Archives for: "August 2011"

Aug/31
2011
Marty Markowitz is the Brooklyn Borough President and he is no stranger to being a loud mouthed jackass. However, Marty the Mouth's comparing Irene's toll on Brooklyn to the devastation found in some upstate counties takes the cake. “This weekend al… more »
Aug/31
2011

Verizon' Bad Impression

Verizon FiOS is moving into our area. I would typically applaud this, as I dislike the existing cable companies monopoly on internet/TV service in the area. Even if I do happen to work for said cable company. But I have to say, their execution leaves a… more »
Aug/30
2011
This man is costing the US money and, more importantly, lives. KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Direct U.S. talks with the Taliban had evolved to a substantive negotiation before Afghan officials, nervous that the secret and independent talks would undercut… more »
Aug/29
2011
They lie about her stats. They bitch about what she wears (has anyone ever leveled the same scrutiny on male drivers? Fuck no.) And now they're out in force trying to keep the "bubba" values going: women should only serve beer in a tight halter top and… more »
Aug/29
2011
Irene made a mess. A very big muddy and wet mess. One of the rivers that are at and beyond flood stage is near my office. I took a walk at lunch time. It was interesting how complete strangers who on a normal day would be unlikely go so far as a smile… more »
Aug/29
2011

Litmus Test

I have a litmus test for politicians that want to get my vote. It is a simple question, and the response speaks volumes. What is your position on evolution? “No, I don’t believe in evolution” – Simple and direct. They are under the impression that evol… more »
Aug/28
2011
We lost power for a while. Quite a while. Thankfully just as dinner was just about prepared, so we ate by twilight. What to do after dinner? 1) Finally read last weeks alternative paper (Savage Love FTW) by flashlight. 2) Make shadow puppets on th… more »
Aug/28
2011
I love the choices of state priorities when it comes to post-storm cleanup and restoration of normalcy. Sure enough all NJ casino's will be open and ready to take your money, but if you want to earn it in Manhattan? Ha! No bus service until 4:30 pm and… more »
Aug/28
2011
I couldn't figure out what game they were talking about. The kids prefer action games but somehow I couldn't see them playing a game about Edgar Allen Poe's heartthrob. It didn't make sense. I was only partially wrong, because Poe is bleak and the game… more »
Aug/27
2011
It's remarkable really, how effective this administration has been in taking down the Al-Qaida leadership. We bagged their number one. Now they're cherry picking down the remaining list. WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. and Pakistani officials said Saturday that… more »
Aug/26
2011
They rarely speak. You often don't even see them. It's hard to even tell them apart. But when the Secret Service tweets? They're never wrong... The Secret Service apologized after it said an employee sent a message in May -- "Had to monitor Fox for a… more »
Aug/26
2011
Oh No There Goes NYC, Go Go Irene OK, NYC isn't as melodic as Tokyo and Irene is a less impressive name than Godzilla, but you get the drift. Irene may not be a nuclear mutated lizard emerging from the Pacific, but she is a big-assed creation of m… more »
Aug/25
2011
Assad and his thugs? Pitiful dregs. Ali Ferzat, for the few who are left unaware, is a cherished thing - he is a satirist. This role is more exclusive than the Pope or any President, because it requires a precise skill that almost no one has and it… more »
Aug/25
2011

Mirror, Mirror

I know you’re not looking. Cars are whizzing by at 75-80mph. And I know you’re blissfully unaware. I’m not psychic. I can’t see into your mind. It’s not a superpower either. No, this is elementary, my dear Watson. Your rear view mirror is tilted 45… more »
Aug/24
2011
Yes, the East Coast had a earthquake. Small by West Coast standards in magnitude, but big in area of effect. The looks of horror in the newspapers made it seem like it was more than a broken window or two and a few knocked over shelves. It shook the… more »
Aug/24
2011
In my post below, there is a quote: “It's not for anyone but the offended to decide what's offensive to them.” But what about those that are easily offended? Do they get to hold the rest of us hostage in their easily offended sensitivity? Our politic… more »
Aug/24
2011
Nivea ran an ad in September Esquire showing close cut black man poised to throw a large afro wearing head, presumably his own. The ad states: "Look Like You Give A Damn ... Re-Civilize Yourself." Racist? Some think so. From the NY Daily News: The… more »
Aug/24
2011

