Monthly Archives: March 2011

When Wingers Fornicate …

… You might get something like Rick Santorum. If you are not familiar with this guy, just google him. Dan Savage pulled off a historic internet coup by coining “santorum” as a term. Just look it up. Anyway, he is … Continue reading

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Mandatory Substitute Program

I’ve thought about some sort of mandatory program to have people serve as a substitute teacher. It wouldn’t have to be for a whole year; a month or even a week should be enough. I thought of this again when … Continue reading

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Saab in Blender 1

As I mentioned earlier, I am playing around with Blender, a 3D modeling program, to model my Saab. It was just an impulse to keep my skills up in Blender, and I thought I would posts progress updates here. Realize … Continue reading

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Back Off, Fella

So I came across this post title on Daily Kos: The broken legged donkey that is education reform. Well, you don’t have to tell me twice that current “reform” efforts aren’t worth spit, but I read it anyway, as I do … Continue reading

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3-D Animation

Since the early 90’s I have been playing around with a program called POV-Ray, a program in which I can make three dimensional geometry and it creates a two-dimensional image. Additionally, a series of images can be made and compiled into … Continue reading

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The Rewrite Continues

For those who have a memory (and not of the lies of Faux News) it is clear that on of Obama’s faults is that he compromises early and often. If politics were football, Obama would spot the ball on his … Continue reading

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With Friends Like These

Another one from Talking Points Memo. Just cut out the middleman (me) and read it daily yourself. Bryan Fischer: Muslims Have No First Amendment Rights Bryan Fischer, the “Director of Issues Analysis” for the social conservative group the American Family Association, … Continue reading

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For Our Fans in Wisconsin and Indiana

A while back when Illinois increased its income tax rates the neighboring (republican) politicians claimed business and people would flock to their states over this. Of course, those same states are now in turmoil and not so open for business. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Nineteenth Century

And of course, it is our bailed out financial industry which is manning the welcome wagon. From the Wall Street Journal: Welcome to Debtors’ Prison, 2011 Edition Some lawmakers, judges and regulators are trying to rein in the U.S. debt-collection industry’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the Affordable Care Act

Well, the chicken littles have so far been proven wrong: the sky has not fallen in the year since passage of the Affordable Care Act. It’s of course much too early as most of the provisions have yet to come … Continue reading

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