Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Republicans Accuse Bush of Socialism!

I understand, President Bush has been accused of embracing Socialism. The Republicans plan to pass a resolution against the President proclaiming this very thing. I sure understand, Bush has not been the poster child of conservative values. Matter of fact, the ironic thing is that the Liberal Democrats have hated him for winning his 2 elections, and his only friends were the Republicans. I would expect Liberal Socialism from Obama, but Socialism from Bush was something that takes us by surprise. Seems Obama is not as much of a change agent as he had proclaimed. Bush would have been better off taking a hard stand in conservatism through his 8 years, than trying to reach across the aisle. It does no good, and you get fried for it. Lesson learned.

Friday, December 19, 2008

CNN Meteorologist - Arrogant to say we cause Global Warming

Finally from CNN, a meteorologist, Chad Myers, says it is Arrogant to think we cause Global Warming. Fantastic video clip, from CNN. I have been saying this for a few years now.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Majel Barrett Roddenberry of Star Trek Fame, Dies at 76.

Majel Barrett Roddenberry died at 76. She was best known for being Nurse Chapel in the Star Trek series. But she was also married to the Star Trek creator Gene Roddenbberry. Majel also did double duty as the voice of the Enterprise computer in The Next Generation TV series.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Libs Dish It OUT, BUT Can't Take it!

Saturday Night Live did a skit against the legally blind scandal ridden Liberal Governor of New York, and seems that the Liberals can not take the joke when they get served. Republicans have been taking it on the chin for 8 years, with President Bush attacked almost daily, for his wit or supposed lack of. Finally SNL does a job on a Lib and they whine, whine, whine.

President Bush Too FAST for Shoe Thrower!

President Bush showed his cat like reflexes when he dodged, not one, but 2 shoes thrown at him while in Iraq. His comments, he said that it didn't bother him, thats what happens in free societies!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Macbook Air - Another Problem with Apple Hardware/Software

Yet again, Apple has released a buggy product (From This time it is the NEW Macbook Air. The display has horizontal white lines messing the display. Very difficult to actually believe, but confirmed. Seems Apple is stumped and working on this one. I wonder, and have pondered before, just what kind of acceptance testing they do in the labs in Cupertino. Seems they have alot of problems in consistency, and quality - over the last few years. iTunes has been and still is buggy, many iMac updates have clunked and flunked, iPods have had scratchy displays, Mac laptops have had disintegrating surfaces, and too many software bugs have plagued the company since it's popular iPod came to mainstream acceptance. My question, does Apple have enough resources, and are they quality people? Or are they bogged down in too many projects, and under pressure to deliver products too quickly for the holidays? It would seem all to easy to concentrate on core products, and ensure they are quality, prior to feature glut and gee whiz tools. But again Apple has flunked the quality testing.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Alan Colmes Leaves Fox Show!

One of my favorite liberals, one who was actually likable, is leaving the Hannity and Colmes show to try new things. It has been 12 years, and enough is enough, apparently. I can not say I agreed with him, but his charming way of insisting the liberal way was the right way, was always entertaining.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

2010 Ford Mustang!

Take a look at the new Mustang for 2010. Sporty, aggressive, awesome. Can't wait to test drive one! See the features here in this PDF!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bush Economy Actually Was GREAT!

Check out this paragraph on the actual numbers of poor who got out of their rut, or the numbers of people who increased their income under President Bush. Shame this information was not touched on by our media, in order to win an election. Obama's platform is doom and gloom, raise taxes, and limit freedom. Too bad a majority blindly swallowed this information!

The Bush economy, like the Reagan economy: lowering people's taxes was superb for people, and the economy was roaring for this to be the case. We kept hearing about the failed Bush policies of the last eight years and how we gotta go in there and change all of this, "And by God, we're going to change it and these numbers of people growing their income..." It ain't going to happen. Those people now are going to face Obama's new tax increases, folks. This is going to be choked off; this is going to be shut down. "The poorest segment of the electorate, those making under $15,000, has shrunk from 11 percent to 6 percent over the past dozen years. And those making $15,000 to $30,000 annually -- the working poor -- also shrunk from 23 percent to 12 percent of the electorate." Do you realize the magnitude of these numbers? The poor got richer, everybody got richer, but they were "the failed policies of the last eight years." The failed policies of the last eight years, and the media jumping right along, trying to convince you while you were doing great -- while you were doing well, while you were upwardly mobile -- that somehow it wasn't real. It wasn't happening because not everybody was and you had to be feeling guilty about it.

Taken from Rush Limbaugh's site.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Rush Limbaugh Gives Away NEW Vehicle!

Rush Limbaugh, the generous gentleman that he is, recently gave away a new vehicle, to a random lucky caller. Read the article for yourself to get the details. Funny thing is that the person who received the car chose an SUV! This means to me that people really do prefer larger vehicles, especially if they are free or cheaper. So much for the idea that large vehicles are "out" and smaller ones are vogue.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Obama wants to Bankrupt Coal Industry

Amazing that a Presidential candidate wants to see an Industry go under! Obama claims he will bankrupt the Coal industry by making it too costly to build new coal plants. Americans work at these plants, Americans Obama claims to represent. He has his own agenda.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

American Hero - John McCain!

Now here is a picture worth posting! An American Hero. A man who dared to hang in with his team, take real abuses, not like rock music in Gitmo. An American Hero worth voting for! A man who endured torture, and understands our enemies, and understands we want reputable leaders! Make his pain worth it all, vote McCain. At least check out his website, it just makes sense!

What about Sarah Palin?

"I'm a Democrat, but I've worked as a consultant with the McCain campaign since shortly after Palin's nomination. Last week, there was the thought that as a former editor-in-chief of Ms. magazine as well as a feminist activist in my pre-journalism days, I might be helpful in contributing to a speech that Palin had long wanted to give on women's rights. What is often called her 'confidence' is actually a rarity in national politics: I saw a woman who knows exactly who she is." --Elaine Lafferty

Monday, October 27, 2008

Joe Biden Afraid of Questions!

Joe Biden was so angered by riveting hardball questions that Jill Biden interview has been cancelled. I ask, what if Biden is in intensive negotiations with an unfriendly force or country, what then, will he be angry? Will he roll his eyes, or storm out of the talks crying? He can't answer hard questions because he doesn't want you to know the answers. It is about time that media does it's job, and WFTV should be proud! See the video.

See the same interviewer also throw McCain hardball questions!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Who Supports McCain?

I'm sure you didn't hear of the over 100 endorsements for McCain from Military Commanders - since the media doesn't share that information - so here's a list for you

McCain gets support from four former secretaries of state (Even tho former Secretary of State Colin Powell tossed is hat towards Obama).

Henry Kissinger, retired Gen. Alexander Haig, Lawrence Eagleburger and George Shultz all said they would support McCain. The former heads of the State Department said the senator's leadership skills, his record and his vision make him the right choice for president in difficult times.

"The world's challenges are radically changing and our country needs John McCain's experience and optimism, said Kissinger, who served as secretary of state from 1973 to 1977 and won a Nobel Prize for his efforts to end the Vietnam War.

"His record, character, and belief that America's best days lie ahead make John McCain the right leader for these times, added Kissinger.

