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Dec. 21st, 2012


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Jan. 1st, 2012


A Thousand Words

A New Year's message from yours truly...

Sep. 11th, 2011


What the Fuck?!

I just posted the same September 11 tribute here as I did at my more active blogs: The NEW Eclectic Dragonfly and The Guilded Cage.  It shows up as long as I’m logged in – but as soon as I log out it vanishes!  It is set for everyone to be able to view it regardless of whether they have an LJ account or not.  And to add insult to injury, they have a picture of camel jockeys on the page you compose your post in!
OK, so now it shows up.  LJ used to be good.  Now it sucks!


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Sep. 10th, 2011


Who in their right mind would think this is a good idea?

CNN is reporting that the President’s jobs plan may create as many as 1 million jobs.  They go on to add that ‘economists gave generally positive reviews’ to the President’s plan.
Um, FYI, the President gave a speech.  He hasn’t actually given us the plan.  The actual plan hasn’t even been written yet!
OK.  Now let’s look at the numbers.
1,000,000 Jobs created
$447,000,000,000.00 Estimated cost of Obama’s “plan” (that $447 billion dollars!)
That’s $447,000.00 per job!
If you take that cost for each job and broke it down for one year’s paycheck for one person that’s:
$447,000.00 cost per job
divided by 52 weeks in a year
divided by 40 hours in a week
That pay rate would be $214.90 an hour!
Unless it’s the economist that’s getting paid that call it $215 an hour, how can they possibly consider this a good investment?  The President doesn’t care.  He’s spending our money on this lame brained idea, not his own!  And he’ll be out of office before the bill comes due.
Should Congress pass a cockamamie scheme like this?  With those numbers?  Where the ROI is only a million jobs?  And probably the vast majority of them will be bureaucrats overseeing the new Centralized Federal Workers Administration?  Lord help us! 
Well, I suppose the - still to be proposed - Federal Works Planning Kommittee vill need verkers…
“Und if you don’t like verre ve assigned you to verk you vill be reassigned instead to a kamp to be reeducated!”
America was nice while it lasted.

Oct. 30th, 2010


Just a quick little reminder...

It's almost November.

I most assuredly remember.

My household will be casting our ballots next Tuesday.

I hope you and yours will too.

Aug. 10th, 2010


One last thing...

What is the easiest way to archive all of the writing I've done hereabouts?  Short of brute force copy/pasting from each and every post into something like Word...

Aug. 6th, 2010



I just logged in for the first time in I don't know how long to remove a spam that had attached itself to a post from 2007.  Before LJ would let me log in they wanted me to sit through some spam of their own.  No wonder I never come here any more.

Jul. 23rd, 2010


I have to ask...

Do you hate the ads that don't allow you to go to the page you've clicked on as much as I do?  LJ has really become a pain in the ass to navigate since they added that little "feature" (bug).

May. 21st, 2010




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