Several pages are updated every day
at akdart.com. They are not necessarily listed here. This is just a list of
completely new pages — usually pages that pertain to a subtopic that was once located somewhere else on this
site. Visitors are encouraged to look around the site for material on a variety of topics.|
This page also shows recent developments
at akdart.com that
regular visitors, if any, may find amusing.
[8/17/2016] New page: This page has been updated so infrequently, you might reasonably infer that it has been abandoned.
Frankly, I've forgotten all about it, too. But just today, these
two pages have spun off from this page,
in an on-going effort to save bandwidth, and more importantly, my own maintenance time. In addition,
this page has been extracted from this page,
for the same reasons.
[2/24/2016] New page: Obama and the Guantanamo Bay Prison,
which is a spin-off from the page called Obama and the Muslims.
[9/30/2015] New page: Obama and the Muslims,
which is a spin-off from the page called Obama and Iran.
[9/21/2015] New page: Hijrah.
[5/8/2015] New page: Hillary Clinton's cloud of corruption.
[5/7/2015] New page: Hillary Clinton's term as Secretary of State.
[3/11/2015] New page: Hillary Clinton's secret email servers.
[12/30/2014] Two spin-off pages: Uncle Sam loses stuff and
Uncle Sam is afraid to say what he means.
[12/28/2014] New page: Cuba.
[11/29/2014] New page: Anchor Babies and the Use of Children for Emotional Leverage to Expand Immigration.
[11/27/2014] New page: The Ferguson Missouri race riots.
[8/26/2014] New page: The Worship of Barack H. Obama.
[8/13/2014] There is now a new page
about issuing driver's licenses to illegal aliens
and traffic accidents involving illegal aliens
[6/27/2014] At the bottom of almost every page on this site, there is a homemade counter that is supposed to
show the number of times each page has been viewed. Unfortunately the counters on about half of the pages
were reset to zero (again!) sometime in the middle of June, so now it looks like almost no one has
seen many of the most popular pages. I might be able to reconstruct the numbers sometime when I have lots
of spare time. But of course that will not be soon.
[6/9/2014] There is a new spin-off page about The use of the EPA as a weapon against coal-fired power plants.
This is the latest in a series of economy-crushing, job-killing maneuvers by
President Barack H. Obama, who apparently hates America and wants the U.S.
to look more like Cuba, where the government controls everything and everybody, and the electric power plants only run during the day.
[4/16/2014] I have added a new page
about The Bundy Ranch vs the
[12/22/2013] The big page of supposedly good ideas that aren't good after all
has now produced another spin-off page about the move to ban plastic bags.
Also today I created a separate page about the British National Health Service,
which is a pretty clear picture of where the United States is headed, even if Obamacare someday works exactly as intended,
which will never happen.
[12/19/2013] Having tired of maintaining this web site for the edification of fifty visitors per day, I am often tempted to
throw in the proverbial towel and take up another hobby, of which I can think of several. Nevertheless, I continue to collect,
categorize and post excerpts from (and links to) timely news items in the hope that I may provide the fuel for an effective argument.
[7/1/2013] There is a new subsection about the surprisingly
aggressive marketing of Obamacare, which is amusing because Obamacare was supposed to be so wonderful and easy
to apply for. Apparently nobody's interested.
of Land Management.
[6/20/2013] There is now a spin-off page about Common Core, which is the name of
the federalized curriculum standards for public schools -- replacing the local school board with people in Washington, DC.
[5/21/2013] The Obama regime has poked a sharp stick at
the Associated Press, and another
at Fox News Channel, so now the news media have been betrayed, and we may soon see
the end of five years of unmitigated news media bias on Obama's behalf.
The disillusion is spreading, as the leftists finally admit what the rest
of us have known about Mr. Obama -- a/k/a Barry Soetoro -- for several years. Yet the news media will be careful not to expose
too much about Obama/Soetoro, because if they find out that he is
a citizen of Indonesia after all, and he
uses somebody else's Social Security number,
and he is a complete fraud from stem to stern, the
liberal news media will be guilty of abetting Obama/Soetoro in the theft of two presidential elections.
[5/14/2013] Most of my effort lately has been connected to either
the Boston bombing
or Benghazi. But
in my spare time I put together a page about the use of the IRS as a weapon.
[4/30/2013] The Pigford scandal now has its own page.
[4/29/2013] The Gang of Eight now has its own page.
[4/23/2013] The Boston Marathon Bombing now has its own page.
[4/16/2013] This week's new page is What's the Rush?
[4/9/2013] The Fort Hood terrorist attack now has its own page.
[2/11/2013] The newest page is
about President Obama's Drones and the Secret Kill List.
[1/28/2013] There is, unfortunately, a new page
for President Obama's Second-Term Speeches. So far, the discussion
is limited to his second inaugural speech. The analysis of
his first-term speeches comprises almost a megabyte of plain text, so it was
impractical to add any additional material to that page.
The "What's New" page is now ten years old.
[12/12/2012] Commentary about the futile UN Climate Change Conference can be
Also, I forgot to mention that I started a page about six months ago for discussion of natural gas production through the
hydraulic fracturing of shale, also known
[12/3/2012] Did you know there are 54 Christmas trees in the White House?
Would you care to guess who pays for that extravagance?
[11/9/2012] In honor of "moderate" centrist Mitt Romney's pre-ordained candidacy and subsequent failure to defeat the worst president
of this century (so far), I have put together a page about RINOs.
[10/22/2012] Of course there is a new subsection
about Candy Crowley's unmitigated bias as the debate moderator
on October 18.
[10/14/2012] There is now a subsection
about Vice-President Biden's performance in his debate with Congressman
Paul Ryan on October 11.
[10/11/2012] The Obama re-election campaign is apparently involved in another
fundraising scandal, very similar to the scandal the press ignored
[10/5/2012] If you get all your information from TV news readers and late-night comedians, you probably haven't heard that
President Obama has told Lockheed Martin not to issue layoff notices until after election day.
Read about it here.
About eleven days ago I created a new self-explanatory
page, Liberals Think You're Stupid.
[9/25/2012] The newest page is
called, Lies about the Benghazi terrorist attack.
[8/27/2012] Sometime around the middle of June, I put together a new page about the Left's obsession with
the Separation of Church and State. The liberals, or whatever
they're called now, don't mind having politicians make speeches or raise money in churches. Usually all-black churches.
But of course if a Republican made a campaign speech in an all-white church, it would be front-page news.
[8/13/2012] There is a new page
about The Infamous 'Romney Killed My Wife!' Ad.
[8/4/2012] There is a new subsection about the left-wingers' hatred of -- and ineffective campaign
against -- Chick-fil-A resulting from the head of the company
speaking in opposition to same-sex marriage.
[7/30/2012] After lengthy procrastination, I have assembled a page about the hydraulic fracturing of shale to extract previously
inaccessible oil and natural gas. Especially natural gas. The process goes by the
slang name of fracking.
[7/17/2012] There is now a subsection
about California's high speed rail project, which the Democrat politicians are determined
to build, with money they obviously don't have. This is an important lesson for the other 49 states, if only the voters would
pay attention. High speed rail projects nationwide are discussed here.
Also there is a new page about some of the annual United Nations earth summits and
climate conferences over the last 20 years, which have had exactly zero impact on the climate. The whole purpose of these meetings
is to promote global government and global taxes, while showing the guest speakers a good time and generating publicity for the U.N.
[7/16/2012] The 2012 U.S. Olympic Team's uniforms were
Made in China.
[7/11/2012] The newest spin-off page is about the increasing mutual suspicion
between Homeland Security and Right Wing Americans.
[7/5/2012] It took a few days, but I finally got around to building a subsection about
the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare.
[6/25/2012] The poverty page used to be a mass of loosely-related items
pertaining in some way to the multi-billion-dollar welfare state. Now it has been sorted, collated and reorganized.
[6/11/2012] In my spare time, I have constructed a page about the abuse and misuse of the 9-1-1 system, with
particular attention given to "SWATting"; that is, the use of 9-1-1 as a weapon.
[5/21/2012] The use of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for political gain is a subtopic that has been
discussed here for months, and now it has its own URL.
Also, there is a new page about Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.
[5/18/2012] Andrew Breitbart is no longer among us, but his organization is continuing his work. They are doing the research into Barack H.
Obama's past that the bulk of the news media refuse to do. The issues raised by Breitbart and company are
laid out here. Most of it is not terribly new to those of you who get your information
somewhere other than television. What is new is the discovery that as recently as 2007, Obama's literary agent stated that he was
born in Kenya. Now where would they get that idea?
[5/10/2012] I finally set up a page specifically about coal, which is probably America's most abundant source of
energy. I tried to give the page a kind of grimy coal mine look, but that was incidental. The main purpose of this new page is to show that there's no reason
not to use coal to run electric power plants all over North America, yet the Obama administration and the EPA are trying to choke the life out of the coal mining industry (and
capitalism in general) in order to "save the earth" from carbon dioxide. That is insane, because (1) carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, (2) China is building one or
two new coal-fired plants every week, and (3) global warming stopped, all by itself, sometime around 1998.
[5/8/2012] Now under construction: a page
about President Obama's campaign slogans and tactics, primarily focusing (for now)
Also, I don't know if this will amount to anything, but I started a new subsection
about sparse crowds at Obama appearances, which is right below the subsection
about how Democrat politicians now avoid any association (or personal appearances)
with Barack H. Obama. It looks like the bandwagon has a flat tire and everybody's jumping off. The novelty has worn off, and
nobody cares about seeing Obama read the teleprompter in person any more, because he's on television every hour of every day.
[5/1/2012] There is a new subsection (here) about the career-ending comments by
the EPA Region 6 Administrator which inadvertently revealed his disdainful attitude (and probably the Obama administration's attitude) toward
oil and gas companies.
[4/30/2012] If you're looking for information about "black boxes" in automobiles,
try this page.
[4/24/2012] Fan mail poured in this morning from a reader in California, who appreciated my page
about The War on Wal-Mart. I must admit I haven't worked on that page in
almost a year, so I went through and fixed about 26 broken links, and it's much more useful now.
Also there is a new page forming:
Speculation About President Obama's Second Term, If Any. That brings the total number of pages
about Barack H. Obama to sixty-one. Call it a hobby, call it a public service, or call it "preaching to the choir". If you value your
freedom, you must see to it that President Obama is defeated in the November elections, if he is
not impeached before then.
On second thought, make that sixty-four pages. I forgot about
[4/23/2012] Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans
in 2005. Years later, I'm still adding news items related to the aftermath. One subtopic has a new
subsection of its own: FEMA trailers, trailer parks and
[4/17/2012] There is now a subsection
about Hilary Rosen and the feminist Democrats' disdain for "Stay at Home Moms".
[4/12/2012] There is a new subsection
about President Obama's recent attempt to intimidate the Supreme Court.
[3/20/2012] Would you send your 13-year-old daughter to Mexico for her own little spring break romp?
The State Department has warned American citizens not to travel to Mexico. Any parent who would permit such a thing
could be accused of exhibiting extraordinarily poor judgment, and rightly so. And then if it turned out that one of
these awful parents was an elected official who made the taxpayers pay for the trip, that would be even worse. And
then if word of the event got out, and the elected official called all the big newspapers to have the story squelched,
that would be a major scandal. Guess what.
[3/12/2012] The Sandra Fluke story has its own subsection,
because the entire episode now appears to have been a red herring manufactured by the Democrats to draw attention away from
other unfavorable news.
[3/6/2012] New subsection: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Investigates
[3/5/2012] New page: The Untimely Death of Andrew Breitbart.
[3/4/2012] I suppose cut-and-paste is the sincerest form of flattery in some circles. But really, if you
find a page you like on this web site and want to share it with others, please link to my page rather than
copying the entire thing (after you strip the copyright notice from the bottom). Several pages on this site
include phrases that only I have used. That's how I find cases where various people have taken my original
compilations and have represented them as their own works. For example, the phrase "thinly redacted vulgarity"
was first used here, and a quick Google search reveals a
number of places where the entire page (minus the copyright) was reproduced. Please don't do that.
[2/29/2012] Another new page has sprung up:
Islamists and the Imposition of Sharia Law.
[2/28/2012] There is a new page on the subject
of lies about energy production.
[2/25/2012] The Lorax is the latest target in the Environmental Propaganda Movie
[2/21/2012] If you're the least bit concerned about totalitarianism, you should be paying attention to President
Obama's war on the Catholic church. In this battle,
one group is concerned about upholding the Constitution and preserving freedom for future generations, while another group
is primarily motivated by a desire to preserve fornication while trying to avoid parenthood. Which group consists
of rational, sober-minded thinkers, and which group is wildly out of step with the majority of Americans?
[2/14/2012] There is now a new page about
President Obama's proposed budget, which was announced Monday.
[2/4/2012] All the commentary about Barack Obama's position on abortion has been collected and put on a page of its own,
[2/1/2012] The newest spin-off page is all about Head Start,
a self-perpetuating, self-expanding big-government program on which the U.S. taxpayers have spent well over $100 billion,
with little or nothing to show for it.
[2/1/2012] It is hardly worth mentioning, but apparently there is some disagreement between the U.S. news media and
the British press as to whether Michelle Obama went on a clandestine
shopping spree at a lingerie store in New York
last year. The event may or may not have happened. Either way, a number of major newspapers got it wrong.
That's the only reason it is now mentioned on this web site.
[1/28/2012] Some who have visited this web site have advised me not to quit my day job. For that reason,
it has taken me four days to compile and post the reactions to President Obama's State of the Union Address.
You can find all that commentary
on this page.
Also new: A subsection about President Obama's willful disregard for a subpoena issued by an
Atlanta judge. The so-called "mainstream" news media cannot resist vituperative derision of the people who doubt
Barack Obama's citizenship and/or his eligibility for the office he already holds. In this case, rather than
scoff, the news media have ignored the hearing altogether. Very simply, Obama's father was not a citizen of
the United States, and therefore Barack H. Obama is not a "natural born citizen" as required by Article II of
the Constitution. The hearing in Georgia this past Thursday may result in Obama's name being absent from the ballot
[12/18/2011] Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama have the wildly inappropriate habit
of spending our money on themselves. In
particular, they seem to enjoy expensive vacations — at Martha's Vineyard in the summer and
Hawaii in the winter — as well as junkets to other parts of the world, aboard Air Force One.