Senator McCain has been endorsed by over 100 generals and admirals from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps[40], among them:

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, USA (Ret.) - former Commander-in-Chief, Central Command
Admiral Leighton W. Smith, Jr., USN (Ret.) - former Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe
Lieutenant General John B. Conaway, USAF (Ret.) - former Chief of the National Guard Bureau
General James B. Davis, USAF (Ret.) - former Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe (NATO)
Colonel George "Bud" Day, USAF (Ret.) - Medal of Honor recipient
Rear Admiral Jeremiah Denton, USN (Ret.) - Navy Cross recipient
Admiral S. Robert Foley, USN (Ret.) - former Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet
Admiral Ronald J. Hays, USN (Ret.) - former Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command
Admiral James L. Holloway III, USN (Ret.) - former Chief of Naval Operations
Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, USN (Ret.) - former Director of the NSA
Admiral Jerome L. Johnson, USN (Ret.) - former Vice Chief of Naval Operations
General P.X. Kelley, USMC (Ret.) - former Commandant of the Marine Corps
Admiral Robert J. "Barney" Kelly, USN (Ret.) - former Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet
Admiral Frank Kelso, USN (Ret.) - former Chief of Naval Operations
Admiral George "Gus" Kinnear, USN (Ret.) - former Commander of Air Force, Atlantic Fleet
Admiral Charles R. "Chuck" Larson, USN (Ret.) - former Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command
Admiral Joseph Lopez, USN (Ret.) - former Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe
Captain Jim Lovell, USN (Ret.) - former NASA astronaut, commander of Apollo 13
Admiral James "Ace" Lyons, USN (Ret.) - former Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet
Admiral Paul David Miller, USN (Ret.) - former Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet
Rear Admiral Benjamin F. Montoya, USN (Ret.) - former Chief of Naval Civil Engineer Corps
General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., USMC (Ret.) - former Commandant of the Marine Corps
Vice Admiral John R. Ryan, USN (Ret.) - former Superintendent of the Naval Academy
Colonel Leo K. Thorsness, USAF (Ret.) - Medal of Honor recipient
Lieutenant General James A. Williams, USA (Ret.) - former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
Admiral Ronald J. Zlatoper, USN (Ret.) - former Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet

Saturday, October 25, 2008

WalMart MOST GENEROUS Corporation in 2007!

Forbes magazine has found the MOST Generous Corporation, and it is WalMart. Of all the bashing they take from liberal states like Maryland, the truth is they give the most! Read the article!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dvorak and Cell Phone Mania - Funny!

John has done it again, accurate and insightful! I found this article to be a hoot, then realized he is right. We stress and converse way to much on the phone and about phones.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Hawaii ENDS Universal Health Care

As reported by API, Hawaii has ended the Universal Health Care experiment, 7 months after initiating it. Basically it was too costly, and everyone scrambled to use it, even those who could afford health care. Gee whiz, free stuff, and they didn't expect everyone in the state to share in it. This is proof that Universal Health care will not work, and can not be sustained.

Which One Has Obama refused to meet with?

Good Point!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae SCAM fortold in 2004 by Republicans

In 2004, Republicans held an oversight hearing on Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac. They warned us about this crisis back then, but Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, and other Democrats charged racism. Franklin Raines, the disgraced thief Democrat CEO of Fannie Mae, insisted the loans were "riskless."

Washington Post says fraud was happening back in 2005.

Listen to the bonuses execs got from Fannie Mae, and then even President Clinton acknowledged there were problems. Watch and listen to Democrats paint this as a race issue, versus a financial issue!

2004 Video Montage: Democrats Defend Fannie/Freddie from Regulation

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

AIG Bailout? Do it this way!

This is interesting, received in email, the person may just have a point here.

AIG......why not do it this way?????

I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to in a We Deserve It Dividend.

To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide Citizens 18+.

Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billon that equals $425,000.00.

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It Dividend.

Of course, it would NOT be tax free.

So let's assume a tax rate of 30%.

Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.

That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.

But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.

A husband and wife has $595,000.00.What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?

Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved.

Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads.

Put away money for college - it'll be there.

Save in a bank - create money to loan to entrepreneurs.

Buy a new car - create jobs!

Invest in the market - capital drives growth.

Pay for your parent's medical insurance - health care improve.

Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean - or else

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other
company that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 ( "vote buy" ) economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President.

If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+!

As for AIG - liquidate it.

Sell off its parts.

Let American General go back to being American General.

Sell off the real estate.

Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't.

Sure it's a crazy idea that can "never work."

But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!

How do you spell Economic Boom?

I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion We Deserve It Dividend more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in .

And remember, The Family plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

- Anonymous

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Robert X. Cringely explains why I get passed up for Management jobs!

I am a big fan of Robert's columns. This one explains why people like us get overlooked for management positions. I am finally beginning to understand. Take a gander at Door Number Three.

There’s a point to all these firing stories and they actually do relate to IT. I’m typical of a lot of IT types. You know us. We are useful but sometimes a pain in the ass. We have opinions and speak our minds and don’t suffer fools at all. We stand up to authority from time to time. Sometimes we’re wrong. We get fired a lot and hired a lot, too, because we are generally useful, though dangerous.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Iraqi Leader says Obama Tried to Stall Pullout Plan!

According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.

"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari said in an interview.

Barry Obama would rather risk more lives lost, and delay the scheduled pullout, to win an election, rather than do what's right. Hmmm, sad!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

Adam Bender - One Leg Wonder

So you think you have it tough? Life, family, work? This little guy hasn't a care in the world. He plays great baseball, catches, runs. Oh and he has one leg. Not a complaint or a whine, just grit and determination. Playing ball is fun, anyway, right! This video is a must see. Become inspired to appreciate life more. Live life like Adam does!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Paralyzed Man Walks with Exoskeleton!

Just like RoboCop, this paralyzed guy, through modern miracle technologies, walks again. Take a look at the article and picture. This could provide a whole new level of hope for those who are unable to walk!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Linpus OS & Awesome Small Acer Laptop - Aspire One!

A friend of mine introduced me to this gem. She is considering it for her son, and I must admit, it looks nice. It is very small, easy to carry, has all the features of a normal laptop, and has Linux loaded on it, with a unique simple interface. The images at the site offer a look. I was so intrigued, I decided to go grab the free operating System it uses. The laptop has the new Intel Atom processor, and option for a memory based hard drive, no moving parts. Best thing is the low price!

See my intro to Linpus here on YouTube! This is the freeware version, not actually the Acer bundled version.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Maryland Prince George's County Police OUT OF CONTROL

Thats right, the Prince George's County Police wrongfully invaded the home of the local Berwyn Heights Mayor, and kills his 2 dogs. This kind of home invasion is totally uncalled for, unconstitutional, and illegal. These jack booted thugs should be fired! There is enough crime on the streets that there is absolutely no need for police to invade private residences. Not to mention that of elected officials. Someone could have been killed. The Mayor's security police force may have even responded to a shoot out. I hope the Mayor is doing well, and I wish my best to his family. Now Mayor, take action to put a halt to this nonsense!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Digital TV Coming in Feb 09 - Get Coupon for Converter!

If you have not heard, your regular old fashioned TV channels are going away in February 2009. They will be replaced with new digital signals. This means old TVs won't get reception. BUT if you purchase a new converter box, you can continue to use your older TV with the new signal. Simply apply for a coupon online at this site, and this will allow you to get one for around $10.00. It acts just like a VCR or cable converter box. It displays TV through channel 3. I must say that I just hooked my uncles up, and the quality of channel clarity is excellent. There are even more channels, believe it or not. Locally here in Baltimore, you can get special 24 hour weather channels from the main commercial stations. Nice and hidden feature that many people do not know about. I recall cable tv when it began, and the lure was a clear channel. Now you could even drop cable, but bare in mind many special channels only on cable, will still not be available locally. But what you will get will finally be clear!

Monday, July 21, 2008

New York Times Attempt to Censor McCain

Last week the New York Times posted an Editorial from Barack Obama. This week Senator McCain submits a response, but has it denied. This is obvious censorship, the Times doesn't want you to read it. We all know why, without information, you can not choose the best candidate. NYT doesn't want you to choose the best candidate, only the one they like. This is cowardly and un-American. But then who ever claimed the NY Times had America's interests at heart?

From The DRUDGE REPORT the McCain editorial in its submitted form:

In January 2007, when General David Petraeus took command in Iraq, he called the situation “hard” but not “hopeless.” Today, 18 months later, violence has fallen by up to 80% to the lowest levels in four years, and Sunni and Shiite terrorists are reeling from a string of defeats. The situation now is full of hope, but considerable hard work remains to consolidate our fragile gains.

