I’m STILL having computer/Internet issues!
Roomie thinks it’s the router, and spent two hours messing with THAT last night.
PLUS, the added fun of my tablet ON switch apparently failing.
I’M POSTING THIS FROM MY CELL PHONE, THAT’S WHY NO DAILY CHANGE OF QUOTE, FUNNY, BEAUTY OR YOU TUBE !
If this doesn’t get resolved soon, I may end up off-line.
I’m one of those old coots who think the 16th Amendment (the federal income tax) amendment and the IRS should be abolished immediately! And, of course, we should abolish the 17th Amendment, as well, and go back to State Governors appointing of U.S. Senators.
Funny how both these amendments came about during the progressive administration of Woodrow Wilson, one of the most evil men to ever hold the office of president.
And more power was usurped by the federal government.
I completed and submitted my federally-mandated tax forms on April 9! The good news is I didn’t have to pay. The bad news is my meager refund was eaten up by the electronic-send-in-the-forms thing.
Still attempting to resolve computer issues. Using borrowed laptop from roomie – THANKS, J.!
Was told this may be related to the heartbleed thing…
My apologies for not being able to keep to my usual low standards! – Guffaw
Published April 11, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: The director of the Federal Air Marshal Service is retiring after being investigated for his role in an alleged operation to acquire guns for officials’ personal use, FoxNews.com has learned.
Director Robert Bray’s home was raided in December in connection with the ongoing probe, according to sources and documents. Law enforcement and congressional sources told FoxNews.com that Bray’s recently announced retirement, which is effective in June, is directly related to the investigation.
I keep waiting for stories about law enforcement not taking bribes, or getting benefits/property/money under color of authority.
Doing their f’ing job enforcing the law and following their f’ing oath!
Alas, no such stories exist, anymore. They’re all about bribery, corruption, and filling their pockets or holsters.
Nope. Not the periodical.
Some years ago, I met a guy who became a friend. He remains so. At the time, he was actively participating in owning and shooting legal machine guns and such, and was pals with ‘famous’ folks in that firearms community, including a gentleman who at the time was the ‘small arms editor’ for a journal designated for ‘the armchair adventurer’.
And I was anxious to meet him. At the time, I think I was carrying a borrowed Ruger .357 (thanks, again, Dave!). I had the perspective of both the poor and the gun poor of such individuals. Star-struck? Shiny-brass struck?
I was having a conversation with my sister, who, while she knows I’m a gun guy, has no interest in such things. And I mentioned this gun writer, Id-ing him as ‘the small arms editor of…”
And, my sister, who has similar (twisted) sense of humor to mine, responded,
Do they have any editors with regular-sized arms?
Of course, we both broke up laughing as we pictured ‘Willie the Penguin Boy’ of sideshow fame!
This concludes the politically-incorrect humor portion of our program.
My computer tells me my router doesn’t have a valid IP address.
Using my tablet – will try to post later.
or some Romulan ship…
(for all you Gen X or Y types, Claude Rains played Captain Renault in Casablanca, and was The Invisible Man!)
h/t Plan of the Day
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A veteran Los Angeles police sergeant is suing the city claiming he was discriminated against because of his Wiccan religion, weeks after his wife filed a similar lawsuit.
Sgt. A.J. DeBellis, who joined the LAPD in 1990, filed a complaint Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation, according to City News Service.
DeBellis claims he was “verbally berated” and issued negative comment cards by a captain and a lieutenant after voicing complaints about his mandatory attendance at a training session and holiday gathering at a Christian church in Chatsworth in December 2012.
DeBellis claims he was required to sit through a recital of a Christian prayer and that religious music was played “during a significant portion of the event.”
I’m curious. When did the police start mandating attendance at religious functions? And what would be the reaction if the event had been Wiccan? Or Islamic?
This isn’t the 1950′s – wherein it was assumed everyone was a Christian. Except, of course, for those lovely quirky Jewish folks. (Obviously, there were no Islamic people in the 50′s, and no Wiccans – save those followers of Aleister Crowley.) I do wonder about ‘legitimate’ Wiccans versus folks using a non-mainstream religion to line their pockets, though.
