Archives for: "March 2009"

Mar/31
2009
Remember that off season special election I ranted about yesterday? Well, I got a phone call about noon, message on answering machine said something to the effect of "We noticed you haven't voted yet, please go vote." I was like "okay . . . ." Then… more »
Mar/31
2009
I think I have it. I've figured out just what the fuck has been going on for the last 8.5 years, and better, I have a guess at the motivation. Ok conspiracy theorists settle down and take a ponder on this one... Daddy Bush, the original, used to be our… more »
Mar/30
2009
If you live in 20th Congressional District you know these two names and can't wait for tomorrow to be over. For those of you that don't know, the 20th Congressional District seat was vacated when Kirsten Gillibrand was selected to replace Hillary… more »
Mar/29
2009
I dunno what sort of statistical mountain I fell down lately but I've been bumping into lots of people I "used" to know. Which is great. For them. Not really so much for me. See they're all like "Oh wow, {myname}, is that you? It's been such a long… more »
Mar/29
2009

Votre Dame

The ol' Catholic university seems to be in a bit of a quandary these days, at least ever since they invited Obama to speak (and he accepted). Now keep in mind, N.D. is prestigious. Almost the definition thereof. In the past they'd had plenty of new… more »
Mar/27
2009
I typically don't blog at work, but I wanted to have a quick peek this morning and I was told: Your organization's Internet use policy restricts access to this web page at this time. Reason: The Websense category "Tasteless" is filtered. URL:… more »
Mar/26
2009
Most of the time I'm only mildly amused or annoyed by the United Nations. This time I'm going to have to agree with those who say that it's lost and broken. In this case the topic is particularly moribund, addressing the protection of religion, pardon… more »
Mar/26
2009

Teen Prawn

I'm having trouble following the logic in this excerpt: TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A 14-year-old New Jersey girl has been accused of child pornography after posting nearly 30 explicit nude pictures of herself on MySpace.com -- charges that could force her to… more »
Mar/26
2009
Several states are proposing in these difficult economic times to implement drug testing for those people requesting assistance. I for one think this is a great idea. It might even help some people to seek the help to kick the habit. Critics cite… more »
Mar/25
2009
Macclesfield High in Britain does not allow truants to go to the prom. The school sent a letter home to Miss Gillan's parents informing them that the young lady better improve her attendance quickly. I'm sure Megan would love to comply, if she were… more »
Mar/25
2009
A federal judge in New York has added his weight to contentions that the Bush administration delayed easy, nonprescription access to the morning-after pill for political and ideological reasons, not from a desire to protect the public’s health. Yeah we… more »
Mar/25
2009
In Response to "Dear A.I.G. I Quit": http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/25/opinion/25desantis.html So I read your letter in the Times. You know, buddy, the one thing about posting private stuff on the net is that it's not so private any more. That's kinda… more »
Mar/24
2009

Candy and Booze

When things get shitty, people turn to comfort they can put in their mouth. I'm sure that smokes are probably on that list as well but no one has reported on an uptick in tobacco sales. Then again they're more expensive than paying under a buck for some… more »
Mar/24
2009
This little gem was posted on the back of a car I saw today and it irked me. The term is "pro-choice", not "pro-abortion" - get it right. Pro-choice people are not hog tying pregnant women and dragging them to clinics to get abortions. Pro-choice means… more »
Mar/23
2009
Mothers being asked to cover up on airlines. Facebook banning breastfeeding pics as indecent. . . Here is my take on the whole breastfeeding issue. Breastfeeding is good. Mothers should be allowed to do it anywhere they need to feed the baby. Covering… more »
Mar/23
2009
Captain Lisa Stout settled with United Airlines over a sexual harassment suit. What was the harassment? Porno pics hidden in the flight deck of the 737's she flew. Rather than ignore the pictures or dispose of them herself, she would make maintenance… more »
Mar/20
2009

No, you're not.

No. You're not talking to demons. Or spirits. Sorry. I know. I know. I'm close minded. The Ouija board could be a direct connection with your ancestors. But it's probably not. It's probably a $10 cardboard toy maybe by Parker Borthers. I know. I know.… more »
Mar/20
2009

UP GRADE! Seriously.

Without going into details about my employer or my relation to them, I ask... why the fuck don't people patch systems regularly? We just had a virus hit some of the systems in the environment. It a well known and highly publicized virus. From 2002. The… more »
Mar/20
2009

The Stupid. It Burns.

Longtime readers know about my intense personal dislike for creationists that pretend they're scientists. Mind you, I want it clear, I don't dislike people who choose to believe in creationism. I think they're incorrect, but I'm happy to let them have… more »
Mar/17
2009
A mother in England is trying to help her son get a piece, and not of pie. Lucy Baxter is trying to get her son a piece of ass, get him laid, basically make sure her son, Otto, ain't a virgin anymore. She is doing this by starting a website looking for… more »
Mar/17
2009

Paternal Misconduct

I don't mind saying that I haven't talked to my father in over ten years. I'm also not someone who will sob and cry that I "never had a 'father'" and use such a device as a crutch to pass the buck for my own faults like any number of Jerry Springer… more »
Mar/17
2009
In speaking about AIDS, that health expert, the Pope stated: "You can't resolve it with the distribution of condoms. On the contrary, it increases the problem." Even some of his own foot soldiers fighting in the forefront of this epidemic wonder about… more »
Mar/10
2009
I'm pretty amazed when I find a fan-boi site that's extreme as the one linked by the poster on "Maureen Dowd-y". The very fact that they have the (really old by now) picture of her red-haired highness with the caption "our patron saint" makes me at once… more »
Mar/10
2009
What is a 'Quant'? It's an ex-physicist that works as a high-brow statistician for a financial outlet. Put more simply, it's someone who can fit complicated curves in an attempt to "predict" money trends. Some quants analyze the stock market. Others… more »
Mar/09
2009
Girl do you have *nothing* better to write about than how much you admire Michelle's arms? The jealousy doesn't suit you very well, and while you're Ok at tossing around the poly-syllables, really your stuff is getting tired and old. Kinda like you.… more »
Mar/09
2009

3.2

People have always been afraid of what they don't understand, unless of course it directly benefits them. I have the hardest time understanding fuck-heads like Tony Perkins for example, who seems confused by the fact that scientists and engineers need… more »
Mar/06
2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Democratic official rebuked conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh on Friday for suggesting a health care proposal will be named in memory of Sen. Edward Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer. On his radio show, Limbaugh said… more »
Mar/04
2009

Just Really Tired of It

It's my fault really. I'm the biggest pessimist and the first one to tell anyone that the world sucks and everyone is out to screw you. But then I go ahead and trust people. Stupid really someday I'll take my own advice. It's nice to hover in that… more »
Mar/04
2009

Rude Girls

Women who play ska. This does not suck. I recently stumbled upon two acts from the British ska and 2 tone revival of the late '70s and early '80s. The Selecter Made up of mostly guys, The Selecter (slang for "DJ") was fronted by Pauline Black, who went… more »
Mar/03
2009
Get this guy, Dr. Jeffrey Segal. As a doctor he's made a business of attacking patients who publish their views on the medical treatment they've gotten from *any* doctor. Well, not just *any* doctor but ones that paid him money. Sounds a bit like a… more »
Mar/02
2009
Back in the 80's the "War on the Middle Class" began. With the election of Regan it was decided that the boundary between the haves and the have-nots was getting just too thin and needed to be reinforced a bit. And lo, the strategy to demolish the… more »