telling me the Jews are the problem? Why would they even need to send the Palestinian military over there? Oh yeah, because Hamas is a terrorist organization! I almost forgot.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Don't Blog Angry

So instead of listening to the "speech to end all speeches" I read it. I wasn't enamored by Barack Houssein Obama's flourished speech patterns. I wasn't entranced by his gaze into the future. I was distraught by the words he and his staff chose to put on paper. There are just too many pieces of verbal queues, subtle innuendos and direct contradictions bordering on flat out lies that I just don't want to tackle it right now. I'd like to rip him to shreds over it, but I won't. I couldn't if I wanted to. I don't have that kind of ear in my readership to rip much more than my pants.

Once the Democratic Nominee has been decided I'll be prepared to fully focus my efforts and not effect the civil war going on in the Democratic party. It's just so horribly and deliciously destructive.

So right now I'll just visit those on and off my blogroll and see whats going on in your neck of the woods.

Monday, March 17, 2008


Dear Republicans,

Please do not attack Barack Houssein Obama....yet. Yes, we have the means and wherewithal to pummel him about the head and shoulders for the incendiary comments of his 20 year spiritual mentor. We should have the strategic mindset to understand that it would be a mistake to do so right now.

Obama has control of the black Democrat vote. They will more than likely follow him with little to no regard of what his pastor does or says. They are devoted to him. However, Obama holds another group of people that can be swayed or discouraged from voting. He has the youth vote. Now the youth vote, through the words of his "spiritual mentor" can be swayed to vote for Hillary or just plain not vote. Either way, Hillary wins the Democratic nomination. 

So what does this have to do with Republicans pounding this home? Blame. If Republicans hammer this home it will be the fault of the GOP. The big evil war machine will be to blame once again and people will flock to Hillary. However, if we let Hillary take on the responsibility of full assault the GOP will be free and clear. The black vote will become disenfranchised by Hillary and will either not vote or vote Republican.

So, to clarify, let Hillary soil herself with the dirty work of destroying Obama and let the GOP remain the clean alternative.

Friday, March 14, 2008

How Can I Support McCain

I know the Republican thing to do would be to get in line behind McCain and push him through because he's the choice of the people. Well, I'm having a very hard time with just what "Republican" is all about these days. After countless infomercials and cosponsored bills with Ted Kennedy (D) I'm having a very hard time coming to grips with just what "Republican" is. What does McCain have to offer in the way of securing our borders? How does he plan to handle the attack on private health care? How do I support a candidate that doesn't agree with most of the primary purposes of the "Republican" party?

...and he's mean.

Can someone give me valid reasons to support him? Please help!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Adm. Fallon Resigns. HOORAY!

There are many people debating or not Fallon's resignation is yet another sign that this administration stinks. Personally, I don't even care about that. I just happy he's gone. He had a crap sense of security and no clue what information warfare means. He would frequently bully computer people into permitting him to do things even though they grossly violated network security. I once had his aid apologize to me because he was suck an ignorant ass.

Was he a great commander? Maybe in his time, but in the ever changing world of security he was an absolute failure. If he'd have done the same things he did a Pacom 20 years ago he'd have been reduced to Seaman Recruit and booted from the military. Being someone that had to assist in cleanups on a near weekly basis for his command's messes I am intimately familiar with his lack of security.

To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if the link'd WaPo article was absolutely true about how worthless he was. I, for one, am happy he is resigning. Good riddance to bad rubbish. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Eliot Spitzer is "Client 9". Who's 1-8?

In a move bringing him closer to the Clinton family, Eliot Spitzer has been brought up on charges of soliciting prostitution. Good old, "client 9" from what reports say. Yep, a nice fat black eye for Democrats. Big deal. Compromising yourself in this manner isn't a Democrat or Republican issue. It happens across the board. It's not going to be over any time soon either. It's long past being a D/R game of gotcha. It loosens my faith in government at the roots to see so many who've been entrusted "by the people, for the people" turn out this way.

So anyway, if Eliot Spitzer is Client 9 who are Clients 1 through 8? Are they going by a ranking structure? Would 1 through 8 be more powerful than Spitzer? Is Slick Willy on the list?

Of course, I highly doubt any reporter will ask who the others are, and I doubt even more anyone would tell them if they asked. Maybe a freedom of information act request would do it?

Since I'll probably never see any of the other numbers I'll just make my own completely fabricated list. Feel free to make your own:

1. Bill Clinton
2. Dick Cheney
3. Nancy Pelosi
4. Ted Kennedy
5. John McCain
6. Howard Dean
6. Sean Hannity
7. Hillary Clinton
8. Barack Houssein Obama (HT Teach)

Hopefully I can start a political meme here. Who are your 8 clients?

Monday, March 10, 2008

How to Crank Your Ratings

So according to TTLB I'm currently # 126544, a Multicellular Microorganism. I have a grand total of ONE link from Beloved Leader.

My Sitemeter is showing a pitiful one hit average per day. My ratings absolutely stink.

This is a prime time to show everyone exactly how to market one's self.

So here's what's going to happen. I'm going to show you, the blogging public at large how to win friends and influence people. No, I'm not going to crush Daily Kos in a single blow, but I am going to show you how to pull around 200 or more hits per day with maybe an hour of work per day. I'm not going to give you everything in one shot either. That's a tactic for giving you a gigantic traffic spike that may actually leave you with less readers at the end than more.

So, This post is just to set the stage of many more to follow. I hope you enjoy the ride!

I Might Have to Vote for Nader...

Because he's the only person running who's not a Democrat.

I am horribly unhappy with what is available from either party. All three choices suck in my opinion. You get a choice between selling out to Kenya (Obama), China (Clinton) or everyone (McCain). It's a lose, lose, lose situation.

In the end I'll probably suck it up, hold my nose and vote for McCain, but I won't be holding him up on my shoulders.

Spirit of party will be the downfall of The U.S.A. - Paraphrase of President George Washington