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By Heidi at Euphoric Reality

Today is the much ballyhooed Day Without Latinos……otherwise known as Nothing Gringo Day…officially (yes, as in politically-official) known as the Great American Boycott of 2006: No Shopping, No School, No Work.

Amboy Times has some helpful advice for the title of these strikes/boycotts/stick-it-in your-eye rallies: “I recommend a less confrontational title, perhaps ‘Bite The Hand That Feeds You Day’ or how about boycotting all the free medical care, schools, and other government services? They could call it ‘No Payroll Taxation Means No Government benefits Day’ – hmm…a bit wordy, that one…”

Whatever the name, illegal aliens (presumably of Latino descent only, since this is all about THEM, nevermind the hundreds of thousands of illegals from Ireland, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, etc.) intend to show us that THEY are the engine that drives the American economy. They hope to wreak havoc on our economy to prove that we can never live a day without them because “THEY are America.”

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This morning, when I got to work, I got an email from the client, asking for yet another explanation of the issues involving the db_interface with Jaws.
I wrote out the following:

The problem with the search box delays things considerably.
Without knowing which criterion the member is going to provide, I have to
spend time scrolling through, (and waiting while the screen refreshes and
Jaws refocuses), before I can get to the next option.
This puts me in the position of having to make small talk with the customer
before I can even get the customer pulled up in the system.
As I’m sure you’re well aware, asking for a customer’s ID would not fix
this problem, as what the customer thinks is the ID could be anything from
a social security number to a prescription number.
Furthermore, referrals are also out, meaning that they can’t be done using
Jaws, and I’m sure you’re also well aware that that makes up a huge part of
what we do.
The current state of affairs does not allow me to meet the criteria set
forth by (client name deleted) for acceptable call lengths, which would effect my quality,
which effects my overall rating in general.
That’s a domino effect I’m not prepared to deal with.
I hope this is helpful.
Please keep this in your records in order to prevent re-explanations from
being necessary.

Pretty self-explanatory, right?
At least it should be to people who are supposed to know what they need to about Jaws so they can write accessible software.
Then, this afternoon, I got another email.
Now, they want screenshots of what I’m encountering.
Now, keep in mind that Jaws is a screenreader, which means that it interprets what’s on the screen and speaks it out loud.
I’ve explained time and time again that there aren’t any actual errors, as in, no error messages.
The problem is that Jaws and the db_interface do not cooperate.
So what do they ask for?
Specific error messages, and whether or not things are just real slow or can I just not use the system.
In other words, “We don’t care if it’s really slow, and you have to put up with cranky customers, and you have to try to bullshit your way into keeping them on the phone so you can argue with our kloogy interface, because it’s not our problem and we’re too lazy and stupid to fix it, but we don’t want to say we won’t fix it because then we’d look bad.”
I’d like to do my part to make sure every person involved in this clusterfuck is kicked out of the gene pool by midnight tonight.
This is a complete waste of my time.
And I should have known it was going to come to this.
“We can’t fix it, because, well, we don’t know how and we don’t want to learn, and it’s not our scores at stake so what do we care, so we’re just going to blame it on you and let you deal with it, and to hell with whatever objections and/or explanations you give us.”
These are the people running America’s companies people!
These idiots, and more like them, infest the board rooms and upper management positions of corporations everywhere.

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Well, it’s finally happened. We’ve received a dissenting opinion about
the validity of the FairTax.

In the interests of fairness, we will publish this video post in the hope
that it will stimulate debate. It was sent in by Cao of width=”136″ border=”0″ />

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Right Track Blog
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or Jonathan.
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And probably present, and future as well.
He’s the guy who heckled Rummie yesterday, and while I don’t have a problem if someone wants to legitimately criticize the administration, this guy’s just a freak.
It’s really unfortunate that the mainstream media considers this idiot “just just your average “retired CIA analyst!”
Hat-tip Gateway Pundit.
Glenn Reynolds wonders why the MSM doesn’t make an effort to do this kind of research, reminding us of ” …Matt Welch’s old project of googling antiwar people to discover how many (quite a few) had been apologists for
Slobodan Milosevic’s genocidal efforts…” and I have to agree.
As long as the left continues to use these kinds of people as their spokesmen and women, they’re going nowhere fast.
If you want any of us on the right to take your views seriously, you have to present people who have the same views, can articulate them clearly, and who aren’t fringe.
Here’s a good example of someone who can articulate the views of the left clearly, and isn’t a nutcase.

