So, you’ve stumbled onto my humble little blog. Perhaps you are a Millenial wondering why most of your friends aren’t fully employed. Or wondering why ObamaKare is being shoved down your throat. Or why your generation is on the hook for a national debt that stands at $17 $18 Trillion and counting. Maybe you are scratching your head wondering why your President thinks Global Warming the weather is more worrisome than Islamic Terror. And perhaps you’ve started to become aware there might be something the corrupt and biased lame stream media isn’t telling you. The answer, to these and other existential questions, is ... the Left - specifically, the modern American Progressive. Think of this site as a portal to a richer understanding of this answer, a portal purposely designed with a consciously cock-eyed bent to keep it entertaining. Because the First Amendment is forever and the Internet never forgets. (Plus you better figure out FICA isn't the name of a Swedish bikini model, before she eats your entire paycheck.)

How to use the portal? You could dive into my archive*. I was most active here 2010-2012, but that matters not. How many times do I need to demonstrate the central point? To wit, the political / ideological Left is a menace to the constitutional republic and must be resisted lest the American experiment in liberty devolve into socialist dystopia. If it's the more pointed hand-to-hand combat of the comment board that whets your appetite, click the 'My Disqus Comments' widget. I continue to visit that world from time to time as a light diversion. Or you could browse through my blog roll. It's a very representative collection of center-right blogs, though hardly exhaustive. I can't do the political / ideology thing 24x7, and you probably can't either. Leave that to the hysterical, talking point chanting, mob agitating, race baiting, election stealing, gaia worshiping, straw man torching, Islamic Terrorist appeasing, organized Left (aka OFA, MSNBC, UAW, SEIU, Think Progress, Media Matters, most of legacy media, the politically correct faculty lounge, anybody who belonged to Journolist, anybody connected to Occupy Wall Street, anything funded by George Soros or Tom Steyer, their paid Internet trolls, and the rest of the usual Team Leftie suspects).

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Archiving 'This Just In' (12/3/13 - 12/23/13): If They Can't Automate a 2 Page Form, Why Would Anyone Think They Can Automate 1/6 of the Economy?

Quarter 4 of tax year 2013 draws near to close, and I am reminded it will soon be time to file Form 941: Quarterly Income Tax Return for my small business. I am also reminded I can pay electronically, but can't submit the matching report electronically, unless I engage a paid third party to perform this trivial administrative task for me. Therefore, filing (but not paying, mind you) the quarterly 941 tax continues to be the sole remaining paper and snail mail supported part of my entire business process. Quarter 4 of tax year 2013 has also seen the comically grotesque roll out of healthcare.goof. On second thought, maybe we should just leave well enough alone on the IRS site.
Phil Robertson vs. Pajama Boy - the cage match ... if Pajama Boy somehow improbably wins, the effete pseudo-intellectual Progressive elites get to keep their ObamaKare ... if the aging duck hunter kicks Pajama Boy's pampered little a$$ as expected, the rest of us get to have the train wreck repealed immediately ... this epic pay-per-view is screaming out to be promoted by WWE.
Study conducted by self-professed liberal Yale professor finds correlation between TEA Party affiliation and high level of scientific knowledge. Still hope for the integrity of the scientific method to survive these times. (And all along we just thought TEA Partiers were only better than DC at math.)
Another high profile shooting ... another left wing lunatic on the trigger. Sorry Corrupt and Biased Liberal Media, your wait continues for the next perfect news template to waive your agenda like a bloody shirt.
And the solution for a viable defense against lunatic shooters reveals itself. Hint: It has nothing to do with Gun Free Zones Criminal Free Fire Zones.
Just watched the Paul Ryan / Patty Murray budget deal press conference Mutual Admiration Society Meeting. Here's my take on the sum total of what they told us ... PUNT! Here's my my advice to conservatives and libertarians. Run down field like a bat out of hell and crush that Democrat punt returner with extreme prejudice in the 2014 election cycle.
The federal government is closed today due to a snow storm. The Left would have you believe this means a cataclysmic blow to the national economy and result in societal meltdown. That is, based on the arguments they always make when the discussion turns to trimming a little fat off the federal leviathan. If the whole thing suddenly disappears, that must mean apocalypse! Actually, all it really means is one day without the average daily production of 300 new pages of federal regulations. Carpe diem! You can stop reading the federal register and do something productive today. Quick, before the snow stops! Before the bureau weenies waddle back to their desks!
If you blinked you missed it. The administration regime of the Saul Alinsky Radical Occupying the Oval Office has extended the ObamaKare sign up deadline from December 15 to December 23. What a pathetic joke. Eight whole extra days for a program that still depends completely on a buggy web front end, and a business process back end that is still partially constructed and completely untested. Completely untested for either business functionality or data security. And the small percentage of people who actually think they've signed up (yes - "think" - see back end issues) have been greeted with the news their premiums and deductibles will be skyrocketing as a result of this stealth redistribution plan built on the lie "if you like, you can keep ..." "Clusterf*ck" is Greek for the Democrats are in charge.
This morning I again saw the professional panhandler and Occupy Wall Street foot soldier I mentioned in this log on 11/13. He was in line ahead of me at Starbucks, acquiring his cup of overpriced caffeine. Meanwhile, the Food Stamp President, the President presiding over the lowest American labor participation rate in recorded history, is out on the campaign trail - trying to distract from his own failures with that old Leftist whine about "income inequality." The ironies abound.
The latest in ObamaCare Debacle News is this: a large failure rate for the batch file transfers from Healthcare.Goof to insurance carriers that are meant to activate coverage for people who think they have signed up. The error rate is as much as one third of all transactions according to the Obama apology rag known as the Washington Post. The good news, according to the WaPo spin, though, is sign up rates are still so low, the carriers claim the present volume of errors can be corrected manually. Except - in a nationalized system now dependent on human correction to 1/3 of all its transactions - is there really a way to know now how many consumers who now think they have coverage will actually have it when they think they need it? How many people will experience this nasty surprise as this nationalized system scales up to the entire nation? The nation is left with fingers crossed hoping the back end error rate is reduced faster than the growth rate in front end sign ups? Reduced fast enough for error prone human error correction procedures to keep up? As always, chaos is the sure sign Democrats are in charge.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Four Angry Men Making Music

Just because I just watched it on Palladia. TEA Party patriots take notice for the 2014 election.

