Category Archive: Current Events

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Aug 02

Did someone at the TSA finally wake up?

As readers of this blog know, I have not been a fan of the TSA’s ever-expanding use of questionable technology and procedures to try to screen out threats to the United States’ Air Transportation System. As we know, the enhanced scanners and invasive pat-downs have resulted in more complaints than catching people wishing to do …

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Jul 31

As expected…

The President and Congress has reached a reported deal to raise the debt limit, with some spending reductions over the next decade. Of course, they promise the cuts, and establishes yet another commission to produce a report (which they have to approve their recommended cuts) before a long-term debt limit increase will go into effect.

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Jul 25

How onerous EPA Guidelines to clean up broken fluorescent bulbs are…

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb

Do you know what to do when you drop and break a Compact Fluorescent light bulb? The fine folks at the Media Research Center had to find out – by accident: Video: MRCTV Finds Out How Onerous EPA Guidelines to Clean Up Broken Fluorescent Bulbs Are | NewsBusters.org. And people wonder why the phasing out …

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Jul 22

For goodness sakes, it’s a debt limit, not a default…

It seems like every day I turn on the TV and some other talking head from Washington is talking about the impending “default” by not raising the debt ceiling. To you and me, the debt ceiling is the credit limit on our credit cards.  Once we reach our limit, we have to stop borrowing – we …

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Jul 11

Sheila Jackson Lee: Open mouth, insert foot, get sued

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX18)

Once again, “Queen Sheila” has proved how out of touch she really is. This time, a former legislative director, Mona Floyd, is suing the congresswoman, for refusing to recognize and accommodate for a disability in the work environment.

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Jul 07

Mayor Parker to voters: cameras back on, despite vote

Metro Bus runs a red light

Much as I predicted previously, the mayor has decided to ignore the voters and allow American Traffic Solutions (ATS) to turn the red light cameras back on. This comes despite the fact that the voters clearly said in November 2010 that they wanted the cameras turned off.  Of course, ATS took days to do so, …

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Jul 04

In Congress, July 4, 1776

Declaration of Independence

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and …

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Jul 01

The INBOX is Full…

Saw this today, and certainly agree with it (Thanks “Weird Al”): [Hat Tip: This Blog Is Full Of Crap]

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Jun 18

Houston’s Red Light Cameras to start clicking again?

Warning Sign for a Red Light Camera

As one of the frequent topics I discuss on this blog, I am not a fan of red light cameras. Continuing from the story I posted last month, American Traffic Solutions or ATS, filed a federal lawsuit over the charter amendment in the 2010 election that the voters told the city to shut the cameras off. The …

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Jun 12

Proper Telephone Use

My day job consists of working in private industry supporting telephone equipment.  So, when videos like this come up, I tend to pay attention.  A friend of mine e-mailed this to me today, and I wanted to share it with you: Video courtesy the AT&T Tech Channel. 

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