Friday, January 30, 2009

Republicans Like GOP's Conservative Direction, Democrats Don't

According to Rasmussen...

Republicans Like GOP's Conservative Direction, Democrats Don't

Coming off a shellacking at the polls in November, 43% of GOP voters say their
party has been too moderate over the past eight years while only 17% say it has
been too conservative. Most Republicans (55%) think the party should become more
like Alaska Governor Sarah Palin while 24% see John McCain as the best role model
and 11% say they should follow George W. Bush.

This made me laugh. Of course Democrats aren't going to like the GOP's "direction." Whatever that is. That's why they are Democrats, DUH.

Why the hell would anyone want to become more like Palin? She's an intellectual midget. A loser. McCain is a loser also. And Bush? Why would anyone want to follow him? He is an incompetent idiot who has failed and soiled everything he touches.

Number Who Say Nation Heading in Right Direction Jumps to 27%

Twenty-seven percent (27%) of American voters believe the nation is heading in the
right direction. That's up from 21% just before Barack Obama was inaugurated as President
and up from 14% just before the election. The latest Rasmussen Reports national
telephone survey of likely voters found 63% say the nation is moving down the wrong
track while 10% are undecided.

And what direction would that be? They never tell us. Is the country going down the tubes right into the shitter or is it going to China? Or does that equate to the same thing? What is the right direction? I think the country is too far gone to change direction now, but that's just me. Maybe we can alleviate the pain and slow down the horse, but I don't think we'll be able to change the direction. Call me a pessimist, but I'm a realist above all else.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Blagojevich Impeached

Illinois senators voted unanimously today to oust Blagojevich (or as I call him, Blagojebitch). Good for Illinois. They'll be better off without that nutcase in power. And the best part? Moments after removing him from office, the Illinois Senate also voted unanimously to prevent Blagojevich from ever holding political office in the state again. Good riddance, Blagojevich.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Houses passes $819 billion stimulus bill

I wish they would give this money to the American people instead of bailing out these companies. Let them fucking fail. By helping these companies we are only delaying the inevitable. They are going to fail anyway, so let them fail and get it over with. Take this money and give it to the American people. Help them keep their homes, their cars, pay off their debts and put food on the table, etc etc. This will help out everyone, including the banks, the auto industry, and other businesses. If consumers are comfortable, then chances are everyone else will be too.

Starbucks to Close 300 stores

Starbucks (or as I call it Starfucks) is closing 300 stores as profits tumble. This comes as no surprise to me. Their coffee fucking sucks and is, may I say...overpriced? Paying $4-8 for a cup of coffee is ridiculous. Maybe if Starbucks cuts their goddamn prices people might be able to afford their shitty coffee and thus increasing their sales.

They can cut the prices but it still wouldn't make me want to give them my business. I wouldn't give them 2 cents for their shitty coffee. If I want to go out and have coffee, I'll go to Dunkin Donuts. Now that place knows how to make coffee.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Top 10 EntreCard Droppers

I know I haven't posted too much this month and I'm sorry for that, but I just wanted to give a shout out to the top ten droppers on this blog.

Dropper # of drops
LOL Factory 20
Serian Man 20
Tiddly Winks 20
All That Is Necessary 20
Politics 2000 20
Up to the Minute, with C.G. Salgado 18
Political Conservatives 18
A World of Progress 17
Merydith's Place 16
Politicus US 16

Thanks for visiting guys!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Random Survey

Is there anybody you just wish would fall off the planet? Yeah, I can name a few... Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and Rush Limpballs.

How do you flush the toilet in public? Flush? In public? Who does that?

Do you wear your seatbelt in the car? Always.

Do you have a crush on someone? Always.

Name one thing you worry about running out of. Toilet Paper

What famous person do you (or other people) think you resemble? I'm not you know?

What is your favorite pizza topping? Sausage.

Do you crack your knuckles? Yep...and it drives my mother crazy.

What song do you hate the most? I can't think of any shitty songs at the moment. I'll have to get back to you on this.

Did just mentioning that song make it get stuck in your head? Nope.

What are your super powers? Reading people's minds.

Peppermint or spearmint? Spearmint.

Where are your car keys? On my desk...why? You wanna go for a spin?

Whose answers to this questionnaire do you want to hear? Anyone who is willing to share them with me.

What's your most annoying habit? Procrastinating.

Where did you last go on vacation? To see my family in Rhode Island last May.

What is your best physical feature? I dunno...

What CD is closest to you right now? CD? There are a bunch of DVDs around me right now.

What 3 things can always be found in your refrigerator? Water, light bulb, glass.

What superstition do you believe/practice? None.

What color are your bed sheets? Which ones?

Would you rather be a fish or a bird? a bird so I can fly.

Do you talk on your cell phone when you drive? What cell phone?

What are your favorite sayings? Never say Never.

