Archive for January 22, 2009

Doctor Who Phobos: Review

Posted: January 22, 2009 by datechguy in doctor who
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My review of the Big finish Audio Drama Phobos staring Paul McGann as the 8th doctor is now available at Amazon.com here

Whatever you do, don’t pick up this episode as the first one you listen to. If you do, you won’t bother with the rest and that would be a shame as it one of the least interesting episodes they have done.

Dr Who Immortal Beloved: Review

Posted: January 22, 2009 by datechguy in doctor who
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My review of the Big finish Audio Drama Immortal Beloved staring Paul McGann as the 8th doctor is now available at Amazon.com here

It’s a pretty good short story, but the more of these short ones I hear the more I think that McGann is wasted on single CD episodes. I would like to see more two CD episodes with him.

Some pleasant surprises

Posted: January 22, 2009 by datechguy in doctor who, opinion/news
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Nothing like pleasant surprises its like finding a $20 in your pocket.

#1 John Stewart and the daily show tweaking Obama:

Hey, credit Jon Stewart with daring to acknowledge what no one in the press will, even if he’d rather not: that the “arrogant swaggering cowboy” did the things he did, and said what he said, because those are the things you do and say to terrorists, whether the Upper West Side likes it, or not.

Obama – getting those daily threat reports – has figured it out.

And apparently, the left has figured out that “when Obama says it, he doesn’t really mean it, so that gives me hope.”

#2 The ACLU sues Muslims over public funding:

The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it’s suing a charter school that caters to Muslim students.

The ACLU names Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, or TiZA, and the Minnesota Department of Education in a lawsuit in federal court that says the charter school is using taxpayer money to illegally promote religion.

The charter school, which has campuses in Inver Grove Heights and Blaine, has fallen under fire after a substitute teacher claimed the school was offering religious instruction in Islam to its students.

Still waiting for a ACLU suit on the Boston Mosque but I’ll take the steps I can get.

And if the British Pound keeps dropping I will be able to afford to restart the Big Finish Dr. Who subscription. It is already $40 cheaper online with shipping then locally. As of today the Companion Chronicles are barely over $10 each at that’s INCLUDING shipping from England.

Under $25 over?

Posted: January 22, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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The president is putting on hold presidential orders put out by George Bush. One in particular is going to cost us.

Less than a year ago this was a major issue and the majority of Americans Obama now presumes to lead wanted domestic production increased where possible while we continued to develop new alternatives. Is he listening to the people, or the usual special interest groups?

Change!

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters)- U.S. President Barack Obama may order a hold on a proposal issued in the final days of the Bush administration to expand offshore drilling in previously banned areas, an Interior Department official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Lets hope that the operative word in that story is may. I just paid under $25 to fill my tank on my 99 LeSabre. If that changes due to drilling restrictions re-imposed it will rightly cost seats in the congress. I think the blue dogs aren’t going to stand for it.