The crew at Crooks and Liars recently linked to a post by Jon Swift, in which he asked bloggers to provide links to their bestest/mostest favoritest post of the past year. I didn't respond because I feel unworthy for several reasons, the first and foremost being that many times when I post, I'm halfway blitzed -- which makes for pisspoor grammar and spelling among other things. Still, I think if you look at Kracula's record, I think you'd have to agree that even my drunk opinions/predictions stand as much chance, if not more, of being correct than do his.
Sunday, December 30, 2007
The crew at Crooks and Liars recently linked to a post by Jon Swift, in which he asked bloggers to provide links to their bestest/mostest favoritest post of the past year. I didn't respond because I feel unworthy for several reasons, the first and foremost being that many times when I post, I'm halfway blitzed -- which makes for pisspoor grammar and spelling among other things. Still, I think if you look at Kracula's record, I think you'd have to agree that even my drunk opinions/predictions stand as much chance, if not more, of being correct than do his.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
I was looking around and happened to come across a link to the candidates' reactions to the Bhutto assassination. Notice anything? There's no link to any comment by Dennis Kucinich.
Hmmm... Did he drop out and I missed it?
Friday, December 21, 2007
One thing I was taught/learned/swallowed hook line and sinker in high school history was that when the Republican depression hit in the 1930's the wealth/money/property didn't disappear, it just changed hands. And a lot of it changed hands for pennies on the dollar. I remember having major "Hmmmm..." moments wondering how I could make a major snag when the next depression came around.
There's a whole city/culture of cards built with these bullshit mortgages. If the lenders slack off on their demands for payments, they can't make delivery on promised profits to the holders of the mortgage backed securities. (I admit to only knowing enough to be dangerous; I do not have a business brain) Law suits, etc in the making there. And in other ways over other issues. So the big question is: Who gets their ass bitten off? Do home buyers go homeless? Do banks fold? Does the Dow tank? Do foreign bans run for the hills and the dollar become worth less (than the Canadian dollar? or the Peso?) You only think you're ready; here it comes; the great shiftshaft:
...now that it has all gone bad, people with ties to the financial industry are rethinking their belief in the perfection of free markets. Mr. Greenspan has come out in favor of, yes, a government bailout. "Cash is available," he says - meaning taxpayer money - "and we should use that in larger amounts, as is necessary, to solve the problems of the stress of this."
Yup. Us little guys are going to have to run to the rescue of Citicorp, Chase, WaMu, and a host of other poor defenseless corporate leg breakers. Heaven forbid they don't have their millions, in order to let a buck or two trickle down here or there.
There are still going to be shit loads of people losing their homes. In Seattle, many, many rentals go for the same or more than a monthly mortgage payment; after your first/last/security/cleaning... Wait, that's pushing down payment prices.
Obviously, we who don't understand this shit need someone to look after us by holding on to properties and monitoring who gets in and who doesn't... I thought that's what mortgage apps did...?
The important thing is that all these houses that were in the hands of people who were living paycheck to paycheck, just hoping and dreaming and guessing the money would be there when they needed it, will now be in the hands of people who... ...trusted that those peoples' paychecks would be there? ???
Fuck it. Dubya approves; Greeny approves; it has to be right. After all, Dubya has that Harvard MBA and has his experience in the oil industry in Texas... to...
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Listening to Thom today while twiddling my thumbs on light duty, I heard him talk about a multitude of (possible) reasons for the
Seems like everyone assumes that these are THE... ONLY... as in the is no library... tapes of Bush authorized torture. You believe that? You have a brain? Hmmm... oh
So he brings up the possibility that one reason could be that the existence of the tapes would prove that the torturing didn't get us shit for usable info (DUH). Fuck me. I kinda hinted at this shit the other day, but, hmm, did I say it explicitly enough, and firstish enough, to take credit?
Oh, oh, ophhhh...
Then Rachel Maddow comes up with the possibility that the fire started in Dick Cheney's office, due to electrical circuits being overloaded by too many paper shredders, might somehow be a result of cover up efforts.
And then the Dana
And the Mucusman still hasn't figured out if waterboarding is torture yet.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I'd like to know where the fuck Hillary, Barack and Joe were while Sen Dodd was back in DC filibustering his own party leaders (and I use that term VERY loosely) in defense of the Constitution...??? With their (lack of) performance, I don't understand why Holy Joe had to go outside his party to endorse McCain. Oh, that's right. Joe DIDn't go outside his repugnican party. The asswipe.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I am continually amazed at how well these repug fucks can twist and turn and reframe and well... fucking lie about shit and issues and get (otherwise intelligent) people to fall for it.
The republican seems to think Social Security would be fine if the gov't hadn't gotten into paying people to not work. Whattever. (I laughed, grabbed a big-ol-glass-o-box-wine and left the room) The thing is he's not smart enough to invent these myths, yet he believes them, so who makes them up and spoon feeds his sorry moronic ass?
(inadvertently) We do. Liberals;Progressives; Dems... People who are so appalled that our gov't tortures that we push for a law against it. (h/t JP)
I don't know how the fuck "Waterboarding" became the poster-child for torture, but somehow it did. It's become damn near synonymous somehow and that's NOT a good thing. I've heard such stalwarts of Repug wisdom as Pat Buchanon go bonkers about how congress should just pass a law against the practice and end the argument. I've never liked that idea and it's not because I like torture, it's because I firmly believe we have all the laws we need in place already.
ever hear of little things called the geneva conventions? Uniform military code of justice? Army/Armed forces field manuals?
We haven't outlawed torture
we've/they've (this congress is so fucked up they are on "THEY" status just as much as the Repug congress was) opened the door for MORE.
"We have a law against waterboarding, but there's no law against bambooshoots under the fingernails; or against the rack; or against electric shock; or against sensory deprivation; or against...; or against...;" yeah and Jeebus never "SAID" it wasn't OK to DP a puppy with your dick and a strap-on, but.... come on, like... we have a debate there?
This is how these assholes work. They're literalists. If it ain't spelled out specifically, it ain't there.
One law has been passed against One procedure. you stupid fucks
You've just made legal.... who fucking knows what.
Get cracking on the untold number of laws needed to outlaw the untold number of torture techniques.
Dubya's laughing so hard, I'm sure he can't stay on his rocking horse. And the republican thinks we've legalized keelhauling, because we haven't outlawed it.
Some people are too fucking dumb to be called idiots.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
there's levels of bugfuckery in Huckabee that are so damn scary that Jesus must be wanting to make a special appearance just to say, "Whoa, whoa, don't let this nutsy fucker represent for me."
