Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I Can Hardly Wait

As I'm sure you know by now, tomorrow night Sen Obama will accept the Democratic nomination for President. I'm sure you also know that he'll be doing so at in huge stadium, on a stage that looks like, well some sort of greek-ish temple.

Which leads me to a question: Is he insane?

Does he really think this is a good image?

I can't help it, it's really bad of me, but all I can think of is that that is the image I always have of Hitler. A guy standing in front of greek-ish architecture and speaking words that mesmerize (some). Scary (to me).

Anyways, getting back to my title, what I can hardly wait for is to see how much the main stream media gushes over the "image" and his speech, and then to see if he gets ANY bump from it all. That is, to see if the populace, those great unwashed, but not as stupid as you think, masses are fooled - I'm betting they won't be.

Monday, August 25, 2008

I'm Gone For a While and Nothing Happens

I just got back from an 8 day trip to the East Coast (some work, some play - Valley Forge, Independence Hall, a Phillies drubbing of the Dodgers - YEAH!). Anyways, as I was there each day I'm thinking, hmmm... what would I write if I were able to reach my computer?

Basically, nothing ever came up.

Oh sure, the Yawn-lympics finally finished, and yes the chinese girls, er, that is, women and men did great in gymnastics and diving, US folks did great in basketball, volleyball, swimming, and track (except for that nasty little baton). Big whoop.

Then there was the on-going hand wringing over Russia in Georgia. It's horrible. It's the beginning of the end of the world. Oh wait, they've sorta left you say? Nevermind.

Then there was the least interesting thing. Obama sends a text message to a bunch of suckers at 3AM (EAST COAST!) to tell them he's searched all throught the Party of Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Kennedy, and he found the best possible VP... Joe Biden?!?!? Well, I guess he's never been caught with his pants down, or his hand in the cookie jar. Sadly, that's the best thing I can say about him. At least he'll secure those critical three (3) electoral votes from Delaware. I have to stop, I'm at my sarcasm limit for the day.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sometimes All I Can Say Is, I Wish I'd Written That

In this case a brillant postulate on how three Americans would handle the Russia vs. Georgia war.

Read it here.

Well done m'lady.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Moon Over San Diego

I was just playing with my camera to see what it could do at night and got this shot of the moon

Tried to get Jupiter and it's moons, but the camera wasn't sensitive enough unless it was in timelapse, and then all I got was streaks

Not too bad really.

As Time Goes By, or Where Did the Time Go?

I posted a while back about a work softball team I'm on, and that we aren't very good. Well after the first few games (and thanks to the addition of a couple good - young - players) we got better. After an 0-5 start, we ended up 5-7. Not too bad.

Anyways, that got us the 8th seed in a 14 team double elimination tourney, and last week we had game #1.

We totally spanked our opponents (33 to 6). The thing that led to the title of this post was that although I had a decent game (3 for 6, 2 doubles, 2 runs, 4 RBI's, no errors, a couple of OK plays), I also got one of those double because of my blazing speed where I turned a triple into a double. Took a bit of ribbing on that. The worst part was that my dear wife defended me by saying "What do you expect? He's 50 today." Where did all those years go?

I felt just like this...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Love It...

'Nuff Said.

If I Was Governor

Today we are 38 days past the date by which the legislature of the state of California are Constitutionally required to pass a budget. The oath they take here includes the phrase
... and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter ...
OK they swear to do what they are required, then fail to do so. That's malfeasance in my book. Arrest them. Lock the doors to the state capital building and don't let out. Completely suspend their salaries. Prosecute them.

But that's me. I'm not very subtle.

I do wonder how fast the legislature would work under those conditions, or if they'd ever fail to meet the deadline again.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Total Chemistry-Geek Out

A clickable periodic table of the elements with brief descriptions of the elements here.

Too cool for words.

Wish I'd though of it (and had the time to do it!).

Sunday, August 3, 2008

To Boldly Go...

To the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

I went to the Star Trek Exhibit recently. Such a blast. Here are a couple of photos...

Well worth the price of admission (if you are a hopeless geek and fan like me).