Saturday, July 19, 2008
Sometimes humor is just too easy and hypocrites make such an enjoyable target. This video needs no explanation regarding the two concepts in the previous sentence.
May be it is wrong to make fun of libs. Dr. Michael Savage (two Masters degrees and a P.HD) wrote the book "Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions. If this is true, then I might be laughing at those with a mental disorder (another from the gut laugh).
Friday, July 18, 2008
I have spent the last four hours of my life trying to get on the Internet. I did not even have any restore points to go to! I finally discovered, after three calls to my IP (I actually got a live person that spoke American English on the last call) that it was the latest Redmond, WA update that was the cause. After the update had deleted the Restore Points on my XP (if they had done it right in the 1st place...) the computer tells me that due to a lot of changes to my computer that I must reactivate the #$@% license to use an unwieldy POS! This is the BS command from Redmond: "Verify the successful installation of the Wga Plug-In (or we will behead your children because we can intimidate or buy ourselves out of any repercussions and you will lose XP in three days!).
On successful installation, WgaPluginInstall places two files on your system. If you are missing any of these two files, then try running the WgaPluginInstall again to install the plug-in. If you would like to verify if these two files exist on your computer, follow the steps below.
- Using Windows Explorer, locate the folder where you have installed your Firefox Browser. For Firefox, the default location would be C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox.
- Browse to the plugins folder under the install folder.
- Verify if npLegitCheckPlugin.dll file exists in this folder.
- Browse to the components folder under the install folder.
- Verify if nsILegitCheckPlugin.xpt file exists in this folder. (just to kiss our money grubbing existence)
- If this does not rectify your helpless situation then expect BOHICA, again, next month.
At this point I actually came very close to going postal and throwing the *($%^!# out the window! Sanity crept in; only for a moment. It is not my system (it is very stable) it is the asshats in Redmond who need to get a real job for a couple of years and then design operating systems that real people can use. Ask Steve Jobs how the "user friendly" works! Is Linux able to do what I want to do? It will take me a couple of more days to straighten out the crap that has happened to my machine. The "Royal" MS Registry (another POS from Redmond) has taken a big hit because of this. My Amust Registry Cleaner went nuts! I didn't allow any changes until sanity may, once again, return. Start up programs are not what they once were and my desktop and toolbars looks like something that a teen newbie may have created!It's over. Relax Old Man. Take slow, deep breaths. You have just entered a deep forest. The heat of the sun is replaced by calming shade. It is quite. As you go further into the forest you find a spring of water that becomes a small stream with the wonderful sound of the natural running water. Remember to breath deeply of the forests fragrance. You follow it to a small pond; you sit and...
Thanks for the space to rant. I'm doing much better, thanks to a pizza from Bulldog Pizza and hydration from several diet sodas (a permit to carry does not allow the destruction of a computer), but I would like some input on Linux.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Temps in Duluth are going to about 50 tonight with a high of 74 tomorrow dipping to a high of 65 on Saturday though moderating to the mid-70s by mid-week. The picture was April in Duluth. My youngest daughter and son-in-law, with their 4x4, snowblower, and shovels, came from Wisconsin the next day to help me clear out the drive and a small walkway to the house. I had to come out the front door, because it is elevated above ground level, to get to a shovel as the side door off the kitchen was snowed in to the top. I couldn't get my snowblower out of the garage because power was out for almost 48 hours (cold and dark for two nights and I slept in an arctic sleeping bag in the living room - glad my camping equipment was handy so I had the bag and a Coleman lantern and stove) and, of course, the garage door would not open from the remote and the side door was frozen shut so that I couldn't release the garage door manually. Please bring on the global warming! Oh, it seems that there are more deniers out there. Another 50,000 scientists, in addition to the original 30,000) that are saying that earlier predictions were based on faulty research. Imagine that! 80.000 plus scientists are saying that the oracle Algore is FOS! You might want to remember the concepts of the Maunder Minimum, then skin the seals and polar bears, we may need the clothing.
and its not the kind you think. Read about it here. Apparently, tomorrow's headline will be that there are now 50,000 physicists and other scientists in the pocket of "Big Oil".
