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RIP: Merlin Jay Olsen

“Merlin was a larger-than-life person, literally and figuratively, and leaves an enormously positive legacy.”  SALT LAKE CITY — Pro Football Hall of Famer and former television actor Merlin Olsen has died. He was 69. Utah State, Olsen’s […]

24: The Final Season?

Clock winds down on “24″: Kiefer and company close to calling it a day Variety – By: Michael Schneider Tick, tick, tick, BONG!!!! “24’s” time is almost up.
20th Century Fox TV and Fox appear ready to end the long-running hit after this season, the show’s eighth. Studio and network execs declined comment […]

Court Room Battles: Judges, Lawsuits, And Milkaholic Lindsay

The habeas lawyers were not doing their constitutional duty to defend unpopular criminal defendants. They were using the federal courts as a tool to undermine our military’s ability to keep dangerous enemy combatants off the battlefield in a time of war. Marc Thiessen WaPo Obama Spokesman Defends Criticism of Court at Speech […]

KC-X Tanker Modernization Program RFP: Northrop Grumman ‘No Bid’

SHELBY: THE AIR FORCE BLEW IT “The Air Force had a chance to deliver the most capable tanker possible to our warfighters and blew it.  This so–called competition was not structured to produce the best outcome for our men and women in uniform; it was structured to produce the best outcome for Boeing.  […]

The Code Of The West, A Rabid Otter, And Wine ‘Makes Women Slimmer’

Riding for the brand State lawmakers instill Code of the West CHEYENNE– Like many other states, Wyoming has a list of official state symbols, from a state tree to a state butterfly. But on Wednesday, Wyoming became the first state in the nation to have an official state code. In a state Capitol […]

Fun Friday: Little Tigers, Greener Sex, And Billie Bobbie

PETA backpedals on Tiger Woods billboard Animal-rights group says it will use S.C. governor’s image instead Orlando Sentinel -Eloísa Ruano González The animal-rights group PETA has put its plans “on hold” for a cheeky billboard with Tiger Woods‘ image. Instead, the group plans to use South Carolina’s governor as the poster child to encourage people to […]

“Healthcare” Charge On Restaurant Bill, Hooters Of America For Sale, And Euro Halal Burgers

New charge on dinner tab is in bad taste The latest hidden mandatory add-on is a “health” charge added to restaurant bills. This scam cropped up first in San Francisco, but you can count on it to spread. Chicago Tribune – By Ed Perkins Nothing succeeds in the travel industry like a bad idea. […]

Fighter Delays, Cost Increases, And A New Tanker RFP

Why the Air Force Needs the F-22 WSJ – By MARK HELPRIN Cancelling the F-22 Raptor, the most capable fighter plane ever produced, is yet another act in the tragedy of a nation that, bankrupting itself, embracing moral decline, and apologizing to its enemies, is losing the will to prevail. In […]

Chilean Earthquake: Chaos, Desperation, And Lawlessness

Chilean President: Looting, Lawlessness Will Not be Tolerated Earlier Tuesday, President Bachelet told reporters that looting and lawlessness will not be tolerated.  She has instructed troops to act with what she called the “severity” necessary to prevent crime. President Bachelet – VOA News Hillary Clinton: “The Chilean people have shown enormous […]

Waking the Dragon And Batman Steals Superman’s Thunder

Enter the dragon: England has the Angel Of The North (and a giant horse coming soon). Now Wales wants a 200ft sculpture to roar across the border By Daily Mail Reporter We’ve heard of keeping up with the Joneses but maybe the Welsh are taking it just a touch too far. Perched on […]

Sunday Views

Poem: Are You Content? William Butler Yeats — The Danger of Daily Aspirin — A Sexy Partner Can Make You Seem More Attractive — AF 447: the best experts to locate the wreckage — The perfect man is a geek with facial stubble… women’s secret turn-ons revealed — A Van Gogh is known to be […]

New NASA Plan: Commercial Spaceflights, Climate Change Satellites, And Future Green Jobs

Today we are launching a bold and ambitious new space initiative to enable us to explore new worlds, develop more innovative technologies, foster new industries, increase our understanding of the earth, expand our presence in the solar system, and inspire the next-generation of explorers… NASA Administrator Charles Bolden February 1, 2010 […]

Lame Media Stereotyping Tea Party Insurgents?

Ambrose: Saluting our tea party saviors Scripps Howard News Service – By JAY AMBROSE Like a hero rescuing a damsel tied up and lying on the railroad tracks as a train approaches, the tea party movement has been trying to save America from runaway leftism. But this hero, […]

John McCain: A “Real” Republican

“For years, I’ve been an admirer of John McCain,” said Romney in a statement. “Then we became competitors. Today, I’m proud to call him my friend.” Mitt Romney Washington Post John McCain Unveils New Branding Initiative by OVO OVO Launches New Branding for Former Presidential Candidate John McCain’s Senate Race. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) February […]

Missile Defense Agency: New Cultural Change “Obamanized” Logo

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is a research, development, and acquisition agency within the Department of Defense. Our workforce includes government civilians, military service members, and contractor personnel in multiple locations across the United States. We are focused on retaining and recruiting a dedicated workforce interested in […]

Operation Petticoat, UAV Airmen Pilots, And Morphing Wings

Exclusive: Navy to Lift Ban on Women Serving Aboard Submarines Women Will Be Assigned to Subs if Congress Does Not Object ABC News – By DAVID KERLEY and LUIS MARTINEZ Women are a big step closer to serving on U.S. Navy submarines. ABC News has learned that the Navy has decided to lift the ban on […]

The Sinking Of The SV Concordia: “A Real Life Titanic”

Teenagers from capsized Concordia adrift in Atlantic for two days Guardian – James Sturcke Dozens of students, including three Britons, took to life rafts after their vessel succumbed to bad weather off Brazil Dozens of students, including three British teenagers, were left floating on life rafts in the Atlantic for nearly two days after their […]

Nature Boy Pinned, No Tamerlano For Plácido, New Hot Air Mgt, And Salt Reformers

Wrestler Ric Flair Pinned by His Own Wife? Eonline – Natalie Finn Sometimes there can be a long gap between May and December. Jacqueline Beems, the 41-year-old wife of silver-haired wrester Ric Flair, has been charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking her husband of three months in their North Carolina […]

Love, Heroism And Lasting Devotion…

Love connection By EVE BYRON, Independent Record | Sunday, February 21, 2010 A weathered leather wallet. A straight-edge razor. A pipe lightly scented with tobacco.
Growing up, Colleen McCarthy and her three brothers knew not to open the large cardboard box their mother, Darlene O’Leary, stored in the basement of their Helena home for half a century. One […]

Sunny Sunday: Old-Fashioned Etiquette

Etiquette Quotes — Notes on Southern manners and etiquette — Nicholas Sarkozy’s father to exhibit paintings of Carla Bruni — Sugar: the shortage worse than expected — ‘Diabetic effect’ in dolphins offers new hope for type 2 diabetes cure — Wine: Sweet vs dry champagne — Champagne & Sparkling Wine Facts : Don Perignon Champagne […]

RIP: Alexander Haig

Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. (Dec 2, 1924- Feb 20, 2010) Asked what he thinks now his famous pronouncement that he was in control?, Haig says: “I don’t worry about the midgets.” “Only the Beltway gang gives a hoot about it. The rest of the world, as I told you, was reassured. I’ve been […]

His Holiness Dalai Lama Visits Obama White House

The Dalai Lama is a lineage of religious officials of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. “Lama” is a general term referring to Tibetan Buddhist teachers. In religious terms, the Dalai Lama is believed by his devotees to be the rebirth of a long line of tulkus who […]

José María Aznar: No pueden vivir sin mí “They Cannot Live Without Me”

Aznar said that a “pyromaniac” like Zapatero can not be the fire chief The former prime minister responds with a hand gesture to insulting jeers from students at the University of Oviedo EL PAÍS –  JAVIER CUARTAS / AGENCIAS – Oviedo – 18/02/2010 (English Translation)(Emphasis Mine) The former Prime Minister and President of the Foundation for […]

X-47B Integration Testing, A New Bomb Truck, And A F-35 “In The Bush” Rather Than The F-22 “In The Hand”

X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Taking Shape On Board Lincoln By Lt. Cmdr. William Marks, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, At Sea (NNS) — Personnel from the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System (N-UCAS) program team and industry partner Northrop Grumman Corporation are underway with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to test the integration […]

Falklands War II “Guerra de las Malvinas II”: Here We Go Again? “¿Al ataque de nuevo?”

CFK: ‘We will keep working for our rights in Malvinas‘ (Buenos Aires Herald) President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner defended her decision to place stronger controls on navigation and shipping within the Malvinas Islands and called on the United Nations to force the United Kingdom to come through on negotiations over the sovereignty of that territory. During a […]

President Obama To Visit Savannah March 2, 2010

Welcome To Savannah President Obama… President Visits Former Slaughterhouse Turned Digital Production Facility AJC: Political Insider w/Jim Galloway Obama Georgia Speech Video: Home Star Energy Efficiency Program Announcement in Savannah 3-2-10 President Obama Rolls out Cash for Caulkers Plan Savannah Morning News – By Walter C. Jones and Larry Peterson ATLANTA – President Obama will be in Savannah to […]

Indiana Senator Evan Bayh Retires: Another One Bites The Dust…

Indiana’s Bayh to Retire From Senate WSJ – By GREG HITT Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh, a centrist Democrat who represents a Republican-leaning state, said he won’t seek a third term in November, in a blow to his party. Mr. Bayh, 54 years old, is the latest in a series of lawmakers who have said they wouldn’t run for […]

Ecofascism: The Climate Police Are Coming…

Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate ‘Emergency’ Fox News – By Joshua Rhett Miller Going green will not be optional in Cambridge, Mass., if the Cambridge Climate Congress has its way. It will be mandatory. There will be congestion pricing to reduce car travel. Curbside parking will be eliminated. There will be a carbon tax […]

World’s Finest Restaurant: El Bulli Takes Two-Year Hiatus

elBulli´s press release. 26.01.2010 During his speech today at the Madrid Fusion Summit, Ferran Adrià has outlined the action plan of elBulli for the years 2010-2020.
In 2012 elBulli will celebrate 50 years since its conception, so Ferran Adrià and Juli Soler have decided to commemorate this anniversary with the closure of one cycle and the beginning […]

Christmas Joy: Jesus Is The Reason…

Jesus Is The Reason
In Bethlehem, God gave to us
The source of Christmas joy;
A star shown on a miracle:
The virgin birth of a boy. He was born both God and man,
A Savior for us all,
The way to get to our heavenly home,
If we just heed His call. So as we shop and spend and wrap
And enjoy […]

Merry Christmas 2009: NORAD Tracks Santa…

Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas/Sinterklaas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle or simply “Santa“, is a legendary figure who, in many Western cultures, brings gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24 or on his Feast Day, December 6 […]

Obamacare Christmas Special: Payoffs, Kickbacks, And Sweetheart Deals

Ensign, DeMint to Force Vote on Health Care Bill Unconstitutionality December 22, 2009 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) and John Ensign (R-Nevada), raised a Constitutional Point of Order on the Senate floor against the Democrat health care takeover bill on behalf of the Steering […]

FY2010 Defense Appropriations: Drawing The Line On Defense Business As Usual?

