POLITICAL: BHO and “middle class” tax hikes

President Obama, at a news conference, at the end of the G-20 Summit on Friday, said: “I want to make sure that taxes don’t go up for middle class families starting on January 1st.”

He’s either a fool, a liar, or both!

What does he think has been going on? Does he really believe that taxes haven’t gone up.

Cigarettes? The devaluation of the dollar. Insurance.

Does he have any grasp of economics?

Or is he just the “teleprompter president”, who reads whatever “barbara streisand” is displayed for him by his handlers?


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HARDWARE: MacBookAir is more like Windoze that folks admit

An observation: my macbookair is “slowing down”.

I assume this is an example of “crud buildup”. In Windoze, the registry is the source of all crud. Over time, for inexplicable reasons, the hardware just gets tired. Random slowdowns, lockups, crashes all eventually leading to the dreaded “bare metal restore”. Think voluntary suicide. A metal lobotomy. Starting over, … maybe. Who knows what exactly you will lose.

One of my reasons for trying the MacBookAir was the reputation for … stability.

Sorry, but I think I need a bare metal restore here on McBa.

It’s not going to be pretty. What will I lose?

This is one of the reasons I don’t recommend Apple.


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RANT: The TSA has really carried “security theater” to molestation and porn!


13 November 2010
TSA encounter at SAN

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These events took place roughly between 5:30 and 6:30 AM, November 13th in Terminal 2 of the San Diego International Airport. I’m writing this approximately 2 1/2 hours after the events transpired, and they are correct to the best of my recollection. I will admit to being particularly fuzzy on the exact order of events when dealing with the agents after getting my ticket refunded; however, all of the events described did occur.

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At this point, I thought it was all over. I began to make my way to the stairs to exit the airport, when I was approached by another man in slacks and a sport coat. He was accompanied by the officer that had escorted me to the ticketing area and Mr. Silva. He informed me that I could not leave the airport. He said that once I start the screening in the secure area, I could not leave until it was completed. Having left the area, he stated, I would be subject to a civil suit and a $10,000 fine. I asked him if he was also going to fine the 6 TSA agents and the local police officer who escorted me from the secure area. After all, I did exactly what I was told. He said that they didn’t know the rules, and that he would deal with them later. They would not be subject to civil penalties. I then pointed to Mr. Silva and asked if he would be subject to any penalties. He is the agents’ supervisor, and he directed them to escort me out. The man informed me that Mr. Silva was new and he would not be subject to penalties, either. He again asserted the necessity that I return to the screening area. When I asked why, he explained that I may have an incendiary device and whether or not that was true needed to be determined. I told him that I would submit to a walk through the metal detector, but that was it; I would not be groped. He told me that their procedures are on their website, and therefore, I was fully informed before I entered the airport; I had implicitly agreed to whatever screening they deemed appropriate. I told him that San Diego was not listed on the TSA’s website as an airport using Advanced Imaging Technology, and I believed that I would only be subject to the metal detector. He replied that he was not a webmaster, and I asked then why he was referring me to the TSA’s website if he didn’t know anything about it. I again refused to re-enter the screening area.

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Wonder when “We, The Sheeple” will remember the Fourth Amendment?

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