Friday, December 10, 2004

Christmas

I haven't posted in a long time there has been alot of stuff going on none of which I will be blogging ( I am not ready to be Wil Wheaton just yet).I did want to talk about the feeling aroung Christmas Ii notice there is a feel to the season and being that I am not a christian it makes me wonder what it is , is it the lights, the music ? I do like christmas time . I am sure the world really needed to know that. Well I am telling everyone anyway. My daughter said we neededa "christmas tiki" for the tree she is too cool at 2.75. Those light up deer everyone (including us) has are "Goat Lights" or "Christmas Goats". Swell Indeed

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Oh Look yet another reason

Here is a BoingBoing post you should read then follow the links. I would put it all here but they do such a good job.

Vote for this guy The other one is a big dumb Liar.

I wonder ,and maybe it is because of my complete disdain for the current administration and what they have done to our country but it seems unimaginable to me that if someone simply listens to what the candidates say and do some minimal research on their own (ignoring the mainstream media helps) that anyone but maybe a really rich corporate CEO or something could possibly vote for Bush.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Saturday, September 04, 2004

I removed the post that was here because someone helped me to realize that it was mean ad not constructive in any way, anyone was hurt by the words it contained has my apology.
Republicans are insane.
They go on about how much safer their president has made the world and yet there are right now more police and soldiers and FBI men and secret service guarding New York than ever. hmmm safer?
They call John Kerry a flip flopper because he would have a position on a subject based on the lies the republicans tell him and then upon finding out the truth he changes position hmmm flip flop?
Then after bashing changes of opinions they have a democrat as their keynote .I guess it is OK to flop if it is in their favor . And Zell Miller is completely insane from the keynote speech he gave you would think John Kerry had raped Zell's mother he hates Kerry ,the candidate of his own party. If your look back a few years he said great things about Kerry, did they have a spat? He also slammed him for wanting to get rid of overpriced military hardware the same hardware that DIck Cheney also wanted to get rid of. Nothing like a little half truth . Then after the speech that he yelled and spit at everyone he got so mad at Chris Matthews ,who when asked him what he was so mad about stated he wasn't mad ,then said he wished they could have a duel. These people are fucking crazy we must get them out of power. go read Ol'Zells speech for yourself as well as everyone else's Link

Friday, July 30, 2004

Here is a fresh new word for your vocab .......Street Spam.
This covers all those people who come to your selling stuff like magazine subscriptions. Just yesterday some kid comes up and says he needs to collect "personality points" and I can help him get some by purchasing magazine subscriptions. This really isn't new they have been around for a while the game just getting lamer and lamer . I bought some from a girl a few years ago and I think I got put on the list or something because everyone comes to my house. The worst is those steak truck guys who always say "hey buddy I am at the end of my route and I have some steaks left and I can hook you up with a deal on some meat. This must be part of the training because they all say the exact same thing. I only bought the magazine subscription from the girl a few years back because she just came to the door and said "hey man I am selling magazine subscriptions .I am supposed to hit you with this lame story and be all perky but I really just have to sell some inn order to make any money." When I asked her why she didn't mention the Awesome trip she could win or something she said she didn't really expect to get any trip she was just trying to make some money. I wonder when salespeople will drop the lame gimmicks and just get honest it works much better on me .

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Here is a swell way to get all the infor you need to feed your outrage or just for curiousity. It is always good to read what the government is doing, too bad the people we elect to represent us seldom do.
Download For Democracy - outragedmoderates.org
I just looked at the ad at the top of this blog (it may have changed now) and see that the robot looking at my text to look for words that would give an idea of what you as readers would be interested in isnt too smart. I write en entry slamming hummers and they try to give you a good deal on a Chevy Tahoe . Niiiiice Remember I dont pick the ads in the banner.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

I have thought there was something just wrong and stupid about the Hummer H2 since I first saw one. I always thought the people were just lame asses who were too wimpy for a real Hummer (which no none really needs unless you live waaaaaaaaay out in the tundra or something) now I am happy to find out that plenty of people agree with me .Here are some other reasons why.
The H2 is the ultimate poseur vehicle. It has the chassis of a Chevy Tahoe and a body that looks like the original Hummer; i.e. it's a Chevy Tahoe in disguise.
The H2 is a gas guzzler. Because it has a gross vehicle weight rating over 8500 lbs, the US government does not require it to meet federal fuel efficiency regulations. Hummer isn't even required to publish its fuel economy (owners indicate that they get around 10 mpg for normal use).
The H2 is a tax loophole. Under Bush's new tax plan, business owners can deduct the entire cost of their $55,000 H2. If you are in the highest tax bracket, that's a tax savings of nearly $20,000! The government rewards you more savings for buying an H2 than you'd get for buying an electric car.
These among other reasons are proof that the hummer has replaces the corvette as the ultimate accessory for the over compensating type. GM should have 24inch spreewell spinners as an option being as the real reason to own an H2 is to front not to drive through the woods in the mud
Link
I just finally moved into the modern world of communication, getting a cellphone. The thing is I hate the phone in generally I seldom answer the one at home and my wife makes fun of my short cryptic conversation with people who call me that have few words and no real exit but a hang up. The real reason I wanted a Cell other than to eliminate the regular phone bill was to make a Photo Blog so check it out ,the link is on the right I will work out a swell graphic button later on.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

