Here are things that Barack Obama knows and understands in real-time:
Dear Madam Secretary,
Everyone knows I am consistently right-of-center in my political, social, and economic beliefs. But most also know that I am kind-hearted and prone to random, but regular, acts of kindness. Even though I completely disagree with your boss’ signature “accomplishment” I kind of feel sorry that you are receiving grief for the website you contracted to have designed. Perhaps, if you and hired an American company rather than some Canucks it would have been better. But that’s water under the bridge. Read More→
Thoughts and advice on wayward wildlife, Ben, Barry, and web browsing.
I want to know what the heck a fox was doing in the middle of the road (unsquished) near the Moon PD this morning. Opossum, sure. Raccoons, yeah. But a fox? Haven’t seen one of them in years and that one sure as heck wasn’t hanging outside Brueggers.
It seems there’s been a number of reported cases of identity theft and fraud being perpetrated because of the Affordable Care Act. Many people are claiming to have entered sensitive, personal information into fake web sites. As a public service I offer the following advice: Read More→
The site looks different, doesn’t it? Every time, over the past four or five months, that I’ve convinced myself that I had to start writing more I’ve ended up, well, not writing. It’s been part laziness, part busy-ness, and part biting my tongue, er, fingers. After all, there aren’t many who want to read my rantings about how Obamacare is unconstitutional no matter what John Roberts thinks. Or how I can’t understand how Republicans who offered many solutions to the budget standoff were responsible for a shutdown when Democrats refused to negotiate. Or that I think Obama is eviscerating the military of its core tenets and missions. I guess I figured that not many wanted to hear me complain. So it took something to motivate me to start posting again and that something became a visual change to the site. I like it. Read More→
This from the Huffington Post: (Note the eclectic nature of my reading material.)
For the past 20 years, Janice “Lokelani” Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele has had to carry two IDs — a state ID card and a driver’s license. Her Hawaii driver’s license dropped one letter in her last name and didn’t even include her first or middle names. In the past, the governor’s office made a special adjustment to accommodate her full name on her state ID, but when that expired in May, her new state ID came back incomplete, just like her driver’s license.
Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele was married to a Hawaiian man who is now deceased, and the name is not only how she honors his memory, but also his heritage.
It seems that the county told Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele that she must change her name to accommodate government ID limitations. Screw that. It’s her name for goodness sakes. I suggest she pokes a finger in the government’s eye. Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele is her married name. Even though I typically find the practice a bit unnecessary I think she should take the government’s advice and change it — to a hyphenated variant. That’ll show-em.
So I’ve been under the weather the past week. I felt poorly enough that I didn’t even try going into the office (other than one day but that’s a long story.) Anyone who knows me also knows that I had to be pretty ill to take a pass on work. That doesn’t mean I didn’t work — today’s nifty communications methods allow one to work from home right up to the minute you croak. Ain’t that dandy? So I’ve been capable of working but pretty much all other activities have been out of the question.
So yesterday I was whiling away the time between fits of coughing and shivering by listening to music on my playlists and eventually the Temptations‘ 1963 I Want a Love I Can See was gracing my ears. Don’t ask why I have a comparatively unknown Temps song in my music collection. Honestly, I have many songs that others would pass over. Read More→