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Friday : I am so ready for this week to be over ... now, if only it was a payday :( NIF : I have cleared 100k visitors, yea me! W00T! Pray : Pray for GMR ... undisclosed (to you) medical problems Bloggers : NIF on BlogShares, and you can help me by signing up yourself and by going to QuackTracks
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"Palestine" : Hamas wins ... not a good sign for "peace"
... More thouhgts on Hamastan here ... will Hamas "learn to play the game"?
... Israel - "No dealing with Hamas" ... & Fatah seems to agree
... AIR has a thought or two .. and buy the Tshirt, I'm wearing mine now!
Tragedy : Crash kills 7 kids, grandfather has a heart attack when he learns of it ... condolences and prayers
... sidenote : this is another reason buses shouldn't stop on, block roads. (Don't get me wrong, it *is* the truck drivers fault)
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Islamofascism : Al Qaida, Hamas & fake passports SCOTUS : Kerry pushing for filibuster ... just desperate for attention, eh Jonny boy? Don't make us get "nuclear" on you!
... "Senator Kerry, you greatly remind me of a saying by Dietrich Bonhöffer"
Islamofascism : Al Qaida, Hamas & fake passports Energy Sources : Ethanol even better than thought? ... 95% reduction in petroleum consumption & emissions!?
... Nuclear fuel reprocessing ban to be lifted? ... sweet, and more nuke plants for US would be great!
Nulcear Proliferation : 'How to spot states making secret plutonium' ... we see you! Computing : Need a 2TB NAS / external HDD? ... Sabio has just the CM-4 for you
... Perhpas IOMagic's GigaBank product is more your speed? ... 100GB to go, plus (simulated) leather!
... 4GB SD card for $235 ... my Treo 700w wants it!
... "Spyware Cleaner" doesn't, gets (rightfully) sued ... facing MAJOR fines!
... Oracle : Unbreakable, or unpatchable?
... Your laptop needs a 120GB HDD ... well, mine does, anyway
Internet : Google cahce is "fair use" ... damned straight it is!
... Firefox extension - Reveal ... eyecandy!
Gaming : XBOX360 suffering "component shortages & lack of manufacturing capacity" ... still want it! Economics : Santa Fe, NM is bad for business - minimum wage is now $9.50! ... and auto-raising to $10.50 in 08! WTF!?
... More on Walmart, and its "effect" ... and Chicago lost out gbig time by blocking a new store, ha ha!
... How's a $337B budget defecit grab you?
... What Ireland's recent success should teach Maine
... Housing market slowing - example ... McCains trying to sell $3.75M home, still
Left : "Most people who were liberals in 1968 still are. Liberals. In 1968." ... moral free riding Health : Your own scream won't make you deaf ... "corollary discharge" blocks potential damage from own voice
... Sex (must be PVI!) helps calm you down ... duh, but here's the science
... Prion disease, CWD, found in deer ... hunters @ risk?
... Inside a virus, and (maybe) how to screw it up
Nature : Scorpion survives 15 months encased in plaster ... I wish I could go into "diapause"
... The monkey police?
Space : Hey, you ... get out of my galaxy! ... two more exiled stars
... Mars to get a wrecking ball? ... THOR's quest for water, life, etc.
... Go look for Saturn, tonight
Robots : This one pours beer! Happy Birthday : Mozart, would-be 250 ... and someone REALLY likes Mozart.
... Don't get me wrong, Mozart's good and all, my inclinations are a little more, um, modern ... you know, like Marilyn Manson
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OOTS : #272 ... it all began at the dawn of time ...
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That Ragged Old Flag :I walked through a county courthouse square--thanks Johnny Cash, via GMR!
On a park bench, an old man was sittin' there.
I said, "Your old court house is kinda run down",
He said, "Naw, it'll do for our little town".
I said, "Your old flag pole is leaned a little bit,
And that's a ragged old flag you got hangin' on it".
He said, "Have a seat", and I sat down,
"Is this the first time you've been to our little town"
I said, "I think it is"
He said "I don't like to brag, but we're kinda proud of
That Ragged Old Flag
"You see, we got a little hole in that flag there,
When Washington took it across the Delaware.
and It got powder burned the night Francis Scott Key
sat watching it, writing "Say Can You See"
It got a rip in New Orleans,
with Packingham & Jackson tugging at its seams.
and It almost fell at the Alamo beside the Texas flag,
But she waved on though.
She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville,
And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill.
There was Robert E. Lee and Beauregard and Bragg,
And the south wind blew hard on
That Ragged Old Flag
"On Flanders Field in World War I,
She got a big hole from a Bertha Gun,
She turned blood red in World War II
She hung limp, and low, a time or two,
She was in Korea, Vietnam,
She went where she was sent by her Uncle Sam.
She waved from our ships upon the briny foam
and now they've about quit wavin' back here at home
in her own good land here She's been abused,
She's been burned, dishonored, denied an' refused,
And the government for which she stands
Has been scandalized throughout the land.
And she's getting thread bare, and she's wearin' thin,
But she's in good shape, for the shape she's in.
Cause she's been through the fire before
and I believe she can take a whole lot more.
"So we raise her up every morning
And we bring her down slow every night,
We don't let her touch the ground,
And we fold her up right.
On second thought
I *do* like to brag
Cause I'm mighty proud of
That Ragged Old Flag"