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Saturday, October 27, 2007

FEMA is One Fucked Group of People

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What is it with the god damn government? One department after another is run by a lying sack of shit. FEMA held a fake Press Conference to make their actions at the California Fires look better. Can this get any better? Yes.

Hey GW Bush - If you have any balls why don't you just fire the SOB that runs FEMA ? Or were you behind that idea too? Fuck me, anymore if its not made in America, its all a god damn con job.

Just watch some drifter will be the one who gets arrested for setting these horrid fires. Problem is the way the cops in California handle things the guy will be found not guilty - he or she will just be at the right place, wrong time.

Hey Gov. Arnold? What they fuck is wrong with you? You are as fucked in the head as the people at FEMA. How many homes or lives could have been saved if some one took charge and ordered the Fire Choppers into the air rather than talking about it for three days. Hell we will never know what they could have done. For fucks sake, the shit for brains handling of this is just the norm.

The only reason help arrived at all is because California is a KEY ELECTION State. Screw you if your are from a City called New Orleans.

The Director of FEMA needs to go the the unemployment line or fucking Scooter Libbys house. Under the Bush Crook Administration it will never happen.

Not Proud to be an American. Folks just buy more insurance next time.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

J.K. Rowling Loses Her Mind

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The Hitchers Guide books are a work of fiction. It's a sequence of words arranged to unfold a story in a reader's mind. There is no such actual, real person as Arthur Dent. He has no existence outside the sequence of words designed to create an idea of this imaginary person in people's minds. There is no objective real world I am describing, or which I can enter, and pick up his computer, look at it and tell you what model it is, or turn it over and read off its serial number for you. It doesn't exist.

Hello: JK Rowling please shut your damn mouth. If it isn’t in your books then why the hell bring it up? Hitchhikers Guide creator Douglas Adams once got asked what type of computer Arthur Dent used. Above was his reply. Stating a character is gay in a book that has already been written is just plain stupid – or are we testing the waters for a series of new books based on gay characters? Hmmm. Meantime Ms Rowling why don’t you let people decide in their own minds what your work of fiction does or does not mean. You wrote the books, you got paid million for the books; you can afford pen, paper and a publisher. If you have anything positive to say – say it in a new book.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Glenn Tilton United Airlines Turd

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Glenn Tilton CEO of United Airlines wants to charge you, the flying public extra if you want them to remove you bags 1st or faster after the plane lands. And that is only if they can find the bags - Read the fine print. This is the same crooked SOB that awarded himself a $336,000 BONUS in 2004 while United was in Chapter 11. ( Message: Management skills that put your business in Chapter 11 merit serious financial rewards) He then did a deal that stated all upper management would get a total of $115 million of United Preferred Stock if the airline ever came out of Chapter 11. It is a comfort to know that United intends to sell assets it claimed the company could never part with while in Chap 11. United's CEO has had numerous meetings with the soon to be retired President of Air Canada. Air Canada used the Canadian version of Chap 11 or CCAA as it's called, to screw everyone from Airports to small business owners out of millions. It was only after several educational meetings with Air Canada's CEO that Glenn Tilton was on the road to give everyone at United the Royal screwing. After all would you want to see Tilton put the company back into Chap 11 again? If FEAR could sell tickets, United will rule the Unfriendly skies. Expect robber barron Robert Crook Milton, from Scare Canada on the payroll at United, just after he leaves the airline with millions the end of 2007.

Fly the Friendly Skies with another airline because Tilton is going to suck the company dry only to move on to another job where Shit Management Skill is a requirement.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

I am NOT a Harry Potter Fan

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I have never seriously read one the Harry Potter books. Yet, with each new release excreted from the Raincoast Books/Scholastic Publishing factory, my contempt for this so-called "literature" still finds room to grow. While all the Muggles and whoozits scramble to big-box bookseller or movie mega-plex for the latest scrap of the Potter brand, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, I quietly rejoice in J.K. Rowling's promise that this will be the final dispatch from Hogwart's Academy.

Why don't I feel the Harry Potter magic? Having skimmed through enough of the material and read enough reviews, it's easy to draw the conclusion that Harry Potter is the most self-indulgent, patronizing, smothering crap that's ever been put to print. I can't see how the series is supposed to get "darker" as it goes along when reviewers consistently point out J.K. Rowling's "love of children" and "the value of friendship". Maybe it's my Gen-X cynicism showing, but I have issues about grief counsellors being put on standby for Potter readers. There was no grief counselling when Gwen Stacy was killed in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man. There was no grief counselling when Bambi's Mom was shot. There was no grief counselling when Maude Flanders fell off the grandstand at the Springfield Speedway.

