Bunch of stuff…

Now this is how the National Anthem is done!!!!!!!

Many singers have repeatedly said this is one of the hardest songs to sing. These five sisters (ranging from 6-9 years old) knocked it out of the park! This was earlier in the year at a Texas Tech basketball game.

The video is lousy, but listen not only to the pitch and perfect harmony, but the notes they hit throughout the song!

Get out of jail free card (for real)…

Starting in 1941, an increasing number of British airmen found themselves as the involuntary guests of the Third Reich, and the Crown was casting-about for ways and means to facilitate their escape. Nowobviously, one of the most helpful aids to that end is a useful and accurate map, one showing not only where-stuff-was, but also showing the locations of ‘safe houses’, where a POW on-the- lam could go for food and shelter.

Paper maps had some real drawbacks: They make a lot of noise when you open and fold them, they wear out rapidly, and if they get wet, they turn into mush. Someone in MI-5 (similar to America’s CIA) got the idea of printing escape maps on silk. It’s durable, can be scrunched-up into tiny wads, andunfolded as many times as needed, and makes no noise what- so-ever.At that time, there was only one manufacturer in Great Britain that had perfected the technology of printing on silk, and that was John Waddington, Ltd. When approached by the government, the firm was only too happy to do its bit for the war effort. By pure coincidence, Waddington was also the U.K. licensee for the popular American board game, Monopoly. As it happened, ‘games and pastimes’ was a category of item qualified for insertion into ‘CARE packages’, dispatched by the International Red Cross, to prisoners of war. Under the strictest of secrecy, in a securely guarded and inaccessible old workshop on the grounds of Waddington’s, a group of sworn-to-secrecy employees began mass-producing escape maps, keyed to each region of Germany or Italy where Allied POW camps were located (Red Crosspackages were delivered to prisoners in accordance with that same regional system). When processed, these maps could be folded into such tiny dots that they would actually fit inside a Monopoly playing piece.

As long as they were at it, the clever workmen at Waddington’s also managed to add: A playing token, containing a small magnetic compass, and a two-part metal file that could easily be screwed together. Useful amounts of genuine high-denomination German, Italian, and French currency were hiddenwithin the piles of Monopoly money! British and American air-crews were advised, before taking off on their first mission, how to identify a ‘rigged’ Monopoly set —– by means of a tiny red dot, one cleverlyrigged to look like an ordinary printing glitch, located in the corner of the Free Parking square! Of the estimated 35,000 Allied POWS who successfully escaped, an estimated one-third were aided in their flight by the rigged Monopoly sets.

Everyone who did so was sworn to secrecy indefinitely,sincethe British Government might want to use this highly successful ruse in still another, future war. The story wasn’t declassified until 2007, when the surviving craftsmen from Waddington’s, as well as the firm itself, were finally honored in a public ceremony.

At any rate, it’s always nice when you can play that ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card…

And last but not least, an interesting sign…

One of those days, part 2,959…

Just another day at the oriface

I just ‘love’ trying to get everything done before going on vacation. It’s like there is somebody looking over your shoulder and dumping more pieces of insignificant junk on your desk as you finish each piece…

The crowning glory was an, “oh by the way, this was actually due yesterday, but I didn’t get around to it, so can you do it and turn in it for me.” Of course what was NOT stated is that way MY name is attached to the late entry, not the person actually tasked with it…

Oh yeah, and it took two hours to complete it…

Even better, there are three meetings scheduled that I am supposed to be running next week, but I’m not here; so I have fill-ins assigned who are at least as capable if not more so… Bad part is, everybody is sending me questions NOW, that should be addressed next week- So my ignore pile of emails is growing… 🙂

Oh yeah, on the idjits front, DC is refusing to license semi-auto pistols, and are still requiring unloaded pistols, gun locks and you can only register one pistol in the next three months.

From the Wash Post article- “Gray and other council members said they were bracing for another fight in court. “We’re trying to figure out how close we can get to where we were before,” Gray said. “This will be a legal sparring round for a few years.”


Now does anyone actually believe Fenty and the crowd over in DC even give a crap about people being able to defend themselves??? And in the mean time, who suffers? Sure as hell not them with their body guards and gated security guarded complexes…

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words…

And if you have about 10 minutes, go visit this one please!

It’s called Reveille, and not a word is spoken….

Obama’s not exactly…

A few ‘minor’ corrections to Obama’s pronouncements… All verifiable via the net. Please feel free to add any that I missed, as I’m SURE this is not anywhere near a complete list!