Progress has been due primarily to an increase in the number of troops and a change in their strategy. I was an early advocate of the surge at a time when it had few supporters in Washington. Senator Barack Obama was an equally vocal opponent. "I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there,” he said on January 10, 2007. “In fact, I think it will do the reverse."

Now Senator Obama has been forced to acknowledge that “our troops have performed brilliantly in lowering the level of violence.” But he still denies that any political progress has resulted.

Perhaps he is unaware that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has recently certified that, as one news article put it, “Iraq has met all but three of 18 original benchmarks set by Congress last year to measure security, political and economic progress.” Even more heartening has been progress that’s not measured by the benchmarks. More than 90,000 Iraqis, many of them Sunnis who once fought against the government, have signed up as Sons of Iraq to fight against the terrorists. Nor do they measure Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki’s new-found willingness to crack down on Shiite extremists in Basra and Sadr City—actions that have done much to dispel suspicions of sectarianism.

The success of the surge has not changed Senator Obama’s determination to pull out all of our combat troops. All that has changed is his rationale. In a New York Times op-ed and a speech this week, he offered his “plan for Iraq” in advance of his first “fact finding” trip to that country in more than three years. It consisted of the same old proposal to pull all of our troops out within 16 months. In 2007 he wanted to withdraw because he thought the war was lost. If we had taken his advice, it would have been. Now he wants to withdraw because he thinks Iraqis no longer need our assistance.

To make this point, he mangles the evidence. He makes it sound as if Prime Minister Maliki has endorsed the Obama timetable, when all he has said is that he would like a plan for the eventual withdrawal of U.S. troops at some unspecified point in the future.

Senator Obama is also misleading on the Iraqi military's readiness. The Iraqi Army will be equipped and trained by the middle of next year, but this does not, as Senator Obama suggests, mean that they will then be ready to secure their country without a good deal of help. The Iraqi Air Force, for one, still lags behind, and no modern army can operate without air cover. The Iraqis are also still learning how to conduct planning, logistics, command and control, communications, and other complicated functions needed to support frontline troops.

No one favors a permanent U.S. presence, as Senator Obama charges. A partial withdrawal has already occurred with the departure of five “surge” brigades, and more withdrawals can take place as the security situation improves. As we draw down in Iraq, we can beef up our presence on other battlefields, such as Afghanistan, without fear of leaving a failed state behind. I have said that I expect to welcome home most of our troops from Iraq by the end of my first term in office, in 2013.

But I have also said that any draw-downs must be based on a realistic assessment of conditions on the ground, not on an artificial timetable crafted for domestic political reasons. This is the crux of my disagreement with Senator Obama.

Senator Obama has said that he would consult our commanders on the ground and Iraqi leaders, but he did no such thing before releasing his “plan for Iraq.” Perhaps that’s because he doesn’t want to hear what they have to say. During the course of eight visits to Iraq, I have heard many times from our troops what Major General Jeffrey Hammond, commander of coalition forces in Baghdad, recently said: that leaving based on a timetable would be “very dangerous.”

The danger is that extremists supported by Al Qaeda and Iran could stage a comeback, as they have in the past when we’ve had too few troops in Iraq. Senator Obama seems to have learned nothing from recent history. I find it ironic that he is emulating the worst mistake of the Bush administration by waving the “Mission Accomplished” banner prematurely.

I am also dismayed that he never talks about winning the war—only of ending it. But if we don’t win the war, our enemies will. A triumph for the terrorists would be a disaster for us. That is something I will not allow to happen as president. Instead I will continue implementing a proven counterinsurgency strategy not only in Iraq but also in Afghanistan with the goal of creating stable, secure, self-sustaining democratic allies.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Iran Missile Photos Doctored Fake! Shame!

From Michelle Malkin's site:
Yet another fake front page photo to drum up fear and dread from Liberal media hacks and foreign Socialists. Have you seen this on a front page in your newspaper? If so, they are robotic rehashes of liberal crap! Cancel the paper, stop reading it, it is a pack of lies!

Dell Disables Stereo Mix on Laptops

This is a class action lawsuit waiting to happen. Dell computer has disabled the Stereo Mix on some of its laptop computers. It is said that they have colluded with the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America) in a motion to hobble fully functional laptops to attempt to keep people from recording stereo audio. Stunning! Be wary if you buy a Dell today. They want $99 to turn it back on.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

George W’s War - Really?

Good Article, but I can not confirm it is from Investor's Business Daily, but the info is still relevant!

By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Friday, June 20, 2008 4:20 PM PT

No one likes war. War is a horrific affair, bloody and expensive. Sending our men and women into battle to perhaps die or be maimed is an unconscionable thought.

Yet some wars need to be waged, and someone needs to lead. The citizenry and Congress are often ambivalent or largely opposed to any given war. It’s up to our leader to convince them. That’s why we call the leader “Commander in Chief.”

George W.’s war was no different. There was lots of resistance to it. Many in Congress were vehemently against the idea. The Commander in Chief had to lobby for legislative approval.

Along with supporters, George W. used the force of his convictions, the power of his title and every ounce of moral suasion he could muster to rally support. He had to assure Congress and the public that the war was morally justified, winnable and affordable. Congress eventually came around and voted overwhelmingly to wage war.

George W. then lobbied foreign governments for support. But in the end, only one European nation helped us. The rest of the world sat on its hands and watched.

After a few quick victories, things started to go bad. There were many dark days when all the news was discouraging. Casualties began to mount. It became obvious that our forces were too small. Congress began to drag its feet about funding the effort.

Many who had voted to support the war just a few years earlier were beginning to speak against it and accuse the Commander in Chief of misleading them. Many critics began to call him incompetent, an idiot and even a liar. Journalists joined the negative chorus with a vengeance.

As the war entered its fourth year, the public began to grow weary of the conflict and the casualties. George W.’s popularity plummeted. Yet through it all, he stood firm, supporting the troops and endorsing the struggle.

Without his unwavering support, the war would have surely ended, then and there, in overwhelming and total defeat.

At this darkest of times, he began to make some changes. More troops were added and trained. Some advisers were shuffled, and new generals installed.

Then, unexpectedly and gradually, things began to improve. Now it was the enemy that appeared to be growing weary of the lengthy conflict and losing support. Victories began to come, and hope returned.

Many critics in Congress and the press said the improvements were just George W.’s good luck. The progress, they said, would be temporary. He knew, however, that in warfare good fortune counts.

Then, in the unlikeliest of circumstances and perhaps the most historic example of military luck, the enemy blundered and was resoundingly defeated. After six long years of war, the Commander in Chief basked in a most hard-fought victory.

So on that historic day, Oct. 19, 1781, in a place called Yorktown, a satisfied George Washington sat upon his beautiful white horse and accepted the surrender of Lord Cornwallis, effectively ending the Revolutionary War.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Funny Stormtrooper - Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Just what do the Stormtroopers do when off duty? I knew you wanted to know that question. Here is the answer.... I was browsing through YouTube, and found a very funny video. I didn't know that Stormtroopers could dance. Wait a minute, now we all know for sure they can't.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ultimate Warrior Giving away Treasured Wrestling Belt!

Yes, and yours truly entered the "contest" in Warrior style. I really enjoyed writing this one, brought back the thrill of seeing the big guy back in the 80's. Warrior will be returning to the ring June 25th, from Barcelona, Spain - and you can view the big event via the Internet. Sure to be interesting. Could we be seeing the return to action full time? We will just have to wait and see.
I posted: "When the blood of the non believers flows swiftly down the throats of those who would speak out against the triumphant return of the one true Warrior! Mountains will collide, seas will spill over into the cavernous voids where no men dare follow. There you will find the strap of eternal light. Held tightly in hands that no mortal could dislodge. That true believer will glimpse into the power which can only be freely given, to hurl planets across the galactic void. Power of Ultimate Warrior!"

