?

Log in

-=-Information Obsession's Journal
 
[Most Recent Entries] [Calendar View] [Friends]

Below are the 20 most recent journal entries recorded in -=-Information Obsession's LiveJournal:

[ << Previous 20 ]
Friday, April 6th, 2007
1:07 pm
[gregorysparr]
With a keyboard on loan from God, I am the Independent Blogger of the Office of the Independent Blogger. Allow me to introduce you to my site if you haven't heard of it before. I do hope you visit and stay -- add it to a Feed, bookmark it.

My latest post is a satire of Mitt Romney, who is more Elmer Fudd than John Wayne, more Michael Dukakis than George H.W. Bush. It's a look at his -- and his state's -- Looney Toon Politics.

Earlier today, I wrote about Disney recognizing gay relationships, which is good news, and Florida law forbidding people from feeding homeless people, which makes even a sane man wish himself Libertarian!

A couple of days ago I looked at Newt Gingrich's comments about bilingual education and the whole ugly matter of textbooks being censored or neglecting portions of history.

For those of you interested in Congressional politics, I looked at portions of the Democratic agenda and outline the potential pitfalls and my own opinions on these ideas. A small excerpt, in response to Price's warning of the price Democrats might pay for going too far with certain things: "I’ll buy that. If the Democrats, say, pass a bill legalizing gay marriage and pledge to give money to terrorists, they’d be homosexual Ronald Reagans — and out of work come 2008." And then I took a serious look at their agenda. The Democratic Agenda.

Here I chide Bush's chief policy strategist in 2004 for now saying Bush is wrong. (Of course he's wrong -- my argument is that Dowd is not someone to appreciate in any sense of the term because his whole behavior suggests he's an idiot.)

Here, at OkayStupid, I Got It! we've got a look at Online Politics and the recent announcement that Barack Obama raised more money than Hillary did...on the Internet, and the dishonest, ridiculous manner the whole situation was covered in by the media and on the Internets. (And here we've got a deep apology to Barack Obama's intern...who I told that I was a Republican because I can't possibly donate to his campaign on principal or prudence.)</a> (And here, on a final note on the matter, we've got a better look at the media's coverage of Obama/Clinton and a casual look at billionaires v. government when it comes to newspapers.)

A short post here, pithy, that would be longer in summary than whole!

Small post here, too, about Thompson's Presidential announcement. An excerpt:

I didn’t know that the Department of Health and Human Services was a launchpad for Presidential ambitions, but I suppose it is now with Tommy Thompson’s announcement that he’s running for President. I, for one, am not sure what to make of it. He’s angling himself as a reliable Conservative but that’s what Senator Brownback is in the race for. Perhaps he’ll catch fire if Brownback’s big mouth catches up to him, but otherwise I don’t think he’s got much of a chance to make waves.

Of course, there are hundreds of posts beyond that, and I update daily. I'd like to think I have a good idea what I'm talking about and an excellent sense of humor, but I'll leave that up to you, and I hope you agree to stay at the Office of the Independent Blogger, open daily for business!
Friday, June 16th, 2006
7:28 am
[confliction]
Sunday, November 6th, 2005
2:56 pm
[gregorysparr]
At The Office of the Independent Blogger I make it a point to address the most important, pressing issues of the day. I make it a point to find things that others aren't discussing, and I do my best to provide insight and interesting commentary. If anyone would care to add me as a result of it, just do so and let me know so I can add you back.

President George W. Bush needs to grow a pair. Of White Sox. Using the Chicago White Sox as my model, I have written about how the President could solve his problems and, to frame his current predicament, I basically ask: What does George Bush want to be -- the Houston Astros, or the White Sox? It's an interesting approach, and I think you'll enjoy it, particularly if you enjoy baseball.

Little known to most people, Kofi Annan and the United Nations would like to get their paws on the Internet -- to control it. Read more about it (my first post on the subject is here).

Here, I stumbled upon various findings, each of interest. Like, let's take one of those findings: A Pat Buchanan article that begins with this: "“The Third Reich is the best example,” and launches into a story about Hitler’s 100% legal chancellery." That's not the only interesting thing, of course, but that's what I'm trying to hook you with. ;)

Now, there's a lesson to be learned from Mike Brown's recently released emails, and that's that FEMA is only skin-deep.

Brent Scowcroft, George H.W. Bush's National Security Advisor, has come out in opposition to George W. Bush's policies and has become a mini-hero to liberals everywhere. Here, I argue that the Left should say No to Scowcroft.

