Archive for October, 2011

Watch this to the end…

11 October 2011

It’s long, but see if you find it compelling…

-Pateratic

Jobs is gone.

6 October 2011

Not mine - swiped from the 'netSteve Jobs has lost his battle with cancer, and passed from this vale of tears on to whatever his reward may be.  The photo chosen for this post, swiped from the internet via Google, is most appropriate because Mr. Jobs will live on in his creations, all of which are electronic in form – as implied by the picture.

I’ve never followed Mr. Jobs’ politics, and cannot say what his leanings were; liberal, moderate, or conservative. I can say that I know him to have come from modest means to CREATE his and many other people’s wealth. His story is one of invention, entrepreneurial skills. It is one of building on failures to create success (can anyone say Apple LISA? NeXT?) .

His is a story that those vacuous parasites marching on Wall Street would do well to study and emulate. NO ONE gets – nor deserves – any guarantees to success in life. These simpering whiners (save those manipulative Marxists who have pulled the event together) are, to a one, products of the liberal education they’ve received: no-one should feel bad; everyone should be allowed to play on the team, regardless of their ability – and no-one is allowed to fail. This policy has done exactly what was expected. It has produced an entire generation of people ill-prepared for life – and all too ready to suckle at the teat of government.  They have no concept of what is at stake, of what they sacrifice by turning their well being – their very lives – over to government bureaucrats.

And their efforts must be resisted at all cost.

RIP, Mr. Jobs. RIP…

-Pateratic

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night…

5 October 2011

Not mine - swiped from the web

The Postal Service is at the wailing wall, decrying a huge deficit, and losses in the billions year over year. The internet, it seems, has obviated most of their services; and like the unionized, rock-banging low-tech dinosauric company they’ve always been, they can’t seem to figure out how to fix themselves.

Just in the nick of time, the superhuman brain trust we affectionately call “Congress” has authorized a delay to a required, multi-billion dollar payment to their retirement health care fund to keep them from slipping immediately under the waves, and, most likely, will be making a move to bail the USPS out – which, I pray, will be strenuously resisted by the (supposed) conservatives in the House.

But wait! Darrel Issa has a plan to save the post office without having to bail them out!  His plan includes reducing the number of post offices; reducing the number of distribution centers and increasing their efficiency, using more efficient vehicles for mail delivery, etc. This all sounds really great! Why didn’t they… uh, wait: if we do all that, won’t you also have to cut the number of postal workers employed by the USPS? Aren’t they socialist, er, I mean: unionized?

There is little chance that any plan that harms socialists – sorry, Freudian slip – unions will pass the socialist – dagnabbit! Another Freudian slip – Democratic Senate. Sayanara, USPS: your own weight and the stupidity of the current Democratic administration are conspiring to pull you under the waves of evolution. Darwin would be proud of you.

-Pateratic