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Did you miss me?

So I was on vacation for the last three weeks; so far out of the country that I had no internet access. Just got back today, catching up on the political news, and it looks like absolutely nothing has changed. Minnesota still has only one senator. Wall Street is still taking advantage of anything they can get their hands on (that sound you hear is them sucking out your tax dollars). The Republicans are still philosophically opposed to everything that Obama does, even if it was their idea in the first place, and are doing their best to make sure that they alienate everyone who isn’t a raving loonie. And the congressional Democrats are still trying to grow a spine, but aren’t having much luck. I guess they will have to wait for healthcare reform. And the media thinks they can make up for 8 years of forgetting to do their job by nitpicking on Obama, which just makes them look like idiots.

About the only thing that did happen while I was gone was that someone hacked into this site, and inserted some malware.  I’ve fixed it now, although some browsers might still produce a warning until I get off of some badware lists.  The only thing I want to know is how did they know I was going out of town so I wouldn’t be able to fix the site immediately?



  1. pj wrote:

    Welcome back!

    They knew you were gone because you posted an entry saying that you were going to be gone. Remember?

    Friday, March 27, 2009 at 6:46 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Oh yeah! Doh!

    I’m off the badware lists, so I’ll start posting again.

    Friday, March 27, 2009 at 11:55 am | Permalink
  3. Christian wrote:

    In regards to the hacker:

    Rush would just yell, “LIBERALS!!!”

    Friday, March 27, 2009 at 7:05 pm | Permalink
  4. Welcome back.

    It’s been a long time. I even had to go and fetch some of the best web sites you used to reference.

    Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 6:35 am | Permalink
  5. Yudith wrote:

    So it was YOUR site that destroyed my computer’s software! Shame on you! I still cannot see your videos!

    Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 9:59 am | Permalink
  6. JamesM wrote:

    Welcome back, missed reading your comments and view of the world !

    Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 11:11 am | Permalink
  7. Bump wrote:

    Welcome back man.

    Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Permalink
  8. yossarian wrote:

    Yes Iron Knee, I missed you dearly. This is my first stop when I get into work each morning.

    Monday, March 30, 2009 at 6:36 am | Permalink
  9. Kevin wrote:

    Seriously doubt the spammers hacked your site cause you were on vacation, they just happened to hit it while you were away. They do automated scans hunting for WordPress blogs to hack (among others). I hope you got it all, it’s very easy to remove the noticeable stuff but not catch the crap they hide in the database. Check your database for extra users in the user table. These _won’t_ show up in the Dashboard. There’s generally one named WordPress, and then another based off the admin user’s user information. Also check the options table to see what plugins are active, you may find there’s some files (generally named after a real file with a .old appended) showing as active plugins that the hackers inserted. Just delete the files they point to and go visit the plugins page from the Dashboard. WP will automatically delete them from the database for you then.

    Friday, April 3, 2009 at 9:09 am | Permalink