Archive for May, 2012

Chump Change Spent On (Hundreds Of) Whores

My personal irony meter has pegged out again as the tobacco industry continues to provide funding for (at the risk of once again offending street walkers everywhere) tons of media whores who spend their days hammering away at California proposition 29, spending millions of dollars each day on multiple t.v. ads per hour that will be shown on any station with more than ten viewers, working to defeat an initiative that will raise the tax on tobacco products, an action that would lower their corporate profits both now and in the future by reducing today’s consumption and preventing many young people from “buying” into a future of spending on what’s clearly an addiction.

The approximately 40 millions dollars that has been spent (so far) by the tobacco industry for the purchase of air time and other media advertising can easily be considered to be “Their average profit on the sales they make on just one average weekday afternoon”, or as they call it in their for some reason not smoke filled boardroom meetings, “Chump Change” for short.

The objections from the main Anti-29 group that receives major funding from Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, who hereafter out of respect for WordPress standards, I’ll refer to in the manner of “Johnny Dangerously” as Those Cork Soakers, feature statements that this proposition would not help our schools or cure the deficits that the state and local government face, all of which are true. Some of what they omit is that the proposition would also not do anything for male pattern baldness, erectile dysfunction, or to reduce unwanted teen pregnancies.

This campaign also objects that the funds from proposition 29 could flow out of the state of California, but at the same time they fail to show the ratio of how much of their profits from tobacco product sales stay in California versus the mass flow of money to the South Eastern part of the country, i.e., the “Tobacco Belt” centering in Virginia, North Carolina, etc…

Further, they say Prop 29 would collect a little over 700 million, or as they say “nearly a billion” of “Our tax dollars”. However, this is only true if you’re a user or seller of tobacco products, otherwise it doesn’t take a penny out of your pocket.

A important lesson that I learned while in the Air Force was to consider the source before deciding on your action / reaction to any statement, it’s still true today…..

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May 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm 4 comments

Oh Fortuna, Oh Fiorina!

The executives at Hewlett Packard thought that bringing on Meg Whitman (vis. Mitt Romney with bigger breasts and less greasy hair) to be their leader was going to be like having a lifeline thrown to their long time floundering company, but even after their failed previous experience with Carly Fiorina, for some reason what they didn’t realize was that sometime there can be an anchor attached to the other end of a rope.

Well, there are about 27,00 people who can explain it to them…

This brings to mind a song by Al Wilson about a woman who picked up a snake, which promptly bit her. Here are the relative lyrics from the final stanza:

“But, I saved you,” cried that woman “and you’ve bitten me, but why?
You know your bite is poisonous, And now I’m gonna die.”
“Aw, shut up, silly woman,” Said that reptile, with a grin.
“You knew damn well I was a snake, before you brought me in.”

So it goes…….

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May 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm Leave a comment

Whores That Give Prostitutes A Bad Name

The kindest and most fitting name I could give to all of the scumbags who have sold out America and Americans in exchange for a little re-election funding would be “Whore”, but then I’d have to always be on watch for a pissed off revenge seeking streetwalker with a knife or gun that’s hidden in a place where the sun is not likely to shine.

“Can you give us an example?” you ask….

For one fresh from the news, there’s Republican Iowa Governor Terry Branstad who was quoted saying the following about President Obama: “He misled us. He basically lied to us. He promised he was going to be a unifier and he would work together across party lines. He’s done just the opposite”. 

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Governor Braindead, receiving a “donation”

Did this pinhead moron really think that no one’s been listening to the marching orders coming from the Republican party leadership, and watching the actions (more correctly, inactions) of each and every Republican in congress, all of them going out of their way to “make Obama a one term president”. They continue to this day to do this, and they’ll try to accomplish this end by blocking any attempts made by Obama to get anything done, with no regard to what the effects will be on the future of the people of our country.

