Thursday, September 10, 2009

Now That's a Community Orgnizing Program

Just watched this on Fox News....

Going to swim now.

It is time to start running these fools, their followers, and the frauds who fund them out of their organizing, out of their offices, and out of this great nation.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Liberal: a Definition

My father in law has always had this statement about a Liberal:

"A Liberal is a person who thinks they can pick up a turd by the clean end"

Listening to all the dialogue emanating from their maws, you would tend to think that it is true.

Not sure where he heard. He may have coined the phrase.

Insurance Reform

Anyone under 50 who believes that the government should provide healthcare or subsidize it is either a fool or an idiot. Anyone older, lost. This has nothing to do with Medicare, Medicaid, etc, etc, etc. It has to do with health insurance.

I am in my forties, have a family with two children, one with ailments and a spouse with ailments. I pay for my own insurance. I own my own business. I deduct my costs accordingly.

My insurance is not there to keep me alive- it helps for the prescriptions which are a lot for my wife and one of my children. I have a high deductible and a monthly premium that is actually the same as my car+home+life insurance. The other insurance I can buy from different states. My health, I cannot. This must change. The Republicans want to add this, but the Democrats are the party of NO here.

Now I stated that my deductible is pretty high: $4000. That is in case of a serious injury, however, if I am admitted into an emergency room (for example I have a serious accident or some drunk illegal alien smashes into my car; we have many of those here in AZ) I pay nothing. It is geared that way. So is the plan your employer has for you if you work for someone else and are relying on someone else to through scraps of insurance plans to you as a "perk".

Now it did work out for me. I got into an situation where I incurred a severe laceration on my finger as the result of some work I was doing at home. I went to the emergency room, waited for about 15 minutes and was brought into triage. There, the head triage physician looked at my finger and then HE ACTUALLY APPLIED THE SUTURE. His statement to me was that as a self-employed person, it must be important to get me back into the game. True Story.

Now my deductible is high as is the bills for the hospital, but the Doctor’s have to purchase their own insurance to stay “legal”. It is called malpractice insurance and it is much, much, much greater than any insurance you, me, or your employer (see previous) pays. Why? Simple: TRIAL LAWYERS. They are against Tort Reform. The Democrats are against Tort Reform. The Democrats are the party of NO here, again.

Now what is worse is that if this smoldering turd of a bill passes, I will be taxed additionally to accommodate those who are unfortunate enough not to afford it. What a crock! I think we need to employ truth in taxation just as we have “truth in lending” principles. I am in great physical shape, exercise frequently, and have participated in triathlons. If some fat puke who “cannot afford insurance” has a cell phone, cable TV, and wears bling, WTF?

How about a bill that presses a couple of those ideas on TRUE REFORM:
1. Precondition abandonment or significantly reduced waiting periods.
3. Liquidate any state boundary laws. I believe this was once applied to banks a while ago?
4. Litmus test for Losers/Liars: If you choose to spend money on new rims for your Impala rather than look at health care, you are on your own.

Seriously, if my business imploded, and it could if our economy takes another nose dive, I would be out knocking on doors doing odd jobs, flipping burgers at Micky D's, sanitation "engineering", etc. I would be able to qualify for some state assistance and might consider using it for my child with ailments.

I understand that a lot of the older population needs additional assistance. I know that if the borders were dropped the prices would go down. If Doctors do not have excessive upfront malpractice costs, the price would go down as well. It is just elementary there. I do know that there are areas that need to be rooted, let the free market take care of that. I do not want to watch our level of medical superiority drop like a rock.

This whole "reform" is a sack. From the articles I have read and the commentary and cherry picking by some websites, there are serious issues with what the Democrat majority are attempting to pass and I applaud all those who have taken time to attend these functions, fight the good fight, and distill the evidence, yet still provide the original sources.

