Sunday, April 30, 2006

why don't you

give me my $100 rebate now and solve the oil crisis later? I could use the money and I also know that no matter what stupid plan Congress comes up with, it wont fix anything. Although, I could use more than 100 bucks for my gas rebate since my job requires that I drive all over Texas instead of across town like most people.

both republicans and democrats like to tax and spend (and put us all in debt)

Someone sent me an email with this list of taxes and fees that are charged by the government. This list is long and probably leaves out a lot of taxes that we pay.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
Capital Gains Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Court Fines (indirect taxes)
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel permit tax
Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax Interest expense (tax on the money)
Inventory tax IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Local Income Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Septic Permit Tax
Service Charge Taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Taxes (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Road Toll Booth Taxes
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone federal excise tax
Telephone federal universal service fee tax
Telephone federal, state and local surcharge taxes
Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax
Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax
Telephone state and local tax
Telephone usage charge tax
Toll Bridge Taxes
Toll Tunnel Taxes
Traffic Fines (indirect taxation)
Trailer Registration Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

The email I got points out that these taxes and fees did not exist 100 years ago and there was no national debt. I'm not sure if this completely accurate, but I do know that there are millions of Americans struggling to survive and our national debt is astronomical. What the fuck?

on this day...

George Washington was inaugurated as the first U.S. president in 1789.

The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France under the Louisiana Purchase agreement in 1803 (the treaty was signed May 2, but dated April 30).

Louisiana became the 18th U.S. State in 1812.

Television first publicly broadcast from the Empire State Building in 1939.

Adolf Hitler committed suicide in 1945.

The Vietnam War ended in 1975.

Friday, April 28, 2006

I get knocked down, but I get up again

My trip to South Texas ends on a sad note. The "fun" as we had in Hebbronville was soon overshadowed by the trip back to Austin. In short, my transmission went out. I'm so glad I just spent a lot of money getting my air conditioner fixed a couple of weeks ago. By the time we got to San Antonio, my car could only go 40 mph. While driving the whole way back on the frontage road gave me opportunity to see things I've never noticed before, it really makes for a much longer trip. It took 8 hours to make what should have been a little over 4....

And then there was Buda. Right before we made it to Buda, my front right tire blew out. Aaagh! A really nice DPS Trooper stopped to see what was going on. Actually, he wasn't very nice until I started chatting to him about how my cousin is a DPS trooper. So, that's always fun to talk to cops. And its really fun to fall over for reason right in front of cops. That's what happened to me when my stupid flip flop broke! Naturally, the spare tire did not have enough air so we had to stop once again to fix that.

So, now I have a car that needs a new tire and a new transmission. Since fixing the transmission costs more than the car is worth, I have to figure out how the hell I am going to buy another car. That's why I keep singing, "I get knocked down, but I get up again..."

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

south texas sucks, but hebbronville rules

This week I have been to lovely Laredo and Hebbronville. When I got to Laredo, it was a cool and breezy 108 degrees. That is the actual temperature, not the heat index. I just hope I don't have to go back anytime this summer. I think I might melt and die.

Next stop, Hebbronville. Where is that, you ask? Basically, it is in the middle of fucking nowhere. And there really isn't much to it. Mostly, there are a bunch of empty and rundown buildings and the courthouse. Despite the crappiness of the town, it isn't really that bad. Don't get me wrong, I sure as fuck do not want to live here. However, I have had the best time here. Working at the courthouse was a dream. I found what I needed right away. I had a kick ass dinner. I highly recommend Peppers. The fried pork chops rocked and they served real green beans -- not that canned shit. And what really topped it off, was that when my sweetie and I went to the convenience store, the guy gave him the best cap ever for free. Every boy needs a camouflage cap that reads:

South Texas
Trophy Hunter
Hebbronville, Texas

(and don't forget about the embroidered deer!)

Monday, April 24, 2006

quote of the day

silence is golden, but duct tape is silver


Saturday, April 22, 2006

The Times finally got some real fashion sense!

Go read about my friend Lauri, the best clothes finder ever! And when you're done, go read her bad ass blog.

Friday, April 21, 2006

I can't believe it!

I got my new driver's license today. I was sad when I lost mine because it was a pretty good picture. But my new one is even better. I bet it wont take long to lose it just because I like the picture and I hate the one on my passport...