Here's a few insane tidbits:
In 1999, as governor, Huckabee declared a "marital emergency" in Arkansas and said he would cut the divorce rate in half by 2010. He signed a bill into law creating covenant marriage options in Arkansas, which forces a two-year waiting period on couples who have entered into that contract, according to the book Who We Are Now by Sam Roberts.
And then, in 2005, Huckabee and his wife changed their marriage to a covenant. Which means if Janet Huckabee wants to run away from this crazy bastard, she's gotta suck it up for 24 months and then she'll probably wanna fuck like ten different guys of different races in order to make the process move along more quickly. Here's the fun part: they did it in front of 5000 people at a Little Rock auditorium, revising their wedding vows during some clusterfuck ceremony for marriages.
In the fucked up case where Governor Mike denied Medicaid funds for an abortion for a retarded 15 year-old girl knocked up when she was raped by her stepfather, he didn't even have the balls to say it was because of his rabid pro-life position. Nope, Huckabee said that the girl was just a tiddly-wink in a lawsuit trying to get the state out of following federal law on Medicaid. It wasn't a moral stand. He had to protect the rights of all Arkansans by making that little whore pay for her own abortion (which was eventually taken care of by private donors).
The ordained Baptist minister was governor for an execution trifecta, three convicted murderers put to death on the same night in January 1997. While there's no reports of Huckabee mocking the pleas of any of the condemned, it sure seems like Jesus would at least want the executions staggered over a couple of days, maybe even a week. But, hell, we can all make up shit that Jesus might want, eh?
In one of those splendidly idiotic semantical tiffs that twisted fundamentalists love to engage in, Huckabee refused to sign a bill that would help storm victims from getting dicked over by insurance companies. This was in March 1997, after massive storms and tornadoes had wrecked a couple of towns and killed 15 people. Why would Gov. Mike object? Because the bill described floods and tornadoes as "acts of God," like virtually every homeowners' policy in the country. Apparently, it made the baby Jesus cry to hear described "a destructive and deadly force as being 'an act of God.'" And, while the Rude Pundit's no theologian, it does seem like God is fond of the flooding. Huckabee actually wrote to legislators, "I feel that I have indeed witnessed many 'acts of God,' but I see His actions in the miraculous sparing of life, the sacrifice and selfless spirit in which so many responded to the pain of others." Jesus was drinking a Fresca at that moment, and he spit it out laughing when he was told.
But here's some bottom line shit: Mike Huckabee was a low rent televangelist in Arkansas during the Reagan/Bush I era. You think in Texarkana in 1989 that the Southern Baptists would embrace anything less than a completely nutzoid preacherman? Motherfucker used to do tent revivals, was the President of the Arkansas Baptist Convention, and no less than one of the chiefest deranged Christians, Rick Scarborough, says, "I suggest that God may be sending us a lifeline. Who better to lead a nation nearing moral collapse and perhaps World War III than a president who is also a pastor with 10 years of senior executive experience as a governor?" And that should give us all the night sweats and explosive shits. When we finally see or read Huckabee's sermons from those early years, it's gonna be some hellfire and damnation.
Hell, though, Republicans, go ahead and nominate an apocalyptic sounding prick, one who believes we are in World War III, who is supported by Mr. Left Behind himself, who says of our current conflicts, "This is not like most wars and battles, which are fought over property or prosperity or personalities or even politics. At the heart of this is religion. But a perversion of religion. Islamic fascism is real, and the jihadists that have declared a war against us must be understood in the theological context in which this war is being waged." Religious war, man. Enjoy it all the way through the American Rapture.
By the way, if anyone out there watched Huckabee during his pastor days, write in and tell the Rude Pundit what you saw.
Be fucking ware.... this huckster is not stupid. he may be a rube, but he's educated and polished in the manner of talking to rubes, to the point that he CAN and WILL mobilize them. he's going to be the Good little christian boy who.. "Gee whiz... I didn't know you all would get really nasty like this."
"When Fascism comes to america, it will come wrapped in the flag, carrying the cross."
It fits those of the Des Moines Register who banned Dennis Kucinich from todays debate. I've heard that he's also been banned (in bushlike fascist style) from ALL public appearances. He's not renting office space. Have fun with the left over corn cobs from your moon shine car fuel. Face it you.... whatevers:
He's right on ALL the issues (except ethanol), but he doesn't have the money to pass along to them as advertising. I really don't give a fuck. I'll write him in.
Well, Time can name Hitler, Stalin, Bush, as person of the year, right? It's kinda like that. He didn't have "Good" influence on the law, but he had a lot of it, right?
The wife is re-upholstering the chair I was sitting on.
And don't forget this gem of Judicial 101 wisdom:
Of course I proceed to bitch to everyone who can hear me, which is no one, since the peoples in the TeeVee can't really hear, about what a moron the guy is. How would he, could he possibly prove any lives were saved? He can't; all the evidence is destroyed. Of course why someone would destroy exonerating evidence is beyond me, and I'm sure beside any Repug's point, but then the Repugs aren't driven by reason or logic, so...
The guy asks Abrams how many lives would he like to sacrifice so we can say we don't torture; what city or site he would be willing to see destroyed. Of course no one, himself included, can name a plot to destroy anything, anywhere or anyone, but Repugs never have anything to prove. If they say it's so, then we're expected to believe them, and if we don't, we hate America. They break the law and lie about it for our own good; it's not their fault we can't see that. Besides...
WE cannot prove that lives were NOT saved. Just as Sadaam could not prove that he did NOT have weapons. Just as Iran cannot prove that they are NOT developing nukes. Somehow they've turned the principals of language and logic on their heads and determined that all those double negatives add up to positives and thus they are exonerated. DCups hubby the Mathman might be more able to explain how it's difficult if not actually impossible to, "disprove the negative." My math/logic skills are rusty, but think for a moment: Prove you aren't gay. "You're just in denial." "You just aren't out of the closet yet." blah blah blah Virtually can't be done.
Of course all that skirts the real issue which is that it doesn't mater what was on those tapes to begin with. Simply destroying them violated court orders and thus broke the law.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
We have a REAL AMERICAN HERO. OK HEROINE.
Jamie Leigh Jones, I salute you. I hope you survive this ordeal, and I literally mean survive, as I put NOTHING past this scumbag crime syndicate in the wh(ite)ore House. I hope that you, a beautiful American woman can do what handfuls of Iraqis could not: Enrage a nation against the lawlessness of its governments agents.
Ordeal? What ordeal?
Be smarter than your emperor. Use the Google.
Monday, December 10, 2007
How long's it been? Since I posted, I mean? Over a month. WOWSA
I'm sure the folks at C&L are checking the soles of their shoes every time they think of how they mentioned me months ago; wondering what got a hold of the soles of their shoes. Sorry folks. Some people can't handle fame any better than obscurity.
