Sunday, December 28, 2008

The iPhone rocks but...

Well my "kids" got me an Apple iPhone for Christmas. Needless to say it's an awesome gift. The 3G has worked great most places and I've found a lot of nice apps for the phone.

My wife is happy because the best feature to her is someone actually answers the phone. But my other phone had issues so you can't really blame me. ;-)

Anyway here are just a few of the features I use daily; GMail, facebook, twitter, Weather App, Google Maps App, Camera Bag App. There are really too many to list. The one downside and I'm not sure why Apple has not fixed this, is there is no easy way to copy/paste.

The lack of copy/paste is a known sore spot amongst iPhone users so I assume Apple will address this soon. When posting to facebook, twitter, or Gmail it would be nice to have that feature.

Fix that Apple and you will make a lot of happy iPhone users lives complete!


Friday, December 26, 2008

Reliving the Flexy Racer

A few months ago I blogged about a sled with wheels I had when I was a kid. It was called a Flexy Racer. I have received a few emails and comments on the Flexy Racer so I thought I would post a link back to that article in case anyone got a Flexy Racer for Christmas.

Actually these days Flexy Racers would be completely outlawed and possibly only seen on some Jack Ass movie or stupid tricks for MTV show. I really don't know how we survived those days. Not sure what a Flexy Racer is? Just click the link below.

And if you did get one for Christmas you might want to consider the gift givers real intentions.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Ayers book Fugitive Days, not so hot on Amazon

Well it didn't take long after the election for old William Ayers to show up in the media. Good Morning America interviewed Ayers this morning and somewhat promoted his book "Fugitive Days: A Memoir".

The book was published in 2001 around September 11th and describes events in his life up through his days in the domestic terror group, the Weather Underground. I looked it up on Amazon and "looked inside". The first words in the book are "Memory is a MotherF****r". Nice Bill, that's another thing you and Obama have in common.

That is about as much I will read of his book. I did look at the reviews and they were all horrible. It's something like 15 (5) stars to 65 (1) star with very few in between. You gotta figure if you write a book, you will have 10-15 friends give you some good ratings on Amazon so that's probably how the book received 15 (5) star ratings. Other than that people pretty much blast his book. Not so good for such a distinguished writer huh?


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Best Part about the election being over

Wow, no more Obama ads! thank you...

What will Facebook and MySpace do? That seemed to be half of their revenue the past 2 months.

hey - just trying to look at the bright side


Do Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton still have jobs

I'm just wondering if Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton still have jobs or a voice? Seems like they can just go straight to the top with their issues now.

What about the other minority groups? Are they still minority groups?

just a thought...



Tuesday, November 04, 2008

McCain - Man of Honor

John McCain called Barack Obama to concede the election.

McCain said to supporters-
Though we fell short, the failure is mine, not yours.
Words of a TRUE man of Honor.

The fight will continue...



Schumer tells of things to come

Chuck Schumer on Fox News gave us preview of things to come if the Democrats have complete power. He actually compared alternative media or conservative opinion to pornography. The Democrats are itching to re implement the fairness doctrine.

Watch Schumer's comments on Fox News.


Obama can't close the deal

Think about this people.

Obama raised some $600 million questionable dollars. McCain took $80 million in public financing.
Obama had groups like ACORN operating illegally to register voters.
Obama has the mainstream media backing him 110%
Obama had the convenience of never taking tough questions and dodging the issues.

By all accounts he should be killing McCain.

Still in the end he can't close the deal. By closing the deal I mean on election day the election is still up in the air. 

Just food for thought...



Back Later - Gone to Vote

Go Vote!

“Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans” - Will Rogers

"The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do.” - Joesph Stalin



Monday, November 03, 2008

Money to Burn Barack? Obama date line

Ok...So I'm sitting here pushing the "We the People" video on Facebook and all I get on the right side are Obama Ads. Now these aren't even Presidential Ads.

Look at the AD here. What the hell is this? The Obama Date Connection? Maybe call it Barry's swanky lounge. Or, maybe he and Michelle just needed some family photos..

I guess he's got to get rid of all that cash he has from his...uh you know "donations."



Obama Speech Writer to vote for McCain

Wendy Button is a speech writer for Obama, Clinton and Edwards and is now voting for McCain. She said the final straw was "Joe the Plumber".

Wendy states:
The final straw came the other week when Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (a.k.a Joe the Plumber) asked a question about higher taxes for small businesses. Instead of celebrating his aspirations, they were mocked. He wasn’t “a real plumber,” and “They’re fighting for Joe the Hedge-Fund manager,” and the patronizing, “I’ve got nothing but love for Joe the Plumber.”
It seems she has broken free from the Obama hypnotic state and come to reason. How many more will?

See full article Here



Sunday, November 02, 2008

4700 hits in 12 hours - We the People video


The "We the People" video got over 4700 hits today. Maybe the Internet is good for something :-)

If you missed the original post go here and read:

You can see it directly on YouTube here:

Please pass it along!



Friday, October 31, 2008

Interesting Guest on LA Times tape?

The LA Times is holding the tape of Barack Obama at the 2003 Arab American Action Network and will not release it for some reason. Most think that it will show Barack in his true form and not very Presidential.

What is interesting who is on the guest list. We all know Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dorn, and Rashid Knalidi were in attendance. There is also a group called the Sanabel AlQuds Dabka troupe or Sanabel Debka that was in attendance.

Sanabel Debka is a Muslim based dance group of kids from Milwaukee who perform a Middle Eastern step dance. What's interesting is what they incorporated into their act in 2004.

In a dance in 2004 they broke into a side performance where several kids were adorned with American, British and Israeli flags. Other performers pretended to shoot or behead the kids wearing the flags. Did they perform this at the 2003 dinner?

Obviously this is not a group any patriotic American or for that matter person with common sense would watch or support.

Hmmmm - Sure would like to see the tape. Your thoughts?

