Archive for October, 2009

How It Stacks Up

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

The Democrats have released their health care bill and since I haven’t had the time to dig into the details of it, lets look at this initial statistic:

1994 Clinton Health Care Plan: 1342 pages

2009 Pelosi Health Care Plan: 1990

That is not a sign of being off to a good start. Second sign is the Democrats blocking access to the press conference announcing the bill. So much for transparency in government. The Democrats want to keep this bill under wraps as long as possible and attempt to shive it down our throats before get a good idea of what is being done to them.

Being from a state with two Republican Senators, I should have high hopes of them putting up a fight, but my Senators our Snowe and Collins…

Again, my simple solution to health care in this country starts at home:

  1. Eat the right foods
  2. Exercise
  3. Get plenty of sleep

Sounds too much like personal responsibility, something the Democrats won’t tolerate.

The Barnes and Noble “Nook”, A Kindle Killer?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

I don’t have an Amazon Kindle, but have been eying one. I enjoy reading and an ebook reader would be perfect for me. My plan was to wait for the prices to keep dropping then pick up a Kindle.

Now Barnes and Noble has released their ebook reader, the Nook. Reading the features I’m glad I didn’t purchase a Kindle. Seeing the pictures, looking at the features, all I can say is move over Kindle.

Of course my goal on the Kindle was to wait for it to hit the $200 price point. I’m going to wager that the Kindle will come out with a new version and prices will continue to drop. So right now I would purchase a Nook, but once that $200 price point nears I’ll have to re-examine the market.

Capitalism is goo.

Rush and the NFL

Friday, October 16th, 2009

As many of you know, Rush Limbaugh was denied a bid to become a part owner of a NFL football team. Reading and hearing the attacks that came out against Rush it was truly a great example of what the liberals in this country have to offer: lies.

To be fair, some of the statements that the left attributed to Rush were not lies, but taken out of context Looking at 10 words that someone says without looking at the 200 he said leading up to those 10 can lead to a misunderstanding. But the lies, and spread by the main stream media such as CNN were a good (or is it bad?) example of what the “fourth pillar of government” has become. Fact checking is too much to ask for I guess asking factcheck.org to do a little checking is asking too much.

What in the end makes this funnier is some of the people allowed to represent the NFL or comment upon the NFL. Keith Olberman is one of the biggest racist out there but is the NFL worries about the imagine he brings to the NFL? Convicted felon Michael Vick? No worries again? Any of the players busted for doing drugs, dealing drugs, shooting people, etc? No again, not an issue for the NFL. Only issue is being a conservative.

A Cartoon That Sums It All Up

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Today’s Day By Day cartoon hits the right notes for me on my take on the current political situation.

My thoughts on President Obama winning the Nobel Prize for Peace

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Are summed up by this cartoon on National Review.

Why did President Obama win?

  1. Another anti-Bush prize (see Gore and Carter)
  2. The Euroasses want to make sure we have a chicken for president

Microsoft Security Essentials

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

I’ve been a big advocate of AVG anti-virus as a free solution for home users. Now I’ll tell people running Windows to go with Microsoft Security Essentials.

I’ve installed it on both computers here at home and now issues. One is an older computer running XP and the other a newer one running a 64-bit version of Vista. Installation was easy, the GUI is simple, much better than AVG’s GUI, and the independent reviews have been good so far. Ignore the press releases from Symantec and McAfee, they have a vested interested in Microsoft failing in offering a free anti-virus/anti-spyware product. Bill Mullins has a nice write-up on MSE, go check it out.