Friday, December 23, 2011

Feynman on the Nobel Prize and Obama's Nobel Prize

In this BBC interview the famous physicist Richard Feynman talks about his Nobel Prize (which he won by actually doing something) and derides honors as meaningless:

Which was later proved factual as Obama's peace prize totally nullified the entire Nobel Prize's value:

Obama's Nobel Is Premature, Historians and Political Scientists Say

Like we need a historian to tell is that. Jimmy Carter also won this dubious award. And, of course Obama turned into Jimmy Carter. 'Nuff said.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bad news for Obama

Results of a poll I took on a heavily biased Democratic news site. Maybe he should just not run, else the election might be a turkey shoot.

Which family, the Obama or Romneys would you most like to spend Thanksgiving dinner with?

17.95% President Obama's family
82.05% Mitt Romney's family


Dick Moves

A while back my wife and I went on a shopping trip to buy a few items. First we went to Petco to buy some dog food. After I swiped my card through the reader I got this:

Donate $1 to homeless pets

Yes checkbox

No, I'm an asshole checkbox.

This is a dick move. I'm giving you money during a recession, and you are implicitly making me feel like an asshole. So, take heed. If I go to your business and you make me feel like an asshole, I will actively avoid you. It doesn't mean I'm not an asshole, I assure you I am. But you are a dick. And assholes and dicks should avoid each other.

Then we go to Fry's foods and an old lady assaults me for money outside the store to help Vets. I am a vet. When I told her that she gave me a nasty and disapproving look.

Dick move, Fry's foods. You are a dick, you stationed a nasty old lady outside your store who assaulted a vet for not giving money to other vets.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Daily Show starts taking direction from Newt Gin

Newt Gingrich asks Maria Bartiromo why is the media reporting inaccurately about the economy and why aren't they asking who pays for the park you are occupying:

Oddly enough, the Daily Show implicitly fields this request:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Why do we need liberty?

It was 1995 and I was a 2nd Lieutenant of Marines involved in an Amphibious Logistics exercise in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We were held captive to the base we were on and we were not able to execute the exercise because of the sea state. The Colonel in charge of the exercise was the commanding officer of the Sixth Marine Regiment whose name escapes me, a tall humorless robot of a man. After being stuck out there for a week without anything to do, the wing officer with us at the time asked the Colonel if we could have some liberty out in town. The Colonel coldly responded, "Why do we need liberty? If someone can give me a good reason why you need liberty than you can have it?"

Well Colonel, you were in the Marines for over twenty years, defending the Constitution of the United States and you were asking why we need liberty? Why do you think you should be allowed to enjoy the fruits of liberty when you are willing to give up your men's liberty because one of them got drunk on liberty and embarrassed you and you might not pick up general? Which I'm sure you didn't anyway. Thank God Thomas Jefferson didn't ask that question. Thank God Ben Franklin didn't ask that question. And thank God, George Washington who suffered through years of hell as a commander believed that we need liberty, and NEVER asked that question. Colonel, you have no right to the privilege of being an officer of Marines for not knowing why we need liberty.

So,as you sit there in your taxpayer funded home, where ever you are Colonel let me clue you in: people risk their lives by the thousands every year to swim, stagger, and crawl bleeding to the United States so they can have liberty. Ask them why they need liberty.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Arizona Repugnant Shows it's ass to the voters again

Even before I read the article I knew what the Republic was going to say when I saw the byline in the RSS feed:

Russell Pearce recall may indicate new political climate

I knew they would try and say that the reversal of fortunes for the left, evidenced by the Congressional vote last year, and the huge move to the right of state legislative houses would be over and Obama and the left would enjoy another four years to wreck this country. Sure as shit, the first words of the article are:

"Last week, voters nationwide said no to the right-wing efforts of some state political leaders."

I don't know why I should care. Obama and Nancy Pelosi are the best Republican recruiters we've ever had. And I'm pretty sure the country will survive the upcoming financial collapse that is almost inevitable at this point. The Democrats probably won't survive since they don't believe in guns, but maybe they will find belief when the guvmint checks stop coming and the wolf starts knocking on the door. When the fifty-three percenters who pay taxes stop paying for the forty-seven percenters. When will that day come?

I am the 53%

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thugs beating on old man in Chicago:video

Thugs on tape

Occupying Hippies and the Suck

Ace of Spades has a great post about the Occupy Wall Street moment:

" any system or society, they would be on the bottom. In the socialist paradise they dream of, they'd be the drudges with the four-to-an-apartment situations.

They seem to think that if they change the way society values things, then they'll rise to the top. But they wouldn't. Because in any system, including socialism, you still have to do something to earn that top spot on the socialist gravy train.

The problems that beset them in a less-socialist system -- lack of discipline, lack of skills, lack of hygiene, lack of not sucking, etc. -- would still hamper them in the socialist paradise they clamor for."

See the entire post here:

Video of the Draaaamaaa

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Milton Friedmen kicks Donahue's Ass

It never gets old. But they never learn. They are going to have to learn the hard way.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Scientific American Editors go shopping for tinfoil hats

I'm not kidding. They are now claiming that the CIA is covering up Global Warming. They need to change that magazine's name to American Conspiracy...

Why Is the CIA Keeping Climate Change Secret?

And here is your hat, SciAm:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Government tries to use Sharepoint, and fails miserably

The other day I was told I had to use a government SharePoint site for my job known as MCEITS. The Marine Corps something IT something site. Immediately, my heart froze at the prospect of having to use another crappy DoD content management system. I approached the System Access Request with extreme caution. One mistake and I would face hours of frustration. Little was I to know, even though I filled out the extensive error prone online disaster of forms without a mistake...the admins would still sit on it until I emailed them and asked them WTF? Then they got off their ponderous fat asses and approved the request, a task that took them at least 10 seconds.

Then things got bad. I found out that you had to use your CAC card to access the site. This is almost the equivalent of a death sentence to a DoD web site. There are so many problems with accessing CAC sites that the people who thought of making the CAC site a DoD requirement need to be lined up against a wall and shot as traitors.

True to form, as soon as I got access to the site, the CAC security stuff slowed everything to a snail like crawl when it worked at all. Which was rare.

So if you are reading this, and you are one of those who jumped on the CAC enabled web site bandwagon please do the United States defense team a favor, and shoot yourself in the head. You have made this country weaker and more painful to live in. With a single blow of your bureaucratic bullshit horn. But, you are probably not reading this. Because your computer doesn't work.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

One Term Failure...the Obama Presidency

Good piece in the Washington Times about Obama's one term presidency. The MSM is still schilling for him and defecating on the Republican candidates daily though.

