Learning from History The More Things Change The More They Remain the Same I was perusing a friend’s collection of ‘old’ magazines (Thank You Ardie) and discovered this gem From the September 1946 issue of Farm Journal. Notice … Continue reading →
Learning from History Year: 1949 — Situation: The Same — Lessons Learned: None The only thing that I can even begin to say about this is that it provides additional proof that the problem is not the … Continue reading →
style = “font-color:#FF33CC“> SAY WHAT? When you are working with computers, and especially the Internet and the Web, you will eventually run into things like the above – – – Hexadecimal (HEX) Numbers. In HTML and other programming/scripting … Continue reading →
We are searched when we travel, they read our e-mails, tap our phones, confiscate our nail clippers invade our private lives from the bedroom to nursery, and generally treat us like the criminals they swore to protect us from.
Once, great masters of our own domain, we have become mere pawns on someone else’s political chessboard. And they are doing it all ‘for our own good.’Continue reading →
A considerable part of my research involves unintended consequence analysis, and proposing and brainstorming hypothetical situations is an integral part of this process. Combining hypotheticals and hindsight, however, can be an exercise in futility without the existence of … Continue reading →
ATTENTION MAINSTREAM MEDIA The following Public Service Announcement is from your fellow Americans and the Second Amendment. STOP – LOOK – LISTEN America is at a Crossing Don’t Get Hit by the Train STOP: Stop the war … Continue reading →
You Can’t Have It Both Ways Personally, I am pro-choice. (To a Point) Though I don’t believe that the abortion route is one that I would choose, no one knows until they live it. What others do is … Continue reading →
A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, existed a human quality called ‘Ethics.’ Related to integrity, ethics were more powerful than greed and narcissism, and far from today, fairly common among members of the Washington media. … Continue reading →
I’m really tired of hearing gun-grabbers preach about the idyllic, peaceful, civilized and Gun Free, Great Britain. Please don’t tell me to just stop listening, because they seem to be everywhere and they won’t shut up! Yes – … Continue reading →
At some point, however, even SANE people have to step back and say WTF?
On behalf of the majority of Americans, I feel empowered to say …
We don’t care!
Produced with Brewmaster Buford’s secret family recipe, Chateau Bubba illustrates the meaning of the word Wheeeeuuuu!Continue reading →
The Dirty Underbelly of The Toddler Trade Exposed!Continue reading →
Among the contributing factors for the U.S. withdrawal (retreat) from Viet Nam were the brutal and disturbing newspaper and television images of mangled corpses, burned bodies and and other subjects that reflected the pagan cruelty and human toll … Continue reading →
“Satire is absurd by nature.” They’re doing it Now! Once the indoctrination of the current generation of children is complete, the agenda becomes unstoppable. The final seeds in the destruction of American Society as we know … Continue reading →
A list of the most common error codes likely to be thrown by your FTP (File Transfer) Software. Code Description 100 Codes The requested action is being taken. Expect a reply before proceeding with a new command. 110 … Continue reading →
According to The Book of Lists, fear of public speaking ranks number one in the minds of a majority of people. Far above the fear of death and disease, comes fear of standing in front of a crowd. … Continue reading →
Most everyone should be familiar with the biblical story of little David, who, against all odds, defeated the giant Goliath in a heroic battle.Well I’d like to give this story a bit of a modern spin. Goliath, was … Continue reading →
Does your local shopping center, department store or other merchant require law abiding patrons to become potential victims before being allowed to shop? Do they not know that criminals don’t obey the law, much less their ineffective rules … Continue reading →
“If No Child is Left Behind, How can Any Child Get Ahead?” When was the last time someone from the Fed was directly involved your child’s education? When was the last time you saw a Fed at a … Continue reading →
Private Enterprise built the Transcontinental Railroad without the benefit of a “Federal Railroad Administration.” When was the last time you saw a Federal work crew performing any work on a US or Interstate highway? The answer is most … Continue reading →
Why Shouldn’t High Level Public Servants Prove They are Drug Free? As a condition of employment, almost everyone, from the guys who pick up the trash and deliver the mail, to the folks who read meters and repair … Continue reading →
