Archives for: "September 2009"

Sep/30
2009
Sometimes this bullshit comes in waves. Let me start with the first case. Bunch of high school cheerleaders put up a number of inspirational banners up with religious overtones, or flat out biblical verses during the football game. Things like "commit… more »
Sep/29
2009
Why oh why... [Marion County Sheriff's Capt. Mike] Rolls, who was serving as the shift's watch commander early Tuesday, said he was eastbound on State Road 200 near Interstate 75 when he saw the strange sight driving westbound toward the interstate's… more »
Sep/28
2009
The data is out and analyzed. If you want to read it all for yourself visit this link here: http://www.iihs.org/research/fatality_facts_2008/motorcycles.html But knowing the attention span of most people (and most riders) here's the digested version. 1.… more »
Sep/28
2009
"Wash my fucking shirts Bitch!" Anyone who remembers that quote can understand why I'm irked. It's a renovated Palin-ism all over again where Repub bitches can do no wrong whereas Demo witches can do no right. Where our boy Dick was the least favorite… more »
Sep/27
2009
Many health care providers and hospitals are requiring their staff to get the H1N1, better known as the swine flu, vaccine. Even the state Health Commissioner from New York State is requiring it. Many health care workers are not happy with the… more »
Sep/26
2009
Here - take a look: This Is A Tube Flop I'm usually aghast to hear stuff my parents said come out of my mouth, but really my parents never said much about my choice of footwear growing up. The most I got was a little grief when I wanted a pair of… more »
Sep/25
2009
Ow. Ow, ow, ow.... ow, ow. Ow. Note: remember the Meow-Mix jingle? Hum tune and repeat words above as lyrics until humor or the irritation of others around you reaches the desired level. more »
Sep/24
2009
I've read a few times about home-health caretakers siphoning off a patient's medication. Most often it's morphine for end-life patients and the nurse is some older lady, but yeah I've read about it more than once. Having been a recent medical recipient… more »
Sep/23
2009
According the NY Times, the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) ". . . prohibits residents from keeping pure-bred or mixed-breed pit bulls, Rottweilers and Doberman pinschers, as well as any dog, with the exception of service dogs, expected to weigh more than… more »
Sep/22
2009

Vista sucks

Microsoft peddling Vista is like an old farmer trying to sell an sick mule. Both try to extol as "virtues" the habits of their respective wares being slow and obstinate. more »
Sep/21
2009

Opinions

It's been said that opinions are like assholes - we all have them. If you don't like an opinion, give a good reason beyond telling the person they are not enlightened enough to have that particular opinion - otherwise stfu. more »
Sep/21
2009
My telephone number is mere single digit from the local Walmart's telephone number, hence I get many a wrong number. Most people are polite and say "Sorry" and I tell them "Have a nice day." However, today, I got someone yelling at me "I didn't hang up… more »
Sep/20
2009
I've decided that I like the whole, messy healthcare carnival after all. No, I'm not nuts, listen there's a good reason for my support. Here's the story... I received a bill from the hospital the other day. It said I owed over $300 for a service that… more »
Sep/19
2009
Good idea or bad idea? People are never going to give up their cell phones. Also people will never give up driving while they talk. Some people (imho more women than men) just can't stfu. They need the constant yakka yakka to remind them that they're… more »
Sep/18
2009
Ok this is just fucking retarded. PARIS (AP) -- Angry French farmers dumped millions of liters of fresh milk next to one of France's most famous tourist sites on Friday to denounce the slumping cost of milk and an EU plan to end production quotas, which… more »
Sep/18
2009

Stupid Windows

Right by the highway there's an office building. It's a little odd, because it's nestled right up against the highway and it's at an odd angle. Well today I found out what the position is for. It's perfectly aimed to maximize the sunlight into the… more »
Sep/17
2009
And here's even more in the way of our elected officials chewing on the soles of their feet. Not being the brightest bulb in the bunch, Rep Baron Hill (D) dressed down a young student and a crowd of registered voters concerning the right to visually… more »
Sep/16
2009
Why? Not because of his outburst but because of how he treated the mixed race daughter of Sen. Strom Thurmond. In 2003, Wilson called it ''unseemly'' and a ''smear'' for the mixed-race daughter of Sen. Strom Thurmond, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, to… more »
Sep/16
2009
I have a couple of improvements that would increase the usability of email in a corporate environment: 1. Email Form - force the use to check one and only one option from a list defined by the user. For example: "Hey Jim, I think that new design is… more »
Sep/15
2009
Remember in Saturday Night Live when Dan Akroyd turned to Jane Curtain with "Jane, you ignorant slut!" Well that applies here. Yes, I'm sorry it's another rant on the ol'half-dead health care horse These women are part of an equally ignorant group of… more »
Sep/15
2009
Really it's hard to add to this... WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A tender moment in a trash bin went all wrong for a couple who found themselves being held up at pocket knifepoint. Police said two 44-year-olds had climbed into a dumpster to be alone just after… more »
Sep/14
2009
It's rare that I'll put someone's name into the title of a post to compliment them, but then it's only rarely that good things happen these days. Judge Jed S. Rakoff is my hero. I love the man. I'd send him candy and roses if I knew where to ship them,… more »
Sep/13
2009
I was perusing the NY Times last night, my primary source of rant-worthy news and also a ritual of relaxation. It was violated last night when, as I clicked on a leading article from the front page, url I was looking at was hijacked. Fear, fear, fear!… more »
Sep/12
2009
Child brides. Keeping women enslaved, mentally and physically by denying them education, health care and their basic rights. The implementation of the religion in Yemen is barbaric. SAN'A, Yemen (AP) -- A 12-year-old Yemeni child-bride died after… more »
Sep/12
2009
It has never been the case that people will willing step forward and volunteer information about things they've done wrong. It's just not in human nature to do so. As a result the notion that companies should be allowed to operate without government… more »
Sep/11
2009
It's an interesting idea. In Arizona they don't bother with paying cops to give people tickets they just let cameras do it. Snap. Snap. If you're speeding they take a picture of you in your car and then mail you a demand for money. Doesn't seem very… more »
Sep/10
2009
No, this isn't a post about Republican Representative Wilson's bodacious blurt. It's about another "family values" Republican who's best line of defense is to claim that he actually *was* lying. Roll tape please... SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A… more »
Sep/10
2009
What am I referring to? Well hijacking a plane of course. All it takes is some tin cans, sand, wires, stop watch and a blinky light or two. It also helps if airport security isn't so secure. The three pilots of Aeromexico Flight 576, which was hijacked… more »
Sep/09
2009