Maybe I should have applied for Whore House press secretary. With the injuries and time off from work the past couple years, I'll bet Dana's bras are WAY too small for me. She has a cuter nose though; and my nose is a certified "W-asswipings-free" zone. Point is though, what the fuck do you need to know?
I mean this twit wants us to meditate on the historical perspective...?
DAna... the Bay of Pigs is not some infamous pre-Castro nude beach.
the "Cuban missile crisis," has nothing to do with shortages of Eduational dildoes. Nor the abundance of said items.
I suppose... if the bay of pigs HAD been a nude beach, then MAYbe we could have had a missile crisis if said beach had been invaded by Baptists in Speedos...?
Saturday, November 3, 2007
In testimony declassified at The Sun's request, (Richard) Stolz (then-deputy director for operations) confirmed that the CIA trained Hondurans.
"The course consisted of three weeks of classroom instruction followed by two weeks of practical exercises, which included the questioning of actual prisoners by the students.
"Physical abuse or other degrading treatment was rejected, not only because it is wrong, but because it has historically proven to be ineffective," he said.
And there are others just as good.
This comes from an article in the Baltimore Sun from back on January 27, 1997. (h/t to the Rude Pundit)
Also talked about in this article:
the use of sensory deprivation, which we know very well was used on Jose Padilla -- whose case I believe was presided over by Mukasey. I remember seeing pics of Padilla all trussed up, blindfolded and wearing ear muffs while on his way to the dentist.
the 1963 KUBARK manual, "which shows that, at least during the 1960s, agents were free to use coercion during interrogation, provided they obtained approval in advance.
It offers a list of interrogation techniques, including threats, fear, "debility, pain, heightened suggestibility and hypnosis, narcosis [use of drugs] and induced regression." "
I wonder why McCain and Lindsey Graham stamp their feet but fold in the end whenever talk of torture comes up... they knew that while we were bitching about the VC and North Vietnamese torturing our guys, our guys were torturing their guys.
When someone wants to lay claim to some moral high ground, they better make sure that when they bend over, their ass is wiped and their panties are clean.
Friday, November 2, 2007
Can I sound more Ted Stevensish?
So Dubya nominates this Mucus guy. Huh? Mucusey? Mukasey? What's in a name. He's a Dub-guy. Oh... for Attorney General. Now as I understand from my eighth grade civics, the AG is the guy who gives the final write-off for all laws; at least as far as the executive branch of the gov't is concerned. Basically, he's the guy who says yes or no as far as Dubya saying that I have to wear panties with his picture on them every Monday. Or not. and then I agree (or not) (or get branded terrorist) and hope that some how I get the opportunity/privilege/life-death experience of a court appear3ance complete with legal representation.... He's in charge of all this legal shit. He says whether or not he thinks laws are legal -- yes dear, laws can be illegal -- if you believe in the constitution -- and then the cops, FBI, ATF, CIA, NSA, Carlisle Group, Blackwater... act accordingly. Or not.
welllllllll... there's this group of
Water BOARDING. Yeah. Someone had the NERVE to ask this guy if waterboarding was legal or not. Whether or not it is torture (torture being illegal) according to.... and I guess this... well.... ... somewhere in here this guy sputters. By what standard? For what purpose? as administered by..? Excuse me, but I'm having some Scooby Doo moments here. HUH???
Maybe using Coke? Pepsi? Mountain Dew? 7-Up?
If "WE" do it versus 'they."
The Jack Bauer/24/ticking timebomb/can't find my panties I'll be late for church.... You never had a peroxide blonde SoBaptist SEC allstar cheerleader... sorry... didn't mean to brag. Where was i....
Thumbscrews? The rack? The iron maiden? Crucifixion? Bamboo shoots under the fingernails? The Chinese water torture?
I've heard about these since I was about 6 - 7 years old. Water boarding?
Never heard of it before Bush jr. Basically,
So is it torture? Dub's guy can't say. Dub...?
"It's not fair to ask him about a program about which he's not been briefed." (I apologize for any grammatical correctness)
OK... Sixth graders... Program: He's not being asked about a "program." This is a favorite of the bushites: Rewrite the question; redefine the term; He's being asked about a specific practice. A practice he HAS to know about. If he doesn't know about it, he's been living under a rock and has no business as AG.
There's no need for him to be briefed; and the lack of a briefing is.... I don't need to be "briefed" to know that having my dick slammed in a car door will be painful. I've never been racked; I've never been slammed in the iron maiden. I don't know that either would cause permanent damage. I don't really know shit about either practice. What I do know....
And so is waterboarding.
If congress approves Mucus... Mucusguy... Mukasey...
"Good Germans" "Good" "Want a Treat?"
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I just want to say that Chris Matthews' conduct including both his choice of questions and commentary regarding Dennis Kucinich and UFOs was despicable. Looking at Matthews, I honestly don't see what your network seems to see as talent. He comes off as buffoonish and stupid more times than not, and last night was no exception. It seemed to me as though he viewed his purpose as, how to make the candidates look foolish, especially in the cases of Kucinich and Richardson. I would have expected such behavior from Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, or any of the other spewers from Faux News, but not from representatives of NBC, which I assume still views itself as a legitimate news network.
h/t to JP for the suggestion to write as well as the email addresses.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
One of the things that's frustrated the shit out of me since day one with my blog is: How many ways/times can you say the same thing? ie Bush.
Fuck this idea of "bush bashing." There is no such thing. I criticize Reagan for his notions of Government not being able to solve problems when Government IS the problem, but the thing is that in the case of Dubya, Reagan was right: He (dubya) IS THE problem. Without him... we would not have runaway deficits. Without him... we would not have a..game of cowboys and Indians being played out with real lives and live ammo with real casualties..Operation Hammer and Anvil..Operation Plymouth Rock..Operation Lightning..Operation Stinky Linky Log...Oops... that was leaked by a Secret Service guy standing guard outside the shitter. Bashing implies lying; making shit up. When you talk about the cesspool of corruption that Dub has brought about, well, where is the "bashing?"
So easy to get side tracked... hard to stay focussed. Back to the dreamers... These guys for starters:
Elliott Abrams Gary Bauer William J. Bennett Jeb Bush
Dick Cheney Eliot A. Cohen Midge Decter Paula Dobriansky Steve Forbes
Aaron Friedberg Francis Fukuyama Frank Gaffney Fred C. Ikle
Donald Kagan Zalmay Khalilzad I. Lewis Libby Norman Podhoretz
Dan Quayle Peter W. Rodman Stephen P. Rosen Henry S. Rowen
Donald Rumsfeld Vin Weber George Weigel Paul Wolfowitz
Oooh sorry I didn't realize there were some women in there. Whatever you signers of the PNAC statement of Reaganite policy of...Moral clarity...