Obama’s stumbling, bumbling 1-term presidency

And now, a word on our Wall Street Protesters

Liberalism’s unwashed last stand

What do they really want? The Onion knows:

The Homeless Want a Handout

But, even with Obama and the liberals gone it is probably too late as Mark Steyn points out in his book After America. The money is gone too. And it isn't coming back soon.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hot for words

If this woman had been my public schoolteacher I would have a PHd in Astrophysics by now:

Learning CAN be fun!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Apple Business Developer Account

So my boss wants us to make iPad apps. OK, no huge deal. Since WE are doing it, we need a business account, which is different from the personal developer account. No big deal, right?


Already establishing a crappy name for itself among developers for its restrictive bullshit process for the requirements on a personal developer account, Apple takes the sphincter police act one step further on its business account requirements. Described by one developer as "...the biggest irrelevant computer company..." Apple is killing the golden goose by doing everything they can to piss off every developer on the planet. Not only do they require you to FAX (seriously, FAX? WTF???) your right to exist as a company, but also you have to submit docs showing your right to speak for the company, exist as a human being, and consume oxygen. After which, your application will be "further reviewed."

After that, I went down to the Sprint store, and got myself an Android for 1/2 the billing costs of an AT&T iPhone. Bye AT&T. Bye Apple.

The Wall Street Journal reported today that the IT community responded to the release of the iPhone 4s with a tremendous yawn and drop in stock value. I'll follow that yawn with a "right back atcha Apple" while downloading the Eclipse plugin to make Android Apps. And you write them in Java. Know what that is Apple? It's a programming language that was made after Star Wars Episode IV. Unlike Objective C, the language Apple makes you code in for iOS. Which by all appearances was created by Ada Lovelace.

I predict Apple will fade into irrelevance again within five years. Short that Apple stock boys and girls. Now, that's an opportunity!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Kenmore Ultrawash Quietguard 4...can America be great again when we make crap like this?

I had an unfortunate experience of buying a Kenmore Ultrawash Quietguard 4 dishwasher and it stopped working after 3 years, when the dishes started coming out dirty. This piece of garbage had plenty of people complaining about it and I am pretty unhappy with it also. No more Kenmore anything for us. The Maytag refrigerator that I bought four years ago is also a piece of crap. The water tastes horrible out of the dispenser, even with a new filter and the temp control is horrible. When did we start turning out so much crap? Maytag, you are history too. And when you call the idiots, its always the same old song. "We have a new model that will fit your needs." Rigghttt!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pantano, Marine Corps Legal, and NCIS

I just finished reading Ilario Pantano's Warlord, recanting his Odyssey through the Marine Corps legal system after a shitbird Sergeant named David Coburn decided to make up a story about Pantano murdering some Iraqi civilians. Pantano had a great career in the Marine Corps before he was railroaded. My main questions after reading the story are:

Why did the Division Legal Office and NCIS believe the story of a disgruntled shitbird Sgt like Coburn over all the other statements and press for an Article 32 hearing? Why did NCIS suppress some statements? The division legal officer was probably a clone of the same idiot division legal Colonel who told me to coerce a statement out of a witness, to which I told him to go to hell. Luckily I had a LtCol who also told him to go to hell.

Why did the NCIS withhold the multitude of witness testimony that was in favor of Pantano's story and only use shitbird testimony that was shredded by the defense during the Art 32 hearing? This was a criminal act by NCIS and I doubt they were held accountable for it (but they tried to hide their stupidity by holding up discovery). They basically ruined Pantano's career by their actions and got away with it without any repercussions. Not quite the shining professionals we're shown on TV, are they?

After it was all over, an autopsy of the Iraqis shot during the incident collaborated Pantano's story, but by that time the Marine Corps had already lost a great officer.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pericles turns over in grave...

Here in Athens, young and fashionably disheveled people are waving red flags and holding a demonstration while marching around the Syntagma, the Greek Constitution Square.
"Who are they?" I ask a young and pretty Athenian, while we're watching from a trendy coffee shop.
"I don't know." She replied with an empty shake of her empty head. "We see them every couple of days."

But I know. They're communists, protesting the austerity measures of the Socialist Greek Parliament. Too little austerity and too late. I wonder what they're chanting. I doubt it's what I'm thinking:
"We ran out of other people's money,
And we want more,
So I'm protesting that,
While we're about out the door!"

Not the smartest group I've ever seen. Meanwhile the Socialist Greek Parliament is voting in higher taxes for the overburdened few who are paying them. Those who are, are in the minority in the crazy and corrupt tax system. More Socialist bullshit.
Athens, in Pericles time rebuilt it's temples and the streets were lined with beautiful and stately homes of it's wealthy merchants. Now its filled with ugly squat tenements that surround the beautiful government buildings like the new Acropolis museum, a 200 million dollar salute to government, paid for by the people and existing for the government.
Meanwhile, the lefty CNN International here blares about evil Republicans back home stifling Greek style progress by the hero Barack Obama. Oh, what can be done! Also CNN International claims millions of people are up in arms about the execution of Troy Davis while not a one is defending his victim, a cop who Davis shot while the cop was defending Davis' intended victim. I'll speak for that cop. His name was Mark MacPhail. He's the only hero I've heard about, while Pericles is rolling over a few block away.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Times Atlas of the World publishes bogus Greenland data, claiming AGW melting ice

Times Atlas 'wrong' on Greenland ice

New Scientist publishes the bogus results. Maybe they should change their name to Known Socialist? Old Liberals? New Falsehoods? Old Lies?

We only print made up crap, here at Old Liberals

A note from the Declaration of Independence

Look familiar?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

So the question we need to ask ourselves is: Is the government destroying our rights to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness? Are the requirements of government becoming a burden that is keeping us from these rights? Not to the government employees making 130k a year for sitting on their fat asses. Not to a Solyndra executive. But for the rest of us, I would say the scale is tipping into the wrong.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Givem what they want

Glenn Reynolds writes about a tax from the fifties on gross box office returns, and why we should give the Hollywood lefties the tax increases they are always clamoring for. A lot of the causes Hollywood supports require high taxes, so let them pay high taxes so they can feel better about themselves and their drug fueled pool orgies.

Or, you can pay $30 dollars a month, set up a seed box in Europe and seed torrents to take a bite out of Hollywood. Of course I don't condone copyright infringement. I condemn it in the strongest terms. Here, a horrible rat-bastard is explaining how to set up a seed box:

BT Dedicated Server Seedbox:

Spank yourself! You are killing Hollywood profits! Bad seeder. Think of all the cocaine and hookers you are taking out of the hands (and noses) of deserving liberal Hollywooders that have run the California government right into the ground. And that your tax dollars will inevitably have to pay to bail out. Whoa, wait a minute...I think I'm on to something here. They are already implicitly stealing from you. Is it OK to steal from a thief? The law says no, it is not OK. So don't do it! Bad seeder!

