Who is Going to Fix It?

2022 June 2
by drdog09

I direct the reader to follow this link first – https://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2022/06/whos-going-to-fix-whats-broken.html

Interesting tale Mr. Smith spins. Maybe he should run for Congress. Yes I mean that. Stripping the three events to their bare essentials, what Mr. Smith rails against is first a pure political situation in real time. No its not a ‘supply chain problem’ which seems to be the current replacement for ‘the computer said so’. Quite the contrary. This set of events are simple case studies that any IT systems analyst or operational research specialist see all the time.

It goes something like this:

  1. Efficiency is demanded from some organization. Computerization offers the best solution at the time.
  2. Specifications are let. Code set. Costs and funding completed. Training ensues. Operational thruput increases.
  3. Time passes. No changes made or needed.
  4. Eventually some politican makes a change to a law that impacts the organization.
  5. The legality is consider too trivial to mod the current system. Management implements a manual workaround. Life moves on.
  6. More changes are passed. More workarounds implemented.
  7. New management takes over. Review of needs and suggest an overhaul of the code. Management is informed there is no funding pending for a rewrite. Manage it best you can.
  8. Changes pile up year after year. System is still what is was a decade ago but half the workload is now handled manually. Half the staff barely know how to use the system anyway as training dollars have been stripped away.
  9. Rinse and Repeat. No one is fired for the incompetence, least of all the polticians.

Its an old story that has been repeated time after time by empires and industry since before the Assyarians. Is it a breakdown akin to the Roman Empire? Depends on whose life is being interrupted for the most part. Can problems like this be fixed? Sure. Anything man screwed up and be unwound as well. Which brings me to the conclusion of this little tale of woe.

“No law or change of an existing law should be proposed without a proper impact statement and resulting funding allocated.”

At the Federal level we have such a law, the APA, Administrative Procedure Act. The problem is it lacks sufficient teeth to prevent CongressCritters from passing unfunded liabilities and specifically targeted at federal agencies. That needs to change.

47 Responses leave one →
  1. 2022 June 2 6:18 am
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    bc3b permalink

    It’s amazing how many things are broken today that weren’t broken 17 months ago – the economy, the border, crime was broken, but it’s much worse today, energy independence, even the baby formula shortage.

  2. 2022 June 2 6:36 am
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    justrand permalink

    “Who is going to fix it?”

    No one, there is too much vested interest in perpetuating “problems”…or creating new ones.
    I’ve used this analogy before, but it still applies:

    A Marriage Counselor in a small town only has 10 couples paying him to “counsel” them. One day Mr. & Mrs. Smith start their weekly session by announcing they have not only reconciled, but have re-kindled their love…and will no longer need his services. The Counselor realizes 10% of his business is about to disappear, and so says:
    That is WONDERFUL. Mrs. Smith, the fact that you can look past your husband having slept with every cocktail waitress in town, is remarkable. And it is so splendid that Mr. Smith here is willing to fund your drug addiction himself, rather than you having to keep turning tricks at the truck-stop to pay for it, shows real devotion. I guess he won’t be telling his golf buddies you are a ‘worthless crack-whore’ anymore. And you, Mrs. Smith, won’t be describing him to your Bridge Club as a ‘Limp-dick hamster’. Congrats, you two!”

    Naturally, Mr. & Mrs. remain in the excellent care of the Marriage Counselor to this day.

  3. 2022 June 2 6:36 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Texas Congressman speaks out about armed forces over-the-top pride celebrations:

    https://www.toddstarnes.com/politics/dont-force-this-down-our-damn-throats-congressman-rips-militarys-pride-celebration/

  4. 2022 June 2 6:38 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Minneapolis (Somali West) becomes first major US city to approve Muslim call to prayer broadcasts:

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/muslim-call-to-prayer-approved-in-minneapolis/

  5. 2022 June 2 6:39 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    A lynching — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFwZQIf9qPc — for political purposes. Its for the Dim running against Rand Paul. Imagine…

