Despit all of it, Weird Wally believes that we will get by and survive...and with grace!
Saturday, June 30, 2007
A math major friend at MIT sent this to Weird Wally two years ago. And, since WW is very unorganized, he just found it again and is finally posting it. He hopes it is not too late for you...
How to Use Math in Your Workplace
What Makes 100%?
What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?
Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?
We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%?
What makes up 100% in life?
Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%
And, look how far ass kissing will take you.
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%
So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that While Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it's the Bullshit and Ass kissing that will put you over the top.
And thus are our lives of choice
Stuck at sea and so far from land.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Constitutional Crisis: Iraq and Iran Wars; Alberto Gonzales; Harriet Miers; Karl Rove; Scooter Libby; Halliburton; Black Water Security; NSPD-51; HSPD-20 and who the hell knows what else because the rest is probably classified.
But there is hope. Not only did the Chinese curse and bless their friends and enemies with, “may you live in interesting times,” they also knew about the crisis of living in interesting times.
The Chinese Definition of Crisis: "Opportunity Riding a Dangerous Wind."
And since there are two, or more sides to every crisis, the future belongs to those who are fearless enough to ride the wind and come what may?
Thursday, June 14, 2007
by Hillbilly Hermit
Yesterday I was doing a bit of research on Hitler's rise to power, and
how Hitler was ultimately forced to put an end to the SA, and Rhom in
the process... specifically the "night of long knives" and the miserable
fate of Ernst Rhom.
Now I ponder how Bush is staunchly defending A. Gonzales in the face of
Weird Wally has talked about HSPD 20 (Executive order authorizing
dictatorial powers to Bush in event of "an emergency"). Most of the
nation hasn't even heard about it, much less become concerned about it,
but I wonder: This site gives an interesting commentary on it:
On June 10, Bush's tone seems to have changed-- just a bit. He used to
say "as long as I'm president". When he was again/still defending
Gonzales, this time, he specifically said: that no matter what congress
does, he will not let a "meaningless resolution" interfere with "my
From "as long as I'm president" to "my government"????????
And if your are not scared shitless, you have not been paying attention!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Consider the possibility that if the government is the sole authority on who defines who the bad guys are, you may not be as exempt as you think.
Or, as those zany sociology professors from the University of Chicago, used to say: "If a situation is defined as real, it is real in its consequences."
Can you feel it?
Sunday, June 10, 2007
And, according to the Colonel, “there was no need to drain the swamp in the first damn place!”
WW: Are you saying we went to war on a bullshit tip from from Dick Cheney and his minions?
TC: Although I hate it when I agree with PBS or NPR, PBS got it 100% right.
The Colonel’s eyes look past WW to the entrance of the bar as a very sexy woman walks in.
But when WW turns back to talk with the Colonel, he is gone. A hastily written note on a bar-room napkin is the only memento that WW has of his meeting with the Colonel.
“I’ll be in touch, asshole,” wrote the Colonel. “Meanwhile, please be advised that you need to keep your eyes on the prize, and you just blinked.
To be continued at a later date...
Hillbilly Hermit ponders the realm of science fiction monsters.
by Hillbilly Hermit
Just a few weeks ago, the phenomenon of disappearing bees made the news.
No one got too excited, even though bees are responsible for the
pollination of approximately 1/3 of the world's food supply.
Now, Chernobyl is back in the news:
The devastated (ie; contaminated) area seems to be a haven for wildlife.
During the fifties and sixties, many a movie doted on the theme of
mutations-- mutant monsters of every ilk.
Now it's true that mutations from radiation haven't matched the movie
thrillers... YET. But with the "dead zone" around the old Chernobyl
reactor having become a haven for all manner of wild life, even the
random mutations (most of which result in short-lived, deformed
critters) start tempting the mathematical probabilities. Who knows what
Friday, June 08, 2007
Weird Wally (WW): Last time we talked, you were really gung-ho for Bush and now you’re packing it in and getting out. What changed?
the Colonel (TC): As you know Mr. Weird, several of our best generals recently retired in-mass and that, my friend, is a sure sign that our democracy is in trouble. The only generals who retired were those who had some sense of a moral compass...a sense of integrity.
WW: Please explain.
TC: The generals I am loyal to have retired, therefore, my military time is also done. We break promises to our troops and their families for purely political reasons. Worse yet, to keep the illusion up that we have the manpower to even fight this war, we invite street gangs from the hoods and white supremacists to sign on.
WW: I can see how that might be a problem for the military.
TC: Wait until those urban and rural crazies return home. That’s when the shit will really hit the fan. I mean we’re talking about local law enforcement, social services and mental health institutions having to clean up this mess.
WW: You’re starting to sound like a sociology professor and the long term implications of the Iraq/Iran wars are a whole other story. Once you retire, what are your short-term plans?”
TC: Gotta keep moving because moving targets are harder to hit and there quite a few of us recently retired military and we know where the bodies are buried.
End of Part 1.
To Be Continued...
