Daily Rants

4/4/11 – 4/16/11

4/16/11

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We don’t know what the new IT org structure will look like when all is said and done, and there are never guarantees that all is done. With that said, it was extremely difficult to lose 2 of our founding fathers in NYDCOPS. Our Easy Rider, LF, and SaY were part of a larger ‘workforce transformation’, that included my current manager, DN and former manager RR. It’s always tough when big corps go through these periods, and yet it is also an opportunity for all involved to refine their individual business or life plans. These guys are the reason for our success, and were participants in building our underlying core principles for computer operations. We took and still take our work serious, we became customer advocates and delivered a quality service to our end users. The teams and processes these guys helped build are the foundation for all that has happened since and to continue. Please be proud of what you have left in place and know that we welcome you back anytime for our gatherings and look forward to remaining in touch. And for me personally, thank you for all of your support, and hard work over the years. We had a great management team, and I am quite proud of what we have accomplished over the years. I am going to miss having you guys around. I Love you guys. Thank You Lou & Steve – April 2011

4/14/11

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We wish my Zelda well. Our Nonny, who’s 100 years and 4 months old, had a cornea replaced Monday and is recovering at AJs house. So far, the docs say things are looking well.

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I think I am also going to start bringing stuff home. Things ain’t the same any more, and I need to realize that as well.

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FjL lost his job at Waldbaum’s, since A&P filed bankruptcy, so he’s gotta hit the bricks again. Also had difficult time at work, which is gonna be tough for a lot of people. Need to look forward and persevere. We live chapters in our lives, and each new chapter is an experience. I figure that any day I wake up, and I’m still breathing God’s air, I’m doing fine.

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A Happy Birthday shout out to our nephew JG. Enjoy your special day today. We love you !!!

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I think it’s time to random drug test our president., Cause he must be fucking high. Most well off Americans want to pay more taxes ? The reason they don’t is Washington hasn’t ‘asked’ them ?

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No one explains it like Rush – show me where he’s wrong – I dare thee –

We have a deficit because of irresponsible spending on the part of people who work in Washington, and they spend that money for a host of reasons, the least of which is your prosperity. They’re spending money to buy votes. They’re spending money to make people dependent. They are enforcing poverty on people. They are breaking up families under the pretense of compassion and concern and hoping to help people. They are destroying people’s dignity by taking away the option of dreams and work and achievement and success. They are exploiting a natural tendency of some people to be lazy and shiftless and sit out there and do nothing but collect a check. … The Democratic Party is using people, exploiting people for one reason, and it has nothing to do with having a desire that those people have a happy life. It’s all about making sure those people have barely enough to get by and that all they’ve got comes from government, and that they know that the government providing it to them is the Democrat Party. … I say after 50 years of this ultimate failure which destroys elements of the country and our people that it’s time to try it a different way and to de-emphasize the role of government in everybody’s life.

4/12/11

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Today is my brother FL’s ‘other’ birthday. His real birthday is in December, around Christmas, so we created this special birthday for him. We love you bro. Enjoy your really ‘special’ day !!!

4/10/11

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Cruising through the neighborhood yesterday, we came across our cousins R&MG working in the yard. Talked us into playing with his new robotic ping pong ball shooter, and it was wild. What a great invention.

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Here’s something you don’t see everyday. A car that looks like a bunny rabbit. I like the Peeps car better, but this is cool too…

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Those baby eagles are doing fine in Decorah, Iowa. Be sure and check them out

4/9/11

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Received another Republic National Bank artifact for my archives. Checkout this great RNB brass sign. Weighs a ton too …

4/8/11

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Frank got himself a tattoo today. It’s his first, not sure if it’s his last. It’s pretty nice looking.

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Here’s an interesting image submitted by DnC. It’s been a while, but this one is pretty good. When you look at this picture you see it’s Albert Einstein. But if you stand 15 feet away it will become Marilyn Monroe. Now what do you think of the reliability of eyewitness testimony ?

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Not a lot of words, and yet, a very simple to understand position and commentary. Hard to argue against it. Federal Budget – Not rocket science – by Jane Chastain

4/7/11

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Congratulations to my God-daughter, NL on passing her driving test. We’re all very proud of you, and we love you very much.

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PEZ is on a dispenser craze. Just got 2 new remakes of vintage PEZ. Captain America and Thor, 2 of my favorite characters.

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Here’s what ScoobyFitz is talking about when he shares his stories of the aurora’s. Sit back and enjoy… The Spectacular Aurora of March 2011

4/6/11

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This should make PO JaL jealous. Just got the new Boston Red Sox Wally the Mascot PEZ dispenser.

4/5/11

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Here’s a pic of that cool crescent moon we have tonight. As a special treat, I captured a jet taking off from LaGuardia as it passed

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From MvS, a beautiful video called Free Hugs in Sondrio, Italy. Amazing. Please pass it around…

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So, if you’re a liberal or a fan of our current lame president, Barry, it must be driving you nuts. He announces he is going to seek re-election, and that he is going to abandon those hopeless civilian trials for those Guantanamo Bay detainees…. Seems he figured out the only way to get most people to support him is if he behaves a lot like George W. Bush. Unfortunately, for him, most of America now knows he’s a communist, and when he can’t get on a bunch of state ballots, this flash in the pan will be done with. I still think he should be impeached for taking us to war with Libya, but that’s just me thinking out loud.

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Got some new Pez yesterday – Smart boy and girl – kool

4/4/11

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Gotta get the new William & Kate Royal Pez set …

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