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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Responsibility and Pets

Yesterday we took my 8 month old kitten, Gimli, down to our vet and had him neurtered.  Why did we wait until now?  Long story. All of which I will tell you right now.

Just after Christmas my husband drove me to work. The weather was wet and icy and it was freezing and so I couldn't ride.  I got to the office and there was a small, orange tabby kitten right outside the door and some stupid girl with her cell phone out while the cat, who had pretty obvious problems was winding its way through her legs.  It was a sign from God, who knows I hold orange tabbies as extra special.  I grabbed the little fur covered bag of bones who had something frozen around its eyes and put it in my husband's pick up.  I just told him it was a sign from God, take it home and call the vet for an appointment.

I had planned to name the cat Piano since my husband had made a promise, in front of my family, over a year before, that he would buy me a piano rather than letting me get a cat.  The Y chromosomes who live in my house did not like that constant smack in the face of male broken promises so my youngest son suggested "Gimli" and it stuck.

Gimli was very sick, the vet told us the next morning.  He had severe bronchitis and inflammation of the eyes, unknown cause, but several feline viruses were put up the flagpole and eventually, expensively, eliminated.  Apparently he has allergies.  Which I find ironically hilarious.  He was also severely malnourished and nearly starved to death.  According to his teeth he was 4 months old. At some point he had broken one, maybe two ribs and they had not healed cleanly. Every time I think about it I get enraged and then I want to cry.  If someone had done this to a puppy or a child...

We've spent the past 4 months undoing all of the damaged of the first four months of Gimli's short life.  He was finally declared healthy enough, received his shots and then yesterday he got the snip.  Now, my husband, who usually refuses to drop the males off at the vet for the snip, but courageously offers to pick them up (thus saving them, but tragically, too late) and get them home when they got fixed, said he would take Gimli up to the vet as he is on vacation this week. This same man spent all day, Easter Sunday, chasing the cat around the house, making scissor motions with his fingers, giggling and saying, "snip snip".  Yes, this is the kind of sober and uplifting behavior that reigns in my household.

We took Gimli up at 7:30. He was not happy to be in the cat carrier.  He hates that thing since it always means a trip to the vet for him where he will be poked, prodded and stuck with a needle.  He's had a lot of that in the past 4 months so he now actually growls when we bring it out.  He was home at 4:30 and showed a determination not seen outside the toddler years to do everything the vet had just told us not to let him do.  Even though his surgery had been in the morning, he was still in the "Oooo the colors!" stage of recovery.  He's used to me making him ignore parts of his body that he wants to lick or inspect often, so keeping him away from his stitches without the use of e-collar has not been hard.  I expect I will spend a lot of my time in my bedroom this week, lying down reading in an attempt to keep him quiet.  We're also used to this.

Every single pet I've had has been neutered.  Every. Single. One.  Even my purebreds who were out of standard.  Simply put, there are so many unwanted animals out there that there is no justification for bringing in more, even for a profit margin.

I keep going back in my head to the state of Gimli when I found him.  There is the primary reason for neutering your animals, so kittens like Gimli are not abuse and starved then abandoned to die.  He did not come from feral stock as he came to me which connotes a familiarity with humans.  We have a cat Mika who came from feral stock and she despises humans, despite the fact that I've had her since she was six weeks old.  She is not a friendly or cuddly kitten.  We love her and just let her be her. So yes, I know the difference well.

These are the facts, folks, if you do not neuter your pet they will not be happy or live long.  When they are not neutered they spend their entire lives looking only to mate. That is it.  They mate, have litters and die.  That is it.  It's not cute, it's not "nature".  We domesticated these animals, made them dependent upon us so that they would protect and hunt for us.  Our responsibility is easy, we make sure they are fed and sheltered and for the LOVE OF GOD, keep them happy being with us.  They didn't seek out the relationship, WE did, so yes, it is our responsibility.  If it makes them happier,  long term and they live longer with us, what is your lazy, dumb assed justification as to why your cat it still pumping out kittens you keep trying to hand off around the neighborhood?  The Animal Birth Control Clinics around the country are busy neutering animals, even doing free feral neuterings.  What the fuck is your stupid excuse for NOT doing it?