Here's Glenn's great piece:

Why the GOP should give Obama the higher taxes he wants

Monday, September 12, 2011

USA Network is combating Hate and bout just supporting your troops for once??

I received this spam-text from USA network a couple of days ago:

"As part of USA's effort to combat hate and intolerance, see the premiere of THE SPACE BETWEEN to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11..."

The space between is the story about a flight attendant and a Pakistani boy who get together for a "Gee, we should hate each other but we're really all the same inside," sophomoric philosophy lesson from Hollywood. Well USA network, bad idea. I haven't noticed you love, peace, dope Hollywood types breaking your arms to welcome soldiers coming back from defending your freedom, maybe you should devote a little bit of time to that instead. Maybe the nine US servicemen who have died in Afghanistan this month by the time you showed your little hate and intolerance flick should be remembered. Or did you even know that was still going on? Marching in a peace parade or implicitly spitting on soldiers coming back from the fight doesn't mean you're involved USA network. And yes, you have no patriotism. There is none to question, because you have none.

Hollywood Hates the troops

Hollywood Hates the troops

Hollywood Hates the troops

Here's an old photo describing the average American sacrifice for the war:

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Phoenix Burton Barr Library

Phoenix has a beautiful central library that we've paid many millions of tax dollars to build and maintain. Just one problem:

The homeless.

Now, I've been in some pretty bad shape myself a couple of times, and maybe even wasn't sure where I was going to spend the night but I've always managed to get a shower and clean up a bit. The homeless in this library infest it to the point where you can't sit down anywhere without the reek of urine and feces wafting over you like the pit of despair. I'm serious, the place is an architectural wonder and a olfactory Guantanamo Bay. They need to enforce some clothing and hygiene policies down there. That's the real question, why don't they? Maybe we need to ship the homeless down to the Phoenix City Council meetings, stench and all and make them stay there until the city council comes out with some new regs on hygiene for attending the library. If you smell, you no get to raise hell, down in your cell, at the library jail!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Story of Stuff or the Story of Indoctrination

I guess I have my head in the sand, I just found out where the majority of my 18% raised (this year) property taxes are going to. They are going to public schools where this crap is shown. It's bad enough that I am paying for other people's kids to get educated when I don't have any kids, but it's twice as bad that my taxes are going for this kind of crap:

Friday, September 2, 2011

Arizona Republic Cheers Tax Raise, called an "overide," "improve economy"

Cause raising taxes in a recession is always good for the economy, right? It's working great so far. In fact, the Repugnant cites a survey where people are actually more than happy to increase their own taxes! I would say the comments under the story more accurately depict the feelings of the voters.

Paradise Valley District Says Override Would Help Improve Economy

Who is Joseph Stiglitz

A left economic professor from Columbia tells us yet again how to run our budgetary process and how Bush mislead the country about war costs. Yet we all know what happens when these idiots with no common sense are allowed to run things. Obama has the most educated yet least experienced private sector guys around. How is he doing?

The real question is why these guys like Enron adviser Paul Krug and Stiglitz lack common sense? Common sense in this case being, if you don't want to be attacked/bullied you need to go after the bullies. Preferably with a Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Here's one explanation where Bruce Charlton of Medical Hypothesis calls these guys "Clever Sillies."

Does Super High IQ = Superlow Common Sense?

The problem with the "Clever Sillies" is there is a large group of Not so Clever Sillies that give credence to their silliness. This is not so hard to understand, they don't have a high IQ and they have no common sense. This is the majority of the Democratic party.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Obama's Drunk Illegal Alien Uncle Gets Arrested...MSM keeps silent

No surprise there. Kind of like Obama who is drunk on arrogance and misplaced idealism runs a stop sign when the American Electorate turns over Congress, Obama's drunk illegal alien Uncle runs through a stop sign and almost hits a police car. Of course the press is mum on this and trying to keep it quiet. Well, welcome to the internet, free speech and 2011 New York Times.

Obama Uncle Arrested Drunk

Mug shot:

Sunday, August 28, 2011 = Socialist

Patrick at put out a column a little bit ago claiming that:

Republicans Prevent Small Business Formation

Really? Because the present administration and his congressional friends are so friendly to small business? Obviously! They're totally kicking ass in starting small businesses. If your small business is repossessing cars and houses or selling furniture from failed Borders stores maybe. I'm gonna have to cry BS on this one Patrick. In Europizing the US, the Obamacrats have made it as hard to make it as a small business in the US as making it in Europe. But don't believe me, check out the biggest increases in small business failure rates by state here:

Small Business Failures

All five states with the biggest increases in small business failures are states with high Democratic/Liberal populations. As I stated before, most liberals are terrible businessmen and too damned dumb to run a hot dog stand. There are the stats to prove it.

I went and saw Cathy Lewis the Comedian a few weeks ago...

...and she went all political. Bad mouthed Bush and Cheney and went on and on about how great Obama was. She was a black comedian in front of a bunch of white people. If a white comedian had gotten in front of a bunch of black people and bad mouthed Obama and went on to say how great Bush and Cheney were he would had the crap beat out of him.

She had some good moments though. The best one was where she left the stage.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Goshen College insults the men who secured their freedom of religion

A little known (OK unknown) Mennonite college in Indiana has decided that they will no longer allow the Star Spangled Banner to be played at their college. I'm not a fan of any people who come to this country for religious freedom and then spit all over those who provide that freedom to them. The Mennonites were kicked out of just about every country they went to. Except this one. And how to they pay that tolerance back? Well, they insult it by outlawing the Star Spangled banner. You, know, that little ditty that they play at military ceremonies and other events. That song symbolizes the blood of our fallen who decided that they were going to die defending the Constitution and thus the rights of all of us. At least, that's what the Star Spangled Banner means to me and a lot of other American Servicemen. So Mennonites I would like to exercise my freedom of speech, which unlike you I paid for by serving in the military by telling you something:


That's right. Get out of this country. Go somewhere else. You don't belong here. How's that for freedom of speech? How does it feel?


Goshen College sparks a fight over national anthem


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fireman Gets Fired for Burning Case of Stupidity

Desi Deandre Wade a DoD Civilian and Chief of Fire and Emergency Services in Afghanistan was arrested yesterday for soliciting a $95k bribe from a contractor. Way to go Desi. He was arrested while attending a boondoggle conference in Atlanta, which should also be added to the charges as fleecing the taxpayers...but he'll probably get away with that one.

