Monday, December 31, 2007

Why Iowa?

I know I need to read up and learn some more, but the question in my mind is: Why Iowa?

I find it amazing how much emphasis politicians in a presidential race place on Iowa and New Hampshire for that matter. Why? Are there not bigger states to catch? One theory passed on to me is that the people of Iowa are so dense that the politicians use them to test which lies work the best, then they can fine tune them for the other less obtuse states. Now that is somewhat cruel to say of Iowans. I never visited Iowa. I cannot judge. I still must ask, "Why Iowa?"


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Loans and Joe Blow

Everyone blames the banks for making these loans that millions are now defaulting on. I am now going to take the banks' side just to stir it up a bit.

Joe Blow goes into a bank and gets a killer loan. "Hey, I got this great ARM for my house. 1% for 3 years. Wow!"

Friend: Wow! That is awesome, dude.

Blow: Yeah.

3 Years Later

Blow: This mortgage blows, man. My payments just went through the roof! I'm paying, like, 8% now. I don't make enough to do it.

Friend: Bummer. Damn banks should not have done that to you.

Blow: Yeah. Maybe the government will help.

Friend: Yeah, dude.

OK, folks. Who signed the loan? Who knew at the time of signing that when the ARM period expired that the payment would go up? In both cases Joe Blow. The bank did nothing to hide this fact. No lender is allowed to hide this fact. Joe Blow is just plain stupid and in a way greedy. I can see the desire to own a home. I am not going to run out and buy one knowing that I would not be able to make payments! That is called common sense. Yet, Blow and family get this great loan for $100K OVER what they need for the house and spend it on things like a plasma t.v. (which will need replacement after 5 years anyways), a new SUV with all the trimmings, and a sand toy for each member of the family including Fluffy the dog (or is that a cat).

Because Blow wants all the toys, he lives outside his means. This is the American way. Inflation would not be so bad, the cost of living would be more stable, and life would be more realistic and balanced with the rest of the world if we crazy Americans would use our brains. Credit for this, credit for that. We live in debt. We do not live in reality. Everything must have a price. The lawyers make sure of that.

Get real. Life within your means. There is no need to keep up with the Jones's on your block because they will probably go bankrupt before you know it. Some people have money, some do not have as much. Live with it. Deal with it. Don't expect the government to take care of you. Only liberals think this way. Take responsibility and work for it yourself. Take care of yourself. Let the government take care of the scary folks trying to bomb the living shit out of us.

Good luck.

steroids in baseball

Football is almost over and baseball is around the bend. All we will hear is steroid use in baseball for the next 4 months. Why the big deal over baseball players using steroids? Do the fans really care or is it for those who love to keep statistics?

I think that the only people who really care are purists and stats keepers. Purists who want the game to be the same as it was in the early 1900's. Statisticians care because it screws up the trend like that really smart guy in class. All these people want is to compare today's players with those of yester-year. Times change. People change. Health change. How we live today is far different from when it was 50 or even 100 years ago and that, itself, makes for unrealistic comparisons.

Why not let these idiots use steroids? They want to kill themselves or came themselves with these drugs so let them. For the fan who wants to watch the game maybe there will be more home runs. Maybe there will be that spectacular leaping catch that some nature boy could not perform. It's entertainment. It is human nature to want to see the biggest and the best. For someone who aspires to be the biggest and the best maybe a little help is necessary. Maybe that child who just wants to have fun in little league is being pushed by his asshole father into being bigger and better. That stress alone makes these kids start to think about these things.

I say let them use steroids. Let them slowly mess with their bodies. It's worth it to me to watch some jerk crash into the outfield wall and his arm pops off because of some steroid side effect. Which leads to the next question, will there be an uproar when the first physically disabled ball player comes out and has a prothetic arm that rivals the $6 Million Man? How many asterisks after that record? Oh, the scenarios abound!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Is This A Just War?

Bomb kills Iraqi children gathered around U.S. troops -

After reading this article the more I feel that we should carpet bomb the whole area and let nature take its course thereafter. Or, we pull out and put a fence around the whole area and let the "tribes" do themselves in.

I don't think the latter would work as some stupid country would support one side or the other. (If only there were sides!) The UN would have to police the rest of the world to stay out of that area until the victor is chosen.

Carpet bombing with nukes, making glass our of the whole area, would be a quick end to the mess. Unfortunately it would cause a new mess.

As you can see, the middle east, once know as a center of intelligence and learning, is just a waste of time and a lose-lose situation for anyone interested in "playing" there. I see no good whether we stay or leave. It is so depressing that these people are willing to kill children for their own means. Sickening.

