Monday, March 31, 2008

Gimme Humor or Gimme .. uhhh.. Somethin' Cool.

'-)

Truth be told, I wasn't originally sure whether the artist who created it was Pro or Con on Dawkins, et al. After a minute or so of watching, I really didn't care.

Enjoy!



Tip o' m' cap to Decrepit Old Fool.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Crush! Kill! Partaaaay!!

Errrum, or somethin'.. '-)

Oy! As poorly as I felt I was doing, I still managed to tie Blueberry's score, and that was before breakfast (I ain't feedin' them cannibals this mornin'!) If so is c'est la vie, then I'm good with that. :-)

Name That Robot
Created by OnePlusYou

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Crikey! A Creed!

And I found it via the ever nearly-silent but almost always-deadly Darwin's Dagger.

From PZ Myers via TooManyTribbles

An atheist's creed

I believe in time,
matter, and energy,
which make up the whole of the world.

I believe in reason, evidence and the human mind,
the only tools we have;
they are the product of natural forces
in a majestic but impersonal universe,
grander and richer than we can imagine,
a source of endless opportunities for discovery.

I believe in the power of doubt;
I do not seek out reassurances,
but embrace the question,
and strive to challenge my own beliefs.

I accept human mortality.

We have but one life,
brief and full of struggle,
leavened with love and community,
learning and exploration,
beauty and the creation of
new life, new art, and new ideas.

I rejoice in this life that I have,
and in the grandeur of a world that preceded me,
and an earth that will abide without me.

RAmen amigos y 'migas!

More of the same . .

. . new approach to politics. Obama's campaign, even when pointing out their opponent's faults, continues to do eschew slinging mud. Their "attacks" upon Hillary Clinton are done in a manner more clean and relevant than anyone has seen in American politics in a Long While, if ever.



Rejecting Politics As Usual; Barack Obama.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cold and Gloomy, Perfection

It's cold and the forecast shows no sign of Sunshine my way, but that's alright. I just hope there's not much snow on this first day of Spring, 2008. I've got a little driving to do today on a not-so-virgin highway.

Enjoy all!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

With Liberty and Justice For ALL

"This time, we want to talk about the fact that the real problem is not that someone who doesn't look like you might take your job, it's that the corporation you work for will ship it overseas for nothing more... than a profit."
And, oh! so much more. Give it the half an hour it takes to watch. I'm very Very glad that I finally did.



Thanks to E4E for her encouraging post linking to it. I've been glancing at the headlines about this speech for the last couple of days, thinking... I don't really know what. Just that I felt I needed to be ready, perhaps that I needed to actually See this speech for myself before reading some pundits' spin of it.

I'm glad I now have.

Oh MAN! am I ever glad this man is running for President! And, honestly?, I wouldn't mind at all seeing Senator Clinton as his running mate, though I doubt that'll be the ticket, either way.

So long, and thanks for all the thoughts!


If you've never read him, here's a tiny description of what you've missed.

From the BBC News:
British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke has died in Sri Lanka at the age of 90.

...
In the 1940s, he maintained man would reach the moon by the year 2000, an idea dismissed at the time.

He was the author of more than 100 fiction and non-fiction books, and his writings are credited by many observers with giving science fiction a human and practical face. He collaborated on the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey with Kubrick.

[Oh! So much more!]

Thursday, March 13, 2008

2 + 2 = 1 Long Trip Indeed


Two Weeks and Two Days. That's how long Endeavour's current mission to the ISS will last.

Enjoy m'buckos!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Ohhhhh....

Just because.



Manamana!

(Thanks, Sensei!)

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Hittin' Home


From the New York Times:
Sharp Drop in Jobs Adds to Grim Economic Picture
Published: March 8, 2008

...
In a report that was far worse than most analysts had expected, the Labor Department estimated that the nation lost 63,000 jobs in February. It was the second consecutive monthly decline, and the third straight drop for private-sector jobs.

---snip---

Though monthly payroll data are notoriously volatile and subject to revision, the jobs report was so bleak that many of the few remaining optimists on Wall Street threw in the towel and conceded that the United States was already in a recession.

“Godot has arrived,” wrote Edward Yardeni, who had been one of Wall Street’s most relentlessly upbeat forecasters. “I’ve been rooting for the muddling through scenario. However, the credit crisis continues to worsen and has become a full-blown credit crunch, which is depressing the real economy.”

Aren't you glad you're still Rich?

Not just Nationwide, but right here in the C-town area; both personally and professionally. Lucky for me, I'm still employed, even though a little over 10% of my co-workers now are not. It was a pretty miserable week spent collecting PCs and Laptops and helping cleaning out the cubes and offices of people with whom I've worked for years. Due to the ice-storm we had here on Tuesday, I didn't make it in to work on Wednesday, the day we first found out who all was getting downsized. When I came in on Thursday I was too busy to ever get to my voicemail and yesterday, when I finally did, I found a message from a real good guy who was in the 10%, telling me he still had his cell and would I give him a call, just to say 'goodbye". By the time I did, he didn't any longer.

Good thing Bu$h and the Rethuglicans have focused on "protecting" us from 11th Century Terrorists in countries on our borders. Otherwise the United States might be facing some of the Darkest Days of the last hundred years.

Oh. Right... Well, nothing new there, then.

Good luck and remind your friends who don't pay any attention to politics that, you love 'em dearly, but this is Their Fault for letting such insanely delusional egomaniacs get the run of the country.