I’m having a little problem with Microsoft XP. So, as luck would have it, MS sent me a letter bragging about their services. On the letter was a link to troubleshoot XP. As a good customer I “clicked” the link hoping against my better sense, that MS was actually concerned and might have a solution for me. Here’s what I got in response to clicking on the link they sent me:

We’re sorry, but there is no Microsoft.com Web page that matches your entry. It is possible you typed the address incorrectly, or the page may no longer exist. You may wish to try another entry or choose from the links below, which we hope will help you find what you’re looking for.

Well of course it didn’t work. I must have been dreaming when I thought something MS sent would actually work as touted.

If you will excuse me now, I am going to go into the backyard, scream, then curl up in the fetal position and cry.


Okay, okay! I know I need to get some exercise but there are limits. I saw a site that told me to “google” New York, NY to Paris, France directions so I did as I was told. A really nice map appeared as if by magic and next to it in the left hand column was a list of driving directions. Some of them are below.

In particular however, check out number 24. It is that one which reminded me I need some
exercise. I’m really not up to a 3000mile swim. Must be getting old.

19. Take the exit onto I-90 E/Mass Pike/Massachusetts Turnpike toward N.H.-Maine/Boston
Partial toll road 56.0 mi

20. Take exit 24 A-B-C on the left toward I-93 N/Concord NH/S Station/I-93 S/Quincy 0.4 mi

21. Merge onto Atlantic Ave 0.8 mi

22. Turn right at Central St 0.1 mi

23. Turn right at Long Wharf 0.1 mi

24. Swim across the Atlantic Ocean 3,462 mi

25. Slight right at E05 0.5 mi

26. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto E05/Pont Vauban…

Maybe if work at it I can go to Paris next year.

strangebrew20366532070123.gif …this is where we all wind up!

According to the NY Times the cold-blooded killer immigrant from Korea, who massacred 32 people in Virginia should not have been able to purchase guns. After all what are these stupid well-written gun laws for if not to prevent just what happened. Oh, wait a minute: A crazy person bent on murder doesn’t really care about our stupid well-written laws does he? A crazy person generally does what the voices tell him to do.

Mr. Bonnie, the director of the University of Virginia Institute on Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy, said his panel would look into the matter. “We are going to fix this,” he said.

I do feel a lot better by this forceful move on the part of “Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy,” however. I feel reassured by Mr. Bonkers  Bonnie that “(They) are going to fix this.” Maybe he can put the fellow pictured below back in his barn, while he’s at it, or a least try to figure out what a barn is for. Then Mr Bonnie might have his committee investigate whether or not it would be a good idea whether or not to have a latch on the door.  

Better yet why don’t the folks in Virginia try to determine if the fellow pictured above really needs to be in a barn. They obviously can’t tell from their own criteria that a mental patient who is determined by their own laws to be a “danger to himself and others,” shouldn’t be walking among us with the ability to purchase guns.

WASHINGTON, April 20 — Under federal law, the Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho should have been prohibited from buying a gun after a Virginia court declared him to be a danger to himself in late 2005 and sent him for psychiatric treatment, a state official and several legal experts said Friday.

“Should have been prohibited…”  Forget the should’s and ought’s of reality  – get back to the important stuff. 

Has the I-man been fired yet. If not, why not? Did Pelosi really kiss that guy in Syria? Does anyone know? Hey, who’s the Father of the what’shername’s baby? What happened on American Idol last week, we need to know these real things?

Oh Wow! I almost forgot! Talk about reality: did you hear what that actor, oh what is his name? oh yah – I remember, Alec Baldwin called his 11 or 12 (his words not mine) year old daughter? He called her a “little pig.” Talk about child abuse. If the I-man did get fired, shouldn’t Baldwin be looking for another career?

The New York Times this morning has an interesting article about the way “the law” limits options (read ties the hands) of University Officials.

Federal privacy and antidiscrimination laws restrict how universities can deal with students who have mental health problems. […]

“[…]What we really need to do is encourage students to seek mental health treatment if they need it, to remove any barriers to their getting help, destigmatize it, and make it safe, so they know there won’t be negative consequences,” said Karen Bower, a lawyer at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington, who represented Mr. Nott. […]

“[…]They can’t really kick someone out because they’re writing papers about weird topics, even if they seem withdrawn and hostile,” said Dr. Richard Kadison, chief of mental health services at Harvard University. “Most state laws are pretty clear: you can only bring students to hospitals if there is imminent risk to themselves or someone else, so universities are in a bit of a bind that way.” […]

Some of what is quoted in this story is indicative of one thing, I believe, our legal system is insane and should be sent for counseling. For instance, If I have read Dr. Sanity correctly over the years, someone who is insane does not necessarily know that fact. 

If I wear my protective tinfoil hat to keep the mothership from contacting me, and you don’t wear the hat I made for you, I’m not crazy you are.  Everyone knows you are going to get your brain-waves altered. You are absolutely insane.

To prove you are insane it is only necessary you read “the law,” you have allowed to be codified in the United States of America.

Lawyers and Judges,  have twisted so-called individual rights to mean you are not allowed to tell me I’m crazy, let alone do anything about it.

“What we really need to do is encourage students to seek mental health treatment if they need it…,” 

Herein lies the insanity; if I believe the mother ship is sending me brain altering signals does it not follow that a non-insane person would reason I am incapable of recognizing my need for help. In my world I’m not crazy: You are. You are the ones ignoring the signals from the mothership, therefore I must take drastic action.