  6. 2022 June 2 7:02 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Short, sarcastic vid about escaping Boston winter.
    Because in Boston “snowplowing” is considered sexist due to the word “plow”.
    Snow “clearing” is preferred in Boston.
    https://youtube.com/shorts/9-gPxI1wZZU

  7. 2022 June 2 7:28 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    About 20 min vid on all angles and recent developments in the EUs attempt to switch away from Russian energy.
    The impact on Russia, Europe and the world economy are covered.
    https://youtu.be/YO7gA5C_OS0

  8. 2022 June 2 8:23 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Gas at Costco today
    $5.80 regular
    $6.20 premium

  9. 2022 June 2 11:18 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    He works for the WEF — https://rumble.com/v10g2id-yuval-harari-what-to.do-with-the-useless-eaters.html — If history repeats he will be one of the first to go.

  10. 2022 June 2 11:42 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Here’s a first – Obama Regime member admits to being wrong:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9ydDlJaR2o

  11. 2022 June 2 11:58 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Have sports totally lost their mind? I realize calling NASCAR a sport is a stretch, since it simply requires making left turns for several hours

    https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-nascar-apologizes-to-lgbtq-community-after-allowing-gov-abbott-to-wave-green-flag/

    I don’t know who has the least awareness of who its fan base is – NASCAR or MLB?

    Question: Isn’t NASCAR being transphobic by having shirts only in men’s and women’s sizes and styles? What about the 537+ other genders? Isn’t NASCAR being homophobic by ignoring them?

  12. 2022 June 2 12:02 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #9 –

    Gas prices in the Detroit area are in the $4.79 – $4.99 area.

    Prices are rising about $.10 a week.

  13. 2022 June 2 12:14 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    NASCAR even has a pride clothing collection on its website:

    https://store.nascar.com/NASCAR_PRIDE/c-2324074542+z-964318-1754791997?vap=1&sortOption=NewestArrivals&ab={wt-static_graphic}{pt-home}{al-Banner1}{}{ct-nascar_pride}{6.1.22}

  14. 2022 June 2 12:46 pm
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    bc3b permalink

  15. 2022 June 2 2:46 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Ya think?

    A new report out from Florida Medicaid finds that “puberty suppression, cross-sex hormones, and surgical procedures” used to treat gender dysphoria “do not conform” to generally accepted professional medical standards, which is a condition of coverage. The announcement, which emphasizes the dangers for minors but applies to Florida Medicaid in general, comes on the heels of Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo’s guidance rejecting such damaging procedures in April.
    https://thefederalist.com/2022/06/02/florida-medicaid-deems-experimental-mutilative-sex-surgeries-hormones-insufficiently-safe-for-coverage/

  16. 2022 June 2 2:49 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/06/what_about_packing_the_house_of_representatives.html
    Suggestion: increase the size of the House but reduce salaries.

  17. 2022 June 2 6:42 pm
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    justrand permalink

  18. 2022 June 2 7:55 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Sean Davis @seanmdav
    Your crackhead son lied on a federal background check form so he could illegally buy a gun.
    I don’t want to hear a word from you on gun laws until your deadbeat, crackhead, porn-addled gun criminal son Hunter is behind bars.

  19. 2022 June 2 8:13 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Lots more detail but this caught my eye.

    https://www.thenewneo.com/2022/06/02/the-lefts-war-against-conservative-das-investigating-election-fraud-and-against-lawyers-who-would-defend-conservatives/
    The left’s war against conservative DAs investigating election fraud, and against lawyers who would defend conservatives

    “The writer goes on to describe how a Virginia lawyer who represented some January 6th protesters was disbarred …”

  20. 2022 June 2 9:17 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Heh.
    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/ceo-of-large-spanish-pharma-company
    CEO of large Spanish pharma company bought a fake vaccine card
    Why would someone pay a huge fee and risk a long prison sentence to avoid taking a perfectly safe vaccine that will keep him from dying from COVID?

    (And, as Mr Kirsch asks, why is story being ignored by US media?)