Iran is T-O-T-A-L-L-Y within their rights to want and pursue a nuke. Why?
If Dubya was not such a warmongerer, There would be no threat to Iran. And no need for them to pursue defensive nukes.
There would be NO Iraq War and no threat of an Iran War if it were not for Dubya. Period.
The question we should be asking is not, Why does Iran want a Nuke? The question should be, Can we assure Iran that W will be gone and soon they will be safe?
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
And emboldened the Terrorist-in-Chief.
Who the fuck can people of conscience turn to?
Is there someone...? anyone...? out there with more than just the semblance of a spine?
JP presents a better rant than I could, even if I wasn't so utterly flabbergasted.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
"...The truth is the Preznit just likes to blow things up..."
When are people going to realize that Bush isn't just a rube or a moron, but that he's really cruel, petty and heartless.
h/t to Crooks and Liars for the trail to the video.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Shortly after this, house minority leader John Boner, demanded Stark apologize. In a "Fuck You" to Boner, Stark said he has no respect for either the commander-in-chief or the Chickenhawks in Congress who vote to deny kids health care.
So sue me if the quotes aren't accurate; this is getting a lot of play on the Teevee and I'm sure will be on the tubes by morning. The thing is, I hope Stark stands by his words, as he has so far. I agree with him whole-heartedly: I DO believe the Iraq war is a source of amusement for Dubya. I've referred to it as Bush's Little Weenie War, as in the thought of it gave him a stiffy.
Fuck everyone who thinks Petey crossed some line with his statements. You Go Guy. Give 'em hell.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I know you did and don't even fuckin' try to tell me you didn't.
Congratulations Mr Gore. You've done more as the best President we never had to try to bring the world together than the worst Preznit we never elected Could ever dream of doing through his "Death, Bombs, Greed, Graft, Corruption and Destruction for Democracy" program.
BTW... I even noticed Billy krystal(meth) talk about war with Iran without that crazy assed grin he usually wears as he's pontificating.
Physically I've just gone to shit these past two years. First it was knee surgery in September '05, then I blew out a disk in February '06, and since May '07 I've been dealing with Carpal Tunnel symptoms, which leads me to my first correction: D-Cup over at Politits had a Birthday and I failed to congratulate her. Or would she rather we mourn? Congrats Babe; live long and prosper. She also mentioned me as one of her BlogHotties; a mention which greatly flatters me, Thank You, Sweety, and said I was back from surgery. Maybe I wasn't clear when I mentioned it first, but said Carpal Tunnel surgery has yet to happen. I don't know when said surgery will happen. Back in May when I first filed a Worker's Comp claim, it seemed a no-brainer.
Five Fuckin' months. OK, I don't write all that often on state/local shit (no real reason for that, I just don't), but there's a ballot measure coming up in WA: Referendum 67. Insurance companies versus trial lawyers versus people versus... It's not perfect (never is), but supposedly it balances out a law on the books that protects insurance companies from fraudulent claims, by providing people to sue for up to triple damages when insurance companies deny/delay payment on legitimate claims. Or something like that. I hear and read shit about frivolous law suits and such, but the one that gets me is the mantra: This will cause insurance rates to rise, to which I say resoundingly: BULL FUCKING SHIT! This, among other things, is what causes rates to rise:
For about a month now, I've been waiting for an approval from some organization called Qualis. These assholes have been contracted by the state to... well... you read about it here. So in a nutshell, my doc sends all my info over to them, they look at it and then decide that I can, or cannot, have surgery. How long should this effort to streamline things take? My doc said two weeks; she also said they seem to be behind. Well after two and a half weeks, the wife calls Qualis, and they say thay have no info on me. Sooo... my doc sends the shit again. A week later? Qualis tells my wife AGAIN that they don't have my shit. Now the lady at my Doc's office is pissed; Qualis is basically calling her a liar; anybody'd be pissed. Well FINALLY a few days later some bitch (and I say bitch, because according to Ms Thing who answered the phone, bitch is exactly what she was) calls and says they have my shit and will review it.
So how does this incompetence raise rates? DUH... because the state forks over tax dollars to a parasitic organization that exists to fill a need that never existed before they invented themselves to play fairy godmother. In the meantime, schmucks like me have to sit around feeling like we have our fingers stuck in a wall socket. Oh looky here.... they have,
"Web-Based Utilization Review via iEXCHANGE
A browser-based application that uses a secure Internet connection to allow healthcare providers to submit utilization review requests."
Privatization = Parasitism
Now I can't remember my other corrections. Shit.
BTW... Was I clear? I have yet to hear if Qualis has approved my surgery.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Blackwater shoots indiscriminately and slaughters innocent civilians.
Congress calls for investigation, has hearings and hears lies.
Blackwater CEO steals his nameplate afterwards.
Iraqi government... the SOVEREIGN Iraqi govt (cuzz we made 'em that way) demands Blackwater's removal from country.
Iraqi Govt's demands ignored.
NYTimes exposes leak of secret memo concocted by Abu Gonzalez allowing torture.
Dana Perino repeats past lies about how "We don't torture."
Dubya repeats past lies about how "We don't torture."
Congress calls for hearings, bless their hearts.
Hearings will result in more lies and amnesia.
Bush vetos SCHIP bill.
h/t to Firestarter5 for this one:
Anderson's orders, and the orders of 1,161 other Minnesota guard members, were written for 729 days.
Had they been written for 730 days, just one day more, the soldiers would receive those benefits to pay for school.
"Which would be allowing the soldiers an extra $500 to $800 a month," Anderson said.
Make no mistake folks, NO mistake was made. This is how George "Congress needs to get me more Blackwater money" Bush supports the troops. This is the True Repug vision of the GI Bill:
Bill the poor fuckers for their gear, their ammo, the shit they fail to bring back - for any reason - and while we're at it let's bill them for the medical care they already have to wait far to long to even apply for much less get.
If you voted for GWBush, you voted for a fuckstain who wishes to do nothing but destroy this country. If you voted for him twice, you are yourself a fuckstain.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I have upcoming carpal tunnel surgery. Not sure exactly when that'll happen, but hopefully soon. My doc faxed off the paperwork to the worker' comp people (L&I or LnI here in WA) to get approval. I'm tired of walking around feeling like my thumb and first two fingers are stuck in a light socket. This operation will only be for the right wrist. The left is going to need it too though and that's going to mean a new claim; fun, fun. And then let's hope that the problems are limited to my wrists.
