Ok enough already.
Face it Conan.
You sucked at 12:35am.
You suck at 11:35pm.
You'll suck at 12:05am if you decide to take the later scheduling.
I'm not a huge fan of Leno either (in my eyes nobody else can do the Tonight show other than Carson) however its no big secret that you suck. Its bad when the absolute stupidest show in late night TV, David Letterman, is beating the Tonight Show almost 2:1 in ratings. Lose the big head - you're not funny - whats worse is that you think you are funny. Take your 7 million Dollars and go back to 12:35am where most people whom aren't high or drunk are already in bed and don't have to watch your ridiculous attempts at humor. I think you're part of today's drug problem.. you know why? People have to be on Acid or PCP to laugh at your material.
Have I told you that you aren't funny?
So I guess I fall into the category of having a "Cadillac" Health care Insurance plan. I'm going to be penalized for this by taxing it?
I've worked hard to get where Im at. I've taken some falls but always been able to get back on my feet until I succeeded.... and for this I'm being penalized?
Isn't 55% of my earnings enough?
Isn't the 30% Capital Gains tax enough?
Isn't 7.5% of anything I buy enough?
Hey Mr. Government, The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money. Soon you're going to quit getting any more of mine.
Ok... I like to watch CNN, FOX, PBS and C-SPAN as I work throughout the day. I have the monitor off to my side just out of view and really don't watch the TV but listen to it as I work. Can we get a law to ban these ambulance chasing, over-dramatic, sleezy, slimeball, used-car-salesmen type attorneys off the air? I mean.. really? Mesothelioma, car wrecks, drug side effects, divorce, IRS tax issues. ENOUGH ALREADY.
Shouldn't there be a channel devoted solely to these bottom feeders so those who wish to see this garbage can have their own network?
Neat.. secretive stuffs! So much for the new "Transparent Government" that Obama promised.. yes? I certainly hope this circus ends in 2012... its time for this clown to go home..
With the signing of an under-publicized amendment to Executive Order 12425, President Barack Obama has fundamentally altered your constitutional rights. His actions are undermining your rights to protect personal privacy from a foreign internationalist police agency named Interpol. A one-paragraph executive order may seem inconsequential to many, but this action has far reaching implications and threatens the sovereignty of America.
Obama's secretive executive order amended an order issued by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. Reagan's order recognized Interpol as an international organization and gave it privileges and immunities commonly extended to foreign diplomats.
Reagan opened the door to allow Interpol to operate in partnership with the U.S. but with significant constitutional safeguards. Specifically, Interpol's property and assets remained subject to search and seizure by American law enforcement, and its archived records remained subject to public scrutiny under provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Interpol had to answer to the FBI and U.S. courts under Reagan's order.
These safeguards were stripped away by Obama's action the week before Christmas without debate or explanation. Obama picked the holiday season to make this radical change to minimize media coverage.
This order marks a significant change in federal policy and usurps the constitutional power of our government by yielding it to an international organization. Michael van Der Galien writes, "This foreign law enforcement organization can operate free of an important safeguard against government and abuse. Property and assets, including the organization's records, cannot now be searched or seized. Their physical operational locations are now immune from U.S. legal and investigative authorities."
Obama has given an international organization unsupervised freedom to investigate Americans on our own soil without recourse or the supervision of our own government.
Goto the whitehouse.gov website and look for executive order 12425. This stupid blog software won't let me post the actual link.. says whitehouse.gov is an invalid URL.
TSA = Thousands Standing Around
gg US Govt.
The war on terror in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Yemen is costing billions upon billions of dollars. I have a novel idea. Why don't we instead spend that money on the latest, greatest state of the art full body scanners and install them at each and every port of entry into the US? I heard on a show on CNN that the latest, greatest state of the art scanners could be installed at each and every port of entry in the US for under 3 billion dollars. What a savings! No more silly restrictions on when you can get up to use the bathroom, items you can take on the plane with you, inconvenience waiting in security lines. Why not use some of that TARP money which was spent needlessly on fattening up the Unions wallets and instead put it to good use? Makes too much sense probably. We've had this technology for years being used on Semi trailers coming into ports. Semi trailers... yes, 13'6" high by 53 feet long by 8 ft wide. An entire semi load can be scanned in 30 seconds. Thats thousands of square feet in less than 30 seconds. How long could it possibly take to scan a human?
