Friday, June 29, 2007

Insanity from iCult members

Scene from Fifth Avenue Apple Store:

Good 'ol American capitalism. A sharpie a couple seats down from me sold his spot in line for $250. He had come with his cousins to keep them company with no intention of buying an iPhone. Sensing an opportunity, he struck. The sucker… er, purchaser is now being interviewed by an MSNBC reporter (seen to the left of another salesman).

Granted, the iPhone looks interesting, but is it that important to be the first on your block with one? I think this guy would have done quite well for himself if he was still around.

H/T to SCI FI Tech

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

"Honey, I've got a headache..."

MIAMI - A Florida man awoke with a severe headache and asked his wife to drive him to a hospital, where doctors found a bullet lodged behind his right ear, sheriff’s deputies said.

The wife, April Moylan, fled the emergency room when the bullet was discovered but later told deputies she had accidentally shot her husband as he slept early on Tuesday.

How do you shoot someone behind the ear by accident while they are sleeping? Sounds like she was a little miffed at him. I'd be curious to know what she used to shoot him. Probably a .22 I'd imagine, but this sort of thing has happened with larger calibers.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

High-tech fence on Ariz. border delayed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Technical issues are delaying the completion of a multibillion-dollar high-tech fence intended to reduce illegal entry along the nation's southern border, the government said Thursday.

The first phase of the project involves building nine towers that are dotted along 28 miles of the Arizona-Mexico border, and bracket the Sasabe port of entry.

So the Bronze Age Egyptians were able to build The Great Pyramid of Giza using nothing but manpower and ropes, but a superpower in the Nuclear Age can't seem to build a fence...
Maybe someone should study some Roman engineering to see how it's done.
Sounds like the typical sort of thing we see contractors for the government do; come up with a winning bid, and then find ways to gouge and jack up the price later. Business as usual.
Just my opinion.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Michael Moore's 'Sicko' Leaked Onto Web

I'm sorry, but I find this somewhat funny.

LOS ANGELES ( -- Michael Moore's new documentary "Sicko" has been pirated and is now widely available for download on peer-to-peer content sites like

Last week, the Oscar winning director announced that he'd decided to stash a copy of "Sicko" in Canada, in case the federal government decided to impound it over an apparently unauthorized trip to Cuba made during its filming. As it turns out, the hard part won't be getting the film released, but getting audiences to pay to see it now that its available for free.

He made such a big deal out of claiming that the government was going to steal his documentary, and it is pirated from the place where he sent it to be safe.

Bush Continues Push for New Immigration Bill

President Bush today pressed his campaign for a new comprehensive immigration bill, telling an audience of Latino religious leaders that "our economy depends on" foreign workers and calling on Congress to act now before the problem of illegal immigration "grows worse."

You'd think, at this point, they would quit beating this dead horse. Obviously the thing is not going to pass, so quit slapping band-aids on it and toss it out. There comes a time when it isn't worth the trouble to fix something, you need to start over. I don't see why they are making such a big deal out of something that should be simple. Toss the stupid bill in the trash, and start over. May I offer some humble suggestions?

Secure the borders.
Stiffen the laws regarding the hiring of illegals.
Quit giving them citizen benefits unless they are legal citizens or are applying for citizenship.

That should cut down on some of the influx, then we can try to figure out what to do with the ones already in this country.
What we have right now is a bunch of jackasses in Washington DC who are all trying to find some way of declaring an amnesty without coming right out and saying it. You would think somebody in office would care what their voters want. The Democrats want future voters and the Republicans want cheap labor. When you also factor in the clueless media pushing for an amnesty, it's a three ring circus, and all three rings seem to be full of clowns.
Just my opinion.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Don'tcha hate it when that happens...

My ISP had server problems, went down Wednesday, didn't come up until this morning a little bit ago. Will probably take a while to catch up. Not counting spam, I have about 50 emails; that alone should take a bit. Won't be able to catch up on my usual blogs for a while today.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Customer forced at gunpoint to pump gas into suspect's vehicle

A woman filling her car Sunday morning at a Salt Lake City gas station was forced at gunpoint to pump gas into another vehicle.
The victim was at a Chevron station at 875 S. State St. around 10 a.m. when she was approached by two men who had parked next to her, police said. The driver, a black adult, pushed something against her back and told her he had a gun. He then told her to fill up the tank on his newer white Jeep Cherokee.
The victim pumped $15 into the man's vehicle before her credit card reached its limit and stopped, police said. The suspects then drove away.
The passenger was described as male white adult. Cherokee had Wyoming license plates.

So now this person has an armed robbery charge on him when captured; all for $15 dollars worth of gas. Hell, around here that's only about four gallons worth, since gas is over three bucks a gallon.

What a dumb ass...

It's about time...

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Nearly two years after federal agents reported finding $90,000 in a freezer in his Washington home, U.S. Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana has been charged with a global campaign to solicit bribes, obstruct justice and engage in racketeering, Justice Department officials said Monday.

The veteran New Orleans Democrat faces 16 criminal counts, said Alice Fisher, assistant U.S. attorney general in the criminal division.

In addition to the racketeering and solicitation charges, Jefferson has been charged with money laundering, wire fraud, conspiracy and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

It sure took them long enough to get around to this crook. He should have been locked up long ago.

As you may remember, Pelosi put him on the Homeland Security Committee even after his crimes were made public; so much for the Democratic promise to "clean up Congress". Which just goes to show you can't trust either party; corruption and greed are bipartisan.