Friday, January 21, 2005

How about a little fluff in your pants?

Just read that Powell is stepping down as FCC chairman. I know, I'm a bit behind on this, but I've been busy today with stuff for my house and all.

Now, I see this as a good thing (he was an ass), and a bad thing (he may be replaced by someone worse).

Personally, I think Powell was just toting the line of a standpoint that he didn't really agree with. However, just like his dad, he did what the Red heads told him to do. I think he got sick of it.

Who knows, I haven't read to much about it and they're not talking about it on the radio show I'm listening too.

I just hop we don't get someone else to replace him that is even more "morally superior."

-Smell this... does this smell good to you? I'm not gonna eat it.

This is just sad

The American Family Association and other Christian groups have decided that no child should be able to enjoy Sponge Bob Sqaure Pants because some adults think he's gay and is spreading a message that says "being gay is okay."

I don't get this. First off, he's a sponge. Last I checked they were asexual. Second off, this is just sad. Of all the things to concentrate your effort on, and with all of the other bad things going on right now, Christian groups center their attention on this?

I mean, WTF!

Then again, it's not that surprising when you actually look at it. These are some of the same people who said 9/11 was a "punishment from God" and the tsunami was a "punishment from God on Muslims."

-Bring on the taters!

Pay close attention to mow often you hear the phrase "moral values" when they hoot and yell about this. Also remember, this video they have beef with " is designed to encourage tolerance and diversity." Aren't these some of the best morals of all?

Talk about a bad hair day, sheesh.

I'm been in a melancholic form most of the day. Part of it is because El Estupido Presidente was sworn in for a second term. Part of it is because between work and the mortgage stuff for my new house is stressing me out to the extreme.

Instead of political commentary from someone not in the political mainstream, I offer this little tidbit I found on, of all places, one of my favorite computer sites.

Most people thing that the Dinosaurs died of an asteroid. Well, this article thinks it might be from something else, something less sinister but all the same evil. And this something may just be coming again!

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Captain CaaaaaaaaaaveMan!

Nothing too big today, however, I did catch some of Condoleezza “I was a teenage sex mutant” Rice’s testimony on CSPAN today.

If anyone ever wondered if it is possible to have nothing but feces emerge from your mouth for over an hour, simply watch her confirmation hearing. I had to turn it off I got so mad.

However, there were some good quotes that came out of the hearing today, and Washington Post put them online. I offer you a few:

"Despite Paul Bremmer saying he thought they needed more troops, despite General (Eric) Shinseki talking about more troops, despite the acknowledged mistake by so many people, certainly all the leaders I met with in the region in recent days....despite the failure to guard ammo dumps...despite the security level that we today, you sat there this morning and suggested it was the right level of troops, contrary to the advice of most thoughtful people who have been analyzing this." - Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

Yeah! Stick it to ‘em you pussy. Where were these balls during the election John?

"In my view, a secretary who forges meaningful partnerships to foster peace, reduce global poverty and hunger, promote democratic values and address emerging threats can set our country on a course to greater security and prosperity. By the same token, I think the secretary who adopts a unilateralist approach in the international environment may miss important opportunities to prevent conflicts and to build alliances. And in that regard I just note that it's not enough to have the ear of the president. I think the secretary of state must also win the ear of the world." - Sen. Paul Sarbanes, D-Md.

I wish I had a link to where Condi said she was “married to the President.” Funny, I thought Laura was the First Woman.

In closing I leave you with a Rush Limbaugh quote. Yes, you read that correct, Rush Limbaugh. My cousin Chris sent this to me, and while you are reading this, try and remember what party has been in power during everything Rush is talking about:

"I think the vast differences in compensation between victims of the September 11 casualty and those who die serving our country in Uniform are profound. No one is really talking about it either, because you just don't criticize anything having to do with September 11. Well, I can't let the numbers pass by because it says something really disturbing about the entitlement mentality of this country. If you lost a family member in the September 11 attack, you're going to get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a minimum guarantee of $250,000, all the way up to $4.7 million.

