…the rockets continue:

6:10PM: A short time ago, palestinian terrorists fired yet another Qassam into Israel.

I guess the bomb-the-smuggling-tunnel approach is not working so well.

5:30PM: A short time ago, the IAF struck some smuggling tunnels. I’m shocked, shocked I tell you!

11:12AM: Two houses were damaged in the Qassam attacks earlier this morning. While no-one was injured, some Sderot residents were treated for shock.

9:22AM: Today’s palestinian rocket firing shenanigans have begun, with 2 Qassams hitting Israel.

IAF smuggling tunnel strikes to begin later.

The money flows foolishly:

Israel recently approved the transfer of NIS 175 million ($41.8 million) in order to pay the salaries of Fatah government workers in Gaza, but Ynet learned Thursday night that about half of the funds were used to compensate residents whose houses were damaged by Israel Defense Forces fire during Operation Cast Lead.

Ten days after the money was transferred, not one penny has been deposited in the Palestinian Authority workers’ bank accounts in Gaza.

And Israellcool is shocked shocked! (Well not really)

In the words of Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Eli Yishai:

“The pathetic desire to create a partner on the Palestinian side has led to an absurd and shocking situation, in which the State of Israel is compensating the Palestinians for Operation Cast Lead before transferring funds to compensate the residents of southern Israel.”

What makes this even more absurd and shocking is that many of the homes damaged during Operation Cast Lead belonged to terrorists or terror-enablers.

Hey don’t worry Israel, our President will provide the next 900 Million.

Just a reminder anyone who thinks that the rockets have stopped isn’t paying attention. I’m waiting to hear about the pacifist left forming a group of human shields to protect Sderot. Anyone? Bueller, Bueller.

At least that is what the Anglican church of Canada states in it’s Lenten Reflection:

This not a story for people who need to think that Jesus always had it together, because it looks like we’ve caught him being mean to a lady because of her ethnicity. At first, he ignores her cries. Then he refuses to help her and compares her people to dogs.

But she challenges his prejudice.

The passage referred to is Matthew 14:22-27. Anglican Sazisdat is not happy:

Thus, Jesus was not God, made mistakes and had to be set straight. The reference to understanding his universality is undoubtedly an attempt to point out that, once the woman corrected him, Jesus came to the light as proscribed by 21st Century liberalism: inclusivity is all encompassing, paramount and – well, god.

This is an officially sanctioned document from the ACoC: it denies both Jesus’ divinity and the fact that he is sinless. The ACoC seems to be going out of its way to present itself as a non-Christian organisation; I think it has succeeded.

Damian Thompson has a theory:

Maybe someone has been on a “racism awareness course” and decided to redefine the divinity of Jesus in a way that flatters ethnic sensibilities. How very Anglican. How very Canadian.

And the most amazing thing is it makes the priest at the Rochester Institute of Technology Newman center entering Mass with a Mickey Mouse hat ,blessing a super-soaker and using it for distributing holy water seem orthodox.

UPDATE: The Anchoress notices the story.

The reclusive leftist is; I don’t know if outraged is too strong a world with this article by Kim Gandy minimizing the impact of Islam on the beheading of Aasyia Hassan:

…she goes far beyond these observations into a full-scale shut-down of any possible cultural or religious differentials in terms of violence against women. All religions and nationalities are essentially the same, Kim tells us, and if there are any teeny tiny differences, they are unknowable. Pointless to even think in those terms. No reason to look at environmental factors like culture or religion when trying to understand why there’s a dead female body on the floor. Violence against women is the same everywhere, Kim implies, regardless of culture or religion. From Sweden to Somalia, from Wicca to Wahhabi, it’s all the same.

This attitude drives me nuts.

On the other end of the scale Tim Blair points out the problem here:

A nationwide, unified effort entitled “Imams Speak Out: Domestic Violence Will Not Be Tolerated in Our Communities” has commenced to ask all imams and religious leaders to finally discuss this recent tragedy, as well as domestic violence, in their weekly sermon on their upcoming Friday prayer services.

Good luck with that. Imams – particularly those who turn up on YouTube – seem to be the main problem, writes Mona Eltahawy:

Type Muslim+woman+beating into an online search engine and you get a monster’s parade of what I call “YouTube imams” explaining how to beat a woman according to “Islamic teaching.”

He has the basic solution to those who are worried about people who think that this is giving fuel to “haters of Islam”.

