Posted by pjsauter on April 30, 2006
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As usual, Press the Meat spends the entire hour giving us gas – but this week they’ve got Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman (to tell us how shocked – shocked I say – the administration is that the oil companies are making even more obscene profits than usual, and that if they don’t reinvest those profits into alternative fuel research, dubya will be sending them a sternly worded letter), American Petroleum Institute President & CEO Red Cavaney (to tell us that any first-year marketing student can tell you it’s all about supply and demand, and of course retiring Exxon-Mobil CEO Lee Raymond deserves a $400 million retirement package – I mean, the man’s got the worst toupee in the oil industry), CNBC’s Jim “Mad Money” Cramer, Dick “Thanks for having my back on Gitmo, Barack” Durbin, and NBC’s “Global Energy Analyst” Daniel Yergin. If only they could bottle all the hot air on this show today, maybe the price of gas could drop a couple pennies.
Posted by pjsauter on April 29, 2006
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Well, I’ve been through the new Neil Young album – Living with War – a couple of times now, and I really like it. It’s got that rock-country-feedback kinda sound to it. Very Crazy Horse, I think. It’s up on Rhapsody, and it’s a higher quality than it is on the free streaming site. There are some classic lyrics, too, of course.
Posted by pjsauter on April 28, 2006
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Happy Anniversary! Yes, it was five months ago – November 28th, 2005 – when this blog (and the rest of the site) first went online. I don’t know about you, but it seems like a lot longer than five months to me. And what a five months it’s been. If you recall, at the time it was just beginning to sink in that they really were going to kill Morning Sedition (even after the letters, emails, calls, and petitions). There were just three more weeks of shows to go, with only a couple vague hints at the possiblility of new show. And now look – some 40 Marc Maron Shows are “in the can,” and the promise of syndication – or maybe something better – is in the air with the removal of Danny Goldberg. Granted, AAR seemed go out of their way to dick us around with the Maron show, but, looking back, it all happened rather quickly. A lot more quickly than I’d thought it would, five month ago.
Posted by pjsauter on April 27, 2006
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So, the move to end net neutrality has made it out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, though “only” a few Democrts voted for it. It doesn’t makeit a done deal, and supposedly there’s a lot of hope in the Senate, now that this issue is out from under the table and in the open. Let your representatives know you’re watching.
Posted by pjsauter on April 26, 2006
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Big hurdle to get over today, as I turn in my final project in my wireless class, and give a presentation on it. I dunno what’s worse – that, or having to sit through the other seven presentations. But, once this is over, I only have, let’s see, one project one paper, and two finals to go. God, I hate this shit.
Posted by pjsauter on April 25, 2006
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Still not much time to pay attention to the blog or to the news. Have they impeached Bush and/or Cheney yet? Is Rove finally in jail (or at least indicted). If I live past next week, I’ll have a lot of catching up to do.
Posted by pjsauter on April 24, 2006
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Posted by pjsauter on April 23, 2006
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Hey everybody, how’s it going? First off, Happy Birthday Melina! :cake: Hard to believe you’re 29 already – where have the years gone?
Posted by pjsauter on April 22, 2006
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Hey, happy Earth Day everybody. I hope y’all getout and enjoy it, since who knows if we’ll ever have another one. For me, I’ll be away for most of the day today, not doing anything make the world a bettter place, but trying to scramble together enough data for a project on 2.4 GHz interference. Oh well, at least the weather is supposed to suck, so I won’t feel like I’m missing out on anything.
Posted by pjsauter on April 21, 2006
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Last night, we went to a town hall meeting focusing on the Iraq War. There was one person who spoke about how this thing has failed, and how we need to get out of there, and another who spouted the same old tired talking points about Saddam was bad, gassed his own people, yada, yada, yada.