Thursday, March 12, 2009

24 Update - R rated words

2 charged after search of DC tech office

WASHINGTON – A District of Columbia employee and a technology consultant were charged with corruption Thursday after a raid on the former office of a city official who now works for President Barack Obama.
The charges were formalized in a federal court hearing as the FBI finished searching the city's technology office, which was led until recently by Obama's new computer chief, Vivek Kundra.

Yusuf Acar, the acting chief security officer in the city's technology office, was ordered held without bond pending a hearing Tuesday. Prosecutors said $70,000 in cash was found during a search of Acar's Washington home and that he posed a serious flight risk.

I mean, who could make this up? A black Prez, Muslim names with lots of cash... a Prez named Hussein....who names this guy his computer chief...

Would it be out of line for me to say:



Wish I had said that!

In a time where so much is being made about our first black president, Ann Coulter made the following observation in her column of 2/25/2009:

"But as long as the nation is obsessed with historic milestones, is no one going to remark on what a great country it is where a mentally retarded woman can become speaker of the house?”

Hat tip to Ann C and Bill T!

Ducks and geese and airplanes

My thanks to everybody who sent me this. Supposedly it is a wanted poster from PETA. It proves that a picture is worth a 1000 words.

I was looking at it when I remembered being in an Allegheny Airlines BAC111 years ago when we hit a goose on one wing's leading edge on approach into TRI-CITIES. The BAC111 was well known to be underpowered and the thought of having impeded airflow over the wing was attention getting.

But the pilot merely announced he would be landing a little faster than normal and slicked it in without even a bump.

That stirred the ole memory pods up a bit.

The above is a French Caravelle. I think it was like the third or so commercial jetliner. I don't know how many airlines flew them, but United did for sure.

Back in the late 60's or maybe it was the early 70's, UAL flew them from Newark. The old Newark with low laying concrete terminals, no Jetways and questionable air conditioning.

During that time frame they had what they called "Smokers." Based on the old "Smoker Boxing Matches," "Men Only" nights at the club... in theory no women were allowed except for the flight attendants... I can't remember for sure but I "think" they passed out free cigars...on the flight which departed around 5PM to Chicago.

That thumping sound was the PC Police Person hitting the floor............

On one fine day I was strapped into a window seat in the first row... I think everything was single class... On take off a piece of plastic fell off the overhead and cut a very small gash in my forehead. The Flight Attendant gave me a cold compress and when we got to Chicago a Customer Service rep apologized and gave me a free ticket for a flight from/to any place in the continental US.

And I didn't even think about suing and United didn't engage two law firms in the matter.

My Lord how times have changed!

Doing business back then was a little different than now... I always stayed at a Holiday Inn not too far from the airport. I wouldn't say that the security was high, but they actually had guards on each floor. I asked one of the guys on the front desk if that had solved their problems and he said it had cut the TV's being stolen down to one or two a week...

Now days TV's are so cheap no self respecting thief would hoist one.. well, maybe a flat screen...

Your life is over! Now give me your money!

German mathematician who died 450 years ago gets letter demanding TV licence fees
Adam Ries, a German mathematician who died 450 years ago, has been sent a letter demanding that he pay long-overdue television licence fees.


And you think government can fix the economny by getting bigger!?

Global what??

Middle of March, temperature below freezing, sleet and snow possible.

Should have my garden ready for cabbage, potatoes, lettuce and early tomatoes but it has been so wet and cold that the ground just lays there, staring at me.

This global warming is killing me, killing me.