The SCOTUS nomination by George W. Bush last week shows that he's feeling Alito Trigger Happy. Very cute play of words, I think. It's also noteworthy as it contains a bit of commentary on that, as well as a link to the best article about Nuclear Weapons I've ever read: An expose exposing the fact that suitcase nukes do not exist.

Finally, The Minority Has Struck Back against the Republicans in the Senate by shutting it down, and, in maybe my most feisty and combative post, I write about the riots going on in France and the fact that they expose great problems with the Radical Left's approach to terrorism, particularly France's.

That's all for now. Please visit The Office of the Independent Blogger. I promise you'll enjoy your time there!
Saturday, October 22nd, 2005
8:56 am
[gregorysparr]
There's a bizarre saga unfolding on my blog, at the Office of the Independent Blogger. A few days ago, I made a blog entry dissecting a Jesse Jackson Jr. (Congressman from Illinois) article, and I wrote about how Jackson is considering a run for Mayor of Chicago, but is seeking out help from the Republicans, according to my source, failed Republican Congressional candidate, and nephew of a Bill Clinton Cabinet Secretary, Tony Cisneros. I wrote to reporters from the Chicago Sun-Times and Tribune, asking them to write about it as "Jesse Jackson Jr. Seeks to Unseat Daley with GOP Help" is a legitimate news story. I know that they contacted Mr. Cisneros to find out more about his conversation with me (which is detailed in that entry, or the Jackson part is) because Cisneros then commented on the entry.

Following this, I made an entry defending myself from Tony Cisneros, and rebutting him, which you can find here. You want to know more about Cisneros? Read those comments and the first thing that'll strike you is that he writes in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. But you want to know more! you say? Well, Cisneros is off-the-wall, Bob Jones University (he went there) nuts: He preaches that the Catholic Church ordered the hit on Abraham Lincoln. Cisneros responded to that right here, and, last night, I fired back once more.

Naturally, the fact that a Republican Congressional candidate with significant influence in the Chicago GOP is having a nasty fight with a teenage blogger isn't being covered by the liberal media elite.

The most important thing to note, for me, is that my story about Jackson is accurate as my source on that, Mr. Cisneros, has never denied it or hinted at denying it.

Karl Rove is facing some serious legal problems (more on that right here) while the rest of the Republican Party is crying "persecution" in regard to Karl Rove and all their other scandals. So is Judith Miller, who just may be the biggest hack in journalism.

The Supreme Court of the United States recently declined to hear a case from Missouri about an abortion which violates State Law. Basically, a woman in jail wants an abortion and the prison is willing to take her to a clinic for it. However, state funds are not to be used for abortions in Missouri, but she doesn't have the money to pay for the bus and guards (about 300$) to take her to the clinic. She argues that she can borrow for the abortion, but not transportation, and the ACLU was all-too-willing to be her lawyer against Missouri. I think it's an abomination that the SCOTUS didn't hear the case, as this is one that should have been heard and reversed: If she wants an abortion, she has to pay for it and the transportation to it herself.

State laws mean something, okay kids?

This President, known for his secrecy, has decided to declassify the genome of the 1918 bird flu, making Americans more vulnerable to terrorist attacks. How selectively secretive of him! There are other news quickies at that link, which I'm sure you'll enjoy, so give it a go.

Finally, George Ryan of Illinois (my state), Tom DeLay of Sugarland Texas, and Saddam Hussein are all on trial while Robert Bork attacks Harriet Miers.

I am the Independent Blogger of the Office of the Independent Blogger. Check it out and enjoy it before I'm classified an enemy combatant and taken off the Internet.
Sunday, September 11th, 2005
1:02 pm
[hephaestos]
Hey George?



Where the hell is he?



Porter Goss says he knows where the bastard is. And you know, it wouldn't surprise me a bit to learn that that's because Goss's outfit is still sending checks to the motherfucker.

And why wouldn't they? The slaughter of 3000 Americans was the best damn thing that ever happened to you and your cluster of assholes. It's your pat excuse and mantra for every single fuckup you make, despite the fact that you fucked it up too. Hell Rumsfeld's out there having a goddamn party to celebrate it today.

It's been four years man. Four years, that's a whole fucking term. If Gore or Kerry had gotten into office we'd have that bastard by now. And do you want to know why I make such a bold assumption? Because the last time there was someone marginally competent in office, and we had a terrorist take out a building and a bunch of innocent people, we caught him.

Put him on trial.

Executed him.

That's the way the country works when the grownups are running it.

Current Mood: disgusted
Saturday, June 18th, 2005
9:18 am
[coiled_metal]
Don’t Let the Switch to Digital TV Hurt Consumers

You may not know it yet, but your TV could soon go dark.


