It's not your lot in life that's important. It's whether you decide to build or park on it.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tag Outlawed and Ethanol's Effect on the Brown Cloud
First, a little blurb about a Colorado Springs school banning tag because it's too competitive. What kind of kids are we raising these days?
And second, an article about how the environmentally sensitive, no make that crappy, "E10" ethanolated gasoline may actually be hurting the atmosphere more than it is helping. Sounds like another case of the environmental wackos imposing their "solutions" on everyone without really knowing what it will effect.
I'll try to expand on these later.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Melissa: the gowns, they are taking voer!Matt: taking voer, nicethat's a fun word to say"voer"too bad it doesnt mean anythingMelissa: lolSent at 1:00 PM on MondayMelissa: too badSent at 1:09 PM on MondayMelissa: add one letter and it becomes voyer tho...
An Open Letter to Congress, re: Alberto Gonzalez
With regards to your recent treatment of Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, did you pass Civics class in high school? Or did you figure that you could skip out on that one since the current 18% Congressional approval rating must mean that you are, and always have been, smarter than everyone else?
Just for review, Mr Gonzalez was appointed to his position of Attorney General by President George W Bush, who is head of the Executive branch of the Federal government. Therefore, he works for George Bush. The eight other attorney’s who were fired were Federal Prosecutors, also appointed by George Bush, making him their boss as well. From this, we can infer that both Mr Gonzalez and the fired prosecutors both work in the Executive branch of the U.S. Government and answer to the President of the
As for those of you who insist that Mr Gonzalez should have been more independent from the president and act accordingly, not follow the president's orders, need to recall that the Attorney General, even though he works in the court system, is not in the Judicial branch of government, and is therefore not subject to the checks and balances inherent in our separate branches of government.
You should be ashamed of your treatment of Mr Gonzalez and your treatment of the Bush Administration in general. The Attorney General did nothing wrong, immoral, or illegal. He acted according to his duties and his job description.
As far as the democrats in the U.S. Congress, if you would spend a little more time doing your job, which is legislating, and a little less time trying to sabotage George W Bush, your approval rating just might sneak above 20%. That is, until the public remembers that you don't accomplish anything that amounts to more than poorly disguised income redistribution when you do do your jobs.
Friday, August 17, 2007
How do I know that? Because of the only neat feature that this base-model 2005 Chevy pick-up has: an hour-meter!
I also drove about 650 miles in that time.
Any way you look at it, that is way too damn long for one week. And I'm just gonna have to do it again next week. And the week after. And...
BTW, the Picassa "BlogThis!" button rocks!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Australia gives up on parenting
And even though that $189 million is Australian dollars, it's still a big ol' chunk of money that could probably be better spent.
To take it one step further, the Australian Parliament is evaluating a proposal that would impose jail time on anyone caught "trafficking" pornographic videos. And by trafficking, they mean possessing five or more.
What happened to the Australia that wasn't a socialist nanny-state?
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
The Treacherous High Seas of Bureaucracy
Talk about overreaching government control. Having to pay $120 and waiting at least a month to see if you can fly your choice of flag in your own back yard seems a little ridiculous. However, I do know that many cities have codes concerning signage, banners, balloons, and the like, but I thought those were only concerning things that can be seen from a public thoroughfare.
Ahoy, maties! Run 'er up the flagpole, but just make certain ye pay the good councilpeople off first! Yarrr!
Friday, August 03, 2007
Elton John might be retarded
Although, it certainly couldn't hurt the quality of music being produced today.
Oi, my aching butt!
Chair that retails for $528 that my butt likes quite a bit better, that I only paid $60 for (cuz it's used):
My "new" office down at the Exempla Lutheran Medical Center jobsite came with a beat-up desk, the above folding chair, and a 140 mile-per-day drive.
Luckily, I went out and got the much nicer HON chair today on sale at Office Liquidators. My job sucks a little bit less now. :)