Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Couple of Things That Annoy Me

Obama has issued some “talking points” instructing his administration how to portray 9/11, according to this article at They say: “We honor all victims of terrorism, in every nation…whether in New York or Nairobi, Bali or Belfast, Mumbai or … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics

Obama’s Job Plan – So Far

Commenting on this article, which discusses what little is known about Obama’s job plan. Obama clearly still doesn’t get it. He’s spent money at a rate four times greater than Bush, then blames Bush for our situation. Then, his jobs … Continue reading

Posted in Fuzzy Thinking, Philosophy, Politics, Rant

Liberals and Religion

Mayor Michael Bloomberg bans clergy from 9/11 ceremony. That’s kind of like banning clergy from a funeral. -Popgun

Posted in Personal, Philosophy, Politics, Religion | 1 Comment

The Truth Will Set You Free

Wouldn’t it be refreshing if the damned politicians would quit lying to us? Just a few examples off the top of my head – these are not necessarily exact quotes: “Days, not weeks” – Obama, re the “Kinetic Military Action” … Continue reading

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Built In Efficiency Loss

No machine works with 100% efficiency. A centrifugal pump, for instance, might have a 65% efficiency, which represents the power wasted by the pump in imparting kinetic energy to whatever you are pumping. The point is, you put more horsepower … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics

Satellite Internet Services

Here’s an interesting factoid. Our company currently has bandwidth problems and so I called HughesNet to see if they could do better than their competition (Wild Blue). So, talking to HughesNet salesman, we discussed one of their faster business plans, … Continue reading

Posted in Computers, Rant, Work

Is Collapse Imminent?

I’ve read the first 30 or 40 pages of Mark Steyn’s “After America”, and I’ve read Glenn Beck’s “Broke”. Both these guys, and many others, are predicting either major economic depression or the outright fall of the United States. Or … Continue reading

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