Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A PSA to my fellow Millennials.

If you were born sometime in the early 1980's until lets say the early 2000's, this is a PSA brought to you by someone who lead the charge.  As someone going on 33 years old, I am going to point some things out.  I know many of you are my age, or older, but more of you are younger, and lets be honest, how many of you can say you share the same experiences I have.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Murica... Yeah!!!

I know a lot of people who reside outside of the United States of America, and they seem to think that this nation is so grand, so great.  What they do not know is that this old grey mare ain't what she used to be.  Many of us live in a country where your home can be taken and sold out from under you for few things.  The so-called richest nation in the world, and your home can be taken for less than $7.00. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Hunger Strike...

In the annals of "You're doing it wrong" a group of 40 people in the state I call my home town (Virginia) have decided to go on a hunger strike to protest Gay Marriage.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Prick of the week (4-20)

So, this week I thought the prick of the week would be Cliven Bundy, racist moocher extraordinaire...  But no, it seems Mitch McConnell edged him out, just due to a single statement.  To my dear friends in Kentucky, this ones for you.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Obituary of Net Neutrality

Today we mourn the loss of our beloved brother Net Neutrality.  Yes I can still feel his spirit among us, but sadly, it appears that he has left us, but in the battleground of the rights of the people versus the rights of corporations he is considered MIA/KIA.  In a shocking turn of events, the need of the few outweighed the needs of the many. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Um...

So I was going to talk about something, but I forgot what it was.  That is all...

Monday, April 21, 2014

The incredible shrinking...

I drink soda, I have for many years.  Not being a coffee man, and rarely having the kinds of tea around I like, I just grab a six pack of soda, and carry on.  I get my caffeine, I get some empty calories, and filler.

The Pro-Life Crowd

So Mr. and Ms. Clinton are going to be Grandparents.  I wonder if Bill will become the seriously deranged over protective grandfather if he has a granddaughter.  But seriously, I would congratulate Chelsea, her husband, and the Clinton elders for this.

Yay... A Cry for Revolt...

In yet another text book move, hard-lining conservatives are calling for a revolt against the government.   What now?  I mean I think it is weekly or even daily that someone over there in Kool-Aid land is calling for such.  Is it Cliven Bundy... Well given recent history it would be him, but no.  "Obama-care" well, no.  Abortion...  Nope.  The War of Christianity, thats got to be it, right?  Maybe? 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Prick(s) of the Week...

Yeah its a little late, holiday week for some of us, holiday for others.  So this week we have a trio.  Clayton Morris, Tucker Carlson, and Anna Koolman.  Why you ask?

Friday, April 18, 2014

For Sale...




This is a discussion of the many problems that people tend to have when dealing with real estate agents, the companies they work for, and their brokers.  It seems as though real estate agents today are only concerned with one color, green.  When they look at you or I, they see money, the more sales they make, the more they make.  If the property is out of your budget, push it anyway.  They do not seem to understand or care that this purchase might be the most important purchase of your life, regardless of your age.  They will lie, or blatantly misrepresent the property, and they really do not care what you as the purchaser want in a property.  They refuse to see the potential hardships they will inevitably cause on you, and your family.  The potential ruin a person, just so they can make more.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Where are they..

Where are they?  Those two fine Reverends of the cloth?  If the shooting out in Kansas had involved an African American church, they would have been setting world records to get there.  To dance in the blood of the victims.

Bullied

So, as I no longer sleep much or well at night, I was awaken to the sound of something bumping around outside.  My first thought was "where is my pistol" followed by "where are my parents?".  What I heard was my mom outside looking for some coffee, along with my father stopping on Faux Noise looking for the news about a missing plane, Ukraine, and the shooting in Kansas.  What we got was Mike Huckabee's rants.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Score One for the Bad Guys...

I am pretty speechless at this moment.  Sitting here, reading about another bullied kid who took action into his own hands.  This one was smart about it, he recorded his bullies in action, after repeated pleas went unheard and unanswered.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hate Crime or Not...

So Sunday there was a shooting in Kansas at two Jewish facilities.  One a community center, where two people were killed (Dr. William Corporon, and his grandson Reat Underwood as said by CNN) the second at a retirement home, where one person was killed (Ms. Terri LaManno).  It is a tragic loss of life.  The suspect, Glenn Cross aka Glenn Miller was arrested nearby at a local school.

Revisionism...

To the victors go the spoils - Proverb of War

History is written by the victors - Winston Churchill

But there is a problem, something that is slightly out of joint with people today, that quote, that proverb are no longer really true are they?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Prick of the Day

I think I might start doing this weekly, unless we start having more pricks show up.  Today's prick of the day, current member of the Virginia General Assembly, with aspirations to take over Frank Wolfe's seat in congress.

Guns.

I very rarely get into the topics of firearms, gun violence, or gun control.  It is one of the few topics, I just do not like discussing.  I am a gun owner, I have a concealed carry weapons permit, I do carry on a regular basis.  But there is a reason I really dislike talking about the subject, and that is, when it comes up, it usually involves the deaths of innocent people.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Price of Gas

I know... I know... It's just a meme, but at the last job I had, that is what I saw, not the price.  Luckily for my first born, which is yet to be born, I won't be putting premium in the tank anytime in the near future.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Prick of the Day

Ah Ben Stein...  Remember Bueller?  I do..  Who is Ben Stein, why is he still spewing?

Benghazi

I have been in a "funk" as of late, lots of stuff going on, and its all kicking my backside.  Life happens like that sometimes.  Amongst all the news, the stabbing of at least 8 students in a high school, the landslide in Washington (something I want to discuss shortly), the passing of James Hellwig (aka The Ultimate Warrior, The Warrior his legal name), the news that free speech is tied to money and you can give as much money as you want to a political campaign (yeah something else I will visit shortly), but the one thing that seems to send libertarians and conservatives into a tizzy (outside of a missing Boeing 777) is Benghazi.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Libertarianism

A while back I wrote a post about true freedom.  At that time it was pointed out to me by a man I consider my elder, someone who is deserving of a great deal more respect than he is given, that what I wrote that day, was the reason libertarianism fails on just about every level.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Under the Gun

When one is poor, homeless, or suffering from a new condition called long term unemployment, you live in a constant state of being "under the gun".  Often times if you are middle class you are under it as well, but its not pointed directly at your head.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Walking Dead


I tend to observe metaphors in many places, even when they might not actually be there.  Its that pattern thing I spoke about in a previous entry.  We tend to see things where they aren't, sometimes they are even there when people do not intend them to be there.  I mean come on, just look at some of the music you might listen to, you might see it meaning something that was never intended by the artist, and the same can be said about television shows.