(And of course, when the Obamas go on a family vacation, they don't have to
get groped at the airport before boarding a plane.) The
rest of the country is suffering through a recession which will continue until Obama leaves the White House.
(Is that Barack Obama's fault? Yes.) The
Democrats pretend to "watch out for the little guy" and fight for
the poor and downtrodden, but the liberal elite are some of the wealthiest people in the country.
[10/24/2011] akdart.com had
95,179 hits last Tuesday, which is a new one-day record. That was the day the Postal Service announced next January's
rate increase. Hits are not the same as visits, because they
include spiders and search engines crawling through the site. Even so, there were 40,562 actual visitors last week.
Also, there is now a separate subsection about the Occupy Wall Street
demonstrations. I had tried for a while to ignore them, but then it became apparent that these protests are being encouraged,
if not orchestrated, by the far-left fringes of the Democratic Party and its affiliates; in other words, the Socialist Party USA,
the Communist Party USA, American Nazi Party, NPR, and ACORN.
[10/18/2011] This week's new page is all
about School Lunches and the Expansion of the Welfare State.
[10/11/2011] This page isn't new, but it hasn't been publicized until
now. Recently a co-worker stumbled upon it and phoned in a hearty laugh. He then asked me how many hours a day I spend on
my web site -- a question I need to ask myself.
[10/9/2011] The newest page is about the abuse of power by local cops,
including a surprising number of cases where SWAT teams have raided the wrong house. I have only
recently started digging for this specific subject on the internet, but it already looks like I have
only scratched the surface. It also appears that I'm not the only person who is alarmed by the trend
toward excessive force used by local police all over the country. Local cops are also increasingly
nosy about the data contents of cell phones found in the possession of ordinary motorists.
[9/20/2011] Another Obama tax-and-spend speech, another
on the Obama Speeches page.
There is also a section for the mocking derision justified by Emperor Obama's newest
called Attack Watch.
When Obama's critics say he's incompetent,
this is the kind of thing they (we) are talking about. Not only that, it is exactly the
kind of behavior you would expect from a Marxist
[9/6/2011] An hour before sunrise, I finished construction of the latest page:
Obama vs Gibson Guitar
Also there is already
a subsection for derisive commentary about
President Obama's Big Jobs Speech That Will Fix Everything -- a speech that won't be delivered for another
two days, but which is already expected to be the most meaningless speech any of us will have ever heard
a U.S. President give. Mr. Obama apparently has believed for some number of months that if only he
makes another speech and prints some more money, every problem will be solved.
Commentary: The sad truth is
that the U.S. economy began to tank in October of 2008, when it became apparent that Obama might win
the election, and it will not recover until the moment it appears that Obama has been defeated.
That's because Obama (the understudy of Frank Marshall Davis) is a tax-and-spend socialist who has
been a public parasite all his life, who hates capitalism, and only knows how to spend other people's
money. As long as he stays in office, that means high taxes and red tape. So, naturally,
the shareholders of every major corporation took their money out of the stock market. The name
of the next President is immaterial. At this point, I would vote for Mary Lou Retton if she ran
against Barack H. Obama. Almost anybody else in the White House would be better for
[9/5/2011] I'm happy to announce two new pages: One is about so-called
green jobs, and the other is
about solar power. Both are spin-off topics
that used to be on this page.
[8/30/2011] Two new pages have been assembled for your reading pleasure: One is
about Eric Holder and the shamelessly politicized Justice
Department, and the other is about Barack Obama's greatly overrated
intellect. Don't dismiss this as an ad hominem attack: I'm not the only one who has
serious doubts about Obama's IQ.
[8/29/2011] The extended Obama family includes a number of fascinating characters, including
his half-brother George, who lives on a
dollar a day in a tiny shack in Kenya, while Barack Obama vacations at Martha's Vineyard, and Barack's
polygamist half-brother Malik, and his Aunt Zeituni.
Now there's embarrassing news about
his Uncle Omar.
[8/15/2011] About one third of this web site will become irrelevant after
Barack H. Obama is removed from office in January 2013 (if
not sooner), unless
he is succeeded by another radical socialist tyrant. The criticism of
Mr. Obama's performance as President is divided into a number of categories,
and yet another of these categories is now on a page of its own,
And as long as I'm stepping on your politically correct toes, I have now added a new
page about Black Mobs, Black Hate Crimes,
and Black Racism, mostly focusing on the recent rash of race riots in the
northern U.S. which have been largely ignored or glossed over by the news media. The
page also includes a list of black-only holidays and a long list of black-only organizations.
[8/9/2011] Apparently I was really busy in July and didn't add anything to this
page. My apologies to the regular visitors, if any. But today I have added a new
subsection (here) about President Obama's
"credit downgrade" speech earlier this week.
[6/25/2011] There is a new subsection about people getting arrested
for videotaping the police.
[6/24/2011] President Obama's Afghanistan withdrawal speech is discussed
[6/22/2011] There is a new subsection
about The War on Little Kids with Lemonade
[6/22/2011] The commentary on
the sports page has been
clarified somewhat, and the gunrunner
scandal now has its own page.
[6/6/2011] There is now a new page
about President Obama and Gun Control, combining
the information that had been on three separate pages. 
[5/26/2011] This page isn't a blog, yet I feel I must apologize to the regular
readers, if any, because I have been much too busy and sleep-deprived lately to maintain
this site in the day-by-day manner I would prefer. You see, I took the advice found
in some of my incoming email, and I didn't quit my day job -- at which I will probably
work about 70 hours this week. And the price of gasoline is not rising as rapidly
as it was a month ago, so the gas page
is a little stale. But I'll freshen it up someday soon, if I ever get a
[5/16/2011] The page about the obvious news media
in Barack Obama's favor had once again grown inconveniently large, so, for at least
the third time, I created another spin-off
page where you can find commentary about the favoritism shown by the press between
the time he was nominated and the day he was sworn in as president. None of that
will be updated any more, but some visitors might want to have a look someday, so it's still
[5/14/2011] In my spare time, I assembled a subsection about the use and abuse
All the obsolete material from the TV page
(about the transition to digital TV, converter boxes, and so on) has been stashed away
(here), and all the commentary
about the FCC and
the so-called Fairness Doctrine is
now on a new page.
[5/13/2011] I've added a subsection about President Obama's El Paso speech to
the Obama speeches page.
[5/11/2011] President Obama's habitual prevarication, double-talk, deceptiveness, chicanery, secrecy and obfuscation
are well known to those of us who get our information from sources other than television. His evasiveness is
troubling, especially given his campaign promises about running the most transparent administration in history.
If you're interested in reading about other people's complaints on this subject, you can visit
this new page. Outright
lies are covered on a separate page.
[4/30/2011] After two or three years of evasion and unnecessary chicanery,
President Obama finally released his alleged birth certificate last Wednesday.
Now, after a few days' delay, I have put together
a subsection for
the discussion of this document. You see, the story isn't over yet. Within
a few hours of the document's release, graphics designers and other investigators
opened it up and found it to be a composite graphic with up to 50 component
parts. So it's either "fake but accurate" or it's just fake.
Given Mr. Obama's track record, I'm
inclined to believe it is fraudulent even before listening to the experts pick apart this
[4/25/2011] A very large page has now been split in half, roughly, for my benefit as
well as everyone else's. You see, there was an enormous page for the commentary pertaining to
all the doubts about Barack Obama's questionable religion and his dubious citizenship, and now, while all
the discussion about his religious affiliation is still
on this page, the questions about his
citizenship (and thus his eligibility for the office he holds) have moved
to this page. The new page
includes a subsection about Donald
Trump and his investigation of Obama's eligibility. Very obviously if there
was any doubt about a Republican's citizenship — that of Sarah Palin for example — the national news
media wouldn't talk about anything else until she was publicly disgraced, indicted for fraud, and laughed
into oblivion. Somehow nobody wants to question Barack Obama's history, even though it's full of
monumental gaps and deliberate omissions.
[4/16/2011] I've added three more speeches to
the Obama speeches page.
The links in this paragraph
have been modified, because the subsections moved to another page.
[3/29/2011] For a few years, I've been building a subsection
on this page laying out the
justifications to doubt President Obama's eligibility for the office he holds. In
other words, the doubts about his citizenship and the circumstances of his birth. The
most recent development in this field is the advent
of Donald Trump's skepticism.
It is safe to say that Mr. Trump has had the issue investigated pretty thoroughly before
jumping into it like he has, so he must believe there are legitimate questions. The
national news media can ignore a web site like this one, but they will have a harder time
ignoring or belittling a high-profile personality like Mr. Trump.
[3/28/2011] The Obama impeachment page
isn't very old, but it already has a spin-off page about President Obama's half-hearted
war in Libya, which he jumped into
before telling the U.S. Congress. For that alone, he could easily be impeached. The
president doesn't have that authority, and Barack Obama said so himself -- when somebody else
was president. (See the quote at the bottom
of this page.)
There is also a new subsection about
Oval Office speech to justify the war in Libya -- even though he hasn't
delivered that speech yet.
As it turned out, the speech did not take place in the Oval Office, hence the strike-through
in the title above.
[3/8/2011] It's clear to me that environmentalism has become
a pagan/pantheist religion. That idea is now discussed on
a page of its own, instead of a rather large subsection of
the environmentalism page.
Also today I added a few dozen more lines to the huge list of
government offices, directorates, bureaus and administrations, adding details of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture,
the Agricultural Research Service, the Economics Research Service, and the National Agricultural Statistics Service, all of
which are immediately dispensable, in my opinion.
And in my spare time I set up a separate page for the discussion
of President Obama's proposed 2012 budget page.
And then I set up a new page about
the teachers' union uprising in Madison, Wisconsin.
And then I made a new spin-off page about President Obama's apparent plans to take over
the internet in the event of an "emergency", which he will define.
[2/20/2011] The President's wife and kids are on yet another vacation this weekend. That's
one more to add to the long list of
the Obamas' taxpayer-funded vacations.
[2/19/2011] The teachers' strike in Wisconsin is
[2/15/2011] There's a new subsection for commentary about President Obama's
latest budget proposal.
[2/13/2011] In my opinion, the EPA is
completely out of control. Evidently their major goals have been met, and now they're looking
around for less and less urgent things to do. The EPA is one of the biggest job killers
in the country because it puts a huge burden of red tape on almost every business. Here's
the best reason to get rid of the EPA: All fifty states have
their own environmental agencies.
There's bound to be massive duplication of effort nationwide, and that's always expensive.
[2/5/2011] I like to keep this web site tidy and well-organized. I also like to
keep each page reasonably small, so that you don't waste your time and bandwidth (if that's
a concern) by loading a page with a bunch of stuff that is of no interest. That's why
there are occasional splits and spin-offs, and specific topics get their own pages.
(That's also why each page is made of hand-written HTML code with very few illustrations
or other graphics.) And today I have cleaned up the organized
labor page by sorting out several subtopics that had been mixed together on one
big page. Yes, I'm grinding an axe. It's one of several.
[2/4/2011] It appears that the ultimate goal of environmentalism is to save nature
from future generations, by eliminating the human race altogether. That's the
theme of this section of the
Environmental Issues Page, which has now spun off to a page of its own.
Which party promotes hate speech and violence?
(Another new page.)
There is also a new spin-off page about the legal challenges and court decisions
[2/1/2011] In my spare time, I split the mass transit page into two smaller pages.
The first one is about the many drawbacks and inconveniences of mass transit and car pooling,
and the second one is about the politics
of mass transit.
[1/31/2011] Another new subtopic has its own section:
Waivers, Favoritism and Unfairness
in the Obamacare system, which is one way Obama
is paying back the unions for their support.
Also today there is another new subsection: Egypt
hits the internet kill switch. When civil unrest gets to be a big enough problem, does
anyone believe President Obama won't do the same thing?
[1/30/2011] Commentary on President Obama's State of the Union speech can be found
[1/23/2011] The subsection about President Obama's questionable qualifications as a "natural
born citizen" and his alleged dual citizenship is growing steadily, two years after its creation.
Most recently, the Democrat governor of Hawaii came forward and said, in so many words, that he would
dig up Mr. Obama's birth certificate and show everybody once and for all. Evidently he tried to
find it and couldn't, so now the Obama-friendly news
media are having a hard time ignoring the story. The most recent information about this
controversy is at the bottom of this
[1/16/2011] The Tea Party page --
even in this web site's no-frills text-only motif -- has grown to such an enormous file size
that I simply must divert all the related sub-topics to separate pages and leave the basic
Tea Party concept on a page of its own. The first step in this process is complete:
I have moved the Arizona shooting to its own
page. The shooting, as we all know by now, (you do know this, don't you?) was the act of
a single, crazed left-winger, but was instantly blamed on the Tea Party movement, talk radio,
Sarah Palin, and every Republican who has ever raised his voice.
[1/11/2011] Last Saturday an Arizona Congresswoman was ambushed, and a number of bystanders
were killed, by a young man who is apparently crazy. It was only a matter of hours before
the political left began to try to blame
the Tea Party and/or Sarah Palin for this terrible tragedy. This strategy would
be futile except that too many people in America base their affiliations
on emotional outbursts instead of
Also today I split up the voting page
into four smaller pages and sorted out the information into about eleven categories.
[12/28/2010] The page about Tea Parties, town hall meetings, biased news coverage of
Tea Parties, and every other aspect of the Tea Party movement, is now 531 k-bytes
of bare-bones text (with only one illustration) and it's still growing steadily.
I was about to split it up into smaller pages, but all the subtopics are closely related, so
I left it alone.
[12/19/2010] The subject of government interference with the news media now has its
own page, located here.
[12/14/2010] Obamacare has faced legal challenges since the moment it was signed into law,
and yesterday the first court ruling opposing the law was handed down, which means the whole matter
is headed for the Supreme Court. I suspect this is only the first of many such decisions, now
that the ice is broken, so there is a new subsection for this topic,
The case of Lt. Col. Terry Lakin is going to trial this week, and there's a bunch of background
information about his case here.
