Archives for: "January 2009"

Jan/31
2009
“My bonus is ‘shameful’ — but I worked hard to get it,” said John Blahblahblah , a wholesale insurance broker, lunching Friday at Harry’s at Hanover Square. “I’m a HENRY,” Mr. Blahblahblah added. “High Earner but Not Rich Yet.” That quote, somewhat… more »
Jan/31
2009
Recession, depression whatever you want to call it just waddled its fat ass into my neighborhood today and sat the fuck down. "Tough shit", it said in a voice reminiscent of Jabba the Hut but with a Texan's twang, "Ah'm here and there ain't nothin' you… more »
Jan/31
2009
This past week some scum sucking bastard broke into the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society and stole about 7000 donated cans and bottles. The shelter redeems the deposit on these bottle and uses the money to buy needed items, such as food and medicine for the… more »
Jan/30
2009
So some lady took fertility treatments and had eight babies. Well I think it's gross, and negligent. The world is massively overpopulated, we're running out of room, air, food, money and patience but ok, she felt she had to have all eight so she did.… more »
Jan/30
2009

Karma Much?

The absolute and bold faced ability for some people to be complete and utter assholes and fucking bastards always catches me off guard. May they rot. Please, oh please, may they rot in hell. People give me grief because I live in an area where I hear… more »
Jan/28
2009
60k people laid off in a day and Wall Street doesn't feel a thing... at least those that still have jobs. Despite crippling losses, multibillion-dollar bailouts and the passing of some of the most prominent names in the business, employees at financial… more »
Jan/28
2009
Did you know that the owners of smaller cars tend to pay more in insurance? According to cnn.com they do. http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/01/28/aa.smaller.cars.higher.insurance/ Sure, sure, sure, smaller cars tend to get damaged more in an… more »
Jan/28
2009

Wintery Conditions

Over the past 24 hours, we've had a minor little snow storm blow through. Call it... 2 inches of snow, and some rain overnight. Dealing with these conditions is easy. 1) Clean off your car. Scrape the windows, brush off the snow. These means that you DO… more »
Jan/27
2009
How low can some people go to make a buck. Obviously exploiting a little girl that was (allegedly, *wink wink, nudge nudge*) murdered by her mother is not too low for some. http://www.cayleedoll.com/ Part of the problem is society's fascination with… more »
Jan/27
2009
If you have been watching the news over the past month of so, you'd think that the media was getting pick the Senator to replace Hillary Clinton. The media became enthralled at the idea when national political royalty breathed in the general direction… more »
Jan/26
2009
We are increasingly becoming a society of people who think that we should minimize "losing" to save the feelings of those that do not win. All the children at certain sporting events get trophies, not because they showed superiority over the… more »
Jan/25
2009
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Jan/24
2009
No shit - this is the real thing. I'll even tell you how I figured it out. I was on travel to St. Louis and while driving along the boulevard I saw a sign. Not in any figurative sense, but in a quite tangible, quite literal sense. This sign, or poster… more »
Jan/24
2009
Who is Dr. Don McLeroy? Dr. Don is the chairman of the Texas Board of Education. He's also a retard cut from the same cloth as our last president, someone who holds the mistaken idea that ideals should be taught in science class as opposed to science.… more »
Jan/21
2009
The lights came up and there they were, scattered teens with noses down into flickering lights. Blank and vapid expressions sucked at their faces. You could almost see the drool. Even during the movie the flashes of mini view screens wafted in the… more »
Jan/20
2009

What next?

