As you have noticed, the blog’s look has changed again. One difference from the others to this one – I wrote the theme practically from scratch. The basic framework coding is from Whiteboard, and uses a grid-layout from 960.cs.
If you don’t understand any of the above, don’t worry. It’s bit-head talk. But I can’t help but be a little bit proud of the handiwork.
And now on to the rest of the post…
Iran’s presidential elections only show the political turmoil that is associated with that country. If Ahmadinejad had been defeated by the more moderate Mousavi, I think that this country would sit back and ignore Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Instead, the public is beginning to see the political power of Iran not only rests with an elected president, but with a non-elected council of imams.
North Korea is moving toward another missile test firing that will be aimed toward the vicinity of the Hawaiian Islands. With North Korea possessing a nuclear warhead and a missile that could potentially reach a US state, can anyone think that this is anything else but “not good.” What I see happening is another round of “send us food or we’ll land a nuke somewhere.”
ABC transmitting from the White House on June 24 is, quite frankly, a coup for ABC. While ABC is in serious need of ratings, the subject matter of Health Care Reform via Obama without an opposing viewpoint smacks of being more of an infomercial than news. While ABC is stating that it will control (!) the content of the program as well as the questions, I really wonder if ABC and the White House think that the American public is that stupid to believe that all sides of the subject will be explored by an adoring media. For instance:
Why is it newsworthy that Obama killed a fly during an interview? When the people in attendance (including the reporters) hoot, holler, and cheer President Obama for the action, one wonders what else they would (or would not) report on if they are that much in love with Obama’s actions.
And it isn’t too much of a stretch that they wouldn’t report anything bad or not complementary of their “chosen one.” After all, when Obama points out, in public, the one network that constantly questions his actions and policies, then the realization has to set in that honest, factual journalism and scrutiny are not on the agenda of the main networks and news organizations.
Cap and Trade for Reducing Carbon Emissions legislation for Global Warming Climate Change are passing through Congressional committees. While the intent of this legislation is noble, the science inspiring these bills is far from convincing. What the ultimate outcome will be is that the American citizen will incur higher energy costs – after all, companies and corporations do not pay taxes and penalties because they pass these costs on to the consumer of their products. And in this economy, that will be devastating.
Immigration policy changes are on the agenda for next week. While there are real humans out there, it must be remembered that these people are here in violation of the laws, and the companies hiring them are also in violation. What part of “illegal” is not understood by our lawmakers and the aliens?
The unemployment rate for Michigan is over 14%. The state is almost shovel-ready – to be buried in a deep hole. Many other states aren’t in any better shape – 10% and up, with the national average rising from 8.9% to 9.4%. And I thought that the huge Stimulus Porkulus Bill with all of its billions was to prevent this. Kindly excuse the cynic in me, but “HAH!!”