[12/13/2010] I was a little busy -- for about a month -- but now I'm catching up on web
site maintenance, and I have added a new page about
the Cancun climate conference.
Just today I have added close to 200 k-bytes of text to various pages on the site.
There is also a new subsection about President
Obama's Press conference / fiasco on
December 7, in which he turned over the proceedings (if not the presidency, temporarily) to former president
Clinton -- proving rather clearly that Mr. Obama is in over his head, and doesn't know what
to do next. I've been saying since before he was inaugurated that Barack H. Obama
is incompetent. Now
he has proven my point, and lots of other people are seeing what I'm seeing.
[11/14/2010] If you're looking for commentary about abusive and invasive searches at
try this page.
[11/2/2010] It's election day, and if you are looking for commentary about leftist
voter fraud, here it is.
If you are "undecided" and unsure about the Democrats' platform,
Have you noticed that President Obama goes on a lot of vacations? His next big outing will be,
according to published reports, a trip to India for three thousand people, costing the U.S. taxpayers
$200 million a day. Why so much? Along with all those people, there will have to be metal
detectors, helicopters, limousines, and lots
of teleprompters — without
which the President apparently cannot make any public statement. My point is
that Mr. and Mrs. Obama spend our
money on themselves, millions of dollars at a time.
set a new one-day record of 22,685 hits on October 18. Every time there is a rumor about postage
rate increases, this page gets a lot of
visitors, but lately there has also been a steady increase in the number of visitors interested in
specific examples of news media bias.
[10/25/2010] Commentary about the recent firing of Juan Williams, and about NPR
itself, can be found here.
[10/19/2010] Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson now
has a subsection of her own.
[10/18/2010] I finally bought
by Jayna Davis about
the Oklahoma City Bombing, and found it to be quite
compelling. There are a few newsroom clichés in it, but generally it is well written, and
the author's investigation goes where no other reporter wants to go. Usually, it's a waste
of time to try to disprove the official government explanation of any event,
and hardly anybody wants to chase down international terrorists one by one.
Ms. Davis has done a lot of work and the book is well worth your time. Highly recommended.
[10/4/2010] There is a subsection about the so-called
OneNation rally in Washington
last Saturday, where crowds were sparse and most of those in attendance appeared to have been
bussed in by the unions.
[9/27/2010] About six weeks ago I set up a new page about the
proposed Ground Zero Mosque.
Somehow I forgot to mention it on this page. There is also an amusing new subsection
(here) about the Democrats' avoidance
of President Obama during the mid-term election season. No congressman or governor wants to be
associated with, compared to, or seen with the president if they have any hope of being re-elected.
[9/24/2010] The Black Panthers scandal
is really starting to heat up. If you get all your information from television, you probably
haven't heard of it. The latest information is at the bottom
of this page.
[8/30/2010] There is another new page of old
photos from KDFW-TV.
[8/29/2010] After putting web site maintenance on hold for a week, I have added over 200 k-bytes
of text to various pages in the last two days.
[8/13/2010] Have I mentioned this before? President Obama sure does go on a lot
of taxpayer-funded vacations.
You can say what you like about George Bush visiting Crawford or Reagan spending time at the
"Western White House", but I feel confident that Reagan and Bush did a lot more work on their
weekends away from Washington than Obama does.
[7/23/2010] The long overdue but steadily growing clamor for
the impeachment of President Obama is
the subject of the newest page on this site.
Also the JournoList subsection has become
its own separate page, after only two days of growth. This web site now has
19 pages about various aspects of media bias.
[7/22/2010] There is apparently concrete evidence now of a genuine conspiracy in the
"mainstream" press to actively promote protect Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign.
It seems that a number of reporters were coordinating their efforts through an email
consortium called JournoList. Details are just beginning to emerge, but some details
are available here.
[7/2/2010] The site index is now up to date, or
nearly so. It's still not in any particular order, but just about every page on this site is listed.
[6/22/2010] The Strange Case of Alvin Greene is
worth a little examination and discussion. Nobody knows who this guy really is, what his qualifications
are, or why so many people voted for him. It sounds a lot like President Obama!
[6/21/2010] There is a new subsection
about President Obama's Assault
on British Petroleum, which is just
another ACORN-style shakedown
on a grand scale.
Almost nobody has visited this page about
the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but I suppose the people who really care about that sort of thing are
saturated with news and commentary already.
[6/18/2010] Of course there is a new subsection
about President Obama's first Oval Office
address. To me, he seemed to be gazing at the Teleprompter, wondering what
the next sentence would say. I've seen that blank stare before -- on the faces of
inexperienced reporters who would gladly read aloud anything that comes up on the
[6/11/2010] The two most steadily growing pages on this web site are the ones
about President Obama's incompetence and
the way the "mainstream" press has been
actively hiding his
defects, baggage and scandals for two solid years.
Third place goes to the page about President Obama's habitual
lying about Obamacare, about job creation,
and about everything else. This page grew so unmanageably large that I split off the parts
about flip-flops, broken promises, hypocrisy and general disingenuousness, and put them
on this page. This
is done as a public service: every time you hear this man speak, you can remind
yourself that the truth is not in him. When enough people care about his
dishonesty — and that of his party — good things will happen.
[6/10/2010] There is unfortunately the need for a new subsection about the manner in
which Barack H. Obama has
cheapened and degraded the office of the President by demonstrating, once again, his
astonishingly poor judgment and utter incompetence.
[5/28/2010] With the Sestak scandal just
now getting underway, I thought it might be an opportune moment to assign a new page to
President Obama's Culture of Corruption.
[5/27/2010] This morning I went through and manually updated
the Quantcast™ codes in about 300 HTML pages
on this site, because the old ones weren't registering properly, for some reason. This will make
it possible to get more accurate measurements (not just estimates) of the traffic volume on this site.
And then I put together a new page
about Arizona's battle against illegal immigration,
which is a major problem because the federal government has abdicated its law enforcement role along
the Mexican border. Why? When the illegal immigrants are granted amnesty and citizenship
(or the equivalent), they will be signed up for welfare benefits and registered to vote -- for
Democrats, of course. That's also the reason
for Puerto Rico's somewhat forcible
"invitation" to statehood.
Incidentally, all the discussion about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been moved
to this page. The broader topic
of offshore oil drilling (in happier times) is still
on this page.
[5/21/2010] All the discussion about the content of textbooks in Texas can be
[5/20/2010] I have now finished categorizing the articles about
The Implementation of
Socialized Medicine in America.
[5/16/2010] Have you noticed lately
that Uncle Sam is afraid to say what he means,
for fear of offending the Religion of Peace that is trying to take over the world and kill everybody
who stands in the way? This didn't start with the Obama administration, but it got a lot more
obvious in the last year or so.
[5/13/2010] Unfavorable information about "Cap and Trade" legislation can be found
[5/11/2010] Naturally, there is a new subsection about
who is President Obama's second nominee to the Supreme Court.
Incidentally, President Obama made another speech last
Sunday, and as usual he revealed more than he intended. While running for president, he was allegedly the
most tech-savvy person ever to enter politics. Last year, he said that he had all of Michael Jackson's
tunes on his iPod. Last Sunday, he said he doesn't "know how to work" an iPod. Can a
chronic liar be trusted?
[5/7/2010] For some reason, the counter at the bottom of
the wind energy page reset to zero last night or this
morning. I can assure you that I've had more than a half-dozen visitors to that page, but now I'm not
sure exactly how many.
[5/6/2010] There is a new page about The 51st State,
which is likely to be either Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia. D.C. has some Constitutional
obstructions in the way (not that the Constitution is of any concern to Congress these days), so lately the
buzz has been about Puerto Rico. The addition of either (or both) would permanently add Democrats
to the House and Senate, so guess who's pushing the idea.
on akdart.com experienced
a sudden surge over the weekend, as thousands of visitors came looking for information about the proposed
National ID Card. At last, somebody's paying
attention to this important issue.
[4/25/2010] Somehow I have found the time and the energy necessary to construct another page about
another annoying topic, and this time it is about the proposed Value Added Tax,
or VAT, which amounts to a national sales tax.
The politicians in Washington (in both parties) can't figure out how to reduce spending (although you and
I can -- just pick a few places
on this list), but instead they constantly
come up with more ways to raise taxes. The only thing I can do is offer my resistance in the form
of negative publicity.
[4/23/2010] By now you have probably heard many people express serious doubts about President Obama's
citizenship, which is an essential qualification for the office he holds. More recently, one of the
many attorneys trying to get to the bottom of the matter has come up with another serious question:
Does Barack Obama have a valid Social Security number? As you might expect, I have started
another little subsection for this topic.
[4/15/2010] The newest subsection is about the tea
party crashers, an organized effort to discredit "tea party" activists by means of infiltration and
[3/26/2010] As I began to observe last
June, President Obama is no friend of Israel,
and his recent actions have demonstrated this very clearly.
[3/25/2010] Socialized medicine came to America on March 23, despite all my efforts, so now I am
constructing a new page about The Aftermath of
Also there is a new page about the idea
of term limits for Congressmen.
Somehow I found additional time to construct a new subsection
about biased news coverage of "tea parties".
[3/19/2010] These are exciting times for our country, and not in a nice way. There are a lot
of power-hungry people in Washington who have plenty of power already, but want to make it permanent.
As a result, there is a lot of news and commentary on the internet about President Obama. The page
called President Obama's Intentions for America
grew to about 4½ times as large as my arbitrary self-imposed limit, so I made a spin-off page
about President Obama's potential as a marxist dictator.
At first glance, this might look like unwarranted fear-mongering, but given Mr. Obama's past associations
with genuine communists, and
his malignant narcissism, and his
and dishonesty, he appears to be the ideal man for the
job of third-world dictator. Speaking of ruthless power grabs by any means necessary...
[3/18/2010] If you're looking for news and commentary about the Democrats' attempt to
implement socialized medicine without even voting on it, look no further
than this page.
[3/17/2010] The national news is full of stories about the way the Democrats
are forging ahead with
Obamacare, regardless of the massive public outcry against it. There is also a lot
of talk about the constitutionality of
the methods being proposed to get it through Congress without even voting on it!
had 21,274 hits on March 2 -- a new record. This was probably due to the news that the postal service is
about to eliminate Saturday mail deliveries, while maintaining the same price for a postage stamp. Less
service for the same money is effectively the same as a rate increase.
[3/10/2010] The proposed national ID card has
returned to the headlines. This is a subject I've been examining for ten years or more.
[3/4/2010] If you're looking for commentary about Health Care Speech #35, you can
find some of it here.
[2/28/2010] President Obama really likes to
hold summits when
nothing else sufficiently conveys the impression that he's working. You may recall the
the fiscal responsibility
and the beer summit.*
The latest was the big Health Care Summit on February 25. I didn't see any of it, but I understand it
was a complete waste of time. The commentary about this event can be
[2/19/2010] Another paragraph of commentary has been added at the top of my page
about carbon dioxide. I have only
recently begun to research the subject of unstoppable coal mine fires around the world,
of which there are apparently hundreds, but evidently these fires emit more carbon dioxide
than all the cars and trucks in North America combined. This subject only came to mind because
I recently read about a fellow by the name of Bill Gates who says we should have the goal of zero
Obviously that goal is futile; in fact, everyone who clamors for reductions in CO2 emissions — in
order to stop global warming (which has already stopped by
itself*) and "save the earth" — is
hoping to achieve the impossible.
[1/31/2010] For at least ten years I've been saying that
the global warming scare is a hoax. Hardly
anyone has taken notice of anything I've said, but it turns out I'm right, and the whole idea (that
global warming is an impending catastrophe caused by capitalism and fossil fuels) is rapidly falling
apart. Just about everything has been
blamed on global warming, even though the warming stopped ten years ago, but two of the most easily
involve polar ice
and glaciers. It turns out there's just
as much ice at the poles as there ever was, and the Himalayan glaciers are not disappearing.
[1/29/2010] Commentary about President Obama's State of the Union speech
can be found here.
[1/22/2010] If you're looking for information about "full-body scanners" being installed at
airports around the country, you might want to have a look
at this page.
[1/17/2010] After a great deal of effort, I have sorted the numerous subtopics in
the Obamacare (socialized medicine)
debate into half a dozen new pages, starting with the index page,
located here. When it was all on
one page, the page was about 412 k-bytes and all the subtopics were mixed together seemingly at
random. The new method will be a great improvement.
[1/14/2010] Recently and
quietly, President Obama gave INTERPOL
immunity from U.S. law by way of an Executive Order. Why would he do
something like that, unless he has something sinister in mind? If you get
all your information from television, you probably haven't heard about this.
[12/22/2009] In my spare time, I put together a page
[12/21/2009] Two new pages have sprung up: one
about Hybrid / Electric Cars,
and another about The Copenhagen Climate
Conference of 2009.
[12/11/2009] There is a new page about
preferential treatment of the Black Panthers
by the so-called Justice Department. In 25 words or less, it's about the Attorney General
letting some thugs in Philadelphia get away with voter intimidation by dismissing an open-and-shut
[12/10/2009] There is a new page about
The Environmental Protection Agency, which is
apparently trying to take control of all industrial activity by declaring carbon dioxide to be
a harmful pollutant, which of course it isn't.
[12/4/2009] There is a new subsection about
President Obama's speech at West Point on
[11/22/2009] Apparently there has been a conspiracy amongst a number of so-called scientists to
suppress the facts about "global warming". What a surprise. The British press
have already started calling it Climategate. More information
[11/17/2009] Regular visitors, if any, are aware
that akdart.com is
mainly an aggregator of news and opinion articles, mostly quite political, all sorted by specific
topics. For technical topics having little to do with politics, there is a companion web
which gets a few visitors, too. Recently a fan letter poured in, telling me
had been mentioned in an official
FCC document, because
someone mentioned my web page about
the EBS Authenticator Word List.