JSF Is Fine, Says LockMart Consultant — F35 Lightning II-Fighter of The Future Video — Israel sticks to its guns on F-35 — SUMMARY: FY2010 DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS — Chicago projects funded in Defense bill: Columbia, Northwestern, Rehabilitation Institute, Rush, Loyola — F-22 Necessary For Continued Dominance — U.S. Fighter Gap: Myth or Reality? — SUMMARY: […]

Obama’s War (Afghanistan): Challenges And Opportunities

U.S. steps up special operations mission in Afghanistan — On The Frontlines in Afghanistan Video — A radical empire looms — From the Sand Pit – Message From a Recon Marine in Afghanistan — Christmas: The Heros of Helmand Province Afghanistan – Brave Shall Fall Video — SkyGrabber: the $26 software used by insurgents to […]

Saracuda Tougher Than Schwarzenegger

Greener Than Thou? — Arnold Schwarzenegger Says Sarah Palin Is In The Stone Age Video — Sarah Palin cuts vacation short — Palin supports McCain ‘100 percent’ — Palin Vs. Arnold: Terminating California — Boom! Taste My Nightstick, Arnie! Video — US President Palin? You betcha! — Matt Lewis on MSNBC Video — Palin vs. […]

Copenhagen (COP15): Socialist Polar Bear Show Ends Today

Breaking news: India, China walk out of climate summit: Report — Obama Calls For Action, Time For Climate Change Talk Over (Speech)— Barack Obama’s speech disappoints and fuels frustration at Copenhagen — Russia affected by Climategate — Sen. Inhofe (R) In Lion’s Den in Copenhagen — President Obama’s allies try to shield him from a […]

Air France Flight 447:BEA Interim Report No. 2

AF 447: the reliability of Pitot probes in doubt Le Figaro – Fabrice Amedeo 17/12/2009 (English Translation) The office of investigations and analysis of the charge of air safety investigation into the crash of flight AF 447 on Thursday issued its second report. In the absence of black boxes, which were not recovered after research conducted last summer, […]

A Few Train And Gun Stories

Antique Guns Stolen — Guns soon could be checked in on Amtrak — Why Do Rappers Hold Their Guns Sideways?Because it looks so Hollywood — Woman Shoots Intruder Dead — Aerosmith: Janie’s Got A Gun Music Video — Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine Music Video — Perhaps Another Lesson Learned — America […]

2010 Georgia Congressional District 12: Can John Barrow Be Taken Down?

TO MY READERS Since moving to Savannah, Georgia, I have called Congressman Barrow’s office twice.  Both times I was treated like dirt, his staff was rude, and they hung up the phone. I will vote for anyone other than this big government, ACLU lover, labor union supporter, and disrespectful Congressman of our veterans who have served […]

Psychologically Inadvisable: White Liars, And A Punk-Dickensian Santa

Bob Dylan – Must Be Santa Music Video — Bob Dylan: Christmas in the Heart —New chapter in the mystery of Lorca — The evidence dividing the [Lorca] families — The Catalan nationalists hold a “referendum” — Miranda Lambert “White Liar” Music Video — The Pirate Party in the collision of Europe — Beatty? Small […]

Savannah History: War, Music, And Southern Sophistication


Avatar: I See Me Through Your Eyes…

Avatar: The Movie (Extended HD Trailer) Video — Avatar — Film Review — Leona Lewis: “I See You: Lyrics Music Video — Avatar: pictures of James Cameron’s fantastic new world — Avatar Music Soundtrack Video — Sigourney Weaver: ‘Avatar will change what people want in the cinema’ — James Cameron’s Avatar Interview Video — Avatar […]

Climategate Christmas

House Republicans Warn Obama on Copenhagen Accord — It’s A Climategate Christmas — Giant iceberg heading for Australia — Giant iceberg heading for Australia (AP Video) — Comprehensive network analysis shows Climategate likely to be a leak — Climategate chaos — Mia Rose – What would Christmas be like? (Official Video) — Islanders Blocked in […]

The Elephant In The Room At COP15

NASA Fudging Climate Change Data Video — Climategate: another smoking gun… — Leaked agreement rocks Copenhagen — Copenhagen: Leaked draft deal widens rift between rich and poor nations — Copenhagen climate summit: UN pleads for investment deals to be done — California Announces Project To Power 250,000 Homes Using Energy Beamed From Space — First […]

New Department Of Labor (DOL) Socialist Retirement Regulations Coming Up Next?

Pay attention folks.  Our government is coming after your retirement…

EPA: Climate Change Threatens Public Health And Welfare

“This administration will not ignore science or the law any longer”
Reuters: Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator This is in MOVIE THEATERS? KIDS are seeing this? Dear Mr. President: I would like to express my concern regarding reports that the Administration may believe it has the unilateral power to commit the government of the […]

Sunday Diversity: Green Living, The Group Of Death, And Southern Dogs

Clint Mansell (Requiem For A Dream) Music Video — Arnold Schwarzenegger unveils dramatic climate change map which shows flooded San Francisco of the future — Is this a $2m Warhol, or a fake? Art world sees red over self-portraits — Climategate reveals ‘the most influential tree in the world’ — Cody the convenience store dog […]

The Creature From Jekyll Island

The right reform for the Fed Washington Post – By Ben Bernanke – November 29, 2009
For many Americans, the financial crisis, and the recession it spawned, have been devastating — jobs, homes, savings lost. Understandably, many people are calling for change. Yet change needs to be about creating a system that works better, […]

The Persistence of Desire

Sunday Readings: John Updike — WOMAN AT CENTER OF TIGER WOODS CHEATING SCANDAL EXPOSED!! — Princess prizes herself free of wedlock — Twilight 2 Trailer Video — Robert Pattinson: Confesses To Having Long Teeth — A cut too far: the rise in cosmetic surgery on female genitalia — ‘Bright Star’ Trailer Video — Bright Star: […]

“Black Swan” Friday And Ugly Bat Boy

BMW’s Diesel Plug-In Hybrid: 63 mpg, Faster Than an M3 — Say cheese, Monsieur Sarkozy! You’re on The Simpsons — ‘Savannah Holly Days’ starts Friday — ‘Cash for Clunkers,’ household edition — Success of White House party crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi is disgrace for Secret Service — FAA Releases Transcripts of Northwest Flight That […]

Please Remember The Troops This Thanksgiving…

Marines’ Thanksgiving dinner in Helmand nearly flames out By JAY PRICE FORWARD OPERATING BASE HASSANABAD, Afghanistan — Just getting the ingredients for Golf Company’s one-day-early Thanksgiving dinner was a military operation. First, the Marines consulted their translators. Then the translators persuaded the Afghan border […]

Climategate: Just Say Nopenhagen

Climategate: White House Involvement in Scandal Will Make It Harder for MSM to Ignore — Inhofe Launches “Climategate” Investigation — Hide The Decline Video — CRU’s Source Code: Climategate Uncovered — Rush: 3 Trees Said to Prove Warming! — Polar Bear Commercial (Video) — Note:  All Charts Below From IPCC WG1 AR4 Report (See Summary […]

Hasan Copycat At Fort Benning?

Fort Hood-style attack threatened at Georgia base The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, By Christian Boone The Army Times is reporting exclusively that an anonymous note threatening a massacre similar to the Nov. 5 attack at Fort Hood, Texas, was discovered Thursday — along with a box of 20 hollow-point bullets — in a motor pool area at Columbus’ […]

Uga VII Is Dead!

Last week I noticed Uga did not look right on the sidelines against Auburn and I had a few concerns, especially with the weight gain. Two weeks ago when Jesus scored that touchdown in JAX to beat Herschel’s TD rushing record, I thought to myself that Erk Russell has just turned over in his grave, however […]

Sarah Palin “Going Rouge” Book Interviews

The choice of photo for the cover of this week’s Newsweek is unfortunate. When it comes to Sarah Palin, this “news” magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant. The Runner’s World magazine one-page profile for which this photo was taken was all about health and fitness – a subject […]

Sunday Cultural Diversity

FDA Bows To Pressure From Fans Of Raw Oysters — A Picture Can Lie — Maradona in the spotlight — The nuns who broke the mould — To pee or not to pee — She’s Mine/God’s Hand Bra Video — The beyond the test of science — Clint Eastwood awarded the Legion of Honor — […]

How Low Can They Go? Oy Vey!

County Republican Party leaders censure Sen. Graham The Post and Courier – By Robert Behre The Charleston County Republican Party’s executive committee took the unusual step Monday night of censuring U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for stepping across the GOP party line. County Chairwoman Lin Bennett said the unanimous vote “is an effort to get his […]

Coyness: Nothin Better To Do…

Prejean Sex Tape Triggers Settlement Posted Nov 4th 2009 5:00PM by TMZ Staff
Carrie Prejean demanded more than a million dollars during her settlement negotiations with Miss California USA Pageant officials — that is, until the lawyer for the Pageant showed Carrie an XXX home video of her handiwork. The video […]

Thanks To All Who Have Served Their Country…

A Look At The 13 Fort Hood Victims

No Federal Contracts For Inverted Corporations!

Companies using offshore tax havens look to bill for windfall — FAC 2005-34, FAR Case 2008–009, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations, 74 Fed. Reg. 31561 (July 1, 2009) Companies using offshore tax havens look to bill for windfall The Hill – By Walter Alarkon – 11/10/09 Multinational corporations are fighting to […]


Semper Fi and God Bless to all of you!!

Sunday News: Worlds Adjoin In Marseille And Fort Hood’s “Mighty Mouse”

Families of victims of Flight AF 447 met in Rio — Marseille: the largest mosque in France in 2011 — A possible biography — Film world bids a fond farewell to the everyman of the Spanish screen — ‘Tough cookie’ Sgt. Kimberly Munley took down Fort Hood gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan — Music Videos […]

CBO-JCT Updated Estimate: H.R. 3962 (Affordable Health Care for America Act)

***UPDATE*** House Democrats pass health-care bill WATCH LIVE – C-SPANSpeaker Pelosi: Your Blue Dogs are Howling Like many Americans, I’m very concerned about the efforts underway to rush through the 2,000 page Pelosi health care bill this weekend. Why the rush? That’s a lot of pages to read. Why not […]

It’s The Economy Stupid…

THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — OCTOBER 2009 The unemployment rate rose from 9.8 to 10.2 percent in October, and nonfarm payroll employment continued to decline (-190,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The largest job losses over the month were in construction, manufacturing, and retail trade. Household Survey Data In October, the number of unemployed persons […]

GOP RINO And Media Spin: Let’s Wait, Count And Recount Before Any Conclusions are Reached…

UPDATE – NOV 17, 2009 These counties are reporting final counts with absentee ballots included. With three counties’ absentee ballots included, Doug Hoffman now trails Bill Owens by 2,951 votes. Our counts as of this afternoon show an additional 6,123 absentee votes as yet uncounted. Jefferson County began counting their 1304 returned absentee […]

Billy Hair vs Buddy Carter: Georgia State Senator From 1st District

Billy vs Buddy UPDATE (Buddy Wins Landslide) State Senate Election Results State Senate – District 1 Candidate Votes Buddy Carter – R 10,021 82% Billy Hair – R 2,193 18% Updated Nov-04-2009 04:43 AM 100% reporting (61 of 61 precincts)

Exercise Zapad (Запад): Russian Bear Hyperphagia? (Русский медведь гиперфагией?)

US warship fires at Polish coast in joint exercise — Russia ’simulates’ nuclear attack on Poland — Wiki: Exercise Zapad — Poland Signs Up For New U.S. Shield — Russian tactical missile self-destructs during live-fire drills — Russia, Belarus begin joint anti-aircraft defense exercises — Botnet Attack on Polish Government Network Zapad-2009 military exercises […]

Sunday Points Of View

British Library: Points of View Opens — Sunday Poems: Robert Frost (“The Road Not Taken,” “The Pasture,” “Mowing,” “Birches,” “After Apple-Picking,” and “The Tuft of Flowers.”) — The poison in the veins Great (Memories of Rumanian Communism) — How Detroit, the Motor City, turned into a ghost town — Universities: the secrets of the […]

Happy Halloween: DeDe Scozzafava Dropping Out Of NY-23?

The NRCC/RNC spent $900,000 Of Your Donated Money For DeDe! “Make no mistake about it, Pete Sessions and the NRCC must shoulder most of the blame and responsibility, with Michael Steele and the RNC coming right behind them. They did not listen. They would not listen. They posited themselves as the smartest people in the room. […]

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Desecrates “Old Glory”

Red Skelton Dissects The Pledge of Allegiance Video — DNC Uses Flag Desecration Video to Raise Funds — Firefighter’s Flag to Stay Put — American Flag Ban at Oregon Apartment Complex Reversed After Outcry — Dan Walker Obit — Wiki: Texas v. Johnson “The American flag, then, throughout more than 200 years of our […]

PelosiCare: This Magic Moment…The Losers Try Again!

THIS MAGIC MOMENT (JAY AND THE AMERICANS) Music Video — House to Unveil Plan With Public Option, Wealth Tax — BREAKING: Comprehensive List of Taxes In House Democrat Health Bill — Pence: Pelosi plan is “Freight Train of Big Government” Video — CBO Puts House Health Bill Total Cost At $1.055 Trillion — GOP’s COMMON-SENSE […]

Hollywood Cesspool: HBO And Larry David Are Repulsive!!!

Larry David Blasted for ‘Curb’ Episode Where He Urinates on Jesus Painting — Note To “Edgy” Larry David: Show Us How You “Make Fun Of Everyone” And Urinate On A Koran Next Time — Waiting for Nov. 4th — Would he piss on an image of Obama? — Obama signs ‘hate crimes’ bill-Christian broadcasters concerned […]

New York-23 Is A Bit Of A Mess’

Music Video: Creedence Clearwater Revival “Have you ever seen the rain?” —NRCC sending campaign ground troops to NY23 — It Comes Down to Two Very Different Candidates – Hoffman and Owens — GOP Reps. Cole And Rohrabacher Back Conservative Party’s Hoffman In NY-23 — TPMTV Video Boehner: ‘There’s No Question That New York-23 Is A […]

San Francisco: Sanctuary City On Wheels – How Quickly They Forget?

