Animadversions.

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GM bloodletting.

March 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics

Obama has flexed his muscles (or his wallet’s muscles) and forced out the CEO of GM and demanded a revamped board in exchange for more sweet, sweet bailout cash.
I am of two minds on this.

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Barack Obama will…

March 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Gaming, Politics

- Teach men to fish (so that they may eat).
- Teach men to fly (so that they may… uh… fly).
- Become invisible to save the planet.
- Become an Angel to fight Republicans in Hell.
- Prove to be very popular with Korean gamers:

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From Time Magazine…

January 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Politics

Hehe:
And let it be recorded that Obama’s first act as President was to correct Chief Justice John Roberts, who managed somehow to mangle the 35-word oath of office, misplacing the word faithfully, as in “faithfully execute the office of President …” Roberts then mangled it a second time, Obama raised an eyebrow, and Roberts moved [...]

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Obama to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell?

January 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics

Andrew Sullivan thinks he will (though his current Change.gov link seems to have no actual information related to DADT).
Here’s hoping it proves true.
Given that the apocalyptic state of the economy is essentially torpedoing most of his major domestic plans and that pragmatism has forced him into a defensive posture on things like Gitmo and time [...]

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Wait… WHAT?

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

Apparently, Obama recently spent an evening hanging out with William “That Total Jackass” Kristol.
It’s one thing to reach across the aisle, but it’s another thing entirely to have a nice dinner with the other side of the aisle’s psychopathic fringe. I’m going to be SO pissed off if - on Inauguration Day - Obama [...]

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Yes he can…

November 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics, Technology

…make me happy with his BlackBerry habits:
[Obama's text] messages to advisers and friends, they say, are generally crisp, properly spelled and free of symbols or emoticons.
Truly, the best kind of leadership for our times.

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Why today matters.

November 4th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Misc.

I’m in Moscow. I’ve had a shit day.
What follows features the sort of language I doubt is “Work Safe”. It’s not “funny profanity” either, so be warned.

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Zeitgeist.

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

At the behest of a friend, I typed “is ” into the google search box in Firefox a moment ago. It attempts to predict what you’re searching for based on current search trends, which can - at times - be very handy. Other times, it just provides a dark and horrible glimpse into [...]

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October surprise!

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

He ran a good campaign, but after this bombshell it’s hard not to believe that Obama is doomed (via Shortpacked):

Experience may be critical after all. You KNOW Patrick Leahy wouldn’t have made this sort of mistake.

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Obama Girl defects!

October 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · Gaming, Politics

At the 11th hour, she’s dumped that zero and gotten herself a hero:

Full disclosure, this is for an EA game and I’m 99% sure the video was my buddy Dave’s doing.

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A thought.

October 18th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Guest-starring on SNL is what you do a few weeks before Barack Obama defeats you.

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Why I’m voting for Barack Obama.

October 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

My opinion at the start of the campaign-proper, when Obama and McCain had secured their respective nominations, was as follows:
“Neither is great, but both are definitely better than Bush.”
I was satisfied with both options and confident that, regardless of who won, we’d see improvement over the next four years. As such, I was able [...]

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Worst. Debate. EVER.

October 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

So sayeth Politico:
With the country at one of its most interesting—not to mention terrifying—moments in a generation, John McCain and Barack Obama met in Nashville for what was surely one of the dullest and was definitely the least satisfying presidential debate in memory.

But the Belmont University showdown was something entirely different. Place the gravity [...]

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Quick debate thoughts.

September 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

I watched the debate away from a PC, so I’m just posting a few thoughts rather than a play by play:
- Has Obama always had those Reed Richards gray temples? It’s possible that I’ve never seen him in HD before or something, but it struck me immediately when he hit the screen.
- Flag pin on [...]

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