Attention: If you have ever lived in South Carolina, PLEASE read!
I am not sure if any of you have noticed this – especially in the wake of Super Storm Sandy, Benghazi, and the impending General Election – but I think this deserves some NATIONAL attention, just in case there are some individuals who once lived in SC in the past and therefore may not be aware of this. Over 3 Million taxpayer income tax returns | Read More »
A ‘Sequestration’ WARN applicability question to my employer
Sequestration talk is getting beyond nervous chatter and a lot of folks are genuinely scared/concerned. So, I went and submitted this question on our CEO’s intranet blog this morning. I will update if I hear something back. Considering that the Labor Department has provided ‘guidance’ on the WARN Act, stating that it does not apply to ‘Sequestration’ [http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ops/docs/TEGL_3a_12.pdf], yet “The Department of Labor, since it | Read More »
Where were you ten years ago?
For me, September 11, 2001 was to mark the beginning of “COMPTUEX” (a competitive, 45 day pre-deployment qualification detachment) in Mayport, FL for the crew of the USS Kennedy (CV-67) and the aviators and maintainers of CVW-8, of which I was a member of “The Pukin’ Dogs” of VF-143 operating the venerable F-14B (upgrade) Tomcat. This started just like any other work-up in which I | Read More »
Security v Liberty: The TSA and the Fourth Amendment
***This is a research essay I wrote for my ENGL research writing course last quarter. I thought that I would also share it with my RS friends. — Yoyo*** September 11, 2001. Four commercial airliners are hijacked, the World Trade Center Towers One and Two are destroyed, The Pentagon in flames, a crater in a pasture outside of Shanksville, PA, and close to 3,000 people | Read More »
Freedom; a Memorial Day Rememberance
There are many freedoms that all Americans enjoy solely because of the geographic location of our birth. We are privileged to have had men and women come before us who tirelessly worked to build a better tomorrow, sacrificed their wealth to preserve the way of life they had enjoyed so their children could do the same, or those who have mourned their sons, daughters, mothers, | Read More »
Is Fukushima Dai-Ichi a money-pit?
Okay, what am I missing? What I have been told (by most media outlets) is that the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power station is suffering a meltdown because the 9.0 earthquake and resultant 15 meter tsunami knocked out the power and swamped the emergency generators to the reactors at the facility. Now, Tokyo Electric Power Co. is frantically attempting to “reconnect power” to the station in | Read More »
Affordable Healthcare Deform Coming Soon to a Company Near Me
Oh, joy. I got this today from my HR. Open Enrollment is coming soon. November 8th. And it does not look pretty…. The 2011 Benefits Open Enrollment period is coming November 8-19. This is the time of year to carefully consider the benefits available to you and make the choices that best reflect your family’s needs over the coming year. Please take this opportunity to | Read More »
The SC Lowcountry Primary Season closes; The End of the Beginning.
What a Primary season…. This season was TOUGH in SC-01. Multiple GOOD, CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES – Nikki Haley, Gresham Barrett, Henry McMaster, Tim Scott, Ken Ard, Paul Thurmond, & Leighton Lord. Sadly, Lord did not get the nod for Atty Gen, and we are stuck with a candidate that failed the Bar and has not been a prosecutor, ever. Nikki Haley sealed it up last night. | Read More »
Hot off the presses from Nikki Haley’s Camp:
I just received this email from Nikki’s Camp: Friends! As we go through this day, we are closely tracking voter turnout across the state. We are looking to improve voter turnout in the lowcountry and upstate and need your help to be successful. If you can help us make phone calls, please email Taylor@nikkihaley.com for details. We will succeed in this endeavor if the grassroots | Read More »
The REAL Tragedy of DeepWater Horizon.
Adam Weise, Aaron Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark ,Roy Kemp, Jason Anderson, Stephen Curtis, Gordon Jones, Blair Manuel, Dewey Revette, and Shane Roshto. These 11 are the true tragedy of DeepWater Horizon. Have you heard anyone remembering them in the MSM? Which brings me to Dave Letterman – he is a CLOWN and he makes me sick. [From about 1:03 forward.] This is not the Exxon | Read More »
Volcker Rule – A plea from USAA
So, I open my email this morning, and I have a solicitation from USAA. In the 14 years that I have been a member of USAA, I cannot remember a single instance of them sending me a solicitation of any sort. That being said, I decided to open it. Thus it read: Dear Mr. Roane: Rarely in our 87-year history have we turned to USAA | Read More »
Someone Doesn’t Seem to Like Senator Jim DeMint….
When I first heard that Jim DeMint had a Primary Challenger this year, all I could think was, “What GOP Precinct encouraged a Republican to challenge DeMint this year, of all years? Does Lindsey Graham have a cousin, or something?” Well, as it turns out, no GOP precinct encouraged any challenge this year…. Jim DeMint’s Primary Challenger is Susan Gaddy. For those not from the | Read More »
What does the DUSD/ATL have to do with Healthcare Reform or Amnesty International?
