IN MEMORIAM: Frank Buckles 1901 – 2011 28 Feb 2011 @ 17:28Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : In Memoriam , add a comment
All flags one the Southern Command HQ are hereby ordered to half staff, and are to remain so for the next seven days as we honor our fallen veteran Frank Woodruff Buckles.
He didn’t seek the spotlight, but when Frank Buckles outlived every other American who’d served in World War I, he became what his biographer called “the humble patriot” and final torchbearer for the memory of that fading conflict.
Buckles enlisted in World War I at 16 after lying about his age. He died Sunday on his farm in Charles Town, nearly a month after his 110th birthday. He had devoted the last years of his life to campaigning for greater recognition for his former comrades, prodding politicians to support a national memorial in Washington and working with friend and family spokesman David DeJonge on a biography.
Heaven is certainly one citizen bigger tonight. We here at the Southern Command salute our fallen soldier and ask that God now keep safe that which the earth has given up.
Walker, Wisconsin governor 28 Feb 2011 @ 17:09Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : Gubmint, I'm callin' SHENANIGINS , add a comment
Almost sound like a new TV series title.
But this time it’s Gov. Walker, much like Chuck Norris did, prepping to give a good beatdown to a collection of absentee state senators instead of law-breaking criminals.
“Now they have one day to return to work before the state loses out on the chance to refinance debt, saving taxpayers $165 million this fiscal year,” Walker’s spokesman Cullen Werwie said in a statement.
Give them ONE WHOLE SECOND to be late, then I say it’s time to start the pink slips to flying!
“Failure to return to work and cast their votes will lead to more painful and aggressive spending cuts in the very near future,” the statement said.
Gov. Walker, I say you do that anyway….starting with the fourteen state senators who are currently AWOL. Send the statement that the buck stops here. Tell the puppet masters you do not play by their rules, you follow the Constitution and the rule of law.
There has been speculation that Walker would send out layoff notices to more than 1,000 state workers if no progress was made soon on the budget.
It’s obvious where the first 14 should come from….time to follow through.
It’s also obvious to anyone with a clue and/or an ounce of common sense, that if you or I failed to show up for work two weeks in a row without nary a peep, you’d damn sure have already gotten or about to have been given your walking orders. It’s absolutely asinine to let a publicly elected official get off like these senators have. They should 100% be FIRED!! Same goes for the bunch in Indiana who seem to have done the same thing.
God grant peace to our Founding Fathers, cause you know they’ve been rolling in their graves when they hear of what we have done to their glorious republic.
Covering your tracks could be harder with SSDs 23 Feb 2011 @ 07:29Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : Technobabble , add a comment
Researchers at UC San Diego found that the normal methods we use to securely wipe magnetic drives aren’t as useful on solid-state drives. After testing twelve SSDs, they found that only four were securely erased with whole-drive erasure methods. Trying to securely wipe a single file was even less successful, and more often than not a good portion of the file was recoverable.
Hmmm, better make sure the Department of Archives adds this information to their SOPs. Wouldn’t want the dumpster divers to get any critical information from our used SSDs.
And while you’re perusing the site, you’ll also find this article that confirms that Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7. Guess the intertubes are going to be running a littler slower today.
Just say NO 22 Feb 2011 @ 17:49Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : I'm callin' SHENANIGINS , add a comment
This one is also from the Radio 1200 WOAI site. All I gotta say is, GOD BLESSED TEXAS.
At least there is ANOTHER Texan who gets it. Check this out along with me…….
A measure filed in the Texas Legislature would prohibit any foreign legal systems, including the strict Islamic law known as ‘Sharia,’ from being implemented by any Texas court, 1200 WOAI news reports.
“We should not allow our judges to use anything other than the U.S. Constitution or state law to make decision,” said State Rep. Bill Zedler (R-Arlington).
Damn straight. You tell ‘em Bill!
“The court has referred to laws of other countries and to international as instructive for its interpretations of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishments,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the Roper case.
Methinks Justice Kennedy would do well to follow another Texan of yore, who also was a judge. Yes, I’m speaking of none other than Judge Roy Bean. Justice Kennedy, this is the United States of America. If they break the law, they are punished as our laws state, not what some wussified laws of somewhere else or what the United Nitwits general counsel declares. And for the same reason our laws should NOT be wussified because you ACTIVIST judges feel the need to legislate from the bench instead of DOING YOUR JOB. So either do what you’re SUPPOSED to do, or like leftovers gone bad you’ll be thrown out with the rest of the garbage!!
This has possibility 22 Feb 2011 @ 17:27Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : Gubmint , add a comment
Not sure if this is going to pass muster or not, but it certainly has Security Services personnel here on base VERY intrigued.
A measure filed by State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) would allow any law enforcement agency that has custody of an illegal immigrant to take the illegal to ‘the office of a U.S. Senator or Representative’ and leave them there.
As the article puts it,
This should get their attention.
and indeed it would. But I’m sure as my left middle finger will attest, bonehead groups like Amnesty International or even the “caring” arms of the ACLU will be throwing their equivalent of a two year-old’s temper tantrum when they get their eyes on this piece of legislation.
