Sunday, November 29, 2009

Quit guilting me, Nick

In today's column of the NY Times (yes, I read the NY Times when RealClearPolitics links to them, if only to find out what the enemy is thinking), Nicholas D. Kristof tries to guilt us into passing ObamaCare so some guy named John doesn't die. Now, don't get me wrong, John has a horrible medical condition that prevents him from working, insurance won't cover the surgery because he has a pre-existing condition, and I'm sure it's all George W. Bush's fault. But, Nick, buddy, instead of putting your pity story in the New York Times in a shameless attempt to change Joe Lieberman's vote on health care, why don't you put your money where your mouth is? Hmmmm? Get a quote from the doctors that say they can save him with surgery, and start raising some money. Dedicate every column you have to appealing to your dwindling NY Times readership and let's see how compassionate they really are. I mean, come on, your paper is mostly read by bleeding heart, latte liberals that have coin to spare. Have them quit going to Starbucks for a week and pony up some dough! Come on my Nick, man up! Quit peddling your guilt trips and take some action for a change!!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Biographer Talks Ayn Rand and Her Hollywood Days - MarketWatch Video

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Got the MacBook Pro!

Well, I finally took the plunge. I rolled over to the Orland Square Apple Store and got myself a brand new 13" Macbook Pro (henceforth will be referred to as MBP). It's a thing of beauty, with the aluminum body, the back lit keys, the ginormous multitouch trackpad. I'm in the midst of transferring all of my files over. I've got my music and photos over so far, and it looks like Gimp, OpenOffice, Firefox, and even Xcode made it over OK. I had a little permission issue snafu that delayed things for awhile, but I think I've made it through the worst of it. Right now I'm going through the trickiest part, moving the iPhone over, but I've found a good article that I hope will get my apps and data over without any issues (crossing my fingers). Last, but not certainly not least, is to see if my own iPhone apps come over. I anticipate a nightmare of getting the certificates to work, so I'll think I'll save that for tomorrow.