Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010




Happy Arbitrarily Selected Point In Our Orbit.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Where The Buck Stops




Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Great Communicator


Obama may be articulate but it is a practiced skill. But he will NEVER be known as The Great Communicator. Look Maw, no teleprompters.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Hard Decline To Hide


Figure out a way to hide this decline. Not saying it doesn't snow in Oklahoma around Christmas but it is not the norm.  Spent more Christmases in a T-Shirt than a parka. This cold blast goes as far south as Dallas.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Socialism Is As Socialist Do


While on a mission to free myself of 'stuff' I came across some of my mother's college text books from around 1965-1967. We moved to Norway in 1972.  Today while thumbing through her Sociology textbook I was reminded of our surprise when the household belongings arrived. The encyclopedias and books had been heavily edited. Below is an example of the Norwegian method of editing:



The two or three sentences missing are a section concerning the sociological cause of the American Civil War. My brother has the encyclopedias where pages were actually cut out or covered with a stick on patch.

This is what even the most innocuous European democratic socialists do.  Why do they fear  information and free thinking?  Do you think they would dare do this to a Koran ?  Nope too cowardly in the face of those who will fight back with the threat of violence.   There is a lesson here.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Sky Is Not Falling, Nothing Hit Gore On The Head.


Been meaning to post this for some time now: Hockey Stick Found In Ice Core Data !

It's all depends on perspective and a compete understanding of an issue, which Al Gore does not understand.


Who Is Really Using Scare Tactics?


Last chance to pass comprehensive health care reform?      They lie... again.

The claim that no other President would attempt this is nonsense. Other presidents will attempt it and succeed because they will direct their efforts at real reform and not a power grab disguised as health care reform. In short the public will accept real reform when fed a bite at a time but when a huge program is rammed down their throats they will obviously choke on it. Any proposed reform without addressing tort reform is a joke and promoted by ulterior motives.

Worst. President/Congress. Ever. 

Calling All Carbon Cops, Calling All Carbon Cops....


I wonder how many carbon credits THIS is going to cost ?


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Smoking Guns Perhaps ?


High Crimes and Misdemenors of Please oh Please oh Please.

More Questions Than Answers.

Why a CEO is paid well ?


There was once a land where the entire population worked at the widget factory with its huge widget machine. It created 1 billion dollars in revenue a year. Without it nobody could pay their mortgage, feed their kids or heat and light their homes. Their entire system would collapse and people would be without the necessities of survival.

One day the factory was churning away and suddenly it just stopped. The maintenance crews could not locate the fault. The governor called a big meeting and it was decided to find an expert to get the factory running again. The search went on for months, people became hungry and frantic. Finally they located one man that claimed he could get it running. They had no choice and told him they would give him whatever he wanted just to get it running again.

Little weather-worn old man showed up one day with a little hammer. He walked over to the machine, pondered a while then took the hammer and hit it. Suddenly it came back to life and the town rejoiced. The governor went to him with tears in his eyes "Mister, what do we owe you?". Little old man told him it would be one hundred million and five dollars. Incredulous the governor asked him "But all you did was just hit it with that hammer, we could have done that! A deal is a deal and we have to pay you but why so much money? Little old man says "Well, the five dollars is for the hammer, the hundred million is for knowing where to hit it."

The lesson: Knowledge and skill are commodities of labor.

1) As it applies to the laborer: The more abundant it is the less its value and the easier it is to replace.

2) As it applies to those in charge: The less abundant it is the more its value and is harder to replace.

That is until labor unionizes.

1) As it applies to the unionized laborer: Abundant labor becomes unnaturally  more expensive and impossible to replace.

2) As it applies to those in charge of the union: The less abundant it is the more its value and is harder to replace.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

For the first time in my adult life...


Michelle Obama said that for the first time in her adult life she is proud of her country.... well for the first time in my adult life I own one of these:



Now I've not always been a peaceful person.  In fact, I have been living as a threat to no one for at least 30 years because I reached a point where I didn't want to hurt anyone anymore.  I got to hate the look in some guys eyes after I beat the hell out of him.  It just makes me sick.  I have gotten to the point that I am in a live and let live state of mind.  I don't step on bugs, felt guilty about killing a mouse.  If it is not a direct threat to me then I am no threat to it. I can't even tear down a spiders web because it worked so hard and is just hungry.

