Category «Rant»

the Tuscon blame game is a shame

The shootings at a Tuscon supermarket earlier today are a terrible tragedy. Among the victims were a congresswoman, a federal judge and a young child. It’s nothing more than a downright shame. I watched the coverage as the story unfolded on CNN. They did a respectable job, connecting up with a few people on the …

Google Contacts or MobileMe

I use Google Search, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Reader, Google Voice, Google Maps, Google Profile, Google Analytics, and other products owned by Google (YouTube, Panoramio). So, why would a guy like me pay $99 a year for the past two years for MobileMe Contacts? Simple. Google has totally missed the mark when designing their contacts …

President Obama’s broken promise

I just listened to President Obama’s speech on DVD. He announced the end of combat operations in Iraq today. But did you notice how easily he refers to his campaign promises, and only does so when convenient? OK, I’ll accept that he promised he’d end the Iraq war, fine, maybe he did. But if we’re …

Sec. Hillary Clinton goofs around while President is talking

I was just watching President Obama’s press briefing from yesterday, announcing a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, quite an important event. The stage looks very majestic, patriotic and American. The President spoke with confidence and certainty, flanked by his top aides in this matter, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen, Secretary of …

there is too such a thing as safe ice

It’s that time of year, March in northeast Wisconsin, when the annual tradition of ice fishing starts to taper off. As temperatures gradually get warmer, the ice gets thinner and simply melts away for the summer. So local authorities are issuing their warnings to fishermen. Now, I’ve never been an ice fisherman, but I know …