January 30, 2008

Now That....

..qualified as "And now for something completely different". I'm watching the Hannity and Colmes and they're doing the Luntz focus group segment post debate, and who's in the room with the group but John Cleese! Very strange. I guess you can chalk it up to 'only in California'.

Posted by Ith at 6:56 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 29, 2008

Depressed

Please don't tell me I'm going to have to vote for McCain in November. Of all people! I need a drink.

I guess I'll vote for him, but there won't be money, involvement, or passion involved. All he gets from me is a vote, and not a happy one at at that.

Posted by Ith at 6:12 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack

See What Happens?

I try to start blogging more regularly, and I get sick again! It's been one of those winters. Once I stop coughing, I'll see if I can't rustle something up.

Posted by Ith at 11:57 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 21, 2008

Everything Old Is New Again

This article was fascinating: The Fallacy of Grievance-based Terrorism . Written by a currently serving Naval captain.

A snippet:

.... The roots of jihadism and its opposition to the United States as part of the non-Muslim West were cast long before World War I erupted. The interaction between the United States and Muslim states and societies dates back to American independence. Contemporary jihadism is not the result of accumulated grievance; rather it has for cultural reasons been an integral factor in Islamic societies' interaction with the United States.
Posted by Ith at 4:04 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 19, 2008

It's Been Awhile

I was sick, then I was out of town, and now, I guess I'm back.

Between CA and UT all we saw were Ron Paul yard signs/billboards. He sure is popular out in the desert!

Somewhere around Mojave, we saw a bumper sticker that said 'Life's a Bitch, So Why Elect One?'

So they wanted California votes to count more, so they moved our primary to next month from June. Yet, all the pundits are saying that anyone who doesn't place well in SC will/should probably drop out. Just how does the fact a handful of states have voted translate into these same few states having such a huge influence? What was the point of moving the damn primary then? Maybe we need to hold primaries on the same day all across the country. It just ticks me off! No, I still don't know who I'm voting for, though I'm leaning towards Thompson. Refuse to vote for Huckabee or McCain. But, no one I want to vote for may be left by the time our primary comes around!

Seen around: "Electile Dysfunction ....the inability to become aroused by any of the choices for president put forth by either party in the 2008 election year." How true!

The blog is still somewhat broken, so you can comment, but all comments end up in moderation. But I do check the queue frequently to approve them. I just don't feel I blog enough anymore to justify putting more money into maintenance. If I start blogging more, I'll see about fixing all the busted stuff.

Posted by Ith at 4:31 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack