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Wed Dec 29, 2010 at 01:11 PM PST

Tech Support For Kossacks

by Craig Burnham

Hello all. It's the slowest time of the year for me, and I'm just sitting at the office doing absolutely nothing. So how do I fix this problem? I'll offer my advice free of charge to those unfortunate enough to be on dKos during the holiday weekend!

About me: I'm an IT Consultant with years of experience in the field. I hold a MCITP and CCNA as my higher level certifications, as well as numerous lower level certifications like A+ and Network+. I specialize in maintaining and diagnosing problems in medium-enterprise level networks.

Please give me time to answer your questions as I may have to do a little research on some. I'll answer in the order I receive them. Also, if you're like me and wish to help...feel free!

NOTE: I have, and always will, hate Mac computers. If you own one and have a problem, a hammer and a trip to Best Buy for a new PC is your best solution :-)


Thu Dec 02, 2010 at 10:52 PM PST

Ok, now answer me this

by Craig Burnham

Can you "OMGZ OBAMAZ HATEZ TEH CONSTITOOSHUN" people answer me a simple question? You're all upset and ending your support for the President because he did what ANY OTHER SITTING PRESIDENT WOULD HAVE DONE.

Can you people name ONE person who is/was a viable Presidential candiate or past President who would not have done this? And don't say Dennis Kucinich because he's as viable for President as this mornings BM. Do you think Howard Dean would have pushed for war trials for the Bush Administration officials? Nope. Do you think John Edwards back in the day would have done it? Nope. Would Hillary Clinton have done it? You farking right she wouldn't have. Her husband Bill? Fuck no.

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The absentee ballots are currently being counted up here in Alaska. Before the counting started, Joe Miller (cRazy-AK) held a 1,668 vote lead over Lisa Murkowski. The latest update as of 1:15pm Alaska Time has these results: UPDATED 3:05pm Alaska Time

Candidate Votes Percentage
Lisa Murkowski (R) 48949 49.35%
Joe Miller (R) 50241 50.65%

The difference in votes is 1,292

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Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 05:30 PM PDT

You can't make this up

by Craig Burnham

Everyone's favorite noun verb 9/11 mayor has seriously outdone himself this time. National Geographic has a new show coming out called Rudy Giuliani's 9/11.

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Mon Feb 15, 2010 at 06:53 PM PST

A Message to Congress

by Craig Burnham

Hello our elected leaders. As you are aware, there are a lot of us in the netroots and the whole nation that are growing tired of what seems to be the "do nothing" attitude in Ccngress. Put yourselves in our shoes for a bit. We elected a Democratic President and Congress on the premise of hope and change. We had high hopes, and in hindsight we may have set our expectations a little too high. People may want to debate this, but we were promised health care reform, which as you know, is not going anywhere. Sure there are stories every now and then that seem to point towards that happening, but we expect results a lot faster than we are getting them. Once again, that may be our high expectations getting the best of us.

The House has done for the American people what we wanted them to, albeit by a tight squeeze. We got our public option. And again, we thank all of our members of the House for this huge achievement.

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On Wednesday, Eric Holder told reporters in modest terms that the DEA will no longer be busting medical marijuana growers and distributors. But I believe there's a much bigger story behind this, a story that may just bring the full legalization of marijuana closer than ever.

Barack Obama, and by default, Eric Holder, acknowledge the medical purpose of marijuana. Otherwise, they never would have directed the DEA to stop their busts. Some can say that this is a states rights issue, but I think it's the obvious.

Make the jump...

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Fri Feb 20, 2009 at 12:48 PM PST

I live in crazy town

by Craig Burnham

There's not much to say about this story, it kinda speaks for itself.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A growing group of Fairbanks gun rights activists will show their support for the Second Amendment today by openly carrying guns.

"We’re going to have an open carry day," Schaeffer Cox, unofficial leader of the Second Amendment Task Force, said Thursday.


Members of the task force, which he called a "movement" more than a group or organization, will be displaying their firearms openly across Alaska’s second largest city on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the next two weeks, Cox said.

"There’s a social stigma that only cops and robbers have guns," Cox said. "The truth is everybody is packing but nobody knows it because we keep it concealed."

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Fri Feb 06, 2009 at 04:43 PM PST

I'm a willing donor

by Craig Burnham

I would like to extend to the Democrats in congress, an offer for one of my most vital body parts. Without it, I can't function, and as we're seeing, neither can you. Without further hesistation, I am offering my spine to the Democrats in congress.

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Wed Dec 17, 2008 at 07:43 PM PST

Tech Support for Kossacks

by Craig Burnham

About time I did one of these again. This will be a thread for all you kossacks out there to get your computer problems (hopefully) solved. It'll also be a place where you can ask advice on products and what not. A little about me, I'm an A+ and Network+ Certified tech, which these days will get a job at McDonalds, but will work for just about all your needs. So have at it!


Sat Dec 06, 2008 at 02:34 PM PST

Guns in National Parks

by Craig Burnham

Currently there is a diary on the front page discussing the "pointless, dangerous, and gratuitously evil act" of allowing concealed weapons in National Parks. Let me ask you this question. Is it pointless, dangerous, and gratuitously evil for me to bring a concealed weapon into a National Park say...for protection...from wildlife? I think not. I live in Healy Alaska. I'm 10 miles north of the park entrance for Denali National Park. Everyday occurances here include bear encounters (not in winter of course), moose encounters, and snow in July.

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Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 08:53 PM PST

What the hell?

by Craig Burnham

I'm confused. I'm reading this NYT "analysis" on Obama's cabinet choices. Tell me if you can spot my confusion.

WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination with the enthusiastic support of the left wing of his party, fueled by his vehement opposition to the decision to invade Iraq and by one of the most liberal voting records in the Senate.

Now, his reported selections for two of the major positions in his cabinet — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state and Timothy J. Geithner as secretary of the Treasury — suggest that Mr. Obama is planning to govern from the center-right of his party, surrounding himself with pragmatists rather than ideologues.

Did you see it?

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Thu Sep 18, 2008 at 12:58 AM PDT

AK-AL: Don Young pulls it out

by Craig Burnham

The results have finally been tabbed and one of the nations favorite Representatives has won his re-election bid for the Republican primary. Don Young squeezed a victory with 304 points against Sarah Palin's Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell. Of course, Parnell will more than likely seek a recount, which can last 10 days.

In a close race only decided Wednesday with the final counting of about 350 outstanding absentee and questioned ballots, Young beat Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell by 304 votes.

State election officials will certify the election on Thursday.

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