To make a short story long, I won't be able to post for a while while I recover.
I've been amazed at the commotion leading up to and surrounding Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the US. The guy's a bit of a loon, but then so's Dubya; what's the big deal? The guy wants to lay a wreath at "Ground Zero," and Rudy G, among others, goes ape shit. The guy's the leader of a country that has officially denounced the attacks of 9-11. I've never heard of him saying otherwise. For Rudy and others to come up with bullshit ideas like physically restraining him, or arresting him if he tries to visit the site, and for them to say this is for "security reasons," is pure lunacy and saber rattling.
It's Iraq all over again. There's really no intent to try diplomacy. Allow Ahmadinejad to place his wreath. It's a gesture. And it's a starting point. Provided you want to see it as such. But no, for Dubya and Rudy and their ilk, it's an insult.
Their attitudes, once again, insult my intelligence.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
As I've said before on this blog and in comments I've made elsewhere, whenever there's a change made in this den of thieves some call an administration, it only and always gets worse. A lot has been said about the Mukasy nomination for Atty Gen, and I don't have a whole lot to add, but I think this quote from a WAPo article goes a long way toward summing it up:
The White House was already seeking over the weekend to tamp down concern in the conservative legal world about Mukasey's views, assuring allies that he shares Bush's views on executive power and the need for strong action against terrorists. (Emphasis mine)
Hmmm... "Allies" As opposed to...? Axis? Axis of freedom, maybe? Like the Judiciary? the progressive wing of the Democratic Party? Constitutional lawyers like Glenn Greenwald who disagree with crazies like John Yoo? The idea that this guy shares Dubya's views on executive power is frightening. I wish I could say I was surprised.
George Will wrote a column the other day for the WAPo which the Seattle PI published today. A list of good questions to put to the man, none of which I'm sure will be asked. Actually I'd like to ask one: Do you agree with former AG Abu Gonzalez that the Constitution does not "grant" citizens the right to habeus corpus, it merely says the right cannot be taken away? In other words: Are you as stupid as Abu was?
Seems like he supports Webb's idea that troops should be able to come home and get some rest between turns in the shooting gallery. Dweeb -- Chris Matthews guest, not Matthews hissef -- says this will be a problem... will interfere with rotations... with unit cohesion... with accomplishing the mission... with flexibility ... ... of some shit or other that some asshole thinks they need. Oh fuck oh dear it'll demoralize the troops because of the civilian interference. Embolden the enemy.
Webb's wish ain't gonna come to pass. Wish I could say I was surprised.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
3 tbs Paprika
2 tbs Salt
1 tbs Garlic Powder
1 tbs Onion Powder
1 tbs Black Pepper
1 tbs Cayenne Pepper
1 tbs Dried Oregano
1 tbs Thyme
I only used half the pepper called for and substituted white pepper for the black (which the wife doesn't really like). It could have been a tad bit hotter for my taste, but the wife, Ms Thing and the grandmonster all liked it. I think the M-I-L liked it too, but if I asked her, she won't remember. Oh well. One thing I was tempted to add was a tbs of ground cumin. Any way...
Try it. Then go buy the book.
Welcome to Seattle.
Come ride the SLUT.
Actually, our mayor is a bigger douche bag than I am. "I don't care what they call it, as long as they ride it." What we call it -- besides the SLUT -- is a big assed waste of money shelled out to please Paul Allen and his Vulcan Real Estate development company. Damn... They don't mention the crown
Sorry. I get side tracked so easily. Oh yeah... Ride the SLUT...
You do here once, you'll want to cum again.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Pull Up a Throne and Shit Down...
What the hell did I do/say to deserve this honor: Inclusion on Crooks and Liars, Blog Round Up. Will my life ever be the same? Does this mean I have to get serious about writing? Maybe I should push up my carpal tunnel surgery, or blow out my back so I have more time.
If nothing else, maybe this will get me out of the Honey-Do list for today: "But Babe... they expect..." orrr... "...I need to go back and delete a whollllllle buncha shit..."
Ask me (no) questions, I tell you (no) lies.
::hopping up and down turning circles so excited so excited::
Your mission, should you choose to accept it... Complete this thought:
"Blessed be the opinionated for they shall..."
Friday, September 14, 2007
These are important times in which we live, although not for any of the reasons he gives. While there is a terrorist threat out there, it's one that he has greatly exacerbated through his cock waggling and mideast
For some reason, at quitting time at work yesterday, we got into a discussion about bin Laden, which led at least one guy to start in about how crazy Muslims were. As in ALL Muslims. I brought up the fact that Osama does not represent all Muslims any more than a sensible person would believe that Dobson or Falwell or Donohue speak for all Christians. Fuck... the Pope, I'm sure, doesn't even speak for all Roman Catholics. I also brought up that there are fringe loony fundamentalist "Christians" who are every bit as reactionary and stone age-ish as Osama, and I didn't mean Amish or Mennonite. I'm talking about the fundies who think it's perfectly OK to keep their daughters out of school (so they can take their place in the home) and throw clothing on statues (in the name of decency.) OK, so they don't machine gun little girls on their way to school like the Taliban do, saving that for their policing of Planned Parenthood clinics, but sooner or later they'll get there I'm sure. My point, which no one seemed to want to acknowledge, is that we can match those (insert racial /religious slur here), wacko for wacko, with their legions of followers, and at the head of the column, his imperial lowness, Dubya I.
At least one guy didn't want to accept or concede my point. He wondered if Osama doesn't speak for all Muslims, where are the voices of opposition? Hmmm... kinda true, we don't hear a whole lot of grass roots opposition voices, although I know they're out there; Riverbend, for one, comes to mind. And while there are voices of reasonable opposition in the Christian camp, Blue Gal for one, I wonder just how much of them get out to the average non-Osama Muslim. For that matter, how much gets to any one, anywhere. We sure as hell know that it doesn't get out through the mainstream media; most of them act more like cheerleaders for the crazies.
Somehow or other, we have to let the rest of the world know that Dubya may be "President of the United States," but he is not "Our President." I know he does not represent ME. His policies are not mine; his opinions are not mine. Most of all, his war is not mine. It never was, and it never will be. I can't remember the specifics, but I remember him saying some line about a "policy we could all get behind." Bull fucking shit. Unless it's a policy of getting out, I'm sure as hell not behind it.
