Archives for: "June 2006"

Jun/30
2006

Scars.

I have a hard time explaining sometimes. I’ve told some of my friends. I told my girlfriend. But I really don’t think I can really convey it. High school sucked. A lot of teens say that, so it gets drown out in the noise. But for me, it really did suck.… more »
Jun/29
2006
''There is no correlation between the health, welfare and safety of foster children and the blanket exclusion of any individual who is a homosexual or who resides in a household with a homosexual,'' Associate Justice Donald Corbin wrote in the opinion.… more »
Jun/29
2006
The Supreme Court today slapped the president's hand and told him not to make up the laws as he goes along. In essence his attempt to try military/political detainees with tribunals violates not just our laws but the Geneva Convention. 9/11 and the… more »
Jun/29
2006
I have my rituals just like anyone else. For a long time, my morning work ritual is to grab some strawberry Pop-Tarts and an orange juice from the work vending machines. I liked this ritual. It not only put some food in my empty stomach, but I enjoy… more »
Jun/29
2006

Oreos are complicated?

So, from time to time, I must unleash my exasperation with a product. Well, not really. Maybe it’s with the people who provide the reason for it’s existence. Most people in the country like Oreo cookies. They’re simple. Easy. Great to dunk in a glass of… more »
Jun/28
2006
A few years ago, our government, in one of its most useful moments, created a telemarketer's "Do Not Call" list. It's wonderful. I've had hardly a moment's peace interrupted since. However, this does not mean I don’t get to hear about it from time to… more »
Jun/28
2006
Driving home in the rain after a long trip, I found moron after moron with their high beams on behind me and opposite me. Now the opposite me is only a problem for a short period. The behind, me, well, that makes me want to force the bastard off the… more »
Jun/28
2006
Amazingly enough democracy actually prevailed, at least my interpretation of democracy. But it didn't prevail by any significant amount. In fact this act if preservation only survived by one vote. What am I referring to? The "desecration of the flag"… more »
Jun/28
2006
Just because you pay someone a lot of money does NOT mean that you'll get the equivalent value in return. You can pay anyone a lot of money, hell, pay it to me. At least I promise to appreciate it. Our current administration likes to take people who… more »
Jun/27
2006
...that foreigners are coming to the US to get gender-specific invitro? Yep it's banned in China, India and many other countries but it's perflectly legal here in the US - so wealthy foreigners are coming here to ensure they get their custom kids. I… more »
Jun/27
2006
The War. It's not popular is it? They don't want us there and at this point we don't want to be there. "We the People" that is, not "We the ruling party". The president and a significant number of our honestly elected officials don't want us to leave… more »
Jun/27
2006
"Congress was briefed," Mr. Bush said. "And what we did was fully authorized under the law. And the disclosure of this program is disgraceful. We're at war with a bunch of people who want to hurt the United States of America, and for people to leak that… more »
Jun/23
2006
My life is complicated. Well, not really. But there are aspects of it that are not obvious to outside observers. I've been dating the love of my life for a long time. In about 2 weeks, it'll be nine years. The first four years or so was back in college.… more »
Jun/22
2006
Movie magic. I love it. And I hate it. When you sit down to watch a movie, you knowingly suspend your disbelief to immerse yourself in the story. However, there are times that my mind just steps back and refuses to accept. The funny thing is that the… more »
Jun/21
2006

I swear I hear an echo

I've yelled about this subject until I'm blue in the face. I've screamed so long and loud that I'm starting to hear the echoes of my words repeating time and time again. The most important part of our democracy is encapsulated in the first amendment to… more »
Jun/21
2006
I feel sorry for the upcoming generation of women, high school girls especially. It seems that parents are less inclined to get their boys circumcised these days. The current rate is down and it's dropping (I don't recall the actual numbers). Sure… more »
Jun/19
2006
This is less of a rant and more of a grudge-ridden acceptance of reality. At the core of the matter is the little bit of sand and metal that runs so much of our lives - silicon. Silicon is the new gold - we need it, love it, depend on it, it runs so… more »
Jun/18
2006

Your Thought For The Day

For every American flag stepped on, burned, flung to the ground in anger and in protest, there is a company out there that mass-produces this flag. You have to wonder... what would the protesters think if they finally figured out that they were actually… more »
Jun/16
2006

Prove it? Wha?

