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Archive for March, 2010

Quote of the Day

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Greg Gutfeld nails it:

Look, this debate is basic: it’s small government vs. big government. So how cowardly do folks like Blood and Frank Rich have to be that they can’t man up and defend their love for collectivism? The only reason they scream race, is because that debate scares them. They know a racial accusation prevents dialogue, because such a harmful charge far outweighs any benefits of winning an argument.

Rev. Sharpton informs the American voters just what they voted for

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Now, educated people on the right have been saying for a while that our Dear Leader‘s policies are socialist.

We now have some verification on this from the extremist left, by way of the Rev. Al Sharpton, who ran for the democrat nomination for President a few years ago.

The Rev. Sharpton makes the point that our Dear Leader‘s policies were pretty clearly socialist during the election, so people are just getting what they voted for.

Quote of the Day

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

You can count on a few things in this world. The swallows will return to Capistrano. Salmon will spawn. Canada’s geese will fly south for the winter. And tax cuts will create growth.

— Investor’s Business Daily

Marty Lamb is running for the 3rd Congressional seat in Massachusetts

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Marty Lamb

Marty Lamb is a Republican running for the 3rd Congressional seat in Massachusetts.  He had his kick off meeting in Westborough, MA on March 26, 2010.   There was a very good turnout of supporters.

Marty, unlike our current congressman, is not a career politician and has actually worked in the private sector.  He has a lot of support from the local Tea Party movement and believes that “government’s primary role is to preserve, protect and defend your God-given gift of freedom, not to micromanage your life.”

Update: I have some of my photographs from the event posted.  Some of the other local bloggers who attended were RightWing Granny and Angel Fleming. Christen Varley of the Greater Boston Tea Party introduced Marty at the event.

Update: Marty Lamb has a very different view of the government takeover of the American Health Care system than the incumbent democrat, James McGovern.

Friday B-Movie Pick: Remo Williams

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

Based on the long running pulp book series “The Destroyer”, Remo Wiliams: The Adventure Begins is the only screen version of the approximately 150 book series. The cast is actually pretty good, with Joel Grey, Wilford Brimley, Fred Ward and for you Star Trek geeks out there, Kate Mulgrew. Don’t expect high art, but it is fun to watch.

Friday B-Movie Archives

A rap video for economists

Friday, March 26th, 2010

“Fear the Boom and Bust” a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem.

Quote of the Day

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

It’s about those Tea Party protesters:

Beware the Libertarians mobs! They will take over the government and then leave you alone!

Monday Book Pick:

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

That’s No Angry Mob, That’s My Mom: Team Obama’s Assault on Tea-Party, Talk-Radio Americans by Michael Graham

Boston Talk Radio host Michael Graham has been following the Tea Party movement since it started picking up speed and now tells you just who those people are. Hint, it’s not the people the leftist talking heads at MSNBC and CNN are describing.

Monday Book Pick Archive

democrat congressman explains their approach to Health Care legislation

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Democrat and impeached judge Rep. Alcee Hastings said this during a House Rules Meeting today in defense of the Democrats’ health care approach:

“All this talk about rules. We make them up as we go along.”

Black is back!

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

When the US Army adopted the ACU (Army Combat Uniform) with a new digital camouflage pattern, the color black was not to be found in the pattern. The argument was the the color black is not found in nature. I’ve talked with members of the military who were on exercises with people wearing both the ACU and the older BDU uniforms (the BDUs had the woodland pattern) and was told that it was much easier to spot the people in the ACU at night.

It has been announced that the US Army is now producing a variant of the ACU with the MultiCam camouflage pattern. If you look closely at the MultiCam pattern, you will see that it includes the color black.

For now, the MultiCam pattern is only being issued in Afghanistan, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the more effective pattern make its way through the Army supply chain.

There are other changes being made to the ACU, based on feedback from soldiers in the field. One that caught my attention was replacing the Velcro ™ seals on the sleeve cargo pockets with buttons. Makes sense. Buttons are quiet.

Originally published at Urbin Technology