Employers like myself cannot possibly stay afloat if we are to begin taking on additional "fees", "surcharges", taxes in order to satiate some liberal dream fantasy.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Skool Daze

The Mrs. and I have been reading, watching, and listening to all the hubbub about the President's big address to the children of the United States tomorrow (September 7, 2009). Our two kids are in grade school, grades first and third. Our school district notified us that they will attend the ceremony/speech/gala and also we have found out that it will be released to the public prior to the actual display to the children.

A few thoughts...

Now I can understand how a lot of people are pulling the hair by the roots at the mere thought that he would some how indoctrinate our children during this brief period of time. Seriously, I had a short attention span when I was in gradeschool and I know my kids have as well as many others also possess this lack of interest. Remember when we were young and had to watch those safety movies? How about the movies on courtesy and manners? Remember the reel to reels stopping and burning up? I really doubt that the kids today, with a TV screen or YouTube on a PC will extend anymore the eyes glued to the screen than we did back in our time.

I am sure that regardless of what President Obama says, there will be flak from either side of the aisle. Those with right leaning thoughts might express outrage if there is dialogue that may go against a traditional point of view: family, faith, friends. Those with a left leaning point of view may find fault if he pushes for responsibility in young males, holding teachers more accountable, or perhaps challenging children to read what he says, or whatever he says.

Now I am thinking that he will be pulling a bit more towards conservative leaning points of view when it comes to education. Things like "study hard', or "do not follow my path and become a lawyer", etc. I would personally salute him if he states something like Gosh, I really wish I knew something scienty and all, but I was told that these equations are pretty important:

Then, I would appreciate what he had to say. But, it should not stop there. Why would only the President have to push this technical agenda? Why not Biden? He is a total idiot, but all he has to do is read a teleprompter and then press a button. Something like, Ya know, gosh darnit, I was told that these are the reasons we finally got to where we are now. And then, he presses a button and the following appears magically to Joe, but the rest of the crowd realize differently:

Or perhaps, Ms. Botox, Madamme Speaker, comes out to discuss how silicon is not just a sack in her various bodily areas, but the fact that it actually makes things like computer chips that make it possible to sextext or that all her investments are in solar cells which really, really, really need silicon to move forward (and the fact that it is a very expensive process to actually make the silicon ingot that is used in the process of making pretty much anything high-tech.

I really think that ALL politicians should remove themselves from the Teacher's Union, food service contracts, whatever influences for this very subject. Doubt it will ever happen.

These cowards are afraid to administer true punishment, like the smacks on the butt, or detention, or a bit of humiliation. No, they are afraid of some wrath by organizations that, to be honest, are truly weak and are only serving to better their own memories of the fact that they were spineless people that in another society, another time, they would have been left out in the cold at a very young age to be eaten by the nasties that go bump in the night. True Story. Their only existence is from a bunch of contributions and shout down rebuttals.

We have all seen lately that these tactics are failing as everyday regular mothers, fathers, grandparents, relatives, and friends are fighting back. They are fighting with the same, yet modified properly, tactics to combat rhetoric by others that is, well to put it bluntly, stupid.

I doubt the president will get any points from the young boys and girls who may or may not even acknowledge his dialogue. He will have to combat sexting, texting, hazing, and the casual spit ball. His odds are grossly outweighed, even by Vegas odds.

No, I will let my kids go to school. I am not worried. I really hate watching all this vitriol and bias, but it is a very left leaning administration. I was too young to have cared about Carter, although I was old enough to understand the effects of a nuclear bomb. I have to think that this President is just too damn young to run such a complex beast. And I am not much younger than him.

When all the wordsmithing is finally executed and we read what is delivered to us a few brief minutes before this claptrap goes live tomorrow, I tend to think of what better time could have been used towards Wednesday's event. This gigantic smoldering hulk of a health care body that is still trying to decide if it has wings, legs, or fins. I doubt any of these will sprout. I am not old enough to know, but young enough to remember others that have failed.