Here is an in-depth article by Debbie Schlussel:


Newpapers that endorsed McCain kicked off Obama's plane

The N.Y. Post, Washington Times, and Dallas Morning News have all been kicked off of Obama's campaign plane to be replaced by "network bigwigs" and the two black magazines Essence and Jet. Imagine that. 

All three papers have recently endorsed Senator John McCain, but the Obama campaign states that it just doesn't have enough seats available. Some of the people on the plane have been covering the 2008 election for a year now and get the boot in the final hours.

It shouldn't come as a surprise. The Obama campaign has repeatedly banned news outlets that asked tough questions and didn't bow down in his presence. And we all know what happens when a citizen questions the great one, just ask Joe the Plumber.

Funny though, the Obama campaign said, "oh there are some seats left on the Biden plane, you can ride with him". geee thanks what a consolation prize.

Free Speech people....enjoy it while you can because if Obama becomes king, uh I mean President the democrats have a plan to squash those who oppose. Google fairness doctrine.



Thursday, October 30, 2008

Does Obama have a copy of Ayers Prairie Fire?

In 1974 the book Prairie Fire was published as the manifesto of the domestic terrorist organization The Weather Underground, headed by Bill Ayers.

Prairie Fire, which stands for The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism, had four authors including Ayers. In the book he states;

"We need a revolutionary communist party in order to lead the struggle, give coherence and direction to the fight, seize power and build a new society"

Ok, so he's communist. Just a few years ago in a recent interview he still admits he's a Marxist and anarchist.

We all know Obama says, "he's just a guy down the street". We also know it goes much deeper than that of which I will not cover here.

One thing however Obama should have a problem with is one of the dedications in Ayers book. At the end of Prairie Fire there are numerous dedications to various radials but one in particular should catch Democrats eyes, Sirhan Sirhan.

Sirhan Sirhan is the convicted assassin of Senator Robert F. Kennedy on June 5, 1968. Democrats can overlook the Rev. Wright, Tony Rezco, and some of Ayers issues, but the fact one of their own was killed by someone who was hailed by Ayers should cross the line.

I assume Senator Barack Obama will have nothing to say and avoid the issue at all costs but I think deep down Democrats are wondering what they have got themselves in to.

Wouldn't you like to take a look and see what's on Sen Obama's bookshelf?



Fight With Me! - Video

This is a video for Republicans, Democrats, Conservatives, Liberals....all Americans.

We the People have a choice to make. In just a few days we will vote in one of the most important elections in our lifetime.

The United States is the greatest country on the face of the Earth if not all of history. We the People need to get it back on track. We've done it before. Not because someone gave us a handout but because Americans pull together, overcome adversity and rise to the occasion. That's how our country was built.

We've put men on the moon, we've overcome evil empires, we stood up against aggression in the Cold War. We go to the aide of countries devastated by a tsunamis and other natural disasters.

American athletes don't win gold medals because their government train them for years, they win because of hard work and dedication.

It's time to stop looking at what's in it for me and start fighting to put our country back on the right path.

Enjoy the video and feel free to comment!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Quote: A government large enough...

"A government that is large enough to supply everything you need is large enough to take everything you have"
Thomas Jefferson


Can the Obama campaign ban the church now?

Sen Joe Biden recently made a comment regarding abortion to The News Journal of Delaware, "I know that my church has wrestled with this for 2,000 years."

Well Joe's church called him on it. His bishop wrote a letter to the editor stating that, "This is simply incorrect". 

The bishop continues with, "The teaching of the Church is clear and not open to debate. Abortion is a grave sin because it is the wrongful taking of an innocent human life". Ouch, sorry Joe.

This is a great example of the rhetoric the Obama campaign is throwing out to people and when they are called on it, like Joe the Plumber and the Florida news anchor, they want to silence them. 

What will the Obama campaign do now? Ban the church?

Biden's article:

Bishop response:

Fox Article:

I think the articles are pretty newsworthy but I'm sure the MSM will shy away from this as well.



Monday, October 27, 2008

Credit Card Fraud - Update

This is an update to an earlier post about how easy it is to make fraudulent donations to the Obama campaign.

First post:

Today I tried the same fake donations while filming. The two times I tried this time, the transactions were declined. I called in later today to check on the declined transactions and AMEX told me they were actually approved. Go figure?

So now I am somewhat perplexed. I placed two donations, one for $30 and one for $5, and both were declined according to the Obama donation website but my credit card company shows it was approved.

Again I used, John McCain, Washington DC etc... for the donation info. The transaction was processed by Obama Exploratory, retail, Middle East Rest.

I will check tomorrow to see if these charges actually hit my card.

Please pass this information to others so they know how Obama is running his donation campaign.

For anyone concerned don't worry I am disputing all the charges!



Remember Mission Accomplished?

Remember the image of President Bush on the aircraft carrier early in the Iraq war?

Is this the image we have to look forward to if Sen Barack Obama is elected?



Obama fraud - My experience

The Obama campaign is teaming with allegations of fraud on all fronts. We all know about the voter fraud spurred on by the community organizing group ACORN.

What about donation fraud? Since Obama went back on his word not to take public financing, as McCain did, he has raised huge amounts of money. How does a campaign raise $150+ million dollars in one month?

I decided to see for myself if I could illegally donate to the Obama campaign. I made a donation of $50 on the Obama website. Jeeeez Jag what are you doing you ask? Well I don't think $50 is really going to matter especially since I've disputed the charge.

When I made the donation I put in the following information:

Name: John McCain
Address: 1400 Penn Ave
City: Washington DC, 20001
Occupation: President
Employer: US Govt

The only correct information was my credit card number and expiration date. I did not have to put in the 4 digit security code.

And there's more...

I called American Express to see if the donation actually went through. I was told yes the card was approved by:

Obama Exploratory
Chicago Ill
category: retail
Business type: Middle Eastern Rest

Yes. the above is true. I called three times to confirm and received the same information all three times.