Regardless, I’m all about being able to stand up for one’s beliefs. And government not mandating participation.
h/t CBS Local Media
And here’s the money quote:
Jackboots are still jackboots, even when you look fabulous.
There are many folks out there with whom I disagree.
Some, like statist do-gooders, who insist on promoting a government agenda which forces people to do, spend, work for, believe in, X, because ‘they’ (the do-gooders) believe theirs is the only way.
Some, like Fabian socialists, who want to keep evolving our society to the utopia they envisioned over one-hundred years ago. In spite of the Constitutional protections we put in place over two-hundred years ago.
And the green fascists. To promote their idea of how to save the environment, making it safer for bicyclists to ride along canal banks (at a large cost to the taxpayers who don’t ride there), and eliminating traditional incandescent light bulbs, supporting the new-fangled mercury-laden, dangerous, inefficient Chinese imports instead. (effectively eliminating an entire American industry and jobs with it). All brought to you by the Church of Global Warming (Al Gore, Pope) who changed their name to Climate Change when it was determined the numbers didn’t work for the warming thing. Hardly scientific.
And now the gay fascists. Don’t eat at Chik-fil-A ! Their president is traditionally religious and doesn’t like gays! (In spite of the fact he treats his employees well – even the gay ones!) And now Mozilla. Their CEO has similar religious views to the Chik-fil-A guy! Don’t use Firefox browser! Use your political clout to force him out of his position!
And they did that.
Here’s a news flash: I can disagree with someone and not force society to change to my views, or spend my tax money on a certain project! How about visiting a fast-food establishment because their food is good? Or using a browser because it works? I’m certain there are ultra-conservative folks in charge of (fill-in-the-blank) church organization with whom I disagree.
What about those traditional Islamic folks who believe gay folks should be stoned? I’m not speaking of moving to Boulder, Colorado here. Does this mean we should hate all Muslim folks? Or get them eliminated from their jobs?
(for the record – I’ve never eaten @ Chik-fil-A. There just isn’t one close by. I understand it’s quite delicious, and the breakfast biscuits are to die for! Maybe one day. And, I use Comodo IceDragon browser, a bastard child of Firefox, because all the other browsers became ‘buggy’ after a while. And my best friend growing up is gay. So what?)
West Des Moines, IA – There’s a new smartphone app for drivers having an ‘oh crap!’ moment behind the wheel. The ‘Oh Crap’ app is designed to help drivers being pulled over for suspected drunk driving.
It was put together by lawyers in Iowa as a way to educate the public of their rights if they are pulled over. It also helps to document the stop for lawyer’s use later.
“We want to educate citizens on what their legal rights are and are not in the state of Iowa and eventually everywhere else. But we also want to serve as a tool to allow people to document their invocation of their rights and their use of legal protections that exist,” said Bob Rehkemper, an attorney and co-creator of the app.
The app gives tips to drivers being pulled over like: “shut up” and “be polite.” There’s a feature to calculate your blood alcohol content and a button that contacts an on-call lawyer. Plus, there is a whole section on basic legal rights when being pulled over. (Fox News)
WHAT? We now need an APP to understand and exercise our basic legal rights?
Okay – they should develop one for self-defense shooting and related matters.
I sense a trend, here…
not this guy – - – ->
“I am not now nor have I ever been a member of the
Communist PartyJohn Birch Society, “concealed” or otherwise. Moreover, I have never been a supporter of that partysociety.” – Guffaw
Funny, growing up in a white-bread liberal college town as I did, I heard mostly that Robert Welch (of the Welch Candy Company(Sugar Babies) and the John Birch Society) was nothing more than an ignorant, fascistic, fear-monger, as were the members of his society.
Then I listened to the words in the video above…
It appears as though he has been characterized erroneously.
He was actually a libertarian (of some variety)!
(I’m NOT saying I believe in everything the man stood for, and I am NOT a Bircher, but it appears character assassination of non-liberal individuals has been going on for generations!)
I’m guessing none of the members of the current administration (or their parents) were present in the audience to hear Mr. Welch speak. Unless, of course, they were
outside agitators community organizers bent on disrupting the proceedings…
(not unlike the guy on the right)