Saturday, August 27, 2011

with this ring

the children's mother renewed her agitation with me this weekend. i called her out for dropping and leaving a necklace i bought her on the bedroom floor.

proving that an item she claims does not trouble her continues to fester, she quickly jumped my shit over not wearing my wedding ring. 'so what, you never even wear your ring!'

apples to oranges, as i know where it is and don't leave it laying on the floor.

'don't even speak to me about that until you start wearing your ring again.'

for some reason, she can't get over the fact i don't wear it because, when first married, it caused me significant problems. while jumping a fence one day it got hung up on a barb. this caused me to hang literally one handed from the fence. i got down, but also got an infection. i have never worn it since, and as an aside, do not wear any jewelry, except a watch. that is odd in and of itself, as i'm late every where i go.

so to appease her, i offered to take the ring to a jeweler, have it melted down and formed into a prince albert, which i could wear all the time.

she seems a bit cool to that idea. we 'll see if she changes her mind.

the only thing certain in life.... death and taxes, right? wrong. i went to the county treasurers office friday to renew my car tags. the line is huge, nothing new here. a couple of women are coming out, one is putting her new decal on. says she waited 2 hours in line. the other tells me they are working with number 9 in line and she is 78. she has decided to head off to lunch and come back later. sounds like a winner to me, so i go grab 79 and head off for about an hour.

i return after procuring some books at borders for cheap. what a sad story that is, but you will never hear obamie crying about those lost jobs. the tax collectors have worked their fingers to the bone and are now serving 62. i sit and dig into a werewolf story i had been wanting to read for some time.

there are tons of people waiting in line. i consider selling my spot because i have a secret. i don't have to renew until the end of october , most of these folks must renew by the last day of august. the only reason i'm here at all is because all the kids are in school and i just got paid for a good deal of overtime.

i think i could probably approach any of the guys tying their shoe laces together to end their misery, or perhaps some of the moms who appear ready to beat their children to death. probably make twenty easy from a member of this crew and come back next week.

i'm certain it is not illegal but wonder if it is unethical. i sit and read. 25 minutes go by and they call my number. the incredulity written on every ones face with high numbers, ahead of me in line, as i fairly skip to the front, is priceless.

a young guy is working the counter which is somewhat odd , as it has seemed in the past that only old angry fat women work at the DMV. the conversation goes rapidly down hill.

how can i help you?

need to renew, here is my stuff.

oh, october. i can't help you today.



what do you mean you can't help me today?

yeah, sorry, i can't let you renew until september.

(fucking) why?

because the computer is not set up that way.

what does that mean?

the computer only sees the month we are working in and the next following month, october doesn't exist for the computer yet.

you're shitting me, right?

nope, that's really how it works.

so let me get this straight. i show up to pay my taxes early, but the computer won't let you take my money because..

october doesn't exist yet, sir.

this is the government right?


and your sole function is to take money from people right?

only drivers and vehicle owners.

no shit. but i, who owns vehicles, can't pay today...

because october does not yet, for the computer, exist sir. i have already explained that. october is a non event to the computer.

(you little fuck) yeah, dude, i heard you the first time. i just can't believe it. where on my registration does it say that i can't renew 2, 3 or 4 months early if i want to?

it doesn't.

and i don't see any signs around either, announcing that the month after next doesn't exist.

that is because there aren't any.

(very close to strangling this fucker now) so how would a guy know that without sitting here?

he wouldn't. is there something else i could help you with?

(pour gas over your head and strike a match) nope that about covers it. i owe the state money, came in to pay early, and you refused to accept it. thanks for everything.

you could come back next friday.

(or i could sprout wings and migrate to mexico for the winter, asshole) yeah good idea, i'll be back next friday, count on that.

and every friday through the end of october. and get a couple of low numbers. and sell them to the harried moms and high number guys that are 2 minutes away from cutting their wrists.

fuck you dude, and your little computer too.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

telegraghing his punches

seen the ryan rhodes video from the weekend yet? look it up. ryan hit up the lincoln of our times in iowa, about the out of control spending the dear leader adores, and top democrats calling tea party members terrorists.

obama tried to skirt the question,' i've been called a socialist...", and made a poor attempt at covering bidens tracks, "he meant it was irresponsible...". the lady who was accompanying rhodes told obie they were right, that stan napolitano was the first person in the administration to call tea party members terrorists, and in a telling move obama points out that "right winger" tim mcvey was a terrorist. QUESTION, what state tea party did mcvey belong to mr. president?

doubling down on his "dialed down" rhetoric, obie told cnn on tuesday august 16 that we need to be on guard against lone wolf attacks. "The risk that we're especially concerned over right now is the lone wolf terrorist, somebody with a single weapon being able to carry out wide-scale massacres of the sort that we saw in Norway recently... You know, when you've got one person who is deranged or driven by a hateful ideology, they can do a lot of damage, and it's a lot harder to trace those lone wolf operators.”

why bring up the norway attack mr. president? why not refer to the FT. Hood shooting on november 5, 2009? or the CHRISTMAS day airline bombing in december 2009? those at least HAPPENED in this country, on YOUR watch, by the way. oh yeah, hasan is arabic and abdulmattab is a nigerian connected to al-qadea. why not mention the time square bombing attempt from last may by faisal shahzad, a terrorist born in pakistan? those were all lone wolf operations.

because to do so would be to admit your complete failure, and might not fit into a plan to try make many of us ashamed to be white, and keep us from speaking out against your administration, for fear of being labeled a racist, or home grown terrorist.

well here's some breaking news. those days are over, thanks to brave men and women like rhodes and his companion. your bullshit is being recognized mr. president, you're telegraphing your punches.