Your Dog Wants Steak

There is this woman in the office who’s a big time vegan. She’ll use the microwave to cook horrifically bad smelling things for lunch (not because she’s vegan, because she’s rude). She’s a PETA member, who will occasionally drop off leaflets in the… more »
Aug/23
2011
Lindsay Lohan suing rapper Pitbull over lyrics in his song “Give Me Everything”. In the song he makes reference to Lindsay Lohan doing a short stint in jail. From the NY Daily News: In the lawsuit, the "Mean Girls" star reportedly claims she is "a prof… more »
Aug/22
2011
She may get her day in Civil court but Monsieur Le Pervert will be home sipping champagne and eating caviar before the week's end... (Reuters) - New York prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique… more »
Aug/22
2011
I stopped to run into a store this afternoon. Across the parking lot from the store is a Dunkin Doughnuts. Sitting in a car across from me were three youngish women. Outside the car door of each was a half drank cup of coolata. Yes, none of lazy-assed… more »
Aug/22
2011
GM has decided that any vehicle covered under warranty is no longer their problem, that is if it was produced by the "old GM". Which means most GM's on the road today. Pity the poor Impala owner who is suffering under this bullshit right now. GM says… more »
Aug/21
2011
Politics is not a case where the K.I.S.S. principle applies... NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market is starting to feed economic fear, not just reflect it. Stocks have fallen four weeks in a row. Some on Wall Street worry that the resulting blow to… more »
Aug/20
2011
It might have been an accident if it were just one of them, but it was both the rider and the passenger. In both cases the chin strap was attached with just a snap, completely ignoring the metal buckle that is the primary closure for a helmet. As an… more »
Aug/19
2011
My driveway is a common turn around point. Most of the time it is just something I put up with. "Who's that? Oh, just a turn around." There are those that pull all the way in or burn out scattering my last remaining gravel that I want to throw large… more »
Aug/19
2011
Answer: A creepy guy in a plastic mask who just won't go away. Until now that is. Burger King Corp. on Friday said it is retiring "The King" mascot, a man with an oversized plastic head and creepy smile who in recent years has been shown in ads peeping… more »
Aug/18
2011
I was on a conference call the other day. A loooong conference call. Someone called in an "expert". I'm sure her credentials were impressive, but all I heard was her personal accounting of the high-profile projects on which she worked sprinkled in her… more »
Aug/18
2011
The original hit from Brian Hyland was entitled "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" but it's really only the latter adjectives that matter in this case... LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) -- A 61-year-old New York man says he lost his job as a… more »
Aug/17
2011
Anyone who watched M*A*S*H back in the day fondly remembers Jamie Farr. The dress-wearing corporal was doing everything he passively could to get an honorable discharge. And while Staff Sargent Daryn Moran also wanted an early discharge his methods are… more »
Aug/16
2011
Ffs someone call the ACLU, I only have 1 bar of signal strength in my house! SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The idea to cut wireless communications to quell a brewing protest - a tactic that has put San Francisco's subway system in the middle of a global free… more »
Aug/16
2011
What's with the right-wing inability to control their mouth? All it does is show how unqualified they are to represent our nation. SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- In the words of Gov. Rick Perry, secession was one scenario on the table for frustrated Texans. The BP… more »
Aug/15
2011
So where are they going to hide when the richest of the rich calls Right-wing's hand on fiscal imbalance? The 80-year-old "Oracle of Omaha," one of the world's three richest men, has taken to the pages of the New York Times to call for higher taxes --… more »
Aug/14
2011
I used to hate them but now I love them. What are they? They are the stupid "give us more of your debt" checks from the credit card companies. I'll bet you're like me. After the ritual monthly cleansing, where you pay all your bills at one swat, the… more »
Aug/14
2011