It's fair to say that without the last eight years this blog might not have had much to say. Politics have played, continue to play, a large part of the angst fermenting the juices which results in blogging. Yes there's the day to day, but very often… more »
Jan/19
2009

At *last* it makes sense

So what's one of the major problems plaguing our military these days (other than war)? A lack of recruits! Well - what better way to convince people to sign up than to axe their current jobs? For Military, Bad Economy Aids Recruiting 2:18 PM ET Yes… more »
Jan/19
2009
I could not have said it better - In referring to the flight 1549 crew, Obama said: "And it made me think, if everybody did their job — whatever that job was — as well as that pilot did his job, we'd be in pretty good shape," Just think about this. The… more »
Jan/19
2009
The crew of flight 1549 are heroes. No doubt about it. So are the passenger that may have helped the crew get people off in an orderly fashion and the ferry boat operators that got everyone off the sinking plane and on to dry land. However, impatience… more »
Jan/18
2009
"You do the crime, you do the time" that should be the way our country operates. Should be. I mean someone got us into this fucking mess, should they (the collective they) be held accountable? Obama seems, and it's hard to tell since he's not President… more »
Jan/17
2009
The news is hailing the pilot of the US (sc)Air flight that landed in the Hudson. Age, experience, training, preparation, personality, aplomb... all parts (and there are many more) to the successful resolution of the emergency situation. On a smaller,… more »
Jan/16
2009
In 2007 the mandatory retirement age for commercial pilots went from 60 to 65. The exceptional pilot that safely landed on the Hudson River the other day, Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, is 57. Under the old regulations, he would be counting the… more »
Jan/16
2009
Very soon all these jokes will (happily) disappear. Vice President Dick Cheney’s favorability rating in the new poll is 13 percent, the lowest of his time in office. So... that can be reworded to: 13 Percent of Americans Like Dick! :D more »
Jan/16
2009
It's a pretty decent scheme, major corporations that have subsidiaries in nations with little or no taxation who also can get money from our government. Nifty eh? Here's the dope: WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eighty-three of the nation's 100 largest corporations,… more »
Jan/16
2009
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Police said an elderly woman in Palm Beach County crashed into a man on a scooter and then kept driving to make her hair appointment. Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said a 77-year-old woman was arrested… more »
Jan/15
2009
It was 3 damn degrees out when I changed my tire. Yes it was a whole *3*. My hands froze up pretty quickly, my nose is still running, but I feel rather bold about the whole ordeal now. Challenges, like not being able to find the tire lock key, like not… more »
Jan/15
2009
Waiting for Bush to stfu is like when you're stuck in line at the counter trying to pay for your stuff and the guy ahead of you is just chatting to the teller who couldn't give a crap. Fine, fine, whatever. Move along buddy, we all stopped caring years… more »
Jan/15
2009
An appeals court in Washington state has ruled that teachers having sex with 18 year old students is not illegal. The case involved a 33-yr old teacher, Matthew Hirschfelder, who was charged with first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor for allegedly… more »
Jan/14
2009
I was pleasantly surprised to see a new sign greet me on the accordion bridge to the plane. It clarified one of my biggest beefs: what is meant by "two carry-on items". It was a simple picture - and it showed that two items meant one suitcase and one… more »
Jan/11
2009
Blind people, such as Stevie Wonder, are starting to complain about the plethora of touch screen gadgets coming out. At first I was thinking: "Oh, we should have to do without cool stuff because you are blind?" Then I started thinking about the reality… more »
Jan/10
2009
I frequently deal with community groups. Sometimes they are reasonable, sometimes not. Sometimes they listen to people who only sound like they know what they are talking about and don't have a fucking clue. Frequently they gain powerful "friends" in… more »
Jan/07
2009
The moguls lining up to whine about their industry suffering in our economy gets longer and longer and my sympathy and patience gets shorter and shorter. We had the banks, then the car companies, then newspapers, now we have *drum roll please* the… more »
Jan/07
2009

Labyrinth But No Bowie

These sorts of stories always amaze me. Maybe it's because I find myself at odds with clutter from time to time, but it might also be part of that "don't let this be you" syndrome. Loner who built network of tunnels out of rubbish in his home dies… more »
Jan/05
2009
I hate the blinky banner adds you see all the time on the web, but that's not what this rant is about. This about just the content of one of them. It's an add for plentyoffish.com which, really, isn't a very good name considering what else smells like… more »
Jan/03
2009
Here's the BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front) Credit Card lenders are reducing payments, extending pay back times and even writing off debt (!?!) for people who look like they're going to default. Yes, they are, but... not for everyone. After helping to foster… more »