I honestly think these blow-hard politicians refuse to use such a common sense approach because they want us to be in fear.. so we'll continue to vote for them so they can save us from the mad evil muslim terrorists. These idiot terrorists have the collective intelligence of a grapefruit and live in caves - and we're scared of them? Pffft. BUY THE SCANNERS YOU DOUCHE NOZZLES. Then tell each and every International airport that you will not accept any passengers into our country who haven't been full body scanned by similar equipment. Period, end of story.
I despise Winter. Worst damn season of all - Fall comes in a close second place. What makes winter even worse is the BS associated with the cliche New Year's Eve/Day events such as resolutions and countdowns. Resolutions? Really? Why does the 1st day of the year hold so much value when making resolutions? If you are that committed to some important change in your life then you shouldn't need a silly event like the 1st of the year to follow through with it. Who are you kidding? You're not going to change anything.
The absolute worst thing about this week are all the damn Top 100 this, Top 50 that, Top 200 whatever. Top (insert number here) isn't just used for Music anymore, nope. Top lists will fry our brains, burn our eyes and waste valuable network/satellite bandwidth over the most ridiculous of things such as News Stories, Hollywood idiots and Political BS. Personally, I don't care.
Ok. In today's tech world we have processors capable of bajillions of instructions per second that are 1/4 the size of a postage stamp. Why is it that most any consumer devices have processors circa 1984 ala 8086 architecture? No seriously.. why?
My DirecTV HD-DVR takes 8-10 seconds to bring up any menu and 3-5 seconds just to change channels. DirecTV says this is normal. Why can't this thing have a nice 3ghz processor in it? Why?
Tried TimeWarner Cable's new HD-DVR out at a friends. Nope.. just as laggy thru the menus as DirecTV.
Tried AT&T's Uverse cable HD-DVR setup at another friends.. Nope.. just as laggy thru the menus as DirecTV
Smart/Cell/Blackberry phones - Are there ANY SMART PHONES THAT DO NOT LAG THRU THE MENUS? Nope. Tried them all. Guess they're not too smart then huh? Guess I'm not too smart for continuing to purchase this junk being produced anymore.
Don't get me wrong, I realize there will be SOME lag with screen menuing in most any device BUT when the lag is excessive to the point that you end up queue'ing past where you wanted to be due to the FUCKING LAG you waste even more time by trying to make your way back to where you just skipped by.
I'd gladly pay the extra 50 bucks to have my devices FASTER than what they are.
... in Washington.
I do believe its time to clean out the miscreants formally known as our representatives in the House and Senate. Its time to jump off the Obama bandwagon as well... he's nothing but a bad memory after 2012.
Where is all the open book, transparent stuff Mr. Obama?
Hiding Harry and Nancy behind closed doors to ram a junk ass bill through isn't what I'd call "Change I can believe In".
Please... you've done nothing but read from a teleprompter and talk about change. Talk is cheap.
Iran is walking all over you.
China is laughing in your face.
Israel is about to tell you to pound rocks.
What happened to your support for the killing in Darfur? Have we forgotten about that already? I haven't. Newsflash: yup, people are still dying there by the 1000's monthly.
More troops in Afghanistan: Really? Go big or go home. If you don't have the spine for it then pull them out. Suits me fine, I don't care either way. Those people have the collective intelligence of a cue ball and we're continuing to try to train them to stand on their own? We have enough problems at home... dont we?
Why isn't Guantanamo closed yet?: You promised that to be completed 4 months ago. I'll tell you why. Because you know that Bush/Cheney were right and you or your dazed and confused followers would rather eat balls of shit than say Bush/Cheney were right on something. God forbid they may have been right on something. Wait.. I can't say God forbid, Aetheists will disagree with me and scream Im being insensitive and not Politically correct. Nevermind.
Stimulus Bill shenanigans. Don't even get me started. Your shovel ready work did nothing for the small/medium businesses who employ over 80% of the workforce but instead built roads/bridges and other large construction projects that are mostly unionized work. So much for helping the common man.. yes? You did nothing but scratch the back of big union labor consortiums whom helped you get elected. How does this differ from the Bush/Cheney oil conglomerations? Hint: it doesnt.
Global warming: haha ok. I notice you haven't discussed anything about the emails on the global warming conspiracy. Yes, Conspiracy. Didn't you accuse previous administrations for hiding things and doing shady things behind everyones back? Isnt hypocrisy neat? Any marketing exec worth his weight in paper knows that if you're trying to sell something you have 3 ways to do it: Use "Sex", Use "scare tactics", use "Humor". Congrats! Your administration has successfully figured out how to use all 3 very well. Hopefully this stupid global warming idea will be put to rest very soon. I don't know what Al Gore will do after he is out of a job... maybe he can partner up with Michael Moore and they can write some books and movies together. Oh, how was that 2 feet of snow in DC and at your Summit? I hope you had some time to take the kids sledding. Im glad they got to see it before it all melts never to return again.