1.) Selma Got Me Born – NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965. (Google ‘Obama Selma’ for his full March 4, 2007 speech and articles about its various untruths.)

2.) Father Was A Goat Herder – NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.

3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter – NOT EXACTLY, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.

4) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom – NOT EXACTLY, your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya . It is the first widespread violence in decades. The current government is pro-American but Odinga wants to overthrow it and establish Muslim Sharia law. Your half-brother, Abongo Obama, is Odinga’s follower. You interrupted your New Hampshire campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone. Check out the following link for verification of that….and for more.Obama’s cousin Odinga in Kenya ran for president and tried to get Sharia muslim law in place there. When Odinga lost the elections, his followers burned Christians’ homes and then burned men, women and children alive in a Christian church where they took shelter. Obama SUPPORTED his cousin before the election process here started. Google Obama and Odinga and see what you get.

5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian – NOT EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to Mention that no Christian religion would allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man, except Mormons.

6.) My Name is African Swahili – NOT EXACTLY, your name is Arabic and ‘Baraka’ (from which Barack came) means ‘blessed’ in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.Barack Hussein. Obama is not half black. If elected, Obama would be the first Arab-American President, not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother’s side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father’s side. While Barack Hussein Obama’s father was from Kenya , his father’s family was mainly Arabs. Barack Hussein Obama’s father was only 12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father’s birth certificate even states he’s Arab, not African Negro).

7.) I Never Practiced Islam – NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until your wife made you change, so you could run for office. 4-3-08 Article ‘Obama was ‘quite religious.’

8.) My School In Indonesia Was Christian – NOT EXACTLY, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book). February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times a year ago: Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as ‘one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.’ This is just one example of what Pamela is talking about when she says ‘Obama’s narrative is being altered, enhanced and manipulated to whitewash troubling facts.

9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian – NOT EXACTLY, not one teacher says you could speak the language.

10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia , I Have More Foreign Experience – NOT EXACTLY, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn’t even speak the language. What did you learn, how to study the Koran and watch cartoons.

11.) I’m Stronger On Foreign Affairs – NOT EXACTLY, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise), you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closest allies.

12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion – NOT EXACTLY, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify – your classmates said you were just fine.

13.) An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office – NOT EXACTLY, Ebony has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn’t, and never did, exist.

14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life – NOT EXACTLY, Life has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn’t, and never did, exist.

15.) I Won’t Run On A National Ticket In ’08 – NOT EXACTLY, here you are. Despite saying live on TV, that you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.

16.) Voting ‘Present’ is Common In Illinois Senate – NOT EXACTLY, they are common for YOU, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.

17.) Oops, I Misvoted – NOT EXACTLY, only when caught by church groups and Democrats, did you beg to change your misvote.

18.) I Was A Professor Of Law – NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer – NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill – NOT EXACTLY, you didn’t write it, introduce it, change it, or create it.

21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass – NOT EXACTLY, it took just 14 days from start to finish.

22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill – NOT EXACTLY, your bill was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation – mainly because of your Nuclear donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.

23.) I Have Released My State Records – NOT EXACTLY, as of March, 2008, state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.

24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess – NOT EXACTLY, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens . You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.

25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America – NOT EXACTLY, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.

26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois – NOT EXACTLY, even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.

27.) We passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year – NOT EXACTLY, they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher office.

28.) No One on my campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA – NOT EXACTLY, the Candian Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation your campaign had with them.

29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism – NOT EXACTLY, you missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction of Israel .

30.) I Want All Votes To Count – NOT EXACTLY, you said let the delegates decide.

31.) I Want Americans To Decide – NOT EXACTLY, you prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.

32.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate – NOT EXACTLY, you passed 26, most of which you didn’t write yourself.

33.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics – NOT EXACTLY, you used mafia-like tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.

34.) I Don’t Take PAC Money – NOT EXACTLY, you take loads of it.

35.) I don’t Have Lobbysists – NOT EXACTLY, you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.
36.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad – NOT EXACTLY, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.

37.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq – NOT EXACTLY, you weren’t in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time.

38.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care – NOT EXACTLY, your Plan leaves the rest of us to pay for the 15,000,000 who won’t have to buy it.

R. Reagan quotes and other breaking stuff…

Here are a few VERY appropriate quotes from former President Reagan…

‘Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘The taxpayer: That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.’ – Ronald Reagan

Well, as of a few minutes ago a major bank failed… Indymac out in California. The Fed took it over, so if you had less than $100K in there, you’re good to go. Failed mainly because of construction loans apparently.

