Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I caught this guy's wife on the Colbert Report recently, telling us how much we need socialized medicine.

She had nothing to say about the horde of Canadians coming south to get medical care in a timely fashion - not, apparently, a priority in socialized medicine.

Colbert, to his credit, didn't ask for the whereabouts of her husband, or his bastard, or whether his bastard was born in Canada.

BTW, after the gay-on-gay show he put on with John Kerry a few years back, I find myself gobsmacked to discover that Edwards has the, oh, wherewithal. I always pictured him as a "bottom". Though, with Kerry, it was a bit of a toss-up, right?

UPDATE: Newt Gingrich!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

There's little room in Obama's heart for anything but "Obama".

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Saint Harry has a solution.

Pity Muslims will be beheading Jews, even after this becomes public.

My brother used to mock me for how much I was taken by this:

I was so amazed by the modernity, I watched it time and time again, 'til he laughed at me. That was back in 1980.

How we have this:

They're making the jump to a completely synthetic reality.

I am humbled by artists.

An open letter to Adobe Corporation, on the occasion of having bought, and attempted to download, Adobe Flex 3.0 Professional.


Hi there,

This morning I bought a copy of Flex Builder 3.0 Professional. Hoping to save time, I elected to download the software.

I got to the download page and clicked on the download link. Nothing happened. I clicked many times. Nothing continued to happen.

I called (800) 585-0774 to see about getting the software on CD, since the download wasn't working. The nice lady there said it'd cost about another $30 - on top of the $700 I'd already dropped - to get the media, unless I went to tech support and had them set me up to get CD for free.

Fair enough, transferred to tech support.

Tech support turned out to be a techdroid working from a script, with all the English skills and creativity one expects from a techdroid. Getting absolutely nowhere, and about to be transferred to another techdroid, I made the decision that my time is worth more than the time-sucking frustration involved in dealing with Adobe techdroids. After giving the techdroid a quick assessment of his utility (marginal), I hung up.

I called the 800 number mentioned above, ordered the media, and paid the extra $30 (on top of the $700 already paid). By comparison with tech support, the sales experience was very smooth and professional.

Now I'm praying I never, ever, have to call Adobe tech support, ever again.

Adobe tech support sucks. Absolutely sucks. It's frustrating, time-consuming, and the ultimate F-U to customers who've paid a hefty price for a product.

And that's the point, isn't it: make sure the inflow of money via sales is smooth and painless, and make sure the outflow of money via tech support is so painful, no customer ever calls twice.

Quite a business model you have there. You'd better pray Silverlight really sucks.


We'd better be winning the Global War on Terror overseas, because Homeland Security is a Works Progress Administration for the twenty-first century.

The political leaders in the Legislative branch of our Government are utterly corrupt and venal. This is a bipartisan sentiment, BTW.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Britain is doomed.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Jamie Gorelick makes out like a bandit.

Yes indeed, the CLINTON administration functionary who kept Clinton's member off the front pages just happens to have made millions.

Yeah, yeah, got it. Republicans are evil. Democrats just happen to end up rich, for no good reason, except that they're better.

Or some such.

Does The New Yorker know something?

Well, yeah!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

With all respect to all my friends learning "Comptine d'un autre Ete".

Though, God, I do take your point.

Jeff nails it. What a brilliant performance.

Mmmmm. Changey.

I just didn't get the whole "Change" thing was about changing positions until he could get 50% + 1 votes.

But he's a, you know, Democrat. All that matters is 50% + 1 votes, and then it's on to the Second Carter Presidency.

God help us.

Yes indeedy. If only we'd learned how to suck English cock. Then we could have a disarmed populace, CCTVs everywhere, a constabulary more interested in harassing the public than in solving crime, "Allah uh Akbar!!!!!" drowning out Christian church bells, and Pakistanis from Yorkshire detonating themselves in the New York subway.

Oh, and I doubt there'd be a Jew alive anywhere in the world today. Hitler's love child, via Eva Braun, would be sitting in the Kremlin. One percent of us would be driving steam-powered cars while the rest of us peasants - Dennis, for example - would be crawling.

Iglesias is waaaaaay too stupid by half.

Well, there you go. Intellectuals. Power-worshipers without power. Thank God they get the short shrift they deserve, here in America, rather than going on to execute tens of millions, like they do in Europe.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

See what's missing here?

Right, political affiliation.

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