Thursday, June 07, 2007
"Spoils Of War: Bush Cronies Are Cashing In On Terror -- And So Can You."
by Jebediah Reed (Radar Online)
According to at least one top analyst who tracks
homeland security stocks, it's an ideal time to
invest in companies that seem to have sprung from
the pages of a Philip K. Dick novel. There are
outfits that develop systems for secretly reading
an entire nation's e-mail or biometrics scanners
that can recognize every face on a busy street.
Then there are purveyors of unmanned spy blimps
and robotic death machines. But how's a typical
401K owner supposed to pick the winners?
In this age of outsourcing, 70 percent of the
nation's estimated $48 billion intelligence
budget goes straight into the pockets of private
contactorsand an additional $58 billion is
earmarked for homeland security. For security and
defense firms, the road to profitability is paved
with government contracts. But landing those
coveted deals is often dependent on having
friends in those high places where procurement decisions are made.
Lately, Radar Online has noticed a stream of
former Bush Administration officials and insiders
signing on as directors at obscure companies that
compete for contracts at their old agencies.
Where other observers might see revolving-door
corruption, or perhaps an orgy of military
industrial profiteering, we see a tantalizing
investment opportunity. Just because this crew,
which includes George Tenet, Paul Bremer, and
Richard Perle, monumentally bungled their duties
to the American tax payer doesn't mean they
aren't capable of feathering their own nests and yours.
Click on link for the full story.
Monday, June 04, 2007
by Hillibilly hermit
This is only the latest outrage! Bush has decided to ignore
international law once again by putting a child soldier in Guantanamo
and trying him as a war criminal.
So what the fuck's going on? When "they" torture our troops, it's a war
But when we torture their troops, it's "interrogation"???
When Saddam used Abu Grahib as a torture chamber it was an atrocity. When we
used it for exactly the same purpose, it was "expedient"?
If an 18 year old has sex with a 15 year old it's rape, but when bush tortures a 15
year old the laws don't apply?
Some months ago, a small town in North Dakota passed a resolution in
support of the federal government forming a "peace department." Public
outrage forced the city council to repeal the resolution at the very
After World War II, United States led the world at the
Geneva conventions setting strict rules about torture, abuse of
prisoners, and other "war crimes." Now, the administration, Congress,
and the well-thought-of McCain himself are actively supporting "our
right" to torture when we consider it expedient.
I'm so glad that I'm old and don't have much time left to watch the
United States become the what Nazi Germany was two generations ago.
In Weird Wally's Opinion: It's the Crusades All Over Again.
Fuck a bunch of Nazis because they came so late into a game that was already thousands of years old and, although they didn't have a clue, they were too arrogant to even consider the possibility that that they didn't have a clue.
And when are our Crusades going to finally end?
Sunday, June 03, 2007
This Just In
A Weird Wally
Hillbilly Hermit says that he is more paranoid of Republicans and neocons then the bears on his front lawn.
This just does not compute with Weird Wally.
How is it that people can be more dangerous then bears?
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Is it Already Too Late For 2008?
On May 4, 2007, the President signed a White House Directive, known as NSPD-51 and HSPD-20. Subsequently, on May 9, 2007, Whitehouse.gov posted the unclassified portion of the Directive on its site. Weird Wally first mentioned it on May 31, 2007, which means he hadn’t been paying attention.
The unclassified portions are damn scary and, Weird Wally can’t help but wonder what the administration is keeping classified and not telling us.
One of the reasons that the Directive is receiving so little attention in the mainstream media, is that it is complicated and heard to break-down, if you catch WW's drift. Besides, it’s hard to believe that we are actually seeing this play out.
But then again, nobody really believed Bush would steal the Florida Elections until he did. Same-thing happened in Ohio four years later and who would have believed it could happen before it actually happened?
Even as Bush threw the UN Inspectors out of pre-occupied Iraq, most of us had a hard time believing that we would invade Iraq until we actually did.
And now, we have clear and convincing evidence that martial law prior to the 2008 elections is not only possible, but also probable. Meanwhile, keep your eyes and ears open for the new National Continuity Coordinator, Frances Townsend. She’ll be running the country until Bush returns to Washington from his ranch in Texas.
So let's break it down for fun and profit...
Friday, June 01, 2007
What Are Those Neocons Up To Now?
Not only are Republicans eating their young and, the young of this nation in Iraq and the coming Iran wars, they are also shooting their own messengers. About 65 telephone solicitors for the RNC were abruptly fired because they were bringing bad news to the people who mattered. http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20070601-122909-8977r.htm
Grassroots donations are down 40 percent and front-line phone workers are reporting that the usual contributors are angry at the administration’s policies. But, the higher-ups are choosing to ignore the front-line troops and the phone center is being totally shut down.
Weird Wally sees this move as further evidence that the RNC is abandoning their grassroots and depending more on lobbyist, whose interest the RNC will have to serve at the expense of grassroots anything.
Like the Iraq and, soon to be, Iran war, the neocons are ignoring the information from the troops on the ground (that is how they support them) and, making policy based on the secret meetings between Chaney, Enron and Halliburton, several years ago.
The Bush administration says that those meetings fall under the category of Executive Privilege and is fighting like hell to keep their secrets secret.
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