One morning near Washington DC, Route 123, one of the busier rush-hour routes in the Northern Virginia area, was shut down due to an “explosive device” spotted in the parking lot of a Vienna Va.store. I’ll grant you … Continue reading →
This would-be Website designer went to great lengths to broadcast their promotional E-Mail. They also lost all credibility in the second line of their message. Even large corporations often make the most basic errors. But what do I … Continue reading →
Key Points of a Proposed Congressional Reform Act No Tenure / No Pension A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just … Continue reading →
Many Thanks to the Anonymous Creator of the GIF File.Continue reading →
In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR Program as those offenses which involve force or threat of force.Continue reading →
style=”font-color:#FFCC99″ HUH? NOTE:The original Web Safe color concept was intended for those with 16 bit displays, limited to only 256 colors. While there are still a few users out there in that category they represent fewer than 2% … Continue reading →
NOTE: The Eggman had to write this for me because, as I say later, I have no brain, no muscles and no ability to reason or think. I’m neither good nor evil — Like most other tools, I’m … Continue reading →
In this writer’s opinion, some form of flat tax (percentage of income) or fair tax (national sales/consumption tax) system is not only common sense, but efficient, workable and fair. Under a Flat Tax, If you make Ten times … Continue reading →
One may have a lot of bad things to say about Radical Islam, but at least Islamics aren’t bigots. White, Black, Gay, Christian, Jew, Hispanic, Oriental or any other distinctions between cultures and races are all treated equally … Continue reading →
It was arguably the darkest, most shameful action taken by the U.S. Government in the 20th Century. I’m referring to the paranoid forced relocation of Japanese-Americans to prison camps during World War II. Before the war, very few … Continue reading →
Does a Person Need God In Order to Live a Moral Life? Judeo-Christian Principles vs Religion Whenever anyone mentions the obvious fact that the United States of America was founded upon Christian or Judeo-Christian principles, some Bozo (no … Continue reading →
Fear of public speaking ranks with death and an IRS audit for most of the population. Here, I will attempt to give you a few tips & techniques and a bit of support when it comes time to … Continue reading →
When the television series The “L” Word debuted, the Lesbian community not only defused the “L” word, but relinquished their claim to it.The “L” group currently claiming the letter “L” should have been the original owners in the … Continue reading →
Though often considered unnecessary, you should obtain a signed Model Release before using any Photo including identifiable people. This is especially true for any images that may later have commercial value. Even if the shots appear to have … Continue reading →
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Background At it’s simplest, the Constitution of the United States (COTUS) … Continue reading →
There is talk about some legislation in the works that would require all states to recognize other state’s concealed firearms permits and licenses. At first blush, one would think that persons holding concealed firearms permits, the NRA, USCCA … Continue reading →
Legislation recently in the works would require all states to recognize other state’s concealed firearms permits and licenses. (With the notable exceptions of DC and Illinois) At first blush, one would think that persons holding concealed firearms permits, … Continue reading →
Take a quick look at a few of the statistics, and even the teacher’s unions can’t spin or deny it.There is just no polite way to say it. Comparatively speaking, what we call education in America sucks. U.S. … Continue reading →
While the idea may seem repugnant to some and just crazy paranoid to others, there are a lot of tech-crazy trail-blazers who think that an ear-bud is too cumbersome, or that if it says ‘Apple’ on it, they have to have it. . These people will be enough to push-start the market to its eventual conclusion.
These devices won’t come from the NSA or any other three-letter-agency, but from companies like Verizon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon.
Pharmacy employees at Best-Buy and Wal-Mart will be trained to perform the (by then) simple procedure.
The “bleeding edge” people will “pre-order” their implants and then stand in line overnight, in the rain to be the first to get them.Continue reading →
Can we get ourselves and the conservative media to replace “President Trump” with “The President” when appropriate? It’s a small step toward getting our focus back where it belongs.
