Thursday, November 20, 2008

a vote for the lizard people

I'm originally from Minnesota, so I'm following the manual recount of the Senate election between Al Franken and Norm Coleman. If there's any doubt about the voter's intention a ballot may be challenged and put aside for later judging.

Minnesota Public Radio has put up a gallery of challenged ballots that will be completely unsurprising to anyone who has ever tried to teach their grandmother or pot-head nephew how to use a computer.

As an aside, Al Franken turned out to be a much weaker candidate than anyone thought. In a Democratic state like Minnesota, in an anti-republican year like this, against a completely unimpressive incumbent like Norm Coleman, he should have put this thing away easily.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

tough talk on bail-outs

There's a lot of tough talk in Washington now about how they're not going to give a "blank check" to the auto-makers and how Detroit is going to have to present a plan to reform their operating practices and fix their dumb management before we give them any more money.

I was just wondering... what if the Chinese started saying that to America? I can see them continuing to loan us money because we're "too big to fail", but eventually they're gonna have to say "hey, wait a minute here..."

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

power assist for squatters

In the most embarrassing product demonstration of the week, Honda unveils a new way to lower fertility rates among the working class:

See Honda video here.