Not a Rhetorical Question

Following today's debacle in the house, and blackest monday seen in two decades (I was 5 years old in 1987), I have to ask:
Is our government run by adults?
First, I read that even those who voted no were surprised it didn't go through (they wanted it both ways...), and then, I read they immediately respond by blaming everyone else (say, the people who worked hardest to get the bill passed) for the mess.
This is the sort of behavior I expect from a 14 year old, not a United States Representative.

Quote of the day: Can you spot Helvetica?

First, it’s worth noting that Typography is not just about choosing a font, or even distinguishing one typeface from another. In recent experiments, trained Monkeys were able to correctly identify Helvetica 90% of the time.

-A Guide to Web Typography

See, you're not special.

Smashing Magazine Gives a Nod to Drupal

If I could read only one web design blog in the world, it would be smashing magazine. At one time, (maybe 2004-2005ish), I would have picked A List Apart.

The Tao of Churchill

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Winston Churchill's way is one I admire:

  • The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.
  • However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
  • Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.
  • We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm.
  • I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
  • Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
  • Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game.
  • He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
  • I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
  • If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
  • Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
  • If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-a tremendous whack.
  • The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
  • The first quality that is needed is audacity.
  • War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
  • You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.

I Can't Believe I'm Saying This...

I respect President Bush for his actions in the face our countries worst financial crisis since the great depression. Ironically, a part of me feels he'll leave office as a battered, but incredibly wise man -- one who may go on to great things like Carter...

In a way, I've made peace with him. [ but fuck McCain/Palin ]

Blame the tax cuts

That's not a line that would get me into political office.
Yet, I think tax cuts are overrated, and should share quite a bit of blame for where our Economy is at. (Now, if you make 10,000-500,000 a year, I think you need a bigger tax cut! lets get that out of the way...)
Most of the money that's escaped the United States treasury via tax cuts has gone to those "Lizard people" with McMansions. You know, the people who if you talk to at a party, but they feel uncomfortable, and seem to think "why is this middle class pleb attempting to converse with me?"*

OMG. My Hero

HTML 5's Timetable to reach “Proposed Recommendation” stage in 2022

Jeff Croft puts the outrage every web developer feels best.

I care about right fucking now. My clients care about right fucking now. Our users care about right fucking now. The only people that really give a damn about two thousand twenty two are people who write timetables for a living.

Dear Joe Lieberman

Joe Lieberman, you're a classic Benedict Arnold: A short sighted, self-seeking traitor.

I hope you are retiring, because you are nothing but a sideshow to Republicans.
And democrats will never forgive you.
I think you deserve respect from neither - I certainly wouldn't trust you if I were a republican.

Now go equivocate about an issue, or betray a large group of people who've supported you...
I can't think of anything else you're good at....

Quote of the Day: In Mother Russia, our Oil and Gas Drills You...

Palin’s nomination for vice president and her desire to allow drilling in the Alaskan wilderness “reminded me of a lunch I had three and half years ago with one of the Russian trade attachés,” global trade consultant Edward Goldberg said to me. “After much wine, this gentleman told me that his country was very pleased that the Bush administration wanted to drill in the Alaskan wilderness. In his opinion, the amount of product one could actually derive from there was negligible in terms of needs.

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