Tuesday, February 26, 2008


What's worse than proposing on TV? Having her reject you. Five good clips here.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Writers strike over

World catastrophe adverted.

House new episodes have already started. They are currently producing more to be aired in April/May.

Burn notice will start season 2 in July.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Alone in the dark

Wow this movie just got stellar reviews, we really must see this from netflix. Here are a few gems.

The Producing- Who on earth is stupid enough to put money towards this bomb? I pity the fool... sometimes. Sometimes I'm glad he or she was taught such a lesson to never put money towards garbage worse then dog dung tied up in a bag.

The Writing / Storyboard- Trying to Analise the story is more painful then jamming an ice pick under a big toe and kicking a soccer ball as hard as I possibly could with it right after but I will still attempt it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

NIH budget flat for next year

This is a really bad situation and will just make things worse. It isn't just that NIH will not be able to give out more grants. Its that a) biomedical costs have skyrocketed in the last decade and b) There are many more grant applicants now. So the likelyhood of getting a grant just keeps going down and down. I will vote for whoever can restore the NIH funding to proper levels.

Friday, February 1, 2008

McCain vs Clinton on earmarks

Quite a contrast. (from instapundit) . I'm morel likely to vote for McCain than Clinton due to this and other issues. But I dont know what he proposes to do about science funding, which is my hot button issue. I need a job, and a increase of funding availability will surely help.

In his State of the Union address Monday, reinvigorated public discussion of earmarks — lawmakers’ specific spending items inserted into appropriations bills. While fiscal conservatives in Washington are skeptical about Bush’s ability to do much on the issue, the president may be helping his party by bringing up this issue, which touched on fiscal conservatism, government transparency and political corruption.

Earmarks, and their use of tools of corruption, could play a large role in the 2008 presidential contest if the current front-runners succeed in grabbing their respective parties’ nominations. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is a leading opponent of pork and one of the only lawmakers to forswear earmarks, while Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is Congress’ leading porker.

Clinton’s earmarking is not merely offensive to procedural purists who demand spending go through standard channels. It also is not merely a transgression against fiscal conservatism. Clinton’s earmarks often directly benefit specific corporations and businessmen, who, in turn, make large contributions to her campaign. This “pay-to-play” earmarking, as one left-leaning budget watchdog group put it, highlights the truly dirty side of earmarks.