I’m beginning to wonder if the Dems plan is to, by inaction and default, cause the economy to fail so they can blame it on President Bush… The Democrat controlled House and Senate have basically done nothing other than pass a revised Patriot Act, choosing not to vote on drilling, nor have they done anything as far as helping out the banks etc. on the sub-prime mortages.

Now the situation is that Fannie May and Freddie Mac are in trouble with GOOD loans, because there are so many defaults, home values continue to fall; apparently 18-20% in some regions.

As a side note- On the Second Amendment ruling from SCOTUS, it appears DC is going to write their “own” interpretation into law, which will among other things, make it so that you cannot register semi-automatic pistols (e.g. Glocks, Colt .45’s, Sigs, Brownings) one will only be able to register a revolver.

PRKalifornia is now requiring FFL’s to have approval to ship a gun to Kalifornia, to whit:

As of July 1, 2008, California Penal Code Section 12072(f)(1) [PDF 30 kb / 1 pg] prohibits all Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs), other than Type 03 or 06 FFLs, from shipping firearms to an FFL in California unless, prior to delivery, the FFL intending to deliver, sell or transfer the firearms obtains a verification approval number from the California Department of Justice (CADOJ) Bureau of Firearms. This includes transfers that occur at gun shows.

The verification approval number, which the Bureau of Firearms provides in a Firearms Shipment Approval letter, confirms that the intended recipient of the firearm shipment is properly licensed and listed in the state’s database of persons/entities authorized to receive firearm shipments. If the intended CA FFL recipient is not listed in the state’s database, the transaction will result in a Do Not Ship letter, and it is a crime for the intended recipient to receive the firearms (Penal Code Section 12083(c)(1)).

Now to my tiny ass mind, this sounds suspiciously like de facto gun registration on a state wide basis… This also means even if I wanted to, I can’t give my daughters a pistol each without going through an FFL… What is wrong with this picture (other than it’s Kalifornia)?

sigh… Glad I’m going to the range this weekend, so I can get rid of a little frustration 🙂

Interesting military statistics…

Since I’m on a roll, might as well keep going… Got this today and thought I’d throw it out there. These military losses may surprise you, as they surprise many who haven’t read up on it (probably 90% of the population)!

An informed electorate always makes better decisions. So let’s try to inform as many people as possible.

Just the facts, not trying to be political….

The totals below include 2007 if you add them up under each President, not just 2006.

MilitaryLosses, 1980 thru 2006.

Whatever your politics, however you lean, however you feel about the current administration, this report should open some eyes.

As tragic as the loss of any member of the US Armed Forces is, consider the following statistics:The annual fatalities of military members while actively serving in thearmed forces from 1980 through 2006:
1980 ……… 2,392 (Carter Year)
1981 …….. 2,380 (Reagan Year)
1984 ……… 1,999 (Reagan Year)
1988 ……… 1,819 (Reagan Year)
1989 …….. 1,636 (George H WE Year)
1990 ……… 1,508 (George HE W Year)
1991 …. …. 1,787 (George H W Year)
1992 ……… 1,293 (George H W Year)
1993 ……… 1,213 (Clinton Year)
1994 ….. … 1,075 (Clinton Year)
1995 ……… 2,465 (Clinton Year)
1996 ……… 2,318 (Clinton Year)
1997 ………… 817 (Clinton Year)
1998 ……… 2,252 (Clinton Year)
1999 ……… 1,984 (Clinton Year)
2000 ……… 1,983 (Clinton Year)
2001 ………. 890 (George W Year)
2002 ……… 1,007 (George W Year)
2003 ……… 1,410 (George W Year)
2004 ……… 1,887 (George W Year)
2005 ……. .. . 919 (George W Year)
2006…….. … 920 (George W Year)
2007…….. .. .899 (George W Year)
Clinton years (1993-2000): 14,000 deaths
George W years (2001-2006): 7,932 deaths

If you are surprised when you look at these figures, I wasn’t, because I lived through them.

These figures mean that the loss from the two latest conflicts in theMiddle East are LESS than the loss of military personnel during Bill Clinton’s presidency when America wasn’t involved in a war!

And, even more shocking in 1980, during the reign of President Jimmy Carter, (Nobel Peace Prize winner), there were 2,392 US military fatalities!

Consider the latest census of Americans.