1200 WOAI news reports the measure also allows county sheriff’s deputies or city police officers to ‘request an agent or employee of the United States Senator or United States Representative to sign a document acknowledging the release or discharge of the illegal immigrant at the senator’s or representative’s office.
Ahh but of course, here is the requisite red tape requirement….
Several thousand people are expected to descend on the state capitol today to denounce the measures, and to call on the federal government, not the states, to handle matters related to immigration.
Who wants to take bets on which “community organizing agency” is handling this crowd??? Can you say “S-E-I-U” or even “A-C-L-U”?? Yesssss, I knew you could.
What these idiots don’t understand is that the Al-Obambi clown act ain’t gonna do jack squat about securing our borders. Sure there are federal laws regarding immigration and border control, but as we all know well and good, having laws and ENFORCING those laws are two massively separate endeavors. And when it comes to border control, we here at the Command HQ are 150% for having the states to have the responsibility for border enforcement purely because the “federales” they es mui loco gringos. I’ve met and talked to many a Border Patrol agent in my days and these guys are John McLane, die hard-type, Americans (God bless you Ramos and Compeon for holding true to your duty) who are doing an extremely difficult job only made worse by the bureaucrats almost completely hand-cuffing them in the name of political correctness. On the other hand, I’m not saying we need to move into isolationist mode with our borders. But dammit, there is a very clear process for entering this country as well as becoming a citizen. If you desire citizenship enough to do it the just, proper, and LEGAL way — well I, the entire base and the rest of America welcomes you whole-heartedly. If you insist on being illegal about your ways, then you should be stopped, questioned, and summarily returned to the far side of the border with all due promptness. No green card, no stay on American soil. Period.
Just like Russia, Al-Obambi’s “czars” about to get pink slipped 21 Feb 2011 @ 17:29Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : Gubmint, I'm callin' SHENANIGINS , add a comment
As long as the Senate doesn’t fark with things that is.
If House Republicans have their way, the Obama administration’s “czars” will no longer be able to dictate pay at bailed-out mega-firms or negotiate new emissions standards for U.S. vehicles. An amendment attached to the 2011 spending package, which passed the House last week, would strip funding for a select list of the so-called czars.
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the author of the proposal, hailed the vote as a step toward ending the administration’s “shadow government.”
“Hardworking American families should not be forced to pay millions of dollars to fund these czars, who are implementing radical policies under the cloak of darkness,” Scalise said in a written statement.
Darn tootin’ right we shouldn’t have to fund these “beholden to NO ONE” progressive activists or worse. It’s bad enough that WE THE PEOPLE are being taxed to to the point where dimes, nickels, and pennies are about all we have left anymore. But these clowns are are getting paid with OUR tax dollars, and they’re making POLICY decisions with ZERO oversight or public approval. Last time I checked, that was taxation without representation….which if the numbnuts in D.C. would stop for THREE SECONDS they would see that such measures are patently UNconstitutional.
The Scalise amendment was a refined version of a catch-all anti-czar bill he introduced earlier in the session. That bill called for effectively shutting down any Executive Office task force or office led by an official who had not received Senate confirmation. At the time, Scalise estimated that 39 officials would fall under that description.
The latest amendment, which would still have to survive a vote in the Democratic-controlled Senate, narrowed that list down to nine positions. Several of them have been responsible for shepherding high-profile policy changes that Republicans opposed practically in lockstep.
Start writing and calling your Reps and Senators folks, this needs to be changed back to all 39 and have them defunded, then summarily escorted off the premises. Poste Haste.
You have your duty assignments, time to get to work.
Housekeeping 101.1 19 Feb 2011 @ 21:58Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : Housekeeping , add a comment
Well Archives Department finally got all of the archives loaded back in to the new databases. Hopefully they’ve learned their lesson and will quit fooling around with things and learn to just leave well enough alone.
We’ll see…..but I’m not holding my breath.
There’s still some tweakagement needed to be done, but that can be tackled piecemeal at a pace that I can oversee with BOTH of my critical eyes.
Housekeeping 101 18 Feb 2011 @ 21:19Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : Housekeeping , add a comment
Just getting started things again. Bear with me as the construction continues.
“All of you are white.” 16 Feb 2011 @ 16:41Posted by Supreme General Rayegun in : Gubmint, RCOB , add a comment
Well, yup I am.
“All of you are white. Go to hell!”
Anyone want to guess who said that?
Okay, I”ll give you a hint. Dallas (TX) County Commissioner’s Court.
Give up? Well none other than Commissioner John Wiley Price did so. And not just once, but as you’ll see in the article he repeated the phrase four more times.
In case you missed it, or you chose not to click on the link, it’s a black man calling white audience members in attendance the phrase.
Gosh, JohnBoy…..them ther glasses you got on yer face help with that ther conclusion?
Oh, it gets even better. You gotta go to the link and read the written statement
Prince err Price sent in. It’s a classic.
Makes me wonder if he’s related in some way to Sheila Jack
assson Lee. Cause their IQ is about the same. Negative infinity.
Darth, not sure how you do it day after day without literally exploding in a total RCOB. I know I personally am keeping the various duct tape manufacturers in business, but with gems like this one all over the Metroplex even duct tape won’t help.