Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Last Post (Farewell)

Well folks, you can see that I haven't been blogging lately... I'd even like to blame it on laziness, but I've realized that it's not about blame, it's about focus. The random thoughts and opinions I've put up here started out as fun, but I cannot put forth the effort to maintain a consistency that would be satisfying to the masses and ultimately myself.

The bloggers that have inspired me to start this thing continue to entertain, frustrate, enlighten and infuriate me. However, it is time for me to close this "chapter" of my electronic ramblings to focus on other projects. The anvil awaits, and I haven't even smelted the mental ore needed for my own success. I have fired up the smelter, however...

So, carry on smartly people... you'll be hearing from me again.

Always,

Symo

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This is NOT what I wanted to write about.

You'd think after a 2 month absence, I'd want to write about politics or some shit. Nope. You know who's pissing me off today? Americans. Allow me to explain.

Leading up to today is Adam Lambert. You hear of him? He's that quasi-gay guy that finished 2nd on American Idol this season. There was speculation during that season that he was gay. He had pretty much been selected by the pros as number one, but he didn't win. Not that he didn't deserve it, but because the other guy was, in my opinion, more blue collar American. Most of the grandma's out there really don't want to see a guy with 'guyliner' win, regardless of how androgynous he may have portrayed himself.

The concept of the show is to pin the "American Idol", and I for one didn't vote for Mr. Lambert (I may be stepping on toes with that Mr. part there...). Yes, I'll admit, I did catch a few performances by both Kris Allen and Adam Lambert, and despite the oozing talent from Lambert (I didn't like the ooze), Allen's cleaner, albeit dryer vocals, captured my interest more.

So we come to Lambert's anticipated release of his first album (for your entertainment), and apparently it's a doozie. I read a couple reviews, (f the link) and they're glowing about it. I'm sure it's good, and it has a lot of skill. The guy has more talent than I do, and that's saying something. I would kill to have a voice like that because I CAN sing, but not like him. Holy crap, the guy is good. Props. Srsly.

Back during the AI competition, they speculated on his sexuality, but he (wisely) demurred to no answer about it, which of course meant he was gay (not even bi, imo). If you don't say "Guys? I don't do guys", then you're pretty much admitting to bisexuality as a man, which makes you light in the loafers by default. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I think he only deflected the question to give him a shot at the dough, because with 30% of the people in this county loving Sarah Palin, his shot at a million bucks was DEAD if he admitted it during the competition.

So, we come to today. He had a performance. Apparently, he did his gayfest live for all of America to see, and apparetnly some people are irritated by this.

My question is, WTF? Did you NOT see this coming? I hate to quote Limbaugh here, but this country has been 'chickified'. Why the hell would people complain about this?? This is EXACTLY what they wanted, what they asked for! Hollywood, the public sector, the recording industry... who DIDN'T want this guy doing this? He practically spelled it out for us and now you're going to be mad about it?

I'm sick of people being upset about what they asked for. You lie in the bed you make. I applaud Mr. Lambert and his success, because he is reminiscent of David Bowie... This time though, instead of posing a question and a statement to his audiences, Lambert is placing a stamp on the finality of the industry... it just feels like it's not normal to be straight anymore, and as a Man who will never, ever, ever, sleep with another man, that just makes me sad for those who will have do endure this popular culture icon for the incoming future. After all, the man(?) does have talent, after all. Hero to the masses. He and Lady Gaga. I never thought I'd be on the same page as Camille Paglia.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

You know what? To hell with it.

Serenity was nice enough to comment on my last piece, and it... well... pissed me off. I am SOOOO tired if "war is bad" people who think that all of this is our goddamned fault. So you know what? I'm kinda tired of our boys getting killed too, so here's my idea:

We're done. Bin Laden, here's the deal:

We pull out now, unconditionally. Today. On one condition: if any further action (suicide bombings, schools shot up, etc.) happens, ANYWHERE, EVER, FOR ANY REASON NO MATTER WHAT TERRORIST GROUP, WE WILL BRING HELL ON EARTH(that would be nuclear weapons, in case you were wondering) TO WHEREVER YOU ARE, AND EVERYONE THAT SURROUNDS YOU, NATION STATES BE DAMNED.

k? You stop, we stop. Then maybe we can talk about it.

Yours truly,

USA.

I'm also at the point of thinking "fuck it" and bringing everybody home, future consequences be damned. When bombs start going off in a hometown near you, don't blame me.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Remote warfare question, and what I said...

A friend of mine asked me why we can't just use remote warfare (drones and such) to win the war in Afghanistan, and I really liked what I wrote in reply, so I'll share it. And yes, I have watched the clip... I won't embed it here, but it's a demo of 2 folks driving predator drones. Kinda dry. YouTube clip here.

I haven't watched the clip yet (I will, what red-blooded male doesn't like to see stuff get blown up???), but there are problems with "remote" warfare. First of all, the primary idea of "men" (Using the term as a unit, not as a gender!) on the ground is for diplomatic reasons as well as operational. We can't see through walls, so to confirm that a target is a valid one is a top priority for US operations. Despite the perception that we're a bunch of gunslingers, we as a country do more than any other military force to confirm that the guys are enemies, and you have to have a real pair of eyes on the ground to validate targets (more often than not). Once we blow away the bad guys, we need people to talk to the locals to find out info, take situation assessments and look for things that you just can't see from the air. More often than not, when innocents get killed, it's because of missiles and artillery, not men with rifles.

I personally am tired of sending our boys off to war, but the military advisors that are over there are reporting that despite the appearance of stagnation, we are making progress. Well, that was until we blew up that fuel depot last night. Bad news, that.

Students of Vietnam (the real military historians, not right or left wing mouthpieces) have repeatedly stated that the only reason we didn't win in ' Nam was because the political pressure from the anti-war crowd limited the amount of resources and manpower we were allowed to send. Once they stopped the real support, with men and equipment, the war was lost. As a lot of guys who returned from that fight said, "We would've won the war, but the politicians wouldn't let us". The Afghan scenario is similar, but this time it's about getting the locals to accept their own fate, run out the taliban (only 6% support them, which is down from about 60% a few years ago), and continue the peaceful processes (6 Million children are in school in Afghanistan currently, compared to about 1 Million (or less) that were attending only a couple years ago).

War can be won with technology, but as we learned from the 60's, 70's and 80's with our spy programs, there is no more valuable asset than one on the ground, who can look and listen to what's happening. Yes, the techology is getting better and smaller, almost to the point where we will have robotic eyes and ears and can make better tactical decisions, but even the most advanced robot can't hand a child a can of MRE's (meal ready to eat... GI food), which is more valuable diplomatically to the civilian population than a drone that may or may not lay some serious hellfire on your village.

Just keep one thing in mind... the people that are over there, fighting for the Afghan's and Iraqi's freedom have volunteered to do so. This isn't a draft, and despite the couple of jerkoffs that come back from the war with negative stories (which we always hear about) we don't get to hear the stories of the troops with the positive tales of compassion, humanity and freedom. I mean, think about it. Even if we leave the place with half of the people simply thinking that they CAN become a free society, then we have achieved what we set out to do. Inspire others to be free, even if it is not in our own image.

After re-reading this a dozen times, I think I answered the question, lol... There's a photographer embedded in with the troops in Afghanistan , Michael Yon.

http://www.michaelyon-online.com/

His stuff will take your breath away, and give you some real insight into the conflict. God bless him (and keep him safe!!!).

add: For those who can support Mr. Yon, every dollar helps.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rest in Peace, Doc

I lost a good friend last week, which is why I haven't been posting. A hard working man who I respected deeply, his extreme views on politics and life in general will be greatly missed. Should I ever achieve a level of excellence in my work as he so easily performed in his, I could rest peacefully knowing I had brought my very best to the table.

I'll miss you Doc.

Symo


(The Mosquito was one of his favorite historical planes. Doc was an avid model builder, and I am proud to own an F6F Hellcat that he custom built just for me)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Healthcare solutions?

I certainly don't want to ruffle any more feathers, but here's my take on the deal...

Yes, poor people need health care too. No argument there. Quite frankly, I don't want to pay for it. There is no way in hell I really want a good chunk of my tax dollars to pay for the poor. I'm sorry, but if I want to contribute to it, put a checkbox at the bottom of my tax return requesting I give 20 bucks to the government insurance option (more on that in a bit). This way, I can choose to be a good guy when I want to, not when the government says I must. The reason I don't want them playing with my tax dollars for government programs to pay for the poor is simple... there is no way in hell the government could provide the services necessary within budgetary concerns. Think about it. 400 dollar band aids.

We do need a solution that addresses the insurance racket greed. I mean, I pay 6k a year. I've had insurance for a long freaking time (with a gazillion providers). So say in 10 years, that's more than 50k I've paid to various companies when I've needed a total of about 120 bucks in actual doctor care. Sure, it cost like 600 dollars for that 120 dollars worth of work, but hey, I only had to pay them 35 dollars for the visit. How does THAT math add up, anyway? If I pay for 6k worth of coverage per year, I shouldn't have to pay a freaking CENT when I go for a checkup. What I'm saying here is I am for a government option to provide insurance. This will force competition, and may allow change in the system, along the lines for health insurance to become more like life or auto insurance, which can be taken with you from job to job, state to state. Competition increases, costs for the insurance companies will actually drop because the equity invested by a lifetime subscriber will translate into lower costs as the individual keeps his healthcare for ten years, not one or two, so if you don't "make claims", you're not costing them anything and over a long period the money you invest will become your 'healthcare retirement fund'. Lots of little things too, especially to lower overhead for the businesses, and a more complete ease of use for the client. Lots of win-win to be had around here, but people are stubborn. Myself included. I mean, I want my option to choose my insurer, just as much as my provider. I don't like my choices now as much as I would if I could watch funny Geico commercials about health insurance.