Intelligent Design: Neat idea huh? I guess the whole idea wasn't worthy to promote on the National Education Associations to be included in textbooks for our kids. Its ok, its par for the course for you. You don't want differing opinions and facts to be discussed if they differ from your beliefs. Im not a devout Christian and am rather open minded to the whole Darwin vs Intelligent Design debate. I, unlike most others, actually listen to both sides so that I can form my own opinions and understandings. Forget the fact that Darwin's theory only works AFTER the first single celled organism is formed. Forget the fact that it takes 250 different proteins to make a single cell organism. Forget the fact that in order to create each of those 250 different proteins requires 4 different strands. which would require a gambling process similar to 250 different 4 bar slot machines EACH nailing all 4 in sequence x 250 times. Fact is that the science community is befuddled once we get into the Atomic level of anything. Those who argue blindly that there is no God are as stupid as those who argue that there is indeed one. Facts are we do not know and there is no 100% evidence on either side of the debate. What we do know is that Intelligent design is being left out in the cold which hinders debate and quenches collaborative reasoning and discussion. Idiot.
2012 is going to be an interesting year for our demagogues. Hopefully they'll be joining the unemployment lines.
Ok so its been a couple weeks(maybe) since I last posted about current newsworthy items.. lets see if anything has changed.
Afghanistan - go big or go home. Might I suggest using a 50 megaton bomb right in the Capitol. Otherwise, bring us home.
Iraq - Same...
Why can't we just nuke any Middle eastern country who's constantly warring? Oh, and most of Africa too. Of all the issues in the world 95% of them originate in the Middle East and on the continent of Africa.
Somali Pirates - Hrm... I still don't understand how a few migrant tards in a little dinghy can force a huge freighter to pull over so they can seize the ship. Is the world so politically correct that they won't allow these freighters to arm themselves with just a couple of military type rifles to ward off these mosquito like pests in their dinghys?
Interim Elections - Yup.. change of power happening in some States. Doesn't really concern me therefore I don't care.
Ok.. enough already. The last week of dealing with a bunch of retarded self-help phone systems is about to drive me insane. I remember in the late 80's and throughout the 90's the BIG selling point that any business had was 24hr help lines. It was much easier then. You had but a few choices, usually 1 to 4 numbers to direct you to the correct department. Now however, its a different story.
Hi, how can I help you today? For example say 'I need help with my account'.
Ok.. I'll bite... so I said plainly "I NEED HELP WITH MY ACCOUNT"
to which it responds...
Im sorry. I did not understand you? For example say 'I need help with my account'.
Ok...fuck this thing. So I blurt out "OPERATOR"
to which it responds...
Operator. Is this what you said?
to which it responds...
'Ok. I'll connect you to an operator. Please hold'
About 2 minutes goes by and it says its 'connecting' me now. I'm happy. Im stoked - my problems will soon be resolved. Then, much to my dismay a person answers the phone with an Indian accent so thick I can barely make out what they're saying. I felt like asking for the automated attendant back.
While there are millions of unique pumpkin carving images these two struck me as being very funny and worthy of noting. I even lol'd.
Well its been a busy week or three.... I've not had much time to delve into the news too much, but there have been some highlights worthy of looking at.
Kid takes balloon ride: Yea, they did it for the reality show mindset. Nobody cares. Hopefully they are swiftly punished by the Sheriff and the FAA for the trouble they caused.
Health Care Reform: Its not working. Lets just back-up and fix whats broke.. like making sure nobody can be denied due to pre-existing conditions, limiting the drug manufacturers lobbying ability in DC. How about a cap-n-trade for health care premiums? Personally I'm tired of mine going up 15% every year.. yet, we rarely use it. Lets be realistic and just fix what's broke.. baby steps.. baby steps please.
Ongoing BS in Afghanistan, Pakistan: Yea, this isn't working either. Those people are (at best) nomadic tribes people with very little going on in the IQ dept stuck in a mindset of cro-magnon man. Sorry, but its the truth. They don't care whether we're there or not they probably don't even realize it. Let them be, we can't change them. Let god or Allah or somebody else sort them out, I'm tired of paying for it and I'm quite sure the families of those lost are too. So what.. we pull out and they go back to being just like they have been over there for the past 1000 years. They'll be just like that in another 1000 years. I'm to the point of not caring about it anymore.