Here's Desi now, as he proudly asserts his innocence:

And the story:

Firehouse Blues

All those classes on Federal Contracting Ethics gone to waste. Hell, I bet the guy taught that stuff.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Freeman to Obama: Get pissed off

Yeah Obama, get pissed off and all unpresidential. Take Morgan Freeman's advice. He played God in a movie, he must know what he's talking about. There's no one that the American electorate admires more than a screaming, gibbering idiot. Just look at how it paid off for Howard Dean.

Freeman to POTUS: 'Get pissed off'

Who is Edwin Edwards?

A former Democratic Governor of Louisiana. Why have I never heard of him in the Main Stream Media? Why he's a Democrat and an embarrassment. Although a corrupt politician on Wikipedia is: "...colorful, powerful and legendary..." if they're a Democrat. And if they're a Democrat on Wikipedia they are ".. dogged by charges of corruption," Instead of being plain, old corrupt.

Edwin Edwards

Luckily, I was able to find out about him here:

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Liberal Elite and Love for America

Laura Ingraham writes in her book, the Obama Diaries that "I have often tried to figured out why liberals--especially Ivy League-educated liberal--have such a loving America unconditionally."

I'll tell you why.

America is like a child to me in some respects. If you have never sacrificed something for a child, nurtured that child, tried to make it a better human being...can you really love that child? Does a mother who only loves her child when the kid does something that makes her look good, or gives her a present, really love that child? Of course not.

And that's why an Ivy League educated liberal can never love America unconditionally. How many of them have really sacrificed anything significant, put their lives on the line for this country? How many of them would speak their mind if they might forfeit their lives for doing so? Look at their silence on items where the threat is almost non-existent such as the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy. Where were they? Scared into silence for the most part.

That's why they don't love this country. Oh, they'll all say they love it. Just like the sociopath mother will say she loves her child. But they really don't know what that word means.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Riding the bus in Philly

Looks kinda dangerous:

Who would want to be a cop in Britain?

Feds found no crimes in Arpaio’s handling of inmate cash

The Arizona Repugnant (AKA Republic) made no mention of the fact that there were no violations in the Sheriff of Maricopa County's Office handling of travel funds, although they are pretty gung-ho when when reporting any alleged wrongs. Which is why the biased Repugnant is Arizona's number one soon-to-be-bankrupt news source. Really, if I wanted to read the DNC's talking points I can log in to their website. Why pay for the Repugnant? And the New Times is free too! With the same type of biased "journalism."

Feds found no crimes in Arpaio’s handling of inmate cash

Review: MCSO conduct regarding funds, trips legal

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Retarded Security Clearance

I work on no classified systems, data, or anything else. Yet, my job requires me to have a security clearance. Which is another huge waste of taxpayer cabbage to the tune of several thousand dollars. And then they still give out security clearances to people like Bradley Manning who throws a temper tantrum because he's gay and picked on in the military so he downloads the entire SIPRNet and gives it to a bunch of American-hating douches.

So what is the answer? Well, use it or lose it. The program managers and civilian leadership need to pony up about security clearances. If their charges did not use their security clearance in the entire space it was active before the renewal date comes up, then don't renew it. Take the job off the list for clearance required. Then give more time to investigate the Bradley Mannings of the country.

Security Clearance Info

Insecure Security Clearances - The Saga Continues

Rick Perry is a threat to the Democrats, and the MSM goes into Hit Piece Mode

Rick Perry's first flip flop of the campaign

Rick Perry — king of corporate welfare

Will Bush's Legacy Hurt Perry?

Perry a secessionist

Why Texas has the highest percentage of uninsured people in the US

Rick Perry and the Texas Miracle That Wasn't

Texas Job Growth Trend Stretches Back For Decades

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Deflect, Deny, Debase

The liberals and the liberal media seem to have fallen into a pattern now that Obama's presidency is seen as a complete failure:

Deflect: It's the Tea Party, we inherited the bad economy, deficit...

Poll: Most Democrats See Tea Party as 'Economic Terrorists'

Obama casts Congress as the problem, tells Americans to 'let them know'

Obama to Frustrated Voters: Tell Congress to Start Delivering

Bad luck? Bad faith?

American Idiots: How Washington is destroying the economy

Deny: It's getting better we just need more time. We've accomplished a lot.

Obama to Press Committee on Jobs

Debase: The Republican candidates for 2012 are terrible. Hate-mongers, Nazis, racists, don't have a chance.

Rival candidates, some Iowa Republicans express resentment at Rick Perry's timing

Religion, Budget Issues Dog Rick Perry

The Left’s Very Anti-PC Strategy: Hate, Fear, Stereotype, and Treat Diversity as Evil

GOP on Defensive

Ohhh, it's his team. He just needs better advisers:
Obama left short-handed on economy

Friday, August 12, 2011

Contractors performing government functions

Over and over again you see it. DoD investigations of contractors performing government functions. Why is this, journalists are constantly asking?

Google Results

I'll tell you why. We as government contractors are faced with the army of DoD civilian employees who you have to kick, cajole, beg, plead, hunt down, and hundreds of other things to get them to do one simple task: their job. And often it doesn't get done at all. And YOU as the contractor are constantly getting yelled at because some fat, lazy, highly paid individual whose only other qualification is standing in a welfare line doesn't want to do their job. So, what do you end up doing? Your job AND their job. And who gets in trouble if you get caught? You, the contractor. Who gets in trouble if you don't do their job for them? You, the contractor. Tough racket sometimes.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sex Education in NYC Schools Becomes Mandatory

Sex Education in NYC Schools Becomes Mandatory

Not only is it mandatory, but teachers are giving lessons too:

Teacher Charged With Rape After Videotaping Herself Having Sex With Student

Dowd's Douchebaggery

MAUREEN DOWD writes her column in the Times, shrilly complaining that "...the president never identifies the villains who cause our epic problems." When has he NOT passed blame, Maureen? Hopefully he will listen to Dowd and continue the Washington finger pointing, guaranteeing a Republican landslide in 2012. Like that that's not going to happen already.

Withholder in Chief

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gun Control in England and the London Riots

Betcha this guy wishes he had a gun and knew how to use it.

How do you solve a problem like conservative white men?

David Roberts asks in his not-so-scientific rant: How do you solve a problem like conservative white men?

Move to Africa David. Move to Africa. And stay there. No more conservative white men.

