Articles from March 2010



Twitter Updates for 2010-03-31

Twitter Updates for 2010-03-30

  • I find it hard to tell you/I find it hard to take/When people run in circles/It's a very, very/Mad World #
  • Someone want to explain why Amaury Nolasco seems to have disappeared during the second season of Southland? #
  • RT @RobWittman: http://twitpic.com/1bt8en – Constituents stopped by my office to thank me for supporting efforts to end Juvenile Diabetes #
  • RT @dmataconis: wishes that Allison Taylor was President instead of Barack Obama. #24 #
  • Why is Gray Anderson plotting as usual? #
  • And why is this "general" not in uniform? #24 #
  • @dmataconis But she's a Republican (I think). in reply to dmataconis #
  • @dmataconis It's hard to keep track of all the different Presidents. Just remembered that W. Palmer was the last elected Pres. before Taylor in reply to dmataconis #
  • Jesus, this crap is getting old on #24 How many times has this exact story-line been done? #
  • Wait, I've seen this *exact* story-line back in season three. Just replace them with Sherry Palmer and D. Palmer's mistress. #24 #
  • *Wayne Palmer's mistress rather in the last tweet. #
  • RT @dmataconis: I knew Gray Anderson was an SOB at heart. #24 #Jericho #LongLiveJohnstonGreen #
  • @dmataconis Watching #Fringe you'll get to see him get cooked to death. in reply to dmataconis #
  • @dmataconis *Watch* #Fringe that is. in reply to dmataconis #
  • @dmataconis Season 1, episode 19 to be exact. in reply to dmataconis #
  • Bah, they killed off the character played by Christina Cox; bastards. #
  • If only the Secret Service agents were as well-trained as Jack Bauer… #24 #
  • RT @DaveinTexas: The hell do they think "Trinity" refers to, a character in a movie? #
  • @dmataconis Yep. in reply to dmataconis #
  • You better watch it Dana Walsh, Jack Bauer is going to throw your ass out of an airlock. #24 #
  • Can't wait until Charles Logan shows up. #24 #
  • Trinity University's motto: "E Tribus Unum (From Three, One)" #
  • @gabrielmalor Casino Royale was great, but Quantum? Not so much. in reply to gabrielmalor #
  • Let's see, #Fringe restarts April 1 and #SGU restarts on April 2. Am I missing anything else? #
  • @gabrielmalor The whole plot was hording water, not the most interesting thing I have ever seen. in reply to gabrielmalor #
  • @gabrielmalor The revenge subplots were a lot more interesting. in reply to gabrielmalor #
  • Stop giving ideas to every guy that follows you. RT @mkhammer: So, I've been at Voyeur all day. What'd I miss? #
  • @dmataconis How old is that? in reply to dmataconis #
  • Tip: It would be a great time to do a terrorist attack in D.C. since THEY HAVE NO REDUNDANCY IN THEIR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM. That is all. #
  • @dmataconis I am so glad that the closest I come to D.C. is the Rappahannock River. :) in reply to dmataconis #
  • In other news, I have an exam I need to study for. #

Twitter Updates for 2010-03-29

  • I really wish some of my instructors would post more of my grades on Blackboard… #
  • Ive done my sentence/But committed no crime/And bad mistakes/Ive made a few
    Ive had my share of sand kicked in my face/But Ive come through #
  • Does anyone have a list of Congressmen that signed the AIPAC letter? #
  • RT @allahpundit: The most hated filmmaker in America http://is.gd/b4drJ #
  • @dmataconis Stop making excuses. in reply to dmataconis #

Twitter Updates for 2010-03-28

Coming soon to your medical records…

From The WaPo:

Personal data on 3.3 million people have been stolen from the company that guarantees student loans in Virginia and two other states, authorities said.

The theft occurred last weekend at the headquarters in St. Paul, Minn, of ECMC, which has been the designated federal student loan guaranty agency in Virginia since 1996. The nonprofit company also guarantees loans in Oregon and Connecticut.

Information that was taken included names, addresses, birth dates and social security numbers, ECMC said Friday in a news release. It said no bank or other financial account information was taken.

“This is old-fashioned” theft, rather than any form of computer hacking, Paul Kelash, a spokesman for ECMC, said in an interview.

The news release said the theft involved “portable media with personally identifiable information.” Kelash declined to describe the object taken or to give other details of the theft. “All I can say is that it is a portable media device,” he said.

Oh, yeah, that’s comforting. Someone didn’t have a crappy online security system in place, they just let someone walk off with a thumb-drive with your personal information on it.

Question: Why the frak is that information on a thumb-drive, or any type of “portable media”, in the first place?!

Ladies and gentlemen, this will be what’s going to happen to your medical records in a few years thanks to ObamaCare.