A day later the process was complete and my credit card was hit with the charge from:

Obama for America
dba: Obama for America-Online
type: political org

Now we all have purchased items on the Internet using a credit card and appreciate the many fraud features sites require such as, security code, billing address etc...
Obviously the Obama camp has turned all of these features off.

In the end you ask why does this matter? Well the maximum amount an individual can donate to a campaign is $2,300. Using anonymous credit card and gift card transactions someone can donate as much as they like from anywhere in the world.

Wouldn't you think a presidential candidate would have honor in their campaign? I'm actually wondering if anyone cares.

On a final note I disputed the charges with American Express and they are gathering the information on the processor of the transaction.

People, Honor and Character do count for something.


UPDATE 10/27

More info on donation fraud:


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Obama - will he weaken our military?

Video about Barack Obama's stance on National Defense.

another jagerTV video



Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What would Obama say to Ahmadinejad?


Monday, October 20, 2008

Obama books 30 minutes on prime time TV

Sen. Barack Obama reportedly has booked half hour prime time slots on CBS,NBC, and MSNBC just days before the election.

The fact Obama went back on his word with Clinton and McCain to accept public financing he has amassed a huge amount in campaign contributions. Prime time TV slots are certainly not cheap but Sen Obama does have money to 'play with'.

I do wonder. Did the networks involved coax him into such a thing because of already low ratings? MSNBC really doesn't count given t he fact only 5-6 people watch the channel anyway.

Barack however could be doing himself a disservice. I'm not too sure Knight Rider fans will appreciate missing a week of Kit the talking car. The show probably appeals to many liberals who really enjoy a few brewskies and look forward to the talking car each week. The car does still talk right?

As far as CBS, "The new adventures of Old Christine", I'm not even sure what that means. As you can tell I don't watch much 'prime time' TV.

So will a stunt like this carry much weight? Probably not. If you haven't made up your mind by then, you are probably not going to vote anyway.

In other news I did hear the Joe Biden was going to get a 30 minute slot on the Comedy Channel which should do really well.



Sunday, October 19, 2008

Monday Morning Jab - Why Obama will win

Unless John McCain can work a miracle Sen Barack Obama will certainly win the 2008 Presidential election. John McCain is clearly concentrating on to few states win the election.

Sen. Barack Obama's strategy is obviously much broader.

Enjoy your week and stay tuned!

Why not subscribe RSS? Simply click on the link on your right and as always I welcome comments from all!


Ya'll are going to be sorry

I debated whether to write a post about an incident that occurred after attending the Gov. Sarah Palin rally in Pensacola a few weeks ago. But it happened and happened to me and my family so why not, right?

As we were leaving the rally we had to detour through downtown Pensacola and drove through what seemed to be an Obama neighborhood, or maybe just a bunch of people who liked yard signs with his name. Anyway, we had to stop so Gov Palin's motorcade could go by on there way to the airport.

While waiting, a family sitting on their porch, noticed we were McCain - Palin supporters. After Gov Palin's motorcade passed someone on the porch yelled as us, "Hey ya'll are going to be sorry when Obama becomes President."

The more I thought about that statement I wondered, "Is that how Obama supporters view this election?".  I mean McCain and McCain supporters believe that McCain's policy will help everyone. It's not an us or them mentality, it should be a country united.

Hopefully this is not the attitude of other Obama supporters and just a limited case.

Or... Maybe I just took the whole thing the wrong way because if you really think about it, what they said was true, "Ya'll (who everyone?) are going to be sorry when Obama becomes President."



Friday, October 17, 2008

Enjoy the weekend fellow Jagerites

Here's a few videos to get your weekend started off right. Enjoy!

John McCain taking up for ACORN

The Joe Biden comedy show



Obama scolded?

Is it me or when Sen. John McCain said;

"Senator Obama I'm not President Bush. If you wanted to run against President Bush you should have run four years ago."
it was like a father scolding their kid.

Sen Barack Obama has run on this notion that McCain is President Bush and repeats the phrase "failed Bush administration" in his sleep probably.

But in two quick sentences McCain stopped that mantra right in it's tracks. I mean what else could Obama say? Maybe "Yes sir". 

I'm not sure but I don't think the failed Bush administration issue came up again.

I really expected McCain to say next "Now go to your room!".



Thursday, October 16, 2008

Obama - a famous author too?

Ever sit down and read through your kids textbooks? To tell you the truth I really haven't. We just assume they are written in an unbiased and educational fashion.

Well in Wisconsin some people might think a little differently.

Not only have we seen the trail of Sen. Barack Obama's to power via Chicago politics, shady meetings with (snicker) "former terrorists", and the (ahem) community organizing group ACORN, his majesty has now made it into our kids textbooks.

The Real Debate Wisconsin reported that the 2008 edition of the 8th grade literature book published by McDougal Littell Literature contained some 15 pages about Barack Obama. On page 847 there's actually a picture of Obama at the 2004 Democratic Convention.

The RDW also states, that oddly enough there is nothing about President Bush, Sen. Hillary Clinton or Sen. John McCain.

I looked up the other authors included in the book; Mark Twain, Ray Bradbury, Emily Dickinson, William Shakespeare to name a few, and just didn't realize Obama was such a renowned author...amazing.

When you look up campaign contributions it seems Mr. McDougal is a big supporter of Obama.

Is this the method for providing content to our children's education? Maybe so, think about the media and how lopsided (liberal) it has become. Should our kid's textbooks be any different?

I think I will pay closer attention to my kids textbooks from now on.


Here's the link to the original article:

The Gateway Pundit also chimes in:

Here's a link to the Book Publisher's site and authors included in book:


Joe - he's more than just a plumber

Can you relate to Joe the plumber? One night after the last debate between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain, Joe the plumber has become a popular guy. 

There's another side to Joe, however. He's the iconic middle class 'guy' or person working the American Dream. He works hard, lives in a regular neighborhood, looks like you and I, and is looking to buy his own business.

He's a wake up call to all of us. He's middle class America. I say that over and over to get my point across.

