Wednesday, August 28, 2013

End of an Era

Production halted on iconic VW bus after 63 years

I didn't know the bus was still in production. I've always been a fan of Volkswagen.

I put the embed code here for the video but it doesn't seem to be working, so just click the link to watch.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

False Report?

Police investigate woman's rape near gay club as hate crime
The woman left Revolution nightclub on Bumby Avenue Sunday when she said three white men began yelling homophobic slurs at her.

The woman said she remembers walking under an overpass on South Street and Primrose Drive, and then giving a homeless man some money before the car pulled up.

The men stopped the vehicle and got out, and then one of the occupants pushed the woman to the ground, where the driver raped her, according to a police report. The woman told police that the men then drove away.
There's something about this story that's not quite right. It just has a made-up feel to it, maybe it's just the reporting. We'll see.

Afterthoughts: Seems like they're more interested in the "hate crime" than the rape. Rape is a pretty serious offense. We need to completely remove hate crime from our legal system, a crime is a crime. It is also incredibly obvious that the only time they talk about "hate crime" is when a white person is the perpetrator. "Hate crime" has become like "Racist," only white people can be guilty. It's just another way to divide people instead of bringing them together. But then, dividing people is what it's all about these days.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Cam Edwards on Gun Control

I like this guy, he needs to be more visible as an NRA spokesman.

If gun control worked, Chicago would be Mayberry right now! And Weld County and El Paso County would be Thunderdome!
Of course, it's not really about gun control, it's about control. Period.

STILL Getting it Wrong

March on Washington's 50th anniversary commemoration draws tens of thousands

Martin Luther King III had this to say:
"However, sadly, the tears of Trayvon Martin's mother and father remind us that, far too frequently, the color of one's skin remains a license to profile, to arrest and to even murder with no regard for the content of one's character," he said, calling for "stand your ground" self-defense laws to be repealed in states where they have been enacted.
Trayvon Martin was not profiled because of the color of his skin - that was incidental - and he was not shot because of the color of his skin. He was not chased down and murdered. Trayvon Martin attacked George Zimmerman and was beating the crap out of him. If he hadn't done that, he would still be alive. It was NOT the color of his skin - he could have been Hispanic, white or Asian - it was his BEHAVIOR. It was what he did. You don't get to beat the crap out of someone because they looked at you or even if they are watching you.

This was proven out in a court of law. The prosecution did not even have a case, in fact, the prosecution's evidence proved the case for the defense. It was an embarrassment and waste of tax payer dollars to even bring this case to trial. So stop repeating lies.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Windows H8

It turns out my sons computer is not activated. That means I have to call Microsoft on my knees begging for my product code. And I have been thinking very seriously about the fact of this.

It's as if I'm staying at a hotel and leave the key in the room when I go out to eat. I stop by the front desk for a duplicate only to be told, "sorry, we can't make duplicate keys, you'll have to pay for another room." But I don't want another room, I already paid for one and I just need my key to get back in - I have a receipt. Here's my ID, whatever proof you need, I'm not trying to get what I haven't paid for.

Microsoft has become that much of a tyrant? I hate tyrants.

Linux, my old friend, I think I'm coming back to you again.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hatin' On Microsoft

I've been a defender of Windows 8 since I got it in January. I read complaint after complaint about it and almost didn't upgrade because of it. Then, when I got it I couldn't understand all the fuss - it works great, it's fast, I don't care about the start button, and the tiles are not in my way when using the computer. So why am I hatin' on Microsoft today?

I got my son a computer a while back, one of the those mini desktops. It worked great but you can't upgrade it, there's no room for a graphics card, etc. After I got Windows 8 on my computer I bought the upgrade for him, too. He loved it and Microsoft offered an upgrade to Media Center for free, so we got that. Don't really use it, but whatever. It was a separate installation after Windows 8 was installed and had it's own product key - which I thought was for Media Center only, turns out no. I had Windows 8 Pro, now I had Windows 8 Pro with Media Center. It's not like just adding a program, it changes the whole thing to a separate product. This became the problem, well, Microsoft made this the problem. It shouldn't make any difference - I have a product key for both, I legitimately paid for Windows 8 and legitimately acquired Windows 8 Pro with Media Center.

My son, older now, was becoming frustrated with his computer because he wants to play some games and the graphics card wasn't good enough. A friend had a larger, upgradable computer that died on him, I checked it out and told him it was the hard drive, but he bought a new computer instead of replacing the drive. He gave me the old computer and I put the hard drive from the little computer into it and - incredibly - it booted up and worked like it was always installed in it. I thought I would have to do another install. The only problem was I had to activate Windows again but I knew that and heard it was not a problem, just call Microsoft and tell them what you're doing and they can clear it up for you. So I did.

The first person I talked to was very nice, I explained the situation and she said she couldn't do it but would transfer me to another department that could help me. The wait was only a couple of minutes, I re-explained everything, was asked questions and had to be transfer again. The wait was not long, the third person was very helpful, she cleared the Windows 8 product key but it didn't work because the product key I had was for Windows 8 Pro, not for Windows 8 Pro with Media Center. The product code for Windows 8 Pro with Media Center was in an email on my sons account and I didn't know the password. I would have to wait until he got home from school. She said when I got it I could call back. And I did.