If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier killed in action, the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is taxable.

Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are the surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you remarry. And there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18. When the child hits 18, those payments come to a screeching halt.

Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's not enough. Their deaths were tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Soldiers put themselves in harms way FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families know the dangers.

We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the Oklahoma City bombing have started an organization asking for the same deal that the September 11 families are getting. In addition to that, some of the families of those bombed in the embassies are now asking for compensation as well.

You see where this is going, don't you? Folks, this is part and parcel of over 50 years of entitlement politics in this country. It's just really sad. Every time a pay raise comes up for the military, they usually receive next to nothing of a raise. Now the green machine is in combat in the Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in low-rent housing. Make sense?

However, our own U.S. Congress voted themselves a raise. Many of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month. And most are now equal to being millionaires plus. They do not receive Social Security on retirement because they didn't have to pay into the system.
If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out as an E-7, they may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people who placed them in harm's way receives a pension of $15,000 per month.

I would like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and join ranks before they start cutting out benefits and lowering pay for our sons and daughters who are now fighting."

Perhaps Rush should have brought this up to Bush during the election since he was an advisor to the campaign. What a tool.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Rummy and company up to their old tricks...

It looks like the chicken hawks are at it again. Looks like they want to go to war with Iran, you know, since our invasion of Iraq has gone so well.

At least they appear to be putting extra effort into attaining a smoking gun, instead of a fake vial of anthrax.

This just ticks me off though. Why do we need to go to war with Iran? I mean, all indicators point in the direction of a popular uprising. One, we can sit back cautiously and just wait for it to happen. Two, we can send in some CIA operatives to stir up trouble, if we’re not already there. Three, promote sanctions to keep them so strapped for cash they can’t afford to invest in nukes.

This is troubling to say the least. Our military is stretched thin as it is. We do not need another war, unless they plan a draft. Quite frankly, I just don’t know how they plan to fund this war or where they are going to get the man power for it. If anything, those two factors provide me some comfort as they are not easy to over come. I also do not believe that the American people will stand for another war while Iraq is as messy as it is, and it’s going to be messy for a long time to come.

Tastes like chicken...

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Hey Frank, come here and look at this! That crazy woman is on Fox News again!

Let’s talk quality here for a moment shall we?

As some of you may or may not know, the Republican Party likes to think of themselves as morally superior to all other political parties, especially the Democrats. That’s why I refer to them as The Party of Christ. I mean, he was the most morally superior person of all time, and they seem to warp themselves in Christian doctrine all the time, so I figured that little nickname fit.

So, I want to let you in on a morally superior Republican named Ann Coulter. You may be familiar with her, she’s the blonde bimbo that shows up on Fox News all the time that makes you say, “What the hell is this lady talking about? Hey, come over here and check this chick out? Shhh, shh… listen to what she’s saying. Did you hear that? Yeah, talk about dumb. Is something wrong with her? Why is she so skinny? I seriously think something might be wrong with her.”

Sorry, got off on a little tangent there. I was perusing and came across this little gem. The New York Observer printed in its January 10th edition an interview it conducted with the right-wing pundit on Jan 3. Here is some of the commentary that she offered which, although strikingly original, seems somewhat out of place for someone from the morally superior party:

I'm getting a little fed up with hearing about, oh, civilian casualties. I think we ought to nuke North Korea right now just to give the rest of the world a warning.

I just think it would be fun to nuke them [North Korea] and have it be a warning to the rest of the world.

Seriously, I think the rest of the countries in the Middle East, after Afghanistan and Iraq, they're pretty much George Bush's bitch…

[In regards to Hillary Clinton] She's like the anti-feminist. No, except she isn't -- because all feminists behave that way and pretend to be, 'Oh, I'm a strong woman.' They're all weak and pathetic.

[In regard to Bill Clinton] Well, he was a very good rapist. I think that should not be forgotten.

Man, this lady really is quality isn’t she? I see why the morally superior party of Christ would want her on their side, because I can see Jesus saying all this stuff!

