Saturday, May 31, 2008

A Week Of Regrets???

That was the name Yahoo gave to their story on the front page this morning. I read it and just rolled my eyes. How is it that these are so called "regrets"? I give some examples:

1. Sharon Stone's comment on China. Did she really say that with malice and intent? How many of you out there actually thought the same thing to yourself with all that was going on. The simple fact that even if a similar passing thought went though your mind puts you in the same boat as her. Yes, a lot of innocent people were killed, but as passionate as Sharon Stone is about certain hot button issues, it just kind of boiled over and slipped out. When I heard it, I really didn't think it was such a big deal. Am I insensitive or just not super sensitive like some people who just have a dire need to be outraged over someone in the spotlight saying something scandalous. Face it, a lot of people have that need to be outraged over something...anything! I ain't one of 'em, I have a life.

2. Hillary Clinton's remark about Obama and RFK. BIG DEAL! She made a comparison and it happened to be during the same time Teddy was in the hospital, boo hoo. Again, this was over hyped and given to a public who needed to be outraged over something...anything!

3. Rachael this even a controversy??? What in THE Hell people? Leave my girl alone let the ad air and go buy some doughnuts. NOBODY owes anyone an apology over this matter, except those who made a big deal over it. There were a lot of people coming out on TV and in news stories showing their outrage that she wore a symbol of oppression...yeah, as we all know, that's what Rachael Ray is all about...OPPRESSION! Get over it, it's a scarf. If Vladimir Putin starts wearing Dale Jr. T-shirts, does that mean Jr. will be a symbol of tyranny? Just another example of people who need to be outraged over something...ANYTHING!(Do you see a trend here?)

Intent is the key thing here and not one of those mentioned had an intent to do harm to anyone or anything. To me this is nonsense and drivel. Anyone who saw any of these people as being worthy of scorn ought to be ashamed of themselves for being the super sensitive boob that they truly are. I am soooo tired of a trigger happy media putting out these kinds of stories then following them up with talkshow segments so they can analyze them over and over and find some hidden meaning. This week I say piss on the media and by all means...GET OVER IT!!!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Theft Is Up...PERIOD!!!

Like I really needed to tell you that? With the economy the way it is and prices across the board soaring, theft of all kinds are at an all time high. For instance, fuel tanks are being raided in more ways than one. They're either puncturing the tank and draining the gas or they'll simply siphon your unlocked tank. When you think about it, it's really a dumb move if you create a spark while drilling or puncturing. For those or you that don't have one, I think now would be a good time to get one. Mine is behind a locked door and the alarm goes off if you try prying it, so I'm somewhat covered. This is something beyond worth complaining about, however, when I hear about the big honkin' S.U.V.'s get taken for the gas, my first instinct is..."Oh well, serves ya right for driving a land barge." Either way you look at it, it's just wrong.

Another thing, catalytic converters are also on rise for theft. That crazy chica Tysgirl knows all too well of what I mean. Also, drive offs are on the rise big time and on a related note, used cooking oil is being raided at restaurants. So would these be "green criminals"?

The way i see it, thefts being reported may be adding to the hype and hysteria that either leads to this kind of behavior or maybe just more stories like the ones provided. I'll end this with a word of wisdom that I gave to someone at a clothing store I used to work at when we were talking about people stealing stuff:

"There's nothing in this store that is worth my reputation, what's yours worth?"

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Houston, We Have A Problem

Try this one out: You're up in plumber...and the shitter's full!!! Not to mention, it's the only one. Calls have already been made to the residence of Randy Quaid to make the trip up and kick them turds to the curb. Grab your Meister Brau and stogies, don't forget to shake your hose.

I'm glad I'm not an astronaut. What a load of crap!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Guns On College Campuses...Okay, Okay, No Homework!!!

The Springfield Newsleader published a story this morning on a survey taken at MSU on gun control. The study was launched by Dr. Gary Brinker(a former professor of mine...thanks for the 'A' doc). The survey was gauging the responses to how people on campus would feel if certain individuals were allowed to carry guns on campus(more layover from Virginia Tech). The survey favored security personnel to be the more comfortable choice with students being the least comfortable choice...big surprise there. You know I've seen a lot of the security personnel on campus and I really don't dig the idea of them handling a gun when they can't handle their own fitness level. In fact, just seeing that part of the results irked me this morning.

