Monday, December 21, 2009

Fear of Socialism

I am not sure how it is that the populace of the United States has been scared into believing that socialism in any form is a bad thing. Perhaps the propagation of this notion serves the purpose of the right wing, and in furtherance of that purpose they incite righteous indignation, creating mobs, who protest the loudest and understand the least. Perhaps if they spent less time worshiping Ronald Reagan, and more time researching history and facts, they would realize that socialism plays a role in our society. Social Security and Medicare, as examples of "socialist" programs, provide bare minimum protection against homelessness, disease and hunger in the elderly, and were put into place in the decades following the despair of the Great Depression. So called "socialist programs" are not about the expectations referred to in the blog linked below.



http://maybeitisrocketscience.blogspot.com/2009/12/feed-body-starve-soul.html

Friday, November 20, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gender/age discrimination

I have been reading a lot about the blatant discrimination against women by Health Insurance providers. Pregnancy, C-Sections, even domestic abuse and rape have been called "pre-existing" conditions. I have Osteo Porosis, a condition common in small boned women my age. I pay full price for the medications that treat that condition because Insurance will not pay for it. When my income dropped due to a divorce, I couldn't afford to pay for it. After a few months, I broke my hip. It could have been prevented had I been able to take the once a month medication that builds bones weakened by Osteo penia and Osteo Porosis.
But health insurance is not the only insurance that discriminates. When my divorce was final, my auto insurance went up. Now I should tell you, I have had a pristine driving record for 20 years, and have never had an accident. In fact, in 35 years of driving I have only had one moving violation.
Not too long ago I learned that I pay nearly double the auto insurance premiums as my ex husband. We use the same insurance company and have the amount of coverage. This alone isn't so bad, but the man has had a wreck and 3 tickets in the last year alone.
The reason my insurance is so much higher? Divorced, menopausal woman are considered as high a risk as TEEN AGERS. Me pristine driving record should speak for itself. I've been divorced for over a year, drive several times a week and am a safe, responsible driver. Talk about blatant age and gender discrimination!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We all do it don't we?

Awhile back I voiced my objection to something that I have always taken issue with. The response I got was nearly as insulting as the word used to describe me and other women. I refuse to accept that gender based expletives are acceptable. Think about names people are called, whether in jest or intentional insult.
Let's start with bitch, since that is the word I found objectionable. What is a bitch? It is a female dog. A fucking bitch would be a female dog in heat. One might argue that men are often called sons of bitches, but think about that. That is an insult to the man's mother. So is bastard, given the definition of that word. I suppose you could call a man a cur, which is another word for male dog, but it just doesn't seem to have the same sting.
If you must be gender exclusive, cunt is a good choice. Few people are aware that Cunt is actually the name of a goddess of sexuality, and therefore should be considered a compliment.
Asshole is probably a good, genderless name to call someone. We all have one and most of us have probably been one a few times in our lives. I prefer to be called by my name. But if you must expel your anger on me by calling m an off color name, call me an asshole or a cunt. It won't hurt my feelings, but I may return the compliment.
If you simply must call me a bitch, kindly capitalize every letter and follow each with a period:
Call me
B. beautiful
I. intelligent
T. talented
C.caring
H. honest
but please don't refer to me as a female canine.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Reply to a Conservative Woman

Recently, on twitter, I made a comment about Liz Cheney, to which I was taken to task by a Conservative (I believe a woman) who asked if I had a problem with strong women. My reply was that I have no problem with strong women. I have a problem with women who support the conservative culture that holds women down, like Liz. Of course, the person that I was replying to, could not comprehend what I meant by that reply. I tried to explain to the person, which cannot be done in a sole 140 character increment, so I ended up sending four tweets, including a link to an article about Lilly Ledbetter http://bit.ly/2XqsB8, which you can read better than I can explain.

Women conservatives, in their support of conservative candidates, including judges, lower their own standard of life. Ms. Ledbetter, after two decades of working in good faith for a company, found out she was being paid significantly less than men doing the same job. The conservative courts in Alabama added insult to the injury inflicted on her by the company by first reducing the jury award from 3.3 million to $300,000.00, a 90 percent reduction, and then ultimately the United States Supreme Court with its conservative majority did the same by taking away that award and rendering an absurd opinion that because she did not file a complaint with the EEOC within 180 days after receiving the first discriminatory paycheck, she was precluded from recovery. How can you file a complaint on discriminatory practices within 180 days, when you have no idea that these practices are taking place? That is absurd and unfair beyond belief. Ms. Ledbetter will still receive no compensation from the company that mistreated and abused her, but she did get recognition for her fight with the legislation recently signed into law by President Obama, that says that a worker can file a complaint within 180 days from receipt of any discriminatory paycheck. That is an important distinction in that in most cases, discrimination occurs for a long period of time, in Ms. Ledbetter’s case, many years, without being discovered.

I am sure that the significance of this one instance will be completely lost on the conservative woman who questioned me about my comments, but the point is that when you support the conservative dogma, you should look beyond the rhetoric and see what practical applications your support may have on your own life.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Of Course Jimmy Carter Is Right

Hey folks. Spacetrucker here with another grammatically challenged blog written with my cell phone out in the isolation of a NASA test range. Please don't send me snark about the bad spelling. I am aware of it. If you think you can do better writing with a cell phone, fucking prove it.

As you know former President Jimmy Carter kicked some right-wingers in the shin the other day when he said that Congressman Joe Wilson's outburst at President Obama during the address to the joint congress was racially motivated.
Being from the south, Carter explained, he could recognize such fucktardary.
So far, I too, have lived my whole life in the deep south and I can say with confidence that Carter hit the nail on the fucking head.
There are people in the south who are the sweetest, coolest, and most polite folks you have ever seen in your whole goddam life. But you bring up Obama they start seething.
I know it's true, any other person living in the south knows it is true, and the fucking Republicans know it is true. The thing to debate is why the fuck they won't admit it.
A southern bigot is different than a yankee bigot.
Yankee bigots are usually like Archie Bunker. Usually a Christian, the yankee bigot simply doesn't like minorities because of the differences that most minorities have culturally.
Music, dress, holidays; these usually chap the old white yankee bastards ass when he is exposed to it. They believe whole-heartedly everyone should worship, follow the same sports, have the same holidays, ect. as they do.
The southern bigot believes the same way as all of the things listed above, but there is another driving factor thay really really gets the hate going: their grandaddies getting their asses handed to them in the Civil War. Or the War of Northern Aggression if you will.
Unlike the yankee "Archie Bunker" type of asshole, the southern fucktard usually is a nice person to be with. As long as you can keep politics and religion out of the conversation that is.
The election of Obama really hit the button on these people. I see it every day and looking at Joe Wilson, I can see it in him.
As a protégé of the late (and hopefully burning in hell) cocksucker Strom Thrumand, Joe Wilson embodies the racisim that is still the shame of the south.
You can tell by just looking at Wilson he is the type who can not just sit quietly and be lectured to by a "nigger". And he fucking proved it.
His subsequent non apology followed by the Republicans saying he was provoked by Obama more than proves this.
While most of the Repugs have learned to keep the "N" word in check while in public, behind closed doors, especially with a few beers or cocktails in their bellies, the truth comes out.
I hear it all the time. I see it all the time.
Jimmy Carter has seen it, and I imagine he still sees it.
To be jumping on Carters ass for pointing it out is disingenuous and dishonest, especially if you are some kind of yankee fucktard like Hannity or Limbaugh.
For the Republicans out there who claim they are not racists: How does it feel to know that ALL the racists are on your side politically?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Thank Jeebus for Hydrocodone Cough Syrup