Oh, the death panel thing? I do think if we get to a single payer option that would be a very real possibility. If the government takes the competition out of health care, we're doomed. I don't care about the reality of healthcare for socialized medicine in the UK or Canada. We aren't the UK or Canada. I know the DMV reference is tired, but Americans can be incredibly lazy when they want to be. If we seriously take out the individual success achieved by becoming a doctor, which is a giant house in the suburbs apparently, who's going to want to be the healthcare providers? There will always be a calling for some, but I think a lot of the talent that is attracted by financial security will dry up if there is no drive to be the best doctor you can be. The really good doctors and surgeons should make a lot of money in my opinion, and I would be willing to subscribe to the insurance provider that has access to the best. Choice is the American way. I also wonder what happens to all the University hospitals... do they get absorbed into the system? How about the religiously affiliated? "I'm sorry, you can only be treated here if you're Catholic... separation of church and state and all..." Just wondering.

Tort reform is something that needs to be addressed as well, but I don't know enough about that to yap about it. Doctor Burke and I had a discussion on that very subject about 7 years ago, but I've had a lot of beer since then, so I'm a bit fuzzy on the details. I can imagine it would only be worse now. I'll leave that one up to the Doctors and the useless jerks up on the Hill.

It can be done. There can be a way to get everybody to get along on this issue, just not out of my pocket. Unless I want to of course. Paying for 47 million other people's insurance pisses me off since I still have a stupid co-pay, with more taxes to boot? Nope. Throw out this bill and get something hammered out that de-regulates and fixes, not changes a system that could work if just given the proper steerage.

Friday, August 7, 2009

This sucks.

Lots of chatter about what's going on in this country, so let's talk about some of it.

I hope the birther thing finally goes away. Enough. Congress unanimously passed a resolution stating Obama's birth proof is valid. That includes Republicans. Over. Done. Please. Thank you. I do wonder why he has chosen to keep his school work private... every other President hasn't had a problem with it, so that does concern me. Regardless, until the media (whole different issue) decides that the payday will be worth it, I think everyone can agree that they're not going to disparage "Rock Star" Obama. Thanks for the idea Geo, and overall that about sums up the media issue... if he can clean up this mess, he'll get a chance for a second album. If not, well, there's always being a one hit wonder. For all of our sakes, let's hope it's not 'The Chicken Dance'.

Is this healthcare stuff ugly or what? I believe it is possible to fix the current system by regulating the insurance industry instead of having government take it over. Healthcare is best left to private indusry because of the nature of competition in America. For those who claim that our healthcare is bad, then why does the rest of the world come here for the hard stuff? Seriously folks, would you go anywhere but here to get fixed? Didn't think so. Granted, there are solutions to specific problems that aren't legal here, but that'd be a different post. I was actually surprised when I found out coverage was over 75% of this country... figured it would be more like 60-67. Regardless, it isn't broken for me, so perhaps I'm resistant to change. I'm a single male, no kids. For me it isn't a big deal, but for those who don't have the ability to take care of family would have a different light on this. I'd take government healthcare in a second if I had a child to take care of. I do worry about the screamers and the freakshow media event this has become... I don't recall seeing this kind of a divide. It's like watching the South Park episode about the election, and how everybody is over the top. If (when?) the riots happen, I'm moving to Georgia... at least my friends down there are armed. As far as the promises go to institute the regulations to provide competition, let's hope it becomes competitive, and not just another plot by politicians to find another source of revenue. Worst case? Government insurance that is always juuuust a tad more expensive than what is already in place now. Everybody gets paid, and there are no changes except in the taxes we end up paying to pay for those who are on the government plan. Worst case. Yikes.

I had more, but then I had dinner, so I'm done here. I'll just go back to havin' a couple beers and hope when I wake up in the morning we haven't started shooting yet. Not enough ammo here for all these Democrats here in Jersey. Corzine first.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Need a job? How about Bermuda?

So the 4 ex-detainees released from Guantanamo are working at a golf course in Bermuda. The Brits aren't very pleased with the situation, but I think it's hysterical. Can you imagine being one of these guys, doing whatever the hell they were doing (non-conspiratorial, since they're not a threat) in China or Afghanistan or wherever, then end up working in Bermuda? Sure, spending all that time in prison sucked, but at least they get a chance to work at a premier golf course in a tropical paradise. It's also good to know they're doing quite well at their jobs, but not surprising considering going back to China isn't really in their best interests... outstanding Chinese warrants or something.

Maybe Tiger can hire them when the tournament is over...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

How time flies...

Howdy all, yes, I've been slackin' on the blogging. I'd tell you to sue me, but I really don't have much. That should be a good lead in...

Not a lot going on that I actually want to write about. Like, there's this story about a woman who decapitated her infant child and ate it's brain, but that's not a fun topic. Chewed off a couple toes too. Yikes. h/t to the Fookisan.

You all know I'm a right leaner, so I'm not going to go off on the vehicle which is our economy driving headlong into a ditch. If you can't run a clunkers promotion for a freaking WEEK, then I really don't want you in charge of another healthcare system since you haven't figured out the bugs in the first one. Or two. Maybe more, but I'm not a Czar so I shouldn't know these things... oh wait, the Czar doesn't have to know either. That's cool. Glad my tax dollars are paying these 44 (or whatever... I lost count after 30) assholes over 100k a year each. Maybe I can apply to be a horrible blogger Czar... crap. Wouldn't work. I know too much.

My hours have been cut at work, and since I'm a contracting type, I don't get paid. Not fired, but having your employer say "you're taking week off" just kinda sucks. I'm happy to be working so I wouldn't dare bitch, and that's a really frightening position to be in. I can't even imagine how it feels to be unemployed with this kind of grim stagnation out there. We've accepted the fact that it sucks and now we want it working again... I just don't want the government at the helm of what appears to be a ship without a rudder. Somebody, anybody, needs to get everybody on the same page, because we're all over the place.

They haven't buried Michael Jackson yet? The French (now) are more conservative than us??? Russian subs are cruising our eastern seaboard, Obama still hasn't backed off of backing the bad guys. Oh wait! There is good news out there, Michael Phelps can smoke(yes, I know, was before whatevs) AND win a few more medals. Good for you pal. Hey, even I have my liberal side.

What's up with the Jews selling kidneys in New Jersey? I mean, they can't donate themselves, but if there's a dollar to be had. Good Lord. 40 some politicians indicted, and not a lot of heat about it. Like this happens every day. What? 40 some corrupt guys? No big deal....

Okay, I'm done for now. Just so you know, I'm not dead, I'm just sleeping.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Justice for Mayfield?

This is an interesting story, in my opinion. Jeremy Mayfield, NASCAR driver, was cleared by a district court judge after supposedly testing positive for Methamphetamines. This has been going on for a little while, and I for one couldn't think of any real reason to overturn the lab results. However, as with any beaurocracy, mistakes happen and the influence on a case such as this one is hard to ignore. At some point, the "b" sample wasn't given the opportunity to be tested by an independent source, so I'm fairly sure that sealed the deal for Mayfield's exoneration.

I have a few questions though...

If the B sample also tested positive, then the lab didn't screw up with some clerical error. This had to be his pee, right?

I know they don't really test these guys all the time, so maybe in a case where a positive comes up they forget how to proceed and just go to the "b" sample. Granted, you'd think they would know what comes next. Is there a manual for this? How did they screw this up?

If the test was real, and his claims of a cocktail causing the false positive are true, why is the prosecution so adamant that it's not possible? As it turns out with a brief perusal of Wiki, Adderall returns a false positive on Meth. Granted, Mayfield could have edited the article, but still.

Next, how on earth could Mayfield be a Meth head? At what point in a three hour race, with a camera on him at all times, does he do a bump (that would be a dose for all you non-meth-taking people out there)? Is it built into his helmet? Maybe he has a "special" respirator or something. Not bloody likely. Most people go through withdrawal at some point, so it wouldn't be good to get all twitchy and anxious at 200 miles an hour.

There are some other tidbits in that piece about how he risks the safety of other drivers and fans, but seriously, I had my doubts from when the results came out. Despite the fact that some people don't consider these drivers athletes, sitting in a 120 degree cockpit in a fire suit for three hours is a tough task at 75, much less 190+.

The only thing I can't really get my suspicions around is why haven't any other drivers come out to stand by him. You'd think some of his former teammates might stick up for him. Being that is not the case (that I can find, at least) leaves, in my mind, the biggest reason to suspect the worst. I guess when he runs this weekend in Daytona, we won't necessarily get the truth, but maybe someone will check his helmet for a stash or something.

The funny thing is, he's going to get tested before the race, and if he's still on Adderall...

Damn you Sarkozy!

What's the big idea, standing up to Muslims and telling them they can't wear burqas in public? I mean, how can I continue with my French hating if you do the right thing? Cut it out! You're taking away one of my favorite past-times!

WMD's found? Not that they want us to know about it...

Yeah, old news, but new articles. This article has a lot to say about the WMD's they DID find in Iraq. It's a wonder nobody reports this stuff...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Overload!

Too much has been happening lately. God rest your soul, Billy Mays. Your grating pitches were annoying, then endearing. We'll miss you.