President Obama is a great orator. I will give him that, and that is about all I can muster. I do not hate the man, not at all. I am still awaiting some sort of Clintonian realization that he is in charge of the most complex engine the world has ever seen. An engine that has literally changed the world from a snail;s sail pace to a 24/7 jet set business that delivers the next best thing every 18 Moore Months. I may actually be stepping out of line here. Maybe the next thing the government consumes is the electronics industry. If that happens, all is lost, completely. Seriously.

No, I think that with all the awe inspiring speeches, the vernacular, the tonsorial prowess; we are still dealing with a flag burning issue. Our children, to the President's dismay and the Democrat's shock, will watch Jimmy Carter again. Sorry, but I am sticking to that end result. They will all watch, fill out some stupid questionnaire, go to lunch or PE or music class, then go home and listen to the same dissatisfaction their parents have been going through during the summer they did not get to go on vacation; the summer their parent(s) kept up looking for work; the summer that they had to move out of their homes.

Through all his golden oratory, all the beautiful words, all the hype that the mainstream media still gives him, what literally will be distilled in the end with these kids is the empty rhetoric, the goals never to achieve. And they will remember it well. They will remember it as I have.

I know this.

I know this well.

I watched man go to the moon.

I heard how we were going to be on Mars by 2000.

We stopped when Carter came about.

Lost that momentum.

I am watching it happen again.

Only on a different platform.

Saturday, July 4, 2009



Pronunciation: \ˈfrä-ˌjekt, -jikt
Function: noun
Etymology: Combination of the words fraudulent and project.
Date: 21st Century America
1: a specific plan or design to take taxpayer money and use it not towards the intended purpose: scheme or plot to trick or fool
2: a knowing intent to drain monies dedicated towards a project for personal use
3: a planned undertaking: as a: a definitely formulated plot to fool the masses through inane scams and false data b: a blatantly large, usually government-supported and politically driven, undertaking that leads to insufficient outcomes c: a hyped up problem engaged in usually by a group of activists and/or Hollywood stooges to brainwash political forces into committing large sums of monies chasing windmills
4: a process where politicians trick the public into thinking that something catastrophic is happening and the only way to save them is to divert large sums of money towards projects that these politicians own stock in
synonyms see: Lies

Friday, July 3, 2009


Yes, the economy sucks.

Yes, the Democrats are finding new and more efficient ways to vote in their oligarchy as a means to control all of us, or somehow start a civil war that leaves them all dead or something.

I have been just too damn busy to complete a draft of anything I have written. In an environment where cash is king and the only way to earn it is to be or build the better mouse trap, I have pretty much been canvassing all the companies out there to peddle my wares.

My wares. I peddle capital equipment, engineering services, and products used to make the stuff we need on a daily basis. This is my business, my expertise. Funny, about three months ago I had about three customers left, the others had gone out of business or laid everyone off. Then, I took on a business line from a couple of colleagues who needed steady paychecks. You see, selling/shlepping/pounding the pavement requires a certain dedication. These guys easily could do it, and probably would when the economy gets better...somehow. It is straight commision. For those who may not understand: you get nothing unless you sell something. I now have access to many other industries that I never had previously. Diversification: That is was it is ALL about.

RULE 1: Never let your business cater to ONE customer or ONE industry, EVER. Always be as diversified as possible. That is your main goal.

I never was a great salesman, but over the years I learned how to sell myself through proxies-other products that made my company and the stuff I sell seem worthwhile.

Now, I see some upticks. Mostly because I have taken on so many new ares of opportunity.

But that is what it is all about: entrepreneuralism, independance, growth.

I am not about to let a bunch of floppy dongs take that away from me.

And, as I grow in business, I will hire more people and teach them the RULES.

So, I have added my lovely wife, Disco Hellion, to this blog. She will add some additional thoughts and some of her art.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Senator Babs Boxer

Yes, ma'am, Senator Honey Baby, sir.