Slobs and Mother Nature

I went to a small picnic yesterday afternoon at a state park. It's a beautiful area and the park is at the top of a mountain. The drive to and from the park is along a twisty curvy road with small parking areas clinging to the side of the mountain. On… more »
Aug/12
2011
I know what most people's first reaction is going to be, but that's not my point. Still, enjoy it, it'll take your mind off the deficit... ATLANTA -- A woman is upset with Delta Airlines over the way the carrier handled a seat dispute involving an… more »
Aug/11
2011
He was everything you expect in a French husband, this is to say one expects nothing and that was precisely what she was getting. Checking in with baby and luggage in tow Monsieur disappeared almost instantly and instead of helping his young, tired wife… more »
Aug/10
2011
The AP had it in all caps so I left it that way... ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Municipal bond broker Lucy Nobbe was fed up with Congress and angry over the U.S. credit downgrade, and she wanted the world to know. So the self-described Midwestern mom hired a plane… more »
Aug/10
2011
Yep, she's a Granny again, and this time thanks to her oldest son who, at 22, got married all of 3 months before baby arrived... ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Sarah Palin is a grandmother again. Kyla Grace Palin was born Saturday to Palin's eldest son,… more »
Aug/10
2011
Christians, you’ve been having some trouble converting me to your religion recently. You run into the same walls time and time again. Maybe I can save both of us some time and effort with a little bit of a primer. You can’t scare me into agreeing wi… more »
Aug/09
2011
Suck it up fuel hogs, your dino-days are numbered! WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fire trucks and concrete mixers, semis, heavy-duty pickups and all trucks in between will, for the first time, have to trim fuel consumption and emissions of heat-trapping gases under… more »
Aug/09
2011
I’ll admit I was skeptical that President Obama’s change would be an improvement. His background is in activism. From my personal experience most “activists” are good at identifying problems and a little light in developing realistic pathways to a goal.… more »
Aug/08
2011
I dislike people who consider texting a priority activity. Everyday, that disdain grows. Mr. Drive slow, drive fast, drive slow again, I finally get the opportunity to pass you and you are staring at your crotch. Yes, fuck head, I know you are texting.… more »
Aug/07
2011
Cultural differences are never so finely in focus than when on vacation. Natives and foreigners alike in their resort-wear finest, which these days means: name brand T-shirt (I've seen more Abercrombie and Fitch on EU and Far Eastern tourists than… more »
Aug/06
2011
And here I thought the Blue-hair brigade was just a pain in the ass behind the wheel. Apparently someone needs to get them the fuck out of the skies as well. CHICAGO (AP) -- Myrtle Rose was taking a short flight over suburban Chicago when the… more »
Aug/06
2011
Filed under: "Oh really?" Earlier in the day in Newton, Bachmann told reporters the economy would start to improve almost immediately after she becomes president because she would implement conservative economic policies to slash the nation's debt, stop… more »
Aug/06
2011
Kids will be kids. Kids say nasty things. Many kids are not nice people. Some may grow-up to regret being nasty little shrews. Others may just egg on the next generation to be little shrews, or worse. Jessica Falco drove two of her nieces to a neigh… more »
Aug/06
2011
Yes this is "success" of common-sense ideas coupled with a distaste for compromise. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has lost its sterling credit rating from Standard & Poor's. The credit rating agency on Friday lowered the nation's AAA rating… more »
Aug/02
2011
...Even though he clearly doesn't fit in the category of being "without sin." The pictures appear to show Magazzu standing naked in front of a mirror photographing himself with a Blackberry - photos similar to those that led U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner of… more »
Aug/02
2011

What Was She Dunkin'?

Apparently she had something in common with her wares... ROCKAWAY — A 29-year-old woman working the night shift at Dunkin Donuts is facing prostitution charges for allegedly taking breaks from selling donuts and coffee to provide sexual services in… more »
Aug/02
2011
There is no greater turnoff than someone loudly masticating their food with great gusto and emphasis on lip smacking. Really, there are bovines I'd rather dine with, cud-drool and all. It's something I could forgive with an elder who'd forgotten their… more »
Aug/01
2011
Nothing less than downright fucking amazing. (Reuters) - Representative Gabrielle Giffords returned to the House floor on Monday for the first time since she was shot in the head in January, receiving a thunderous ovation from Democrats and Republicans… more »
Aug/01
2011
(Reuters) - U.S. health insurance companies must fully cover women's birth control and other preventive health care services under Obama administration rules released on Monday. The mandate from the Health and Human Services Department represents a… more »