Oh yeah, Bailouts are always the answer…

Hmm. Why does the beginning of the Great Depression come to mind?

Euro zone leaders impose an immediate levy that allows them to seize between 7-10% of your money directly out of your bank accounts, for banks in Cyprus. Some people’s bank accounts have supposedly been drained. People running to banks and ATMs to pull out their money. Banks closing until at least Thursday. Stock markets starting to take a dive again.

Oh yeah, because this is almost exactly what happened at the beginning of the Great Depression.

Only in Seattle …

Only in Seattle, technically it was Issaquah, can you go shopping for a couch and have a New York transplant chase you out over politics. A discussion brought up, and continued by him to our surprise and discomfort. Actually less a discussion then a haphazard mixture of all the leftist bromides that I have endured a thousand times over.

His insistence that he was a political animal seemed strange, for his claim to political animalism seemed to be related to his aunt. Which he brought up by asking, if I knew who Bella Abzug was? My concise, short reply was that she was a communist. This seemed to send him over the edge, both by my knowing who she was and her political background, although I must admit it is rather limited. He laughed uneasily and insisted that she was not a communist, but a liberal progressive; come on as if there really is a difference.

Then he went on a rant about all the problems facing this country are due to fat, white men. Later on he seemed to qualify it with it being republican, fat, white men. I guess he was trying to provoke me, but I have been Libertarian for over 30 years, it goes along with being an engineer, so it didn’t get a rise.

Unfortunately, my wife wanted to leave, so I didn’t get to inquire about his culpability in being a greedy white male. Although, I have a feeling he would when pressed or personally confronted with his white maleness would pull the same defense as that famous leftist lawyer, who I believe was caught drunk driving in San Francisco many years ago, unfortunately, I can’t remember his name. As to the specifics of the defense, I will leave it be for the moment as that would open a whole can of worms if explicitly stated. Hint – he had an out by claiming he was really not a white male. In other words use his appearance of white maleness to claim the culpability of the sins of the white man – Kunstler, maybe?  See you are white, I appear white let us admit our culpability to all the sins of the world and have you make amends.

Ah, it might be Kunstler of whom I speak, don’t know for sure. I guess if he was some DUIing, commie lawyer with the appearance of white maleness, yet who can somehow ditch it if confronted, then it is of whom I speak.

I guess just another day in the great northwest.

By and by the couch was nice, but I think I will bypass this clown and his store when procuring our couch.

My First Post

Well the title is pretty self-explanatory. But going beyond that, I’d like to say hello everyone! Though my posts may be few and far between I’d like to introduce myself as one of the admin people of this blog site. Like the creator of this blog, my posts will range among a variety of topics. The only thing is I have to figure out what topics I’m not too lazy to write about.  I have a couple in mind but we’ll see what becomes of them. In the meantime, take care!

Politicians Throwing Stones

I think the Grateful Dead got it right.


Only took me a couple hours to figure out how to embed video in WordPress. The key is to modify the youtube imbedded link. For instance, “../www.youtube.com/embed/WninWFtO0Gg” is modified to “../www.youtube.com/Watch?v=WninWFtO0Gg”

The size is set under WordPress administrative.setting.media.

My First WordPress update

My first WordPress update was painful. I did not properly backup my theme and my posts which caused me to lose everything.

I eventually was able to repost everything, but the dates don’t align with the originally postings.

Live and learn. Hopefully, I’ll do better next time.

Roku; So far a Bust

I just bought a new Roku 2 XS with the expectation that it would be easy to setup. Not.

Well at first it did look like it would be easy: connect to TV, power up Roku, set up internet connection view screen menus, let it update, and then copy activation code. Actually, these steps were painless and quick.

Then trouble, website activation. Enter activation code, no problem. Create new account, page 1 no problem. But, now page 2 where they want credit card information before proceeding, big trouble. It would not accept credit card info nor would it let me bypass this page. So now I’m locked out for twenty four hours.

I have been looking at the live chat window for the last hour or two waiting to chat. But the support so far seems non-existent.

So far this is crap. If I cannot activate this unit within the next hour or if it will not reset and let me try again within the next 24 hours, I am going to return this product with extreme prejudice and dish it every chance I get.

Why the hell couldn’t it just activate the product now and let credit information be entered at a later date?


Finally, I got a hold of live chat support. He, Rizwan, who was very efficient and polite, was able to set up and an account without credit card info. Why they couldn’t do it in the first place is beyond me.

Update 2

The Roku is working fine. I am generally happy with it. But still disappointed with the activation experience. I was able to set up Amazon with no problem.

The New Caliphate: Obama as the Caliph

It appears that Obama with his right hand of State foments revolution that empowers the Muslim Brotherhood. This could be due to either incompetence – that is failing to promote more democratically aligned allies while fomenting revolution -, or intentionally bringing the brotherhood to power.

But if he is intentionally bringing the brotherhood to power, what is the end game?

Could it be that his agenda is to create a caliphate while at the same time clearing a path that would see him installed as the caliph, the leader of the Muslim nation? State would then promote this to Americans as “he is really one of us” so no worries for he is our man, while simultaneously selling it to the Muslims as a man that can bring or bridge Islam to the west?

I have no basis for this other than the observations of what has transpired.

But the left has always felt it can co-opt any organization and outwit any people. However history has shown this not to be true. And I am afraid that history will once again lay judgment on the acuity of the pseudo elite who for neither love of God, or country seem bent on making us subjects.