Month: May 2004

  • Arrgh! I was link-spammed!!

    If you notice any minor strangeness about this site, it’s probably due to a very hasty upgrade to a new version of the Geeklog software, without taking the time to track down and redo all the little tweaks I’d made to the old installation. The reason for the haste is that I was hit by […]

  • Safe and Sound

    There was some exciting weather in these parts Thursday night. I haven’t really gotten a full picture of what went on, but it included major winds and possible tornadoes that did a lot of damage in some residential areas, mainly in the Northwest part of Fayette County. I’ve seen reports of some houses being total […]

  • Torture is "Information Technology"?

    I’m sure many people, with tongue partially in cheek, might suggest the two are equivalent, but the Army is serious about it. Using a loose definition, I suppose torture is a form of “technology” used to extract “information”. And in the miiitary world of doublespeak, it’s probably not any more outrageous than many other common […]

  • Primary Prattle

    Kentucky held its primary election today (as did Oregon and Arkansas). Not surprisingly, with the presidential nominations for both parties already a done deal, and few local races with any primary competition, turnout was low. Approximately 13% of registered voters felt compelled to exercise that right that supposedly makes us so much better than other […]

  • Depressing Democrats

    I went to a fundraiser tonight for Congressman Ben Chandler, who’s running for re-election after being elected in February to the unexpired seat vacated by our sleazy current governor. It was quite a different experience than Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s recent appearance in his presidential campaign. It’s really ironic that a candidate who’s certain to lose […]

  • Quote of the Week

    I’ve got mixed feelings about James Carville, aka the Ragin Cajun. It’s hard to forgive him for helping elect one of the worst governors Kentucky has ever had (althought that title is being seriously challenged by our current one). But the guy’s good at his job, even when the job is getting sleazeballs elected. Here’s […]

  • Dinner with Dennis at DiMartino’s

    Congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich was in town Tuesday, campaigning for the upcoming Kentucky primary. He gave an extremely energetic speech at the Kentucky Theater. I’ve been to a lot of political rallies in my rabble-rousing lifetime, and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a politician fire up a crowd the way Dennis did. […]

  • RIP, Little Big Time

    Little Big Time, aka Little, foaled May 1, 1971, by Time Payment, out of Bright Leaf by Sea o Erin. Died May 6, 2004. When I came home Thursday afternoon and looked out in the pasture, I saw two horses. That wasn’t unusual; Little would often be some distance away from the others. I looked […]

  • Republican beliefs

    If you find yourself as confused as I am about just how the mind of the average Republican works (rumor has it some of them actually do have minds, although probably not hearts), this might be helpful. A friend forwarded me this list of Republican beliefs that makes it all much clearer.

  • Iraq Prison Report

    At a time when questions are being raised about how widespread the American abuse of Iraqi prisoners is, I received this report from an organization which has some good information and no political axe to grind (other than a desire for compassion and humanity). The Christian Peacemaker Team, an ecumenical international group committed to nonviolence, […]