Some Interesting Tech Links

Swiss ban Google’s street-view feature over privacy concerns. I am having fun taking virtual tours of Paris in advance our our visit there.  Not sure how I feel about this one-  I could argue both sides. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles-  the future of the Air Force.  Cool stuff. Energy for Europe to be provided by world’s…

I just remembered my password….

So by my count it has been about 10 months since I contributed anything here (I probably should ask permission again).   Since I just read that it was the 1-yr anniversary of the site, I guess I will contribute what may end up being the longest post to date as a birthday gift. As…

As usual…

Victor Davis Hanson says whay I am thinking better than I can- The stage is set for someone to play Washington, Lincoln, or Churchill. An entire generation of leadership is failing, as the world watches aghast. Greedy Wall Street hot shots are worse than discredited. Rep. Nancy Pelosi at the hour of national crisis proved…

What Now?

As I was preparing to write this post, I ran across a letter written in to National Review Online by a ‘Western-state bank president’.  It is a great summation of my feelings as well so I am just going to print it at the end here.   This is not, NOT, a ‘bailout’ of Wall…

Post Debate Thoughts

Seemed like two debates-  the first part about the economy/ bailout and the second part about foreign policy.  To me, Obama won the first part by default because McCain seemed unwilling to engage.  He allowed Obama to paint the housing/ mortgage crisis as a Bush/ Republican mistake of the last 8 years.  The reality is…

Quick thoughts… (updated)

**Updated at 5:00 eastern Well-  I guess McCain couldn’t pull off the ‘genius’ move, but I bet he still has a trick in the bag for the debate.  Should be interesting. as of 10:30 eastern time. 1- Is it possible that McCain is a political genius?  The bold move back to Washington seemed like a…

This just in…

Whoopi Goldberg is an idiot. . I must say I am impressed by McCain’s willingness to go into any forum and answer any question.   No way I would have gone on The View.

Ike

So there is a shortage of gasoline in Houston right now because of Ike.  There is irony in there somewhere. I spent yesterday hauling a generator, gasoline, ice, and water to some relatives in SE Texas, near Beaumont.  They do not expect to have electricity for 4-6 weeks.  It took me almost an entire day…

Black Monday

Unprecedented times on Wall Street.  I recommend this article in the Journal today, which documents the dramatic events over the past weekend.  I am having a hard time finding the right perspective on this, but we are witnessing Lehman Brothers, a 158 year old institution that had never reported a quarterly loss before the 2nd…

Sarah, Sarah, Sarah….

It has been very interesting watching the Democrats try to figure out how to counter McCain now that it’s McCain-Palin, and now that they have had to start treating it as a contest instead of just a coronation.  They are floundering, however, and their continued focus on Sarah Palin, instead of McCain, (and the nasty,…

9/11

It’s hard to believe it was 7 years ago.  While my experience that day is not as dramatic as anyone living in DC or NY, I still remember it like it was yesterday.  I was at the office when a friend called and said, Dude-  have you heard what’s going on in NY?  We (me…