I donate to several animal shelters in my area.  I do so because I love that some people are willing to care for all of the abandoned animals prevalent in our state.  I put my money into the two no-kill shelters here in the Waco area. They are the ones I went to first when my cat Whistler went missing.  They called me every time they got an orange tabby in. They Waco Humane Society Shelter is like walking through a freakin Nazi Death Camp.  It's so depressing, the animals are depressed and the spectre of death is palpable.  I keep telling folks to visit there if they are looking to adopt an animal.  They have daily announcements on their Facebook page on how many they've taken in, how many reclaimed by their owners and how many adoptions.  They post tons of pictures, stats, every single day, trying to get people to come and adopt the animals so they don't have to kill them.

First person who says adoption is expensive I will slap.  I've rescued animals and paid thousands of dollars getting them well, neutered and registered with my local municipality.  I've paid far more for Gimli than if I'd paid the $50 to adopt an animal at any of the shelters here and gotten a neutered and chipped pet.  I found out yesterday that our city now requires all pets to be neutered and chipped if you do not have a breeders license.  We won't get into the irregularity of some city councilman telling me what to do with my pet.  Because you cannot legislate morality.  It is moral to get your pet neutered. The chipping is a good idea because our dog catcher just takes the pet home if he gets a chip hit.  None of our pets are allowed out of our yard without being on a leash, and the cats not allowed outside at all.  However, I do see a good argument for getting them all chipped.  Because, God forbid, any of them get lost, I would want to know that they will be returned to us.  Why?  Because our German Shepherd came to us, having been abandoned out in the middle of nowhere, Central Texas.  He was large, lop-eared and riddled with worms.  He's the biggest, dumbest play puppy in existence and I can't imagine life without him.  He had been beaten for what I can only guess is a human being's impatience with his zeal for play.  It took us nearly a year before my husband could take his belt off anywhere around the dog.  He was an escape artist as well, climbing up our wisteria to jump the fence and just run off. The local dog catcher put up with him and happily brought him back home each time he got out.  A quick snip after a long wait at the Animal Birth Control clinic cured his wanderlust.

It's hot here in the summer.  Too hot for dogs to stay in the animal control truck. The dog catchers are all too happy to return a pet to its rightful owners when they can.  If not it's a quick trip to the human society shelter.  Up north it's too cold in the winter and I'm pretty sure the dog catchers feel the same way.

I neuter my pets because I'm incredibly selfish and want my happiness.  My happiness is having my pets with me for a long time and providing me with hours of laughter and play.  They keep me young and they are more than willing to snuggle up with me when I'm cold. So yes, my personal responsibility is all about me.  Make your relationship with your pet all about you.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

How Long Until They Kill Texas

I hate using the nebulous pronoun "they" and yet I do it all the time to describe Liberals.  So when I use the term "they" you know who I mean.  If you have to ask who "they" are then perhaps you should read more of my blog posts.

Now, on to today's happy thoughts.  Happy Easter.

In the book Atlas Shrugged, about a dystopian society where America is driven into the ground by liberal do-gooders, there is one state left in the Union where there are jobs and innovation and everybody is either moving there for jobs or to open their business.  That state was Colorado.  Amazing enough, the prophetess, Ayn Rand saw all of this happening.  Not based on any mystical power, but her concise understanding of the Liberal mind.  Well, she knew that anywhere there was success, Liberals would not be far behind snatching defeat from the talons of victory.