Liberals are Terrorists

So tea party members are terrorists/responsible for the credit downgrade? At least they are according to the loony left. John Kerry coming to mind first. Lets look at the definition of terrorist:

"a person who terrorizes or frightens others"


For me, it's someone who is willing to destroy and kill for a political objective. Last time I looked, the tea party was trying to save this country. The liberals are trying to destroy it with uncontrolled spending. Their political objectives:

1) Separate you from your money (aka "paying your fair share, for the children" etc)
2) Redistribute your money via the govment (sic)

Unfortunately in this quest, they were unable to steal enough money. There was an idiot woman who lived next to me a few years ago who thought she could work part time and pay for a 380k lake house. When the idiot figured out she couldn't pay for her 380k lake house she ripped out her plumbing and moved out in the middle of the night. Leaving her neighbors to deal with the mess. She was a liberal too, by the way. So, now the liberals have figured out they can't work part time and pay for their 15 trillion dollar house, they are starting their exit strategy by ripping out the plumbing of the United States. Soon they will be moving out in the middle of the night, leaving us to deal with the mess. That's pretty terrible.

The Stunning Demonization of Fiscal Responsibility

Monday, August 8, 2011

Obama: "If I don't have this done in three years, this will be a one term proposition."

Promises, promises.

President Downgrade

President Obama got a new nickname today: President Downgrade as the US's credit rating was downgraded. We got the change part of Hope and Change. I'd say hope has left the building though. Why was this a surprise to anyone? Look at this budget graph and ask, where is the surprise?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Hilarious Video Mocking Govt Employees


Freelance article about Bin Laden kill makes Obama look good

Here's the article:


Better read it fast, because he made the whole thing up and they will probably retract:

Schmidle Muddle

Here's NPR printing retractions of the author's authenticity:


I should have known better as Schmidle presented Barack Hussein Obama as a decisive leader.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Why the UN lost the war on war

The Puffington Host reports that the war on drugs is lost:

Why We Lost The War On Drugs

Their source is the UN's Global Commission. So the UN is throwing the word failure around pretty liberally.


Long List of U.N. Failures

Dutch Government resigns as a result of U.N. "peace-keeping".

Savery in Sudan: FAIL.

Sierra Leone: FAIL.

1994 Rwanda Massacre: FAIL.

Zimbabwe white farmer disaster: FAIL.

North Korea WMD enforcement: FAIL.

Iran WMD enforecement: FAIL.

East Timor: FAIL.

Afghanistan Buddist art save: FAIL.

Angola civil war refugees: FAIL.

Kashmir dispute: FAIL.

Somalia crisis: FAIL.

Bosnia crisis: FAIL.

Israel-Palestinians: FAIL.

On the other hand, I guess they should know what failure is.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

GAO Identifies 100 Billion in Savings

The GAO report identifying 100 billion in savings by reducing redundant programs was released a few months ago. Let's look at their findings:

1. The fragmented food safety system

Probably a good fix, but the system covering 300 million people needs to be decentralized. Are they going to do better than locals? Probably not. Cut it.

2. Realigning the military’s medical command

The military medical system is completely dysfunctional. But these political reorgs have only made things worse. Pull your head out of your ass GAO, stop screaming "REORG" every time you see a screwed up command. Military medical is screwed up because there is no accountability, and no quality control.

3. Streamlining 31 agencies that provide for urgent soldier needs

Yes. Get rid of the 30 that don't provide anything but expensive Federal Civilian welfare and reinforce the one that does.

4. Lack of coordination by counter-improvised explosive devices

Good luck getting Congress to get rid of their military rice bowls in their district

5. Streamlining military intelligence gathering

Good luck getting Congress to get rid of their military rice bowls in their district

6. Avoiding duplicate purchasing of tactical wheeled vehicles
Good luck getting Congress to get rid of their military rice bowls in their district

7. Improve oversight of Defense’ prepositioning and stockpiling programs

Or just get oversight on any government programs, since there is none to be found

8. Defense business systems can be modernized

Modernized like the NMCI debacle? Or Army Knowledge online? Or how about the Marine Corps'
GCSS-MC? Look GAO, I know this is gonna be news to everyone...but every time the DoD
"modernizes" a business system both the taxpayer and the service member gets a wire brush enema.
Maybe we should stop "modernizing" for a while.

9. The fragmented economic development programs

The government giving advice on economic development. Get rid of them all.

10. Federal transportation programs that lack accountability

All federal programs lack accountability. Including, apparently the GAO.

11. Duplicative federal effort to provide water to the Mexico border region

We already provide them with 11 million tax free incomes a year.

12. Conflicting federal vehicle energy goals

Yes. Consolidate them to one unobtainable goal.

13. Duplicative ethanol programs

Good if your a corn farmer. End all ethanol subsidies. It ain't workin.

14. Government IT systems have divergent goals

Government IT again. Maybe they should just have one goal. Try to make it work without
driving your users insane.

15. Duplicative federal data centers

And yet, still impossible to get any data from the government.

16. Duplicative contracting agencies

Good luck with Congress on this.

17. Reviewing tax earmarks

And this.

18. Modernizing health records by Defense and Veterans Affairs

Or, maybe just tell them to stop stuffing medical records into holes in
the wall.

19. Controlling drug costs by Defense and Veterans Affairs

I don't know why they have any drug costs, since they'll give you Motrin for an arm
that's blown off.

20. Integrating public health information systems

Oh yeah, "modernize" again.

21. Integrating systems against biowarfare

And again

22. Duplication in securing the northern border

Or even securing the northern border at all against
drunk Canuck hunters.

23. Justice Department explosives investigations

Or maybe not suing the states when they try to do the job the Justice department
refuses to do.

24. Transportation Security Agency’s assessments of commercial trucking

Yeah. Just get rid of the whole TSA. Bad idea from another bunch of idiots called
the 9-11 commission.

25. Homeland Security can streamline information collecting with public transit agencies.

Streamline homeland security by erasing the whole bloated mall cop bureaucracy.

26. FEMA can improve oversight of grants

FEMA needs to downsized to one guy. Lock him in a closet with no computer and
tell him he's in charge of spare life preservers.

27. Duplicative development efforts in Afghanistan

Merge with New Orleans and Detroit development offices

28. Overlapping arms control bureaus

I'd say the ship's sailed on any arms control efforts a long
time ago. Good-bye

29. Administrative overlap on domestic food assistance

Replace them with a scale. If the client weighs over 300 lbs, kill
their food stamps. I estimate 75% reduction in costs.

30. Lack of coordination of federal homelessness programs

Lots of vacant homes in my neighborhood!

31. Waste in transportation programs for the disadvantaged

Lots of abandoned cars in my neighborhood!

32. Duplication in job training programs

Lots of "trained" out of work people in my neighborhood!

