Thursday, October 14, 2010

how to lose respect for Bill O'Reilly


Watch this.

Monday, September 20, 2010

outsourcing: the irony of it all

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Today the end of the United States "recession" was announced. The exact date is said to be sometime last summer though for millions of American's particularly those in the middle class there is no end in sight.NPR ran a story today on India's growing economy. More specially, India's need to tailor their professionals for the growing international economy.  
It is true, in fact, that India has seen the biggest boom in its country's independent history and it can very well thank America. The trend of job loss in America is almost identical to job growth in Bharat. 7even times out of ten, when you call customer service you are speaking to someone overseas, India are otherwise. In March 2004 The Economic Times reported "While the U.S. lost 234,000 IT jobs in 2003, for Indian techies 152,000 new jobs were created."  The trend without a doubt continues as 15 million American's continue to look for jobs, many who are qualified to sit at a desk and administer services such as  Technical Assistance, Customer Service or Consignee Services. But American companies find that you can pay Indians less, provided less benefits and job security. So instead of protecting the consumers that make it possible for companies to stay afloat, companies flock off shore drying its consumer pool of its lively hood.
The U.S Government has done little to stop off shore trends. Ohio announced a ban on outsource for its companies. As a part of  Obama's $818 million Stimulus program GE has agreed to fund $600 million  to return of  jobs from China to the U.S.

Mean while Hollywood  brings humor to the subject of outsourcing. This week ABC launches its new show "Outsourced," sitcom highlighting the everyday fun times at an India Call Center. Even Discover card has called attention to the issues of the inconvenience of an outsourced call center. Its ironic, the same disaster that has helped bring America to its knees, the same disaster we laugh at, is the same disaster that helps millions of "others" obtain their goals and dreams. Instead of laughing our asses all the way to the unemployment lines we should be boycotting companies who neglect American workers and celebrating those stay loyal to them. We should be more vocal and not lay down as our middle class shrinks, students graduate with high dept and zero job market, and money is hoarded into "national defense."
Or we can just sit on our couches and laugh about it...til the power gets cut due to lack of payment.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

b. Perhaps the best restaurant in Baltimore?


by LaChaBenn for 

I asked, "so what kind of food do they serve?" My question was answered by Silence.

I'd answer the question by saying neighborhood fine dinning.
Under appetizer's yellowfin tuna tarter with capers, chopped egg and avocado caught my eye by i ordered the eggplant dig served with fire toasted Cubata bread, olives, and pickled vegetables.
I didn't reach for salt or pepper (good thing because it was not until late into the meal that i noticed that neither was available on the table.)
I could not decide what to get for my entree, everything looked SO Good. P.E.I. Mussels with green curry and coconut milk, Pear and Gorgonzola Sachette, Ahi Tuna Nisoice salad with Potatoes not pasta, Crispy Duck...i could go on, but it does little justice.
I ordered the P.E.I. Mussels with Green Curry, Coconut Milk, coriander leaf, and i'd argue lemongrass. And a small order of the roasted vegetable mozzarella Ravioli.
I rue not ordering their Ceaser salad. If you can do a ceaser salad right you are clutch in my eyes.
Everything, everything, from the atmosphere, to the regulars, to the veteran wait staff is on point and fabulous.
The Food, the food, is another story. Amazing to say the lease, perfect portions, the mussels are served in a heaping bowl. Plating and aesthetics of the food show exhibit the Art in culinary art.
I have one side note, there was a little to much oil in my ravioli. Honestly, Who cares.
Go, Go, Go.
Washingtonians-Escape to this place
and bring your A game, average person, with drinks and apps, $40.
Also, their micro brew and important Beer list is well constructed featuring Victory and Trogg, i can say the same for their wine list.

Roommates by Justin Neal


Saturday, September 11, 2010

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Help Abused Women, it takes 60 seconds a day, one month! (do it by text!)

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R.ape, A.buse and I.ncest N.ational N.etwork

A friend of mine is a full time member of RAINN's (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) Speakers Bureau and also serves as a volunteer doing crisis intervention on their Online Hotline. It would mean the world if you could take just a minute or less of your day each day this month to vote for RAINN in Pepsi's Refresh Everything challenge to expand the Online Hotline to Spanish-speaking visitors.