In the book Directive 10-289 decreed:
In the name of the general welfare, to protect the people's security, to achieve full equality and total stability, it is decreed for the duration of the national emergency that:
Point One. All workers, wage earners and employees of any kind whatsoever shall henceforth be attached to their jobs and shall not leave nor be dismissed nor change employment, under penalty of a term in jail. The penalty shall be determined by the Unification Board, such Board to be appointed by the Bureau of Economic Planning and National Resources. All persons reaching the age of twenty-one shall report to the Unification Board, which shall assign them to where, in its opinion, their services will best serve the interests of the nation.
Point Two. All industrial, commercial, manufacturing and business establishments of any nature whatsoever shall henceforth remain in operation, and the owners of such establishments shall not quit nor leave nor retire, nor close, sell or transfer their business, under penalty of the nationalization of their establishment and of any and all of their property.
Point Three. All patents and copyrights, pertaining to any devices, inventions, formulas, processes and works of any nature whatsoever, shall be turned over to the nation as a patriotic emergency gift by means of Gift Certificates to be signed voluntarily by the owners of all such patents and copyrights. The Unification Board shall then license the use of such patents and copyrights to all applicants, equally and without discrimination, for the purpose of eliminating monopolistic practices, discarding obsolete products and making the best available to the whole nation. No trademarks, brand names or copyrighted titles shall be used. Every formerly patented product shall be known by a new name and sold by all manufacturers under the same name, such name to be selected by the Unification Board. All private trademarks and brand names are hereby abolished.
Point Four. No new devices, inventions, products, or goods of any nature whatsoever, not now on the market, shall be produced, invented, manufactured or sold after the date of this directive. The Office of Patents and Copyrights is hereby suspended.
Point Five. Every establishment, concern, corporation or person engaged in production of any nature whatsoever shall henceforth produce the same amount of goods per year as it, they or he produced during the Basic Year, no more and no less. The year to be known as the Basic or Yardstick Year is to be the year ending on the date of this directive. Over or under production shall be fined, such fines to be determined by the Unification Board.
Point Six. Every person of any age, sex, class or income, shall henceforth spend the same amount of money on the purchase of goods per year as he or she spent during the Basic Year, no more and no less. Over or under purchasing shall be fined, such fines to be determined by the Unification Board.
Point Seven. All wages, prices, salaries, dividends, profits, interest rates and forms of income of any nature whatsoever, shall be frozen at their present figures, as of the date of this directive.
Point Eight. All cases arising from and rules not specifically provided for in this directive, shall be settled and determined by the Unification Board, whose decisions will be final.
When it comes out and is announced they say it "Killed Colorado".   Others called it The Moratorium on Brains.  I call it extremely possible in the current administration.  This sounds exactly like Obamacare to me. It's got just enough double-speak and hive mind thought as Obamacare.

Right now Texas is enjoying a boom in its economy to which no other state is equal.  It is putting a harsh light on all of the failed economic policies of the Obama Administration.  As we all know, Obama won't stand looking like the idiot he truly is without lashing out irrationally.  Since he and his ilk cannot beat us fairly, they will make laws and policies that will make it impossible for anyone to succeed.  Because in the end, even mediocrity will be too good for them.

Just take a look at how the damned thing begins, as it always does for the bleeding hearts who want nothing more than death for all and everything, "In the name of the general welfare..."

Think about it for a moment, how can anything in that directive be good for the general welfare?  It's only good for the crony capitalists who were sure to buy their own DC protection to keep themselves at the top of a false heap.  For those of you unclear on the whole "crony capitalist" bit, this is what happens when you run to Washington rather than running your business.

Think about this, if you were a small business, say, a grocer, how could you possibly stay in business?  Say you ran an appliance store, how would you survive?  If you built airplanes would you get on one of them after this directive was put in to place?  If you have a employee who was a useless git you couldn't fire them.  Would you still put them on the line?

So how long until the idiots in DC decide they are going to kill the success in Texas in their mad attempt to hide their gross ineptitude and ignorance?  Do you honestly think that they can continue to have their noses rubbed in their own stupidity by the likes of Ted Cruz and Rick Perry?  How long until they take action and try to make it sound as magical as Obamacare did to the lazy pieces of shit unwilling to get out of their own excrement or fend for themselves?

Another problem for the Liberal morons, Texas is a Right to Work state, something that causes them to foam at the mouth and gnash their terrible teeth.  I dare you.  Sneak up behind a lib pal and whisper "right to work" into their ear.  Comedy gold and better yet, it never gets old.  Unions hold no sway here because we have cheap labor and a better standard of living than anywhere else in the country.  Libs cannot stand it when one thing stands out against the others they've built into their thinking as being "the norm".  The norm is a lie, any statistician will tell you that.  Texas stands out.  Texans are Texans first, Americans second.  Doubt me?  Meet one out of the country and ask where they are from.  Texans always say Texas rather than America or the US.  We self-identify with the state.

