Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Day

For the first time since as long as I can remember, I'm not going to be celebrating Thanksgiving or having turkey. I didn't think it'd be that big of a deal, but I don't know. It's quite odd.

There are so many things that were kinda part of my annual thing to do, like having the turkey meal, cooking fun things, planning my black friday trek, watching football and passing out in a turkey coma, etc. It doesn't seem that big of a deal, but it is a once a year thing, and I kinda miss it.

Well, it's only one year I guess. It's better to know what it'd be like to miss it then never had that experience.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Work Work Work

I'm a bit tired of always having to work at nights. This is not to get ahead of the game. This is just to keep a float. My billable hours are around 60 hours/week. That's just the billable hours. This is not including all the extra crap I do that I don't bill for.

When I was in the states, this is what I was doing. This is what burnt me out. This is one of the reason I wanted to leave the US for a while. Now, different hemisphere, same shit.

I keep thinking there will be a break soon with the holidays coming up. Most of my customers here have manatory shut downs (i.e., you can't come to work) which is really nice. I have a visit from a friend and a good trip planned to do some relaxing.

All this and I don't even get turkey this year. Boo.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dear Big 3 Automakers,

Go Fuck yourself.

In the last few days, the big 3 automakers have been crying for help in the face of possible bankruptcy. This Pandora’s box of corporate welfare that this government has began with the helping of private financial companies who have made horrible disgusting decisions in the past years has every corporation thinking that the government will bail them out. The idea of the government helping out private corporations goes against the very foundation of what one would call capitalism in which the smart and the strong survive. The stupid and weak, deservingly, perish.

I would like to first remind you that Bush been in charge the last eight years. This economic problem didn’t just pop up. Bush probably had something to do with this ‘worst economic fiasco since the great depression’ don’t you think? So many of you wanted an average guy that you can related to in the most powerful position in the world. Well, you have it. This is what happened. Let’s move on as that’s a moot point.

So many of you so easily threw out the word Socialism, or even Marxist during this last campaign. So you’re afraid of socialism huh? Do you remember voting for a guy name Bush for president in the last two elections prior to this one? Who do you think is in charge of all this corporate welfare right now? Bailing out corporations? What do you think this bailout is?

I’ve heard so many of you scream and yell about how you hate giving welfare to people. Do you think this is better? Welfare for corporations that obviously made dangerous decisions based solely on greedy. Now we’re suppose to help them out? Is that now ok? Helping big organizations instead of people? When the corporations were making record profits, were you getting a share of those profits? You feel any of that profit trickle down to ya? Can you connect the dots on why the wealth gap is at the biggest levels ever in history?

Back to my original point. For decades, the automakers have refused to evolve in their thinking and their car design. Even when they were facing stiff competition from more efficient, more reliable Japanese and German automakers, they held steady in their thinking. Instead of changing with the times to more efficient, more reliable, and more economical cars, they give us bigger and more wasteful SUVs. The only ideas they have is to make things bigger. That’s it. Bigger. And that’s what the fed the American public.

Along with their oil company buddies (ExxonMobile had the most profitable quarter EVER in US history in Q3 of this year. They made $11.68 Billion. That’s $1,485.55 per second. This is while the country and families everywhere was hurting from such high gas prices.), the automakers killed any projects that would make for more efficient cars. They killed any idea of having cars that used any other type of alternative energy other than oil. Ideas for hybrids or electrical cars were non existent.

In the last few years, while the only concept the automakers introduced the public to were bigger and more gas guzzling SUVs, the Japanese were bringing us efficient and economical cars and hybrid varieties. It’s obviously what type of cars people prefers today.

So now with sales down dramatically in the last few years, you’re asking the government for help as you’re near bankruptcy? It was your own stupidity in making large SUVs and refusing to make more sustainable cars that got you here. It was your refusal to look into the future. It was the bed that you shared with the oil companies that got you where you are today.

You drove off the cliff with your idiotic decisions. Now live with your own incompetence. It is completely your fault and yours alone. I see no reason why the government and the taxpayers should help you in any way.