RAINN needs your vote to win a $250,000 grant from Pepsi in order to expand the Online Hotline and help more victims of sexual violence...may I have 60 seconds of your time? 

How you can help:

First of all, please take a minute to vote for RAINN. The winner is determined by the number of votes, and RAINN needs your vote to win a $250,000 grant from Pepsi. The organization/idea with the most votes by September 30 wins, so please vote for us once a day, every day. And please start voting as soon as you can - the contest is only through September 30th, and if we fall behind, it will be difficult to catch up!

What will the grant be used for?

To expand RAINN's award-winning Online Hotline to serve Spanish-speaking victims of sexual violence.
How to help:

1. First, vote online.
—Visit   You can create a Pepsi account or login with your Facebook account
—After you login, just click on  ‘Vote for this idea’

2. Then, vote again by text message: just text RAINN’s code 102552 to this number: 73774

You can vote once online and once by text each day, every day until September 30.

Friday, August 13, 2010

BLOWN: Ben Quayle for Congress

some people are just crazy weird like this- don't get me wrong, i'm republican, but this is why people think republicans are racist idiots. 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

the Ultimate Valedictorian Speech

Erica Goldson's Valedictorian speech at NY's Coxsackie-Athens High School. It is a long one..lots of big words. I didn't bold the passages, they were like that when I found the article.
Hats off, awesome speech, Mazel Tov c/o 10!

Here I stand

There is a story of a young, but earnest Zen student who approached his teacher, and asked the Master, "If I work very hard and diligently, how long will it take for me to find Zen? The Master thought about this, then replied, "Ten years . ." 
The student then said, "But what if I work very, very hard and really apply myself to learn fast -- How long then?" Replied the Master, "Well, twenty years." "But, if I really, really work at it, how long then?" asked the student. "Thirty years," replied the Master. "But, I do not understand," said the disappointed student. "At each time that I say I will work harder, you say it will take me longer. Why do you say that?" 
Replied the Master, "When you have one eye on the goal, you only have one eye on the path."

This is the dilemma I've faced within the American education system. We are so focused on a goal, whether it be passing a test, or graduating as first in the class. However, in this way, we do not really learn. We do whatever it takes to achieve our original objective.

Some of you may be thinking, "Well, if you pass a test, or become valedictorian, didn't you learn something? Well, yes, you learned something, but not all that you could have. Perhaps, you only learned how to memorize names, places, and dates to later on forget in order to clear your mind for the next test. School is not all that it can be. Right now, it is a place for most people to determine that their goal is to get out as soon as possible.

I am now accomplishing that goal. I am graduating. I should look at this as a positive experience, especially being at the top of my class. However, in retrospect, I cannot say that I am any more intelligent than my peers. I can attest that I am only the best at doing what I am told and working the system. Yet, here I stand, and I am supposed to be proud that I have completed this period of indoctrination. I will leave in the fall to go on to the next phase expected of me, in order to receive a paper document that certifies that I am capable of work. But I contest that I am a human being, a thinker, an adventurer - not a worker. A worker is someone who is trapped within repetition - a slave of the system set up before him. But now, I have successfully shown that I was the best slave. I did what I was told to the extreme. While others sat in class and doodled to later become great artists, I sat in class to take notes and become a great test-taker. While others would come to class without their homework done because they were reading about an interest of theirs, I never missed an assignment. While others were creating music and writing lyrics, I decided to do extra credit, even though I never needed it. So, I wonder, why did I even want this position? Sure, I earned it, but what will come of it? When I leave educational institutionalism, will I be successful or forever lost? I have no clue about what I want to do with my life; I have no interests because I saw every subject of study as work, and I excelled at every subject just for the purpose of excelling, not learning. And quite frankly, now I'm scared.

John Taylor Gatto, a retired school teacher and activist critical of compulsory schooling, asserts, "We could encourage the best qualities of youthfulness - curiosity, adventure, resilience, the capacity for surprising insight simply by being more flexible about time, texts, and tests, by introducing kids into truly competent adults, and by giving each student what autonomy he or she needs in order to take a risk every now and then. But we don't do that." Between these cinderblock walls, we are all expected to be the same. We are trained to ace every standardized test, and those who deviate and see light through a different lens are worthless to the scheme of public education, and therefore viewed with contempt.

