Gray Flannel Dwarf

11/8/2006

So, interesting.

A few of my less-malignant thoughts.

* Mr President, you’ve not only exhausted your political capital, you’ve maxed out your credit line and are a bit delinquent on payments.

* One of the talking heads on TV last night pondered how the next two years would pass for the GOP and the President. I hope they pass about as well as a kidney stone.

* I’d bet even money that Santorum ends up with a teaching job or some sort of lecture post at Patrick Henry College… it’s pretty damned close to his Virginia home.

9/26/2006

Congresscritters, you are on notice!

Hahahah.

With all the news coming out about House Rep aides being busted for trolling weblogs — and remembering that, back a few months ago, there was a stink about people from Congressional IPs vandalising the Wikipedia article on Tom Coburn… I decided to see if anyone ever visited my measly weblog.

#!/bin/sh

# house
grep “^143.228.” access.log >congress.txt
grep “^143.231.” access.log >>congress.txt
# senate
grep “^156.33.” access.log >>congress.txt

The results were kind of amusing. A lot of the references to my site weren’t so much to my weblog itself as they were to images that had been hotlinked elsewhere… so while this doesn’t tell a lot about how they found my site (although some did), it does denote some interesting viewing habits.

Now, the conventional wisdom is that the Senate is a more prestigious institution, and as such, Senators are more refined, genteel vis a vis the rabblerousers in the House.

Well, a grand plurality of the House hits were to Myspace pages. As for the Senate? Fark.com.

I’ll let the reader draw his or her own conclusions.

Update: For what it’s worth, no one at the DoJ (149.101.0.) has thought enough to stop by.


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3/10/2004

A View from the Inside

“While this commandeering of a narrow segment of both intelligence production and American foreign policy matched closely with the well-published desires of the neoconservative wing of the Republican Party, many of us in the Pentagon, conservatives and liberals alike, felt that this agenda, whatever its flaws or merits, had never been openly presented to the American people. Instead, the public story line was a fear-peddling and confusing set of messages, designed to take Congress and the country into a war of executive choice, a war based on false pretenses, and a war one year later Americans do not really understand. That is why I have gone public with my account.”


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