He made it clear that he plans to pass the buck to the next president. He knows he can't win -- he's known it all along -- but he can't admit to losing. He's so shallow, vacuous and lacking in humanity, that he sees no price not worth paying to keep his fragile ego intact. For years he claimed there was no comparison between his war and Vietnam. Until such comparison suited his purpose that is. Was it THE lesson or just one of the lessons we/he learned from Vietnam, that, "we didn't stay long enough?" Of course when Dubya speaks of Vietnam, or any war for that matter, there is no "we." It's "they." Even when it comes to losing this war, a war that was lost from the start, from the first stirrings in his weanie at the thoughts of shock and awe and blood spewing 'splosions, it will be they who lose it.
There's no undoing what Dubya's done: The death and destruction and chaos he's unleashed to fulfill his fantasies and resolve his personal issues. Is there any hope that we can somehow convince the Iraqis and the rest of the world that this was Dubya's doing and not ours? That all Americans are not as crazy as he is? We certainly can't convince anyone by remaining silent. If we remain silent, Dubya and the terrorists have won.
All that horse-shit and today I find THREE words that basically say it all with regard to listening, and reacting to the spewings of Dubya: "Silence gives consent." Read the article here to get the original context.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
DCup inspired me thusly...
Now there's a scary idea.....a Christian Fascist party that calls itself what it is.
But then, I suppose we'd all know where they stand without the pretense, wouldn't we?
I wonder what will happen to the Republican Party if the Sunday School Conservatives and the Country Club Conservatives would have a real split.....
I think that what constantly amazes me are the different things they will and won't allow. Fucking prostitutes is OK; I think. Obviously it's OK for a male Senator to fuck a female prostitute; I think. That's only OK if you're a Repug; I think. Maybe they can't actually fuck; maybe they can only sit around together discussing world, family and moral issues while wearing diapers; and maybe it's only OK for the woman to wear a diaper. If she's an astronaut on a rush-rush mission to meet and greet a flight at some airport. But does the astronaut have to be republican? And would any self-respecting madam hire a repug astronaut to be a prostitute? I'm cornfused.
OK. I know it's not OK to be gay. At least in airport men's rooms; with cops. But what about if it's not at an airport? Or in a restroom? Or if it's with someone who's not a cop? What about in Congressional restrooms and/or cloakrooms? With (underage) male pages? Or on camping trips? Maybe as long as you don't send e-mails asking about cock sizes..? Or talk on the phone about using falafel sponges in the shower after snacking on loofah bread..? That's only bad if you get recorded; I think. Maybe she could have asked about cock size..? assuming he has one..? or maybe she could only have done that in e-mail..? On a laptop from an airport restroom wearing a diaper...
OK. Now I KNOW it's OK for a chick to be gay. If she's a Repug anyway. Now she can't run for office, but a relative can. Hell the relative can even be VP. And the chick can have a partner. And they -- or one of 'em -- can have a baby. Whose diapers they'll change together. It's just that no one can ask about it. At least not on non-Fox TV.
Now as long as the gay Senator stays out of a restroom with their underage page in a diaper eating a loofah bread while he's emailing about the VP's daughter's falafel sponge... Oh fuck it.
That's why there's Libertarians: Repugs who like to fuck and smoke pot.
•I attacked and took over 2 countries.•I spent the U.S. surplus and bankrupted the US Treasury.
•I shattered the record for the biggest annual deficit in history (not easy!).
•I set an economic record for the most personal bankruptcies filed in any 12 month period.
•I set all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of the stock market.
•In my first year in office I set the all-time record for most days on vacation by any president in US history (tough to beat my dad's, but I did).
•After taking the entire month of August off for vacation, I presided over the worst security failure in US history.
•I set the record for most campaign fund raising trips by any president in US history.
•In my first two years in office over 2 million Americans lost their jobs.
•I cut unemployment benefits for more out-of-work Americans than any other president in US history.
•I set the all-time record for most real estate foreclosures in a 12-month period.
•I set the record for the fewest press conferences of any president, since the advent of TV.
•I presided over the biggest energy crises in US history and refused to intervene when corruption was revealed.
•I cut health care benefits for war veterans.
•I set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously take to the streets to protest me (15 million people), shattering the record for protest against any person in the history of mankind.
•I dissolved more international treaties than any president in US history.
•I've made my presidency the most secretive and unaccountable of any in US history.
•Members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in US history. (The poorest multimillionaire, Condoleeza Rice, had a Chevron oil tanker named after her for a while.)
•I am the first president in US history to have all 50 states of the Union simultaneously struggle against bankruptcy.
•I presided over the biggest corporate stock market fraud in any market in any country in the history of the world.
•I am the first president in US history to order a US attack AND military occupation of a sovereign nation, and I did so against the will of the United Nations and the vast majority of the international community.
•I have created the largest government department bureaucracy in the history of the United States, called the "Bureau of Homeland Security
•I set the all-time record for biggest annual budget spending increases, more than any other president in US history (Ronnie was tough to beat, but I did it!!).
•I am the first president in US history to compel the United Nations remove the US from the Human Rights Commission.
•I am the first president in US history to have the United Nations remove the US from the Elections Monitoring Board.
•I removed more checks and balances, and have the least amount of congressional oversight than any presidential administration in US history.
•I rendered the entire United Nations irrelevant. I withdrew from the World Court of Law.
•I refused to allow inspectors access to US prisoners of war and by default no longer abide by the Geneva Conventions.
•I am the first president in US history to refuse United Nations election inspectors access during the 2002 US elections.
•I am the all-time US (and world) record holder for most corporate campaign donations.
•The biggest lifetime contributor to my campaign, who is also one of my best friends, presided over one of the largest corporate bankruptcy frauds in world history (Kenneth Lay, former CEO of Enron Corporation).
•I spent more money on polls and focus groups than any president in US history.
•I am the first US president to establish a secret shadow government.
•I took the world's sympathy for the US after 9/11, and in less than a year made the US the most resented country in the world (possibly the biggest diplomatic failure in US and world history).
•I am the first US president in history to have a majority of the people of Europe (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and stability.
•I changed US policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.
•I have removed more freedoms and civil liberties for Americans than any other president in US history.
RECORDS AND REFERENCES:
• I have at least one conviction for drunk driving in Maine
(Texas driving record has been erased and is not available).
•I was AWOL from the National Guard and deserted the military during time of war.
•I refuse to take a drug test or even answer any questions about drug use.
•All records of my tenure as governor of Texas have been spirited away to my fathers library, sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
•All records of any SEC investigations into my insider trading or bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
•All minutes of meetings of any public corporation for which I served on the board are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
•Any records or minutes from meetings I (or my VP) attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public review.
GEORGE W. BUSH
The White House, Washington, DC
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Saturday, September 8, 2007
Is Larry "I da Ho" Craig gay or not? Hell, I don't know; ask his wife what his dick tastes like. Or check the contents of the streaks in his undies. 'nuff...
