Putting Humpty Back Together Again!

In 2007, I migrated this blog from WordPress.com to a self-hosted WordPress site at GoDaddy.com, where I had more flexibility at the time and could run multiple websites. I had planned to start an online publication and run a personal photography site, in that pre-Instagram era.

However, my day job as an 8th grade Science teacher kept requiring a greater investment in time and personal commitment and I was never able to write on my blog on a regular basis. During the past fifteen years of my life since leaving the business world, I have had a distinguished career as a professional educator and the students I have taught have always excelled when it came to standardized testing, consistently beating the state averages. However, that is just numbers that were invented by politicians and bureaucrats to justify monkeying around with the education system in this country. The true metric that I have measured my effectiveness as an educator by has been the success of my my students, some who are now doctors, lawyers, engineers and many others who are productive, tax paying citizens of our country who are now raising families of their own.

During this time, I had developed my photographic skills to a level where I was able to pursue a side gig as a photojournalist & photographer. However, writing has always been an interest, so this blog is where I will merge my freelance photojournalistic projects along with my writing and investigative journalism efforts. I am still trying to decide what this new project will eventually look like, or develop into.

However, I still have to see if it will be possible to re-constitute my content since leaving GoDaddy’s hosting service. I have my backup files from my self-hosted site, but am having trouble getting WordPress.com to recognize the files during my import attempts.

However, it all boils down to fact that it is GoDaddy who is to blame, because of their lack of security! My self-hosted site was always beset many scumbags from all over the world trying to compromise my site from all corners of the planet, including sometimes clowns from Washington, DC! I did all that was possible within my skill set to lock down my site and keep intruders out, including two-step encryption access to my CPanel login screen into my Linux server. It seemed to do the trick for awhile, then I started having problems logging in to GoDaddy itself. According to the “not so very helpful” technical support, I should not have had any difficulties logging in to either the GoDaddy website, or my server.  However, despite trying to log into GoDaddy with or without my VPN running and from various locations, I was always immediately locked out of logging onto their website:

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Then, after I found a way to get back onto GoDaddy’s webpage and access my server, I reconstituted the site and began to work on content. However, I started having one particular IP address constantly trying to login as an administrator to my WordPress site. It happened several times, but my site limited the number of attempts to logon and locks out those IP addresses that go past a certain number of login attempts and notifies me via email of the intrusion attempt.

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When I finally decided to check out this persistent pain-in-the-ass, the IP address went back to someone INSIDE GoDaddy themselves. Well, back to the lame ass, script reading technical support goons at GoDaddy I went. I was bounced around for over an hour after informing them that someone inside GoDaddy was trying to access my WordPress site. Every time I pressed him to trace that IP address and turn the offender over to their internal security, I got put on hold so the script reading functionary could call someone else for assistance on what to do next. I was finally given a “bogus” email address at GoDaddy to file a complaint and my marathon no-help-at-all session came to an end!

Then, I will be damned if the intrusion attempts didn’t continue from THE EXACT SAME GoDaddy IP address! So I ran one one last backup of my WordPress site, cancelled my hosting plan and decided to look for another, more secure hosting option.

I logged on to WordPress.com to see if my old content still existed online under my account and it still did.  I saw that WordPress.com (Automattic, Inc.) had made large improvements in the level of services offered since I left their platform. Since I am more interested in content creation than being a web master & IT security specialist, I upgraded my free site and now…I’M BACK!

I have more to say in the in the future about GoDaddy, but in the mean time, I still have several domain names that I own which GoDaddy is the registrar for, so I need to find a new home to transfer these to. However, I will soon, as Paul Harvey would say, share “the rest of the story”!

Just Another Example of Mr. and Mrs. America Getting Screwed!

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America is being set up for a change that is definitely not for the better!

A foreign company named Cintra with direct ties to the King of Spain is constructing a toll-road that will be part of a monster known as the Trans-Texas Corridor. This is a toll-road that goes directly through Texas and will be part of the monster NAFTA superhighway (NASCO). Take a look at this monster…

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This is just a perfect example of Globalism run amok! This Spanish company is not only building the Trans Texas Corridor, but has recently bought interests in toll roads in Virginia, Indiana, Texas and Chicago, Illinois. This giant network of toll roads that will be criss-crossing North America will be generating billions of dollars for Cintra, along with their financial partner, an Australian investment consortium named Macquarie.

Now here is the real smelly part. The financial partner, Macquarie, is in the process of purchasing a large number of newspapers that were among the most vocal critics of this giant foreign land grab and putting the brakes on the dissenting opinions, aka First Amendment protected freedom of speech!

The biggest cheerleader in Texas for this abomination is our own Governor Goodhair, Rick Perry. He thinks this scheme is a good opportunity for Texas’ future…BULLSHIT!

The money-grubbing, foreign greedhead, puppet masters are pulling the strings on our marionette Governor.

Texas and federal legislators are trying to stop the planned highway/toll road system, but I have little faith they will be successful. The greedheads usually always start with “the deck” stacked in their favor.

Again, this is just the loss of the sovereignty of the United States of America, one scheme at a time!

Senators Fear Citizen Journalist…aka Bloggers!

It seems there is a bill currently before the U.S. Senate that would require bloggers with a readership over 500 to register as lobbyist and report to Congress on a quarterly basis. WTF?

Does anyone in Washington give a crap about freedom of speech and what the Constitution and the Bill of Rights is all about?

