Thursday, June 29, 2006

New York Slide

Good old Pinch continues to destroy the once respected newspaper of record. It has officially turned into a BBC/Gaurdian style tabloid, putting it's own radical agenda ahead of it's shareholders, its credibility, the safety of the American people and its own future.

Here's a picture of the radical NYT staff, chewing the head off the paper and the public, right after they screwed them.

It is sad and pathetic. Then we have this juvenile rant about the president's daughter, over at the Washington post.

I wonder how long it will take before the American people take out the size twelve boot and squash these insects. (Or at least put them in a corner, with a dunce cap and a teething biscuit.)


Friday, June 23, 2006

Thank you Mr. President!

Executive Order: Protecting the Property Rights of the American People

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to strengthen the rights of the American people against the taking of their private property, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to protect the rights of Americans to their private property, including by limiting the taking of private property by the Federal Government to situations in which the taking is for public use, with just compensation, and for the purpose of benefiting the general public and not merely for the purpose of advancing the economic interest of private parties to be given ownership or use of the property taken.

Sec. 2. Implementation. (a) The Attorney General shall:

(i) issue instructions to the heads of departments and agencies to implement the policy set forth in section 1 of this order; and

(ii) monitor takings by departments and agencies for compliance with the policy set forth in section 1 of this order.

(b) Heads of departments and agencies shall, to the extent permitted by law:

(i) comply with instructions issued under subsection (a)(i); and

(ii) provide to the Attorney General such information as the Attorney General determines necessary to carry out subsection (a)(ii).

Sec. 3. Specific Exclusions. Nothing in this order shall be construed to prohibit a taking of private property by the Federal Government, that otherwise complies with applicable law, for the purpose of:

(a) public ownership or exclusive use of the property by the public, such as for a public medical facility, roadway, park, forest, governmental office building, or military reservation;

(b) projects designated for public, common carrier, public transportation, or public utility use, including those for which a fee is assessed, that serve the general public and are subject to regulation by a governmental entity;

c) conveying the property to a nongovernmental entity, such as a telecommunications or transportation common carrier, that makes the property available for use by the general public as of right;

(d) preventing or mitigating a harmful use of land that constitutes a threat to public health, safety, or the environment;

(e) acquiring abandoned property;

(f) quieting title to real property;

(g) acquiring ownership or use by a public utility;

(h) facilitating the disposal or exchange of Federal property; or

(i) meeting military, law enforcement, public safety, public transportation, or public health emergencies.

Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) authority granted by law to a department or agency or the head thereof; or

(ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budget, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(c) This order shall be implemented in a manner consistent with Executive Order 12630 of March 15, 1988.

(d) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity against the United States, its departments, agencies, entities, officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.



June 23, 2006.

I will admit the teeth on this order are somewhat blunt, but the meaning is clear. Now, roll up those sleeves and execute all of our laws, Mr. President! :)

Eat this, Commies!


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Victory may be in Sight

From Human Events and AP:

Stick a fork in it: Immigration Bill is Dead

It is a good start.

However, immigration officials are still actively sabotaging enforcement of our existing laws. In Ohio, they ordered local officials, who caught 20 criminal tresspassers in a van, to let them go.

Illegal Immigrants Free To Go

Maybe it is time for us to pummel the Justice Department with demands to prosecute officials in the INS for gross deriliction of duty and refusal to enforce the law.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Emergency Gloom

Report faults ER care
U.S. system is ill-prepared to deal with a large-scale crisis, according to a panel of experts.

Cox News Service

“Being forced to provide unlimited amounts of unfunded care can put a doctor and even a hospital out of business.”
Arthur Kellermann, Emory University

WASHINGTON | - WASHINGTON | American emergency rooms are stretched to the breaking point and are “ill-prepared to handle large-scale emergencies,” the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine reported Wednesday.

Do we need a serious flu-epidemic in this country, to drive our citizens to those emergency rooms?

If that happened, would they realize how these facilities are being used to provide state subsidized welfare to illegal aliens?

Not once, in the ridiculous article above, does the author mention that a large part of those uninsured services, are not for Americans, but illegal criminals. All that is mentioned, is 46 million uninsured Americans. I guess that includes South Americans and Mexicans.

I am so glad we are benefitting from all of those illegal aliens, making us pay for the emergency medical services U.S. citizens can't be bothered to use. So should we pay the millions they are asking for, or just let it break?

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Fail to the Chief

I had another one of those discussions today, regarding the building of a wall, along the southern border. My liberal counterpart was touting the same rhetoric recently delivered by the president and Colin Powell. The basic reasoning, without genuine reason, was that a wall cannot work, is too big to build, the problem is too large... therefore, should not be attempted.