Consider It Performance Art

Oh Nein, Nein, Nein! Yes technically it should be "ach" but that doesn't work right... more »
Sep/09
2009
It's been rather a banner two years. The attrition amongst my friends and cohorts has been rather impressive. If nothing else I certainly have less birthdays, less christmas cards and less connections to care about. On looking back on things I can't… more »
Sep/08
2009
I understand and respect the need for disabled people to compete. I disagree that it should be carried by television stations that need to make money from their broadcasts. Here's the byline... NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City documentary filmmaker sued… more »
Sep/07
2009
People from the past, nominally "friends" have contacted me recently. These are people with whom I tried to stay in touch with, but for whatever their reasons, didn't want to stay in touch with me. That's fine, I can respect that maybe you're going… more »
Sep/06
2009
I was driving along a main route between towns the other afternoon. It's moderately populated with shops, a few here a few there, not really strip malls per-se but things like hardware, auto body, dance studios and punctuated with the occasional liquor… more »
Sep/05
2009
Well at least there's no obscuring the facts in this one. Wall Street bankers want you to die. And soon. So they can make a profit. Read on... The bankers plan to buy “life settlements,” life insurance policies that ill and elderly people sell for cash… more »
Sep/05
2009
It's the pinnacle of irony that the Catholic Church is weighing in against the public health plan, not for any concrete reasons like say a lack of coverage for the poor or insufficient counseling for the dying. Nope. It's because they see the government… more »
Sep/04
2009
LONDON (AP) -- A British court issued a landmark ruling Friday, allowing a transsexual prisoner serving life for manslaughter and attempted rape to be transferred to a women's prison. So the cliff notes version of this guy is that he's in prison for… more »
Sep/03
2009

Cann-A-Bust?

You'd think the Dutch would know their Weed. Apparently they don't. THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch police who mowed down what they thought were illicit marijuana plants were red-faced Thursday when it emerged they'd ruined a research group's… more »
Sep/03
2009
You know we had eight years of Bush and in all that time no democratic state took umbridge to having the president speak. But Texas and conservative Texans want to prevent their children from even listening to what our elected President wants to say.… more »
Sep/02
2009
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- National American University is no longer suing a California pornography company that used a name the school thought was too similar: Naughty American University. The porn company decided to drop the trademark. Kinda sad… more »
Sep/02
2009
What did Jeremy do? He got a kitten and then tried to feed it to his snake. When that didn't work he kicked it to death. Jeremy, if I was a vindictive person I'd want to see you dragged naked over carpet tacks and then dipped in vinegar. Then I'd find a… more »
Sep/02
2009

Speaking of Fucked...

Check this out... http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/world/rest-of-world/Top-Canadian-politician-kills-cyclist-in-road-rage/articleshow/4962455.cms TORONTO: A top Canadian politician who served as Ontario's attorney general faces murder charges for… more »
Sep/02
2009

Fucking Lovely

In the past 24 hours I've been accused of being hostile (with saved chat logs as whatever evidence of misinterpreted communication), had my own subconcious twist a few emotional knives, was told I was not just wrong - but really amazingly wrong - in… more »
Sep/01
2009
Ah yes, those goofy guys in the Republican Party are at it again. Har, har, what jokers they are. Now they're making jokes about shooting the President. Oh wait, that's not very funny. BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho Republican Rex Rammell said Tuesday the… more »
Sep/01
2009
Eighteen was NOT enough kids for this couple, they're on their nineteenth. Someone needs to tie both their reproductive organs in a knot. Enough is enough. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- No. 19 caught Michelle Duggar by surprise. As she gears up to become a… more »
Sep/01
2009
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The University of Texas at Austin is pulling out of the National Merit Scholarship Program to focus on needs-based financial assistance I remember the Merit Scholarship program well. I was one. Based on how I tested on the SATs.… more »