Friday, February 17, 2006

Ends justify the means...even if the ends are yet determined

Politically, I'm very perplexed at GWB and Antonio Gonzales' attitude about wire tapping americans...regardless of whom they call. The fact that they are only wire tapping cell phones (so they claim) is red flag number one. The fact that they have 72 hours to file the paperwork, but claim it's just too hard (wtf?!) is red flag number two. But to throw a thwarted 2002 attack on L.A. into the fray...when the intel for it was NOT established through wire taps, in fact the arrests weren't even made by U.S. intelligence is red flag number three.

Sorry, Mr. President...I can't buy that you are protecting me by stealing my rights.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Cell phone...

I haven't had a cell phone for about 15-18 months now and I really don't miss it. However, for some reason, being a tech-geek, folks feel it's my obligation to have a cell phone. Not just an every day cell phone either, but a state-of-the-art, download-to-your-life, how-did-I-ever-live-without-this type of cell phone. Hey folks...those phones cost a ton of money ($199 and up WITH a 2 year contract @ $45/mo = $1279.00 total over 2 years...ouch). If you want to download ringtones, etc., it's 10cent per KB...I've no idea how much each ringtone would cost. And let's admit it, they don't sound near as groovey coming through a 5mm speaker like the commercial shows.

Do I really have to buy a cell phone? Seriously, I don't miss it. I enjoy my time driving and listening to NPR or a CD (not to mention I'm not as distracted). Am I allowed to gag on the garbage that keeps getting fed to me in needing a cell phone?