How much longer will this genital scab remain in her seat, assisting the other frauds that are draining our coffers dry?

Monday, June 15, 2009

Iran's Future

I have been reading the information on the web and what I can get on video regarding the state of the nation in Iran.

I hope the people stand tall. I hope they remain vigilant and prove the election is a sham and a fraud.

I think of the gal who I hired back at my other place of employment. I was a senior manager in a director level position. I was looking to hire a staff scientist for our process lab. One of the interviewers was a young gal with a strong background in chemical engineering. I hired her as she was the most experienced of all the potential candidates.

Over time, she became one of the crew, shooting the breeze and occasionally going out with the department for a couple of beers. She was a Muslim. I called her a Jack-Muslim for the fact that she reminded me of some of the Mormon guys I had partied with in high school. Some of the best beer drinking partying people were Mormon. I guess it was all the repenting or something. She liked to drink.

I took the department to a going away lunch for one of the employees who was going off on his own. At the lunch, the subject of Iran was brought up due to a reference on nuclear energy. The topic was a bit charged and some words exchanged, however, there was no real ire resulting from the conversation.

What was discussed after was what had happened to her relatives during the eighties. She had told us that seven of her sisters, cousins, aunts were executed. She did not go into details about other family members.

I left my company several years ago to follow my desire to start my own business. Eventually, as with all things, we lost contact.

I could tell that this young woman has some scarring from the world she experienced growing up in a nation controlled by theocrats. I know that she is watching this event live and most likely trying to communicate to relatives. I am sure she is concerned about her family remaining there and the future of Iran.

I have never met an Iranian person in the US who was rude or anti-American. Even when I have travelled, I have met one person from Iran. He was very cordial and diplomatic. It is the rulers and religious zealots who control this country and ruthlessly oppress the people.

I hope the people of Iran take back their country.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Way Too Cool!

Like legos?

I did and still do.

I have made my kids addicted to legos and am not one bit guilty. It allows me to play with them, encouraging them to think out of the ordinary. Imagination at its best.

Well, this is even better. I think lego has outdone themselves this time.

Here it is.

Update 06.15.2009:

Here is a recent photo of a kid's idea of a city:

Definition: Atom Bombed

A couple of shockers in my family made me reflect back on an issue that effected me and my wife with her family. I am not going to go into the details of the issue, but it makes me think about the whole forgivness thing. Sometimes there are actions we do to one another that seriously cause emotional scarring, damaged relations, or outright outrage. Of course, over time we find ways to forgive and move on.

Some actions, though, are pretty deep. These can be the type that seriously ruin the bond between family members, spouses, and friends forever. These are the kind of actions that even though the wounds have healed, the memory is still there. Such an amaing thing memories are; the four-dimensional representation of an event are permanently captured, locked up in the storage centers of our mind. What is even more amazing is, depending on the intesity of the event, the feelings still remain in tact as well.

I guess that is why some people never want to redress a topic, remember an event, or move on with their lives. Some people continually reflect to try and find out the why instead of the how. The how is usually the easiest of solving. It can be accomplished by standard deductive reasoning. The why is not so easy. It is typically related to human behaviour and that is about as complex as they get. No one can read another's mind to deduce why and event took place. There are too many possible outtakes on the event horizon of life. People tend to do what they see fit.

Regardless, these people have been atom bombed by another. No matter how far down the road of time you go, these people will still remain jaded, remembering the event as if it were yesterday.

I use this term as in Japan, they were atom bombed in WWII. The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been repaired and are thriving. I know, I have been to both on business. Yet the wounds to the people are still deep and have passed onward to new generations. I know this well as I was stuck in Tokyo on the 6th and 9th of August in 2004, during a typhoon. The people still marched and protested in the streets after all those decades past.

That is why I use the term "atom bombed" to describe some events that have just devastated people's lives.

