Archives for: "March 2012"

Mar/31
2012
I'm not big into body modifications, at least not extreme ones. I tend to think 'eh, unprofessional' when I see them at work, especially the extroverted kinds that sprout all over the face. What you put beneath your clothes, however, is your own beesw… more »
Mar/30
2012
What do you do when you are playing soccer and trip over your own feet and fall on you face? Of course you get up and give the girl from the opposing team behind you a beat down. I've watched the video a half dozen times and it doesn't look to me like… more »
Mar/30
2012
Coming home from work I was driving along and there was a group of about ten kids/teenagers who were crossing the road from the other side in the middle of the block. They were not in the crosswalks at either end of the block and there is an ample turni… more »
Mar/29
2012
Apparently even if a woman makes it all the way to the top of a giant like IBM there are still hurdles she can't cross to make her an "equal"... JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The appointment of a new chief executive at IBM has revived the debate over… more »
Mar/28
2012
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bank of America gave its CEO [Brian Moynihan] a pay package worth $7.5 million last year, six times as large as the year before. It happened while the company's stock lost more than half its value and the bank lost its claim as the… more »
Mar/28
2012
Bilal Khar is the spoiled wealthy son of Pakistan. He poured acid all over his former wife in an effort to gain revenge for her escape from an abusive marriage. On March 17th she threw herself to her death after suffering pain, surgeries and more pain… more »
Mar/28
2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Financial struggles have led "Octomom" Nadya Suleman to pose semi-nude in photographs to run alongside a paid interview in a British magazine, her attorney said Tuesday. With 14 children to care for, Suleman can't hold down a regular… more »
Mar/27
2012
Kentucky decided to respect the Amish by helping them make a poor decision when it comes to traffic safety. Now their horse-drawn buggies no longer have to use the high-visibility orange triangle, they can use white tape... something that does nothing… more »
Mar/27
2012
A while back the New York Times implemented a policy that people were allowed 20 articles per month on-line at NYTimes.com. I guess 20 per month wasn't getting enough paying subscribers, so it's time to cut it in half. As of April 1st, they are changing… more »
Mar/26
2012
It has me wondering, if Venezuela is as great as it's President claims, why is he always going abroad for medical treatment? more »
Mar/25
2012
At least now we know he has one. more »
Mar/25
2012

Heroic Pathos

The saddest part of any RPG video game is the end. You've sweated, toiled, solved problems and now your character is at their finest, wearing the most robust armor, carrying the best weapons, honed with the deadliest skills. Ready for anything, armed to… more »
Mar/25
2012
Yes you can, but it will only help for select issues. Still, it's worth mentioning. Thanks to Postmaster General on Eastcoat Guardians forms. I posted this in response to a problem mentioned in another thread. I thought it should be made easily… more »
Mar/24
2012
An interesting notion in itself, the better term would be "Gamers attracting Gamers" because really does gender really enter into it? I mean if it does then aren't you deliberately snubbing all the girl-gamers out there? No, don't say "who" or worse… more »
Mar/24
2012
Geraldo Rivera is facing criticism for his statement that: "I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin's death as George Zimmerman was." While that statement in itself is idiotic and shortsighted, Rivera did also state that Zimmerman n… more »
Mar/24
2012
It's hard to imagine anything stupider, but apparently the Chinese press is running out of nasty things to say about one of the most revered men in the world. BEIJING (AP) -- A state-run Chinese website [China Tibet Online] has launched a bitter attack… more »
Mar/23
2012
If you receive an in-steam, friends message that tells you to go do ANYTHING remotely resembling steeamfreegifts.top8.com you know that your friend's account has been compromised. The full message should look like this: Grievous: you can now get a… more »
Mar/22
2012
Last week the senate passed "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century". In that bill, $24 million is allocated to research for a "Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety". In trillion dollar budgets, a mere 24 million is a pittance, but I think… more »
Mar/21
2012
Over the years, HR departments have gotten used to taking advantage of social media to vet potential new hires. MySpace was good, but Facebook is better. They loved it. However, with the cavalcade of stories talking about security breeches and identity… more »
Mar/21
2012
She was one tough old bird, and I admire her... BUTTE, Mont. (AP) -- Ruby Garrett ran the last brothel standing in this mining town's once-lively red-light district with a reputation for kindness toward her girls, but the grandmotherly figure was als… more »
Mar/20
2012
Funny thing happened today. The news papers reported that the "meager" savings from the Buffet Tax would be a mere $31 billion. As of this writing the number suddenly jumped by almost 50%... now it's $47 billion. I know the deficit now counts in… more »
Mar/20
2012
It's unlikely that Trayvon Martin's killer will ever face justice. The police have already shown that they're disinclined to persecute George Zimmerman. Thus far they've refused to even charge him with anything at all. But this is Florida where "shoot… more »
Mar/19
2012
Hey Dennis, Fuck you. I'm an American. I was born here. But I'm not Christian. I don't give a rats ass about your values, not when they conflict with the constitution. You see there's a reason why the Founding Fathers drew a line between Church… more »
Mar/19
2012

The Sidetrack

I have a meeting coming up. I just found out that one of the people who wanted this meeting with me and several other has invited another individual to the meeting. This other individual has an agenda that does not completely fit with what I understand… more »
Mar/19
2012

HUGE-ly annoying

There is a local car dealership around here that says "HUGE" in every commercial. They are the most obnoxious advertiser in this area and have been for years. I am obviously not the only one that finds it annoying and the dealership knows it. Because of… more »
Mar/18
2012

Pray for me?

