October 24, 2013 at 11:31 am (Just cuz I'm IT doesn't mean I know how to fix YOUR PC, Politics, Stupid Government Tricks)
By now everyone, even the gremlins on Mars, has heard that the rollout of the (Un)ACA website, healthcare.gov, has been an abysmal failure. So much so, IT types like myself can’t help but laugh. And laugh. And laugh. It is a classic example of non-Tech-types dreaming up a system concept, skipping most of the major life cycle development checks, then not testing what the code monkeys came up with from the
cocktail napkins design specs.
Except in this case, instead of having to pull the Scarecrow dance routine for cranky stakeholders for their lack of deliverables, these folks get to testify in a Congressional hearing. For a bunch of hyper-partisan political cranks.
Pass the popcorn.
“Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking.”
Oh, and this.
UPDATE: Kathleen Sebelius has a track record of big stinkers. Who better to take over the reins of Queen Project Manager?
October 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm (Music The Food of Love)
Yes, Wolfie’s very own violin and viola are on tour in America.
Listen to the sweet sounds here and be healed of your post-shutdown trauma.
October 14, 2013 at 3:50 pm (History Doesn't Lie - You Just Don't Understand It, Politics, Stuff I'm tired of, Stupid Government Tricks)
Spengler has the right idea about all this posturing over the debt ceiling!
That is political overreaching of the worst kind. If Obama refuses to postpone the implementation of his health care plan in return for an extension of the debt ceiling, Republicans should stand their ground, and force the president to tear up the Constitution and assume dictatorial powers. Americans don’t like that, and they will dislike it doubly if Obama does so to protect a hated piece of legislation. It would clarify the choices before the electorate and give conservative Republicans something to run against. That isn’t enough: they have to present a credible program to restore economic growth and opportunity. But that will be then: this is now.
Read the whole thing to really understand what THAT is. I say CALL HIS BLUFF. Force a Constitutional crisis (hey – remember early on when he was touted as a Constitutional Scholar? Hahahaha) and make him show his true nature.
October 12, 2013 at 6:56 am (DawgNation)
October 10, 2013 at 7:12 pm (Stupid Government Tricks)
Moe Lane. Really Charles C.W. Cooke, but then again, Moe has a point.
1. Apparently, math is hard for Democratic politicians.
2. There is absolutely nothing stopping Barack Obama from being both an economic illiterate and somebody happy to readily mislead the American people. Nothing at all.
October 9, 2013 at 9:48 pm (Stupid Government Tricks)
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.
September 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm (DawgNation, General Geekery, Run Away Run Away!)
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)
September 16, 2013 at 3:55 pm (Edumacashun, Stupid is as stupid does)
My handy pocket Constitution from The Heritage Foundation says something a little different. Should we all request a bushel or two or a thousand be sent to the Denton, Texas school system?
September 14, 2013 at 10:47 am (Golf, Just for Fun)
September 12, 2013 at 7:12 pm (General Geekery)
Forget the stupid politicians, the fake fights and the weather p0rn.
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.
Never, ever forget.
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.