Thursday, March 27, 2008

It is a sad, sad day.

We should all now mourn. Will this kind of genius ever be found again?

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thought Leaders Unite

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


This is far to true.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Congressional spending

I saw part of a speech by Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn on C-Span 2 last evening in which he decried wasteful government spending, rampant fraud and abuse in government programs, and earmarks writ large. An interesting speech, the text of which is available via Thomas at the link above. Coburn is many things and not all of them positive, but he is a man of conviction and seems truly dedicated to cutting government spending.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


The Mississippi primary was today and I cast my vote in a way I would not have considered three months ago. I voted for Barak Obama, not as a protest vote against Hillary Clinton, but rather in a serious vote for him. The Republicans have some messed up so badly over the last eight years that I am more disgusted with them than anything else. While I disagree with Obama on most issues, I think he might actually be able to find a way out of the never ending death match that the Bushes and Clintons, abetted by the ideologues on both sides, have trapped us in for the past two decades.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Some things should not be eaten.

And Bacon Ice Cream is one of them.

We all live in Gary Gygax's world

In the New York Times. Adam Rogers, editor of Wired Magazine, writes that today's world was created by Gygax and the Geeks who played Dungeons and Dragons, of which I was proudly one, opened the door for the modern interconnected world of today. That Facebook and MySpace and derivative of the early gaming communities that focused of Gygax's work as well as those that copied him. This makes the passing a a great man a little easier to bear.