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Buford Gooch
Silicon Valley
We make things that blow stuff up and kill people.
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I bought the book and read it soon afterward. It is well written, enjoyable, and, if you're not careful, educational.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2010 on Tale of the Tigers: Book Release Party at baldilocks
If they win four championships in a row, it will all be forgotten. Jordan will remain the best player ever, but will have become very old news.
Perhaps OpenOffice? It opens all Microsoft oOffice files, and it's free.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2010 on Convert or Die at baldilocks
Growing old isn't a bad thing, especially when you consider the alternative.
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2010 on White is Not Right at baldilocks
If you're not doing so already, you should consider being a counselor at a crisis pregnancy center. There are those who counsel young women about the aftermath of abortion. Most of these counselors have a background like yours.
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2010 on A Confession (UPDATED times 2) at baldilocks
But, but, but...he's the smartest man in the world. We must all be wrong, and it really is Cinco de Quatro. Next you'll be telling me I'm not really going to get a unicorn that poops Skittles.
Toggle Commented May 6, 2010 on Poetic. And Just. at baldilocks
They are unable to get outside of their own propaganda. If they actually face facts, their entire world view crumbles.
Toggle Commented May 5, 2010 on Mystery Theater at baldilocks
Good. Have at 'em.
Toggle Commented May 4, 2010 on Feelings at baldilocks
Mr. Steele is incompetent. The only thing that race has to do with it, is that he may have had an advantage in winning the position because of his race (you know, let's prove we aren't racist). If that was the case, we missed a great opportunity by not choosing Mr. Blackwell.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2010 on Blind Man's Bluff at baldilocks
There are a few differences now and for Nixon and Reagan. Both Nixon and Reagan had to deal with Democrat Congressional majorities. It is likely that the Democrats will lose those majorities, in the House this year, and in the Senate in 2012. Easier to roll back Dem programs with a Republican Congress. No benefits will kick in from the current forms of HCR until after the elections in 2012, while the costs will start shortly after passage. Since the program will have to be implemented through reconciliation, it can be killed the same way, requiring only 50 votes (plus a Republican VP). And, the public is not behind the Dems on this one (unless you count "with pitchforks and torches" ad behind them).
No conspiracy. Dodd probably had to be dragged out kicking and screaming, but the others just looked at internal polling and figured it was better to walk away than to get beat. On the Republican side, if you are getting tired of dealing with DC, now is the perfect time to get out, because the odds are highly in favor of you being replaced with another Republican. I expect to see more from each party dropping out, for these same reasons.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2010 on If It Looks Too Good To Be True at baldilocks
You have the right of it, but I disagree slightly in regard to the Steele comment. I'm not a fan of Mr. Steele, but isn't he just using Alinsky tactics against the left? Make them live up to their own standards. He didn't say that Reid should be removed because of what he said, he only said that Reid should be removed if we are using the same standards used with Lott.
Dante, I assume that either you weren't around in 1970, or that you were on the side of the jackals. The poor kids in the national guard were afraid for their lives. Should they have killed the rioters? No. Should there have been a revolution? Only if you were a far left-wing whacko.
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Buford Gooch is now following baldilocks
Dec 30, 2009
I'm down with that.
Toggle Commented Dec 25, 2009 on Merry Christmas at baldilocks
The blowback from Obama's shenanigans is going to be historic (possibly "unprecedented"? Heh.) What he is doing is horrible, but the unintended consequences will be fun to watch. The Democrats were hooting about being a permanent majority just a few short months ago. It's going to be hard for them to avoid being a permanent minority. Which would be poetic justice.
Much like "Crime is going down *in spite of* increased incarceration."
It is hard to put anything beyond this crew, but I think they have started to believe their own hype. They think 1994 happened because they *didn't* pass a health care bill. They think the public will settle down and be happy once the bill goes into effect (like happened with Medicare long ago). They are still out for their own self interest. They are just very wrong this time. There will be a political slaughter in November.
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2009 on Impossible? at baldilocks
So, Howard Towt, all we have to do is say, "How dare you call me racist?!! I'm a Socialist! You must be racist to call me that!"?
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2009 on Note (UPDATED) at baldilocks
OK, I started early and am coming in again. Having read through the comments above (except for the tediously long ones), it appears that almost everyone agrees that there are real world consequences to being called racist. There appears to be no easy way to fix it. Standing up and arguing often just makes things worse. As to the term "racist" losing its power, I still see that as a good thing overall. The anti-social behavior of the true racist will just have to be labeled some other way. Hopefully, our society is working its way out of this fever swamp, but it certainly isn't happening rapidly enough.
It's not like "The Emperor's New Clothes". One person noticing doesn't bring the entire edifice tumbling down. I'm hopeful that this is something good that will come from the Obama administration. The more people throw around the accusation without basis, the less effect it has. Since any and every disagreement with Obama is labeled racist, they may well wear it out.
It's not fear of being *called* a racist, it's fear of being *labeled* a racist. There are social consequences to the label. Being held in opprobrium by "correct" society can cause lots of things to not happen. I live in Silicon Valley, and social attachments are important to job and incoe.
It's a real shame, but being labeled "Racist" by the extreme left is demeaning the value of the term as applied to real racists.
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2009 on Say Goodbye at baldilocks
I was done reading about Tiger Woods' affairs some days ago, but I like to get your take on a lot of issues. It was worth wading into the sewer again. Thanks.
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2009 on No, It's Not a Black Thing at baldilocks
The day still lives in infamy, but not to nearly enough of us.
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2009 on Don't Go Back to Sleep at baldilocks