[11/17/2009] Several weeks ago President Obama upset a lot of people
by bowing down to King Abdullah, and just the other
day, he bowed again, this time to
Japanese Emperor Akihito. Is Obama
a protocol klutz because he's just a troublemaker from Chicago, or is he an America-hating
marxist who is actively whittling down his own country? I think he's both.
[11/13/2009] Commentary about the Fort Hood shooting is
on this page.
[11/12/2009] There is an environmental movement afoot which has as its goal a maximum legal limit on
the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere. The arbitrary goal is 350 parts per million, which of course
is slightly less than where we stand right now, thus we would have to shut down every coal-fired power plant in
the world to reach that goal. If you know anyone who is inclined to agree with this nonsense, please have
him or her visit this page and take a look
at the chart, fairly close to the top of the page, which shows that the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere
has been up to around 440 ppm a couple of times in the last 200 years, without any ill effects.
Let me summarize the issue as succinctly as I can: Carbon dioxide is plant food. It is not a
pollutant. The campaign to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere has nothing to do with "saving the earth."
It is an effort to destroy industrialized capitalism.
[11/5/2009] Not only has there been no global warming
for the last ten years or more, now people are beginning to say there
may be no greenhouse effect after all.
[11/2/2009] To keep this page from
growing unmanageably large, I set up a separate page about President
Obama's numerous so-called "czars",
which is just one sub-topic in a wide assortment of objections many people have raised about
Obama's totalitarian style.
A full year after he was elected, millions of people are finally beginning to see the merit in the
many objections and warnings raised last year by "right wing extremists" like me. Hardly anyone
would listen back then, when we tried to warn everyone that Barack Obama was a dangerous man with
the potential to inflict a lot of damage to this country. I don't care if Obama's black.
What concerns me is that he's red.
[10/22/2009] One of the most popular features on this web site is the collection of old
photographs from KRLD radio and TV. Just today a new page has been added to the collection.
If you study the history of broadcasting, or the history of Dallas, you may want
to take a look.
[10/15/2009] There is a new subsection
about President Obama's Nobel Prize.
[10/8/2009] Long ago, back in 2008, I started putting together a collection of news items about
Barack Obama's unseemly associates, and on
that page I have now added a subsection
about Chicago itself.
I am happy to point out that a great number of people who voted for Barack Obama are apparently
becoming disillusioned and disappointed
with him. That's what you get when you vote for someone whose background is
so obscure and whose friends and associates
have been so completely anti-American.
[9/18/2009] For the last few years I have maintained a page about recent infringements upon the
Bill of Rights, (located here), and now there is
a new subsection at the top of the page about threats to the Constitution as a whole.
[8/28/2009] Travis suggested adding the AddThis
toolbox to every page on this site, since everybody's using it now. I'm not one to embrace fads,
but after a few weeks of reluctance, I've added the button to the bottom of several pages, including this
one. It is the site's first pop-up box, and if it's an annoyance, I apologize, but it will be
interesting to see if it affects traffic flow into the site.
[8/27/2009] There are some new sketches at the bottom of
the sketches page.
[8/24/2009] All the discussion about Obamacare,
which is the term commonly used for the latest scheme to implement mandatory socialized medicine, is now on
a page of its own. The older material -- about "Hillarycare" and socialized medicine in general -- is
still on the Socialized medicine page.
[8/14/2009] Two new subsections have been added this week: One popped up because the Democrats are
apparently bringing out thugs to the "town hall"
meetings, and the other seemed appropriate because the Obama team has been caught (again)
using audience plants at
supposedly spontaneous events. This fits into a much broader pattern
of manipulating the national news media.
[8/7/2009] The page about President Obama's Intentions
for America had grown excessively large, so I put some of the subsections onto pages of their own.
The first two subtopics are the Americorps program and
the firing of Inspector General Gerald Walpin.
There is also a spin-off page about a couple of really distressing aspects of the Obama presidency:
Evidently President Obama hates America the way it is,
since he wants to "transform" it into something completely different. Not better, just different.
In the process, he appears to be systematically weakening
America's defenses. One might almost say he is dismantling our national defense system, which is
one of the very few activities of the federal government that is authorized by the Constitution.
We now have a total of 24 pages about President Obama on this web site. (Well... 25 if
you count this one.) Read 'em
[8/6/2009] Two new spinoff pages have developed: One is about all those
tea parties and other organized
rejection of President Obama's sinister plans to foist socialism upon us all. The
other new page is about the nationalization
of GM and Chrysler and related topics, including
the "Cash for Clunkers" program.
[8/2/2009] There is a new subsection called
What's the rush? -- which is all about the Democrats'
reckless scramble toward socialism and the obvious fact that no Congressman can possibly read and understand
a 1000-page bill before voting on it, at the rapid pace being maintained by the Democrats in Congress.
The leaders of the House and Senate are hoping to get laws on the books before anyone west of Maryland finds
out what's in them. (That's how we ended up with the Patriot Act.) Congress is supposed to
deliberate over proposed legislation, which means giving it long and careful consideration.
[7/24/2009] There is a new spin-off page
about Nuclear Energy, Low-Level Radiation,
Radon and Irradiated Foods, which is a byproduct of the much larger page
about Environmental False Alarms.
This is just one of perhaps half a dozen new pages that have not yet appeared in the
site index, and I know I need to
work on that, but I've been a little busy lately.
[7/3/2009] All the discussion about President Obama's first Supreme Court
nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, has
been moved to a new page.
[6/28/2009] Despite my best efforts, the House of Representatives passed the
Cap and Tax bill on Friday -- a bill which was
supposed to usher in an environmental utopia, but will instead tax all forms of energy in order to "save the
earth" from carbon dioxide "pollution" ... even though the earth doesn't need saving and
carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.
[6/23/2009] I had some time on my hands, so I created a couple of spin-off pages about
President Obama's associations
with rabid environmentalists and
his unusual affinity (if not affection)
[6/22/2009] I have constructed a new page for the specific topic of
News Media Bias in President Obama's Favor,
now conveniently located on a page of its own instead of being spread out over three other
pages. It's hard to find people who are indifferent about President Obama, and the
American news media, by and large, have abandoned what little objectivity they once had,
choosing instead to act as Mr. Obama's ubiquitous public relations firm.
[6/12/2009] I really need to update the site index,
because new subsections are constantly popping up. Here are a few of the latest additions:
The Catlin Expedition set out to walk to the North Pole to prove that
the ice is disappearing due to global warming, and at last report the three hikers were in serious danger
of freezing to death, 300 miles from the pole. Perhaps instead they should have relied upon
which would have shown them that polar ice conditions are about the same as they've ever been.
I think it's obvious that
Obama is no friend of Israel,
judging in part by the reaction
to Obama's speech in Cairo on June 4.
The media would have given Sarah Palin the old Dan Quayle treatment if she had become the Vice President.
But for some reason we don't hear a lot about
and post- election gaffes and blunders
on the part of Vice-President Biden.
[6/7/2009] I was surprised when a visitor told me
this page is considered a "hate site" by AT&T's
automatic web filter, probably because of the content of
this subsection about the promotion
and acceptance of homosexuality in schools.
Nothing on this web site is intended to be "hateful"; but at the same time, I believe that the things
that were right and wrong a hundred years ago are still the same today, and I just don't think it's
appropriate to teach elementary school kids about homosexuality. That may already be a minority
opinion, but I'm sticking with it, and as long as the First Amendment is in effect, I have the right to
express that opinion. Even so, it makes me wonder how many years I have left before I'm arrested
for hate crimes and taken away to a re-education camp. If you think that's rather far-fetched, you
probably haven't heard about HR 1913.
[5/22/2009] There is a new page about Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, or
CAFE, which is the mechanism being used by
President Obama to satisfy his environmentalist friends and squeeze us all into tiny little 40-mpg
crackerboxes, even though many studies have shown that smaller cars are dangerous. Of course,
President Obama will still travel in a multi-car motorcade wherever
he goes, so the new standards are for us, not for him.
[5/13/2009] The Quantcast™ ranking
for akdart.com has
reached a record high due to this year's postage rate increase. The site had 19,842 hits on May 11,
which is a new one-day record. There was also a data transfer surge of 766 megabytes on May 6th.
I'm not sure what that was all about.
[4/24/2009] The Hate Crimes page has a new subsection
about a bill called HR 1913. This
bill, if it becomes a law, could potentially make it illegal to criticize homosexuality as sin
(by quoting from the Bible in church, for example), or to denounce Islam as a false
religion. If the First Amendment is important to
you, I urge you to learn more about HR 1913 before it's too late to (legally) speak up.
[4/17/2008] If you're looking for information about the April 15th "tea party" protests,
you might try this page.
[4/16/2008] If you're looking for more details about President Obama bowing down to
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, you might look on this page.
What's that? You haven't heard about this incident? You must have been watching
[3/20/2008] At last there is a separate page about the production of electricity
from wind energy, which would be a
great idea if the wind blew constantly (which it doesn't), and if we didn't have plenty of
coal and oil in this country (which we do), and if the
environmentalists would forego their
irrational opposition to the
construction of nuclear power plants.
One of the many pages about
President Obama includes news and commentary written (mostly) during the transition
period between the November 2008 election and his inauguration in January. About
half of the page was devoted to news and commentary about President Obama's cabinet,
staff and other associates, and now that whole subsection has moved to a page of its
own, located here.
When pages are split like that, it is because I have an unwritten rule that a page is too big if it
is larger than about 150 k-bytes. Maybe I'm stuck in the 90's, but I don't want Joe Dialup
to be disappointed when he finds that the pages on this site take too long to load.
Another unwritten rule, in case I haven't mentioned this before, although I'm sure I have,
is that the HTML code on each page should be easily readable. That's why I write it all
manually, using a plain text editor.
[3/9/2008] There is a new page about President Obama's disastrous effect on the
as well as his apparent intention to
nationalize the banks,
and a few words about the original
New Deal, which Mr. Obama
seems determined to recreate, whether we need it or not.
Also, there is a new page about
Carbon offsets, carbon credits,
and emissions trading, also known as "cap-and-trade." Quite a hot topic
[3/1/2008] The "smoke and mirrors" subsection
on this page (about President Obama's first year
on the job) was growing so rapidly that I decided to put it on a page of its own, so it is now
located here. Similarly, the subsection about
tampering with the Census has been moved here.
[2/11/2008] My Quantcast™ numbers are
skyrocketing due to the postage rate increase announced yesterday. When you use your favorite
search engine and hunt for the term, "postage rate increase",
my Postage Rates page is right there at the
top of the search results.
[1/23/2009] There is now a page about the so-called stimulus
bill, also known as H.R. 1. Naturally the new page has a subsection about all
the pork products in the bill, as there are
[1/23/2009] The newest page is about The Obama
Presidency, Year One. The page is rapidly growing with commentary about the
Obama administration, starting with the inauguration itself. The news and commentary
about Obama's pre-inauguration ("transition") period is still available
on this page.
[12/25/2008] A few days ago I put up a page specifically about
the UAW bailout, but
upon further consideration today I added the pre-bailout commentary about
the auto workers to the bottom of the UAW page.
I should also mention that there are now two new spinoff pages from the
electronic voting page: One is specifically
about ACORN, and the other is about
Franken vs Coleman, the Minnesota race for a U.S.
Senate seat, where the Democrat keeps "finding" more and more "lost" ballots -- days after the
election -- and miraculously he's now slightly ahead in the seemingly endless recount. LBJ would
be so proud.
Also today there is a newly expanded section about proposed
odometer taxes, whereby
you would pay a tax (another one) based on the number of miles you drive.
There are several technical and political reasons why this is a terrible idea.
[12/21/2008] There is a relatively new page about the Wall Street bailout, located
here, and it has grown so rapidly that it has now
produced two subsidiary pages about who or what is to blame for this mess. Most of the finger-pointing
is on this page, although the auto industry
bailout in particular is discussed here.
[12/12/2008] Regular readers, if any, already know what I think
Democrats in general, and their
leader in particular. President-elect
Obama comes from Chicago, where his mysteriously rapid rise to power was already raising a few
questions, at least among those who dare to ask questions. Now even the mainstream news
media are asking
the questions some
of us have been asking since long before Mr. Obama got the nomination of his party,
thanks to the arrest of
the Illinois governor. This latest scandal may eventually be assigned a page
of its own, but for now it's at the bottom
of this page.
[12/4/2008] There is a lot of information here about
an enormous scandal that the mainstream news media have been neglecting to mention. It
seems there is reason to believe that Barack Obama is not legally eligible to be the U.S. President
because he is not a "natural born citizen" as required by the Constitution. Some of the
people who have looked into this don't believe that he is a U.S. citizen at all -- or that he
is a naturalized citizen at best. Since this is such an important issue, and the first time
any president-elect has been so evasive about his past, why do you suppose this matter is this being
kept quiet on the television news networks?
[12/4/2008] The "religion of peace" strikes again! If you are looking for
commentary about the attacks in Mumbai, click here.
[11/30/2008] On this web site there are 11 pages of information
about President-elect Obama with
a combined size of 1.29 megabytes. Evidently there are a lot of
commentators (including myself) who have a lot to say about him.
[11/14/2008] A new page about President-elect
Barack H. Obama has an abundance of post-election commentary. Specifically, many are
wondering, What can we expect from the Obama
administration? This is an examination of the Democratic Party's apparent goals.
[11/07/2008] Senator Obama won
the election. Am I disappointed? Of course. I wouldn't have voted for Obama
if somebody had put a gun to my head, but I was holding my nose when I voted for the other guy. A
choice between bad and worse is not much of a choice. McCain was the most anemic candidate since
Bob Dole. He had the trump card in
his hand the whole time, but he never played it because he didn't want to hurt anybody's feelings.
Obama had much more excited and motivated supporters, which is a huge advantage.
Undeniable media bias in
Obama's favor didn't hurt, either. One irony in McCain's loss is that he was throttled by his
own Campaign Finance Reform law. The
law was a total flop -- it didn't slow
down Senator Obama for even a moment.
[10/30/2008] No doubt you've already noticed the huge subsection
about ACORN on the page
about electronic voting, but now I've added
a new subsection about the state
of Ohio in particular, since Ohio is
mentioned more than any other place, in news reports about voting irregularities.