It appears that not only does this bill impose fines and jail time on any blogger who would criticize Congress, but also big time issue oriented mouthpieces, such as Richard Viguerie of GrassRootsFreedom.com and the 300 pound gorilla of “free speech”, Rev. James Dobson of Focus on the Family. Section 220 of S.1 would effectively make it illegal for bloggers and grassroots organizations to exercise their First Amendment rights!

First it was the Bush administration with the squelching of Constitutionally guaranteed rights, now Congress wants to get into the act!

Hey, Ladies and Gentleman that are our elected representatives in Washington, let me give you a little advice…“DO THE JOB THE PEOPLE ELECTED YOU TO DO AND REPRESENT THEIR INTERESTS ABOVE ALL OTHER AND YOU WON”T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT NEGATIVE CRITICISM!

Now how hard is that to figure out?

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The two faces of a politician!

Lying Bastard

Gaze upon the face of a lying bastard!

Texas’ own Governor Goodhair, Rick Perry…yep,total lying political scumbag (and of course, GWB’s hand picked replacement)!

First, before the 2006 election, Perry was all talk about border security and illegal immigrants. Then, after the election there is no more talk of truly increasing the number of people securing the border,just adding a few more cameras to help out! He said during the campaign if the federal government wasn’t going to exercise their responsibility to secure the borders, he would!

Great help Gov!

Hey, I bet the videos that will be obtained from these cameras would make good YouTube video clips. Hell, maybe a TV network can come up with some type of reality show…call it “The Illegal Race”, or “Hide and Seek – Texas Border”.

And now Ricky Boy’s latest…HE WANTS TO GIVE ILLEGALS THE SAME IN-STATE TUITION RATES THAT TEXAS RESIDENTS GET! WTF?

Well,if you are from Oklahoma, New Mexico or any other state and a LEGAL US CITIZEN, you will be paying up to three times as much for college tuition than a Texas resident. However, if you are an illegal immigrant who just sneaked into Texas…hell you get to pay the in-state rate for tuition!

Great Job Goodhair!

Now that just gives more incentive for illegal immigrants to violate our borders and thumb their noses at our laws!

Free schools, free lunch, free medical care and now subsidized college tuition…courtesy of the overworked, overtaxed citizens of Texas and the other 49 states of the union.

WHEN WILL PEOPLE WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GUACAMOLE!

Sieg Heil! Constitution…we don’t need any stinkin’ Constitution!

The Fuhrer

The Gestapo, KGB and now the Defense Intelligence Agency!

I was taught in my college government classes that the CIA and the military had little, if no jurisdiction in domestic law enforcement. The War on Terror has given the Commandant in Chief and his minions at the Pentagon free will to subvert constitutional rights of individuals right and left! Sure, you have the right of assembly…but Uncle Sam becomes Uncle Cam and puts all who attend any protest of the government in their super secret photo database. The right to redress the government, or facilitate peaceful change…well that gets you your own case file with ALL the alphabet agencies.

You might say…”awwh Captain, you are just being too hard on the Guardians of Liberty (Ha Ha)”.

WELL, I am one of those who are in those databases and are considered a potential problem. In the next few weeks,I intend to share my experience with the New Orwellian Police State of America,and EVERYTHING that caused me to become a target for illegal snooping on the part of the Feds and the lengths the bastards will go to!

I HAVE NEVER BEEN ANYTHING BUT A LOYAL, LAW ABIDING CITIZEN
, but nowadays…that doesn’t amount to a pile of crap!

So stay tuned for that series of post!

P.S. Hey Dick…how’s the ol’ ticker?

Pizza Power to help small countries!

What the hell?

Is this is just another sign of things to come?

I wonder if the franchisees of Pizza Patron know something that we don’t know? Pizza Patron to start taking pesos for pizzas?

Maybe they suspect the Dollar is about to take a huge drop and this is just a way to diversify their currency risk. Or, it could be business strategy to capture “unseen” market share (translated, the business of illegal aliens) that are thick throughout the Southwest, which happens to be the market area of Pizza Patron.

It is hard enough finding workers that can count change correctly, but now will Pizza Patron be requiring specialist in foreign currency exchange!

Here is an idea for free markets helping others!

If I was the landlord of a Pizza Patron franchisee, I would require Pizza Patron to deliver their monthly rent in a different currency each month, such as Russian rubles, then Swedish Kronar, and to help out our new best buddies, the Iraqi government , the dinar. Let them use their new expertise in currency exchange to help others!

Hell, this could replace some of the aid that we give small countries and help them with their currency. Imagine, if Pizza Patron sells a few million dollars worth of pizzas to the U.S. government to feed the homeless and requires them to pay in a currency, such as the Bangladeshian Taka. I am sure the government of Bangladesh would appreciate the increased liquidity this would supply to their currency…plus we feed many of our homeless!

Or could this be an elaborate money laundering scheme…maybe we should look at that possibility as well

I just know that Pizza Patron’s locations look like a Little Caesar’s knockoff, and their pizzas aren’t that great!

Oops…she did it again!

Brittney Crunked

Dateline Las Vegas:

America’s Princess of Excess, Britney Spears passes out in a Las Vegas nightclub, dead drunk and has to be carried out by her “handlers”. It seems that this is the second time it has happened in as many weeks.

GOOD GOD, I AM SO TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT THIS WOMAN!

Where are the positive role models today? Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie, Lindsay Lohan…and now Ms. USA Tara Conner goes into rehab. These are great role models that our young girls have to idolize today…lets just let them turn out as wannabe, star obsessed pleasure sluts. Its only the future of the country we are talking about!

Also, the same goes for our young men too…wannabee rappers and players.

No wonder we are despised around the world!