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Urgent Microsoft Update!!

Posted in Taz, Technical with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2008 by tazspaz

Dear readers:

It is once again time for an “out of cycle” patch from Microsoft.  Please, make sure you read the Microsoft Security Bulletin 08-078 and apply accordingly.  It is located here:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-078.mspx

Follow the directions there for your specific patch level and browser type.

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Father Time knocking at the door!

Posted in Politics, Rants, Taz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2008 by tazspaz

Well once again, as I’ve stated many times, History is a wonderful thing to read, learn, and try to understand.

I’ve had to endure listening to people talk about President Bush deregulating the financial industry.  Just listen to all the rhetoric Sen. Obama and fellow Democrats are spreading about how horrible deregulation was/is.  Especially of the financial industry.  Sheesh!!

Hey, guess what?  I AGREE!  Deregulation has caused some of the biggest blunders in economies world wide.  Now, scholars and people much smarter than me now and in the future will make their own determinations.  However, do we as a country really think that deregulation of key infrastructure that is needed for our country to operate is a good idea?  Financial, telecom, oil & gas, etc?

Regardless, here is the history lesson today:  http://moneynews.com/streettalk/deregulation/2008/10/01/136247.html

Now would some one please tell me who signed the bill repealing the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933?

Congress and the Constitution

Posted in Politics, Rants, Taz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2008 by tazspaz

Okay, this is just one of many many stories over the past several days that seriously are starting to tick me off!  http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/09/29/house-republicans-blame-pelosis-speech/

Of all  three branches of the U.S. government, only Congress has the power to determine federal spending. I’m just saying, how many of you have viewed the Constitution recently?  Pursuant to Article I, Section 9, of the U.S. Constitution, “No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.”

So riddle me this … if a President has the leadership responsibility, but must work with a Congress that is largely against his/her (“her” for future onlookers) policies how does out of control spending happen?  Doesn’t that mean the REAL responsibilities lay with the members of Congress?  If the House and Senate can overturn Presidental veto’s and they don’t approve of a budget what happens?  Ask some people who worked for the federal government during the mid ’90’s and we can tell you.  The federal government closes down, and even military members see shorted paychecks (to be “caught up” once the budget is approved) until law maker’s can come to an agreement or override the Presidential veto; right?

So the next time a Democrat tells you that it’s “ALL President Bush’s fault” for our economy ask them who approves the budget, spending, and why is it that while Congress has been controlled by Democrats the fewest laws in the past 20 years last session? (see here, here, and here) Before you read on I strongly suggest you read those links.  Perhaps more perspective will be found there.  By the way, how did those 1,900+ resolutions help you’re local economy, gas prices, regulation, taxes, and lending issues your family is facing on “Main Street America”??

Please when pointing fingers know a) your history and b) your U.S. Constitution.

So please remember, the next time a Democrat tells you it’s all the Republicans fault, don’t just see who was the President during that time, look at who controlled Congress in that time frame.  Oddly you may gain a new perspective on things. 

Please, once again, don’t take my word for it.  Go look it up!  Education is a wonderful thing … even after you’ve killed off more brain cells than you can remember.  Speaking of which … I have me some brain cells to kill off now!  🙂

Hotmail Out of Service?

Posted in Rants, Taz, Technical with tags , , , , on July 7, 2008 by tazspaz

Well well well.

This is an interesting new error:

If you do a search for “Hotmail” on my blog here you’ll find some other interesting errors in trying to access your hotmail account from time to time.

It appears that as of July 7, 2008 at 1800 CST (-6 GMT) this error prevails. I do not even get challenged for username and password.

Odd huh? Not even part of the Windows Live Network® ; here I thought it Hotmail was an integral part.