This is who SenObama is trying to appeal to and if you saw the video (below) Sen. Obama crashed and burned on his answer to Joe's question. He told Joe, who works hard and wants his own business, that he wants for everyone below Joe to share Joe's success and in order to do that Joe must give up part of what he's earned.

This is what redistribution of wealth is people. It's not taking from the super rich or big business, it's taking from those like Joe.

Below is a video of Joe the plumber.


Time is ticking and things can turn around. Get out and inform those who are undecided!


Here's a prediction - $249,999

If the unthinkable happens and Sen. Obama is (gulp) President, I think you will see a lot of small businesses and wealthy incomes go to $249,999.

Who really want 55% of their personal income taxed as it can under the Obama tax plan. Plus when you kick the bucket possibly giving 65% (estate tax) of what you have back to the government. Sorry Joe the plumber, stick to contracting.

Sen. Obama also wants to increase capital gains taxes. Hmmmm hello people. The market is down over 30% in the past year. There's not going to be any capital gains, in fact, the losses will carry over each year until used. So no revenue there either.

Most of the people who are making over $250,000 probably did it because they were smart. So my guess is they will certainly find every means (legally of course) to not increase their tax liability.

Saying we will increase taxes on the top 95% is a nice talking point to gain votes, I'm not real sure though how much more revenue it would actually bring in to cover Obama's spending increase

On a good note at least Sen Biden did say 5% of the people would be Patriotic!

Confused? Here's the Obama Tax plan simplified

Disclaimer - I'm not a tax man or offering and financial advice!



Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Banned - by Sean Hannity of all people

What the hell! I've been banned from the Hannity fourms.

Forever! That's a bit harsh don't you think? After all I had a lot
of people who enjoyed this site from the forums. 

I get the message Banned for promotional posting: Forever. All I did was elaborate on the issues in the forum. I really do not make money from this site, it's basically informational and I am on Hannity's side. 

Hey Sean, "where's the love bro?"

Sooo... for all of you who do get to visit the forums give my regards. :-(
If you would like to pass my message along the forums feel free!

Of course I could just make up a new username and create a new login.
...gotta go!



Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Updated Obama Joke

Here's an update on a joke that went around on the net a few months ago during the primaries.

Here's the original joke (in my own words)

McCain, Obama, and Hillary were all walking down the street.
They came upon a homeless man sitting against a wall.

McCain walked up to the man and said "Here's a $100 my friend. Walk down to the corner to one of my offices and they will take care of you". A noble deed.

The group continued on and came upon another homeless man.

Not to be outdone Hillary walked up to the man and said the same thing. She gave the man $100 but took out 30% in overhead and admin fees and sent the man to her office...  again another noble deed.

The group continued on further and again come upon another homeless man.

Obama, in his infinite nobility, walked up to the man, gave him a hug and said, "Don't worry my brother... change is coming".

------end of Original Joke-----

But wait there's more!

In an amazing twist, Obama walked up to the final homeless man and said, "Don't worry my brother, change is coming!" and then proceeded to pull out 75 voter registration cards for the man to fill out.

Feel free to pass along!


Monday, October 13, 2008

Former Terrorists? - Please explain

The term "former terrorist" is getting thrown around a lot these days. Much of it has to do with the Barack Obama and William "Bill" Ayers connection.

I wonder though; how do you go from being a terrorist to a former terrorist? Is there an application you fill out? Are you forgiven after so many years? 

I always thought, "once a terrorist always a terrorist" but I guess I was wrong.

Maybe given the certain political "situation" it's the politically correct thing to say. We certainly wouldn't want to offend anyone who's bombed the Capital, Pentagon, and killed policemen. 

If anyone knows the process for becoming a former terrorist please comment!

-Sir Jag


Start your week off right!

Here's a great video to start your Monday off right.

-enjoy Sir Jag


Sunday, October 12, 2008

It's that time! - Indy Whip

About this time of year I start commenting on all the new or old toys coming out, after all Christmas is just around the corner! It's amazing at all the wonderful gifts we can give our kids.

Today I will feature the Indiana Jones Whip. Actually it's the Indiana Jones electronic sound FX whip. Take note it's for ages 6 and up.

What the crap? If I'm going to give my 6 year old kid a whip it's gonna be the real, thing not some flimsy electronic toy that's going to break after whacking the neighbors dog or better yet the neighborhood kids.

After my 6 year old and I watched the trilogy, you know, hearts getting ripped out, faces melting etc... the first thing he said was "I want one of those damn whips Indy was using". 

So parents don't skimp on your youngster for an imitation whip that pretends to snap the bad guys into submission, give them the real deal and don't forget to throw in a revolver as well.


Friday, October 10, 2008

ACORN solution - Get your own ASS out and register

This whole ACORN voter registration fraud is pretty easy to stop. Just disqualify all registrations from ACORN or any other voter registration group for that matter.

Oh but you say, Sir Jager, "they [ACORN] are out for social justice or people who can't register otherwise," B.u.l.l.s.h.*.t.o.r.a.m.a!

A group like ACORN is out to wreak havoc on the very system that our country is based. What company hires identity theft felons to go out and solicit voter registration. And yes this is solicitation which is not illegal but sure is frowned on in most places. Then they complain about, "We're do everything we can to stop registration fraud." Can you say "laaaoooossseerrr" [Ace Ventura].

So how will ALL these disenfranchised people get registered to vote? Hey, here's a thought - they need to get off their ass and go register! That's what I did.

So here's the deal people:

1. If you are too lazy to get YOURSELF registered, then you probably shouldn't be voting. I mean you've only had 3 years 11 months to do this.
2. If you physically cannot get out to register, then I am sure your caretaker or whoever feeds you can certainly get you registered.

Hey ACORN have you thought about this. If the people you are running around trying to get registered are too lazy to register anyway and you have to do it for them, do you really think they are capable of getting themselves to the polls to vote?

Bottom line:
Disqualify all groups like ACORN voter registrations.
If you want to vote, get off your ass and go register.

