Month: September 2003

  • Gee, that’s pretty easy advice

    From a New York Times article: WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 — A group of businessmen linked by their close ties to President Bush, his family and his administration have set up a consulting firm to advise companies that want to do business in Iraq, including those seeking pieces of taxpayer-financed reconstruction projects. I could hand out […]

  • Felons in the White House? Surely Not!!

    Well, the CIA thinks maybe so, and has asked the Justice Dept. to investigate. It’s not really a new issue; I mentioned it here in July, but nobody was paying much attention back then. Now it may be getting the attention it deserves. The CIA has officially requested a DOJ investigation. (I never thought it […]

  • JetBlue – Deeper and Deeper

    My JetBlue stock is still holding steady at $59, so their little privacy oops doesn’t seem to have hurt them too badly .. yet. But the news just won’t die. Wired keeps hammering on the story, other media are picking it up, lawsuits have been filed, and federal agencies are investigating.

  • The World has Gone Crazy (or maybe just the USA)

    I’m beginning to think that anybody who looked at our country as an example of democracy in action would quickly reach the conclusion that it’s a very bad idea. Our election process has become a farce, and it’s hard to say who is dumber, the news media who are dishing out crap, or the population […]

  • CAPPS II – The Continuing Saga

    Way back in March, I preached support for a boycott of Delta Airlines, because of their participation in the TSA’s CAPPS II project. Shortly thereafter, I happily reported that the project had been suspended. Now it’s back, with good news, bad news, and worse news.

  • No, Darryl, I haven’t forgotten; Have you?

    I haven’t done much political ranting here recently, mainly because I don’t see much point in regurgitating other points of view unless I can add something, or unless I find something that hasn’t gotten much media attention. But I’ve about reached the point of physical regurgitation from hearing Darryl Worley singing his nauseating “Have You […]

  • Some people will steal anything

    According to Newsday A man stole a $2500 GPS-based computerized home-detention tracking device that had been temporarily left outside the home of the woman who was supposed to be wearing it. By the time she reported the loss, prison officials had already rounded up the thief. I wonder who he thought would buy it.

  • More Efficient Election Fraud?

    Here’s another one of those stories that makes you ask “Is this guy a complete moron, or just so arrogant he doesn’t care?” A Cleveland Plain Dealer article reports: The head of a company vying to sell voting machines in Ohio told Republicans in a recent fund-raising letter that he is “committed to helping Ohio […]

  • Just when I thought it was safe

    As Labor Day weekend approached, I began to think I had gotten lucky and manged to avoid being volunteered to work at the Kentucky Classic Horse Trials at the Horse Park that weekend. If I hadn’t gotten a draft notice before the weekend, I must be home free. Friday afternoon, I let my guard down […]