Here’s a crazy idea: how about Islamic men stop bashing women? All Islam haters would then be completely without ammunition.

It’s SO crazy it just might work!

A lot of Palin bling from CPAC:

6:07 a.m. How dare we not totally cut and run, democrats are outraged.

6:09 a.m Joe nails it, politically the far left in congress isn’t hurt if Iraq fails, but Obama pays for it.

6:20 a.m. Here are the few newspapers we have left…

6:37 a.m. Good point by including Iraq in the budget then when it stops we have a “budget cut”.

6:41 a.m. Pat: “They’re grabbing everything they ever wanted and ramming it through.” That is what is meant by not letting a crisis going to waste.

6:44 a.m. By 2010 it will be throw the radicals out, but you have to have an alternative.

7:01 a.m. Mika was drinking with Kerry last night?

7:12 a.m. There were people who were warning about this, notice they use the example from the Clinton years and not the republican hearings during the Bush years.

7:17 a.m. Chuck Todd thinks the public doesn’t believe this stuff or even believed we had a surplus. He however also thinks its not a voting issue.

7:50 a.m. Romney at Morning Joe, can he see the Palin buttons on Mika?

7:55 a.m. Bad assets would have gone into a co-op says Romney.

8:04 a.m. Apparently Tina Brown says we republicans are on a Holy Jihad. I thought our friends on the left say jihad means struggle?

8:10 a.m. So much for $5000 for a charity table

8:15 a.m. Rush is a blowhard, sayeth Tina Brown; I wonder if you compare what ratings Brown brings to Joe to what a 5 min interview with Rush would do for the ratings? You know taking Rush out of context is a religion at MSNBC.

8:25 a.m. A question on the nation of Georgia to the Polish Ambassador.

8:27 a.m. He thinks the Soviets would have won if it wasn’t for the US in Afghanistan. The Beheaded polish hostage is mentioned.

8:29 a.m. Hey he has the number of the Polish Paris Hilton!

8:39 a.m. Lets invest! Tax is invest I hate playing with words.

8:46 a.m. I loved the Bush visit to the hardware store.

And now lets detail the wireless service.

So you have a new wireless router and you want to setup that home network without leaving it open to everyone? Are you confused on what cable goes where and what a network key even means? Or do you have a wireless network so open that you provide internet for the whole neighborhood? Let the DaTechguy remotely connect to your system from here in Massachusetts and get it done.

What I will do:

* I will take control of your system
* I will install any needed drivers
* I will step you through the physical connection of the router
* I will set solid security for your system unless you specifically ask for an open or lesser security setting (lesser security is a really bad idea).
* I will set your firewall settings for the network
* I will leave a copy of all your network settings on your system so you can find them if you forget them.
* I will walk you through the install of a usb wireless adapter


What I won’t do:

* I won’t clean your system of virus’ or spyware I have a different auction option for that.
* I won’t install service Packs. If I think it is necessary I will DOWNLOAD them and then re-connect once installed.
* I won’t install or uninstall programs
* I won’t setup more than 3 pc on a wireless network without an additional fee
* I won’t setup Macs or pre XP systems on the network
* I won’t setup file shares.
* I will not setup a wireless printer. (I have a printer setup for that).
* If a system has faults that is preventing the network from working that is out of scope.


What I can’t do even if I wanted to:

* I can’t get a system on the network without a wireless card.
* I can’t get a printer to print if no driver exists for the operating system, the work arounds necessary are too iffy.
* I can’t access the setup of your ISP’s modem without the values. Continue reading “Tech Service #4 Router/Wireless setup $79”

For some reason this post is missing. So I am re-posting it today.

Continuing my weekly writeup of the tech services I’m offering remotely we get to the Anti-virus service:

Is your system infected with a virus? Are you plagued with popups etc? Let the DaTechguy remotely connect to your system from here in Boston and clean it up.

What I will do:

* I will take control of your system
* I will clean out temp files
* I will update the system
* I will remove virus’ from the system
* I will if necessary install a secondary browser
* I will suggest and if you wish install anti-virus software
* I will suggest ways to avoid virus’s in the future
* If your system can’t be cleaned I will help you reinstall your operating system

What I won’t do:

* I won’t guarantee you will not get re-infected since I can’t control what you do with your system after I’m finished with it.
* I won’t establish an internet connection for you if you don’t have one working at the time we start
* I won’t backup your system with this service.
* I won’t install service Pack 2 I will give you the link to the download but the install is up to you.
* I won’t install service pack 3, on occasion I’ve seen problems on systems after the install, you can do it If you want
* On a Vista system I won’t install Service Pack 1. I’ve seen too many issues with it but I will give you the link if you want it.
* I won’t be responsible for any program or device that works differently after cleaning.


