When you are pro-war even the abortion doctors call you "baby-killer."


No Sleep Til Pahonicks (Phoenix)

I worked nearly 60 hours last week, ergo, no posting. Hell I don't feel like posting this even.

The topic is from a FedExKinko's commercial (that I don't have, yet). Other funny things heard on TV:

Oral Steroid *snicker*

Uhm, Elf is a funny movie. When I answer the phone from now on I will have to say "What's your favorite color" instead of "Hello." If you like Elf I recommend the seriously underrated "A Night at the Roxbury" which features Will Ferrell as well. A lot of people poo-pooh on that movie, but I really liked it. Liked it like "Office Space" liked it.

And if you want to get someone a psychological thriller that is incredibly gorgeous in its cinematography check out "One Hour Photo." It's creepy, but not scary creepy, you know? And it has a higher rating than Night... which is a damn shame in my opinion.

Ah, hell I got nothing.

Maybe I should do a Top 100 Movies list for the end of the year? Then I could be like the big bloggers who think that doing such lists would show of their superior tastes and greater depth than the unwashed web surfers who recoil in horror when their preferences are called on the table as shit.



Thank you for your support.

Ah yes, reap that which you sow Libertarian-type people. Free-for-all sex isn't so free, eh?

And a self-elevated top Right-blogger snaps his head up and down in approval over yet another article calling the electorate of the USA complete morons because they vote for incumbent members of Congress in large numbers. And I love the sited and quoted example of Texas Republican-enhancing redistricting. Never mind that Democrats file endless lawsuits to return the Democrat-friendly congressional districts. Or just leave the state to effectively shut down government because they refuse to lose power.

Their entire argument is that we are voting for the wrong people. I imagine all sorts of self-described intellectuals and politicos smacking their forehead and screaming "Why did you elect <insert name here>?!" You know, no one is forced to elect one political party over another or one candidate over the other. Sometimes your favorite doesn't win and some people see no need for change (*ahem* G. W. Bush) for the sake of change.

Why can't our system evolve? It was a completely new system just over 200 years ago. The Founders immediately amended the Constitution 10 times because some of the states refused to ratify the document with the Bill of Rights provisions in it at the start.

BTW, one of the quickest ways to get into an argument (and eventually a fight) is to start talking about politics, with anyone. We aren't so stupid or easily led. Witness the past election when the country nearly evenly split for both parties, again, despite some of the heaviest campaigning in history.

Right or Left, some people just don't think the People can really govern themselves I guess.


Star Wars Episode III - Teaser Trailer Images HERE

Okay, not really here.

But over here:

Episode III teaser trailer images!


That's It!

Kerry had far more grace and dignity than Al Gore, or Teresa Heinz-Kerry at the concession speech (who nearly got left behind and almost fell backwards on stage - I blame the raisins).

So you got second place. But really Kerry is in First Place in my mind.

First Place Loser!


Not over till its over

Okay we are not quite done with the election, yet.

Ohio of all states is not "officially" for Bush. Kerry is trying to draw this out despite Bush clearly winning in Ohio and several other states and in the popular vote.


Who will blink first? Oh and I fully expect this time that Alec Baldwin et al. get on a plane and finally leave the country like he said he would if Bush won. Okay now he REALLY won, so start packing.


If Kerry Wins...

If Kerry Wins tonight, we will not be getting a "fresh start." In fact we will regress to a point before Sept. 11, 2001. A time when nuclear proliferation was the primary international crisis (remember Pakistan and India nearly nuked each other).

Terrorism will be treated as a law-enforcement concern, as it was under Clinton (who rounded up and sent to jail the cell responsible for the first - unsuccessful - WTC bombing).

Taxes will go back up to the point before Bush was elected thereby wiping out the economic progress we have made since a recession, massive terrorist attack and near collapse of the entire US airline industry, tourism industry and any businesses operating from the WTC complex.

If you think Sept. 11, 2001 didn't really affect the economy I must beg to differ. One Spet. 10, 2001 I was working on finishing a new consumer-type product that would have been debuted at a trade show in a different state. Due to the cancellation of civilian air traffic in the days following the terrorist attacks the trade show was effectively canceled. Any business started at the trade show would never happen, orders would now not be filled, etc. etc.

I would really hate to call such a string of events a "nuisance" as under Bill Clinton's leering eye.

The simple fact that France wants Bush to lose should speak volumes. Remember once that France negotiated with Hitler prior to simply giving up its sovereignty to the dictator. France also assisted in the extermination of Jews by rounding them up and shipping them off on trains. That is the kind of "ally" we will have, again, under a Kerry administration.

I certainly hope this is all moot. Otherwise we might as well simply prepare for a really bad four years, at least this time we will be somewhat ready (at least until Kerry throws out all early warning systems, recalls all military forces and reacts to a new terrorist strike).

