June 23, 1995. That makes it 13 years and 3 months since I last saw it. No wonder I didn't remember it right....
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Here's a bunch of links about the YouTube video that alleges Sarah Palin had links to a group of freaks and weirdos.
And the meat of the issue presented at The Jawa Report
Michelle Malkin sums it up nicely:
Rusty Shackleford — with help from Jane of Armies of Liberation, Stable Hand, the Jawa team, Dan Riehl, Ace of Spades, and Patterico – traced a Palin-bashing YouTube video to a Democrat public relations firm, Winner and Associates, and one of its employees, Ethan S. Winner. They believe the voiceover for the ad — which spreads the lie that Sarah Palin belonged to a fringe third party, the Alaska Independence Party — was done by a professional whose voice they believe was also featured in several Obama ads and other spots produced by Obama top strategist and astroturfer extraordinaire David Axelrod’s firm.If this turns out to be true, it's going to be a major black eye for the Barak Hussein Obama campaign; if enough Americans learn about this the media won't be able to sweep it under the rug, and it'll make the Dems look bad.
Furthermore, if you have to lie about your opponent to make him (or her) look bad--if you can't win on your strengths and/or with verifiable, real issues your opponent has--you don't have much going for you, do you?
What I really like is how the DailyKos morons approve wholeheartedly of this kind of tactic. It's perfectly okay because they're trying to defeat the enemy!
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Orson Scott Card, who is a registered Democrat (but one with a functioning brain) slams Barak Hussein Obama. He pounds the guy. OSC has announced that he's voting McCain come November.
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If you don't like someone's car, it does not give you the right to damage it. Amazing what some people think they have a right to do.
Okay, people who drive Hummers tend to be "Hummer-oids"--assholes. Yes, they do all kinds of asinine things. Yes, the truck is an over-priced gas hog penis extension.
But your childish display of rage is a crime. I hope that guy gets arrested and tried for doing that.
What he should have done, if he just had to express his ire at the thing, is to get his picture taken giving the thing the finger. There's a web site for people like that. It's childish and stupid, but at least it's legal.
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The hacker who broke into Sarah Palin's e-mail account had better lawyer up, 'cause the FBI is after him. Dang.
It's like I said before: the Internet only gives the illusion of anonymity unless you are taking great pains to hide your tracks. A sufficiently knowledgable and motivated investigator can track you down in a couple of minutes if you don't even take simple steps to cover your tracks. IP spoofing is just the beginning of that stuff.
The funny part is, the hacker probably thought he was the shit while he was cracking Sarah Palin's e-mail account. "D00d 1 r 73h 1337357 d00d 0n 73h 1nt4rw3bz!" (Translation: "I am the best hacker ever," more or less.)
If you crack your buddy's account info and pull some pranks, it's one thing; but if you crack the account of a government official who is participating in a Presidential election--and is therefore entitled to Secret Service protection!--you are gleefully skipping past the "you must be this tall" sign that towers over you like the Empire State building, and it's a little hard for anyone to excuse your behavior with, "Well, we all do stupid things when we're in college...."
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As for me, it's Monday, which is a work night, and supposedly the contractor is coming today to make with the ripping-outing-of-old-kitchening thing. We're supposed to be having a dumpster delivered today, too, which ought to be mildly entertaining.
I spent most of Saturday and Sunday sleeping. When I wasn't doing that, I was playing D2.
Annoyance: I was playing D2 online yesterday, and I had to go to the Valley of Snakes three times to get the Viper Amulet. First time: in the Viper Temple, my sorceress, Kreeba, just stopped moving. I could turn her any which way; I could drink potions, use scrolls, cast spells, etc, but could not walk. Argh. Quit, restart.
Second time: I got the amulet, got back to Lut Gholein, tried to talk to Cain--screen went black. "YOUR CONNECTION HAS BEEN LOST", in big D2 font letters. I had to re-login to Battle.net.
Third time: was the charm; I went back to the Viper Temple, got the amulet, and stuck it into my Horadric cube the instant I was back in Lut Gholein.
I'm starting to wonder if this is worth the effort. About 2/3 of the way through Act 2 I have seen one thing that's different from solo play. I suppose if I got some friends to play with, it would be different, but otherwise it's just me running around in the game and killing shit and trying to stay alive, which is much harder without adding a few "bonuses" via a character editor--harder but not more rewarding.
Still, I'll keep going, and see how things shake out, because WTF else am I going to do?