Obama, I'm pissed at you too. What is it with you siding with known socialist dictators, yet ignore the pleas of dying Iranians... oh, wait, you did finally say something a week later or something. Whatever. Cap and Trade? Going to cause the major manufacturers of fuel to stop making it here. Great work with that, increasing our dependence on foreign oil. Healthcare fix? We're at 75% (or more) covered. That, and hospitals cannot deny treatment due to this thing called the hippocratic oath. Too many people ride the wagon for free as it is, I don't want to wait 5 months for a specialist, since there won't be many who will work for pennies. Unemployment is going to rise again, businesses are moving to Canada (and probably Mexico, soon) and taxes are going to increase. Rumblings about a Value Added Tax are coming around, which will make our economy better HOW?

Sure, the Republicans aren't much better with their family values of f*cking in Brazil, or Vegas, or New York. McCain wants to keep the illegals, the party as a whole is about as cohesive as a headless flock of chickens and Palin still thinks she can handle the spotlight. Not so much. I like Limbaugh, because at least he's just a recovering addict and losing weight so he has more to be righteous about.

Too bad about that girl that was killed in Iran... she was beautiful. The election is over, but I think the Iranians will figure out what's important in the long run. Not our business anymore. As we pull out of Iraq, and the Iraqis cheer our departure, I couldn't feel better about it, actually. We did establish the sentiment of freedom... now let's hope they all buy stuff so my investment in Iraqi dinars can pay off. The way our economy is tanking, I might make a LOT of money.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Be careful out there folks!

First Ed, then Farrah, now Michael... I am saddened by the loss of the first two, but feel that children are just a little safer now because of... well... you know. Just sayin'.

Monday, June 22, 2009

A fine idea by an Iraqi

So the first Iraqi "Craigslist" is open for business (article). That's pretty cool, and I applaud the guy for getting it off the ground. One small step for capitalism, one giant dam ready to burst and drown the people in excess, just like us. Seriously though, good job. I wonder if his tech support will go to... ah, nevermind.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pros and Cons of being a Hooters girl?

Read a nice piece (no pun intended) about the pros and cons of being a Hooters girl, and it didn't tell me anything I didn't already know... at least from the visible male side of things. I can only imagine how rough it would be to parade around in that god-awful uniform all day, and being ogled on top of it. Well, the ogling wouldn't bother me... those panty hose would. Those things are super-insulating. Hot as hell. Don't ask.

I have been on the pro #5 side (Thank you girls of Canton and Kennesaw, GA), and had to chuckle at the list... it's all true. And for all of you who want to scream "objectification", yeah, go ahead... you're probably ugly, flat or fat (although I've seen all 3, even on one girl, working at Hooters). For everybody who isn't a feminazi, I recommend the ham sandwich with the horseradish sauce, or the grilled cheese platter with bacon and tomato when hungover.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hey, ever heard of this guy Favre?


Favre says he is considering playing again


Do you believe that sh*t? I mean, seriously dude. "Just Say No" to whatever it is that gives you the delusion that you really need to be on the football field. Come on pal, we're done here. Please. For us. For somebody. Have a kid. Do some charity. Become a talking head. ANYTHING but returning to football.

lol...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Crap. The lull begins! Let's laugh at the Liberals!

Yeah, I know... I said I wouldn't. Well, I'm bored out of my gourd. Today, one of my favorite douchy douche liberals, Bill Maher, had this to say(whole article here):

"Remember during the campaign when John McCain attacked Obama for acting like a celebrity and we all laughed at the grumpy old shellshocked fool? Well, it turns out he was right."

And how about this lovely tidbit?

" And like Lohan, we see your name in the paper a lot, but we're kind of wondering when you're actually going to do something."

But wait! There's more!!!

"Obama needs to start putting it on the line in fights against the banks, the energy companies and the healthcare industry. I never thought I'd say this, but he needs to be more like George W. Bush. Bush was all about, "You're with us or against us.""

With the privatization of GM and banks, and the prospect of socialized medicine looming over the horizon (shudder to think), I'm extremely pissed off that this guy (Obama, that is) is driving our country into a black hole of debt, and ultimately, despair.

However, there's a bright side! I feel like I'm the one riding the bomb to the ground, waving my hat and saying "Told ya so! You fucking SHEEP!" You bought into his rhetoric hook line and sinker, and what was said?

Iraq was an illegal war! We haven't done anything there! Well, according to the ENTIRE FUCKING WORLD, Bush is being viewed as the dumbass who made the right move, creating a spot for democracy in the Middle East. I've been saying that since 1991, but everybody has been saying, "No, it's about Oil". Yes, oil is there, so it is a factor. But that doesn't change the premise that we needed to LIBERATE THE FUCKING PLACE. Okay? We did, it's working, and it's bringing... Oh, I dunno.... HOPE! CHANGE! And it wasn't even Obama, it was, you guessed it, BUSH. Assholes.

Oh, but how about that hope and change? Hoping he leaves me some change after he drives the economy into a ditch, illegally fires people who are doing their jobs, attempting to socialize medicine, which is incredibly difficult at best, and he wants it done by August or some shit. Claims not to want to run anything, so why do we have 40 Czars now? Come on, a 31 year old guy with no experience is now the president of GM. W.T.F.? The Europeans are making fun of us like never before, because now we don't stand for anything... we're just an apologetic entity, supported by funding from China. Wow. Great. Thanks for the image boost.

Okay, back to work. I just wanted to say something so y'all didn't think I offed myself after the loss.

Oh, Maher, you're a tool, and a cocksmoker.

See ya later, Comrades.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Grats Pens.

Well, it happened. After Rafalski blew every chance he had to make a good play for the first 40 minutes, the little voice inside said "It ain't gonna happen". Hossa didn't score (tool), and it looked like everybody on the ice was thinking "Well, we won last year. No biggie". Except for that tool Hossa of course. You'd think he would've played to win.

So, all you Pens fans out there, you deserved this cup more than the Wings did, and it showed. Bylsma is a f*cking genius, that's for damned sure.

That's all for now. Have a nice weekend everybody.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

48 hours of madness

Okay, more like 50. By the time anybody reads this, it'll probably be more like 2 if my hit counter is lucky. Regardless, after another well played home game by the Pens yesterday, we all have to wait for game 7 on Friday. 8:00 p.m. Channel 4. Just in case you didn't know. Yeah. Sure.

What a game though! I have noticed that all throughout the playoffs, the Wings have done this to the opponents when playing away games... start slow, pick it up halfway through, dominate the 3rd (not so much yesterday) . We can speculate about the what if's, but they aren't important. All that's left is game 7. Wings played for a shot at winning, but the Pens sent the message that more or less came across as "Not this time, you fucks". I can appreciate that on a lot of levels, so bravo again Pens. What a f*cking series.

This is the part that kills... the wait. I have confidence that the Wings will be fine going back to the Joe. Fleury has been weak on the road, so there isn't another player that has more pressure going into this last battle than him. Ozzy has been solid, nobody will question his play so far. Malkin and Crosby will have their blankets, which work both ways. It's up to the grinders to get this one put away, so it bodes to be good hockey.

But jeez. 48 hours? Sucks.

This has been the best and hardest final for the Wings since I've been watching them play (Never went more than 6 games). The whole atmosphere is different... I think once the Pens tied it up 2-2, the non-Wing-Pen fans out there are enjoying this series too. As I've said before, my friends have become adversaries, and some of the despised teams fans and I have common interests.

So, let's hope my sanity maintains itself for 2 more days, and may the best team win.

Go Red Wings!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Good Vibrations

I spent the day before the game at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA yesterday. They do a WWII re-enactment type weekend, and if you're into warbirds, this event is a must-see. Lots of the people don uniforms or dress in the fashion of that period, giving it a really authentic vibe. Some of these folks take it to the extreme, with wool uniforms on a 90 degree day. Crazy, but if it makes them (and me) happy, then so be it.

From the very start I was receiving "Go Wings" chatter from the folks around, a majority of them Flyers fans. Still, it made me feel good that folks on this side of Pennsylvania are rooting for the Wings, unlike my buddies who live in Jersey who want the Pens to win.

The really cool moment though, was when this truck passed by us..

At the time, my back was to them as they passed me, and one of the guys in the back said "Go Detroit!", and for a moment it felt like I was in France, on this D-Day. It was totally a "Saving Private Ryan" moment for me. But that was when I knew it'd be okay... that the Wings would recover from the sluggishness of playing too much hockey in a short timeframe. That they'd stop missing passes, stop turning the puck over and create more traffic in front. And they did... that was the best game I've seen them play in a long time. Pens meltdown notwithstanding, the guys finally showed up ready to go. Now we get an extra day of rest going into Tuesday. This is it Pens, but I called it in 6 from beginning, and I think I like my chances. Go Red Wings!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Well played, Pens

Tonight didn't turn out as I'd hoped, but I have to applaud the Pens for playing a great game. I knew the Wings were in trouble when I got to my buddy's house, for everybody was rooting for the Pens. My so-called friends, all of them. They even conspired to fake a short-handed goal when I was in the bathroom.. which proved to be prophetic.

"We're tired of the Wings winning all the time... we're rooting for the underdog" and such. So, I apologize to all Wings fans out there for putting myself in a pit of vipers, but overall, I thought the game was well fought, had a ton of good hockey and brought forth the team that deserved to win tonight, the Penguins.

I'm not going to dissect what went wrong, mainly because Staal stepped up and made the "sorry Pens fans, I owe you this" goal, and from that moment on, never let up. Lots of Wing turnovers. I've never seen them this sloppy.

