Get your own
 diary at! contact me older entries newest entry


Long Distance Runaround
Absolutely Right
Kiss And Say Goodbye
The Tube
Never Surrender

Things & Stuff


Daily Reads

Neal Boortz - Neal's Nuze
Mark Evanier
James Hudnall
Anonymous Speaks

Repaired Cat
says thank you.

Original Set-Up,
Maintenance, and
HTML Goddess:
Brin-Marie McLaughlin

Subsequent Tweaks:
Dave Marron

I Don't Wanna Hear It

2009-01-06 - 11:32 a.m.

Things are quieting down at work. I'm back to getting those little maintenance jobs that get put off when we're busy.

That's fine, though. It beats not working at all.


It seems Nancy Pelosi is trying to take total control, to the point of excluding Republicans completely:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to re-write House rules today to ensure that the Republican minority is unable to have any influence on legislation. Pelosi's proposals are so draconian, and will so polarize the Capitol, that any thought President-elect Obama has of bipartisan cooperation will be rendered impossible before he even takes office.

Pelosi's rule changes -- which may be voted on today -- will reverse the fairness rules that were written around Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America".

In reaction, the House Republican leadership is sending a letter today to Pelosi to object to changes to House Rules this week that would bar Republicans from offering alternative bills, amendments to Democrat bills or even the guarantee of open debate accessible by motions to recommit for any piece of legislation during the entire 111th Congress.

What is this, a kid's clubhouse? "No Republicans Allowed"? What's she gonna do, plug her ears and say "nyah nyah, we can't hear you"? Just imagine the screaming if it were the Republicans trying to do this to Democrats.

I hope Barack Obama will have something to say about this. If he wants bipartisanship, Pelosi's plan is not the answer.


Economist Thomas Sowell talks about the planned Obama stimulus here, and what the $700 billion may actually go to.

And in last week's column, Sowell discusses "the art of the impossible" - politics.


Looks like global sea ice levels are back up to 1979 levels.

And it was predicted that the North Pole would have melted away by 2008.

The planet is fine.


An Ace Hardware store has gotten tired of people asking for "double-ended male adapters" (known in the computer world as "gender changers") for Christmas lights, citing them as dangerous.

That much of it makes sense. A string of lights has a "male" end and a "female" end. So if you need one of these things, you've hung a strand of lights backward, and have an exposed male electrical plug with live power in it.

However, the person who made up the sign declared these adapters to be "possibly immoral"...which is causing all kinds of fun in the comments section.

My guess is, "immoral" meant "using this product could result in serious injury or loss of life, so it would be wrong of us to sell one".

Bad choice of words, there.


Well, I need to go to the post office and the bank.

Also, I need to fit lunch in there somewhere.

Be seeing you.


0 comments so far

Previous - Next - Leave A Note - Random

about me - read my profile! read other DiaryLand diaries! recommend my diary to a friend! Get
 your own fun + free diary at!

THE LEGAL STUFF: All content on this site that was created by me is copyright 2006-2011 Dave Marron. This diary features the sole opinions and experiences of one person, namely me, the person who is paying for the space. All incoming email is subject to publication or other distribution by me in whole or in part at my sole discretion. Anything else on these pages including any comments belongs to whoever created it. In the interest of safety and accountability, no anonymous comments will ever be allowed here, ever, for any reason in the entire history of ever. The comments section is part of my paid presence on the web, and is used by my readership to supplement the things I have written here with relevent information in a polite manner. Comments that do not fall in that category are subject to deletion at my whim. Your use of my comments section constitutes the understanding of this statement. If you want to leave a comment and you're not a member of Diaryland, go here. If you are a Diaryland member, here's the login screen. News excerpts used here are for educational purposes and are permitted under the Fair Use Doctrine.