It shows the following FACTS about the distribution of American citizens, by Race:
European descent ………. …… . 69.12% Hispanic ………. ……… ……… ….12.5% Black………… ……… …………. ….12. 3% Asian ………… ……. ………. …. …. 3.7%
Native American ………… ……….. 1.0% Other ………. …… ………………. …2.6%

Now… here are the fatalities by Race; over the past three years in Iraqi Freedom:
European descent (white) … . 74.31% Hispanic ………… …………. ….. 10.74%
Black …………………. …………… 9.67% Asian ………. ……… ……………. 1.81%
Native American ………. ………. 1.09% Other ………. ……….. …….. ……. 0.33%

It’s all about politics, and some politicians are now famous for turning American against American for a vote.

The Hillary-Obama campaigns say the current administration does not ‘listen’ to anyone and continues the war, costing precious American lives.

The Clinton administration, without having an actual war, sent more soldiers to death than the Bush Administration, in addition, Clinton also forced the military to release Osama Bin Laden when we actually had him detained.

I hope that during the time between now and November, that intelligent Americans can decipher the facts from the spin and the spinners from the leaders; those who seek even more power from those that seek justice, the dividers from the uniters.

Over the next months let’s be good listeners and see and hear who tries to divide our nation; and who wants to unite our nation. Who wants to control how our money is spent and who wants our money spent the way we would spend it. Who seeks power and who seeks justice.

Who spins the facts and who is genuine? YOU decide…

These statistics are published by Congressional Research Service, and they may be confirmed by anyone at:http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf

What should we do with Afghanistan, Iraq etc…

Question was asked about what we should do with afghanistan, Iraq etc. Well, seems Obama is now changing his tune… He was for it before he was against it (all 143 days of his ‘service’ to the country)

To my tiny ass mind it’s real simple…


Do as the Romans would do. We are in Iraq, why’s and hows are pointless now. What’s done is done. Let the historians and philosophers figure that crap out later.

Take ownership of the fact that we are here. Get off the soap box of pseudo high moral fiber and lets start putting some of this to good use on our home turf. Take out the bad guys when/where we can; redo the ROE so our folks can protect themselves without have to make three phone calls, two emails and a partridge… oh never mind… If there is collateral damage, so be it! The terrorist have hidden in crowds to pot-shot us long enough. Once the public realizes they are in danger, I’ll bet they will start dropping a dime on the terrorist in a hurry.

I want to see tanker ships, lots of em. I want the level of the oceans to raise a foot from all the ships coming to Iraq to load up on black gold so that when our folks come home from this shitty place they’re transported back to the 1980’s when a gallon of gasoline was under a buck…


We have an airbase in Turkey right? Carriers off the coast right? We have big birds high in the sky with wonderful things for looking at people, right?

Lets use them…

You send the message loud and clear that if ANYTHING looks remotely suspicious, it will be bombed off the face of the planet from 30,000 feet. Remind them they are helpless little roaches who scurry through the hills and we will stomp their guts out. Take off the gloves, quit playing nice and playing by the Geneva Accords- Nobody else is using them, why should we???

I don’t care if we get Bin Laden. I’ll trade his pathetic life for 100,000 acres of freshly carpet bombed countryside anyday. Snake and Nape the poppy fields while your at it. I’ll bet that’ll compel someone to give his punk ass up when they are all starving.

The operational expenses pale in comparison to what is being done now. Bring the boys and girls home. Dying for/from a Haji is a horrible death beneath any AMERICAN citizen IMHO.


Iran is typical Arab male bravado. That’s it. It’s. All. Ego.

Anyone who’s been in Iraq/Saudi/the Stans longer than a week has seen how Arab men function. One well placed Tomahawk will shut that little turd up.

You just need a President to back it up. one like. . . Oh, say Ronald Reagan for instance.

Qaddafi made the mistake of thinking he was a bad ass too once. We fixed that for him…

I want my government to start showing me/us some tangible benefits to our occupation of the turd world. Period.

Government is business, pure and simple. If any of us attempted to run a business the way the US government has run for the last six years, we’d of been bankrupt long ago. Both short and long term, what does Iraq have to offer us besides oil that we are too chicken shit as a nation to go after?

Nothing, so lets load up the treasure chest and then leave it to the Israelies to finish off. They’ve certainly earned the privilege.

Europe may bitch and moan, till we sell them oil for pennies on the dollar of what they are paying now. Then they’ll thank us for it.

Oh, and tell the Saudi’s to pound sand and cut the crap or they are next.

If we are truly a superpower, and not a hollowed out shell thanks to the democrats, then lets act like it again!!!


Sometimes I REALLY wonder about the people I work with… sigh…

Anyhoo, what got the soapbox back out is the, to me, unbelievable fact that many people do not know what a dirty bomb is!

