Quantum Spin

Well, due to some spammer having found this obscure blog, I have been forced to refuse Anonymous posts. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for legitimate posters, but since I am unable to send feedback to the offending servers causing them to explode and burst into flames - well, I do what I can. Thank you to all my sincere commentators and may the spammers rot in digital agony.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Big Brother MPAA

It's Friday night, you have your 62" DLP ready to watch Casablanca and a bowl of popcorn by your side.

But first, have you made sure your registration with the MPAA is up to date? $500,000 fine, if not, for each movie!

Oh, and those motion sensors in the TV will tell the MPAA if you have any friends over.

Shame on you.

After all, according to Dan Glickman, head of the MPAA, "We have a right to know what's showing in a theater*."

Yup. They have a RIGHT to know what you are doing in your home.

* - The MPAA defines a home theater as any home with a television larger than 29" with stereo sound and at least two comfortable chairs, couch, or futon.

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Looks Like A Return To The Bad Old Days

Seems the dems may have the Senate now, too.

Unless something happens, there's probably a good chance they'll take the Executive in 2008, as well.

I'm very disappointed in my party. They had everything and threw it all away when they caught Beltway Fever.

But, whaddya gonna do?

"Join the democrats," some might say.

Not if my life depended on it. I oppose the very fiber of the democrat party. It has been an abomination since the criminal FDR, at least.

No. I will fight them with the tools available - my vote.

However, I think that the democrats will self-destruct. They are a party based upon emotion - Dean's scream, for example - and I don't think they will be able to keep their emotions in check. I believe they will not resist "payback."

I firmly believe that the democrat's entire agenda will be "payback." Will I be proved wrong? I don't know.

If I am wrong, then I think the country is in for socialism. What the Founding Fathers started will be tossed upon the scrapheap of history.

If I am right, then there will probably be some short-term damage, but nothing irreparable. The democrats will shriek and flail and show their true selves. The electorate will recoil and hand them their hats in 2008. Will this usher in a return of Republicans? If they have not, by then, learned from their mistakes that led them to be ousted in 2006, then I hope not. Maybe there will be an opportunity for the Libertarians - unless they trip themselves up.

Meanwhile, I'm going to have two years of material.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Tough Luck Liberals

It's been decided.

Democrats have taken the House and will probably take the Senate - unless something has changed since I got out of my car.

Now what?

Now, the democrats have a tremendous burden.

They did not win because of their success.

They won because of the Republican's failure.

The democrats now have two years of opportunity. But, they will be under a very hot spotlight. Any missteps will be pounced upon by the Republicans with gusto and magnified by the circumstances that gave them their victory of last night.

I believe that, if the democrats do not produce in these two years, the 2008 elections shall bring a definite Republican victory. Whether for good or ill.

The electorate's memory is short. In 2008, they will not remember why they put the democrats in office. They will only remember what happened as a result.

This is a great opportunity for the democrats to demonstrate that they deserve their victory. But, it is also a great opportunity for Republicans to focus on their failures and correct them.

For me, the democrat party is a failure in and of itself. The Republicans - well, the current set - have not demonstrated themselves as all that much better. I am forced to have faith in the Republican ideology, despite the fact that few Republican leaders seem to give that ideology much credence. But, at least the Republicans have their ideology going for them, even if it's ignored. The democrats lack even that.

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Monday, November 06, 2006

Of All The Nerve

Europe didn't have the balls to help take Hussein down, but they do have the gall to stick their nose in to say what should happen to him. (as of 8 Mar 07, the page has been moved)

Hussein was TRIED by FREE Iraqis.
Hussein was held to the LAW by FREE Iraqis.
Hussein was found GUILTY by FREE Iraqis.
Hussein was sentenced to DEATH by FREE Iraqis.

But, the decision of FREE Iraqis does not quite meet with the EU's approval, so they dare to tell a FREE Iraq what to do.

The EU would take no part in making Iraq FREE, yet the EU has no problem in dictating to them how to apply their laws.

The EU is unable to control their own backyard, what makes them think they can tell others how to mow their lawns?

I'm referring to Milosevic.

Europe couldn't stop him, so they crawled to the US, begging for our aid in doing their job for them. Since 1914, Europe has been unable to see to its own affairs.

I'm of the opinion that the next time a spark falls on the EU house, let it burn to the ground.

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