Monday, January 24, 2011

John McCain is not a rightist on immigration.... is not a surprise

I got the following in my inbox May 25, 2007
McCain voted with Carl Levin & Debbie Stabenow!

*9 Dems voted against amnesty

Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Yea Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Arkansas: Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Colorado: Allard (R-CO), Yea

Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Yea
Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Yea
Kansas: Roberts (R-KS), Yea

Kentucky: Bunning (R-KY), Yea McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Yea Vitter (R-LA), Yea
Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Yea

Missouri: Bond (R-MO), Yea McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Yea Tester (D-MT), Yea Nebraska: Nelson (D-NE), Yea

New Hampshire: Sununu (R-NH), Yea
North Carolina: Dole (R-NC), Yea
North Dakota: Dorgan (D-ND), Yea

Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Yea Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
South Carolina: DeMint (R-SC), Yea
South Dakota: Thune (R-SD), Yea

Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Yea Corker (R-TN), Yea
West Virginia: Byrd (D-WV), Yea Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Wyoming: Enzi (R-WY), Yea

Senator Sam Brownback did not vote!
Does it mean anything to anyone?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Keith Olbermann versus the New York Post

To commemorate the recent termination of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC's purportedly top-rated show Countdown with Keith Olbermann, I will flash back to the death of political opinionjournalist super-hero Tim Russert and his subsequent memorial service.
MSNBC blowhard Keith Olbermann couldn't even control his temper at a memorial reception for beloved Tim Russert.
Network sources told Page Six Olbermann was furious last week when MSNBC didn't get him a first-class ticket to Washington, DC, for a private service honoring the "Meet the Press" anchor's passing.
The source said Olbermann was screaming into the phone on Tuesday because there were no first-class train tickets available for that day, and he wanted to make sure he would ride first-class on Wednesday. According to the source, Olbermann berated a staffer who was coordinating Wednesday's Kennedy Center memorial by yelling, "You better hope to God there is a first-class train ticket tomorrow."
Our insider elaborated, "MSNBC was dealing with who could come to the private ceremony Tuesday and who couldn't, among the hundreds of people who worked with or for Russert - and Keith was ranting about not getting a first-class ticket."
We're told Olbermann didn't get to Tuesday's ceremony, and went to Washington by car to broadcast from outside the Kennedy Center the next day. An aghast witness there said, "As guests were making their way into the memorial, Keith went apoplectic because there were no ketchup packets at the Kennedy Center."
Olbermann was heard saying outside the service, "this place is going to hell," because his Washington staff couldn't find ketchup packets for lunch at the Center. An NBC insider claimed, however, "Keith did not have lunch at the Kennedy Center and was not eating on the set because he was anchoring a broadcast."
A rep for Olbermann snapped: "Since whatever you're going to print is an outright lie, you can go ahead and write whatever you want. That's on the record and applies to all future items you might make up."

We can assume that the article above was 100% accurate in its portrayal of the notorious egomaniac.  I will not assume that the notorious egomaniac is that disrespectful of Tim Russert nor do all of the components add up to a compelling, realistic narrative.  The Politico tells more:
The NY Post's "Page Six" continues its attack on MSNBC's Keith Olbermann
A network source told "Page Six" that Olbermann "was ranting about not getting a first-class ticket" to Tim Russert's service in Washington D.C. Also, Olbermann "went apopletic" because his staff couldn't find him ketchup packets at the Kennedy Center.

In response, an MSNBC rep just seemed tired of dealing with Murdoch's Post: "Since whatever you're going to print is an outright lie, you can go ahead and write whatever you want. That's on the record and applies to all future items you might make up."
Olbermann knew the item was coming today, and gave "Page Six" reporter Corynne Steindler — who I should disclose is an old friend of mine — the bronze award in his "worst person" run-down last night.
Calling it a "fictional story," Olbermann said he didn't take the train to Washington, but rode in a car both ways. And he ate at Union Station, he said, while only having a Starbucks coffee at the Kennedy Center. (A commenter asks why someone would drive from New York and then eat at Union Station, where Amtrak trains run to).
Don't get me wrong. I don't trust Keith Olbermann. His ego is such that he would surely protect himself at all costs, including the truth yet the story he tells makes so much more sense than what the New York Posts, especially given the exclusive nature of the Post's attack.

To the credit of the New York Post it does include an accusation to itself that it will publish lies. So it may have happened or it may not have but what repercussions should come from this?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Incredible Hulk Ultimate Destruction comic book locations

The "comic books" are pick-up icons in one of my favorite non-sentimental games, Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.

