Friday, August 22, 2003

Whining Apologist, Limbaugh, Has No Audience

And if he does, why do they bury their heads?
The whining apologist, Rush Limbaugh, is lying again.
He would lead you to believe there are substantial numbers of people who listen to his show. But where are they?

I went slumming today, and listened to his "Open Lines Friday" show today.
But where were the callers? Are they dumb? Are they chicken? Or are they simply non-existent?

Maybe it is HE that is dumb and chicken. We know too well that he exists...

On our local NPR station, Mike Collins, who hosts the show, daily has to turn away callers. Same goes for Diane Rehm, and every other talk show on NPR...local or otherwise.

But Rush is on for 3 hours, and most of it is just Rush himself, ruffling paper, pounding his desk, ululating one distortion or untruth or another, and it is a rare moment when a caller gets through. And should the caller be anything other than a dittohead lemmingboy sheeple nobody...he will cut them off and talk over them. Did no one ever teach this bumpkin dropout from a mediocre excuse for an institute of higher education...any manners?

Why can't he be me?

Were he worth his salt, he would truly open his lines, and allow free expression.

I have learned about all manner of things while listening to NPR and BBC. But one is merely wasting one's time, if one thinks an education can be had on the Rush Limbaugh show....even though he is now proclaiming that "intelligence" is the most important thing.

Live and/or learn...

Virus Alert

Virus Alert

NEW YORK (AP) - The fast-spreading computer virus already blamed for slowing or shutting down e-mail systems worldwide was programmed to coordinate a new type of attack, antivirus experts said Friday.
Instructions written into the latest version of the "Sobig" virus, which began appearing Tuesday, called for infected Windows machines to try to download a program of unknown function as early as 3 p.m. Friday.

"It could be a game, and all these computers would start playing a game, or it could be a destructive program that immediately deletes files," said Mikko Hypponen, manager of antivirus research with F-Secure Corp. in Finland.

Such a program might also attempt to steal passwords or create rogue e-mail servers for spreading junk e-mail, Hypponen said.

He said users should clean their computers using antivirus software - antivirus companies have issued free tools to do so - or turn off machines if they cannot run the disinfecting software.

Users with firewall programs can also block UDP port 8998, which is the Internet opening the virus uses to communicate with the outside world.

The attack was expected to end at 6 p.m., though the virus would try again every Friday and Sunday between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m


Shock and Awe, Bombings Blamed on Heat Wave

I hereby blame the Heat Wave that has killed tens of thousands worldwide on the so-called "Shock and Awe" as well as the bombing and other war-related activities in Iraq. The gas-guzzling equipment used also has contributed to the unusually hot weather, as have the hordes of SUVs tooling around the American backwoods.


See also:


France Heat Death May Exceed 10,000

Some News


Some in Minn. Eye Recalling Governor
Associated Press

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - Minnesota DFL leaders say they're considering a California-style effort to remove Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty by recall petition - just the latest in the summer-long political food fight between the parties.

DFLers are urging State Fair visitors to their booth to send postcards and e-mails calling for Pawlenty to open his tax records to show whether he paid taxes on $60,000 he received from a telecommunications entrepreneur and political ally while he was running for governor.

Baghdad Burning
a girl blogs from Iraq

Bush's secret war
How five Muslims in Malawi were spirited away in the night

Behind the Failure
By E. J. Dionne Jr.
Friday, August 22, 2003; Page A21

Can we now please admit that the Bush administration's policies in Iraq are a terrible failure?

Brace for shock at pump
Gas prices may reach highest level in history

As above, So below : Texas Republicans to Destroy Democrat Headquarters

As above, So below : Texas Republicans to Destroy Democrat Headquarters

True to their apparent mission, Republicans are now planning on the wreaking their destructive havoc...on American soil.

Wesley Clark puts little Tommy Delay in his place...

Wesley Clark puts little Tommy Delay in his place...


"Blitzer played for Clark a videotape of DeLay's criticism of the general's regular paid commentary on the Iraqi war for CNN, which has now been discontinued, by the way.

DeLay said, "Frankly, what irritates me the most are these blow-dried Napoleons that come on television and, in some cases, have their own agendas. Gen. Clark is one of them that is running for president. Yet he's paid to be an expert on your network. And he's questioning the plan and raising doubts as he becomes this expert. I think they would serve the nation better if they would just comment on what they see and what they know, rather than putting their own agenda forward as an expert."

This is how Clark responded: "Well, first of all, I'd be happy to compare my hair with Tom DeLay's. We'll see who's got the blow-dried hair. But beyond that, Wolf, he's got it exactly backward. It's upside down. I am saying what I believe. And I'm being drawn into the political process because of what I believe and what I've said about it. So it's precisely the opposite of a man like Tom DeLay, who is only motivated by politics and says whatever he needs to say to get the political purpose. And so, you know, it couldn't be more diametrically opposed, and I couldn't be more opposed than I am to Tom DeLay.

"You know, Wolf, when our airmen were flying over Kosovo, Tom DeLay led the House Republicans to vote not to support their activities, when American troops were in combat. To me, that's a real indicator of a man who is motivated not by patriotism or support for the troops, but for partisan political purposes."

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Butch Cassidy for President

Butch Cassidy for President

Paul Newman is still HUD

Newman takes on FAUX News...