There is counselling, coddling, and comforting for Harry Potter fans, because Harry Potter is the kid-lit brand of choice for spoiled, upper middle class trend-mongering brats and their idiot overprotective hyper-braded yuppie parents who are loathe to do any actual parenting. How many times have we heard "Harry Potter turns kids on to reading!" Do you know what turned me on to reading? READING: Mark Twain, Ray Bradbury, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jules Verne, Agatha Christie, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby - a little variety instead of the stamping readers' heads with the same brand repeatedly. Can these kids who've been "turned on to reading" name any other books they've read that don't involve juvenile wizards or standing in front of a Chapters in the middle of the night?

Most pop culture phenomena in our day and age have a sense of irony or camp (and openness to criticism) about them which makes them palatable (See: Star Wars, Episodes I & II). The world of Harry Potter, however, is a closed world where no one dares criticize the sacred texts of Rowling for fear that they will be forever cursed. Hogwarts is locked down by the scavenging lawyers of Raincoast/Scholastic, who go out of their way to bully anyone engaged in speculation about upcoming Potter books, for fear they might be casting "spoilers" among the true believers. Anyone here see Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan? Why did you go see it? I went because I heard Spock was going to die!

Of course, much of this will is hypocrisy, given that I've read pretty much everything with the name "John Grisham" on it. However, I don't see myself being stuffed into the back of a van if I give away the verdict in the final chapter, or if I write my own story about southern-fried attorneys up against impossible odds.

Rowling should be Happy she is not on welfare & Mega rich. Some people just never get the big picture.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Bush Wants Terrorism Law Update - The Guy Never Quits

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President Bush wants Congress to modernize a law that governs how intelligence agencies monitor the communications of suspected terrorists.

* As if the President has not broken enough laws already *

"This law is badly out of date," Bush said Saturday in his weekly radio address.

Bush noted that terrorists now use disposable cell phones and the Internet to communicate, recruit operatives and plan attacks; such tools were not available when FISA passed nearly 30 years ago. He also cited a recently released intelligence estimate that concluded al-Qaida is using its growing strength in the Middle East to plot attacks on U.S. soil.

* Hell drug dealers buy food, use the Internet and purchase cell phones too so does that mean we give Bush what he wants? FISA means nothing to Bush and Bush wants FISA gone. Why? You figure it out. *

"Our intelligence community warns that under the current statute, we are missing a significant amount of foreign intelligence that we should be collecting to protect our country," Bush said.
"Congress needs to act immediately to pass this bill, so that our national security professionals can close intelligence gaps and provide critical warning time for our country."

* More Bush bullshit. Bush keeps on pumping this nonsense. Congress has failed to act on promises to Stop Bush. Bush is out of control. *

Bush wants more power to conduct warrantless domestic and international surveillance on American citizens.

The ACLU said the legislation backed by the administration would give immunity from criminal prosecution and civil liability for the telecommunication companies that participate in the NSA program.

The only thing more outrageous than the administration's call for even more unfettered power is a Congress that would consider giving it to them. No President in history has ever been as evil as Bush.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

iPhone SUCKS the Big Wet one

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Apple’s new iPhone may well be a revolutionary product in some ways. But after testing one of the devices that went on sale late last month, I’m steering clear, at least for now, of the most shamelessly overhyped consumer product since Windows 95.

For all its admirable features–the large screen, gorgeous industrial design and advanced user interface in particular–the iPhone feels like a beta product. It’s still early in development and suffers from deal-breaker drawbacks.

The worst is the overall control-freakery from Apple, the manufacturer, and its telecom partner, AT&T. I guess AT&T had the biggest check out there. You want choice? Not a chance.

Consumer Reports notes that AT&T is one of the least-favored U.S. mobile carriers, for network quality and customer satisfaction. Worse, the company’s low-speed digital network is inadequate for a device that boasts of being Internet-native, and the Wi-Fi capabilities don’t make up for that lapse. (And never mind AT&T’s recent decision to become Hollywood’s accomplice in tracking customers’ Internet activities, not to mention its Big-Brotherish coziness with government snoops.)

iPHONE SUCKS the Big Wet One with 5 Thumbs Down

Monday, May 07, 2007

AT&T Screws VoIP Customers

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In the past two weeks AT&T has sent out disconnect letters to VOIP customers in big rude red letters, stating that VOIP service will be suspended in 30 days and permanently disconnected in 60 days. They cited E911 service as the reason. (It is peculiar that AT&T is unable overcome an E911 technical hurdle, since SBC/AT&T is also the local landline company in many areas where VOIP cancellation notices are being received.) Many AT&T VOIP customers have found that they are unable to transfer their phone numbers to a new provider. Further, AT&T is unwilling to set up a forwarding message directing callers to a new phone number for those who are unable to transfer their old numbers. In effect, AT&T has told many long-term VOIP subscribers: 'We are turning off your phone in 30 days, goodbye and thanks for using AT&T'"

Now you know they just had to find the extra money to cover the 100+ million $ retirement of their Top Dog! AT&T, a 4 letter word when when you count the & sign.

I wonder why the FCC has no great urge to make E-911 locations an urgent matter with cell phones. After all a cell phone is nothing more than a roaming radio.

Made in America - Another fine mess.