Thursday, September 28, 2006

Santa Clause 3: Coming November 3rd 2006

Santa Clause 3 is due to be released on November 3rd of 2006. Back is Tim Allen, with a surprise, Martin Short! I really enjoyed the 1st episode, Santa Clause. Santa Clause 2 was quite wacky, not as good as #1, but funny overall as far as sequels go. Many of the actors from the 1st two movies are back again! Santa Clause 3 looks like it could be a very funny Holiday movie, and boy don't we need that around the holidays!

Friday, September 22, 2006

American Success Story Wal-Mart Serves Prescription Plan

American Success Story WalMart announced that they plan to begin a generic drug program for patrons. For roughly $4 a month, much lower than the current $10-$30 per month fee, a patron can get their month's supply of needed prescriptions. Hail once again to the only company in US History to trump Congress in helping the American public.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

President Bush Addresses the UN

President Bush rolled into the UN and delivered a momentous speech. Had Bill Clinton delivered this speech he would be hailed as one of the greatest Presidents of our time. But since Bush is hated by the media, it will hardly be portrayed in that manner. Read the text (or listen to the audio), and note how Bush directs a challenge to all of the middle east, to choose peace or choose terrorism. He challenged the UN to do its job, and protect those who need it, and push for peace where they should. He also challenged those who have already put their lives on the line, to continue to work for freedom. A fine speech and one that deserves a nod from any Patriot. In a way, he has also challenged America, to put their money where their mouth is. 5 years ago, just after 9-11 we all wanted to get the bad guys and swore we would do anything necessary. Today we are weakening, not as united, and plain getting lazy. The long journey which we must take to rid the world of a direct threat to Democracy must be followed for many more years, many more Presidents to come.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Star Trek Classic Series to be Re-Broadcast!

I guess it was just a matter of time. The Trek genre was dealt a death blow by Star Trek: Enterprise, one of the worst incarnations of Trek, ever. What is Paramount to do to revitalize the legacy? Re-release it ala George Lucas. Thats right Star Trek the Classic series will be rebroadcast on TV with new enhanced digital music and effects. I love the idea! It begins September 16th, just a few days away. See the local release dates and stations. I also know that once it airs, it will be released on DVD, and if good enough, will be something all of us will want to get, myself included. Thanks Paramount for doing something right!

Actual New Digital Enterprise Image Above

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Washington Post Article - Democrats vs WalMart

I don't care much for the bumbling ineptitude of the Washington post, BUT I do like this article! When they get it right, they get it right, and George Will sure has! Check out this quote from his article, ain't it the truth!

"The median household income of Wal-Mart shoppers is under $40,000. Wal-Mart, the most prodigious job-creator in the history of the private sector in this galaxy, has almost as many employees (1.3 million) as the U.S. military has uniformed personnel. A McKinsey company study concluded that Wal-Mart accounted for 13 percent of the nation's productivity gains in the second half of the 1990s, which probably made Wal-Mart about as important as the Federal Reserve in holding down inflation. By lowering consumer prices, Wal-Mart costs about 50 retail jobs among competitors for every 100 jobs Wal-Mart creates . Wal-Mart and its effects save shoppers more than $200 billion a year, dwarfing such government programs as food stamps ($28.6 billion) and the earned-income tax credit ($34.6 billion)."

Political Leaders should be ballyhooing (thats cheering for the rest of us) a highly successful endeavor of one American Company. I bet if Honda or Toyota got into retail, they would get some kind of tax breaks. Especially if they had "keul" green shopping bags or some other farce that would be quoted as "reduces global warming", regardless of the price to consumers.

Chicago WalMart Friend, Unlike Maryland

Chicago lawmakers failed to overturn the Mayors Veto of a BILL that would penalize large businesses that make money and employee people. Good news for Chicago voters, and workers. WalMart would have been penalized and made to pay higher salaries in an artificial manner, no matter how the economy and the rate of inflation. Clearly Chicago believes that it is better to have jobs and a tax base, than unemployment. This is one thing Maryland has yet to realize due to the proximity of Washington DC and large salaries due to defense contracts. Chicago does not benefit from such a deal. Maryland, again and again, has attacked WalMart via legislation. Only time will tell if WalMart decides to take action, and reduce its presence in the People's Republic of Maryland.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

New iPods Released - Gaming!

Apple has announced a new line of iPod players, from a new Large iPod that plays games, then the middle version shown, to a smaller easier to carry iPod Shuffle. Looks like some fine products. I am not a huge fan of the iPod, due to the iTunes interface which I do feel is proprietary. I prefer simple drag and drop file copies. However, the execution is fantastic, and iTunes along with the iPod is clean and easy to use. Check out the games for $4.99 each.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Apple Does It Again, Quietly

Yes, Apple did it again! What you ask? I didn't hear anything in the tech news! They released a brand new iMac, which is 24 inches wide! You heard right! 24 inches! The largest iMac to date. A while back I wondered just what they would do with the iMac, and this is a big answer. I had hoped for a 30 inch cinema display iMac, but maybe soon. In the meantime, there is no better time like right now to go grab an iMac for yourself, your family, as a cure for the Windows blues.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Steve Irwin "Crocodile Hunter" Killed by Stingray!

