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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Backwards ...

With a multitude of Governments looking to increase their revenue stream I started thinking. Why are we rewarding people for the burden they place on society? Burden you say? Yes burden! Let’s start with children. You see these families with gaggles of children, the Duggar’s and Gosselin’s come to mind, but who pays to educate these children? Society that is who. Now before you go playing Jump To Conclusions, I am a parent. However I think instead of giving parents a tax deduction, I am thinking we should increase the tax burden for each child. I think the paradigm has shifted from people taking responsibility for themselves and their actions and this may be a great way to reintroduce it.

Open Letter To The Food Network ... Enough Fucking Cake!

OMFGWTF? Seriously Food TV, I know most of American is grossly overweight, however we do not all appreciate the shift to 24hrs of Cake! The occasional “Cake Challenge” mixed in with the staples, Emeril, Tyler Florence, Alton Brown, Bobby Flay, Paula Deen, etc was a nice break. However the dynamic has shifted where occasionally something worthwhile is sprinkled in amongst the multitude of Cake Shows.

Enough! Bring back decent, helpful, informative cooking shows or dissolve the network entirely and become a production company and peddle your Cake Shows to networks that need to fill dead air.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Pot, meet kettle ...

Seems like president FuckWad is at again running his piehole about shit he knows nothing about. I am not speaking perse about purchasing a boat or a Vegas vacation, but more to the subject of Fiscal Responsibility. This guy puts the ass and clown in assclown.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Wait, What, Seriously?

So it appears President Teleprompter is out of touch with not only his constituents but his country’s safety as a whole. He wants to pass a budget that spends money we do not have to create jobs, but wants to cut jobs and put our borders at risk. This current government preaching fiscal responsibility is like a dealer running a Say No To Drugs campaign.

What is this halfwit and his crew of cronies thinking? He wants to beef up border security in … Honolulu, San Francisco and Massena? Seriously? How about Nogales, Yuma, Mexicali, TJ, San Diego, El Paso, Brownsville, Miami?

President Kennedy would of not been as successful or fondly remembered if he had served his full term. I am starting to think this is the only way President Teleprompter will go down as being a great president as well … if we base it on “what ifs.”

Monday, February 1, 2010

Rabbi Shmuley a wise fellow …

I have caught the show Shalom in the Home on TV and I have always been impressed with the wisdom Rabbi Shmuley shares with the couples. I am an atheist, I do not ever see anything changing that. But I have a great respect for the religious that are wise, loving and honest. It is a breath of fresh air to see a deeply religious person love all man and not belittle those that are not in alignment with his beliefs.

I had a friend at work today ask for some advice on marriage. A friend of hers had strayed from his marriage and asked how after 8 years my wife and I are still together. Obviously what has worked for us will not always work for others I told her. Then I remembered Rabbi Shmuley and pointed her to his website. Prior to this I had only seen the TV show and never listened to his podcasts, read his articles or books, this intrigued me and I decided to learn a little more, myself.

I am glad that I did. I have downloaded all the podcasts and read several of his articles and look forward to reading some of his published works. As admirer of Hitchens and Dawkins I am particularly interested in digging deeper into the debates between these men.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Charisma the dangerous trait …

So the sheeple where conned by charisma and charm by President Teleprompter. I was doing a little reading today on sociologists Max Webster. Wiki has a list of leaders that are classified as Charismatic. I would dare say President Teleprompter is not in the best of company.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Heard the new one about the Department of Homeland Security?

That is the whole joke, DHS itself. Having lived in Arizona for several years now one thing I have come to know is that Janet Napolitano is a joke. She dismissed State Treasurer Martin’s concern over the budget nearly two years ago. She left the state budget in shambles. In this post I am not even going to broach her claiming “The System Worked,” as it relates to the 12/25 failed bombing.

Why my disdain for this joke of an agency? For the second time in 2 years I have had to submit a request to be removed from the DHS Watch List to ease frustration associated with travel. Being on the Watch List removes my ability to print boarding passes online, check-in online, use in-terminal kiosk or curb side check-in services. I often fly Southwest and those of you that use Southwest understand the importance of being able to check-in online.

In October of 2007 I was made aware of my name being on the DHS Watch List while boarding a flight with my wife and then 4 year old daughter from Phoenix to Orlando for a week long Disney Vacation. Following my trip, I filed a request for redress. Days before my December flight back to Orlando I received my letter stating my name was on the list in error and would be removed. I flew again April of 2008 event free.

Fast forward to August of 2009 and I find myself back on the list. I submitted a request for redress once again, however this time it took 4+ months to be removed again causing flight delays in October, again with Southwest. Here is the great part this is a verbatim paragraph from their letter;

Based on our analysis of those persons who have applied for redress through DHS TRIP, more than 99 percent are not on a Federal watch list. DHS and the airlines have developed solutions to reduce inconvenience and facilitate remote check-in. Before your next flight, contact the designated office of the airline in advance to inquire about its procedures for collecting your full name and date of birth. The airline will likely be able to store your information or enroll you in its frequent flyer program, which may enable you to printing your boarding pass at a kiosk or online.

Holy Shit! If this was a private company or even publically traded company the person in charge of the group that has a better than 99 percent false positive rates would certainly be fired! What a model of inefficiency!

The government has gotten too big for its britches as my dad would say. They have used scare tactics to shoehorn legislation into place that far oversteps Constitutional or Executive Powers. Enough is enough; support your local TEA Party, regardless of your political party.

I should add that I have a SECRET Clearance and have since May of 2002. Yet atrocities like this still exists.