Vote not for yourself, but for the future of our way of life.


Skew The Vote 2004

Got this from Rock the Vote (Don't Ask):

Why should you vote?

Because you’ve been looking for a job for way too long.

Or your crappy job is not what you ever thought you would be doing.

Or you can barely pay rent ‘cause you’re paying off all of your student loans.

So you are forced to borrow more money and charge more things to your credit cards.

So it's G. W. Bush's fault you took General Studies in college and now you can't get a decent job? And what is a decent job? Who defines this, the President?

And this is all making you overspend your income? Maybe if you stopped buying every new XBOX video game for $50 a pop and spent it on getting secondary education you could get out of your shit-job and move up in the world? No, it's still G. W. Bush's fault.


In fact, credit card debt has climbed 100% in the last decade for the 18-24 set.

Forget about health insurance. You haven’t seen a doctor in ages because that crappy job of yours wants to stick you with the tab, if they even offer it.

You’re not alone. Young people everywhere in this country are all wondering the same thing: What is up with the job market??

The truth is:

The unemployment rate is twice as high for young people. Outsourcing is hitting us especially hard.

But there is something we can do.

Together, we can make politicians pay attention to our needs. By voting.

So take 5 friends, and vote like you never voted before.

On November 2, you’re the boss.
You have the power to say, “You’re Hired.”

On November 2nd, rock the vote.

Again with the credit card debt. Young people today demand a bling-bling lifestyle, whose fault is that? Notice they don't mention that interest rates are at all-time lows. Why not refinance your student loans or get a new credit card with a much lower rate and transfer the balance thereby lowering your payments? No, vote for Kerry (implied, naturally) and he will *somehow* fix everything.

The unemployment rate is twice as high for young people because A) they are generally lazy, B) they expect to get a $50k job immediately after getting out of school or C) It's all G. W. Bush's fault?

The job market is just fine if you don't mind getting dirty and actually, you know, working. I can tell you several growing markets in the USA: medical, custom/high performance auto, construction.

All of these fields require some secondary education, but often reward with high wages and room for advancement. If you get a tech support job you will end up hating it, not have any room to move up (except maybe as a supervisor) and get pissed that your crappy job is outsourced (which doesn't make much sense).

I fail to see how this is Bush's fault. The dot-com get-rich-quick era is over, deal with it. Go get some secondary education or special skills and get a better job and shut the fuck up already.


What needs to be said

REPOSTED from 6/04

We must fight. You cannot win a fight if you lack the will to fight. And we are currently not willing to fight as hard as we need to. We are loitering in Europe a decade after the fall of the Soviet Union.

We are sitting on our hands regarding Iran and North Korea in addition to really dealing with Al Queda. Restraint is not what we need, we need mobilization and action.

George W Bush needs to get time on national TV, not request it politely and then get preempted by a basketball game, and tell the USA and the rest of the world the following:

1. We are withdrawing from the UN - it has failed its charter miserably. Under the UN numerous countries were invaded, people oppressed or become victims to genocide around the globe, nuclear weapons have proliferated. Effective immediately the UN no longer resides in New York City, get your stuff and get out of our country.

2. We are withdrawing our military forces from Europe and repositioning them in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as other friendly nations in the Persian Gulf and Africa, the current hotspots of the globe. Europe can defend itself, or politely ask us for help when they are overrun by Muslim extremists cutting the heads off of their citizens every week.

3. Any nation we even suspect of harboring our enemies will be invaded by our military forces untl the people we seek are captured or killed. Your country will welcome us willingly or we will temporarily take over your country until we are done with it.

4. There were WMDs in Iraq, here is the evidence. Al Queda was aligned with Iraq and received material support from Saddam Hussein, here is the evidence. This is a World War fought in a new way. Instead of destroying everything hoping to kill our enemies, we will seek them out individually or en masse while leaving the indigenous populations, infrastructure, resources largely intact.

This is how the world is today, it is not a safe and welcoming place right now. We cannot give hugs to terrorists and expect them to then leave us alone. They are trying very hard to kill us and we will respond in kind if necessary.

We will not wait until a nuclear weapon goes off in any US city, or a city in any country on Earth. We have taken steps to prevent this, but our task is not complete.

With the upcoming election the citizens of the USA have a choice. To continue on this task to make the world a truly safe and better place by removing a very real threat to ours and other civilized nation's citizens, or to pretend that we are not at war and to hope that we will not be the victim of additional attacks by Al Queda or any other hostile regime, group or dictator anywhere in the world.

This is the way things really are, and we either accept it or hide our face in our hands and hope that it goes away. The choice is up to you.

I'm waiting, Mr. President.