Hey folks. Spacetrucker here. Man, I have been fighting this fucking cold for over a week now.
I finally broke down and went to the doc-in-a-box the other day. When the quack finally came into the examining room, he stood as about as far away from me as he could as he asked me questions. It appeared to me that it broke his fucking heart to actually have to come up and touch me with his stethoscope.
He said my lungs were clear (which makes no sense to me as every time I take a deep or rapid breath I go into a coughing seizure and I can feel them rattle) and that I had just a viral infection that is going around.
Kinda disappointed me because if I am gonna have to be this fucking sick, I want it to be exotic.
It is after midnight on a Monday morning and I have to go to work in a few minutes. Of course I am wide fucking awake. I was out sick most of last week so, work will probably be a fucking bitch to get caught up on.
Anyway, it appears that I managed to escape Sarah Palins Death Panel this time and am able to fool them into think that I am, in fact, a contributing member of society.
Surfing around the Internets in my viral induced delirium I came across this video, I think it may be from Alan Colmes, but I am not sure.
It is some lovely pictures from Americas leading constitutional scholars during their visit to D.C. this past weekend.
Enjoy it. I am sure it will make your heart swell with pride as mine did when I first experienced it.
Hope to get on a regular posting schedule very soon.
Spacetrucker... Out

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Joe Wilson and the Fucktard Movement in America

Hey folks. I guess most of you know by now about the fucktard congressman from South Carolina who yelled out at President Obama during the speech to the joint congress.
Joe Wilson is the assholes name. Not to be confused with the spouse of the CIA agent outed by the fucker Robert Novak.
This is what Republicans and social conservatives have been reduced to. Sorry, loud mouth sacks of shit. Embarrassing, repulsive on every level.
This should not come as a shock to anyone. You know that he is not the only racist son of a bitch in congress that can't stand the thought of being lectured to by a nigger.
The fuckers hatred and fear is so strong that any empathy or decency, if he ever had any, was burned away long ago.
Sitting there listening to Obama chapped his ass so bad he could not restrain himself. It is a wonder he didn't call him a nigger or something.
As usual, I am very clumsy and crude when addressing matters such as this, so I will let someone say it better than I ever could.
Spread the video far and wide

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Obamas Sliding Approval Ratings

Happy Hump Day Folks.
I imagine most of you have been reading or have heard about the President's ratings slide. I think he is supposed to be down to around 50% as I blog this.
To start with, his approval ratings were so high when he took office, that he had no where to go but down.
I probably know as much about political polling and analysis as The Bush Bastard did about Shias and Sunnis so I am probably wrong on everything I am writing here. Won't be the first fucking time, damn sure won't be the last.
That being said, lets try to apply some logic to it.
There is an unwavering 28-30% of the population that will never accept a liberal or a black man as president, even if he were to invent cold fusion and cure cancer.
So with the fucktard factor accounted for, the very best Obama could ever hope to get is about 70%.
Then we must take in the 30% or so "swing" voters. These are idiots who have no idea who they are going to vote for up until the day they step into the voting booth.
Much time and money is spent by both parties wooing these morons. Needless to say anyone so apathetic and clueless as to not keep up with shit except for what ads are saying will not keep a positive view. Let's say Obama won about 20% of the moron vote. With the non stop saturation in the media of Obama being a Commie, Nazi, Muslim, Socialist, Satanist it is no surprise that he will lose at least half of this bloc of clueless idiots.
What does that bring him down to? With the automatic 30% and half of the clueless swing voters that he carried being about 10% that gets him down to a still respectable 60% + or -.
Now we come to the nut jobs on our side of the aisle. Yes we have them too, they just ain't as dangerous as the ones on the fucktard side.
They are pissed that Obama ain't outlawed meat and completely dismantled the military and other nonsense, so their approvals vaporized.
We are now down to around 50%. That is us, those who try to keep up with what is going on despite the distorted bullshit coming from our news media.
Obama has lost ground here too. Even some of us on the side of logic, decency, and common sense are getting antsy with the Presidents pussy footing around.
I am sure he is much smarter than I am, so I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he's just playing "Rope-A-Dope" with the Repugnant bastards.
But, he has to know that he can NEVER work with these Republicans. Never. Never. Never.
They would rather the country go down in flames than see Obama succeed on anything.
So fuck them. We do not need them. All we need is 51 votes in the senate. We have that easy.
I hope Obama doesn't make the same mistake the Big Dawg made. Clinton enjoyed a Dem controlled House and Senate too, for his first two years. He folded under pressure and the Dems lost control on both houses.
Obama needs to get out there and fucking fight for what we put him in there for. Folding for the asshole Republicans can NOT be an option.
If he capitulates to the bastards, he will see his polls fall to the levels of the Bush Bastard. Which were at that 30% fucktard level mentioned above.
If he gets out there and fights, shows some spine, and manages to whip his party into gear we will see his polls climb to 60% or above easily.
Not rocket science. Not even polling science. Just observations from an old man looking out his fucking window.
SpaceTrucker.... out
Note: SpaceTrucker polling analysis are guaranteed to be within plus or minus of 80 percentage points. :-)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Face of Religious Insanity

Hey folks, Spacetrucker here.
-=sigh=- there is no amount of words that my feeble mind can put out to describe the silliness and ignorance of the religiously insane as this video shows.
Poor poor misguided fucktards. Jeebus on a stick.
Watch it and see the face of mob insanity.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

R.I.P. Ted Kennedy

I woke up this morning to the bad news of Senator Edward M. Kennedy passing during the night.
His unapologetic liberal views made him a hero to the working class. He will be missed.
Let's quietly endure the inevitable Chappaquidik snark from right-wing fucktards that will be premating the information spectrum over the next few days and focus on honoring his dedication to helping those of lesser means to be able to live in dignity.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sweet Jesus on a T-Rex!

Hey folks, Spacetrucker here with yet more examples of fucktardary from the religiously insane knuckleheads in our country.
I have no kids of my own, (thank you Jeebus) but that doesn't mean I don't see and recognize children being driven into the bleak world of insanity by their fucktard parents.
Watch this video. This is insanity. Poor fucking kids. Some will escape this silliness, others will be drawn deeper into that darkness of superstition.
Obviously, you have to start the brain washing early or else it is not as likely to take,

Friday, August 21, 2009

New Trailer For Michael Moore's CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY



This looks like this will be good. Can't wait.

