10/29/2008

SHAME, CUBED


A pretty righteous articles entitled: SHAME, CUBED, an abridged excerpt:
THE FIRST CIRCLE OF SHAME
There is nothing vague or ambiguous about this. Nothing.
From the top:
“…The Supreme Court never entered into the issues of re-distribution of wealth, and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And uh, to that extent, as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical.”

...

THE SECOND CIRCLE OF SHAME
Mercifully shorter than the First, and simply this: I happen to know the person who found this audio. It is an individual person, with no more resources than a desire to know everything that he or she can about who might be the next President of the United States and the most powerful man in the world.
I know that this person does not have teams of highly-paid professionals, does not work out of a corner office in a skyscraper in New York, does not have access to all of the subtle and hidden conduits of information… who possesses no network television stations, owns no satellite time, does not receive billions in advertising dollars, and has a staff of exactly ONE.

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THE THIRD CIRCLE OF SHAME
This discovery will hurt Obama much more than Joe the Plumber.
What will be left of my friend, and my friend’s family, I wonder, when the press is finished with them?


So, you - now - go read the whole thing. Apparently, you can also comment over here

10/28/2008

Update from Canada

Teaching IPv6 up here in the not-yet-frosty North, and just thought I'd drop a quick update here ...
More on biased reporting - READ ALL 5 pages ("Print" view)
Obama, big Marx fan
Barney Frank wants to cut defense spending ... WHAT??
DOW jumps 889
... oh, and a quote from Riley - "Ice Cream makes me do somersaults" ... :)

10/22/2008

Oh, and some quick thoughts on the media ...

Coverage of McCain Much More Negative Than That of Obama
Would the Last Honest Reporter Please Turn On the Lights?

More political stuff ...

Excerpt from "The comprehensive argument against Barack Obama":
If recent polls are to believed, freshman Senator Barack Obama has a better than average chance of becoming America’s 44th President, the Commander-in-Chief of the planet’s most powerful military, and the proverbial leader of the free world. It’s worth mentioning that just four years ago as President Bush and Senator John Kerry were vying for the White House, Obama was still a part-time State Senator representing a liberal district in Chicago. Before that he was an attorney and, famously, a community organizer. In 2008, Obama has positioned himself as a post-partisan, thoughtful moderate with the superior judgment required to lead the country. These are lofty promises from a man with precious little executive experience, and a Senate career that lasted exactly 143 legislative days before he launched yet another campaign for higher office. No one can deny his ambition. In fact, if Obama wins on November 4th—and serves one full term in the Oval Office—the Presidency of the United States would be the longest consecutively held full-time job he has ever held without seeking another.
... now go read (and watch, LOTS of videos!) the whole thing ...

Oh, and go read this and this as well!

10/20/2008

IPv4 "Liberalized Transfer" decision ...

There is a raging debate amongst those who care about whether or not IPv4 addresses should be transferable ... one such group is the ARIN PPML ("Public Policy Mailing List") ((archive | subscribe)) ... and here is a picture representing one person's (not mine, click on it for the source) perception of the thought process involved (not necessarily saying I endorse the decision process it shows, but it is a strong effort!):


Do I Support a Liberalized Transfer Policy?

More "Wealth Spread" ...



From Frank J. Gaffney, Jr, at the Center for Security Policy
(Source=http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/home.aspx?sid=140&categoryid=140&subcategoryid=141):

(Note - I kept trying to pick an excerpt and couldn't do it without diluting the point, so am quoting it almost in it's entirety ... apologies!)
The days following the third Obama-McCain debate have been filled with invective, much of it aimed at obscuring the extent to which Senator Obama actually embraces a redistributionist agenda. Democratic partisans have emphasized their man's proposal to give tax cuts for 95%, insisting that only the rich earning more than $250,000 would be soaked. Republicans have retorted that 40% of Americans pay no taxes, so they would actually be getting tax credits - significantly increasing the wealth dispersed at the government's discretion. Along the way, Joe the Plumber became political road-kill, his professional, political and tax status the object of withering scrutiny and criticism.