Grats for the victory Pens fans, but don't think things will be as fortunate for you at the Joe. The Wings will figure it out... I'm sure of it...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

AHA! Malkin is on COKE!

THIS EXPLAINS EVERYTHING!!!!!

Apparently, traces of cocaine have been found in Red Bull products in China!!! And Malkin, as uncovered by Dmitry Chesnokov, admitted to drinking Red Bull!!!!! I want him drug tested NOW!!!!!

So the truth comes out. Shame on you, Evgeni. Shame.

lol...

Seriously, it's not a big deal. However, considering he has been playing 10 times better than last year, it does make me wonder... Does Red Bull give you... uh.... Wings? HAH! It sure did! 25 Red Wings! Oh boy, that's awful. If the endorsement comes out, I apologize.

All kinds of silliness. Thanks for the indulgence.

Game 4 tomorrow. Beware the Draper, I think he'll be coming back for this one.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Hockey Goodness!

Good Lord.

Hossa this! Crosby that! Kronwall hit a guy hard! Guerin has bad breath! (That probably isn't true, but it's needed for the point here).

Shut up! All of you, you whiners about the non-calls, the bitching about this or that, shut up! Nitpicking to the utmost degree! We all know that Hossa didn't slash, there's a ton of clutching and grabbing and the series hasn't been all that interesting. YEAH RIGHT. If it wasn't so interesting, why are we inundated with all this blog crap?

Look, the Wings have had some luck, true. But you create your luck. Hard work pays off. All of the stupid cliches are working here, it boils down to 2 home wins for the Wings. I'm a Wings fan. I'm happy with the position. BY NO MEANS does it mean the lock is solid, because the Leafs back in forty-whatever came back from 0-3 to beat the Wings. It will NOT happen this year, but people have to just shut the hell up and watch the hockey games. Pens have been playing well, but Dan hasn't picked up on what Babcock is doing... nothing sinister mind you, but it's sneaky, and it's awesome. Can't tell you, he'd have me shot.

Helm? Score some more, would ya?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Unbelievable (Part I)

See, this is the kind of thing that pisses me off about beaurocracy. One out of 7 Guantanamo detainees that have been released have returned to terrorism. And, they only qualify them as returned if they actively engage in terrorism, not just hate America or anything like that. They can spew venom all they want to, but that's okay.

I actually don't have an issue with them being pissed off at America, I'd probably be pissed if I was held in prison for a few years and was innocent. But the fact that we KNOW they went back to terrorism leads me to believe that they know where the terrorists are, which finally leads to the question, WHY HAVEN'T WE ROLLED THESE #$%^&* UP YET?

Well, if we did, we'd have to torture them to get info out of them, which of course we can't do. Boy, this moral warfare stuff is for the birds. I think it's time the rich cough up some dough to sponsor their own pro-capitalist groups... I mean, apparently it's okay to just fire up a new terrorist group, 'cause it's not like anybody on this planet is going to tell them they can't.

What.The.F*CK.

Rodney Carrington has my favorite solution....



God Bless America.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Puck Stops Where?

Alright, I said I wouldn't post about hockey too much. Whatever. I ran across a blog post which was bitching about another blog post, saying there are "No elite goalies left" in this here playoff series.

At first, I was like, yeah, who's in it? Osgood (won a few cups), Ward (won a cup), Khabibulin (won a cup) and Fleury (in SCF last year). Hmm. Well, I guess... no... hmmm..... uhhh.... yeah.

If these 4 guys, of all the goalies in the playoffs aren't elite, then who else would've been? There's the Luongo guy, who's elite. Doesn't have a cup. Well, that Brodeur guy is considered HOF, elite, but he's not here (and every single Devils fan is wishing Clemmensen or Osgood or Fleury was in net that night).

Pssh. Osgood has the best GAA in the playoffs, but he's not elite? Well, F you guys who say he's not elite. In years past, I was always a little skeptical. That changed last playoff year, as I was one of the ones praying they start Osgood after 2 losses with Hasek. We won. This year? I may have had some concerns during the season, but my concerns were more along the lines of whether the WHOLE team had the ability to shake off the hangover to win this year.

Playoffs this year... Columbus? See ya's next year. Then, the Wings defeated the Ducks, whom I consider the damnedest of foes, so surviving that 7 game war was a thing of immense beauty, much to the chagrin of my nerves. As good as the Wings did or did not play, Osgood was the key to it all... not soft. Well, maybe a couple. However, he has been great this playoff year, like last year, and I know he'll keep up the good work. All of you critics be damned, Ozzie is a Hall of Fame goalie for what he HAS achieved, not what you think he's done. I think this year he's going to show once and for all that he belongs in that goalie club called "Respect" or something.

Okay, I feel better. Thanks for listening.

Tonight's heroes: Osgood, Cleary, Samuelsson.

(How cool was that Cleary goal? More dropped silverware...)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cheers, Michael Buble.

I admit, I didn't like the guy because I'm jealous, and because I'm a wannabe crooner. This guy could probably get laid more than a Muslim prayer rug if he wanted to. I'm a big Sinatra fan, and my irrationality got the best of me. But, he is a good singer, and I've been catching pieces about him on TV every now and then, and he just seems like a cool guy. Then I found out he's a big hockey fan, which brought him right into my realm of respectability.

I read this interview with him about Vancouver's loss this year (from The Vancouver Sun), and his takes on the players, the coaching and the managment. He really loves hockey, and his insights on the team are excellent. So, Mr. Buble, I applaud your love for the sport, if not your team. Perhaps I'll even try to croon one of your songs one day.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Helm for President!

The nice thing about living in New Jersey and being a Red Wing fan is, when the game is on, and I'm at one of my favorite eating establishments, I'm watching the game at the bar and am watching the TV like an addict... when Helm goes on the breakaway, I give the warning... Go Helm!... go go go go... uh... YAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

The 'Yahhh!' part is when most of the people who weren't watching the game (Yankees regular(early) season. whoo.) get the bejeezus scared out of them... I can't help it. Fortunately, I only do this for a couple weeks during the year, so they dont' get too mad at me. I tip well.

The point is, Helm has been fan-freaking-tastic. He's young, he doesn't know any better, and he's playing for an NHL regular roster spot. He's part of a winning organization, but he's played more games in the NHL playoffs than regular season! He has been a dynamo during this segment against the Ducks, and I say without him, no advancement for Detroit. Sure, Franzen gets the nod as the MVP for this round, but without Helm playing the way he did, and has been, the Wings go no further.

At this point, I could point out the negatives. Nah.

RED WINGS FTW.

Can't wait to meet Chicago.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Duuuuude! Stop Bogartin' the Cheerios, man!


Crunch crunch crunch. Whoa, dude... total head rush. The FDA, the lovable drug police arm of the government, is getting on General Mills' ass about the claim that eating Cheerios can lower cholesterol levels by 10%. Why is this an issue? I mean, there are no absurd chemical compounds in Cheerios that aren't found in other cereals. They make them out of f*cking OATS. Oats are good for you, they reduce Cholesterol. The FDA says that if General Mills makes the claim, that makes Cheerios a drug. Are you serious? So, if I cut cheeseburgers out of my diet and reduce my cholesterol, does that make McDonalds the anti-drug?

I don't get it. If it were a mysterious chemical formula, okay. I can see it. However, it's a f*cking box of CHEERIOS. Made from oats. With perhaps some love. If you want to see the ingredient list, here ya go. What is it, the oat fiber? No, that's okay. Vitamin B? A? What is it???? No, no mysterious ingredients.

Well then, I have a proposal. I think that if you give me oral sex and consume the product daily instead of eating cheeseburgers, your cholesterol will go down 10%. That makes me a drug FDA, so you'd better get some chick over here to dispute my claims ASAP. Then you can truly suck, since apparently, you do. Assholes.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Free cars for welfare recipients!

Get 'em while they're hot! Can you believe this sh*t? I'm glad my tax dollars are buying poor people cars, gives me more people to road rage at. Assholes. I hope you get a Yugo.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009

You little racist Nip bastards!

Google, in their quest to be the uber map kings, have packaged some old Japanese historical maps that show where the locations of the poor and unworthy are in their cities back from the days of castes and such. They're not very happy about it, as you can imagine. Here's the whole story.

It's very classist, and it's pretty ugly. Talk about busted bigtime. Ooops! I mean, it's not like we didn't know. Every society does it, so, whatever. Just try not to put it on a map is all I'm sayin'.

Friday, May 1, 2009

One small step for man, one backward leap for womens rights?

I'll let the picture do the talking... draw your own conclusions....



Mmmmhmmmm!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Even Faster High Speed Internet! Things non-techies should know. (tech talk, can cause drowsiness)

Cablevision today announced it would be releasing super-fast internet, with 101mb download, 15mb upload capability.

Whoopdefuckingdoo.

Some people will be thrilled to death, and spend the 100 bucks a month to get this speed. Okay, now here's the next question, and all of you who think this new 100 megs a second is a boon to your existence, let me clue you in on a little secret that the broadband companies don't want you to know:

Your internet is only as fast as the site you're accessing.

That's right. If you go to Google, you'll get 300kbps. That's KILO, not MEGA. If you go to most web sites, the amount of speed you'll get is usually waaaaaay less than 1mb/sec. Unless the pipe, from every switch from that website to your computer, is processing at 100mb/sec, you're only getting whatever speed is the weakest link, and most of the time it's way less than 1meg a second.