H. L. Mencken wrote in The American Mercury for April 1924 that the aim of public education is not "to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence. ... Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim ... is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States."

[Comment: The full passage reads: "The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States, whatever pretensions of politicians, pedagogues other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else." ]

To illustrate this idea, doesn't it perturb you to learn about the idea of "critical thinking." Is there really such a thing as "uncritically thinking?" To think is to process information in order to form an opinion. But if we are not critical when processing this information, are we really thinking? Or are we mindlessly accepting other opinions as truth?

This was happening to me, and if it wasn't for the rare occurrence of an avant-garde tenth grade English teacher, Donna Bryan, who allowed me to open my mind and ask questions before accepting textbook doctrine, I would have been doomed. I am now enlightened, but my mind still feels disabled. I must retrain myself and constantly remember how insane this ostensibly sane place really is.

And now here I am in a world guided by fear, a world suppressing the uniqueness that lies inside each of us, a world where we can either acquiesce to the inhuman nonsense of corporatism and materialism or insist on change. We are not enlivened by an educational system that clandestinely sets us up for jobs that could be automated, for work that need not be done, for enslavement without fervency for meaningful achievement. We have no choices in life when money is our motivational force. Our motivational force ought to be passion, but this is lost from the moment we step into a system that trains us, rather than inspires us.

We are more than robotic bookshelves, conditioned to blurt out facts we were taught in school. We are all very special, every human on this planet is so special, so aren't we all deserving of something better, of using our minds for innovation, rather than memorization, for creativity, rather than futile activity, for rumination rather than stagnation? We are not here to get a degree, to then get a job, so we can consume industry-approved placation after placation. There is more, and more still.

The saddest part is that the majority of students don't have the opportunity to reflect as I did. The majority of students are put through the same brainwashing techniques in order to create a complacent labor force working in the interests of large corporations and secretive government, and worst of all, they are completely unaware of it. I will never be able to turn back these 18 years. I can't run away to another country with an education system meant to enlighten rather than condition. This part of my life is over, and I want to make sure that no other child will have his or her potential suppressed by powers meant to exploit and control. We are human beings. We are thinkers, dreamers, explorers, artists, writers, engineers. We are anything we want to be - but only if we have an educational system that supports us rather than holds us down. A tree can grow, but only if its roots are given a healthy foundation.

For those of you out there that must continue to sit in desks and yield to the authoritarian ideologies of instructors, do not be disheartened. You still have the opportunity to stand up, ask questions, be critical, and create your own perspective. Demand a setting that will provide you with intellectual capabilities that allow you to expand your mind instead of directing it. Demand that you be interested in class. Demand that the excuse, "You have to learn this for the test" is not good enough for you. Education is an excellent tool, if used properly, but focus more on learning rather than getting good grades.

For those of you that work within the system that I am condemning, I do not mean to insult; I intend to motivate. You have the power to change the incompetencies of this system. I know that you did not become a teacher or administrator to see your students bored. You cannot accept the authority of the governing bodies that tell you what to teach, how to teach it, and that you will be punished if you do not comply. Our potential is at stake.

For those of you that are now leaving this establishment, I say, do not forget what went on in these classrooms. Do not abandon those that come after you. We are the new future and we are not going to let tradition stand. We will break down the walls of corruption to let a garden of knowledge grow throughout America. Once educated properly, we will have the power to do anything, and best of all, we will only use that power for good, for we will be cultivated and wise. We will not accept anything at face value. We will ask questions, and we will demand truth.

So, here I stand. I am not standing here as valedictorian by myself. I was molded by my environment, by all of my peers who are sitting here watching me. I couldn't have accomplished this without all of you. It was all of you who truly made me the person I am today. It was all of you who were my competition, yet my backbone. In that way, we are all valedictorians.

I am now supposed to say farewell to this institution, those who maintain it, and those who stand with me and behind me, but I hope this farewell is more of a "see you later" when we are all working together to rear a pedagogic movement. But first, let's go get those pieces of paper that tell us that we're smart enough to do so!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010



watch this

now read the some of the comments
@Lordof0blivion we hate Obama because he's purposefully made things WORSE and not better. 