S.F. to ease up on unlicensed drivers — Video: Illegal Alien Edwin Ramos Kills 3 In San Fran — San Francisco Board of Supervisors expands city sanctuary policies–the politics — Video: San Sanctuary Francisco — Edwin Ramos won’t face death penalty — Video: SANCTUARY PSYCHO — New sanctuary proposal on protecting youths […]

October Sunday: Berlin Wall Memories, Win7 Whopper, And A Happy Finish In Barcelona

Sunday Poem: The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot — Britain fluffed the German question. Now Britain is Europe’s great puzzle — Only in Japan: The Burger King Windows 7 Whopper — How a simple rubdown becomes a massage ‘down there’ — Grosz: lost splendors — Give them away or pass them on – but don’t […]

Obamacare: Shameful Backroom Deals And Unconstitutional?

WH Blog: Reality Check: WellPoint Analysis Continues the Misinformation Campaign — Reason Magazine: In Health Care, Nobody Knows Anything — Capitol Confidential:  HHS Chief Actuary on ObamaCare Total Health Care Spending Will Go Up, Not Down — When Asked Where the Constitution Authorizes Congress to Order Americans To Buy Health Insurance, Pelosi Says: ‘Are You […]

Welcome Aboard The “Rogue Train” Sarah: We Have Been Saving You A Seat Up Front…

Sarah Palin: Support Doug Hoffman — Hanna’s Mop In Motion Video — Gingrich defends endorsement as ‘practical choice’ — Prelude to Republican fratricide Historical Fact:  In 1970, James Buckley was elected to the U.S. Senate as a member of the Conservative Party of New York, winning 38.7 percent of the vote in a three-way […]

Dick Cheney: “Stop Dithering While America’s Armed Forces Are In Danger”

Text and Video of Vice President Dick Cheney Speech to the Center for Security PolicyGod Bless You Mr. and Mrs. Cheney Thank You for saying what needed to be said… Former VP’s Remarks Prepared for His Address to the Center […]

Friends of Angelo: Hit The Road Jack And Don’t Come Back

Democrats lock Republicans out of committee room — Hit the Road Jack: Oversight Democrats Run Away From Countrywide Bribe Program Vote Video — Friends of Angelo: Countrywide’s Systematic and Successful Effort to Buy Influence and Block Reform Staff Report — PHD Real Estate Home Loans 101 by Virginia Bravo Countrywide Video) — It still reeks […]

The Grand Old Party (GOP): You Left Me Just When I Needed You Most

Scozzafava calls cops on reporter who asked her about Card Check — Dick Armey to endorse 3rd party candidate over Republican in NY House race — The Importance of Doug Hoffman — Marco Rubio: I’m Running for Senate Video — Another Conservative Casts His Lot With Rubio — Jeb Bush on Rubio, Obama and running […]

Breaking: HealthCare Reform Bill Posted

Politico is reporting that the Senate Finance Committee members have been notified that the committee’s health reform bill was filed today. S. 1796 weighs in at 1,502 pages, according to a Senate Republican leadership source. PDF File (1502 Pages) Baucus Health Care Bill (Without Downloading – Docstocs) UPDATES – Will Be Updating as I find the time to read this […]

GOP Talking Points This Week: Attack-Attack And Call The Tea Party Supporters “Ron-Bots”

It looks like the GOP brass had a huddle over the weekend and decided to attack the base.  The Raging RINOS have been at it for some time however this is only the beginning of a long fight for the soul of the GOP Party. Bring it on now!  Prime example is the below talking paper […]

A Sunny Sunday: The Other Side Of Life…

Poem of the week: Childhood by Anne Bradstreet — Clarkson on the midlife crisis — Testimony of Professor Jeffrey F. Addicott St. Mary’s University School of Law — Don’t miss the parade — Great Manifestation anti-avortement à Madrid — Navarre Catholic anti-abortion enclave in Spain — Neighbors thought dead man’s body was part of Halloween […]

The Republican Party Can Go To Hell !!!

Beware of the Republican Establishment — ACORN’s GOP Supporters — SA@Takimag – Lindsey Graham vs. Ron Paul Video — The Seduction Of Lindsey Graham — Meet The Press Charlie Crist Nearing RINO Status Video — Charlie Crist’s strong support may have shaky base among GOP […]

Friday Night Dump: I’m Not A Slut And Mopping Up ‘Someone Else’s Mess’

Diana Krall (Love Me Like A Man) Music Video — McCainBlogette — Don’t Call Me a Slut — Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals — ‘Grab a Mop,’ Obama Tells Health Care Overhaul Critics — Levi Johnston preps for Playgirl photo shoot — WHAT THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT MOPS – Mop HistoryOBAMA  ART […]

Sveriges Riksbank Prize (Nobel 2009):One For Economics, The Other For A Political Scientist?

Nobel economic prize for Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson — Intro To Economic Governance — No Easy Answer to ‘Too Big to Fail,’ Nobelist Williamson Says — Nobel prize for economics awarded to US academics “Unlike a certain other Nobel Prize, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel actually […]

Hillary Clinton Visits Russia — Does Not See “The Bear”

Tentative Inspection Program Would Allow Russia to Visit U.S. Nuclear Sites — Clinton: U.S. & Russia Can Cooperate Video — Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) — Russia is changing, and changing its military doctrine — Ronald Reagan TV Ad: “The Bear”Tentative Inspection Program Would Allow Russia to Visit U.S. Nuclear Sites […]

Public Sector Employment: The Gravy Train Robs Peter To Pay Paul

Of debt and deadbeats — Education Pensions in Illinois Video — Teacher Retiree Class of 2008: One School District, 13 Retirees = $50 Million in Pensions — The pay system, not just salaries, is the problem — Nearly 100 City of Miami employees made more than $200,000 last year — Living at others’ expense […]

Slow News Day: Action Figures, Slug Killer Curry, And Hip-Hop Love From Russell

Michelle Obama Gets Her Own Action Figure — One gay man, two lesbians, a three-legged cat and a poisoned curry plot — The Indictment of America — Schwarzenegger signs bill banning farmers from slicing the tails off California cows — £1,000 fine for putting any food scraps in the dustbin as ‘zero waste’ policy could […]

Alcalá de Henares: Cuna de Cervantes

Wiki & Alcalá de Henares Government — Placido Domingo Malaguena Music Video — Alcalá today — Tribute to Placido Domingo Video — The Route of the Storks in Alcalá — Sarah Chang (Violin) & Berliner Phil. Placido Domingo Video — Miguel de Cervantes — The Impossible Dream, Man of La Mancha — Ecclesiastical history — […]

The “Taleban” Nobel Peace Prize: Historic Mistake?

Diana Krall Music Video “I Don’t Know Enough About You” — Obama Nobel win shocks Swedish peace group — Time 1938: INTERNATIONAL: Nobel? Shameful? — GERMANY: Man of the Year, 1938 — Comment: absurd decision on Obama makes a mockery of the Nobel peace prize — ‘Daddy, you won the Nobel Peace Prize and it’s […]

CBO/JCT Preliminary Analysis: America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009 (Baucus Plan)

Baucus Bill Would Cost More than $2 Trillion Cato-at-liberty: Posted by Michael F. Cannon Sen. Max Baucus’s (D-MT) health care overhaul would cost more than $2 trillion.  It would expand the deficit.  But he has carefully and methodically hidden those facts – so well that he has completely hoodwinked nearly all the major media.
The media are […]

Climate Change: Airline Asks Passengers To Pee Before Flying And “Unique” Tree Rings

Airline asks passengers to pee before flying — Airline asks passengers to use toilet before boarding — Michael Jackson Earth Song World Environment Day Video —Why Ryanair’s Bathroom Plan Sort of Makes Sense — Inconvenient Censorship: Stanford U. Bans Skeptical Climate Film from Airing Interview with Global Warming Prof. Stephen Schneider — ‘You are prohibited!’ […]

The Official White House “Lab Coat” Caper (Pravda Edition)

‘Doctors for America’ launches — White House’s botched ‘op’ — Doctors from All 50 States Come to Support Health Insurance Reform — Word from the White House: President Obama Welcomes Doctors from Around the Country — BACKGROUND ON THE PRESIDENT’S ROSE GARDEN EVENT WITH DOCTORS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY […]

Air France Flight 447: For Their Honor…

Yesterday, Paul-Emic, a conservative French Blogger (Politique, émois et moi) alerted our readers on the below Journal du Dimanche (JDD) articles that were causing quite an stir from Paris to Rio. I have attempted to translate from French to English each of the articles.  Please remember Pilots are called “Drivers” in the translation.[…]

Cultural Sunday (Southern Version): Goin’ Down Slow, Stuck In The Ditch, And The Story Of the Hope Diamond

Goin’ Down Slow (Duane Allman) Music Video — Old Southern Medical Remedies — GI Bill Brings Crush of Vets to Schools — Sanford leaves constituents cold — Southern Avenger Video: The Sanity of Secession — The Story of the Hope Diamond […]

US Department of Justice: Astroturfing, Propaganda, And Hatch Act Violations

Anonymous DOJ Blogger Campaign Attacks Media and Critics — Department Of Justice Hires Blog Outreach Person — The Justice Blog — PdF Chat Time with Tracy Russo — Politicization Alert: Matthew Miller to Justice? — Astroturf — GAO says Bush team engaged in illegal ‘covert propaganda’ — Congressman Miller Website: Exposing Government Propaganda […]

Chicago Blues: You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had

Top 10 Reasons Chicago Didn’t Get the Olympics — The Night Chicago Died Music Video — REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AND THE FIRST LADY TO THE IOC — Chicago: If you leave me now Music Video — Obama’s Olympic failure will only add to doubts about his presidency — Disappointed White House Struggles to Explain […]

Senate To Use Sleazy Maneuver to Pass ObamaCare

Kill Bill H.R.1586 (90% Tax on Bonuses For TARP Recipients) — Morning Bell: Government-Run Health Care by Next Thursday? — Senate Leadership Pushes for Sleazy Maneuver to Pass Anti-Gun ObamaCare Database — GOP Antiabortion Provision in Health Bill Defeated — Health Care Reform For You, Not U.S. — The Rights of Doctors and Patients Are […]

Washington: Cri de Coeur! Susan Speaks For Us…

Susan From Glendale, CA Speaks To Rush Limbaugh (9/30/2009) Are They On The FBI’s Investigative Data Warehouse (IDW) List? Kennedy warns health-care debate could turn violent The Providence Journal:  By Steve Peoples (Emphasis Mine) PROVIDENCE — U.S. Rep. Patrick […]

Why Don’t The World-Wide Apologists Understand That Polanski Is A Perverted Criminal?

Whoopi Defends Polanski: ‘It wasn’t rape-rape.’ — Polanski The Pervert — Anne Applebaum: The Outrageous Arrest of Roman Polanski — Patterico’s Pontifications: L.A. Times Front Page Headline: Polanski Merely “Accused” of Sexual Assault — The_Anchoress: A Study in Contrasts — Polemiquepolitique  Blog: Where is the problem? Whoopi Defends Polanski: ‘It wasn’t rape-rape.’ […]

God And Guns: A Primer For Understanding A Southern Libertarian

Wikipedia: Lynyrd Skynyrd — Jacksonville’s Lynyrd Skynyrd releases album, ‘God & Guns’ — You Tube Videos: God And Guns — Simple Man — Free Bird — Sweet Home Alabama (1977) Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced /ˌlɛnərd ˈskɪnərd/ LEN-ərd-SKIN-ərd) is an American rock band, formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1964. The band became prominent in the Southern […]

General McChrystal’s Wrong-Headed Rules Of Engagement (ROE) – “Déjà Vu All Over Again”

‘We’re pinned down:’ 4 U.S. Marines die in Afghan ambush — Rules of Engagement Revisited — Afghan troop request expected by Friday — Pakistan discovers ‘village’ of white German al-Qaeda insurgents — Krauthammer Does Not Believe Obama will give Gen. McChrystal the Troops He Needs for Afghanistan – Video 9/27/09 — Afghanistan troops surge: stakes […]

Sunday Quizzes, Classic Saabs, Spain’s 1st Family Photo, And Narcissism

Saab Cars: 1947 to the present day — Sunday Classical Music Music Video — Quiz: weird and wonderful words — Family photos raise controversy Zapatero — How New York City’s Charter Schools Affect Achievement — Living with Borderline and Narcissistic Women — MUSLIM GROUP LAYS AN EGG ON NATIONAL MALLSaab 92 prototype – […]

World Governance: Who Gave Them The Right To Take What I Have Earned?