So, before spending the 100 bucks a month for the fastest of the fast, just do yourself a favor. Go run some speed tests (testmy.net, dslreports.com) to find out how much of the bandwidth you're paying for you're actually getting. I can't tell you the amount of times I've heard, "Well, I'm getting 6 megs from Comcast, why is my service so slow?" Because the system is only as fast as the weakest link, and most of the time, the weak link is the providers themselves.

Think of it like this: If everybody has a size 100 pipe, and the website has a 10000 pipe, that means only 100 people can be accessing the site at the same time for 100 megs a second. 1000 people? 10 megs. 10000? 1 meg. And to top it off, most web sites limit the amount of bandwidth you can receive, which is usually around 300kbps.

All I'm saying is, if your service sucks now, it's 99.99% of the time because the provider you have sucks, not the amount of bandwidth you're paying for. I've fought with Comcast, Time Warner, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS, Clearwire, Hughes satellite, Embarq, and a whole lot of rinky-dink internet providers, so believe me when I tell you it's all about service, not size.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fat people, a civil rights issue?

I hope the ride to hell is on a rollercoaster, because I might just be on it. I thanked some woman today on the way to work, and it went something like this "THANKS FOR TAKING UP THE ENTIRE F*CKING INTERSECTION YOU INCONSIDERATE BITCH!". Apparently, she, and her child in the back seat, heard me, because she proceeded to lay on the horn while flailing her arm at me, which I couldn't see too well through her tinted windows. I hope the scene plays out later of her child saying things like "Mommy, what's a f*cking intersection?" and "Why'd he call you an inconsiderate bitch?".

But I digress. The topic here is obese people. Apparently, a lot of these obese people are trying to advance civil rights for themselves, claiming that they are being paid less, treated poorly and overall shunned by society. Okay. I can see being a little indignant because you're a few pounds overweight. BUT, And it's a BIG but here (pun intended), YOU BROUGHT THE PROBLEM ON YOURSELVES. I don't care what quack you see that says "it's a glandular problem", or what not. If you didn't eat like crap, eat too much of that crap, and got up and walked a mile or two twice a day, you wouldn't be this quivering mound of gross. If you can't fit in a f*cking airline seat, YOU'RE TOO GODDAMNED BIG. I'll make exceptions for those who are extremely tall for the airline argument, but overall, if getting the mail from your mailbox causes you to breathe heavy, you deserve NO sympathy from the non-fat. I've been to England, France, Amsterdam, and you know how many obese people I saw there? NONE. Not a one. Okay, maybe a couple. I saw thousands of the best looking people I've ever seen. Out of a thousand, I'd say one was fat. So, is the food not as fatty? Does their pasta not contain carbs? No, it's the same stuff. But they don't eat as much. They walk around. And they dont' supersize it.

I think an airline has every right to charge you for the extra seat if you don't fit in the f*cking seat. These fat people also claim that employers don't pay them as much. You want to know why? BECAUSE YOUR BODY TYPE SAYS LAZY. People don't look at skinny people and say, "You know, he looks like he doesn't work hard enough because he can't afford enough food!", they look at fat people and say "Boy, if he'd put down that doughnut and do some WORK, he might not be so fat!" Yes, we discriminate. Why? Because people who are obese a) often smell funny, b) are NOT fun to look at c) make the most disgusting noises when they breathe d) they're always breathing heavy as if that walk 38 feet was the hardest thing EVER, e) compain all the goddamn time about "How hard it is to lose weight" while they're ordering 10 cheeseburgers and a diet coke.

Bottom line? Get a bicycle. Walk 2 miles a day. PORTION CONTROL. Drink water, lots of it. And for the love of God, STOP BLAMING SOCIETY FOR YOUR FAT. If society is to blame, then ALL of us would be fat, not just the 1/3 (what a disgusting number, btw) that are. You have image issues because of YOUR perceptions, not ours. Civil Rights. Maybe I should start getting my skinny friends together to bitch about how fat people are ruining MY civil liberties, as in, I shouldn't have to endure YOUR stinky, disgusting self in public. I am free to express my opinion, and frankly, you obese types are disgusting, and you only have yourselves to blame.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Earth Day founded by murderers and wackos? Why does this not surprise me?

This is from last week, but apparently one of the founding fathers of "Earth Day" hacked up his girlfriend and stuffed her in a trunk in his house. He claimed it was a setup by the CIA, but I guess his phone wasn't working for a few months because he didn't call up the authorities to report that his girlfriend was decomposing in his place and stinking up the joint.

I find it funny that the people who resort to violence in the name of the planet, or animals for that matter, are doing the one thing neither the animals or this planet can appreciate. I mean, how many people do you have to kill before you think to yourself, Hmm, that goat just doesn't appreciate my efforts?

I know, I know, don't get all cranked up if you think I'm not Green. I'm very green. I recycle my empties, and my car gets over 30 mpg, so f*ck off. I plant trees and gardens and think that animals are cool. However, I am not about to go killing people because the orange speckled newt is endangered. But it does not surprise me that the founder of earth day was a nut-job, just as it does not surprise me when people get mauled by bears in the zoo when they jump the fence thinking polar bears are cute and cuddly.

Just a thought. Oh, that and there may be gay penguins out there. Cheers!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

zzz... What? Huh???

Howdy folks! Long time no rambling, sorry. I have my reasons, fortunately some of which provide me with material.



My sister happened to fly in from the other side of the country (on the return trip from Italy), and it had been a few years since we had a chance to see each other. I also got along with my brother during Easter dinner, which is another miracle we can add to the holiday, but I digress. Sis had the honor to sing for his holiness, the Pope. Now, I'm no longer a practicing Catholic, but that's a pretty big deal in my book. Bravo Sis! She took a lot of pictures... 600 to be exact, and the sheer amount of ruins they have over there is incredible. This photo takes my breath away, I hope it does the same for you...the coliseum tucked in just so amongst the city...





Save it as desktop wallpaper, but after the playoffs. I could use a vacation come to think of it, but maybe when work isn't screwing with my hours. Jerks.

Speaking of the playoffs, things are good. There has been some domination, some great OT games, and the #$%^&* Rangers of all teams are beating expectations, instead of being beaten like I requested. Stupid Caps. Never liked them anyway. I'm likin' the Anaheim/Sharks series. Go ahead guys, take it to 7 games. Please.

I've been listening to the games via internet radio while playing WoW and drinking beer, and lemme tell ya, I think I've found my Man Bubble Bath. There's a fantastic site out there that has all the team broadcasts, http://www.hockeywebcasts.com/nhl.php. Try it next time you're playing your favorite time killing game, for any sport.

Alrighty, just wanted to let you know I'm still alive. I have some other thoughts, but I'll save them for later. Cheers!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Michael Vick, Champion of Dogs.

So I'm drinkin' in one of my local watering holes, and the sporting news eventually brings up the Michael Vick story. Now, I'm still mad at the guy, and thinking he shouldn't be returning to the NFL. However, it's been a while, so I want some other opinions about this situation. So, I ask some young waiter guy who's near, "What's your take on Vick? Should he be allowed to play?" "Of course" he replies.

Of course? I'm intrigued! "Really? Why's that?" He replies, "Well, he's shown remorse, he didn't actually kill any humans, most of it was done by his posse and he's done his time."

I could actually hear the sound of squealing tires as my brain screeched to a halt. See, if you can believe this, I haven't exactly been an angel. I've been on the wrong side of the law, so I know how it feels to do something stupid and have to do time for it. The one thing that entered my mind is how awful it feels to be in that position coming out. How will your family and friends treat you? Society? It's a really horrible feeling.

So, I think he's an awful quarterback, but I have to sympathize with him as a person, because I can relate... sorta. I mean, I'm not a famous quarterback with millions of dollars to spend on dogs that I can shoot when they don't win (a little irony there, right?), but when you screw up, you just want to get back to being normal again, and to be honest, I want to see that happen for him.

So I say to the kid, "Well, I suppose if it wasn't Vick, the problem of dogfighting would never have been brought to the nation's attention. That makes Vick... a champion of dogs?" Bingo. Sometimes in being a bad person, you can actually do good things. Yeah, this is not the recommended course of action, however, some good will come out of this. I can only wonder if this is lip service from Vick, but I wouldn't people to think that of my own indiscretions. People can learn from their mistakes, and in this case, I'm sure Vick won't be operating any UFC kennels any time soon.

So, I'll keep my reservations in check for now, and hope that we can soon follow the feel good story of "Mike Vick, Champion of Dogs", because that story I'd be happy to follow.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Srsly?

I'm having some issues with my direction here, as usual. I don't want to be a political pundit... that's just no fun. I don't like arguing with liberals, it's like jerking off with sandpaper... the desired result is just too much painful effort. Besides, it's not really arguing when two sides just can't see the others views. So what now? Until I figure it out, I'll leave you with this...
I mean, I like bacon and all, I just don't want to f*ck it.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Takin' a break, be back next week

That's it, I'll see ya then.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Random Hockey Ramblings...

Yay! I haven't talked about hockey in forever, so y'all are probably wondering why the hell I'm such a fan of hockey blogs. Perhaps after this post I'll just start another blog. Hmm...

Whatever. In the meantime, I'm absolutely loving hockey this year. Not because of the games I've watched, but because I've actually paid the most overall attention thanks to all of the good and bad blogs out there. Truly, it has forced me to view my own existence differently, so thanks for that.

Red Wings? Kickin' ass, set a record and are schizophrenic, I think. I'm likin' the way they're playing, and they should tighten it up when the playoffs start. As long as they win 2 games for everybody else's one, they won't lose a series, and that's how they've been doing it all year. Not very original, but hey, why fix it?