Texans are anathema to everything liberals screech about.  Most of us are rugged individualists.  We have no problem making our own way in the world and expect others to do the same.  We will pay good money for a good product.  We take pride in the things we do.  We are basically people who are happy in our own skins and see no problem with success. We see the success of others and are happy for them while we pursue our own.  We don't sit back like a pouty child in class envious and angry because we didn't get the gold star.  And that sentence right there sums up the Liberal mentality perfectly.  Their entire mythology is based on envy and greed.

I sit back and wait while I see them making the moves necessary to start killing Texas.  The Bureau of Land Management is now up in North Texas trying to steal deeded ranch land from families that have held it for over a century with some bogus premise based on the ignorance of just basic geography and a dearly held wish to take over land in Texas.  Only 1.9% of the land in Texas is held by the government.  Private property is everything in Texas.  People here brag about the land they own and know the decimal point how much acreage they own.  Even if they lease it, they know.  Texas will not be an easy kill.

We love our firearms here in Texas.  At this point, I think it is the ONLY thing keeping things from getting contentious and ugly.

I firmly believe that when Wendy Davis loses her bid for the governorship of the state the liberals will not give up and realize that even Dixiecrats don't do well here any longer.  I believe they will attempt to fix the election or Obama will just install her as Governor.

I believe the day is coming and within my lifetime when Texans will remember we were a country before we chose to join the Union and we can undecide that  joining and there isn't a damned thing the US government can do about it.  Contract law baby.  If the US acts in bad faith the the State of Texas and its citizens then we can and should nullify our joining treaty and return to a Republic.  The US has broken faith with us, trashed its social contract with us and if we cannot hold them responsible because of all of their slippery loopholes and skullduggery, then perhaps we should just take our ball and go home.  We are completely self-sufficient.  We have no need of anything outside our borders and can trade with whom we please.

This thing is going to get ugly and it will get bloody at sometime in the very near future, because a free person has no wish to be enslaved in body or mind.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fed Up!

It's Good Friday.  Last night I broke my Lenten fast of wine at a nice dinner with my husband at Outback steakhouse with a nice little Merlot that I was almost sure I wouldn't like but was the least offensive wine on their list. It was delightful to my wine starved palate.  Last night I slept like a baby, happy and secure as a oenophile.

I find myself perplexed this morning.  Well, this morning more so than regular days.  I cannot understand the ability of some people to hide from reality as well as they do.  To deny all proof in your face that something doesn't work, and insist and even freakin lobby to continue doing it is nothing short of madness.  And yet, here we are.

In the past week I have had to bid adieu to several scientist friends who simply wish to live the dichotomy that science and liberalism can peacefully co-exist.  In the same way the science and Religion co-exist, n'est-ce pas?  I have held the opinion, for several decades, that Science and God are both the search for truth in the Universe.  Religion has nothing to do with either.  Religion is a man made construct that has a veneer of God, but in truth is just as self-serving as the men who created it.

This post is not about God.  It's about self-deception.

Yesterday, my neighbor came over for a little Coffee Klatch.  We caught up on neighborhood news and kids, etc.,.  My neighbor has a psychology degree, which I respect.  I know exactly how hard she's worked for it.  She's also extremely knowledgeable about the human mind and how it works.  I decided to let my freak flag fly and told her my theory on Progressive Liberal double think, double speak and the incidence of mental illness within the Progressive Liberal population, which is higher per capita than any other demographic.  It's a fact, you can look it up.  Be sure to look up mass shootings, etc.,.

Take this example.  Vanity.  We are taught that caring how you present yourself to the world is a bad thing.  Then everything we do in our lives is based on vanity.  Our clothes, make-up, cars, living spaces, jobs, EVERYTHING is predicated upon vanity.  No wonder kids are screwed up by the time they hit high school.