Nazis Numbskulls & Nationalism

Hey folks, SpaceTrucker here.
I have been watching some of the fucktard videos on the YouTube.
Sweet Jeebus, I don't think the internet is big enough to hold the stupid that some of these assholes are saying.
One thing they have all jumped on lately is comparing the president with Hitler and the Nazis.
Now I know we on the left did the same thing to the Baby Bush Bastard during his reign of terror, but it was mostly tongue in cheek despite some connections to the Nazis. I.E. the Bush Bastards family fortune got started with Prescott Bush dealings with Hitler. A practice that continued AFTER the U.S. declared war on Germany. A crime that many people would consider treason.
Prescott was busted for it, but recieved only a slap on the wrist.
Yeah, I know you Bush apologists are weeping about the whole "Sins of the Father" is unfair and you are probably right.
However comparing the Dems and liberals to the Nazis is absurd.
Let me point some stuff out. Feel free to try debunk me if you dare.
Below is a list of SOME of the ideologies attributed to the Nazis.
Read them and tell me which party it sounds like the most:

1. Stong Patriotism and Nationalism (my country right or wrong)

2. Uber anti-immigration policies and practices.

3. Support of preemptive military action.

4. Militantly anti homosexual

5. Rabidly anti socialist and communist

6. Proud displaying of flag and party symbols. (flag pins, ect)

7. Unwavering support of the leader.

8. Criminal prosecution against flag desecration.

9. Book burnings and other objections to artists and creative endeavours that are not align in the party belief.
I can go on, and I may come back and put more examples in.
The thing is, the Conservatives resemble the ideology of the Nazis more than liberals ever have.
The fucktardary of comparing a desire to make sure that those with the least in our society can have medical care with those actions of the Third Reich is beyond description.
If you really believe that nonsense, you are beyond help. You should just find you a cave somewhere and stock up on bottled water, bullets and bibles.
Those of you who know it isn't true, yet espouse the lie anyway, shame on you and fuck you too.
SpaceTrucker out...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Gotta Love Barney Frank

In the 8 Bush years that all America endured, I really didn’t appreciate what a bunch of looney-toons we have crawling around out there. We now have a President who can give a speech without 75 percent of the public left scratching their heads, wondering “where did he come up with that!” Just when I was breathing an enormous sigh of relief on the leadership issue, here come the wingnut fringes, funded by the health insurance lobby, toting their rifles, spewing forth rhetoric spoon fed them by conservative talk show hosts, and making the country look bad again. Damn, didn't Bush do enough! So for all the tea baggers, birthers, town hall health care protestors, fear mongers and racists, Barney Frank says it best. "On what planet do you spend most of your time?"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Prince of Darkness Bastard Finally Dies

I heard a loud WHUMP sound in the distance a while ago.
Seeing as I am on a military base I assumed it was just another Army or NASA test going on.
However upon hearing the recent news break, I am inclined to think it was that sorry piece of shit Robert Novak hitting Hell wide fucking open.
Seriously. It is times like this, when evil fuckers die, that I wish there was a Hell for them to go to.
Fuck you Robert Novak. I hope I get a chance to recycle a Sam Adams on your grave. Bastard.
Spacetrucker out...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Michael Vick is a Dick

Ok, that subject is nothing new. We all know that Vick is a cock sucking piece of shit that we wouldn't piss on if he was on fire.
As a dog lover I guess I was just as disgusted by what he was doing a much as anybody could be.
That being said, maybe something good will come out of it. Lots of people weren't aware of the dog fighting that goes on in America.
Hopefully the outrage will give the other bastards who are abusing animals pause. I doubt it, but who knows?
As far as Vick goes, personaly I wish the bastard would get run over and castrated by an out of control dog catcher truck.
But we have given worse assholes a second chance so I guess he deserves one too. The fucker.
It would be terrible if all the Eagles fans practiced "battery night" on the first night he played. Pummeling someone, even a fucker like Vick, with hundreds of camera batteries at the same time would be wrong. I am just saying.
Spacetrucker... Out

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fright Night Film Fest

Hey folks, Spacetrucker here riding shotgun back to the Rocket City.
We had a blast at the film festival. I destroyed many brain cells as I watched the cheesy ass uber low-budget productions because the booze flowed like wine.
Anyway bouncing along in the truck at 70 mph typing on a cell phone ain't the most productive way of blogging so I am cutting it short.
Later.
Spacetrucker
P.S. that lady in the pic is Sybil Danning star of may horror movies. Rode the elevator up with her.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Brain Damage in Kentucky

Hey folks. Spacetrucker here on the road to Louisville Ky.
Shortly after crossing the Kentucky border the non helmeted bikers were visble as there is no helmet laws in this state.
Judging from that pic, there is no dim wit laws either. Although I have to admit that the goggles on the dogs are pretty cool.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Death Panels and Dim Wits

Hey folks, Spacetrucker here.
I have been slacking on my blogging and I really hope to get back in the swing of things.
As we watch the right wing disintegrate before our eyes on Fox "News" and the internets, we on the side of the aisle that embraces logic and reason can't help but laugh at the silliness and childishness of the Republicans and Social Conservatives.
Right wing idiots tweet and rant about Death Panels and birth certificates and supposedly legit news sources cover them as if it was actual newsworthy material.
I have been having fun laughing at the assholes, but just like with the Swift Boat ads against John Kerry, the nuts are actually gaining ground.
The bastards will swarm into a town hall meeting, goaded on by AM hate radio and Fox "News" commentators and exercise their twisted views of freedom of speech by shouting down the speakers and disrupting the meeting.
Surely the Senators and Legislatures don't think that these loud mouth lunatics shrieking about Death Panels and Gods final judgment is what most of Americans think. They are the fringe. They just get the airtime because some weirdo celebrity hasn't died.
One fucktard actually bellowed out, KEEP YOUR GOVERNMENT HANDS OFF MY MEDICARE!
That led me to an idea. Perhaps we should join the crowd and bellow out retarded bullshit. Pretend we are birthers and tea baggers.
We could scream out OBAMA IS A NAZI THAT WANTS TO RAPE YOUR GRANDMOTHER AFTER HIS DEATH PANEL KILLS HER!
Or how about: SOCIALIZED MEDICINE WILL FORCE YOUR CHILDREN INTO GAY MARRIAGES!
There is a whole shitload of numb-skull shit we could holler out. Later maybe if can be interviewed by the news, We will make sure we have our guns strapped to our thighs in real cowboy style.
The truth is, I am just a clown that likes, not only to make people laugh, but to point and laugh at other stupid fuckers who deserve nothing but our contempt.
I know I need to take these assholes more seriously, because it is these fringe dicks that assassinate gynecologists and blow up federal buildings.
This video by Keith Olbermann tells the dangers of these assholes better than I ever could if I had a decade to try. I don't expect any fucktard to watch it, logic and truth makes their heads hurt.
But, if you agree with Keith, spread it far and wide.
Spacetrucker out...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pro-choice: It's not just about abortion

