July 23, 2011

July 22, 2011

But Before I Go

Thanks Charlie

Welcome Home

Our daughter is finally returning from Afghanistan. That's her, the pretty one in the middle.

We're all taking off to Fort Bragg in a few hours with a short overnight in Maryland at my sister's. We will stay with some friends who are Upstate NY transplants now living near Emerald Island on the coast, just 3 hrs east of Bragg. Our daughter is assigned to the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade who was deployed in Task Force Thunder since last year. Thank the Lord she is safe and on her way home. Right now she is at the Manas Transit Center in Woowoostan or Whateverstan.

I probably won't be posting for the next week so be good you guys and don't fight.
See ya.

July 21, 2011

A Modest Proposal

This could be the start of something wonderful. What if we applied this to all non-military, non-law enforcement government employees? Especially Congress?
Head of U.S. Postal Service says delivery could be scaled back to 3 days a week.

With Internet usage rising and mail volume steadily falling, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warned the U.S. Postal Service is going to have to make significant cutbacks that could mean no more Saturday service and eventually lead to mail delivery just three days a week.

The Postal Service's "cashflow crisis is at a critical level," Donahoe told USA Today in an interview published Wednesday. Donahoe said eliminating Saturday mail would save around $3.1 billion a year for the cash-strapped agency, projected to lose $8.3 billion this year.

"At some point, we'll have to move to three" days a week of mail delivery, possibly in 15 years, he told the newspaper.

[...] Congress mandated the six-day delivery schedule in 1983, but Donahoe said there may be more support for cutting Saturday service now as the U.S. faces more pressure to improve its fiscal condition.

The idea has "a much better chance today than a year ago. I don't know if I'd say 'likely' yet," Donahoe said.

Democratic Senator Tom Carper of Delaware has introduced legislation that would allow for the Saturday elimination, but the idea is widely opposed by rural lawmakers.

July 18, 2011


From Fox News:
UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP)— An electronic DOT road sign was apparently hacked when a displayed message read "Impeach Obama."

DOT officials told WSOC they had not heard of the display when first contacted on Sunday night, but sent an engineer to correct the sign afterward.

The sign, which was located at the intersection of Unionville-Indian Trail and Ridge roads in Union County, was displayed for an unknown amount of time over the weekend and corrected later Sunday evening.

July 17, 2011

Pay Back

From the Daily Mail:
It's been 39 years years since Jane Fonda shocked the American public by straddling a Viet Cong anti-aircraft gun during the Vietnam War. She wrote in her 2005 autobiography that she'd been tricked into that gesture and has since apologised for her radical stance, but apparently that's not long enough for many QVC fans to forget the actress's anti-war activities.
QVC got so many complaints that they cancelled Fonda's appearance where she would have shilled her new book.

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