“We are socialists…

May 30th, 2014

“We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.”

Adolf Hitler May 1, 1927

John Kerry on Saddam

May 23rd, 2014

“Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation … And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real…”

Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

Hillary on Saddam

May 23rd, 2014

“In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members … It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.”

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

HeyJackass! | Illustrating Chicago Values

April 30th, 2014

Don’t believe the official crime stats from Chicago? Get the real numbers at: HeyJackass! | Illustrating Chicago Values.

Safe Depository of the Powers of Society

April 28th, 2014

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”

–Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Charles Jarvis, 1820

Look Ma!

April 17th, 2014

I’m Despicable!

Oh, and immoral, and unethical.

Algore has spoken.

Watchout for GSATA

April 10th, 2014

So I have been slowing building up this nice 8 core system and have had no end of trouble getting it to boot some Linux distributions and specifically 64bit Linux of the Fedora and Mandriva varieties. Live disks would throw all kinds of errors and eventually dump to a commandline instead off X Windows.

I was sure it was the Asus blue ray drive or cheap DVD-R media. But it wasn’t.

I won’t go into just how I figured it out finally but I had unknowingly plugged the optical drives into these 2 stand along SATA ports that turned out to be GSATA. What the heck is GSATA???

Apparently GSATA != SATA.

So, I moved the optical drives onto the main group of Intel SATA controller ports and what do you know – all those “bad” DVD’s boot just fine.

I would conservatively estimate this has cost me about 6 hours over the past 2 months so this isn’t an inexpensive discovery. Hopefully this post will save someone else from wasting their time.

Oklahoma Cop Shoots, Kills Family’s Dog, Says it Was ‘Awesome’

March 24th, 2014

There seems to be a rampant pussification going on in police circles. Badges, guns, egos and ignorance always make for a bad mix and I suppose in some ways we’re fortunate that this lunacy is mostly coming at the cost of family pets instead of children though parents, children and especially unarmed homeless seem to be not that far behind. Anyway a more recent entry in the COPS ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS category comes from Ardmore, Oklahoma where apparently shooting a family’s dog is ‘Awesome’.

Over militarized pencil necked pussies. And these are the only folks “professional enough” to be allowed to have guns? …are we not yet understanding why that’s a bad idea?

Obama to Kill Tomahawk, Hellfire Missile

March 24th, 2014

If you’re going to let Chuck Hagel reduce our troop strength you’d think we’d at least keep up on our remote control weaponry but apparently our current administration is continuing on its quest to neuter the United States and is now cutting the Tomahawk and Hellfire.

Remember that nature abhors a vacuum and that applies equally to geopolitics.

Lacking Moral Equivalency

March 24th, 2014

To say that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is no different than Bush fighting in Kuwait, Iraq or Afghanistan is like saying Franklin D. Roosevelt was no better than Adolf Hitler because they both invaded France.

- Unknown

(And, sadly some will believe it of FDR as well)