Thursday, August 30, 2007

A couple of the funniest beer ads...ever!

Rock, Paper Scissors

Swear Jar

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Using the iPhone to blog

I've been on vacation now for almost a week. We've been blogging the
entire vacation the whole time.
The phone works great!
I can send photos in a snap. Since we made it to Virginia, we haven't
had an Internet connection except EDGE.
That's been spotty at times, but we've rarely missed a post.
Check it out @

Friday, August 10, 2007

This is why you don't leave it to the consultants

In a recent article in the Post-Bulletin, taken from the AP, it details the actions of our Governor Tim Pawlenty in the minutes and days following the collapse of the I35 W Bridge. I must say, except for the comments of the consultant worried about making the GOP leaders happy, the response seemed appropriate and showed an excellent grasp of leadership. They cleared his schedule and set up to both rescue, clean-up and rebuild in a most professional manner.

Great Job!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Vacation - Vacation - Vacation

9 days until I'm on vacation!

I tried to find video of Homer doing the excited/happy dance, but no one seems to have it!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

We need to stopping tinkering with Darwinism

I just read this article today. "Survey Shows Support For Bans On E-Mail, Texting While Driving", written by K.C. Jones of InformationWeek.

Enough already. The idea behind Darwinism, is that the strong gene set will go on to populate the earth. If we keep making it harder for the truly stupid to kill themselves, we will be encouraging them to breed and thus, the human population will continue to become more and more stupid.

Why is important for the U.S. Government to protect us from ourselves? If people want to do stupid things that will kill them...I say let them. Mother Government is a horrible idea. I know, I know, they might kill others in their wake, but why on God's Green Earth would you want the government to tell you how to live your life?

People piss and moan all the time that they hate the government taking money out of our wallets through taxes, yet we demand that they tell us what we can and can't do. They need all that money to enforce the stupid programs we demand from them. People need to the right to as moronic as they want to be.

This is just one more piece of stupid legistlation that will get all the press it wants. “Will someone please think of the children?” How are people ever going to learn that doing stupid things can have bad results. They won't. Next...we need to find a way to mandate that everyone has rails on their beds so that no one will fall out...again.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Photos and the iPhone

Since this is my first phone with a camera, I was pretty excited to have one with a camera. I had no expectations as to how well it would work.

I have one complain...the lens is right where my left index finger rests when I'm taking on the phone and holding it in my left hand.

The tiny lens and camera do an pretty good job.

Here's Ashlea playing in the rain at River City Days taken with the iPhone.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Tis the season of worry

Whitetail just sent me a link to this article on Engadget. Our politicians, not wanting to offend the vendors, don't get it. The act of voting and the act of an accurate count are the corner stones of a democracy. Our politicians seem to think that if we spend enough money on voting machines and keep the manufacturers happy, we can have democracy.

B as in B and S as in S!

I know there are flaws in the paper ballot system and no system is perfect. But at least paper ballots have some checks to ensure that they are there, they exist and the haven't been manipulated.

No matter what the tech industry says about these systems, we will send them back to the manufacturer with the request that if they try just a little harder, we will send the millions of dollars.

We, as a nation of people, need to find a voice that tells our elected officials that this isn't there show, but OUR show. Democracy only works if the people's voice is heard loud and clear.

Now, I'm not overly optimistic that anyone will care. Must people trust there government. That thought makes me shiver, and I haven't bought land in Montana yet, but I'm getting there. How do I not give up on a society that hires police officers that SHOOTS SNAKE IN TREES! But I have to believe that the common will will eventually wake up and the spirit that founded our nation will be revived.

As our biggest election approaches, we can only hope that people start to think about what's best for their nation. As my friends know, I'm difficult to pin a party affiliation on. In fact, I detest the political party system, but I do believe strongly in the Constitution and our representive democracy.