G20 Leftest Protesters (This is what they believe in) Video — Obama chooses his words to dodge any deeds — EU Calls For ‘New World Governance’ Video — EC calls for one world internet governance —G-20 to Curb Banker Pay, Coordinate More as Global Crisis Ebbs — Obama: G20 brought economy back from brink — […]

2007 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) On Iran’s Nukes: Was Dick Cheney Right?

Politico: Obama’s unplanned Iran announcement — Weekly Standard Blog: About that 2007 National Intelligence Estimate on Iran — Washington Post 2007: Intelligence on Iran — Key Differences Between the Key Judgments of The 2007 Estimate on Iran’s Nuclear Program and the May 2005 Assessment — DNI UNVEILS 2009 NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE STRATEGY — Netanyahu’s Speech at […]

The Circus Moves To Pittsburgh (G-20 Meeting)

Trouble breaks out at G20 summit — Protesters in Pittsburgh G20 24 September 2009 Video —Protestors Arrested in Lawrenceville outside downtown Pittsburgh G20 Video — For Pittsburgh, G-20 Meeting Is a Mixed Blessing — Why Pittsburgh? — Lessons for the G20 LIVE: Watch WPXI’s Continuing G-20 Listen Live to Pittsburgh City Fire & G-20 Police […]

Climate Change: Don’t Worry–Obama And His Liberal Friends Will Save The World

Obama: We Can Reverse Climate Change Video — Obama Continues Global Warming Hoax — Steven Chu: Americans Are Like ‘Teenage Kids’ When It Comes to Energy — US tops $1 bln in stimulus for clean energy projects — A Secret White House Power Grab Is In Full Swing — Czech President Compares Global Warming Hype […]

Medicare Advantage Cut 8% Under ObamaCare: Thank You AARP For Supporting Our Seniors

Medicare Advantage Cuts will cost seniors benefits: testimony Video — More Dem Censorship on Healthcare Debate — President Obama Holds a Health Care Town Hall at AARP Original Vidio — GOP Report Charges AARP Getting “Kickbacks” In Dem Health Care Bills — AARP: Helping Seniors Or Helping Itself? — Glenn Beck – Why Does AARP […]

An Example Why Liberals Are Stupid

The Obama Administration is having a hard time convincing the American people why the government should take over our health care system.  Look no further than the Clunker Program. The government runs out of money, the Senate approves an additional $2B, perfectly good used cars are destroyed, most of the dealers have not been paid,  […]

May God Bless Jared Monti

Sgt 1st Class Jared C. Monti 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Target Acquisition), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)
Parents: Mr. Paul Monti and Ms. Janet Monti Siblings: Timothy Monti and Niccole Monti Born: Sept. 20, 1975 in Abington, Mass. Hometown: Raynham, Mass.; graduated from Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, 1994. Assignments: Before coming to Fort […]

Obama Sunday Talk Shows: A Broken Record

Obama: ‘Somehow, not breaking through’‘There was nothing that moved the needle,’ GOP chair says of today’s blitz.Chicago Tribune – The Swamp by Mark Silva
President Barack Obama, acknowledging trouble in “breaking through” to the American public with his proposal for a health-care overhaul, made an unprecedented public push today with a series […]

DNC Warning: You Will Be Met With A Rain Of HELLFIRE!

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown – Fire Video — DNC promises ‘rain of hellfire’ — Republicans steal Barack Obama’s internet campaigning tricks — Michelle Obama on ObamaCare: This is very much a women’s issue — Michelle Obama: US Health Care Is ‘Unacceptable’ Video — Hari Sevugan speaks — Nancy Pelosi Gets Weepy Video — […]

European Missile Defense: Surrender And Betrayal Or Secret Deal?

A Bad Day for Freedom — Reversal on Missile Defense Shield in Europe Video — Russia positive on new US defense plans — Inhofe Decries Cancellation of Missile Defense Shield Video — Morning Bell: Surrender and Betrayal Do Not Make Us Safer — CBO Options for Deploying Missile Defenses in Europe […]

White House Blog: Of 32 “Czars” On Beck’s List, Only Nine Confirmed By Senate

Democrats join GOP czar wars — White House, taking on Glenn Beck, tackles GOP attack on “czars” — DNC “Dancing With The Czars” Video — Reality Check: The Truth About “Czars” — Role of White House Czars Sparks Battle — Fox News’ Major Garrett Presses WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Czars Video —Taking count […]

God Bless America And Baseball: Patriotic Duty To Stand Or Unpatriotic Punks?

Teens Sue Over Minor League Ejection — AOL Poll — Three teens sue Newark Bears for booting them from stadium for refusing to stand during ‘God Bless America’ — Video — At the Stadium, Stay Put When the Music Plays — Three unpatriotic punks booted from stadium, oft-disciplined attorney dad suing — Ban “God Bless […]

Obama’s “Union” Trade War Has Started

WSJ: Mr. Obama’s Trade War — ‘Stock prices will not like this trade war’ — Welcome To The Obama Trade War — As Cheaper Chinese Tires Roll In, Obama Faces an Early Trade Test — Obama Risks Global Trade War With Misguided Tariffs — Brilliant: Obama Starts Trade War With America’s Largest Creditor — Are […]

Patrick Swayze – RIP

Publicist: Patrick Swayze dies at 57  Yahoo: Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into viewers’ hearts with “Dirty Dancing” and then broke them with “Ghost,” died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57. “Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing […]

Obama’s Message To DC Protesters: “You’re Wrong”

Tea Party March n Washington Video — Dissent you can believe in — Democrats see race factor for Barack Obama foes — America Spoke — Ann Coulter Bridgeport Tea Party Video — Mr. Obama, we have now asked you nicely but firmly — Demint “More Comfortable” with Tea Party Protesters Video — WaPo Promotes Story […]

Washington DC 9/12 Protest: Revolution Brewing From Sea To Shining Sea

Up to two million march to US Capitol to protest against Obama’s spending in ‘tea-party’ demonstration — Tea Party Protesters March on Washington — 9/12 Taxpayer March on Washington Video — Protesters March on Washington — Massive crowd marches against Obama’s agenda — How big will inaugural crowd be? Do the math — A Revolution […]

Houston–We Have A Funding Problem: Are Human Space Flights Doomed Under Obama’s Socialist Agenda?

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is back in business (Video) — Ex-NASA chief Griffin calls Augustine panel “irresponsible” — Griffin’s Augustine Email — Executive SUMMARY REPORT of the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee — Executive SUMMARY OF KEY FINDINGS — NASA’s future gets bleaker: Obama faced with manned-space dilemma — NASA needs stability […]

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance: Never Forget – Never Surrender

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance Projects Taking Place in All 50 States — LeeAnn Rimes at the Bayonne 9/11 teardrop Video — Have you Forgotten? September 11th Tribute- 9/11 Remembrance Video — Project 2996: Remembering the lost of 9/11 — Never Forget — May We Never Forget – 9-11 Tribute — 911 – […]

Joe Wilson: Disrespect Or Does He Have A Case?

LA Times: Outrage over Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst isn’t dying down — Joe Wilson Video — Joe Wilson is Under Attack- Stand with Joe Today Video — CBS New: Does Joe Wilson Have A Case On Health Care, Illegal Aliens? — Newsweek: A Defense of Joe Wilson: The Democratic Right to DissentYou Lie […]

The Summer Of Storms: What To Do When The Dogs Won’t Eat Their Dog Food?

Politico: Obama’s media skills face pivotal test — American Thinker: Barack Ozymandias — Salon (Camille Paglia) Too late for Obama to turn it around? — Conservatives4Palin Response to Geoffrey Dunn @Huffington Post Obama’s media skills face pivotal test Politico – By JOHN F. HARRIS & JONATHAN MARTIN | 9/9/09 This summer marked the fifth […]

DARPA: Thinking Outside the Box And Mining The Far Side!

Navy Killer Drone Complete; 1st Flight Set for ‘09 — X-47 Pegasus Video — X-51A WaveRider meets B-52 — Boeing X45A (UCAV)  “Phantom Ray” Video — Boeing to Develop, Fly ‘Phantom Ray’ Technology Demonstrator — DARA Plans Triple-Target Missile Demo — Inside the bad-ass world of military research projects (Falcon – F6 – ISIS – […]

An End Of Summer

Labor Day more than summer end — Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means — A Somber Labor Day — An End of Summer Quiz — End of summer — or end of the world? Forecasts paint a bleak picture for fall travel — Vincent van Gogh Between Earth and Heaven: The Landscapes […]

Obama’s Society of Beggars: Like Characters From A Charles Dickens Novel?

Why are we still reading Dickens? — Great Expectations “This Love” Video — Charles Dickens speaks to 21st century’s hard times — Dickens Is Back. Watch Your Wallet — Charles Dickens on the Coming Revolution “Dickens, and the other novelists of Victorian England, …issued to the world more political and social truths than have […]

AF Flight 447: BEA/Airbus Require Special Pilot Training For High Altitude System Failure

France seeks help with Airbus A330 search — Air France pilots accuse investigators of cover-up over AF447 crash Air France pilots investigators accused of cover-up over AF447 crash — Federal Register: September 3, 2009: AD requires replacing certain Thales Avionics pitot probes with certain other pitot probes “There are failures that we cannot explain!” “Like […]

Japan’s Obama: Hatoyama’s Keynesian Worship Will Be Another Lost Decade For The Land Of The Rising Sun?

Japan Is Losing Its Ultimate Resource — Japanese government crushed in election rout — A new sun rises for Japan Inc — Japan’s economy in valley of tears with record public debt heading for 300% of GDP — Is Japan’s sun rising or setting? — I have been abducted by aliens, says Japan’s first lady[…]

White House RFQ To Archive Content On Social Networks: Privacy Concerns And A Waste Of Money?

CNN ‘Expert’ Lamely Claims to ‘Debunk’ NLPC on White House Data Harvesting on Social Networks — EOP Solicitation Number: WHO-S-09-0003 — Strike three for White House on Internet information — Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2009 — Executive Order 13489: Presidential RecordsCNN ‘Expert’ Lamely Claims to ‘Debunk’ NLPC on White […]

Wealth Redistribution: Legal Plunder Or Just California Dreamin?

Lorenz curve — The Proper Role of Government — The Founders and Redistribution of Wealth — New Report: Young Workers Fall Behind, Blame Wall Street for Economy — Wealth Redistribution is Biblical — China: World Wealth Redistributed After Two Hundred Years — Mamas & Papas: California Dreamin Music Video — Our [California] View: Global-warming […]

It’s A Good Time To Work For Uncle Sam

Eye Opener: Obama Caps Pay Raises at 2 Percent — Not Too Bad For Government Work — Eight Reasons Why Big Government Hurts Economic Growth Video — House quietly gives ‘bonuses’ to top aides — Obama labor relations proposal draws praise — Unions mark gains under Obama — CBO: Characteristics and Pay of Federal Civilian […]

Spineless Government: Lockerbie Bomber Goes “Scot Free” For BP Oil Contracts

Did the White House Green Light Lockerbie Bomber’s Release? — UK documents show Lockerbie bomber set free for oil contracts — David Frum: Barack Obama’s Lockerbie sleight of hand — No-go zone: U.S. refuses to pay £50m VAT tax on new embassy — Obama Sends Churchill Home — Did the White House […]

New Orleans: Four Years After Katrina, Wounds Linger, Joy With Sorrow

Times Picayne EDITORIAL We’re Counting on You, Mr. President — General Russel Honore Speaks at Coca-Cola Video — Bayou Buzz: General Russell Honore To Run Vs David Vitter In Louisiana US Race? — In radio address, Obama vows not to forget lessons of Katrina — In the Lower 9th Ward, joy and sorrow collide four […]

Vineyard Summertime Blues: Few Sightings, He’s So Close, Yet He’s So Far…

The president schedules a post-vacation vacation — Blues Brothers (Sweet Home Chicago) Music Video — Obama Curtails Vacation for Kennedy’s Funeral — Obama sticks with vacation — Marijuana growers may be adversely affected by Obama’s ‘private’ visit — Obama, Working Quite Hard at Taking It Easy — Bike-safety groups take President Obama head on after […]

“Helicopter Ben” Bernanke: Keynesian Fine Tuning Or Intertemporal Misallocation?

