Category: United States

Discussions about national events

Jun 01

Fighting back against Rachel at Cardholder Services

No Phone

Editor’s note: This is the third of four parts about the annoying “Rachel” from Cardholder Services telemarketing calls. To read part one, click here and part two here. So now there’s a better understanding of who the players are, and what it takes to make Rachel work, we can start to fight back against her annoying calls. What can we do? Before …

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May 28

What makes Rachel from Cardholder Services tick?


Editor’s note: This is the second of four parts about the annoying “Rachel” from Cardholder Services telemarketing calls.  To read part one, click here. Previously, I wrote about the parties that seem as being behind those annoying calls from “Rachel” at Cardholder Services. This time, I want to consider the technology behind “Rachel”, and the way that the program …

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May 24

The hunt for Rachel at Cardholder Services

Rachel calling...

Editor’s note: This is the first of four parts about the annoying “Rachel” from Cardholder Services telemarketing calls. Back in January, I spotlighted the nightmare that is “Rachel”, and a court case to stop her. Little did I know, that I was only scratching the surface, and the facts in this case go much deeper. Since I wrote about it …

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Apr 21

The case for Voter ID

Texas Driver's License, Voter Registration Card and a "Vote" Button

Author’s note – I apologize for not posting in an extended period of time.  I’ve had a lot of things on my mind as of late, most of which I can’t discuss here.  I hope to get back to regular postings soon. In 2011, the Texas Legislature drafted, like many other states, a law that requires presenting …

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Mar 16

What if Obamacare really was like auto insurance?

So there’s been a lot of talk about the “Individual Mandate” of Obamacare.  I think the following video helps to put the truth in a perspective that we can understand.

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Feb 27

Make Mine Freedom

In the late 1940’s, the United States was watching the developing threat of the Soviet Union, Communism, and ultimately, the Cold War. It was no surprise, then, that the movie theaters of the day would run Pro-America/Pro-Capitalism “Propaganda” to remind citizens that our way of life is under attack. Harding College stepped forward with one …

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Feb 22

Birth of a Founding Father

George Washington - 1782

The first President of the United States, George Washington was born 280 years ago today, February 22, 1732. Had it not been for his courage, the United States might have not been what it is today.  In addition to his eight years as President, he was a surveyor, a decorated military officer, and a farmer.

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Feb 05

Super Bowl Security?

Superbowl XLVI Helmets

Today’s the day; The New England Patriots take on the New York Giants in Super Bowl 46. In an event that has become an annual spectacle for many years, all eyes will be on which team takes home the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy right? Or maybe it is to see what other celebrities will be there …

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Feb 03

Just how bad is our Education System?

IMDb page about the movie

I heard the audio of this earlier today, and it goes to prove exactly what is wrong with education today: This brings the key question, why can’t these students answer the questions correctly?

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Feb 02

Don’t answer the door…

A co-worker sent this video to me today.  Like a scene from a bad horror film, could this be the future if Obama gets re-elected this fall? Or worse, the Democrats take back the House of Representatives? I don’t know about you, but I don’t think we can afford 4 more years. [H/T PowerLineBlog]

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