We teach them stealing is wrong.  And yet we allow politicians to steal our hard earned money to give to people who do nothing at all.  All in the name of Justice.  Think about that one for a moment.  Justice has become outright theft at the point of a gun to the Progressive Liberals.

And the current administration in power is so corrupt  that literally everything they touch turns into a scandal.  If this were a Republican administration this would have stopped with Fast and Furious and yet the media run cover for the administration because they are colluding in the hopes of more access. When your journalists are nothing more than transcribers for the White House, you no longer have a free press.  You have a Propaganda Machine.  Thank you Mr. Goebbels.

Americans are incredibly ignorant because they base their political views on which ever TV news shows they watch.  We grow up being told that we are free and we can choose our own destiny and then we are told what to believe and what words to say so that we're on the "right" side.  What is truly more fucked up than that?

There are those people who are so locked into that mindset that they literally have no identity, no Id without the dichotomy.  They cannot allow themselves to even peek at reality because to do so would be to deny everything they think they know about themselves.  I know too many people who are exactly like this.  My neighbor knows ever more based on her work.

And we wonder why people take drugs trying to anesthetize themselves from the pain of trying to live that way.  Drugs, alcohol, stupid religious cults and sects are all attempts to escape from the reality that forces its way in, despite all attempts to shut it out.  The modern human being will do almost anything to avoid seeing reality.  Doubt me?  One word.  Kardashians.

It's not a leap in logic, it's actually the most straight line you will ever draw.  George Orwell saw it, wrote of it and yet many continue to deny it. Because they cannot psychologically afford to look at it for what it is.  Lies.

For whatever reason, I do not have the talent for self-deception. I feel it's bad enough that utter strangers lie to me, to lie to myself is a mortal sin of untold "badness".  I see it everyday in my peers.  Women who are firmly now in middle age and yet try to dress and act like their teenaged or young 20's daughters and compete for the same men. RAWR! Cougars unite.  You're not cool, you're not trendy or even hip.  You're in competition with your own daughters for the notice of men old enough to be your own sons because you cannot accept that you have aged.  Your sad and pathetic.  I've dropped more than one old friend for this very worst sort of self-deception.  The women don't feel better, they feel worse, and this is the killer, they don't know why.  If they looked at their irrational behavior they would know why, but just like the middle-aged man who buys a sports car and starts sleeping with girls his daughter's age, they don't want to admit it's THEM that is the problem and not anything beyond them that they can blame.

Look at the industries that have been set up to keep people from having to face reality.  Self-help books, spas, that stupid shit out in the Southwestern Deserts of America.  Seriously, the purity of your crystals is not the problem, YOU ARE.

No amount of make up, clothes, trips to the spa, amount of money you have, activism of any type is going to make you feel better about yourself until you accept YOU.  The person you are when no one is looking.  If you cannot accept that person, you need to look into your behavior and change things.  Trust me, you will be a lot happier and no longer need all the lies to make you feel better about your lot in life.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Traditional Roles

This past week Kirsten Dunst, an actress and not someone I ever considered a bright star in any system, took some heat for something she said in a recent Harper's Bazaar article.  This is the heresy she spoke.
I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking — it’s a valuable thing my mom created. And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor. I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s why relationships work.
Let's get the bonfire lit, folks! Burn the Heretic!  Shun the Non-Believer!

Someone in Hollywierd thinks that men should be men and women should be women.  Holy Screaming Eagle Shit!  She'll never work again for standing up for women who believe that nurturing a family is the right thing to do.  That little bitch!  After all the National Organization of Ugly Fat Cud-Chewing Cow Lesbians  has done for her, too!

BURN HER!

But... But... Even Ayn Rand, that rugged feminine icon and individualist realized that mothering and homemaking had value.  If one wants the world peopled by mannerly, respectful people, then they should grow up in homes where these values are taught and exampled.  If you have never seen people be honest, and do the right thing, you would not recognize it when you see it.  Your honor, As Exhibit A I give you hippies and their children and today's government.  Thank you.