It should be interesting to see what comes of their discussion. I'm sure we won't hear about it if it debunks current Global Warming conventional "wisdom". That is, unless they come out of it predicting Global Cooling... then I'm sure we'll hear nothing but panic and The Sky Is Falling! from the news media.
That seems to be their default setting now-a-days, anyhow. If you're not reading what new thing is going to give you cancer, you're reading about how it didn't before, but now that there is global warming it will.
Sheesh! Global Warming... check out this picture of my Dad, in Minnesota, trying to get his car out of the garage (and set The Flamingo free).
It seems that Obama continues to keep a lot of information about a secret. NRO has an article that explores this. The links are great rescouces. I'm not going to spend much more time on this post because there is s tendency for my blood pressure to rise when writing about the obomanation [sic]. I'll let the conservative 527s work on it. I remember how efficient the Swiftboaters were in digging up suppressed information of events regarding Kerry's fictitious military history. As a result of the Swiftboaters, men who had "been there and one that" a lot of attention was given, by many sources, where the candidate did not want it. It is time for some campaigning.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
— C.S. Lewis
As he gets older, he gets smarter. Dylan was born in Duluth, MN and raised in Hibbing, MN where he currently has his home. When asked by Rolling Stones magazine about his reaction to global warming he had a very succinct answer, "Where's the Global Warming? It's Freezing Here." It is not uncommon for the tempreture to drop to the high 30's through the 40's in northern Minnesota every year during the summer. August is the only month that snow has not been recorded in this area. Bring on the global warming!
This is one of the many warnings that were part of Woodstock in 1969. Drugs flowed freely (there were acid tents for those who were having a bad 'trip') and consisted mostly of LSD, pot, and mescaline. Alcohol was a favorite, as well. Cocaine and meth were so far on the outside that they were a non-factor. This was, also, at the height of the war in Vietnam where 58,178 Americans were killed and over 304,000 were wounded. Two thirds of those who served were volunteers. These veterans returned to an America that treated them as murderers and were called 'baby killers'. Regardless, these veterans got on with their lives and have helped make America a better place. I cannot honor them enough. The people at Woodstock went on with their lives and had an edge on those in the military. They became politicians, wrote books, finished college and immediately became professors without actually experiencing a life in the real world. They were also teaching grade school and high school students. I wonder how much influence massive amounts of LSD, pot, and mescaline have affected the minds of those of the Woodstock era? How has their mindset and lifestyle effected their children or those they taught or governed? The oft used cliche, "If you remember the 60's you didn't live in the 60's" may have some credence to why some politicians and educators are not able to experience reality. This captioned video (captioned so that the lyrics can be understood) of one of the stars at Woodstock, Joe Crocker (25 years old), will give you an example of the rationality of those who were at Woodstock (people actually thought the lyrics were wonderful). If you could understand them and make sense out of them, you must have been stoned.
Enough of my rant for today.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Those who monitor this site know my beliefs of the religion of Global Warming. For those who just happened across this site, my belief in global warming is that it is a farce based on faulty, non-peer reviewed, speculation that is presented as fact. It creates a lot of emotion that is expressed as guilt. Such guilt needs redemption and it can only be realized through strict adherences to the doom sayers. I view it is a cultist religion that has its own prophecies, code of conduct, and even an oracle/savior in Al Gore. Basically, I believe that global warming is caused by an enormous fusion reactor that is about 93 millions miles away in space (we commonly refer to it as the sun) and that humans have no influence upon how this fusion process will effect us. I have promoted Minnesotans For Global Warming (M4GW) a couple of times in this blog. The latest video at their site (they have several other great videos) is too wonderful not to pass along. It is also available at YouTube. Go to YouTube and give them some credence for their talent. Then, maybe, we could set the flamingos free.
Elmer's Three Laws of Global Warming.
1) After an unusual warm spell, some people think that means the globe will burn up, so they run around screaming "The Globe Is Warming! The Globe Is Warming!"
2) Whenever the mainstream media comes out and says that Global Warming is for real, we get hit with unusually cold weather.
3) Most Global Warming occurs during the summer.
If you are a naysayer and think that global warming is for real, check out Ice Age Now. You may then want to get some polar bear hides for hooded robes and seal skin boots for foot and hand protection.