Wyoming Tales: T. Rex at Fifty
Apr18

Wyoming Tales: T. Rex at Fifty

April 11, 1964 was windy at the University. Of course, in Laramie, Wyoming it’s generally ALWAYS windy. I was bundled into my dress jacket, and was wind chilled by it all. Just like the dedication of the Lincoln Monument up top of what was then US 30, “The Lincoln Highway” and is now Interstate 80 at its highest point, the “tarp” for the “unveiling” had managed to form a sort of surrealist...

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Are You XPerienced?
Apr08

Are You XPerienced?

Well, if not, the operating system is dead to Microsoft, as of today. XP X-its Only problem? 20-30% of all PCs still run it. (Forgive the writer below) The BBC reports: Windows XP users face end to Microsoft support By Mark Ward 7 April 2014 Support for the venerable Windows XP operating system ends this Tuesday. It means that there will be no more official security updates and bug fixes for the operating system from Microsoft. Some...

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The Party of the Empty Chair
Mar30

The Party of the Empty Chair

Speak the inconvenient truth, get sent to woodshed, apologize and Kiss the Ring: Chris Christie apologizes for ‘occupied territories’ remark Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico LAS VEGAS – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a Saturday afternoon meeting with Sheldon Adelson apologized for stepping on a fault line in fraught Middle East politics during a speech he gave earlier in the day, according to a source familiar with the...

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Hinderaker, Putin, Koch and Climate Denial, Oh My!
Mar23

Hinderaker, Putin, Koch and Climate Denial, Oh My!

Charles Koch awards himself John Hinderaker of Power Line was one of the rightie smear merchants responsible for the phony perception that 60 Minutes II had “forged” Dubya’s National Guard truancy documents, and for successfully getting Dan Rather fired. He’s also an attorney working on retainer for the Koch Brothers. Keep that in mind as you read his petulant whine: The Washington Post Responds To Me, and I...

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Legitimizing Rape — Crimea Media Edition
Mar16

Legitimizing Rape — Crimea Media Edition

UPDATE 3:00 PM PDT: Analyze this using what I just told you. Crimeans overwhelmingly vote for secession Associated Press NEW! SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Fireworks exploded and Russian flags fluttered above jubilant crowds Sunday after residents in Crimea voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. The United States and Europe condemned the ballot … Mission Accomplished — if you’re named...

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