But lest you think I am a hypocrite I will tear into a slab of ribs, stomp a brown recluse spider into mush and chop a poisonous snake into little pieces to protect my cats as well as nail a dog with a little rocky persuasion for the same purpose.  I just want to keep it at a minimum the suffering of God's creatures from my direct action.  Life is what it is and sometimes it is cruel.
BUT ( that's a big but ), if someone takes it upon themselves to break into my home with the intent to do me harm they with leave with massive life-changing damage.
2010 is going to be a turning point.  If inflation sets in then people are going to get desperate and property crime will rise.  Just being prudent... being prepared.

Progress ?


In calculus you learn about maximums where at a certain point a value of 'y' stops rising and begins to decline as the value of 'x' progresses. All endeavors have a maximum which is an optimal point. This can be applied to a point where a useful technology is beneficial because of ease of use (y) until it becomes so feature rich (x) that it becomes so complicated that the primary beneficial goal begins to decline. When writing programs this phenomena is called 'feature creep'.

1) There was once a day when the term 'can you hear me now' did not exist. It was possible to take your finger and hit large buttons to connect a phone conversation. Once connected the circuit generally remained solid with little interruption. Nobody could steal your phone and run up charges against your account. Cell phones come in handy if your car breaks down in a coverage area.

2) There was once a day when you could go to your favorite blog, make a comment, post it and see what others say. Now some of my favorites I am getting a little frustrated when I hit the Post tab and wait... and wait not knowing if the thing will ever post.

3) Firefox when it first came out was hailed by all as a better alternative to Internet Exploder. It was simple no-nonsense until features began to evolve. Now it is no better than exploder.

4) I thought this TPP movement was a good thing so I signed up. Now I find it so contorted with features I don't even bother with it any more. Though I used a common password variation I have learned that the blog section isn't the same as the main site. Try to log in there with the same credentials and get rejected. The times I have gotten in there I find every Joe and his dog are trying to co-op the movement so they can be somebody. So I just said to hell with it.

5) What site is the most popular as a news source? Drudge. Why? Because it isn't crowded with a bunch of whistles and bells BS. You go there, you see something interesting and click on it. As simple as it gets.

6) Why do I not own a blackberry? Because the letters are so small I cannot see them nor will my fingers fit on the little buttons.

7) I have more passwords than I can remember. It is not safe to use the same one for everything so I have two variations on two passwords. But I can't remember which variation I use so guess what.. I write them down. If someone finds my book of Knowledge then my life becomes theirs.

8) There was a day when if I felt musically inspired I flipped a switch on a 4-trak and began to play. Now by the time I configure all the digital setting on my mixer, my digital recorder, my digital guitar effects I have lost all inspiration.

The more our society 'progresses' the more problems it creates and the less we reach the goal of our effort.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

When Democrats Dug In Their Heels




"You think you've heard these same excuses before? You're right, In this country...there were those who dug in their heels and said, 'Slow down, it's too early. Let's wait. Things aren't bad enough' "

Who was it digging in their heels and standing on the wrong side of history ?


George Wallace

1963(from his inaugural speech, first term as governor) "It is very appropriate that from this cradle of the Confederacy, this very heart of the great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we sound the drum for freedom as have our generations of forebears before us time and again down through history. Let us rise to the call for freedom-loving blood that is in us and send our answer to the tyranny that clanks its chains upon the South. In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."



The Works of Bull Connor



The Pricipled Stand of Orville Fabus

Richard B, Russell on the 1964 Civil Rights Act

"We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our (Southern) states." Russell organized 18 Southern Democratic senators in filibustering this bill.

Robert Byrd

Now a long, long time ago before Democrats started buying Black's votes they hung them along with Republicans ...

Democrats and the KKK

Democrat Terrorists

The Rise of the Klan

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Government Health Care


Here's an idea: how about an amendment in the final bill that requires retired government employees drawing a check from the people to use the public option as a requirement to receive their pension nor can they purchase private insurance. Need to keep those costs down we're told. Obama has shown that previous contracts mean nothing. Since they are paid using public money the government can do anything they want with prior agreements. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have told us how wonderful this is all going to be. They shouldn't have a problem with it. 

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Amateur Hour Tonight


Watch the speech tonight? Why bother. This guy is a liar, an amateur in way over his abilities. I don't believe a word he says. Why get out in such a short time... he thinks he will emerge victorious to win a second term in 2012. He has no concern for America other than reduce its esteem and power. That was a dream from his father... whoever that might have been.

Cute Kitty


OK, everybody is putting this video up so why not. It is just too cute. This is about the size mine were when they adopted me. Here eleven years later they still like to play like this and love the belly rub-wrestling match.