See clips and weight training videos as he prepares for the return. Best wishes and good luck, UW!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Obama Campaign Treats Women Terribly at Rally

Rush unveiled an article at yesterday, the terrible treatment that American supporters of his campaign endure. Read this excerpt below from Rush Limbaugh's site.
RUSH: A fascinating story just cleared the wires at "Two Muslim women at Barack Obama's rally in Detroit Monday night," where Algore came out with that silly endorsement speech, "two Muslim women at Obama's rally in Detroit were barred from sitting behind the podium by campaign volunteers seeking to prevent the women's headscarves from appearing in photographs or on television with the candidate. The campaign has apologized to the women, both Obama supporters, who said they felt betrayed by their treatment at the rally." Bill Burton, Obama spokesman, said, "This is of course not the policy of the campaign." Of course not, Bill. No, it can't possibly be the policy of the campaign. You just have some renegade volunteers running around telling women wearing burqas, "Not on this shot, you're not going to be sitting behind us, babe." It's just a couple of freelancers running around doing this, eh, Bill? No, of course not. It's not the policy of the campaign. Burton then continued by saying, "It is offensive and counter to Obama's commitment to bring Americans together and simply not the kind of campaign we run."
It shows the hidden two faced agenda Barack Hussein Obama has up his sleeve. Shameful. Keep an eye out for me to come in the next few months. People may try, but they can not hide their true self for long, Sweetie.

President Bush wants to Drill for new Oil Reserves...

... But the Democrats in Congress are staunchly against it. Why? They say it will not serve as any short term solution. Ok so what, it is a long term aid. Drill, lets see what happens. Better than not doing anything! Read the President's Speech, and tell me what part doesn't make sense. I remember when I was younger, Americans used to expect more for each generation. Todays Congress expects us to do with less. Thats un-American at its core. Americans never did turn tail and say it can not be done, but our Congress only knows that one word. NO.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Al Gore - Uses MORE Energy than a Year ago!

This is actually hard to believe, but seems true. Al Gore, champion of smaller carbon footprints, has allowed his to grow from last year! He is using 10% more, while preaching everyone else should conserve.
In the past year, Gore’s home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power 232 average American households for a month.
Amazing! While he urges us to save and reduce, his mansion burns away at unprecedented rates. Now I don't mind listening to those who believe that we should conserve, and I respect the efforts they take to meet their own goals. But when a 2 faced jack rabbit like Gore eats more power than most people on the planet use, while urging we cut back... Well I do not respect or listen to nonsense from fools. Only fools follow fools.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

John Coleman - Weather Channel Founder Speaks on Global Warming

This is a must read for everyone. John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, spoke out publicly to the San Diego Chamber of Commerce recently . This is what he said which has been reposted on the KUSI website from San Diego! The facts are astounding, and I agree, Al Gore should be sued in a Court of Law.

Friday, June 13, 2008

FREE One Year NRA Membership!

The NRA has decided to give away a prize to active and inactive military personnel:
On behalf of the nearly four million members of the National Rifle Association of America, thank you for serving our country! We deeply appreciate your sacrifice, and would like to offer you a complimentary one-year membership in the NRA as a token of our gratitude and respect. Your membership will include all regular benefits of membership, including a subscription to your choice of our three flagship magazines.

Iraq Safer than Detroit!

From Ann Coulter, a brilliant observation:
According to a CNN report last week, for the entire month of May, there were only 19 troop deaths in Iraq. (Last year, five people on average were shot every day in Chicago.) With Iraqi deaths at an all-time low, Iraq is safer than Detroit -- although the Middle Eastern food is still better in Detroit.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Another Idiot, NBC's Brian Wilson

Yes, Brian Wilson has proclaimed that America is broken. Yes another broken news anchor, he said this to Ohio State College Grads on Sunday. The implications are that this fool believes that America is fumbling and misguided. Well lets see, we are the last bastion of hope and freedom in the world, Socialism far outweighs Democracies per country, and the liberal media has yet to offer real news... instead they insist on editorializing their own one sided views to audiences who are sick and tired of being told what to think and do. NBC should be ashamed to have such a close minded liberal sponge regurgitate news and views to College Grads, who have already been indoctrinated in "Socialism works better than Democracy" group think. I am calling for the resignation of Brian Williams, he should be put to pasture.

Boring Apple iPhone Announcements

Apple unveiled a new 3G Apple iPhone, due out in July. It is faster, easier to program apps for, and many new games have come out. GREAT, whoop de do. I myself could care less. I don't plan on an iPhone in my future, $199 or not, and for Apple to clog up the Keynote with all and only iPhone apps, well, who cares? Ok ok, I know alot of you do. You LOVE the iPhone. I just don't care to do all my computing on a small hand held thing. I prefer a large screen and keyboard. What's next, Apple will ante up and sell us a super small HD display movie screen that we can carry on our ear or nose? I just don't want a miniaturized computing environment. Yeah, I own a cell phone, hardly have it turned on really. It is just for emergencies. Matter of fact, I was thinking of canning it. I would have rather seen an iPhone with a keychain on one end. Many other mini cell phone companies already have the features we want. I do not want ebay selling on a phone. eBay is dying out anyway in lieu of free sales sites. Ok iPhone has some cool features, but here is yet another company trying to sell us something we do not need. What a cool gee whiz toy or feature, but really, I do not care. Time to save some money for the new taxes liberals will be placing on us if Obama the Great wins the Presidency.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Green Gasoline Replacement - SwiftFuel

Robert X. Cringely tells us about an astonishing Gasoline replacement. SwiftFuel is made for Aviation from a new idea, a crop of Sorghum. China is moving to it to replace Ethanol. Robert hits on another great brain child even though I actually feel the Gasoline crisis is arbitrary and controlled by greedy politicians and past politicians who are making a mint on the so called Green movement. Anyhow, it would still be great to find an alternative to Gasoline, that can cohabit with it, so we can transition America to not just reduce our foreign oil dependency, but eliminate it. In the meantime, we should be drilling our current resources and using it, while we transition and develop this new source of fuel.

Monday, May 19, 2008

What we need in Politics Today!

Take a look at the following 2 paragraphs. Read them, and then compare this ideology to the 3 baboons running for president!

"We, the members of the New Republican Party, believe that the preservation and enhancement of the values that strengthen and protect individual freedom, family life, communities and neighborhoods and the liberty of our beloved nation should be at the heart of any legislative or political program presented to the American people." We good so far? "Our task now is not to sell a philosophy, but to make the majority of Americans, who already share that philosophy, see that modern conservatism offers them a political home. ... The job is ours and the job must be done. If not by us, who? If not now, when? Our party must be the party of the individual. It must not sell out the individual to cater to the group. No greater challenge faces our society today than ensuring that each one of us can maintain his dignity and his identity in an increasingly complex, centralized society.

"Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business … frustrated minorities and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite. Our party must be based on the kind of leadership that grows and takes its strength from the people. Any organization is in actuality only the lengthened shadow of its members. A political party is a mechanical structure created to further a cause. The cause, not the mechanism, brings and holds the members together. And our cause must be to rediscover, reassert and reapply America's spiritual heritage to our national affairs. Then with God's help we shall indeed be as a city upon a hill with the eyes of all people upon us."

So what do you think? Sound like a leader? That was from Ronald Reagan - American Patriot. Captured from

Friday, May 09, 2008

George Hoffer - Idiot! So called Economics Professor?

Now here is exactly the kind of fodder that makes me laugh so hard I fall out of my chair. This so called Economics Professor has made a silly and uneducated statement, and actually believes it.

"The SUV craze was a bubble and now it is bursting," said George Hoffer, an economics professor at Virginia Commonwealth University whose research focuses on the automotive industry. "It's an irrational vehicle. It'll never come back."