Devils are my favorites out in the East, and I wasn't one of the folks saying that Brodeur would be phenomenal coming back from his injury, but he certainly has been. Well, he's not the only one on this Devils team that is playing incredibly, and I think the team deserves a lot of credit, but regardless, Good job. Here's to getting that record tonight (right?) and Terry's soon to follow. I hope he breaks 700 wins eventually.

Out West I haven't been listening too much, except that the Sharks have settled into their own mediocrity, and blah blah blah. Wings should get 1 or 2 seed. However, a couple things... Dallas is showing some grit down the stretch. They seem to turn in on better than other teams going into the playoffs, so it wouldn't surprise me if they upset the Sharks if those two tango in the first round. Oh, that Calgary team. Whatever. As far as all Canadian teams except for Toronto go, meh. For the rest, I'm somewhat of a Columbus fan, so Mason, Nash & Hitchcock (sounds like a tv show...) can just keep up the good work, they should be in. Good luck if you make it to Sharks or Wings. Don't care as much about the rest.

Back East, it's Go Devils! I think the Atlantic is the BEST conference in hockey teams-wise. Seriously, you can't beat the energy between the Devils, Rangers, Flyers, Islanders fans, because all of the fans live so close to each other. Pittsburgh is close enough to visit, as well as Boston and Washington, but 4 teams within 100 or so miles brings a cool fan interaction that you just don't get anywhere else. In the Atlantic, I'm actually pleased to see the Pens make a 180 to get back into the hunt, although I really don't see (read: don't want to acknowledge) anybody getting past the Devils this year. Props though go to Shero for getting rid of Whitney and getting a real lineup for them and I like Bylsma. The fans are optimistic, and I can finally enjoy Clark & Heptner (The Suburban Rob Rossis)'s blog again. Not a Rangers fan, but I'm pleased to see Avery back with them, he belongs there. I wouldn't mind seeing Rangers/Devils in the first round. He and Brodeur will be fun to watch.

I think that's all I really have for now... Oh, this perpetually makes me laugh, so click here for the original. I still laugh every time I see it. All the cards are brilliant, but I laugh from deep down inside when I see this...


I'm sorry Pens fans, but that's just too funny to not share. Just to be fair...

Cheers!

Appropriate flossing areas...

I'm just throwin' this out there. I have something stuck in my tooth, and I'll spend the entire day trying to get it out with my tongue until I can get a hold of some floss or a toothpick. It's no big deal really, I know I'll get it out sooner or later.

Of course, I have to go to the men's room to take care of some fluid business, and I hear the unmistakable sound of someone spitting in the sink. I don't know why this is bothering me, but it is. I come around to wash my hands before returning to work, despite the fact that I do not work in food service and did not pee on my hands, and lo and behold, this guy is doing full oral care at the sink(s). He's actively flossing, and... well... I guess his dentist would agree with his action, but I'm just grossed out. This is a public bathroom, really. Yes, it's at work, and I certainly hope that we as his co-workers are hygenic and all. But for me? I think it would bother me less if he did his flossing in his cubicle, or even in a stall or something. You ever see the stuff that flies out of your mouth when flossing? Not to mention, the stuff that's going in your mouth as each pull of the string pulls airborne bacteria directly in between your teeth. I know, I know. These bacteria are probably flying around here around my head as I type this, but I just don't care.

So, it boils down to this... what do you think? I think it's gross to floss in a public restroom, even one at the workplace. I don't want his mouth-bacteria flying around my sink, and I'm sure he doesn't want my special brand of fecal cauliform jumping on his floss. But hey, if he's all for it, then should I say whatever?

Flossing in public? Yay or Nay?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Welcome back! (they were gone?)

France today announced that they will be rejoining NATO. I know, I know. How we survived all these tumultuous years without them, I can hardly fathom. But, they're back, and we welcome them back into the fold with open arms. This totally reminds me of the horrible co-worker who was out on sick leave for like, 3 months, and then they come back, but you hardly noticed they were gone, ya know? Oh! Hey! We missed you!... (not).

Had this been a trivia question, even a multiple choice one, I would've failed.

This country is currently NOT a part of NATO's military branch:

a) Switzerland
b) France
c) Croatia
d) Germany

I would've picked Croatia, but that would've been wrong. The correct answer is a, Switzerland. I know, I know, the Swiss aren't exactly known for their prowess, but I've heard that the Swiss special forces units are some of the best in the world. Where do you think the holes in the cheese come from? That's right, target practice, NOT gases created by bacteria during the aging process.

However, I digress. The French are coming back, and bringing their expertise with them. Let's look at what Sarkozy has to say about some of this...

"Because we must be there where decisions and norms are decided, rather than waiting to be told about them,". Yeah. Like you've ever given a f*ck what other countries have thought about anything.

"The Americans understand perfectly well that having weak allies serves nothing," he said. "A state alone, a solitary nation, is a nation without influence and if we want to count for something we have to know how to bind ourselves to allies and friendships." Wow! You finally figured that one out, eh?

My favorite, truncated for comedic purposes... "The move is expected to have little impact on the military as France..." Well that's a no brainer. You don't need to train people to drop weapons.

Okay, okay, I'll put the rest of the quote in there... "is already Nato's fourth largest contributor of troops with forces under allied command in Bosnia, Kosovo and now in Afghanistan – where it has more than 3,000 men." Although I would be reluctant to put "Men" in there, I am glad that they're trying to help out a little bit.

This doesn't change my overall view that France is a self centered, narcissitic country. I don't like the food, the hairy women, their holier than thou attitudes, but I can at least say that this is a step in the right direction. Man up France, you giant vagina of a country.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Way to go Obama!

My posts lately have been awfully negative, so I'm sorry. I'll try to write something that's not negative. Well, how about Obama! He's such a swell guy, giving gifts to folks. Apparently, he gave a gift to Gordon Brown, a bunch of DVD's! Yay Obama! How Presidential of you to give such a intelligent and thoughtful gift! I mean, picking out 25 dvd's for the British Prime Minister to enjoy! Wow. That's... uh... really... uh... yeah.

If you want to read Glenn Beck's opinion about this, check out the full article. After all, it was his musings which brought this to my attention. I mean, what did Gordon Brown give you? A pen carved from the wood of the famous ship, HMS Resolute? To match that priceless desk in the whitehouse? And you gave him DVD's! How thoughtful.

I remember when I was just a young semi-pro alcoholic, dating a lovely lass who was learned in the ways of gift-giving. Her BFF at the time (they didn't even USE that term back then, can you imagine?) was having a birthday, and my lady had given a lovely lead crystal fish to her, knowing that fish, especially hand crafted lead-crystal ones, would be a well thought out gift. A few months later, the reverse scenario occurred, and what did my lovely lady get for a present? A turtleneck. It was a lovely turtleneck, don't get me wrong, but apparently this was NOT the same as a crystal fish. I, at the time, did not see the error in bff's ways, but I was educated to the faux-pas that occured. And HOW. Needless to say, that friendship terminated immediately over what I like to call "the plum turtleneck incident"

So, Mr. President, my observation from my own experience is this:

You can kiss our "friendship" with England goodbye. You just slapped the face of the Prime Minister, and the UK is NOT happy about it. Claiming fatigue is a lame excuse, because you have a whole stable of assistants who could've come up with something better than a 40 dollar collection of American move classics.

DVD's. Even I am not that thoughtless.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Audacity: A definition

Here's the audacity defined:

They gave themselves a raise last month.
They now make $174,000 a year for their 3 day work week.

Do you believe this? Companies going under, rampant unemployment, and Congress gets to give themselves a fucking RAISE?

This is why I hate politicians, and especially Democrats.

Read the article here.

Way to keep things real, Obama. Nice job, dickhead.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Here we go again.

While on Facebook today, one of my so-called friends wrote some smack about Rush Limbaugh, and him being unpatriotic due to hypocrisy, and he may have a point. Whatever. I just pointed out that he doesn't like Democrats, and the next thing I know I'm brandishing my "Fuck the Middle East" sword and spewing hate allllll over the damned place. Well, I've already discussed my aggresive attitude, and this lines up nicely. But I realized that I'm still pissed.

I'm pissed about Israel, the Palestinians, the fanatical Muslims, the ignorant Christians... everybody. See, lately I've been mulling over what to do about this here blog, and I still don't have an answer, but I wanted to tone things down a bit, change direction, something. But I can't, because it's not that easy. It's things like the War in Iraq that get my blood boiling, and I have to write. Crap. So much for the "play nice" theory.

So today's point? I fucking hate the "Oil is the reason for going to Iraq" argument. It's the lamest wannabe conspiracy bullshit theory. If it truly IS the ONLY reason we're in the Middle East? Then I'm moving to Canada. Someone has to prove to me that Oil is why the Muslims hate America, and why we put Israel back on the map, and whatever. For people to think that singlemindedly about why we're in Iraq, is just stupid. Yes, I understand that oil is a resource. There happens to be oil in Viet Nam too, right? There's also oil in Venezuela! Chavez is a dick anyway. We should totally take it over.

There are lots of good reasons why we're in Iraq. We've installed a free government system there, and with hope it'll stay that way. Maybe even spark the rest of those countries to like, oh, I dunno, stop killing each other and vote in some schmuck to bitch about for 4 years or something. Then they can vote in a different schmuck later. That's what democracy is all about, the next best schmuck.