I am always bitching about how my freedoms are infinged upon when i get told by the city to clean up behind my garage or that my grass is too tall ,after reading this guy's story I feel a little petty .Dont get me wrong i still believe that any violation of our rights is important no matter how small have a read of this story and you will hopefully be energised to fight against the patriot act and the horrible Bush administration. Link

Saturday, June 19, 2004

President Bush apparently has found that a lot of Americans think he is insane and wants to add to his constituency by proving that everyone else is too, with the additional perk of lining the pockets of his pals at Eli Lilly. They do deserve it after all they did give 1.6 m in political contributions, most of which went to the republican party and the Bush campaign. The plan is to screen the entire US population for mental illness and lots of people full of expensive drugs most happily manufactured by Eli Lilly. Bush's commission has recommended that the federal government adopt a model based on the Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP) a medication treatment plan that recommends Zyprexa as a first line antipsychotic drug for patients. Bush was governor of Texas when the plan was adopted, and Zyprexa coincidentally happens to be made Eli Lilly.Zyprexa is the drug company's top seller, grossing $4.28 billion dollars last year.
Link

Friday, June 11, 2004

Am I the only person who noticed how George's facial expressions give away an attitude that says everyone other than me is an idiot ? It seems like when asked a question his smirk says man, you really are stupid .It is alot like those snotty girls in high school do when someone below them tries to talk to them. Maybe george should have starred in mean girls.

Monday, May 31, 2004

If you have the Law and Order addiction look at this.

"Law & Order: Artistic Intent"
Last response to iraq comments . Argue amongst yourselves

The things our soldiers did were far less severe than most of the things done by others in the past however as I have said before others participating in abuse and or torture are not spouting a holier than thou ethic that we as americans do.
Would you want to trade places with those prisoners or see one of your loves ones in their place. I am all for defending freedom. I am all for bringing terrorists to justice but do you think saddam is naked standing on a box I doubt it. Not so long ago he was our buddy when we needed him to fight for us against Iran .You never see the real evil people suffering just the people who follow their orders. What ever happened to Ossama Bin Laden? It seems that people seem to be confused, Iraq did not attack the US ,Al Queda did we just dont know how to get back at a terrorist group.

In response to what do I do . I dont anonymously post on weblogs I stand behind what I say . I also work for much less than deserved in non profit arena for more than 10 years with youth who are victims of the worst of society in an attempt to show the most at risk of doing damage to society or being a drain on us by spending life in prison .I am also an active supporter and member of the ACLU and EFFas well as others. Talking to people is the core of change if everyone spent more time openly talking to each other maybe we wouldn't be at the point we are now.

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Great flash animations of Ukioye prints.
Torture

Torture is wrong with regards to anyone terrorists,soldiers,civilians,rats,mice,monkeys whatever. There really is no excuse. When we teach little children to stomp on ants for no reason other than they are ants is an example of the core problem with people . We have a disregard for life as part of out nature. When we confront this openly and stop this mindset we will be on a path to a better world overall.
It is absolutely a fact that Saddam Hussein is evil and Iraq and the rest of the world is better off now that he is no longer in power. The same can be said about GW however. The thing most people fail to see is that the key to our government getting away with so many things both at home and abroad is subtlety .We are just better at hiding our dirty secrets. There is no doubt that Iraq was and is a problem it just seems that the current administration is obsessed with just Iraq . Saddam and his regime said over and over we have no weapons of mass destruction yet we went and attacked anyway .North Korea said we are making weapons of mass destruction (nuclear and fuck you try and stop us and what do we do ,look for a diplomatic solution .What the fuck is that now GW wants to work on getting a nuclear arms program up and running again .If GW had said to the people , Saddam Hussein is evil and I want to go finish what my father started and I want their oil for us and I am going to go attack them I think the people would have appreciated the honesty. I think everyone agrees that Iraq needed to be addressed but using another terrorist attack as a springboard was wrong.

Saturday, May 29, 2004

In response to comments on the last post:
Admittedly other countries do much worse things than what we have been caught doing and I have no sympathy for terrorists however, they are terrorists, and admit to doing horrible things we as a country go around the world espousing that we are better than that .Then there is the fact that some of the prisoners were not terrorists but journalists. The sooner we americans get over ourselves the better we will be.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

How can the US ever expect the world to see us as liberating a people from tyrannical rule when the things we do are equal to if not worse than those done by the tyrant.


