Archive for February, 2006

Come to think of it…

Monday, February 27th, 2006

What was I thinking. Chuck Photo-Op Schumer? Heck with that. Union leadership always support Libs, thus the response. Tack on some fear-mongering, a tactic long enjoyed by the American Left, and immediately it’s not an issue of unions and votes, it’s an issue of patriotism and putting evil Arabs in control.

Still, would be nice to get some perks on the fuel cost out of this.

Yea I changed my mind, people do that.

Why not put ’em in charge of air traffic control?

Friday, February 24th, 2006

I won’t lie here, folks. I’m not for the idea of signing off our ports to the UAE with no oversight and a nod from the Bush Administration. I’ve heard the argument “Well you had no problem when the British ran it, saying no to the UAE is discrimination.”

Show me the law or text in the Constitution where we can’t say no to a foreign government entity. Go ahead, show me.

Saying no to an Arab who is a US Citizen because they’re Arab is discrimination. Saying no to the UAE when it comes to who controls our ports is common sense.

It’s bad enough we depend on UAE members for oil (a quick thank you to the American Liberals for ensuring that’ll continue indefinitely) but now we’re handing them the ports?

Any time Liberals come off stronger on National Security than GW should be a big red flag to those of us who don’t drink the Kool-Aid that something is seriously out of whack.

Border Security? What’s that.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Now I don’t believe I would buy this story if I hadn’t seen the proof with my own eyes, but in a shining example of just how fucked up our border security is…

Friend of mine got a letter in the mail from the Department of Homeland Security reporting that his vehicle had been sighted crossing the border from Canada without stopping… Attached to the letter is a fine for $5,000.00.

Dead serious. First we believed it was a scam, the telephone number for Homeland Security was retrieved on-line, they were contacted, and sure enough the exact vehicle that was sitting in his driveway last month was allegedly sighted at 2am crossing the border into the US.

Of course, unless there is an exact replica of the car floating around the state, someone made a grievous mistake.

My first question, why a fine? If a vehicle ran the border, why wasn’t it chased down and stopped? Where’s the proof? Any photographic evidence? Hhow come agents aren’t banging on the door of the offenders home? Right now some individual or group thereof is tooling around the US of A in a mistakenly identified vehicle because some idiot in the border patrol screwed up.

The worse part is that the burden of proof is apparently the responsibility of the accused.

Could it be a scam by some crooked agent of Homeland Security or the US Border Patrol? Possibly. More likely did some nitwit wake up in time to catch a glimpse of a vehicle, run a partial, and then accuse all the owners in this great state of NY who drive similar vehicles with fines to cover their ass?

Well if it works in Sussex County…

Looks like lawyers may get involved, and definitely newspapers. This is likely one situation where the Liberal media could come in handy…

You saw it here first, folks.

FS: Bridgestone Blizzak’s + Steel Rims.

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

The tires are 185/65-15 Blizzak WS-50’s. The rims will fit any VW Golf, probably plenty of different cars. Bought them off Tire Rack for $500, put approximately 2K on them, $350 + any associated shipping and they’re yours. Still in new condition. Drop me a line if you’re interested.

Fear.

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Never quite felt this way… I’ve had car accidents before, but I don’t think any were quite as violent as this one. I’ve spent far too much replaying in my head what happened. Every time, the car swerves left, the car swerves right, the car belts the pole and 180 degrees later I’m at a dead stop.

The Trooper had it right… Had someone else been in the oncoming lane, I could have killed them.

I consider myself a safe driver, but this time I failed. I failed so bad it’ll cost at least $6500 now, increased rates, and a possible fine to remind me. On top of that though, the one thing which in addition to my sore aching back has kept me out of work the past three days… has been the fear.

I’m afraid. I went out to lunch with a friend on Thursday, they drove of course, and I was terrified. I made up a story about an overwhelming urge to go to the bathroom just so I could get out of the car and be back in my house.

I haven’t left the house since, and I don’t know if I will for the balance of the weekend.

I know I’ll have to go to work next week, no more injuries to keep me down. Still, getting into another car is going to scare the shit out of me. 2 weeks from now I’ll likely have the VW back, and even then I’m not quite certain I’ll want to drive it.

I’d like to think I have control over my life. Do things my way, and no other… After this it seems everything else is just shaky as Hell.

!@#$

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

I HATE IT WHEN I’M FUCKING RIGHT.

One hell of a week so far.

Argh.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

So much for having a car that never got into an accident.