Obama's the worst president we've ever had. 

and my comment

I get it and i like the commercial, but Obama did not "create" this BS, he is trying to fix the BS left over from the MF who dictated the previous 8ight years as president. Don't be Ignorant and believe that this BS happened over night or in the last 18 months. It was BUSH, if only you'd realized that in 2000 And 2004...


Hey today on NPR check out Berwyn friend Vinnie as he is interviewed about Engage Community Offshoots composting projects in College Park, Md.
Mazel Tov Vinnie!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Would you like a free frappe?

Over the weekend my household received the much coveted seasonal McDonalds coupon book.
I hate McDonalds, it is the perfect example of capitalism's darker side: every man for himself, despite who or what is sacrificed along the way.
Moving on. First page of the book, Free Frappe?
Hmm so this morning on my way out I stop by McDs and pick up my delicious Free Frappe.
This leads me to the subject, does anyone want a free frappe? It was painful once the chalky splendid flavouring set in. My entire throat is lined with sandy 'mocha,' and though I have another coupon for yet another fun flavour of a free frappe- I'm good. First come first serve.

Work calls, I'm in the woods and off the grid til friday. Time to unwind and settle loose ends. Back in town late friday, hope all have a wonderful week.

Dude and did you hear about the kid who stole a metro bus from the bus depot! 19 y/o crashed it into a tree. Go Metro!
(No proofread)

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Samuel Adams Latitude 48

I'm not a big fan of the Sam but when i saw that a new IPA was included in the mix I was sold. I was blown away by this beer from Samuel Adams. A smooth hoppy beer is always good for the summer but they really did it with this one. 
Low in IBUs this beer is great for a hop lover who seeks a smooth brew.
Its appearance and colour is light but its head is ever present when poured into a mug. With the smell you expect something a lot hoppier. Upon taste your mouth fills with heavy carbonation (a plus a minus) but at the end of the day the drink-ability is solid. I'll try and drink this all summer. 
not a bad brew from sam

Serving type: bottle

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fell in love with a girl...

? by LaChaBenn for 

....she's a 2D portrait that i saw on the wall.

Yesterday for those who missed it was the Charm City Craft Mafia forth annual Pile of Craft.
Fun times, probably a lot more fun if you have money to blow and since some of you do i want to call attention to some vendors that caught my eye. 
(the girl i fell in love with)
Amazing work, featured in Illustration Now vol 3.  I can only beg you to see her work because i can't phantom a way to describe it in words.


the garden

Marmalade (just sky)

Don't like art?
how about clay jewelry? Check out
the shop is closed until monday so i don't have any pictures, but i'll try to add some

Two more worth mentioning:
My man at Fuzzy Ink   stand has some awesome concepts for men and woman's clothing and a huge fuzzy mustache.
game over (men's crew)

Identity Crisis (men's crew)

Music in Flight (women's crew)

Okay last i want to call attention to the awesome trend that is art and recyclables. Talk about the ultimate way to ensure that you are staying green: turning your trash in to a treasure.

check out the site. I can't share any shots because it is jpeg...though i did purchase some screen print patches for my jeans.  Jennifer Strunge (like most of these artist) is native to baltimore and hopes to start her own circus oneday.

last but not least

The Broken Plate Pendant Company

 Rachel ray loves this company so you knoooow i love it! The concept seems so simple. one day the artist broke a plate, she made a necklace out of the pieces next thing you know she is getting orders.

dont' be fooled by imitations- this is the real deal, the Original.

don't miss these artist again, check out CharmCityCraftMafia to stay in the know.

peace and love

Friday, June 25, 2010

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Friday, June 18, 2010

gotta love it

Landover Hills

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Friday, May 21, 2010

today only


Check out  the homepage is in honor of the 30th birthday of Pac-Man and in celebration Google Inc. embedded a custom playable Pac-Man video board.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The week

Hey guys,
I apologize for not posting in a while. This week I am working 75 hours which doesn't leave much time for anything else. on top of that the laptop just crashed. Still no excuses I will hit you up with a new blog soon.
Pearce I cannot put into words how much of a joy it was to see you this week. I love you, we all do and we are super proud of you for kicking butt at school.

