Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Another Reason to go VOTE

If the 13 scariest people don't scare you, then I don't know what will. Go vote so that we can get people like this out of our lives, behind bars, banished to another country, etc.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Things I learned today

This morning I was watching Faux News and learned some very interesting things:
1. Madonna is a horrible person because she should have adopted an American baby. But its alright for Angelina Jolie??? I don't get it.
2. Where you shop and what you drink is indicative of your political party. For example, Chevy driver, gun owners and bourbon drinkers tend to be Republican. Target shoppers and gin drinkers tend to be Democrats. So, I shop at Target and like bourbon (just the thought of gin makes me want to puke). What does that make me?
3. There is an epidemic of pet obesity. They've put out a challenge for you to teach your dog to give into the hype that you can never be too thin...
4. When assholes like Michael McCaul (my Republican representative that NEVER writes me back when I send him letters) start talking about securing the Mexican border (you know, the $4 billion fence that you can climb with a $10 ladder), it makes it much more tolerable to listen to Black Velvet Flag's "Institutionalized". Lounge Punk Rock really takes off the edge.

Euro Disney is Dirty

I don't really know what is up with that snowman character because we don't even have that in America. Dirty French snowman guy...

Monday, October 23, 2006

If you live in Texas

and you are registered to vote. Get out there and do it. Early voting started today. You have until November 3rd. Click here to find out where to go. I'm sure you will need to go grocery shopping before then. Why not vote and pick up a loaf of bread? It is as simple as that. The more people that vote, the less likely we will see Rick Perry back at the mansion. So take a friend.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Do you like Rick Perry?

I hope not. If you are like most Texans, you do not want him reelected. According to most polls, he is in the lead with about 30% give or take a few percentage points. That means that 70% or so of the people polled don't want him back. So what now? The democrats need to get it together. While Kinky's campaign has been fun and pointed out some serious flaws with the current political system in Texas, it is time to really think this out. Every person that votes for Kinky is voting for Perry. Let's face it, we live in a "red" state. If you add Carole Four Name's votes to Perry's that comes to roughly 50% of those polled. So, that means that Chris Bell, Kinky, the Libertarian candidate and undecided voters are basically splitting what's left. Hypothetically, if Kinky dropped out of the race Chris Bell would likely pick up a lot of his voters, putting him in a tight race with Rick Perry. So if Perry can push some of his voters to Carole Four Names and Chris Bell can convince the unconvinced and some of Kinky's followers we could have a new governor. Now it is up to Texans to show their disapproval of Rick Perry by going to the polls and voting. It only takes a few minutes of your time. Early voting is from October 23rd to November 3rd. Click here to find a polling location in your county. The general election is on November 7th.

Monday, October 16, 2006

It's been fun Kinky

But it with less than a month to go, it is time to get serious about this governor's race. While he is undoubtedly the king of one liners, he has some pretty scary ideas about how to run Texas into the ground. He want martial law in the border towns to stop illegal immigration. He wants to put college kids on the board of regents to lower tuition costs. Now, I'm not saying that some of those old white guys don't need to get kicked off that board, but I don't think putting a bunch of 18 year olds in charge is going to make it any better. I watched the debate and he didn't have any realistic answers to solve the problems that face Texas and he spent most of his time talking about how politicians are many ticks or some such nonsense. I think I have to agree with Chris Bell, Kinky should drop out of the race because a vote for Kinky is a vote for Rick Perry. There is no run off, who ever gets the most votes wins.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Not only is Rick Perry a liar

Just a few things about the current governor's performance during the debate:

Not only is Rick Perry a liar, but his hair is in serious decline. During the debate, he told lie after lie about all of the great things he did. My favorite was the $12,000 pay raise for the teachers of Texas. What a load of bullshit. The state will kick in between $1500 to $2000 and the school districts were told to kick in the other $10K. As for the alleged property tax reductions? Well that was made possible by creating new taxes and raising other taxes. Not really much of a tax break is it when it is just shuffled some where else. I also enjoyed his speech about the Trans-Texas Corridor. Despite his claims, the people of Texas never voted to approve the largest taking of private lands ever. But hell it is only 9000 square miles, so what the hell? Those farmers don't really need that land anyway to make a living. I think this was the point when I threw my shoe at the TV. So, if you like liars you should vote for this asshole because you are an asshole too.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

No way granny

After watching the Gubernatorial Debate, MOTL informed me who Carole Four Names looks like. Granny goodness. The god of child abuse. Her power? Seducing children to the dark side. Voting for her is like voting for the dark side. Don't do it.

