Wednesday, July 18, 2012


The link:

Double-entendre headline.  Love it!  But something in the article caught me:

" Abedin, who was pregnant with the couple's first child at the time the scandal unfolded, said that "it took a lot of work" but that these days, "We're a normal family."
"Anthony has spent every day since then trying to be the best dad and husband he can be," she said. "I'm proud to be married to him." "

I'm sure she had to say that to save face ... whether she meant it or not.  And while I can't state for certain that she has, I'll wager that she's thought about it more than once.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Arpaio: "It's A Fake!"

The link(s) :

- and -

" Arpaio: Obama birth record 'definitely fraudulent' " (emphasis, bold, and colour added.)

Now to my sister, this is "RAAAAAAACIST."  But I would remind her that there is currently a $50,000 'prize' to anybody who can provide absolute proof that Obama was definitely born in the US.  The "long form" birth certificate was just shown, according to Sheriff Arpaio's Cold Case Posse, to be "definitely fraudulent." 

And I've always loved that line since I saw in in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  It was when the Romulan Senator Vreenak held up that data rod in his right hand.  "It's a Fake!"  I've always wanted to use that line. :)

But it's too bad that it had to be used here. 

So, to my sister and all the liberals who are shouting "no," I have a very simple question.  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:  It is just barely possible that Sheriff Arpaio is right and that Mr Obama is not a natural-born Citizen?  Is it just barely possible?

Be very careful with your answer, and consider carefully the evidence.  You and I both know that had there been this many questions and this much evidence about a Republican Presidential hopeful, the mainstream media would be all over it (and RIGHTLY SO!) and demanding answers.

Now how about it?

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sheriff Joe Arpaio To Hold News Conference.17-JUL

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the "America's toughest sheriff," will be holding a news conference on 17-JUL-2012 at 14:30hrs (2:30pm) MOUNTAIN TIME (16:30hrs or 4:30pm Eastern.)

The Sheriff will be discussing information his cold-case posse gathered. 

I wonder if it's going to discuss the CT person's Social Security Number that Obama's supposedly been using.

MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN of course, all can't wait to miss it.

Marrieds Can't Live Together at Games, but Gays Can.

That's the 'shock' claim.

The link: gotta love Political Correctness!!


!!!  Yes, you read that correctly.  I'll be honest in that I had to read it three times.  The first time, I'd thought "That can't be right."

(second read)  "They didn't."

(THIRD read)  I was laughing too hard to breathe.

The link:

And the double-entrentres start in the very first sentence:  " Anthony Weiner’s not shrinking from elected office. "

Then we learn that he's "desperate" (albeit to get back into politics.)

And not to outdo themselves, the Post described Mr Weiner's "dipping."  As in "dipping his toe back into political waters." 

And then there's "launch."

I wouldn't have minded seeing the word "slid" in there, and I'm pretty sure the author was considering some way to ... 'work it in.'

Saturday, July 14, 2012

TSA (again)

                Say, have you been accused of sexually abusing young girls?  If so, then you too can have a screening job with the TSA!  A former Catholic Priest, Thomas Harkins, was removed from his ministerial post after his Diocese found that he had sexually abused two young girls.  In March of this year, 2012, an additional claimant came forward via a lawsuit alleging that he had abused her as well.  Her age at the time of the alleged abuse?  11.           
                To be fair, the TSA, when contacted by the reporter of the story, stated that the former priest’s title was “Transportation Security Manager, Baggage,” which means that he usually deals with luggage and not passengers.
                But think of it this way:  would you want this man, given his past, to touch your wife’s or your girls’ panties?  Even if he is wearing those blue gloves (which they don’t change after every screening, by the way, something the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) state they should!)
                I wouldn’t want him touching my belongings and I’d absolutely refuse to have him screen me.
                Those are the facts of the story, according to the article(*1).
                But now, based on the facts, I’m going to ask a few questions.
                Because of the Dateline’s landmark series ‘To Catch a Predator,’ we know that people from seemingly all walks of life were caught soliciting sex with an under-age girl.  They caught:
A Rabbi,
A Police Officer,
An Assistant District Attorney,
A DHS Special Agent,
A teacher,
A musician,
And somebody who worked at Nickelodeon, among others.
                They even caught a registered sex offender!  They also caught somebody who had been caught earlier by Perverted Justice, the group that they had hired as consultants. 
                But the question:  is this former priest trolling online?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Higgs Boson Found?

(NOTE:  Edited at 5:57pm on 9-JUL-2012 to correct the gluon as the force-carrying particle of the strong nuclear force (aka the colour force) )

Higgs Boson Found?
It was on the Drudge Report a while back … but there hasn’t been that much follow-up about it in the main-stream news media.  This, however, is where I need to be careful.  Most readers know that I’m interested in physics (as well as politics,) so I tend to watch announcements like this.
The discovery of the Higgs, if true, is a huge step forward.  It tends to confirm one of the great theories of our time, the Standard Model of Particles and Forces(*1).  It also tends to confirm quantum theory(*2), and provides a building block of sorts for further theories, such as super-symmetry(*3) and string-field theory(*4). 
The particle, in fact, turns out to be crucial to the Standard Model, as it explains why other elementary particles (with the notable exceptions of the photon (electro-magnetism) and the gluon (strong nuclear force aka the colour force)) have mass.  Specifically, it explains why the photon has no mass while the W and Z bosons are very heavy. 
And while they’ve announced the discovery of a particle with Higgs-like properties (the certainty that it is Higgs-like is 99.999%) there still remains that tiny bit of question.  More research is needed to see if it is an actual Higgs, or whether or not it’s just a particle with Higgs-like properties. 
And that brings up a question which I’ll be addressing in another post.  The Higgs has been called the “God Particle.”  But what does that do about the existence of God?
(*2) – Quantum Theory: [.PDF file}
(*4) – String-Field Theory: [.PDF file]
NOTE 2:  The second, third, and fourth links are introductions to the subjects.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"Mr. President, we have power." - Star Trek IV

Power.  Electricity.  Such simple words.  But a few days without power and you quickly realize what people who are in hurricane country go through. 

Power went off here at about 6pm on Friday 29-JUN.  It FINALLY came back on.  I heard the fridge motor click on and then my alarm clock started blinking "12:00" at me. :)  I thought it was one of the prettiest sights I'd ever seen.  (Call me strange.)

But power is back and I have quite a few people to thank. 

First, the folks at AEP.  I've called them "American Electric Pinheads" before, but they worked tirelessly around the clock to restore power.  Thanks. :)

Next, power would be useless to me without the internet, so a thank you to the fine folks at Time Warner Cable.  Cable actually came back before the power did, thanks to TWC's portable generators (and I actually spoke with a TWC employee as she was getting the generator set up.  I didn't catch her name, but she was quite cute. :) )  But without power it was useless to me. :)  My laptop battery was down to 7% and it was throwing up warning after warning about needing to plug it in or shut it off.

UNFORTUNATELY, I'd made one of my favourite meals on Friday and put the rest in a container in the fridge.  It was no good (bummer) and had to be tossed ... along with quite a few frozen dinners that are also ruined.  But all in all it's a small price to pay for having power back.

In case you were wondering, the thermometer in my room reached a high of 89 degrees.  That's just a bit too warm for me. :)  And I'm pretty sure my laptop wasn't too happy about it either.  That little fan on the CPU was sure busy, though. :) 

OH, and that line about having power?  I've always wanted to use it. :)