I can understand why they are the way they are. It is almost irreversible.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cull the Frogs

So I was performing my normal review of the sites I have been getting my daily dose of information from, as I no longer watch any of the big three news. As for cable, pretty much Fox, Headline News, sometimes CNN, rarely Bloomburg and bits of local are the information streams on debate, editorial, events, etc. I hardly stomach MSNBC except to remind myself how much I despise it and to know what companies' products I should not purchase, ever for their support through advertisement.

I like hitting Gatewaypundit. It covers a variety of topics. I like that. He will be very successful in his career as a news provider.

Anyway, I read this article regarding Krauthammers surgical dissection of Obama's Cairo speech. I watched it and had caught on a few of the items Krauthammer elaborated on. He is so cool. When I went to add my own comments, I went back and stumbled on this:

Either way, we should stop funding Isreal, enough support for them, if it weren't for us supporting them so much, we wouldn't have to deal with many of the terrorist attacks of today.
ZonRaalder | Homepage | 06.11.09 - 10:20 am | #

It really stirs my ire when I listen to this brainwashed, toilet drinking philosophy that "If we only get rid of Isreal, we would be free of this terrorism".

That philosophy is flawed, and these people need to get a clue fast. I am sure these are the psuedoeducated with art and drama degrees, or perhaps sociology or political science. Maybe they got degrees in government like that Gore guy who invented the Internet and solved world hunger before making an awesome movie that got him the GladHanded Award.

Isreal did not exist in the seventh century when Muhammad raped the Middle east with his Kult of Submission, (KOS), (may his rotting corpse in hell continued to be raped and sodomized by pig headed demons). The Great Satan, or USA wasn't even swimming in the balls of European Aristocracy or the peasants it ruled. Europe wasn't even a fledgling band of countries.

Isreal did not exist at the turn of the millennium, 1000 AD, when the Great Crusades went to the region to avenge the takeover of Jeruselum and desecration of the Holy Land by the Saracens, Turks, or more properly MUSLIMS, who had raped and pillaged the land. Read the Distant Mirror or the Dream and the Tomb. Wake up dilwad. Oh, the Great Satan was still not in the balls of Europe yet. These were just kingdoms separated by forests, trolls, dragons, and berserkers.

Hey, what about when the Moors were finally driven off the European Continent by the Spaniards in 1492? Hmmmmm, wait a minute you say as you whistle that little song we learned as children about some Italian guy who sailed the ocean blue, finding a faster route to India, oops, discovering the New World. At least before the Libtard radicals started suing the government because white men exist.

When the Great Satan was a fledgling country and the Muslim Caliphate that ruled the North African continent, AS WELL AS THE MIDDLE EAST, the Muslim pirates of the Tripolitate were raiding ships, kidnapping people, holding them for ransom (or Tribute), torturing these people, forcing them into slavery or into conversion, murdering them for sport, and demanding recognition. The quiche eating failures of Europe sat on their collective hands and shat gifts of treasure to these scoundrels, constantly. The Great Satan was just a little baby having left the womb to fight his very first battle. Aww, he is so cute at this young age. And pretty fucking tough. No, Israel did not exist yet. Islam was still whining about everyone having to submit to Allah and that the world must become Islam because these fucking suckers did it, so should everyone else. Morons.

And when the Axis came to be? Yep, you guessed it, no Israel then either. Nope, just a bunch of Jews being murdered by Hitler and his henchmen. Oh, and the Palestineans were supporting this as well. And most of them were Muslim as well. Muslim and Nazism: a match made in Hell.

Of course, the Great Satan was wrong for destroying this marriage of hatred and freeing everyone. Just as we were wrong for forcing these conquered nations to assimilate into Democratic nations. Bad Satan, bad, bad, bad.

Hmmm. So when did Israel come to be? 1948! And since then, the Muslims have gone on to try and conquer this FREE DEMOCRACY since then. And in that time, they have also killed thousands of innocent people. And they brought their stink to the USA and their minions of submission, their kafirs who teach our children about being cowards, bending over for this mindless cult, to hate the "man" are in rapid mode to deface this country.

