Tuesday, June 29, 2004

"'Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you,' Sen. Clinton said. 'We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.'"

Hillary tells the truth. For once.

The NYT to Clinton: We're sorry. Can we please lick your shoes to show how sorry we are? Oh, and you can find Kakutani face down in the grass at Fort Marcy Park.

Michael Moore claims to vote as an Independent.

Yet another lie from the Democrat Party's favorite maker of crockumentaries.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

"Mecca: You Are Called to Prayer"


Wednesday, June 23, 2004

The last honest leftist comments on Michael Moore's latest film.

al Sadr's "Mahdi Army" takes close to 100% casualties.

Will we hear about this in the news? Doubt it. After all, Abu Ghraib is the best chance the liberal media (but I repeat myself) have of defeating W in November.

The bed/apartment that Mrs. Livininamerica must not be allowed to see.

Whoops! "My Life" is already on the trash heap of history

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Remembering Ted Kennedy.

Oh, the irony.

Yeah, we may have to nuke dar al Islam.

You know what? Ho hum.

I guess the New York Times doesn't like Clinton's autobiography.

Candid, ten years late.

Abu Ghraib, anyone?

Why is the US press not covering this?

Paul Johnson has been murdered. Reading the terrorists' demands, I find that the Monty Python crew got it right.

Friday, June 18, 2004

Alcoholics for Kerry!

Kofi Annan shouts abuse at the US from the vantage point of the midden that is the UN.

Monday, June 14, 2004

We're not hearing much about this, are we?

And why? Well, it wouldn't help the "Bush Lied" crowd, for one thing.

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Reaction from the left to Reagan's death.

These people possess a gravity-bending level of hatred. They're completely unhinged.

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Ronald Reagan is dead at 93.

He was the best US President of my lifetime so far. I had barely been comissioned as a USAF 2Lt when the Challenger blew up. I remember Reagan's speech about it. Especially this one line:

     "Nothing ends here; our hopes and our journeys continue."

I hope history will be as kind to him as he deserves.

I hope he'll rest in peace.

At least some French remember their debt to America.

Friday, June 04, 2004

The Georgia DOT's new mission statement? "If it ain't broke, we'll break it!" (Registration required.)

I remember an earlier DOT project that froze traffic on the north side of Atlanta, in the 85/285 area. At the time, responding to criticisms, the DOT took out radio ads that mocked any criticism as comming from little yapping dogs.

It was kind of disgusting, but it's good to know how your government sees you.

From the Al Jazeera Constitution (registration required):

>More unused electronics found
>Atlanta schools' tally on idle computer gear at $4.5 million
>Ken Foskett and Paul Donsky - Staff
>Friday, June 4, 2004
>Atlanta Public Schools' stockpile of unused computer electronics totals at least $4.5
>million --- about $1.1 million more than previously known.
>The revised total includes mothballed equipment that APS officials did not show the
>Journal-Constitution in an earlier tour of storage facilities.
>School officials said the equipment was moved to the district's data center last week,
>several days after the newspaper reported that APS had warehoused millions of dollars
>worth of computer gear purchased under a national program to provide Internet access to
>poor schoolchildren.
>Officials this week released an inventory of the previously undisclosed equipment. An
>examination of invoices for similar components shows that Atlanta paid at least $1.13
>million for the gear.
>The equipment, purchased by APS under the national E-rate program, included more than 25
>sets of sophisticated switching devices used to route Internet traffic through
>cyberspace. Atlanta purchased that type of switch in 1999 but replaced it with more
>sophisticated components during the next two years.
>This week, school custodians retrieved the shipping cartons for the equipment from an APS
>trash bin after the Journal-Constitution questioned why the boxes were being thrown away.
>Shipping labels on the boxes generally indicate the date of purchase and the school the
>equipment was intended for.
>''Just in case anyone wants to look at them, we have retrieved them and saved them," said
>Richard Horton, APS technology director.
>The newspaper's investigation found that Atlanta bought more equipment than it needed,
>routinely overpaid for goods and services and could not account for some equipment on
>funding requests.
>A congressional committee investigating waste in the E-rate program plans to call
>officials from Atlanta and other school systems to testify. Last week, Atlanta's request
>for $20 million in E-rate money for the next school year was put on hold pending results
>of an APS investigation into E-rate spending.
>Auditors scrutinizing E-rate spending elsewhere have found millions of dollars in
>stockpiled equipment sitting in warehouses, including $23 million in components in Puerto
>Rico and more than $8 million in Chicago.
>The Journal-Constitution previously had found at least $3.4 million worth of equipment in
>storage in Atlanta, much of it resting haphazardly on bare cement floors or stacked in
>In response to the article, APS divided equipment purchased with E-rate money into two
>rooms: one full of equipment that may yet be installed in schools and another with older,
>obsolete gear.
>The newer equipment includes 31 switching devices manufactured by Cisco Systems, each
>costing as much as $100,000, neatly stacked against a wall. The switches are among
>Cisco's most sophisticated networking hardware. With modifications, a single switch is
>powerful enough to run a small school district's network.
>Seven of the switches were in unopened cartons with labels showing shipping dates between
>May 2000 and September 2001. E-rate ruless require school districts to install equipment
>in the year it is purchased and in the school for which it was approved.
>Officials still don't know how to dispose of the older equipment. The older switching
>devices cost about $65,000 each five years ago, but it is unclear how much they might be
>worth now. Three years ago, APS traded in similar components for credits of $7,500 to
>$30,000 per device against the purchase of newer equipment.
>E-rate pays up to 90 percent of equipment costs needed to bring Internet access to
>classrooms and libraries. The program is financed by a monthly fee collected from
>telephone customers.

When I moved to the Atlanta Metro Area, I decided that not living in the city of Atlanta was more a moral than an economic choice. I am proved right on a regular basis. Who in their right mind would encourage this lot by paying taxes to them?

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?