[10/23/2008] I did some counting and found that there are about 524 links
on this page about Zimbabwe, 142 links
in this subsection about media bias in
Senator Obama's favor, and another 318 links
on this page about the suspicious and
unsavory characters surrounding Mr. Obama -- any one of whom would be enough to sink a Republican's
presidential campaign. And there are about 417 links
on this page about electronic voting,
Voter-ID laws and voter fraud.
[10/19/2008] A small new subsection deals
with those annoying "dynamic message boards" that you have probably seen on big-city freeways. They
usually just say something trite like, "Click it or ticket," or they may occasionally display information
about Amber Alerts or some other government news bulletin. Now, California (where else?) is considering
using the signs to sell advertising.
[10/02/2008] After holding off as long as I could, I have added a small subsection about
Obama's running mate, Senator Joe Biden.
While I was adding new material, I started a new page about
The Great Wall Street Bailout of 2008.
[9/19/2008] This web site consists mostly of news items that I have collected and categorized over
the last ten years. Naturally I pay attention to news items that deal with issues that annoy or
fascinate me most. One of the sub-topics that only I seem to notice is the tendency of government
agencies to lose expensive and important stuff. Usually this means guns
and laptop computers.
[8/15/2008] I'm not a big fan of
[8/15/2008] Is Hillary going to make
trouble at the Democratic convention? That's the latest new subsection in the
discussion of Bill and Hillary's tactics.
[7/31/2008] At last, the page about The Causes
and Effects of High Oil Prices has been reorganized, categorized and split into smaller
pages. But you can still go to the old address to see a handy index of subtopics.
I need to do the same for the page
about gas prices, but that will take about a week.
[7/27/2008] The newest spin-off page is about
CAIR, ISNA and NAIT, which are three Islamic
anti-defamation organizations that deserve more scrutiny than they usually get in the mainstream press.
Apparently these three organizations share one goal: the suppression of any criticism of Islam.
[7/24/2008] There is now a separate page
called Islam vs Feminism, which contains news and
commentary about so-called "honor killings" and other ways that Islam treats women like livestock. These
incidents occur in the U.S., Canada and England, yet the great feminist leaders are all totally silent.
One would think that the feminists would have the loudest voices in support of a war that brought democracy to
Iraq and allowed women to vote — and girls to attend school — for the first time.
Also the information about "greenhouse gases" — water vapor and carbon dioxide — has
been moved to a page of its own, located here.
And the page about Senator Obama has been
reorganized and split into seven smaller pages.
[7/21/2008] The volume of fan mail this week has been truly astonishing. Three messages arrived
just today, breaking the old one-day record by 50%. Well, actually one email was from someone wanting
to pay me (a little) to place an advertisement on one of my pages, and the other two were from outraged readers
who disagree with my opinions. I consider everyone's input carefully and I greatly appreciate it when
people sincerely tell me that they believe I am in error. And as soon as my outbound email is working
again, I'll probably reply.
[6/26/2008] There is a new subsection on the TV page:
Are commercial breaks louder than TV programs?
The answer is yes and no.
[6/25/2008] The Quantcast™ method of ranking
web site popularity has evidently changed. Quantcast is now using "cookie corrected audience data."
As a result, akdart.com has jumped up above 40,000th place for the first
time, and is currently ranked at #39,573. A week ago it was at 57,698.
How I spent my summer vacation:
[6/24/2008] The page about Feminism and Abortion has just been
revised and refurbished -- split into several sub-pages -- to make it easier for you to find
what you're looking for, especially if you are using dial-up internet service.
[5/29/2008] A new subsection has been added to cover
the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act,
which is the boldest attempt yet to strangle the U.S. economy, ostensibly to counteract the effects
of "global warming." The actual purpose of the bill appears to turn the United States into
an eco-dictatorship so that the expanded federal government will be able to control and regulate
and tax everything while pretending to have Nature's best interests at heart.
[5/29/2008] The Global Warming Page has been
remodeled, refurbished and re-categorized to make it easier for you to find specific subtopics.
[5/26/2008] Some additional material has been added to the subsection about the mysterious death
of Ron Brown and 34 other people in
a 1996 plane crash in Croatia. This is just another one of those cases where freelance internet-based
reporters pick up the ball where the "mainstream" news media drop it.
[5/13/2008] I just did a little work on
the site index, because this
web site has a few new features. First of all, I deleted the ten-year-old Links page,
since I hadn't updated it in a long time and nobody visited it anyway. The new
features include a subsection
about volcanos, and the idea that
natural pollution goes unreported while the EPA strains to find smaller and smaller particles
in the air. There is a new Otis Moss subsection
on this page which is mostly
about Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Also the pages about Carnivore and Echelon have been
merged into one page which also
includes information about Tempest, Einstein and a rather shadowy new feature of
our Big Brother government: "Information Fusion Centers."
[5/1/2008] There are a few subsections on some of my web pages that are big enough to split off and
become pages of their own. One of these subsections deals with the issue
of Islam vs Feminism. Muslims believe
very strongly in the inferiority of women, and they take every opportunity to prove it. Where are the
great feminist leaders in the United States? They are all completely silent.
[4/19/2008] A couple of weeks ago, one of the presidential candidates assured everyone that she would
eliminate poverty once and for all, if elected. Lyndon Johnson couldn't do it, but she thinks she can,
by adding another cabinet-level department and spending lots of money. It made me wonder how much money
has been spent on the "War on Poverty" since 1964, so I did a little research and put together a table
of estimates at the bottom of
the Poverty Page.
[3/21/2008] To prevent any further theft of bandwidth
all hotlinking has been disabled. Hotlinking is the process by which people incorporate graphics from
this site on their own web pages. After tolerating it for years, I have finally pulled the plug.
[3/17/2008] If you are looking for information about Senator Obama's controversial pastor,
[2/22/2008] The chickens have come home to roost, and Senator McCain has been caught in his own
"Campaign Finance Reform" trap. So naturally
there is a new subsection at the bottom of
the CFR page.
[2/21/2008] A new page has developed: It is all
about global cooling -- reports of
record snowfall and extremely cold winter weather.
[2/18/2008] The most observant visitors may have already noticed the addition of a new member to the akdart
network: A site
called AE5D.com, which
will be devoted mainly to technical topics, leaving the political / controversial topics here
on akdart.com. That
way, the people who were looking for technical information don't have to be bothered with political commentary
if that's not what they are looking for. But it's really just a different name for a subsection of
the same web site; in fact, you can get to the new site by going
Even so, a couple of the more popular technically-oriented pages may not move to the new site, or they may
be duplicated there. One example that comes to mind is the very popular page about recovery
of deleted files on personal computers.
That page is purely technical, but the privacy issue is somewhat political, so you can see the great
pressure I'm under.
[2/1/2008] If you're looking for information and opinions about Senator John McCain, look
at the bottom third of this page about
his pet project from several years ago, known as "Campaign Finance Reform." I had almost
forgotten about that page myself until Senator McCain rather suddenly and mysteriously gained
momentum in this year's presidential race.
"Cell phones: Their use,
misuse and electronic countermeasures" is the newest page on this site. It is mostly about
the pervasiveness of cell phones but also about the rudeness of cell phone addicts who love to hear
[1/11/2008] I was really steamed a couple of weeks ago when I learned that President Bush
signed a bill that will eventually outlaw the incandescent bulb. So I assembled
a page on which to rant about it.
Now I've added another page on which
I compare the cost of Compact Fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) with ordinary light bulbs. An incandescent
bulb costs about 19¢, and the CFLs do not last as long as the manufacturers claim,
so the CFLs are not cost-effective at all.
[12/28/2007] I just discovered that
the Postage Rates page was completely blank.
Obviously a major malfunction -- I wonder when that happened. If
the Quantcast™ ratings are any indication (and they are), it must have
happened around the first week of December. I apologize to everyone for the inconvenience, but really,
next time I hope somebody
will the site has a problem.
[12/20/2007] President Bush finally takes the cake by signing an energy bill that bans the
incandescent light bulb. I'm sure he's proud of himself for solving a problem we don't even have and
requiring the use of Compact Fluorescent Bulbs.
What was he thinking? I might as well have voted
for Al Gore!
[12/18/2007] I have set aside a subsection to tell the story
of Toni Vernelli, a
misguided woman who brags that she aborted her child years ago in an effort to help "save
There is also a new subsection
about The UN Climate Change Conference in
Bali Thousands of tree-hugging, earth-worshipping environmentalists flew to this
distant island, causing more CO2 pollution than they will ever eliminate.
[12/17/2007] At last I have put together a web page
about Ron Paul, who is a U.S. Congressman from the
Houston area and a rather unconventional presidential candidate.
[12/14/2007] There are a few more sketches and doodles at the bottom of
this page, and I'm only
mentioning that because I heard that a couple of people got a big kick out of the stuff
that was already posted on that page.
Also I have added a new subsection about No
Child Left Behind, which, despite its heartwarming name, is an intrusive federal program
for which there is no Constitutional authority. Just another one of those things that makes
you wonder if President Bush is the
conservative that everybody said he was in 2000 and again in 2004.
And there is a new little subsection about the
Red Cross, which
appears to have slipped out of neutral and is now drifting to the left.
[11/29/2007] I have added yet another subsection to
the Old Pictures from KRLD-TV. Retired
KDFW engineer Richard Bauer has handed over a stack of medium-format slides that are probably
50 years old. I'm not sure, but I think that only 35-millimeter slides were used after
about 1960. I just took pictures of a couple of them and threw together a quick web page to
show them off a little. After they have been professionally scanned, they should look
[11/02/2007] The page
about Bill and Hillary Clinton got so
big that I had to restructure the whole thing. But instead of splitting it into separate
pages, as I might have done in years past, now I am operating under the assumption that most
people have fast enough internet service to be able to load a 135-k-byte page in no time.
What I'm trying to say is that I left everything on the same page, just in a more logical
[10/18/2007] All the stuff about SCHIP is on
the Socialized Medicine page. The arguments
in favor of SCHIP are wrapped around emotional rhetoric about "America's children", for the benefit of the
people who make their decisions based
upon emotional outbursts rather than rational
[10/17/2007] There is a whole new subsection
about Al Gore's Nobel Prize.
[9/7/2007] There is a new page about Democratic fundraiser
Yung Yuen "Norman" Hsu, who
has jumped bail at least twice, and is very closely tied to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
[8/22/2007] I doubt if anyone cares, but here are a few
of my sketches and doodles from the last few years.
[8/11/2007] It seems to me
that Environmentalists Oppose Every Practical
Source of Energy, so I have started a page about environmental obstructionism and the
liberals' pie-in-the-sky utopian dreams. Socialists on the political left seem to think that
if alternative energy sources are mandated by big government, these new products will magically
appear at the neighborhood gas station overnight. Conservatives and libertarians are content
with coal and petroleum because they are practical energy sources that are based on decades
of proven technology.
[8/3/2007] The subsection about ambulance-chasing lawyers and frivolous lawsuits has become a page
of its own, located here.
[7/27/2007] Yesterday evening I attended an SBE meeting that included an unusual demonstration by the
local power company. Read all about it here.
[7/13/2007] The page about Pork Barrel Politics has
been split into two sections. The original Pork Page has information about earmarks and the general
problem of funding politicians' pet projects. The new page is a discussion
of specific projects, as well as such subtopics as
farm bailouts, airline bailouts, and "bridges to nowhere."
[7/6/2007] There is now a spinoff page
about Broadcast Radio: Technology and Politics,
including a section about
the Fairness Doctrine.
There is also a spinoff page
for News and Opinion about
Bill and Hillary Clinton, as the co-presidents are trying for a comeback in 2008.
[6/28/2007] The newest page on this site is about my recent visit to
the Field Day site
in Cedar Hill, June 23rd.
[6/14/2007] My editorial opinion
away with NASA has been republished at
Intellectual Conservative dot com. It is
the same anti-NASA sentiment mentioned in the paragraph immediately below.
[5/28/2007] As you may have already noticed, I'm on a one-person campaign to get rid
of NASA, because
most of NASA's activities are a complete waste of time and money. It sounds un-American to a lot of
people, but do you really want to have money taken out of your paycheck so we can all see close-up pictures
of Pluto? I'd rather have the a little more take-home pay. Anyway I have just added another
section to the bottom of this page listing
the top ten NASA contractors and the money each of them gets in a year. It is also interesting that
NASA spends $9 million a year on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and they awarded
one or more contracts to the United Negro College Fund totaling $12,144,530. I wonder what
that was for.
One of the topics emphasized on this site is the "spiked" or deliberately suppressed news that never gets on
television. The most recent case is the murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, which is essentially
the James Byrd case with the colors reversed, so it has received almost no coverage in the "mainstream" media.
Information about that case and many other hushed-up stories can be found
on this page.
[5/19/2007] There is yet another spin-off page derived from the Global Warming discussion.
This time it's a page full
of Global Warming Discussions that
include the words hoax, fraud, swindle, scam, scare tactic, hype, and hysteria.
[5/15/2007] The price of a first class stamp went up yesterday, and that apparently caused a surge of
activity. The Webalizer shows
there were 4430 visitors.
Please note that akdart.com is
provided as a public service. This web site accepts no advertising, sponsorships,
grants, donations, or corporate subsidy of any kind; is not compensated for listing products
and services; and is not sustained, endorsed or approved by any political, special interest
or parent organization.
[5/6/2007] There is a new spin-off page called
More Distractions in the
Global Warming Debate, which covers things like Al Gore, Al Gore's testimony
before Congress last March, proposed solutions that are sure to be worse than the problem,
and a section about carbon offsets and emissions trading.
Earlier I had bragged about akdart.com being in the top 100,000 web sites, as measured
by Quantcast™. Now it appears that
the site is rated in the top 50,000 sites. That's real progress. The history of postage rates
seems to have a lot of people's interest, now that a rate increase is coming up.
[4/21/2007] I have just added 14 new pages of documents
to this page about the old
EBS Authenticator Word List. Some additional details of the White House communications plan are shown,
with particular emphasis on the Texas EBS Plan. If you like Cold War history, or broadcast engineering history,
scroll down to Section Four and take a look at Attachment A, which is an especially interesting diagram.