I believe strongly in pro-choice for both men and women when it comes to reproduction.
But an issue I haven't seen much about is the waiting periods imposed for men and women when it comes to tubal ligation and vasectomies.
It seems when it comes to controlling this side of reproduction there is an extreme imbalance.
Most states require women to wait for at least thirty days after they have been cleared as being medically sound for the surgery. This is to give them time to decide if they really want to go through with this. A few states also require a waiting period for men wanting a vasectomy. Usually it is at least 24 hours. Thirty days versus 24 hours seems a little imbalanced.
My daughter has three very active children. She is 32 and doesn't want any more children. She has been counselled that she "might get remarried and change her mind". Highly unlikely, I assure you. She won't even date a man who wants children of his own. Expecting her to go through the health tests, two weeks before she
signs the consent forms, then to wait an addiional 3o days to give her a chance to "think about it is redundant.. She has thought long and hard about her decision, weighing the pros and cons, researching all the possible side effecs and consequences. Her mind was made up long before she broached the
subject to her doctor.
Why then is she not afforded the same priveledge as a man when it comes to her reproductive choices?
Twenty four hours is reasonable. Any surgery, even as minor as a vasectomy has risks. If a woman, having weighed the risks, and made the decision, must wait an additional thirty days and obtain her partner's permisssion if she is married,
why are men required neither a substantial waiting period nor spousal permission for the procedure?
Pro-choice is about deciding when to stop having children. It isn't just an abortion issue. A woman who chooses to end her reproduction capability is not "killing babies". She is permanantly preventing the need for an abortion.
This waiting period needs to be put to rest.
A woman's right to choose should, at the very least be equal to a man's choice.
After all it is women who carry the burdon of pregnancy, childbirth and all that goes with them. We are not irresponcible or irrational and our decisions should be our own and not at the mercy of the state in which we live.
I do not believe men should have to wait longer than the 24 hours some states require. They should be in charge of their choice not to reproduce. I do believe women's choices should be equally respected. We are no less intelligent or informed than our male counter-parts. This needs to change. Pro-choice is for everyone, and it is not always about abortion.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Salvation from Judgement

Yes, the title means exactly what it says. First, let me say I am not Christian There are years of learning that brought me out of the Christian world I grew up in. I had questions about all things mystical from earliest memory. I used to sit for hours thinking. "Get your had out of the clouds," my mom would say. My report cards were alright, but the teachers always added little notes such as, "Candy would be a straight A student if she spent less time day dreaming."
To say there is no creationary power is a little further than I can go. There is a mystery within us all. I hesitate to call it god or goddess. It is simply a conciousness of spirit. It's what makes us laugh, cry, ponder and wonder.
I thought deeply about judgement. And that led me to thinking about guilt. The Judeo/Christian bible tells us in many placement that we shouldn't judge. Judgement belongs to God. That pretty much makes sin nobody else;s business. Yet the pulpit lays constant guilt on its parisioners.
Preachers scream at their congregations, rant and rave all to the muttered {or shouted} "Praise God" or "Amen". They pass around a tray to collect money. I don't have to look far to know how their Jesus felt about that.
I once heard a preacher say, "Don't worry if your children need things. God will provide." He said this as the offering plate was passed around. As the plate passed before me, I could not resist. I dropped a bag of peanuts in the offering plate along with a note that read, "I work for peanuts. Here is my children"s snack." Needless to say, I wasn't welcomed back. Did I feel guilty for not giving my children's grocery money to that paster? Hell no! I would have felt far worse seeing my childrens' hungry eyes.
I believe that judgement is between each of us and our concience. If we know it's wrong, we have made the judgement. Judgement is no far future thing that awaits us and salvation isn't either.
We face ourselves every day. We see ourselves, make our judgements and move forward. Guilt is a lesson killer and probably the worst kind of sin we commit against ourselves. Guilt keeps us living backward instead of forward. We can be sorry for past mistakes but holding onto guilt is unnecessary. The truth is, every mistake we make is one step closer to getting it right. And every lesson we learn through life adds to us. We become who we are because of and in spite of the things we do. And therein lies our salvation from judgement.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Mr. Trucker Goes To Washington

Greetings citizens, Spacetrucker here on board US Airways flight 2502 to Washington D.C.
As I sit here cramped in an aluminum tube filled to capacity with grumpy coffee breath mouth breathers awaiting take off, I try to come up with some witty lines to put into this blog.
Unfortunately nothing comes to mind at the moment, so I am just gonna thump type away on whatever stream of consciousness may happen.
I checked out the cockpit when I boarded and both the pilot and co pilot looked young and healthy. Luckily there should be no unscheduled passing of the flight crew.
We were delayed taking off because of a long ass line of women trying to use the fucking restroom on the plane.
Guess where my seat is?
Before getting on the plane I got a call from my union prez who is supposed to be traveling with me, saying they won't let him in because he missed the flight.
Obviously what happened was, the fuckers over booked the flight and it became first come first serve. That shit happens all the time, but the airlines usually give u a discount or even a free domestic flight for your trouble. These bastards evidently put the blame on you for being in the back of the line.
Him missing the flight would probably be funnier if for the fact the hotel rooms are booked in his name and he won't be arriving until later tonight. I hope the fuck I can talk them into letting me have my room. Else it is gonna be a piss poor fucking first day.
I spent the first part of this flight experimenting taking videos with my cell phone and transferring them over to my Nokia mini computer. I hope to be able to do some video blogging. As purty as I am it just ain't fair not to get my face on the internets as much as possible.
I think we may be getting ready for our descent, if so I will have to turn off this cell phone until we land, so I am closing up.
I will upload and post as soon as I am allowed.
Spacetrucker out.

Monday, June 15, 2009

What if~~~~~

As i watch the dramatic story unfold of angry protesters, rioting in the streets, demanding freedom, demanding justice it takes me back~~~~~~~~


It takes me back to another election. Same story, different actors. Where, oh where was the outrage in 2000? Sure there were protests, but they were small and scattered. Where was the outrage?
Had we reacted to that election the way Iranians are reacting to this one, would G Dubyah have still been president? Would we have gone to war? Would 911 have still happened? Would our economy have gone insane?
We will never know. Let history be our lesson and never be silent again.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fixing a broken system

Our economy is broken. Everybody is aware of this fact. Unemployment is rising because people are not buying as much as they used to, businesses are sinking; lay offs and hiring freezes are inevitable.
Rising taxes are also inevitable, but the tax system itself needs a major overhaul. Loopholes that enable the very wealthy to avoid paying an equitable share of taxes must be closed. Wasteful government spending must be addressed and dealt with.
This is the legacy Barrack Obama has inherited. He is doing an amazing job, but to be fair, he doesn't have a magic wand to wave over the nation to fix everything that has been breaking down for many years.
Think about the government and the economy as if it were a car. If you maintain that car, changing the oil regularly, replacing worn belts, adjusting brakes and changing break pads, checking and adding fluids when necessary, it will run smoothly, without the expense of major repairs. It will cost a little to maintain, of course, but you will avoid high cost repair bills. Putting a fresh coat of paint on to pretty it up isn't going to make it run better. It will just be a nice, shiny hunk of junk. Our leaders have been putting fresh coats of paint on our system and ignoring the internal problems for so long that the repairs are going to be costly, with no guarantee that the government engine will ever run the way we hope it will.
We have entered a new age and what is broken may have to be entirely replaced with something that works better. That's scary, but change comes with a price.
I predicted back during the Reagan administration that if healthcare was not fixed, we would be facing what we are now.
Insurance companies and the medical business have created a monster. Here is an example that hit me directly. When my doctor prescribed a wheel chair, the insurance company decided that it should be a rental. The original cost of the chair was just under $2000. To date, the medical supply company has received over $6000 in rental costs, three times the original cost of the equipment. Medical billing must be addressed. Insurance companies are passing these extra costs on to consumers. It is not individuals who are the problem. It is the medical business and the insurance business, who, in their greed have forgotten that everything has a price. Wasteful spending is wrong. It costs us all. If you have been hospitalized, the cost of everything used during your stay is far above the cost to the medical facility.
Socialized medicine would curb the out of control billing by the medical community.
It is not communism or socialism. It is simply the right thing to do. When people are victims of uncontrolled medical costs, it ends up costing us all in the long run.
I don't believe we all should be receiving free, unlimited medical care. I do believe that a low cost, government run system would ultimately put insurance companies and the medical community in check, and end the profiteering that we have all faced for so long.
Should the medical community be allowed to profit and prosper? Certainly~but isn't a 300% profit a little steep? Should private insurance companies be allowed to profit and prosper? Certainly. But shouldn't they be made aware of the costs they incur on our behalf and made to address over billing more equitably? Insurance premiums are rising rapidly and the benefits are shrinking. We need to join the rest of the civilized world and end the joy ride of the medical/insurance industries.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

wingnuts

Right wingers seem to have their heads so far up their asses, they should probably have their names stamped on the backs of their belts. How else will they know who they are when they come up for air?


