Monthly Archives: February 2010


Bottom line on health care summit: Dems push ahead

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writers Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar And Jennifer Loven, Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON – Democratic leaders vowed Friday to resurrect their long-stalled health care legislation, with or without Republican suggestions or votes.

One day after an unprecedented health care summit that brought together President Barack Obama and lawmakers of both parties, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the nationally televised event showed GOP lawmakers are “accepting of the status quo” in which insurance companies mistreat consumers.

She told reporters at a news conference there are “good prospects for passing” health care legislation along the lines Obama has outlined, even if Republicans refuse their support. Read the rest of this entry

6 ways iPhone and Android users differ

February 25, 2010 8:00 AM

What smartphone click rates tell use about the people who own them

Source: AdMob

Android users are mostly guys. iPod touch owners are overwhelmingly young. And people who carry iPhones are way more likely to lust after an iPad.

Those are a few of differences that emerged from a opt-in survey of 963 smartphone and iPod touch owners conducted in February by AdMob, the mobile advertising company that Google snapped up in November for $750 million. Read the rest of this entry

PA School Spying Editoral Team-Up with Fak3r from

NOTE: Fak3r from and I are working together to bring you a multi-perspective piece on internet security and its abuses.  Rarely are team-ups like this are seen except in the pages of “Marvel Team-Ups” or “Very Special Episodes of Diff’rnt Strokes.”  Here is my half of this piece entitled:

“Does anyone have Chris Hansen’s Phone Number”

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Venting: A Geographical Focus

I am not going to complain about the people here.  I am not going to complain about the culture here.  I am not going to complain about anything that I could potentially do anything about.  I AM going to complain about how I am bombarded by things that I would hope most of this country is not subjected to.  Here are  some of the scenarios that aggravate me the most.

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Fast Food Conniption Fit

According to a conniption fit is described as:

Assume for a minute you decided to tell your parents about your plans to ditch college and join the circus. The next event you witness should qualify as a conniption fit. A conniption fit is a sudden, violent emotional outburst generally triggered by shocking news or an unexpected turn of events. Unlike a tantrum, which could be triggered with little outside provocation, a conniption fit is often an anticipated response to incredibly bad or disappointing news. A conniption fit is generally characterized by a tirade of strong language accompanied by signs of frustration, rage and/or sadness. Sometimes a person having a conniption fit is reduced to stutters and incomprehensible epithets.

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A letter to the Carrabba’s server from last night

Dear Waiter at Carrabba’s last night,

I know you have to deal with middle management flunkies, hostile kitchen staff, emotionally distraught dish washers, and that creepy dude/dude-ette on the prep line.  I get it.  I really do.  However, I feel I need to write this for you to read … and reread.  There are somethings that they either didn’t teach you or you slept  through in Carrabbas corporate training.  So, unfortunately I have to teach them to you now.

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Looking forward….

The future is a vast and ever changing cloud of possibility.  Now that the kid is in the mix…that cloud is much bigger with 10000 more possibilities.  UGHHH…lets assume that my new kid-to-be is free of all diseases, forms of chromozone abnormalities, and all the billions of things that could go wrong with a pregnancy and appears … normal.  YAHOO!

What if he is a bad kid…the ones that cry just to cry on airplanes, the ones that give teachers ulcers, the kind that make you not want kids in the 1st place.  OMG that would be a nightmare!!! Read the rest of this entry

Dick Cheney doesn’t care what you think, U.S. Criminal Code.

Read this 1st then we will talk….

Does Dick Chaney Want to Be Prosecuted
by: Scott Horton
After he was indicted for the murder of Alexander Hamilton, vice president Aaron Burr fled to South Carolina, to hide out with his daughter. Another vice president, Spiro Agnew, kept completely silent before pleading nolo contendere on corruption charges. Former vice president Dick Cheney, on the other hand, seems proud of his criminal misadventures. On Sunday, he took to the airwaves to brag about them. Read the rest of this entry

Pregnancy Hormones: A male perspective

There is a stigma attached to a woman during pregnancy.

Exhibit A

The mystique is similar to a lioness protecting her cubs mixed with an emotionally unbalanced  circus clown (the crying one).  This alone scares men.  Some buy shirts for the mothers-to-be:

These shirts and the like aren’t so much a WARNING to others as they are more of a reminder to themselves that “She is volatile.”  Post-It notes were invented by a man.  There is no shock there. We need to be reminded.

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