[4/19/2007] Looking through the statistics for April, I see there is a sudden interest
in this page. It wasn't even in the
top 20 pages last month, so apparently there is a blog or a forum somewhere that is linking to this
specific page. That's great, but so far I don't know where the referring site is. If you are
a new visitor and you reached this site through a link on somebody else's web page,
you got here.
[4/18/2007] On April 12, akdart.com had
a record 19732 hits in one day, breaking the old record of 11502 hits. All this activity is pushing this
site steadily upward in the web site rankings shown
at Quantcast™. The impending increase in the
price of a postage stamp is generating interest in the history
of postage rates, and that's
the most popular page on the site.
[4/15/2007] For the first time, I'm announcing a spin-off page before I begin construction on it.
In the very near future, there will be a page about ethanol, which is one of
many supposedly good ideas that may not be
so good after all.
[3/22/2007] As I mentioned earlier, a company called
Quantcast™ has been measuring the traffic that comes
through this site for a couple of months. Just
yesterday, akdart.com made it
into the top 100,000 web sites as a result of a surge of visitors this week. There was a one-day record
of 11502 hits on Tuesday. Evidently this has a lot to do with the global warming controversy and has
even more to do with the impending postal rate increase.
[3/17/2007] There is a new page
called The Religion of the Easily
Offended. The material for this page has been collecting on
the Islam page for a while,
but I finally had enough when I found out that some grade school in England renamed "The Three
Little Pigs" to "The Three Little Puppies" in order to avoid offending the Muslims.
Appeasing the Muslims (or the ACLU, or anyone else) will only postpone the inevitable
[3/11/2007] There are now separate pages about the changing price of
gasoline and the volatile price
of oil. The latter page deals
with worldwide market forces, refineries, and crude oil, as opposed to the price at the pump.
[2/24/2007] Much of the material on
the Global Warming Page is about the recent trend
toward silencing the skeptics in
the global warming debate. (The debate is still a debate, not a shouting
match.) That subtopic was taking up a lot of room, and it has now spun off to a page
of its own.
Another bunch of Global Warming Subtopics and
Sidetracks includes such red herrings as hurricane intensity, endangered polar bears, and rising sea levels.
With all that out of the way, the Global Warming Page will
load a lot quicker and will now pertain mostly to the scientific and political aspects of
[2/19/2007] About six weeks ago I mentioned that I have set up a new spinoff page
about RFID technology and its impact
on privacy and other stuff. Now I've gone even further and I'm in the process of
moving the RFID stuff to a whole new web site. As
soon as Travis hooks me up with a sophisticated
professional-looking framework on which to build the site, I'll be ready for the grand opening. But
he's so busy at school, it may be a while.
[2/17/2007] Information about
the Secret Superhighway has been
moved to a page of its own. Actually the controversy is not so much about the highway as the
alleged plans to merge Mexico, Canada and the U.S. into the North American Union.
[2/16/2007] Feedback arrives via email every so often, and most of the writers tell me
that they agree wholeheartedly about one or more topics, but disagree about others. This
comes as no surprise -- I haven't found anyone who agrees with me about everything, nor
do I expect to.
[2/10/2007] Sometimes new features are announced on
the Hot Topics page without being noted here.
Usually that's an oversight on my part -- I forget to update both pages.
The newest spinoff page is
about The Unjust Prosecution of Compean and Ramos.
[2/5/2007] The people at Quantcast™ have
reconfigured the way they calculate web site rankings, but they say
that akdart.com is
still one of the top 150,000 web sites. Statistics straight from the server say that in
January, akdart.com had
13627 unique visitors, who made 16745 visits.
[1/27/2007] The section
about Using Emotion Instead of Reason when
making important decisions (like how to vote) has been moved to a page of its own, where I'm sure it
will be much happier.
Come back often, and keep hitting the refresh button, because you regular visitors have
pushed akdart.com into the top 100,000 web sites, as measured
by Quantcast. The
ratings estimates made by Alexa might
get into the top million during a really busy month, but the Quantcast system is much more
directly tied to this web site. And that's all I'm saying about it.
[1/24/2007] New pages or subsections have been created for the following topics: The accusations
against members of
the Duke lacrosse team, the
proposed reinstatement of the Fairness
Doctrine, and the V-22 Osprey.
Coming soon: A new subsection on the Hurricane Katrina page
about FEMA trailers and not-so-temporary housing assistance. Right now, most of that information
is in the FEMA section.
[1/22/2007] Just so you'll know, some of the most popular pages on this web
site (including this page) are now carrying invisible one-pixel graphics to measure
the traffic flow through the site.
[1/20/2007] Nancy Pelosi is
the new Speaker of the House. People keep saying it's a great day for women everywhere, but
how does this promotion benefit anyone but Ms. Pelosi?
[1/19/2007] There is a new subsection about
Leftist Anti-capitalism and "Corporate Social Responsibility".
[1/11/2007] There is a new subsection on the Environmental False Alarms page about
[12/30/2006] There is a new spinoff page
about Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) Technology and its impact on privacy. This started out as
a subsection on the page
about Supermarket Discount Cards, but it
[12/27/2006] There is a new page about
two new faces on the political left --
Barack Obama and Keith Ellison.
[12/22/2006] Did you know that the United States Mint is moving the words, "In God We Trust", to
the outer edges of its new one-dollar coins? Is this the beginning of a trend? (Perhaps in a
few years they could just translate it to Morse code so nobody will notice it.) See the
[12/21/2006] A new page has sprung up as the result
of Michael Richards' use of
the N-word, and the curious way that people reflexively apologize
to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton when any black person is insulted, no matter what the
mitigating circumstances may be. I find it rather odd that these two men are
the self-appointed spokesmen for millions of people, and hardly anyone objects to this
I have expanded the subsection about the collapse of
World Trade Center Building Seven -- which
was not struck by an airplane, but collapsed anyway -- on September 11, 2001.
The aftermath of the 2006 election -- and the
implications for the next two years -- are discussed at length on a new page.
Just before the November 2006 election, the Democrats were making a lot of allegations about the
Republican Party's "culture of
corruption." This page shows
why they should have kept quiet.
[11/20/2006] I have set aside a subsection to
keep The Coretta Scott King Funeral (and
the ensuing political rally) from falling down the media memory hole.
[11/18/2006] The Media Bias Page underwent a few changes this afternoon, resulting in a new spinoff
page that deals
with Specific Organizations and People often
mentioned in the debate over news media bias. This move was made because the commentary about
PBS was starting to take up a large chunk of the Media Bias Page.
[11/18/2006] The material about domestic
surveillance is now on a page of its own. This isn't such a hot topic lately, but
you never know, it may be back in the headlines, depending on who is elected in 2008.
[11/16/2006] Fan mail pours in occasionally, and I greatly appreciate the people who have written to
say that a specific page or two was helpful and informative. Once in a while I get a message from someone
who disagrees with everything on this web site. Email messages which
do not contain punctuation or capitalized letters are neither compelling nor persuasive, and do not
merit a response.
[11/15/2006] There is a whole new page set aside for analysis and commentary on
the 2006 election, and a special subsection entitled,
What's going on in Farmers Branch, Texas?
[11/04/2006] There is now a
new spin-off page about media
bias in reporting about the economy. The stock market is at or near a record high level,
unemployment is low, inflation is low, economic growth is steady, and yet the news media
constantly report that the economy is looking gloomy.
[11/04/2006] This past week, Senator John Kerry generated a
lot of new material for the John Kerry Page. I can't
resist the opportunity to publicize it, just to show everyone how lucky we are that he lost the election in
[10/22/2006] You may have noticed the "Please send me a message" link at the bottom of the home
page, which connects to an email address that looks like a bunch of random numbers. And you may
have also noticed that the numbers change every few months. But even if you haven't noticed, I
can assure you that the email address is valid. And for whatever the reason, I almost never
get spam at that address. (When I do, the address will change!)
[10/14/2006] Let me reiterate, as forcefully as I know how, that the graphics
on akdart.com are not to be "hotlinked" to/from your web site. You may link to
this site if you want, but only to menu pages, not specific graphics. In particular, if I discover
that you are using a large picture from this site as wallpaper on your MySpace page,
you may be unpleasantly
surprised when I change it to something else. (And
he probably wonders how I did it!)
[10/08/2006] There is a new page
on the subject of Toll Road RFID Tags and
license plate scanners as a threat to privacy, anonymity and individual liberty.
In case I haven't mentioned it, there is a long list of web sites which link
to akdart.com, and the list is near the bottom
of this page.
[09/17/2006] The Pork Page has been chopped,
and several of its subsections are now on a new spin-off page. Additionally, this new page
has a spot for information
[09/03/2006] The page about Hurricane Katrina has
been split into three more-or-less equally large pieces, because the Katrina page had grown to almost 200 k-bytes,
and I was almost starting to feel sorry for the less fortunate among us, that is, the people with dial-up internet connections.
Occasionally I find other web sites that include whole pages of my original material "adapted" to look like
it was someone else's work. Please don't copy my original compositions and use them to enhance the value
of your web site. Yes, I've heard people say that theft is the sincerest form of flattery, but it's still theft.
[07/23/2006] There is a new subsection about Stem
Space Exploration News and Commentary is a new page,
consisting of material that was the bottom half of
the NASA page.
In addition, there is a new page
about Feminism, Antimasculinism
and Gender-based Affirmative Action.
[07/20/2006] I had a really bad day at work. Apparently it won't be the
last bad day. Somebody please hire my wife, so I can retire! (Oops. Forgive
me for blogging. That outburst had nothing to do with this web site.)
[07/16/2006] There is now a subsection
about The Big Dig: A multi-billion
dollar pork barrel project in Boston.
So much has been said about the political bias in
The New York Times that the subject now has a page
of its own.
[07/15/2006] You may find links from this site
to Townhall dot com that appear to be
invalid. However, that's only because the Townhall web site recently underwent
extensive remodeling, and the old URLs haven't been set up for redirection to the new
locations. They will be fixed, I'm told, so please be patient.
Also there is a new subsection on the No Frills Technical Links Page about really
loud horns and sirens. And by that I mean
exceptionally loud air raid sirens, and the kind of horn you'd find on an ocean liner or an Amtrak train.
This may be expanded to include information about steam whistles as well.
[07/09/2006] akdart.com has been scanned
by McAfee SiteAdvisor. And
the verdict is, "We tested this site and didn't find any significant problems."
[07/08/2006] The NASA page includes a subsection
about The Misconception of
Space Research Byproducts. Many people believe that we wouldn't have Teflon, Velcro,
Tang, or microwave ovens if it were not for the manned space flight program. They're wrong!
[07/01/2006] There is a new subsection
about The Secret Superhighway and
President Bush's plan to homogenize North America into one big country, by dissolving the
Canadian and Mexican borders. This is similar to the way he's dissolving the borders
between the Democratic and Republican parties
by doing things that
his opponents (Gore and Kerry) would have done as president.
[06/24/2006] There is
a new page specifically about
Medicare, Medicaid, and prescription drug benefits for senior citizens.
[06/20/2006] There is a new spinoff page
about same-sex marriage and the
proposed marriage amendment.
There is also a subsection
Kennedy's brush with the law.
[06/08/2006] Despite a very busy week at work, I have managed to add another nine k-bytes of detail to
the Huge List of Government Agencies, which has become
my pet project again, after a couple of months of inactivity.
[06/07/2006] The Huge List of Government Agencies is
growing again. I think I have finally reached the ends of the FAA organizational directories, which added
about 700 more lines to the list. Now I'm working on the Food and Drug Administration, which also has
too many chiefs and way too many Indians.
[06/03/2006] akdart.com has been described
as paleoconservative. I'm
[05/31/2006] NASA has another completely useless space probe in the works, and this time
nobody will say how much the project will cost -- or has cost already. Details can be found
at the bottom of the NASA Page.
My collection of derogatory material about the Public Broadcasting Service has been
Also, there is a new page for Environmental
Propaganda Movie Reviews.
[05/28/2006] The newest page is
about Congressman Jefferson's Brush with the Law,
and the sudden concern about separation of powers.
[05/13/2006] The Apple G5 was in the shop most of this past week, so the web site hasn't been updated
in six days. But I'm catching up rapidly. Here's a tip for those of you about to purchase
an Apple G5: Be sure to spend a few extra dollars for the Apple Care warranty. It saved me
Today I split up
the Old Pictures from KRLD Radio and TV onto
several smaller pages.
[04/27/2006] The Immigration Issues page has been subdivided into specific topics, so you can
find what you're looking for without loading a huge catch-all page.
[04/14/2006] Since the immigration issue is finally getting the attention it deserves, and since
this attention is largely the result of mass protests in large cities, I have made
a page about the immigration-related
Also I noticed that there was a surge of popularity here at akdart.com on 4/10/2006, when just over 500 megabytes of data was demanded by you, the
loyal readers and fans. That still didn't break the all-time high of 578.3 megabytes in one day, set (for
no known reason) on 3/6/2006.
[04/13/2006] Still trying to remove the clutter from the front page. The list of
incoming links is now at the bottom of
the notes page.
[04/12/2006] I'm trying to make the front page look a little less cluttered. Regular viewers,
if any, may have already noticed a new page
for hot topics, that is, subjects that are currently
in the news. If you pay any attention to television news shows, you should visit this site for
the other side of the story.
[04/05/2006] I am indeed honored to learn
that akdart.com is listed first (intentionally!) on
the links page at
Stop The ACLU dot org. In addition, this web site is "Very highly recommended."
[03/26/2006] There is a new page about terrorist
attacks reported as isolated incidents, which is a pet peeve of mine. High taxes are
another favorite topic here, and I am trying to collect all the material specifically about cigarette taxes
in one place. I've never smoked a
cigarette, but I think $4.05 per pack — just for taxes — is a little
much. Ridiculously high taxes on cigarettes are sure to lead to more frequent robberies, and
high prices alone aren't going to discourage young people from smoking.