Regardless, it isn't just about oil. I mean, the genocide, the violating the UN sanctions, the not allowing WMD inspectors to see any sites whenever they would surprise inspect, I mean, the list is endless. Yet there are still the left wing folk who think the only reason we went in is because of the oil. Hell, you might as well believe we went in because George Sr. was supposed to do it the first time around.

However, I guess this oil theory explains why we're in Afghanistan then... we need cheap heroin!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bored.

Sorry folks, I got nothin' good. Been reading about the porkulus, but that's old news. I'm not getting any of it, so whatever. I think even the news agencies are having a hard time now.

I read that Iraq would be okay with early troop withdrawal, but only if they're ready. Duh.

A plane wreck in Amsterdam, 9 people dead. Yawn. If the plane had LEFT amsterdam and crashed, well, that would be something. Inbound? Not so much.

Charles Barkley arrested for DWI! There's a shocker. Although it continues to amaze me that people who have LOTS of money drive themselves around, and better yet, get busted for DUI. I'll give Mr. Barkley some props for being at .148 though... that's a pretty decent buzz.

Sidney's Vagina Hurts. Yawn. Other hockey news? An old pest named Lemieux comes back to the Joe, and although the fans are all in a tizzy, they players could care less I think. But it is a showdown between 2 of the best teams in hockey.... I wonder if it's on VS. Whatever.

Oh! Huge props to Matt Kenseth AGAIN! Woot! I'm a fan of Matt, so this is big for me, but since I may be his only remaining fan, I'm sure the rest of you don't care.

Bunch of hockey bloggers yappin' about the Scarlett Caps website, newly created and dedicated to the female hockey fan. Well, I agree with the actual female fans that the site is a disgrace, if you're truly a hockey fan. On the other hand, I think it attempts to build a bridge to women who know nothing about hockey, and let's face it, there are more of them than there are knowledgable fans. If you want to see the site, click here.

Oscars? Predictable. I am kinda pissed that Slumdog won, because haven't the Indians taken enough of our jobs, now they're taking our trophies? Bastards. On a funny note, I bet the budget for that movie was about 1/20th of the cost it would've been in the states....

So, that's all. I'll go try to find something more interesting to talk about. Check ya later!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Karma and Justice

Nice.

I can't say exacty what happened and all, but remember me bitching about big brother at work? Well, they got theirs. I can't talk about it, but it makes me laugh, and it didn't have an effect on me at all. Hysterical.

Be back later...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Israel vs. Iran?

Yes, it's true. The two countries apparently don't like each other, and Iran has said more than once that it wants Israel wiped off the map, along with a majority of the Muslim world... uh, lemme change that... along with a majority of the Muslim leaders. But I really don't get it. I know, call me stupid, or non-religious or whatever. Sure, it's the birthplace of religion for a majority of this planet, and certainly important for all of you who celebrate _____ (<-- Insert 99% of all religions here). Yay Jesus, and the prophet M******** (that M prophet guy that I don't want to mention or draw a picture of for fear that some brainwashed freakshow will suicide bomb my website or house or something), and whatever the Jews want with that territory.

You know, I hate to point this out, but it's a desert. From what I understand, they've been fighting over this chunk of sand for a few thousand years, primarily for bragging rights for the respective religion. What the hell? This is not the Stanley Cup we're talking about here, which is actually cool and nice to look at and would make a great jello-mold (I know, it's been done... saw it). I'm talking about the fact that just because some guy lived there, or someone was born there, or they found some old documents saying any one of these important folk lived here, we have to kill each other to live there.

Does anybody realize how stupid this is? I know that I'm not the first and will not be the last person to say this. We're killing each other over dirt. Perhaps if it were someplace really fertile like most of California or Iowa or something, I could see it being important. But it's dirt. I'm serious here... think about this. You and Jesus (Or that prophet guy) are hanging out, eating fresh tomatoes on a nice fertile piece of land.

Y: Hey Jesus, I've been thinking. Do you miss your homeland at all? I mean, it's nice here, plenty of fresh water, grazing land, crops grow easy and we'll never have to worry about drought. But you know, you were born over in that sandy, hot, rocky desert and I was thinking we should move everybody there because you know, you were born there and all.

J: Are you nuts? Here, hold still. Lemme give you a quick miracle heal to the head to cure you of delusion. It's perfect here! Why would you want to move THERE? It's a DESERT! Ask Moses about deserts! He'll tell ya!

See? That's my question. Why the hell did we go through all that trouble to put the Jews back in Israel? I've had this argument plenty of times, but I get the "But it's their HOME!" or "It's the birthplace of Christ!" or "That's where that prophet guy spoke to the big G!" argument. I don't want to be the wet blanket and all, but is that really a good reason to move to a desert? I mean, you've seen the bracelets, WWGRD? What Would Gary Roberts Do? I think he'd move out of the desert, and so would Jesus. Granted, for all you turbo-religious types, I'm sure you're saying "Yeah, well, if Jesus was there he'd like, produce water and trees and make it a paradise! Yay!!". No, I think he'd say something like, "This is the way God meant it to be. Let's move to the south of France!", and get the heck out of there! To quote Sam Kinison, "We have deserts in America we just don't LIVE in them assholes!" I miss him. Sam that is.

Why the hell couldn't we just put them back in Germany? I mean, the war was over, right? Go HOME! Where you lived! Oh no, we need to put them back in their holy land. Move over Palestinians! We know, this really sucks and all, but you're gonna have to move. Yeah. These folks want their home back. Yes, I know you paid 2995 for that plot of land there. Yes, I see the deed. Yep, know all about the fact that you're the owner and all. Sorry, you gotta go. Yep. YFBT. Heck, if they needed to move them to another plot of land that was a desert, why couldn't they put them all in Baja, California? That's a desert, and it's a LOT bigger than Israel! I'm sure the Mexicans wouldn't mind too much.

But I digress, because the title of this post includes Iran, who is constantly yapping about infidels, and Israel, who keep saying... Uh, you know... Iran is like, gonna nuke us the first chance they get. So I'm reading this article about how Israel is sabotaging Iran's nuclear program on the sly, until they can think of something better, without having to resort to Military options.

Wait a second here. We're all about no war and stuff, I get that. I read a ton of fiction and non-fiction to know that this is probably going on. But doesn't it show that there is intent by Iran to build the bomb? Oh, and apparently it isn't just Israel that's in on this, but "other" countries as well. So, if one country is doing it, then for the most part, a majority of those capable are. We all know how this works out too... you can't have a good shootout without 2 colored hats, so I'm sure the Chinese and Russians (sorry to use you two as an example, but you're still communist so we'll work with that for now) have their own operatives working the opposite side of the street.

So now, everybody is in on the take, and we're speculating about it like it's not going to happen. Oh, it's going to happen. You know Iran is working on the bomb. They can't NOT work on the bomb... it's a scientific impossibility for scientists to not research the unknown, right? I mean, if you're a scientist, you have to want to make the discovery to see if you can do it. That's the motivation. Oh, and the Iran government saying do it or we'll kill your family, then you. Sorry, I'm speculating. Iran would NEVER do something like that. Yeah.

So the cold war is on, but it's different this time. The terrorists will not win this game ultimately, because once all the stupid people are gone, hopefully the smart ones will go "Gee, that was dumb" and stop trying to kill each other all the time. So, for what it's worth, I think that article tells me that it's going to happen, and it's only a matter of time.

There has been a movement lately by the students of Iran, God (whichever one... the good one) willing, to try to get the maniacs out of power, and to institute a better government. Well, good luck with that kids and keep your eye on the prize. This time the prize is a big one, and that's life. You can't win a war if everybody goes suicide bomber, and for those spewing the tripe that bombers go to heaven... well, I know if it were true, the leaders would be the FIRST in line to martyr themselves to get to 70 virgins. Well, that wouldn't be my first choice of rewards, I'd rather have one Shania Twain. Maybe two. The point is, if Iran nukes Israel, it's all over. Certainly it's not going to involve the whole world directly, but I for one don't want glowing tuna. Sure, it'd be easier to catch, and I'm sure glowing pee would be novel. But really, it's not going to be good if all hell breaks loose.

It's time to reign in the maniacs and the religious zealots, of all denominations. I'm sick of people being led like sheep. I'm tired of people thinking that God is going to fix everything, and that good will prevail over evil. I hate to break it to ya, but God is not going to fix anything, 'cause in his eyes it's probably not broken. That, and if half of the world is "right" and the other "wrong" then therefore there is no good, and there is no evil, because the other side is always good or evil, right? Stupid! Stop being sheep, and stop killing each other! Why is that so hard?

Alas, I could expound further, but I'm late for dinner. Besides, I need to know what y'all think before I go on.

In the meantime?

Shoulda moved 'em to Baja.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Some quick thoughts, just to change the topic

Been out doin' stuff, which is good, but alas the blog suffers. Whatever. It is all about me, after all. I have a million things to do, so let's just summarize a few things that need scratchin'....

A-Rod shouldn't be in this position to begin with, as I have already whined about. I guess he's the final nail in baseball's coffin. Stupid. Confidential apparently doesn't actually mean anything after all. I think he should sue the pants off of everybody involved in that 2003 test, and I get 10%.

Obama signs the Porkulus, so off we go into the wild blue ether. Where are all these dollars going? Why do I even ask these questions? I know I won't get any of it, so therefore I think it stinks.

Way to go Matt Kenseth! Winner of this year's Daytona 500. Last year wasn't so good, and even though this wasn't a whole race, he ran hard all day and got into the position he needed to be in to win. Gratz to Matt and the 17 crew.

You know why they fired Therrien? Because he speaks French. 'Nuff said. (on the honest side, it wasn't necessarily his fault, but if his players don't want to play for him, he might as well go now.)

