Monthly Archives: July 2005

Saved for a Dead Period

Haven’t felt much like blogging lately, but in a previous fit of blogging, I saved this image: It describes the popularity of the name “Sandy” for boys and girls from 1900 to 2003. As you can see, I was named … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Stuff | 2 Comments

One Small Step for a Web Search Tool

So today is July 20, on which date in 1969, shortly after the six-month anniversary of my birth, Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon. To celebrate, Google has launched the extremely cool Google Moon, basically Google Maps for the … Continue reading

Posted in Web Stuff | 1 Comment

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

In the wee hours of this morning, I finished the new (sixth) Harry Potter book. No spoilers–there’s a lot to spoil, just a couple of notes: Don’t be put off by the first couple of chapters. They’re not up to … Continue reading

Posted in Stuff About Stuff | Leave a comment

So Much for That Covenant

Consider this piece by Jamie Campbell published almost a year ago in the New Statesman: Why Terrorists Love Britain. It’s kind of eerie. In it is occasionally self-satisfied speculation that Britain’s legendary tolerance has made them safe from terrorism: give … Continue reading

Posted in Political Stuff | 2 Comments

When Google RSS Ads Go Awry

Judith Miller is indeed getting a cheap (for her, not for the taxpayers) “vacation” to the DC area, in what comes suspiciously close to a judicial attack on the First Amendment, and is certainly an example of the horrid perversion … Continue reading

Posted in Funny Stuff | Leave a comment

So Much for That Rationale

Horrible, but unsurprising, sadly. This puts paid to Bush’s argument that we’re fighting in Iraq so we don’t have to fight here. If Al Quaeda can hit London, they can still hit in the US. The British have been doing … Continue reading

Posted in Political Stuff | 2 Comments

Yer Goin’ DOWN, Fat Boy!

Looks like Rush Limbaugh may be a step closer to answering for his illegal drug use. The only reason I’m cheering is the utter hypocrisy of the man on drug use. He had no compassion for those who’d gotten addicted … Continue reading

Posted in Political Stuff | Comments Off on Yer Goin’ DOWN, Fat Boy!

Eminent Domain for Real Public Use

Here’s a case of eminent domain that is clearly allowed for in the Constitution. Liberals defending the Kelo decision claimed that environmental protection would be harmed by a bright line distinction limiting localities from using public domain to take land … Continue reading

Posted in Political Stuff | 1 Comment

South Park *Conservatives*??

It’s a sad comment on the vacuity of the current political debate that NPR‘s On the Media is trying to decide whether South Park is conservative or liberal. “I hate conservatives,” they report Trey Parker as saying, “but I really … Continue reading

Posted in Political Stuff | 2 Comments

Oooooh…Aaaaaaah!

BOOOOOOOOOM! OK, there was no boom. In space, no one can hear you boom. But NASA put on one of the most spectacular fireworks in history and did it on July 4…so I’ve already seen some fireworks. This means they … Continue reading

Posted in Stuff About Stuff | Leave a comment