Ben Bernanke profile: the Federal Reserve’s man at the top — Wiki: Bernanke Background — Obama nominates Fed chairman Bernanke for second term — The troubling side of Ben Bernanke — Bernanke 60 Minutes Video — The Fed’s Red Herring — Human Events Quizzes Bernanke at London School of Economics Ben Bernanke […]

Afghanistan: Unity Of Command, The Hazaras, And Poppy Fields

DoD FY 2010 Budget Request Summary Justification (Afghan National Security Forces) — CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IN CENTRAL ASIA — Hazaras: Afghanistan’s Outsiders — UNITY OF COMMAND IN AFGHANISTAN: A FORESAKEN PRINCIPLE OF WAR — Mullen offers a dire assessment — Afghanistan’s Narco War DoD FY 2010 Budget Request […]

CBO Summer Updater 09: Weak Revenues, Elevated Spending, Economic Downturn, And Financial Turmoil

CBO Director’s Blog: Annual Summer Update — Forbes: Retarding Recovery — Ben Bernanke: The Man Most Likely to Destroy American Capitalism — Dismantle Bernanke’s ‘Happy Conspiracy’ … now! The revised estimates project that the economy will contract by 2.8 percent this year, more than twice what the White House predicted earlier this year. […]

Obama Vineyard Blues: The Thrill Is Gone Baby, The Thrill Is Gone Away

Barack Obama’s political honeymoon is over — BB King/Gary Moore “The Thrill Is Gone” Video — Late August heat: No letup for Obama — Oil industry protest campaign adds to summer heat  — Obama-Europe Honeymoon: The Thrill is Gone? — Martha’s Vineyard remembers Walter Cronkite — The thrill […]

Democratic Liberalism: New Freedom Or Reimagining Socialism?

Ronald Reagan (The Little Red Hen) Video — To Hell with the Political Class — The Socialism and Fascism of the New Deal — Commemorating Roosevelt’s Death, Democrats Praise His Legacy of Liberalism — Johnson “Great Society” Video — NYT References “It wasn’t under me that we started buying a bunch of […]

Brazil’s Time Is Now: Petro Fields, Nuclear Padlocks, and A Yellow Submarine

Sarah Palin FaceBook (First Cars, Now Foreign Oil) — Petrobras Tupi Petro Fields — Defense Talk (Lobbying For FAB Fighter Contract)— WSJ (Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling) — WMD (Brazil’s Pursuit of a Nuclear Submarine Raises Proliferation Concerns) “Brazil is becoming more aware of its place in the world,
Brazil wants to be a […]

The Dog Days Of Summer: Stray “Blue” Dogs, A Summer Breeze, And Painting With Your Eyes

The New Pundit: The Dog Days Of Summer Are Hard On The Politicians — Seals & Crofts (Summer Breeze) — Real Clear Politics & Barrons: The (Blue) Dog Days of Summer — Museo Nacional del Prado: Spanish Painter Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923)Joaquín Sorolla, “Antonio García […]

Air France Flt 447 Black Boxes Are Not Found: Êtes-vous surpris? Are You Surprised?

BEA has posted on its website:
Press release 20 August 2009 Flight AF 447 on 1st June 2009 A 330 – 200, registered F-GZCP The second phase of the undersea search operations for the flight recorders from the Airbus A 330 that disappeared on 1st June 2009 has just been completed. The Pourquoi pas? is expected at […]

Sino American Dreams: Like Sharing The Cave with A Dragon?

China/U.S. Relations: Current Economics Issues & Implications for U.S. Policy — China’s Currency — US China Policy Under Obama Video — China Naval Modernization — Military Power of the People’s Republic of China — China’s Military & Security Relationship with Pakistan 空 穴 来 风 未 必 无 因 “If the wind comes from […]

PropagandaCzar: The Emperor’s New Clothes?

What Is The Fairness Doctrine? — Round 1: FCC’s ‘Media Diversity’ Panel Chosen to Analyze Balance on Radio Airwaves Have No Conservatives on Committee… Where’s the Diversity? — Forget the Fairness Doctrine — Sen Grassley’s Letter to FCC –  New FCC ‘Chief Diversity Officer’ Co-Wrote Liberal Group’s ‘Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio’ — Prologue […]

Counterculture: The Summer Of Love, Woodstock, and Wounded Hippies

Obama Healthcare Logo Looks Like An Acid Trip — Bob Dylan Unknown Again — Carlos Santana In Las Vegas — 69′ Woodstock (LIFE Magazine Classic) Video — PBS Summer of Love — John Kerry’s New Deal — VFW (While Woodstock Rocked, GIs Died) — Vietnam War veteran proud after breaking 35 years of silence)

Richard (Dick) Cheney: America’s 1st Helmsmen “We Don’t Want To Leave Anyone On The Battlefield”

Time:  Dick Cheney: Why So Chatty All of a Sudden? — The Telegraph (UK) Blog: Dick Cheney is a great American hero — AJC: Washington Post pulls comic featuring Vick, Cheney — Liz Cheney Video — CBS Report: Cheney Thought Bush Showed Moral Weakness — Time: Inside Bush and Cheney’s Final Days “Be patient […]

Charity in Truth: Classical Economics, Globalization, And The Pope’s Discontent

Classical Economics / Classical Liberalism Defined — Thomas Malthus  — The Austrian Economists — John Maynard Keynes and Hayek Video — ThinkMarkets — The Independent Review of Thomas Sowell’s “On Classical Economics“

Modern classical liberals trace their ideology to ancient Greece, the Roman republic and the Renaissance. They cite the 16th […]

The Grand Old Party (GOP) House Leadership: Is Mojo Back?

WSJ “The Architect” (History Favors Republicans in 2010) – Wash Post Who Runs Gov Profiles For Congressman John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Jeb Hensarling, & Mike Pence — Roll Call (History Offers Playbook for GOP Return to Power)

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If […]

The Potemkin Presidency: Surreal Propaganda?

Boston Globe — Blue Mass Group — Washington Times — Potemkin Villages Music (C Layne) Another Obama Youth Theater Moment? Malden girl to Obama: what about those “mean things” people say about your health plan?? By Travis Andersen, Town Correspondent A girl from Malden asked President Obama a question at Tuesday’s town hall meeting in […]

Skidaway Island: The Eye of the Beholder

TWATL — Skidaway Today — SCAD Video — Savannah Morning News “Gaviota” (Photo Credit: Doug Herrick) This Week At The Landings magazine, affectionately referred to by its acronym TWATL, has been in continuous weekly publication since September, 1983.  The magazine provides to the 8000 residents of The Landings and Skidaway Island a lighthearted romp through the […]

Obama’s New World View Of The Middle East: Disaster Of Bibilical Consequences?

Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act — Operation Orchard — Haaretz — Terhan Times — WSJ — Hyscience — Christian Analysis of Obama’s Cairo Speech

(H.R.1828) An Act too halt Syrian support for terrorism, end its occupation of Lebanon, and stop its development of weapons of mass […]

Life, Evolution, Genomics, and Clouds From Outer Space?

Evolution “IS” a Blind Watchmaker Video — A Short Course On Synthetic Genomics — Do Clouds Come From Outer Space? — Life: What A Concept!
The purpose of this Blog Post is to facilitate “critical thinking” and not to debate Social Darwinism, Climate Change, or Religion. […]

Ten Interesting Explorers Than Shaped The World

Ludovico di Varthema — Louis-Antoine, comte de Bougainville — Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen — John Hanning Speke — Francisco Pascacio Moreno — Isabella Lucy Bird — William Speirs Bruce — Robert Falcon Scott — Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon — Harry St. John Bridger Philby — Entre dos aguas – Paco de Lucía (Music Video) […]

CBO: July Deficit Hits Record $1.3 Trillion ($880B Over Past Year) — Updated DoL Stats (Unemployment Rate: 9.4%)

(MORE LIPSTICK ON A PIG?) Jim Geragthy at NRO asks: So What’s the Real Unemployment Rate? Hmm. In June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said the civilian labor force was 154,926,000 people. In July, 796,000 of those were taken out of their definition of the workforce, and thus their unemployment calculations for this month, because they have stopped looking […]

Counter-Terrorism: An Affront To American Values-Undermines National Security-Intellectual Narrowness???

Washington Times — The Swamp — Why We Fight Now Video — Rightpundits — Fox (Victory-Not Necessarily Our Goal In Afghanistan) — UK Guardian — The Long War Journal (US Strikes In Pakistan, By The Numbers) So we’re left to draw one of two conclusions – and here is the great dividing line in […]

Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Disinformation (BEA): Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire!

Aero-Instruments Pitots — FAA Ice Standards — Eurocockpit SOURCE:Air Transport Intelligence news Aero-Instruments to offer pitot tubes for Airbus aircraft
DATE:05/08/09, By John Croft Ohio-based Aero-Instruments has received US FAA parts manufacturer approval (PMA) to market retrofit pitot probes for a large variety of Airbus aircraft, giving operators another provider to choose from along with […]

A Tip For Ms Parker: Kiss My Behind! (First, Palin, Then Jindal, Now Southerners; Who’s Next?)

Grandpa Luckybogey Sr.  & The Siege of Petersburg (The Battle of the Crater) — Wash Post — Parker Bio — Bill Kristol’s Brain — Tony Coultress — Knight of the Mind’s blog My 2nd great-grandfather was a Civil War Soldier.  Grandpa LuckyBogey, Sr., and his brothers are listed in the muster roll of Company […]

CzarinaGate: Did Larry Steal Melissa’s Cookies?

VentureBeat — NCSC — WSJ — Prison Planet –  Glenn Greenwald — Lawrence Summers Bio — Washington Post (Naomi Klein) VentureBeat

Cybersecurity czar has the right idea: Give up on centralized security August 4, 2009 | Paul Boutin …What’s not spelled out here is that implementing this vision would mean government regulation of at least […]

ObamaEcon 101: Chapter I – Clunkernomics

Clyde’s Story — WSJ — Forbes — NYT (The Lede) — The Business Insider — The Heritage Foundation — Cash For Clunker FAQ

Clyde (1995-2009?) This is a true story.  This could only happen in America!  For my foreign readers, please do not tell your friends in London, Madrid, and Paris this story is not […]

Cuomo’s “Bonus Peep Show” And The Banking Queen’s “Say On Pay”

The Banking Queen — The Swamp — The Epicurean Dealmaker — NYT (The Deal Professor) — Flopping Aces — Business Roundtable — CBO Analysis H.R.3269

The Banking Queen
Oooooooo, Oooooooooo
You can build. You can buy.
Any house your heart desires.
Oo zero down. Financing.
I am the banking queen.

Friday night and your cash is low.
I know a […]

Presidential Temptation

Diana Krall (Temptation Video ) — Somerville News Blog (17 Parking Tickets) — Columbia Journalism Review

Rusted brandy in a diamond glass
everything is made from dreams
time is made from honey slow and sweet
only the fools know what it means
temptation, temptation, temptation
oh, temptation, temptation, I can’t resist
I know that he is made of […]

USA Business Newspapers, Media, and ObamaEcon: LipStick On A Pig?

WSJ — Federal Reserve Charts — Heritage Foundation Center For Data Analysis – DOL Stats Talk about Lipstick on a Pig!  One would expect more out of the WSJ!  I should start reading the Huffington Post for economic news.  Blowing smoke is more like it… It is becoming more apparent each day the American […]

Why Does President Obama Want My Cookies?

Federal Cookie Policy — Computer World (Cookie Privacy Concerns) — Computer World (P2P Security Breach) — Pittsburg Tribute Review (Tiversa) Archive for the ‘Cookie Policy’ Category Federal Websites: Cookie Policy Friday, July 24th, 2009 During the Open Government Initiative outreach, Federal employees and the public have asked us questions […]

What Would Ronald Reagan Say About ObamaCare And Socialized Medicine?

Ronald Reagan Socialized Medicine Quotes — The Hill Blog — NYT Economix  (Socialized Medicine) — WSJ (Critical Condition) — Ronald Reagan/Milton Friedman You Tube Videos

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, […]

The President Acting Stupidly

Politico (WH Marine Evening Parade) — Washington Post (Marshall Plan for Protocol Chief) — China Daily (Chinese Flag To Be Flown At WH) — Woody’s Place Video Link

Mr President — Your Attention Please – Only one flag besides the Stars and Stripes that represents the United States has ever flown over the White House in […]

Air France Flight 447: French Investigators Piece Together Wreckage

La Depeche – Blog Citizen Of A Former Captain – Folha Online — France 24 Video — Eurocockpit

AF 447 : a Synopsis of a Synopsis “I’m sure that Airbus and EADS and the FAA (as well as Thales) are now quietly aware that they each played their part in this accident. How? […]

The Emperor’s Waterloo: Is ObamaCare On Life Support?

