Archive of September 2005

Monday, September 26, 2005

Iraq: The Civil War

Can anyone tell me they still think invading Iraq was a good idea?  Come on, we went there with a weak case against WMD's that proved to be false.  Then the administration started to spin it as part of the "War on Terror"  —which it is…now.  But originally it was about WMD's and Saddam.  The real War on Terror was being fought —and won, in Afghanistan.  We then ruled that a "check" when we should have made sure it was a "checkmate" before even considering turning our attention to Iraq.  So we went ahead and started a war that nobody needed and those of us with half a brain wanted.  We forged ahead and when we found no WMD's we rolled it into the War on Terror —which it wasn't…up to that point.  I say "wasn't" because when we invaded there were not foreign fighter in the country.  It wasn't until we rolled into town that we became the shit for the flies.  The situation there is certainly far from stable and the future is even further from certain.  And now I've finally seen some beginning to call it for what it appears to be coming; a civil war.

Don't get me wrong, Saddam was a brutal dictator and he needed to go.  But do you really believe he was such an urgent threat to the United States that we really needed to start a war that some of our greatest allies advised against?  Yeah, what do they know.  Saddam was under our collective thumb and was going nowhere.  He was contained and wasn't a serious threat to anyone since the end of the Gulf War.  Which is when we probably should have taken him out of power.  So now what?  We've grown these incredibly huge balls to compensate for the ones we didn't have back in 1991 when we should have!

And before you start blasting me about my "liberal views", I'm a registered Republican.  But unfortunately my party has been hijacked by the far right and likely isn't every coming back.  And no, I don't support the far left "lets bring our boys home" mantra either.  That's not realistic.  I'm not sure how we can ever fix the situation and bring them home —God knows they didn't deserve this one.  But we can't just cut and run.  When your let your dog out of the yard and he shits on the neighbors lawn, you're still responsible for cleaning it up.

The best thing that is likely to come out of this —beyond Saddam being removed from power, is that George W. Bush will go down in history as one of our worst presidents ever.
September 26, 2005 @ 01:43 pm | Category:
Thursday, September 22, 2005

Yorkdale Stone Butt

Yorkdale Stone Butt  Read more…
September 22, 2005 @ 08:36 am | Category:
Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Katrina: The Gathering

I don't really know much about Magic: The The Gathering, beyond basic concept and that it was really "hot" a few years back.  But I do have to say that these Katrina: The Gathering cards are amusing.
September 20, 2005 @ 12:52 pm | Category:
Thursday, September 08, 2005

I Can’t Win

I Can't Win

Standing on the shore, watching waves roll in
Wondering if I'll ever win, this game

Just passing time, on another day
Sometimes I feel, I just can't stay —straight
I can't win, I can't win
I just can't win this game
I can't win, I can't win
I'd just like, to win one day
'Cause I can't win, I can't win
Oh! I can't win when the walls are closing in —on me

I may have sinned
But still I don't know why
I can't win one day

I may have sinned
Oh! I can't win
Still I don't know why, I ain't giving in
'Cause I can't win
I never win
I can't win, I can't win
I will win


September 8, 2005 @ 12:02 pm | Category:
Tuesday, September 06, 2005

PolarBlog V1.6.1 (Wild Turkey) Released

PolarBlog V1.6.1 (Wild Turkey) has been released.  This release fixes a number of bugs as well as implements a variety of smaller changes.

  • None
Bug Fixes
  • Regeneration of the RSS feed failing if the file existed, but was out of date or a new entry had been added.
Configuration Changes
  • None
See the PolarBlog Changes file for more information.  Please see the PolarBlog Upgrading documentation for information on upgrading your installation.

This release is named "Wild Turkey" because this was a really stupid "turkey" of a problem caused by me!
September 6, 2005 @ 09:13 am | Category:
Thursday, September 01, 2005

We’re On Fire

We're On Fire

The Boys will rock-n-roll tonight
Just looking for a good time
Ain't nothing else on their minds
'Cause we're heading on some hard times
We got nothing on the straight line
So we're gonna do it out of time

Oh! Take off with a shotglass
We're gonna have some "Uncle Jack"
Vodka comes the next time
After that we're doing fine

We ain't no reasons why
All we've got is lots of time
So don't hassle us now
We'll tear you down
'Cause we're wild and wired
We're all on fire

Smoke in the air, really turned us on
Now we're just rying to ha-a-a-ang on —to life
We're alive, we're wired
Burn inside, can't see the fire
But still I know anything goes…
'Cause we're on fire!

September 1, 2005 @ 12:31 pm | Category: