Call to impeach Bush

Wow, Ohio Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich spent 290 minutes on the House floor Monday, reading Articles of Impeachment against President George Bush.

What an awesome birthday present for Layla!

Crooks and Liars has a great article with video from Countdown.

Update: There’s an active online impeachment petition here on, an attempt to get the Democrats to actually do something. And a quick google reveals that there are a lot of these things. has already gone over a million. Pick your flavor of common sense I guess.

Portage Logging

Something else I should have known about long ago.   To turn on logging in portage, simply add the following to /etc/make.conf:

PORTAGE_ELOG_CLASSES="warn error log"

The will add log files for each package to /var/log/portage/elog/:

# ls -lah
total 108K
drwxrws--- 2 portage portage 4.0K 2008-06-06 01:13 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root    root    4.0K 2007-10-04 12:29 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root    portage  200 2008-06-06 00:58 dev-db:postgresql-8.0.15:20080605-155810.log
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root    portage  72K 2008-06-06 00:44 summary.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root    portage   67 2008-06-06 01:06 sys-apps:coreutils-6.10-r2:20080605-160624.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root    portage  108 2008-06-06 01:08 sys-apps:shadow-

Useful to have around when you miss a barrage of announcements after a large emerge.