If you system meets the following minimums then I can help you if it does not then I can’t.

A high speed internet connect (DSL or better) that is working
A Microsoft based computer running windows XP service Pack 2 or better
At least 256 mb of Ram.

If you don’t know the values on your system on XP right click on MY COMPUTER and choose PROPERTIES or choose SYSTEM in control panel. If you can’t access this info due to a virus I will take that into consideration .

Who is DaTechGuy and why should I give him my money or let him in my system?

I am computer technician from central Massachusetts. I’ve been doing working with computers since programming or support for 20 years. I was one of the original (took the first call) techs at a company called HiWired , which did tech support for Ctrl-Center, Comcast and several other companies. In November 2008 we were all let go so I’m striking out on my own for now.

How are you going to connect to my system?

I will be using a piece of licensed software called LogMeIn Rescue to allow the connection between our systems. Your keyboard and mouse will become my keyboard and mouse and I will do the work as if I was in front of your PC?

How will we start the initial connection?

After receiving payment I will contact you to arrange a time to start the connection via either a code or an e-mail.

What if I can’t get my system connected to yours?

If I can’t establish the connection then I’ll either walk you through the reinstall of your operating system or refund you.

How long will it take?

No way to say for sure depends on the speed of your system and the speed of the tools I use on it.

What if I lose my connection?

The system should re-connect automatically if it doesn’t after a period of time I’ll give you a call or e-mail to arrange to re-connect.

How will I know when you are done?

I will leave a note on your system or send you an e-mail to that effect.

Should I back up my system before this is done?

Very much so if possible see the question below.

At what point do we just re-install?

If after 24 hours I can’t clean the system or the system becomes so unstable that we can’t continue then we will start the reinstall process you will need to provide or acquire the cd’s necessary for this.

Does having an anti-virus mean I won’t get a virus?

Good thing I was not drinking when you asked. Absolutely not, risky user behavior, teenagers, and fraud are the primary causes of infection.

Hey my system is ok, but my parents , brothers, grandparents system is infected, can I buy this as a gift?

Sure, contact me and we will setup the details.

What if I have any questions that you haven’t answered here?

Contact me. My e-mail is da -tech -guy- At — Comcast.net (without the spaces and the dashes trying to beat the spam bots you know)

Can I use my computer while You’re working on it?


Michael Totten gives the full story of the battle of the defaced swastika:

Christopher was the target. He was the one who had defaced their sign. One of the guys smacked him hard in the face. Another delivered a roundhouse kick to his legs. A third punched him and knocked him into the street between two parked cars. Then they gathered around and kicked him while he was down. They kicked him hard in the head, in the ribs, and in the legs.

Read the story for the escape but here are my favorite parts:

“You’re bleeding,” Jonathan said and lightly touched Christopher’s elbow.

Christopher seemed unfazed by the sight of blood on his shirt.

“We need to get you cleaned up,” Jonathan said.

“I’m fine, I think,” Christopher said.

He seemed to be in pretty good spirits, all things considered.

“The SSNP,” I said, “is the last party you want to mess with in Lebanon. I’m sorry I didn’t warn you properly. This is partly my fault.”

“I appreciate that,” Christopher said. “But I would have done it anyway. One must take a stand. One simply must.”

Later on Chris point out what an actual traditional liberal thinks as opposed to the phony human shields

“Anyway,” he said, “call me old fashioned if you will, but my line is that swastika posters are to be defaced or torn down. I mean, what other choice do you have?

He elaborates further:

“You know these guys are widely suspected for setting off most or all of the car bombs,” I said.

“They weren’t ready for that then,” he said.

“They weren’t,” I said, “but they’re dangerous.”

“Once you credit them like that,” he said, “you do all their work for them. They should have been worried about us. Let them worry. Let them wonder if we’re carrying a tool or if we have a crew. I’d like to go back, do it properly, deface the thing with red paint so there’s no swastika visible. You can’t have the main street, a shopping and commercial street, in a civilized city patrolled by intimidators who work for a Nazi organization. It is not humanly possible to live like that. One must not do that. There may be more important problems in Lebanon, but if people on Hamra don’t dare criticize the SSNP, well f***. That’s occupation.”