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You know you are a christian fundamentalist when:

This is not America {warning~very graphic}

I was playing around trying to figure out how to embed a video on this blog. Finally figured it out {I think}. This is my all time absolute favorite Aerosmith song. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

In Reply to FoB

The following is in reply to the comment (below) on my prior post.

FoB said...
Who is applauding? We're not dealing with a few extremists, we're dealing with a single insane person.
June 2, 2009 4:13 PM


That might be a reasonable argument but for the fact that this is not an isolated incident. Abortion providers who are engaged in an activity that is still legal in this country and their employees are subjected to many forms of violence, harassment and intimidation, including physical violence, bombing, arson, death threats, bomb threats, facility invasion, burglary, break-ins, broken windows, glue in locks, nails in driveways, graffiti, clinic blockades, stalking of staff or physicians, home picketing, posting of "wanted" posters and harassment via the Internet. The intimidation and harassment does not end with the abortion providers. Frothing at the mouth abortion clinic protestors write down the numbers on car tags so that they can identify and harass patients of these clinics. All of the activity mentioned above is not only repugnant to people who, despite their personal views on the issue, stay out of affairs that don’t concern them, it is illegal.

This is not the first “insane” person who has murdered someone for this cause and probably, unfortunately won’t be the last.

1. Eric Robert Rudolph, who bombed an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, killing an off duty police officer who was acting as a security guard and maimed a nurse. Here is Rudolph’s web site http://www.armyofgod.com/EricRudolphHomepage.html.

2. Paul Hill, who murdered Dr. John Britton in Pensacola, Florida in 1994 "The short answer is no. I don't feel any remorse because I think it was a good thing, and instead of being shocked, more people should do what I did. I think more people should act as I acted."

3. James Kopp, who shot and killed Dr. Barnett Slepian with a single bullet from a high-powered rifle through the window of his Amherst, NY, home while he was standing in the kitchen
with his wife and children nearby.

The argument that this is one insane person is disingenuous at best and attempts to deflect the attention from the hatemongers and lunatics that engage in typical abortion protests. This was not just one insane person. This was the culmination of a society of insane people who think that they are above the law and that their cause, simply because they believe in it, justifies any action, including murder.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Well the elephant started it!

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Pro LIfe Thugs

The assassination of Dr. George Tiller Sunday was a gang hit. Only this time, the gang activity did not occur in inner city Los Angeles, New York or Detroit. It occurred in Wichita, Kansas at a church. The person who killed Dr. Tiller was not protecting his own life or the life of his family and he was not protecting his city, state or country. We cannot know what was truly in the mind of this evil person, perhaps he was operating under the misguided logic that killing Dr. Tiller would somehow save fetuses from abortion, or perhaps it was retribution for the abortions Dr. Tiller had previously performed.

What is clear is that what Dr. Tiller was doing, performing abortions, is a legal, medical procedure, which women were given a legal right to undergo by a Court decision which has not to this date been overturned. What the assassin did was murder. I do not address whether or not abortion is moral, or whether or not I personally agree with abortion itself. It is legal, and each person faced with an unwanted pregnancy should be able to make those decisions on their own, without threat, coercion, or fear. The murder of another human being as a preventative measure for actions they may undertake in the future, or as revenge or retribution is an illegal act. Unless the man is determined to be mentally ill, there are no mitigating factors. He is no spokesperson, no hero and no martyr for the cause. His motivation should not be explored and his story should not be told. There are no qualifiers to lesson his guilt. He is a thug and a criminal and all the people who are applauding his actions are just members of the same gang.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Only a Republican Could

I have to admit something here. I really enjoy making fun of Republicans. I mean, I REALLY enjoy it.
Does that make me a bad person? I do have the occasional second thought whenever I point at some fucktardary and laugh hysterically. I would never laugh at a fat lady slipping on a banana peel, or a child with his head stuck in an industrial sized can of Van Camps pork and beans, so why do I find these other equally tragic events funny?
At my local watering hole, I overheard a couple of the fucktards that were bellied up to the bar opining about gay marriage.
One of the guys, who believe it or not I call a friend, actually said that he was opposed to gay marriage because the act itself will cause more diseases and healthcare was already expensive enough.
After I recoverd from the long bout of laughter, I noticed that the fellow he had been talking with had relocated away from him, obviously embarrassed at the thought of being lumped in with that fucktard reasoning.
The fellow making the statement actually thinks the act of cohabitation between two men will create germs and bacteria out of nothing. Poor guy. Should I be laughing at him? Probably not, but WTF?
Another topic at the watering hole that everyone seems to agree on, is the justification or water boarding.
To a person, with yours truly being the sole light of reason in the bleak world of fucktardary, they follow this line of thought on the subject:
Them: "Waterboarding isn't torture."
Me: "What? Of Course it is!"
Them: "No, it is just holding them down and sprinkling them with water. Anyone can handle it, it isn't torture."
Me: "Then what is the purpose of doing it? If it is harmless, why would the subject give up secrets?"
Them: Silence
Me: "I mean come on, I have heard proponents of waterboarding say that they start singing immediately. That they have extracted information from resistant terrorists because of it. If it is harmless, why did they give it up?"
Them: "There you go! You just admitted that it works!"
Me: "I said supporters of waterboarding said it works. Do you think it works?"
Them: "Yes, I think it works. We are safer because of it."
Me: "But you never answered, why would a suspect confess during waterboarding if it wasn't torture? Surely you don't think a hardened criminal would break after just a few seconds of this if it wasn't really traumatic?"
Them: "Fuck 'em. Even if it is torture, if it keeps America safe, we should use it."
Me: "But torture is illegal. Even your hero George W. Bush says so."
Them: "What ever".
Me: "Aren't you the one that was yelling 'we are a nation of laws' when Clinton was accused of lying about a blowjob? What happened? We can break laws now?"
Them: "Nancy Pelosi new about it too".
Me: "Fuck Nancy Pelosi."
Them: "Well if she knew she should be punished too."
Me: "I agree."
Them: Silence.
Me: "Well, I am glad we reached a common ground. We both seem to think that torture is a crime and people who do it should be held accountable."
Them: Silence.
Me: "Right?"
Them: "They only did it to three people."
Me: "Sigh."
Thus is the mentality of the Alabama fucktard. And these particular fucktards are college educated, work for NASA or the Army Missile Command or any of several high tech companies around the Rocket City area. Just imagine how it is when you get out of the city and into the rural areas.
Of course the word empathy has become something terrible to the fucktard mind. Turn on Fox "News" at any given time and you will hear wailing and gnashing of the teeth by whichever commentator happens to be on. Empathy, these geniuses have been known to say, is code word for liberal activism or legislating from the bench.
My question is, why would Sotomayor or Obama have wanted to send out code words?
Fuck, she already has the job by any reasonable standard. Barring a successful filibuster (come on, don't you secretly wish the Pugs were stupid enough to try it?) she will be the successor of Justice Souter.
So, why in Hell would she send out code words? Something is wrong with a code system that only your enemies pick up. I'm a liberal and I know lots of liberals and none of them have mentioned cracking the da Sotomayor Code.
Maybe Obama has hatched an evil scheme with his army of mad scientists to beam code words into Glen Becks atrophied brain and make his head explode. Fuck that would be cool.
The answer is plain and simple. Republicans are the party of no. They can no more support Obama than Rush Limbaugh can turn down a pork chop.
The GOP. The party of torture and the warriors against empathy.
Come on and join me and pointing and laughing at them.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Right's Judicial Nominee Argument