I was digging through past posts on Crooks and Liars this morning and
After reading I got to wondering: If the repug party, the party of morals, family, values and all that good shit attracted the fundamentalist vote because of all that Shit, but is now found to be the party of closet queens and hypocrisy, where the hell is the fundie vote going to go? I mean, they can't vote for Dems who just might not be in favor of fire-bombing Planned Parenthood clinics and lynching their docs and patients, or who would allow towel-headed camel jockies to live even if they can't prove that they don't want to kill us, can they?
Will they form their own party? The Christian-Fascists? Would they allow non-fundies to join? If they did, would they/ could they steal enough secular Fascists from the Repugs to actually become a viable force in future elections? How will they guard themselves against a gay infiltration? Pass a BISA law? The Bathroom Intelligence Surveillance Act?
What happens to the rest of the Repugs? Would they still be repugnant? Would there be enough of them left to matter when elections
Hmmm... Who's going to say what when the count gets to Seven
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Actually, I don't want to discredit the author, Robert Draper, and give anyone the idea that I believe that HE is the liar. No, Draper is merely the scribe. I'll leave it up to the Bush crime syndicate to do the discrediting of Draper, as they do with everyone who dares to cast Dubya in an unsaintly light.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
|What mental disorder do you have? |
Your Result: ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
|GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)|
|OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)|
|What mental disorder do you have?|
I remember the first time I heard the term ADD, I laughed so hard I almost fell off the chair. "So space cadets have an illness now?" I was student teaching at the time; there were some in the lounge who were not as amused as I. The teacher threw a class party in second grade when I completed an assignment. I think it was the only one I completed the whole year. Actually, I was almost placed in special education when I was in elementary school, because I was such a space cadet.
I graduated from the University of Tennessee with High Honors. (They now use the term Magna Cum Laude like the rest of the world.) Then went on to do blue collar work. Ya just never know, eh?
Saturday, September 1, 2007
OK, so maybe that's a dumb question. Hell, I want more money, and probably would even if I didn't have real reasons like a wife who had to quit work to look after her Mom who has dementia, with a
Maybe he just wants to go wild before he dies. Traveling; partying; building a sex dungeon?
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Honor an idiot that sends people, instead of dogs, to die for his profit and entertainment. Another example of why dumb jocks should never be roll models for kids.
I can understand being gay and whether it's by choice or destiny isn't important to me. I can understand a gay person feeling they need to stay in the closet and I think it's rude to out someone who feels that way. I can understand a gay person working in an environment that is basically anti-gay with anti-gay people being anti-gay. What I can't understand is a gay person being anti-gay. That's self-loathing. More than being cannibalistic, it's like eating yourself while you're still alive, and there's no way in hell I think I'll ever be able to understand that. I can understand being ashamed or confused. Hell I'm ashamed of my weight and my non-white teeth , but I don't Hate myself -- or other people -- for either.
With that in mind, I can understand a gay person being conservative; fiscally, maybe even socially in some respects, but things are getting grey now. Since the repugnican party is supposedly this country's conservative party, I guess a gay conservative would be member of the repugs, but since the repugs are also the anti-gay party just how repug can a gay repug be? Apparently -- Foley, Craig, Huffington... -- VERY Repug indeed. I'm not a shrink, but when I think about the shit these guys have done, I both hate and pity them. They must be seriously fucked up in the head.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Bye Bye Alberto Gonezales, or
Oh fuck it; just go asshole.
Once again I'm too gun shy to celebrate, a la Rove's resignation. I've been wondering who will get tapped for the job. A lot of people's money's on
It could be a major crossroads for Dubya. I mean in Abu, he had the best of two worlds. He had a long time crony, and also an ally in the war to destroy the constitution. So what now? Will he go with a crony? Pull Harriet Myers out of moth balls? Karen Hughes again? Olbermann mentioned a fellow frat boy from Yale. Or will he go with an ally? How about that Asshole who wants him to be Caesar: Philip Atkinson? Fred Fielding's been a Justice Obstructer for years now; maybe let him enjoy center stage. Oh well....
Like I said in regards to Rove, It won't get better; only worse, whoever gets chosen.
In the meantime how about the shit Dub shoveled? About Gonzo being a good and honorable man... having his name drug through
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Stolen from DCup, who I think stole it from Blondesense.
For my whole life, I've always heard the "it can't happen here," shit, and for the most part, believed it. That's changed. Not with this post/video, but with the den of thieves in the White House, their partners in crime in Congress and their enablers at the polls. When I look at the path toward wholesale destruction on which they've put this country, I feel empty. Like D says in her comments, "I've quit asking, 'Can it get worse?' " With this outfit in charge, I know it will never get better, no matter what the issue is at hand.
I just wonder, Can I buy a banana clip for my semi-auto .243?
Back on the Fourth of July I announced that I was going to attempt to quit smoking, using Chantix. Well as of midnite-ish tonight, it will be one whole week without. The week before last,I went nearly four days without (95 hours, and yes, I was counting.) It's taken a long time, but hopefully I've done it. Some of the toughest hurdles were: Not having one first thing in the morning; Not having one just before bed; Not having one during the drive to or from work; Not having one while on the crapper; Not having one after eating; Not having one while having a glass of wine; And on and on. A step at a time, a day at a time, blah blah. Which makes me wonder: When will I be a non-smoker?
The 12-steppers seem to have this thing about "being in recovery," or always being a "Recovering _____," (fill in the blank yourself), as if the job is never done, the struggle is never over, as if there is no such thing as success... as if they were once dependent on some thing or substance, and now are dependent on the group/program. Maybe they're right. After all, I did once quit for 8 1/2 years only to start again and smoke for 20+ yrs. But then what about positive thinking? "I think, therefore I am?" If I always think I'm quitting, will I ever truly quit? Will I ever think and believe that I am a non-smoker? that I truly no longer smoke? that I will never smoke again? When will I (be able to) quit counting hours, days, weeks, months... without? When will I be able to ditch the toothpicks?
I don't want to become a self-righteous anti-smoking Nazi, nor do I want to forever have to wear the scarlet S and walk through life as if I need forgiveness for the horrible sin I've committed.
Whatever the hell happens, it'll be nice to be able to walk up a fight of steps and carry on a conversation without reaching the top, gasping for breath.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
This is so easy, maybe even Congress could do it.
How to Start Each Day with a Positive Outlook:
1. Open a new folder on your computer.
2. Name it "George W. Bush."
3. Send it to the trash.
4. Empty the trash.
5. Your PC will ask you, Do you want to get rid of 'George W. Bush'?"
6. Firmly click "Yes."
7. Feel better.
P.S.: Tomorrow we'll do Dick Cheney.
