A Good Time


When taping a podcast, there are many factors that determine whether or not we actually “had” a good time. This week, we most certainly DID have a good time.

Right This Way is a wrap up style show that a bunch of us came up with months ago when Take That! Radio was at its peak as far as shows go.

We’ve since downsized to something a bit more manageable since Melissa Clouthier and a few other shows went off to do something new and exciting. Friday we taped another edition sponsored by GoDaddy.

I haven’t laughed that hard in months.

Jimmie Bise of The Delivery show fame led the charge.

You’ll also hear a side of Molly Teichman that you haven’t heard before.

A hard hitting first half of healthcare lead by a fired up Tabitha Hale was quickly lead by a break of about 70 minutes in which no one was safe from jokes and general good humor.

Leading into the second half, Andrew Lawton took a beating over a Hannah Montana ringtone and the show went downhill from there.

This edition of Right This Way is highly recommended.

Toilet Control

A friend asked me what I felt about healthcare, government programs, etc. the other day as it relates to congress and congressional duties and obligations.

My answer was simple.

I EXPECT the government to fulfill its constitutional mandates as written by our forefathers. I EXPECT no more and no less than that.

The forefathers HATED the idea of a federal government.

It grows out of control and breeds corruption.

The constitution doesn’t say that the government should educate my kids, run my healthcare plan, and tell me how many gallons the toilet in my home can use when it works its magic. Where is the FREEDOM in that?

Socialism works like that but a Republic should not.

The toilet thing should have been the wake up call.


The Fringe 411 Show

The latest podcast over at takethatmedia.com with my friends Tabitha Hale and Molly Teichman is awesome. An absolute joy to produce.


It’s the side of pop culture that you rarely see. Join Molly Teichman and Tabitha Hale as they discuss sword play, bulldozing, and gas pumping right here on the new Fringe 411 show.

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Don’t Press That F1 Key!

Windows XP users beware.

Microsoft told Windows XP users today not to press the F1 key when prompted by a Web site, as part of its reaction to an unpatched vulnerability that hackers could exploit to hijack PCs running Internet Explorer (IE).

In a security advisory issued late Monday, Microsoft confirmed the unpatched bug in VBScript that Polish researcher Maurycy Prodeus had revealed Friday, offered more information on the flaw and provided some advice on how to protect PCs until a patch shipped.

“The vulnerability exists in the way that VBScript interacts with Windows Help files when using Internet Explorer,” read the advisory. “If a malicious Web site displayed a specially crafted dialog box and a user pressed the F1 key, arbitrary code could be executed in the security context of the currently logged-on user.”

Full article can be found here.


…you could just buy a Mac or install Linux Mint.

How Liberty Dies


The following story is a sad one for any number of reasons.

The couple own their house and their land. It stands to reason that they should be able to do anything they want with it. Ah, not so much.

As long as you own something that can be taken away from you by the government, then it isn’t really yours.

“I own my home.” No. No you do not.

The moment you violate some petty law or ordinance or forget to pay your taxes to the government they can step in and take it from you.

There is no sense in crying about it. You gave the government the authority to do so. How? Because, you didn’t say no. It is the law of unintended consequences. The law was probably meant for some other purpose originally. “We don’t want an eye sore in our community.”

Hence, the story of the day.

Some Southern California cities fine residents for watering their lawns too much during droughts.

But in Orange, officials are locked in a legal battle with a couple accused of violating city ordinances for removing their lawn in an attempt to save water.

The dispute began two years ago, when Quan and Angelina Ha tore out the grass in their frontyard. In drought-plagued Southern California, the couple said, the lush grass had been soaking up tens of thousands of gallons of water — and hundreds of dollars — each year.

They said they were trying to do something good for the environment.

Wow California what is more important to you?


This is why California is green but not really.

Germany 1 – Law Enforcement 0

In a recent development in the land of beer and sausage comes a striking blow to those who would like to store your personal communications information for a period of six months. You know. Just in case law enforcement might need it for something.

via Slashdot

Germany’s highest court on Tuesday overturned a law allowing authorities to retain data on telephone calls and e-mail traffic to help fight terrorism and crime. The Federal Constitution Court ruled that major changes needed to be made to a 2008 law ordering data on calls made from mobile or fixed-line telephones and e-mail traffic to be kept for six months for possible access by law enforcement agencies.

The judges said the data storage was not secure enough and that it was not sufficiently clear what it would be used for. A record number of almost 35,000 people, including current Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, had originally brought the case to the court. The law stems from a European Union directive.

The court said all data stored to date must be deleted immediately. It said the law went far beyond the requirements of the EU directive. The storage of data could “cause a diffusely threatening feeling of being under observation that can diminish an unprejudiced perception of one’s basic rights in many areas,” said the president of the court, Hans-Jürgen Papier.

Absolutely shocked? I was.

This is the European Union after all. Peace, love, socialism, and all of that.

If you take the time to read the article you’ll see that the fight isn’t over yet. The Germans would be ok with a law that had better defined parameters when it comes to the storage, use, and access of the data.

I suppose if you whack people with a stick long enough they might just get pissed off.

Federal Government and Internet

Of course, we all know that the government has been itching to grab more control of the internet with increased regulation, taxes, etc.

This article in The Registry should not surprise you.

The US government’s policy of leaving the Internet alone is over, according to Obama’s top official at the Department of Commerce.

Instead, an “Internet Policy 3.0” approach will see policy discussions between government agencies, foreign governments, and key Internet constituencies, according to Assistant Secretary Larry Strickling, with those discussions covering issues such as privacy, child protection, cybersecurity, copyright protection, and Internet governance.

The federal government octopus under the control of a liberal arm are trying to stretch their tentacles as far as possible. Healthcare, internet, the auto industry, and the banking system are just a few examples.

What do they want? Why, control of every aspect of your life is the goal. Silly.

Through a combination of government getting too big and the folks who vote and pay taxes becoming even dumber and more ignorant, the United States is now on the fast track to completely derailing this train riding down the constitution tracks.

It’s only a matter of time before the fed tells you what job you’ll have when you grow up, what house you can live in, and perhaps even who you can marry.

Sound familiar? It should. That is precisely what life was like in the USSR a few years ago.