Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Been out a while.

Well I've been out of sorts lately had to go to the doctor and get poked and prodded and lectured. Yes, I know I should take my blood pressure medication, so now I will.

Got to work today and the power was out, so I had to wait on the power company to come out and restore it. I get a phone call from our main office and they want me to go to my bosses office and check on a fax machine, they said it wouldn't pick up. I tell them that the power is out here and she asks; "It won't work without power?", I tell her not unless they've made magical fax machines that work without being plugged into the wall. I'm a computer technician not a miracle worker.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Idjit of the day.

Via an Associated Press Report.

A Vero Beach, Florida man was arrested for the following.

The report said the man would not let the woman out of the vehicle, so she threw his drink out of the car. In response, the man allegedly grabbed her arm and smashed the cheeseburger into her face. The pair got out of the car, and authorities say the man again took the McDonald's sandwich and put it on her face.

Now the report doesn't say if this was a simple assault charge or assault with a deadly weapon, but given his weapon of choice, he should have stayed in jail.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

CNN Commentator Shocked Sexism Exists!

CNN Commentator Campbell Brown seems shocked that sexism has reared its ugly head in this day and time. Given that politicians have in the past gotten caught saying some things they wished they hadn't, you'd think that they would learn, sadly, no.

On an open microphone at the National Governors conference Pennsylvania's Governor Ed Rendell had this to say about Janet Napolitano, President-Elect Obama's choice for Homeland Security Secretary:

Rendell: Janet's perfect for that job. Because for that job, you have to have no life. Janet has no family. Perfect. She can devote, literally, 19-20 hours a day to it

Campbell Brown, CNN host of "No Bias, No Bull" made it commentary on her show.

Campbell Brown, you shouldn't be surprised, as has been said before women are more closely scrutinized than men. Try wearing the same dress to work two days in a row. When Sarah Palin was running as VP pick on the Republican ticket, the media and left wing blogs were all a twitter about how she was going to handle being a new mother and do her job. Now when was the last time anyone had any concern whether a male politician could be a father and do his job? I'm going to guess, almost never.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Indian forces end Mumbai siege

While it was happening I prayed for those involved, the victims and the forces fighting the terrorists. Now that it's over I pray for the families of the victims and I pray for those injured. Now it's going to be finger pointing and a lot of posturing. What exactly am I talking about? The attack on the Taj Mahal hotel in India. Here are a few links for a rundown of the events.
Indian forces end Mumbai siege

From HotAir

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Here's A Worthwhile Cause!

Caitlyn Arnold an eleven year old girl from Eastland has started a fund raising drive for the leukemia research department at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston Texas. She is asking for every Texan to send her one penny. When was the last time anyone asked you for ONLY ONE penny?

There are around 20,851,820 people in Texas. If half of the people in Texas sent me one penny, we could give MD Anderson $104,259.10.

I have spoken with M.D. Anderson. They are aware of my fundraiser. I have started collecting from my family and friends. I have written down all their names in a spiral notebook to send with the final amount so they can see all the people that are willing to help their cause. This is what I am asking from the wonderful people of Texas. Please send me one penny (more if you would like) in an envelope with your first and last name to the following address: Fundraiser, 209 S. Virginia Ave. , Eastland, Texas 76448

You can get more on the story here, .
I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Taxpayer Field

Citigroup and AIG still plan to go ahead with sponsorships of sports teams despite asking for bailout funds.
As part of its federal life preserver, Citigroup will stop dividend payments for the next three years and curb certain executive compensation.

Ok Good start so far, doing something to stop the bleeding, good, good.
But the banking giant and other recipients of taxpayer largess — AIG, the insurance behemoth, for instance — will continue to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to put their corporate logos on sports stadiums and events, ABC News says.

Now see, here's where you lose my support, if you "need" money to keep yourself afloat you don't go spending money "willy nilly". Ok does the Citigroup and AIG bailout smell now? Kinda fishy if you ask me.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Bye bye Alan Colmes.

It's been reported here, that Alan Colmes is leaving the Hannity and Colmes show on the Fox News Channel after 12 years.
I can honestly say I will not miss seeing him on the show, I know that he contributed to the shows success but I just did not care for him.
Now can we petition Kirsten Powers to be the new co-host? She's a liberal, but at least she one of the few intelligent ones.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Do you guys hear something?

Hotair covers a lot of these stories about terrorists meeting their maker at the hands of our finest. I can only imagine the feeling the drone operator has when one of their missiles strikes it's target.
All I can say is, thank you President Bush and the United States Military.

Friday, November 21, 2008

GM giving up luxury jets, almost.

It’s hard for me to feel sorry for corporations begging Congress for money when you have CEOs jetting to Washington on private jets. Well after the grilling they received on the hill GM announced it was dropping the lease on some of its jets.

Foxnews has the complete story, but here is a little tease.

Two days later, on Friday, General Motors Corp. announced that it is terminating the leases on two of its five private jets in an effort "to cut costs."

Well, they have to keep some of the jets for emergencies don’t you know. I love the people claiming that we must save the auto industry because of all the people that will lose their pensions and health benefits. It's hard to feel sorry for them when you don't get either at your job. Hey I got an idea, how about the unions compromise on some ways to cut costs and make some cars that people will actually buy.

