Archive for August, 2007

Uhaul is a disaster

August 17, 2007

Just got the run around about a 75.00 overcharge. Uhaul is nothing but a scam. Do not, I repeat, do not rent from this joke of a company. Their disorganization is a total joke. 75.00 isn’t much, but they sure didn’t work for it.

Picked up and returned the truck on the same day. Lo and behold they charged me 75.00 extra. At 1.79 a mile for local drives, and I drove approximately 14 miles round trip, that should place me at 25. The math doesn’t add up.

The corporate customer service is reporting some odd miles. They say I took the car for a 32 mile joy ride. “The burden of proof lay upon you” says the pathetic excuse of an employed person. No, if you can’t add, then that is your fault.

Yes, 75 bucks is only 75 bucks. It’s my 75.

I’m just venting right now.

Mark Levin is off the hinge

August 17, 2007

The wife and I were driving around yesterday after dinner and popped on 77 WABC. Mark Levin happened to be on with his incessant whiny voice. Most of his points are valid, but he is wrong on the Patriot Act and Iraq. I used to listen to him often just to hear him say, “GET OFF THE PHONE YOU BIG DOPE!”

Apparently he has been getting an unusual amount of phone calls from Ron Paul supporters. To the point that you can hear the irritation in his irritating voice whenever someone calls supporting Ron Paul. So yesterday he gave out Ron Paul’s phone number. Wow, that will scare him. I can see Ron Paul telling everyone that disagrees with Mark Levin to call him up and harass him. I doubt it.

Mark Levin has a nickname for Ron Paul. Ru Paul. Wow, no one saw that coming. These childish monikers are sad, Mark. Nonetheless, they still provide a guilty pleasure for me. Since my disillusionment with the neocons, I rarely listen to the talking heads on AM radio. Same old over used arguments on why the Iraq war was Constitutional (wait, they never argue that point convincingly), and why Bush is the right president for the time (wrong).

Mark thinks he is a small government advocate. Not as long as he blindly supports the neoconservatives. Those big government hypocrites have him wrapped around their fat pot bellies. Go ahead Marky, vote for a big government lunatic like Romney or Rudy. Throw your support behind them all day for all I care. Eventually true conservatives will see the light and turn you off.


Thompson Endorses Ron Paul

August 15, 2007

No, not that Thompson. Not even Thompson, Jr. Tommy Thompson’s brother is said to have endorsed Ron Paul for President after his brother dropped out of the race.

Not the most high profile endorser, but it is a good start. Kane and Barry Manilow so far have the largest audiences. Manilow. Sheesh, please, let someone from the metal world come and endorse Paul.

One More Belt Loop

August 15, 2007

I now use the fifth belt loop to hold the pants up! Didn’t even realize it until the belt was already on. Used to be a struggle to loop the 4th on.

Basics of Guitar

August 14, 2007

I’m going to attempt to place some lessons for beginners of the guitar on this site.  While I still consider myself pretty new, I do have 10 years of experience, and some head knowledge.  Also, I find that teaching others usually establishes those lessons to the teachers.

Not that I have many users here, but this can be totally interactive.  Since this will require drawings and pictures, the first lesson will probably be posted later this week.  Keep looking…

Who are the crazy lunatics?

August 13, 2007

A bunch of neoconservatives claim that Ron Paul supporters are looney.  From Mark Levin, to this guy.  Right, a man that actually thinks following the U.S. Constitution must be crazy.  I used to think Bush was a decent president.  I have an older entry that goes into detail my conversion from kool-aide neocon, to libertarian paleoconservative.  Either the Constitution is of value to the USA or it isn’t.

Why are Ron Paul supporters crazy?  Is it because we think the war in Iraq is about oil??  Terrorism exists, but obviously bombing oil enriched nations has not helped us to stop terrorism.

Does our dollar have any actual worth?  I don’t know.  I’d like to cash in for gold, but the government won’t let me.

Am I nutzo because I want to shut down the IRS? Come on, even a neocon will have to admit how awesome that is.

I hate to tell every neocon, but Reagan would never have supported the current administration.  GW is a joke.

What does abortion do?

August 13, 2007

I’m looking at a picture of my 1 year old daughter as I sit at my cube eating my salad for lunch.  I had one thought as I looked into her blue eyes.  What if I thought abortion was appropriate?  I wouldn’t have my daughter to love.  Thank God I know what abortion means.

What does abortion do?  It kills.  What does it kill?  A human.  Enough with trying to say a woman has a right to her body.  Indeed, but she has no right to harm the body that never asked to dwell inside of her.  If a little baby is that much of an inconvenience for you, then maybe you should put the baby up for adoption.

Defenders of abortion are stupid.  Prove to me that abortion does not kill a baby.

Four to Go!

August 13, 2007

Gagne. Why? Can I see your payslip, because I am starting to believe it has the Yankees logo on it. We couldn’t beat Baltimore. Baltimore! A team that is always a guaranteed easy win. Not anymore. What does their payroll equal, like 80 million? Has this team ever even made the playoffs? While we get dominated by a team that is 1 step above AAA, the Yankees had an easy go at the Indians, a team that is a serious contender.

Schilling was the one positive note. He pitched very well. If he keeps this up, we may barely scrape into the playoffs this year. On paper, we have the best bullpen, probably the best rotation, the 3rd best fielding, and well, hitting needs to be better. Time for the paper to transition back to the field.

We return home this week. Please give us a winning streak that lasts longer then 2 games.

Start Worrying And Is It 1978 Again?

August 8, 2007

Despite what Eric Wilbur’s blog says, it is time to start worrying about the shrinking lead.  Call me the ever pessimist, but I do believe the Red Sox are starting to suck.  Hopefully I’ll be writing a more positive follow up next week.  Yes, I agree the road schedule is probably the toughest they will face all year, but winning games no matter how easy or hard is what matters in the end.   The Yankees have had the easiest schedule these past 3 or 4 weeks.  One sub .500 team after another.  Well, we’re in for it (maybe).  Come next week, we’re either singing for joy, or singing the blues.

Maybe Wilbur is an optimistic one.  I usually appreciate his articles, especially considering the other options in the Boston Sports Media.  The rest of the BSM is utterly annoying and pathetic, especially that certain Schilling antagonizer.  Unfortunately, I think Eric has it wrong here.  He has no follow up as of yet to yesterday’s game.  In fact, I don’t recall him writing too much after the Sox start to go on a stink.  Convenient, no?  Come on Wilbur, admit that you are just a little bit worried about the hometown team!!

As is evident, I have my doubts.  While I hope the Sox come out strong from now until the end of the month, I can’t help but let history play a part in all of this.  Choking is nothing new for the team.  1978 (I was wearing a Sox hat in my mother’s womb when they choked), 1986, and finally 2003.  Yes, they did win it three years ago.  Right, we have new management and ownership.  So far, we’ve been pretty darn good, but it is always instinctual for a Red Sox fan to think the worst and hope for the best.  When a team has a monumental lead of 14.5 and then diminishes it to just 5, you have to wonder if they are on the right track.

I want the division.  I want 100 wins.  I want the ALDS, the ALCS, and the WS.  I will become more greedy the better my team is.  2004 only tempted me for more.  I want the Red Sox to be known as the modern day Yankees.  Yankees had the 20th Century, I want the 21st.

Laziness at work

August 6, 2007

For some reason, I am very good at finding ways to avoid work, or at least put it off until the very last minute.  I’ve been this way for sometime, but I wasn’t always this way.  I guess I need to become more focused on working hard, as Christ would want.

Phew, that was close.  My boss was behind me.  He could care less though, but I’m not taking any chances.