Weakess 
Friday, September 5, 2008, 09:29 AM - politiFoo
From the Asia Times online.



McCain's choice of vice presidential candidate made obvious after the fact what the party professionals felt in their fingertips at the stadium extravaganza yesterday: rejecting Clinton in favor of the colorless, unpopular, tangle-tongued Washington perennial Joe Biden was a statement of weakness. McCain's selection was a statement of strength. America's voters will forgive many things in a politician, including sexual misconduct, but they will not forgive weakness.



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George Bernard Shaw 
Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 02:56 PM - quoteFoo

"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."


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Change 
Saturday, August 30, 2008, 01:59 PM - politiFoo
What is the difference between a Black person and a White person? The only difference is superficial. Asking the same question of men and women? The differences are fundamental.

Now we know who represents superficial change and who represents fundamental change.


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New Spam technique 
Thursday, August 28, 2008, 10:26 AM - techFoo
Everything old is new again...


db d8b db d88888b d8888b. d88888b .d88b. .d88b.
88 I8I 88 88' 88 `8D 88' .8P Y8. .8P Y8.
88 I8I 88 88ooooo 88oooY' 88ooo 88 88 88 88
Y8 I8I 88 88~~~~~ 88~~~b. 88~~~ 88 88 88 88
`8b d8'8b d8' 88. 88 8D 88 `8b d8' `8b d8'
`8b8' `8d8' Y88888P Y8888P' YP `Y88P' `Y88P'



ASCII art spam, who'da thunk.


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Celebrity Support 
Monday, August 25, 2008, 03:01 PM - politiFoo
Madonna is supporting Obama -- there's a joke in there somewhere.

Also Daddy Yankee endorses McCain.


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42 of the Best Free Linux Video Software 
Thursday, July 17, 2008, 07:43 AM - techFoo
42 of the Best Free Linux Video Software

I know of most of these, but right now Cinelerra looks interesting.
I'm also looking at Avidemux.

UPDATED 8/18: Also look here:Linux Movies
Also Computerworld: If it's animation or special effects, it's linux


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Happy Birthday America! 
Thursday, July 3, 2008, 03:02 PM - musicFoo

Chet Atkins: Stars and Stripes Forever


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June 17th, 2008 -- The day Hell froze over. 
Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 02:13 PM - politiFoo
LA Times: Bush never lied to us about Iraq

Four years on from the first Senate Intelligence Committee report, war critics, old and newfangled, still don't get that a lie is an act of deliberate, not unwitting, deception. If Democrats wish to contend they were "misled" into war, they should vent their spleen at the CIA.

In 2003, top Senate Democrats -- not just Rockefeller but also Carl Levin, Clinton, Kerry and others -- sounded just as alarmist. Conveniently, this month's report, titled "Whether Public Statements Regarding Iraq by U.S. Government Officials Were Substantiated by Intelligence Information," includes only statements by the executive branch. Had it scrutinized public statements of Democrats on the Intelligence, Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees -- who have access to the same intelligence information as the president and his chief advisors -- many senators would be unable to distinguish their own words from what they today characterize as warmongering.


Next up on Sports: The Cubs win the World Series!

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Team Red: FTW 
Thursday, June 12, 2008, 07:51 AM - techFoo
So, science confirms my team choice.

It's better to be on the red team than on the blue team in an online multiplayer shooting game, according to researchers.



From The INQUIRER:
In the west the colour red is associated with anger and violence. Astrologically it was connected with the war god Mars, whose planet was red. However in China the colour red is associated with good fortune and luck. Both associations would be fine if you wanted to win a game involving shooting things we would have thought.


To the Cherokee red was associated with success and victory, and Wikipedia says
In human color psychology, red is associated with heat, energy and blood, and emotions that stir the blood, including anger, passion, and love.


im n ur base. killn ur blu dudes.
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Margaret Thatcher 
Monday, June 9, 2008, 01:21 PM - quoteFoo
Left-wing zealots have often been prepared to ride roughshod over due process and basic considerations of fairness when they think they can get away with it. For them the ends always seems to justify the means. That is precisely how their predecessors came to create the gulag.

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John McCain, Prisoner of War: A First-Person Account 
Monday, June 9, 2008, 11:53 AM - politiFoo
After reading
John McCain's personal account of his time as a POW
, I've come to respect him even more. I'm really humbled by heroes like that.

This section is particularly chilling (emphasis mine):


As you may know, back in 1954, the North Vietnamese had a big hand in toppling the French Government in Paris because the French voters had no more stomach for the Vietnam war their Government was waging at the time. That was the way the North Vietnamese won in 1954—they didn't win in Vietnam.


UPDATE: Corrected the link and one grammar error
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Linus Torvalds 
Monday, June 9, 2008, 08:40 AM - quoteFoo
Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.

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