Andrea Tantaros — Telegraph — Business Group Letter — Politico — CBO Letter It has been a really bad week for the President.  He has just about pissed off the entire country except for the people that would vote for him even if he was born on Mars.  Was Jim DeMint right […]

Ford: Yes We Can! (American Owned – Not Owned By America)

Forbes — Wash Post — Video: Best Ford Commercial Ever — Motley Fool — 2009 SEC Fillings Ford Trims Its Losses And Beats Expectations
More important, the carmaker slowed the rate at which it has been burning cash.[…]

Mr. President: Get Health Care Reform Right

WSJ (Peggy Noonan) — Kaiser Health News — NPR (PhRMA Lobbying) — HR 2844 IH — HR 3074 IH — S 1249 IS Common Sense May Sink ObamaCare
It turns out the president misjudged the nation’s mood. This is big, what’s happening. President Obama appears to have misstepped on a major […]

Obamacare: Either It Is The Red Pill Or The Blue Pill?

Politico — The Examiner — AP Fact Check — Telegraph Blog — Lessons From The Mayo Clinic

…The president’s remarks on his chosen subject, health care, were cautious and choreographed, hemmed in on one side by the calculations of his professional wordsmiths, […]

Projected US Public/Private Medical Expenditures

WH Excerpts of President Obama News Conf — Growth of Medical Expenditures — France’s Health Care Video — Ron Paul Health Care Video — CMS Links — Univ of Michigan M Library Links Excerpts of the President’s Opening Remarks at Tonight’s News Conference -As Prepared for […]

AARP: A Big “Donut Hole” With Acorn Sprinkles?

AARP Bulletin Today — Bloomberg Video — One Citizen Speaking — Aretha Franklin “Stand Up” Video “To serve, not be served.” AARP sent me one of those unsolicited AARP membership letters with the pre-printed membership card.  So I called their 800 number and said I was interested in joining however I have a […]

The “Birthers” Next Move – A Joseph McCarthy Moment?

Lt. Col. Dr. David Earl-Graeff Letter — Ledger Inquirer — Daily Beast — Executive Orders 13489/12667/13233 As I stated in my post (The “Natural Born Citizenship” Problem Is Not Going Away) last week, “I don’t know what to believe”.  I was in the military during the Carter Administration and I know first […]

Air France Flight 447: The Answer My Friend, Is Blowin In The Wind! (La réponse mon ami, est Blowin dans le vent !)

Le Figaro — “1st Lady Of France” Sings In NY (Video) — Courrier International (Simulator Recreation) — FAB Recovery Operations (Video) AF 447: lawyers based on the families of victims – One attracts its customers through the Association of Victims and dangled a spectacular in the United States Fabrice Amedeo 16/07/2009 (English Translation)(Emphasis […]

E-Verify: Sí, podemos! Es La Ley! (Yes, We Can! It’s The Law)

FAIR Update — Washington Post — The Heritage Foundation — DHS Press Releases — Federal Register (Final Rule – FAC 2005-29, FAR case 2007-013) Senate Adopts Common-Sense Enforcement Measures as Part of DHS Appropriations Bill The four amendments include: Sessions E-Verify Amendment #1371 — Offered by Senator Jeff Sessions […]

Economic Review: Consumption Tax On Marijuana

Sacramento Bee — Washington Post — CA BRD of EQ (Bill Analysis) — Miron Essay (Harvard) Marijuana Policy Project Legal pot could generate $1.4 billion in revenue, tax board says (Emphasis mine) California could see a nearly $1.4 billion per year increase in state revenues were it to legalize marijuana, the […]

The “Natural Born Citizenship” Problem Is Not Going Away

I have thought about this subject matter for some time now and have resisted posting on the birth certificate issue.  I don’t want to be called a “truther” or “birther” however I think it is time this issue was finally put to rest.  Why can’t the President simply provide a copy of the real birth […]

Following The Money: (GAO Report) Recovery Act – Georgia

Georgia Estimated ARRA Funds Stimulus oversight requires diligence By Kristi E. Swartz The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The $6.35 billion in federal stimulus money that is flowing into Georgia may require the establishment of a state office to make sure the dollars wind up where they’re supposed to, state officials say. Gov. Sonny Perdue is pondering a new […]

CBO/JCT Preliminary Analysis: America’s Affordable Health Choices Act

US Chamber of Commerce Response & Video — CBO/JCT Preliminary Analysis Review Health Reform, Climate Change, a Rock and a Hard Place by David Chavern It should not be a surprise to anyone that health care reform and energy/carbon legislation are running into significant political headwinds on the Hill.  A recent piece […]

Sarah, Sarah, Whatever Made You Want To Change Your Mind?

Bob Dylan “Sara” — Ed Morrissey — The Anchoress — Peggy Noonan — Mark Levin

Sara, Sara,
Whatever made you want to change your mind?
Sara, Sara,
So easy to look at, so hard to define.
Sara, Sara,
It’s all so clear, I could never forget,
Sara, Sara,
Lovin’ you is the one thing I’ll never regret.
Sara, Sara,
Wherever we travel we’re […]

America’s Two Air Forces

Boston Globe (F-22 Dog Fight) — McCain Video — The American Industrial Base On The Brink — America’s Two Air Forces A dog fight Obama seems bound to lose By Bryan Bender  Globe Staff / July 12, 2009 WASHINGTON – From the economic recovery plan to healthcare reform and creating clean-energy jobs, Representative Paul Hodes has been among […]

Justified Anger At Air France/BEA/EASA/DGAC

New24 — FolhaOnline — Blog Citizen of Former Captain — Britflight Links Anger at Air France 2009-07-13 22:04 via AFP Paris – The head of an association representing families of those killed in the crash of Air France flight 447 accused the airline on Monday of keeping relatives in the dark about the investigation.  Christophe Guillot-Noel hit […]

Iraq: The Forgotten War

Long War Journal — Gen Petraeus Video – Film “Hurt Locker” Review — Book “Last Journey” Review

US releases Iranian Qods Force agents
By Bill Roggio — July 9, 2009 2:50 PM

The US military recently released five Iranian Qods Force agents who had posed as diplomats and were detained in northern Iraq in late 2006. […]

Time Out For AF Flight 447 Investigation: July In Paris (Fashion Week / National Holiday)

The Case of the Cruise Crew — NYT — Der Spiegel — Eurocockpit — Examiner

The Case of the Cruise Crew

Task attributions are generally well defined in a modern flight-deck: One pilot flies and communicates, the other manages the systems and the check-lists.
There is some uncertainty, though, as to who the “Pilot […]

The One World Currency Has Comith?

RIA Novosti — China Daily — Chinese Video – Wiki World Currency — Ron Paul Video — Milton Freeman Interview

Although millions of American have been watching Michael Jackson’s funeral, the new administration has been very busy in Russia and Europe.  Heads Up America!  There is a new world order taking place and guess […]

New Cyber Attacks Against American Government and Business Networks

Information Week (Recent DDOS) — White House (CyberSecurity Chief Melissa Hathaway) — DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee — Videos — Cyberspace Policy Review

This is very serious stuff folks.  It does not matter which side of the fence you are politically.  Our government’s first responsibility is to protect its citizens.
For those who remember, […]

Air France Flight 447: The Paris “Show” Continues

Le Telegramme (AF Pilot’s Union ) – Folha (Prince Pedro Luis Buried) – LeFigaro (Air France CIO 1st Interview)

8 juillet 2009
Flight AF447. A union of pilots involved in civil aviation (English Translation)(Emphasis mine)
The pilots’ union at Air France (SPAF) involves the civil aviation authorities in France and Europe did not impose a change […]

Pitots: Are European Business Interest More Important Than Safe Air Travel?

I have attempted to remain open minded throughout the investigation of Air France Flight 447.  I had hoped that  the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) would come forward and present the facts as known. The evidence shows this is not the case and as a matter of fact, the only reason Thales pitots are still on […]

NASA Research to Help Aircraft Avoid Ocean Storms, Turbulence

The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite provides new insight into the role that clouds and atmospheric aerosols (airborne particles) play in regulating Earth’s weather, climate, and air quality. CALIPSO combines an active lidar instrument with passive infrared and visible imagers to probe the vertical structure and properties of thin clouds and aerosols […]

NIST: Developing ADP Standards/Guidelines For Federal Computer Systems

In two of my recent postings (White House Cyberspace Policy Review Requires Full Implementation of HSPD-12) and (Privacy Concerns: Is Einstein Listening and Watching You?), I referenced NIST publications and standards.  Over the years, NIST has always been a very professional government run operation. From automated teller machines and atomic clocks to mammograms and semiconductors, innumerable products and […]

Air France Flight 447: En Ligne De Vol (Normal Attitude – Wing Level)

AF Press Release – Folha – Drifters – US Airways Flight 1549 – 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit

I will prepare an upcoming separate post reviewing the entire BEA report and new speculation/rumors however, one translation item that keeps coming up on the aviation message boards over and over again is the meaning of  […]

White House Cyberspace Policy Review Requires Full Implementation of HSPD-12

The White House Cyberspace Policy Review (76 Pages, pdf) requires the Federal implementation of HSPD-12. This review resulted from President Obama directing a 60-day, comprehensive review to assess U.S. policies and structures for cybersecurity. Page 34 Specifically states (Emphasis mine):

The Federal government, following the guidance of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), is seeking […]

Russia Allows Use Of Air Space For Military Cargo Flights To Afghanistan

Lenta Times – Moscow Times – Star Ledger – NATO 60 Years Video

Reuters: (Wed, July 1, 2009) “Secretary Clinton is not going to go to Moscow,” the official told reporters, saying Clinton would name a State Department official to replace her on the Monday-to-Wednesday trip. The official declined to explain why she would not travel […]

GAO Report: Actions By DoD Mgt Needed to Overcome Long-standing Challenges with Service Contracts and Weapon System Acquisition

United States Government Accountability Office:
GAO Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives:
February 11, 2009:
Defense Management: Actions Needed to Overcome Long-standing Challenges with Weapon Systems Acquisition and Service Contract Management: (pdf)
Statement of Gene L. Dodaro: Acting Comptroller General of the United States: GAO-09-362T: (Emphasis mine)
Why GAO Did This Study:
Today’s testimony addresses […]

Privacy Concerns: Is Einstein Listening and Watching You?

WSJ (Einstein 3) – Wash Post (Secret Sauce) – NSA West? (Camp Williams, UT) – OMB M-07-16 (Breach of PI Info) – FISMA Reporting Requirements

Troubles Plague Cyberspy Defense

The flagship system designed to protect the U.S. government’s computer networks from cyberspies is being stymied by technical limitations and privacy concerns, according to current and former […]

Declaration of Independence

Happy 4th of July – Our Independence

Declaration of Independence
The original spelling and capitalization have been retained.
(Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776)
The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the […]

FAB Response To BEA: Listen To The Recording That We Gave To You!

FolhaOnline – FAB Nota/Podcast – FAA Upset Recovery Training Video

03/07/2009 – — 08h38
French critics coroner Brazilians who work in an autopsy of the bodies of flight 447
para a Folha (English Translation)

The Brazilian authorities performing the autopsy on the bodies of victims of the collapse of Airbus were the target of criticism for disclosure, in this […]

BEA Interim Report: ACARS Messages

BEA Appendix List – ChinaView (35 Identified) – Podcast – 1.16.2 ACAR Msgs – Eurocockpit

List of Appendices
The appendices to this report are available, in French, via the BEA website.
Appendix 1 Meteorological study undertaken by Météo France
Appendix 2 TEMSI SOUTH AMERICA chart for 1st June at 0 h 00 between FL 250 and 630
Appendix 3 Transcript […]

BEA Interim Report For Air France Flight 447 (RIO-Paris)

Below are the most significant sections contained in the subject interim report.  This posting does not contain analysis of Section 1.16.2 ACARS messages.  ACARS will be addressed in a separate posting.
A complete analysis between  the French and English versions are required due to the significant difference in the file size and number of pages between […]

Air France Flight 447: BEA Press Conf Does Not Mention Mysterious Water Leak?

