What a Grinchy, petty move.
‘“To make life as difficult for people as we can”—that would be an apt motto for the Obama worldview. ‘
October 9, 2013 at 9:11 pm (History Doesn't Lie - You Just Don't Understand It, Obama Bad, Stupid Government Tricks)
The Weekly Standard calls a National Park Service goon a goon. Read the whole thing.
This is how deep the politicization of Barack Obama’s administration goes. The Park Service falls under the Department of the Interior, and its director is a political appointee. Historically, the directorship has been nonpartisan and the service has functioned as a civil, not a political, unit. Before the current director, Jonathan Jarvis, was nominated by President Obama, he’d spent 30 years as a civil servant. But he has taken to his political duties with all the fervor of a third-tier hack from the DNC, marrying the disinterested contempt of a meter maid with the zeal of an ambitious party apparatchik.
If you don’t think these shutdowns aren’t instigated out of pure spite, perhaps you’ll believe they are planned distractions to yet another Obama disaster.
Regardless, even the ‘low-information’ sorts are beginning to realize the President believes he’s a King.
[...]the federal government wasn’t so much regretfully informing the public that the money had run dry as it was attempting to remove its Royal blessing from a local Lord who does not rely on it. Nobody who genuinely recognizes government as the deferential servant of a naturally free people would view the state this way. Peeved Kings, convinced of their divine right and keen to demonstrate the folly of recalcitrant subjects, on the other hand, most certainly would. “It’s my party, and you’ll cry if I want you to,” our mandarins in D.C. appeared to say.
If you attended high school before 1976, you’ll know we fought a war to get rid of the last King. For those who didn’t, and therefore didn’t get their American history the way it should be taught, this link will get you started.
The new job, which is really the old job from almost 10 years ago but at a different place (with better equipment), continues to suck up most of my time. But there are peeks of daylight here and there. So in honor of the 26
idiot turncoat Senators, here’s a burst of random randomness.
First off, there’s this little football game over in Holy DawgLand. While my usual Pick ‘Em site has LSU by 3, I have to stand by my Dawgs. Phil Steele believes, as well, but ESPN will make you sign up for their mailbox spew before they’ll let you read it. You’ll just have to take my word on it.
A hilarious thing happened yesterday. A coworker tried to convince me that BK had taken out the carbs from their new “Status Fries”. Now I work at a place where most everyone is really smart. Almost Leonard/Shelton smart. I tried to gently remind this person that potatoes are starch. Starch is a pure, 100% unadulterated carbohydrate. Even the folks over in the Food Science building understand this. Short of manufacturing a Klington food replicator, you can’t really take the starch out of potatoes without coming up with some new compound similar to some caulk-like quivering substance that is best just scraped off the transporter pad. He.Just.Didn’t.Get.It. Sigh.
Besides seeing Dale Russell with dark hair, this video is hilarious.
The Hubs pulled something like this one time in a Longhorn’s in Douglasville. The waitress would never make eye contact with him again. Ever. Ever. EverEverEverEver.
September 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm (Hands Off My Healthcare)
I can’t stop laughing.
September 12, 2013 at 7:12 pm (General Geekery)
This is exciting news!
Thirty-six years after it was launched from Earth on a tour of the outer planets, the plutonium-powered probe is more than 11 ½ billion miles from the sun, cruising through the vast, cold emptiness between the stars, the space agency said.
Voyager 1 actually arrived there more than a year ago, according to NASA. But it’s not as if there’s a dotted boundary line out there or a signpost, and it was not until recently that the space agency had the evidence to convince it of what an outside research team had claimed last month: that the spacecraft had finally plowed through the hot plasma bubble surrounding the planets and escaped the sun’s influence.
CNN has some interesting graphics, if you can stand the talking heads.
Tell Spock hello for me, will ya?
September 11, 2013 at 7:46 am (Never Forget)
This day always exposes the dark hole in all of us that believe in America.
Gerard always says what I’m thinking so well…
What the nation has become, through death by fire, bravado, war, forgetfulness, treason, and blunt stupidity could not have been foretold on September 10, but here we are — a lurching ship of state captained by a malicious hater of the American soil. That same captain, maddened by his own stunted heritage, will today disgrace the soil of Ground Zero. It is a difficult reality that has been dealt by the hands of fate; one that is still being played out.
Despite the sadness, and the blustery misdirection of politicos and media hounds, remember those who died this day at the hands of terrorist Islamists that our government now secretly embraces.
Georgia lost four sons that day:
- Claude Michael Gann of Roswell, whose tribute you can find here. Mike was recently remarried and attending a conference at Windows on the World.
- Major Stephen V. Long of Georgia, whose tributes you can find here and here. Already a war hero, he was at his post at the Pentagon when it was attacked.