Seven steps instead of twelve. No previous addiction required. Safe. Easy. We can only hope that someday he really will go out in the trash.
Thank you Twig.
Monday, August 13, 2007
One thing about this crime syndicate: When you think it can't get any worse, it does. Ashcroft was bad; then we got Gonzo. Harriet Myers was ridiculous; we got Alito instead. I've always thought of Rove as the real President/dictator, not Cheney. So now that Rove will be gone, will Cheney go absolutely berserk? It's hard to imagine which of those crazies kept the other one in check.
One rumor has it that Cheney's been pissed at losing his office boy, Scooter, while Rove remained untouched. Or is this some strange maneuver to avoid the Congressional subpoena? With all the claims of executive privilege to keep everything secret, what will he be able to put in his book?
Nature abhors a vacuum; what if no one takes his place? Could anarchy in this White House be worse than blind loyalty? Will we get another old crony, like a Karen Hughes? Or someone new, like a Sarah Taylor promotion? Who could possibly carry on the tradition of know-it-all wrongheaded stubbornness? Jeb? Ahhhhh...
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Now I must digress here a bit and explain that for the better part of a year our time clock at work has run fast. Also, we have a horn that signals start, stop, lunch, etc that runs off it's own clock During the winter, it was the horn that was fucked first, going off about three minutes fast. We bitched, we moaned, we got excuses. No one new how to reset the damn thing; the damn thing was set as accurately as possible, the damn thing changes itself all on its own. The answer ended up being: Not to reset the horn to the right time, but to move the time clock to the wrong time. Wonderfuckingful. For me, I usually get to work about 5 - 10 minutes early, so maybe I'm only 2 minutes early under this scenario.
Well a few months later, daylight savings comes along, and for the first day the horn and time clock are off by an hour, and 3 minutes, and will obviously need to be reset (which couldn't be done months ago.) So it gets reset. Great. But it gets reset wrong again. By the usual three minutes? No, this time it's FIVE minutes. More bitching, more excuses. This time the best excuse is actually the super's explanation that he's doing us a favor, because if you're like him who has to drive by two Boeing plants leaving five minutes earlier makes all the difference in the world. So we're not on Pacific Time anymore, we're on W____ time. We're not even on the same time as our company's office. NOW, I'm getting to work 2 - 3 minutes late.
For a while, while we bitched, he bitched. Then he started dinging all of us who came straggling in for the few hundredths of an hour we'd miss. I was able to laugh off as pettiness, the paychecks for 39.92 hours. Then a couple of weeks ago he hit another guy with the, "If he can't be here for all the overtime, no overtime at all," routine. A week later it was my turn to go "on restriction." I was still able to laugh it off as his pettiness. I guess it's all fun and games till someone gets fucked, right?
OK, OK, you ask why I don't just go along and adjust my schedule accordingly. Fair enough; simple enough. But God dammit, the fucker's wrong to do what he's doing. Sure a company can decide what the starting time is and change it at will, but there are right ways and wrong ways to do things. Yes I suppose you can say I'm being as childish as the boss is. Yes I suppose you can say I'm cutting my nose off to spite my face. But, but, but... the fucker's wrong. But the fucker's also still the boss.
So I'm in a dilemma. His fucking with my card is definitely illegal. His fucking with the time clock, while not illegal, seems definitely unethical. I have seen in the past the company warn guys for being late, both verbally and in writing, and even firing them if they don't straighten up. But I've never heard of anyone being docked like this; not even after a warning. Seems pretty clear to me that I can nail his ass either through the Union, or through the state via Labor and Industry. The problem is, he'll still be the fucking boss, and I have no doubt whatsoever that if he loses the battle, he'll definitely be out to make it a war and win.
What to do, what to do. He likes to brag about no one ever filing a grievance against him. Do I become the first, putting ten years of seniority with three weeks of vacation at risk? Or do I swallow it all and allow him to continue to play games and manipulate us all? reason with him somehow? I haven't seen or heard of that happening yet. I feel like I'm fucked no matter which way I turn.
Anyone out there been in a shitty situation at work like this? What'd you do about it? Was it worth it to you, whatever your actions?
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
1. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. Our side won! How do you celebrate?
Hmmm.... Call in sick to start. Bang the beejeezus out of the wife. Double shots of Irish Cream in my coffee. Host a barbecue for the neighborhood.
2. Are you on a boat or are you a land lubber or do you soar?
I live in a house, on land, but I love being on the water. I fished and crabbed when I lived in Southeast Alaska, and there's nothing like falling asleep on a boat at anchor. It's just like being rocked to sleep in a cradle. Of natural DD boobs. on a different note, I consider myself a fairly down-to-earth logical person. Not highly imaginative, unless the subject is a bit perverse. Fairly predictable, unless in mixed company and expected to behave.
3. What was the last mistake you wished you could cover up?
Probably that time I was wrong. Actually, I can't really think of one, and that's not meant to imply that I'm at all perfect. There's no real need to cover up honest mistakes. It's intentional lies, law breaking and outright stupidity that need covering, like Vitter's shit, or giving over your credit card in a titty bar.
4. Are your omelettes fluffy?
Shit. I haven't attempted one in about ten years. Now I'm going to have to go make one to find out.
5. When was the last time your paradigm shifted?
"Paradigm: 1: model, pattern 2: a systematic inflection of a verb or noun showing a complete conjugation or declension." Riiiiight... Hmmmmm... Welllllll... Since being married and having a step-family, it seems like things are constantly shifting. Dealing with my mother-in-law's dementia is always a challenge. It's gotten to the point now, where she doesn't know where she lives most of the time. Then there's life with the step-daughter and grandmonster. They recently moved in after she decided to kick her oxycontin addiction. She and I NEVER got along, but she's been taking her treatment/recovery seriously and is undergoing some real changes. I hope that she continues, but I fear that she won't. She's earned a bit of my respect, and I've actually come to kind of like her. I don't have to put up with her; I can enjoy her company and conversation. Sounds easy, right?
Life was easier when I hated her. I never gave a rat's ass what she did, or if she got into trouble -- except with regards as to how she would pawn off the consequences to my wife and I. Now I worry. I don't want to see her relapse into the bitch-queen she was, who thought that acting grown up and accumulating things, was the same as being grown up and earning your place in life. She wants to act like a teenager and I want to slap her silly and ground her even though I know that neither would do her any good. She talks about guys and instead of me worrying about them knowing what they light be getting into, I worry about her getting her heart broken or just feeling used and thrown away. I'm not used to that. At all. It's like being a fucking dad or something.