BEA Press Conf Notes – La Depeche (Water Leak) – Folha OnLine (3 Articles) – FAB Video – ACARS Chatter

The BEA press conference has finished in Paris.  I watched on TV however I don’t speak French and I’m not sure at this time what they have told us.  If anything new?  I did not hear […]

CBO: The Distributional Consequences of a Cap-and-Trade Program for CO2 Emissions

Testimony /Statement of  Terry M. Dinan, Senior Advisor, before the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family, Support Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives, March 12, 2009
The Distributional Consequences of a Cap-and-Trade Program for CO2 Emissions (pdf) (Emphasis mine)
Chairman McDermott, Congressman Linder, and […]

Airbus/BEA: Pointing Their Finger At The Big Cloud In The Sky

Times Online (Calls to Ground A33/340) – Eurococopit (Pitots – 15 Year Old Saga) – Radio Chatter (ACARS Msgs)
According to several sources, including Folha Online: (English Translation)

Since the beginning of the search for the black box of Airbus, the French Navy have detected several beeps, but after further analysis, these tracks were discarded for not […]

Cap n Trade Bill: Same Old European Socialist Tax Scheme

Cap-n-Tax Maze – M. Katharine Ham Video – Bill Appendix Analysis – EPA Base Case

As a follow up to my previous posting (Cap n Trade Bill: Where Will You Be When The Lights Go Out?), I have been reading the cap n trade bill.  I know that I’m not the smartest person however I majored […]

AF Flight 447 – ACARS Messages Decoded

FAB Honors Victims – Family Compensation Lawsuit – Chatter: ACARS Msgs Decoded & FCOM Reports

29/06/2009 – — 19h39 19h39 (English Translation)

Navy search teams to honor victims of Flight 447, families do not attend

Navy official who worked in the searches by the Air France plane that made Monday a tribute to the victims of the […]

Air France Flight 447: Sunday In Paris Before The Storm…

HKG to NRT Synopsis – Brazilian Navy To Honor 447 Victims – French Press Arrogance – Chatter

All calm in Paris this lazy Sunday before the storm comes next week.  As expected, except for Michael Jackson coverage, the French Press has taken off for the weekend since most have been busy with the “Paris fair” and […] 2009/06/28 10:30:20 AM

A Real King’s Tribute to the Dead “Pop”King

Drudge Report continued for hours displaying “The King Is Dead”.  I knew this was not true!  The real king is not dead.  I saw him yesterday in the Savannah Mall.   As the twitter kids keep breaking down the twit server due to the untimely death of their “pop king”, the rest of the baby boomers […] 2009/06/27 4:26:46 PM

Air France Flight 447: FAB SAR Missions End – French Navy Captures Signal

WSJ (Blames Computers-Lack of Pilot Training) – ESTADAO (2 Additional Burials) – FINAL FAB NOTA (SAR Mission Terminated) The Brazilian Navy and Air Force have announced the termination of the SAR mission for Air France Flight 447.  All hope for solving the mystery of Flight 447 now rests on finding the “black boxes”.  Very few noticed […] 2009/06/27 12:08:50 PM

Cap n Trade Bill: Where Will You Be When The Lights Go Out?

HotAir – NYT – WSJ – IBD – Hope-n-Change EPA UPDATE – BILL PASSED 219-212 (7:17 PM) – 8 Repubs Traitors Voted YES! 300 PAGE DUMP AT 3AM – Welcome to Hope-n-Change! Now they are going on recess for the 4th of July celebrations !!! Shame, Shame, Shame LoBiondo – Castle – Bono Mack – Kirk – Lance – […] 2009/06/26 5:07:44 PM

AF Flight 447: NTSB Investigating Two Recent Incidents Involving Pitots

NTSB Advisory – Eurocockpit – Le Figaro – Composites In the interest of caution, the NTSB advisory appeared earlier yesterday evening in my RSS feed however the advisory was not published on the NTSB website until this morning and I wanted to wait until official confirmation.  As Eurocockpit says:

“This initiative of the NTSB is more than […] 2009/06/26 1:27:09 PM

Our Beloved Farrah Has Passed Away

Farrah Fawcett,  the 1970s “It Girl” who was known for her winsome smile, unfettered sensuality, cascading golden hair and bombshell body, died in a Santa Monica hospital today, she was 62-years-old. “After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away,” Fawcett’s longtime romantic partner Ryan O’Neal said in a statement released by […] 009/06/25 5:39:39 PM

AF Flight 447: Brazilian Intelligence Agency Still Does Not Rule Out Terrorism

Russia Today – 1st Flt 447 Burial – FAB Nota 40 & 41 – Latest Chatter

The bodies of  Captain DuBois and a steward of Air France AF447 have been identified according to Air France-KLM Group in a statement on their Web site.  So the question still remains – Was Captain DuBois in the cockpit and […] 2009/06/25 3:07:13 PM

Air France Airbus 330 – Unreliable Airspeed Problems Since 2006

Unreliable Airspeed – EuroCockpit – SmartCockpit Links

By Joelle Barthe – Flight Operations Engineer Published on SafetyFirst #5December 2007 Unreliable speed is one of the difficul situations that a pilot has to face. Once the failure has been identified, a procedure, based on pitch angles and thrst settings, will assist the pilot in safely flying the aircraft.
But […]

Dangers of Interaction with Modular and Self-Healing Avionics Applications: Redundancy Considered Harmful

Abstract. Redundancy is one of the primary techniques for the engineering of safety-critical systems. Back-up resources can be called upon to mitigate the failure of primary systems. Traditionally, operator intervention can be required to manually switch between a failed unit and redundant resources. However, programmable […]

Airbus A330 – Ice and Rain Protection Systems

A330 Flight Crew Training Manual


Flight 447 Search For Black Boxes: French Sub Hears “Faint’ Signal

FolhaOnline – LeMonde – ALT LAW Chatter – FAB Nota 39

UPDATE II: Not to be misunderstood:  BEA Press Release, June 23, 2009 (Emphasis mine)

No signals transmitted by the flight recorders’ locator beacons have been validated up to now. In the context of the sea searches that are under way, work is undertaken on a […]

Air France Airbus A332 (F-GZCP) ACARS Messages – Past Three Months

(F-GZCP) ACARS database search
This database is created with the input from different acarsd servers

MARCH 2009 ACARS mode: 2 Aircraft reg: F-GZCP [Airbus A332]  Message label: 2F Block id: 1 Msg no: M78A  Flight id: AF0459 [GRU-CDG]  [Air France]
Message content:-#0753/+35.21-010.71 ———————————————————-[ 25/03/2009 08:53 ]-ACARS mode: 1 Aircraft […]

The “Big” News Out of Paris: 1st “Made in China” Airplane

LeMonde (1st Made in China) Airplane – FAB Nota 37/38 – A330 Seating Chart

No news in the French press last week or over the weekend on Air France Flight 447, except that the good times are here again for the European aircraft industry.  Meanwhile in Brazil, the first 11 bodies have been identified.
Of these […]

Airbus 330 Water and Waste System

Water & Waste System distributes potable water to toilets/galleys  disposes waste water  stores toilet waste

Insulated prevents leaks and ice buildup. Control Panel located at forward cabin attendant’s panel.

Flight 447: Blue Ice

Le Journal du Dimanche – US Patent 6676078 – ACARS LAV Maint Msg

Starting on Sunday, June 21, 2009, I expect more news coming out of Paris and the le Bureau d’enquêtes et d’analyses (BEA).  The “big tent” for the “le cirque” came down on the Paris Air Show Saturday night and the French press/media […]

Was Air France Flight 447 Disaster Caused By Leaking Toilet!

LePost – TSM – QRH OEB – ACARS/ICAS Chatter – The Onion

As suggested in my post earlier today, the below “LePost” article now explains the interest by several on-line aviation professionals on the Lavatory Error Message beginning at 22:45:
Note: The below posting is translated from a foreign message board and is odd to […]

Airbus Flight Operations Briefing Notes (FOBN): Optimum Use of the Weather Radar – Adverse Weather Operations

Flight Operations Briefing Notes (FOBN) Optimum Use of the Weather Radar – Adverse Weather Operations

Airbus Customer Services  Flight Operations Support and Services  1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte – 31707 BLAGNAC CEDEX FRANCE
FOBN Reference : FLT_OPS – ADV_WX – SEQ 07 – REV 02 – FEB. 2007

Flight 447 Internet Hoaxes, New ACARS Links, and the Concord Investigation Review

Internet Hoax – ACARS – Concord Investigation Review
On Monday I warned of the many hoaxes out there on the Internet.  My post, Russians Solve AF Flight 447 Mystery – A Link With “Another World” contained the TV series “Lost” video clearly showing the pictures from the Ukraine News Agency that were alleged to have been […]

Flight 447: The Puzzle is Coming Home…Folha Online- Caboclo Corbeta Arrival
Dragon Air Mishap – FAB Nota 36
Military sight of the wreckage and collect only Airbus this Friday
19/06/2009 – 18h18 da Folha Online (English Translation)(Emphasis mine)Regarding the criticism received by the airline on the lack of information to relatives, Gourgeon said that the whole company is involved from the beginning and […]

AF Flight 447 – Pitots – ACAR Messages and Radar “Blackholes”Eurocockpit – ACAR Msgs – Weather Chatter – Lenta News
publié le 19 juin 2009 à 07:04 par EuroCockpit.
AF447: analysis confirms ACARS messages (English Translation)
Following the EuroCockpit article published June 17, we received letters which shows abundantly [clear] that even if the debate is highly technical, many of our readers are interested in ACARS messages. But […]

Eyes In The Sky/NextGen/Recent Flt 447 Weather ChatterThis post contains the Bloomberg article (Eye in The Sky) and the most recent weather chatter plotting the official last ACARS position (previously identified as 0214UTC) corrected as 0210UTC.Eye-in-Sky Satellite Storm Alert May Avert Future Air Disasters
By Pat Wechsler and Adriana Brasileiro –  June 18 (Bloomberg)In the U.S., the proposed technology is called NextGen,

Is Time Running Out For Finding AF Flight 447 Wreckage?BEA Official Press Release – FAB Nota 34 & 35 – Radio ChatterBEA Press release 12 June 2009 (Website should say:  June 17, 2009) (These people scare me!)
A330-200, registered F-GZCP
During the third Press Conference that was held on 17 June on the progress of the investigation into the accident to flight AF 447, the BEA […]

“Sign of the Times” USA No Longer A Superpower In The Aircraft Industry?As we watch the BEA circus in Paris, I remember 30 years ago the US Air Force was very concerned about  the deterioration of the US Defense Industrial base and the Reagan Administration set forth DoD procurement policies to fix this problem. The new Administration is handing out Billions of dollars on “windmill technology” and “golf […]

le Paris In The Summertime…Work Getting Done in Recife…Oglobo – AF 447 Short Summary – ACARSInsurer says it has initiated compensation for the accident flight 447 (English Translation)(Emphasis mine) Some families of victims of flight 447 of Air France have already started to receive an advance payment of compensation for the accident, according to the statements of Patrick Morinerie, deputy director-general of French […]

The Circus Continues in Paris While The Real Work Is Being Done In The SeaBEA Press Conf Notes – Airbus “Full Command” FAB Note 33 – SARMASTERBelow are the key points that I have thus far been able to obtain out of the BEA Press Conference this morning:More than 400 pieces have been recovered.  No conclusions have yet been reached. “If we had concluded or excluded something, we would have […]

AF Flight 447 – Radar Attenuation or “Blackholes”Radio Weather Chatter My new weather woman (Kris Posman) in Savannah sometimes says that tomorrows’ weather will be “tricky“. Living in Maryland the past 20 years, I was not familiar with this weather term.  As you will see below, flying through thunderstorms is also “tricky“.ON-LINE AVIATION CHATTER /
You never know what you may hear […]

AF Flight 447 – Sentenced To Cold Death? Was This Only A Matter Of Time?Ice – BEA Weather Pre-Analysis
Don’t know if this guy is “off his rocker” or maybe on to something…  In any investigation, you must think outside the box.  Now if Boeing has this on its new airplanes, this could be a reason for BEA/Air France trying to keep the “weather angle” low key?  This whole accident […]

AF Flight 447 – AF/BEA Say No Crash Link To Failure Of Pitot ProbeLe Figaro – Cumulus Nimbus Video-
– FAB Nota 32 – Radio Chatter -Le Figaro – Cécilia Gabizon 15/06/2009 | Mise à jour : 08:25For now, Air France Airbus rejects trail disintegration. (English Translation)(Emphasis mine)Air France as the Bureau of Investigation and Analysis (BEA) also refuses to link the crash to a failure of Pitot probes. […]

Russians Solve AF Flight 447 Mystery – A Link With “Another World”This posting is an example why le cirque “Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey” à Paris must stop.
BEA? Why wait until Wednesday, June 17
THE BELOW POSTING IS AN EXAMPLE  OF WHY WE NEED COMPETENT UNBIASED OFFICIAL INVESTIGATIONSThe call from the light (English Translation) (Emphasis Mine)Military hydroacoustics […]

AF Flight 447 – More “Rudder” ChatterPosted for the benefit of those who still want to keep going here… More Rudder Background Links at End.
Note: Any new “Rudder” Links will be added to this post at the end for a centralized rudder database if needed From The Sunday Times – June 14, 2009 – Matthew Campbell / Richard Woods
Crash jet ‘split in […]

Air France Flight 447: à Paris Press Responds (BEA / Air France) “Nobody Knows”L’Express – LeFigaro – LeMonde – Eurocockpit – FAB NOTA 3Searches in their 3rd week, priority to the investigation (English Translation) (Emphasis Mine) Par, publié le 15/06/2009 07:30 – mis à jour le 15/06/2009 07:38
… The tragedy of flight AF 447 Paris-Rio, which crashed into the sea between Brazil and Africa on the night […]

