Archive for October, 2004

DAG weighs in…

October 31, 2004

… at long last, with his election prediction (it’s about time, pal!) but he wouldn’t post it himself, so I’m doing it.

Here it is:

Bush will win with 322 electoral votes and a popular vote victory of 3 plus million.

Bush will win with 51.5%. Kerry with 47.5.

Would it be sacrilegious to say, “From DAG’s lips to God’s ear?”



October 30, 2004

… I wonder how long THIS will manage to stay up?

I’ve screen-captured it, just in case it mysteriously vanishes before the next time I look…

Right on the Yahoo! front page, above the “News” links:

Some Things Need No Explanation

October 30, 2004

Via Mad Mikey, who got it from I Love Jet Noise:

Need I say more?

Carnival of the Cats

October 30, 2004

Yes, folks, it’s time once again for the Carnival of the Cats.

I am not owned by a cat myself, so I have had to borrow one in order to participate. Patrick has kindly volunteered, and has conveniently shown both sides of his personality for our perusal:


Worth Reading

October 29, 2004

Via a link from Captain’s Quarters, I clicked on over to The Anchoress.

I have barely begun to explore her writings, but I just have to quote her here:

I have managed people. I know that if I had an employee who early into his stint had found himself needing to manage crisis situations, and who had done so imperfectly but effectively, had still brought in a spreadsheet showing growth instead of stagnation or loss, had shown a propensity for stability and a doggedness to get the job done, and had remained steadfast in the face of enormous personal disregard, name-calling, distortion and outright hate from those in surrounding offices, I’d have to take a DAMN CLOSE LOOK at anyone who might replace him, and the fact is, the new applicant would have to be pretty impressive for me to let the first employee go.

Go read the whole thing.

The Choice

October 29, 2004

For the 3 or 4 of you out there who haven’t seen this yet, I offer the link for your viewing pleasure.

WARNING: Swallow your beverage before you start it!

Hat tip: The inimitable (and who would want to?) Frank J

A Possible Explanation?

October 29, 2004

Local friend and frequent commenter Bill has pointed out a possible reason why his (heave) namesake, the impeached former president, is out campaigning for John Effing Kerry, when a (heave) Kerry win would not seem to be in the Clintons’ best interests:

Take a deep breath…
“Chief Justice Hillary Rodham Clinton”.

I have heard that elsewhere. Bloody scary thought, eh?

Just remember… get out and VOTE, because if it ain’t close, they can’t cheat!

Oh, This Is NOT Good!

October 29, 2004

The local Rush station (which was iffy to begin with, reception-wise) has just changed formats, and they have referred us to (can you believe this) the Fresno station! That’s hundreds of miles from here!

I just scanned all the way up and down the AM radio band on my best machine–and Fresno is indeed the ONLY station that will pick up Rush! But it’s VERY staticky.

And to add insult to injury, apparently one can no longer listen to Rush for free at his website. Next thing to try: Hunt down a radio station that’s broadcasting Rush via the net.

Anybody know of one offhand?


UPDATE: The old station’s website has been updated since I first looked half an hour ago. Rush will be back on his old-old station (the one with better reception, thank you) as of Monday.

So it looks like I only have to suffer through today’s broadcast with this horrible static.

Unless they’re lying. Naw, they wouldn’t do THAT to a CrankyBeach who hasn’t had enough coffee yet despite it being nearly 10 o’clock in the morning???

And Another

October 28, 2004

No, it’s not new… but I just discovered a blog called the Alpaca Burger Forum for cranky old men.

Sounds like my kind of people! Go check ’em out.

More New Blood

October 28, 2004

Found another new blog today, the Spear Shaker. He’s a fellow Californian, with a BA from Berserkeley, an MBA from Golden Gate, and a “PhD in BS detection.” But he’s not the least bit opinionated, oh, no, not at all. (That was a joke, for those of you in the audience who are humor-challenged.) Check him out.