However, you don’t know I’m considering drastic action because you have not considered the effectiveness of my tin-foil hat. It works, and it works quite well, thank you. You and your kind cannot penetrate the protection of my hat. My hat is awesome, without it I would be crazy.

You can’t possibly know that my hat has informed me to bide my time, act like you act, and on the appointed day carry out the “final solution,” as outlined in the prime directive.  Moreover, even if you do penetrate the force field my hat arrays, you have written some kind of stupid law which says:

“you can only bring students to hospitals if there is imminent risk to themselves or someone else.”

That sentence should speak volumes to sane people, but it obviously doesn’t. Since you can’t know what kind of risk I am unless I tell you in advance I will not get help – will I? Of course, I’m not going to tell you about the communications I receive through my hat because I still understand well enough to know you will attempt to stop me and the prime directive says my mission must be carried out no matter what.

You have made a law tying your hands as regards me, and you have also made it a crime to defend yourselves from me. Who is the crazy person here? I know it isn’t me, therefore, it must be you. Duh!

I have to go now, the mothership has penetrated my shield and I’m getting some very strange instructions that the prime directive says I must carry out.

If I were a student at Virginia Tech and this crazy writing was a Creative Writing assignment, what can you do? Nothing. 

And you call me crazy.

This is too good to pass up. I get the Opinion Journal from the WSJ each day and it is one of the best reads on the Internet. I probably say that because I agree with the opinions of the crew who put this together each day: Most of the time I agree.

Today’s output by James Taranto and Crew was great. He, and they, went through the Imus thing and did what thinking people everywhere are doing and that is wondering why the Poverty Pimps Jacksongue and Sharptongue get a pass.

Anyway I just couldn’t figure if this bit was satirical, or serious so I thought I would comment:

Taranto & Company say:

“First it was Imus. Now another talk-show host is under attack for insensitivity, United Press International reports:

A spokesman for Alzheimer’s patients said U.S. TV talk show host Larry King may owe an apology for his recent remarks about the disease.

Patrick Moffett, author of an Alzheimer’s book, in a news release called on King to apologize for insensitive remarks about Alzheimer’s disease he made during a recent interview with The New York Times. At one point [King] said he would retire “(if), God forbid, I had an onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s. That would be it.”

“I’m still a Larry King fan,” Moffett said. “I just think he should be a little more sensitive about Alzheimer’s for the sake of all of us that are dealing with this dreadful disease.”

But King probably won’t suffer Imus’s fate. Alzheimer’s patients generally are willing to forgive and forget.”

The emphasized sentence at the end is what hit my old funny bone. Are they trying to be funny or did that just slip out.  “Alzheimer’s patients generally are willing to forgive and forget.”  That cracks me up. What else can Alzheimer’s patients do but forget? That’s what Alzheimer’s is.  Forgiving, on the other hand,  is difficult for them as they generally forget there is anything to forgive. Where was I. Oh yes, I remember.. then once the grass gets to about 2 inches in length….

The Bookworm Room linked to this from Melanie Phillips. Ms. Phillips is a Brit who shares in the belief that the West may have sunk to low to pull itself from the “miry clay.”(Psalm 40)

When so-called fighting people haven’t the stamina to resist at all I have to ask why are we wasting so much time money and young lives? We obviously don’t have the intestinal fortitude to go it alone; That’s why we are so concerned about what the Eurowusses think. Why not just return home with our tails between our legs – as the Pelosi Democrats want – and wait our demise wallowing in the cowardice they make so evident.

Ms. Phillips says:

First the sailors allowed themselves to be taken without a fight. Then they abased themselves before the genocidal Iranian regime and – notwithstanding the duress we now know they were under – behaved subsequently with an astounding absence of decorum and propriety which set the seal on Britain’s humiliation as a senile and toothless lion. Now we learn that they are to even be allowed to tell their story in the media, with the express permission of a defence high command which, in granting such exemption from the normal rules, grotesquely linked the behaviour of these 15 grovelling sailors to British heroes who were in receipt of the Victoria Cross.

The Iranians now know from this debacle that they can make trouble for the west with impunity. They can take hostages, smuggle arms into Iraq, blow up British soldiers and even go nuclear — and no-one will do a damn thing to stop it.

For whatever reason this morning I cannot help but mentally make historical Biblical connections to this event as I alluded to at the start of this post when I quoted Psalms 40:2.

I suppose because of the locale in which this is all unfolding, and to whom the Brit’s were bowing, I was reminded of what Daniel supposedly saw concerning this same Persian or was it Medean empire so long ago. Perhaps he was actually looking not into the near future from his day, but into the far distant future of Britain, Europe and America to our own day.

Dan 2:42 And [as] the toes of the feet [were] part of iron, and part of clay, [so] the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.

Dan 2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men (read this as Muslims – ed.): but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

The same Bible I got these quotes from says there is nothing new under the sun that all is vanity . (Ecc 12:8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all [is] vanity).

I think Solomon may have been wiser than we gave him credit for. The vanity of the Euro/Brit wusses in their so-called resolve reminds me of the “dog returning to it’s vomit.” (That’s in the Bible as well – you can look it up).  

I know Pelosi’s recent suckup to Assad in Syria makes we want to vomit.

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