Friday, January 30, 2009

Brrrrreaking News!

Wow, what a beautiful sight.

Alaskans brace for Redoubt Volcano eruption
By DAN JOLING, Associated Press Writer – Fri Jan 30, 7:32 am ET
NCHORAGE, Alaska – Hardware stores and auto parts shops scored a post-holiday run of business this week as Anchorage-area residents stocked up on protective eyewear and masks ahead of a possible eruption of Mount Redoubt.

Monitoring earthquakes underneath the 10,200-foot Redoubt Volcano about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory warned that an eruption was imminent, sending experienced Alaskans shopping for protection against a dusty shower of volcanic ash that could descend on south-central Alaska.

I love big dramatic natural events. "Disaster" you say? A beautiful natural thing in my eyes.

Windows 7 less annoying, but also less secure? (CNET)
Posted on Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:41PM EST
- Microsoft's efforts to make Windows 7 less annoying than Vista may also be making it less secure than its predecessor.

With Windows Vista, the operating system popped up a warning any time a major change was being made to the system, whether by the OS or by a third-party application. With Windows 7, users can choose how often to be notified, with the current default set to notify only when a third-party application is making a change.

Yaaawn. Every year or so Microsoft claims they've made Windows better. It never happens. They're always six steps behind Apple's Macintosh OS. Skip this one, save your money and buy a Mac.

Michael Steele becomes first black RNC chairman
By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer – Fri Jan 30, 6:28 pm ET

AP – Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele holds a gavel after he was elected the first black Republican …
WASHINGTON – The Republican Party chose the first black national chairman in its history Friday, just shy of three months after the nation elected a Democrat as the first African-American president. The choice marked no less than "the dawn of a new party," declared the new GOP chairman, former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele. Republicans chose Steele over four other candidates, including former President George W. Bush's hand-picked GOP chief, who bowed out declaring, "Obviously the winds of change are blowing."

Cute. Nice try RNC, but it aint gonna work. See, we've been paying attention the past 50 yrs. We know what your record, reputation and platform has looked like for the past 50 yrs. Parade whoever and whatever you want out there, but only that core bunch of bozos(you know, the 23% who still backed MoronMonkeyBoy Bush the Chimp) are going to buy it.

Republican Romney criticizes Obama on abortion
AP –
HOT SPRINGS, Va. – Republican Mitt Romney, a potential candidate for the White House in 2012, accused President Barack Obama on Friday of answering to the "most extreme wing of the abortion lobby." Even if the administration "will say nothing on behalf of the child waiting to be born, we must take the side of life," the former Massachusetts governor told House Republicans at a weekend retreat, according to his prepared remarks.

HAR! Talk about irrelevant! I think there are twelve mormons and four Wall Street wannabe pretty boy pricks who give a damn about what Mitt Romney thinks.

Springsteen calls Wal-Mart deal a mistake
Fri Jan 30, 7:31 pm ET

NEW YORK – The Boss is owning up to a mistake.
In an interview with The New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn't have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest-hits CD.
Some fans were critical because Springsteen has been a longtime supporter of worker's rights, and Wal-Mart has faced criticism for its labor practices. Springsteen's team didn't vet the issue as closely as it should have, and that he "dropped the ball on it,"

Hello. This guy claims to be the working man's rocker yet goes by the moniker of "the boss."
Gimme a break. . . when you're an advocate for "worker's rights," you don't make marketing deals with Wal-Mart. You don't have to "vet" the idea and it's not a matter of "dropping the ball."
Blow it out your phoney ass "boss." This guy had one good song. He should have been a one hit wonder.
Wal-Mart and Bruce Springsteen says a lot about American tastes.


crystal dawn said...

Gonna have to agree with the Bruce thing. Not only does he seem to sell out more often than not, but his songs are way bland. I remember laughing my ass off every time I saw him singing "We Are the World" in the if he really really really needed to take a shit.

Michael Steele is as uber as the rest of them. He's been throwing out the same talking points as any good southern GOPer has over the years.

Buzzardbilly said...

I love it whenever the Earth puts on a show of all that force she's got. Besides, I'm just a big girl's blouse when it comes geology anyhow. I find it dreamy.