Foley

I love the persecution complex the GOP has. Even after gaining control of the House, Senate, White House, and (more or less) the Supreme Court, they still act like they’re some minority under attack. Hey, when you’re in charge you don’t get to be the underdog! Don’t claim the Democrats are doing something underhanded because ABC breaks a story making your party look sleazy; maybe you should use that Ethics Committee before someone gets indicted.

So, Mark Foley is a pedophile scumbag, who thinks going into alcohol rehab will somehow help his image. Oh, wait! Today he’s claiming that he was molested by a clergyman as a child. Oh, well, that certainly excuses this behavior.

Watch out for the Democrats, they’re out to get you!* Booga booga booga! And, right on cue, the GOP pundits pop up on all the news shows, attacking Democrats and claiming that the kids being targeted by Foley aren’t innocents but were working it. Huh?

*This would require the Dems to find their spines and ideas, so don’t hold your breath.

TiVoNoGo

Everyone who said that they didn’t need to worry about TiVo’s closed architecture, because it did everything they needed, including that nifty TiVoToGo that let you make DVDs on your computer from your TiVo box? Yeah, you got punked.

The new and improved TiVo Series3 boxes, the ones that finally allow you to record HD (something you could do with MythTV for years), have deleted the already-very-limited ability to do what you want with the recording you make on your machine that you pay for. Cheers.

There is no legal reason to do this, by the way. The fair use doctrine and case law (Betamax decision) are on the side of people who want to make personal copies of free over-the-air broadcasts. Aren’t you glad that TiVo is more interested in not offending Hollywood than they are in providing features their customers want?