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|Wednesday, July 9th, 2014|
|Obamacare: You are having it!
All these people are talking about needing to access to medical care, but I am not understanding. There is Obamacare, you are having it!
People are talking about not being able to see specialists but watch this. Senator Reid! Go to the doctor. See, you are having it!
|Smashin cars y'all!
news, I'm pretty sure I got my redneck qualification in this 4th weekend.
I drove to a town with a population that probably doesn't break triple digits.
To watch a demolition derby whose "arena" consisted of a round area that they dug a slight trench around and used the dirt to form a berm on the outside of the trench.
In an area so remote it didn't have cell service.
Where the food vendor was selling among other things "Buffalo Burgers" (It wasn't bad.)
And we opened the event with a punk rock version of the national anthem.
Oh and the "officials" "flag" consisted of a long stick he'd wave around in the air.
|Tuesday, June 24th, 2014|
|Emotion pimps 2, Suckers 0
You know from the moment I first heard of the story of the little girl who was disfigured from a pit-bull attack being asked to leave a KFC by the management because "she was scaring the other customers", my BS detector started pinging.Looks like it was as finely tuned as always.
Predictably the story went viral and the public went ape. KFC immediately issued an apology without even looking into it and even donated $30,000
to pay her medical bills. Naturally the staff of the restaurant received death threats, verbal abuse and minor violence from customers nearly non-stop afterwards.
Well as the PR people had spasms the legal department started its job, probably to see how many heads needed to roll at first. But the little girl's grandma who went public with her story and claimed to be there at the restaurant with her when it happened either doesn't pay attention to her surroundings or the news because she'd notice we live in a surveillance society.
They went over the restaurant's tapes for the day of the indecent and neither she or her granddaughter are on them. Oops. Well then the aunt comes to the rescue with "we meant location Y, not location X". Yeah... Location Y's tapes don't have you on them either. Furthermore neither locations registers rang up the combination of food items she claims to have bought. This ain't the 80's and these companies have been sued too many items. Their CYA is 10 layers deep these days.
Meanwhile the white trash family raked in over $135,000 from well meaning but gullible schmucks via the little girl's GoFundMe page. I hope the reconstructive surgeons and facilities who volunteered their services still help because it would transform that girl's life and she's also an innocent victim in this but I hope that GoFundMe refunds every last PENNY donated, even the paltry amount that existed before this hoax.
If this seems familiar you might remember the story of the girl who cried racist
and got a cool 10K of her own off the interwebs.
|Saturday, June 21st, 2014|
|Wearing a hole in the chair.
Well this week sucked work wise. We only got a day and 1/2 in before the engineering firm for the project shut us down. The Class 5 we were stockpiling came back too much clay, not enough aggregate in their tests. After another day and 1/2 though the phone call came, they found a new supplier so work the next day!
Then the rain came...
We can't haul the material if it's over a certain moisture content and besides we'd tear up the road to the pit if it's too wet as well. Plus the area where we dump it just turns into a quagmire. The rain closed out the possibility of work this week. Hopefully it's clearer skies next.
|Tuesday, May 27th, 2014|
|A + B + C = Fail
Last night I was cooking up some Hamburger Helper for dinner. If there's one thing I love it's the smell of fresh burger, especially quality stuff like I get from a local butcher. As I started to break up the meat into smaller pieces for cooking I went to take a whiff of it and that's when it hit me. Pork. Did I accidentally buy sausage instead?? I looked at the plastic bag it had come in and the label said "Bacon Burger".
Hot damn! Bacon's Law says that this should end up being awesome! Unfortunately the reality was that this train derailed on the same stretch of track that "If tuna sandwiches are good then salmon sandwiches should be great!" did.
For the record, Miracle Whip and salmon are 2 things that were NEVER meant to go together. Thus it was so with the supposed culinary delight of Bacon Burger. The whole thing ended up failing on all levels. It had neither the tang of good beef nor than salty kick of bacon. It all just ended up tasting like bland sausage. I don't think it was bacon that was mixed in with it to begin with. I suspect they had some scrap pork trimmings that they decided to grind up with some burger and sell as this novelty product. Had I realized what I was buying in the first place I most likely would have given a pound of it a try. Now instead I've got another pound of it in my fridge that I'm unsure of what to do with. I'll most likely end up tossing it.
|Monday, May 26th, 2014|
|Sunday, May 25th, 2014|
|Saturday, May 24th, 2014|
|Dork can't get any, goes on rampage.
If any of you read Jack
then the latest tragedy will seem real familiar. It's almost as if 'Angry Brian'
came to life.A whiny little punk
with an ego the size of the state he lived in went on a killing spree and had a youtube video titled "Life is so unfair because girls don't want me
". No, seriously! Our latest mass murdered is the son of a Hollywood director attending one of Cali's leading party schools in a town far to the left of Castro's Havana. The dork wears $300 shades, drove a BMW and had industry parents. If he'd had 1 single solitary ounce of charm he could have cleaned up. Instead he was a misogynistic narcissist who could turn off a perpetual motion machine. Hell with daddy's money he could have just PAID for it. A hell of a lot of others do in that town.