I'm not certain this will help without the maps. I am also concerned that I cannot collect all the Comics as I may or may not have missed some of the ones located in the simulations and I am uncertain what is available in free roaming mode.
#1After completing the "Jump" tutorial.
#2After completing the "Wall Climbing/Rocket Launcher" tutorial.
#3After completing the "Targeting and Throwing" tutorial.
#4At the end of the simulation stage.
#1[view map] Between two taller buildings on a rooftop (El Café de Geraldi) in the City.
#2[view map] Under the northern blow-up gorilla in the City.
#3[view map] On the side of a tall building near the first bridge in the City.
#4[view map] Atop the first bridge in the City.
#5[view map] Atop a missing building in the northwestern side of the City.
#6[view map] Inside of a cubbyhole that you can only reach from the rooftops in the City, right by the eastern bridge.
#7[view map] Underneath a ledge on the Division HQ building during the Need-To-Know mission.
#8[view map] Atop the city hall roof.
#9[view map] Right beside the "Hulk Float! Again!" Challenge Marker.
#10[view map] Atop the arch-like building on the far west.
#11[view map] In the far northwest corner, atop a roof of a skyscraper.
#12[view map] Behind a sign on a rooftop about a block down from the Rooftop Jumping - 1 Challenge.
#13[view map] Atop of a fast food restaurant on the far northeast side of town.
#14[view map] Above the catwalk near the bridge on the west side.
#15[view map] Atop a short roof in the central section of the city.
#16[view map] On the side of the lighthouse, out in the ocean on the northwest side.
#17[view map] Atop a skyscrapers as depicted in the picture.
#18[view map] In a small alleyway that leads to a dead-end between buildings in the central city.
#19[view map] Atop a roof near Samson's second "intermission" in the Protect Samson mission.
#20[view map] Atop a jointed rooftop near the first hit in the My Other Voice mission.
#21[view map] Atop a smaller rooftop to the north.
#22[view map] Atop the smaller rooftop near the giant guerrilla.
#23[view map] Amidst the rubble on the island after completing the game.
#24[view map] Atop the southern-most skyscraper in the downtown region.
#25Above an office building in the downtown region.
#26On a small rooftop near the northeast, cluttered in the middle.
#27In an alleyway to the northeast.
#28Atop a skyscraper in the downtown area, somewhat near the shoreline.
#29On the side of one of the skyscrapers near the downtown region (west side).
#30Within an enclave between buildings near the north-central portion of the map.
#1[view map] Atop the roof of the school, across from the parking garage.
#2[view map] Atop a circular building in the desert.
#3[view map] Through the valley, near a Smash Points icon.
#4[view map] On a cliff near Satellite D in the first mission of the Badlands.
#5[view map] On the side of a rock near the center valley leading to the military base, near the Jump Marker.
#6[view map] Just north of #5, atop a bridge.
#7[view map] At the northern-most part of the stage, near the water and oil equipment.
#8[view map] High in the air over a useless bridge in a dead-end.
#9[view map] Inside of a pillar near the left-most valley entrance. You will likely see it appear before the pillar.
#10[view map] In an alley near the outskirts of town.
#11[view map] In a parking lot next to some tanker trucks in town.
#12[view map] Along the south eastern mountainside wall in town.
#13[view map] In the center of the valley on the right, on the eastern side out in the open.
#14[view map] Inside of the security wall-guarded area, within a watchtower.
#15[view map] In the south, inside of a watchtower near the Jump Marker.
#16[view map] Atop the bridge in the far south.
#17[view map] Between garages in the farthest southern area in the Badlands.
#18[view map] On the opposite side of #28.
#19[view map] On the far west in the military base.
#20[view map] Behind the travel lodge on the outskirts of town.
#21[view map] On the farthest western corner on the map.
#22[view map] Just south of #21 on the road.
#23[view map] Beside one of the many stone pillars throughout the central mountain area, near the north.
#24[view map] Inside of a crevice within the mountain that can be found while roaming the ground level.
#25[view map] Within some pillars in the central mountain area.
#26[view map] Within some pillars to the north of town.

Buy it!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Lansing home invader killed

From January 8, 2011 Lansing State Journal
A 28-year-old Lansing man was shot dead early this morning during an incident that was reported to police as a home invasion.

Police received a call at about 5:45 a.m. about a home invasion in progress in the 2100 block of Georgetown Boulevard, Lansing police Sgt. Joe Brown said. While on their way, police received an additional call that shots had been fired.

When they arrived on the scene, Brown said, police discovered that one of the occupants of the home had shot the intruder in the residence... Brown said he was uncertain of additional details, including whether the home occupant may face potential charges.
I'm too Christian to say that the death was a good thing but the lack of victimization of a man's family definitely is.

cover - Aquaman #33

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Batmobile history infographic

The history of the Batmobile, as detailed in a massive infographic | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

this nearly 166-inch-long timeline at — created using information and images culled from — charts the 70-year evolution of the Batmobile... Perhaps just as interesting is the inclusion, when applicable, of the actual cars on which the various Batmobiles were based.

This may very well break my blog. It takes forever to load on dial-up.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Can you really hear the musical soundscape?

To be honest I download these video files to see what's going on, not marvel at the splendor or spectacle. Until I received my LOGITECTH CREATIVE PC speakers I only needed sound in my computer systems to hear the gunshots behind me before my character got hit. Now I actually care about the sound.... in that context.

For the living room I cannot afford the Soundscape... but I will!