Was driving to Middletown VW this morning to have its 10K mile service performed, hit a patch of black ice on route 284 and lost control of the car, hitting a phone pole. Front drivers side of the car is just about obliterated in front of the wheel.

Real kicker is I got a ticket for failure to keep right. I was on ICE. Hello?

So the estimate is $6500 and 10 days, there’s a packet of what’s being replaced and everything is going to be OEM.

There’s just some shit in life that one can’t expect, you can prepare for it, but eventually everyone brushes with fate. I’ll beat myself up over what happened for awhile, but eventually I’ll accept the fact that shit happens.

Eventually. Blah. My handiwork is in the extended entry. Couldn’t stare at it every time I loaded the page.
(more…)

Oh the drama I must deal with from my peers…

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Until arond 5am this morning I was playing World of Warcraft… Got into a group of 4 other players in the low-20’s and started hammering through Elite quests, had an absolute blast. Still, was my 2nd experience running into complete dickheads. A week or two back, I ran through a very difficult level with a group of players, when we ran into the end-boss, one player hadn’t gotten the prize they wanted so they triggered the boss and the rest of us got killed. It’s called a “Leroy.”

So last night was a twofer. A pair of players in the high-teens (I was level 22) were running through an area where there was an end-boss I also needed to kill. I asked if they needed a hand, one player said yes, the other said ‘maybe if you were a higher level or a different class.” Makes no sense to me. Still, later on when I saw them get slaughtered by the group of bad-guys while I hung back stealthed was an absolute riot.

2nd experience was when I’m on the border of an Orc camp, picking off Orc’s trying to get ‘Worn Battle-Axe’ drops for a quest. A couple of yahoos come running up and start getting hammered, so I aid and start taking out one of the bad guys…

“We’ve got it, thanks.”
“I’m thrilled for you.”
“Leave this area or be reported.”
“Go ahead and report me, I was here first, logs will prove it, so deal with it.”
“Well you can’t claim a camp anyhow.”
“Exactly, so get over it.”

That was that. Now i know you can report other players for various offenses, but I’m guessing these two nitwits wanted the camp area all to themselves, likely for the same quest I was on. When I didn’t immediately cower and run at their threat, they left me alone. When I saw them getting slaughtered like the first group, again I laughed heartily.

After that I just ended up plowing through quests with a group of other players, had a good time, and before I knew it the clock said 5am. Yikes.

*DING*

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

As is usually the case, I had an epiphany at the local pub last night relating to my post on February 4th. Had a missed call on my cellphone from 2am, from my ex… She also called me again at 10am, accusing me of playing a childish and hurtful prank.

Course, the night before I was where I’ve been for oh… the past month. World of Warcraft! I digress.

While at the pub I learned that just about every friend in our little group got a similar call. Some accused, others were sternly interrogated. Same question… “Do you know his number? What were you doing at 2am? Etc…”

As Jack Slater would say… ‘Big Mistake.’

Here’s my theory, and it’s just that, a theory. I have absolutely nothing but intuition and a couple pints ‘o brew to base this on. Simply put, “Whoever smelt it, dealt it.” Ironically enough I came to this line of thinking because someone at the pub farted, and then shifted blame by over-reacting to it. Makes perfect sense to me.

… and they still have no clue WHY THEY KEEP LOSING.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

I got it folks…

I understand it all now.

I finally realize why so many die-hard Liberal windbags identify themselves as Independents or Moderates.

Anyone catch the Coretta Scott King funeral today?

The reason so many Moonbats identify themselves as Independents or Moderates is because they’re honestly embarrassed to align themselves with the people the continually elect into office!

Maybe if the secret ballot didn’t exist… they’d vote Republican?

Hard to find a Republican or Conservative who isn’t proud to admit who they are and who they voted for, and proudly align themselves with their elected leadership.

For 40 years the Left was basking in the glory of positive media attention. For the past 13 years their consistent failures and absurdity have become the undeniable, unspinnable story. They’ll take any chance to jump on the soap-box…Even if there’s a dead body inside.

Wellstone?

Wellstone?

Anyone?

Best thing the Independents and Moderates can do for this nation is help to vote every single Liberal out of office. Maybe then after 40 years or so, the Republicans will become as mind-numbingly clueless as their counterparts across the aisle and a Liberal who isn’t simply a confused Socialist will come along and make sense.

Hahaha… right.

KING FUNERAL TURNS POLITICAL: BUSH BASHED BY FORMER PRESIDENT, REVEREND

… and they still have no clue WHY THEY KEEP LOSING.