Saturday, July 31, 2004

Flutecake, the webpage style gets updated now that I have a new DOMAIN Host!

I got it all done! Now, I just need to add more photos and artwork. Oh, yeah, and the Cafe Press store is coming, too, baby!

Monday, July 26, 2004

Web Based RSS News Reader

I have to say, I couldn't decide or figure out any better way than to do it this way. If you can tell me a better way, comment.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Convention B L O G G E R S

We gotta love bloggers, right?? Let's get geared up for the DNC!!

Monday, July 19, 2004 - Betraying Iraqi Women

This, to me, is not a shock but it is still very sad, I hope this makes you want to read this article.

Betraying Iraqi Women
Lucinda Marshall
July 16, 2004

Remember when the Bush administration told us that American soldiers would be greeted as liberators? How about when we were told that the war would free Iraqi women? We know that the citizens throwing flowers never materialized, and now it turns out that helping Iraqi women was just a PR line too.
Despite the Bush administration's assurances to the contrary, conditions for women have worsened substantially as a result of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and its continuing aftermath. The contrast between the rhetoric and the reality is stunning. ...
The Bush administration’s claim of rescuing Iraqi women is just one more false pretense for war. It systematically ignores Iraqi women’s needs, terrorizes their lives and shows an extraordinary degree of misogynistic hubris. While it would be impossible to undo the damage, we must go beyond the basics of rebuilding the infrastructure and address issues such as honor killings—as well as our own complicity in the violence committed against women as an act of ‘liberation’. Most importantly, we must listen to the voices of Iraqi women and insist on their right to fully participate in healing their country.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Iraq Coalition Casualty Count.

893 for US troops, 60 UK, 60 Other in the last 485 days


Min 11,164 or Max 13,118

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Thursday, July 15, 2004

Bush's Twisted Idea of 'Safer' - by Juan Cole

This is an excellent editorial comment. However, I would have added the outrage of the world and Muslims, in particular, regarding the prisoner torture in Iraq. Again, I say, Bush is al-Qaeda's best ally as recruiting tool.

Betcha that some of that poppy/heroin money from Afghanistan flows to Bush/Cheney campaign coffers. You can be certain they already have the Saudi money for it.

Cole says in that article...

"The U.S. is arguably much less safe because of the invasion of Iraq....
Pursuing a policy that makes us highly unpopular with 1.3 billion people is not a means of making us safer. So, no, Americans are not safer, Mr. Bush.
They face the threat of substantial narco-terrorism from Afghanistan. Iraq is a security nightmare that could well blow back on the American homeland. Pakistan remains a military dictatorship with a host of militant jihadi movements that had been fomented by the hardline Pakistani military intelligence. Saudi Arabia is witnessing increased al-Qaeda activity and attacks on Westerners. And the Israeli-Palestine dispute is being left to fester and poison the world."

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Whitewash! - by Paul Craig Roberts

This is my picture, taken at Wyoming Park this morning. I also took the same picture with my camera phone and sent it to my Moblog and sat out in the park and typed this into the phone, "This is the poor old fishing lure tree that fell over in last night in the storm. You know, Charlie Brown had his kite tree, well, people always fished under this tree and lost their lures and bobbers on the branches. It was always decorated. I will miss it being there." Published: July 13, 2004
Heavy rains flood roads
By Cathianne Werner-Porterfield, Delaware State News

This photo, taken at 5:15 p.m. Monday, shows at least 2 feet of water in back yards of houses along Fairfield and Laredo drives in Smyrna.Delaware State News/Doug Curran

DOWNSTATE - A slow-moving line of storms dumped nearly a foot of rain in some parts of Downstate Monday afternoon and evening, flooding roads and yards and shutting two of the state's busiest highways.

Travelers were stranded, intersections from Smyrna to Dover were flooded and some Smyrna neighborhoods had to be evacuated by boat.

Kent County Levy Court President David Burris declared a state of emergency from Cheswold north to ensure National Guard resources would be available should they be needed, said Kent County Public Safety Director Colin Faulkner.

According to the National Weather Service, rainfall reports from around the Smyrna and Leipsic areas were ranging between two to five inches by 6:30 p.m.

However, the National Weather Service's radar was indicating totals of six to eight inches with estimates of three to four inches falling per hour, said meteorologist Al Cope.


A tornado warning was issued for Kent County about 5 p.m., but Mr. Cope said there was never any confirmation.

"There was no confirmation of any tornadoes or even wind damage," he said. "We saw a report of a possible funnel cloud from Dover Air Force Base and the radar was indicating that the thunderstorms over northern Kent County could possibly be producing tornadoes, but we never got any confirmation of that."

He said rain was falling at a rate of 3-4 inches per hour with no indication that it was going to let up until this morning.

"It just keeps coming," Mr. Cope said. "There's more stuff coming out of Maryland. The storms are lining up. We call it 'training' because they keep lining up like cars on a freight train and there are several of them."


I was late to work because of all this. I just had to stop and soak it all in, pardon the pun.

Monday, July 12, 2004

This is a tough lesson for me. I should blog my paranoid thoughts here because it seems more & more they become reality and news with this damn administation. I am, afterall, the queen of TinFoilism.

See the balloon about postponing or cancelling the November elections that the Bushies are trying out on us this week.

I have been saying this verbally, but not in writing, since March or since about the time of the Spanish election, anyway. Once the polls start showing Kerry solidly in the lead, of course, they have to find another way to steal the election.

Maybe its time to look at ex-patriating before its too late.

We have fought them on two other fronts, somewhat successfully. The felon list in Florida was rejected. And they have faced a lot of opposition about the paperless electronic voting.

Friday, July 09, 2004

This was my computer in 1984-- furthermore (this is a scary thing to calculate!), $2301.55 in the year 2003 has the same "purchase power" as $1300 in the year 1984.

As opposed to what we spent on those iMacs, $1436.16 in the year 2003 has the same "purchase power" as $1300 in the year 1999.

And you know it has to be worse in 2004!!!

Geek things this week:

1. Fixed the MMS settings on my smart phone, Nokia 3650. Posted to my Text America MoBlog, Flutecake for the first time in months.

2. Moved into the hosting site for Celtic Harvest . Setup new mail boxes for the people in the band. Some minor issues remain, had a DNS error sending from work PC. Sent support an email. Need to put the forwarding script on the old Geocities webpage and edit it.

3. Installed new games that were FREE at Mac Tucows.

4. Reinstalled the password keeper software, 9.95 PASSWORD MANAGER, that I forgot the password for on my Palm. (BIG TIP: be sure to delete the backup on PC or Mac before you install! Actually, should do a Hot Sync once without it before installing) Hey, c'mon, I was on vacation. I have lots more to update there.

5. Setup new eBay user ID. Going to get cracking!! Hoping to become an eBay success!! Waiting to hear from Clarke tin whistles about wholesale.

6. Posted new pix for the vacation, Dudley visit Delmarva album on WebShots.
Electoral Vote Predictor 2004:   Kerry 291   Bush 247

This is exciting news.

I haven't been blogging too much this week because its the first few days back to the OFFICE after vacation.)

Friday, July 02, 2004

Freeway Blogger is something I found tonight while poking around the lefty weblogs, BLOGS, whatever... including Tom Tomorrow. This Modern World

Anyhow, this is the kind of thing I think about a lot, making signs for people to see. Hmmmm....

Thursday, July 01, 2004

"By making Iraq a playground for right-wing economic theorists, an employment agency for friends and family, and a source of lucrative contracts for corporate donors, the administration did terrorist recruiters a very big favor." ~ Paul Krugman in the New York Times.