RANT: Let’s start with Gooferment limos?

http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/10/11/18/211250/US-May-Disable-All-Car-Phones-Says-Trans-Secretary

US May Disable All Car Phones, Says Trans. Secretary

from Slashdot by timothy

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gambit3 writes “The US government may require cars to include scrambling tech that would disable mobile-phone use by drivers, and perhaps passengers. ‘I think it will be done,’ US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood said on Wednesday morning. ‘I think the technology is there and I think you’re going to see the technology become adaptable in automobiles to disable these cell phones.’ LaHood is on a self-described ‘rampage’ against distracted driving, and if making it impossible to use a mobile phone while in a car can save lives, he’s all for it.”

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Guess he hasn’t heard about radios and ipods and police cruisers.

Why do we put up with this nonsense?

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RANT: Who’s missing from the list of bad guys?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704170404575624831742191288.html?mod=djemalertNEWS

News Alert from The Wall Street Journal

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Federal authorities are preparing insider-trading charges that could ensnare consultants, investment bankers, hedge-fund and mutual-fund traders and analysts across the nation.

The criminal and civil probes, which authorities say could eclipse the impact on the financial industry of any previous such investigation, are examining whether multiple insider-trading rings reaped illegal profits totaling tens of millions of dollars.

One focus of the criminal investigation is examining whether nonpublic information was passed along by independent analysts and consultants who work for companies that provide “expert network” services to hedge funds and mutual funds.

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Conspicuously absent from the list are the politicians and bureaucrats!

I’m sure that no politicians were ever included in these ill gotten gains.

I’m sure that these “bad eggs” only contributed to the evil Republicans!

And all the politicians and bureaucrats are as “pure as the driven snow”. Like the now retired Dodd, Barney Frank, and Obama himself.

Argh!

It all just stinks.

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POLITICS: Bush on BOR — an observation

I DVRed BO’R’s show. I listened to the one about interviewing ex-President Bush … and had an observation.

He thinks picking Dick for VP was a good choice.

Still.

I thought that was a blunder when he made that decision. And, still think it to this day.

One important role of a CEO is “succession planning”. By picking Dick, he abdicated that responsibility. And set the R’s up for failure.

If he had no choice but to pick Dick for the First Term, he should have (imho) made Condi the VP in the Second Term. And say Colin Powell Secretary of State.

That would have set up a Condi for Pres and Collin for VP in 2010.

We should have a tradition of one term Presidents. Or even amend the Constitution to either make it one term or remove the restriction.

Argh!

Let’s secede and start over.

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