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Archive for January 24th, 2007

Again, I’m getting some angry, nutty comments from Conservatives that I think people believe are going to be allowed. I will point those people back to my original disclaimer on my comments policy. The only reason I let vimto1‘s comments through is because he was pretty sure I wouldn’t let them through (and because I like the guy, to be honest). Other people presented views with a sense of humor, or were too wacky not to approve.

I guess not everyone was happy with the State of the Union address – especially other Republicans. Robert Novak makes an intelligent observation: the SotU address didn’t do anything to help the Administration, and only highlights the success and growing popularity of the new Democrat Congress. Talk about something blowing up in your face. Democrats: 10, Bush: -1.

I’m glad that some people realize that being President is not as important as serving the nation. John Kerry gets my approval (although I’m still not a fan) for dropping out early so he can keep the Dem-led Senate going. I wish Biden would follow suit and do the honorable thing as well. However, it seems that some idiots won’t drop out even if they can’t answer simple issues.

Where, oh where, has that little Intel report gone? Oh where oh where can it be? Not complete, or Presidential apathy? You be the judge.

In the entry before last, I mentioned the Iranian leader dude hating on America. Well, apparently, he’s okay with a US-backed Iraqi government. So … it’s okay to destroy America, just not American by-products. Gotcha.

The YouTube video of the week (w/ Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel):

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WorldWorks Games

WorldWorks Games is a growing company in the gaming world. Founded and driven by illustrator and cardstock wrangler Denny Unger and co-piloted* by Paul Senior, WWG provides many a cardstock terrain piece for innumerable roleplaying and miniature gaming fanatics. They support several genres for popular gaming, including:

They even have their own fantasy world called Arcraetia, where they develop independent and linked adventures to run! With each adventure comes a trove of exciting terrain add-ons for already existing terrain sets, as well as cardboard standies and other interesting goodies (the recent Coins of the Realm was developed with this realm in mind). Developed by WWG fans who have joined the staff (authors Bob Cooper and Joel Sparks, kitbashed by Aubrey Erickson, accompanied by illustrators Alberto Silva and Matt Cuenca).

I joined the community (which is absolutely superb, btw) in 2005. Throughout last year, their staff has grown to include several talented writers, designers, kitbashers and illustrators. They have teamed up with several other terrain developers, like StoneEdges Eric Galand and Ebble‘s Chris Roe, to continue to provide many cardstock alternatives to expensive terrain gaming.

For those new to the cardstock terrain building, they even supply some tutorials. I own a few sets myself, and I haven’t had to use the tutorials since the instructions are well-written and fairly in-depth, but you never know when you may want to see how other people do it. If you are super-stuck, you can always go to their user forums and ask questions (everyone in the community is more than happy to help). In fact, we more than welcome/encourage you to join the forums to be a part of our growing base.

I’ll be updating this blog with their newest releases as soon as they come out, as well as cover some of their old releases. I’ll have a WWG tag for you to use to check out what releases and news I’ve reported.

Denny’s just restarted his sneak peek blog for the site here, so feel free to keep an eye on it for updates as well!

* This is actually a Flight Simulator joke.

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I tried to watch the televised State of the U address, but couldn’t find enough that wasn’t a repeat of last year’s SotU address to keep me awake. The Democrats let Webb throw out a rebuttal, and I’m actually starting to think they may be learning them some of that there strategy stuff. They let Bush say everything that puts everyone to sleep, and then went with short, mostly hitting the points of contention. “We agree with everything but these two points. There, done.” Yay!

I did notice that El Presidente mentioned the name IRAN as something evil. Last time Bush mentioned the name of a country (i.e. IRAQ) in his speech as something evil, we meandered over there and basically started a war that’s not the war we wanted to fight, but it’s the war we’re now fighting. I’ve heard the Prez ask why other countries don’t like us. Maybe it’s his Administration’s idea of diplomacy?

And Iran seems to like to emulate G.W. Bush by continuously throwing at random threats to a growing list of people. Man, they even add each other to that list. Eventually, these leaders should just shorten their giant list of people that radical Islamic groups hate to be, “Anyone but us.” It’s more efficient that way.

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