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How fast are you?

March 28, 2006 1 comment

I have no desire to post anything serious (or semi-serious) at the moment and I just received a few new books to read, so I’m giving you a test I saw the other day. A brain speed test.

I got 40 milliseconds, which is apparently decent enough for my age.

(via Slashdot)

Categories: Silliness

Ouch

March 27, 2006 Leave a comment

I’ve officially picked 0 out of 4 teams in the Final Four. Very impressive.

I’m really tired for some reason. It’s not like I did anything stressful today. I suppose the job interview coding project is a bit stressful, though.

Categories: Sports

You're not crazy enough!

March 24, 2006 1 comment

That’s the message I get from this move by the Constitution Party. Such a lovely bunch of folks they are. Just take a look at their Montana organization’s platform:

The U.S. Constitution established a Republic under God, rather than a democracy.

A nice theocratic tinge there.

Our Republic is a nation governed by a Constitution that is rooted in Biblical law, administered by representatives who are Constitutionally elected by the citizens.

It does make sense. We have three branches of government, all working together as one. It’s just like the trinity!

The Constitution Party of Montana calls on all who love Liberty and value their inherent rights to join with us in the pursuit of these goals and in the restoration of these founding principles. We speak for Americans: hardworking, productive, taxpaying men and women who constitute the backbone and the heart of the American Republic and its economy.

These are the producers; these are the ones who should be “first considered and always remembered.” It is on their backs that government is carried, and it is out of their pockets that government is financed. Without them and without the product of their skills and their labors, there would be no source to fund the legitimate functions of government nor would there be charity to support the private institutions helping those in need.

This is a nice passage. The people who support the Constitution party are the real Americans, the more important Americans.

We call for the deployment of a fully operational, space-based defense system as soon as possible.

Good luck with that.

Under no circumstances would we commit U.S. forces to serve under any foreign flag or command. We are opposed to any New World Order, and we flatly reject U.S. participation in any New World Army.

Next up, ridding our government of the Illuminati and Freemasons.

The law of our Creator defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman. The marriage covenant is the foundation of the family. We affirm, therefore, that no government may authorize or define marriage or family relations contrary to what God has instituted.

We’ll have none of that separation of church and state crap around here!

We say “No!” to any so-called New World Order or to any one-world government.

I know that’s my main concern when evaluating political parties.

The Constitution Party calls on the United States to withdraw from the United Nations and to require the U.N. to move out of the United States.

The United States must withdraw from all international monetary and financial institutions and agencies, e.g., the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, WTO, NAFTA, GATT, etc.

If you need us, we’ll be hiding in our basements awaiting the return of Jesus.

Gambling promotes an increase in crime, destruction of family values, and a decline in the moral fiber of our country.

Suddenly, that March Madness office pool doesn’t seem quite so innocent, does it?

The right to keep and bear arms is clearly spelled out in Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.

If the Second Amendment is anything, it’s unclear. What the hell kind of sentence is “[a] well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed?”

I like how this section has a lot of red lettering. I guess that means it’s important, just like how Jesus’ words are in red in the Bible.

Each year some 972,000 legal immigrants and hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens enter the United States. These immigrants, including illegal aliens, have been made eligible for various kinds of public assistance including housing, education, Social Security, and legal services.
This unconstitutional drain on the federal Treasury is having a severe and adverse impact on our economy, increasing the cost of government at federal, state, and local levels, adding to the tax burden, and stressing the fabric of society. The mass importation of people with low standards of living threatens the wage structure of the American worker and the labor balance in our country.

The dirty Mexicans are stealing our jobs!

New World Order

I assume there’s supposed to be something under this section, but no dice. Maybe they figured they already covered it.

That’s their platform. I can’t help but mention a couple more things:

THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF GOOD GOVERNMENT.

2. LIBERTY:
James Madison said: “We have staked the whole future of American Civilization not upon the power of government, far from it! We have staked the whole future of American Civilization as well as the future of ALL civilization, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, according to the Ten Commandments of God our Father.”

Thus, true liberty comes from God and real freedom is born from self-government of a people who honor and obey the Commandments of the Living God.

*Bzzt* Sorry, fake quotes are not allowed. Please try again.

We are diametrically opposed to the forced transfer of one’s wealth to others by the state.

Not just opposed, but diametrically opposed.

I’m so glad these people have no power.

Categories: Montana, The Right

Music!

March 24, 2006 Leave a comment

The “I still haven’t really gotten into Fly Pan Am yet” edition.

Anathema – [Alternative 4 #08] Regret
The Haunted – [One Kill Wonder #11] One Kill Wonder
The Mars Volta – [Frances the Mute #03] L’ Via L’ Viaquez
Pineapple Thief – [12 Stories Down #10] Start Your Descent
Killswitch Engage – [S/T #07] Numb Sickened Eyes
Opeth – [Blackwater Park #01] The Leper Affinity
Esmerine – [Aurora #01] Quelques Mots Pleins d’Ombre
The Crown – [Possessed 13 #11] Zombiefied!
Joe Satriani – [The Extremist #07] Tears In the Rain
The Cure – [Disintegration #12] Untitled

Categories: Music

You're out of luck

March 22, 2006 1 comment

Somehow, Sitemeter recorded a hit from someone searching for hip hop spelling checker.

One can only imagine what was going through the searcher’s head when executing that.

Categories: Silliness

Ugh

March 22, 2006 Leave a comment

I’m just going to point out that trying to make Java Media Framework work correctly on Linux is a royal pain in the ass.

Categories: Tech

Book buying spree

March 21, 2006 Leave a comment

So I’m thinking:

The Assassins’ Gate – George Packer
Value and Virtue in a Godless Universe – Erik J. Wielenberg
The Empty Tomb – Robert M. Price & Jeffery Jay Lowder (eds)
The Cold War – John Lewis Gaddis

I don’t know if I feel like spending all that money, though.

Then again, one of two things will happen in the next few weeks. I will do some coding for a company I’m interviewing with. Which, by the way, is a pretty cool thing to have people do when interviewing with your company. That will either get me a few hundred dollars or a job, both of which mean I can probably afford to spend the money.

Since this seems to be a blog post of the “I ate cornflakes for breakfast” variety (I can’t take credit for that label, mind you), I’ll go find something better to do. Like wondering if I’m going to get a response from an Agape Press columnist I emailed. I was much more polite that he deserved, so I probably won’t get anything interesting. Not that I should post it on here anyway.

Categories: Personal
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