Test Post

Just a test post of some new blogging tools. I’ve decided to attempt reviving this blog once more while being less cynical in my posts than before. Still will mostly be my observations on the world from my little part of it.


Thanks to WP

Many thanks to WordPress.com for their timely response to some technical issues we had with the blog.  Their service and response  is much appreciated.

WP 2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 111 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 609 posts.

The busiest day of the year was April 23rd with 173 views. The most popular post that day was Text of SB1070 (Az’s Immigration Law).

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were ericpalmer.wordpress.com, how2immigrate.com, en.search.wordpress.com, en.wordpress.com, and ohamerica.us.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for arizona immigration law text, sb1070 text, arizona immigration law sb1070 text, darth vader funny, and sb 1070 text.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Text of SB1070 (Az’s Immigration Law) April 2010


Wal-Mart near bankruptcy or… March 2008


Russian T-50 Stealth Fighter January 2010


Daily Space: Apollo Lunar Module July 2009


Arizona 2008 Propositions September 2008


An interesting look at Thirdsphere over 2010. I’m not surprised immigration was one of the busiest and most looked at topics on this blog. I started burning out towards the end of 2010, hence the few posts there, but I think I’m charged up again and ready to lay into the subjects and topics that interest me.  So expect the usual posts about politics, the Obama administration, Obamacare, and immigration but I’m going to try to get back into posting more about space, aerospace, technology, and international news once more.


Short Shrift

Well WP ate the entire post I just wrote for no apparent reason and I’m not going to spend another twenty minutes writing up. Weird. Just a reminder for me to write posts in a word processor first and then put them on the blog. Too bad. I thought it was a rather nice, long post addressing immigration, the oil spill, the economy, pseudo-conservatives, and the politics and policies of convenience that are destroying the country and burdening the Amercian people unfairly while the corporations and elitist douches get to live the high life. Here’s the basic gist of the original post’s ending paragraph:

While I have no need for UI I know fat to many people in Arizona that do. People who aren’t lazy, they don’t want to be on UI but the ongoing poor economic situation makes it so. I’m tired of seeing politicians screwing with people over pennies when these same politicians have no problems throwing out billions to corporations. So I say this, if Congress doesn’t pass an extension to unemployment by July 4th, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure every incumbent in Arizona gets thrown out of office. I don’t care if they’re the friggin’ dog catcher or the Governor: they deserve to face retribution from the people at this point. It’s time for Americans to take their country back from the corrupt who are pillaging and destroying it.

The original was much better stated, but oh well. It is what it is.

Throw the bums out!

Corruption Driving Policy

So the big news of the day is the GM/Obama wrangling over how to save the company. I say, yet again, let the company file bankruptcy and try to work things out from there. The Administration’s continued whining about GM being “too big to fail” is a lie. No company is too big to fail, history evidences this fact. There are always new businesses willing and able to move in and take up the slack. If GM refuses bankruptcy then it is probably best for GM to fail and allow smaller independent car companies with new innovations and ideas to enter the market without the hindrance and near monopolization within U.S. borders of the industry by Big 3.

Perhaps disingenuously the President had the gall to make the claim that the government does not want to run GM and yet the government in fact has far too much control of the company now. How else would the government force out GM’s chief out with some $20 million in compensation in order for the company to be restructured? Why is the government continuing to bailout the failed company? Every time the government tries to run a business is fails miserably, and yet those businesses are allowed to run uncontested, unquestioned, and certainly without any consequence for their failed policies and practices. Which “businesses” are these? Amtrack and the U.S. Postal Service.

More importantly, government has no businesses assuring the public that the government will back a company’s warranties. So why is Obama promising this? The government has wasted billions to “save” GM and Chrysler, yet here they are again “needing” more tax payer money. Why does the government continue to throw good money after bad?

I used to think Mr. Obama and his Administration were simply ignorant or misguided in their policies for the economy but now I am certain it is a well calculated intent to destroy American capitalism and American business. Worse is has become patently obvious of the corruption running rampant in Washington, both inside and outside of the Administration. Case in point is the news of Chris Dodd’s campaign contributions from AIG and it’s employees. Contributions encouraged when Dodd would be in a position that could benefit AIG. In fact AIG did finally benefit from Dodd in the recent TARP and simulus bills.

Gun Notes

More evidence of the falsehood of illegal gun sales in the United States being the primary reason for Mexico’s narco-related problems:
Legal U.S. Arms Exports May Be Source of Narco Syndicates’ Rising Firepower | | the narcosphere The article is an interesting read on not only the current chaos in Mexico but a little of its origin, the political policies and the corruption that led Mexico and the U.S. to this current state of affairs. I suggest the President and all the gun restrictors using lies and falsehoods to push their political agenda, you might want to resonsider their allegations against innocent American citizens exerting their constitutional rights.


Just a useless post. I was bored and unable to sleep so decided to check out the blog stats to get a laugh at how low the stats should be. I don’t really care about numbers of views, clicks, et. al., given the blogs more about throwing out my opinions and half formed thoughts. Still it was interesting, a a little surprising, to see the numbers. Not surprisingly the height of the Presidential election season was also the largest spike in the stats.

Anyway, I think I’ll get back to writing more about space, science, tech and stuff.

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