The definition of Acorn in the dictionary is "a nut"

I welcome all comments especially those who disagree!


Monday, October 06, 2008

Bailout - The blame game

The rescue/bailout plan outcome is still yet to be seen but the finger pointing is out of control.

The fact someone can blame our economic crisis on the current administration (Bush I assume) shows how uninformed that person may be. I will be the first to say Republicans have to own up to some of the mistakes, but when you look at the underlying problem, Democrats have a lit match in their hand.

I've already discussed the bailout and will not go into whether it's good or bad. The fact of the matter is our current economic meltdown stems from the breakdown in the lending or mortgage industry. The bottom layer of that industry is Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

The meltdown of Fannie and Freddie, which has led to government intervention of the companies, began with risky mortgages the companies were buying. Under Democratic leadership the companies were urged to provide more affordable housing opportunities to lower income families. Fannie and Freddie were more than willing to do this as it would increase their gains but also led to the unregulated buying of risky housing loans. 

Several times the Bush administration and even John McCain have expressed concern about the lack of regulation of the two companies. McCain even proposed a bill to increase regulation but was voted down by the Democrats.

It has also been brought to light several Democratic Senators who have received political  contributions from Fannie and Freddie, number 1 being Sen. Chris Dodd who is chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and number 2 is Barack Obama. Remember Obama has only been in the senate for four years and has received more than long time Senators like John Kerry.

The following video explains  much of what has gone on at Freddie and Fannie.


Friday, October 03, 2008

Did O'Reilly give Barney Fife (I mean Frank) what he deserves?

Bill O'Reilly goes off on Barney Frank about the Fannie and Freddie mess.

Your thoughts?


The Wall Street Rescue Plan

The Wall Street Rescue Plan?
Click image for larger image.


Thursday, October 02, 2008

Why the Wall Street Bailout Bill failed

I am posting this not knowing the final outcome of the "rescue plan" or "bailout bill" as it was initially called.  Will it finally pass? Probably, but that is not what this article is about.

This article is about "Why the Wall Street Bailout Bill" failed, as my title states. As we know the House of Representatives did not pass the first draft of the bill. The controversy of John McCain coming back to Washington or the Democrats trying to embarrasses McCain really is neither here nor there of why it failed the first time. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has even been criticized by bringing the thing to vote when there was no confirmation of enough votes. Still doesn't matter.

No, I it goes back to basic marketing. The bill was dubbed the "Wall Street Bailout Bill". How it got this name I don't know nor care but the American people heard this and went ballistic.

When mainstreet America hears Washington is going to "bailout" Wall Street to the tune of $700 billion, hell yeah they are going to raise cane. Yes, it's more complicated than that, but the average guy on the street remembers; "$700 billion","Wall Street","bailout".

Now of course, the bill has a much lighter tone, "rescue plan",  and is a little better received but I still think much of mainstreet is going to feel like this bill was shoved down their throat.

So to the guys in Washington. Before you try to sell something to the American people do a little bit of marketing beforehand. Even if you didn't come up with the term "Bailout Wall Street" make sure you have a user-friendly name and marketing plan before going public.

Geeeez the "Wall Street Bail Out Plan". Why not call it "stick the American people for $2300 plan" or "Hell, let your kids pay for it plan" or better yet "Let's help the crooks on Wall Street plan".

Ohhhh please comment!

later - jag


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Obama Tax Plan simplified

Simplified version of the Obama Tax Plan.
Tax Small business, Corporations and the wealthy. Here's what you get

Click Image to see full size version

As always I encourage your comments and feel free to pass this along to a friend!


Friday, September 26, 2008

Hey don't complain...

A cheap airline in China made the passengers  chip in and help. The plane apparently landed safely but quit before it could taxi to the gate. As reported, the staff, could not push the plane off the runway and asked the passengers to help.

Well I'm not sure what a cheap ticket in China costs (2 chickens?) but you get what you pay for people! Hell they probably went into the terminal and got on their water buffalo and drove home. jussssst kiddding... for all my China friends.

Anyway, I think pushing wouldn't really bother considering the plane a AT LEAST quit running while on the ground. It might be a bit tough to push when in the air.

Some of the original article is below...

A budget Chinese airline took flying pains to a new level Thursday after it made passengers get out and help push their broken plane to the gate, the Daily Mail reported.

The CRJ7 plane, with 69 passengers and seven crew members on board, had just flown from Guilin in the south of China, to Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province. The plane landed safely but then died before it could taxi to the arrivals terminal.

The staff could not push the airplane on its own, so the passengers were asked to pitch in. Even with the added muscle power, it took the group nearly two hours to get the plane off the runway.

“Thank God it was only a 20-ton medium-sized airplane,” one of the airport workers told the Daily Mail. “If it were a big plane, it would have knocked us out.”


Rocket Wings Hah! I had a Flexy-Racer people

Yves Rossy, a Swiss daredevil, used a pair of homemade rocket wings to propel himself across the English Channel.

The "Rocket Man" jumped out of a perfectly good plane with rockets strapped to his back.
He then ignited the rockets and blasted his way to England. Once over the white cliffs of Dover he popped his parachute and floated to the ground.  

I do admire the guy for his courage BUT did his mom give him a flexy-racer when he was a kid?  

Yes, I was the proud owner of a flexy-racer, a sled with wheels or "wheeled coaster". In doing some research to see if there was such a thing, I began to wonder if my mom just took our old classic snow sled (not really used since we lived in Alabama), and stuck some wheels on it. I did, however, find it was an actual product.

Here's how the flexy-racer worked. You pretty much found a big hill, laid down, and off you went. To brake you had to turn the 'steering device' downward where a piece of metal rubbed the wheels. Speaking of steering... can you really imagine barrelling down a hill and trying to turn this thing? These were the days when helmets were "only" for motorcycles. I do have the scars that remind me of the flexy-racer days.

