atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#1346: Executive orders cut both ways, of course.

Obama plans to undo President Bush's executive orders. That's not terribly surprising, is it? The ban on offshore drilling will go back into place, having done little to reduce the price of fuel, and the stem cell things will also be rescinded. Big whoop.

What Obama can't do is enact major changes to the law and governance of the country--not via executive order. Just remember that Congress won't let him get away with anything, and if he tries to usurp their power he'll get slapped down for it. (Maybe--probably--not in public, but he will get a talking-to.)

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WTF is this shit? "Obama Day"? Please tell me these people are kidding. We don't honor sitting Presidents--or any politicians--with their own freaking holiday. That's the kind of thing that communists do.

Give me a break.

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Flying car! What an interesting way to accomplish it, too--strap a parasail to a car. Wow.

...this isn't what we had in mind when we said "flying car", guys. Well, it's a start, I suppose. Until we get real gravity control, I suppose it'll have to do. Moller sure as hell isn't getting anywhere....

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VP-elect booed at baseball game. Say it ain't so, Joe.

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Well, this fancy foldin' computer is pretty nifty. I've got most of the software on it that I need now, except for Word and a few other things. The keyboard continues to be a pleasure to use--except that I have trouble finding the editing keys--and I'm now thinking about upgrading my desktop machine to Home Premium because it looks so nice.

Minor gripe: whenever the computer restarts, the screen is set to full brightness and I have to back it down several notches. There doesn't appear to be a contrast setting, either.

Anyway, so I've been fiddling with it for about seven hours, now. I knew it would take a good chunk of time to get it close to where I wanted it, software-wise, and I was right. Not all of that time was spent on bit-wrangling, though; I was surfing the Internet and chatting with a friend, and discovering that I needed this or that installed.

But now it's getting close to bedtime; I've got work tonight and I want to try to get as much rest as I can. Then I have three days off in a row. Yay me.
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