Sunday, June 21, 2009

The People of Iran

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Godspeed

Friday, June 12, 2009

A VB Thanks

Thank you Hawaii Web Services, whomever you are.

I've been stumped on how to get my email working on my new laptop with my expensive Verizon Fios. And the Verizon people haven't been too helpful - no one apparently wants to support Outlook - just Outlook Express.

So, anyway - these folks http://www.hawaiiwebservices.com/verizon_email_setup.html have been good enough to spell it out. Verizon could spare themselves a lot of help desk time by putting some nice straightforward info like that on their FAQ page, which, BTW, is completely lame.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

President Obama's Speech

OK Republicans, we had our day in the sun with President Regan. Time to give President Obama his due: today's speech was very good. Despite the sniping by some conservative talk show hosts, it was a balanced and direct speech. Not tenative. I was particularly impressed by the blunt talk about the Holocaust.

No nonsense, made it clear that we aren't buying any Iraqi revisionist denial. And that we were going to do a job in Afganastan, whether they liked it or not.

Conservatives should welcome the speech. It was sound foreign policy.