This month, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will overlap for a joint celebration that will never happen again.
If you’re a Calendar Geek, this should be interesting.Continue reading
The anthropological world was stunned when the recent genome study of the 24,000-year-old remains of a small Siberian boy revealed that the child was both part-Western European and modern Native American. This turns on its head the long-held notion that those who first settled the Americas (themselves descendants of Siberian populations) were related to East Asians, as well as raising questions as to when … Continue reading
To me, the Tea Party means only one thing – smaller, less intrusive, less expensive, more efficient and more responsive state and federal governments.Continue reading
Plan Early – Plan Ahead – Plan Smart – Plan Strategically
Unless well integrated into your strategic plan, your Website will be little more than an expensive business card and could possibly harm your mission.
If you work through the questions and forms presented here before you think further about producing or updating your Website, I can guarantee that you will save time and money, possibly a significant amount of both.Continue reading
A disturbing number of individuals, small businesses, large corporations and governments are actively impeding business, stifling communication, irritating their customers and turning away prospects. They are doing this with the best of intentions, and often at considerable investment. They don’t know any better — but they have sucky Websites! Don’t be one of ‘them!’ As a broad rule, 70-80% of a Website’s design should … Continue reading
Imagine the terror felt by these young ones before their cold-blooded murders(video below) If you choose to not watch the video (below) because you might be disturbed by the content, then you are precisely the person who needs to watch it. Once you see the enemy in the face, (or hood) and witness the horror of something that should have been shown, unedited, on … Continue reading
The history of the Oath for Federal employees can be traced to the Constitution, where Article II includes the specific oath the President takes – to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Article VI requires an oath by all other government officials from all three branches, the military, and the States.
Here are the Oaths of Office for government employees, the President, Congress and more.
If you’re not part of the solution, then you are the problem.
If you are Muslim, and do not support bigotry, hatred and violence, then either stand up and speak out, or shut up and get out.Continue reading
It was arguably the darkest, most shameful action taken by the U.S. Government in the 20th Century. I’m referring to the paranoid forced relocation of Japanese-Americans to prison camps during World War II.
Paranoia is a baseless fear. Today, however, there are nearly two million Muslims living among us and little doubt that their loyalties lie with their Nation of Islam, and not our Nation of Liberty.
We will never be free of this threat until our level of commitment to saving our country exceeds the fervor and dedication of the militant Islamic enemy.Continue reading
Most everyone should be familiar with the biblical story of little David, who, against all odds, defeated the giant Goliath in a heroic battle.
Well I’d like to give this story a bit of a modern spin.Continue reading
How should we deal with an organized effort to inflict these Million economic cuts, when all it takes to inflict one is a circuit board and battery taped to an empty Propane can, or even a simple paper bag left in an ‘inappropriate’ place?
One plane crash doesn’t change the fact that flying is statistically the safest way to travel.
Likewise, One crazy person, killing Twenty Six people in a school doesn’t change the fact that our primary and secondary schools remain statistically, the safest place for your child to be.
Flawless grammar and perfect punctuation are rarely seen or expected in today’s environment of Instant Messaging, Tweeting, Texting, Blogging, Facebooking and other social media. Credibility is everything, and credibility suffers when ideas are presented in a less than credible manner.
Have you ever been reading a blog post and right up front the writer screwed up a word?
The writer’s point might be strong, and their logic impeccable, but if the Silver lining is wrapped in a dark cloud, many people will never see it.
What I hope to do here is kick-start your thinking — not about your message, but about the way you present it, starting with the “Prime Directive.”Continue reading
When a writer uses the word “there” when he meant to say their or they’re, for example, he often suffers an immediate credibility blow in the mind of the reader, if only subconsciously.Continue reading
Today’s new media requires a new look at some old rules. Where writing for eMedia is concerned, less really is more Documents destined for computer screens follow a slightly different set of rules than those written for print. The traditional 10-20 words per sentence is out the window. According to Jacob Nielsen, you should cut ‘traditional’ text by at least 50% when writing for … Continue reading
In any communication, be it graphic, written or verbal, do it as if … “You’re Sending a Telegram to a Moron at a Thousand Dollars a Word!”
Just because others abuse the language doesn’t give you permission
While on the subject of the widely misused and abused words, I’d like to point out a few of my pet peeves.
Persons with special needs and their care givers are twice as likely to have encounters with police and other first responders than the ‘average’ citizen.
