Politics

  Boy, there sure is a lot I could write about politics these days.  Here's what's eating me today:  Why are US Senators like Obama, Clinton & McCain out spending all their time raising money and campaigning for an election that's two years away, instead of doing the jobs they were elected to do?  How can we vote for anyone who obviously has no respect for the position they've already been elected to?  If being a Senator is only good as a stepping stool for their future plans, then lets kick these people to the curb and elect someone who can and will do what we elect them to do.

  Also, concerning the last major election: the only thing anyone ever talked about was the power shifting from Republican to Democrat.  Nobody said a thing about what anyone was going to do to save our country from going down the pooper, just about the shift in power from one self-serving party to the other.  Two-party politics in our country is a JOKE.  That's why I resigned from the Republican party.  I'm now a registered independant.  I don't think I will vote for a Republican or Democrat ever again, since I believe their constant bickering and money/power-grubbing is killing our political system.  I might make an exception for Mitt Romney, mostly just because of his ties to Utah and Mormons, but I think he would be a good president.  At least he didn't start running for president until after he finished his job as governor.  That's something to be said for him.
  Ah, politics.  It's enough to make you chew your own foot off.

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Congratulations

Just a quick post to say congratulations to my friends Jarem and Sara Frye on the birth of their son.  Jarem and Sara have a private blog where they've posted all the details.  If you are friends of theirs, email me and I'll send you the address.

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Linux Adventure

Well, I've decided that I want to learn how Linux works.  So, I've been listening to a few podcasts, and I've installed a couple of different distributions now, and got my feet wet a little.  The goal is to get my old PC to work a little faster.  In Windows if I wanted to watch a video, I hae to quit every other application, including bittorrent, or else it would stutter.  Not cool.

So, I installed Ubuntu with the Gnome desktop.  I didn't care for it too much (mostly, I think, because I had no idea what I was doing).  Then I installed OpenSUSE with the KDE desktop, and I've stuck with that.  I'm not sure if I like KDE better, but I'm definitely finding SUSE more easy for a newbie to understand.
So, apart from some difficulties with drivers, and figuring out how to network with my laptop running Windows, it's been a pretty good experience.  Last night Karli and I were serving some episodes of Lost to our TV while running bittorrent in the background, and also copying over a bunch of files from the laptop at the same time.  No stutters!
Now, if I could just get my printer to work….

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Music I’m Digging Right Now

Here are my top 50 songs right now:

Beck Go It Alone
The Bens Just Pretend
The Caesars Jerk It Out
Cake Shadow Stabbing
Cake Love You Madly
Cake Carbon Monoxide
Cake Palm Of Your Hand
Caviar Tangerine Speedo
Collective Soul Better Now
Collective Soul Him
Creeper Lagoon Under the Tracks
The Darkness One Way Ticket
Death Cab For Cutie 405 (Acoustic)
Death Cab For Cutie I Will Follow You Into The Dark
Death Cab For Cutie The Sound of Settling
Death Cab For Cutie A Lack Of Color
Depeche Mode John the Revelator
Evanescence Call Me When You're Sober
The Explosion Here I Am
Fall Out Boy Dance, Dance
Fountains Of Wayne Stacy's Mom
Fountains Of Wayne Hackensack
Garbage Why Do You Love Me
Gorillaz 19-2000 [Soulchild Remix]    
Guster Amsterdam
Harvey Danger Sad Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
HIM Wings of a Butterfly
Hot Hot Heat Middle of Nowhere
Jack Johnson Do You Remember
Jet Cold Hard Bitch
Johnny Cash Sea of Heartbreak
Jonathan Coulton Code Monkey
Kaiser Chiefs Everyday I Love You Less And Less
Komeda Check It Out
Matisyahu King Without a Crown
Morningwood Nth Degree
Muse Starlight
The Navigators The Islander
OK Go Here It Goes Again
Papa Roach To Be Loved
Plain White T's Hey There Delilah
Robbie Williams Rock DJ
Semisonic Chemistry
Snow Patrol Chocolate
Snow Patrol Crazy In Love
The Streets You're Fit But You Know It
Sugarcult Daddy's Little Defect
Teddybears Ft. Mad Cobra Cobrastyle
Three Days Grace Animal I have Become
The Vandals Elvis Decanter



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