So when I hear this cowardice, this weak, spineless attempt at possibly sounding smart, when in reality these people are total f**king retards, oops, I mean Libtards, I just want to ask them to get out of the US. Leave this country. Of course, they want me to leave, but I am one of the people who works and pay hugely on taxes. Typically, they do not.

It is time for all of us who pay the bulk in taxes to make the decisions. These people obviously cannot and neither can the politicians who got us here in the first place.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Health Scare

I read this from Keith Hennessey's website on The Kennedy-Dodd bill.

One of the items that caught my eye, and I have read a little about this up to now, is that of item two stating that employers will have to get insurance for their employees.

This whole mandating thing is starting to become a serious pain in the a$$. In both of my prior employment stints at other companies, healthcare was available after a short period of time, as the employer wanted to make sure I was someone they wanted as an employee as well as me wanting to work there as well. This usually was a 30-60-90 day evaluation. If you did not make it, you were let go and no time was wasted with some administrative assistant filling out paperwork to send to the insurance company, where again, some administrative person was shuffling papers. Cost savings at its finest: don't spend money when you do not have to.

At both places I worked for a period of time. The first job was an aerospace foundry for two years. I left that for the second job at a chemical engineering systems and services company, for which I remained employed, and eventually ran the group, before leaving for my own gig after ten years of great experience.

My business has two employees. I own and operate what is known as a small business. It is fun and challenging, especially in today's market and economy. I would not sacrifice it for anything else and highly recommend everyone take a stab at it.

If I have to provide healthcare to these two individuals, one of two things will happen:

1. I will have to lower their salaries to accommodate for their health care. We tend to budget a certain amount of worth to an employee. This is compensation for their time and expertise. I hire great people who are experienced, practical, somewhat autonomous, yet follow a discipline of communicating and updating responsibly. And, by the will of those who have never ran their own business ever, I am now going to be forced to provide healthcare. In order for me to manage my P&L, I will need to keep expenses at constant or reduce where applicable. Surely I do not want to reduce their salary, but if I am now providing additional compensation resulting from this retarded philosophy by Congress, something will have to give, right? Well, what do you think will give? Of course these brilliant men and women (and ?) have no idea what managing money or pretty much anything else requires, especially if it is a fixed amount.
2. If I cannot lower their salaries, due to some other quirk in this ridiculous plan, I will obviously cut one or both. Not that I want to, but if I, a small business owner have to provide insurance without sacrificing salary or other compensation, I will sacrifice the staff as required to keep my P&L in the black. Now these employees could also create their own businesses and contract to me, via quotes and invoices and nothing would be different. In fact, they may find other work and customers than little old me and do very well. If everyone were their own employer, things would be a hell of a lot different, but great institutions like AIG and GM need a lot of people to run it into the ground. Especially when there are government influences on these businesses.

Of course, I am not the only one thinking this. Many other small businesses who do not have insurance for their employees are stating the same thing to me. We all would like to provide our employees with insurance, but when you ask your employee what they would rather have, especially when they look at the numbers, they would rather have some flat compensation and find insurance on their spouses plan or take another route.

Seriously, health coverage was a carrot that many employers used to attract people to work for them. I was not attracted to health care coverage and never pursued a job because of it. Why? Because at both jobs prior to owning my own business, the health care plans and providers CHANGED. Usually every two years. Let this not be seen as a problem, this is capitalism. Each plan change was done for reasons of cost and value. It was always the will of the company to avoid incurring major upsets in the employees, such as changes in doctors, dentists, specialists, pharmacies, etc. These new providers were SELLING their wares to my employers.