It's only a penny for my thoughts, but I'll give you two cents worth, so I'm giving big value here. I am not opposed to students carrying weapons on campus. HOWEVER, There is some criteria that needs to be met:

1. Students should be thoroughly scrutinized in background AND psychological testing.
2. These students are to remain anonymous to the students on campus(taking the Air Marshall approach here).
3. Fitness is a big thing for me lately and I think it should be an issue here.
4. There should be only a certain amount of students allowed into the program so, Criminal Justice majors get priority and even work study compensation. Also, the schedules have to stagger so that way day and evening classes have equal coverage.

I'm very opposed to certain faculty being allowed to carry as I am prone to push the buttons of instructors and well...I'll just say that there is a lot of criteria that needs to be met before ANYONE is allowed to carry a gun on campus. ALSO, MSU does already have Springfield police officers patrolling regularly on campus and we are very fortunate to have their services offered to us.

I'm sure there may be some people wanting to hand me my ass on this issue, so state your case and let the beatings begin.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Random Shit About...Random Shit

I have no interest in country music, but when these photos from the CMA awards appeared as a "highlighting" story, I just couldn't help myself. This first photo you see here is of Carrot Top, who without props, would be about as entertaining as a self-induced hot coffee enema.

Okay Carrot Top, WE GET IT! You are no longer the ugly-as-hell string bean wuss. Instead, you traded in that look for the ugly-as-hell drag queen project gone horribly wrong. Now, how'd he get an invitation to the CMA awards? Also, did he know this was a kind of formal thing(at least as formal as country folk can get)? This photo was taken after someone confirmed to Carrot Top that Kelly Pickler was legal and very drunk.

This next one was another "How the hell did he get a ticket?" guest. This is Don Yates of American Gladiators. Here he must have been wondering what to wear, then asked himself, "What would someone wear if a redneck version of the movie Hellraiser was made?" Brings new meaning to the name Pinhead. Here he sports a pose that shows how he'll be delivering pizzas once his career as a gladiator is over.

Hey Don, it took more than 30 minutes and all I have is a C-note, better luck next time, asshole. By the way, have you seen Carrot Top's arms? (Ironically)They happen to be that much bigger than yours now.

Okay, last one and I'll quit. Here is a photo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush (I have no freakin' idea who the hell they are and don't care).

Tell me if you agree, does his little outfit look as if he were a homeless person that mugged a parking valet for his clothes and the valet was about 6 inches shorter than him? That hat also looks like one of those hats you get at Chuck-E-Cheese for your birthday. This photo happened to be taken as they caught a glimpse of Carrot Top and Don Yates on the carpet.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Hard Times Make People Do the Right Thing

I'm going to take my shot at the "Stupid Quote of the Day". This is an actual quote from a NY Times article:

“I’m in a bind, I’m really in a bind,” she told the hot-line operator. “There’s a lot of stuff I know, but I didn’t open my mouth. If I weren’t in a bind, I wouldn’t open my mouth.”

If I weren't in a bind, I wouldn't open my mouth??? Are you kidding me??? This dumbass from Macon, Ga. had the absolute gaul to ask for reward money A.S.A.P. because she turned in a wrong do'er. This comes as part of a story that concludes with the fact that more crime hotline tips are coming in than ever long as the price is right. What does this say about how people are now-a-days? I couldn't be more disappointed if I was told my retirement would be solely based on social security.

I know times are tough, but when cash becomes the sole motivator to whether or not you should do the right thing is sad. I can't help but think of that line in Evan Almighty, "You can change the world. I starts with a random of kindness." Pretty sad when some of us have to go back to the basics to make even the smallest of improvements.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Combo Platter: That Ain't Right! + Friday Night Videos! Again Passing the Savings On To You!

As always, say what's on your mind. Leave it here and don't let it follow you into next week. Aside from my "temporary" mia culpa of reality TV, I really have nothing to seriously bitch about. The weight is staying off, school is out for summer as well as my grades are keeping me on the Dean's list(shameless self promotion) and looks like with a cold start, the warm temperatures are close at hand. With that in mind, I add something appropriate to kick off the summer break from none other than the guitar master Joe Satriani. (I also have this as a ringtone)

Summer Song

Also, I have another "New Rule". "New Kids On the Block" must change their name to "Old Kids On the Block". The *ehem* performance on the Today show reminded me of a group of guys that won a Karaoke contest, sad.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I'm Ashamed Of Myself!

