Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bill Maher On Rachel Maddow

Bill talks about Mormonism and how it stacks up to the other fantasies called religions.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Matt Damon speaks before SOS March

Matt Damon gives a brilliant speech in favor of teachers and attempting to peel back the years of false propaganda from the right.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Ledge

This is a new movie coming out that actually has an atheist as the good guy. From one of my favorite blogs, Atheist Revolution:
When was the last time you saw an atheist character depicted positively in a feature film? Yeah, it has been awhile for me too.

Atheist characters have been included in many films, but aside from documentaries, we tend to be depicted either as villains or as overcoming our skepticism and embracing some for of superstition. This latter role has become so overused in horror films that I feel like I can spot it a mile away. Wouldn't it be nice to have a feature film with an atheist main character who got to remain an atheist and didn't have to be a villain?

It sounds like we may finally have such a film, coming in the form of The Ledge. This upcoming film from Matthew Chapman stars Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Charlie Hunnam, and Terrence Howard. It has been nominated for Best U.S. Drama at Sundance, and it could help to launch atheism into public awareness if it does well.
Follow the link to the blog because he has a trailer for the movie there. It looks like it might be pretty good.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Pineapple Under the Sea

Rachel gets schooled by 6 year olds. I knew she was wrong because I have a granddaughter.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Why do celebs think they can govern?

Lawrence O'Donnell tells the truth about Donald Trump and Arnold Schwarzenegger, both tricked people into thinking they knew something about politics, Lawrence shows that neither knew anything. It's a cautionary tale to the rest of us if we ever feel like electing a celebrity to public office again.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Ed Schultz

Ed had a great segment on tonight's show, all about how the stimulus really did work despite the lies the Republicans have been saying. He lays it out nice an clearly about who has done what and who you should trust with the economy. And he's got a chart! I love charts!

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Unions in Ohio

It's about time that the police and firefighters stopped voting Republican.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Rachel Maddow

Rachel states it very clearly: most Americans are Democrats even if they don't know it. the problem is that the Democrats have no idea how to communicate to anybody what they are all about. They are FOR all of us, the bottom 99% of the US population, while the Republicans are for that very rich 1% of Americans and for corporations. But they have managed to trick large portions of the populations into voting Republican.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

A New Dawn

iPhone 4 Bumper + Universal Dock w/o AdapterImage by Yutaka Tsutano via FlickrWhile everyone else is looking at the dire disaster happening in Egypt these days I am focused on what is really important: I ordered my Verizon iPhone yesterday!

Yes, that's right, yesterday, even though ordering is supposed to only be available today.

Well, the official start time for the pre-orders was 3am EST, Feb 3 - today. 3am is midnight here in California. I signed in about 15 minutes early, suddenly, after only 5 minutes of waiting, the screen came alive and said I could now order. I completed the the whole thing before midnight which means I ordered on Feb 2. People in Hawaii are probably saying "What's the big deal." But I must have been one of the very first to order.

What really annoyed me is the site said it would ship on Feb 10, when it goes on sell for everyone in the retail stores. How annoying that I will get mine the same time as everyone else, a whole week from now. Checked my order today and it said "Already Shipped." I was amazed, what does it mean? No company was named and no tracking number so I'm thinking it hasn't really shipped, but it would be great if it did - it would mean I'd get the phone tomorrow since I got free next day shipping.

I'll just have to wait and see if it shows up tomorrow. Fingers crossed!!

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Friday, January 7, 2011

The Verizon iPhone

Image representing iPhone as depicted in Crunc...Image via CrunchBaseAs a Mac guy I've wanted an iPhone ever since they first came out, but I was also a Verizon man and the iP{hone was only available with AT&T. The reception for Verizon here in Orange County is fantastic, AT&T, not so much. We had AT&T and hated them, ever since switching to Verizon many years ago I've had no thought at all of ever switching from them.

But the iPhone tempted me. I really considered switching to AT&T but I did a mini survey among my iPhone-possessing friends and the consensus was that AT&T really, REALLY sucked. 2 people even said they would suffer the cancellation fees at AT&T just to get a Verizon iPhone.

Now, it seems like it's just about here. Verizon has sent out invitations to selected press people for next Tuesday, which has the fun date of 1/11/11. This is weird because CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, is going on right now. Verizon made many announcements of new products, mostly Android phones, so why have another announcement 2 days after the show closes?

The iPhone is the only answer. There have been rumors over the last few days that Apple has restricted vacations for their Apple Store personnel for the end of January and the beginning of February. This was very recently narrowed down to Feb 3-6.

So something big was coming, some speculated that it could be the newest generation of iPad, but most thought it would be the Verizon iPhone. Now that the announcement is coming from Verizon that pretty much ensures it's the iPhone. If it was an iPad Steve Jobs would never let someone else present it to the world. The only reason he would let Verizon take the lead is with what is essentially a 6 month old product like the iPhone 4. So it can't be the iPhone 5 or one that could use LTE, that's big news that Apple would announce itself.

And the WSJ has definitively said it IS the iPhone, they apparently have a good source.

I'm going to pre-order the very second
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