I ran out this weekend and picked up Windows 7. It's supposed to run leaner and meaner, so considering what a nightmare Vista has been, I was pretty stoked. I also happened upon a MacBook Pro 13 and now that I'm TAing I got a couple of greenbacks I can part with, so I pick one of those up too. I get home and start loading Win7. Two hours later, I keep getting error messages and when I look over my wife is on the couch with the new Mac. She had loaded all of the software that we got for the Mac and had been checking out all of the pre-loaded stuff and was on the net, etc... 20 minutes after she cracked the seal on the box and here I was 24 hours later still trying to load this piece of shit program on my Dell mini. 4 days later Word won't open files directly from the desktop unless the program is open, IE constantly shuts down all on it's own and freezes up, my Kapersky anti-virus was corrupted and needed to be reloaded and I'm still downloading the Win updates. All of this aggravation for the completely reasonable price of $149 and oh, did I mention that I ultimately had to reformat my drive and reload all of my software to get Win7 to load? Yeah, the error message I kept getting was that the program needed 13kMB; strange indeed considering that I had 13MB of space. Those trust me commercials are right on the nose. I'm a sucker and I admit it. Dick face over here got my money. It's the only product you buy that comes already broken, the store refuses to take it back and it's your responsibility to fix it. And the Mac? Well, I haven't seen it since my wife got her hands on it; but I have another payday coming up soon.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
There are still some really sick people out there who deny that what Columbus did by setting sail and "discovering" (I can't believe they still teach that bullshit in school) was motivated by money and pussy. Seriously, that's all there was too it. Fuck civilization, fuck what you think you know about spreading Christianity, fuck all that shit... Dude, was a sailor and I've known enough sailors to know that the only thing that motivates a squidy to get his ass up out of a bunk is the promise of a paycheck and a brothel at the next port. Anybody who wants to ascribe some kind of honor or duty or humanistic trait to Columbus or what brought his cracker ass over here on that boat, doesn't know what the fuck they're talking about. Dude wanted money and pussy and he got plenty of both for his trouble; the natives got the short end of the stick, sure, but ultimately the white man made it up to them by giving them blankets, casinos and plenty of good exercise on those marches they were forced on. Now, anyone who thinks I'm being a facetious asshole, hasn't been checking out the discussion boards today on the internet. Columbus' crimes are being explained, examined and excused by a bunch of sick, demented assholes who have no understanding of the impact of those crimes. So, I came across this little website and I would urge everyone reading this to take a look and maybe consider that it's about time for us as a nation to grow up, face reality and stop believing in stupid shit like spend down economics, political parties, the fucking tooth fairy and yes, the bullshit idea that the world is a much better place because Columbus was a greedy, evil mother fucker. Next thing you're going to tell me is some Jewish kid died, came back three days later and his "sacrifice" has been the source of all happiness in the world for the last 2000 years.
Monday, October 05, 2009
I pull up to the Manhattan Beach post office and there are a couple of LaRouchies hanging out in front with their usual World-Bank-Zionist-Congress-Conspiracy bullshit, posters and I walk right past them, because it's just not worth my time to argue with deranged psychopaths. But, as I'm waiting in line I can sense that people are in a foul mood and their eyes are wondering around and their making eye contact with me and they all have that, "we really need to talk about this" look on their faces. I, however, am not inclined to carry on a conversation with strangers about anything more offensive than how cold it's getting, how warm it's getting or what my favorite brand of condoms is; since moving out here I have developed a great, "I won't fuck with you, if you don't fuck with me" laid-back, SoCal attitude.
So, I pay for my shit and start walking out of the post office, with every intention of walking to my car without so much as looking at the assholes out front. However, as you can imagine, our hero is not about to get off the hook that easily. This tall, golf tee wearing, white, Larouchie fuckface says to me with a big "I use cat shit for toothpaste" grin, "So, you like our poster?" I look over and these idiots have a picture of BO with a little Hitler mustache; like that shit is supposed to be funny.
