American Muslims getting into Politics

Now this is why I love America. Check out the story over at CNN. Apparently, a lot of Arab-Americans are getting politically motivated. They are sick of the Administration’s Policies towards Iraq, as well as the stripping of civil rights by the Patriot Act, among other things. Now they are doing what we all should do: getting off their butts and trying to make a difference. Regardless of what side of the fence you are on, you gotta love it when people get going like this.
Author: jonathan

Electronic Voting Flawed

There is a serious threat to our democratic process, and that is the new electronic voting machines that are either in use already, or in the process of being installed for the upcoming elections. The problem with these electronic voting machines is that they are seriously flawed. Take look at this story over on Slashdot. Basically, it is basically possible for someone to change the vote counts in one of these machines because of a software bug. Makes me feel real good about the validity of these machines. You might want to follow the links in the story, as they have a lot more background info.

More below………In a related story, here and here, it appears that the State of Missouri will be allowing the soldiers to vote through electronic means if they are overseas. The only problem is that the votes will be transmitted insecurely, essentially allowing anyone who wanted to the ablility to determine who voted for who. So, it is theoritically possible for someone to be intimidated into voting for a particular candidate.

Anyway, take a look and decide for yourselves. As always.
Author: jonathan

The LaRue County Hearld

This link is to an article in the LaRue County Herald about the Family Reunion on 07/31/04. I would like to add a little note. Two families came from Indiana with three member in each family, Two families from Mississippi with two members in each. One person came from Salem, MA, one family with four members from Brownsville, TX, one family with two members came from Portland, OR. That Is 13,000 personal miles traveled

Author: harold

A few definitions everyone should know

Baby blue: Viagra

Biphonal: Holding multiple phones to your ears or in front of you at the same time.

Blamestorming: A meeting whose sole purpose is to discuss why a deadline was missed or a project failed and who was responsible.

Drailing: E-mailing when drunk; drunk e-mailing.

E-mauling: Stalking someone via e-mail.

Fatkins: Disciples of Atkins who have taken the “all the fat you can eat” idea to lunatic extremes.
GU (pronounced “goo”): Acronym for geographically undesirable.

Guyatus: A hiatus from guys.

Helicopter: A significant other who finds it necessary to hover around his or her mate at all times.

Intie: The intimacy flu. Usually occurs two to three weeks into a budding dating relationship. Symptoms include unreturned phone calls, “mistakenly” deleted e-mail messages, and sleeping on the far edge of the bed.

Karat dangler: A woman who finds it of utmost importance to flaunt her engagement/wedding ring at all times.

Lush flush: The rosy hue you get in your cheeks after a few too many glasses of wine.

Mitin (pronounced “mitten”): Acronym/codespeak for “more information than I needed.”

Mouse potato: The wired generation’s answer to the couch potato.

Mousewife: A male housewife.

Phone zit: The recurring chin zit that results from spending too much time on the phone.

Reverse evolution princes: Men who at first seem to be princes but turn out to be frogs.

Single woman’s sports pages: The New York Times’ wedding announcements.

Spenny: Pricey; short for expensive.

Stray: A heterosexual male who everyone secretly thinks is gay.

Teenile: Used to describe someone who is way too old for what she is wearing.

Yellular: The loudness you adopt in response to a bad cell phone connection, in the misguided hope that talking louder will improve the connection.
Author: harold