I am fed up with listening to the same old tired argument the right wing always uses when opposing judicial nominees, i.e.

  • Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said senators “must determine if Ms. Sotomayor understands that the proper role of a judge is to act as a neutral umpire of the law, calling balls and strikes fairly without regard to one's own personal preferences or political views."

  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) – who voted against Sotomayor’s confirmation in 1998 — said Republicans will treat her "fairly” as they examine her record “to ensure she understands that the role of a jurist in our democracy is to apply the law even-handedly, despite their own feelings or personal or political preferences."


Well, what are the Courts if not a collection of personal preferences and political views? The constitution sets up the Courts to interpret the law as it applies to specific incidents and circumstances. By its nature, since a Court is made up of human beings and not automatons, their preferences and views are always going to be reflected in their decisions. What the right is really saying it is that we don’t agree with the preferences and views of nominees made by a Democrat and that we are afraid you will be Pro-Choice, Anti-NRA, and mess up the direction the Court was beginning to take with Dubya’s two nominees. Their argument is a glossed over generic statement that makes a good sound byte, but has no substance, which if you think about it is consistent with all their other arguments.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The British UFO TV series is headed for the big screen


I can remember way back when this show first came on. It absolutely fucking blew me away. At the time the effects were incredible for television. If I recall correctly the effects guy also did James Bond movies and worked with John Dykstra on 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The stories had dark themes along with the twisted British sci-fi mentality. One episode had the main character, Commander Straker having to make a choice between taking his dying son to the hospital or capture an alien operative. He tried to do both and failed on both.
The theme music is what I really remember the most. I still think this show has the best opening sequence ever made. The 1969 view of the then future 1980 was awesome. Yeah, I know it looks cheesy now. But still.
It would be great if the people who are bringing this show back would take the bold step and leave the show in that universe of 1980, but of course they won't. I am sure it will be updated, rebooted, and geared towards an American audience with an all U.S. cast rather than the quirky British one. LOL, in the original, S.H.A.D.O (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization) was located underneath a film studio. Supposedly, that way they can bring in all kinds of alien and future stuff without raising suspicion. Everyone would just assume they were making another cheesy sci-fi movie.
Here is the link to the sci-fi wire article:
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UPDATE: THE COOL GRAPHIC AT THE TOP OF THIS ARTICLE CAN'T BE SEEN BECAUSE IT IS BLACK AND THE BACKGROUND OF EoM IS BLACK. IF YOU WANT TO SEE IT, JUST RIGHT CLICK WHERE IT SHOULD BE AND SELECT VIEW IMAGE. THAT SHOULD DO IT.
Also check out the opening sequence of each weeks show:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hannity the Pussy Part 2

Continuing with the Hannity beat down theme from below, I would just like to say that I am no way a big fan of the meat head Jesse Ventura.
However he did manage to shout down the fucktard host and call him on most of the bullshit that Hannity vomits on a regular basis.
Ventura should have called him on one of the lies that Hannity and all the fucktards like to blather nonstop about, and that is the untruth that Bill Clinton turned down the opportunity to have Osama bin Laden handed over to him by the Sudanese.
Lets forget the 911 commision report that said that was a crock of shit. Lets just use some goddamn plain old logic and common sense. Yeah yeah, I know. Those two elements are kryptonite to the fucktard mind and can never be used around Republicans. But this is just us so we can utilize it.
According to Hannity and his ilk, the Sudanese government or some element in the Sudan offered then President Bill Clinton Osama bin Laden and the president turned down the offer.
Ok, here is where some logic has to be utilized. Lets pretend that it really happened, that for some unfathomable reason Bill Clinton did not want him, that there were some legal loop holes that would cause some problems (remember that is was pre 9-11) or perhaps he was just blinded because he was focused on getting blowjobs from the chunky chick that was bringing him the mail. Doesn't really matter.
Who had bin Laden? Did they capture him and were holding him in a cell somewhere? Hannity and company never say that the Sudanese offered to hunt down and capture him, they say they tried to hand him over to Clinton.
Suppose you were these people who were holding bin Laden. You had just tried to hand over a powerful billionaire terrorist to the enemy he had sworn to God to kill.
Now what do you do with him when Clinton didn't want him? Was there no one else interested in having him? After all, he was reported to have masterminded attacks on a lot of other people too. Tony Blair didn't want him either? How about that French fucker? Him either? None of the European democracies wanted to bring this monster to justice?
Ok. So nobody wants his sorry ass, you just let him go and say sorry about that? No fear that he will retalitate for capturing him and trying to hand him over to his enemies?
What a crock of shit. The sad thing is, fucktards eat that lie up like a starving hobo on a balogna sandwich. And you can't use logic on them because once you pull that glowing green meteroite out of your lead lined pocket they flee in terror.
If we could just get some Democrats with spines to just stand up and list the mother fucking facts, the Republicans would be laughed out of town.
I guess that is just way to much to hope for.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My 2 cents worth on Hannity vs Ventura

i also saw the video, spacetrucker. I agree with your views on all but one point. That little white kitty with the pink bow is way too cute to be Hannity. The image below far better resembles that stinker.






Sean Hannity is a Pussy

A twitter person I am following (Gr8RDH) posted a link to a youtube video of the vile piece of shit better known as Sean Hannity interviewing former MN governor and current meat head Jesse Ventura.
If you have ever had to set through Hannitys show you know what I mean when I say calling him shit is an insult to feces all over the world.
Normally he brow beats, insults, and yells over any hostile guest (who in a moment of idiocy agrees to come on his show) in true Fox "News" fashion.
This time however he must have thought that there was the possibility of an ass kicking, because he swooned, armed touched, and eye batted anytime he said anything disagreeing with Ventura.
Ventura evidently came on the fucktards show to debate waterboarding. The torture practice Puss Boy said wasn't torture.
Hannity managed to keep the talk away from that during the whole segment, arguing about Obamas economic policies and defending The Bastard Bushs failed ones. Ventura was obviously displeased that Hannity ran out the clock before he had time to redden his ass on the subject.
Seeing a man vehemently disagreeing with another man while at the same time acting like he would suck his dick if only he would ask, is rather disconcerting. You have to see it for yourself. Hope to put a link or embed it here in an update later.
I had to compose and upload this by cell phone. please ignore the obvious typos and grammatical non sequitors.