Occasionally, I like to see who's been reading my blog. Today I noticed that someone from Sugar Land, Texas came for a visit. I hope it was Tom DeLay. Just in case it is you Tommy, I'd like to congratulate you on your resignation. There is nothing classier than having to resign from your job because you face jail time. Keep up the good work.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

why in the world

would you let someone in your house to give you a free breast exam? That's just insane. Don't get me wrong, that's one sick motherfucker for assaulting women like that. BUT, why do women do stupid things and put them selves in the position of becoming a victim? Why would you let a man that is a stranger to you into your house to touch your breasts? It just doesn't make sense to me. Can someone explain this?

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

farewell, TresChicas. you will be missed.

Last year I got addicted to reading TresChicas on a regular basis (well as regular as anything can be in my life). Then when I got locked out of my other addiction, MySpace, it is what inspired me to start my own mediocre blog. I'm sad its gone because I really enjoyed Lauri's rantings and snarky comments, but as they say -- nothing lasts forever.

Monday, April 17, 2006

If you like Chuck Norris

Then click here to learn more
Update: unfortunately, she has changed her myspace profile. It was hilarious. But if you want to learn some Chuck Norris Facts, then click here.

fuck you, bush

Today Baby Boy Bush has been talking about how they should make these infamous tax cuts permanent. I really wish that he could see where I live, how much I make, what bills I have and then see how much money I still owe the government. He should just fuck off. Reform the fucking tax code so that you don't need a fucking phD in taxes to do it. Why should it take me hours to guess what information they want from their shitty instructions? So fuck you, Bush and fuck the Republican party.

i will survive

Thursday, April 13, 2006

don't you hate it when

someone tells you about a really bad song that they have stuck in their head and the mention of it puts it in yours too?

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

if Bush doesn't scare you, this should


google me softly

Obviously if you enter: "wasps 'courthouse tower'" then my blog is the top hit. And why wouldn't it be?

I'm also the top hit for: "legal prostitution is good" and for "life sucks sometimes, but the alternative is unacceptable"

I'm glad that I can come out on top every once in a while. Even if it is for odd things like wasps in the courthouse tower.

don't ever drive your car again!

Over the past several years, I have seen quite a few emails and myspace bulletins about gas boycotts. The latest one is that you shouldn't buy gas from ExxonMobil until they lower the price of gas to $1.30. The theory being that since they are the largest oil company, that they will be forced to lower prices if their gas sales drop. This is just as ridiculous as not buying gas on whatever random day "they" tell you not to. For one thing, the oil and gas industry is not strictly based on the supply and demand theory. There are factors like instability in countries that supply the petroleum products on which we rely, the commodities market, the whims of the stock market, etc. And as much as you wish it were true, the gas they sell at the pump is not their only source of income. So good luck with your boycott. In my opinion, if you are so concerned about the price of gas then stop driving your fucking car.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

deposition Texas style

Watch Joe Jamail show you who is running this deposition...

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

quote of the day

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

-Albert Einstein

Sunday, April 02, 2006

is immigration as urgent as the gossip about Lindsay Lohan?

Truth be told, my life has been super crazy and I haven't had a lot of time to follow the news. I have looked at some of the "top stories" or whatever it is the media wants me to worry about. My favorite thing is this whole immigration debate. Some of the crap ass arguments I've heard about stricter laws are just beyond stupid. Just so you know where I stand on this issue, it is my personal opinion that the immigrants are good for our economy and that it is really a non-issue. Give them guest worker status and make them pay into the system like the rest of us. They get jobs, the government gets taxes.

Here is my take on some of the stupid shit lawmakers have come up with:

"We've got to do something, we don't know what their intentions are or why they are coming here!" Get real. Most people come to this country to work. Only a handful come here to kill us. This is not a matter of dire national security.

"Let's build a fence!" The whole idea of a fence is retarded. Hello, wirecutters! Should we take every shovel away from the Mexicans to keep them from tunneling, too? I don't know why they bother. Every time I have been to the border, I have seen people just run through the border check point and wade across the Rio Grande next to the bridge. We I see this, I think to myself, "I hope they make it." Anyway, the border patrol is too busy making sure college kids don't bring back too much tequila to pay attention to Mexicans crossing the border illegally.

"We should make it a serious criminal offense to come to this country illegally and deport everyone that does." Actually, I think it would be funny to watch the government try to round up and deport 11 million people. I bet it will be just as successful and the war on Iraq.

"Giving illegals guest worker permits is the same thing as amnesty." So what? If they are going to work here, make them pay taxes. If you kick them out, they are just going to come back anyway.

So that's my two cents.