Recently, I looked into this effort by private citizens, to do what the government refuses to do (link). The more I thought about it, the better it sounded.

We know that a wall will work. It is common sense. We also know that domestic governance and leadership is a total failure.

  • Liberal government has failed us in domestic security, resulting in 9/11.
  • Liberal government has failed us in border security, resulting in a foreign invasion.
  • Liberal government has failed us in the war on poverty, creating a victim class.
  • Liberal government has failed us in public and higher education, with rampant political proselytizing, shameless begging and dilution of quality with an emphasis on worthless self-esteem.
  • Liberal government has failed us in emergency management, by destroying accountability in government and its officials. It openly excuses the reckless actions of individual citizens.
  • Liberal government has failed us in money management. It overspends on every project. It always and settles on substandard results.
  • Liberal government has failed us in its respect for the law. Justice is not applied equally. Justice is for sale.
  • Liberal government has failed to protect our constitutional property rights.
  • Liberal government has failed to protect the first amendment rights of students in public schools. Conservative dissidents are open to the politically correct predations of government employed public school thought police.
  • Liberal government has failed to eliminate skin color in public affairs. It continues to amplify race based policy, in violation of the fourteenth amendment, choosing color over both content of character and social class. Sorry, MLK, but your dream has yet to be realized.
  • Liberal government, touted by liberal Democrats or liberal Republicans is a total, abject abysmal failure at every issue. It poisons every issue with its superficial, emotional brand of feel good logic.
  • Worst of all, liberal government and liberal politicians have failed to protect our military service men. When liberal politicians insert themselves into wartime military affairs, with political correctness and propaganda posturing, our soldiers pay the price with their lives.

Liberal governance is a governance of total failure. It is a belief in failure. It embraces, applauds, sooths and medicates all of its failures, at every level of its existence. Failure is not just ok; failure is an excuse to label yourself with a new syndrome, then go out and get a prescription. We should all just fail, be satisfied that nothing can be accomplished, then collapse into the huge community pile of pacifist liberal failures over in Europe and the U.N. We should discard our constitutional law, in favor of international law. We should discard our culture. We should discard our borders. We should discard our economic future. We should discard our individuality and our property. We should discard our ability to think for ourselves and determine our own destiny.

Communist rubbish!
When I hear the liberal argument that something will not work, I know it will be a total success.

We should build that wall. We should build it with private donations. We no longer have a government that can cut canals through continents. We no longer have a government that can build enormous hydroelectric walls across raging rivers, on time and on budget.

If private citizens succeed in protecting themselves at that border, without the government, they will have the biggest weapon of all. They will have the finger of truth and success. They can point that finger at every single nay-saying Jimmy Carter operating in government. and then they can say yea, you are out of here loser! While they are building that wall, protecting our country and culture, they can tear down that wall of failure, erected by years of liberal governance.


Friday, June 09, 2006

The Pot versus the Kettle

Via Drudge:

9/11 Commissioner Criticizes Coulter

Rep. Rahm Emmanuel, D-Ill., said Thursday on the House floor that Coulter is a "hatemonger" and called on Republicans to denounce her: "I must ask my colleagues on the other side of the aisle: Does Ann Coulter speak for you when she suggests poisoning not Supreme Court Justices or slanders the 9/11 ... widows? If not, speak now. Your silence allows her to be your spokesman."

Ok, Mr. Representative, as soon as you openly denounce Alec Baldwin, for inciting everyone to descend on the house and stone Henry Hyde to death, as well as all the other countless moonbat tirades, by the likes of Michael Moore and Al Franken, then we will talk.


Monday, June 05, 2006

A Technically Cultural Question

HydroplaningCulture asks:

So vaguely on this topic, Insolublog, how do you fare during the day in your work? Does your workplace rigidly follow the Dilbert script? What keeps you going?

Recently I feel like Norman Rockwell's America has died and I'm a necrophiliac.

I wish there was someplace I could move or work in order to have like-minded technical people around me.

I am glad you framed your question around the Dilbert type workplace. I worked at a place that practiced every one of those Dilbert type bureaucratic hang-ups, for ten years. You had to fight a childish cadre of sycophant power brokers, climbing the corporate ladder on their knees, just to get any real work done. However, there was a dynamic war-like excitement to this feudal system. We would play the crisis game like pros, finding and creating short-circuit paths, which would allow us to pull in resources and run our own renegade technical experiments. Without the bracket of a crisis, nothing could be accomplished. None of the managers at the top had long term vision. It was easy to convince nearby management to game the system, for selfish benefit. The worst part of this dysfunctional situation was the fact that you could never reach a level of achievement, which would give you life satisfaction. I left because of this. When you are unable to create and put achievements on a resume, the war games are boring.

