Friday, January 28, 2011


Once again, America supports the bad guys...

Wonder who they're going to support when this is over

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ballad of the Sad Young Men - Shirley Bassey

The therapist had me look this one up.  I thought the idea was to walk away from the razor blades...

He also had me look up "Remittance Men". Not pleasant either..

Time to go cheer up at Damn You, Auto Correct!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

One way or the other

I do not blame Sarah Palin for the shootings in Arizona this week, but you cannot have it both ways. You CANNOT use iconography depicting the cross hairs of a gun and claim this is "just a symbol" and is not meant to denote a suggestion of gun violence. If it was merely a symbol to point out the districts that were in need of change, an "X" can mark the spot with no extra connotations. When you choose to point a gun at someone, real or imagined, you are suggesting that you plan to use that weapon. The only use for a gun is to kill someone or something, it is not like they are multipurpose household items.

The entire country has to take a chill pill. When you use hateful words, symbols or acts to express your opinion, you are expressing hate. I disagree with almost every single Republican in this country, but the only ones I truly "hate" are Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld because I believe them to be 100% pure evil. I hate the players AND their games on that one.

When you yell "off with their heads", you are saying you want them to die and not that you would like them to wear a different sweater.....really??!???

Sunday, January 9, 2011

John Cole Sez

From Balloon-Juice's John Cole:

Want to watch a Republican freak out? Utter the following statement:
“This shooting demonstrates that we really need to tone down the violent political rhetoric.”
Then watch the freakout begin, even though there is nothing partisan or pointed about that statement. “Why are you pointing fingers? Both sides do it! Why are you blaming Sarah Palin?”

The Jackbooted Thuggish Rhetoric of the Right

Well, the guy who did this appears to be quite the nutcase.

However, the language of the Right's leaders has been laced with violent rhetoric for some time now.  It is a false equivalence to state that the left has it's loonies.  Of course it does.  But you will find no blood soaked imagery coming from it's leaders; as compared to the reckless statements of the Right's Palin, Angle, Bachmann, LimbaughO'Reilly, Beck, et al.

They need to knock it off.  Now!

Also, as the party of "Personal Responsibility", Republicans need to man up, and acknowledge that their language has had consequences.  The way they are weaseling out of accepting any blame, while accusing the Left of attempting to take "partisan advantage" of the situation, is pathetic and rings completely hollow.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sharron Angle - "2nd Amendment Remedies"

Sharron Angle, Teabagger Dreamboat and certifiable right-wing whack-job gets her wishes fulfilled with the latest shooting of Rep Gabrielle Giffords.   Here's Sweet Sharron on the campaign trail:

You know, our Founding Fathers, they put that Second Amendment in there for a good reason and that was for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government. And in fact Thomas Jefferson said it's good for a country to have a revolution every 20 years.
I hope that's not where we're going, but, you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies and saying my goodness what can we do to turn this country around? I'll tell you the first thing we need to do is take Harry Reid (Ed Note:  or whoever else they don't like) out.

Sooo many samples...

“Don’t retreat. Instead — reload!”

How did that shooty-bangy thing in Tucson today work out for you, bitch?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Spotted On T-Shirt

"I Used To Be F***ing Stupid.
Then We Broke Up!"

HSBC Challenge

I received a letter last week in a plain white window envelope telling me my credit line had been canceled due to inactivity.  However the letter had no letterhead, no account number, just a PO Box 9068 in Brandon FL and a 800 phone number.

So I did a Google search on the PO and it came up HSBC.  I had an old Household Finance line that I never used anymore due to their outrageous usery interest rate, so no big deal for me.  On a lark I Googled HSBC complaints.  Holy Shit! These people sound worse than borrowing from a loan shark.  Thank God, I got away from them without issue.

No wonder HSBC was ashamed to sign their own frickin' letter.

UPDATE:  The original letter was dated 12/18/2010.  On 1/7/2011 I received a letter dated 12/20/2010 but postmarked 1/6/2011 on Household Finance Corp letterhead with loan paid-in-full documents.  They are still major assholes.