So...Rocket Man, nice try. When you really want to impress me, grab a flexy-racer and head to the nearest hill.

For ALL you parents who want to give your kids the gift of a lifetime, which may be cut short, I've included the original invention diagram.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Uhh McFly...hello - Obama humors me

So here's a quote from Obama a few weeks ago -

"Well, my understanding is that Governor Palin’s town of Wasilla has, I think, 50 employees. We’ve got 2,500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. You know, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month. So I think that our ability to manage large systems and to execute I think has been made clear over the last couple of years..."

Barack Obama was comparing his executive experience to that of Gov. Sarah Palin.

So let's analyze what he says.

First and I do commend Obama on this, he addresses Sarah Palin as Gov Palin. But there's a bit of a hint there to some much much bigger. She's now a governor and they make executive decisions! By the way Alaska has over 24,000 employees and somewhere around a $10 billion budget.

Now correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Obama running against John McCain? Shouldn't you compare your resume with the person you are running against? Isn't John McCain running a campaign too? Actually I think he's run quite a few. Man that should give him a lot of Obama "executive experience".

The last part of the quote refers to managing large systems over the past few years. What the hell. How long has he been running for president?

Hello McFly...


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sidewalk Chalk Art - like you've never seen!

This is somewhat a diversion form my normal post but I came across this guy who creates amazing art using sidewalk chalk.

Julian Beever has been creating these great illusions on sidewalks for many years. Of course, because they are chalk they fade away with foot traffic and weather but for a moment in time his illusions amaze people.

Check out the pavement drawings below!

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Can poor people be patriotic?

On an ABC news interview Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden said it was time for the rich to be patriotic. 

This came after a question asking Biden if people making over $250,000 would pay more taxes. Biden's responded, "You got it, it's time to be patriotic". He continues, "[It's] Time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help America out of the rut".

So let me get this straight. It's up to the rich to bail out the US by paying more taxes. In turn this makes the rich patriotic. So by increasing taxes, the Obama administration is making rich people more patriotic. Sheer genius!

But wait, where does this leave the middle class and poor people? Do they have any means of becoming patriotic or are they left to be dug "out of the rut"? This also leaves us to believe the Obama administration assumes the middle class and poor feel that taking money from the rich is their only way out. I would think the Obama-Biden campaign would give the American people a little more credit than that, but hey, I've never been a community organizer so who am I to say.

Thanks once again Joe!


Thursday, September 18, 2008

FYI - How Gov. Palin's email was hacked

From my previous post you may think I do not believe Gov. Palin's email was hacked. This is not the case. The point I was making was that people, mostly lefties, were not so concerned about the email getting hacked as the content of the emails, obviously looking for a silver bullet to put her down.

I agree that politician's should probably keep business email in house but do not think you should get thrown in the slammer because you use yahoo or gmail to email a college.

I wonder what would happen if Obama's yahoo account was hacked? We would probably get a different story, but you already knew that.

Yahoo might reconsider how they have password recovery for their accounts if the following is true. Attached is a link to PC magazines version of how Gov. Palin's email was hacked using 4Chan's random /b/ board.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Gov. Palin's email hacked OR were the images Faked?

So I heard today Gov. Palin's yahoo email account was hacked or was it?

Let's say someone was so bold as to crack her yahoo email account. Some of the left interviews I've heard so far do not seem to have a problem with it, their main concern is, "what is in those emails?"

It's OK to break the law and hack into someone's private email account, but you can't wiretap a terrorist? See where I'm coming from people.

I just listened to an interview with an attorney who was hardly concerned about the hacking and more concerned about the contents of the email. Did Gov Sarah Palin use a yahoo account for government business? Did she use it to hide something? In my opinion you can't even go that far because the material in question was gathered illegally!

Now heres the kicker.

Are the Images real or Fakes?
How do you know the images are real screenshots? Maybe Gawker, WikiLeaks, or the Anonymous faked the images or part of the images. I can easily take a screenshot of a yahoo account and throw it into Photoshop and do what I like. Haven't thought of that have you? was so eager to get the story online they didn't even address Gov. Palin properly or capitalize the word Internet.

Unfortunately I think all the hype or "hope" for the Democrats will be short lived. On reason the information was obtained illegally and the Secret Service / FBI are involved. Just like you can't hide "secrets" in your email, it's pretty tough to hide your identity online when you are hacking accounts.

btw - I do have some knowledge on this subject as I once owned an ISP.

Oh please feel free to comment!


120 million year-old ant - I can sleep now!

Wow - I can finally sleep. Since 2003 I have been up at nights worrying about the
"accident in the lab" with an unidentified ant "drying up".

Scientists discover 120 million year-old ant U.S. Reuters


Friday, September 12, 2008

Road to Whitehouse


Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Google Chrome Search and Spell

Ok - it's been about a week and I've had some time to use Google's Chrome browser and still find it a nice browser. I'll touch on two nice features real quick I've come across thet have been helpful for my needs.

The first, and this is great for me, is an auto spell check or sort of. I haven't quiet figured this one out because some sites will spell check and others will not. I assume it's a bug that will get resolved. But when it does work it was great. If I misspell a word it automatically underlines the word and I can right click for spell suggestions. This seems to be pretty much the same as Google's spellchecker for the "other" browser. I like it because, when it works it takes care of spell checking as you type. By the was the spell check is not working now so I'll blame Google for any misspellings.

The second feature I came upon by trial and error. Sometimes I'll search a web document itself using the "find" feature which is usually the ctrl+f shortcut. Given the fact Chrome is pretty scaled down there is no toolbar for the "find" feature therefore leading me to try the ctrl+f and voila, a small drop down box pops down at the top right of the browser. No big deal right? Well this is what I expected so I typed in my search and all instances on the page were highlighted. The other nice feature was that on the scroll bar all areas where the word occurred were also highlighted, nice. Since I was looking at a lengthy database web document the scroll highlights allowed me to scroll quickly to each instance of my search. It's hard to explain so just try it!

