Friday, May 15, 2009

Baby Come Mac

My apologies for the delay in blogs. My so-called invincible Mac was hacked into and is now out of commission for the next two to three weeks. I am making do with my husband's laptop. Thank goodness we have it.

But this leads to my topic, Macs vs PCs. We switched to the dark side about 2 years ago when our PC's hard drive crashed for the second time. As I have mentioned before, I am very much the analog girl and needed a computer that worked like a toaster oven. I thought I had found it in my Mac, but it seems that every computer is vulnerable.

Of course, it was my bad. I joined an offsite group on Facebook at my kid's urging, and I am pretty sure that that was how someone got the opportunity to hack into my world and turn it upside down. So, now I am much wiser and much more cautious about Facebook. Happily, we purchased the extended warranty on our Mac so we are not paying out of pocket for my little mishap.

And I am suffering the logical consequence for my poor choice and having to deal with a PC. I forgot what they were like. Kind of like old people's driving style: slow and irritating. I must admit, I like my husband's laptop though. Not having to wrestle with a mouse is a definite upgrade.

I missed so much during the last week and I promise to be back on the beam. Apparently Nancy Pelosi is in big trouble for not being completely truthful about what she knew about torture and when she knew it. I find it a bit disingenuous that the same people who were totally comfortable with the Bush administration's lies about, well, everything, now are aghast at Speaker Pelosi's awkward fumbling. Just a quick reality check: One, everything she was told was also shared with Republican House leaders. Two, everything she was told was classified information. Three, have we forgotten the atmosphere that existed back then? If she had come forward, she would have been vilified and labeled a traitor. Four, she was the House Minority Leader, the key word being minority. What could she have done? I wish she had just come out and admitted exactly what she knew and when, and then reminded everyone that she was not the one in charge. Talk to the hand, and then go and talk to the Republicans.

Now, Newt Gingrich wants an investigation of Speaker Pelosi. I want to make sure I understand this; we shouldn't investigate the people who actually ordered or performed the torture, but we need to investigate a person who was told about it? Umm, Mr. Gingrich, I don't know if you've noticed, but Congress has some important stuff on their plate. And you are no longer a part of that body, so stop running for President and shut the f*ck up. Try coming up with some new ideas. You already got to have your witch hunt, remember?

Well, it is nice to be back and hey, it only took me 22 minutes to figure out how to upload an image. Sigh...

1 comment:

  1. So sad to hear about the mac! But, when it comes back, cool trick.

    Press control + option + command, and then 8.