Monday, September 24, 2007

Soapbox etc.

Ok first of all, the Iranian president has been all over the news here because of his appearance today at an Ivy League college. A lot of people were screaming fits (and rightfully so) that he was being given a venue to spew his hate at the college. He has his venue - media and the UN. But here's the other side of the coin. Wasn't the US media doing the same damn thing when they broadcast his speech live on TV? All three cable networks did it, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox (CNN Headline News only showed brief clips). Yes we have freedom of speech here - to a point. We must balance it - you can't scream "fire" in a movie theatre, you can't threaten to kill the president (much as some of us want him out of office). That man shouldn't even be allowed on US soil, much as he threatens us and our allies. We're letting a known terrorist into our country. But, NYC hosts the UN, so we must allow him in. Just remember, as always folks, when listening to someone, whether it be a politician, friend, news media, or world leader, consider the source while you listen to them.
Man I had me a good scare. I was running my maintenance (which I kept putting off), and after running Spybot and AdAware, I got to running a2. YOUCH... TROJAN!!!!! A dropper at that! Worse yet, I ran scan twice and it came back up - but stupid me didn't shut down and reboot before running the second scan. Yes, for all you who are wondering, a2 got rid of it. Please people, download all three if you can, but especially a2. The three together compliment each other greatly. I can only tell you I haven't sent anything out for any of you as an attachment, and IF I do, you will know it before I do.
I am taking this week easy, though today I took a bit TOO easy. But I got done the one thing I had to get done - dishes. So I'm happy. Now to my late lunch!! Peace folks!


Cheryl said...

I don't know about a2, but I'll look for it. I have the others.

I cleaned my hardwood floors today. I was happy with just that. Oh, and I straightened up the place. We had the whole field hockey team here for pizza and t-shirt decorating. I cleaned so it could be messed up. At least it looked good for a while!

her indoors said...

not heard of a2? i have skybot search and destroy and use an anti virus apart. so what is a2

Kahless said...


I have mcafee so I hope that sorts me out!

I agree - there is a fine line between freedom of speech and allowing someone a platform to vent their warped views.