by ward on October 26, 2013

In reference to the current State of the Union, I found the little quote below quite appropriate.

“This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.” – Winston Churchill, 5 October 1938

Found the quote HERE, at the Camp of the Saints.

From time to time I am reminded that the most effective and eloquent orator in the English language was at his absolute best when describing and confronting totalitarians.

Of course, Churchill was warning against the rise of Nazism. I choose to apply those words to the current crop of incompetents in Washington D.C.  Of course, they were preceded by quite a few incompetent twerps in many administrations before.

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Acronym Of The Day

by ward on October 13, 2013

Since I’ve lived in the South for a few years, I’ve picked up a few good ones. Here is today’s acronym:

BEM – Booger Eatin’ Moron

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On Age and Death

September 28, 2013

I know, it’s been a while. I’m a lazy sort, and when the muse hasn’t knocked me upside my thick skull, nothing happens. This one’s been stewing and bubbling, and is not my normal thing. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = There are [...]

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America Doesn’t Trust the IRS

June 12, 2013

Big surprise! According to Fox News, 66% of Americans do NOT trust their tax collection agency, the Internal Revenue Service (aka IRS). Story HERE. This is not news. This has been going on at least since the administration of that Liberal Icon Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is time, and past time, to junk the tax [...]

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Keeping the Faith

June 11, 2013

I was a Radioman in the US Navy from 1969 to 1973. My first assignment after “A” school was USS Nereus (AS17), a submarine tender at Ballast Point in San Diego. I was immediately sent TDY (Temporary Duty) to the staff of SubFlot1 (Submarine Flotilla One). Since Nereus was the Flotilla’s Flagship, it was, effectively, [...]

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How the eWorld Began…

June 11, 2013

Stolen, without any shame whatsoever, from Denny, who got it from a “Karl U”, whoever he might be. Note: If you get the right person to listen to you whilst you read it out loud, their head might ‘splode… Old Testament computing‚Ķ. In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name [...]

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The IRS and the Prez

May 30, 2013

Douglas Shulman, Director of the IRS, visited the White House 157 times in 5 years. His predecessor visited the White House just once. So, the extra scrutiny of conservative groups was “inappopriate, but not politically motivated.” Sure. Especially the 118 visits during the time that the time that the extra scrutiny was being carried out, [...]

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Damn Dogs

May 27, 2013

We get them as puppies, usually. They play with you, and cuddle, and whine and cry and yap at night while you’re trying to sleep. They learn to walk on the leash, and to come when called, and to “sit”, and to “stay”. And they poop and pee on the floor. After they’re house-trained, they [...]

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Obama Administration Failures

May 22, 2013

I could do a very long list – but I’ll stick with the short version. 1. Energy Policy – “Stimulus” money funneled to various “Green” companies, such as Solyndra, have been a huge waste. The various “Green” technologies just can’t compete on a cost-effective basis. 2. Foreign Policy – The “Russian Reset”. The Middle East [...]

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Who’s Going to Jail?

May 15, 2013

Speaker of the House John Boehner wants to know: “My question isn’t about who’s going to resign — my question is who is going to jail over this scandal?” House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday. My response would be — “Mr Speaker, when was the last time any government employee went to jail for illegally [...]

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