Listening to that screed of his was just painful. The constant urge to smack him was almost overpowering. If the poser had put half as much effort into learning a little social skills as he did in taking emo selfies then a whole lot of people could be going on with their vapid, empty lives still. Hey, here's a hint 'alpha boy'. A real "superior man" could hit a target standing right in front of him
but you couldn't even manage that. Your "superior" aim didn't even graze her! And how many clips did you empty to hit a couple people standing closely together less than 20 feet away?? Maybe you just too tired from all the energy spent sighing in your video.
Too bad the deputy had the skills he didn't and took him down clean with a head shot. It would have been great to watch the "living god" cry and yell "Oww!" while being cuffed. If it was self inflicted, then he's even more pathetic. Couldn't a "alpha male", a "perfect man", nay a "living god" at least of gotten out of his car and gone out in a blaze of "glory"? You know, like in daddy's movies? Instead of a 'mountains of skulls' you didn't even manage a speed bump of spleens.
Well, 'Brian' won't be making anymore whiny little social media posts. Too bad there isn't any clips of what nerdlinger is doing now. Bet that would get alllllll the likes. I'm thinking it's got to be something along the lines of an entirety surrounded by 'bros'.
|Tuesday, May 20th, 2014|
|Wednesday, May 14th, 2014|
|Tuesday, May 13th, 2014|
|Bang and Boom
Though I've not bought their last few albums due to the increasing injection of their politics, The MMB are still one of my favorite bands of all time.
Then there's this piece of mastery. I like to put on some headphones so I can listen to it in all its glory.
Those guys are kickin ass! Whoever is runnin the swab is a damn animal too cause that's a 2 man job.
|Friday, May 9th, 2014|
|Resist we much.
I guess that after a lifetime of only saying "racist!" 90% of the time one speaks it makes all the other words are a little harder.
|Monday, May 5th, 2014|
|Or should I say, Senator.
I heard the following from a kid and his mom waiting in line for my register yesterday. The kid was looking at a display of Pixy Stix.
Kid: Mom. Mom I want one of those. Can I have one?
Mom: No. We're almost there. You don't need to have one.
Kid: *pauses* Well...if I can't have one....can I have two then?
The first thing that came to my head was "You got a real future in politics there kid."
|It's that day again!
The day where we celebrate a Mexican town garrison's victory...over the French...in a war they ultimately lost...to the French.
And how do we celebrate it? By drinking the best advertised skunky, crap beer around. That is one hell of an ad campaign though because 90% of 'celebrants' don't have the slightest clue what they're celebrating...with skunky crap beer.
|Thursday, May 1st, 2014|
At my temp job until my main job starts I act as a cashier for a major chain store in town. Like many such stores they extend credit accounts to local governmental and service organizations so they can put things on account. Being right next to a reservation a majority of this active is tribal entities which issue purchase orders to various individuals. The fact their official purchases are tax exempt doesn't hurt either.
These POs (purchase orders) come with a brief description details who it is for, the amount authorized, what it's for (ie food, clothing, etc) and the issuing agency.
Yesterday I had a woman and her friend come up to my register with a "emergency spending authorization" PO from tribal "Victim Assistance" authorizing her to purchase up to it's amount for "clothing and personal hygiene items". Her cart was full of lingerie, makeup and jewelry. There was not one practical unit of clothing, not even socks. The way she was giggling and carrying on with her friend almost made me think the 'victim assistance' was assistance to make her a future victim. It also made me think that their definition of an emergency varied greatly from my own. I was able to reject the makeup and jewelry as not authorized by the PO. They didn't like that but accepted it....and held my line up for another 20 minutes as she went back to get more clothes to use up the rest of the money. Finally she came back...with even more lingerie. Your tax dollars at work.
Another "emergency" spending PO for "food" earlier in the week had me ringing up 2 carts full of pop, chips, candy, ice cream and bottled water. Of course as we got to the end up the 2nd cart and he approached his spending limit he had to leave something off. Naturally it was the bottled water. I was able to refuse some of his attempted spending on that one.....the clothes he was trying to buy for his niece. Clothes for a relative isn't "food" even by govt logic.
|Wednesday, April 30th, 2014|
|Saturday, April 26th, 2014|
|Don't let it hit ya...
One of things happening in the world that's netted virtually zero coverage in the US is the up coming independence vote in Scotland that has a real chance of succeeding.
I for one hope it does. Scottish politicians have for decades now had their heads so far up their rear ends that they make American pols look like reasoned elder statesmen. If the vote succeeds, break out the Orville Redenbacker! They might as well rename Edinburgh "Tenerife" or possibly "North Caracas".
|Friday, April 25th, 2014|
|Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014|
|Celebrate my sustainable comrades!
Today is Vladamir Ilyic Lenin's birthday which has totally has nothing to do with the fact...it's Erf Day!
Completely by coincidence on the 100th anniversary of Lenin's death the first Erf Day was held. So go out and..I don't know, thank some dirt. Oh and try not to breath you toxic waste emitting eco-criminal.