I stand corrected

It seems that I was wrong on the price of Bush's reelection gala.

It does not cost around 15 million dollars.

It costs around 40 million.

My bad.

Thunderbirds are go!

So, the search for weapons of mass destruction is over.

That's nice to know, I mean, we've been so effective at finding them.

Is the search for programs to create mass destruction weapons still on?

Anyone seen any real press coverage on this? I didn't think so, they were to busy convering the breakup of Brad and Jen, you know, because that's real news. Real Earth shattering current events type of shit, you know?

Why did we go to war again?

15 million on the Bush inauguration huh? If he truly was a great leader he'd scrap this ball and use that money to buy all the troops body armor.

Eat Snickers.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

I think, therefore I am. I think?

Howard Dean has made it official that he is running for the DNC chair. I think this is a great idea.

It will be nice to have someone in charge with balls again.

That is all.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Talk about cranky

“What does it say to the rest of the world - let alone our own citizens - when we nominate as the highest law enforcement officer in the United States the man who developed the rationale for circumventing the Geneva Conventions to permit the use of torture by American forces?”

Unlike most people, I had CSPAN on most of the day while I was at work. In case you didn’t know you can stream all CSPAN channels on your computer, which is what I did. While I was not able to hear all of the stuff that went down in the House and Senate today, CSPAN did not have nonstop coverage, I was able to get most of it.

I was surprised to hear that Sen. Barbara Boxer joined with Rep. John Conyers and many others to challenge the certification of the Electoral College vote in Ohio for good ole W. However, I was glad to hear it, because it made certain that there would be some debate within the chambers today. It was this same debate that made me realize why I don’t care for most of those serving in the congress today.

John Conyers and his staff “published its staff report, concluding that before, during, and after the election in Ohio, many state laws may have been broken, in every area ranging from the allocation of voting machines, Election Day "anomalies," and the recount. It recommended a formal Congressional inquiry, and additional legislation to reform voting laws.” This report was over 100 pages. Yet I had to sit and listen to Reds tell myself and others that this whole voting problems thing was created by “bloggers” and “X-filers.” I wish I could remember every person that I heard say something that pissed me off but I can’t, there were just to many of them.

And where the hell we the Democrats at? They hung Boxer out to dry in the Senate when the vote on the challenge came about. Not a single Democrat voted with Boxer. The vote was 75 to 1 I believe. I’ve got two words for you guys, fuck you. This is the spineless shit that has lost us the American people. Actually, I don’t think we lost the American people, the Democrats are just to lazy to bother to talk to them. Where was Kennedy? Where was Kerry? Oh yeah, he was in Iraq. Where was Edwards? Where was Byrd? I mean, what did these guys have to lose? Where was Hillary? Screw you guys for hanging Boxer out to dry. She wasn’t looking to overturn the election, she even said that. She admitted Bush won. All she wanted to do was to get people to accept the problems in the system and fix them. No balls, any of you.

Then I have to listen to the party of Christ tell me that these people brining up this challenge are wasting peoples time. Someone even said, “on only the second day of this congress the Democrats are” causing all these problems. I can’t remember exactly what he said outside of the “second day” thing. At any rate, his point was that the Democrats were wasting no time in trying to cause problems for the party of God. What he failed to mention was that today was the day designated in the constitution to air these issues. Democrats weren’t abusing anything, they were following the constitution and boy did that piss off the Reds. They hate the constitution.

Here’s what all the Reds reminded me of today. If you are a guy, perhaps you have played pickup basketball. There was always one guy, or a team of guys, who always called foul when you would drive on him. Any time the ball went out of bounds they always said it was their possession. The three pointers there insisted were far back enough always seemed a bit short. However, any time the other team said foul they were cry babies. Any time the other team said a ball that went out of bounds was theirs they were blind. Any time the other team attempted a 3 pointer they were always on the line. Almost as if the other team shouldn’t have the gall to question them.

I’m just very upset today after listening to all of the condescending undertones on CSPAN today. It was like, “get in line or get out of the way.” I swear, I just want to punch someone in the face.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

In the immortal words of Socrates, “I drank what?”