I can't believe I'm admitting to this but here goes: I have just become an...avid watcher of 2 reality shows. I hate reality TV but for some reason 2 shows have my attention. (1) Hell's Kitchen - What can I say, Ramsay reminds me of on a bad day, plus there's punishment! I could do without all the drama though, that shit gets annoying. (2) Top Chef - Okay, this one is for only one real reason, Padma Lakshmi. I could do without the rest of the cast. I'm pathetic, period. I'm hoping that this phase will last one season and then it will go away. I used to be an avid CSI Miami fan because of Khandi Alexander, then I found out she was a die hard smoker and the new wore off quickly.

Take all the crack shots ya want, I really don't care. Hell, I'm asking for it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Anyone Else Sick Of Getting Robbed at the Pump?

Yeah, I know, DUH!!! As you may have seen already, to the right I have been looking into a new way to get myself around besides via the stinger missile. It actually makes me depressed at the thought of getting rid of it, but mid 20's on mileage just ain't cutting it. A car is probably the worst investment you can make, but not so for the world around you. I'm so sick of the Ethanol red herring, that I'm looking to my own solution and going diesel in the near future. I've been very intrigued with going bio diesel as the studies keep pouring in. VW is now claiming to have a 60 MPG diesel on it's way before the year is up. Of course those numbers could very well be over stated by an otherwise extremely trustworthy auto industry...I can't even type that with a straight face. Face it, ethanol is a joke and a danger to the environment and wallets of consumers.

My brother-in-law has been a guinea pig for the last year using his Jetta to see if creating bio diesel is worth it. Turns out, it's not bad. I plan on waiting to see if Subaru will ever get their plan to go diesel off the ground, and if so, I may very well bite.

Bottom line, I think corn sueezin's are better off left to the guys in Lynchburg and not to oil companies. In a world where we see our oil prices jump to all time highs where the rest of the world sees only moderate increases...must I finish the thought?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Junta Are Putas!

Since no one else is really coming out and saying it, I thought I'd do my usual and take the liberty of doing so. The above picture is that of Than Shwe, the Senior General who is the numero uno of the Junta in Myanmar. He is paranoid, superstitious and loves to take credit for shit he didn't do...think Pat Robertson with an ethnic twist. The amount of aid to Myanmar hasn't been the problem, it's this asshole who's cock blocking the rest of the world because he wants credit for the aid going out to "his" people. There are constant reports of aid parcels being seized only for them to get redistributed with his poster slapped on them as if this was his doing and no one elses'.

This further proves that alleged military know how is not the best answer when it comes to running a country. On top of that, he is down playing the amount of casualties claiming a loss of lives at around 22,000 when so far, that's how many people are just missing (even that number is greatly underestimated). He's denying the entrance of other countries because he doesn't want a military coup on his hands while all this is going on. There are millions of lives at stake and this asshole wants to have a pissing contest.

Only thing left to say is, "You're doin' a good job there Thanie".

Friday, May 9, 2008

New Rule: If You Can't Use It Properly Or Responsibly, You Get It Taken Away

Recognize this piece of shit? This is Larry Savage of Nixa,Mo. and he is a confessed child molester. He has been convicted on MULTIPLE counts of molestation(among other things) and seems he can't keep his hands off of the youngsters...I have a solution.

Remember when you were a kid and if you did something wrong, you got something taken away from you and you didn't get it back until you could act properly? How about we use that same principle with child molesters? If you commit any act of indecency upon a child, you get your penis taken away from you until you can prove that you can act right if you get it back. Barbaric? Perhaps it is, but it does make ya wonder now doesn't it? Of course this will be a package deal, so the marble sack must go too. Perhaps if "the boys" were no longer in contact with the brain, then the brain would stop acting on bad intel.

The legal system is WAY too lenient on garbage like this. Why must the public at large be subjected to this kind of lax justice and subject children to be future targets and all because the system DOES NOT WORK to benefit the safety of children?

By the way, Savage is serving 7 years from an earlier offense. Hmmm, let me get this straight, he gets 7 years while the children he victimized serve a life sentence of this plaguing their conscious and subconscious mind...yeah, that seems fair.

Breaking News: She's Pregnant...AGAIN!

The Duggar family just did an interview on the today show and the mom just announced she's pregnant, yet again, with number 18 on the way. The father said he's been "leaving it up to the lord" as to how many kids they'll have...WHAT?!?! If we all did that, China would have an inferiority complex. My brain is about to explode with the all the terrible thoughts running through my head. I'll let everyone else do the work.