  21. 2022 June 2 9:25 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/theyve-officially-forbidden-the-practice
    They’ve officially forbidden the practice of medicine in Ontario, Canada
    Any doctor in Ontario, Canada who doesn’t toe the line will have their license revoked. Masks work, vaccines are safe, and ivermectin and HCQ don’t work.

    What was his crime?
    In 2.5 years of COVID, he’s never lost a patient to COVID.

    None of his patients complained.
    None of his patients were hospitalized or died from COVID.
    Nobody was harmed.
    … He didn’t toe the line and treat COVID patients like the College thinks they should be treated.

  22. 2022 June 3 3:42 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    How novel, a judge that follows precedent case law — https://adfmedialegalfiles.blob.core.windows.net/files/BF-MTDdenial.pdf — Agrees that parents, not school districts know best for their offspring.

  23. 2022 June 3 4:05 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    You don’t have to be David to fight Goliath and you don’t have to be Atlas to shrug. In “Revolution in America,” I made the case that withdrawal of scrip en masse from America’s highly leveraged financial system would undermine the foundation of the Ruling Caste’s tawdry empire. I’m not going to make that case again—interested readers can click the link—but it still stands. In a system as leveraged as ours, mass withdrawal, a preemptive bank run, would be David’s rock and sling.

    https://straightlinelogic.com/2022/06/02/reckoning-with-insanity-part-2-by-robert-gore/comment-page-1/#comment-93875

  24. 2022 June 3 4:11 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Even high earners are pinching pennies — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/36-americans-making-250000-are-living-paycheck-paycheck#comment-stream — Nothing new, I met successful doctors who could not qualify for a house loan even though they were making $200k in 1985. Too much debt.

  25. 2022 June 3 6:16 am
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    justrand permalink

    the words that Brandon read (poorly, of course) off his teleprompter last night SHOULD be a wake-up call to all Americans. I pray that the message is received.

    Anyone counting on November to “save” us is in for a rude awakening. The Democrats have no intention of releasing ANY of their power. November doesn’t trouble them as much as is being portrayed…they know how to fix elections.

  26. 2022 June 3 6:43 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    24, after the 2020 election numerous activities were proposed to indicate protest.
    One was move money from bank to credit union.
    In my neck of the woods over half of the BofA branches are closed. I think the official story is Covid.
    Every time you interact with an employee they beg you to give them all 10s on “the survey”. Indeed an emailed survey link shows up within days. Sounds pretty stressful.

  27. 2022 June 3 7:14 am
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    justrand permalink

    Disclaimer: I’ve never watched a single lap of a NASCAR race, let alone attended a NASCAR event.

    That said, even I know EXACTLY who the NASCAR fan base is…and it’s NOT the LGTBQXK.7++P@ crowd. The opening paragraph of the article linked below is spot on.

    I have no gay pride. I don’t have gay hatred, either. I simply don’t care very much. It’s enough for me that our laws give people equal protection and most Americans no longer consider homosexuality a sin. And that’s probably enough for most people. And I bet most people, like me, dislike the annual barrage of mandatory love for the LGBTQ+++ crowd and especially dislike the industry that’s sprung up around confusing kids about their biological sex and then giving them expensive, mutilating surgery and toxic drugs. These same people almost certainly don’t make up NASCAR’s fan base. Corporate NASCAR, however, has decided to stand with the LGBTQ++ activists

    The ALPHABET-SOUP activists have progressed this way:
    – We want to be left alone (I.e., don’t PERSECUTE us)
    – We want to be accepted (I.e., don’t even THINK about persecuting us)
    – We want to be PRAISED (I.e., you must CELEBRATE us)
    – We DEMAND you let us groom your children to BE like us (I.e., you must KNEEL before us)

    I’m way beyond fed up!

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/06/nascar_continues_to_abandon_its_customer_base.html

  28. 2022 June 3 7:29 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Elon says he has a “super bad” feeling about the world economy. Tesla will layoff 10% or so …

  29. 2022 June 3 7:42 am
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    justrand permalink

  30. 2022 June 3 8:34 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    30, plenty of reason for despair. Why are our neighbors so blind? Still, just in my lifetime I’ve seen America abruptly change course. Of all countries the US has been one that can turn the aircraft carrier around shockingly fast.

