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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Worst President Ever

It seems all the resources that could be saving lives in New Orleans are in Iraq or in the pockets of already wealthy people. Editor and Publisher has it. Also, The Washington Post.

At least President Nero was having a good time fiddling around

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Ok, we officially won the cold war

Great article on little electric cars the city of Cordoba, Spain. They're renting them to tourists. The surprise is when you find out who sponsored the project.

I guess the Communism of the future is Capitalism.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Good news today

Katrina wasn't as bad as it could have been. We still have New Orleans! Glad to see the French Quarter survived in style

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Busy night

I also wanted to mention that I just found out that my favorite blogger is still free and is out of the Magic Kingdom for a while.

Check out The Religious Policeman.

Cool project

I'm a Tivo fan, but if I ever get some time, I'm setting up Myth TV. Here's a guy who set up one for under $500.

Cheap Myth

I love lightbulb jokes!

Americablog has some good ones


Ovation replayed a really enjoyable show last night. Flashmob-The Opera is a new opera staged in Paddington Station in London. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl in public in front of some pleasantly surprised commuters.

They wrote new words for favorite arias from many popular operas. It stars new young singers who I hope can show up at the Lyric Opera. If you aren't sure you like opera or think you don't, check it out - it's fun.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Hey Mr. FBI Guy! Lookee Here - Terrorists

First there's this nutty extremist cleric from Virginia. Pat Robertson is a loudmouth with his own tv network. He should be easy to find.

That'll give you time to go after a whole bunch of terrorists threatening Americans with mayhem if they don't toe their fundamentalist line. They used to be very respectable but now they're another bunch of extremists threatening violence.

New nickname for "Marky"

Thanks to Ellen, I found out that Bush has a nickname for Mark Kirk. According to the Chicago Tribune on June 19 2005, Bush calls him Marky.

Bush likes nicknames but can't be bothered to come up with new ones. Kirk even came prepared with one he liked. He wanted to be called Rooster. Bush's response was essentially "Ok Marky". I'm outraged! For all the ass kissing Kirk does to Bush, he deserves the nickname of his choice.

As it is, Kirk's lucky he didn't get the first nickname that popped into my head when I heard about "Rooster". He's lucky that Bush doesn't call him "Birdbrain"

Search the Tribune archives for Kirk and Rooster. If you don't want to generate yet another stupid login, use Bugmenot

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Mark Kirk better watch out

According to Ellen, Mark Kirk is still hitching his wagon to Bush's unpopular war. If he wants to keep his seat, I think he should check Survey USA . Bush is down by 19 points in Illinois.

This does work if he wants to get out Congress and into a cushy lobbying job.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

I also heart Jack Cafferty

I'm both disgusted and relieved about the trial of the btk killer. I have relatives in the area so I'm relieved, but I'm with Jack Cafferty all the way.

His comments on the trial