What an Idiot! I can out think this professor when I am half asleep. Obviously he has some agenda against large vehicles. A Truck or SUV is an irrational vehicle? Have you ever tried to pull a boat with a Prius, professor? How about take a load of trash to the dump in a VW Beetle or Honda Civic? Maybe take your camper into the mountains behind a Kia or Toyota (insert any car name here).

Trucks and SUVs are not irrational. Only the garbage you spew from your truly uneducated mouth, is irrational. Trucks, Cars, SUVs, all serve a purpose. To go off road, you need a truck. Ever hear of a FARM? Know what that is? They plant stuff in the ground, grow it, and take it to market in TRUCKS. Moron!

People prefer larger vehicles, for safety, room, better view of the road, more towing capacity, and better load hauling capacity. I own a Dodge Ram, used to own a Ford F-150, and would love to have a Ford Expedition. I like the space inside that allows me to buy something, and save the fee I would have to spend to have the item delivered. I am independent. I do for myself with a truck. I don't need anything from anyone. I don't rent U - Hauls, and I don't ask insane people like you to pay for my truck, I do it. I buy what I want, for my purposes, and no matter what brainwashing technique you use today, I will continue to buy and use what I want to, regardless of gas prices. It is idiots like you who lack basic understanding of supply and demand economics. Stop whining.

Thanks to environmental whackos like you, we lack refining capacity (our "green" laws have halted any new development of refineries). We have not drilled in any US territories for more than 30 years, professor. Matter of fact, while developing nations begin to drill off of our coast line, in International Waters, we sit idly by drinking our Starbucks coffee, and lamenting simpler times when we used oil lamps to read by, and a horse drawn buggy to gather daily food stuff.

Idiot! I would love to debate you in person on a national TV or radio show. Your ignorance would be far too easy to capitalize on, professor, you fool. Back in the 70's large vehicles were king. Our dependance on foreign oil made things tight, and that will happen again. large vehicles resurged, people preferred them. They only used small vehicles out of economic necessity. Eventually we will begin digging in US land for Oil, and when that happens, and we finally face facts, even larger trucks and cars will be the product of our folly. History always repeats itself, but you know that, you are a Professor!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Dvorak, Correct Again, Green Tech about Making Money!

John C. Dvorak has hit it right on the head once again. The push for Green Technologies is driven by profits, not some utopian idea to "save" the planet. Thanks god for Capitalism, and the drive it gives Americans to outperform any country on the planet. If not for Capitalism, we would have a third world economy too.

One of the interesting ironies of solar power is that many of the major petroleum companies are the biggest investors in solar. They concluded that they are energy companies, not oil companies, and they are using their profits from oil to invest in solar. BP has one of the finest solar portfolios. In India one of the big oil companies, Reliance, looks to be headed into the semiconductor business for this reason. Hey, these guys have made some serious money over the past few years, so they can afford these investments.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

IRS Tax Rebate Stimulus Plan

So when is your Tax Rebate coming from the Feds? Sometime in May? Yes, and this article from the IRS explains just how and when yours will be processed.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Cleveland - Christmas Story House

Hi Gang, I was away for several days in Cleveland, Ohio. I attended the NA08 Logistics Conference. Great to be back, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I was tasked with finding some possible software solutions for warehouse operations. I found some. The real story though is Cleveland. Cleveland is a magnificent city. I read that Ohio is struggling with trying to lure people back to the city. Seems that taxes are out of control, and many businesses have closed up and left. Cleveland used to be a heavy manufacturing town, but much of that has been supplanted to China and Japan in lieu of lower costs and salaries.

They are working very hard to bring the city back. Most people who work there, leave after work, and the city becomes somewhat of a ghost town in the evenings. Some restaurants and activities do occur, but many of the local shopping venues are barren and empty after work. One mall, the Galleria closes at 5pm.

I found it a friendly city, with very pleasant people. They have the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers in the city limits. Low traffic problems, waterfront activities, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, great food at all of the various restaurants, and a great spring breeze from Lake Erie.

My favorite thing was visiting the Christmas Story House. It is on the southern outskirts of Cleveland. If you saw the classic movie, the house used in the film has been rehabbed, and you can tour and enjoy the internals of the house. The movie was originally filmed outside on the grounds of this house, but the inside scenes were filmed in a remote Ontario sound stage. However, the man who purchased the home has gone to great lengths to approximate the same look and feel the movie had. It is uncanny at the effort taken to provide details that were never actually inside the house. Complete with the Leg Lamp in the window!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Welcome to Maryland!

Boneheads, funny sign but true.

Apple Mail - Crappy - Definite BUG

Check this out, some smart person on the Apple website found my email problem. Seems that when he takes his website address out of the tag line area, his mail sends ok. So I tried it and it worked for me. Obvious bug, and another example of Apple problems. If Microsoft had this issue, the media would pound them, and someone would want to sue.

Re: Suddenly cannot send email through any SMTP server
Posted: Feb 20, 2007 11:07 PM


Hope I'm not side-tracking people here but I've discovered a link between e-mails not sending and having my website address in my signature.

After reseting my POP accounts, if I include my website address in my signature (which is hosted by the same SMPTE server that I receive my mail through) then the e-mail won't send. It looks like it has been sent but it doesn't get through.

As soon as I remover the website address from the signature, the e-mails get through. Even if I slightly misspell the address, it will get through. But as soon as I put the web address back in the signature, anywhere in the signature, the mails don't get through..... very strange!

Mac Book Pro 15" Mac OS X (10.4.8)

Apple Mail - Crappy

Yes indeed, you read that correctly. I really get sick and tired of zealots claiming that Apple is far superior in all ways. The Apple Mail application has an underlying crappy design and is buggy. How do I know? I am unable to send email. I receive just fine. I have diagnosed it with their connection doctor (a cool utility in itself), and all is well. Then I remove the smtp server setting, close mail, reopen and then re-enter the smtp server setting. Nope, nothing works. Yeah, I have gone over my settings again and again. Here is the kicker, Microsoft Outlook Express works great! Thats right, it just plain works, from my PC laptop. Settings are all the same for servers and account info. The difference is it has been rigorously tested and software assurance levels have been reached by some form of process that makes sure simple things just work. Apple gets so high and mighty that they don't consider their Mail app would have any issues. Well just consider it, if I contact tech support they will send me "how to setup my server settings in 5 easy steps", swoon over how it may be my server or ISP service, or just plainly think I don't know how to click on buttons, drop down boxes or icons. What crappy software! The worst thing is I actually like Mail, I just need it to work!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Obama Steals Reagan Quotes

Want to hear the original person who spoke about change, and "Yes We Can"? This is one of the best speeches I have ever heard, and this is what America is all about!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Roy Spencer on Global Warming

Learn the REAL science behind Earth's climate from Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D.:

We live in an invisible atmospheric sea of water vapor, Earth's primary greenhouse gas. Our atmosphere could hold much more water vapor than it does, which would then lead to a much warmer Earth -- but it doesn't. So, why is the greenhouse effect limited to its current value? We don't know; scientists simply "assume" that it magically stays that way.

Current computerized climate models that predict large amounts of global warming only do so after making very crude and uncertain assumptions about how the Earth's natural greenhouse effect is maintained. In the following article I will explain why I believe that modern science can not say with any level of confidence how much of our current global warmth is caused by mankind without knowing why the Earth's greenhouse effect is limited to its current value.

In the following article I will explain why the answer to this question must be through the operation of precipitation systems, for only they can remove water vapor from the atmosphere. Even though all climate models DO contain the "average effects" of precipitation systems -- this is NOT the same as knowing how precipitation systems interactively regulate the climate system.

