Obama Sets Another New Record

And it’s not a good one.

U.S. posts record monthly budget deficit

The U.S. government posted a budget deficit of $222.5 billion in February, the largest monthly deficit on record, the Treasury Department reported Thursday.

The government spent about $333 billion in the month and took in about $110 billion. February is typically a deficit month.

Year-to-date, the deficit is $641.2 billion, according to Treasury.

And just how bad is Obama’s out of control spending?

Big government doesn’t come cheaply. According to Congressional Budget Office (CBO) figures released Monday, the budget deficit for February hit a staggering $223 billion – meaning the Obama administration added more in debt last month than was borrowed in all of 2007.

Yep, that’s right, Obama added more to the national debt, money that we don’t have, in a single month, than George Bush added in the entire year of 2007. What’s wrong with this picture?

See also:
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Budget deficit hits record $222.5 billion in February
US budget deficit hits record in February
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Obama Is Setting Records but Not in a Good Way

Everybody knows exactly what has to be done, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security need to be reformed back into solvency. It’s going to be painful and unpopular and the longer we wait to do what’s necessary, the more painful and unpopular the reforms are going to be. Unfortunately, no one seems to want to take the lead on this issue and get the job done, least of all Obama, who’s supposed to be leading this country. Obama is nothing more than a narcissistic political opportunist, more concerned with getting reelected than he is concerned with doing what’s right for the American people and the country.

Hopefully, when they release their 2012 budget proposal, the Republicans will step up to the plate as patriotic adults, negative political repercussions be damned, and include entitlement reform that will start to bring this country back on to the path to fiscal sanity.

/because someone has to do the right thing for America, a concept lost on Obama and the Democrats

Microsoft Sets A New Record

It’s the biggest Patch Tuesday ever!

Microsoft Again Sets Record With Massive Patch

For the third time this year, Microsoft has issued a record-setting security patch.

The company’s December Bulletin Release includes 17 security bulletins addressing 40 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, Windows, Internet Explorer, SharePoint Server and Exchange.

Jeff Prince, CTO of ConSentry sees NAS as evolving technology that won’t just be about initial host assessment. It was only in October that Microsoft set the record it just broke, with 16 security bulletins. There were however fewer individual vulnerabilities this month than in October (49). And it was two months earlier, in August, that the company had set its previous record, with 14 bulletins to address 34 vulnerabilities.

The huge October patch was supposed to front-load the task of patching so that IT administrators had a lighter schedule over the holidays. So much for that idea.

At least the December crop of bulletins brings only two “critical” ones. Fourteen are rated “important” and one is rated “moderate.”

The two critical bulletins, MS10-090 and MS10-091, addressing vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Windows respectively, should be deployed first, according to Microsoft.

See also:
It’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday: December 2010
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2010
Microsoft Closes a Record-Patch Year with 17 for December
Windows Security Updates: Microsoft Critical Security Patches
Microsoft Fixes 40 Vulnerabilities in Final Patch Tuesday for 2010
Microsoft’s holiday bonus: Fixes for 40 flaws
Microsoft Fixes Dozens of Vulnerabilities in Big Update
Record Patch Tuesday: What You Need to Know
Microsoft Fixes 40 Flaws With Record Patch Tuesday Release
Microsoft Patch Tuesday: The bottom line
Microsoft fixes bugs in Windows, Internet Explorer
Windows Update

You better watch out! Better not cry! Better not pout! I’m telling you why, Patch Tuesday is comin’ to town.

/Merry Christmas, don’t forget to unwrap your shiny new present from Microsoft!

Fun With Electromagnetic Energy

The Navy thinks they’re going to put this on the deck of a ship? Damn thing looks like it would cause rolling brownouts in Los Angeles.

Navy Sets World Record With Incredible, Sci-Fi Weapon

An electromagnetic railgun offers a velocity previously unattainable in a conventional weapon, speeds that are incredibly powerful on their own. In fact, since the projectile doesn’t have any explosives itself, it relies upon that kinetic energy to do damage. And at 11 a.m. today, the Navy produced a 33-megajoule firing — more than three times the previous record set by the Navy in 2008.

“It bursts radially, but it’s hard to quantify,” said Roger Ellis, electromagnetic railgun program manager with the Office of Naval Research. To convey a sense of just how much damage, Ellis told FoxNews.com that the big guns on the deck of a warship are measured by their muzzle energy in megajoules. A single megajoule is roughly equivalent to a 1-ton car traveling at 100 mph. Multiple that by 33 and you get a picture of what would happen when such a weapon hits a target.

See also:
Railgun, futuristic weapon, tested by Navy
Railgun shot heard round the world
U.S. Navy Railgun breaks speed records
Futuristic Railgun Weapon Sets US Navy Record [VIDEO]
Railgun shots break record
Railgun moves closer to real use
Navy’s Mach 7 gun can kill from 100 miles away
Navy test fires electromagnetic cannon
Navy: Dahlgren Railgun test is successful
Navy railgun: weapon from hell or game changer? – photo gallery and video
Electromagnetic Railgun Program – Office of Naval Research
Railgun

To make this technology even remotely practical for use at sea, the Navy’s going to have to make the railgun a lot smaller and more energy efficient.

/oh, and they’re going to have to figure out a way to keep the gun rails from melting every time they fire it

Obama And The Democrats Set Another Record!

And it’s a record that really sucks.

US budget deficit hits record in April

The US Treasury Department says that the federal budget deficit hit a record for the month of April, reaching nearly 83 billion dollars.

On Wednesday, the Treasury Department announced that the April deficit soared to $82.7 billion, the largest imbalance for that month on record.

That was significantly higher than last year’s April deficit of $20 billion and above the $30 billion deficit private economists had anticipated.

Revenues for April were down 7.9 percent from a year ago, dipping to $245.3 billion. That decline included a fall in individual income tax payments.

That reflected not only the impact of millions of people out of work but also tax relief provided through the economic stimulus program that Congress passed in February 2009.

The latest data brought the deficit for the first seven months of fiscal year 2010 to around 800 billion dollars.

The White House had warned that the deficit for fiscal year 2010 could go above one and a half trillion dollars.

See also:
U.S. posts April deficit for 3rd time in 30 years
U.S. Posts 19th Straight Monthly Budget Deficit
19 Straight Months! April’s Record-Breaking Budget Deficit
US budget deficit wider-than-expected in April
Federal budget deficit $82 billion in April
Budget Deficit in U.S. Widened to $82.7 Billion (Update1)
U.S. posts record April budget gap-UPDATE 2
U.S. April budget deficit $83 billion: Treasury

It’s especially pathetic when the totally out of control, Democrat Congress enabled Obama administration spending sets a budget deficit record in the month when the bulk of the yearly Federal tax receipts roll in!

/this isn’t Greece, is this Greece?