Oh sure, you’re going to promise more economical cars, more green technology if the government gives you money. Blah fucking blah. You’ve had decades to work on this technology and not only did you not work on it, you actively prevented this technology to be developed. There is no reason why anyone should believe that you will hold true to your words now.

If the government does decide to keep these companies alive. They better damn well clean house before they do. It’s obviously so many people in Detroit are refusing to change their thinking, and it’s time they go or we’re just going to be back to where we are in a little while.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Best Damn Commercial I've seen in a while

Not totally sure why I think this commercial rules, but it does. I get fired up everytime this comes on TV.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

On Prop 8.

I had a post that I wanted to write on this. I will post it eventually. I have posted on this subject several times now. So for now, here's a much better worded version of what I want to say.

I don't understand people and their reason behind voting against love. I don't mean that literally of course. I've heard all of your arguments. Nothing you have said makes you seem any less of a bigot.

This thing we call love. This thing that so many of your God(s) claim to be (The whole God is Love thing). This is the fundamental concept you're attacking. You're attacking the ideal of love between 2 people. That one thing in this world that's so precious that it's worth living and dying for. Somehow you attack the concept of love and you think you're doing right?

What does it matter to you anyway? How does this affect you in anyway? No one is taking anything from you. No one is taking away your right or choice to love another. No one is making you love someone you don't want to. All you're being asked is to be tolerant enough that you share this love that you're allowed to have, and by all accounts should be an unalienable right to all people, with a population of people in our society that has somehow been left out.

Is that too much to ask for? Do you not think every person in this world deserves a chance at love? To love and be loved?

You think your God tells you to do this? To oppose love between 2 people? When you say God is love, is there a little asterisk next to it that isn't mentioned? If that is the case, if you God is against love, then perhaps you should contemplate if you're worshipping the right Lord.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Now on to something much more important

Cloning from the grave: Scientists create new life from a mouse that has been frozen for 16 YEARS

You all laugh when I talk about zombies, but oh, it's coming. You just wait.

In case you're wondering, this is how it's going to happen.

Science will finally make a major breakthrough and reanimate a dead thing (could be a rat, or prehistoric dinosaurce or something). There will be quite the scientific breakthrough. Little did they know, this reanimated thing will be carrying a virus. The very virus that brought it back from the dead.

There will be an accident where a lab tech gets bitten.

The rest is history.

Just FYI.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Thank you. Thank you so very much.
This is probably the best present a person could get on his birthday.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Please make the right choice.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

What the Fuck is wrong with you people?

Seriously. WHAT the Fuck.

SUMTER, S.C. - A 12-year-old boy trick-or-treating with his family in central South Carolina was shot from inside a home Friday and killed, and his father and brother were wounded by the gunfire, authorities said.

The shooting suspect, Quentin Patrick, was in custody, a jail official said. Patrick, 22, has been charged with murder and three counts of assault and battery with intent to kill.

The family was headed home from a city-sponsored event downtown when they decided to stop at a few homes, Sumter Police Chief Patty Patterson said. The father and his four children approached a home with a porch light on about 8:30 p.m. local time while their mother waited nearby in a vehicle.

Being that Halloween is by far my favorite and most cherished holiday, this shit is not tolerable.

Is 'people hanging on to their guns' really an insult? No. Fuck you people with guns. Why the fuck do you people think you need guns? Arming the world is not the answer. Do you really think if everyone in the world had a gun there would be world peace? Look around the world. Where has there been conflicts where there were no guns? Guns are always the tool for violence. Not for fucking peace.

Don't you fucking realize guns made for only one purpose. It's not for defense. It's not to scare anyone off. It's made to kill. It is a tool for killing and ONLY for killing.

Don't give me that fucking 2nd amendment bullshit either. You are NOT in a damn well regulated militia and it's not necessary to the security of a free State. You therefore do not have the right to be armed you fucking jackass. Learn to read the damn constitution.

This kind of shit happens all the damn time. Happens more often than it should. Being that people are inherently stupid and irrational, allowing them free access to guns is just not a fucking good idea. This is one of those cases where a gun is something that's just too dangerous for a person to have and as a society and as people, we need to take this away.

Why the fuck don't people realize guns are bad?! How hard is that to get through your dumbass???