Saturday, November 01, 2008

I Have A Question

And The Answer Is Quite Easy (But Most Definitely Not Politically Popular)...

...not because I have anything against the rich,"...

"I love rich people! I want all of you to be rich. Go for it. That’s the American dream, that’s the American way, that’s terrific.

"The point is, though, that -- and it’s not just charity, it’s not just that I want to help the middle class and working people who are trying to get in the middle class -- it’s that when we actually make sure that everybody’s got a shot – when young people can all go to college, when everybody’s got decent health care, when everybody’s got a little more money at the end of the month – then guess what? Everybody starts spending that money, they decide maybe I can afford a new car, maybe I can afford a computer for my child. They can buy the products and services that businesses are selling and everybody is better off. All boats rise. That’s what happened in the 1990s, that’s what we need to restore. And that’s what I’m gonna do as president of the United States of America.

"John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic,"...

"You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness."

Unless you live under a rock or in a cave or just watch network TV and/or read the local newspaper headlines, you'll likely recognize the above passages as the latest words out of Obamarama's arrogant, crooked, smirking, dishonest mouth.

To me it's almost like he's looking out at the crowds thinking to himself..."look at all of these people like sheep...willing to follow anyone...look at all these incredible, selfish dumbasses...willing to use the power of government to take a portion of TOTAL STRANGERS' lives and fortunes and give it to make up for my lethargic, useless, underachieving life..."

This man has a basic disrespect and disdain for others. If Bill and sHrillary were professionals at this form of political ideology, Obamarama has elevated elitist liberal condescension to a $#%@ ART FORM.

And people actually buy this rhetoric.

People actually believe that if every young person simply goes to college that by default all incomes will rise. That suddenly all of the lazy and stupid people (over 50% of school aged kids in most states) that currently refuse to take advantage of the government supplied free 12 year high school education and drop out before graduation are suddenly going to spring fertile minds and inherit government supplied successful study habits and then go on to march through two or four more years of school and learn something (skills or knowledge or ability) marketable when the dust settles.

Miraculously they don't do it now by the age of 18, but somewhere between their early twenties and age 100 they'll see the light...that, and the government will also continue to meddle with the "minimum" wage and if the fake educations don't do the trick, then pointing yet another gun at business owners' heads and threatening jail or death if they don't hand over even more of their "before tax" or "after tax" dollars to people who really haven't earned it will certainly attain Pelosi and Reid and Obamarama's pseudo-socialistic Utopian goals of income--even "wealth" for everyone.

And after the entire world population has health care and the government has flooded the health care system with people that can't pay, they'll end up passing even more laws dictating price controls and "Wage caps" in the medical profession--causing all of the current doctors and nurses and MRI technicians to retire or leave town. And the bright kids will stop wanting to practice medicine because the government mandates that fixing transmissions or re-sodding golf courses pays about the same wage as the medical profession and it takes four or eight fewer years of college to accomplish.

Speaking of colleges, they'll be reduced to being places flooded with government paid underachievers bearing official mandates that they be provided with a diploma or government gunpoint...and the smart people will be displaced by all of the clamoring hoards pf affirmative action students of all colors and ability, looking for their "papers" guaranteeing high wages, and of course the quality of the workforce will suffer in spite of all the wet ink on all of the diplomas on the shiny new office walls (offices will also be required by law--not cubicles.)

And then when everyone is supposed to be making $100K a year in government provided jobs with free health care and free retirement benefits, and while they're off from work on their annual eight week government mandated family leave vacation, Obama says it's OK because the new college educated professional rocket scientists will be busy spending their money hand over fist on cars for their in laws and computers for their kids, and guess what...


The government has no choice but to step in with rationing and price controls, and companies get tired of being told by our omnipotent, all knowing, all seeing government what products they MUST produce, the quantities they MUST produce, and how much money they can charge for their efforts, and things go on and on until finally...

Just like Ayn Rand's characters in her 1950' epic novel Atlas Shrugged, all the real producers...all of the truly capable people in society...



Sounds like a plan to me. I've done it once before in my life, and when the government makes the share of my compensation less that is reasonable for my time and efforts expended, I'll go back to my sofa again.

Why is it that so many people out there---in some instances HIGHLY EDUCATED people--can't understand these concepts?

Yeah...I's not that they really don't just that they don't have any political power unless someone "need" them to run their lives.

And they don't care who they hurt and what they have to do in the process of staying in political office.

It's not about "working families", it's about their own fat liberal wallets.

(the above text has been slightly edited at about 3:30 AM Sunday because my Blogger software and my Vista computer teamed up on me and wouldn't let me edit Saturday afternoon...)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkins Past

Old Halloween Friends

My regular readers will probably remember that back in 2004 I found this guy hiding in a funny shaped tall thin pumpkin I bought down on our little Island:

A year later I was stricken with a bout of College fever and produced this masterpiece in honor of Georgia Tech:

Then I caught a bad case of West Nile Virus or Encephalitis or some other mental malady that caused me to take on this 140 pound monster:

After almost sixteen hours of wrestling with the beast in front of dozens of small children at the local Montessori School I had this original masterpiece:

Here's a look with the lights out:

That same year I also used my wounded, blistered hands to carve this for our friend Ski's grand children's enjoyment...

Having not learned my lesson and after waiting around until the last minute, I just spent about three hours this morning Photoshopping my own image of a Giant Cartoon Mouse, and then I cut this image out of another gourd/squash for our neighbor's grandchildren:

Time for a little nap now before heading into the office on my so called bi-weekly Friday off...

