Tuesday, February 20, 2007
"When television is good, nothing — not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers — nothing is better. "But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite you to sit down in front of your television set when your station goes on the air and stay there without a book, magazine, newspaper, profit-and-loss sheet or rating book to distract you — and keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that you will observe a vast wasteland." That quote is from a speech made by Newton Minow in 1961 (Jack Kennedy's time) talking about then television. He was head of the FCC and a man who was his own man. He made more than one remark about poor quality shows, had no patience with networks who violated rules for how much time could be used for advertising and refused to be waylaid by "artistic expression." More than one network trembled when he sent them a query about what was happening with their television programming. Our present FCC regulations apparently favor advertisers (no matter how inane their ads), enabling them to take almost as much time as the shows we want to watch. A devoutly Republican point of view. Is anyone in our Federal goverment even interested in this dumbing of the US? Does anyone care that the ugly (and offensive) logos the stations use, cover up and interfere with our enjoyment of the shows we like? Does anyone care about the obnoxious extra ads that run, while we are watching the show, covering the corners of our sets, distracing our attention? I guess the FCC really doesn't care about the viewers.
I've kind of avoided giving my opinions about Senator Clinton. Maybe "ignored" is a better word. You see, I have a distinctly unpleasant recall about her. And her hubby. Here's a list of some of the things I remembered to thank him for: 1. Thank you for introducing us to Jennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, Dolly Kyle Browning, Kathleen Willey, and Juanita Broderick. Did I leave anyone out? 2. Thank you for teaching my 8-year-old about oral sex. I had really planned to wait until he was a little older to discuss it with him, but now he knows more about it than I did as a senior in college. 3. Thank you for showing us that sexual harassment in the work place (especially the White House) and on the job is OK, and all you have to know is what the meaning of "it" is. It really is great to know that certain sexual acts are not sex, and one person may have sex while the other one does not have sex. 4. Thank you for reintroducing the concept of impeachment to a new generation and demonstrating that the ridiculous plot of the movie "Wag the Dog" could be plausible after all. 5. Thanks for making Jimmy Carter look competent, Gerald Ford look graceful, Richard Nixon look honest, Lyndon Johnson look truthful, and John Kennedy look moral. 6. Thank you for the 73 House and Senate witnesses who have pled the 5th Amendment and 17 witnesses who have fled the country to avoid testifying about Democratic campaign fund raising. 7. Thank you, for the 19 charges, 8 convictions, and 4 imprisonment's from the Whitewater "mess" and the 55 criminal charges and 32 criminal convictions in the other "Clinton" scandals. 8. Thanks also for reducing our military by half, "gutting" much of our foreign policy, and flying all over the world on "vacations" carefully disguised as necessary trips. 9 Thank you, also, for "finding" millions of dollars (I really didn't need it in the first place, and I can't think of a more deserving group of recipients for my hard-earned tax dollars) for all of your globe-trotting. I understand you, the family and your cronies have logged in more time aboard Air Force One than any other administration. 10. Now that you've left the White House, thanks for the 140 pardons of convicted felons and indicted felons-in-exile. We will love to have them rejoin society. (Not to mention the scores you pardoned while Governor of Arkansas) 11. Thanks also for removing the White House silverware. I'm sure that Laura Bush didn't like the pattern anyway. Also, enjoy the housewarming gifts you've received from your "friends." 12. Thanks to you and your staff in the West Wing of the White House for vandalizing and destroying government property on the way out. I also appreciate removing all of that excess weight (China, silverware, linen, towels, ash trays, soap, pens, magnetic compass, flight manuals, etc.) from Air Force One. The weight savings means burning less fuel, thus less tax dollars spent on jet fuel. Thank you! 13. And finally, please ensure that Hillary enjoys the $8 million dollar advance for her "tell-all" book and you, Bill, the $10 million advance for your memoirs. Who says crime doesn't pay! 14. The last and most important point - thank you for forcing Israel to let Mohammed Atta go free. You may remember that terrorist pilot Mohammed Atta blew up a bus in Israel in 1986. The Israelis captured, tried and imprisoned him. As part of the Oslo agreement with the Palestinians in 1993, Israel had to agree to release so-called "political prisoners". However, the Israelis would not release any with blood on their hands. The American President at the time, Bill Clinton, and his Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, "insisted" that all prisoners be released. Thus Mohammed Atta was freed and eventually thanked the US by flying an airplane into