Month: September 2005

Good news!

The doctor called my wife this morning and told her that the amniocetesis on our daughter came back normal!

So long, Redhat

Patrick Volkerding has released Slackware 10.2, and I have decided to take this occasion to formally wipe my disk clean of Redhat 9 and go back to using Slackware. Redhat no longer supports their non-enterprise package, and for the past…

Another really disgusting aspect about Rovesputin running the relief effort

With Karl Rove in charge of running the federal government’s relief effort in Louisiana and Mississippi, we can expect to see the looting of the American treasury and infrastructure continue unabated. Look for multi-billion dollar contracts to be handed out…

The end of cheap oil: Effects on agriculture

Most Americans nowadays are far removed from the realities of food production. We here in the states enjoy cheap food for two primary reasons: 1) cheap labor, mostly in the form of Mexican immigrants, and 2) cheap oil, which pretty…

Rovesputin in charge of the reconstructuion effort?

Oh my God. Bush puts Karl Rove in charge of the reconstruction effort in Louisiana and Mississippi. Read Josh Marshall’s take on this. This is worse than when he tried to name Kissinger to head the 9/11 commission.

Waiting in Memphis

In light of the bankruptcy announcements from Delta and Northwest, it makes sense that I am stuck at the airport right now, waiting for my American Eagle flight out of Memphis which has been delayed for over 2 hours. It…

Classist, not Racist

Some of the anger directed at the Bush administration for the big mess in New Orleans has focused on the fact that most of the people who were stranded in the aftermath of Katrina were black. Many black entertainers and…

It’s a girl!

We just got back from the doctor’s office for an ultrasound analysis and amniocetisis of our new baby, and it’s a GIRL! Lilia Dominique is due to be born on 23 Feb. The doctor said everything looked great!! My wife…

What would it take?

On Tim Burke’s excellent blog, “Easily Distracted”, he makes the point that conservatives should at least have some motivation to follow through on their beliefs by holding Bush accountable for what has transpired in New Orleans and elsewhere near the…