Thursday, December 14, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Gingrich raises alarm at event honoring those who stand up for freedom of speech
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Democratic House and Senate, what now?
The real question will be how will the Democrats win back the Whitehouse in 2 years? Will they attempt a centrist course that lures independents and moderate Republicans over to the Democratic side? Or will they try to appeal to their base; unions, women, minorities and urban voters? The safe bet seems to be to stay moderate, at least until a front runner emerges from the Republican party. If a moderate like McCain is nominated then expect the Dems to veer to the left, if a more conservative candidate receives the nomination then the center is wide open for democrats. All in all it should be interesting.
On a personal note we are still waiting for our house to be completed, apparently infills are like Rome, not built in a day.
Played some 5-10 at Deerfoot Casino last night, bought in for 100, cashed out 300. Not a bad night. The table was evenly split between knowledgeable, competent players and those who did not understand the betting structure, let alone low-limit strategy. The dealer showed great patience when hand after hand players were betting 10 when they can only bet 5 and vice versa. My biggest regret of the night was tangling with the more experienced players with questionable hands. I would have made about 200 bucks more if I had stayed clear of them and focused on the ample supply of fish. I will definitely be back to Deerfoot in the near future.
I recently bought Winning Low Limit Hold'em by Lee Jones, it was a great read. All my poker books have been based on No Limit tournaments, a very different game.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
the end of wikipedia....
Monday, July 03, 2006
the guy in charge of the internet.
"I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 oÂclock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why? Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially. [Â ]
He then asked "what happens to your own personal internet when someone else tried to download 10 movies at the same time?"
But the gem is this ditty "They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the internet. And again, the internet is not something you just dump something on. ItÂs not a truck. ItÂs a series of tubes."
A set of tubes indeed. And I mean who better to head a Senate commitee on commerce than an 87 year old from Alaska. Article found here.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
a month off...
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Best Headline Ever
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Monday, May 15, 2006
Hat tip Dave.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Laura Bush doesn't believe polls about Dubya
Yeah, good one Laura. There's a reason you don't see anyone who doesn't like your husband when you travel around the country, all your events are staged and the audience is hand picked die hard republicans and soldiers in uniform who are not allowed to critize their commander in chief. There is a reason why the First Lady is being showcased much more than her husband, her approval ratings are at record high while a new Harris poll has put Bush's numbers at a record low 29%. It's too bad the First Ladt can't veto legislation or conduct foreign policy, all she can do is open museums and give speeches to Rotarians.
For a view of what might have been....