Before anyone thinks I’ve gone off the rails, here’s what I mean.
I received this idea, and the included ‘list’ from a friend who is raising several ‘Special Needs’ children. Her kids are bright, fun to be around, generally polite and soft-spoken. Because of their particular issues, however, they can, … Continue reading →
Everyone should spend an hour in a room with Pete Seeger. — The world would be a better place if they did. And I’m a Republican!Continue reading →
As a prerequisite to some forthcoming opinion pieces, I offer an occasional bit of relevant historical information. There won’t be much, only enough to provide some background for the topic at hand, and no more. I’ll try to … Continue reading →
With all respect to victims and families (also victims) of violence everywhere … During the furor over recent events and the resulting demands for serious action, arming teachers, police in schools and gun confiscation, there is one simple … Continue reading →
NOTE: This post has nothing to do with politically motivated terrorism. That’s another subject altogether. I went to school in a different time, the late 1950’s and 1960’s. It was a rural area, and most people in … Continue reading →
Never Underestimate the Power of a Stereotype I’m sure most people have seen them all. From the well-meaning but bumblingly stupid Barney Fifes, to the arrogant, power hungry cop wannabes with anger issues. The ‘survival’ brain is conditioned … Continue reading →
Back in the day, (1976) when campaign finances could never approach One Billion dollars, Senator Fred Harris (and a few other candidates) endeavored to run their campaigns on the figurative shoestring. Like Sen. Harris, however, these innovative cheapskate’s … Continue reading →
Proposed Change to the Oath of Office I’ll leave the oaths of office for Civilian Employees and the Military alone for the moment, they seem quite adequate. I do, however, have a minor change to suggest for the … Continue reading →
Plan Early – Plan Ahead – Plan Smart Plan Strategically Superior tactical tools, in the absence of a strategic initiative will win many battles. Tactical tools alone, however, will not win a war. Why Strategic Thinking? Your Internet … Continue reading →
Ockham’s Razor William of Ockham simply stated: Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Other, more complicated solutions may ultimately prove correct, but — in the absence of certainty — the fewer assumptions … Continue reading →
If you can help a child get excited about Math, you’ll help them explore worlds and dimensions far beyond their own.Continue reading →
Thanks mostly to the de-evolution of formerly legitimate news media into tabloid journalists, the overwhelming majority of the population is controlled by Two, statistically insignificant but STARK RAVING CRAZY MINORITIES.Continue reading →
Among my regular ‘beats’ in the 70’s and 80’s were many of the receptions, parties and celebrations at various embassies and chanceries around Massachusetts Avenue. Several ambassadors had reputations for holding ‘first-class blasts.’ The hands down winner for … Continue reading →
“Am I proud of something I have accomplished, or am I falsely proud of something over which I had absolutely no input or control?”
When a person overcomes physical handicaps, language barriers, race, gender bias and bigotry, and succeeds in spite of all [apparent] odds, they have every right and to feel and proclaim their pride in themselves and their accomplishments.
Two simple questions that I believe every candidate for office should answer before any others. These answers will help determine whether their candidacy deserves further serious consideration. The Eggman’s Political Litmus Test. QUESTION: Would you support a law … Continue reading →
All The News That Fits, We Print. The Horsepasture Gazette Volume 1 – Issue 1 PRICE FREE Mayor Won’t Raise Taxes Horsepasture Va In a private conversation with this reporter, Mayor Parker Earnest announced that taxes will remain … Continue reading →
The Agricultural Revolution Arrived People and Business Adapted Schools Were Born The Industrial Revolution Came People and Business Adapted The Schools Remained The Same The Technology Revolution Arrived People and Business Adapted The Schools Remained The Same The … Continue reading →
Who hasn’t secretly wished that little button on the dash was really connected to a couple of fifty-calibers behind the signal lights? Regardless of whether they are pathological, or merely clueless, these Bozos contribute to traffic tie-ups at … Continue reading →
The Presidential Oath of Office “I, <name>, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the … Continue reading →