Saturday, April 30, 2011

Heuristic # 16,348

Heuristic # 16,348 states:
All songs with the woman's name "Anna" in them are good songs.
The Rule of Three (1st time's an accident; 2nd time's a coincidence; 3rd time's data) was fired by "Dammit Anna" by The Morning Benders. It's been stuck in my head for a couple of days now.

Anna song #1 was "Anna (Go To Him)", by Arthur Alexander, covered by the Beatles.

Anna song #2 was "Anna Begins", by Counting Crows. This is actually my favorite Counting Crows song.

The first two are in my song book. Both are fun to play and sing. #3 has fun guitar chords, but the vocals are a little high. Crap, look at the guys in the video. Young, young, young. We'll see.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Too Much Government

So you watch "Inside Job", and ask, where are the indictments? Where are the special prosecutors?

I read a piece a few days ago that said: after the S&L/Keating scandal of the 80's. there were many indictments and many convictions because, while the bad behavior was going on, Federal regulators were gathering data that later became evidence.

But, for the 2008 financial meltdown brought on by fraudulent behavior by the majority of Wall Street investment firms, there will be no indictments and no prosecutions, because the Bush administration got rid of ~90% of those Federal regulators.

So the bastards who almost destroyed the world economy will get off scott free with the 100s of millions of bonuses they paid themselves.

So when any politician says there is "too much government", realize that they are saying that "If there were even less government than we have now, it would be so much easier for my masters in the banking and financial industry to steal us all blind. It would be so much easier for my masters in the fossil fuel and other mining industries to poison us, our children, and the planet in the name of their overweening greed and lust for profit above all else."

That is 100% the message of every single politician out there now who is saying "there is too much government" -- except, of course, for our own Random Paul, who is saying that if it weren't for all this government, he could buy a toilet that flushes. WTF is he eating???

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I dreamt that I was walking with my granddaughter Lucy. She was 5 or 6 years old. We were on the Beaumont paths. Dexter wasn't there.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Headwinds All The Way

Beautiful and sunny morning, a little chilly at the start, and bad winds the first hour. I only did about 11.5 miles in that first hour, slow even for me. Finished with 22.2 miles in 1h50m.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Apparently this is the 200th post to this blog. 200 down, 200 to go?

First bike ride of the year this morning. 16.3 miles, 1h20m. Parkers Mill to Little Texas, back in via James Ln and Delaney Ferry. Uphill all the way.

Watched "Inside Job" last night. Where are the indictments? Where are the special prosecutors?

I'm getting tired of fighting the man, but, we have to keep on keeping on. Else the old, entrenched lizards win.