Never undervalue the woman who decides to stay at home and make a safe home for her husband and children and teach them the right values.  She will teach them to value themselves so they will never sell themselves cheaply to another person or an idea. She's not sacrificing anything that she does not want to.  Her family's happiness is not bought at the expense of her own.  She pays the price because she thinks the value is worth it and because in the end, it makes HER happy.  Imagine that!  Happy mom.  Happy husband.  Happy kids.  Damn, we can't have that, can we?

You know what the great big lies are?

  1. Only women can be the nurturers.  I've seen more than one Mr. Mom who entirely loved his role and his family was better for it.  However, few men choose this route because they are genetically inclined to hunt and gather while the women are genetically inclined to stay back at the fire and cook dinner and make shelter.  The greatest unhappiness in the history of man has been people trying to "break free" from their genetic inclination thinking it will make them happier.  They weren't unhappy with the role, they were unhappy with themselves and convinced other people to be unhappy as well.  Now, tell me what the greater sin is, traditional gender roles or hawking unhappiness as the panacea?
  2. Women sacrifice their happiness by not having a career.  Bullshit.  Bull-fucking-shit.  I've worked and I've stayed home and for me, personally, I like staying home and taking care of my family much better.  The biggest unhappiness in my life was when I let others tell me what I needed to be doing. All of those people responsible are mostly dead now and that's all I have to say about that.
  3. Patriarchal Society?  Oh please! Shut your fat, ugly, lesbian trap and stop playing the fucking victim.  Skank.
  4. Children are a drag and ruin your life.  Please see the above.  If you consider yourself virtuous for killing an innocent child or for screaming for the right to do so, I have a shot gun that needs suck starting.
  5. The world would be a better, war free, unicorn loving utopia if only women ran everything.  Shut up you delusional, fucktarded asshat.  Have you ever been in a gaggle of girlgoyles?  A bigger group of backbiting, vicious vipers you will never meet.  It's the main reason I don't have many female friends.  I cannot stand the fucking drama queens. Oh and No. 3 also applies to this.
So most of you folks out there decrying Kirsten Dunst and what she said, take everything you are saying and writing and screeching and stand in front of your mother and say that.  Stand in front of your children and say that.  Stand in front of the mirror and say that.  The reason you fucking harpies screech and scream is because you really do want The White Knight to come charging in on his steed and save you from yourself. Then what? Do you stand and screech at him about how he's victimizing you in saving you?  Save yourself, bitch. But, don't stand there screaming at the person who saved you because you were either too lazy or too stupid to do it yourself. And those really are the only too reasons you have for not doing it yourself.  There is always a way and just because you "choose" to do nothing doesn't make your virtuous.  It just makes your fat, stupid and lazy.

I sacrificed nothing in raising my children and taking care of my family.  They and their happiness make me happy and trust me, I will do ANYTHING to maintain my happiness, except purchase it at the expense of another.  Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tick Tick Tick Tick

I think it's overwhelmingly clear, when you look at the entire picture, that the Obama Administration's hastily crafted house of cards is crumbling in.  Let's review just a few of the scandals and horrors staring them in the face to date, shall we?

