Thursday, October 26, 2006

My Business Writings

I know most of you come here for my deep wit and wisdom. (ROFLMAO)

I decided to gather all my business writings into one space. Those of you who are seeking good business advise, you will find all my pieces in one place. I will still be posting them here to my main site first. I will cross post them to my business site the following week. You will find the Link here as well as in my Links on my side bar.

Don't forget to leave comments and questions behind. I will happily write something on the topic of your choosing. You can also email me through my profile and I will try to respond more specificly.


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Stay The Course

When I was young someone told me the definition of insanity was to do the same thing over and over and expect different results. As I look around me I am beginning to see this play out in too many places.

The other day I caught my boy participating in one of these no win situations. He kept trying to close a drawer that kept popping back open. One of my employees at work kept trying to install this part that wouldn’t go in. The lady at the checkout counter kept putting in the product code and it kept denying it. I stopped each of these people and pointed out the error of there ways. I got that deer in headlights look.

What is the matter with people? How did these people get this far in life? Perhaps this same form of damaged thinking is being played out in Iraq?

The president is only human and suffers the same frailties as you and I. I think we can all agree that the capital isn’t full of the best and brightest anymore. Given some of the stupid stuff coming out of there, why shouldn’t I expect this damaged thinking to not be prevalent? What does it take to stop these people and get them to make a change?

Let’s look at some programs that suffer from this insanity.
Welfare – Give people something they didn’t earn and expect them to appreciate it. Concept fails so we conclude we haven’t given them enough.
Tobacco/Alcohol taxes – We know them as Sin Taxes. Raise these taxes to collect more money to deal with other non related societal problems. Then wonder why sales go down and revenue doesn’t meet demand.
Fuel/Road Taxes – Take money from those that use the roads so they can be maintained or expanded to meet demand but use money for unrelated transportation projects. These are the people that then get mad because we have congestion.

This is a short list of a much bigger problem. I am sure that each of you are thinking of others that drive you crazy. Feel free to write them all down in the comments and I will add them on.

Someone managed to stop “W” and point out this error in thinking. It sure took long enough. I just hope that real change takes place and we don’t keep on keeping on with a different name. I noticed that other little trick of government, where we change the name hoping for different results. We could generate another long list here. Let’s not start on this one. Let's pray they get it right.

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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Sex Isn't Just For Democrats

The more I see the Foley scandal the more I wonder if we have a case of envy or jealousy. Foley at least resigned. Clinton didn't. Foley made a feeble apology. Former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey didn't. Foley found professional help for his drinking problem. Ted Kennedy didn't. Foley was exposed because he sent messages. How much exposure did Democrat Representative Barney Franks get, None. We could go on an on. The Democrats have the nerve to bash the Republicans over a sex scandal when they have been the over sexed party for years.

I only scratched the surface. Perhaps you would benefit from reading "Where’d all the “It’s Just Sex” Democrats Go?". The major media doesn't have the guts to point this stuff out. Thanks to JB Williams we can stand at the ready when the Democratic talking point crowd start in.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Great Steaks, Over and Over and Over

Have you ever wandered down to the butcher and carefully chosen the perfect steak for that special Bar-B-Que? You probably can remember a time when everything was perfect. Cooked just right, cut with almost no effort and chewed and tasted like heaven. Don't you wish that you could repeat that moment all over again?

Well very soon, you will be able to do just that. The FDA is seriously considering releasing cloned meat onto the market. I know it seems like Dolly the sheep was just a few weeks ago but we are way beyond that now. We have cloned the whole farm and are getting ready to release the harvest for human consumption.

The decision, expected by the end of this year, is based largely on new data indicating that milk and meat from cloned livestock and their offspring pose no unique risks to consumers.
"Our evaluation is that the food from cloned animals is as safe as the food we eat every day," said Stephen F. Sundlof, the FDA's chief of veterinary medicine, who has overseen the long-stalled risk assessment.
Farmers and companies that have been growing cloned barnyard animals from single cells in anticipation of a lucrative market say cloning will bring consumers a level of consistency and quality impossible to attain with conventional breeding, making perfectly marbled beef and reliably lean and tasty pork the norm on grocery shelves.

Very soon we could be eating that perfect steak every time. Perhaps the butcher could reserve the same cut for me off of every clone. They could raise a whole herd for my perfect Porterhouse, NY and Fillet Mignon. Time to clean out the freezer and get ready.

