Wrong And Right

Today was a long day. As a severely underemployed person, things are very tight around here. I spent the day working on some things that needed to be done, and straightening out some things that couldn’t be done before today. It’s a long story for another day.

I have a couple things I want to write about tonight. The first is about ObamaCare.

I bet you didn’t know there was a vote in the House Of Representatives yesterday involving ObamaCare. Yesterday was a day filled with news about the Deep Horizon oil spill and the speech delivered by The Failed One™ from the Oval Office (his first). It was perfect cover for the media to completely ignore the vote to repeal the individual mandate under ObamaCare.

House Republicans plan to force a vote as soon as today on a measure that would repeal the job-killing, unconstitutional ‘individual mandate’ at the heart of ObamaCare. This proposal, to be offered by House Ways & Means Committee Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI), will be offered as the Republican motion-to-recommit on H.R. 5486, the so-called Small Business Jobs Tax Relief Act of 2010.

The vote failed 187-230. Twenty-one Democrats joined the Republicans in voting for the measure. Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA), once again, was the sole Republican to vote with the Democrats against the Republican measure.

I can’t believe so many Democrats are still getting it wrong where ObamaCare is concerned and it’s amazing how much the media can still hide from us simply by diverting our attention.

The second subject I want to write about is the new AutoZone iPhone App. I don’t usually write about iPhone applications, but I have to applaud the developers of this one.

A few weeks ago I noticed my passenger side headlight was out. I don’t do too much night driving, so I didn’t think too much about it, until the evening of the Douglas County TEA Party. While driving home I realized how dark our country roads are with only one light, so I planned to stop and pick up a new headlight the next chance I got.

Well, as things normally go around here, I put it off in order to focus on other things like replacing the lawn mower battery, cleaning up some storage items, organizing my woodworking shop, practicing with some new photographic techniques, etc, etc, etc. You get the idea.

Two days ago, I noticed the new AutoZone app in the App Store so I figured I would download it and see what it was all about. I am a sucker for those FREE apps anyway.

Once I got the app installed I was able to add my truck to my list of vehicles, identify the store closest to my house (4 miles away), and within minutes I was able to see that they had my headlight in stock for $14.99 ($16.04 with tax).

I picked up the headlight and within minutes after returning home, I had replaced the headlight myself.

It’s pretty awesome that I could search their catalog, find my part, confirm it was in-stock at my local store, and know exactly how much I was going to spend, all from the comfort of my easy chair. Thanks AutoZone, for making an app that’s actually useful!

It’s nice to see some developers who get it right on the first try.

That’s it for this post. As I said before, it’s been a very long day and tomorrow looks to be even longer than today. Now I am going to kick back and play some Sudoku2Pro and relax.