X-posted everywhere...
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005
1:07 pm
[coiled_metal]
Mayor Mockus of Bogotá
This is a really good story, about Mayor Mockus of Bogotá and his spectacularly applied theory.

Academic turns city into a social experiment.


X-posted everywhere
Viva la Evolution!
Monday, February 21st, 2005
9:33 am
[coiled_metal]
... NWS or NSFW.. Not planet safe... what ever...
New Bush Flash...

Take a look and pass it on.


X-posted everywhere
Viva la Evolution!


"It is said that if we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all our hostility." ~Scott Kalechstein
Friday, January 21st, 2005
5:23 pm
[coiled_metal]
Keep Your Jesus off... NWS or NSFW.. what ever...

I said off!


Viva la Evolution!
Thursday, January 6th, 2005
9:29 pm
[coiled_metal]
Saturday, December 18th, 2004
10:04 am
[coiled_metal]
Friday, December 3rd, 2004
10:42 pm
[coiled_metal]
Protest Bush on inauguration day!


Protest Bush on inauguration day!


We're calling on people to attend inauguration as they are: members of the public. Once through security and at the procession, at a given signal, we'll all turn our backs on Bush. A simple, clear and coherent message.
Saturday, November 27th, 2004
1:27 pm
[coiled_metal]
Covert Action #1: Operation Educational Pamphlets #2 Dated Nov 27th 2004


Day in the Life of Joe Middle-Class Republican


Print this article and leave it lying about at work or school. Conveniently close to any known co-workers who think of themselves as righteous republicans

Make make your copies at a copy mart. Best not use any of your employers equipment to reproduce above article.

Viva la Revolution!

Viva la Resistance!

Covert Action #1: Operation Educational Pamphlets #1 Dated Nov 8th 2004

I am going to print this article and leave it lying about at work. Conveniently close to any known co-workers who think of themselves as moral christians.

Make make your copies at a copy mart. Best not use any of your employers equipment to reproduce above article.

And as I come across more articles that speak in a language they might be able hear, reflect & understand. I shall repeat covert Action #1.


The Revolution has begun!

Viva la Revolution!

Viva la Resistance!

Current Mood: Viva la Resistance!
Saturday, November 20th, 2004
12:04 pm
[coiled_metal]
Urgent action needed TODAY! Please forward around TODAY!



http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=268623


"In a rare Saturday session that leaders hoped would be their last business day of 2004, the House and Senate planned votes on the massive legislation six weeks after the government's new budget year started."


http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2910868



Go to congress.org to find the number of your Rep. in Congress--and please CALL the office in DC today! By tonight, this will be law. And it is only the beginning.



http://www.congress.org/congressorg/bio/?id=618&lvl=C



Viva la Revolution
Tuesday, May 18th, 2004
9:26 pm
[silverholly]
Sunday, January 11th, 2004
1:36 am
[anony_moos]
HELP!!!! Have you read The Bell Jar??
I have to write an essay on how the fact the Bell Jar is deemed autobiographical makes it more compelling.

Any ideas?
I would appreciate any information anyone can offer me...

thanks
Wednesday, July 9th, 2003
9:00 pm
[bygrace]
Monday, September 2nd, 2002
10:49 am
[wsg]
Hello from down under
I live in Australia and run a chat board dedicated to military stuff, I invite you all to join my board located here:

www.portalpcs.com/intel

We cover the following topics:
Army Past
Army Present
Navy Past
Navy Present
Air Force Past
Air Force Present
Civil Defence
Airlines
Light Aircraft
and of course there is a general discussion forum as well

Hope to see some of you there soon!
Saturday, May 11th, 2002
8:37 pm
[hephaestos]
I turned on the tube, but they weren't saying anything about it. Maybe I'm just watching the wrong stations.

I looked through the newspaper. "FBI spy." "Church of the Nativity." No, nothing there either. A couple of marginally related stories on page ten but no mention of The Story.

The Moneymaker. The event that almost certainly had media executives privately jumping up and down with glee at the thought of the increased revenues it would bring.

I'll give you a hint: it happened eight months ago today. This very day.

Give up? Apparently everybody else has.
Read more...Collapse )
Thursday, April 25th, 2002
4:49 pm
[elektrobop]
Jailed Sheik Disappears
Feds move Muslim cleric, won't say where

By GREG B. SMITH
Daily News Staff Writer

Where in the world is Sheik Omar?

Two weeks after his lawyer was charged with helping him send messages from jail, federal prison officials have made convicted terrorist Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman virtually disappear from their system.

No one � not even his lawyers � can find him because he's been removed from the Bureau of Prisons' database.

Read more...Collapse )
[ << Previous 20 ]
About LiveJournal.com