Saturday, January 3, 2009

Ergodex: I wish I had thought of this!

So, I'm having a little Saturday morning breakfast at home today and doing a little channel surfing at the same time. I land on FLN's "I Want That" and this guy named Scott Rix is talking about his new invention, the Ergodex keyboard. This is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. And when I say cool, I don't just mean in the "I've never seen anything like that" sense (which is definitely part of it), but I also mean cool in the sense that it has immense real world applicability. It's a customizable keyboard that allows you to place individual keys on a sensing pad in whatever arrangement you like. Bye-bye qwerty keyboard. This guy has an opportunity to revolutionize the computing world. Seriously. You gotta see this. I know I want one. With all the different keyboard combinations for commands in Pro Tools, this thing would be one of the best investments I could make.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Russian professor predicts the dissolution of the US.

And, oh yeah, he's a former KGB official. Isn't that weird?! Anyway, the WSJ ran this interesting little piece on Igor Panarin's ominous forecast for the future of the US. An intriguing read, but predictions of future history are nothing new. Besides, his allegiance to the hammer and sickle brotherhood makes it difficult not to question his credibility.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Is that a communist in democrat's clothing I see?

Beware, the chief of the thought police is nearby

MMkay, so I haven't opined in a while due to various time constraints. But this morning I was catching up on a little newspaper reading in my "library", if ya know what I mean. The latest Weekend Journal section of the WSJ has this 2009 Resolutions feature that contains these little professional and personal resolutions from famous politicians, artists, business people and other various culturally relevant types. Anyway, it made for some good recreational reading until something stuck me like an annoying little splinter.

The one and only, Donna Brazile, is quoted as saying, "It's time someone limit some pundits' ability to bloviate on issues they know nothing about. For example, a political strategist is not someone who just voted in the last election or wrote a BlogSpot. It's someone who worked on a major campaign and played a decision-making role."

I don't even know where to start. Are you kidding me? So, let me get this straight. Unless someone is a political strategist and not just a mere voter and/or blogger, they probably know nothing about anything. Sounds like someone has a problem with free speech. Wow! I shouldn't be so surprised, but the audacity of such a statement blows my mind. What a credibility killer.

Okay, so who should be in charge of limiting "some pundits' ability to bloviate..."? You, Ms. Brazile? Who shall decide which pundits "know nothing about" certain issues? Probably you, right, Ms. Brazile? And who is to judge when someone is merely bloviating instead of eloquently asserting an educated opinion? Oh wait, that would probably be you also, Ms. Brazile.

I take it that because some don't have the same education and career experience that Ms. Brazile has, their opinions and thoughts should be kept to themselves, one way or another. Forgive me for taking such exception to this quote, but it is this kind of elitist mindset that has infected the "party of change". Where do these people get this?

I am appalled at the arrogance. Ms. Brazile seems more bitter than anything else, and that's a shame. I'll go out on a limb here and say that nobody cares what she thinks but the people who already agree with her perspective. And all this from someone who spends much of her time on the equality soapbox? How is that being an instrument of change? She does her cause a disservice.

Ms. Brazile, why don't you just go back to doing what you do best? Go grab your pompoms and get to it: "gimme an O!, gimme a B!...."

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fred Thompson tells it to us straight.

"Now if this wasn't America, I might be worried."



I came across this blurb about what it actually means to be an agent of change. All this talk of change is such a juicy campaign slogan. But when can somebody actually back that up with something of substance? I guess what I'm trying to say is: do your homework! Don't buy everything the media feeds you. If you want to be AGENTS OF CHANGE, make sure you know what you're getting yourself into. Separate yourself from the emotions involved with partisanship, the need to be right and winning all the time and vote your conscience.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

This is not a partisan fight

This is why the MSM insists on referring to BHO's past relationships with the likes of Ayers and Rezko as "associations" and not what they really are: ALLIANCES!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

In case you think it's only fair that the rich pay more taxes

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Did you know that the number of Americans that declared an adjustable gross income of more than $1 million nearly doubled from 2003 to 2006, from 181,000 to 354,000? Those nasty Bush tax cuts actually created more millionaires. How despicable, you say? Well, it actually increased the total taxes paid by millionaires by $138 billion (and yes, that's with a "b"). It was enough to drastically decrease the budget deficit from 2003 to 2006. And even under the tax cuts, Americans making more than $108,904 paid 71% of all taxes in 2006. And Obama still doesn't think these people pay their fair share? Looks like the acorn, I mean, apple doesn't fall far from the tree.