As it happens, Sen. Obama has exhibited a commitment to "spreading the wealth around" that extends far beyond his ominously socialistic Robin Hood agenda for this country. Late last year, he introduced the Global Poverty Act (S.2433). Interestingly, one of the bill's original co-sponsors was Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, a man rumored to be a leading candidate for Secretary of Defense in an Obama administration. Another sponsor is the Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Joe Biden, who moved S.2433 to the Senate floor without a single hearing in his Foreign Relations Committee.

The stated purposes of this legislation purport to be as modest as they are seemingly laudable. Who can object to the goal of dramatically reducing hunger and privation that afflicts hundreds of millions around the world? And who could find fault with congressional direction that the President come up with a strategy to advance this goal?

Unfortunately, the apparently innocuous language of S.2433 belies a larger and troubling purpose, one that augurs ill for those of us who still think of ourselves as American citizens - rather than as, in Sen. Obama's words, "citizens of the world." It would explicitly make it the policy of the United States " to promote the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day."

The operative phrase in this problematic policy directive is "the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal." In fact, the bill would require that the mandated presidential strategy coordinate "the goal of poverty reduction with the other internationally recognized Millennium Development Goals." (Emphasis added.)

The Obama bill makes clear, in turn, that the latter are the objectives laid out by the United Nations General Assembly in its 2000 "Millennium Declaration" resolution. As the legislation goes on to note, these goals include (but are not limited to): "eradicating extreme hunger, promoting gender equality, empowering women," combating communicable diseases, "ensuring environmental sustainability," affording access to clean water and sanitation and "achieving significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers."

Accuracy in Media's Cliff Kincaid reminds us that, in order to advance these ambitious goals, the Millennium Declaration would require the United States to apply "0.7% of gross national product (GNP) as official development assistance."

In other words, for each year between 2002 and 2015, the United States would have to cough up roughly $65 billion over-and-above its current foreign aid distributions. This amounts to a staggering commitment of at least $845 billion - all of which is to be given to the notoriously incompetent and corrupt United Nations to manage.
... go here for the rest (and other great articles)

10/17/2008

And some political videos ...

Note to McCain - forget Ayers, forget ACORN ... not because they aren't bad enough, not because they show a consistent pattern of choosing to associate with questionable people or doing illegal activities ... rather, forget about them because they are not issues YOU should be focusing on. You need to stick with the issues at hand, where you have a clear advantage (IMHO) over Senator Obama.


10/16/2008

Stumbled across some new'ish IPv6 Videos ...


Fred Baker on IPv4 / IPv6 Coexistence - long, but GOOD


SIG: Use Cases


SIG: Extended Discussion

McCain coming to PWC


Welcome John McCain to Prince William County, VA

Politics as usual ...

A couple of quick thoughts from Malkin:
Debate3 wrap-up:
Obama brings up his 95 percent tax cut fantasy.
McCain blasts Obama for his “spread the wealth around” ideology. I want Joe the Plumber to spread the wealth around. Why would you want to increase anyone’s taxes right now? I’m not going to do that in my administration.
Obama invokes his friend, billionaire Warren Buffett in response.
Not such a bright move there, Barry.
We’re talking about a plumber and Obama leans on one of the richest men in the world as a crutch?

While quoting Malkin, "Only chumps still pay their mortgages":
The bank nationalization Trojan Horse was brought to you by a GOP administration.
...
Thrift is dead.
Fiscal conservatism is dead.
Just walk away.

And, while I am here, let me share this little gem ... :
Obama's WealthSpread™: I Can't Believe It's Not Earned!





10/02/2008

Interesting thoughts for today:

1) Church is the alpha ... wow! Dunno what I am talking about?
2) Is it just me, or can you not create (Google) Blogger posts using (Google's) Chrome?
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