Saturday, December 20, 2014

Here's Something to Think About...

So, all the weather models on the NOAA ( That's the National Weather Service) site have been down for the last 24 hours. ( They are starting to come back this morning.)

And they've admited their computers are messed up.

In light of the SONY hacking situation, you got to wonder....

Has N. Korea, The Chicoms, The Ruskies started to mess with the U.S. Government computer systems?

Every weatherman in America uses NOAA models for their forecasts, as do all NWS Regional Offices....

If they are messing with the NOAA...what else are they mess with? And would the damn government tell us the truth if we asked?

It also begs to wonder.....is your bank, your pension system next?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Store Creep....

So....there is a slow creep of stores starting to open...on Christmas.

Oh, there has always been people who have had to work on Christmas, police and firefighters, EMTs, hospital personel ( we went through that with Debbie) 911 operators.....

And there has always been drug stores open on Christmas....and pancakes houses, waffle houses seem to never close...

I'm talking about retail stores. There are more places that are planning to open on Christmas Day...I know here in Mauriceville Family Dollar has a sign saying they'll be open 10-4....(got to get that can of green beans or Sugary Sam Yams.)

( I see Kohl's will be open 100 straight until Christmas Eve...I have a former student employed there. I know she's doing it to help pay for school, and I am sure it's a love/hate event. Out of college for the semester and able to pick up more hours, but being at work at 3:30am...????)

It won't be long and trust me, it will be coming, a major mall retailer will open in America. They'll start by opening in the afternoon, 5-6 pm. And they'll open with major sales.

Thanksgiving is a lost cause. In 2 years they all will be open....many opening earlier and earlier.

The next day targeted by corporate America will be Christmas...

Just watch...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Interview

So, as you know by now, Sony Picture has pulled the screening of " The Interview" the movie in which two journalists assassinate " Fat Boy."

The word now is the orgy scene with " Fat Boy" was the thing that pushed them over the edge.

This of course comes from N. Korea hacking into Sony's computer system and releasing sensitive emails and personal information.....then, the hackers threatening terrorism if the picture opened on Christmas Day.

The word is that it may cost Sony $200 million dollars.

I wonder what is next? What is next to be hacked?

What is the U.S. going to do in light of what seems to be a possible N. Korea threat of terrorism? I do not hear word of them winding-up the B-52s at Barksdale and Minot...

There has to be some sort of response to the N. Koreans. What, I am not sure, but they are a nation that lives for some form of confrontation.

I don't know what we can really do to a nation that literally doesn't care their population is starving to death? Maybe block " Fat Boys" access to Internet porn?

I would have never watched " The Interview." Part of it is, I can't stand Seth Rogan. ( I do not see him as funny.) but now, I am hoping Netflix or Hulu or someone gets the film. I am curious, plus, if we're watching it here in America, it'll piss off the N. Koreans.

No Michelle, No.....

So, in an upcoming magazine article Mrs. Obama felt she saw racism first hand when she was at Target and a lady mistook her for a Target employee and asked her to " hand her something."

Really?

If you're going to point out racism, point out some actual racism.

A couple of months ago I was in Dillard's and was looking at the bow ties when an older lady asked me about the bow ties, and I helped her pick out a couple for her grandson.

When she was done, she handed me the ties and said, " I'll take these."

She had mistaken me for a Dillard's employee. ( gorgeous ties, a pindot cranberry and an orange/blue rep.)

Was I insulted ? No...

Folks, not everything is what it seems to be.

Many times things are perfectly innocent....not everything is sinister or evil or racist....

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I Swear These Guys Could Do Better.

So, I had to take care of a pending personal situation and on the way home, I listen to the damn Chairman of the Fed...this is after I've listened to CSPAN and the goobers on there...

I swear, that Me, Bunky Askew, Jesse Kirdendall, Eric Thomason, Shannon Martin, Jace Coleman, Preston " BoBo" Brown, and Anton Taucer could run this damn country better than the present Ass-Clowns are doing....I am certain...

Oh, we might have a couple of fist fights every now and again, ( what did Clemenza say in the Godfather? " You need to clear out the bad blood every now and again.") but in the end, we'd shake hands, and all go smoke cigars and drink Scotch.

I am sick of both sides. Democrats, Republicans, so called Indepdendents. I am convinced no one has the good of the country in their sites...

Sorry, had to vent...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Chanukah

Happy Chanukah to my Jewish readers....



The spin of the dreidel, the warm candlelight, May your Hanukkah be happy, healthy and bright.

חַג שָׂמֵחַ

That Damn Elf on a Shelf

The Elf on a Shelf is all the rage this Christmas.

For those you who do not know, a doll sized elf comes to your house and watches the kids, so he can fly back to the North Pole and report the children's activities to Santa Claus.

A professor at the Univeristy of Ontario in Canada has now published a paper saying that the elf sets the kids up for the acceptance of surveillance by the government of their activities as an adult.

Come on Man....

Seriously?

Look, we were told years ago that Santa was watching what we were doing..." He knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you're awake, he knows when you've been bad or good, so be good, for goodness sake..."

Look, the elf is fun. It's fun for the kids, and it's fun for mom and dad.....heck, it makes the kids, well, sometimes, try and behave.

It's been years since we've done Santa here at the Compound, but I could see all sorts of possibilities for the elf...and no, none of them " questionable."

So, enjoy the Elf on the Shelf...