Chrome still has some issues but it's still only a few days old. I will keep plugging away and what doesn't work in Chrome I will simply pull up my old IE clunker and go back to the good ole days!


Thursday, September 04, 2008

Google Chrome hits the streets or uh Web

Google has entered a new battle - the browser wars. While Microsoft currently dominates the market with Firefax and Safari hanging second and third, Google has subtly created a "new view" of the web. On the surface it may look similar to other browsers but under the hood it's running on a new engine.

Having some programming skills I can appreciate this new approach. Ever since I opened Mozilla way back when, sometime in the early 90s, each new browser or version of a browser has built upon previous versions. This has led to some "in the box" thinking and one way thinking of how a browser should work. It has also led to some hefty browsers.

Users over the years though have changed their browsing habits. In the early days having one browser open was normal, but now having several browser windows open and ultimately the "tabs" feature is common. Email, blogs and blog editing, social websites like facebook, are all open at one time. This is great. The problem with browsers like Internet Explorer is they all occupy the same memory space, or home and when one goes bad everything goes bad - crashes.
Google has taken a new approach in that each tab uses a new memory space or different home. When one tab or site causes a problem it doesn't effect the other tabs - or neighbors. This is really nice so your email or blog post doesn't crash because another site sitting in another tab goes haywire.

Another nice feature is the one address bar. It acts like a URL bar as well as your search box. It also fills in sites below the box for faster typing. For example if I type in weather, shows up below the box so I can click directly on the url rather than go through the Google search process.

I am giving all this praise after one day of use. So I'll put it through the rounds and do a follow up in a week or so. In the meantime drop by Google and download Chrome and give it a spin. Another nice feature is it's very light in that it's a small download and installs quickly.



Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Mother Ship Unveiled... For some reason I'll wait til version 20

You know, when a new version of Windows comes out, I'm not the first guy in line to buy it. Like most people I will wait for a few upgrades to be released before I dish out more bucks to those guys at Microsoft. Of course the reason is most new operating system releases are buggy and it takes some time to get the kinks out.

I think this is probably what I'll do on Richard Branson's new Mother Ship unveiled for his business venture named Virgin Galactic. Also I don't really have $200k to lay down for a few minutes in space.

Commercial space travel is somewhere in our future but I don't plan to be one of the first ones sitting on a rocket hanging from an airplane waiting to be blasted into space. I wonder if Richard has booked his ticket?

Mother Ship Unveiled for $200,000 Place in Space -


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Does Global Warming cause ED?

Now there's a "real" reason to fight global warming. I have been been so reluctant to believe the global warming theory but the fact it could cause more kidney stones is just not worth the risk. I know rainforest's, millions of species, ice caps, and possibly the human race could be in jeopardy but more kidney stones is the tipping point for me. This article is a huge breakthrough in scientific research.

If sweating causes kidney stones it's reason to fight climate change :: Naperville Sun :: Tim West

The more I've thought about this maybe it's also the cause for men's hair loss and the increasing ED (erectile dysfunction) problem. If that's the case then that leads to more spam in my inbox and using unnecessary bandwidth.

When you put two and two together, maybe it's a conspiracy theory. What if v.i.a.g.r.a or Roga1ne are actually major perpetrators of global warming to further their cause? I can't believe no one has ever figured this out!

Men, if you are over 40, experiencing ED or thinning hair it's time to start the new movement, the over 40 bald, limp and green group.


Saturday, May 03, 2008

Upset Stormtropper

Even stormtroopers have feelings.


Thursday, May 01, 2008

Police: Man Attempts To Cash $360 Billion Check - News-

Police: Man Attempts To Cash $360 Billion Check - News-

You really gotta hand it to the guy. You should always think BIG!


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Crap... Telemarketers

I thought telemarketing went away, or was against the law or something. But low and behold I am sitting here writing an "important" blog entry (The Oprah book blah blah) and my phone rings.

Well really it's not even my home phone. It's a place, or OK a condo, I rent to people and I'm staying here this week. No I'm not in trouble.

The telemarketer starts out "Hey this is Scott and do I..blah blah blah". This guy was trying to sell me satellite TV which I'm sure the condo association would go for. Of course after a few seconds I hung up and got about my business.

As I sat back down I hadn't saved that important Oprah blog entry and I've had them magically disappear sometimes. Luckily it was still there but if the worst had happened man I don't know what I would have done. Maybe just got a shot of Jager and moved on.

Done -


What's all the HuBub about Oprah

Giant Disclaimer here: I do not watch Oprah nor sway either way on her views. But...

I was reading the book "A New Earth - Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" by Eckhart Tolle and received an email (FW: watch this...stuff) about the book. Normally those type emails go straight to the trash bin and the sender to Internet Hell, but in this case I read it because it had something about the book.

The video was something about Oprah getting in to it on her show about Christianity, believing in God and so forth. Second Disclaimer: I am a Christian so don't start jumping my case - yet.

Anyway, IMHO and that's what counts here, the book is not about believing in one specific faith. You can apply it to any religion or way of life. The fact he talks about Christianity, Islam, Bhuddism and so forth doesn't really try to "covert" you one way or another.

The book is really just a view on life. I am not saying that I agree with everything but it certainly is not denouncing or promoting any one religion.

Feel free to let me have it!


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Would Leonardo Da Vinci use Photoshop?

Classic painting, art etc... is great. One thing that makes it great is not only the quality of work, but the fact they had to make their own materials. Michael Angelo didn't run down to Michael's and buy a block of stone (do they sell that?) and whack out a naked guy in his backyard.

While I loved my art history classes and the old school craft, I hate when people say, "Well Leonardo didn't do it that way" or "Beethoven didn't write that way".

Fact is, if Leonardo Da Vinci were alive today he would probably be a beta tester for Adobe if not writing the code himself! Beethoven would have a freakin kick ass Pro Tools rig, the latest version of Reason and talking smack with Peter Gabriel.

