Saturday, May 13, 2006

Semper Paratus

In a time of sky high pentagon budgets. More should be done for the Coast Guard. And I was very taken with this article spot lighting these short falls in are oldest naval service.

Soldiers for the Truth: They're Often Overlooked
It is the nation's fifth armed service and its people are some of the most competent and professional I have ever dealt with during my military service. They are the men and women of the United States Coast Guard, and because they are not a part of the Department of Defense, their contribution to national defense is often overlooked. Perhaps it is the fact that they don't belong to DoD or because they have a humanitarian mission, but it rankles me that they don't get the recognition from the public or within the government that they so justly deserve.

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Clinton over Bush - Poll: Clinton outperformed Bush - May 12, 2006
In a new poll comparing President Bush's job performance with that of his predecessor, a strong majority of respondents said President Clinton outperformed Bush on a host of issues.

Summery of poll below from Political wire
  • On the economy, 63% to 26%
  • On solving the problems of ordinary Americans, 62% to 25%
  • On foreign affairs, 56% to 32%
  • On taxes, 51% to 35%
  • On handling natural disasters, 51% to 30%
  • On national security, 46% to 42%
  • On honesty, 46% to 41%

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

lower and lower

Just how low will they go before someone does something about Bush & Co. A new lower being reported by Harris polls.

Political Wire: Bush Approval in Free Fall
Bush Approval in Free Fall
President Bush’s approval rating "has fallen to its lowest mark of his presidency," according to a new Harris Interactive poll. Just 29% think Bush is doing an "excellent or pretty good" job as president, down from 35% in April.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Another Poll

Yet another poll shows Bush heading south into uncharted territory for a POTUS' approval. I believe Nixin had the all time low of 27% at the time of his resignation. But I could be wrong on that. In either case, these last two poll are the worst numbers I have ever seen.

Think Progress » 31%

President Bush’s approval rating in the latest New York Times/CBS News poll

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ENOUGH already!

Tell me at what point do we say,"ENOUGH all ready!" And throw them all out. We have a President that thinks that 750 different laws don't apply to him and or his administration, takes use to war on faulty intell, lies flat out to us on Domestic Spying, outs or compromises CIA officers for political gain, makes are great great grandchildren poor with out of sight spending, And now this:

Drudge Retort: HUD Contractors Must Support Bush
Dallas Business Journal: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson said in a recent speech that he canceled a deal with a contractor because the man opposed President Bush. "Why should I reward someone who doesn't like the president, so they can use funds to try to campaign against the president? Logic says they don't get the contract."

This arrangement violates federal law, according to ThinkProgress.

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Monday, May 08, 2006

Public Apology from a Bush Supporter

I never heard of this guy before, but I give him credit for publicly apologizing for voting in, as he put it, "he's the worst President, period." Well worth the time to read.

Drudge Retort: Radio Host: Sorry I Voted for Bush
So, I'm saying today, I was wrong to have voted for George W. Bush. In historic terms, I believe George W. Bush is the worst two-term President in the history of the country. Worse than Grant. I also believe a case can be made that he's the worst President, period. Original Post....

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Will he brake the 30% mark - Bush approval rating hits new low
President Bush's approval rating has slumped to 31% in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, the lowest of his presidency and a warning sign for Republicans in the November elections.

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Friday, May 05, 2006

RFID Underground

I came across this off of Digg and also this month Consumer Reports has a piece on RFID's called
RFID tags, Hacking RFID
(registered users). I guess now that Consumer Reports is getting unconformable about RFID's, I hope that the general public will pay attention to the issue and speak out against them.

Wired 14.05: The RFID Hacking Underground
Future Chip
Photo Credit: clix
RFID chips are everywhere - companies and labs use them as access keys, Prius owners use them to start their cars, and retail giants like Wal-Mart have deployed them as inventory tracking devices. Drug manufacturers like Pfizer rely on chips to track pharmaceuticals. The tags are also about to get a lot more personal: Next-gen US passports and credit cards will contain RFIDs, and the medical industry is exploring the use of implantable chips to manage patients. According to the RFID market analysis firm IDTechEx, the push for digital inventory tracking and personal ID systems will expand the current annual market for RFIDs from $2.7 billion to as much as $26 billion by 2016.

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