Gongol.com Archives: October 2005
Brian Gongol

News (10.27.2005)
"There Is a Time for Fighting, and a Time for Politics"
Integrating the disgruntled into the Iraqi political process. Some are reluctant, but say they'll keep up the violence anyway.

We All Need a Little Humor (10.27.2005)
Wait Staffs Hate You
(Foul language) The [Lousy] Tipper Database names names, based on anonymous submissions

Computers and the Internet (10.27.2005)
Cell-Phone Viruses: Not Here...Yet
Ah, but the troubles of zombie computers are definitely here

Threats to Western Civilization (10.27.2005)
Iran: We Want Asian Friends, Not European Ones
Slightly different from "With malice toward none, with charity for all" or "Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest."

Broadcasting (10.27.2005)
CBS News Gets New Chief
New news president comes from CBS Sports, thinks lessons learned from covering sports apply to news.

Threats to Western Civilization (10.27.2005)
Iran's President Promises "Wrath" of Muslim World to Any Country Acknowledging Israel
Ahmadinejad has become increasingly belligerent. In classic totalitarian form, he's simultaneously talking about "cultural values" that Iran plans to "restore" in the world. Those values include "a world without the US and Israel".

Socialism Doesn't Work (10.27.2005)
Nanny State Cooks Chicago's Goose
Chicago City Council committee recommends ban on foie gras. Committee members declined to look at the evidence offered by restauranteurs and decided it's in the city's best interests to legislate their tastes and preferences on the backs of restaurant owners (and cooks and wait staff).