Clones for dinner

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Building A Border Fence

I constantly hear how difficult this task is going to be. I have heard dollar figures all over the map. Yet, despite popular demand we still don't have a border fence. With all the technology and capability at our disposal we act like this is impossible. I even reported a while back how upset Mexico is by the idea.

Well I'm here to tell you it can be done and it can be done fast if you show a little determination. How can I be so sure?

HUSHAN, China-- China has been building a massive barbed wire and concrete fence along parts of its border with North Korea in the most visible sign of Beijing's strained ties with its once-cozy communist neighbor.
Scores of soldiers have descended on farmland near the border-marking Yalu River to erect concrete barriers 2.5 to 4 meters (8 to 15 feet) tall and string barbed wire between them, farmers and visitors to the area said.
Last week, they reached Hushan, a collection of villages 20 kilometers (12 miles) Inland from the border port of Dandong.
"About 100 People's Liberation Army soldiers in camouflage started building the fence four days ago and finished it yesterday," said a farmer, who only gave his surname, Ai. "I assume it was built to prevent smuggling and illegal crossing."
Though the fence-building appears to have picked up in the days following North Korea's claimed nuclear test last week, experts said the project was approved in 2003. Experts and a local Hushan official, who requested anonymity because of the project's sensitivity, said the military was in charge of the building.

Look, if China can do it in 4 days, we should be able to do it in 4 weeks. Where is your competitive spirit? Surely American made can beat Made in China. We should be able to build something daunting enough to keep the unwanted out.
If your not sure, mail order one. Seems that half of everything comes from China anyway. Why not a border barrier? They probably have a catalog. We could probably have it in a week. What do you say?

Source Article -- Hat tip to Heavy-Handed

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Nuclear Test?

North Korea tried to show the world that they too are one of the big players and deserve respect in the eyes of the world. After a few days of intense laughter the world got the message and started working toward sanctions. They sanctioned things like Champaign, cigars and push up bras. Kim Jong-Ill has been hurt terribly by this and is secretly planning a second test to clear the record. He can't earn respect the old fashion way, so he throws tantrums and blows things up. He wants us to get the message, "I am a spoiled brat and I will get my way."

The media keeps telling us that Iran is watching and will stop its activity if we handle NK right. What kind of fool would think that one nut job even cares what another nut job is doing? There is more likely to be a case of attention needed. "Look NK is getting all the attention. We need to do something bigger so we can be on the front page too."

Even the Iraqi insurgants have figured out the press cycle and make sure they kill a dozen or so people in a timely manner to keep up the media blitz. It all comes down to working the world press. You need a good press advisor in order to keep your name on the front page.

Well, I think the US could use a couple of front page stories. What do you say we do a couple of nuclear tests of our own? I can get the coordinates.

Offending Article

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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Killing isn't enough for Islamists

This is a title from an article on Right Truth. Debbie has a way of saying things that need to be said. I will post a small sample here but visit her site and read the whole article.

Killing isn't enough for Islamists
Why is it that the Islamists around the world, specifically in Iraq right now, can't just kill their victims? Kidnapping, detaining, killing isn't enough for them, they must slowly torture, mangle, decapitate, then display their victims. And what is even worse is that the victims are not just strong healthy men, they are the old, the weak, women, children, babies.

Thanks Deb for saying it like it is.


Friday, October 13, 2006

Muslim Prison Toilets

The Muslims have gone to far. If it wasn't so pathetic I would laugh. Now London prisons are being accommodating to Muslim law breakers. They are now rotating the toilet so the cry babies don't have to face Mecca when they take a dump. Tell the scum to sit sideways or you can pull it up and they can just sit over the hole any way they want.
Read about it here.

This religion of intolerance and anger will stop at nothing. They will toss a fit and bend every possible rule. Slowly they will mold us in their image, until one day we will wake up and realize everything has been snatched from us and we have nothing.

Europe is starting to awaken. I reported on the story yesterday. The world needs to wake up and stand up. We will soon be trampled unless we do something about it, soon.

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New Port Bill

I just sat down and started reading the news and found this:
Bush Signs Ports Security, Internet Gambling Bill

You may not want to read this article. It only made me mad. Look at the stupid stuff put in print.

"We'll do everything we can to prevent an attack, but if the terrorists succeed
in launching an attack, we'll be ready to respond," Bush said.

Or this,

Bush also noted that the bill provides additional authority for the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, which was established to guard against the threat of terrorists smuggling a nuclear device into the country. And the act requires the Department of Homeland Security to establish a plan to speed the resumption of trade in the event of a terrorist attack on a U.S. port or waterway.

