Tuesday, November 28, 2006

"San Francisco values"

Since O'Reilly boycotts everything he hates, I look forward to his boycott of all Bay Area-origin products. Same with every conservative who bashes San Francisco and the Bay Area. So no iPods or anything Apple. No HP computers. No Google. No Yahoo. No eBay. Those conservative bloggers using Blogspot, MovableType, or TypePad? Sorry. Those products are Bay Area-based.

Monday, November 27, 2006

How do we get more power?

Predictably, Reason says government spending is not the answer.

First of all, I think he is being a bit facetious when he claims that the Apollo project was a "technological dead-end." Here is a short list of some technologies that were spun-off from the program:

Yeah, not all of these are mind-blowing (who could have ever envisioned an "electronic food warmer" without the space program???), but still...

I think a better way of looking at this is:

"Where would we be in our search for alternative energy if we had spent the $345 billion dollars we've burned through in Iraq on such a project?"

My guess? We'd be driving those cars from Back to the Future that run on garbage by now.

Enough with the McCain fetishizing

Sifting through McCain's four bestselling books and nearly three decades of work on Capitol Hill, a distinct approach toward governance begins to emerge. And it's one that the electorate ought to be particularly worried about right now. McCain, it turns out, wants to restore your faith in the U.S. government by any means necessary, even if that requires thousands of more military deaths, national service for civilians and federal micromanaging of innumerable private transactions. He'll kick down the doors of boardroom and bedroom, mixing Democrats' nanny-state regulations with the GOP's red-meat paternalism in a dangerous brew of government activism. And he's trying to accomplish this, in part, for reasons of self-realization.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

My new internet handle


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

And now for something completely different!

Twins are here!
Happy happy mom and babies

Monday, November 06, 2006

Emotional Whiplash

My mother passed away on October 29th. She was an amazing woman who helped many children and families, all while raising some great kids of her own. Her impact was felt at her services in Santa Cruz, which were attended by nearly 500 people from every walk of life.

It has been especially tough for me, as my wife and I are expecting twins in the next two days, and I know that my mother was excited to meet them.

So... Circle of life, I guess. I don't know how I'd be dealing with all this if it weren't for my wonderful family, my strong, generous mother-in-law, and my amazing collection of friends. And of course, my wife Tracy, without whom I'd be lost.

Thank you to all of you.
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