Category Archives: History

Steve Jobs Passed Away

ABC News reports, Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died, Apple said. Jobs was 56.

A true entrepenuer, along with Steve Wozniac, began the personal computer industry building the first Apple computer in a garage. Today, we have amazing technology because of Steve, and Steve.

He will be missed.

Never Forget These Heroes Also

From a friend,

Never Forget

10 Year Anniversary of 9/11/01

I am moved deeply, after watching and listening to this beautiful speech by President George W. Bush commemorating this event of our Heroes of Flight 93.

It is the best speech I have ever heard.

Freedom and Liberty

GM Hysteria

Er, um, GM History. Yeah, that’s what I meant.

Question is, what does the word – Warranty – mean? Apparently, it no longer means anything to the “new” GM. You know, the car company now run by the UAW? The same company whose prior CEO was “fired” by Barry?

Well, I’ll let Andrew Breitbart recap the history of the GM transmografication (!) to us all.

All I know is, I am glad my truck is paid off. Should I ever need to replace it – it will not be a GM product.

Thanks a whole heckuva lot, Barry.

This Is A Test

I was born in one country, raised in another.

My father was born in another country.
I was not his only child.
He fathered several children with numerous women.
I became very close to my mother, as my father showed no interest in me.
My mother died at an early age from cancer.
Although my father deserted me and my mother raised me, I later wrote a book idolizing my father not my mother.
Later in life, questions arose over my real name.
My birth records were sketchy.
No one was able to produce a legitimate, reliable birth certificate.
I grew up practicing one faith but converted to Christianity, as it was widely accepted in my new country, but I practiced non-traditional beliefs and didn’t follow Christianity, except in the public eye under scrutiny.
I worked and lived among lower-class people as a young adult, disguising myself as someone who really cared about them.
That was before I decided it was time to get serious about my life and embarked on a new career.
I wrote a book about my struggles growing up.
It was clear to those who read my memoirs, that I had difficulties accepting that my father abandoned me as a child.
I became active in local politics in my 30’s then, with help behind the scenes, I literally burst onto the scene as a candidate for national office in my 40s.
They said I had a golden tongue and could talk anyone into anything.
I had a virtually non-existent resume, little work history, and no experience in leading a single organization.
Yet I was a powerful speaker and citizens were drawn to me, as though I were a magnet and they were small roofing tacks.
I drew incredibly large crowds during my public appearances.
This bolstered my ego.
At first, my political campaign focused on my country’s foreign policy…
I was very critical of my country in the last war, and seized every opportunity to bash my country.
But what launched my rise to national prominence were my views on the country’s economy.
I pretended to have a really good plan on how we could do better, and every poor person would be fed and housed for free.
I knew which group was responsible for getting us into this mess.
It was the free market, banks and corporations.
I decided to start making citizens hate them and, if they became envious of others who did well, the plan was clinched tight.
I called mine “A People’s Campaign”.
That sounded good to all people.
I was the surprise candidate because I emerged from outside the traditional path of politics and was able to gain widespread popular support.
I knew that, if I merely offered the people ‘hope’, together we could change our country and the world.
So, I started to make my speeches sound like they were on behalf of the downtrodden, poor, ignorant to include “persecuted minorities”.
My true views were not widely known and I kept them unknown, until after I became my nation’s leader.
I had to carefully guard reality, as anybody could have easily found out what I really believed, if they had simply read my writings and examined those people associated with. I’m glad they didn’t.
Then I became the most powerful man in the world.
And then world learned the truth.

Who am I?

ADOLPH HITLER

If you were thinking of SOMEONE ELSE, you should be extremely concerned!

UPDATE: Reworking Rewriting History

At our own White House official website.

Who would have guessed such attitudes would be so brazen, so despicable?

Wow. Just – wow.

UPDATE: AHA !! Now we know the real reason. It involves (mistaken) White House policy versus legal (?) actions and rewriting their website content to get them in synch. Of course, the Supreme Court has better information on what they should do instead. Way to go, Chief Justice Roberts.

But if the guys at the White House thought they could get away with this, they didn’t read footnote 10 of Chief Justice John Roberts’s opinion for the court in Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett (citations and extraneous quotation marks omitted): “Prior to oral argument in this case, the Citizens Clean Elections Commission’s Web site stated that ‘The Citizens Clean Elections Act was passed by the people of Arizona in 1998 to level the playing field when it comes to running for office.’ The Web site now says that ‘The Citizens Clean Elections Act was passed by the people of Arizona in 1998 to restore citizen participation and confidence in our political system.’ ”

The court had previously held that preventing corruption was a “compelling state interest” that justified some restrictions on political speech. But as the chief justice noted, “we have repeatedly rejected the argument that the government has a compelling state interest in ‘leveling the playing field’ that can justify undue burdens on political speech.” The commission, a state government agency, was altering its public statements to bring them into line with its legal defense–precisely what the White House is now doing.

Concerns on UN Gun Treaty Regulating Firearms Globally

Some tidbits:
Creation of a new U.N. agency to regulate international weapon sales.
Compensation fund for victims of gun violence worldwide.
The biggest threat, the body that would administer the treaty,the “Implementation Support Unit.”
Track any guns that could be exported.
Require gun makers to engrave sequential tracings on every one of some 3 billion bullets produced in the U.S.

Read the whole thing.