I lost it on the guy. I really lost it. I asked him why he doesn't just come out and say that he's a white supremacist like the skin heads do; just be honest about the shit, right? Dude, comes back with, "Oh, just because I don't agree with Obama, I'm a racist. That's bullshit." Now, normally I'm all for challenging ideas and exchanging intelligent, rational thoughts for the sake of coming to some common understanding of issues; but that was just the wrong shit to say. I'll assume that this idiot had at least the capability of being a reasonable, intelligent person; so how can he ignore this nation's history of racism, oppression, systematic violence and murder perpetrated upon people of color? How can a person be so ignorant of this nation's racist violence and the racist violence of the Nazis that they would actually think that a poster that looks like the one above is anything but racist. Well, I boys and girls, have taken off the gloves. I am from this point forward confronting these racist assholes wherever they might hide. All of these Glen Beck, Lou Dobbs, Rush Limbaugh worshiping morons are on notice; I know what you are and I'm going to call you out on your bullshit every time; these are white nationalism, white supremacy, white power, call them what you want, racist movements and if the Dems and the progressives out there want to continue the charade of trying to build some kind of consensus on issues with these bunch of sickos, then fuck all of them too. I'm going to call it like I see it and from now on when I see this sick, depraved, shit, I don't care if it's somebody's 80 year old granny out there, they are going to get an earful of what I gave this mental deficient in front of the post office today; "NO, asshole! What's racist is you comparing this nation's first black president to the perpetrator of one of the worst genocides in human history; THAT'S WHAT MAKES YOU A FUCKING RACIST! SO, FUCK YOU!!" And that, is how you deal with those mother fuckers.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
I was watching Bill Maher yesterday, which I seldom have done; not only did I not have cable until recently, but I think he's a smarmy, little punk and his delivery is as pleasant as a kick in the nuts. In any case, he had Janeane Garofalo on and say what you will about her, I think she's incredibly brilliant and sexy and funny and thoughtful. I don't listen to her show; opting instead for Rachel Maddow or Amy Goodman when I want a smart, sexy, woman's political POV, but I have to say that I'm her newest fan. She said some incredibly poignant things concerning the GOP and how incredibly racist the party has become. The bigotry of the party leadership is no longer subdued or even the subject of debate and there is no greater evidence of the racism of the GOP than the violent reaction of it's rank and file membership to having a black man as president. I know I have been going on about this for sometime myself, but Jeneane said that, we need to stop beating around the bush and just call this shit what it is. So far we have had angry white folk showing up at "town hall" meetings, angry white folks showing up heavily armed at political rallies, angry white folk yelling "Liar" at the president and angry white folk suggesting that what is needed is a military coup against the president:
Think about what would happen if it were armed, angry black or Latino protesters that were out their suggesting that a sitting white president was a terrorist and that for the sake of our country we needed a violent overthrow of the government?
The GOP leadership, perhaps learning from McCain's mistake during the campaign when he admonished a crazed woman during the campaign who called Obama an Arab terrorist, has refused to put the cuckoos back in their cages. The willful ignorance of the Republicans to snap the leash on the wackos, white separatists, hate mongers and religious zealots who have won them a number of victories over the years has finally come back to bite them in the ass; now, they are the party of hatred, violence and racism. This is a label that will haunt them for a long time to come, but one that the leadership appears to be very comfortable with. The unfortunate part of all of this is that the dems seem to continue pursuing bi-partisanship and middle of the road politics. This will certainly lead to more losses in the future for the dems and rightfully so, I think. After all, why would you want to find common ground with a bunch of racist, sexist, religious wackos that want to use violence as a means of achieving political goals. Sadly, this is what Obama and the "super majority" in both houses of congress appear to be doing. Maybe we will have to wait for another Timothy McVeigh to come along to convince Americans that terrorists come in all shades and that condemning their radical, violent ideas is far more important than accepting their campaign contributions and votes.