  1. Obamacare - This abortion of a ppiece of legislation cannot work, but that won't stop the Dem's or GOP from trying to "fix" it.  Repeal, do not replace, just enact interstate insurance sales and you "fix" almost every problem with all sorts of insurance.  Wow, and I don't even have a PhD.  Can't help you with the professional malingerers who will never pay for anything themselves, though.
  2. IRS Bullying of Conservatives - This past few weeks revelations of how Lois Lerner personally sought to bully and destroy the TEA Party groups applying for 501 statuses has been a real eye opener into how this administration has tried to use all arm of the government to silence any political opposition.  If you don't think that once contempt charges are dropped on her lap that she won't start singing about who in the White House gave her the order to start this (as the lib kids say, this was not an organic happening within the IRS).  I think once she's taken the mug shot and it's up on Drudge we can expect her to understand that to sing is to get a deal.  This goes up and is very Watergate worthy, and yet I don't see Hillary up on the Hill asking who knew what and when did they know it.  She's too busy getting shoes thrown at her.
  3. Eric Holder's Department of Justice - Let's see, his DoJ is so corrupt and so exacerbating that Fritz Hollings had to bring in a pork loin BBQ. (H/T to Rush for one of my favorite parodies).  First there was the dropping of Voter Intimidation charges against the Black Panthers because only blacks can be intimidated at the polls.  Thanks to J. Christian Adams for bringing that to our attention, and then, let's see, his failure to investigate Benghazi, the IRS, himself, Fast and Furious... The list continues as more comes out.  Mr. Holder sure can put his law degree to good use when he has to defend himself before the Senate and Congress.  Make it a joint think.  I understand that Holder knows all about those.  This department is an oily, unctuous mess of cronyism.
  4. The EPA - Think this past week in Elko, NV tells us all we need to know about this useless bully in DC.  It was created via Executive Order in Nixon's stupid attempt to appeal to the hippie kids, and it can be removed via Executive Order. They are nothing more than jack booted thugs for the Communists anymore, hell bent on land grabbing and giving land to big time Democratic Party contributors.  Better watch that Harry Reid, if you're even aware of what the law is anymore, you just broke it.
Those are the big ones, right now.  The voter fraud, under the table payments, abject bullying of anyone who speaks out against Dear Leader is running rampant in the halls of power.  Everything they do in trying to flex their weak political muscle is ending badly for them.  Two shootings at Fort Hood which they have vehemently to do anything about but call it workplace violence instead of the terrorism it was, and everything else is piling on the American people and they honestly can't understand why we're not just tucking our tail between our legs and taking it. To be honest, even during Watergate there was not this level of incompetence and corruption going on in DC.  They honestly believe that they are bullet proof.

So go vote from the roof-tops, my friends, and nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Stick To What You Know - Redux

So anyway, while I was out enjoying my rest and relaxation with two of my favorite people on this planet, I returned to a blog post by Matt Walsh that actually, quite literally, made me stand up from my desk and applaud.  The blog post was about the recent resignation of Brendan Eich from Mozilla (maker of the Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail app) because he gave a $1000 donation to the Prop. 8 initiative in The People's Republik of Kalifornia some years ago.  If you're typical of most Americans I will have to inform you that Prop. 8 was the attempt to amend the People's Republik of Kalifornia's Constitution to make marriage between a man and a woman.

ZOMG!  He hates gays!

No, I can't say that with any degree of knowledge, because I've never met the man and he has not published any articles or blogs that detail his views on gay marriage.  I would presume from his rather generous donation that he loves marriage between a man and a woman, though.

So, what happened is that some gay online dating site published, last week, news that Eich had donated to Prop. 8, so every screaming gay out there demanded that Mozilla fire the brand new CEO because he hates gays.  Now, as Walsh points out, they didn't have any proof that Eich hates gays, or beats them up, or doesn't hire them based on their sexual orientation, they just had one donation, years ago that proves nothing more than Eich believes in traditional marriage.  They offered no argument whatsoever, just began their baseless attacks and demanded his firing.  Which they got.

So, that's not enough, now the fucking idiots are demanding that everyone uninstall Firefox as their browser.  So I point out, being a very tech savvy person, that not using Firefox is not an option for me.  I refuse to use Intarweb Exploder and Google Chrome is the best data mining program disguised as a really bad browser yet written.  This is the thing, folks, a lot of people who work with browsers use them for way more than logging into YouTwitFace. Most of us who work in tech use our browsers for our works and most applications will not run in anything but IE or Firefox.  They are the most popular browsers and therefore applications for web based worked (everything other than logging into YouTwitFace) are written to work within those two browsers.  That's where the market is.  Why the fuck do you think there are not a ton of games and programs written for Apple computers?  Because most people use PCs!

I cannot just drop Firefox, despite it being a huge resource hog, because most of the apps I use to work don't work in Opera, PaleMoon or any other half-assed browser that never got finished out there. (I use Opera on a Linux server because it's a server, not an apparatus that logs me into YouTwitFace.)  I use several apps within Firefox that assist me in my browsing work that keep my machine safe.  I cannot work and will not work without them.  So suggesting other stupid browsers that don't work half the time is not an option for people who really work on their computers.