Friday, August 5, 2011

the face of terrorism



palin, responsible for gabby giffords shooting.

bachman, responsible for tea party opposition to debt limit increase.

you and i, for questioning the elected members of congress, who are sworn to uphold the constitution.

rubio, another tea party dissident.

veterans, who according to janet napolitano could be right wing terrorist.

future terrorist in training mr. biden?

endless summer of discontent

i was sitting in the shade out front yesterday, trying to read as the kids rode their bikes. i was continuing to feel under the weather because of one of my quarterly sinus infections, which was keeping us from the pool, the children's first choice in diversion.

we had just come outdoors after the markets closed, down 513 points, eliminating the rest of the gains for the year. my income is not tied to the roller coaster the market has become, since the democrats took over congress and obama smooth talked his way into the oval office, but a good portion of my retirement is. i could retire next year, (then go get another job), or stay10 more to reach "full retirement". i know in my heart 10 means 12 or 13, based on the age of the youngest.

i wonder how much luck i have left at work, which has been described as 95% boredom-5% sheer terror. as the economy erodes, we see more and more action. those who are out of work would call it job security.

my buddy called the day before and said he would not be able to attend an event that he normally does for the second year running. not because of lack of time or a too busy work schedule, but because of his hours being cut and the rise of energy prices.

think about what has happened to AMERICA in just 2 1/2 short years. we were ready to revolt (at the ballot box), over speculators pushing gas prices to $4 a gallon, and yet now sit idly by paying $3.50. look at twitter and facebook. people in kansas are reporting nearly quadruple jumps in their utility cost between june and july. 1 woman's bill went from $128 to $560.
this comes on the heels of a july 7 rule change by the EPA which amounts to the government fining utility providers beginning january1, 2012 if they can not meet newer stricter standards
for pollution reduction. those cost will of course be borne by the consumers.

speaking of the rise in prices, have you gone to the grocery store recently? nearly every item we buy is a dollar or more higher than it was 8 months ago. while on vacation, i spoke to a canadian couple at the grocery store. they were putting milk and chicken into coolers in the trunk of their car. looking about i noticed several cars with canadian tags on them. i asked why they were buying these items to take home. they informed me that they buy their milk by the liter in canada, still. the cost is over $8 canadian, which for a gallon, you would pay $8.16 AMERICAN. what is your current cost-$3.25-$3.75? what will it be as we continue down our current track? they also had 4 or 5 packages of chicken, looked to be wings mostly, which are cheap. they told me the entire cost of the yard bird was under $20 our money but would be over $40 across the river. they told me they do most of their shopping on our side of the bridge.
makes you wonder how many other canadians are doing this, and what border states economies would look like if the flow of money stopped, from the true north.

did anyone else notice mr. obama whining about the taxes that were not coming into the sweaty hands of the government this week from the airline companies? these taxes were enacted to help subsidize air service to smaller airports, all of which came out of the carter(obama1) administration. it is figured the government lost $200 million dollars, in the first week of the tax not being collected, which is the cost of the entire subsidy program. what does the government do with the rest of the money? only GOD knows.

did you also pay attention to how he bemoaned the furloughing of 4,000 airport workers due to this? did anyone hear him squawk about the 10,000 good paying NASA jobs he just shit canned?

speaking of jobs going away how about HSBC selling 195 branches under a restructuring move to first niagara, which, due to federal regulations and overlap, intends to close about 100 of those branches. this is fall out from the subprime lending scandal orchastrtaed by chris dodd and barney frank. on top of that, fannie mae is now asking the government to take from me and you an additional $2.8 to $5.1 billion dollars to cover their losses. where the fuck we supposed to get that mr. president????

so as not to panic investors anymore than they already have, i'm sure the administration asked standard and poor's to hold off on announcing the down grade of U.S. debt, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, until after 5p.m. pacific time.

and then we get to deal with the "greater civility" democrats calling us hostage takers and terrorists. self fulfilling prophecy mr. biden, kerry , pelosi,, just like your 90% guns in mexico come from the states? also, what happened to the fairness doctrine mr. kerry?

you certainly are a historic president, mr. obama. an ATF lying and giving guns to criminals, home foreclosures at record highs, spending like there is literally no tomorrow, 9.2% unemployment, and an all out attack on the middle class, by devaluing the dollar and confiscation through government regulation.

enjoy it asshole, you're only 50 once.
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