WalMart Stores united under ONE web address

WalMart has a new site online which gives you plenty of info on local community, opportunities, and health. What an American success story WalMart has become. The recipe for success: Give people low prices and good quality. America responds. Go to their site to learn more about this terrific company.

iPhoto Can NOT Burn a Windows Compatible Disc?

Thats right, Apple has decided that iPhoto, their photo library and editing application that comes bundled with the Mac, can not burn a Windows compatible disc. Yeah, the Mac can itself. If you use Finder you can create a disc that Windows pals can see. But if you stay in iPhoto, which is what Apple encourages, you are out of luck. Just another short sighted decision from Apple. Windows computers only make up about 90% of the computer market. No wonder. I hear how brilliant these Apple programmers are, but I keep uncovering missing features and bone head design issues. What's up with that?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Red Skelton - What is the Pledge of Allegiance

Red Skelton, famed Comedic Clown had a serious point to make about what the Pledge stands for. Please listen to this whole thing, it is short, and well worth the time.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

10 Proven Gas Saving Tips!

1. Use only the manufacturers recommended octane. High test is a huge waste of money in 95% of all cars and trucks made in the last 10 years.
2. Drive like you have an egg under your gas pedal. Drive smoothly, no quick take off's.
3. Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.10 per gallon for gas. Observing the speed limit is also safer.
4. You can improve your gas mileage by around 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.4 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.
5. Keep your vehicle as light as possible.Get rid of all that junk in your trunk!
6. You can improve your gas mileage by 1-2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil. For example, using 10W-30 motor oil in an engine designed to use 5W-30 can loweryour gas mileage by 1-2 percent. Using 5W-30 in an engine designed for 5W-20 can lower your gas mileage by 1-1.5 percent. Also, look for motor oil that says "Energy Conserving" on the API performance symbol to be sure it contains friction-reducing additives.
7. Fill up every other day when prices are spiking.
8. Combining errands into one trip saves you time and money. Several short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much fuel as a longer multipurpose trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm. Trip planning ensures that traveling is done when the engine is warmed-up and efficient.
9. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve your car's gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. Your car's air filter keeps impurities from damaging the inside of your engine. Not only will replacing a dirty air filter save gas, it will protect your engine .
10. Don't drive 20 miles out of your way to gas up because you heard from a friend or website that gas is cheaper over there.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Can Apple Maintain Software Properly Anymore?

Apple released a Security Update for Mac OS X today. Seems that people are already experiencing problems! The command line SSH utility that allows one to login to a mac remotely, is aborting on an error. I now have to ask this question. We know Apple can design nice devices, from computers to ipods and all in between, but are they able to maintain support over a long period on those devices? My initial response is no, Apple is not capable of providing world class, top notch support over a long period for their software products. Apple only knows how to create new stuff, not maintain the old stuff. It is no surprise, software code grows by leaps and bounds when feature glut happens. Mac OS X 10.5 is laden with all kinds of new features, many of which do not immediately enhance anything for the end user. Eye candy is great, pretty little icons, woa, cool. But reliability, something the Mac was known for over the last 10 years, has diminished. Microsoft is usually the butt of jokes when it comes to flunky buggy software, but Apple has been sharing the limelight, much of it due to this new 10.5. I am not impressed. Matter of fact, I want 10.4 Tiger back! But Apple doesn't allow 10.4 to be loaded on newer hardware. It is a monopoly of sorts internal to the catacombs of Apple. A way to force you to upgrade to the new OS. If Microsoft did that they would be taken to court. Hmm, maybe a class action suit would do the trick here.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Indiana Jones Movie May 22nd

My favorite! Wow, Indiana Jones will be back on the BIG screen May 22nd, Memorial Day weekend. Many years ago, I recall dragging my mom to Raiders of the Lost Ark, a seemingly dirty dusty boys movie, which I was sure she would hate. Ended up that the movie was so very good with much action, great characters, mystical ancient curses, and just alot of fun! We both loved it. Indiana Jones has endured many generations and Harrison Ford deserves much of the credit. Harrison's Indian Jones persona touched with sarcasm and riveting musical score is simply a huge hit to all ages. Karen Allen even reprises her role as Indy's flame from the past. I can NOT wait until May when I will go see this movie, probably a few times. There are not many movies fans go to the theater to see over and over; Star Wars, Raiders, and hopefully this one, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Florida Fools In Yet Another Voting Fiasco!

I have had enough of Florida. They couldn't vote properly in the Bush vs. Gore election in 2000, they didn't know how to punch holes in cards making detached CHADS. Then in 2004 Florida residents claimed the election was stolen due to thrown out ballots, apparently surreptitiously taken from polling sites, by unnamed assailants. It matters not that representatives from each party were there, but wether they were alive is another question. NOW we have Florida residents who simply can not find their polling place wasting $2500 to keep open a ghost town of a polling place. Perhaps the 68 registered voters in the Prospect Bend neighborhood can not read. Maybe they are all disabled? Or maybe they simply forgot to change the calendar from February to March, thinking leap year actually takes a whole month versus a day every 4 years. I don't know, maybe they just didn't give a hoot. But whatever the issue Florida residents have, they very well deserve sorrow, our heads bowed, and our hearts heavy with the prospect that some of them reproduce. What an utter shame and disgrace Floridians exhibit to the rest of the United States and the World. What a mess everything else must be in Florida.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Severn Maryland WalMart Opens - Well Received!

A new Super WalMart just opened here in Severn, Maryland on March 6th. Of course, we had to go visit for the Grand Opening! The store was simply amazing! We were greeted by a person handing us a MAP of the store!

It housed 4 acres of merchandise and food. The layout was simple, well thought out and easy to navigate. The store had a familiarity to it. Many of the other local WalMart stores in the area seemed to be setup in similar fashion. But this store added the Market on the left side. It beat just about any normal super market in square footage and product variety. Add to that the comparable prices, and you have a win-win situation. Of course, it was clean. I mean really clean. This store lacked the tile floor, but seemed to have a coated cement floor for the aisle ways. It gave the air of warehouse, but with a department store flare. It has a drive through pharmacy pickup, huge amount of shopping carts - 2 for everyone easily - fresh cooked chicken and meals section, every single register was open - more than 22 lanes - 4 different associates asked me if I needed help with something. Friendly people behind each section/counter/department, selection-selection-selection! Even though it was busy and "crowded" the aisles were so large it didn't seem like it, but the parking lot proved against that theory, almost the whole lot was packed save for a few end spots way out there. Not one grouchy person could be found who works there. Some of the help in the lunch meat department were slower than I would expect, but simply because they were new, I think. This WalMart has a Lube and Tire section for auto maintenance, a very large lawn & garden section, and a large selection of HDTVs and exercise equipment. I was not as impressed with the Toy section, which seemed smaller than I would have expected. But I did find a nicely priced Roddy Piper action figure. Cheaper than eBay right now. So they still score points. (Shown below)

All in all this store was a pleasure to shop in, and a huge success. Right off of Interstate Route 97 at the Quarterfield Exit, it is easy to get in and out with a dedicated stop light and direct access to Route 97. Looking forward to many years of service there, and have to give a large hand of approval to the transition team who closed down the Crain Highway store the night before. Wow!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

John Coleman, Weather Channel Founder, Advocates Lawsuit Against Al Gore.

And yes, so do I. The Weather Channel founder has proclaimed that TWC has lost its track by advocating a stance on Global Warming that is untrue.

“[I] have a feeling this is the opening,” Coleman said. “If the lawyers will take the case – sue the people who sell carbon credits. That includes Al Gore. That lawsuit would get so much publicity, so much media attention. And as the experts went to the media stand to testify, I feel like that could become the vehicle to finally put some light on the fraud of global warming.”

Amen Brotha!