UPDATE! I finally got to a computer. Here is the video of the pussy:

Monday, May 18, 2009

New Blogging Toy

I finally got me an iGo keyboard for my cell phone. I won it on eBay for $50.
It is pretty neat. If you can see the picture above the part sticking up in the back is where the phone sits. Since I used my phone to take the picture it is not in it.
It pairs up to my phone via bluetooth. I bought it used and it came with no manual or CD with driver software. I managed to finally figure everything out and it works like a charm.
This is the first significant use of it so I have no idea how longs the batteries last. (2 AAA)
Actually this is probably taking longer to type than thumb typing as I am not used to the keys yet.
They have a better one I would like to get someday. Like this one, it hooks up via blue tooth and is the size of a cigarette lighter.
It uses a laser to project a virtual keyboard on the table top. Then with an infrared field it can detect when you "press" a key.
Pretty fucking neat and a great conversation starter. I imagine it won't be long until some of the high end smart phones will have it built in.
The biggest draw back on cell phone blogging for me is, I have grown so fucking used to spell check. Once you are spoiled with that it is hard to get over it.
Any way, time to read some news and see if any of our Alabama officials said something retarded again. Perhaps Jeff Sessions will elaborate on some of the better qualities of the Ku Klux Klan or something.
Later

Update: Forgot to mention that it folds up and fits into a carrying case. Not much bigger than a big cell phone itself.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Embarrassment Never Ends

Sweet Jesus with a telephone pole up His ass. Is it possible to go a week without our Alabama elected officials embarrassing the living shit out of us?
Is the GOP running a contest to see who is the stupidest goddamn fucktard in the party and Alabama has the undisputed winning team?
Jeff "half-a-motheerfucker" Sessions (R- Midget) defended keeping Guantanamo open because, get this, "it provides tropical breezes" for the inmates.
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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) today defended the continued detention of al-Qaeda prisoners at the military facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, calling it a "logical" site that also provides inmates with "tropical breezes."
My god, the idiocy of this man is staggering.
This is the fucker that is the ranking Repug on the Armed Service Committee. Is he the best the GOP could come up with for that seat? How would you feel if you were a Repug senator and you lost out to this idiot?
What is it about meanness and stupidity that appeals to Republicans? Are they so afraid of empathy and logic that they have to deliberately be the opposite?
Come on GOP, die already. Maybe you will come back as the New Whigs.
Full sad and embarrassing story here:
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Evil Labor Agenda

Ok. The title of this posting is misleading, as is the picture.
I am blogging from my cell phone during a fucking boring ass safety meeting and I am limited on time to formulate a witty title about my union meeting last night.
Also, I have no cool grahic on my phone so I just snapped a picture from a "Social Policy" magazine article with my cell.
As the saftey guy drones on and fucking on about why you should wear a hard hat or something, some of us are performing our "Twitter Prayer". Heads bowed with our hands in our laps, we give the appearance of penance. Pious and repentant we are obviously praying to the Lord to forgive us for our long coffee breaks and to bless our company and fellow employees to be productive and profitable.
Ha ha, fucking right.
Twitter Prayer. I think that is a good name for us nerds thumb typing away in our own little world.
Obviously, this is what I am doing. I have no idea what the fucktard across from me is texting. Maybe he is sexting. A term I heard on Bill Maher where people send naughty texts and pictures from their cell phones.
Anyway, at the union meeting last night we held nominations to send delegates to the international convention in Washington D.C. next month.
The rules have changed this year. It used to be the president of the local was an automatic delegate and the alternate delegate was picked by the local, pretty well however they wanted.
Now, we are required to have nominations followed by a blind vote. As expected, the membership nominated our president as the delegate and yours truely as the alternate. As there were no other nominations no vote was needed as we won by default.
As I said above, the convention this year is in D.C.
Last year it was in Las Vegas. :-) Not only was it in Vegas, the hotel we were at was the Star Trek Hilton. he he. This was just mere weeks before the geniuses at the Hilton decided they didn't want the Trek Experience there anymore even though the rebooting of the Star Trek franchise was happening. Fuck them. I hope I hear about the wrecking ball making it into a parking lot soon.
A guy in my local once asked me why did we have to go to the more exotic cities for our coventions and conferences. Poor fellow is pretty much a fucktard and has to be explained things very slowly.
Although I doubt he ever understood what the fuck I was saying, basically the CWA has a rule where they only use hotels where the workforce is organized. That pretty much leaves out a good portion of the country.
I do think that we should patronize union businesses whenever possible too. However, I think there is something to the idea of bringing a big international labor convention to a predominant non union city. Perhaps a place like Birmingham or Huntsville.
The exposure of these poor area bastards who are inundated non stop with pro fascist, anti labor propaganda may end up being a good thing.
When the cab driver or food server hears hundreds of people from the U.S. and Canada talking about the much better working conditions, maybe they will listen.
I love the thought of our asshole city council here in Huntsville trembling at the thought of having labor organizers in town, yet try to justify the millions of dollars the city would lose by not allowing them to come.
Anyway. I am gonna be in D.C. for a week next month. come see me.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The New Star Trek

Ok, so that picture is a classic stereotype of uncool and nerdiness, totally different than what the new movie conveys. Three middle age men sucking their beer bellies in as they get their picture took in their Trek uniforms is to the new movie what Adam West is to The Dark Knight.
But it is the only Trek pic I have on my phone at the moment.
The new Star Trek is a very successful and much needed reboot of the franchise.
J.J. Abrahms was able to write the reboot into the story itself. Most other franchise reboots start out where you pretend the other movies never existed. Not here.
I am not going to give anything away just say this is truely a Trek for everyone.
Old school trekkies will love the "red shirt death, Kirk/green woman, damn it Jim" and other classic moments from the original while new viewers will be caught up in the action and sexiness of it.
Star Trek is now offically cool, a black man is president, and the Republican Party is imploding like a planet being swallowed up by a singularity at its core. The future is here.
Oh yeah. And I was a trekkie before being a trekkie was cool.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Over Indulgence In Rocket City

Had a little to much fun during and after Star Trek last night.
Movie was fucking awesome! will try to write a spoiler free review later. Feel like a turd with the shit slapped out of it right now.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dentist Trip Was a Bust

Dentist called in sick. Going back tomorrow at 1 pm. What a fucking bitch. Star Trek opens tomorrow night here in the Rocket City and if I make it, I probably won't be able to eat popcorn.
There is no god.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tips for Curtailing Southern Jokes









This pic was sent to me by a friend who lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Supposedly it was taken outside the Walmart in Gardendale, Alabama. I am sure there are any number of ladies in Las Vegas who look just like this (maybe not as inventive, but just as classy), but it seems that the jokes are always pointed at the South. I read the email, grimaced, and then hit delete. After a while, I began to realize that perhaps my irritation was misplaced, that this shit is really true. I retrieved the email from the trash bin so that I could share some tips. Folks, when you wear something like this out in public, expect to be photographed and paraded like the dumbass that you are. Here are a few simple suggestions so that we, who don’t act like dumbasses in the South, don’t have to be bombarded with the endless forwarded jokes:


1. Don’t take any article of clothing that was meant to cover a man’s ass and craft it into anything else, no good can come of it.