And that gets me to my final thought.  Most people on this planet should not be allowed anything resembling a computer and that includes a cell phone, smart or just as retarded as they are.  Listen to me carefully.

You people are stupid.  It's not bad enough that you're stupid, but you think that you're not and you try, constantly to tell me about things I know a lot about and you don't.  STFU!  When you have any idea what I do on any browser, and why I'm doing it that way, then you can offer a suggestion.  Until sit down, shut up and continue drooling into your Froot Loops.  For the most part, most of you knuckle dragging, mouth breathing idiots are lucky to get through a fucking Twitter post without fucking it up, so perhaps you'll forgive me if I don't take your unwarranted, ignorant advice about how I should do things I actually know about.  When you can tell me the difference between Pascal and Fortran and why no one in their right minds ever WANTED to program anything in Delphi, then you can suggest alternates.

Until you join my very small circle of friends who know as much and more than I do about computers, programing, networking and security, THEN you can school me on browsers.  And, until you can explain to me in excruciating detail why your PC or laptop runs like crap all the time, and how best to clean it up, then perhaps, perhaps, I might listen to how stupid you are for clicking any link placed before you, why you feel this overwhelming compulsion to visit unsafe sites, open unsolicited attachments in your emails, and why, as a barely evolved ape-man you feel the need to touch any sort of technology, then maybe I will listen to anything you have to say that makes sounds like words.

And, if you want to talk politics while you're at it, you may be trainable.

Addendum:  Chris Cannon, the head of the OKCupid site that published Eich's donation to Prop 8 and demanded people boycott Mozilla products gave tons of money to the Utah initiative for their attempt to keep marriage between a man and a woman.  In the spirit of FULL DISCLOSURE.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

A Little R&R

I spent the weekend in Houston with my besties this past weekend.  We didn't have anything special planned or did anything in particular but wait for an internet install.  We just wanted to get together and they were reading my new book. Yes, my besties are my Beta Readers.  They shoot straight with me because we've known each other forever and know any criticism is constructive.

I think it's what I like best about our weekends together.  We can just sit around, drink, eat junk food and watch movies together, like we did this past weekend or we make plans and do a whole spa weekend thing together. For all of us, despite our status in life, it's a weekend together with no adult supervision.  No husbands, significant others, no kids... well, my daughters are always invited, but rarely get to come with us.  I missed going to see both of my girls together this weekend for my youngest daughter's 20th birthday.  The besties were a bit "three-sheeted" and we were all a bit stuffed from eating bean dip (world's best and secret recipe territory) and the comic book hero movies just didn't stop coming.

Just means I need to take another trip real soon.

Every now and then, especially when you've finished something big, you should take time to breathe.  My friend Sharon taught me that. She's going through the whole mess of selling her house and moving and she takes time to tell ME to relax. She'd fit in with my other besties, I think.  I bet she'd love our weekends together.  Makes me smile just thinking about the mischief we get in to, mainly because of my big mouth.

I got to hit the big city and even maneuvered around like I lived there again.  Houston is not the city I grew up in anymore and I don't recognize any part of her.  So it's like meeting an old acquaintance again that you didn't really find interesting at a dinner party after many years. You have to get to re-know them and their troublesome children all over again.  SheJack, I'm lookin' at you, heifer.

It was cool and rainy after I got there.  Is spent the entire drive down grousing that I hadn't ridden my bike, and the drive coming home, crawling at 40 on the highway, thanking God that I hadn't.  I got to relax and burp amongst people who get me and have always gotten me.  And that is why our weekends are so precious to me.  I don't know if they are as precious to my friends, but they mean everything to me. I love them so much and they mean the world to me because they know me so well.

What's embarrassing is when one of their mothers call during our weekends and we get to hear about past, teen-aged indiscretions.  I really think their is a statute of limitations on anything we did at age 15.  We were too young and stupid to be held permanently accountable.