I miss Football season. Oh! Speaking of which, who is the Thug of the Month? Marshawn Lynch! Way to propegate the stereotype, dumbass. It's "Black History Month", not "Make Blacks Look Bad Historically" month.

Three cheers to the Sherriff for not busting Phelps. He'll pay his penance, and we all move on. Whew!

What is this nugget of news? Michael Vick may be back with the 49ers??? If Goodell lets him play... ooooh... I'll... uh... write something about it here! But in the meantime, my radar will be up to spin on this story. Dog Killa gets to play ball! Well, maybe he can give some handgun tips to Plaxico.

Okay, that's enough tidbits for now. I think I'll write about Israel next...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I can't afford 14 kids! Help me pay for them! Yay!

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

http://www.thenadyasulemanfamily.com/

Feel free to drop by there and leave nasty messages for her. I already did. I can believe she wants donations, but her dumbass isn't getting any from me.

Porkulus. It's not just for dinner!

Apparently, our buddy and savior Obama is touting this bailout plan containing no pork..."OBAMA: "Not a single pet project," he told the news conference. "Not a single earmark." Liar.

Well, the legislation clearly has projects that aren't set to stimulate the economy for years. That makes them pork projects. But it doesn't matter, because.."Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) declares during debate on the economic stimulus bill that "the American people really don't care" about pork spending Democrats laced throughout the bill."

I swear, I didn't want to talk about this. I was all for Obama and his cape swooping in to rescue us credit-laden Americans from ourselves. Now he's going to spend 800 billion dollars, and it's for what? Well, I don't know. Here's an article which points out a couple pork projects. There are plenty out there.

So, my tax dollars are now going to childcare, buying new cars for these asshole congressmen, and other little things. I will be honest and say that there are some projects I approve of, so maybe I'm out of line by saying my pork is better than your pork. But seriously, Obama said that Japan screwed up in the 90's... "We saw this happen in Japan in the 1990s, where they did not act boldly and swiftly enough, and as a consequence they suffered what was called the “lost decade,” where essentially for the entire ’90s, they did not see any significant economic growth." Now, that's not entirely correct. They actually spent a lot of money, fast. "Japan’s rural areas have been paved over and filled in with roads, dams and other big infrastructure projects, the legacy of trillions of dollars spent to lift the economy from a severe downturn caused by the bursting of a real estate bubble in the late 1980s. During those nearly two decades, Japan accumulated the largest public debt in the developed world — totaling 180 percent of its $5.5 trillion economy — while failing to generate a convincing recovery. …"

So, in other words, we're going to spend a trillion dollars that really isn't going to do much for anybody quickly... yes, we'll get some new roads, hopefully. More likely, my representative to this douchebag government is going to get a new car, that bitch that just had octuplets is going to get free healthcare for the 14 kids she has now, and I get to pay for it. YAY! Thanks Mr. Obama! You could at LEAST put in a few million for the K-Y jelly when you bend us over. What about help for all of us who have jobs? Is there anything in this stimulus package that does anything for those of us who haven't totally screwed up? I don't have an unpayable mortgage, I don't have a 100,000 in student loans, I don't have kids that need healthcare, and I don't need a job at this point. What the hell are you doing for ME?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Thanks pal.

Monday, February 9, 2009

A-Rod? On Steroids?

Imagine that.

We all knew it was coming. At this point, I'm just going to resolve myself to the fact that ALL of these baseball players were doing it to some extent. That's right, every single one, all hopped up on the steroids. So now a whole generation of players admits to being under the enhancement more or less, and what are the purists to do? You can't just put an asterisk on 10 or even 20 years of baseball, can ya?

Well, that's an argument for the purists. I'm not one. But I do have a problem with how they obtained this information about A-Rod's positive test. Why do we know about this? Wasn't it a confidential sampling? "The tabloids pounced on unanswered questions in the interview Rodriguez gave ESPN on Monday after Sports Illustrated revealed he was one of 104 players who tested positive in a confidential doping survey in 2003." They asked them to do it for a non-public sample, and what happens? 5 years later, they're publishing the fact that A-Rod's sample tested positive.

What's the point of having a "confidential" test, if the results become public?

Well?

Regardless of the fact A-Slob did the steroid dance along with the rest of the ballplayers, we should not know the results of a confidential test. EVER.

That's all I have for this one. A-Fraud, you're off the hook in my mind, because I've already considered the whole lot of you guilty a long time ago, and I've already come to terms with it. For all of you who are shocked and amazed that he's guilty, well, you should've figured it out about 3 years ago.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Game of the week, Wings-Pens

I get a little sad when Football season ends, but the good thing is I'll get to watch more hockey, and what a nice treat this weekend...Wings-Pens.

First period: The Wings are playing like crap, except for Lidstrom. Slow, slow, slow. No jump. Pens are getting too many chances, of which they're somehow miraculously missing. The wings D hasn't been horrible, and Conklin has been solid if not stellar at times, but the offense needs to figure something out. Late in the first, the Pens have another power play chance, the 3rd? 4th? Ugly period for the Wings in my book. Lidstrom had a great period defensively for them but overall not many shining stars out there. For the Pens, Malkin is really fun to watch, who had a few excellent chances that were denied by fate. The one whiff on a loose puck is the glaring oops, but he's playing great hockey. He looks like he wants win, and has been stepping up when games have been on the line lately. Malkin is developing into quite the leader on that club, which is good for both. Summary for the period, Pens are playing well but haven't closed the deal, Wings took too many penalties, so it's surprising that this game is tied, 0-0.

Second Period: Both teams start with great defense, so it's a yawnfest until Detroit get a powerplay. A good rebound chance (bad if you're Fleury) lets Datsyuk get one in, Detroit goes up 1-0. Things are starting to open up, and the Wings I think have finally decided to show up. Some good ice time in the Pens zone, and some inspired play, like Chelio's sprint to catch up to Godard, during one breakaway chance, leaves me feeling a little better about their play. Conklin has continued to look sharp through this period, stopping everything coming his way. Pens get a powerplay started, and despite a couple chances is denied by good D, but more like good goaltending. Period ends halfway through the power play, Detroit up 1-0.

Third Period: Tensions are starting to run high, and Crosby is talking some smack it seems. However, both teams calm down a bit, and skate around doing not too much of anything. Wow, not a lot going on in this period. The constant booing of Hossa is really starting to annoy me, and I'm sure it's annoying to Hossa. He looks like he's hardly moving, but he is... very deceptive. Apparently the booing annoyed him enough, as he does a nice job of keeping he puck in the Pens zone, and flinging a backhand shot from the slot which somehow clangs off the post and in the net. Amazing or lucky I don't know, but looking at his totals for this season I'll have to go with amazing. Speaking of amazing, Datsyuk has an incredible individual effort to score again with 2 minutes remaining, giving him 2 goals for the day. Both teams kill the last 2 minutes, and Conklin gets the shutout, a nice reward for an outstanding effort. Detroit wins, 3-0.

Although both teams played a good defensive game, Detroit managed to take advantage of their opportunities they were given, which really weren't many. Conklin controlled his rebounds an never lost sight of the puck, which turned out to be the difference between he and Fleury who gave up a couple rebounds leading to 2 goals. A solid effort by Detroit for 40 minutes, and certainly a good win. This may not be the team from last year, but with efforts like this, Detroit has to be pleased heading toward the post-season. The Pens lost to a good team, and I know they must be concerned. I think I would be as well, considering how hard the Eastern Conference is this season. A lot of teams out there aren't going to make it easy for the Penguins to get back into the race, so they definitely have their work cut out for them.

Rangers-Flyers next week... see ya then (maybe).

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Roll one for Me, Mike... Not my responsibility... Duh...I hate going to the Doctor.

Howdy folks... sorry for not posting. With the Steeler's glorious victory, my weekends being tied up, and work acting like it's 1984 (the novel, not the year), it has been difficult to keep up with my blogging responsibility. My bad.

I'm also not in the mood to write right now, but I have to hit on a couple things.

Can South Carolina really do anything legally against Michael Phelps? I don't think so because he can say "I don't know if it really was Marijuana or not", and they can't prove it through a photo, and tests after the fact don't prove that there was dope in it at that point in time. So, Sheriff of South Carolina, stop being stupid toward a guy that brought 8 medals to our great country. Dickhead (Not you Michael. Smoke one for me)

I quit smoking at just the right time apparently.... 6 bucks a pack here in Jersey, before this new tax hits, so do yourself a favor and quit with me. It'll do you and your wallet a world of good. As for the kids, I'm sorry, but I shouldn't pay for your health care. I thought that's what parents were for, but that's why I'm not a fan of Democrats. "The program was designed to cover uninsured children in families with incomes that are modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid." So, if I have an okay job, but no health care, these kids get taken care of. Why you're out having children that you can't pay for is beyond me, but I guess that's why I don't have children. All of you that are ready to reply to this about "Single parent" this or "I got laid off" that, save it. I don't care about your whining, and you should've worn a condom. It's YOUR f*cking bundle of joy, YOU should pay for it, not me, unless I want to, not be forced to. Next thing I know they'll be raising taxes on beer to pay for Fido getting spayed. Asshole Democrats. Why are there still pot holes on the roads I drive on?

Bird remains in both engines of US Airways jet. Why is this news? Ya THINK???? Morons.

Okay, that's all for now. I have to go the Doctor tomorrow, so I'm in a bad mood. I guess the good news is I might have some time to work on my blog. See ya then.