I must admit that I started this diary not intending to “go down this road” whereas I was interested in determining the Deputy Under Sec of Defense for Acquisitions, Technology, and Logistics (DUSD/ATL) nominee’s views regarding Earned Value Management (I am a DoD Contractor, specializing in EVM and Program Management). However, the inquiry lead me to Healthcare, Gitmo, and Feminism (of all places!) All that, | Read More »
I guess it takes one to know one
From the Daily Caller today: Tension between liberal progressives and the White House ran high over the weekend when MSNBC personality Ed Schultz revealed Saturday that he had called White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs a “piece of s***,” prompting Gibbs to curse at him in return. The column goes on to tell how progressives and liberals are all feeling – taken for granted [sniff, | Read More »
Upcoming Focus Group: Charleston SC area….
I just received this email from a Focus Group company that I have been used for in the past. The last time I attended one of these, I was part of a group that critiqued the campaign ads for BHO, contrasting them with the ones from Hillary and John Edwards. It was the most comical two hours of my life. All the “progressive minds” that | Read More »
SC-1 has no incumbent. Henry Brown, Jr. (R) retires.
From his email announcement this morning: Congressman Henry Brown Announces Decision Not to Seek Reelection After twenty-eight years in elected office, I have decided not to offer for re-election to Congress in 2010 from the First Congressional District of South Carolina. I have arrived at this decision after much thought and prayer. In contemplating my choices, I have come to learn that there is never | Read More »
In Addition to Nikki Haley for SC Gov:
Lt Gov of SC? Tim Scott has my vote. I have lived in the Lowcountry for about 9 years now. And he is the real deal. Some of the public arguements that he got into while on the Charleston County School Board (and on the right side of those arguements, I might add) were legendary. He is no nonsense and is a Conservative (Noun). And | Read More »
Hey Nancy! How are your “stimulus funds” working for your Bay Area Folk?
Hey y’all in the SF Bay Area! How was traffic this morning? Bet that the traffic this afternoon will be a bear too. $787 BILLION in Stimulus Funds. Infrastructure touted as a “large part” – all those “Shovel Ready” projects and such. Now the Bay Bridge is closed indefinitely. Awesome. But all is not lost. You can spend all these hours stuck in gridlock with | Read More »
The genius of the Chevy Volt – at $40k each
This is just a quick entry, but it came to me as an epiphany. I was thinking, why on earth would anyone buy an underpowered, POS Malibu without an engine for $40k each? Then I realized that “no one” was the answer, but the Volt was not made to be purchased – except by idiot tree-huggers. The real reason it was made was to “buy” | Read More »
The first SC Gov GOP Debate: And the winner is….
Nikki Haley, with 44%! Henry McMaster was the runner up with 23%, and he is our AG. Lt. Gov Bauer [aka Speed Racer] managed third place with 18%. Nikki still suffers from a lack of name recognition, however she is a strong, fiscal and social conservative that wishes to continue [current] Gov Sanford’s key policies (Corporate Tax Reform, transparency in government, smaller government) but distances | Read More »
…And they say Biden is a “gaff-o-matic”!
From the WA Times Editorial Pages today: ….Then there is the catalogue of Mr. Obama’s embarrassing moments on the world stage, a list which includes: giving England’s Queen Elizabeth II an iPod with his speeches on it; giving British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a collection of DVDs that were not formatted to the European standard (by contrast, Mr. Brown gave Mr. Obama an ornamental desk-pen | Read More »
I am tired. But I cannot just ‘sit’ and do nothing any longer.
That is it. I am done. I am no longer just going to sit idly while the world comes crashing down around my three young children. I am 36 yrs old. My father is 67 yrs old. My oldest son is 5 yrs old. My middle son is 4, and youngest daughter is 2 (almost). There is 31 years between all three generations on my | Read More »
A new definition for Pro-Choice?
I guess that ‘Pro-Choice’ now, according to this perp, extends well beyond the womb. Shot dead in front of a school for his advocacy of ‘Pro-Life’. It must have been his sign – large, graphic, and I assume, hand made. And seen on Drudge.
Eight Years Ago, this hour….
September 11, 2001 marked the beginning of “COMPTUEX” for the crew of the USS Kennedy and the airmen of CVW-8, of which I was a member of VF-143 “Pukin’ Dogs”. This started just like any other at-sea period I had been on, and I remember that I was not really looking forward to re-visiting St. Maartin and St. Thomas for the 5th or 6th time. | Read More »
Sometimes it is better to just Shut Up
I have posted a few comments today, based on the latest drone-fest from Dear Leader. And as most of them relate to Obamacare, I would like to consolidate some of those thoughts here. I have three kids. Ages 5, 4, and 2. And like most responsible Dads, I worry and plan for the future of my kids. Now I am worried that they will have | Read More »