My 2 Cent

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

It's always the guns fault

Most of you probably heard about the milkman who shot up
an Amish schoolhouse by now. It's everywhere in the news.

Of course an event such as this always brings up the
question"Can we prevent this from happening again?".
And the news program I was watching this morning was
no different. The anchorette asks the shrink on the show
that same question. The shrink being honest says"No
we can't. It's going to happen again." He goes on to
blame this on society, mostly the fact that we're
allowed to have guns. That, and the fact that getting
mental care is more difficult than getting a gun.
Since when?

Well, this is when I start shouting at the TV"For crying
out loud, it's not the guns you moron. The only thing
that makes getting mental care difficult are your
outrageous fees. Instead of getting the government to
force the rest of us to pay your fees, try lowering
them. Well, that is, if you really care about helping people."
That would certainly help make it less difficult, being
as having money to get help is the only real obstacle.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

What a bunch of whiners

The worst part about this article is, it's the American team
crying like little babies. So what if the Canadians are
stomping the shit out of their opponents. Wanna know the
real reason they're doing this? Because they can!

Hey, if the teams getting spanked don't like it, they have
2 choices.
1. Learn how to play hockey.
2. Don't send a team to the Olympics.

Hopefully this "you shouldn't beat them that bad"
mentality is limited to the womens team. If not,
we as a country are becoming a bunch of pussies.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Boo freakin' hoo

Tookie Williams has finally been put down.
So what's with all the morons crying for him?
For crying out loud, he lived longer than
most gang members.

Now only if they would put down Mumia.
I'm so sick of hearing about this guy
every other year. That way Hollywood would
have to find another martyr to cling to.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

We got your back

Or so the Democrats say. Here's another example of them
looking out for the little guy.

Friday, October 21, 2005

So sue me

Or them, rather. People sue over the most ridiculous things.
Like this for instance. Why would people think the new
iPod Nano would be just as sturdy as the old iPod? Where in
Apple's ads did they state that? They didn't. There's no guarentee
that the Nano would be just as tough. If it's getting scratched
with the way you're handling it, then stop using it that way.
Duh! Folks, if you stuff the damn thing in your pocket full of
shit, it's gonna get scratched.

This kinda stuff wouldn't see the light of day with other
products. Like say automobiles. Let's say you had a pick up
and the paint never got scratched or the body never dented.
That's some good shit. Now you go by the latest and greatest
compact car and the paint is soo soft if you breathe too hard
it scratches and the body dents if you get too close.
Dude, now that sucks. But, do you go and sue the manufacturer?
Well, you could try. But, they'd probably laugh in your face
and say "It's not a truck. What were you expecting. That's how
the car is made. Deal with it". And so you do.

A word of advice to you unhappy Nano owners. If you don't like
the way the Nano is made, then don't buy the next latest and
greatest iPod that's released. If you want a company to listen,
you gotta do it with your dollars.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Handicap access is a joke

So I been in this wheelchair for about 4 weeks and I
have come to the conclusion that there is no such
thing as handicap access. It's just an illusion.
Businesses and such will tell you they are handicap
friendly but it's mostly lip service. Yeah, they meet
government standards, but that's not saying much.
Here are a few examples:

Shopping malls. Sure they have the wheelchair ramp,
but once you get to the front door, there's no button
or switch to get it to open automatically. So, I try to
pull it open, but the thing is fucking heavy and I'm
no weakling. I look up to make sure I'm at the right
door and sure enough it has a handicap sticker. OK
guys, putting a sticker on it doesn't make it any easier
to open. Fuck! Now this isn't every mall, but it was a
good bit of them.

Department stores. Once I get into the damn place
there's shit everywhere. Like, they have these nice
big aisles then they put tables in the middle of them.
Now I understand that's a good way to get people to
notice their merchandise, but it's also a good way to
piss me off and cause me to knock that stuff over.
You know, it's bad enough I can't make my way through
the racks, they could at least keep that shit out of
the aisle.

Restrooms. First the damn doors aren't automatic
(in some cases). Then the things are too narrow.
Sure the chair can theoretically fit through it, but
not without crushing your fucking fingers. After I
get in, then it's the "putting shit in my way" again
with those wet floor signs. The sign should really
say "piss on the floor". Which makes wheeling
around in the restroom difficult and just plain
disgusting. Come on folks, how hard is it to piss
in the urinal. It's like people are going out of their
way to piss on the floor. Anyway, management needs
to address this shit.

People. The few places there is access you have
people screwing up things. I don't mean being in
the way, that happens. What I'm talking about are the
ones that don't know what "excuse me" means.
When they do figure it out, they stand there like
deer in headlights. One guy that was in my way
sucked in his gut, like that was gonna fucking help.
Then he gives me this look. Like well? And I'm
thinking,"Dude, just move your ass and I'll be ok".
Then the jackass finally gets it and moves.

This is just some of the stuff that irritates me.
It's only been 4 weeks and I have at least 4 more
to go. So, I'm sure there will be more. And more
than likely I'll have to blog(vent) about it.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Throwing out the baby

I know this is a disposable society, but after reading this
article
we've taken it to new lows. The story talks about
how throwing your computer away when it becomes too
bogged down with spyware and adware is a rational
response. Not only that, it makes financial sense.

