Saturday, May 02, 2009
I've half a mind to run out and buy myself a Pig this morning.
Not just any Pig mind you...I want a FANCY Pig if it's going to live at my house.
Mostly likely something of the Miniature Potbellyed variety--and those don't come cheap...something in the $1000 range for a 2 pound piglet.
"But Virgil," you ask..."don't you know about the world ending because of the media induced 'Swine Flu Epidemic?' "
"Heck, they're diverting planes from DC to Boston and the Vice President's saying stay off the planes in the first place and schools are closing and people are walking around with funny masks and the media and the CDC are warning of a Pandemic and AAAAHHHHHH AaaaaaaHhhhhhh
(taking a big breath here boss....)
"Jesus Christ and Elvis on a Bicycle"...can't we all just get a grip here for five minutes people?
It's the Flu...
Comes around every year in some variety or strain or form, and every year some people in the third world and some 100 year old retired school teacher in Paduca, KY dies from it, and then the world goes on without interruption.
The liberals blame the deaths on insensitive greedy Republicans that resent paying extra taxes and Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton charge racism and demand a new government program and the people at the Centers for Disease Control just sit around shrugging their shoulders and saying "we're on top of the situation" while they squint their eyes looking serious...
And another thing...
Remember that in recent year's past it hasn't been "the Flue" or this years variety of "the Flu" that's been the story, it's been the Government induced SHORTAGE of FLU Vaccine that's been the issue, and that caused the media to hyperventilate and Mothers to duct tape over the heads of their children and refuse to send them to school and daycare?
So this year (and last year) there was more than enough Flu vaccine to go around, so I think the media--not having the story for the Thanksgiving/Christmas news cycle--pulled the Flu story out of it's Butt and flopped it into the front page headlines to give them something to write about and hoping that their beloved President Obama and the Obamarama Nation of liberal government idiots could be seen in a good light handling the non-problem.
Somebody tell me I'm wrong here.
This is a bullshit story...or more correctly...a Pigshit story...stirred up for NOTHING.
It will accomplish nothing to freak out about the prospect of catching this years variant of the creeping crud.
And another thing...this Virus is not AIRBORN.
You have to come in direct contract i.e. shake hands with, kiss, or have sex with an infected man or woman (we won't talk about pigs here) else be sneezed on by someone sick to get the stuff.
Sitting on a bus or airplane breathing the same air as Typhoid Bob/Suzy won't get you ill.
Now will you please go make some coffee and read the morning paper and let me calm down a little please?
I'm getting too old to have to kick everyones asses for stupidity but the world just keeps on tempting me...
Thursday, April 30, 2009
I recently asked my friend's little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up.
She said she wanted to be President some day.
Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, 'If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?'
She replied, 'I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people.'Her parents beamed.'Wow...what a worthy goal.'
I told her, 'But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that.
You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I'll pay you $50.
Then I'll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house.
She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, 'Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?
I said, Welcome to the Republican Party.
Her parents still aren't speaking to me
So you're an unarmed US Border "Customs Agent" who's job it is to stand around in the swell of traffic each day at the US/Mexican border crossings.
And you know that somewhere in Mexico the
People are sick and some are dieing.
What does your employer...the US Government led by Obama and the Obamaramas do?
The union says Customs and Border Protection officers carry masks in their pockets and wear them only when they encounter someone with swine flu symptoms.
The full story's here...
So how do I...a prospective border agent...tell if someone has swine flu symptoms--Shove a giant rectal thermometer up every ones butt to take their temperature?
How about just letting me WEAR the mask I paid for with my own money?
Stupid Democratic Buearucratic ASSwipes...can't live with 'em, can't vote without a few slipping through the cracks...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I've mentioned here on the blog many, many times in the past that I'm a dinosaur cell phone user.
I've had a cell phone since 1990.
I have had a $600 cell phone bill for a single month and I've paid over $100 for one marathon cell phone call back when the Cell Phone companies charged you $3.95 for "Roaming" and over a dollar a minute when you were outside your home area.
In that call I "Roamed" throught THREE different cell coverages areas in South Carolina on I-85 in less than an hour of calling.
How far things have come from those early days when I had a phone in a "bag" with a two pound lead acid battery that could start a motorcycle.
Today pre-teens call the department of family services if their parents refuse to give them a cell phone, and most kids can
Heck...most Democrats believe that a cell phone and free wireless Internet is spelled out in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights and before Obama and the Obamaramas are through I'll probably be able to make a phone call and check E-mail anywhere on the planet.
Except it won't really be free for people like me because there will be a substantial TAX hidden or unhidden somewhere in my life demanded to provide payment for electronic and information infrastructure delivered to hobo's, bums, and idiots spending their time texting the words " 'Sup?' " and "ROGL" and "OMFG."
I guess I should be happy that people living under bridges and overpasses share the same communication capabilities with soccer moms who leave the house talking on their cell phone and never hang the dang thing up over the next two hours as they walk the isles of the local grocery store and proceed through the checkout describing their lives on a boring play by play basis to their girlfriends.
So any way, my re-emergence into the profession of independent consulting engineering on a daily basis has forced me to re-evaluate our cell phone situation here at the Turbo Pup Compound on the Banks of the Mighty Tennessee River.
In all of our travels over the past couple of months I've noticed something...or at least something I had noticed previously started being more than a little bother and occasional inconvenience.