For a glimpse of an even more egregious plot by a group of (o.k., I’ll sugar coat this a bit) lying scumbag whores, Google for details on “California Proposition 29” to see some of the misleading videos that the tobacco industry whores have produced in an attempt to confuse voters so as to block new taxes on their products, again with no regard to the effects on the health of the people of our country.

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Recently unemployed, soon to be working on Sunset Blvd?

Someone needs to find and test a DNA sample from one of these weasels, because I believe somewhere in their genome there’s going to be found a short chain from what I choose to call a “Missing (Jerk-Off) link”.

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May 17, 2012 at 7:26 am Leave a comment

The Tea Party Dichotomy Question

There likely isn’t even one of my almost a third of a million occasional visitors reading this that the following will apply to, but here’s a non-equivocal and direct question for those out there who boast about being in the Tea Party and are against Government intrusion into your private life, and also to those who have a similar way of thinking about things as the T.P., but for whatever reason claim to be Libertarians or only “ordinary” Republicans…..  

I await your attempt to justify  the following:

If you strongly opposed the government imposing dictates on any part of your life or way of thinking so much that it determines how you vote, who you will provide financial support for in elections (local or national), and who you will even listen to on the radio or watch on t.v., in what way can you justify pushing for the creation of laws (a.k.a. Government intrusion into your private life) that will prevent same sex marriage?

And for the bonus round, find and talk to one politician that is involved in the creation of laws (a.k.a. Government intrusion into your private life) to save the “Unborn”, and ask them to give the date of the last protest against the death penalty for the post-born which they have attended.  You’ll earn double points if your interview subject has adopted even one handicapped or otherwise unwanted child of color who was abandoned shortly after birth by financially challenged parents that were talked or otherwise pressured out of having an abortion.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m a lifelong heterosexual who has always believed that anything that takes place between consenting adults is fair game, and also that people of the gay persuasion should not be deprived of the right to lose half of everything they own. After all, if you can declare that marriage(a.k.a. Government intrusion into your private life) can legally only be between a man and a woman, that means that by default only a man and a women can get divorced. 

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May 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

Act III, Scene II, Wherein I Cave To The Devil I Know

In a previous post of mine, I brought up the subject of how each cell phone that I had received from that not to be named company ended up dying almost exactly the same time as the contract expired, either by their use of some internal timer chip or an external death signal sent from that “Company”, and how I was now considering continuing with the use of my old phone which was somehow still working instead of getting a new and improved one, which would be received along with a new two year noose to place around my neck.

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As they say on Faux T.V., “And Now The Noose”.

Well, someone at that company must have broken that very tricky Latin code I used, and figured out that there was someone out there with one of their phones that was trying to make a “Logan’s Run” and avoid the death beam. Only a few days after this was published, my phone began the random act of shutting off and then re-starting on its own. 

ImageWho is the Pivot Man in this Cell Phone Circle Jerk?

Yesterday morning it shut down three times in two hours, so the hint was no longer a subtle one that I could ignore, the storm troopers of the evil empire were narrowing down their search pattern, immediate evasive action was required.

On the grid, you can run but you can’t hide

For the past few weeks I had been asking people I work with who their cell provider was and if the service they received was good. It soon became obvious that the only choice for me was to stay with the Devil I know, and just wish that in two years things might be different.  Someday I may pass along a joke about wishes, below is the “G” rated pictorial WWII version of the one that my father told me.

ImageYou have a wish in one hand and …….

After a brief visit to Costco I now have a shiny new Droid Bionic to start yet another learning curve with, but it’s going to be smoother than the one with my previous Droid Incredible, I swallowed the “Kool-Aid” and now I actually get the “Android Way”.

ImageMy way or the highway, and I’ll give you directions

As an afterthought, the most incredible part about my previous “Incredible” phone was that I managed to not give in to my dark side at the end of the first week, take my Makita and a drywall screw and permanently mount it on the wall.

And believe me, that dark side of mine was screaming….

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May 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm 1 comment


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