Friday, February 03, 2006
Thursday, February 02, 2006
You know the Borg. They have become the metaphor for nearly every kind of unified force for evil. A mindless collective consciousness.
I have seen every Borg episode of Star Trek Next Gen several times. Im easily entertained.
Tonight I encountered a member of the Borg Collective. How do I know?
First the Borg are oblivious to others around them.
Second they did what they did without consideration for others.
Third they were connected thru implants in their brain the Borg collective.
Fourth they are rude as they pursue what they do. If you get in their way they will walk over you.
I was at Quiznos. I like their subs. Toasted. Wheat.
In walked a Borg. He had a Bluetooth cranial implant. He was talking to someone somewhere. Loudly. There were others in the shop. He talked so we could all participate in his self-important conversation. I think when you get the Borg Bluetooth implant it requires that you talk very loud at all times. He did barely acknowledge the man from whom he ordered his sandwich. He had his teenage son with him. He didnt acknowledge him either. If a car had driven thru the window of the shop it wouldnt have mattered. What he was talking about was far more important. Some big software deal.
Borg are always tweaking the system.
He got his sandwich, got into his ship (I didnt see if it was square) and lifted off.
Resistance in this case is NOT futile and I REFUSE to be assimilated.
Evil Bluetooth Borg.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
A book you should read (but liberals won't):
Fred Barnes has written a little book. Its called Rebel in Chief.
It's an extension of what he wrote in 2004 right after Bush kicked Kerry's Butt.
Just reading exerpts I grasped why I and so many of my ilk are so slavishly loyal to George W Bush. He represents the person we wish we would be if somehow they made us President (or King).
Some of the things he says about our magnificent President in this book are:
GWB plays by a different set of rules, he has a complete lack of interest in being loved by the Beltway establishment.
He operates his administration like a small occupying band of insurgents, an elected band of brothers and sisters on a mission.
He sees himself as an alien in the realm of the governing class having been given a green card by the voters. 51-48%.
He avoids being sucked into the Washington mindset and echo chamber. He and Laura avoid the capitals social whirl. He goes to bed early (he ducked out of a dinner with Indias prime minister at 9:30am to go to bed). He was up at 5:30am because, as he said, Ive got a lot to do.
He goes to Crawford Texas, to relax, not to the Kennedy center.
His emotional distance makes it easy for him to break some furniture sometimes. In his first term metaphorically he busted up a whole living room. He abrogated the missile defense treaty (Star Wars), He gave a really cold shoulder to Al Gores Kyoto treaty (thank the Lord), He insisted immediately that 9-11 was an act of war, he ignored the international communitys insistence that the path to peace in the middle east was negotiating with Yasser Arafat.
He committed Washingtons cardinal sin of taking on Social Security, trying to do major reform.
And he cut taxes.
As a result his Rebel in Chief style has brought republicans to the mountaintop. He initiated a political realignment that continues today. He helped congressional republicans achieve a majority as well.
Clinton got what he strived for, Personal Popularity. Bush is willing to surrender personal popularity to get what he seeks: a transformation of American Politicos that makes the Republican Party the majority party.
Bush talks about Jesus far less than Clinton did. He doesn't wear his faith on his sleve like Clinton did. He is deeply religious but private about it. But his memorable quote is: Liberty is not Americas contribution to the world but is Gods gift to Mankind.
Somehow Bush is able to stand strong in the face of bad news:
The news media hammers hard on him about Iraq, Drug entitlement program, the accusation of a culture of corruption, $3 gasoline, Iran, the ownership society that hasnt yet gotten traction.
George W Bush has recently been reading about George Washington. He is said to have commented, he was the first, Im the 43rd. Theyre still analyzing him. In 200 years theyll still be analyzing me. I will do what I believe to be right.
I guess it will come as no surprise, I am so glad he is there in the White House and in Charge. He is my hero.
As for me and my house, God Bless President Bush
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Headlines from the year 2029:
Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest country in the world, Mexifornia, formerly known as
Spotted Owl plague threatens northwestern
Baby conceived naturally. Scientists stumped.
Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual marriage.
Last remaining Fundamentalist Muslim dies in the AmericanTerritory of the Middle East (formerly known as
Castro finally dies at age 112; Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking.
George Z. Bush says he will run for President in 2036.
Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only.
85-years, $75.8 billion study: Diet and Exercise is the key to weight loss.
Average weight of Americans drops to 250 lbs.
Japanese scientists have created a camera with such a fast shutter speed, they now can photograph a woman with her mouth shut. (Hummmmmmmmm)
Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil rights.
Average height of NBA players now nine feet, seven inches.
New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2036.
Congress authorizes direct deposit of formerly illegal political contributions to campaign accounts.
IRS sets lowest tax rate at 75 percent.