AF Flight 447 – Searches Cancelled Saturday Due To Bad WeatherBad weather hampered recovery operations Saturday for Air France Airbus Flight 447 that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean on May 31, 2009.  With the worsening weather conditions, the Brazilian Navy and Air Force reported that their aircraft had to remain at base for most of the day. In an evening press conference, Lieutenant-Brigadier of Aeronautics, Ramon […]

Air France Flight 447 Probable “Point Of Likely Fall”O Globo Articles Recent Chatter: CVR/FDR Search – USN NR-1/SOSUS – SecurityFlight 447: Authorities establish ‘probable point’ the fall of the Air France Airbus
O Globo Publicada em 12/06/2009 (English Translation)RIO – Commands of the Navy and Air Force reported, in this collective granted Friday, which, although still not possible to determine the exact point of collapse […]

AF FLT 447 Pitots Did Not Work For Several Hours Until In The AirLenta – Sky News – INFOX – SSFDR Spec – FAB Nota 29UPDATE Some on-line readers have questioned the translation below as being inaccurate.  I don’t speak Russian and will leave the interpretation/meaning to the linguistic experts.Lenta суббота (Saturday) 13.06.2009 (English Translation)Airbus A330-200 of Air France, June 1, crashed over the Atlantic, splits in the […]

Air France Flight 447 – Media Reporting Passengers Did Not DrownBREAKING – L’EXPRESS REPORTING
“PASSENGERS DID NOT DROWN”Passengers of AF447 are not drowned
Par, publié le 12/06/2009 19:24 – mis à jour le 12/06/2009 19:29 (English Translated)
L’Express is reporting that Brazilian investigators have concluded after the examination of the first bodies recovered on Air France Flight 447 that the aircraft would have broken in two and […]

AF Flight 447 – Please Stop This Madness BEAAir China – JetStar – Bloomberg – Eurocockpit
Air China made a forced landing in Moscow
Passenger aircraft airline Air China, on Tuesday committed a forced landing at Sheremetyevo airport, sent to Beijing flight Aeroflot.  (See Also Here)
Australian A330-200 emergency landing due to fire in the cockpit
On Wednesday, June 10, on the American island of Guam […]

AF Flight 447 – We Face A Puzzle!USCG SAR – Alt Law/RTL Linked to F/CTL ADR DISAGREE
FIGARO -L’EXPRESS – FOLHA ONLINE -FAB Nota 27 – CHATTERPRweb South Kingstown, RI (Vocus/PRWEB ) June 11, 2009Air France Flight 447 Recovery Assisted by U.S. Coast Guard and Advanced Search & Rescue TechnologyThe U.S. Coast Guard assisted the French authorities with the search for Air […]

Was Obama’s Cairo Speech A Response To Air France Flight 447Le Monde Article/Video – Wiki History of Islamic Iberia – FAB Notas 25 & 26This afternoon I finally had an opportunity to read Obama’s Cairo speech and I was dumbfounded to understand why the below was included at the end of the speech: “We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition. […]

AF Flight 447 – Is There More To This Story?le cirque “Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey” à Paris continues…
The mystery of the cause of the Air France Flight 447 disaster  continues to grow each day due to the conflicting Government leaks in Paris. This is what happens when the Government owns part of the Airline.
How can the French Government investigate itself?  They have […]

AF Flight 447 – Pitots, Terrorism, and Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Disinformation (BEA)le cirque “Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey” à Paris
WASHINGTON, June 9 – RIA Novosti. The U.S. Department of Defense is sending 19 specialists in Natal, Brazil… “The American team will consist of professional soldiers and under contract, it has been noted in a press release from the army. Americans conduct searches for two Frency […]

AF Flt 447 Crash Probe: Passengers on Air France Jet Had Terror LinksCrash Probe: Passengers on Air France Jet Had Terror LinksFox/Sky News is reporting:Two passengers with names linked to Islamic terrorism were on board the Air France flight which crashed with the loss of 228 lives, it has emerged.
French secret servicemen established the connection while working through the list of those who boarded the doomed Airbus […]

Air France Flight 447 – New Weather Data Conflicts With BEA/Météo FranceNew information: An image captured by the Meteosat-9 satellite (Eumetsat) 14 minutes before AF 447 sent the last message, showed that the plane crossed an “agglomeration of clouds” with temperatures as low as -83° C (-117° F).
Satellite shows block of clouds that faced flight AF 447  at 83 ° C negative
An image captured by a […]

AF Flt 447 – Update Tues PM Jun 9, 09Le Monde Articles – FAB Nota 22 & 23 – New Photos –
Airbus A330 Diagrams (For Coffin Corner Calculations)
Air France: all speed sensors replaced on A330-A340 by the end of June
A note sent to pilots of A330-340 Air France dated 6 November 2008 stated that “a significant number of incidents” related to “anemometric anomalies”, […]

Air France Flight 447 – IANSA, Guns, and Rio Gangs… Are They Related?UPDATED Crash Probe: Passengers on Air France Jet Had Terror Links
Fox/Sky News is reporting:Two passengers with names linked to Islamic terrorism were on board the Air France flight which crashed with the loss of 228 lives, it has emerged.
French secret servicemen established the connection while working through the list of those who boarded the doomed Airbus […]

AF Flight 447 Update – SeattlePI “Darryl” Says Too Much Going On…Most websites are focused on the tail section and the vertical stabilizer / rudder because those are the first pictures.  It is too easy to jump to conclusions and speculate.
The Seattle Post Intelligencer has spoken to Darryl.  I have been waiting and watching for comments out of Seattle.  The silence has been very telling!
After reading […]

AF Flight 447 – Pilots Union Of French Airline “refuse” To Fly A330/A340Le Monde is reporting that Air France Pilot’s Union will “refuse” to fly A330/340Only sixteen in total bodies have been rescued in the Atlantic by the Brazilian and French forces in search of the Airbus A330 Air France lost between Brazil and France on 1 June, a Pilots union of the French airline called, Monday […]

Air France Flight 447 – Are “Old School” Critics Of Fly-By-Wire (FBW) Right?We will have plenty of time to debate the future EADS contract award status (i.e. split award) in the coming few weeks. During recovery operations, this is not the time for that particular debate!
However, it has been reported that  the Air France Flight 447 automated messages have revealed all three external air speed sensors were […]

Air France Flt 447 UpdateQuestion of the Day:  The aircraft wreckage and remains have been found in an area about 45 miles (70 kilometers) from where AF 447 sent out it’s last messages signaling electrical failures and loss of cabin pressure.  Why in the Hell did it take six days?Maybe John Donne put it best, way back in 1624:-
“No […]

Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Disinformation (BEA) Partie DeuxI was introduced to Airplane investigations more than 30 years ago as a young Airman while serving in Europe in the US Air Force as part of a military aircraft crash recovery detail.  The recovered items of an outstanding military pilot that I retrieved for the investigation that day will always remind me of the […]

Air France Flight 447 – Ice, Pitots, and Rudder Travel Limiter (RTL)The American Media has missed another opportunity to provide coverage to the American people.  While the American media has been either bowing or kneeling to the Obama Arab World Appeasement Tour, the American population has turned to the on-line community for their news on this important story.
Below is a update to the recovery operations currently […]

Bodies of Victims From Air France Flight 447 RecoveredTelemadrid is also reporting…
The Army barasileño find the bodies of victims of the first Airbus
The Brazilian navy has rescued the first two bodies of victims of the Air France plane and the remains of the aircraft that sank last Sunday in the middle of the Atlantic with 228 people aboard. Specifically, these are two men, […]

Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Disinformation (BEA)What have we learned from the BEA dog and pony show in Paris this morning? Not much!
1. ACARS messages were sent every ten minutes to facilitate the investigators to track the route of the aircraft “certain degree of precision on route”.
2. There 24 messages received from the ACARS system with different failures. Fourteen of those […]

AF/OnAir Full Mobile Phone Service On-Board Commercial AircraftFrequent European and International travelers are well versed in Air France’s e-services and have been using these new e-services since 2007.  Unfortunately, most Americans are have no idea this technology even exists simply because the American airline industry and the American Government are against passengers using mobile phones, pda., etc. aboard commercial aircraft.
This post is […]

AF Flight 447: French Prosecutor Opens Judicial Investigation For ManslaughterThy mystery of Air France Flight 447 continues to grow each day, hour by hour.   The GPS coordinates were included in many of the ACARS messages. This makes it clear Air France knew exactly where the jet was at key moments as it entered the tropical convergence zone, and as expected, the crew were trying […]

Could Cell Phones Have Contributed to AF Flight 447 Disaster?I’m beginning to have my doubts if we will ever recover any significant portions of the Airbus 330 much less the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) or better known as “black boxes”.
The Pourquoi Pas, a French sea research vessel carrying manned and unmanned submarines, is heading from the Azores and will […]

Air France Flight 447 Passengers Sent Txt Msg “I’m Afraid” and “I Love You”UPDATE
A statement from the employer of Ronaldo Jenkins, who was cited as the source of this story, denies that he made the comments published by the Jornal de Notícias. Based on this, confirmation at this time cannot be considered reliable or accurate. Note the SNEA qualifier in last sentence.SNEA Statement English Translation: SNEA denies […]

Air France Disaster Update – Is There A Cover-Up?There seem to be mounting evidence that Air France and the French Government are not being forthcoming in the root cause of this aviation disaster and in fact, Airbus and European aviation officials for some reason are not releasing most of the flight messages leading up the the event. I will be reviewing later today […]

Air France Disaster – Focus On Airbus Air Data Inertial Reference Unit (ADIRU) SystemUPDATED – SEE BOTTOM OF POST FOR recent FAA ADs for the A330!!!
The Air France disaster should be watched very closely as there are numerous political implications in the aircraft industry.  The Australian is reporting investigators may be looking at the Airbus Air Data Inertial Reference Unit (ADIRU) System that sent a Qantas A330 on […]

Wrap-Up of Open Government Brainstorming: TransparencyFound this on the White House Blog…  Change is Coming…Seems odd the link to the Memorandum on the Freedom of Information Act goes to the FDA site.THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOGLast week the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) hosted the Open Government Brainstorm on behalf of the White House Open Government Initiative – […]

Wolfram|Alpha Ubiquity Cmd ExampleThe Ubiquity Cmd Wolfram|Alpha is shown below using an example for comparing three (3) stocks.
Assuming you have install Ubiquity, simply touch Ctrl + Space and the Ubiquity appear within your Firfox browser.
Type wolf (# of keystrokes depends on other commands starting with “W” that you have subscribed).
Type your Search query you would like Wolfram|Alpha to […]

DoJ Decision Will Allow Non-Citizens to Register to Vote in GeorgiaUPDATED A few blog sites are starting to report DoJ’s denial of Georgia’s voter verification process. I don’t understand how anyone with any common sense would not agree to citizenship and photo ID requirements to vote in a national election.
The AJC Political Insider has more including a pdf link to the DoJ six page letter from […]

Free Republic Still No. 1 in Conservative Blog TrafficFreepers do it more often while Michelle Malkin, HotAir, American Thinker, and Washington Monthly Blog sites are trending higher for the past year.  As expected, traffic significantly fell off after the presidential election for all sites.  DailyKos and most liberal blog sites are trending lower than their conservative blog counterparts.
Favorite search term for Freepers include […]

Sad Day For Capitalism – Obama’s Invisible HandI guess it’s official, General Motors files for bankruptcy protection and the US Government is now a major stakeholder, owning 60%.  This is a sad day for Capitalism and hello to the American Central Planned Economy.
I never thought I would see this day in America.
Adam Smith in “An Inquiry into the Nature and […]

Google Wave – Not So Fast! Where’s The Beef?I watched the entire 1 hour-20 min not ready for primetime Google Wave Pony and Dance Show.  I must admit, the presentation on the technology was cute!  Success for the the intended audience as the kids are twittering their young fingers on their notebooks and cell phones as I write this post.
Spell checkers all over […]

Canadians angered over “Buy American” rule
Canadian municipal leaders threatened to retaliate against the “Buy America” movement in the United States on Saturday, warning trade restrictions will hurt both countries’ economies.  The Federation of Canadian Municipalities endorsed a controversial proposal to support communities that refuse to buy products from countries that […]

Obama TransparencyThe MSM forgot to mention this jewel from AP.
The new Administration supports keeping their emails secret… Oh my!Court Rules White House Can Keep Email Secrets
The appeals court in Washington ruled that the White House Office of Administration is not an agency subject to the Freedom of Information Act, allowing the White […]