Cross-posted at On The Right and Virginia Virtucon.

Twitter Updates for 2010-03-27

  • To quote Die Hard: "What have we here, gentlemen? The police have themselves an RV." http://is.gd/aZNn0 #
  • Does anyone know if it possible for Excel to tell the difference between a null (empty) cell and a 0? #
  • RT @dmataconis: #24 cancelled ? I blame Dana Walsh. Worst. 24 Character. Ever. (yes even worse than Kim, or the cougar) #
  • RT @HAH_2010: capitalists do it with the lights on (unlike enviros http://ow.ly/1rrhL) celebrate human achievement hour on Saturday night… #
  • RT @allahpundit: Silver lining if Duke wins the tourney? Atheism proved correct. #

Catherine Crabill: Constitutional scholar.

No, not really. I have previously posted on her inability to read the very short Article III of the United States Constitution, now it looks she’s missed a whole amendment:

Additionally, we must repeal the income tax. It is unconstitutional and it’s abuse of power has become legendary. A flat tax would set every American free from the tedium of filing complicated tax returns and be true to our Declaration of Independence which declares that all men are created equal and should be treated as such. No one should be punished through confiscatory taxation for success while, conversely, rewarding sloth.

The income tax is unconstitutional you say? What about that pesky 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

You know, I’ve heard stories about crazies that believe the “Titles of Nobility Amendment” was actually ratified, but I’ve never heard anyone say the 16th Amendment was never ratified. I guess there’s a first time for everything.

Cross-posted at On The Right and Virginia Virtucon.

Twitter Updates for 2010-03-24

Twitter Updates for 2010-03-23

  • @vpaige So, anyone that disagrees with you is a plant? Or an insurance company lobbyist? Or a racist? Anything I miss? (spelling corrected) #
  • RT @bearingdrift: Web: Statements from Forbes and Wittman on healthcare passage http://bit.ly/a6X34F #
  • RT @DrewMTips: Nancy says we have a right to follow our passions and have that subsidized…make mine a tall redhead please. #
  • RT @frashure: If I weren't a strict non-alcoholic, I would be plastered right now. #
  • Is it poetic that I'm watching "Serenity" right now? #
  • "A year from now, ten, they’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people…better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running." #
  • Is Chase using a cover of Sting's "Brand New Day" in their ads or is just me? #
  • Is Chase using a cover of Sting's "Brand New Day" in their ads or is it just me? #
  • Fact: Jack Bauer doesn't need a whole Roman cohort to form a testudo. #
  • And who is this douche bag NSA tech? He looks familiar. #
  • And hasn't Chloe killed someone before? Season 4 maybe? She and a witness got ambushed and the field agent that was with them was killed? #
  • Wikipedia for season 4, episode 19: http://is.gd/aTDSP She blew the guy away with an AR-15 as I recall. #
  • Renee to the rescue in 3, 2, 1… #
  • Amazing, thousands of rounds from the CTU guys and Jack, and Renee takes out guys with six shots. #
  • How freakin' stupid is this crap? #
  • Sure, no one is going to notice the smell. #
  • Wow, most shocking CTU double-cross since Jamey…oh wait, no it's not. #
  • RT @dmataconis: And now I say with pleasure Dana Walsh must die #24 #
  • Why does this guy, who was at a Washington Metro public hearing asking for higher fares, look like he was crying? #

Twitter Updates for 2010-03-22

  • @dmataconis Um, should what exactly do you suggest? Armed insurrection? (hyperbole for effect) in reply to dmataconis #
  • To quote John Crichton: “We are so frelled.” #
  • Maybe I should channel Rand and think about how this is a good thing since it will increase the rate of America destroying itself… #
  • Does anyone remember the good ol’ days when the History Channel had nothing but Nazis and Imperial Japanese on it? #
  • Am I the only one that has more important things to do than watch pretentious windbags be pretentious windbags? #
  • RT @deejaymcguire: Queen Elizabeth II called; said based on today, 1776 must have been a big misunderstanding, will take us back. #
  • RT @andylevy: THE PACIFIC was excellent tonight. And a great way to put today’s overblown rhetoric in perspective. #
  • Rampant murders, robberies, and drug dealing and the @RichmondPolice have nothing better to do than bother people parking near alleys. #
  • @DrewMTips Didn’t Goebbels say something similar? in reply to DrewMTips #
  • RT @AoSHQ: Stupak Takes His 30 Pieces of Silver In Airport Grants http://bit.ly/9r4f4g #
  • RT @walterolson: How do actual outlays for govt health programs match w/estimates? If lucky, only +30%,if unlucky +1600% http://is.gd/aSh7y #
  • @vpagie So, anyone that disagrees with you is a plant? Or an insurance company lobbyist? Or a racist? Anything I miss? #

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