Saturday, October 25, 2008
I am so glad that that song is mostly gone....
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I have decided how I'm going to vote in all of the races open to me: the incumbent must go. All except one: Ben Chandler's race for the House. In general, I am not a Chandler fan. He is a "light socialist", and he votes with Pelosi and crew way too much for my tastes. Nonetheless, he voted against the bailout both times, and I have to reward that. I have no confidence his opponent is a small-government Republican, mainly because I haven't heard one word out of his opponent....
I am going to cover my reasoning for the other major candidates, including Obama/McCain, in future posts.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Furrfu, people! The Great Depression isn't a how-to guide! Let's see, prop up banks: check. Talk about protectionism, check.
What scares me is that it's the Republicans doing all this socialism, not the Democrats.
The whole world is turned upside down. It's a good thing I trust the Lord, because I sure don't trust my leaders.
I'd want one, but work lets me use a year-old MacBook Pro, and that's as much as I need. The family and I might squeeze enough out to buy a MacBook for Christmas next year for homeschool.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
As best I can tell, Palin's brother-in-law is a dangerous, somewhat unstable fellow. Mr. Palin likes her family, and saw an opportunity to try to help them out. The Public Service Commissioner was from another branch of the Republican party, didn't like Mrs. Palin, and saw an opportunity to tweak her "for free". That put him on her bad list. Then, \ she and the Public Service Commissioner butted heads again over hiring troopers. Maybe he thought too much of himself, maybe he just couldn't hire more troopers no matter what. Either way, he's on the list so it's time to go.
Sounds like office politics, not "high crimes and misdemeanors". To quote Carville, this dog doesn't hunt.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
A couple of weeks ago, we went over the budget, to see what we could cut. We're going to start looking at fluorescent PAR-30 lights for the downstairs, and we thought about turning off the phone and DSL to switch to cable. The one problem with this was that I had all my mail, this blog, etc. going to a server plugged in under my desk. A server that desperately needed both software and hardware upgrades (it is 4+ years old and was running a beta version of NetBSD). As best I could tell, I was spending almost $20 a month just powering the big rack-mount server.
That's when The Plan™ came together. I would move all of the home services to Google Apps. This blog moved to Blogger, mail went over to Gmail, and the web sites moved to Google Sites. Why should I spend valuable home time maintaining web pages when Google is happy to do so for free, or for $50 a year per mailbox if I end up needing more space.
We ended up keeping the phone line because the Cable Modem + Dish
Now, I just have to get off Yahoo Domains. They've raised my domain costs to $35/year. Anyone know a decent cheap domain registrar (and no, I won't use GoDaddy. They're notorious for kidnapping domains for the flimsiest of excuses).
Friday, October 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The bill adds provisions to the House version - including temporarily raising the FDIC insurance cap to $250,000 from $100,000. It says the FDIC may not charge member banks more to cover the increase.... Instead, the bill allows the FDIC to borrow from the Treasury to cover any losses that might occur as a result of the higher insurance limit.
The Fed's already going to print 700B to cover the bailout, why not print a few billion more....
I think Congress has lost their minds.