[03/16/2006] There is now a page specifically
about Islamic Indoctrination in American
Schools. Not just flight schools; places like Yale in particular.
[03/13/2006] The page that used to contain all the material about cultural and political bias
in the entertainment media has been split into two pages. One for
movies and one for
television. With this arrangement,
you can find what you're really interested in, and the page will load faster.
Also I have added yet another "isolated incident"
to this page, where I'm
collecting examples of the mainstream news media turning a blind eye to Islamic
terrorism. It's no wonder the newspaper business is in decline.
[03/12/2006] All the material about Zimbabwe has moved
to this page.
[03/08/2006] All the material about the United Nations, and especially the Oil-for-Food scandal,
is now on this page.
[03/07/2006] I have added some more material about the mysterious and under-reported collapse of
World Trade Center Building Seven on this
page. WTC 7 was not hit by an airplane on September 11, and the video of its
collapse — along with other evidence — suggests a controlled implosion.
[03/06/2006] Today I received more information about the Woodrow Wilson picture
on this page in an email
from Rachel Roberts of the Dallas Historical Society. The old photos of KRLD Radio and TV have
generated a lot of interest, and I've received email from a number of interesting people in the
broadcast business as a result.
[02/26/2006] There is a new page about President Bush putting a company from the UAE in charge of
port security. It was just a subsection
of this page, but it has expanded so
rapidly that it deserved a place of its own.
And there is a special subsection
about Vice-President Cheney's hunting
accident, which tells us a lot about the news media's motives and priorities.
[02/11/2006] Since I was getting a lot of spam, I deleted the email
address akd (AT) akdart (DOT) com, so all the spam will bounce. But unfortunately I didn't
think it through and now I realize that I deleted all my saved email messages from the last
couple of years. My apologies to those of you whom I have inadvertently cut off. You can
still send me a , as long
as it pertains to something more important than low mortgage rates, earning a diploma at home,
or generic Viagra.
[02/11/2006] There is a new spin-off page
about Radical Environmentalism in the American
Education System, which includes information extracted from
this page about liberalism in general (in the
schools), which is still too big and needs to be reorganized. I'll get right on it.
[02/09/2006] The Islam page has
grown so large, I need to trim it down or split it into subtopics. So today I began by
moving all the stuff about the Mohammed cartoon riots
[01/03/2006] Another spin-off page has materialized: It's all
about Anti-Christmas and
Anti-Anti-Christmas Sentiment in American Society today. It was a
subsection of another page, and I thought it had grown rapidly during
the 2004 Christmas season, but it really exploded during the 2005
season, so it gets a page of its own. Splitting the original page
serves two purposes: it makes the two parts load faster, which helps those
of you with slow internet service, and it helps me keep track of which topics are
the most popular.
[12/24/2005] Many of you have realized by now that I am opposed to Socialism. For
some time I have maintained a page about the 101 ways liberals are wrong. But it grew so
large that I have split it into numerous subsections, with an index page
[12/21/2005] akdart.com is now in the top million web sites, according
to Alexa. Thanks
for visiting often, hotlinking graphics, and repeatedly downloading huge files to make this possible.
[12/11/2005] There is now a new page
about The Technology and Politics of
Broadcasting, including information (none of it favorable) about
the V-Chip, HDTV, and taxpayer subsidies for public television and radio.
[12/04/2005] Over the last month or so, I have been putting together a page about a
bunch of really old photos pertaining to KRLD radio and TV. (Have I mentioned that already?) Read
the whole story here. I've been hearing
rumors that a lot of people are really enjoying this new page already, and it is still
[11/11/2005] This web site contains a number of "unlisted" features, and one of the pages
currently under development is this one about
the arrival of the first videotape machine at KRLD-TV (now KDFW) in Dallas. The pictures on
this page were derived from negatives that were rescued from the trash (!) at KDFW several years ago.
Permit me to toot my own horn, now that I have another layer of
SBE certification. I'm an 8-VSB Specialist!
That has nothing to do with this web site, but that's what's new to me.
On the other hand, that just means that I need something else to study for. And this new
certification isn't going to result in a bigger paycheck unless I change employers.
[10/02/2005] The newest page is about Poverty
in America. The page has two points: Government "solutions" make things worse, not
better; and poor people in this country are pretty well off compared to the poor people in other
[09/22/2005] The Hurricane
Katrina Page is obviously new, and it has already been reorganized and
divided into several subcategories.
Also I have put together a new page
about The Causes and Effects of High Gas Prices.
[09/10/2005] The Airline Insanity Page grew so large, I had to split it into about eight
subtopics. (A process which took me all day.) This makes it easier to find the
specific information you're after, while conserving bandwidth on my end and making the page
load faster on your end.
[09/09/2005] akdart.com has been called "a must
[08/29/2005] akdart.com has been
called "a good example of that the Web was meant
[08/27/2005] Iowa Presidential Watch dot
com has just added a link to this site, using a banner of their own creation. That's really
flattering. A few more inbound links like that and I'll be flooded with visitors!
[08/25/2005] The Media
Bias page and the Islam page
have grown to over 90 k-bytes apiece. So, in an effort to streamline both of them, I have
created a spinoff page about
Media Bias in Favor of Islam.
[08/21/2005] Several pages on this web site are getting a lot of visitors,
and I greatly appreciate them all. The most popular pages are listed on the
index page. Thanks for coming by.
I went to the local library's used book sale yesterday and found a copy of
the 1949 edition of Funk & Wagnall's Standard Dictionary of the English
Language. Regular visitors, if any, may recall that I had been using a graphic
(with permission) that I found at the top
of this page,
which showed the 1946 definition of "terrorism" — "A system of government that seeks
to rule by intimidation." Now that I have acquired my own copy of the 1949 edition, I have scanned
page 1346, and I asked Travis to use
Photoshop to highlight
part of it, producing the graphic you see at the top of the
Abuse of Power page. I don't mind using
graphics from other web sites (with permission, usually), but it's better to make them myself.
Speaking of graphics, some people find certain graphics on this web site to be so interesting that they
incorporate them into their own web pages, without asking permission. (If you don't ask for permission,
you could at least give credit where it is due.) But the real problem is that they were "hotlinking"
the graphics from my web site, and in effect, stealing bandwidth. At first I set up a blockade to
prevent all hotlinking, but that made it impossible to use search engines to find interesting graphics
on this site. So instead I have now made arrangements to block hotlinking requests from specific
web sites that host the blogs and forums where the abuses took place.
I would like to remind you all that you can sometimes find additional commentary in the
HTML comments embedded in the pages of akdart.com. Reading the source code for
each page is left to the reader as an exercise.
[07/17/2005] The page about the
proposed National ID Card grew
to about 90 k-bytes and had to be
reorganized and split into smaller chunks, for the benefit of those less fortunate who have to get by
on dial-up internet connections. I felt their pain for a couple of weeks while SBC changed my DSL
service from the Central Office to the Remote Terminal only 800 feet from here. (Have I mentioned this
story before?) Eventually they made the change, but the way SBC runs its business makes me wonder
how their company has survived this long. Tech support at SBC-Yahoo is utterly worthless. SBC
employs a crew of people in India, many of whom do not speak English well enough to answer the
phone. Many others do not understand any technical questions beyond the most elementary.
[06/22/2005] I finally got serious about studying for the
FCC GMDSS License, and went to
Plano yesterday to take the test. This is part of my backup plan, in case I need to
start a second career.
[06/15/2005] After putting it off for months, I finally called the SW Bell and had them switch my
DSL service from the Central Office (CO) to the new Remote Terminal (RT) at the end of the
block. This should enable me to get DSL service that was ten times as the DSL service
I had, because I'm 13000 feet from the CO but only 800 feet from the RT. But the way
the phone company works is illogical beyond belief. To change over my account from
CO to RT, they insist on cancelling my DSL service completely, and then putting in an order
for new DSL service through the RT. This leaves me on dial-up (for over a week now), which
will make me appreciate the DSL even more. In my opinion, be it ever so humble, the change
should have taken two minutes, not two weeks.
[02/26/2005] There was a hard drive crash in the host's server on or about February 22, so
every page of this site, and every page counter, was reset to the way it was on
January 14. Yesterday I spent most of the day re-updating every page and
re-correcting old errors. (Google's cached pages were very handy in many cases.) This
experience has led me to rethink my file backup habits. Using a handy FTP program
like Transmit to edit on-line files
is great — it makes updating a page fast and easy. But when you're
finished, the freshest copy of that page is on the web site's server. In just over two
months, that system has let me down twice. Now I make local backups.
[01/08/2005] I have noticed that about one percent of the hits on this web site
come from US military and US government addresses. At the same time, I've noticed that
two of the most popular pages are the Huge
List of Government Agencies and
the History of Postage Rates
in the US. Naturally I assume there is some connection.
[12/20/2005] Note: Due to an interruption of service, I had to move this
web site to a new host on Friday, December 17, 2004. The web site is quickly getting
back to normal, but please bear with me if there are missing files or broken links
here and there. I'm still finding missing graphics on a few pages, so if you
see a broken link, please let me know. (See email address below.)
The only lasting casualty of the move is the information in the page counters, which
have now been reset to their December 1st levels. Some appear to have reset to
zero. If my old web hosting company
had told me they were about to pull the plug, I could have recovered more
quickly. Live and learn.
Well, actually there was one other adverse side effect, and that was the loss
of all my email. So if you have sent email to me in the last two years,
I probably don't have your address any more.
[12/14/2004] In the last 24 hours I have checked 3202 links on 22 different pages
on this web site and I have corrected dozens of broken links. But there's always
more work to do. Incidentally, some pages on this web site have steganographic
messages buried in between paragraphs, to catch the attention of search engines
everywhere and push akdart.com into the top million web sites. (It's nearly
there already.) But I found out yesterday that having key words and phrases
in the same color as the background is known as "keyword spam" and it will get
a web site black-listed, thus doing more harm than good. So I have
made some slight modifications to the colors.
[11/09/2004] Yesterday I learned that I passed the test I took on October 22,
and I'm now a Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist! That's in addition to
my other certification, shown below. It is another feather in my cap, but
because I work under a collective bargaining agreement, I still make exactly the
same money as my co-workers, including the guy whose previous employer was
Dunkin' Donuts. My rate of pay is the same as the guy who comes in late every day
and sleeps through about two hours per shift, on average. (Some of you know who I'm talking
[11/01/200] The John Kerry Page got
twice as many hits in October as it did in September, which I guess is only natural since the
election drew closer. Some of the excess from the Kerry page spilled over onto an
overflow page, yet the main Kerry page is still 113 k-bytes. If I had known there
was so much to say about Kerry, Edwards, Heinz, and the Democratic Party platform, I would
have split it into about five pages from the very beginning. I hope you go out and vote
tomorrow, but only if you are well-informed and well-educated, and have the legal right to
vote. Otherwise please do not vote tomorrow or any other day.
And another thing...
Some pages on this web site now include steganographic outbursts which are sandwiched between
paragraphs for the benefit of search engines. You'll only see them if you highlight the
text on the whole page, but don't go out of your way to find them, unless you're curious about
where I typed something like "media bias, freedom, individual liberty, founding
fathers, culture war" between paragraphs. There is one at the top of this paragraph
if you're really interested.
[09/18/2004] The page
about The EBS Authenticator Word
List has been revised and expanded to include a bunch of related material that I
rescued from a trash can at a TV station in the early 1980's. The new material
includes the scripts that some announcer would have had to read in the event of an
attack on this country, for example, missiles coming in from Cuba, or some
other national emergency. Very ominous stuff.
[09/11/2004] This is not a blog. But if it was, it would probably fill up
with a lot of material about
The CBS Memo Controversy and
other examples of media bias in Kerry's favor.
[09/06/2004] There is now
a FEMA Subsection which
describes some of the strange and sinister parts of FEMA's mission. FEMA is
involved with a lot of very expensive activity that
goes far beyond cleaning up after a hurricane.
[08/25/2004] The latest spin-off page is
Happened on Northwest Flight 327? and is about halfway between the
Airline Insanity page
and the Militant Islam page
on the wide spectrum of topics covered by this web site.
[08/18/2004] There is now a page specifically for the discussion of
Electronic Voting and
the numerous risks involved in paperless ballots and a system that can't
be verified. In other words, when you use a touch-screen system, you
can never be sure that you actually voted.
[08/01/2004] Most or all of the discussion
of Socialized Medicine is
now on its own page.
[07/24/2004] The following fan mail poured in last Wednesday. A
visitor named Edgar said,
I am a conservative African-American who happens to be
a political junky. I have dozens of site saved on my
favorites for education and ammo and I have to say your
site is up there as one of the best. Thanks for the
time and effort to put together a first class site!!
Thanks, Edgar. My wife accused me of writing that letter myself, but really,
[7/18/2004] At long last, I joined the QCWA,
after I found out about their scholarship program, which is apparently for the benefit of
young ham operators like my son. So far I've only been to one meeting, and it was
huge list of government agencies is
being revised and expanded, and is at a new address. It has already
grown to 218 k-bytes and may yet expand further.
[06/19/2004] Travis is about to turn
18, and for his birthday he has already received a new computer. Something called
a "G5". It appears to be nice and powerful, but the Apple operating system is so
weird. All the keyboard shortcuts are different, and many of them make no sense
at all. For example, to rename a file, instead of pressing F2, you just hit
Enter. But the Enter key is called Return. Backspace is called Delete,
but Delete is also called Delete. When you press End, the cursor goes all the
way to the end of the page instead of going to the end of the current line. (How often
is that necessary?) After using this new computer for a while I might have
to apologize for all the things I've said about Microsoft.
[06/14/2004] The Environmental
False Alarms page is only two weeks old, and it has already ballooned up to about
80 k-bytes. There are numerous subtopics, and each one could lead down a dozen
paths on the internet. I'm sure you know how that is, since you ended up on
[06/01/2004] I just added a page about our 1984 visit
to Loran-C Raymondville, a
navigation beacon in far south Texas. The highlight of our summer vacation!