Anybody else think this is just kind of fucked up? (Pun intended)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Time For a Shameless Pat On the Back.

Seems like not so long ago, I was admitting to how fat I was. A few days after making that post I actually went up to 214. I had plans of an exercise regiment, but then with school starting and having 2 jobs, where would I find the time let alone the energy? I even thought about going back to lifting weights...but they're so damn heavy! So, a few more days later, I hear talk of people modifying their eating habits. They were people who did the whole 3 square a day routine and were still not making progress on weight loss. A dietitian came on and said their metabolism is stuck in the same gear and needed to be unstuck. She then suggested that they jump start their metabolism by eating more meals a day with fewer calories. I actually became very intrigued by the idea, so I tried it as well.

Here it is not quite 6 months later and I lost a total of...(token drum roll)...26 POUNDS! Yes, it was exciting to see 188, a weight I haven't seen in almost 2 years. Hell, I can see my feet too! Damn they're big! I use to have more rolls than a pack of Pillsbury crescents, looks like they're gone now. Best part is, I didn't even exercise that much at all. This summer however, I will be toning up and get back to my early 20's shape. My diet consisted of eating 5-6 meals a day and not going over 300 calories if at all possible. I never felt deprived as I was eating every 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Hell, now a days, I don't pay much attention to the actual ingredients as much as I eye ball the serving size and calorie count.

DISCLAIMER: Just because this works for me, doesn't mean it's ideal for all. Check with your doctor of course and see if she/he approves. I felt this necessary to say as I tried lots of methods and this seemed to be the only thing I could stick with.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Your Thoughts On John Hagee?

This is a complaint that stems from Doc Sardonicus' 2 posts that actually moved further along with a discussion I had today so, I am actually curious as to who would back this nut job's play. I, personally, think he's one disturbed piece of garbage that maybe will be smoking a turd in hell some time soon. I just want to get everyone's opinion on this guy. Anyone think he's got the fast track to heaven going for him?

No holds barred on this one.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Euro-Metal Ain't For Posers!

Well, at least not anymore. This is DragonForce, I recently got turned on to this band and I must say that from a musicians stand point, these guys are freakin' wicked! The drums alone wear me out just trying to follow along in my head. These aren't just run of the mill musicians either, they are well versed and actually have some pretty impressive street cred in the music industry. Hear are just a few songs off their album Inhuman Rampage. WARNING: This ain't for delicate ears, as in Bon Jovi being the hardest stuff you listen to. You've been warned.

Through the Fire and the Flames

Operation Ground and Pound

The last 2 minutes of this video are the best. This is coming from someone who doesn't like anything that has currently been put out by the music industry.

Combo Platter: That Ain't Right! + Friday Night Videos For One Low Price!

Haven't done the open thread for a while, so I'll do it now. What's pissed you off the most in the last few weeks? Put it down here if ya want, maybe you'll feel better. I also threw in a video from way back in the day. This song rocked ass then and still rocks now. Please keep in mind I said "song" and not video, those fashion and hair styles...need I say more. If you have a good speaker system hooked up to your computer(like me), CRANK THIS SHIT!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Summer Already Sucks!

I was hoping that this summer I would be going to Pryor,Ok. for the Rocklahoma concert event of the year, but alas, nay. The plan was to go with my sister and my brother-in-law,but they can't make it and I ain't gonna go alone. On top of that, the best seats are already sold out. This really sucks for me because I have already seen the mass majority of these guys, back in the 80's. I also found out that Queensryche was going to do the ENTIRE Operation:Mindcrime performance...MAN THIS SUCKS!!! Also, tickets went up to $350 for VIP seating(the only way to go and the were just under $300 a month or so ago). This is really a show that even with my limited budget, I'd splurge to see. How's this for a list of performers:

Thursday July 10th
Bret Michaels
Sebastian Bach
LA Guns
Enuf Znuff
House of Lords
Jet Boy
(Only guests who purchase three-day tickets will be allowed to see this show.)
Friday July 11th
Lita Ford
Night Ranger
Living Colour
Kingdom Come
Armored Saint
Saturday July 12th
Lynch Mob
Black N Blue
Tora Tora
Every Mothers Nightmare
Pretty Boy Floyd
Sunday July 13th
Beautful Creatures

Plus, there is the possibility that the list will get bigger. I'm more bitter than a Pennsylvania voter.