Republican Hypocrisy

May 31, 2008 at 8:28 am | Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

Defense Secretary Robert Gates condemned Myanmar’s military government Saturday for being “deaf and dumb” to global offers of aid to its thousands of cyclone victims, but said the U.S. will not force assistance on the country.

Let’s go back to August 2005:

Defense Secretary Robert Gates condemned the American government Saturday for being “deaf and dumb” to global offers of aid to its thousands of hurricane victims, but said the U.S. will not force assistance on New Orleans.

Big Daddy

May 25, 2008 at 7:55 pm | Posted in Books, Politics | Leave a comment

Bill Boyarsky’s “Big Daddy – Jesse Unruh and the Art of Power Politics” goes beyond a simple biography of the California Assembly speaker. Jesse Unruh was arguably the most influential person to ever hold the post, and was known for creating a full-time state legislature and crafting a civil rights law that was used as the basis for the federal Civil Rights Act.

The book describes the bipartisan political climate of the 1960s when California was truly the Golden State, with a centrist government that was both progressive and business-friendly. The tumultous year of 1968 marked the end of Unruh’s speakership and also the beginning of California’s descent into partisan politics and gridlock that continues to this day.

Bush Gives Up Golf

May 17, 2008 at 3:23 pm | Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

Nice to know that our President is willing to give up golf, but 4,000 families have given up a lot more than a hobby. This is too easy:

Bush – Pathetic Loser

May 17, 2008 at 10:06 am | Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

If there is anything more pathetic than a lame-duck President going to the Middle East, hat in hand, begging OPEC for an increase in production to help with $4/gallon gas, it’s getting rejected by the Saudis. Any political capital gained by the father has been squandered by the son.

“I would work with our friends in OPEC to convince them to open up the spigot, to increase the supply. Use the capital that my administration will earn, with the Kuwaitis or the Saudis, and convince them to open up the spigot.” – GWBush, 2000

Bike To Work Day

May 15, 2008 at 8:20 pm | Posted in Fun Outdoors | Leave a comment

Today was Bike To Work day, and this video taken by some LA bike riders shows that it may be a good idea to allow bicycles on the freeway during rush hour:

Dell Will Die

May 11, 2008 at 10:46 pm | Posted in Macintosh, Technology | Leave a comment

Sometimes, it seems that the Fake Steve Jobs is actually the Real Steve Jobs. Today’s entry on Dell’s future prospects is very insightful (at least to the halfway mark where Steve begins to show signs of megalomania) – the only lasting innovation is from product design. When companies pursue process improvement at the expense of product development, any advantages are quickly erased by the competition. Couple that with bad business practices such as screwing your customers and suppliers and outsourcing your engineering talent overseas, and you end up getting booted from the Dow.

Even though we will be buying from Dell now and for the foreseeable future, their demise will not be mourned nor missed.

If you don’t dare bet on yourself and your own people, you shouldn’t be in business – Fake Steve Jobs

Walk Your Life

May 8, 2008 at 7:28 pm | Posted in Fun Outdoors | Leave a comment

With gas prices going higher every day, places within walking distance of amenities become more valuable than neighborhoods where people have to drive their SUV to go from their McMansions to McDonalds. WalkScore.com will help you find places to live in an energy-scarce world.

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