See you all soon, online that is! Let me know what you think about the new layout

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hump Day Joy

They even got an original...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

and this weekend in DC Region and Atlanta


Hi guys,
I thought about doing a video blog last night just to discuss the video below Collateral Murder but I felt that inappropriate. To lighten the mood i'd like to share some awesome things going on in the metro region this weekend.

The Annual Beer and Bourbon and BBQ Festival 
I went last year and had a blast!

Tickets are available at the door for $40.  The general admissions portion of the festival begins at 2pm and ends at 6 pm. All you can "sample" beer and bourbon excellent BBQ and good music. This year the BBBBQ is expecting 60 different brews and 40 different types of bourbon. Think kid in a candy shop.
The festival takes place at Timoniun Fairgrounds. There is a free shuttle from Baltimore's Light Rail. I do not recommend buzz driving or drinking and driving. The constant 1/2 shots of bourbon are easily under estimated but beware they will sneak up on you.
Unfortunately advanced tickets are sold out, get there early to secure general admission.

The US AIR Guitar Regional Championship 

8 o'clock Saturday night at the 9:30Club US AIR Guitar comes to DC for the regional finals. Winners will be selected to compete in the US Finals that will be held in Washington D.C. later this year. For $20 bucks you can enter to compete or watch the contest.
If you aren't in Washington you may still have a chance to show off your skills.  Upcoming shows this year
April 9 – New York City – Brooklyn Bowl –BUY TIXENTER
April 10 – Washington DC – 930 Club – BUY TIXENTER
April 12 – Houston – House of Blues / Bronze Peacock – BUY TIX - ENTER
April 13 – Austin – Highball – BUY TIX – ENTER
April 15 – Chicago – Metro – BUY TIXENTER
April 16 – Milwaukee – Stonefly Brewery – BUY TIX - ENTER
April 17 – Minneapolis – Varsity Theater – BUY TIXENTER
April 19 – Boulder CO – Fox Theater – BUY TIXENTER
April 20 – Denver – Bluebird Theater – BUY TIXENTER
April 22 – Portland – Dante’s – BUY TIX – ENTER
April 23 – San Diego – Casbah – BUY TIX – ENTER
April 24 – Los Angeles – Troubadour – BUY TIXENTER
May 28 – Las Vegas – Hard Rock – BUY TIX - ENTER
June 5 – San Francisco – The Fillmore – BUY TIX - ENTER

On a Budget
My recommendation this weekend for the broke and sexy- The U.S. Botanical Garden, located on the national mall, across from the U.S. Capital. I wreckin flowers is a blooming and birds is chirping. Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm; Admission: Free. 

 In Atlanta?  Check out the Leak Music Festival  Friday Night

Desmond Dickerson
Atlanta's underground music scene is chock-full of diversity in respect to R&B, pop, electro, hip-hop and more. The LEAK MUSIC FESTIVAL is a gathering of these genres and the artists who are emerging from the scene. Sponsored by Georgia State University's Black Student Alliance and Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association, the festival had more than 20 performers last year, including Jimi Cravity and Perfect Dissonance, who have since moved on to local and national fame. This year, the crowd can look forward to performances from featured Konvict Music artists Rock City and American Yard. Free. 5 p.m. Hurt Park, 100 Edgewood Ave."

Also in Atlanta (Fox)

"Native Lands: Indians and Georgia An exhibition that explores Indians' recent history and their continuing connections to Georgia through the voices of contemporary Creeks and Cherokees. Includes videotapes of contemporary Indians, a 1700s busk replica and an 1800s Cherokee family hearth scene. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through June 1. Free-$15, Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta (Buckhead/Brookhaven), 404-814-4000,, Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sundays, noon-5:30 p.m."

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Military "Collateral Murder"--someone's Nose is growing


WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad -- including two Reuters news staff. Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded. For further information please visit the special project website

i wonder how often this happens

Saturday, March 20, 2010

John Stewart unloads on Glenn Beck


Do you know who Glenn Beck is?
Do you really know who Glenn Beck is?
Did you know 4our years ago Glenn Beck was on an Anchor on CNN and he sat on the exact opposite side of the fence?  It is true. He hated Bush, Chaney, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, Rice.  He did a 2wo night special on his addiction to alcohol and marijuana.
He came on right before (wait for it)

Atlanta's finest Nancy Grace until October 2008 when he made his move to Fox.
Why do you think that was?  Why would Glenn join the team he spent the previous two years bashing? Why did Glenn Beck make such a big change in fall of 2008?   Nothing big happened in politics in fall of 2008...