The Who - Baba O'Riley (LIVE) by Qello
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Archiving 'This Just In' (11/18/13 - 12/2/13): The Tryptophan Interregnum of 2013

Epic Thanksgiving Holiday road trip completed without major incident … left town with rented Land Yacht Lincoln Wednesday … successfully navigated into midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening without murdering any of the dozen or so cabbies who thoroughly deserved it … Wednesday night’s stay in Euro Trash boutique hotel on 8th Avenue OK … room clean and everything worked … got to see prodigal son march in Macy’s parade … his once in a lifetime experience complemented by another – he was interviewed by NY Daily News ... except I’ve seen him play a lot of instruments and “xylophone” isn’t one of them, and beside he was on the banner for the parade march … oh well, more crack American journalism at work … then a rented helicopter flight around Manhattan … man, Ellis Island is a lot smaller than I thought … 3 hour drive north for the annual tryptophan fix in Grandma’s kitchen, just later than usual … scenic westerly drive back to DC (I-88 to I-81 to I-70/I-270) … because that way there aren’t any NYC cabbies or New Jersey Turnpike Road Warriors … settled back into home base Saturday night. Now, let’s see what the Empty Suit has been up to … oh yeah, I almost forgot – he’s “fixing” that pesky website at “private sector velocity” … fixing it up so fast that eventually it might even be able to handle actual commerce. Real commerce on a web site? Unbelievable! The wonders that hundreds of millions in taxes can buy these days.
On Chris Plante's radio show this morning they are talking about the Community-Agitator-In-Chief issuing instructions to his hypnotized zombie followers, with the assistance of his personal brown shirt gang (OFA), to get aggressively political at the Thanksgiving dinner table. You have to figure a lot of these glassy eyed kamikaze politicos will be college students. The anti-aircraft defense for the parents of these crazed dive bombers is simple. Give the young scholar an easy calculation they will immediately understand. Shut up or the beer stipend is cut off.
Have you seen the trailer for the "Amazon original series 'Alpha House'"? It seems I can't go to any political site without hearing "We're the GOP, winning is what we do." A more ridiculous premise I have never heard.
Yesterday, an historic diplomatic deal was announced between western civilization and the leading state sponsor of terrorism from Mohammed's Murder Monkey Cult From Hell. Western civilization agreed to lift the economic sanctions that were designed to prevent Mohammed's Murder Monkey Cult From Hell from acquiring nuclear weapons. In return, Mohammed's Murder Monkey Cult From Hell pinky swore that all that stuff about destroying the Great Satan and wiping Israel off the map was the camel water talking.
During my day job, I sometimes review resumes for Information Technology and Software Development people. In the coming years I expect I will see a lot of "2010-2013: personal sabbatical." where I might have instead seen something like "2010-2013: CGI, Obamacare Exchange."
In a congressional hearing yesterday, it was revealed the back end systems for accepting premium payments through healthcare.goof still haven't been developed, much less tested. These Democrats really are hell bent on giving away more free stuff.
Today the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama mumbled something on camera about "one side of Capitol Hill being invested in [the] failure [of Obamacare]." What he meant to say was "the Democrats literally changed the locks on committee hearing room doors while packing 3000 pages with nothing but their ideas on the way to passing the law with nothing but Democrat votes, so the train wreck is completely 100% owned by the Democrats."
What is the special skill set required for "journalism"? Reading and writing? The school of journalism that can build a time machine and transport its graduates back a thousand years might have something useful to say about its product.
On the comment boards, and inside my own noodle, I have played with the idea of supporting Representative Fred Upton’s Obamacare “fixit” bill. It’s not a terrible bill – that is if it does what it seems it will do - which is drive a stake through the fiscal heart of ObamaCare while simultaneously saying to the baying masses Republicans care too. The downside is it gives some Democrats a place to hide politically, but that consideration alone is politics too clever by half. Every Democrat who voted for the law, and then even refused to vote for funding the rest of the government at current levels during the shutdown fight, is hopelessly tied to the sinking ship already.

However, I’ve decided to be against the Upton bill. On the grounds it is a half measure itself, missing the true political and policy moment. It’s time for the GOP to do a full on “repeal and replace” bill with conservative ideas for reforming the health insurance business. The baying masses wouldn’t know it because the corrupt and biased liberal media hasn’t told them, but the Republican Study Committee has had multiple complete bills on the shelf ready to go for three years. Over to you, Speaker Boehner. Do you have the sand? The Saul Alinsky radical occupying the Oval Office, who has smeared you mercilessly lo these many years, is bleeding political capital daily. Here’s your chance to make him pay with a veto to the replacement to his “signature achievement” only to have that veto overridden. Revenge is always best served cold. Especially when the entire Donkey Party is trampling over each other in a full on panic. An opportunity like this comes less often than once a generation.
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