- Maynard S. Spence Jr of Douglasville, whose tribute you can find here. He was on the 99th floor of the second tower.
- Harshad Sham Thatte of Norcross, whose Legacy page is here. He worked for the same company as Mr. Spence, Marsh & McLennan.
August 29, 2013 at 6:47 am (Hope and Sadness)
As you read this, I’m taking Hubby to hospital for two days worth of heart monitoring, medication and another zap session.
Pray for him, and us.
August 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm (History Doesn't Lie - You Just Don't Understand It, Libtards, Stop Obama)
Robert Fisk at the Independent (you can count on the over-the-pond media to report on issues the US media refuses to touch – look, kittens!) says what we know deep inside our red-blooded American hearts:
If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured – for the very first time in history – that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qa’ida.
Quite an alliance! Was it not the Three Musketeers who shouted “All for one and one for all” each time they sought combat? This really should be the new battle cry if – or when – the statesmen of the Western world go to war against Bashar al-Assad.
The men who destroyed so many thousands on 9/11 will then be fighting alongside the very nation whose innocents they so cruelly murdered almost exactly 12 years ago. Quite an achievement for Obama, Cameron, Hollande and the rest of the miniature warlords.
I have a very bad feeling about the next few days…
Via Insty, who also wonders, “WHAT GOOD IS SPYING ON EVERYONE’S EMAILS IF YOU’RE TOO DUMB TO RESPOND TO WHAT YOU READ?”
In the wake of the Fort Hood attacks, the exchanges between [Anwar al-] Awlaki and [Nidal] Hasan—who was convicted of murder on Friday—were the subject of intense speculation. But the public was given little information about these messages. While officials claimed that they were “fairly benign,” the FBI blocked then-Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s efforts to make them public as part of a two-year congressional investigation into Fort Hood. The military judge in the Hasan case also barred the prosecutor from presenting them, saying they would cause “unfair prejudice” and “undue delay.”
As it turns out, the FBI quietly released the emails in an unclassified report on the shooting, which was produced by an investigative commission headed by former FBI director William H. Webster last year. And, far from being “benign,” they offer a chilling glimpse into the psyche of an Islamic radical. The report also shows how badly the FBI bungled its Hasan investigation and suggests that the Army psychiatrist’s deadly rampage could have been prevented.
Read the whole thing. Our country is being run by morons.
The WashPo is hyperventilating over Ted Cruz.
Evidently, he’s hit a nerve. Good boy.
August 19, 2013 at 8:33 am (Golf, Just cuz I'm IT doesn't mean I know how to fix YOUR PC, Just for Fun)
CMR M at Ace quips (so truly)
Man, you could cross out Egypt and put in a whole range of words and this picture would still work.
Then the code monkey side of my brain fired right up and said – You could put a drop-down box right there and insert an infinite list of Obamaflubs.
Let’s start a list!
From the Augusta Chronicle:
[...] HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $67 million in grants to 105 groups across the country to help serve as navigators for consumers under the act, also known as “Obamacare.” The groups would provide outreach and education about new options for insurance under the law and provide in-person support to those who need help enrolling, Sebelius said.
In Georgia, that will be done under two groups – the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Cooperative Extension Service and the Structured Employment Economic Development Corp., also known as Seedco.
[...] Everyone working as a navigator must complete 20 hours of training that include an emphasis on data security and privacy laws, and then pass a test to get certified initially, said Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the deputy director of policy and regulation at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at HHS.
In Georgia, however, a recently imposed law requires 35 hours of training and a criminal-background check, among other provisions, in order for navigators to be certified by the state. Zeldin said the additional hours of training would need to be completed by state Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office and would need to be outlined soon.
UPDATE: It gets better. The navigators and any assisting staff won’t have to submit to a background check or even be fingerprinted. (End UPDATE)
Navigator… navigator… where… hmmm… it niggles my memory. Something about… darkness… and mist. Merlin? No… spice, maybe?
Oh, I remember now. (below the fold) Read the rest of this entry »
August 16, 2013 at 6:07 am (Faith, History Doesn't Lie - You Just Don't Understand It, Jedi Musings, Never Forget)
Calling all Bible scholars. Is the current meltdown in Egypt fulfillment of prophesy?
Besides viciously turning on themselves, the
murderous Muslim horde Religion of Peace in Egypt have burned down scores of Christian churches and homes.
Remember this is the Long War of light against darkness.
The West’s war with Islam, a jihad begun and fought against us as a religious obligation, didn’t begin on September 11th, 2001, nor even in 1979, when Khomeini took over Iran. It’s been fought off and on for over 1,400 years, and now is in an active phase. The genius and determination of Leo III in desperate battle bought Western Europe the time it needed until it could stand on its own.
Read the whole thing. We need another clever leader, like Byzantine Emperor Leo III, now more than ever.