Both employers also paid a portion of my coverage, just as I paid a portion of it as well. Why do I want to have someone else pick my insurance provider and pay for it with my own compensation? Does anyone like this idea? I never did and now that I have my own business, I have the freedom to “pick and choose” as I want to. This is the way it should be, however, because a lot of people have had a bad experience, or the marketing of insurance as a “bad” thing today, too costly for the average American worker, we seem to have this identification of yet another sector of the free market come under the scrutiny of those who have never done anything on there own make the decisions for the rest of us (read: Congress).

Now I do not have a problem if a company wants to provide insurance to their employees, but I would rather find a plan on my own that provides the kind of coverage that my family and I need with respect to specific areas.

My insurance has worked well for me. It is expensive and could probably go down a bit, but it has done me good. When I ripped open a finger from a drill bit and needed stitches, I spent few minutes in the emergency room waiting area. The ER head doctor himself sewed stitches as we chatted about owning your own business. The same with my regular doctor. I truly think that paying my own way does get some respect from those who want to keep your business and your health in their best interest.

Those are my thoughts on this item.

Next gripe about this bloated soon to be smoldering Democrat fiasco is with number four.

Keith Hennessey's article was listed in

Copyright 2009, Disco Hell Blog

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Garden Haul: DDay 2009

Some of today's picks from the garden.

I highly recommend everyone create their own garden. We have had a killing on garlic, onions, squash (eight types), tomatoes, tomotillos, carrots, cucumbers, sweet white corn, and chiles/peppers. We have a few zones that total up to about 750 square feet. I give three to four plastic grocery bags of squash alone to friends, family, etc.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Label: How Things Are Made...Poorly

Ever went and purchased an item, only to find out it is the biggest piece of $h!t (P.O.S.)? How about a large ticket item? Something like a washer, dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, TV, Car? Most of the failed products we never really notice because we pay $5-20 for the items and when they fail, we really do not perform our own Failure Analysis arriving at the causes from a quality, material, manufacturing aspect.

Well, this topic will allow you, the informed reader to see the products I think are complete crap and the companies, whose products and/or services I will no longer procure on a forever basis. Why? I think that a good product from a proud manufacturer deserves much recognition (those will be recommended highly on this site as well). I want them to stay in business. I want to recommend them to my friends and family.

Think a pro-union shop does high quality? Ha! Look at the auto industry. Unions do not care about the company they work for, or the product they make. They only care about the rate of pay, benefits for hardly working, smoke breaks, and when to strike for more $$$. There is no loyalty in these people. How could cars be made so well when the union pukes have the same opportunity to get equal pay for not working through a job bank?

How about all that off-shore outsourcing? Now there are times and reasons that it makes both good sense and that eventually it must happen to allow a nation to move to the next big wave, but look at what happened. China and India are booming economies as the result of American and some European (and Japanese) companies moving shop to the new, virtually endless population of poverty stricken people who will do anything for a small squaller of pay. But what do you get? You get a product made by someone who has no f-ing idea what they are making and/or why someone would want to own this (let alone the cost of this thing). Imagine you have never seen a dishwasher, yet you get a job where you are putting one piece on each of these "things" that roll by you on an endless conveyor belt that never ends. When you find out it is a "thing" that washes many "dishes" and "utensils" you would probably think to yourself "why would anyone have so many of these dishes...and WTF is a dish anyways". No pride. Just a meager amount of money for being on the human conveyor system.

How about "value engineering"? This is where we maximize profit by minimizing material parameters, material types, operational ranges, etc. When you replace a stainless steel washtub in a washing machine to a plastic tub, you are going to have a significant change to the lifetime of the product right off the bat. When you impart plastics into the body of an automobile, the same is true, but somehow amplified in a shorter time. You can only cut so much from a product before it begins to spiral down the hole. There are many products, whose function and purpose really have not changed much since the inception. Look at photovoltaics or the battery. When you begin carving away at your success to make more money, you expose your entire existence as a reputable firm. You begin to set yourself up for failure.