33. Multiple programs ensuring teacher quality

Yeah, how's that working our for everyone? Kill all of those programs.

34. Fragmented financial literacy programs

The government, who borrows 40 cents for every dollar it spends, is teaching financial
literacy. Seriously?

GAO Waste Report

Monday, August 1, 2011

The term "Civilian Marine"

I was stationed in a place where the majority of the DoD workforce was DoD civilians a few years ago, and for the first time came into contact with the phrase "Civilian Marine." This was obviously dreamed up by a general who wears his ass as a hat, and whose own Marine status is highly questionable. If it was up to me, I would have a bunch of Marines track this clown down, publicly humiliate him by removing all of his service insignia from his uniform and strip him of his own title of Marine, he obviously has no freaking clue what that word means. Did these "Civilian Marines" go through Marine Corps boot camp? Did they go through OCS and TBS? Did they bury any of their brother Marines? Did they march through freezing cold and blistering hot weather, eat crappy chow that would make a pig puke, and carry back-crushing loads for miles and miles? Do they have vital parts of their bodies, like their backs and knees missing due to service to their country? Did they go from the yellow footprints to seeing the best and worst of what human beings can accomplish. No, they did not. They are not Marines.

Time Magazine: One clear winner from the debt showdown is Obama

With Debt Deal Reached, Can Congress Swallow Its Own Bitter Medicine?

At the bottom of the article, Time shrills, "Conversely, the one clear winner from all this seems to be President Obama."

Really? Is that why his poll numbers are in the basement? The one clear LOSER from this is Obama. He came across looking like an inept boob throughout the whole process. Too bad we can't send Time magazine to the same place he's going to: the unemployment line. Oh wait, maybe we can.

Revenue Falls Again for Time Inc.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Prop 13 to Lower Arizona Property Taxes

Well, those pesky school boards and local politicians in Maricopa County are at it again. Raising our taxes instead of cutting back on the lazy employees that show up and work two hours a day. Luckily someone is finally doing something about it.

Prop 13 AZ

Friday, July 22, 2011

McChrystal's Ganjgal Debacle

I confess, I didn't know much about Gen McChrystal before this morning other than the fact that he was a dumbass for letting a Rolling Stone reporter get embedded with his staff (seriously, who's next...Vanity Fair???).
Now I understand he had the fool's role in the battle Ganjgal where a Marine was awarded the medal of honor.

Battle of Ganjgal

Reprimands in Marine Deaths In Ganjgal Engagement

Ganjgal Investigation Shows Lack of Support from 10th Mountain

McChrystal's rules of engagement ixnayed the use of artillery to keep civilian casualties down. Of course, this rule should have some common sense attached to it, like: If 100 Taliban are attacking four Marines, then you can use artillery. Very much like the ixnaying tanks in Mogidishu. The bottom line is this: there comes a time in many battles where the commander must decide whether to break the rules or preserve his career. The commander who puts his career and life on the line for his men deserves our respect. The commander who puts his career in front of his men (and we have plenty of those) deserves our contempt.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Plenty of fat to cut in DOD Budget

This may sound odd for a Government Contractor to say, but there is PLENTY of fat to cut in the DOD Budget.

Example: 300 Million Dollars in Navy Ships that were never finished

Example: Three billion a year the Army wastes on programs that go nowhere

Paper on Army program wastage

Example: Marine Buck Rogers piece of crap that we wasted three billion on before canceling

And that's just the crap we know about.

None of these take a crack at the 650 billion in personnel costs of DoD. You could fire half of the DoD federal employees and recoup a couple of hundred billion on that alone. The cost of firing them would be steep, all you processes will speed up by an order of magnitude and there will be less bureaucracy. The bad news is, is that every village in the US would now have two idiots as they moved out of Washington.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Strange Case of Franz Gayl

Franz Gayl is a retired Major who had the unlikely and long title of Science and Technology Adviser to the Marine Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies, and Operations. There are an ungodly number of articles on how Gayl was persecuted for raising a red flag on MRAP procurement: (or lack thereof)

Marines Wreck Super Geek’s Career

Marine whistleblower Franz Gayl: Security clearance removal is retaliation

Gail Testimony PDF

And here is his initial report:

Gayle MRAP Report

A problem with Gayl's reporting on the MRAP is he already came up with some wacky ideas like Marines in Space:

Space Marines’ Reality Check (Updated and Bumped)

Maybe after that anything out of his mouth became to wacky to believe.

Maybe he hit people on the head too many times and pissed them off. Or maybe his report was too damn long. The Executive Summary is ten pages long. Franz: next time one page, maybe two is good enough for the Executive Summary.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

US Army AKO (Army Knowledge Online)

Another system I've been forced to use is AKO. AKO is an website that the Army spends 67 million a year on. For a website. That has horrible reliability and performance metrics. Another example of how the government does IT: crappy. For some reviews and funny AKO videos:

AKO Sucks

GIs, officials disagree on effectiveness of AKO

But I sure can't say it as eloquently as Associate289:

"...Did anyone see the ArmyTimes article about AKO? They basically said how the majority of Soldiers thought AKO was terrible. And they interviewed some General who's in charge of the whole thing and he gave his typical General/Politician bullshit answer about how it's a good system that works within it's resources and accomplishes the mission and BLAH BLAH FUCKING BLAH. I really couldn't believe that someone, even someone in charge of AKO, would go on the record and defend it. It's unbelievable. The website is a complete piece of shit. And all these extra layers of security just add more frustration to the whole thing. Oh what's my favorite thing to do on vacation? You really want to know, AKO? It's flying across country and hiring underage prostitutes to choke me while I beat off with a broom stick up my ass. I don't know how you active duty assholes feel, but on the Guard side dealing with this fucking website is more painful than a highway rest stop abortion. All this admin shit is moving to AKO: NCOERs, clothing records, EPP packets, etc. And they all need CAC logins. Well great fucking idea asshole, there's like 5 fucking DEERs offices in the entire state. So let me stop what I'm doing on a drill weekend to bus everyone over to West Point so they can unfuck their CACs. Oh wait, they're not open on weekends. FUCK YOU

If there's anyone out there reading this that has any power (and I really hope not, because I'd be out of a fucking job after they read this post), let me say it loud and clear. AKO absolutely fucking sucks. It's a good idea gone terribly, terribly wrong. It's terrible to navigate. The search engine blows. The clutter on the home page is ridiculous. I don't give a shit what your budget is. Whatever you're given, it's too fucking much. Fire every web design idiot you have and take some of the money that's obviously not going to funding equipment for my company and go talk to someone at google or apple to unfuck this. Please."