What song(s) do you sing most often in the shower? Whichever song that happens to be stuck in my head on that particular day.

If you could go back or forward in time,where would you go? I'd go back to the 1950s to see
Frank Sinatra in concert.

What is your favorite Harrison Ford movie? The Fugitive.

What CD is in your stereo? What stereo? People still listen to CDs on a stereo?

What CD will be in your stereo in a few minutes? Your mother's.

How many kids do you plan on having? Who the fuck would want kids? Not me!

If you could kiss anyone who would it be? I wouldn't think of kissing and telling.

What do you do when no one is watching? Everything. I hate doing things when people are watching me.

If they made a movie about your life, what actor/actress would be you? Why the fuck would anyone want to make a movie about my boring life?

Would you rather die in a blaze of glory or peacefully in your sleep? Peacefully in my sleep.

Coffee or Tea? Tea.

Favorite musician(s)/bands you've seen in concert? I haven't seen any of my favorite artists or bands in concert unfortunately.

Have you ever been in love? From afar, yes.

Do you talk to yourself? Yep, who else is gonna put up with my shit?

Strange Survey

Have you ever licked the back of a CD to try to get it to work?: Uhh no, why would anyone do that?

What's the largest age difference between yourself and someone you’ve dated?: A few years.

Ever been in a car wreck?: Yeah, a couple.

Were you popular in high school?: Not really.

Have you ever been on a blind date?: I can't say that I have.

Are looks important?: To some degree, yes, but personality rules.

Do you have any friends that you've known for 10 years or more?: Close friends? Nope.

By what age would you like to be married?: I don't ever plan on getting married.

Does the number of people a person's slept with affect your view of them?: Depends on the person.

Have you ever made a mistake?: Yep, hasn't everyone?

Are you a good tipper?: It depends on the service, if I get good service then someone gets a good tip...if I get bad service then someone gets a bad tip.

What's the most you have spent for a haircut?: $20 which is still too much money for a lousy haircut. $10-12 is reasonable for a male haircut IMO.

Have you ever had a crush on a teacher?: No.

Have you ever peed in public?: I suppose so...

What song do you want played at your funeral?: Something by Sinatra.

Would you tell your parents if you were gay?: Nope. My sex life is none of their business.

What would your last meal be before getting executed?: Probably something Italian.

Beatles or Stones?: Neither.

If you had to pick one person on earth to die, who?: Hmmm, I'll have to get back to you on this one.

Beer, wine or hard liquor?: Hard liquor baby!

Do you have any phobias?: Arachnophobia and Ophidiophobia

What are your plans for the future?: To finish this survey.

Do you walk around the house naked?: Not you?

If you were an animal what would you be?: Good question...maybe a bird or a cat.

Would you rather be blind or deaf?: I can't choose. Having either of those disabilities is very frightening.

Do you have any special talents?: I dunno....

What do you do as soon as you walk in the house?: Take off my shoes and wash my hands.

Do you like horror or comedy?: I like 'em both, but I guess I like comedy more.

Are you missing anyone?: I dunno.

If you weren't straight, what person of the same sex would you do?: If I weren't?

Where do you want to live when you are old?: Someplace warm.

Who is the person you can count on the most?: Myself.

If you could date any celebrity past or present, who would it be?: I'll have to get back to ya on this one.

What did you dream last night?: I can't remember.

What is your favorite sport to watch?: I'm not much of a sportsman, but if I had to choose...probably basketball.

Are you named after anyone?: father.

What is your favorite alcoholic drink?: Rum & Coke

Non alcoholic drink?: Water

Have you ever been in love?: From afar, yes.

Do you sing in the shower?: Doesn't everyone?

Have you ever been arrested?: Nope.

What is your favorite Holiday?: I don't have one.

Would you ever get plastic surgery?: Not unless I needed it as part of some reconstructive surgery in result of an accident or something.

Have you ever caught a fish?: Yep.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Teen sends 14,528 text messages, dad gets 440 page bill

Greg Hardesty’s teenage daughter managed to send 14,528 text messages last month. When he received his 440 page AT&T wireless phone bill, he thought it was a mistake. The dad, age 45, said “First I laughed. I thought ‘That’s insane. That’s impossible.’ And I immediate whipped out the calculator to see if it was humanly possible.” He found out that it was, but just barely.

Reina, his 13-yr old daughter, would’ve had to send text message at the rate of 484 per day, or one every two minutes of every waking hour. When the father asked “Who are you texting anyway? Your entire school?” She replied, “A lot of my friends have unlimited texting. I just text them pretty much all the time.”

According to the report, she routinely messages a core group of “four obsessive texters,” all girls between 12 and 13 years old on her LG phone. Reina managed to text one of her friends who was sitting right next to her at a karaoke party.

Hardesty’s AT&T phone plan included unlimited texting for $30/month. If he would’ve had to pay standard AT&T rates the bill would’ve been a whopping $2,905.60 (at $0.20 per message).