Natural Gas ONLY Major Heat Source in World, Proclaims Will Wagner

Thats right crew, I myself have proclaimed that Natural Gas is the only major home heating source in the World? What makes me such an expert? The audacity! Well, I can look at current world events and the answer is simple. Take for instance the standoff between the Ukraine and Russia. Russia has been cutting the Ukraine natural gas flow in an attempt to stem the democratic tide. if there were alternatives like our Global Warming wackos believe, this tactic would not only fail outright, but wouldn't even be tried. Russia would be wasting time using this tactic if there were all kinds of "green" alternatives that the Ukraine could use. Since there are no alternatives, we must admit that Natural Gas is the ONLY Major Heat Source in the World. Take that Al Gore you pinhead.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

True Intellectual - William F. Buckley Dies @ 83

William F. Buckley, a true intellectual of our time, has passed away. If you research his life and achievements, you can only be in awe at how dynamic an individual he was. How really brilliant his thought. As with all of the great people in our lives, he will be missed!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs - Danger, Life Threatening!

Ok gang, the idiots in office in our US Congress have made the regular light bulb ILLEGAL after 2012. To many people this seems like no big deal, until you realize that the replacement Compact Fluorescent Bulbs are DEADLY! The Boston Globe has an article on what you will need to do to pickup after a breakage of one of these bulbs. The article notes small amounts of Mercury will be released into the air, and kids, pregnant women are at risk of death. So just what are small amounts? The amounts released could be 100 times the suggested limit by the same federal government. In the guise of saving the planet from Global Warming, we are being forced to bring toxic chemicals into our homes.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Apple Crashing Problem Revealed - Leopard Graphics Update

Well right here yesterday I accused iTunes of crashing my iMac. I may have been only partially correct, the underlying issue looks like it was the Leopard Graphics Update 1.0. I highly suggest that you pass on this update, and do not install it. It seems that the Graphics update, once removed, allows everything to operate as expected. It took me 1.5 hours to re-install, but I have to admit, it was very easy. Leopard saw my previous install and kept all information, then imported it into the fresh install. I was able to back up to the original 10.5, then I re-patched the system - leaving out the Leopard Graphics Update. Now all works as it should. Not sure what is in that Graphics Update, but it stinks. As I stated yesterday, this has happened a few time over the last year. I am opting out of taking updates right away. I will instead wait a few weeks, maybe then I will install new system wide updates. Application updates should be less difficult, but one never knows. Apple desperately needs a way to back up and remove previously installed updates, much like Microsoft has in Windows.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

iTunes Crashes Again and Again

Well for the second time in a few months, iTunes has been upgraded, and along with that comes some kind of database or iTunes corruption problem. I don't use iTunes frequently, but I do use it to download podcasts. I have also imported some videos and such. So nothing major. BUT I wouldn't trust it to categorize all of my CD music, thats for sure. iTunes was just upgraded to version 7.6.1, and after that, I was unable to view my Podcasts. iTunes would crash and ask me if I wanted to reload or ignore. I reloaded it a few times and after that ignored. I can make iTunes crash at my will. Every time I touch the podcasts link on the left side under Library, it crashes. My only option is to move my iTunes library, and start new. A rebuild won't work. Anyway, I move the library, and it starts to work fine. But the hassle is anything I imported in the old library, now has to be moved or copied over to the new library. Not only that, but Coverflow is still causing it to crash. My custom artwork has to also be copied or imported new. This major problem happened before a few versions back, and a week later a new version was quickly thrown out to fix the problem. I am running Mac OS X 10.5.2, on an Intel iMac. This should not happen at all. Apple is supposed to be this great software company. I ask, do they even test their software upgrades? I have complained before, Apple needs to provide a method for removing patches and upgrades, a sort of rollback feature.

This is not the first time Apple has sent out buggy patches. My old Intel Mac got the audio noise bug from a software update in 10.4. I think I will no longer upgrade software as soon as patches become available. I may opt out for a few weeks to see what happens in the Mac community before accepting any future upgrades to Apple software.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Why Elections Are So Important - 2nd Amendment Ignored - Guns Confiscated

Many Americans wonder just why they need to vote, why they need to listen during political campaigns, and why people like me say the process is so important. This is a Video PROVING that the Government and Sworn Police Officers, can and will invade your home and personal property at any condition, and violate your rights. This can not be tolerated. Those rights must be fought for, and not simply taken for granted. If we are not vigilant, and support politicians who support personal liberty and freedom, we are in big do do.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

HD-DVD Finished, Toshiba Pulls Plug

Seems that Toshiba has pulled the plug on any further development of HD-DVD Video formats. Those movie companies who placed stakes on this format are sure to take some kind of loss. One item that comes to mind is the Classic Star Trek re-release in HD-DVD. I opted to wait for it due to this continuing battle. Now I will have to wait for new versions supporting BluRay.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Save Windows XP Petition at InfoWorld

Windows XP is the operating system of choice for the majority of computer users out there. Indeed Mac OS X has taken some market share, as well as Microsoft's own Vista. But one sure fire way to force everyone to move to Vista is to make it mandatory. I have mixed feelings on this one. I would prefer to see Windows XP continue on. Mac OS X 10.4 was also forcibly closed and no longer available as a shipping option, in place 10.5 Leopard has been forced on us. I don't really see a difference between the two. Both XP and 10.4 were sound, reliable operating systems. But Vista and Leopard were the new alternative by their host companies. And both Vista and Leopard 10.5 had and still have some major problems. But Microsoft come under attack. Apple gets a free ride. I say if XP is allowed to continue, then we should push for 10.4 to be an option on new Mac Hardware. But that won't happen, and XP should be killed off, if Microsoft wants it to be killed off. They should instead fix Vista and customers would want it over XP, that that also won't happen. At least Apple has released 2 updates to Leopard since its release. Microsoft has issued one update. So what choice do we as consumers have? None.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sad News - Phil Swisher Memorial

One of my best friends just passed away last Saturday. He was a loyal reader of my old bulletin board, some 15 years ago, as well as this webpage and especially my email newsletter. His contributions were endless, he would send me many links and story leads, as well as the usual jokes and adult humor. It was quite a shock, and I will miss his sense of humor, and all the pictures of his family, their events and grand children. He really made me feel like a family member. Please consider giving to his Memorial Page, the American Stroke Association. Phil suffered several strokes over the last few years, he was nursing his wife back from serious health problems, and always seemed to hang in there and bounce back. I thank him for all the great correspondence, and wish his wife and family my condolences. See you later my friend!

eBay Finally Lowers Fees!

February 20th marks a first for eBay. Fees for inserting an auction in the site will actually go down. No doubt due to online competition and slumping online sales. The rate fees schedule is as follows.

Starting Price Current Fee New Lower Fee
$0.01 - 0.99 (auction-style only) $.20 $.10
$1.00 - 9.99 (auction-style & fixed price) $.40 $.25
$10.00 - 24.99 (auction-style & fixed price) $.60 $.35

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ford F-150 Test Drive

Hey there gang, I recently posted some information about the new 2009 Ford F-150. It has been a long time since I owned a Ford, so I decided to go take a test drive of a new 2008 F-150. Wow, what a difference since I owned my 2000 Ford, which I really liked. The new 2008 is fantastic. It was one of the most comfortable vehicles I have driven in a long time. The seats were very supportive and comfy. The FX4 4x4 that I drove had a sunroof, small back bench seat, and a backup camera. I thought the backup camera was very cool. I sat there a moment thinking, "just how to turn it on". Duh, you simply put the vehicle in reverse. The stereo was a 6 disc in dash CD changer, which sounded great. There was an input jack for MP3 player, but that was on top of the dash. I like the new console and floor shifter. Really gave me a car driving experience, but in a truck package. Very tall bed for hauling, 4x4 for snow and off road, and very nice seats. Loved just about everything about the truck. Now I just have to find a way to sell mine and at least break even. Any takers?

Want to know more? Check out this Ford Website called The Truth About Trucks. It goes over some of the positive design points of the new F-150. They also do a comparison against the Toyota and Chevy trucks. Quite funny and eye opening.