I am a physicist by education, an engineer by trade, and a technologist by profession, if any of this means anything. I see my job to do everything humanly possible to impart as much technology as possible to obsolete specific work functions that humans perform on a daily basis. That is how we transform our society, growing and building new cities, expanding our ideas, procreating and passing these ideals onto our children, and so on.

I was part of a company that built complex machines for handling a diverse amount of material, some hazardous and some a challenge to move from point A to point B. All of these "systems" were automated to provide specific operations that were in sync with the demands from other manufacturing systems within a giant manufacturing plant that made computer ships. Our product only consisted of the best materials and components on the market at that time. The designs were such that new technologies could be employed in the future, when new items were available. Our product was typically more expensive than many of our competitors, however, our products are still churning away in many of the facilities today. Some over 12 years and still pumping. That is something I am proud of.

My advice to anyone who is interested in building something:
1. Detail of design. Think it out accordingly.
2. Build it better than anyone else. Use quality materials and people to build it.
3. Build it so you never have to get another one. Why dwell in the spares world.
4. Make it last forever. Move to the next big idea.

There is a company that builds a pump that is the best pump ever. This pump is superior to other pumps. It can handle many aggressive environments that most pumps simply cannot. It can be controlled remotely. It does not even have spare parts. Now this pump does have limitations in its operational envelope. And this pump does have a higher price than other pumps, but it outlasts all other pumps. Usually by a factor of three, from my own experience. That is a product that Seriously Kicks A$$ (SKA).

I wish I could say that of the products and services of the companies I will brand POS from this point forward.

At any time, feel free to offer your own problematic Pains In The A$$ (PITA).

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hef's Dismal Mag

Playboy release a pretty pathetic attempt at funny yesterday. It completely failed as it was interpreted by all the sane people for what it was:

a sincere desire for justifying rape of people you do not like because:

1. They are women
2. They are conservative
3. They are usually right on the mark

This guy Guy is a loser.

I commented on it yesterday, right after I read the link from Hot Air. I went to add a comment and then I printed the document thinking my comment would be pulled immediately. I used my older name of JDubya since I am new to this blog thing and am slowly converting my accounts with others to it.

Here is the post in jpeg form:

Saturday, May 16, 2009

What is the Purpose of this Blog?

Well, I have been reading a lot of the stuff out there. There is a lot of good, a lot of bad, a lot of good that I did not agree with, and a lot of bad I could not resist to agree with.
This really is both 1st and 2nd Amendment at its finest. Here we are, printing our own thoughts on the electronic press of the internet. I think it is great that venues like Google and others provide a free access for anyone to publish their thoughts, ideas, and opinions.
My purpose? Well my wife and I decided to begin adding our own two cents (thank God not scents, huh?). We are pretty talented both in prose and in drawing and we will make our own contributions to the internet, just like everyone else.
Throughout this communique, we will also generate our own lexicon of words that describe our feelings of particular topics.
Our aim is merely to entertain. If you cannot laugh once a day, your day is not done. We both know that our thoughts are not shared by all. In fact, anyone who comes across this post, if ever, may think that we are mentally retarded and live in a cave somewhere. Well that may be true, but so what.
Things will change in this blog such as text, colors, etc. That will be the wife's added touch.

Definition: environMENTALism

Pretty straight forward. An "-ism" that is part of the brianwashing programs of the corrupt left agenda. Usually a male or female with limited scientific or engineering knowledge in the age range of 20-ish to 40-ish. These individuals are extremely gullible, swallowing loose facts and outright unproven claims in single gulps. These individuals typically do not read anything with three or more syllables in the base text.

This leads to environMENTALists, who dress in grunge wear and smell of various Greatful Dead colognes and colonics.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The First Post: All Hail the 2nd Amendment!

No reason why I decided to do this other than I read hundreds of other posts, forward them to friends and family, and respond to a number of them as well. I like the idea. Definitely using my Freedom of Press, Second Amendment thingy. I will continue to add more. My wife and I will also add our drawings, etc.