Boycott South Dakota

Not that I really ever had much of a desire to go there, but I will never go to South Dakota. Lawmakers passed a law that basically outlaws all abortions and the governor signed it. However, there were enough sane people that signed a petition that will put it to the people's vote in November. Under this law there is not even an exception for rape victims or if the pregnancy threatens a mother life. Apparently, the only thing you can do under this law is take the morning after pill. Other wise you get to have an unwanted child. It is almost impossible to get an abortion in South Dakota. There is only one clinic that provides abortions and the only doctor that provides abortions flies in one day a week from Minnesota. Isn't that enough of a hurdle to making decisions about your own body? This is just one more reason to never go there. On the otherhand, maybe we can turn South Dakota into the Isreal of right wing christians. Can we make them all live there, then this wouldn't be a problem.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Georgetown is set to pass a new noise ordinance that is way out of control. The limits for daytime is 63 decibels. A dishwasher or a normal conversation comes in at 60 decibels. The limit for night is 56 decibels. So does that mean that you can't run your dishwasher at night? And if the cops can hear a car stereo from outside of the car, they can issue a $100 ticket. Doesn't that sound like a fun place to live?

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Alcoholism is an excuse for anything

So am I to believe that Mark Foley sent inappropriate emails to a 16 year old because he is an alcoholic? Get real, asshole. Or maybe because he was molested? Shouldn't that mean he knows how shitty it is to be buggered by old geezers. And now he is out of the closet. Great, so now closed minded idiots can say that all gay men are child molesters. Mark Foley is a disgrace to humanity and the GOP has aided and abetted his disgusting crimes against a child by covering it up for a year. What ever happened to the GOP's push for family values? What a crock of shit. So many are willing to force their morality onto others but refuse to believe that it applies to them. I hope he rots in jail. You know what happens to child predators in prison? Often times they get shanked. Criminals see them as the lowest of the low. Happy shanking ass wipe.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Bank of America Sucks

You don't want to verify the validity of a check from a Bank of America account unless you want to risk spending the night in jail. Just ask Matthew Shinnick. While the Supreme Court has ruled in the past that there is no liability for reporting suspected crimes, I think there should be a point where the line is drawn. My question is why did they jump the gun? I think there is a point where you should have some liability. They could have gotten the whole story without forcing Mr. Shinnick to spend the night in jail and spending thousands of dollars just to clear his name. And I think they should pay for the legal costs on moral grounds even though they may not be legally liable. Clark Howard has taken up his cause. Go to his site to see what you can do to help. So far Clark's listeners have withdrawn over $22 million from BOA accounts.

Here is an except of the story from Clark's site. How the Bank of America blunder went down:
By now, you've probably heard the story of the San Francisco man who was arrested and jailed when he tried to verify the validity of a check at Bank of America branch. Clark found out about this story and talked with the man, Matthew Shinnick, who has spent about $14,000 in legal fees to clear his name. It all started when Shinnick posted two bicycles for sale on Craigslist and received a check from a man for more than the cost of the bicycles. He went into his bank to see if the check was legitimate and verify that there was money in the person's account. He was told it was a valid account and so he cashed the check. At that point, BOA employees called the police and Shinnick was arrested on fraud charges because the check was actually a phony. He had no idea that the real criminal had used the name of a legitimate company to fake a check. So, Matthew sat in the bank branch for hours while police figured out what to do and then spent the night in jail. Once he got out, he wanted to clear his name legally so the arrest would not come back to haunt him. He had to hire attorneys to do this and it cost him nearly $14,000. He then went to Bank of America and asked that the bank cover his fees because it was the bank's error. But so far BOA has refused. This kind of treatment sends the message that banks only care about their bottom line and nothing about their customers. It's unacceptable and it's time to fight back.