And this,

"This bill makes clear that the federal government has the authority to clear waterways, identify cleanup equipment and re-establish the flow of commerce following a terrorist attack," the president said.

What kind of limp wristed response is this. Are we to believe that it will be business as usual? I am sure the statement, "We will be ready to respond" has the terrorists shaking in their boots. I know I can feel the trembling from here. I guess the resumption of trade is all that is important.
Where are statements like:

"If the terrorist do decide to strike we will reduce Mecca to a green glowing waste land."

"Tehran we want you to know that we will think of you first and we will be sharing our nuclear technology with your whole country."

When are we going to stand up and say enough is enough. You want trouble, then you have come to the right place. Let's stop trying to be nice and start behaving like someone who is in charge.

This political year will only make it worse. We need to find some Pattons and MacAuthors who are willing to boldly stand and face the challenges that lay before us.

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Europe Is Willing To Drive Out The Muslims

First let me give you a brief taste of the article by J. Grant Swank Jr.

Europe to Muslims: 'Get Out a Here'
J. Grant Swank Jr. (10/12/2006)
According to New York Times correspondents Dan Bilefsky, reporting from Brussels, Belgium, and Ian Fisher, reporting from Rome, Italy, Europe's "centrists" are fed up with Muslims. So much so evident, that some Muslims get the idea that it just might be advantageous for them to return to their Muslim origins rather than buck Europe.
Hurrah for Europe! Let the Hurrahs encircle the planet.
"Europe appears to be crossing an invisible line regarding its Muslim minorities: more people in the political mainstream are arguing that Islam cannot be reconciled with European values."
I have been posting repeatedly for months upon months that a killing cult won't mesh with civility. Never. Islamic satanic tenets are totally contrary to what the rest of the world holds as sane daily lifestyles.
When sane lifestyles move into Muslims countries, they are harnessed, threatened and jailed or slain. When Muslims move into non-Muslims countries, they demand the host country change to Islamic cultic tenets. Not fair.
"'You saw what happened with the pope,' said Patrick Gonman, 43, the owner of Raga, a funky wine bar in downtown Antwerp, 25 miles from here. 'He said Islam is an aggressive religion. And the next day they kill a nun somewhere and make his point.
"'Rationality is gone.'"

Here is a man with a clear view of what is really going on. The article is quite long but worthy of your attention. He clearly puts to words what many have stumbled trying to say. Here is another clear quote:
Let the Muslims conclude they are not welcome anywhere but in their own killing fields. Then let the Muslims pack their bags for returning home,wherever home is. But may it never again be in a non-Muslim culture.
"'I think the time will come," said Amir Shafe, 34, a Pakistani who earns a good living selling clothes at a market in Antwerp. He deplores terrorism and said he himself did not sense hostility in Belgium, but he said, 'We are now thinking of going back to our country, before that time comes.'"
Oh, pray to the God of the Bible that more see the light as Muslim Shafe sees the light.

I hope this light starts to shine brightly across America. We need to roll up the welcome mat and start dealing with the horrors of reality. The Muslims are not here to make friends but to slowly subdue us from within. We have NO common ground. It is time we stop giving up our land, our nation or our ground will become theirs.

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Will The Next U.N. Secretary-General Make A Difference?

South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon will probably be appointed on Friday. I was rather surpised to learn it was the minister form South Korea. With all the hot conflicts in the world who would guess that someone from one of the hottest would rise to Secretary-General. How much will this effect the future of the UN? As far as I am concerned anything is better then what we have. I love the three priorities:
Ban said he would have three priorities as secretary-general.
His first
priority is the make the U.N. "more efficient and effective and relevant" in
meeting the challenges of the 21st century, he said.
Secondly, he said, "I
(will) try my utmost efforts to bring the trust and confidence among member
Ban said his third priority is to use the U.N.'s limited resources
and manpower more effectively and try to reduce "the redundancies and
overlappings" in the "overstretched" organization.

Priority #1 should be tough enough let alone adding 2 and 3. I would love to hear the plan on how he will pull this off. Perhaps somebody suffering under the hot seat of a major world issue will bring more to the table. You don't expect the nut case from the north to slow down any given the new head man. Nothing beats having a real investment in a conflict as a form of motivation.

Next year should be real interesting at the UN.
Article of interest

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Educated but not Wise

Time after time we are told of someones great educational accomplishments and yet we find a less then admirable ability to apply knowledge. We find people attending classes and studying material only to know nothing a few months later. How do we expect educational accomplishment to actually mean something?

