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Joe Wilson's War

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 3:46 AM

The House has voted to formally admonish Rep. Addison Graves ("Joe") Wilson (R-South Carolina) for his outburst during last week's address by President Obama before a joint session of Congress.

Republicans are calling the measure a 'political stunt,' while Wilson persist in his adolescent, 'I said I was sorry!' and refuses to apologize further.

On an entirely different subject, let me praise AliphCom, the makers of the Jawbone bluetooth headset. I'd purchased a Jawbone a couple of years back, finding it to be a reliable device with superior sound / noise reduction capability.

Over time, the various ear buds and loops have broken or cracked, leaving me with an earpiece that doesn't really fit. So I contacted the folks at AliphCom to see about obtaining replacement earbuds/loops.

Sad to say, since they stopped manufacturing the original Jawbone in favor of newer models, the accessories I needed weren't available. (Well, the earbuds were, but not the ear loop.)

But the service rep - without any cajoling on my part - made the offer of upgrade pricing on a new Jawbone unit ($70 instead of the MSRP of $129). I accepted, and the new unit arrived yesterday. It's smaller, lighter, and has some design improvements over the original model.

So a hat tip to the folks at AliphCom for superior customer service and a damned good product.

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