Friday, October 24, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Pro - When your boss pulls a ceramic figurine out of his otherwise empty refrigerator, the victim of a practical joke, you may be in a good place to work.
Monday, October 13, 2008
I feel my caffeine addiction coming back. I gave up the stuff about a month ago and have now had it 3 days in a row and I am damned sure going out today and getting more like a meth-head just coming down off a 9 hour handlebar polish.
Caaaafffeeeiiinnnnneee. I would settle for a beer, but at 10am on a Monday, that might be a little unseemly.*
*who am I kidding, I declared any day where I was up early and working outside as Beer for Breakfast days. If I am out digging in the yard or installing a fence before 10am, then I damn sure deserve a beer in Arizona for that at any damn time I choose. Queen's Rules.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Believe me, I am actually be looking forward to it after spending the last 3 years playing video games and surfing the internet for a living. I have had three years of practically no other goals that gaining another level on whatever new video game is out there. I had to do it. It was my job. Don't be jealous, though, because that time also included having to deal with drunks, tweakers, and shit on the sidewalk.
I would give up all that freedom for a cubicle just to be away from that town. You have no idea how many smelly people I had to deal with. Who knew that small town America could be that backwards in this day and age? I thought, surely, with the invention of the internet, humanity could make some strides in cohesion. All I found out that racism, religious hypocrisy, and the good ol' boy network are alive and well. Towns are still run by people that don't use computers or email. How is that possible? It's all in who you know, and who you segregate from the rest.
Don't forget, those skateboarders are nasty little thugs who should be harassed and thrown up against walls for daring to ride on public property, even if they haven't been anywhere near you. "THOSE PEOPLE" should not be allowed. "NOT IN MY BACKYARD"!
I will take the cubicles full of people joking around and throwing a nerf ball around over unwashed, toothless people any day of the week. You betcha! *wink*
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
In a landmark decision, U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina said it would be wrong for the Bush administration to continue holding the detainees, known as Uighurs since they are no longer considered enemy combatants.
They have been in custody for almost seven years and have been cleared for release since 2004. Although the Chinese government has demanded custody of the Uighurs, supporters and the Bush administration fear they would be tortured* if turned over to Beijing.
On Tuesday, Urbina called the detention unlawful saying the Constitution prohibits indefinite imprisonment without charges.
The Uighurs have been at Guantanamo Bay since the U.S. military took custody of them in Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2001. Efforts by the Bush administration to find a home for the detainees has been complicated by fears in many countries of diplomatic reprisals by China."
*....As opposed to what happens at Gitmo? Can someone please explain this logic? There has to be logic in there somewhere? Please? And SEVEN YEARS? Without legal counsel? WTG America!
I was offered a job after a background check that took 3 hours from one company that does it's background stuff in-house and I turned it down for this job. Is it because the University has contracted out this difficult job? How is it that you can't find a short term project job I had nearly 4 years ago when IT IS YOUR JOB to find it and are holding up my precious employment?
And at what point do you acknowledge that since every other stinking thing has checked out and I have nary a speeding ticket and decent credit, don't you just let it go and freaking let them give me a job? Especially when I know 4 other people who work there who got the job on the SAME DAY they interviewed, before this new policy was implemented. And these people have a plethora of tattoos and one has those freakingly huge ear plugs.
Friday, October 3, 2008
What has really been torquing my shorts (besides the inflammatory words McSame and Hussein, Repugnicans and DemoRats, I mean, c'mon people you are supposed to be adults here!) is the blame game.
I found this article that makes me smile. Puts the blame squarely upon where it should. I hope you read it, it's fairly short. I do not know his poluhticks, which party he stands for, or even who he is, but I would like to share a beer with him just for this one article.
545 People by Charley Reese
I don't plan on mentioning poluhticks again, but I don't rule it out. I do hope that I am always bipartisan because that should be the American Way.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tough problem to have after months of freaking out.
Dammit, why can't life just be simple?
I need a beer. I just finished off my Dundee's Honey Brown. I just can't think without one.
(Which makes me sound like an alcoholic, but I'm not... yet.)