Education is an activity that offers the gleaning of knowledge.
Knowledge is the ability to retain and regurgitate information when needed.
Wisdom is the ability to apply knowledge effectively.

How many people make the full leap from education to wisdom? Most of us find that we must have the opportunity to use it soon after for us to retain it. Few retain information and simply store it for future use.

What am I driving at?

Dr. Rice said something the other day that triggered this. She said, "The Palestinian people deserve a better life ... free of the humiliation of occupation." She seems to have forgotten that this has been there choice year after year. If they want to gain independence they have to show some civility. They have chosen leaders who continue to bring conflict to their nation. Yet, Rice seems to completely blitz this. Their entire culture is based around the death of others. How can anyone look to give this group a key to the world. We have witnessed time and time again haters looking for ways to act out their hate.

I will give her a pass in wanting the best for any people but I can not overlook the insanity. This is our Secretary of State. Her words mean things around the world.

Condoleezza would you please use your highly educated brain before opening your mouth?

Article that got me

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Foley - Yeah What ever

I am getting sick and tired of hearing about the Foley Scandal. Some how the people who can't punch a ballot correctly or have problems lining up cards managed to vote a pedophile into office. How could anyone be surprised that this comes out of Florida. The guy is a disgrace no matter what party or who he is even remotely affiliated with. Let us not even go into all the excuses. We lost responsibility as a basic American value years ago. It will probably be touted as some genetic issue soon or perhaps a virus.

Every time one of these guys go down there seems to be this anchor that drags everyone into the abyss. This is Foley's fault, no one else's. We keep hearing that this or that person knew but where is the proof. These emails have been floating around for a long time. Every news service has been shopped to print this story but no one could find the smoking gun. Finally, the pieces come together and suddenly everyone is an expert. Even Speaker Hastert suddenly became a target.

If the story has been floating around at every news agency, and I am sure many were salivating over a chance to bash a Republican, someone would have ratted this out before now if they had any proof. No one wants to be caught in a back fire scenario given the CBS/Rather situation not so long ago. So let's stop trying to pass blame and point the full weight of this horrible ordeal squarely on the shoulders of who it belongs, Foley.

Enough all ready, let's move on people. Nothing more to see here.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Koran OK, Bible NOT

The Supreme Court just blew off the rights of the American people. It trampled the first amendment by allowing Islam while denying Christianity.

Read the Article Here.

Once again we find the schools can indoctrinate our children with any view and not be punished. Our freedoms to raise and nurture our children have been eroded a little more.

We constantly hear about communities trying to establish parent punishment policies for bad children. While at the same time we continue to remove parental authority over our children. Here we have a case of parental authority as well as freedom of religion being stomped on big time, yet the court doesn't see a need or value in hearing this case.

I will just post this and cool off.

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Mexico Sounds Off About the Border

Mexico is lobbying hard to have the border fence disappear. They figure to persuade Bush to not sign the law. I personally doubt it will ever get funded. They voted in 700 miles of fence but failed to appropriate a single dollar to build it. Now Bush can sign it and not worry about its construction. Yet perhaps he needs to worry about his southern friends. Both Fox and Calderon see this as highly divisional.

The quote from Calderon got me, saying one "could stop more migrants with a kilometer of new roads and development (in Mexico) than with a wall." Mr. C why don't you build it? Why does everyone look to us to supply their need? They have had years to build and encourage growth on their side of the line. They have done nothing and now that we may actually act, it becomes a big deal. Well at least a big deal if they can spend someone else's money.

Calderon said Monday that the barrier would not deter migrants from walking across the desert or swimming over the Rio Grande in search of a better life. Mr. C you will be president shortly, what are your plans to give a better life to your citizens? Once again, we see no solution just complaints. I guess he hasn't figured out that it is his country and he is responsible for what happens inside the Mexican border. We in the US are only beginning to figure this out. We still have that open range mentality. We need to embrace the fact that good fences make for good neighbors.

If we need more labor here in the US then lets up the Visa program. Let's gain control of our border and control of those who come and go. We keep hearing how much we need this work force, then let's hear proposals that call for legal means. Until then, let's get it closed so we can fairly tally what the need is. We also need to firm up employment practices so willing legal workers can get the jobs that need filling.

Those of you in the Mexican State Department, why don't you demo the type of laws you would prefer we have in the US. I am sure that if you could demonstrate how this works positively on your southern border perhaps we could be enticed to implement it here.

Source news article

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