[05/30/2004] The newest page is another spinoff from the Environmental Issues Page,
and this time it's all
about Environmental False Alarms. It
is a collection of items about various environmental scares over the last few decades,
designed to make you think again and challenge your assumptions (and the "conventional wisdom")
about things like DDT, mercury, radon, and so on.
[05/16/2004] The only reason there is a comment added to this file today is that
I just discovered a misspelled word on this page and had to upload the corrected
[05/14/2004] Happy birthday to me. It is the golden anniversary of my first breath,
but anyone who has ever given birth can tell you that I was alive and kicking on
May 13, and May 12, and May 11, etc. If you look at
it that way, I'm almost 51 years old.
[05/09/2004] I hope you all appreciate the fact
that akdart.com does not operate as a blog,
and I don't bore everyone with hourly commentaries about how my life is going. However
I would like to let everyone know that I'm still having intermittent problems with the page
counters, and for some reason the counter levels seem to be resetting to zero every few
weeks. I think the problem is either in the server or in the PHP counter
program. Hardly anyone else cares about the number of times a page has been visited,
but it is an indication of what's interesting (to you) and what's not. It also shows
the connection between various search engines and my web site. For example, there were
hundreds of unexpected hits on the Oklahoma City Bombing page during April, the anniversary
of the event. I think this will have been a momentary surge in the page's popularity, but
you never know. Anyway I just reset the counter levels yesterday to the levels at which
they stood on April 25, the last day I had an accurate count of the hits on all 175 pages of
this web site. As you can imagine, some of these pages get more attention than
others. If you have a favorite page, please
Requests occasionally arrive via email from people wanting me to put in a link to
their web sites. The decision is entirely up to me, and these requests are
almost always denied.
[04/24/2004] All the material about eco-terrorism, including a section about
environmentalists vs. military preparedness, and a list of troublesome environmentalist
organizations, has moved to its
own page here.
[04/15/2004] Another new
the Federal Budget To Prevent U.S. Bankruptcy. A series
of excellent articles by Jim Grichar about a long list of federal agencies that
should be trimmed or eliminated.
[04/14/2004] The material about the abortion issue
has spun off to its own page.
[04/11/2004] There is now a new page
about labor issues in general,
and about the teachers' unions in particular, as well as the federal minimum wage.
[03/20/2004] The newest page is about
the Endangered Species Act.
[03/17/2004] The material about the invasion of
the Food Police now
has its own page. And the
John Kerry section
of the Editorial Page has
been spun off to a page of its own.
[03/12/2004] The Huge List of US
Government Agencies has expanded by another 16 k-bytes, after
another long series internet searches. There are well over 3000 offices,
bureaus, commissions, programs, services, and administrations in the list.
[03/11/2004] All the material about same-sex marriage, the proposed marriage amendment, and
homosexuality in general, has been moved
to a new page of its
own, located here. I could
be politically correct, tolerant, inclusive, and open-minded and just keep quiet
while our culture goes into a moral tailspin, but I prefer to publicize this discussion
as much as possible, knowing that plenty of people will disagree. You may be
surprised to learn that a discussion of this sort will soon be illegal in
where there is no First Amendment.
[03/10/2004] Travis managed to fix
the page counters, so they are back to normal.
[03/09/2004] Some fresh material has been added to
the Zero Tolerance page,
since there is no shortage of these anecdotes on the internet.
[03/08/2004] This web site was moved to a new server over the weekend, and all the
page counters stopped working. It has something to do with PHP support, I think,
but so far I haven't been able to make contact with the tech support people to straighten
it out. This isn't an inconvenience to any of you, but it's annoying to me.
[03/03/2004] Another 42 k-bytes of material has been added to
the Huge List of government
agencies, which now lists about 2700 offices, bureaus, and commissions,
and in almost every case, there is no constitutional authority for the existence
of these agencies. (The Constitution is a mere technicality, I guess.) The
size of the federal government is simply astonishing, and if it wasn't being funded by
a big chunk of my paycheck, it would be comical. Instead, it's tragic. There
is a US government agency to address every real or imaginary problem, not only in this country
but in many others. Read the list carefully and you'll see a lot of
duplication and a heavy emphasis on minority hiring, diversity,
Disadvantaged Business Utilization, "equal" opportunity, etc.
[02/18/2004] The latest development here is the addition of hit counters to
139 pages on this web site. The counters run on a PHP program written
by Travis, but I had to spend a few hours
plugging in the required HTML code on each page. The counters are starting with rather
arbitrary non-zero numbers intended as fairly reasonable estimates of the total number of hits
on each page. But I've made a note of each of the starting points, so
I can go back later and see if they are realistic, based upon future traffic.
[02/16/2004] I guess I forgot to mention this, but several days ago I took all the
material from Citizens Against Government Waste out of the
Pork Page and put it in
its own page (here).
[02/15/2004] As a public service, there is now a
handy Translation table to
help you convert rhetoric from Orwellian liberal doubletalk to plain English.
[02/09/2004] The newest page on this site is about
The USA Patriot Act.
[02/07/2004] I just put a lot of new material on the
Zero Tolerance Page.
[02/02/2004] Users of Mozilla and certain other browsers may notice the addition of an
icon file which puts a little picture in the address bar for the purpose of customizing
the appearance of this web site. Since this web site doesn't really have a logo
(yet) I just put TV color bars there as a place holder.
[02/02/2004] Also today I put a lot more material into the
National ID Card page, and a
lot of new material in The Mass Transit / Car Pooling Section of the
Other Environmental Topics page.
[01/17/2004] Since President Bush proposed a trillion-dollar mission to Mars in
a speech a
few days ago, I have updated my editorial comment
about scrapping NASA altogether.
[01/04/2004] The Anti-Christian Bias
Page now has a Ten Commandments Section, including a timely quotation
from James Madison.
[01/02/2004] I have just finished two pages dedicated to a little-known FCC document from 1958
about the construction of Beverage antennas. This document is hard to find,
and once you find it, it's hard to read. So, as a public service, I have
manually transcribed the entire thing into HTML. (Attempts to use OCR programs
resulted in nothing but gibberish, so I had to do it the hard way.) The pages
of the original are
new HTML version is here.
[12/30/2003] As a public service, I have written a page about the
EBS Authenticator Word List,
which was standard equipment at every broadcast station, back in 1973.
[12/29/2003] Now you can read all about my experiences with long strings of
super-bright LED's. My great innovation was a method of
feeding 20 milliamps
of current through a group of about a dozen LED's connected in series, rather than
feeding them one at a time, each through its own dropping resistor.
[12/27/2003] There is now a "Mass Transit / Car Pooling Section" at the bottom of
the Other Environmental Topics page.
[12/25/2003] I have dropped out of the benchmark hunting hobby after suddenly
coming to the realization that it is utterly futile and pointless to attempt to
locate, clean up, and photograph all the survey markers in this area. At first
it is amusing to be able to use GPS to go to a remote spot and find a marker buried
in the dirt and grass. But after a while, enough is enough. The
benchmark hunting page remains on line, but it is now a low priority.
[12/24/2003] The newest page on this web site is a list of US government agencies,
offices, bureaus and administrations. After spending three days compiling the
list, I can see there is no way I'll ever be able to list all the subdivisions in the U.S.
government. I was trying to show that the government is bloated, overreaching,
micromanaging, and loaded with overlapping agencies and unnecessary
bureaucrats. I think I have already succeeded. Take a look
at the list and
perhaps you'll see why you only take home half of your paycheck.
[12/09/2003] For the fifth year in a row (or maybe the sixth; I've lost count), the
lights are blinking in the hedges in front of our house. There's nothing
remarkable about that, except that the blinking seems to have a pattern. A few
years ago, a neighbor from down the street came by and said that he had been a signalman
in the Navy, and was enjoying my messages. Check out
the video (5.5 megabytes) and
see if you get the message, too.
[11/26/2003] I got the brakes fixed yesterday, but I still have no inclination to hunt
for additional benchmarks, so my total of 172 benchmarks will stand for a while.
This week I have checked and corrected dozens of links, and just today I have added
new material about the crash of American 587, one of the most suspicious and most
quickly forgotten plane crashes ever. This is near the bottom of the
TWA 800 page.
[11/09/2003] Benchmark hunting, which had soaked up all my spare time in the last few
weeks, has been temporarily halted until I can spend some money on brakes and tires for
Also, just today I made some modifications to the pages on this site where
you can click a link to send me an email message. I've been getting about 40 spam
messages a day, so I have decided to take evasive action, using a PHP script developed
by my youthful assistant in the A.K.Dart Software Lab.
[09/12/2003] Editorial comment: I'm sorry,
but It's Time to Scrap NASA. Everything
they do, if it doesn't contribute to national defense, is unconstitutional. The
federal government has no constitutional authority to explore other planets.
[07/20/2003] There is now a page about all of
the benchmarks I
have been hunting lately. You
see, benchmark hunting is
a hobby which has sprung up as a result of the popularity of handheld GPS
navigators. You should get one - they're hours of fun. The most recent
pictures are from ARL5-B. (See Return
to ARL5 for details.)
[06/27/2003] While on vacation I visited Longhorn Caverns, near Burnet, TX, and went
Benchmark BN0594. If you're
into benchmark hunting, check out these swell pictures.
[06/21/2003] Since the arrival of my new camera, I have been taking a lot of pictures
of benchmarks and other exciting stuff. This has led to the development of
a page called
Return to ARL5. I
have also revised the pictures of Cedar Hill Benchmark #2009, which is in the middle of
The No-Frills Technical Links Page. Actually there are numerous other pictures
which have been recently uploaded, but they are on "unlisted" pages because they are
of interest to only a few people. It isn't easier, but I think it is more
polite to email an URL than to mail several megabytes of pictures.
[06/14/2003] A quote from Adolf Hitler was removed from the Ominous Quotes page
because it was reported to be a
[04/13/2003] The No-Frills Technical Links Page is probably the most frequently
visited page on this web site. It overflowed and split into two pages long ago,
but now the first page has mostly radio and TV related subjects, while the second
page is where you'll find other interesting technical things that may not have to do
[04/12/2003] Nineteen pages have been checked for outdated links in the last three days,
and dozens of invalid links have been corrected or deleted. Most of the invalid links
were fixed after adjusting to the new structure of CapitalismMagazine dot com and
Heartland dot org.
[04/06/2003] By popular demand, there is now
a DDT subsection in
one of the environmental pages. The debate about banning DDT leads to the
debate about whether people are more important than animals. I don't know anyone
who believes that the life of a mosquito is as valuable as the life of a person, but
apparently there are such people.
[03/30/2003] The Environmental Issues Page now has a subsection called "Environmentalists
vs. Military Preparedness".
[01/11/2003] Material about the Proposed "Odometer Tax" is now in Section 1.1
of Taxes and The IRS.
[01/01/2003] There is now a new spin-off page about
The Trent Lott Thing, which
includes discussion of a few related subtopics.
[12/29/2002] Merry Christmas to all (that's right, I said Christmas) and thanks to
everyone who has sent positive feedback via email. The newest page here at
akdart.com is about the fact that deleted
computer files can be recovered. This is something that many computer
users have discovered the hard way, when information was resurrected and used against them.
[12/15/2002] The English Page is all
about the idea of making English the official language of the U.S.
[11/27/2002] This "What's New" page has just been added to the Site Index.
[11/24/2002] In the last 48 hours I have updated 27 HTML pages on this site.
[11/23/2002] I've decided to start adding the date to each item on this page, so you
can tell if something is new since your last visit. Below the point where dates are
shown, the items are listed in reverse chronological order.
[11/23/2002] The commentary on the Education Issues
Page has been clarified and expanded a bit.
[11/23/2002] The Zero Tolerance Page has
been greatly expanded. Thanks to Randy Cassingham
of This is True for
permission to use the photo at the bottom of the page.
After checking the visitor statistics (automatically generated by the host), I find that
The No-Frills Technical Links Page is
the most popular feature here at akdart.com The rest of the most popular pages are now
listed on the front page.
There is now a page of links to Web sites
dealing with property rights issues.
The Sports Page is all about the millions of
taxpayer dollars being given to professional sports teams which are owned by people
wealthy enough to get by without corporate welfare.
The No-Frills Technical Links Page is being subdivided to make it easier to read.
There is now a second page, where all the links related to numbers, especially random numbers,
shortwave numbers stations, cryptography, and word lists. All these topics are
The Affirmative Action Page and the Environmental Issues Page have branched out a little,
and they each have a few subsections on pages of their own. This helps keep the
pages easy to read and makes it easier for people with slow dial-up internet access.
Newest feature: A Brief
Explanation of Cookies.
The Privacy Page has been
remodeled and the major subcategories are now on pages of their own. This makes
it easier to read, because you don't have to wait for unwanted material to
download. Not that any of it is uninteresting, of course, but most people find
certain topics more interesting than others.
The Disclaimer has
now been revised, revamped and refurbished, and
a lot of redundant material has been filtered out, thanks to the
scrutiny of a reader who sent in several pages of constructive feedback. How
was I to know that it contained "unsurpassably impenetrable obscuranticity and
Kafkaesque self-contradiction"? (How many of you thought so, but didn't
write to me?) The Disclaimer page has also been revised to
eliminate any reference to the things that might happen when
you "Sign Our Guest Book", since we don't have one.
Index is a recent addition which will help you navigate more easily, especially
if you are a first-time visitor.
In early July I spent a few days verifying links and removing outdated ones. In
the process I found
that the No-Frills Technical Links Page has
well over 300 links! More are added every week.
Another sub-topic was added to
the Education Issues page as a result of
a recent court ruling which concerns the Pledge of
Allegiance. On this page the newest items are close to the bottom of the
page. Usually the newest material is at the top of each page.
The Abuse of Power page
has been reorganized (split up) and streamlined.
Also an additional section has been added to
the TWA 800 page, to
address the related issue of American Airlines Flight 587, which crashed
almost exactly a month after the September 11 attacks, and still leaves a
lot of unanswered questions. Some experts believe Flight 587 was brought down
by Shoe Bomber No. 1, and Richard Reid was Shoe Bomber No. 2. Perhaps
you're wondering why you haven't heard about any of this on the TV news. That's
what I'm wondering, too.
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