No more, please?

Friday, November 16, 2007

NAACP Idiot Demonstration

I came across this news story. Stories like these never seem to make the mainstream news.
Robbery = Racism

Of course the NAACP calls this a racist case. Everyone with common sense does not see the black and white of this. What educated folks see is 3 men breaking in and getting caught. Two get shot and die, the third is charged with murder because he was part of the robbery and assault. For once this makes sense. If these jack asses did not break into this house NO ONE WOULD BE DEAD! I think the two that died deserved it. I don't give a hoot how desperate they were or how "down and out" they were. It is wrong and illegal. So be it.

Why would the NAACP protect this lone criminal? He's black. What nonsense. If anyone is racist it is the NAACP.

Friday, November 02, 2007

OMG! Writers on Strike!

Can anyone tell me why I should be concerned about the writers going on strike? See the NYT article: NYT. Can you tell me why I am even writing about the writers going on strike?

I'll answer the second one: Because we are all idiots and think that we cannot live without these folks. I think we can survive just fine without them. I get especially miffed knowing that they make more money than I do writing stupid joke for Leno and Letterman. How about writing a screenplay for a movie?

It's the entertainment industry! ENTERTAINMENT for g's sake! Are people to the point where entertainment must be spoon fed? Can people not provide their own? I guess not. I bet you all go to YouTube. I've visited this place once. Sophomoric. I guess I am just a bland, boring individual.

If you want entertainment watch a presidential debate. Now there are a group of writers than need some serious help.

How do you think this writer's strike will affect you?

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Do you know how to listen? Did you ever learn? Depending on your age you learned and dealt with the "listening" test. I bet the younger you are the better chance you have never been given a test that actually tested your ability to listen and follow instructions.

The test is really quite simple and I believe it was around 6th or 7th grade when a teacher sprung it on us. Only 2 people passed the test. If you remember this test feel free to post a yea or nay.

The basic premise is the teacher gives you the instructions to said test verbally. Then you take the test. In both cases there is the verbal instruction to read the entire test and written instructions telling you the same. As in many cases people chose not to read the instructions and begin answering questions. It is when the collective non-listening, non-instruction following mass sighs. The last question is the instruction not to do anything. 33 out of 35 kids just failed the test. Yes, I was among them. It was a well taught lesson. There should be more.

Listen and learn.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

People + Email = Easy Spam Targets

So I'm doing my daily browse of RSS feeds and hit on the F-Secure one. Again, as many times in the past, I see warnings and analysis of the number of spam attacks. As I read the articles there is only one thought that comes to mind:


I cannot believe the number of people that will open up and email that says something about receiving an ecard from an UNKNOWN individual! Then they proceed to click on the link within the email asking to download something first! Then they actually install said download! Check out the blog entry here.

One would think that if people would become less idiotic that maybe spam would decrease. No, it's the opposite. I think people are that hard up to "meet" new people and receive new things that it will only get worse.

Come on people. Get a clue and stop being so stupid!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Pissing In Public. La Mesa, CA

If you ever wish to visit La Mesa in California watch where you walk. I was out there walking when I witnessed 2 Hispanics pissing outside a liquor store! URINATING on the sidewalk! No, these were not your illegal immigrants, these were college looking types that obviously were out partying and needed to restock. Instead of making a pit stop prior to heading out, they waited until they were at the store!

This seems to be a common theme in San Diego communities since I moved out here years ago. Apparently the people who live here do not seem to care about the city, the people who are elected to run the city do not care about the city, and those who go to school here definitely do not care about the city. Drinking seems to be the thing to do in S.D.

I hope the city of La Mesa, a burb of San Diego, is proud of the people who live and visit their community.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Dilbert Blog: How Rational Are Terrorists?

The Dilbert Blog: How Rational Are Terrorists?

Let's hear it for Scott Adams! I could not have put it a better way!

Read it, absorb it. Talk about rationality of the irrational!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Am I Ignorant or What?

I am having an issue trying to understand this whole illegal immigration thing. This new "amnesty" bill seems to miss the point. Here's my question: Isn't it the businesses/company's that hire illegal immigrants the ones that have caused this fiasco in the first place? The way I see it is if we let all these folks become "legal", those who hired them in the first place will now let them go as they will have to pay the minimum wages, the taxes, the insurance, etc. to hire these people. They will pursue hiring "new" illegal immigrants, thus starting a new influx of illegal migrants to the states. At this point we will be so saturated with these people that we may as well become part of Mexico or we should annex Mexico and make it part of these United States. Both scenarios we are not ready for as a country, by the way.