It stirs something that I hadn’t felt since 9/11.

On the day of the attacks I was playing a game in my tabletop baseball league at another person’s house. I had already seen the two planes hit and I frankly wasn’t phased by it. I figured it was a terror attack, I figured that terror attacks happen and it was only a matter of time that it hit us. It was an intellectual exercise.

Then I heard about Flight 93 and the people fighting back. For me THAT changed everything. The idea of ordinary Americans determined to fight back and die game changed them from the sheep being eaten by a wolf (the way life works) to the Shepherd defending against the wolf pack.

Christopher demonstrated that one has to stand up and be counted. There is a reason why the French Resistance is celebrated and honored while the Vichy is not.

As one of the great atheists he might resent it but how can you NOT pray for a fellow like that.

…an actual civil liberties organization:

To help spruce up the building’s image, they hired artist Matt Evanson and gave him free rein to paint a giant mural of marine life, thus far depicting images of six local game fish: snook, redfish, tarpon, dolphin, grouper and sailfish. But Evanson has not been able to complete the artwork – which contains no words except for his signature – because the city on Florida’s Gulf Coast claims it violates the sign code.

He had an interesting counter:

His response? Proudly hang a giant banner with text of the First Amendment promoting free speech in front of the mural. Not amused, the city of Clearwater is now threatening to hook Quintero with fines of $500 a day for displaying the large version of America’s founding document.

Well they weren’t the only ones not amused:

The American Civil Liberties Union has been reeled in and is representing Quintero in court.

“Only in Florida could a business owner be targeted and fined for displaying artwork; and then in protest of the fine, display the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – and then be ticketed for that,” said Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida. “Unfortunately, public officials disregard constitutional freedoms all the time, but punishing citizens for displaying the Constitution may be a first.”

Stop the ACLU is impressed:

This is a fight for a certain amount of free speech. All liberty minded Americans should hope for the ACLU to be victorious over this corrosive power of the city to impose itself on its citizens. Anyone interested in the rights of property owners should support Mr. Quintero in this fight. More of these thuggish city rules should be challenged throughout the country to put a check on the nanny state in which we increasingly live.

Hey lets see if this keeps up.

6:05 a.m. The day starts with Mika scolding Willie for gum and Joe slurping Starbucks. Where is Barnicle standing up for Dunkin Donuts?

6:09 a.m. Not funding White Collar investigations is like only taking care of victims after 9/11 says money party.

6:11 a.m. Joe is afraid that Trillions upon Trillions is nasty when you are saying you are making government smaller. Pat calls him Lyndon Baines Obama.

6:13 a.m. Pat says they are making new baselines that will never be rolled back.

6:15 a.m. Well they aren’t finding late night Obama jokes yet.

6:21 a.m. Joe notices that the cut of farm subsidies will hit a lot of redder states.

6:32 a.m. Hey how about that North Korea, Iran and Pakistan are all doing nastier things now that Bush is gone. Mika spins it that Joe Biden is right.

6:38 a.m. Money Party: We are creating a giant airbag to falsely re-inflate a bubble.

6:41 a.m. Nobody wants to raise taxes but we should do it anyway to cut the deficit that we are now creating.

7:00 a.m. Willie just told the story of the $1mil offer to the Octo-mom if she does a porn film, Joe can’t stop laughing.

7:04 a.m. Mika loves Rush?

7:12 a.m. Joe doesn’t mind if Obama wants to be a liberal but he doesn’t want him to say one thing and do another. Doesn’t he realize that this was the whole basis of his campaign.

7:15 a.m. The style vs substance argument comes up again. Matlin states Jindal’s record.

7:34 a.m. I haven’t heard the terms Goo Goo’s for years.

7:45 a.m Mika: “Taser him.”

7:56 a.m. Did Joe just bring up Obama appointments and Jewish relations? Andrea “Sgt. Schultz” Mitchel poo poos it.

8:17 a.m. We are like a bunch of Adlai Stevenson’s waiting for someone to fix their TV, if someone can run in 2012 saying “I can Fix this, they can beat Obama.” says Matthews

8:24 a.m. I’m glad I wasn’t drinking when Hoyer said democrats don’t want money to go to people who will waste it.

8:29 a.m. There are not 9000 earmarks, there are only 4000 says Hoyer. Oh that’s different.