This is kind of interesting. You type in your address and it will tell you who around you gave money to the presidential campaigns. This is the results from the area around where I live, State College, PA. I note a couple interesting things, the first of which is that of the people that gave money to Democrats pretty much all of them gave money to Howard Dean. The other is that there is a person with an kind of unusual name who is listed twice who gave over his legal $2000 limit. The one address he used is listed in the phone book as being an office. Shame on him.
The Heart of the Wood
An odd blog.
Monday, March 29, 2004
On Lisa Rein provides these links to Richard Clarke's appearence on Meet the Press. I must say that I hadn't heard Mr. Clarke speak before this, and I was pretty impressed with what he said, and the way that he said it. I think that if people in the US believe what he says George Bush is going to face a very tough time in November.
Sunday, March 28, 2004
If I were going to venture into interpreting this little bit of bible prophecy my best bet would be that it refers to biometric identification by fingerprints of the right hand, or retinal scanning. But, I guess that doesn't really fit the exact quote from Revelations. On the other hand, bible prophecy doesn't appear to be an exact science.
Now this is wisdom! John and Belle are on to something. The concept is simple any time that you engage in wishful thinking you just add add that everyone should also get a pony! The improvement over previous systems of utopianism should be immediately obvious. Not only do you have your utopia, but everyone also gets a pony.
Saturday, March 27, 2004
I went to see Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind last night, and I thought it was excellent. A good story, told in an unusual way, makes for a movie that in my opinion is well worth seeing. The time sequences are mildily confusing, but I got used to it rather quickly, and it was basically a lot of fun.
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Since I'm on a Maddox kick, here's one of the funniest things I've ever read on the internet. A tribute to real men.
This no-punches pulled critique of Bill O'Reilly pretty much sums it up. Although, I have to give Bill the occasional point for actually thinking about an issue. But then I have to take back the point because he's the worlds biggest ass when someone calls up his show who disagrees with him.
They say this is HUGE in middle schools. I can't say for sure, as its been about 15 years since I was last in a middle school. But that's what they say anyway.
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
I haven't been reading blogs that long, and I've only been writing one for a couple days, but I'm going to comment on other people's blogs none the less.
First up is the "Blogfather" consistently rated as the most influential blog. InstaPundit.Com is a blog that is pretty much a main stream Republican publicity outlet. Think of it as Rush Limbaugh for the internet. There's the occasional original thought, as long as there isn't some kind of established party line. Most of the original opinions expressed tend to be about technology, and issues related to technology.
I check this blog quite a bit, just to see what the official Republican position is, and to get links to other blogs. This blog itself doesn't have a lot of original political thought, but some of the blogs which it links to do. Also gets points off for not allowing comments. Which is kind of hypocritical of me, because I don't have comments. Mostly because I don't know how to do it yet.
Expect a lot of mindless cheerleading for President Bush, especially on taxes, and business policies. As far as I have seen there hasn't been any deviation from President Bushes policies on an important issue. Check this one if you want to see the consensus on the right, which is probably why this is ranked as high as it is. This blog is an almost exact complement of Eschaton. If you read both of them side by side your brain would probably cause them both to exactly cancel each other out much like political matter and anti-matter. It's kind of funny to me, because they both seem to spend a lot of time criticizing the other side for things that their side does, and defending their own side for the same behavior.
For instance, if Clinton had passed the Medicare prescription drug benefit I bet Instapundit would have screamed bloody murder, and Atrios would have thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. But because Bush passed it the shoe is on the other foot. The main difference between the two is that Instapundit acts more as a major media outlet then a blogger.
Monday, March 22, 2004
I posted a comment in this blog about national ID cards.Asymmetrical Information: Calling all libertarians
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So, how am I doing? Pretty good I guess, although I have drunk too much coffee yet again. I still have work to do that I am putting off, but we will see if I get anything done or not.