This also begs the question: How many of the current illegal immigrants will pursue becoming legal immigrants? Not many in my opinion. I think Mexico's plan is to drive their people up here to make money which they send back to Mexico. This makes money for Mexico. We get the labor and lose money from the States.

The other question I have: How many other types of "illegals" will attempt to become "legals"? I'm talking those with terrorist tendencies. Probably over thinking this, but it bothers me.

Mr. Kennedy, do we really need to "help" these poor people or are these poor people being used by their own government to help themselves?

Help me understand, people! I appreciate it.

Monday, May 28, 2007 - Vandals Burn Dozens of American Flags Decorating Veterans' Graves, Replace With Swastikas - Local News | News Articles | National News | - Vandals Burn Dozens of American Flags Decorating Veterans' Graves, Replace With Swastikas - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

Can you believe this! What is becoming of this country!? This is quite troubling. Where is this country going? I am outraged that something like this can and does happen in our country. Just a few years back you would never think such a thing could happen. Is this a definition of being liberal? This is scary.

What thoughts have you?

Thursday, May 03, 2007 - Fairness Doctrine - Fairness Doctrine

I read this and thought that there are some good points. One question that I do have is, "Why do the left winged talk shows not make it? Why do the left fear current broadcast shows?"

I think the issue is ownership. Since many broadcast companies are owned by the "public" through common stock that these companies will only air shows that make money. We are a capitalistic society. Why do these stations make money on these shows? People listen to them. The ratings for a liberal talk show host seem to always trail a conservative talk show host. Why is that? People do not want to listen to these people. Don't ask me why they don't, just accept that they don't.

Now there is a push to reel in broadcasters and have more government regulation, a theme that liberals are quite familiar with. If people will not conform to our wishes, then we will make laws and make the government force people to our will. Sounds like socialism and fascism to me. I found this article talking about the new push to revive "fairness": Fairness Doctrine Revisited.

So do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing? I'm curious. My feelings are if you do not like what is on the air, turn it off or change the channel. That is called freedom of choice.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Father killed family for being too western | Uk News | News | Telegraph

Father killed family for being too western | Uk News | News | Telegraph

I ask once again: If you do not want to live the way the locals live in a country that you move to or adopt, then why live there in the first place? I am so sick of people in such denial. If you live in a country you must accept the lifestyle. Share your culture, but don't try to change the local culture. If you do not like it, move to a place that suits your lifestyle.

Is common sense that obtuse?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

JetBlue CEO sees costs of delays at $30 million - Feb. 20, 2007

JetBlue CEO sees costs of delays at $30 million - Feb. 20, 2007

Explain to me why an airline would be responsible for WEATHER related delays and cancellations? No one can control the weather, so why would I be compensated for such events?

If an airline is nice, they would honor the ticket for a future flight or at least the return as soon as possible.

Why are people so greedy? This "what's in it for me" attitude is going to kill this country.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Town to Immigrants......

Interesting article in Reuters today (HERE).

This brings up a very interesting question: If an immigrant moves from their country to another country, must the new country recognize the immigrants' culture and incorporate their culture into the new country's, or must the immigrant conform to the laws and culture of the new country?

A second question: Is there a happy median where the two cultures adapt a bit of each, thus enhancing the so-called quality of life?

As for a culture that permits killing others, I would have to say NO, the immigrant must conform to the laws and culture of the new country. As for other cultural differences, there is no reason why the two cannot intermingle. This is where the conflicts occur with fundamentalists. Personally if there is a law prohibiting carrying weapons in place, the immigrant should conform. Ceremonial daggers should be kept in the home not in schools. Also, I find it sad a gym had to install frosted glass because some find the sight of adults exercising offensive. Close your drapes or blinds if you don't want to see this happening!

No wonder people in this world will continuously be at war. We will never learn to live together.
Oh, so sad.

Friday, January 19, 2007


OK, I need to vent. I'm sitting at my desk and the boss comes in to do something and turns the monitors up. Loud music is playing. He does his thing and WALKS OUT WITHOUT TURNING THE VOLUME BACK DOWN! Just up and leaves.


I cannot believe this guy has no courtesy. I don't want this loud stuff playing in my ear. Do you damn work and then turn it back down to normal. Then I get up to turn it down and find that the channel nearest me is turned up higher than the other! Major asshole in this respect. Come to think of it this guy respects no one unless you have a title and he can get somewhere by brown-nosing said person with title. If you are nothing else, then you are just that, nothing.

I can't wait for these new evaluation forms we need to do! Heeeheeeheeee.