What’s happening with Monitor Duty?

Here’s what’s going on:

I’m trying to install Monitor Duty to www.thehutch.com/monitorduty and then have that be the content for www.monitorduty.com. That would seem a very simple procedure, but it’s not. The domain being a subdomain is causing complications, and while I was trying to sort it out, some spammer ran the program installation before I could and changed the password so I can’t get in after changing the name of the blog to his spam site. Powweb is working on fixing all this. Meanwhile, TheHutch.com blog is now showing up as Monitorduty.com as well.


Hang on, folks! It’ll be fixed soon Thank you for your patience.

I noticed something about the latest Lost episode

Did you catch that Hurley was reading the Spanish version of “Y: The Last Man”.  On the original flight, he was the one reading the Spanish version of “Flash/Green Lantern: Faster Friends” which featured the polar bear.

Y: The Last Man is a mature readers comic book (like “Watchmen”) about an event which kills off every man on Earth except for a guy called Yorrick, and it follows his adventures as he tries to stay alive on an Earth where women are struggling to maintain a society.

Specifically, Hurley was reading the trade paperback of “One Small Step”.  In this installment, a space capsule is returning to Earth with two other men who have survived in space.  It may mean nothing, but the general theme of returning to a drastically changed place does seem appropriate.

Inauguration 2008 vs. 2000

Something arrived in my inbox. The only thing I’ve changed in it is that it was written the day after the inauguration, so I removed the references to “Yesterday”.

Inauguration Day 2008:

Outgoing President George W. Bush quietly boards his helicopter and leaves for Texas, commenting only: “Today is not about me. Today is a historical day for our nation and people.”

Eight years ago:

Outgoing President Bill Clinton schedules two separate radio addresses to the nation, and organizes a public farewell speech/ rally in downtown Washington D.C. scheduled to directly conflict with incoming President Bush’s inauguration ceremony.

Inauguration Day 2008:

President Bush leaves office without issuing a single Presidential pardon, only granting a commutation of sentence to two former border patrol agents convicted of shooting a convicted drug smuggler. He does not grant any type of clemency to Scooter Libby or any other former political aide, ally, or business partner.

Eight years ago:

President Clinton issues 140 pardons and several commutations of sentence on his final day in office. Included in these are: billionaire financier, convicted tax evader, and leading Democratic campaign contributor Marc Rich; Whitewater scandal figure Susan McDougal; Congressional Post Office Scandal figure and former Democratic Congressman Dan Rostenkowski; convicted bank fraud, sexual assault and child porn perpetrator an d former Democratic Congressman Melvin Reynolds; and convicted drug felon Roger Clinton, the President’s half-brother.

Inauguration Day 2008:

The Bush daughters leave gift baskets in the White House bedrooms for the Obama daughters, containing flowers, candy, stuffed animals, DVD’s and CD’s, and heartfelt notes of encouragement and advice for the young girls on how to prepare for their new lives in the White House.

Eight years ago:

Clinton and Gore staffers rip computer wires and electrical outlets from the White House walls, stuff piles of notebook papers into the White House toilets, systematically remove the letter “W” from every computer key-pad in the entire White House, and damage several thousand dollars worth of furniture in the White House master bedroom.

Headlines On Inauguration Day 4 Years Ago:

“Republicans spending $42 million on inauguration while troops die in unarmored Humvees”

“Bush extravagance exceeds any reason during tough economic times”

“Fat cats get their $42 million inauguration party, Ordinary Americans get the shaft”

Headlines 2008:

“Historic Obama Inauguration will cost only $170 million”

“Obama Spends $170 million on inauguration; America Needs A Big Party”

“Everyman Obama shows America how to celebrate”

“Citibank executives contribute $8 million to Obama Inauguration”

Maybe they could kick in for this trillion in spending?

Michelle Malkin puts it well: Does anyone know how to pay taxes in the Obama White House?

It is bad enough that they’re proposing a trillion dollars in Democrat pork projects, but it seems as if most rich Democrats aren’t even paying their taxes until they are unfortunate enough to get evaluated for a White House appointment.  Daschle’s unpaid taxes on his limo service alone for three years are more than I paid in taxes for the entire Bush Administration…possibly even my whole working life, though I would want to double-check my figures for such a claim.  Certainly it’s close.