Come on people. These guys were ahead of their time back in the day so just imagine what they could do with the tools we have today.

Hell they may even have their own blog... "The Nude Statue Blog"

Food for thought.



Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Ken Burns Effect

Have you ever watched a documentary that used stills (photos) with music for drama? Maybe the stills faded into (crossfade) one another, or slowly panned across the screen. Well this is known as the Ken Burns effect.

It is called that because the famous documentary filmmaker Ken Burns uses the effect, I hate to say effect, in many of his films. His most recent film was entitled "The War", a seven part documentary that aired on PBS.

As I got into film making I used a lot of my photos in my work. At the time I didn't realize I was using the Ken Burns effect.

For photographers though it opens up new ways to express your photographic creativity. With inexpensive video editing tools you can take your images to a new level. You will even begin to shoot differently.

To show off your work you can burn them to DVDs for playing on large screen TVs or use YouTube or Flickr's new video function to display your work.

Keep the old camera clicking. There's nothing like a moment captured in time. But look for new ways to display those moments.

In some of my upcoming posts I will offer tutorials on how to do the Ken Burns effect and tools you can use.

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Video now on Flickr

Flickr has made the leap to video...sort of. As I write this I am renderin a short sneek-peek of a documentary I am working on to upload to Flickr.

The first thing to note is that Flickr is not becoming a YouTube. You can only upload 90 seconds of video. While YouTube, MetaCafe, etc... users may find this useless for video I think it will be useful in the photography world.

Why? Because a lot of my documentaries have photos with music. This can take photographers into a new realm of people "seeing" their images. The old "Ken Burns" effect could possibly take over Flickr. Hmmm maybe I should start a Ken Burns group real quick...

Anyway if photographers grasp this concept I think they can take their photos to a new level.

Earl B


Thursday, April 03, 2008

Thousands hit by Brazil outbreak of dengue -

Thousands hit by Brazil outbreak of dengue -

I can certainly feel for these people. I am still recovering from my bout with Dengue fever.

In Sepetember of 2007 I caught Dengue fever in Jamaica shooting some humanitarian documentary footage in eastern Jamaica. I did not get 'sick' til I got home and ran high fevers and severe body aches.

It took me researching the CDC website to find out what I had. After I got home the CDC issued an alert about Dengue fever in Jamaica 'after' I was there. Apparently the outbreak occurred due to the water and mosquito problems after Hurricane Dean.

Anyway, I am still slowly recovering from Dengue. It can take many months to fully get over the disease.

Earl B

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wanted Dead or Alive

Sorry Richie I couldn't resist...


Monday, March 24, 2008

Cock Fighter

Cock Fighter
Originally uploaded by ...jager
Even though it is cruel, cockfighting is popular in the Philippines. Large arenas with cock fighting rings host matches daily with prizes and gambling. Of course the prize for the rooster is that it lives.

Large razor like blades or gaffs are placed on the roosters leg during the fight. Owners make the rooster taunt each other before the fight to get them mad. Fights last anywhere form 20 seconds to several minutes.

In most Filipino homes you will find a cock. They are treated almost as good as humans. They are conditioned and given vitamins.

Cockfighting is a Philippine national sport.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

MySpace Profiles - Be creative

Before you read
Do not start flaming me for using MySpace. Yes I have a Facebook account too but I also find MySpace useful as will, juvenile at times, but I have my reasons for using it.


Why don't people get more creative with MySpace profiles than just "look at me mugshots"? That's great but I the profile can be somewhat a creative outlet and show more personality. I have seen a few but for the most part profiles are just mugshots.

I try to be a little creative when updating old Jager. The image here is a profile I created and of course put the Rocky theme on my page for added effect.

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Big Lightning Strike - Photo Tip

Big Lightning Strike
Originally uploaded by jagerBB
This image is getting a lot of activity on Flickr. Most of it is because it shows up under "extreme weather" #1 on yahoo images. It's not particularly my favorite but it is dramatic and I can see why people like it.

How it was taken
There is no magic here. Just find a storm and open the shutter for 20-30 seconds. The less the better so that noise doesn't build up if you shoot digital. Also shoot a few shots and adjust your F stop for the surrounding lightning. I wanted the house and euipment to show up in image as well so I adjusted F stop and maybe some shutter to guesstimate on exposure.

The lightning itself though pretty much takes the picture. Think of it as a big flash.

Also you will need a tripod of course. In some cases I've used bench tops, rails etc... when one was not available.

I also check direction of storm/s before going out so I can plan the shot and know where the storm is headed.

Disclaimer: Remember this can be dangerous and you should do this at your own risk.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Standing While Working

I am embarking on a new venture of standing while working. Now this isn't a big deal if you are a airline stewardess, football referee, etc... but if most of your work is done at a computer then this may be different.

I will regress in that I try not to make all my work at the computer. But for the times I have to work on the computer I am going to try standing.

After doing a little research it seems many people are doing this. It makes sense. It seems like it would be healthier rather than all slouched down in a cushy chair. They key is to get everything setup properly.

Getting your monitor and keyboard set the right height is a must. I would think and have read if they are not it could lead to problems. Also a stool or high chair for occasional sitting.

I am going to give it a shot. I may post tomorrow that I threw in the towel and back to my cushy chair. For now my cat has taken over my chair and I am standing here conducting the web.



The Destin Log - Local News Article

Someone writing an article like this needs a little more meat to substantiate their claims. I would love to have a high school in Destin and would like to hear more about why we can't have a "healthy" high school...whatever that means.

The Destin Log - Local News Article

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Girl with Guitar

Girl with Guitar
Originally uploaded by jagerBB
This girl lives in a village called the Dumpsite. I do not know where she got the guitar but she had one and could play a few songs. I sat down and showed her Hotel California.

Location: Dumpsite Antipolo, Philippines
Nikon D-70

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Old Man in Philippines - short essay

I met this guy in a small farming village in the Philippines. He was making a three rock fire outside his small bamboo house for cooking rice.

This was his first portrait.

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