Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
INSECT INSURECTION
I was reading Pravda online the other day (I don't read deep but I do read wide) and came across a little story that seems to be a sign of things to come

There was a terrible explosion in an apartment complex in the city of Lvov a few nights ago. The windoes and doors were blown out and even one wall collasped and much of the personnel property was distroyed. I addition the senior resident is in serious condition with burns over 40% of her body.

The woman was spraying a rather potent pesticide in the apartments to kill an infestation when she lit a candle to reach into a darkened area. The pesticide ignitedd and caused all the damage listed above. That's the offical story anyway. The thing I found curious was that none of the insects were killed by the poison or explosion.

Yup, the Cockroaches escaped unharmed.
I have been waiting for signs that the army of Cockroaches are starting to make their move. I wonder if they are under control or freelancing though.

Hmm, I think I hear something in the walls...
 
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Saturday, November 25, 2006
I'm Almost Full
 
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Thursday, November 23, 2006
Extreme Eating

The bird is baking.
The stuffing is stuffed
The ham is hot.
The potatoes are in the pot.
The pies are pumpkin and sweet potato.
The daughter is doing deviled eggs and chocolate cake.
It all will be done in three hours.
I'm going to bed, wake me when everyone is gone.

Happy day turkey!
Oops, I mean happy turkey day!
 
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006
WRITERS WAR


Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.

Robert A. Heinlein

Leo has a post about his favorite writers, I agree with number one but his number two is Dr. Seuss which isn’t a bad choice with the reason he gave and I do agree with number one. Robert Heinlein has guided me through life since I was a little nit with no wit.

I have to say that I have so many authors that fight for second that I can’t decide.

Robert Louis Stevenson,

Jules Vern,

Charles Dickens,

Sir Arthur Coonan Doyle,

Mark Twain,

Faulkner,

All the others I can’t figure out how to spell.

Asimov,

King,

Bradbury,

Block,

Nevins

Marion Zimmer Bradley,

Not to mention Arthur C. Clark J. R. R. Tolkien and Robert Silverberg.

I was never a great fan of Vonnegut, His work makes me see double, though I do love Slaughterhouse Five.

When we get into more current writers though I am partial to Tom Clancy, J. K. Rowling, and Sue Grafton and a multitude of others.

The truth is that nobody beats Dean Koontz for me the last few years.

When I get started on his books I sometimes read ten or twelve in a row.

I started False Memory yesterday so I will be on a koontz jag again.

Now for the really important writers in my life we go to the Blogs

We have Jackiesue who is evil and also a Yellowdog Granny.

There’s Babs who is going insane. She may even catch up to me someday.

Of course there is Ruby’s Leo and Denise of the mental excrement. There’s Kevin and Apos, and a whole lot of others who I try to read every day. The trouble is the list keeps getting longer but the time remains the same.

I sometimes feel that I am letting myself down by not posting as often as most of the people I read.

I also feel guilty that I can’t give my kids everything their mercenary little hearts desire.

I have no Idea where this is going or where it's been but I wanted to post and am sick of the politics and religion subjects right now, there is some juicy stuff coming on both topics soon.

Until then I’ll just say that my two favorite Heinlein books were Time Enough for Love and Friday. Not the ones most people pick.

Gotta go watch The Davinci Code now and glory in the knowledge that religion is a contrivance created to control the people.

Jackiesue really is evil, she made me spring a leak before sitting on a whoopee cushion.

As I said this is a Pointless Post. Hey, I just created a pee pee. Must remember to put the seat up and flush when I’m done.

Wooooooosh right down the drain.