Right now I own a Dodge Ram, love it, but the smooth ride of the F-150 outdoes my 2007 Ram. I consider them both new, but the Ram just can not compare this time around.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Macbook Air - Taken Apart

The big news in computing recently was the debut of the Macbook Air. It is super thin, so thin it can be carried in an inter office memo pouch. Take a look at the Macbook Air Official Site, then go see the inside of the Macbook Air and all of its thin tiny parts!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Condemned on DVD - Stone Cold Steve Austin

We purchased and viewed the WWE Films / Lionsgate release called the Condemned. Reviews were mixed, and it didn't sound like a very good movie to see. BUT to my surprise, this one was great. It had a good story, was realistic, and had a character to root for. Steve Austin did a great job as an action star, and I urge you to go rent or purchase this one. That is if you like explosions, action, gun battles, fighting and good guys beating bad guys. It had some content that I wouldn't want the small kids to see, but was not done in poor taste. I have to give this one 4 of 5 stars for the action and main character.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

New Ford F-150 for 2009

Seems Ford has made some updates to the sales dominant F-150. However, this new 2009 Ford seems to be the step child of the F-250 design standards. Seems like a copy in many ways. I guess one has to ask, why design the F-150 to look just like the F-250? Why not just stop making one, and plop a new label on the F-150? Maybe thats what they did?

One of the most interesting things is the cap-less fuel system. Hope they put some cushion in the seats! Both the newer dodge and Ford models have elected to copy imports and provide a still thin cushioned seat. Oh for the good old days when a seat was soft and comfy! I remember my 2000 Ford F-150, now that was comfort!

Overall though at first glance this truck looks the same as the old one from a distance.

New (Old) Enterprise in Upcoming Star Trek XI

I stumbled across some totally cool images said to be from the new Star Trek XI Movie coming out this Christmas. I am a huge fan of Trek, especially the old characters. Kirk and the gang are back, young, and we look into the beginning times of the favorite Enterprise from the old TV show.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Rush Limbaugh Non-Concession Speech!

Rush Limbaugh does it again, this is a very funny election coverage YouTube Video. In it, Rush notes that many have given up, yet he never will, no matter how much the Media says he has lost! Just Funny, yet a cross section into the biased coverage. Enjoy!

Friday, January 25, 2008

New 2009 Dodge Ram

Dodge has made some major refinements to the NEW 2009 Dodge Ram. The exterior is really impressive. The slanted front nose gives it a racing car style appeal. Added exterior storage was lacking in previous models, but that has been remedied, though the lines of the exterior storage may not be in the best place. Dodge sure knows how to make a vehicle look sporty, I must say! The interior has been updated with many extras and what seems to be a leather sports car appeal. Though the last few Dodge Trucks have slimmed the seats for a long hard ride, it is hard to tell with these pictures if the cushion in the seats have been increased as previous 2005 and older models. I can not wait to test drive one! If looks are any indication, this could be a fun truck to drive!

See the unveiling!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Fred Thompson Withdraws Presidential Bid.

Sadly Fred Thompson withdrew from the Presidential race. Shame! I liked his views most. I didn't like him because he was a slick speaker, or had gobs of money, or maybe because he had all kinds of hair brained entitlements to offer for your vote. I liked him because he believed in personal freedom and liberty. Not too many others to pick from that offer the same sensible ideas.

Thompson released this statement:
"Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort. Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people."

Friday, January 18, 2008

Renown Idiot Randy Newman Attacks Bush at Apple Keynote - Open Letter to Apple

Renown idiot Randy Newman was on hand at the end of the Apple Keynote. He attacked our President. This is outrageous, and here is the letter I am mailing to Apple.

1 Infinite Loop

Cupertino, CA 95014

Dear Sirs;

I am a PC switcher, someone who has left the PC World for your "better" Apple products. At the last Keynote your company had on hand Randy Newman. This Bozo went on to attack our President. Like him or not, or his position, he should be given respect. I do not take kindly to personal attacks at a Keynote in which you should be sharing corporate news, not Liberal hate speech.

I expect an Apology from Steve Jobs for the boneheaded maneuver of catering to all the liberal high school teachers who believe that Bush caused 9-11 to happen, and even had a hand in planning it. Not to mention all the Global Warming idiots who insist SUVs are causing Global Warming, even though not one expert can nail down specific temperature rises over the last 5 years let alone 500 years.

To attack a President who beat his Liberal contenders, not only in 2000, against empty headed, debate losing Gore (as well as an empty headed member of your Board of Directors), but then to go onto beat John Kerry... Shows us that Bush must not be so dumb after all. Stop whining, and do your job, Jobs!

I expect Apple to continue focusing on computing products, versus politics. But if Steve Jobs ever wants to speak out again, he could always run for President himself, and show us how smart he really is.

Washed up Randy Newman could also run for office if he thinks he is better.

Will Wagner

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Family Guy - Blue Harvest

The latest comedy show from Family Guy is available on DVD. The big buzz for me is that it comes with a digital copy you can import into iTunes or Windows Media. Now this is a great idea! For the first time a company, namely 20th Century Fox, decided to give the masses what they wanted. A digital copy, protected by license, that we can take with us, yet keep the DVD safe at home.

Congrats to Fox for taking the initiative to give customers more choices, spending the funds and resources to get it done, yet allow control of copyrights and license! Kudos!

Take a look at the Flash Widget below for Blue Harvest!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ever Hear of the North American Union? VChip Under The Skin? Scary Stuff!

Ever hear of the North American Union? Probably not. But you should know, and you need to educate yourself quickly. This video is a must watch. If even half of this stunning documentary style movie is true, we are in big trouble! Prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes, we are fortunate enough to bare witness to these incredible events!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Actual Beer Brewing Bender

This is quite funny. Futurama fans rejoice, now there is a full size Bender robot that is capable of brewing beer. Though one of a kind, it could lead to inspiration among other fans to replicate the smarty pants robot.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Light Bulbs Banned in 2012

What a circus! Government has stooped to a new low, by passing a law that will ban the famous incandescent light bulb. All in the guise of saving the planet from Global Warming nonsense. Our government leadership actually believe that these little light bulbs will do anything more than make the producers of the new lighting rich? Consider this, the current cheapo light bulbs cost about $.50 cents. The new mercury laden low power consumption bulbs cost at least $3.00 each. In 2012, you will be FORCED to swap out all of our light bulbs, or at least will only be able to purchase the new ones, which will eventually FORCE you to swap out your light bulbs. What a crock! Government has many more pressing issues to consider, or should be anyway, than decided what free markets can and can not sell to consumers.

What is next, actual banned of SUVs, or how about Coca-Cola, bleach, cigarettes, liquor, mowing grass? Whatever the thugs think should be banned, in DC, will be! And what are you gonna say about it? Will you say anything at all? Perhaps you will roll over like a herd of sheep, and simply be clean shaven and sent to pasture.

You say its no big deal? Not until this wacko environmentalism goes so far that we won't be able to stop it, and it could very well be the undoing of America. Enjoy your banned light bulbs while you can.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

RIAA Gestapos Sue to Halt CD MP3 Ripping.

Yes sir, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is actually suing a private citizen for ripping CDs, his own personal CDs. John Dvorak shares my disgust. The RIAA wants to restrict your personal rights to music you have purchased, so they can control how and when you listen to it, provided you pay a fee each time.

John says "The irony here is that years ago, the VCR saved the film industry, despite Hollywood's attempt to ban the device. But those days are over. DVRs serve no useful purpose to the movie industry, so, in the movie industry's view, they must be eliminated. The broadcast industry has a similar attitude: People should sit and watch its products when they are told to watch them. Network broadcasters program a series of shows designed to lead into one another on a specific night for a specific reason. The industry sees no benefit in consumer choice or concepts such as time-shifting."