Category: Rants

This is where I gripe about the bad things that happen.

The 411 on Rathergate

Mary Mapes’ book is out and she’s being torn apart across the blogosphere.

I think that everyone who was blogging a year ago did some blogging on Rathergate. I photoshopped this rather amusing image.

The point is, you couldn’t be a blogger and not blog about Rathergate. So… being called a hyperconservative that spread vitriol about Dan Rather is something I have to say I take offense at. If I were a hyperconservative, I wouldn’t be able to survive attending community college!

Why just today, my instructor was asked, “What if we want to give our speeches on a famous person?” and her response was, “Well you could do them on someone, like the president, but I don’t think any of us wants to hear about him.”

Did I go postal and injure or maim innocents? No.

I laughed along with the rest of the class. This, my friends, is the difference between a hyperconservative that spreads vitriol about people and a liberal moonbat.… [Read More]

Roberts Confirmation.

I have to admit, I’m not a fan of Roberts on several levels. I don’t like that little is known about his political perspective. This is becoming increasingly important as the bench becomes mired more and more by the political leanings of the justices on the bench.

Some things about him are obvious though, he’s a conservative. He’s so conservative that it gives most good conservatives a bad name, if you listen to what the Democrats have to say about him. I find myself scoffing at those statements with the following rebuke; “Like this is a bad thing? What did they think Rehnquist was, Susan Sarandon?”

They weren’t unhappy with things as they stood under Rehnquist’s term, nor should they have been. Certainly, I also don’t believe that a vote to confirm Roberts is a vote against Roe vs. Wade. The Roe v. Wade decision, while politically charged, is hardly of such critical legal implication that it becomes worthy of note, this is particularly true when circumstances have become such that it is unlikely that Roberts will ever have to come to a decision on that particular matter.… [Read More]

Laptop Blues

My laptop blew up around the first of the month. I took it to the store I’d purchased it from for repairs, and they sent it off to get checked. I got my laptop back yesterday, and this morning, after running the machine for two hours, it promptly blew up. What really got me, was when I pulled out my paperwork folder, I looked at the note that I’d written for the techs the first time around. The note was a verbatim copy of the blue screen that windows XP presented to me when it crashed, oh so spectacularly.

My machine gave me the exact same error this morning, down to the error identification number.

Needless to say, I was livid. I was so angry in fact, that I had to spend ten minutes pacing around the house and cursing before I could call my husband and leave a message on his voicemail to let him know what had happened.… [Read More]