Now that I have the correct code, I call Microsoft again. I get transferred again. Then a guy asks me my name, number and email, and said he will open a case number and to please hold. Ok. Hold, hold, hold - 10 minutes, hold, ring, click. They hung up. I call back again, explain everything again, give my information again. He said that what I wanted was impossible, the product is too new and Microsoft can't clear the product code for me. You will have to buy another product code. "What? That's not going to happen. I bought this one. It's the same hard drive, the same installation. I'm not buying it again." It didn't go well. He hung up.

No, really, I'm not buying it again. I don't believe for a second that Microsoft cannot clear this product code. I searched the internet for ways to get around this problem without help from Microsoft. There are ways, and then there are ways. I chose to try this one: How to Remove "Windows Media Center" and go Back to Windows 8 Pro. Since I had the Windows 8 Pro product code and it was cleared, I figure it would be the best bet. It worked like a charm, was very easy, and when it finished the desktop looked exactly as before, my son couldn't tell the difference.

Thanks for nothing Microsoft. I'm not buying it again.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Gotta Be Bush's Fault

3,100 Osceola students going back to school are homeless
The Osceola County School District is looking at troubling numbers to start the school year, but it has nothing to do with grades -- the number of homeless students is on the rise, and school officials believe that number will continue growing.

At the end of the last school year, more than 3,100 students were registered as homeless or "in transition." That is up from around 2,000 the year before.

"It keeps growing," Campbell continued. "We think we'll be at 3,800 by the end of this year. Even though the economy is improving, people are still being displaced."
Let's all pretend we don't know why this is happening, because we all know we can't lay the blame squarely on the head of the Obama administration. He wouldn't like that.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lies, Damn Lies and Holder's DOJ

DOJ, FBI admit they inflated claims about mortgage fraud crackdown last year
The Justice Department and FBI have quietly acknowledged they grossly overstated the scope of a mortgage fraud crackdown, which the administration heralded with much fanfare a few weeks before last year's presidential election.
Lying to make Obama look good before the election. What a shock.
The real numbers, it turns out, were far smaller. The feds now admit that the number of criminal defendants charged was more like 107, not 530. The number of victims was 17,185 -- still a large number, but roughtly one fourth the size of the original headcount. And the losses totaled $95 million -- not $1 billion, as originally claimed.
Wow, that's an awful lot of made up criminal defendants. And the losses? That's no rounding error. We're talking serious deception here.

Sacrifice for Dear Leader, Comrades

Is ObamaCare a stepping stone to government-controlled health care?

ObamaCare has not even been implemented yet and the people who forced it down our throats are talking about post ObamaCare healthcare. ObamaCare is designed to destroy the free-market healthcare system - plain and simple - just as the Obama administration fiscal policies are designed to destroy the free market. Destroy is the correct word.

But what about the millions and millions of Americans who's lives are destroyed by these policies - you and me? Collateral damage, can't be helped - a necessary sacrifice, comrades.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The New America: Run and Hide

'Run and hide' is Obama administration's clever plan for next school shooting

Number one take a way from this:
The Obama administration report also takes pains to clarify that school employees have no duty whatsoever to physically protect students in the event of a school shooting.
You know what? Neither do the police - there is no duty to protect on the part of police officers. That is something you need to know when determining your self-defense needs. You - and your child - are on your own when something goes down. The government will not protect you.

Here's an excerpt from a new government school training video on what to do when running and hiding don't work.

Move #3 is probably the best: Render the bullets ineffective by not believing in them. Are you Liberal enough to master #3?

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

He Thought the Mirror Was a Window

NYC's Good Times May Sour Like Detroit's, Bloomberg Warns
"Short-sightedness, corruption, mismanagement and perhaps most dangerous of all, special-interest politics" may lead to a reprise of New York's troubles of decades ago, Bloomberg said
Said the man who has been New York's mayor since 2002. What is it exactly that a mayor does again? So, there's short-sightedness, corruption, mismanagement and special-interest politics in the government of New York City - he's talking about the city - and he has been the leader of the city for eleven years. Instead of focusing on those problems, the mayor has been on the war path against salt, large drinks and - hey, that sounds like special interest politics.

And yes, the good times will be souring. He knows it, they all know it.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

It's Because You're Black

Took my son to the hardware store, he was looking at the keys while I got and paid for what I needed, not 5 feet from me the whole time. Walking back to the car he asked why the guy in the store was watching him like he was going to steal something. "It's because you're black." "Huh?" He didn't get it. "Stores lose a lot of money from theft and they have to watch people. Everyone gets watched, don't take it personal."

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Killing Giggles

Officials 'Armed to the Teeth' Show Up to Animal Shelter, Kill Baby Deer Named 'Giggles'
A no-kill animal shelter near the Wisconsin-Illinois border called the Society of St. Francis had taken in an abandoned baby deer. Two weeks ago though, the shelter was visited by warrant-bearing DNR officials and deputy sheriffs that shelter worker Ray Schulze described as "like a SWAT team" "all armed to the teeth," according to WISN-TV.
What the hell ever happened to Sheriff Andy Taylor?

Quote of the Day

"Liberals are not about choice; they are about imposition. The way they live, the way they believe, must be imposed on people, otherwise they won't do it on their own," he added. "It's taken them 50, 60 years to get to this point of conditioning people, of taking hold of the education system, the university, academia system, the media. It's taken a long time to condition people not to stand up for themselves, not to exercise freedom, not to speak outside the acceptable norms. What is political correctness but speech censorship, is all it is."

--Rush Limbaugh