Jan 27

Ronald Reagan: Joking about Democrats

Found this one by accident on YouTube:

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Jan 23

TSA picks the wrong person to harrass…

If I were a TSA agent, I would become very familiar with certain travelers coming through the checkpoint.  Obviously, this morning, they were not quite awake at the airport in Nashville, and the wrong person was “randomly” selected for a pat down screening.

Rand Paul - Official Portrait

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)

That person was Rand Paul, the Republican Senator from Kentucky.  As he passed through one of the TSA’s multimillion dollar body scanners, it alarmed with an anomaly on his leg.  He pulled up his pant leg, and even offered to submit to being re-scanned, but the agent at the checkpoint insisted he had to receive a pat down because of the alarm. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 18

Obama Admin flushes Keystone XL Pipeline

Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket…

Barack Obama, January 2008

The Obama administration today insured us that oil prices will also continue to skyrocket, by blocking the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas.

Oil and gas pipeline

As is typical of this Administration, they passed the blame to someone else, as the deadline imposed by Republicans during the payroll tax extension debate came due. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 07

Hi this is Rachel from Cardholder Services…

We’ve probably all got that call at some point over the last few years, telling us this is our final notice to lower our interest rates on our credit cards.  You promptly hit 2 to asking to be removed from the system, yet the calls keep coming.

Phone ReceiverI got one such call this morning around 10am on my cell phone.  The caller ID said 303-217-1074, and not knowing if it was work related, I answered the call.  Again, that familiar speech began, to which I promptly hung up the phone.

After going to great lengths to put both my home and cell numbers on the National and Texas State Do Not Call lists, it doesn’t seem to stop “Rachel”.  I also try to file a report each time she calls to the government, but those reports has not really resulted in any action.

But, that’s about to change.  In the days leading up to the holidays last month, the Federal Trade Commission issued a press release about taking action against “Cardholder Services” trying to stop “Rachel” once and for all. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 31

So Long 2011 – Welcome 2012

As we pop the cork to celebrate the new year, it’s time to reflect back on the past year, and the year to come.

2011 started off with the Republicans taking control of the House of Representatives. Unfortunately, with Campaigner-in-Chief Obama’s political grandstanding, along with the Democrat controlled Senate, gridlock was the order of business in Washington.
Champagne
The U.S.A. saw the credit rating agencies downgrade the credit rating for the first time in the country’s 235 year history, meanwhile the debt continues to spiral into the stratosphere. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 25

Merry Christmas

Nothing says it better than Linus’ speech from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”:

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Dec 07

“A day that will live in infamy…”

Seventy years ago today, December 7, 1941, the United States Navy was attacked by Japanese planes in an unprovoked event in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

The events of that day is still discussed in school history lessons to this day, and the loss of life has only been surpassed by the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States by Muslim extremists.

I have been to Pearl Harbor, and I have also been to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, where many of those bodies recovered were laid to rest. Let us not forget what happened that day, nor forget those whom died in that event. Through historical footage and the vivid images from my visit there, I know I never will forget.

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Nov 23

Happy Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful for completing a move to a new apartment, several months in the making.  I hope to start regular posts again soon.

Until then, Happy Thanksgiving everybody.

 

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Oct 10

Intermission

Ok, so I’ve been remiss in posting anything here the last few weeks. I’ve got some story ideas, and am working on them in the background.

Currently though, real world activities take a priority over cyber-space activities. I hope I can share details with you soon.

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Sep 11

9/11: We will never forget…

Ten years ago today, 19 extremists did the unthinkable, attack the United States of America.  On that fateful Tuesday in 2001, I recall coming into my office at 8am Central Time and seeing a bulletin on my e-mail: “Plane strikes World Trade Center”.

World Trade Center Tribute in Lights - 9/11/2005

The bright lights of the World Trade Center tribute provide a backdrop to the fence surrounding the site, September 11, 2005.

My first thoughts were of people that I had a business relationship with at companies like Cantor Fitzgerald before I switched jobs in 1999.  I reached out to a contact at my former employer to see if he heard anything.  He had not.  Early information sounded like a private plane, not a commercial airliner. Read the rest of this entry »

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