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Normally I wouldn’t try to justify my associations, within the blogosphere or out of it.
However, I think this case warrants an exception, pretty much because I would hate for those coming from a left-leaning point of view who read my blog to think I’m sort of anti-civil-liberties-wingnut.
I believe that the ACLU has done some very good things in the past, and I believe that the ACLU needs to exist in some form or another to be there to make sure people’s civil rights aren’t violated by anyone, government or otherwise.
Where I disagree with the current incarnation is in its definition of civil rights.
By way of example, I think crying fowl over a cross that’s part of a war memorial, (and has been so for almost a hundred years), is going over the line.
So is making statements to the effect that local law enforcement doesn’t have the right to enforce federal law in response to a proposal that would require local businesses to sign a pledge stating they won’t hire illegal immigrants, and that would allow for random inspections to make sure that said pledge is being honored.
There are also things I would be willing to compromise on as well.
For example, I would agree that, as long as election days (both primary and otherwise) are national holidays, and as long as businesses are required to give their employees the day off to vote, then public schools and community centers could be used as polling stations, and churches and other houses of worship wouldn’t need to be used.
As it stands right now, I think those who disagree with the use of houses of worship as polling stations would serve themselves and us very well by pushing for election days as national holidays.
Those are just a couple of examples.
I’m going to continue to call spades spades.
After all, here at
customerservant.com, we don’t care who’s being stupid, right or left.
Both have their share of moonbats.
I’m just here to point them out, and right now, the ACLU is practically doing my work for me.

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No, that’s not a misspelling.
I meant it like that.
Michelle and her possey were arrested last Friday, and are now in jail.
I went to the police station today to pick up my DVD player.
When I asked the detective how he knew it was mine, he said he was sure it was mine because they admitted taking it from my apartment.
He also told me that Michelle said that they had come to my apartment planning to do what they did, but that they didn’t do it.
Yet, somehow my DVD player magically ended up in their possession.
I also made it a point to tell the detective that I’m not interested in any deals with the DA’s office.
The case will go there because one of the charges against them is possession of stolen goods, and that’s not a federal charge.
The detective said he wasn’t sure how the rest was going to be handled, or if they were all going to be tried together, and he also said that she has other charges pending.
The DVD player still has the sticker on it listing the suspect’s name and address.
I may leave it there as a sort of trophy.

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Welcome to this week’s New Blog Showcase.
I’m glad to be able to present links to several new blogs, all of which are three months old or younger, and I encourage all of you to take a look at some of them, and, if they spark your interest, consider adding them to your blogroll.

Mata H at Time’s Fool
presents Hack

The blog is Time’s Fool, and it’s a very good example of modern contemplative Christianity.
Kirby on Finance has some comments on whether or not Americans are saving too much, in a post with the same title.
John Tillman gives us some advice, as well as some informational links on gardening for yourself.
This guy from VA hopes to gives the liberals a spoonfull of discippline, or at least that’s what the blog’s title suggests.
I wonder if we’ll see him start participating heavily in the conservative blogs’ comment sections.
Here’s a nice bit of satire mocking the Duke rape case.
The American Sage discusses the liberalization of the Middle East, and what he thinks will need to happen in order for democracy to work over there.
These are definitely not all the blogs that were submitted.
There were a lot of good ones, but I didn’t want to make this post interminably long.
Pay a visit to any of these you find interesting, and leave some comments.

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Americans for Fair TaxationThis week, Cao of Cao’s Blog brings us part 2 of her video disagreement with the FairTax. She makes some very interesting points here, and her logic should convince even the most brainwashed proponent of this hare-brained scheme to give it a closer look.

Click the link to see the video.

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Conservative bloggers are now calling for what liberal and other left-leaning bloggers have been calling for for years: Bush’s impeachment.
La Shon Barber has even drafted a couple of impeachment articles, and is inviting comments.

RESOLVED that George Walker Bush, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment
be exhibited to the United States Senate:

Article I: Abuse of Power: Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, George Walker Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath
faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the
Constitution of the United States,
and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional
rights of citizens, failing to impart the due and proper administration of justice by protecting citizens against foreign invasions, contravening the laws
governing agencies of the executive branch (Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Internal Revenue Service, for example) and the purposes of these
agencies. This conduct has included one or more of the following:

(1) Complicit with foreign governments in breaching U.S. sovereignty. America’s founders codified the notion that “We the People” would govern the country
by a representative democracy. The government remains legitimate only through consent of the governed, and “We the People” retain the inalienable right
to alter the government, abolish it, or amend the Constitution.

To answer her question “What other examples of Bush’s actions would make a case for Abuse of Power?”, I would say that threatening to veto any bill that Congress would have passed disallowing the turnover of our ports to the UAE would count.
I’ll have to give the drafting of more articles some thought.

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It seems as though the folks down at company headquarters have finally blocked access to the admin panel of my site, so that means I may have to blog this way, instead of just logging in and posting.
I hope this actually works.
I’m not sure if this account, which is a web account, is going to allow me to post correctly.
We’ll see.
I should have seen this coming, and actually I’m quite surprised they haven’t done it before now.