Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Can't do yard work.
We wanted to see "Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man" but the release is limited and not playing anywhere local.
W'ere going to opt for "Click".
Through a needle's eye
JooAng Daily Opinion
Despite all the hardships that occur in everyday life, occasions like this make it all worthwhile.
The world's richest person, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, announced that he would step down from day-to-day control at the company he founded to devote more time to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Out of his estimated personal wealth of $50 billion, he has announced that "only" $10 million will be set aside for his family, with the rest to be used for charity. We can easily understand how difficult the decision must have been to leave work at 51, at the peak of his career.
Mr. Gates said at a press conference that he had decided to change his priority from work to charity. He said he had an obligation to return his wealth to society in the best way possible.
This is a breath of fresh air to Koreans, who have been accustomed to seeing the wealthy using dirty methods to hand over their riches to their offspring as long as they can get away with it.
Through Mr. Gates, we are able to learn that wealth can truly be a wonderful medium. He made human life more convenient by developing computer software and, thanks to his charity efforts, the whole world will become a brighter and more comfortable one.
The Bible says that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.
The world will lose one of its best entrepreneurs, but at the same time it has gained a great person to respect. It seems fitting to present Mr. Gates with the nickname, "The Great Gates."
We hope that his recent decision sets an example all of the rich people in the world and imposes an ethical burden on them.
It must have taken some mind searing thought to come to the decision that his family could live off of ten billion dollars.
Good for him despite it all. Now maybe someone can come up with a really good Widows Platform.
I've finally gotten off my ass and added a few links, links I may read. Most of them are stolen from Miss Alice because she has good links and doesn't fall into a trap of linking everyone who comes along or linking the most popular blogs. The only expcetion she made is joining that cult.
I added the librarian guy even though he looks like James Dean and may have to eventually give up and add the Wombat even though the amount of attention that boy gets from those women
is enough to stir up that little green monster.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Lawmakers: Early Voting Rights Will Boost Ballot Numbers
In a year where Dems are only keeping their fingers crossed with very little hope of taking district eight and district six from Republican incumbants Erlich is doing his Republican best to make sure it doesn't happen.
Father's Day weekend was great, I ended up having to work a few hours, got in a round of golf and wathed Phil Mickelson blow one of the surest wins in the history of golf.
Friday, June 16, 2006
In the United States, the driving force behind the establishment of the celebration of Father's Day was Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, born in Creston, Washington. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, as a single parent raised his six children in Spokane, Washington. She was inspired by Anna Jarvis's efforts to establish Mother's Day. Although she initially suggested June 5, the anniversary of her father's death, she did not provide the organizers with enough time to make arrangements, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June. The first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane.
Unofficial support from such figures as William Jennings Bryan was immediate and widespread. President Woodrow Wilson was personally so feted by his family in 1916. President Calvin Coolidge recommended it as a national holiday in 1924. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson made Father's Day a holiday to be celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The holiday was not officially recognized until 1972, during the presidency of Richard Nixon.
For me it s a day where I will get to eat food never usually found in this vegetarian encalve.
Monday, June 12, 2006
I'm reading a few blogs here and there so I am staying on top of the blog reading.
I have been establishing a home office and this has been beneficial to my family, and believe it or not, I get more work done at home than I do in the city.
I live it what was once considered rural around here.
No longer rural but still a little way from the mainstream I enjoy spending office hours looking at birds out of the large window of my home office. I also get to spend countless hours with my son so call me what you will I’m having a good time.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Nothing like a day off in the middle of the week and golf from seven till noon to put me in good spirits.
Michelle Wie did not make the cut and frankly at age sixteen it is probably a good thing. She did hang tough until yesterday I give her that.
I agree in some respects with this assessment from Sports Fan Magazine.
Before I get all the nasty e-mails, I am not a "Michelle Wie hater". I think she is a prodigious talent for a 16 year old; I would not argue if someone were to say she is the best golfer in the world of high school age; I think she shows poise and grace playing the game; I think she should become an outstanding professional golfer if she does not succumb to the monetary temptations outside the game that take time away from her game. I also think she is reaching way beyond her current capabilities in trying to play - and make the cut - on the men's PGA Tour. Maybe some day, but not yet. Right now, it would really be worth something to put some substance behind all the hype that is her created image - such as to win a tournament somewhere against players of some stature greater than high school students or amateurs in Hawaii. It's really been a while since she's won a tournament of any kind let alone one of any import. It's getting to be that time when one draws comparisons between her and Anna Kournikova. We're not there yet, but we're getting close...
Except having watched her play I think there is more substance and I don't see any indication that she will go the way of Kournikova, and besides that who can blame Anna for succumbing to the monetary temptations which were there without her having to work twelve hours a day in the hot sun on a hard court.
Alice opines on the Rolling Stone /Duke Lacrosse article.
She questions the articles intentions and hopes that it is mere parody.
Sadly I think no parody exists in this case.
This just makes me want to yell.
Saturday, June 03, 2006
June 3 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush, calling marriage the ``most enduring and important human institution,'' urged Congress to pass a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in the U.S.
``Ages of experience have taught us that the commitment of a husband and a wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society,'' Bush said in his weekly radio address. ``Government, by recognizing and protecting marriage, serves the interests of all.''
The Senate Judiciary Committee last month approved, along party lines, a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between a man and woman. The Republican- controlled Senate might vote on the measure as soon as next week. It has little chance of passage because it would require a two- thirds majority, and Republicans have just 55 of the 100 seats.
Ridiculous enough to drive me mad.
Please tell me how this is going to help any in this country?
Aren't they supposed to be passsing laws that will increase our abilty or get healthcare and a decent education?
The universe is falling apart sir and this is what you concentrate on?