Sunday, October 17, 2004

The Election is Over

Well, for me anyway. I will be flying back from Hungary on election day. So I have just finished punching my absentee ballot. Yes, I said punching and yes there were instructions not to leave any hanging chads. I didn't.

I will say this was a good experience. I had a chance to sit down with the absentee booklet, and just sit in front of Google, and look up all the more obscure candidates. Highlight all my choices and then make my punches. Voting calmly in my own home with a cup of coffee, and time to think. No rushing to the polls before work, not being unsure about the board of education candidates. (I voted against the incumbent pushing for creationism in the curriculum. That Rocks!)

I think I am going to make plans to be out of the county the first Tuesday in November from now on.

And take a wild guess, I voted for John Kerry. I really don't want to deal with the harsh reality of Bush administration for another 4 years. I also think I will get less grief from Europeans when I can honestly say I didn't vote for Bush. But more on that later.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

.COM .ORG What's the Difference?

Or: Open Mouth Insert Opponent's Message Here
Or: Computer Literacy for World Leaders

If you followed the Vice Presidential Debate last night you might have heard Dick Cheney defend his record at Haliburton by referring people to, pity the actual site is . What is Well for a little bit it was one of those annoying advertising sites that cybersquatters or people trying to get traffic from typos put up. I happened to go to the site during the debate and that is exactly the type of site that was there. However, the traffic at the site was so much the owners decided to re-direct it to This is the web site of billionaire financier George Soros who has committed 15.5 million dollars of his own money to oust President Bush. The owners of decided he could afford the additional traffic.

Way to go Dick! Might I suggest some additional URL's you could put in future debates:

Or just plain and simple:

Never let it be said that here at Harsh Reality we are unwilling to help...

shoot yourself in the foot.