It does? On what planet? Not this one.

Some IT geek in the story says he grew weary of trying
to keep the adware off his computer. Ok...so what's going
to be different with his new machine? Nothing!

The sensible thing to do if your computer is that infected
and is driving you nuts would be to format and re-image
your machine with the restore CDs that it came with
(you did keep those, didn't you). Then...bam, it's like the
day you bought it and it didn't cost you a dime. That
would be the rational thing to do. Unless your PC just
plain sucks, then that's a different story.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Revealing? Try slutty

Reading this story reminded me of a conversation
I had with my wife a couple of months ago. Our
little discussion was mostly about the lack of a
dress code in a local elementary school I happen
to visit. I mean, I saw more tits and ass there than
I did in most local night clubs and bars.

I was shocked. Why didn't they dress like that
in my day? Damn I missed out!

Now that I'm grown up(sort of) I realize that's
not the way teachers should be dressing.

Freedom of expression? What kinda bullshit is
that? If your job has a dress code, you follow it.
Or be fired! That simple. No crying and throwing
a fit because you're expected to look like a professional.
Shit, for the money they're paying teachers around
my area, they'll wear a clown suit if thats what
I wanted them to wear!

To all the educators(yeah right) that insist on
dressing like an upscale hooker, grow up. You're
not in college anymore and when you show up for
work we expect you to look and act like it.

Friday, May 27, 2005

The tool's not the problem

Do the Brit's not get it? It's not violent knife
crime that's the problem, it's violent crime.
More blaming the tool, not the person.

Knives don't kill people, people kill people. I've been
waiting a long time to say that.

I didn't think the UK (or anyone with stupid
gun regulations) was dumb enough to propose
such a law. Come on, if someone wants to stab
somebody they are gonna do it. If not a knife, then a
screwdriver. If not a screwdriver then any
long pointed object. I guess they'll be making
shorter ink pens too. Pissed off people aren't
real particular about what they kill you with.
If they can't plunge a sharp object into you
then they'll bludgeon you to death with a
baseball bat, or any long, blunt, and heavy object.

The UK needs to stop treating the symptoms and
get its people in check. You can take away all of
the toys and it still won't keep people from behaving
badly.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

A bad investment

This is just another example of an ignorant
musician. Now I'm not taking a shot at
musicians, I'm one myself, but I'm always
amazed at the level of stupidity these folks
can achieve. And they do it in public. If you
don't know what you're talking about, it's
probably best to keep your mouth shut.

Look it's this simple. If it were not for the
shareholders, EMI wouldn't have the
resources(or as much) to produce Coldplay's
new CD or send them on tour. Ya know,
no one forced Coldplay to become part of a
corporation and use shareholders money.
Without those shareholders, the rest of the
world wouldn't be subjected to your boring
music.

Do they not get it?

They're lucky people want to invest money in them.

Held accountable

It's nice to see someone put principle before
profit. It's rare that a celebrity(or anyone
for that matter) actually pays for the bad things
they've done in the past. If only more people
would stand up and take this kind of action.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Scotty's gotta go

And America cheers(well I am) as Scott Savol is finally
sent packing. I have no idea how he made it this far.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

The problem, not the solution

That's what I think of child daycare. Particularly this
socialization nonsense.

My wife has been mentioning to her friends and family
that she plans on being a stay at home mom, to which
they respond, "what about socializing your child?
How will you do that?" As if that can only happen
at a "toddler detention center".

Uhh...let me see. I'll just take my kid outside to play
with the other kids. Granted there much less of them
outside these days due to the previously mentioned
"detention centers". When I was much, much younger
all I had to do was walk out my front door and there
were most of my friends. That's how it used to work,
right?

Well not anymore, or so my wife tells me. No, there
are play groups you join. Play groups. Just to find
other children who aren't lock away for their parents
convience.There's just something that doesn't seem
right about scheduling a time to hang out with other
kids. I mean, that's the crap that you have to do as
adults. So much for the carefree childhood.

So, the way I see it, daycare centers aren't the
solution to socializing children. They're the
problem.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Point missed

A point that everyone seems to be missing, though not
the most important, in the Schiavo case is that women
need to choose their men more wisely. I know this may
not seem that important to women being as most people
share the "It'll never happen to me" mentality. But, would
you like to have someone like Michael Schiavo deciding
your fate? Not me!

Oh, this goes for the men too. Thought most women
wouldn't be that cold, but they are getting there.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Brothers be speedin'

Racial profiling seems to be a big story
in the news lately, but this time it's
the police running speed traps that
are guilty. Why this is a story, I don't
know. 2 seconds of thought raises the
obvious question, how in the hell can
a cop tell what race you are from hundreds
of feet away? Come on people, please.

Ya know, any time a minority is the
majority in breaking the law, it's always
the cop's fault. Whether it's death row
or speeding. This sort of thing is just
getting ridiculous.