Global warming blow-hards continue the myth: Enough already. Global warming is like the threat of Aliens from outer space. I'm sure you'd all like to believe it but the fact is that it just isn't true. Too bad the planet has cooled off 3 degrees over the past 8 yrs. Sorry Mr. Gore. Time for you to find something else to make money on. Maybe you can go to Nevada and open up a UFO novelty gift shop in Roswell?
Whitehouse blasts FoxNews: I find this hilarious. Its no secret that the DC crowd generally dislikes Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity - Thats understandable - I find much of what they say to be out there with Al Gore selling UFO memorabilia too. But there are tons of good reporters on there who ARE asking tough questions. Brett Bair, Wendell Goler, Greta Van Sustern, etc etc. Those shows are not biased at all. New AP poll found that over 1/2 of Fox's viewers were independents and moderate democrats. LOL. I guess the white house doesn't like reporters asking tough questions. Instead the PrObama's are asking people to not follow foxnews stories. Really? So now the US is going to entertain in filtering the media like China? North Korea? Interesting. Sucks when someone else doesn't follow the endless hordes of sheep on the other news stations doesnt it Mr. President?
Biden issues Pakistan 7-Billion in aid: Um.. why? I'm so sorry anybody voted for these assclowns.
Letterman continues to attack Palin: This miffs me. I just don't get it. I like the hollywood crowd for their ability to make me laugh, smile, cry. All is well until they open up their political mouths.
Michael Jackson stuff: Seriously.. can we just give up on this?
Please note the shirt pictured below. Does that image of the confederate flag behind the Lynyrd Skynrd logo bother you?
Well evidently my son's high school has an issue with it. He was asked to turn it inside out or be sent home Friday. Its a black principal.. HRMMMMM... something smells afoul. Perhaps I'll have to make a visit and explain to Mr. Principal that he's violating my son's 1st amendment rights and remind him that we certainly have no issues, nor have ever complained about FUBU shirts.
I'm investigating this now and will write with more details as soon as I make a school visit bright and early Monday morning.
Well well well... the late night "political-pundit-in-sheeps-clothing" has been caught with his pants down. Perhaps there is a reason his production company is called Worldwide Pants?
Letterman himself has admitted to sleeping with several staff members on the heels of an attempted blackmail scheme by a producer of the popular CBS show 48 hrs.
This admission coming from the man who makes his living off of ripping apart other public figures for their political and personal gaffes. haha how hypocritical. I'm sure some of us remember his satire about Sarah Palin's daughter (which he later had to apologize for), all the congressional members caught with their pants down, his rips on Lindsey Lohan, Madonna, Paris Hilton, all the news stories of similar behavior across the US that he's ranted about for decades - now he is caught up in his own Top 10 list. I love it.
Letterman has been with his current wife since 1986 - and now a kid - they only recently married even though they have been together for over 22 yrs. Amazingly as he discusses his sexual adventures on TV he's laughing, joking and garnering audience approval of his behavior. For this reason I hope his wife divorces him, takes the kid and gets a nice big fat paycheck in alimony and child support each month - perhaps this will wipe that damn smirk off his face. What a piece of shit to do this to his wife and kid.
They say all good things come to people who wait.
I certainly hope the Palin's AND all the others he's joked on for years are bathing in this quagmire of hypocrisy brought onto himself.
Bleh. Today at 5:18pm Eastern time is officially the change from Summer to Fall. Oh goodie.
Oh how I hate Fall and the subsequent Winter seasons. I abhor the gray rainy days that last for weeks on end, the dismal shitty weather that will last for one half of the year, the sun setting at 5pm, the 16 hrs of darkness, the frozen tundra that was once my nice yard, the mud my dogs will be covered in continuously, the increase in heating bill costs, the constant state of slumber I'll most certainly be in.
I'm almost 45 now. Perhaps its time to consider moving to Florida or Arizona for the 6 months of garbage weather that Mother Nature will bestow upon us.
ACORN is nuts. No pun intended!
Glad to see another cesspool of "bad-ideas-gone-wrong organization" going down the tubes due to mismanagement. ACORN was started with good intentions, and in its early years had done some very good things. BUT like most programs involving the government it has wandered aimlessly, carelessly, deep into the crevices along the bottom of the ocean.
Some very deserving Wall Street companies got served for being crooked. Now its time for ACORN to be served - and rightfully so. I hope Mr. Holder starts to follow-the-money trail just like they did with Wall Street. Whats good for the goose is most definitely good for the gander.