Newsday.com - World News

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Oh here is a good one I just now saw Pat Robertson hocking the 700 club on TV and he said he will give you a book (when you join with your monetary contribution) that shows you how to be blessed so that god can lead you out of financial difficulty . He says by being obedient to the lord he will bring you monetary success and get you out of debt. This has to be a new low . SEND THE LORD SOME CASH AND HE WILL SHOW YOU THE WAY TO PROSPERITY. Just send check or money order to the 700 club and good ol Pat will put in a good word for you with the almighty. Did I mention that I think bringing back the colosseum and the lions might not be a bad idea at least for the loud obnoxious christians . Go see for yourself ther is even a video clip of Pat . These people really may be the worst.
Link

Thursday, May 13, 2004

I swear if those pseudo intellectual designers on TLC say "repurpose" when they paint a fucking chair a different colour or something like that I am going to jump into the TV and kill someone.

Saturday, May 08, 2004

If there were any people in the middle east who still liked us I am sure they have changed their minds .The scariest thing is that this evidence is most certainly nothing compared to the sort of things our government does that no one will ever find out about. I do not know why anyone is surprised being that technically the entire war is illegal in the eyes of the world community. Why would anyone think we would care about the rules now.Let someone torture one of our people and see what happens. Have a look at some of our people's disregard for human life and dignity.
Photos of Iraqis Being Abused by US Personnel

Thursday, May 06, 2004

I was driving past our city building and heard a prayer being said from its taxpayer paid for steps using taxpayer paid for electricity to power a taxpayer paid for microphone for the benefit of some people prostrating themselves to some deity ( the christian one it is the midwest after all).So I call the city and find out it is a celebration of national prayer day. Here is the letter to the editor I wrote rather than start up a resistance movement .

While driving past the city building today I saw a large group of people kneeling on the ground in front. Being naturally curious I circled around .As passed I heard someone from a podium saying a prayer. I was unfortunately not surprised to find, considering our governments blatant disregard for the constitution, that it was a celebration of national prayer day. It is absolutely unacceptable that our city government sponsors any religious activity. This is just the sort of behavior that leads to the condoning of the right wing imperialistic activities going on in our national government. A breakdown in the separation of church and state hurts everyone involved both the state (the people) and the church. The majority of people certainly do not want a religious group having control over their lives and the church absolutely doesn't want the government having an influence on their way. If we as a people allow this sort of thing to go on at the grass root level in our home towns how can we complain about the condition of our nation as a whole?

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

I have just changed comment provider and added talkback give it a shot thanks
I often get a stupid song stuck in my head almost always a wonderfully awful hit like Eddie Murphy's Party all the time but today it seems to be Stacy Q's Two of hearts .I want you to think of the chorus and share my pain .Maybe we could all whistle a bit of it when you walk past a stranger spread it around.

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Here is an interesting and scary story a friend of mine told me the other day .He worked for the polls during the last presidential election as the guy who goes to the polls and transports the ballots back to the headquarters where they count the votes.He and another guy would go around to the various schools etc. and collect a few ballot containers at a time to save on trips back and forth. Well as he was driving three or four ballot containers equaling thousands of votes he was listening to the radio . The radio station announces the election results for ohio. Not only have all the votes not been counted they are in the back of his truck and they haven't even picked them all up yet. Scary

Sunday, April 25, 2004

I was shopping at one of the trendy mall shops today and noticed something that made me think...What the hell is going on with the long bangs on the metrosexual guys selling and shopping for clothing?! Anyone anyone is 1960s Mick Jagger DNA in the water or what.

Friday, April 23, 2004

So some woman wrote a response to my Letter I will post it tomorrow I am too lazy right now. As I write this there are some sort of civil defense or weathher sirens going off .I donnt know what they mean so I cannot see how they are very effective at anything but waking up people for no apparent reason.
Here is a copy of my recent letter to the editor in the local paper I am waiting for the church bus to show up to save me or stone me I am not certain which.

It seems it may be time to change the name of the editorial page in this paper to "Christian Viewpoints", nearly every day there is as least one letter or story printed professing views that take Christian opinion and biblical text as fact . The majority of the worlds population does not believe the stories in the Bible to be historical fact nor a code to live by . If the people of the world would make their decisions simply based compassion for other living beings rather than a selfish hope for reward at the end of this life because a book told them to we would surely live in a better world. If Jesus were alive today I am certain he would agree.

I will be sure to post respose letters as they come in.

