Sunday, January 29, 2012

For the edjumacation of Reverand JJ

Jesse Jackson pipes in yesterday regarding this photo ...

Reverend JJ's take? Here ...
“did the ultimate insult.  She put her finger in his (President Barack Obama) face.”

Reverend? Surely you know this isn't the ultimate insult. Lemme show you ...

Thanks Johnny!
See the difference?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Killer Robots; the future is here.

h/t Global Guerrillas

Alright. Drones. That. Make. Decisions. To. Kill.

Didn't anyone at Northrop Grumman see any of the Terminator movies?
This does not bode well.

Robb also mentions super-empowerment of drones for peons too.

California realtors using drones are just now getting their LAPD notices now to cease and desist.

This may be technology that the .gov likes and uses ... but it's not for you.

Stealing You Blind, with Higher Ed

h/t Midwest Chick

As I was reading in Stealing You Blind, runaway, entrenched bureaucracies, needn't actually fulfill their primary mission, or contribute anything of value. A current example is served up smartly at
Non-Original Rants: And yet we're supposed to trust them to write regulations...

As a matter of fact ... The growing ignorance of the American student population does nothing but increase their budgets.

Wiki DOE
The current Secretary of Education is another Chi-Town transplant. Richly rewarded for the fine state of Chicago's schools.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Government reading

Mentioned in "Stealing You Blind"

Specifically, linking the directions for sabotaging an organization ... and it's implementation in bureaucracies everywhere. See if any of these look familiar.

Page 28; General Interference with Organizations and Production
Insist on doing everything through channels ... When possible, refer all matters to committees ...
Sounds like .gov SOP.

Circa 1944 ... Declassified 1976? Timeless tactics.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stealing You Blind

How Government Fat Cats are Getting Rich Off You
by Iain Murray

This expose is a quick 'n easy read.
It may not be helpful to those with hypertension.

Bottom line? .Gov is huge. H.U.G.E.
And growing.
The largest employer in the nation.
With underfunded Cadillac Pensions.
.Gov is doing all kinds of things that they've got no business doing.
The things that .Gov should be doing, it neglects and/or does it poorly.
The book details numerous examples with citations.

All of the above is common knowledge and easily admitted by any pol in front of a camera, while he or she vigorously points their finger across the aisle.

The difficulty lies in reaching agreement on whose ox gets gored.
Up to the point that it all collapses under its own weight.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Job available

ht AP

Go Army!
This MOS might just dovetail nicely with the implementation of some NDAA provisions

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Stifle it!

Megaupload site takedown in the Chicago Trib.
... indictment was unsealed one day after websites including Wikipedia and Craigslist shut down in protest ...
It's interesting that the story criss-crosses the globe. Arrest made in New Zealand.
The alleged dollar amounts are also interesting. $500 mil in lost revenue. Cyberthief alleged to have received $24 mil in ill-gotten gains in 2010.

Those inter-tubes sound like wild territory!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Million Dollar Dinner

h/t Chicago Tribune

BHO is in Mordor on the Lake for the next 3 days.
Grubbin around the grassroots for some benjamins.

A meal fit for a King!

The fund raiser the I'd love to see the guest list of is the 60 guest one;
... Obama will then head to a fundraiser for 60 people at a private residence where tickets cost considerably more — $35,800 per couple...
Thats a cool Million and change. Not bad for a dinner.

The visit reminds me of a few things ...
The installment of RE as King of Mordor.
The upcoming return of Sir William to the kingdom
Which begs the question "What will Bill do?"
The state of the Royal Coffers. Lowest rating in the country!

The pipeline between Mordor on the Lake and DC has never been busier.
It'll get even busier during BHO.2.
Thats right. I said it. BHO.2 It's coming.
What is it the modern grunts say?
Embrace the suck.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Frank Zappa (Terrorist)

Zappa or Guy Fawkes?
  The illusion of freedom in America will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion is too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the table and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.
Frank Zappa
 RIP Frank.
 Below ... the fine print at the bottom ... FZ.
terror, terror, everywhere!

Dial the wayback machine to Circa 1986. The Reagan Era. T'was Morning in America. The kerfuffle of the day was was song lyrics. Government intervention was needed to protect America. A clip from that era, Crossfire show. The whole show is there, and it's full of fireworks. Mr Zappa predicts Americas descent to a fascist theocracy at about the 10 minute mark. Enjoy.

I think we're closer to a fascist corporatocracy or mebbe a fascist oligarchy. But let's not quibble over semantics, eh?

h/t Hardtimeprepardness via Feral Irishman via WRSA, etc.