She said she would pray for me and walked away with her head down. I really don't understand that concept. Prayer. In the Christian faith, people pray all the time. For the life of me, I don't understand why. Staying within the tenets of that faith, God… more »
Mar/18
2012
I was enjoying some corned beef and cabbage with a friend last night. The conversation turned to current day books and movies. She said that most modern books and movies left little to the imagination, that is why she tends to prefer the classics. She… more »
Mar/17
2012
Now Arizona wants to be able to decide which women should be entitled to birth control. Yes that's right, the state feels that they should be the ones to decide family planning, not the woman, her doctor or her family. PHOENIX (AP) -- Women in Arizona… more »
Mar/16
2012
Dharun Ravi was convicted today of all counts relating to webcam spying on his roommate. At twenty he now faces the possibility of a decade in prison. I'm sorry but that's wrong. Dharun shouldn't have spied on his roommate, but in the end antic… more »
Mar/16
2012
A marine is shot in the back of the head by an Afghan soldier and no one knows about it for over a month. Why? WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Afghan soldier shot to death a 22-year-old Marine at an outpost in southwestern Afghanistan last month in a previously… more »
Mar/16
2012
Thank you Capital Grille, for your generosity. MENDON, Mass. (AP) -- The transformer fire that knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in Boston turned about to be a stroke of delicious luck for the big cats at a Massachusetts zoo. The… more »
Mar/15
2012
Goliath AT&T lost in small claims court to a single, little David. But now they're afraid that other David's out there might follow suit... NEW YORK (AP) -- AT&T is offering to discuss a settlement with an iPhone user who won a small-claims case… more »
Mar/15
2012
She's giving new meaning to the phrase "turn the other cheek..." Saying that women are “not going to take this lying down,” an Ohio senator has struck back in a growing battle over reproductive legislation that has consumed lawmakers recently.… more »
Mar/14
2012
There's obscene and then there's these people... If you thought mega-family parents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar were done expanding their famous brood, think again! The parents and stars of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” are expecting their 20th child.… more »
Mar/13
2012
My boyfriend and I went through the drive thru at McDonalds for breakfast. Not the most dignified meal, but good when you when you have places to go. Egg McMuffins and coffee. Not all that exotic. "Cream and sugar with the coffees?" "Both light please.… more »
Mar/13
2012
No matter how you want to order it, it's an original idea that got noticed. But not in a good way. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A charitable marketing program that paid homeless people to carry Wi-Fi signals at South By Southwest has drawn widespread debate at… more »
Mar/12
2012
Minnewaska School District intimidated a 12 yr old to give them her facebook account password because she said she hated a school monitor. They told her she needed to apologize to the monitor. The ACLU is suing the district. According to CNN, the sc… more »
Mar/11
2012
What's the matter Texas? You don't like the reality of what you voted for shoved in your faces? Where's your balls? KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A national syndicate will offer replacement "Doonesbury" comic strips to newspapers that don't want to run… more »
Mar/10
2012
Not sure how else you can interpret it when the Mayor says he'll veto a bill that protects kids from second-hand smoke. INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is threatening to veto the City-County Council's new measure that b… more »
Mar/09
2012
The irony of the mass bailout of Rush Limbaugh sponsors isn't lost on everyone. As he was happy to point out, there are advertisers clamoring to get a spot in his stable-o-honey's. The thing is, they're not exactly, hmmm, class acts? Meanwhile, a f… more »
Mar/08
2012

Pat For Pot

I read the headline and then read it again. A few times. Pat Robertson is coming out for... marijuana? No shit? Truth. No shit. See for yourself... RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says marijuana should be legalized and treated… more »
Mar/07
2012
He's a Governor, not a doctor, but apparently he knows what women need when it comes to medical advice... RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Abdominal ultrasounds for women seeking abortions in Virginia will become mandatory under a bill signed into law Wednesday by… more »
Mar/05
2012
Yes, yes, I know its a big draw. But, personally, I don't give a crap if I have any sports channels. I know I can skip those channels, and I do. However, I don't need an email every other day telling me about how the negotiations are going. Cable… more »
Mar/05
2012
Can you blame network if they enable shows that encourage hate? According to the American Way, no, we cannot. But that doesn't mean that the stigma of hatred won't wear off on anyone associated with that network, most especially by consumers who can d… more »
Mar/04
2012
For those wondering (and unwilling to play both scenarios) the better path to choose is Iorveth. While I won't reveal the plot details it's richer, more rewarding (in all sense of the word), and far more true to how you'd expect Geralt to act. Although… more »
Mar/04
2012
No, this is not a sociopolitical statement, it's a fact: headphones with eyeglasses suck. That is all. more »
Mar/03
2012
Oh he's sorry now, so sorry. Too bad no one believes it. NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Conservative icon Rush Limbaugh apologized Saturday for calling a Georgetown University law student who testified before Congress about contraception a "slut."[..]… more »
Mar/02
2012
It's hard to imagine anyone so utterly out of touch, but Rush is the conservative mouthpiece that all the Right Wing zealots must bow to. This is the type of person that considers himself the ultimate patriot, the perfect American and the Moses of the… more »
Mar/01
2012
Roy Blunt what do you have against women? WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is considering GOP legislation aimed at rolling back President Barack Obama's policy on birth control coverage. At issue is a measure sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri t… more »
Mar/01
2012
We have no one to blame but ourselves. That's the fact. American's only vote for the most extreme, not realizing that by choosing people who insist they won't compromise we doom ourselves. Even with her party standing a good chance to regain the Senate… more »