Friday, February 27, 2009

Obama stole our checkbook and is writing hot checks

I have the impression that getting elected President caused Obama to think that he had the right, then, to take our checkbook and start writing hot checks for all his buddies and pet projects. He obviously jokes when he talks about fiscal responsibility, runs up a huge deficit, and then proposed to raise my taxes by a large amount (at least if we were in the income range where we would like to be).

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The techinical term for our situation is that we are "screwed"

Bob Krumm writes about Obama's performance in his first month. I can summarize it by saying that "we are screwed". Bob jokes about it, saying that Obama must be a Rovian plant, designed to discredit big government.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Definition: Bananatization - the process of becoming a Banana Republic.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Why is the birth certificate issue still alive?

The Obama birth certificate issue is still alive. I find it baffling that it still is. Clayton Cramer has a post about it.

Monday, February 9, 2009

A better plan?

I am under the impression that President Obama's "stimulus" plan is mostly a set of pork projects for various Democratic congressmen and senators, as well as diverting funds to Democratic constituencies. We would get better results from just spending the money on defense acquisition projects for ships, aircraft, weapons, and systems that what is proposed. Many Democratic constituencies would still benefit.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Firefox continues to be a resource hog

I hate using Firefox. The only software I hate using more is IE6 or 7. My gripe with Firefox is that it is such a resource hog. On my oldest desktop, with just 1GB, it is soaking up resources. That is based on looking at the Taskmanager and the processes tab. I like to have a lot of tabs open and it some of them are "active", it really shows.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

My second cousin

I was thrilled when I had the chance to be Facebook friends with my second cousin, Lyn. The discouraging thing was that it only lasted a few hours and then she was gone. I only had a modest relationship with her that stemmed from genealogy research. Now, having a Facebook presence destroyed that link, and I would only be guessing as to the source of the problem. She is a liberal Democrat from the Flint area and a big Obama supporter, which is fine with me. I am not a liberal Democrat and not a big Obama supporter, so we have a mismatch there. I am also doing some things that some might find offensive, but for which there is an audience. It also interests me, for better or worse. The breach over Facebook is still unfortunate.

Monday, February 2, 2009

One disappointment

I was disappointed that my second cousin backed off from being a Facebook friend. I can understand that given that she is quite politically liberal (I take it) and I assume that she is pretty socially conservative that she could quite easily disapprove of some of my activities on two blogs. That is the risk that I take with what I am doing. I don't even have the excuse that I am doing it for the advertising revenue, because both the offending blogs are now ad-free. I do it because it interests me and there is an audience for it.