The war on spam threatens to be as endless and futile as the war on terror. A recent CNN/Reuters report claims that 9 out of 10 email messages are spam. I’ve recently been forced to fortify my own defenses, both on this site and on my email server, so I guess it’s a good time for a combination of ranting and geekspeak about the issue.
The entire long Thanksgiving weekend was blessed with beautiful weather, and I was able to maintain tradition with a Thanksgiving day hunt. Unfortunately, there was no opportunity to cut anybody’s clothes off (a tradition which has probably never been explained here, since it dates back to the pre-blog era), but other traditions were appropriately honored. And I managed to continue my amazing feats of manual dexterity, with not just two flasks, but three.
After a couple of weeks with nothing to say, maybe “double your pleasure” refers to the fact that I actually managed to write two posts in one day. Or, maybe it refers to the fact that today was doubly delightful as it was a wonderful hunting day following a night of delightful election news. But, since I try to segregate the topics here, and I’ve already fulfilled the daily political quota, we’ll skip that. But there were other factors that doubled today’s fun.
After six years of trying, it looks like George Bush and his administration finally proved that P. T. Barnum was wrong when he said “You’ll never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.” The Bush Gang just kept trying to find the limits of the American people’s stupidity, and for a long time it looked like Barnum was correct in his assumption that it was limitless. But finally, enough of the morons began to realize that they’d been had.