Daily Archives: September 3, 2005

Grover Norquist’s plan

I found these on Daily Kos
grover postergop looting
It is all fits in with the extremist GOP plan to neuter the government. Is this really what American’s want? BTW that is an actual quote from Grover Norquist, no joke. If you listen to his words and writings over the years, the intent is precisely what it seems to be, it does not change by being taken out of context.

Watch out for Turd Blossoms

This item appeared in the Salon.com war room:

As the authorities shuffle hurricane refugees from the Superdome in New Orleans to the Astrodome in Houston and other venues scattered around Texas, ordinary people from all across America are posting offers on the Web to let people stay with them. As Salon reader Sandy Harbanuk of Juneau, Alaska, reminds us, we know of a guy from Crawford who has 1,600 acres of land and a 10,000-square-foot vacation estate he’s not using just now. We wonder if he’s going to post a note on craigslist offering to take some “good folks” in.

Maybe they could help clear the brush too! There always seems to be plenty around. You could put up quite a nice tent city on 1600 acres.

Steve Ballmer’s Temper

Everybody who follows the tech industry knows that Steve Ballmer (CEO of microsoft) can be rather loud and obnoxious. If you haven’t see the monkeyboy video check this out. That was from some microsoft conference a few years back. Also check out this ipod commercial parody based on it Well in recent months, microsoft has had a legal dispute going with google over googles hiring of a former ms employee. Another former ms employee Mark Lucovsky told the following tale of his exit interview with Ballmer when informing him that he was going to google:

Prior to joining Google, I set up a meeting on or about November 11, 2004 with Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer to discuss my planned departure….At some point in the conversation Mr. Ballmer said: “Just tell me it’s not Google.” I told him it was Google.

At that point, Mr. Ballmer picked up a chair and threw it across the room hitting a table in his office. Mr. Ballmer then said: “Fucking Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy. I’m going to fucking bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I’m going to fucking kill Google.” ….

Thereafter, Mr. Ballmer resumed trying to persuade me to stay….Among other things, Mr. Ballmer told me that “Google’s not a real company. It’s a house of cards.”

I think Ballmer needs learn to relax a little. I am amazed the guy hasn’t stroked out.


I generally don’t agree with much of anything that Andrew Sullivan has to say about anything. However, when writing about this weeks event’s he does make a good point about how the shrub administration are not really conservatives:

Kevin Drum wants to say that the difference between conservatives and liberals is that liberals believe in funding organizations like FEMA or the Corps of Engineers and conservatives don’t. Nuh-huh. Real conservatives believe that the state should do a few things that no one else can do – defense, decent public education, police, law and order among the most obvious – and leave the rest to individuals. Funding FEMA and having a superb civil defense are very much part of conservatism’s real core. It’s when government decides to reshape society, redistribute wealth, socially engineer, and take over functions that the private sector can do just as well that conservatives draw the line. The reason I’m mad as hell over Katrina is precisely because I’m a conservative and this kind of thing is exactly what government is for. Bush in this sense is not now and never has been a conservative. A man who explodes government spending but can’t run a war or organize basic civil defense is simply a fiscally reckless incompetent. If this were a parliamentary system, we’d have a vote of no confidence. Instead we have three years of more peril.

Clearly the shrubbies have demonstrated time and again over the last 5 years that they are not conservatives. They are theocrats with there own twisted vision of evangelical christianity that bears little resemblance to anything taught by Jesus Christ. What would Jesus Do? Probably the exact opposite of everything that George W Bush has done in his life and career.

BTW Where is Umcle Dick this week?