Just recently, a child with Down’s syndrome was subdued by TASER in a situation that could have been easily defused by the parent or care-giver. In another incident police arrested a woman who was in diabetic shock, pulled her from her ‘parked’ car, threw her face-down on the pavement, handcuffed her and treated her like she was intoxicated.
With the above in mind, the special needs community would like for you to know a few things.Continue reading
NOTE: The Eggman had to write this for me because, as I say later, I have no brain, no muscles and no ability to reason or think. I’m neither good nor evil — Like most other tools, I’m a simple inanimate object.
I’m as much a part of Joe’s daily outfit as shoes or socks. In fact, Joe goes without his socks more often than he goes without me.Continue reading
You don’t know me, or maybe you just don’t know that you do.
I am your neighbor, doctor, clergyman, nurse or just another nameless, faceless stranger in the crowd.
I have a state authorized, court issued permit to carry a concealed handgun.
I do so whenever possible.
The police [understandably] don’t want you to know many things, from interrogation techniques to their home addresses. The average LEO, however, does want the public to be more aware of some other bits of wisdom. Many are common sense, most should be obvious, a few are “Officer” Murphy’s Laws and a lot are hilarious! In response to numerous requests, I have just started a … Continue reading
If you have something that you want the Cops to know, leave a comment here and the better ones will migrate to the “Official” list.
Note: “You Suck” does not indicate the degree of thought and intellect I’d like to represent here, so if you have nothing constructive to say …Continue reading
Live by the sword, die by the sword.” Do this until swords are outlawed. — Then die by the sword anyway. – Egg There are those who call for an outright ban on all firearms. Many still believe that the solution to the violent crime problem in this country is getting all guns out of private hands. Law abiding citizens with defensive firearms, however, … Continue reading
In this writer’s opinion, some form of ‘flat’ tax system is not only common sense, but efficient, workable and fair. If you make Ten times the money, you pay ten times the tax, period.
Add to this a National Sales/Consumption tax, and a mechanism by which the poorest American’s would pay neither, and 20,000 pages of confusing tax code can be whittled down to a Hundred or so easy to understand pages.Continue reading
Frankly, it’s all in a word
I’d like to clear up something said by our friendly [?] neighborhood NSA leaker.
Snowden stated that he “had the authorities [needed] to tap anyone’s telephones…”
I have no doubt that he did.
Snowden did not have the authority to listen in to your phone calls, he did, however, have the authorities to do so.
Did I just contradict myself?Continue reading
US-backed Free Syrian Army rebels are currently attacking and burning Christian churches, shooting Christians in the street, broadcasting ultimatums that all non-Muslims must be cleansed from the rebel-held villages, and actively killing priests.
This is who our current administration has backed to overthrow Assad.Continue reading
What breaks my heart is when children graduate with diplomas in political correctness but can’t read them without help.
For the past Five Years I made a point to spend some time with a group of what I consider “average” teenagers at a local high school. These are middle class students, in what is supposed to be one of the better schools in the area. I am appalled by their lack of knowledge of things they will need when they hit the real world.
Here is what I found in my little unscientific survey of 100 (50 Boys & 50 Girls) randomly chosen students, in grades 10-12.Continue reading
Only Two simple questions that I believe every candidate for office should answer before any others.
These answers will help determine whether their candidacy deserves further serious consideration.
Once we have your commitment that you do not place yourself above the people you govern, we can move on to other issues such as immigration, education, security and the economy.Continue reading
Death sentences and bounties have been, and are still being placed on the heads of people who produce films, draw cartoons or commit other acts that either depict, defame or are critical of their prophet, Muhammad. Even this article could invite retribution.
How can the same government sanctioned radicals who drag beheaded bodies through public streets and sentence people to death for failing to renounce their non-Islamic faith, condemn others for intolerance?Continue reading
We, the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt-ridden, delusional and other liberal, commie, pinko bedwetters.Continue reading
Wake Up Democrats!
I’m far less worried about what happened to the Lincoln and Reagan Republicans than I am about where the Kennedy Democrats went. Where are the Democrats who cared more about the good of the nation than the purses and power of their party.
Help Them J.F.K. – They’ve Fallen and Can’t Get Up!
Annie Wells Ingram As a child I only remember a few things that were classified as ‘absolutely forbidden’ to touch, get close to, or even vaguely think about. Aside from the obvious; buttons, levers and stuff in the car, truck or on power tools, daddy’s guns, and the oil furnace, there was a special category — grandma’s paring knife. Long after I was old … Continue reading