For starters, it is NOT a suitcase nuke (nutcase maybe, but NOT suitcase)!

Technically they are called radiological dispersal devices (RDDs), and they are a ‘terror’ weapon only as long as people mis-interpret what they really are.

The RDDs are designed to panic a city, not destroy it. Imagine somewhere like LA or Chicago or NYC, if you panic people like the last event did, everything shuts down, police, fire and emergency go to max flap mode and all other services pretty much go in the toilet. All three of those cities have a pretty large criminal population, so looting, and worse would also occur adding to the problems.

Note: MSM has NOT been real good about true definitions, as that would decrease their if it bleeds it leads mentality and ratings.

In truth, an RDD is nothing more that a standard explosive (e.g. bomb) with commonly available radioactive materials (e.g. radioisotopes from medical facilities, and what ever else can be stolen). Not to say it can’t contain serious radioactive material, but that stuff is pretty closely watched.

If an RDD does explode, you will not see the ‘standard’ mushroom cloud, you will not see hundreds/thousands die immediately from the blast and heat wave (remember, standard explosives). The ‘dirty’ isotopes will only be spread as far as the immediate blast debris radius, and some very limited ‘fallout’ of the ‘dirty’ isotopes will occur downwind of the blast site (called the hot zone). Deaths will be limited to the immediate blast zone only, with some chance of XX years downstream some lung cancer from breathing the isotopes from the hot zone. These deaths will be in the 10’s-100’s if people remain calm.

The important thing to remember is DO NOT PANIC- the average uneducated Joe/Jill is going to jump in their car and try to beat feet out of the area in a max panic, inducing gridlock, who knows how many fatalities, etc.

You best bet is to remain in your home/office under cover until the incident is over and the winds have blown the ‘dirty’ isotopes clear of your area (always helps to know which way the wind blows from your office and home).

Read and learn! The more educated you are about the threats, the more reasoned your and your families responses will be and the better chance of surviving without any injuries…

For more info- National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events CREATE ; Domestic Nuclear Detection Office DNDO

Kicking soapbox back in the corner… Now back to the regular BS…


Great Blog…

Go over an visit Brigid-A Celtic gal who loves to cook and shoot and write and travel – with a badge and some guns and lot of open space.

You will enjoy it!

Management Styles…

First- I like the 4th of July. As a Captain I was once stationed with in an unnamed third world sh!t hole years ago use to say, “I love Independence Day, the fourth of DAMN Jooool-ly! It’s the best holiday ever, and it’s the whole reason we exist as a nation today!”

That old Capatin had a point!

Now on with the management quiz… Does any of this sound familiar?

(1) Insist on doing everything through “channels.” Never permit short-cuts to be taken in order to expedite decisions.

(2) Make “speeches.” Talk as frequently as possible and at great length. Illustrate your “points” by long anecdotes and accounts of personal experiences. Never hesitate to make a few appropriate “patriotic” comments.

(3) When possible, refer all matters to committees, for “further study and consideration.” Attempt to make the committees as large as possible – never less than five.

(4) Bring up irrelevant issues as frequently as possible.

(5) Haggle over precise wordings of communications, minutes, resolutions.

(6) Refer back to matters decided upon at the last meeting and attempt to re-open the question of the advisability of that decision.

(7) Advocate “caution.” Be “reasonable” and urge your fellow-conferees to be “reasonable” and avoid haste which might result in embarrassments or difficulties later on.

(8) Be worried about the propriety of any decision – raise the question of whether such action as is contemplated lies within the jurisdiction of the group or whether it might conflict with the
policy of some higher echelon.

Sound like somebody you know or work with???

You won’t believe where this came from…

The Office of Strategic Services, WW II-era precursor agency tothe CIA, had these helpful management tips to offer back in the day to use for SABOTAGE of businesses!!! Don’t believe me? Here’s the link , page down and down load the attachment- OSS simple sabotage manual!

Ye Haaa… Talk about an E ticket ride…

This video is from an airport in Brazil known for it’s severe crosswinds…

Boeing and Airbus use it to test side loading and stresses on landing gears. This is a place where the company test pilots REALLY earn their pay!

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!!!!

Well, this det is almost over, two more days of herding cats and I can go home and get some sleep! Yea!!!

I just have three words of advice for those who come to Hawaii-

Sunscreen you Idjits!!!

Geez… It’s bad enough when the ‘adults’ get crispy crittered, but when you see the kids sunburned (I’m talking red as a beet), you just want to kick somebody’s ass!