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…. 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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A Notable Quote

March 27, 2013

“I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money.” Thomas Sowell

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St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2013

Lifted from BlackFive: If you cheat, may you cheat death. If you steal, may you steal a woman’s heart. If you fight, may you fight for a brother. And if you drink, may you drink with me.

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Blog Weirdness

March 2, 2013

I just noticed some “Warning” thingie right after my ‘Places of Interest’ on the right-hand side. I have no idea what’s wrong there. I’ll clean it up if I can figure out what the devil it means…

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The 2nd Amendment and Some Cops

March 2, 2013

Go, and read. Go ahead – This Chris Fernandez fella writes good stuff. Definitely link-worthy. “I don’t care if the law is popular with part of the country. I don’t care if some people think “This will make us safer.” They’re wrong. It won’t. I don’t care if highly placed “leaders” who think the Bill [...]

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