SO, I got this email glurge from one of my friends. For some reason, he just doesn’t understand that I don’t pass them along to five of my friends. In fact, I very rarely do much more than look at the title before pressing the delete key. For some… more »
Jun/15
2006

Chirp! Chirp!

He’s out there. Somewhere. Among the great masses of humanity, he’s out there, among us. I know he meant to be helpful. He meant to stride forward and improve the world. What he built was one of the more annoying communications devices ever. The users… more »
Jun/14
2006

Evil? Yes. Wrong? No.

In Northport NY, graduation time has come. And with it, high school year books have arrived. Like many schools, Northport allows seniors to post a little blurb about themselves. Quotes, memories, meaningful tidbits, a brief bio. That sort of thing.… more »
Jun/13
2006
I was driving through an area that's predominantly light industry or technology this morning. Something caught my eye as I passed by that made me realize that every strata of society can be easily identified by what it considers disposable waste. In a… more »
Jun/13
2006
Everyone who has religion has an image of "their" god. It's "theirs" because it's not the same as some other religions god. And obviously it has to be different because if they were the same god then the where would the difference in religion be? A… more »
Jun/12
2006
The world is my ashtray The world is my ashtray and I shall not care To dispose of my ashes or butts anywhere I can fling them aside, as I drive or I walk I can let the sparks fall to the grass as I talk The beaches are there for my butts to stub Looks… more »
Jun/12
2006
As before with Sadam's sons, we're being pummeled with images of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's bloody shell. "Look" says the media "a corpse worth viewing! This makes us better than Aljazeera and their parading of war torn bodies and headless hostages across… more »
Jun/11
2006
So after a hectic afternoon I decide to take the family and two friends out to dinner to unwind. It's a nice thing to do on a shitty weekday after running around like a loon. So I call a local Italian chain place, good enough for a moderately priced… more »
Jun/08
2006

Jabberwock

I refuse to name the bitch. I refuse to give her the space in my rant. She has no respect for the dead or those they left behind. You may or may not figure out my rant. I don't care. She wants the notoriety. The infamy. I refuse to name the bitch. The… more »
Jun/07
2006
I was stuck in traffic the other day with little else to do than ponder life's immutable mysteries and I found myself laughing at one little concept that popped into my head. What if facial piercings interacted with cell phone usage... in a negative… more »
Jun/05
2006

Hit the road Jack!

And don'tcha come back, No more no more no more no more God I wish it were that easy. Sadly, Jack Thompson doesn't go away that easy. I need some jack be gone roach killer or something. Our intrepid explorer made his voice heard in West Feliciana… more »
Jun/02
2006
New York wants to take a new approach in treating AIDS in a similar way as other communicable disease. The benefit of that would be that doctors would have more resources to testing for, and monitoring the disease in infected patients. You would think… more »
Jun/02
2006
If you're a Bushublican read no further, I'm going to bash here. I find it fascinating that America is just now waking up to what the rest of the world already knows. America's investment in Iraq has cost us bargaining power with every other nation,… more »
Jun/02
2006
In the ever downward spiral of allocation of responsibility the FDA has released a commissioned report that simply says "Americans are too infantile to control their eating habits". A suggested solution is that restaurants should be the ones responsible… more »
Jun/02
2006
I nearly fell out of my chair this morning when I read this one: U.S. Wants Companies to Keep Web Usage Records The Justice Department is asking Internet companies to keep records on the Web-surfing activities of their customers to aid law enforcement,… more »