and then there is all sorts of stuff out there you want to comment on. Due to a lack of time I’ll have to keep it brief.
Found on CNET’s News.com:
- The US may finally be thinking about data privacy standards. Of course, by the time our ever-efficient lawmakers get done with it, it’ll be useless/worthless, but hey–it keeps them from meddling with the tax structure.
- Yahoo decides that it must do the blog search thing too. Hey, competition is good.
- The Real (Stupid) ID act is running into technological and other issues. Now there’s a surprise….
On Drudge, I note:
- The New York subway bomb plot was a hoax on the part of the “normally reliable” informant. I’ve been wondering if we’d ever wake up and see that the terrorists can cause us to incur tremendous costs just by saying “Hey, we’re going to bomb X.” Shades of high school bomb threats, huh?
- We’re getting a new James Bond. Big whoop–we haven’t had a decent Bond since Roger Moore. The new Bonds have all been about half-castrated by their PC story lines. Better to read the books at this point.
- In news of the asinine, Laura Bush says “it was possible some critics were being sexist in their opposition to Harriet Miers.” Spare me–no one (well, no one that’s worth listening to) gives a rat’s posterior that she’s a woman. The thing that concerns everyone are the questions about her views and her qualifications. I, for one, simply refuse to believe that out of all the possible candidates, the Prez’s White House counsel just happened to be the best qualified for the current SCOTUS vacancy.
From various sources on the Internet:
- I note thatsurvivors of the Pakistani earthquake say their government is being too slow with aid. Now where have I heard that criticism lately?
- In the “about f-ing time” category, SCOTUS is going to examine whether or not the EPA has the authority under the Commerce Clause to regulate wetlands (and by extension, a lot of other things). While I have hope that there will finally be some limits put on the Commerce Clause, given the court’s last few decisions that touched on the subject, I’m not going to bet on it.
Interesting notes from other bloggers:
- The Capitalist Lion has two (1 and 2 ) very good posts on the UN’s latest temper tantrum–they want to control the root DNS servers for the Internet. I don’t think so. Let them go screw up a relief mission somewhere.
- GeekWithA.45 has the best take on the drink can in the NY subway fiasco. You know, I may just have to watch Caddy Shacktonight.
- Obnoxious Droppings has identified the next big thing. They ought to go over real big during the next election cycle.
- Says Unclebrings us the latest in Homeland
InSecurity/Zero IntelligenceTolerance news. Yo, Uncle! Some permalinks, please?
Well, that will have to do. Lunch time is over–it’s back to the salt mines.
Edited 10/11/2005 @ 9:32. Uncle points out his permalinks are the post title. I shal refrain from comment. 🙂