An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 14 November 2012
A little silver-haired lady calls her neighbor and says, “Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can’t figure out how to get started.”
Her neighbor asks, “What is it supposed to be when it’s finished?”
The little silver haired lady says, “According to the picture on the box, it’s a rooster.”
Her neighbor decides to go over and help with the puzzle. She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table.
He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says, “First of all, no matter what we do, we’re not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster.”
He takes her hand and says, “Secondly, I want you to relax. Let’s have nice cup of tea, and then,” he said with a deep sigh.
“Let’s put all the Corn Flakes back in the box.”
Shared by Ro!
Congress is back in town after the election to find a way around automatic tax increases and spending cuts in January. But first, lawmakers are dealing with 41 polar bear carcasses.
In its first roll call since September, the Senate voted 92-5 on Tuesday to debate a bill to ease restrictions on hunters and fishermen and allow 41 U.S. hunters to bring home polar bear carcasses trapped in Canada due to a ban on trophy imports.
THIS is what the Senate thinks is so important, it has to be first on the list of the lame ducks? Seriously? THIS is what we pay their ridiculous salaries and perks to do?
Now, don’t get me wrong… I like polar bears just fine. I don’t want one as a pet, they are not cute and cuddly, especially when grown. They’ve been known to kill humans, y’know. They’re WILD animals. I’m of the mind set, if you aren’t going to eat it, why do you shoot it… unless that huge critter is coming after you! Honestly, I do NOT believe it is the business of the U.S. Senate to decide whether or not a dead one can be brought home as a trophy by the ones who shot it.
It should have been quite easy to get rid of all the Obama ‘mini me’s”, but no….we are stuck with some of the most useless beings on the planet! And they wonder why they have such an extremely low approval rating? It’s because….THEY SUCK!
If it wasn’t such a pathetic, and gross violation of the 4th Amendment (IMHO), the idea of trusting the federal government with ANYTHING would almost be amusing! I lost ALL trust in that bunch of feckless weasels in 2006, and I didn’t have a whole lot left even then. I wouldn’t, and don’t, trust them with my toenail clippers!
Do You Trust the Government with Your Computer?
Do you trust the federal government to keep your personal data safe? What about your business’s records and trade secrets?
If you answered “no,” you have good reason—the federal government has had 13 breaches and failures of its own cybersecurity just in the last six months.
Yet the President and his allies in the Senate are pushing forward to regulate America’s cyber-doings, without any clues about how much this will cost us or how it will work.
It’s become the norm with this President—if Congress fails to accomplish his objectives, he goes around it with executive orders and federal regulations. He’s doing it again. Congress did not pass the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 before the election, so the President has issued a draft of an executive order to put much of that legislation in place without lawmakers voting.