Monday, March 31, 2008

101 Most Useful Websites

Now here's an interesting article from the Daily Telegraph, an English newspaper.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

One More Time

The Clintonistas are finally (!) coming to terms with excessive lying. Here is Frank Rich of the NY Times. Here is Jonathan Alter of Newsweek. For me, there is some relief that justice is finally happening. The thing that I kept thinking all during the Clinton scandals was that sometime the universe would balance and justice would be done.

Sure some justice was done. Clinton was disbarred from the practice of law - the only President in history - but then he was still treated as a hero and the disbarment became no big deal. And on and on and on.

I don't particularly want Obama to beat Clinton. It's just that politicians should not lie as bad as badly as the Clintons have done and continue to do. Finally, they're going to have to pay in some meaningful way. Finally!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

More on Clinton

I don't want to beat this topic to death but this does seem to be an end of an era. There is a limit to the amount of lies that people are going to stomach - and this is a good thing for our country. Mind you, I'm not talking about political issues here. Lying ought to be bad without regard to whether the pol doing the lying is on your side or not.

The Clinton case is bad because their lying has been so bad and so common. Every day on every topic. I especially hated their "Everybody does it" line during the period of their White House scandals - especially the sex scandals.

Today's essay underscores the point. Was Hillary named for Sir Edmond Hillary as she claimed? Bill even put this whopper in his autobiography. How could this have been? Sir Edmond did not do anything famous (climbing Mt. Everest) until 6 years AFTER HRC was born!

The trouble with this stuff is that the lies just went on and on. Little things, big things - on and on and on.

Picture from Wikipedia article on Hillary Clinton. The Wiki caption reads, "Re-enactment of Hillary Rodham Clinton being sworn in as a United States Senator by Vice President Al Gore in the Old Senate Chamber, as President Clinton and daughter Chelsea look on. January 3, 2001."

Friday, March 28, 2008

Hillary Clinton and the Lies

Here is an article that sums up the problem that the public has had with Hillary all along. People may be left or right wing and may like her or hate her for that but the main reason for her difficulties is the sense that she's just not very honest. I mean not honest to a degree worse than other politicians.

As the article says, by this time each individual either gets this or does not.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Beauty and the Geek - Season 5

This is still my favorite TV show. Season 5 already! Here I'm still in love with Mindi from Season 1. And Susan Polgar posted just yesterday about Joe Block being a chessplayer from Season 2.

I don't like it that the beauties and the geeks have been so typed on this show. And more, I don't like it that the producers have gone to so many former Playboy Playmates to get their beauties. Part of the charm of Season 1 was that the beauties were the beautiful girls we all wanted to date in school but didn't feel we could ever approach. The Playboy crowd just takes this to celebrity status.

Anyway, I've put a new widget on my right hand column. It is temporary for the duration of the season. I'm putting it permanently here.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Chess Scene

This picture is Susan Polgar with Vishwanathan Arnand. Susan is the first woman grandmaster in history and former Woman World Champion. Vishy is the current World Champion.

I am proud to work for Susan on her Chess Discussion Forum. I help her manage the site as a Moderator.

I also help manage the site ChessUSA for Steve Owens.

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