Bitter Much?

Rick Sanchez on CNN just couldn't control his glee over an apparent snub of George Bush at the G20 summit.

But the snub wasn't really a snub.

Rick Sanchez, I'm guessing you were bullied in school.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My Thoughts On The Automakers Bailout Request.

My feeling is that the US government should NOT bailout the Big 3 automakers; if they do it will only postpone the inevitable. The UAW union is not going to give any concessions, so if the automakers go bankrupt it will partly be their fault. The unions of this country I feel have lived past their usefulness. They gave us the 8 hour work day, they gave us decent wages for a day’s work, they gave us breaks during the day, they gave us power in the decisions the employer makes; however, they are going to go overboard by sticking to trying to keep pensions, higher wages, and the like. The unions are adding costs to the autos that foreign car makers don’t have to. Higher priced cars tend to turn off some people. The unions better rethink their posture, 80% of something is better than 100% of nothing.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Obama as role model for black youth? Not so fast

I read this article by Matthew Bigg from Reuters, and it started the wheels turning a little. I started to think about what people are expecting in an Obama Presidency. The article seems to support the theory that "If Barack Obama made it, so can you."
Okay, so this is what I think. If many of the lives of inner city youth don't change much or even get worse under a President Obama, they may become more bitter, and angry and may be more inclined to blame others for their misfortune. Well you can't just sit around and wait for something to happen to you. If you do then that something might not be so good. Then if some lives are indeed changed under an Obama Presidency, he will be looked upon as a great inspiration, and for good reason. He can be a great inspiration, but the rest of it has to be up to the individual. These success stories will place Obama on a pedestal so high even my become higher that Martin Luther King.
Then there will be those that succeed in spite of an Obama Presidency. These people will look to themselves and others and finally obtain the measure of success they desired. These will be those self made people that will succeed no matter who is in office. They will understand what the true meaning of the American Spirit means. That ANYONE with the drive and ambition and spirit to succeed often do no matter their circumstances. It's my hope that more of these successful people arise. These are the people that make up the bulk of Americas success stories.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Light load today

Posting will be a little light today as I'm headed to a wedding of a friend.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Idjits of the Day

A story from the Dallas Morning News is just outrageous. The Dallas Independent School District was giving immigrants fake and sometimes someone's social security number. Here's an excerpt from the story...

Some of the numbers were real Social Security numbers already assigned to people elsewhere. And in some cases, the state's educator certification office unknowingly used the bogus numbers to run criminal background checks on the new hires, most of whom were brought in to teach bilingual classes.

The practice was described in an internal report issued in September by the district's investigative office, which looked into the matter after receiving a tip. The report said the Texas Education Agency learned of the fake numbers in 2004 and told DISD then that the practice "was illegal."

Did you get that? They had to be TOLD that the practice was illegal! These are employees of a SCHOOL district. At the very least someone in that organization is complicit in identity theft. The Dallas ISD, your Texas Idjits of the Day.

Obama's Promises

Lets just watch and see how many of these "promises" Mister Obama actually keeps, via Investors Business Daily.

A Checklist Of Obama's Many Promises

I've continually thought and said that an Obama Presidency will be interesting to watch but I'm concerned that there will be many things that he can do that will be irreversible and very damaging to our country. I guess all we can do is wait and see now.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ahhh the left's tolerance, revealed.

This is one brave girl.

Tolerance fails T-shirt test

Hat Tip- Michelle Malkin

It's not wabbit season, it's RINO season!

Over at Human events Uncle Ted Nugent has just declared open season on RINOs(Republican In Name Only). I"m totally on board with this, I'm so tired of my representatives saying we have to reach across the aisle to get things done in our congress, I can't recall a time when liberals ever reached over to our side of the aisle. My favorite part...
RINOs are Fedzilla punks who feign support for conservative principles only when it serves their political interest. RINOs are also known for their moderate positions such as supporting tax increases, federal “bailouts”, “comprehensive immigration reform”, advocating more counterproductive gun control that guarantee more innocent victims, opposing the death penalty, and growing and sustaining Fedzilla and all its toxic mongrels by going along with the liberals. RINOs have forgotten President Ronald Maximus Regan's admonition that government is the problem, not the solution.

Go read the whole thing it's worth it. Go Ted!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

They could have done the bailout better.

I am incensed that the Government decided to bailout Wall Street and the Banking industry, and now it looks like we'll be paying for the big 3 automakers too. I voiced my opinion to my representatives, fat lot of good that did. They came back and said they had to do something. Well something is what they did and it looks like a typical Washington screw up only on a scale not seen before. Why oh why couldn't they have given the 700 billion out to the taxpayers, then the taxpayers with their OWN money would have flooded the economy with cash, that worked pretty well the last time they sent out stimulus checks. I think it was lobbyists that poked and prodded the government and shoved this bailout down our throats. Well for MY representatives in Congress, good luck getting my vote or donations now!

Jay Tea has an excellent post on this.


Seriously it's time to update this! I'm not a great writer, phhht, I'm not even a good writer. I just like to post my thoughts and opinions. I'm not an expert on anything but like Glenn Beck I'm a thinker. I have just been ignoring putting down anything.