Then I moved to my current job, which is an open teamwork environment, where everyone feels like an empowered, responsible player in the game of business. You can patent your work and put your name on it. At the top level, the bureaucracy is sedentary and losing its comparative efficiency, moving along with engineered determination. It is the comfortable conservative empire, interested in specific technical innovation, but surprisingly uninterested in modern computer enhanced business management. This is a system of good upper management communication. However, it is petrified of risk and change. It resists that change, even when that change is beneficial and competitors are implementing it. Communication amongst the lower echelons is nearly non-existent, except at a localized level. People are re-inventing the wheel everywhere, because there is no motivation for them to get together and initiate large-scale progress, together. Even though this seems inefficient, this internal competition can be beneficial. It is like planting five seedlings and picking the strongest young plant. Unfortunately, no one is tending the garden, with aggressive leadership. All the plants are crowding each other out. Rather than fighting a war, you apply deliberate pressure, hoping the force will be enough to move the great mass.

I think both workplaces suffer from weakness in leadership. I was able to convince some of my old friends to move to my current workplace. We are applying some of the grassroots aggression, we learned from the environment of company 'A'. It is proving to be remarkably effective. Whether you are dealing with the political chaos of my previous company, or the intransigent mass of corporate inertia, one thing is certain.

Innovators will always find a way to innovate.

They will find a way to do it, or they will venture outside and take the risk of creating it themselves. That is the American spirit you long for, in your lament for Norman Rockwell's America, alive and well within the corporate culture. Engineers love to have fun, and spend the company's money doing it. Good companies, with innovative leadership, often find that delicate point where they can safely herd the cats, without sending them off to hunt for mice elsewhere. That is what keeps me going.

I will admit that the social culture, that inspired Rockwell's paintings, has suffered terribly, in ways I do not need to enumerate. It has been somewhat depressing lately. This general cultural decay is due to the type of 'progress' touted by progressives. It was created by reckless social experimentation, without genuine serious thought about consequences or corrective action. Now, having failed, the purveyors stand in the way of that corrective action, hoping to forestall it. Their social revolution has become both a large mass of bureaucratic inertia in government and the chaotic corruption of popular culture and media. Those things have reinforced each other for far too long. The unchecked, self-indulgent, irresponsible and unaccountable behavior, which we see daily, does alarm me. Perhaps it is a common behavior, now amplified by consumer connectivity. That could be a whole topic of discussion, on its own.

But you know what? Even with all this depressing news, the American innovators, in love with their freedom, thier families and their property, are still there, working n offices or the military. They are probably at a workplace near you.

Can we bring America back to Rockwell?

I think nations are as mortal as the people that inhabit them. They live. They die. They prosper. They cry. As with our own life lessons, nations learn through the suffering. This is an opportunity for the rebirth of a new Norman Rockwell style American family, through the relentless application of solid moral principles. I believe that institutions like the MSM, the public education system and the universities are losing their power to mold people's minds. Keep in mind, they have to be able to completely crush or suppress dissent, to succeed. Their current hysterical behavior, from illegal immigration to global warming, might impress the press and the politicians. To me, it is a sign that those dinosaurs are marching quickly to the tar pit.

Cultural devastation comes from grass roots implementation and advocacy; so does cultural healing. This is the greatest time to advocate for keeping up the good fight. Newspapers are bleeding off their margins through a credibility chasm. We are witnessing a revolution in internet education, now entering toddler status from its infancy. I would not expect to see any political leadership, leading anyone around. Politicians are modern sheep in America, driven by their poll shepherds. Many are old, clueless, resorting to pathetic, transparent tricks. They are about to receive a quick and dirty education. Americans will keep America on top, in spite of any wavering sickness we see on the cultural horizon.


Thursday, June 01, 2006

I guess I am not Surprised

Which X-Men character are you most like?

You are Professor X!You are a very effective teacher, and you are very committed to those who learn from you. You put your all into everything you do, to some extent because you fear failure more than anything else. You are always seeking self-improvement, even in areas where there is nothing you can do to improve.
Take this quiz!

H.T. to FmRagtops, for the quiz.

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Shave the Whales

I was perusing Amazon for some EE books yesterday. There was an ad, featured prominently on the front of the site pushing for this new men's grooming product. The banner slogan on the front of the ad extols the virtues of shaving Everywhere. The video is amusing.

I just cannot possibly imagine the irritation of razor stubble, everywhere, including the nether regions.

My father said, when he was on leave in Tokyo, during the Korean war, that Japanese women were fascinated by body hair. Why would I want to remove that potential advantage, Everywhere? Would Naomi Watts love King Kong, if he was shaved everywhere? He would be busy scratching the stubble on his jewels, and checking his manicure, while some big reptile swallows her up.