Tower One of the World Trade Center. This was reported by many of the American TV networks at the time that the terrorists were first identified. It was censored in the US from all later reports. Why shouldn't Americans know the real truth? What a guy!! And finally, thank you for reminding me of the things to consider now that Hillary is running for president. Now, of all these memories the ones that have affected me most are the lies. I realize the tale about George Washington chopping down the cherry tree and refusing to lie to his Dad isn't true. I know that Franklin Roosevelt was less than truthful when he said the American bombers that made a raid on Tokyo in 1942 came from "Shangri La." And other manufactured lies that were designed so thinking people could see through them do not bother me. But my problem is primarily with Senator Clinton. She apparently doesn't get upset that her man is incapable of understanding that "oral sex" is sex. She doesn't seem to care that he lied, not only to the American people, but to her. Divorce cases, tort cases, sue happy Americans, fill the court rooms with problems that stem from lying. (Yes, I'm still waiting to see WMD's.) I'm waiting to hear her tell me that she is the most forgiving woman in America. Or perhaps that she sees nothing wrong with her beloved man lying to us all. Or maybe the truth. She certainly would know that a woman running for Senator and/or President, doesn't need the word "divorce" on her resume. The right wing Christians would not like that. Neither would the left wingers. So is it possible that knowing these things, she is hopeful that our memories are truly short? That the newer voters will not know what truly happened? No, Senator Hillary Clinton, you will not get my vote. And I am a registered Democrat.
Monday, February 19, 2007
http://WindowsSecrets.com This one will tell you how to upgrade (from XP) to Vista. If you really want to that. Cnet had an article in it saying (right out loud) that Microsoft could have simply issued an update for the few things Home Premium adds to XP usage. Oh, yes, they also tell you how to (legally) get Vista for free. Microsoft seems to have deliberately left this open. http://http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm A site with more downloads than I need. choose carefully. http://www.grisoft.com/doc/40/lng/ww The famous AV free software. Grisoft also has many other freebies on it. (I wonder why that's in red?) http://www.addictinggames.com/index.html I dig games on my 'puter. There's some fun ones here. And some toughies. The link warns you, though. http://www.freeslots.com/ Free slot machines. You can win, but you cannot lose. http://www.miniclip.com/games/en/ Lots of addicting games here. Where can get more free time? I guess free games will have to do.
It is time for us to protect ourselves on the highways and byways of our great land. Herewith the present day ultimate in vehicular safety. Note the four inch thick steel reinforcement on the side panels, the non-slip "tires", the recessed head lights, the ability to crawl over illegally parked vehicles, the extra width to give the driver control over sharp curves and the ultimate "move-it-or-lose-it" incentive of the side mount cannon. This vehicle is highly recommended for your teenagers and will suit Mom perfectly. Various colors are available at a slight additional cost. See your local armament dealer for this anti-terrorist beauty.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Bill is at it again. Our carpetbagger governator took a trip to North Korea a while back to talk them into dropping their nuclear (nucular, according to Dubya) plans. I guess they wined and dined him and back slapped each other. After he left, they tested some more missiles.
While he was gone, our state suffered from a lack of money allocation for schools. Plans were put on hold. He cut taxes (after all, we got millions from the oil companies) and proclaimed loudly that he was "socially progressive". Claimed he was a "new type" Democrat. I'm still trying to figure that out. I always thought Democrats were for cutting taxes and being progressive socially.
Just so you know, I am a registered Democrat (figured if I couldn't beat 'em, I'd join 'em). I don't know if Imus got to him, but I understand he went on a diet. From his most current pictures, it doesn't look like much weight is gone. I just wonder why the media chose to embarass him that way? From the amount of ink they are giving him it looks like they love him.
Our Governator also worked for the Clinton administration when the Monica Lewinsky thing arose (hahahaha, OK, bad pun). He helped out that other Bill when he headed up the Department of Energy. Some of us have long memories, Bill.
When I was married 25 years, I took a look at my wife one day and said,"Honey, 25 years ago we had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofabed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 25-year-old blonde. Now we have a nice house, nice car, big bed and plasma screen TV, but I'm sleeping with a 50-year-old woman. It seems to me that you are not holding up your side of things." My Wild Thing is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 25-year-old blonde, and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap car, sleeping on a sofa bed and watching a 10-inch black and white TV. Aren't older women great?