Aug 27, 2008

Windows strikes again!

Blue Screen of Death Strikes Bird's Nest During Opening Ceremonies

I'm sure it wasn't a stolen copy of windows.  What, don't believe me?  Check the passport!

(link has pictures)

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Aug 22, 2008

Inflation update: Price of Hope outpaces Price of Change


Suburban Democrats are hosting a fundraiser for Barack Obama this Friday
that puts a real price on all the Democrats talk.

Tickets to the event will get you into a showing of "Bleacher Bums," a
skit comedy at the Arlington Heights Performing Arts Center based on
Wrigley Field.

But attendees can get more than a show - they can get a word.
'Hope Supporters' can contribute $500 to land four seats at a table near
the front of the stage and a special mention during the show.

'Action Supporters' get one reserved seat and a special mention for
And then the lowly 'Change Supporter' gets just a plain old seat for

Maybe The One will increase the taxes on the top 5% of all optimists to
cover the growing Hope Deficit.

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Aug 17, 2008

The Goracle must be rolling over in his grave!

Disaster! Not enough limos for limo libs in Denver

Oh wait, what am I thinking? The Goracle isn't dead. He's busy printing up some new carbon credits to sell to his earth-friendy, eco-first democratic limousine buddies.

C'mon guys...just redistribute the limo wealth (raise taxes) so all there are more limos to go around

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Aug 12, 2008

PETA might be kooks, but at least they are still Kapitalists

PETA wants to advertise vegan message on border fence:

FTFA:  PETA says its billboards would picture "fit and trim" Mexicans in their own country, where their diet is more in line with the group's mission. Another image on the sign would portray obese American children and adults "gorging on meaty, fat- and cholesterol-packed American food."

I guess "too poor to afford food" is the new "fit and trim" diet craze.  Those crazy illegal aliens, they just don't realize how good they've got it at home!
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Aug 4, 2008

By the will of Allah, grocery shopping just got easier!

Labor Day, who needs it? What we need is a mandatory religious holiday instead!

"Workers at the Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day but will instead be granted the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr."

I submitted the following letter to Tyson Customer Service

I have read about your company's decision to drop Labor Day in favor of granting workers a day off for a religious observation instead. (story at From a very short search online, Labor Day is defined as a Federal holiday, and a state holiday observed by all 50 US States.

So the way it appears is that Tyson Foods has opted to ignore a Federal/State holiday in favor a religious holiday, and mandated it for all workers, irrespective of the particular religious affiliation of the workers. This smacks of religious preference, in a country that is founded on religious choices and freedom of religion.

This country is also founded on free trade and nearly all US businesses adhere to the standard "the customer is always right".

This customer is choosing to never again purchase any Tyson products because of your company's decision to favor a minority religious holiday over a federal and state holiday. I have a feeling I will not be the only consumer making this decision.

If you look at the comments at the end of the news story, alot of people indicate they will not be buying Tyson chicken any more either. Unfortunately there are alot of ugly comments included in the "discussion". Name calling and slurs don't really add much to the "logical" debate of Tyson's decision.

Maybe I'll just have an big ol' greasy serving of bacon the next time I have an urge for chicken.

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Aug 2, 2008

Ok, found an even better brewpub

It was so good, I brought some home!  More than once!

So today's recommendation is Moose's Tooth brewpub.  My favorite is the Beartooth!  Finally a bear I can live with!

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All cleaned up, not a bad looking fish!

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Fishing in Anchorage

Went fishing after work.  Turns out fishing was downtown on Ship Creek, about 10 minutes from the office.  Lots of mud, lots of other people fishing, lots of tangle lines, but it paid off.  Now if I can just figure out how to get this back to Virginia!

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Aug 1, 2008

So you know how many cities have interactive maps showing where the bars and restaurants are? Here's an interactive map for Anchorage. Those dots aren't where you can find a Starbucks, that's a map tracking the locations of bears!

Note the "purple bear" seems to be quite at home on Elmendorf. I haven't seen a bear yet, but I did see a moose walk out of the woods near the squadron that I work at. Not what I expected to see next to the flightline!