Archive for December, 2005
I went to lunch with a friend today, and I mentioned the fact that I was having to switch the pocket where I normally keep my cell phone. Several times a day, I feel a vibration coming from that pocket only to pull my cell phone out and see that there was never a call. [...]
Hit the Back Button to Move Fwd blog has a good post for bloggers on what to blog about when you don’t know what to say (via Lake Neuron). Well, as you can tell, the blogging has been extremely light around here lately. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say…it’s just that I [...]
Tomorrow (Thursday) is my last day at my current job. I’ve been there for almost six years, and I’m spending a lot of time wrapping things up, finishing a select few set of last minute projects and transferring knowledge. After I leave work tomorrow, I’m heading out of town for Christmas for a few days, [...]
Trent Seibert has an article in today’s Tennessean regarding the special session on ethics. Instead of only repeating the self-congratulatory rhetoric that the politicians are using (which some media outlets are doing), he also addresses some of the concerns I expressed in my last post. If the legislature adopts the recommendations that the ethics panel [...]
“If people are manufacturing votes, I want to know about it. If dead people are voting, it could affect the outcome of my race.” For a second there, I thought that might have been the ghost of Dan Rather saying that. It was actually Harold Ford, Jr. who is positioning himself opposite of his father’s [...]
Six of them to be exact. Blogging for Bryant has the details. They (the three candidates) definitely need to do something. It’s time to get this race going.
A Spy Bar opening up in Printer’s Alley. For reference…here’s the site for the Spy Bar in Chicago…and Cleveland.
Governor Bredesen has officially called a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly to address ethics reform (aka what they consider to be ethics reform). The session, set for January 10th, will cover items that were addressed by the special ethics panel. If you’ll remember, this special commission passed a set of recommendations in the [...]
The whole Tennessee Highway Patrol-gate just gets better and better… Deputy Gov. Dave Cooley was closely involved in the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s promotions process
Oh…that media bias… While the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal is conservative, the newspaper’s news pages are liberal, even more liberal than The New York Times. The Drudge Report may have a right-wing reputation, but it leans left. Coverage by public television and radio is conservative compared to the rest of the mainstream [...]
Pat Buchanan has an excellent opinion piece out today on the merits (or demerits) of Darwinism. Clearly, a continued belief in the absolute truth of Darwinist evolution is but an act of faith that fulfills a psychological need of folks who have rejected God. That picture on the wall of the science class of apes [...]
Ok…come on. Is anyone really surprised at this? Election records of a September special election that put Ophelia Ford in a state Senate seat show that someone may have used the name of a man who had been dead for six weeks to vote.Ford, a Democrat, beat Republican challenger Terry Roland by 13 votes in [...]
Sharon Cobb (who has stopped allowing comments for the time being on her blog), posted a good cartoon today which mirrors my feelings exactly on the subject of the Patriot Act extension.
Who isn’t talking about the Tookie Williams execution today? Who cares? Whatever happened to the days of short appeals? The days of a quick execution? Now, it seems that we forget about the victims altogether (easy to do after 25 years) and the criminals are able to take the spotlight. With that they receive all [...]
Rex L. Camino beat me to the punch, but today is Frank Sinatra’s birthday. He would have been 90 years old. He is, without a doubt, my favorite personality/singer. I never got to see Sinatra sing live (being too young to do so), but I did get a chance to see Frank Sinatra Jr. a [...]
Apologies for the continued light blogging. I’m actually transitioning between jobs right now (which is good news), so you can probably understand the reasoning. My new job starts at the end of the month, and things will be a bit out of the ordinary for now. I’ll try to get back into some type of [...]
A little photoblogging. This one is for my uncle, Lynn Cawthorne. I took a few pictures of an old camera that sits in his study the other day. It’s an extremely old Zeiss Ikon from the 1920′s (I believe). I’d like to take the thing out to get some pictures, but I don’t think you [...]
I’ll leave you with a picture from the weekend. It’s one I took a few years ago in Morocco. The Hassan Mosque of Rabat… Not to be confused with the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the Hassan Mosque dates from 1195. The minaret stands over the remains of what was left after an earthquake in [...]
Ok…it’s not a new Land Rover, but my old one did roll over to 00,000 on the odometer today. Whether that’s accurate or not, who knows? Probably not as I’m assuming that this MPH odometer was installed after being brought over from Scotland (where it was a farm vehicle before being brought into the States) [...]