Sunday, December 21, 2008


Once you're inside airport security, why does TSA feel the need to blare through the PA on and on about what you can't bring through the checkpoint?

Monday, December 15, 2008

Heritage Hall defeats Chandler 37-7 to win Class 2A state title

Well done, gentlemen, well done.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Apparently NASA Administrator Michael Griffin is obstructing efforts by President-elect Obama's transition team to look into details about Griffin's pet project, the troubled Constellation program. From ANN, after Griffin had ordered his subordinates to not say anything critical of Constellation and to not give any alternative options, Obama's transition team was flabbergasted.

"Mike, I don’t understand what the problem is. We are just trying to look under the hood," Garver reportedly said.

"If you are looking under the hood, then you are calling me a liar," Griffin replied. "Because it means you don't trust what I say is under the hood."

From a leader at any level, whether a small manager or head of a major bureaucracy, that is unacceptable. Griffin should be fired immediately. Not just when Obama takes office; Bush should fire him now. Of course that's not going to happen because Bush isn't very fond of transparency, but if you can't handle an honest inspection of your work, you do not deserve to be doing it.

Deep Thought

One of the main justifications given for bailing out the auto industry instead of letting them go through Chapter 11 is that bankruptcy would kill their sales because no one would want to buy a car from a company in Chapter 11. But would anyone want to buy a car from a company that had to get a special bailout to avoid bankruptcy? Does anyone right now want to buy a car from companies that could fail by the end of the year? We're trying to retain confidence in the Big Three? Who are we kidding? That train sailed long ago.

Charger Pride!

Been way too long since I've posted, but it's time to get back to the blog. (Yes, I know that's exactly what I said in my last blog post, dated October 2007). Anyway, I had been out of the loop on Oklahoma high school football this fall, but Dad called last Friday to report that my alma mater team will be playing again for the Class 2A state championship, 10 years and one day from the first, and so far only golden ball for the Heritage Hall Chargers.

Thanks to the magic of the Instaweb, I just watched a number of highlight clips of this season on YouTube (btw, nice work to the guys putting that together). After watching about half the season of clips, I am just stunned. These guys are amazing. They haven't just won games, they have obliterated opponents. Wow. My hat is off. Now keep up the hard work, the focus, and the dedication. There's nothing like the sweet taste of victory on the football fields of Oklahoma.

Go Chargers!