Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Next, Hindu's will have Sitar Hero, praise Kali!
Scalia said he understood that foul words would be heard at a football or baseball game. "You don't have to have them presented as something that is normal in polite company, which is what happens when it comes out in television shows," he told a lawyer for the broadcast networks.I'm not against the ruling. I am against the reasoning behind the ruling. I don't want those old robes to be culture cops. I also think the fine is a little extreme.
Also, if you are interested in getting your hands on the election data, you can look here.
Myth: The rich vote based on economics, the poor vote "God, guns, and gays."
Fact: Church attendance predicts Republican voting much more among rich than poor.
Myth: A political divide exists between working-class "red America" and rich "blue America."
Fact: Within any state, more rich people vote Republican. The real divide is between higher-income voters in red and blue states.
Myth: Rich people vote for the Democrats.
Fact: George W. Bush won more than 60 percent of high-income voters.
Myth: Kansas votes Republican because its low-income voters can't stand the Democrats' 1960s-style values.
Fact: Kansas has been a Republican state for over 50 years, and rich Kansans vote much more Republican than middle-income and poor voters in the state.
Myth: Class divisions in voting are less in America than in European countries, which are sharply divided between left and right.
Fact: Rich and poor differ more strongly in their voting pattern in the United States than in most European countries.
Myth: Religion is particularly divisive in American politics.
Fact: Religious and secular voters differ no more in America than in France, Germany, Sweden, and many other European countries..
"You did it because you understand the enormity of the task that lies ahead. For even as we celebrate tonight, we know the challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime -- two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century."
"And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices. I need your help. And I will be your president, too."
I'm not a terribly big football fan, but I do enjoy taunting my coworkers, so I try to stay competitive. So, Ray Rice, I don't know anything much about you and I've never seen you play, but I do hope you have a nice game against Houston this weekend so that I can give one of my coworkers the taunting of a lifetime.
Roger Cochetti, group director of U.S. Public Policy for the Computing Technology Industry Association, said the FCC's ruling will soon make Internet access "appear as common and ubiquitous as air" and will work to collapse the digital divide.
The spectrum signals have much longer range than today's Wi-Fi technology, so broadband access can be spread using fewer base stations. That should result in superior coverage at lower cost.
It may also threaten the traditional cell phone carrier business model, eventually; something I could hardly support more.
Launchy is the most efficient way to open files, folders, websites, and programs on your computer. Nobody likes to hunt through the start menu to find an application, just to find that the application is hidden under some obscure folder named after a company you have never heard of! Instead, Launchy is a smart search program which tries to guess which program or file you are looking for and will launch it when you hit the enter key. It is only visible when you hit the alt+space key combination; otherwise it hides in the background. Once you have used it for a few days, it becomes an indispensable utility for your computer. And it’s free!
I try to keep my Start menu very organized, but there really isn't a way to get to the program (or folder) I want more quickly than this. Launchy learns how you like to refer to programs becoming more efficient the more you use it. After using it a while on an unstable machine, I found it remained a reliable way to open a shortcut even if the whole desktop and Start menu had crashed.
Well earned congratulations aside, now comes the hard part-- the country is a mess, and there is a lot to fix. You guys aren't reverential enough to hand over your critical thinking skills with your vote, so what are your lingering concerns about Obama's impending presidency?
I'll list a few of mine in the comments.