April 24, 2014

Shouting derogatory sarcasm in the face of a hurricane wind

Work, life, and this blog in particular seem to conspire to bring me down. I am disgusted with politics. You have no desire to read my semi-coherent rantings. My life is boring; there is nothing there of interest to anyone. Let us face it, you could care less about my lunch or latest music recommendation. Work-- I drove six hours yesterday and spent the night in an OK hotel in a dump of a city so I can spend 1-1/2 or 2 hours, including lunch, with a complete asshole. I will smile and be nice while fantasizing about giving him the Theron Greyjoy treatment. Then I get to drive 6 hours home.

I know. Boo fucking hoo. Suck it up Nancy. Too bad for you, occasional bouts of whining are the price you pay for stopping by.

Wadda ya want for nuthin?

April 23, 2014

Wriigley Field is 100 years old

She is probably not surprised the Cubs choked on the birthday cake. At least a poor fan in the left field bleachers won't get blamed this time

Example 1,748 of what is wrong with our Government

The IRS paid bonuses to employees who fail to pay taxes.

Those 11 eleven words sum it up nicely.

Not angered by those stories?  Try on this one:
According to an investigative report by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), over 300,000 federal employees and retirees were delinquent on their own taxes to the tune of $3.5 billion:source
Most Americans display smugness and tacit smirk when discussing the bureaucratic corruption of the Third World. Perhaps we need to look a little more closely at our own federal, state and local bureaucracies. Of course, given this complaint is about the IRS, I should expect a little extra scrutiny in the coming weeks and months of my Federal Returns. After all, we know the Agency is not loath go after their political opponents.

April 22, 2014

Just sayin'

The TSA is obsessed with making sure my toothpaste is a tiny tube. They make me undress to go through the screening. A bottle of water is treated like a bomb. Old ladies and young children are subject to additional screening.

Maybe they should make sure a teenager can't climb the fence at the airport. If no one can notice a kid in the wheel well of a jetliner, a tiny bomb should be easy to sneak in.

April 21, 2014

I know, I am an insensitive ass

Seriously, enough about the Boston Marathon already. I know some terrorists attacked the event last year. Do we really have to interview every person who has ever heard of Boston this year?

Monday Musings

Yesterday was a great day. We had near-perfect weather. All of the kids came for Easter dinner. We continued the tradition of celebrating the life of a Jew by eating ham. After everyone left, the wife and I sat on the patio and enjoyed the sun. I had plenty of yard work to do, but I took the day off. The sticks and old leaves will still be there today or tomorrow or until I do the work to clean it up. I read a bit of The Searchers by Alan Le May. You probably have seen the great John Ford film starring John Wayne based on this novel. If you haven't you are missing one of the true great films.

I had weird dreams all night. I will not go into the details, because I think nothing is more boring than hearing about someone's dreams, and besides, I can't remember most of the details.

I got my laptop back from the home office late Thursday afternoon. The UPS driver was dropping it on the porch just as I pulled into the cul-de-sac from a business trip to southern Indiana. It will take some time to get used to Windows 7 after using XP for so long. But change is part of life. We current dinosaurs must adapt of die.

April 19, 2014

Listen my children

It was on this day 239 years ago that a group of farmers stood up to tyranny. I wonder what they would make of the oppressive Federal Government that has morphed over the intervening two centuries.

April 18, 2014

Friday Music

It was sometime in the mid-1970's when my brother gifted me his old stereo system.  It boasted a tuner and an 8-track player. He also passed along his 8-track tapes.  One of them was the soundtrack from "Godspell".  If you have not seen of this play/movie it is "hippies do the Gospel of Matthew".

Here is the finale, appropriate for today, I think.

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