You are going to hear a lot about how medical malpractice suits are causing all this havoc to medical insurance companies, and rates are so high because of them that doctors can’t afford to practice anymore.

Here are some facts:

1. Payouts of medical malpractice claims accounted for less than 1% of all medical insurance costs last year.

2. The actual figure is about $.60 for every $100.00 of insurance costs.

3. Medical companies invest a giant portion of their money in the stock market.

4. Medical companies have lost a lot of this same money in the stock market.

5. The only way to recoup these losses is to raise rates.

6. Drug costs and losses in the stock market are what are costs insurance companies most of their money.

Don’t buy the hype. It’s all BS. You may agree with Bush now, but think about this... You go into have surgery, have the wrong surgery performed, are then improperly medicated during the surgery, and suffer a bunch of horrible complications because of it. You then find out that this same doctor has been convicted of malpractice for almost the same thing three times before, yet still allowed to practice medicine. Your medical costs will costs around a million dollars total by the time you die. However, with Bush’s plan you can get a max of 250,000, which adds up to about 7 dollars a day for the rest of your life.

Where would you stand?

With the people who have actually been injured? Or…. With the big huge medical insurance companies that make you go to eight different doctors before you can get a prescription?

Monday, January 03, 2005

Don’t touch it! It’s pure concentrated evil!

This really scares me.

I’ll tell you why it scares me. It scares me because this can be applied to Americans before we know it, if it doesn’t already.

I mean, this is crazy! We’re the United States of America for Christ sake! And when I invoke the lord’s name I’m trying to get through to the reds here. We don’t’ do stuff like this. China does stuff like this. North Korea does stuff like this. Somalia does stuff like this. South Africa did stuff like this. Cuba does stuff like this. Not the U.S. We’re supposed to be better than that.

The White House said they will be "indefinitely imprisoning suspected terrorists whom they do not want to set free or turn over to courts in the United States or other countries." In other words, they don’t want to be bothered by rules and standards the rest of the world has to adhere too.

Another reason why I don’t like this is because it gives other countries a legitimate reason to do the same to our troops, which I’m sure are “terrorists” in their eyes. We’ve already decided that we no longer adhere to international regulations on torture. So I guess this was only the next logical step. It’s the same thing though. The reason we don’t allow torture was so that when our soldiers are captured, they’re not tortured. Words can’t even begin to describe how furious I am about this.

It’s also scary because what’s to say they can’t hold Americans indefinably without charging them? What happens if something like this slips in under the radar in the next omnibus spending bill? Are we truly at 1984?

On a lighter note, the “Moral Majority” is really stupid; now let me tell you why. In case you haven’t heard, the current trend in the House is to lax ethics standards, or to make it harder to bring up ethics violations charges against members of the House. This is a Republican issue; the reds are pushing for this.

Now, this is what I don’t get. The reds are the party of Christ, correct? They are also concerned with ethics and morals more than the blues, right? One would venture that a group so concerned with walking in the steps of Christ would not have to worry about sin? Sure, no one expects them to be perfect, but a man or woman of Christ would know when a choice they make is bad enough for others to think it violates the ethics of their position? Am I wrong here or am I simply not understanding why a people who claim to be morally superior to blues need to worry about ethics?

If these people are so good, then why would they need to worry about ethics at all? Let alone making it harder to have ethics charges brought against them. These people shouldn’t be having ethics standards issues brought against them, they’re too righteous to commit acts worthy of those claims, right? And even if they are accused, surely a person of Christ would be found innocent, God would see to that, wouldn’t she?

I have one word to describe these people, hypocrites. Imagine what would have happened if the Blues tried to change what was needed to impeach a President when in office? Why is it okay to change ethics standards because Delay is under attack? This smells of bad fish, let me tell you. “Moral Majority” my ass, I need a t-shirt that says that.

Don’t get me started on the tsunami aide. What a cheap bastard. Now there’s a cause to go into debt over, not some stupid war.