Thursday, October 30, 2008


If you're Still "Undecided"...

I Say You're An IDIOT And Should Lose Your "RIGHT" To Vote

(B.T.W., there is no "Right" to vote in Presidential elections included in the wording of the US Constitution --the states are in fact allowed to decide individually how to allocate their members of the Electoral College which in turn decides who is president.)

I'd like to take this opportunity to remind everyone living in New England and out on the left West Coast that we live in a REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC, not a mob rule state DEMOCRACY.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Don't Things Like This Bother Anyone But Me?

Questions Which Have No Answer...

(Que the steady snare drum roll please...)

#1. What is One Hour Martinizing Dry Cleaning and why does it only take one Hour?

#2. How in the world does the lamestream media expect us to actually believe that they are "neutral...unbiased" factual reporters of the news when they accept a million dollars each to broadcast Obamarama's campaign BS for 30 minutes each tonight?

Ask And Ye Shall Receive

Seek And Ye Shall Find...

So after complaining just yesterday about my "negative experiences and opinion" of Microsoft's Vista operating system, and haven also recently purchased a legal "unused" OEM copy of Windows XP Professional to install on some project laptop computer renovation experiments I'm conducting in my home laboratory, I learn that Microsoft has announced new Windows???

What kills me is that I didn't in any way/shape/form/fashion see Microsoft's Vista revamp coming with yesterday's announcement of their new "Mojave" product--otherwise being sold as "Windows Seven".

This from a guy that for years had a subscription to "Byte Magazine", "PC World", and "PC" magazines and knew everything happening in the PC world months if not years before I could actually afford to employ the technology.

(I remember when the laser bar code scanners we all take for granted in the local Grocer check out were discussed in Byte as a "coming technology.")

So any way...will I be logging my credit card info into the Microsoft Web Page and paying my $199 (or whatever it costs) to "upgrade" from one flawed product to another?

That would be a resounding NO...

Instead I'll probably see if I can find another copy of Windows XP Professional, reformat the server hard drive, and kick Vista out of my house and life for good.

Anyone with me??

We're Storming All The Beaches 90 Miles South Of Key West?

Doing What...Looking For Plantains & Cigars?

Crap like this story about the Russians offering to train Cuba's military personnel in "air defense" makes me spew my coffee out my nose this morning."

I'd also bend double laughing if my nostrils weren't stinging and I had to find the paper towels needed to clean off my monitor and desktop.

The Russian and Cuban military will exchange experience in organising tactical air defence and in training officers," Interfax quoted Russian Land Forces spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying.

The two sides will "discuss the prospect of training Cuban servicemen at the tactical air defence academies and training centres in Russia, using upgraded Russian-made military hardware," Interfax quoted him as saying.

The delegation, led by the chief of Russia's tactical air defence headquarters, Lieutenant General Alexander Maslov, will also look at "ways to strengthen relations between the Russian armed forces and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba," Konashenkov was quoted as saying.

The delegation will be in Cuba from Monday until November 3, Konashenkov was quoted as saying. Reuters could not immediately reach Konashenkov for comment.

In 1962, Cuba became the focus of the deepest crisis of the Cold War after the Soviet Union installed missiles there, prompting a standoff with Washington. The island's government remains hostile to the United States.

In the past few months, Moscow has stepped up contacts with both Cuba and Venezuela, another South American critic of the United States.

Of course the Russians, in spite of their new found "oil wealth", are still basically flying post-end-of-the-cold-war relics like this TU-95MS "Bear" bomber:

Funny thing, but to me this thing looks like it might be better used to chop and puree limes and lemons to to add to a salt rimmed glass full of Tequila.

And another thing...can't the Russians afford to hire anyone with "Weed Eater" experience to clean out the cracks in the concrete tarmac?

Maybe the INS and Mr. Obama could "reach out diplomatically" and send them a few "guest workers" to mow the grass take care of the lawns and grounds...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Who Do I Complain To?

Anyone Got Bill Gates Home Phone Number?

My regular readers and lurkers may remember that last November I ordered a new custom built HP Tower PC online with the intentions of letting it do the server duties in my ever growing five computer home data processing empire.

In addition to gobs of Hard Drive and RAM capacity, I winced and bought the then new Windows Vista product because that's all HP was offering factory installed--but my my heart and soul and what's left of my mind inside my ever greying, ever balding skull wanted XP Professional.

Since then, approximately every 24 to 48 hours beginning the day I unpacked the pieces of shiny metal and plastic from the cardboard and Styrofoam I'm greeted with this little love note which causes my bowels to rumble and my spleen to argue with my liver and hypoythalomus gland :

For those of you too lazy to click on the image, here's a larger view of the important parts of the screen shot.

Twenty years ago I'd be coming home from the doctor with my right hand in a splint and getting out my wallet to pay for a new monitor, but fortunately like fine wine age has mellowed my temperament or maybe I'm just too tired to get all worked up over the antics and misbehavior of a dumb machine.

Monday, October 27, 2008

If You're Smart And Paying Your Own Freight

You're Also Extremely Concerned As Election Day Approaches

All partisanship and fooling around aside, this is not a beauty contest, and I wish more people understood where we're all headed should things go the way the Democrats want them next Week.

Meanwhile, I've had a little trouble getting things published on Blogger over the past 24 hours, and my stupid Server PC isn't making things any easier.

Speaking of computer maintenance...where's my really big hammer?