  31. 2022 June 3 8:55 am
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    justrand permalink

    Jim, I hope you’re right. While i do believe America can turn things around, I truly believe it will take a disaster of untold proportions to force America to do so.

    I still cringe every time I remember George W. Bush’s two HORRIBLE pronouncements immediately after 9/11:
    (1) “Get down to Disney World in Florida. Take your families and enjoy life, the way we want it to be enjoyed.
    (2) “The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace.

    NO call for sacrifice from Americans…or call to arms!

    NO call for American Muslims to condemn what their faith STILL calls for: Conversion -or- Subjugation -or- Enslavement -or- DEATH! Those are the ONLY 4 options they truly offer. They “co-exist” only until they can force on of those 4 options down everyone’s throat!

  32. 2022 June 3 8:55 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Seen online. OK, this is depressing.
    I keep thinking that parents will begin to wake up.
    Certainly CA school districts are losing tens of thousands of kids per year lately.

    https://criticalrace.org/
    If i’ve linked this properly then the reader will have access to database summaries by state on the institutionalization of Critical Race Theory in US education K-Advanced Grad/Professional level..
    We’ve been had. Getting elected to local school boards will be like throwing biscuits at a battleship.
    CRT has been weaponized into policies and budgets. Go along or get out.

  33. 2022 June 3 10:17 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    27,

    I have not dealt with a bank personally for over 30 years. CUs all the way. The only thing they seem to lack around here is international transfers.

  34. 2022 June 3 12:49 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Not to be outdone by the Detroit Tigers, the Milwaukee Brewers are having a pre-game drag queen show as part of its Pride night:

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/milwaukee-brewers-host-tranny-appreciation-night/

  35. 2022 June 3 3:25 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Ok, this is STAGGERING. Not that he said it, he has no idea WHAT he said.

    It is STAGGERING because he read it off of a teleprompter.

    i.e., somebody WROTE this bullshit, and THEN he read it. Yes, the media will regurgitate it ad nauseum. But even the most zealous Leftist has to eat, buy things, or travel sometimes. EVERYTHING costs more. The economy was BOOMING under Trump, and we were energy independent.

    WOW!!

    https://dailycaller.com/2022/06/03/biden-lies-household-debt-savings/

  36. 2022 June 3 3:28 pm
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    justrand permalink

    drdog, in re. #36, yup…the voice of tyranny. And when that wannabe tyrant…or the MINIONS of that wannabe tyrant… show up to confiscate the firearms of law-abiding citizens, then THEIR “voices” will be heard.

  37. 2022 June 3 4:06 pm
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    justrand permalink

  38. 2022 June 3 5:30 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  39. 2022 June 3 9:43 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    https://twitter.com/TRHLofficial/status/1532879136196272134?cxt=HHwWjICxyf3c8MUqAAAA

    The woman who ran into the school to get her kids talks about that time

  40. 2022 June 3 10:01 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “The Second Amendment was inspired by British plans to disarm every American.
    A part of you probably already knew this, but didn’t have the details.
    I’m about to chill you to the bones And give you every piece of evidence you need moving forward. So buckle up.”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/TRHLofficial/status/1532735649371103234

  41. 2022 June 4 3:30 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    43,

    It will not be sufficient to just flush Congress of Dimocraps. We need a complete overhaul of the civil service system at the federal level. It does no good to cut off the head of the snake but leave the body of evil among them still feeding off the federal teat.

  42. 2022 June 4 9:37 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  43. 2022 June 4 1:05 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    46, nice point!

    Two quick items:

    1) Got to view the daughter’s school yearbook. Terrible! It’s full of pictures of kids where you can’t see half their face due to masks. Just worthless …

    2) Interesting account of Black staffers leaving gov’t. It’s got a name: “Blaxit”
    https://rumble.com/v178byt-mass-exodus-of-black-biden-staffers-dubbed-blaxit.html

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