Glenn said it was because of his "fantastic relationship" with Roger Aires, the owner of Fox.  
Sure, if "fantastic relationship" means money, convenience and filling people up with hot air.  The month before Glenn Beck loses his entire platform: (Bitching about Bush and his Policy's) he switches teams so that he can what?
Bitch about another president. If he wasn't yelling and drawing crap on a board no one would listen.
He goes after whoever is in charge just to get attention. Not because of policy,  politics, or civil liberties, but because he wants to be liked and adored by others.
He has a complex and every night until someone in Fox gets a grain of sense Americans will continue to feed that complex.

The man does not know what he is talking about. He is a Con.   Pay Attention.

and finally someone calls him out

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Monday, March 15, 2010

HotBoxer: Dubbed "the 'weirdest' political ad ever"


Best Opinion:  SF Gate, The Hill, Mediaite
So you thought the "Demon Sheep" TV spot was the "weirdest" political ad you'd ever seen? Just wait until you see "Hindenboxer" - a surreal 7-and-a-half minute spot portraying Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer as a "dirigible full of hot air" launching from Capitol Hill and floating towards California. Both ads were made by political ad guru Fred Davis III for Carly Fiorina, the GOP candidate running for Boxer's senate seat. Commentators have been discussing the spot since it appeared over the weekend: Kudos to Fiorina, says Aaron Blake at The Hill. The point of a web video is to get people talking — and Davis and Fiorina are doing just that. While this "Terry Gilliam-wannabe ad" is undoubtedly "very, very weird," says Drew Grant at Mediaite, keep in mind "30% of Republican voters remain undecided." Can even more bizarre ads be far off?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

For Sprint Customers

So i am watching the Simpsons with Chase and Michell and a Sprint Commercial comes on "Sprint, any mobile to mobile, all data exchange  for $69.99"
That is great except I am paying $99.99 for the same thing!  

If this is the case for you, call Sprint, they will drop your rate down to the $69.99 without a new contract and without messing up your phone exchange.  The only difference between the $99.99 plan and the $69.99 plan is the ability to call land lines.  You only have 450 minutes of landline (including 1-800 numbers) between 7 and 7  Monday thru Friday---Big Deal. 7 1/2 hours. 

Call Sprint.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Palin 2012/ a day in the life of Joe Republican

This is so Good you will have to watch it twice: PALIN 2012 a movie trailer. Also, a short story "floating around the internet," A Day in the Life of Joe Republican.

Back Up Link

A Day in the Life of Joe Republican

A story floating around the internet...
Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to ensure their safety and that they work as advertised. All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance - now Joe gets it too.
He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.
In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained.
Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for the laws to stop industries from polluting our air.
He walks on the government-provided sidewalk to subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.
Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe's employer pays these standards because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union.
If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.
It is noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe's deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.
Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime. Joe also forgets that his in addition to his federally subsidized student loans, he attended a state funded university.
Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards to go along with the tax-payer funded roads.
He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers' Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans.
The house didn't have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification.
He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.
Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn't mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day. Joe agrees: "We don't need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have."

Thanks Christian

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hump Day Pleasure

The sounds messes up in the middle but its is only for a little while. Sorry about that. I tried a dozen times.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Awesome People Doing Awesome Things: Pick Up America


Pick Up America is a local, regional, and nationwide initiative committed to reducing plastic waste in our communities and waterways. The Pick Up Artists will coordinate community trash clean-ups while walking across the country to encourage alternatives to our nation’s throwaway mentality. The year-and-a-half-long trek begins from Assateague Island, MD., on March 20, 2010, and spans 13 states to the San Francisco Bay, Calif., sometime in August 2011.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Blown: "I don't like the way black people talk"



Something to write about: The Botswana Book Project


My mother passed on information about an awesome program started by a friend of hers.