Monday, July 18, 2011

Playing your computer media on your TV

So you have all these avi, mkv, wmv and a host of other formats you can's play directly on your TV. What do you do?

A friend of mine pointed out this handy little device, that uses an hdmi cable to hook up to your TV, and the thing works like a charm. Problem solved!

Friday, July 15, 2011

California Gov Signs Law Requiring Public Schools to Teach Gay History

So if you have kids in public school in California, this is what they're gonna see in class:

I guess you can send them to private school. Which is too bad, because you are paying through the nose to send them to public school, whether they are going or not.

California Gov Signs Landmark Law to Teach Gay History

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Luke AFB ID Card Office

Well, it's that time of the year again. Time to go to the dreaded ID card office. This is where the government wastes billions of dollars in taxpayer money to make contractors travel to a DOD ID card office and sit in a room filled with zombies for hours to wait for the lazy-ass-slower-than-the-DMV clerks to type two words into a computer which takes 1/2 hour per customer but should take 5 minutes. Another problem is that the computer which loads a pitifully small amount of data takes 10 minutes to do it. Ten minutes to load a 144k chip, which is a tiny amount of memory for a modern computer. But that's how the government does everything in IT: BAD.
Today I went to Luke AFB in Glendale AZ. There were two enlisted AF clerks there to serve a roomful of people. One of them was a Master Sgt I think (who did he piss off?) proved he couldn't even do that job correctly because he spent half of the hour and a half time I was there talking on the phone to his buddies, reducing the amount of effective clerks to one. I could have been in and out of there in 20 minutes if the place was well run, but instead it took half the day to get there, get the card, and get back. Cost to the Taxpayers:$300. And that's not counting the security classes and forms I need to fill out to get the ID card, that's another $300. Total cost: $600. The officer in charge of that place should be booted out as an example.
And to add insult to injury, they have the camera set up to take really bad pictures. Probably on purpose.

At least there not as bad as the MARCORSYSCOM ID Card office in Quantico. Those morons are only open on Tues and Thu from 1-4 for slimy contractors, disrupting the schedule even worse, and wasting even more taxpayer money.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Another piece of left wing trash from the Arizona Republic

Well, the gun lobby has a firm grip on the state, but not firm enough. One citizen with a weapon could have stopped the Giffords shooting. Too bad it was full of Democrats, Arizona Republic writers, and other pussies.

Guns in Arizona: Gun lobby has firm grip on state

Another reason why Arizonans hate the Republic, and why they're laying off people like it's cool. Hey, Arizona Republic! Last one out turn off the lights!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Viva Mexico

Does the Texas execution of Humberto Leal really endanger American's travelling abroad?

This is the left's new claim, after their claims of "it costs too much" and "it doesn't deter" have failed. I would say the risk to Americans from illegals from Mexico is much higher:

Illegal aliens murder 12 Americans daily

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My US Air Neighbor

I have a neighbor who is a US Airways flight attendant and she is just a nasty bitch. Never waves or says hi to me or my fiancee, never is neighborly, seems to be in a bad mood all the time. She really can't afford to live in this neighborhood, her parents bought the house for her, she is home all the time yet still hires a made to clean up after her fat, nastiness. Apparently her bad attitude is common for US Air:

Woman Escorted Off US Airways Flight For Snapping Photo

US Air Sucks

One man's story

US Air Sucks Facebook Page

The 19 Most Hated Companies In America

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Misleading Journalism

Power out as Phoenix temps hit record 118 screams the CBS website. The reader concludes a global warming catastrophe, it must be a power spike from all the air conditioners, right? Not so fast. We had a big storm that knocked down a bunch of power lines. Is this misleading headline malicious design by CBS or incompetence? The question is known as Hanlon's Razor.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fake but accurate

I got a newsletter in my in box that claimed Obama said:

"Navy Seal Team 6 is Cheney's private assassination team."

A short Google search revealed this claim may be untrue. Of course, I was busy clinging to my guns and my bible so I could only search with one hand. Actually not my bible as I'm a deist, but you get my point.

Friday, July 1, 2011

On raising the debt limit

A great conservative once said this about raising the debt limit:

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can't pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. [...]

This year, the Federal Government will spend $220 billion on interest. That is more money to pay interest on our national debt than we'll spend on Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program. That is more money to pay interest on our debt this year than we will spend on education, homeland security, transportation, and veterans benefits combined. It is more money in one year than we are likely to spend to rebuild the devastated gulf coast in a way that honors the best of America.

And the cost of our debt is one of the fastest growing expenses in the Federal budget. This rising debt is a hidden domestic enemy, robbing our cities and States of critical investments in infrastructure like bridges, ports, and levees; robbing our families and our children of critical investments in education and health care reform; robbing our seniors of the retirement and health security they have counted on.

Every dollar we pay in interest is a dollar that is not going to investment in America's priorities. Instead, interest payments are a significant tax on all Americans--a debt tax that Washington doesn't want to talk about. If Washington were serious about honest tax relief in this country, we would see an effort to reduce our national debt by returning to responsible fiscal policies. [...]

Now, there is nothing wrong with borrowing from foreign countries. But we must remember that the more we depend on foreign nations to lend us money, the more our economic security is tied to the whims of foreign leaders whose interests might not be aligned with ours.

Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that "the buck stops here." Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit."

Just kidding. Obama said it on March 16, 2006. Maybe he'll finally get his wish!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Amazon Says Goodbye to California

The news today is filled with reports of California telling Amazon that they are going to charge taxes on their California affiliates, justifying their taxing of internet retailers by saying they have an unfair advantage over brick and mortar retailers because they are not being taxed. I can't speak for everyone, but there is a great used bookstore down the street. Problem is the selection is nowhere near as good as Amazon's. But their prices are better than Amazon's because the shipping costs are pretty significant. Amazon's pricing isn't competitive, their selection is the reason I go there.

Amazon ends deal with 25,000 California websites

Amazon to California: Read My Lips, No Online Sales Tax

The Obama Hypocrisy

A nice post on
National Review"

"He criticizes a corporate jet tax break which was extended by a Democrat-controlled House and Senate and which he himself signed into law; he posits "fear-mongering" and "scare tactics" on the part of the Republicans - then goes on to say that if taxes are not raised, "children will not get medical care, young people will not get to go to college, and older Americans will lose their benefits"; he calls for leadership from Republicans, who are "acting like children" and "do not understand the seriousness of the situation" - this from the most uninvolved, poorly informed, unhelpful and demagogic President ever - right before he heads out for another round of golf. Or was it another fund-raiser, I forget.

The best might have been when the Vacationer-in-Chief called for the Congress to forego their Independence Day break to stay and work on a deal. I imagine he and the family will flit out to the Bahamas or Disney World on their big "corporate jet" to get out of their way so that Congress can work!