 
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Wednesday, November 08, 2006
I WONDER WHO WON?
I voted today. Or I should say yesterday, and I did well I only voted for one loser in a Supreme Court race. I now have the right to bitch about what goes on for another couple of years.
If I had skipped voting I would have had to quite blogging about politics and that would leave religion and that yucky personnel stuff that I tend to avoid so as not to have everyone delete me from their blogrolls.
It looks like Ohio is going to shift slightly toward sanity. For the last 16 years Ohio has been steering into the crazy with the gas pedal to the floor.
A state raise of the minimum wage won here as well. My son the dishwasher is happy about that. Hard to believe that next year he will be able to vote. He has a history teacher this year who is very big on politics and current events instead of just dates and dry dubious facts from history books. As a result he is taking much more of an interest in what goes on in the world. The fact that he turns 18 next July and we are at war has something to do with it I'm sure.
There are still two really close races for the Senate right now, Allen in Virginia just sort of conceded but said all the votes are not all counted. It's so close that their is almost sure to be a recount if Allen wants it.
Missouri has gone to the Democrat they say. Montana is the last one with 65% counted at 2:30. I thought Ford would win Tennessee. I was surprised that Perry won in Texas. Too many people on the ballot taking the sane votes.
I got a call the other day from Guolania (sp) you know the old Mayor of NY. Monday evening I got to listen to Laura Bush. Today I got several calls from Republican robots claiming the most outlandish things about the Democratic candidates on my ballot. Proves if you are on the Federal Do Not Call list the Republicans think it doesn't apply to them. I don't know why I'm surprised they ignore any law that is inconvenient to them.
One strange thing though, I only got two political cards in the mail and one was from The Boss's union. Postage must be too high.
Now let's see how long it takes before I rant about the new government.
 
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Sunday, November 05, 2006
RANDOM RANT
No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine.
– William Blum



There are a few things I don’t understand about the current political parties.
I don’t understand how a gay man or woman could be a member of the Republican Party.

I don’t understand how a black man or woman could be a member of the Republican Party.

I especially don’t understand how so many poor working class people in the Midwest can support the current administration, but they do.

I don’t understand why the statement of John Kerry about the choice being to buckle down and do well in school or end up in Iraq is being made into an issue. I also don’t understand why Kerry apologized for saying it. Look at any study of how the ranks of the military are filled.
Most of the troops that are supposed to have been insulted by his statement didn’t join up because they felt a calling to serve their country. Most joined for the same reason I did in 1975. No job opportunities at any livable wage, no benefits, no chance to better your lot in life. In 1975 things were a lot better than they are right now.
Then there was a middle class. There isn’t one any more. The percentage of military members who are minorities is higher than in the general population. Duh.

In 1975 there were a lot more opportunities to get scholarships and grants and student loans for higher education than there are now. The GI bill at that time was very good and a major reason for many people to join. Now the programs in the civilian world and the military have been cut and gutted to pay for the war on oil.

Most of the people in the military who seem to support the war in Iraq and the current administration can be punished for making any derogatory statements about your commander in chief or any of his staff.
When I joined the military I was lied to by the recruiter but once I got to the processing center where I had my physical and signed the real enlistment papers and took the oath they told me or at least gave me stuff to read that told me the truth. I heard and read several times that when I took that oath I was agreeing to give up some of my rights as a citizen. Most people don’t seem to understand that if some moron with more crap on his uniform than you tells you to clean the shit off that toilet or go to war without the protective equipment you were promised you have to do it or be brought up on charges.
The thing that I keep remembering now is that because of the poor recruitment numbers they have lowered the standards to enlist.

The rant moves on.

I don’t understand the lack of outrage at the passage of two bills that give the President almost unlimited power to lock people up with no reason given and to take over state National Guard units to put down anything he considers a threat by declaring martial law. He could even suspend the elections that are defiantly a threat to his power base.
The suspension of our rights effectively turns this into a police state and I might add he has been protected from prosecution for all his illegal actions in the past by the same bills.
I said in a comment that I didn’t think he would use this power on his own but Chaney could talk him into anything.

I don’t understand how the Vice (boy that word fits him like a glove) President could say, “The outcome of the election and public sentiment will not influence war policy.” and get less attention than Kerry got for his stuck in Iraq comment.
I thought they were (and I use this term loosely) “elected” to carry out the will of the people. Silly me.

I do understand the difference between Republicans and Democrats. I’m an independent which means I don’t have any firm political beliefs I guess.
Republican poll watchers are at the polls to challenge people’s right to vote while Democratic poll watchers are there to protect the rights of voters and help them exercise their franchise.
Now if that doesn’t say it what does?

The shit is getting deep now but I feel better after venting, and I can swim.
VOTE!
 
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