According to Nielson studies, the average 13- to 17-yr old teen texts 1,742 messages per month. Hardesty admits that he texts around 900 messages per month (30 per day), which is about 700 more than his age group.

As a result of this last month’s activity, and in an attempt to curtail her texting activity, Hardesty and his ex-wife have now told Reina she can no longer send text messages after dinner.


That's a lot of texting. Geeze, doesn't anyone pick up the phone and TALK anymore? I guess not. Texting gives the phone companies another chance to rip customers off and charge ridiculous fees for text messages. Twenty cents per text message? $30 for unlimited texts? Wtf? That is ridiculous. $30 would be more than I would want to pay for the monthly phone bill, never mind for an additional fee.

I don't understand what is so great about texting, anyway. I find it irksome. The buttons on the phone are too small and takes me way too long to send messages. Often it takes me 5 minutes to type a message and less than 5 seconds to lose it. I can't count the number of times I hit the big red button that canceled and deleted the message, pissed me off and I ended up throwing the phone across the room.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Panel to declare Franken winner of Senate race

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (CNN) -- A state election board on Monday will announce Democrat Al Franken has defeated Republican incumbent Norm Coleman in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, state officials told CNN Sunday.

The canvassing board on Monday will say a recount determined Franken won by 225 votes, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie told CNN.

However, Coleman's campaign, which contends the recount should have included about 650 absentee ballots it says were improperly rejected in the initial count, has indicated it will challenge the certification.

Coleman campaign manager Cullen Sheehan said his team believes the recount process was broken and that "the numbers being reported will not be accurate or valid."

"The effort by the Franken campaign, supported by the secretary of state, to exclude improperly rejected absentee ballots is indefensible and disenfranchises hundreds of Minnesota voters," Sheehan said.

After the results are certified, Coleman's campaign will have seven days to file a challenge.

The initial count from the November 4 election put Coleman, a first-term senator, 215 votes ahead of Franken -- known for his stint on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and as a former talk-show host on progressive radio network Air America.


I'm glad they finally straightened that mess out. Norm will repeal the ruling, I'm sure, but I don't think anything will come of it. Al Franken is on his way to the senate. Good luck to him. Now the Democrats are one seat short of having a filibuster and veto overriding majority. I am sure they can pick up one liberal Republican to help pass their agenda. And likewise, they have the moderate and conservative Democrats to worry about as well. Having a huge majority does not guarantee success on the senate floor.

Former President Bush touts son Jeb for top job

WASHINGTON – Another President Bush?

Perhaps so, says former President George H.W. Bush, who has already seen one son, George W., serve in the Oval Office. The nation's 41st president said Sunday that he would like to see a second son, Jeb, be president one day.

Jeb Bush is the current president's younger brother and a former popular governor of Florida. He is mulling a run for Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla.

Asked in a broadcast interview about Jeb Bush's consideration of the Senate seat, Bush 41 said: "I'd like to see him run. I'd like to see him be president someday."

When asked if he was serious, he said: "Or maybe senator. Whatever. Yes, I would. I mean, right now is probably a bad time, because we've had enough Bushes in there. But no, I would. And I think he's as qualified and able as anyone I know on the political scene. Now, you've got to discount that. He's my son."

The former president spoke on "Fox News Sunday" in an interview that was taped Friday in Houston.

He will be at the White House on Wednesday for a lunch with President George W. Bush, President-elect Barack Obama and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

The senior Bush said he does not plan to offer advice to Obama and mainly wants to wish him well. "I talked to him right after the election and did that then, assured him that he was my president," Bush said.

The former president also plans to go skydiving once again, in June, to mark his 85th birthday. He will do so in tandem with an expert. "Just because you're an old guy, you don't need to sit around sucking your thumb drooling in the corner," he said. "Old guys can still do stuff, and that's the main reason."


Has this old man gone berserk? Wasn't it enough that he and one of his sons were president? I guess not. This daffy old twat wants to see his second son become President, too. The odds of this happening are slim, though. I don't think the American people would be foolish enough to fall for the third stooge for the third time. But then again, they did elect dumbass Dubya Bush twice. However, were smart enough to get rid of the first president Bush after one term, but ended up reelecting the dumber President Bush for a second term. I guess Americans are getting stupider as time goes on. So maybe Jeb has a chance after all.

I don't see Jeb being anything more than a senator. But stranger things have happened. I suppose it really wouldn't surprise me if this country elected the third President Bush. For this to happen, though, Obama would have to fail miserably to make the Bush years seem like the good old times. I suppose the only real shot Jeb would have to be President would be 2016 or 2020. He'd be too old for a run in 2024. Maybe Jeb will get his son Prescott Bush to run, instead. He'd be the only viable choice from the Bush family, I think.

I've had enough of the Bushes. Frankly, I'm Bushed and I hope America is, too.