If you have any old books laying around this would be a great way to pass along knowledge.
1998, Pam created the Botswana Book Project as a solution to ease the book famine and to enable primary schools to set up libraries.  The Project has resulted in the creation of over 300 libraries.  Pam often says she feels "like a book farmer.... seeding the country with books."  To date, she has distributed over 270,000 books throughout Botswana.
In March 2007, Pam was awarded the James Patterson PageTurner Par Excellence Award for her efforts in building libraries in Botswana.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Need an extra lift?


listen out for the Bass line 3 and a half minutes into the song

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - Rep. Hunter: Repealing Dont Ask Will Hurt Military

LaCha thought you would be interested in this story: Rep. Hunter: Repealing Dont Ask Will Hurt Military

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Need to redirect your anger?
Listen to Senator Duncan Hunter of Cali talk about "Gays" in the Military.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Come out Come out where ever you are--from CNN "Gates to unveil plan to abandon "don't ask, don't tell)


Gates to unveil plan to abandon 'don't ask, don't tell'

February 2, 2010 7:40 a.m. EST
  • Plan to abandon policy will go before the Senate Armed Services Committee
  • 'Don't ask, don't tell' was implemented 15 years ago under the Clinton administration
  • Plan to repeal policy regarding gays in the military has met mixed reviews
Washington (CNN) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates will go before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, where he is expected to unveil the Pentagon's plan for rolling back the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding gay and lesbian service members.
During last week's State of the Union address, President Obama made clear he wanted a change.
"This year, I will work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are," he said, to a healthy round of partisan applause.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff sat stone-faced as the president made the announcement and have been quiet on the matter since the State of the Union speech.
A senior Pentagon official told CNN the military leaders are expected to support the president, but also will tell him to what extent they think allowing gays to openly serve will hurt the morale and readiness of the force.
"All they want is a little bit of time" to come up with ideas on how to implement a change in the policy, if it's approved by Congress, the official said of the Joint Chiefs.
The policy, implemented by President Clinton in 1993, bars openly gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals from serving in the U.S. military, and prevents the military from asking them about it.
As a first step, Gates is expected to call for no longer discharging people who are outed by others.
Since the policy was implemented, more than 13,500 service members have been discharged, according to Rep. Jim Moran, D-Virginia. In 2009, there were 428 discharges under the policy -- the lowest rate of discharge since implementation of the policy, he said. The highest year was 2001, with 1,227 discharges, he said.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hump Day Laugh- 24 Hour Reality TV about Good Looking People in a House on Hulu


Maybe the most self absorbed reality tv show to date. Yes it definitely is.   I had to re watch the commercial to make sure it was not a part of the SNL episode I was watching. Hulu is beginning a 24 hour telvesion program featuring five extremely good looking people in a house "chasing their dreams." I believe their dream is to be in a 24 hour a day 7 day a week modeling ad.  The viewer has the option of picking from multiple camera angles and views.   I see the curiosity appeal behind it.  I also see it appealing to lonely single shut-ins (Kara and Giggles are smoking hot) who may enjoy watching people sleep, eat, floss and shit. However, overall I see this continuing the progress of Operation Dumb-aph America. If this show succeeds then what will be its successor? How a about a 24 hour stream of fish swimming in a massive pond and each viewer can follow their favorite fish.  BTW that is my idea and I hold the rights to it.
Enjoy the sneak peak commercial and let me know what you think

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Flying Dog: Raging Bitch Belgian Style (but really an IPA)


I was at a beer snob party: eveyone brings one or two unique 6 packs (or 1 4 pack or 12 pack, you get it) and we drink and whatever else.
I tried this at 7. By 10 i'd driven to the store the and bought the last two packs they had available. 
Flying Dog impresses again.
Appearance: amber in color, nice head that doesn't stay up long. Some lace was left in the cup.

Smell: sweet, crisp, slightly miss leading because it smells like a Belgian style beer, when this is far from any Belgian style i've had. 

Taste: the most important part. Starts out smooth, ends with the 60 IBU it is packing. 

Mouthfeel: Wonderful, but if you do not like bitter beers, but you like Belgian-style beers, don't try to fool yourself into thinking this is one of them. This is an IPA before it is a "Belgian-Style" beer-- no oranges here. Just Hops Hops and Hops. 

Drinkablility- For me the best. I have zero dislikes about this beer, but I stand behind what I said previously: This is an IPA before it is a "Belgian-style." 


Serving type: bottle