Sad news folks, Steve Irwin, best known for his Australian Crocodile Hunter Show, was killed while filming in the water off the Great Barrier Reef. A Stingray reportedly injured Steve, in his heart. This very entertaining man, as well as wildlife enthusiast, will be greatly missed!

Read the ABC News Story

See His Animal Planet Website

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Apple Keynote Address Aug 06

My friends, you may recall I switched from a PC to a Mac several months ago. To illustrate just why, this Apple Keynote is really exciting, and the features which Apple plans to unleash through the next Operating System OS X Leopard justifies the decision. I urge you to watch the video, and see what they have planned. Some of these features may prod you to switch, alone. Watch the whole thing for a real impact, don't worry about the technical info at the beginning if you are not interested in that kind of stuff. The demos are astounding!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Ram SRT-10 510 HP Truck Review, and Funny!

Yes, the 2006 Dodge Ram SRT10 is a 510 Horsepower behemoth, that gets a whopping 7-8 miles per gallon. It is a 4 door monster, and I wish I could afford one! At nearly $57,000 it is outside of my budget. Word is this is the last year of the Viper powered super truck, get yours now!

Batman Begins PC Case Mod

As a Batman Fan, I relish the idea of having one of these. The creator made the case himself, good idea, and had to ensure it could stand, so the steel base is heavy duty. Great pictures from Extreme tech on this Case Mod. I doubt we can call it a Mod at all, since a normal PC case was not even used. But cool anyway.

Take a look!

Secret Personal Information!

I have noticed the television and sports personalities all seem to be doing one major thing. I must admit that I must join them in this endeavor. It is clearly about time to give each and everyone of you the whole truth. Yes, many are revitalizing their careers, wealth, and relationships, by admitting to something that is almost too intimate and personal to announce. However today these truths are embraced, sometimes even reveled in the highest corner of that which accolades can reward.
I must now unveil that truth, in a sort of coming out if you will. I am, and have been since birth a HETEROSEXUAL. It has been a large struggle for me, but somehow I have endured! Failed relationships, personal connections, and simply feeling out of place in the ladies bathroom, even though it was intriguing to walk in and hear screams of indignation.
I now hope and pray that you don't judge me harshly. That you find it in your heart to forgive me, that you allow me to indulge my deep personal feelings for the opposite sex. Matter of fact, my wife of 14 years may have been the only person who knew for sure.
No brokeback mountain for me. I am straight, and now you know that fact published here within these words. I proudly post the official meaning of the word from Wikipedia:

Heterosexual at Wikipedia

The term "heterosexual" was coined shortly after and opposite to the word "homosexual" by Karl Maria Kertbeny in 1868 and was first published in 1869. [2] "Heterosexual" was first listed in Merriam-Webster's New International Dictionary as a medical term for "morbid sexual passion for one of the opposite sex", but in 1934 in their Second Edition Unabridged it is a "manifestation of sexual passion for one of the opposite sex; normal sexuality". (Katz, 1995)

Heterosexuality, like any forms of identity is very subjective. In western society, one is generally thought of as heterosexual if one derives either all, or the vast majority of their erotic and/or sexual stimulation from people of the different sex to them.

Definitions of sexuality tend to be narrower to most heterosexuals than it is to people of other sexual orientations. In most cases a potential partner's sex is determined wholly by anatomic sex at birth and genetic sex. Many heterosexuals would argue that one whose determination of a partner's sex deviates from that criterion cannot truly be heterosexual. Transgendered people and even those with many natural intersex conditions are very rarely seen as potential mates by heterosexuals, even those who consider themselves tolerant and accepting to such identities.

Oprah and the Tonite Show, here I come!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Dodge Challenger is ON for Production!

Thats right, the new 2008 Dodge Challenger will be produced. Dodge President Tom LaSorda gave the final OK for production last month. 2008 proves to be a good year for fun cars!

More Wal-Mart Bashing Brings Good News Site!

The Union backed Wal-Mart bashers continue to attack your favorite shopping venue, and mine! So Wal-Mart has decided to release news on just what the company is doing in your neighborhoods, and how it helps out the economy. Business and profits are NOT evil my friends. But Unions telling lies about them are. Now I don't mind that Unions have an issue with a non-union store. I understand they want every place everywhere to have a union, so they can gather more strength through membership... But lying about the chain is NOT the way to go about it.

Check out the Walmartfacts site!!