Daily Archives: February 21, 2012

Technospecial Me!

I’ve been wanting to get Mr T sitting more securely than he was on my bogus temporary bunch of granite countertop scraps. He needs to be up off my desk for ventilation and to make his monitor more comfortable for my neck.

Also Dearest got me an external hard drive big enough to keep all of Mr. T’s data backed up. It needed a home on my desk where it would be secure and easy to access.

Yesterday, I had an Ah Ha! moment and built this.

I cut out one end of the box and reinforced it with cardboard strips glued inside, then glued fabric to the outside to make it really sturdy and purdy. I really like how the colors coordinate. Anybody recognize the fabric? :)

I backed up ALL my files YAY! and when it was done, the external hd and its rolled-up cords tucked nicely together in the box where they are safe AND visible so I won’t forget to do regular updates to my backups.

I decided to call the external hard drive “Locke.” It’s a play on words  … the unit is a Seagate. A lock in a canal is a seagate, get it? I added the -e to give a nod to John Locke whose writings influenced our Founding Fathers.

(The keyboard I use is on a slide out tray under my desk top.)

 

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Stop the insanity!


Chrissy’s Site Bites: http://news.webshots.com/photo/2992762800056011884AQnYfg

Click on graphic to embiggen.

N.b., I got these numbers from an email that’s circulating. They’re not current.

H/t to Tech Guy for the idea.

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Defend Freedom of Religion

Chrissy’s Site Bites: http://news.webshots.com/photo/2099581260056011884idWmEX

H/t to Angelaisms for the idea.

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THE TUESDAY GRUDGE;FWIW

Posted by Pistol Pete

Thought I’d post a few things in case anybody happens by.

OBAMA’S RACISM:COMPLETELY OUT OF THE CLOSET
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/obamas_racism_completely_out_of_the_closet.html

FEARING WEST,PUTIN PLEDGES BIGGEST MILITARY BUILDUP SINCE THE COLD WAR
And last week,Obama handed over six islands off the coast of Alaska.
What a brilliant military strategist.
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2012/0220/Fearing-West-Putin-pledges-biggest-military-buildup-since-cold-war

DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL SNAG $1.1BILLION SLUSH FUND
The AG in our state,Lisa Madigan,is the daughter of speaker-of-the-house Michael Madigan.
It’s the Chicago way.
http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/21/democratic-attorneys-general-snag-1-1-billion-slush-fund/

GOT TO HAVE MY DOSE OF ALLEN WEST

BLACK (LIBERAL) HISTORY MONTH
http://townhall.com/columnists/calthomas/2012/02/21/black_liberal_history_month

EVOLVE OR DIE
Some shocking facts about the Tea Party Express,if true
http://spectator.org/archives/2012/02/21/evolve-or-die

THIS IS YOUR “OBAMA RECOVERY”
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/02/20/this-is-your-obama-recovery/

OBAMA TALKS ABOUT STANDING UP WHILE SITTING DOWN
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/obama_talks_about_standing_up_while_sitting_down.html

INSANE CALLER WISHES RAPE ON DANA LOESCH

FIRST LADY OF LUXURY TRAVEL
I DIDN’T HAVE THE STOMACH TO ADD IT UP,BUT IT’S A LOT

SPAIN: AUGUST 2010

•Michelle Obama and 40 of her friends paid for personal expenses, such as hotels and meals themselves.
•But the U.S. taxpayer would have paid for the 68-strong security detail, personal staff and use of presidential jet Air Force Two.
•Payment for the secret service team ran at around $281 each – nearly $98,000 for the duration of the summer break.
•Use of Air Force Two comes in at $149,900 for the round trip, not including time on the ground.
•Mrs Obama’s personal staff, of which there were an unknown number, should also be taken into account

HAWAII: DECEMBER 2010

According to the Hawaii Reporter the costs were:

•$63,000 on an early flight bringing Mrs Obama and the children to Hawaii ahead of the President
•$1,000,000 on Mr Obama’s return trip from Washington on Air Force One
•$16,000 to rent nearby homes for Secret Service and Navy Seals
•$134,000 for 24 White House staff to stay at the Moana Hotel
•$251,000 in police overtime
•$10,000 for an ambulance to be on hand at all times

SKI TRIP TO VAIL: FEBRUARY 2011

•Michelle Obama and her daughters stayed at the Sebastian hotel on Vail Mountain, where rooms cost more than $2,400 for multi-bedroom suites.
•The family appears to have flown there on Air Force Two.
•They were escorted to the resort by about a dozen vehicles, including 15 state and local law enforcement officers.

MARTHA’S VINEYARD: AUGUST 2011

•The Blue Heron Farm estate, where the Obama family stayed, rents for about $50,000 a week.
•Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama flew to the estate just hours before the president to make the most of the holiday – again, incurring extra flight costs.
•According to U.S. News and World Report, the Coast Guard was required to keep ships floating near the property. The presidential helicopter and jet remain at the ready and security agents will be on 24-hour duty.

HAWAII: DECEMBER 2011

According to the Hawaii Reporter the costs were:

•$63,000 on an early flight bringing Mrs Obama and the children to Hawaii ahead of the President but add security and personnel for a total of about $100,000
•$3,271,622 on Mr Obama’s return trip from Washington on Air Force One
•$151,200 to rent nearby homes for Secret Service and Navy Seals
•$72,216 for 24 White House staff to stay at the Moana Hotel

OBAMA CONTINUES HIS REPUTATION AS THE GREATEST GUN SALESMAN OF ALL TIME

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/02/obama-continues-to-be-greatest-gun-salesman-of-all-time/

ROMNEY CAMPAIGN DOWN TO $7.7 MILLION ON HAND

I guess buying the nomination will cost more than he thought

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/02/20/romneys-campaign-down-to-7-7-million-cash-on-hand/

Mercifully,there is only 1:04 of these two mental midgets

ROMNEY CAMPAIGN SPENDS THREE TIMES WHAT IT RAISED IN JANUARY

If that’s not proof positive that he’s a liberal,I don’t know what is.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/fundraising/211667-mitt-romney-campaign-spending-far-outpaces-fundraising-totals

SUDDENLY,REALITY SMACKS SANTORUM IN THE FACE

Listen Rick,the media hate conservatives in general;you’re trying to dethrone their king.There is no depth these ravenous wolves will not stoop to to destroy you.Stick to your principles no matter what.It’s hard to stand up again once you’ve been on your knees.

HOW OBAMA MAKES DECISIONS

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/how_obama_makes_decisions.html

VIDEO:HUSBAND OF FINNISH PRESIDENT CAUGHT OGLING DANISH PRINCESS MARY’S CLEAVAGE

Saw this this AM on F&F;it’s hilarious

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/busted-fninish-presidents-husband-caught-ogling-danish-princess-mary/

INSIDE THE HIGHLY-ORGANIZED WORLD OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS WHO ARE BUSY ORGANIZING OTHER ORGANIZERS

LATEST POLL SHOWS OBAMA MORE UNPOPULAR THAN GEORGE W. BUSH

This is from the leftist PPP poll;it only took three years.
They dumped raw sewage on W for eight solid years to get his approval this low.
They sprinkle fairy dust on this dictator-wannabe.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/02/ruh-roh-latest-poll-obama-now-more-unpopular-than-george-w-bush/

I’D RATHER HOPED WE WERE DONE WITH THIS BUFFOON;GUESS NOT

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