Friday, April 02, 2004

I was looking at Yesterland ,a website about Disneyland (I have never been myself my family was more into zoos and museums and free things) and it seems that Disney has lost its way in the 50s and 60s there were all sort of cool attractions about space, pirates, cowboys and all sort of other stuff. Now it seems it is all about here are some rides that relate to movies and lame videos we made and the merchandise you should buy to go along with it.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

I have been meaning to write about DJ Danger Mouse's Grey album the mix of JayZ's Black album and The Beatles White Album .I was excited to hear it even though I am not a Jay Z fan well I have to say I was disappointed .Maybe it is because I don't like jay z much but really it isn't very good at all and DJ danger Mouse could have matched Jay's flow a little better .Now I see another DJ has mixed with Metallicas Black album hmmmm we will see this act and its distribution will surely cause Lars to get all worked up again and that is always good as he was onne of the loudest mouths helping to spoil the party in the first place.

Saturday, March 20, 2004

The cough medicine I recently bought has this warning : Ask a doctor before use if you have a cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus). Now this gets me thinking, how much phlegm is too much and who decides what is an appropriate amount . Is there a council on phlegm amount standards or is this a personal decision . This will surely need further research.

Friday, March 12, 2004

So I am at the office Max and I am getting some CDRs when this aspiring rapper or whatever and his sidekick are loudly looking for some music cdrs making certain everyone knew what they were shopping for .Being the swell and friendly guy I am I feel the need to help these guys out and give them the wisdom that they are getting ripped off if they buy "Music Cdrs" as there really isn't any difference inn them and good quality regular media .So rather than thank me and but what they want anyway or actually try the regular kind they have to argue their point of view that there is a difference and they know . Maybe they thought I was from the mess up rap music secret society who tricks rappers into buying inferior media by praying on the budget concsious mind of the struggling artist . It made me think why would I want to help some random idiot out in the first place. Or perhaps I was using this innocent bystander in my subconscious war against big business. Maybe I wanted to make them look stupid for being loud and stupid.Oh well who cares anyway.

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Everyone should go to my shop on CafePress and buy offensive stuff. Well only offensive to idiots.

Monday, March 08, 2004

It certainly hhas been a while since a post oh well . Went to Detroit to visit family and deliver the ford Fiesta I sold to Karens uncle. The plan was for me to drive it up .I put a fresh battery in it the night before, I was a little concerned as it had never ran quite right . Thr orange beast had never wanted to rev past 3000 rpm severely restricting acceleration .I took off the air cleaner as an afterthought and zoooooooom the car was like a mini rocket it spun the tires in second. I began to think i should keep it . We got all ready for adventure two way radios and all headed out got about 40 miles and the car said ....no. It just sputtered and quit I figured it must be the fuel pump and with a two year old and increasingly more irritated wife we just went to the only truck place and plunked down 3 bills for a big truck and a car trailer to take the thing on up .Of course the car fired right up and i drove it onto the trailer . the drive went fine from there on and the new owner was excited about the non running car (he later bought a $21 ignition module annd all is well) .Audrey had bug 2 year old fun giving Grandma Froody a hard time and tested out her skills at getting what she wants at any cost be it whining crying or looking cute they all work in their own way. I now have only one car and can begin the garage area clean up . It is amazing how much trach and junk a person will pile up behind a fence.After I write this stuff I wonder why anyone would read it,nnot that i care either way.

Friday, February 06, 2004

The last was a funny one but here is some info that proves that there is nothing funny about our imperial leader and yet another reason to get him out of office this november.

http://thepriceofloyalty.ronsuskind.com/thebushfiles/

OK First of all I want to make it clear that I abhor fowards ,that email clogging phenomena, however I just read one that is pretty funny so I am putting it here for your enjoyment.

This test only has one question, but it’s a very important one.

Please don’t answer it without giving it some serious thought. By giving an honest answer you will be able to test where you stand morally. The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, where you will have to make a decision one way or the other. Remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous. Please scroll down slowly and consider each line - this is important for the test to work accurately.

You’re in Florida ... In Miami, to be exact. There is great chaos going on around you, caused by a hurricane and severe floods. There are huge masses of water all over you. You are a CNN photographer and you are in the middle of this great disaster. The situation is nearly hopeless.

You’re trying to shoot very impressive photos. There are houses and people floating around you, disappearing into the water. Nature is showing all its destructive power and is ripping everything away with it.

Suddenly you see a man in the water – he is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken away by the masses of water and mud. You move closer. Somehow the man looks familiar.

Suddenly you know who it is - it’s George W. Bush!

At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him away, forever. You have two options. You can save him or you can take the best photo of your life. So you can save the life of George W. Bush, or you can shoot a Pulitzer Prize winning photo, a unique photo displaying the death of one of the world’s most powerful men.

And here’s the question (please give an honest answer):

Would you select colour film, or rather go with the simplicity of classic black and white?