Daily Archives: 06/24/2003

Control Freak

Just a bunch of anal retentive control freaks.

Who? Why the Republican party and the neo-conservative idealogues that are currently steering the ship of state. What else to call a group of men who have rigged the election of the leader of the free world, overthrew third world nations, stacked the Supreme Court with right wing zealots and dictated how other sovereign nations should pursue foreign policy? How about their actions currently afoot to recall democratically elected Democratic governors and monitor every facet of every American’s life? How about their demands that non-governmental humanitarian organizations become an arm of the US government?

I Want One And I Want It Now

Apple announced their new G5 PowerMacs Monday. Hoochie Mama – I am suffering serious techno-lust right now. I want one of those dual 2.0 GHz babies something fierce. So does everyone else too, so maybe I can manage one next year. I know I can still milk my G3 for another year or so. But the old girl is starting to show her age. I’ve had the G3 for four years now, and I am still afraid to make the jump to OS X on that machine – she just doesn’t have the oomph to run OS X, and I know it. So everyday the software and hardware on the G3 gets moldy and I find myself using my Windows machine more and more often. Hell, I am running Radio Userland on the Dell now, and that cool panorama I posted yesterday was made on the Dell too. I feel like my Macintosh cred is slipping. I really want to get my hands on an OS X machine and see what happens. And that G5 looks like a screamer.

Hello Fox News, Goodbye Music Videos

Marianas CableVision, the sole cable television provider on Guam, added Fox News Channel to their lineup yesterday. MCV dropped the only music video channel that actually still played music videos to add Fox News, the creaky Soundtrack Channel. I can’t say I am sorry to see the Soundtrack Channel go, but Fox News is not what I want to watch. Nothing like a little right wing vitriol spewing from my television. I watched a bit of it last night. Wow, I thought CNN was bad. Fox News seems to delight in pandering to the basest, crudest, most sensational news possible. I watched a bit where the talking meat puppets were earnestly discussing the best ways to ‘take out’ Saddam Hussein, then proceeded to mock Colin Powell’s visit to Israel to spark a dialogue between the Israelis and Palestinians. I flipped off at that point and returned about a � hour later, to find the new talking head dissecting video footage of a bounty hunter capturing his prey, with color commentary provided by the bounty hunter.

So farewell Soundtrack Channel, your dull schedule of crappy video tie-ins is no more on Guam. Now we get the world according to Rupert Murdoch and his reactionary cronies.