The way things went in our travels last week made me feel a little more like I was this guy holding his shoe to his head:
You see, after a zillion years as a Bellsouth Mobility customer, then a Cingular customer in the 1990's and early 2000's after the two companies merged, in late 2005 I made the executive decision to go with T-Mobile because my Forensic Injuneering associate also used their service and they had free "Mobile to Mobile" service.
We also got two Motorola Razors and a big rebate to sign up and we've lived with the service ever since--except I had to replace my phone with a crappy Nokia at some point in the process.
So any way, today finds us having virtually ZERO phone signal at the areas on the Florida Panhandle and the Georgia Coast where we like to visit regularly, and in the past three years cell phone technology has matured in areas where I can no longer tolerate not having Internet/E-mail capability while spending four out of the past six weeks on the road on business/vacation.
Thus after much consternation, discussion with fellow cell phone users, and consideration last night I went over to Letstalk.com and picked up not one but TWO LG Dare touchscreen Phones for get this...
Zero Dollars with a two year contract with Verizon after waiting on a $69.00 mail rebate.
There was a $70.00 connection fee however, but they allowed us to "Port" our existing phone numbers--neither of which are Knoxtown numbers--over to the new phones.
By Friday I hope to have the new phones in hand and by next week we should be taking pictures and surfing the Internet and dancing on air after a couple of years just tolerating the service and equipment we had because I'm lazy and a tight wad in some areas of my life.
I was so calm and relaxed on the way home in the car on Monday I actually noticed the change in my spirit.
I hadn't had a good verbal or written rant in a week because I didn't sit and watch the news on TV and stare at a computer screen for 12 or 15 hours each day, and it made me just plain FEEL GOOD.
I actually had FINGERNAILS for a change instead of stubbs worn off from chewing on them.
Then I come home and by looking this blog you can probably also tell that my fingernails are GONE.
I was happy to get back out of the dark ages of computer connectivity and look where it got me?
I'm sitting here yelling and screaming at the computer about things which shouldn't be happening and that I can't do anything about...but it drives me crazy when I miss finding out that it's happpening in the first place.
Sitting around on the internet all day--often times I know about stuff before it's reported on Fox News or even Drudge Report.
But what good does it do?
Lets me be pissed off for an extra half day rather than waiting for the newspaper to tell me on page five?
I don't know people...I think I need to make some changes 'round here.
What form they will take I don't know...stay tuned to this channel for developments...
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania disclosed plans Tuesday to switch parties, a move intended to boost his chances of winning re-election next year that also will push Democrats within one seat of a 60-vote filibuster-resistant majority.
"I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans," Specter said in a statement posted on a Web site devoted to Pennsylvania politics and confirmed by his office. Several Senate officials said a formal announcement was expected later in the day or Wednesday.
(That from this article here: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D97RJAG80&show_article=1)
But Arlen... what about this quote from the Keystone State's Senator in an interview on March 17th with The Hill Blog:
[Democrats] are trying very hard for the 60th vote. Got to give them credit for trying. But the answer is no.
I'm not going to discuss private talks I had with other people who may or may not be considered influential. But since those three people are in the public domain, I think it is appropriative to respond to those questions.
I am staying a Republican because I think I have an important role, a more important role, to play there. The United States very desperately needs a two-party system. That's the basis of politics in America. I'm afraid we are becoming a one-party system, with Republicans becoming just a regional party with so little representation of the northeast or in the middle atlantic. I think as a governmental matter, it is very important to have a check and balance.
That's a very important principle in the operation of our government. In the constitution on Separation of powers.
See people...this pandering moron has lived in the Senate for FIVE TERMS as a so called "Republican" undermining everything the GOP tried to do when things were close--just like voting for the latest "stimulus bill" this winter, because the idiot never has been and never will be a true Republican except in the Jack Murtha Pennsylvania Rust Belt "Pittsburg's loosing union jobs" sense.
Now instead of sticking with the party that put this slimy SOB rectum and esophagus in office for the past going on THIRTY years of pandering and fence sitting, when it comes down to re-election or sticking with the "blurry principals" which the balance of the "Republican party" have managed to not ignore or trample or change this SOB decides to admit that he's really a closet Democrat.
I hope the voters of PA shove something into his neither regions and sit his 79 year old wrinkled ass afloat on his "Hoverround chair" on a leaking inflatable boat in Lake Erie come November 2010.
And he can take John McCain and all of the other "independent" "outlaw" "nonconformist" so-called Republican "congresspersons" with him.
So the Obamarama's think that it was a good idea to fly Air Force One, chased by a fighter jet, at about 1500 feet over NY City without warning:
Here's a link to the story...
Crap like this just keeps on happening over and over and over and OVER. If Obama's people can't even handle scheduling a "photo op," do YOU really trust him with your defense and your WALLET?
(feel free to fill in the rest of this posting because I'm going to insult EVERY ONE'S sensibilities if I continue writing this morning...)
Monday, April 27, 2009
After staying an extra day on our little island, we just walked in here to the Turbo Pup Compound on the Banks of the Mighty Tennesse River having completed the 8 hour trip from the Georgia Coast in 478 minutes including gas and pee stops.
Time to check E-Mail and go eat some Mexican food.
I may just sleep with my keyboard tonight.