What a lying, hypocritical, partisan hack we have in the White House! Next vacation, Mr. President, just stay there. Keep the jet, our compliments; it's a small price to pay to have you gone"

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fanniegate and Reckless Endangerment

Walter Mead spells out what the Mainstream media doesn't want you to know here:

Fanniegate: Gamechanger For The GOP?

And the book that tells the story of breathtaking government incompetence:

And here we have the Paul Krugman admiration society on the crisis:

How Did Paul Krugman Get It So Wrong? (Nobel Laureate Missed the Fannie and Freddie Debacle)

How did Krugman get it so wrong?

How did Paul Krugman get it so Wrong?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wikipedia removes Thomas James Ball Entry

Wikipedia proves their left-tilt with the deletion of the Thomas Ball article. Thomas Ball was a father who claimed he was wronged in family court. He killed himself by self-immolation on the steps of a courthouse. This tragic story is made even worse by Wikipedia deleting the entry. The Wikipedia entry claims it isn't. Wikipedia-worthy

Of course, if he was gay then it would be:

Suicide of Tyler Clementi

Pretty good proof of Wikipedia's bias. More on Thomas James Ball:

Thomas Ball

The deleted entry

Good thing they can't control everything. Ain't democracy a bitch Wikipedia?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Hawaii Medical Center files for 2nd Bankruptcy

The Honolulu Star Advertiser has reported that the Hawaii Medical Center has filed for a second bankruptcy in two years. The reason:

Reductions in Medicare payments and a large amount of Medicare patients

That's right. An aging population and government healthcare drove the hospital to bankruptcy. But the Democrats are screaming very shrill little girl screams when any changes to Medicare or Social Security are attempted. Because of these huge obligations it is probably too late to do anything about the default or hyperinflation of the US Government as the interest builds up. The real question is when? When it happens it will be lightning fast, probably even too fast for the Feds to print money. And what is the worst situation: Hyperinflation or default? The country will survive, we've survived a civil war, attacks, depression, and a lot of other disasters. Hell, the Brits burnt down the White House in 1812. But a lot of the people that are depending on the Govt to take care of them are in for some rough times. And protesting is not gonna help a whole lot.

HMC files for second bankruptcy

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hanauma bay bureaucracy

We made the mistake of going snorkeling in Hanauma Bay Oahu, which used to be a laid back place and fun to go to in the 80s. unfortunately the county government idiots that run this place have turned it into a bureaucratic nightmare. It looks like even the sea turtles have abandoned it. They say they are trying to bring it back after years of neglect...if so, fine. Close it down then. But now they try to indoctrinate you with forcing you to watch a film on what not to do in the bay, without enforcing any of the rules...pretty much like gun control. Worthless. We watched a bunch of fat worthless government employees sit around the parking lot and beach while being hijacked of cash twice, once for the fare to the bay and once when we got there for the entrance fee. Cancun had better lagoons with restaurants and bars and cleanup crews...commercial folks that actually worked for a living. It cost more to go to the Lagoons in Cancun, but it was all inclusive and a much more enjoyable experience.

These fees aren't going to stop Oahu from raising their own residents taxes sky-high

Oahu taxes going up

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Roadwork in Waikiki

We were walking in Waikiki yesterday and I noticed some unusual road construction going on. It's unusual because the roads looked brand new, yet they were being repaved. So I started asking the locals why the streets were being repaved, when they were brand new. The number one response was that there must be a gas leak or something. A cop I asked had the same opinion, that it was a waste of taxpayer money for one of Obama's "Shovel ready projects."
Worse yet, the North Shore of Oahu's roads are falling apart. Why aren't they being repaired? It just doesn't make any sense. And the contractors are breaking water mains, tying up traffic, and causing a mess.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Can Obama Reassemble his coalition?

Why would you want to? Seriously, at this point he should be consulting an economic version of Patraeus on a new strategy. But then he would have to admit he's wrong, about a lot of things. And that's not gonna happen.
Can Obama Reassemble his coalition?

Army Unit Commanders Inflating Their Readiness Numbers

I'm seeing a disturbing trend where US Army unit commanders are obviously inflating their equipment readiness numbers. For example, a unit commander who owns 200 armored vehicles is saying only one of them is down. Seriously? This has to be the awesomest unit in the history of warfare. This kind of BS can not be happening without some kind of implicit agreement or even pressure from the brass to inflate the numbers. Somebody needs to go through these units and the Generals that are pressuring/overlooking the BS numbers and clean house. The only reason the media hasn't gone off on this is that they are batting for Obama and any embarrassment for the military is an embarrassment for him.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Contracting Officer Hall of Shame

A Wall Street Journal detailing the investigation of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction:

The Hunt for Weapons of Mass Corruption

And some morally challenged recipients for the IG's awards:

Lt. Col. Derrick Shoemake:

Two counts of bribery related to the awarding of bottled-water contracts.

Maj Gloria Davis:

225k in bribes, Killed herself:
Long Path to Courtroom for War Contractor Accused of Bribery

I guess we're calling disgraced contracting officers heroes and burying them with medal of honor winners in Arlington

Maj Mark Fuller, 22 counts of bribery:

And assaulting a trout.

Maj. John Cockerham:

Army Major, Family Nabbed In Bribe Scandal

9.6 million in bribes, and looking like someone shoved a porcupine up his yang.

Maj Eddie Pressley:

22 Counts of bribery and wearing a coat that's too small with a stupid looking hat

Promises, promises

Obama: My family would be fine with just 1 term

A picture of one word that says 1000

Monday, June 13, 2011

Matt Damon, America-Hater or Conservative Plant?

I was watching Saving Private Ryan on TV the other night, and was repulsed yet again when I saw Matt Damon playing a brave American soldier in France in WWII. Cause we have seen so many Hollywood Gerbil Racers actually become brave servicemen lately.

And this morning I came across a reference to Green Zone, a blatantly ant-war movie that bombed horribly, starring Damon. And I started thinking. What if Damon were really a Republican plant? What if his plan was to integrate himself with the Hollywood socialist elites, then waste huge amounts of their money in anti-American flops like Green Zone? It's worked great for the Republicans so far. I don't think any other strategy in Hollywood would have wasted so much of their money and ruined any remaining good will from the American people.

Then I thought...nahhh. He's not that smart. But maybe trading places with an artist in Cuba for a few years would fix him. Then there are always those who can't admit their mistakes and end up living a life in squalor parroting the party line so they don't have to admit how screwed up they are.

I think this movie says it all about Damon, and the Film Actors Guild: