Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Don't Blog and Drive

Greetings from the Saturn! I'm blogging the ride home today thanks to inordinate amount of stoplights I'm hitting. At the least the weather is nice. Maybe I'll run to work and save some gas. $3.75 a gallon? Time to drill Alaska!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Nike+ going WiFi and 3G, headed to iPhone - Engadget

http://www.engadget.com/2008/04/11/nike-going-wifi-and-3g-headed-to-iphone/

If this is true, then the iPhone will become the ultimate running
tool. I am officially holding off on getting a Garmin 205 to see if
this plays out.


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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Opinion: Gas up your Prius, starve a peasant | tree, time, war, global, government - OCRegister.com

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/tree-time-war-2027108-global-government

Mark Steyn at the Orange County Register is quickly becoming one of my
favorite columnists. Above is a link to his latest masterpiece on the
idiocy of biofuels and how it's starving people. Read it, and then
tell everyone you know that ethanol is evil.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sunrise over Tinley

RealClearPolitics - Articles - Chicago's Misfire on Gun Violence

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/04/chicagos_misfire_on_gun_violen.html

A nice, common sense, article on the futility of control. Read it to
be properly enlightened on how gun bans simply don't work.


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Friday, April 18, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Cuddles goes to the vet

Palos Bank Half Marathon Training - Day 1

Tax day! Boo! Democrat's favorite day of the year. April 15th may mean more money for the government to blow on stupid pet projects, but to me it means spring has started. A long time ago baseball started on this day, not in still-winter March. Still, it's pretty cold out, with a run time temperature of 32 degrees. It got warmer during the run, but I was glad I brought the ski mask, gloves and spandex. Today's run was the first in training for the Palos Bank Half Marathon which will be on May 4th, 2008. I'm pleased to report that my brother will be running in at as well! This marks the first time both of us will be in a race at the same time. My brother will probably kick my butt, I've gotten so freaking fat, but I'm going to give it my best shot. To that end I ran 6.84 miles in 1:10:40 today. Slow, but I have to start somewhere. Alright I got to go I need to shower and get to work.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Boots and Cuddles

Saftey Bungee!

Can't eat ethanol - The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2008/04/13/cant_eat_ethanol/

Good article on the current ethanol idiocy. If America needs energy
independence, we need to start drilling in Alaska and the Gulf of
Mexico. Taking food off people's plates is not the answer.


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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008

Opening Day 2008

Well better late then never! Go here for my opening day pics at the Cell. Great game, tailgated with my brother and dad, sat in the bleachers for once, saw the guys who did the flyover, got on the jumbotron, and the Sox come from behind to win thanks to a Joe Crede grand slam. Doesn't get any better!

Boots and Cuddles

Let's 'Surge' Some More - WSJ.com

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120787343563306609.html?mod=opinion_main_commentaries

Interesting article from an embedded reporter in Iraq.


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Sunday, April 06, 2008

sleepy boots

U505 exhibit

I went to the U-505 exhibit yesterday at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. It was the first time I had seen it since it was moved indoors. The ship looks excellent, and the exhibit hall that was built to hold was impressive in its size. For an additional 5 dollars, one can go inside for a guided tour (I strongly recommend it) and see the claustrophobic conditions that the crew had to endure on its three month patrols. The story of capturing the sub and moving it to Chicago were also interesting, as was the video showing it being moved to it's final location underneath the museum. If you haven't been to the MSI in a while, be sure to go and check out this amazing piece of history.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

periscope view

This is a view from a periscope on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Great Dole vs. McCain article

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04042008/news/columnists/mac_a_flashback_to_gops_1996_dole_drums_104939.htm

Great article on how the current race is a replay of the 1996 GOP
debacle. Those who neglect their history are doomed to repeat it, and
its clear to me the GOP is going to chronometers cranked this year.
Nominating crusty old guys because they are war heroes is noble, but
futile when trying to win an election. Incidentally, it was Bob Dole's
woeful performance in '96 that started me down the Libertarian road. I
expect many soon to be ex-Republicans doing the same thing this year.

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Thursday, April 03, 2008