2. Don’t wear something that you wore to Joe’s Biker Bar last night to your Court hearing the next morning. (Connie, I'm talking to you)

3. Don’t drink and drive, and especially, don’t drink and drive while on a lawnmower, a motorboat or a horse.

4. Christmas lights do not belong on satellite dishes, chicken coops or on your pickup truck.

5. A size 6 dress, blouse, or pair of jeans will not fit a size 12 body, something will always hang out and be photographed.

I hope this helps.

Southern Republican Voters

Every Republican voter that I have ever talked to in the South justifies their vote in one of the following ways; the tax argument, the family values argument and the strong defense argument. Let’s take these one at a time:

Tax

See the table in the link below (married filing jointly) which outlines the Bush tax cuts which became effective January 1, 2003. See Wikipedia - Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 . Note that households earning up to $46,700.00 got no tax cut, (with the exception of those earning between $12,000 and $14,000, from 15 percent to 10 percent). The median household income in the State of Alabama for the years 2002 – 2004 was $38,111.00. See US Census Bureau . Taxpayers in the highest bracket (over $311,950.00 annually) got a 3.6 percent reduction. A quick calculation reveals that the minimum tax reduction for the highest bracket is $11,230.20 annually, while the majority of taxpayers in Alabama get nothing. Most people in the State don’t earn $300,000.00 annually and thus allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire, to them, is basically meaningless. Yet, almost every blue collar Republican in the State will say that Democrats are going to raise your taxes. (Yeah, if you earn over $300,000.00 a year). I just don’t understand the logic, but there is no point in arguing.



Family Values

Pro-life stance - Republicans have long held that abortion is wrong and that it should be illegal in most cases. To my way of thinking, the issue is not whether or not abortion is wrong, either legally or morally, it is who should be making that decision. (choice.) The issue involves moral and ethical considerations that should be left up to the individuals who are facing the issue. You cannot and we should not be legislating morals. I am not qualified to make a decision as to when life and thus rights begin, but apparently Republicans think they are. Republicans, in general, support the death penalty. Pro-life, as long as you are still in the womb, but woe be unto you if you have been born. Again, who among us is qualified to make the decision about whether someone lives or dies? I am not qualified to make that decision, but apparently Republicans think they are.

Same Sex Marriage – I posed a question to a friend of mine once when she said that homosexuality was wrong and that homosexuals should either change or become celibate. “Think about your sexuality as you are now, then put yourself into a society where homosexuality is the norm, would you be able to change yourself to conform with the norms of that society?” What threat do same sex marriages pose to the American family?

It just seems to me that conservatives take stands on some issues that conflict with stands they take on others. We don’t want you to have an abortion, but we don’t want you to have access to condoms or any information about family planning. We don’t want you to have an abortion, or family planning, but we also don’t want you to be on the welfare rolls. We don’t want you to have an abortion, we don’t want you to have condoms, we don’t want you on the welfare rolls, but we also don’t want to subsidize child care so you can work.

Their ideas on the family are not realistic.

Strong Defense

In the last 8 years, we’ve invaded a country that posed no threat to us. We’ve captured foreign nationals, held them for years on end without charging them with anything. We’ve used “aggressive interrogation” on individuals to attempt to gain information, including waterboarding, beatings, intimidation, humiliation, sleep deprivation, temperature extremes, stress positions. All of this leaves a bad taste in my mouth and has harmed the reputation of the United States abroad. Admittedly, I don’t have all the facts and if someone shows me proof that these things were necessary, then I’ll concede the point, but for now I can’t imagine that any of this makes us safer.

The bottom line is that the Republican machine has done a good job in the South of herding the sheep. Just pour on the piety, make vague statements about taxes and defending the red, white and blue and you’ve got ‘em, hook, line and sinker.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Rolling on the Floor, Laughing My Fucking Ass Off!


Trekkies Bash New Star Trek Film As 'Fun, Watchable'

Fuck You Jeff Sessions

Goddam half a motherfucking midget.
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Excerpt:
Sessions' dismal record on race -- including a black former assistant U.S. attorney's testimony that Sessions once said he "used to think they [the Klan] were OK" until he found out some of them were "pot smokers" -- was chronicled in a 2002 article in The New Republic.

Party of NO!

Read a tweet awhile ago stating that leaders of the G.O.P. are defending off shore tax havens in response to the current administrations plan to close that shitty tax loophole.
While I didn't follow the link posted with the tweet and confirm it, this is indeed the type of desperation the Repugs have sunk to.
It appears that they plan on opposing every fucking thing Obama does regardless of what is right for the country or what Americans want.
While I have seen many fucktards making fools of themselves, I have never seen it done on such a massive scale. Even the great Cockhunt of 98 wasn't as bad as this.
One can almost forgive the fucktards then as their obsession with Bill Clintons cock drove them insane. Add that to a roaring economy and peace, what else could a fucktard do?
But now we are in an economic crisis and trying to deal with two wars and the Repugs want to pull this shit?
I guess we should continue to point and laugh at them as much as possible. It will piss them off more. And the more pissed they are the more irrational they become.
Lets do our American duty and help the fucktards in their slide into irrelevancy.
Oh, and don't feel bad about kicking them while they are down. After all, when is a better time to kick someone?

Update. Here is the link to the above mentioned article.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A clear concience?

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Google Maps Pissing Off People

I really don't know which way I stand on this issue. I can see it from both sides. Although I guess I lean more to the defense of Google. Honestly I only sped read the article so I may be missing the whole fucking point.
But historical information should be shared. History belongs to all of us. I think we all agree on that.
Excerpt:
The maps date back to the country's feudal era, when shoguns ruled and a strict caste system was in place. At the bottom of the hierarchy were a class called the "burakumin," ethnically identical to other Japanese but forced to live in isolation because they did jobs associated with death, such as working with leather, butchering animals and digging graves.

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Validation

If you don't smile when you watch this, you are a fucking robot. Go back to making cars and plotting the enslavement of mankind.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Exclusive! Where Swine Flu Started

Terrible parenting obviously

Obama Was Elected & Swine Flew

There is a racist joke going around via text message.
They said a n*****r would be elected president when pigs flew. Well, 100 days since Obama has been elected and Swine Flu.
Yeah. Hardy fucking har.
But on a note about swine flu, the mayors in Huntsville and Madison Al., went full force fucktard on the report of two "suspected" cases of the influenza virus at an elementary school in Madison Al.
They held a press conference the same fucking time as President Obama held his so nobody saw it.
They closed the school for seven days and all the other schools in the Huntsville and Madison Country system for two days. In their zeal of germ-a-phobia they decided to close all the city parks down too.
Nobody panics like they do in the Huntsville area. A threat of a snow dusting and they hole up like they are going to be snowed in for weeks. Y2K was a hoot too.
Perhaps we should change the name of the greater Huntsville area to Monkville after Adrian Monk.
It would be fitting.

The Role of the G.O.P.

Watching the fucktard party melt down I, like most free thinkers, can't help but snicker with glee.
Squirming uncomfortably as Rush Limbaugh blathers his hate speech, and they dare not refute him, the less insane members quietly yet vigorously try to come up with a way to stay relevant.
Hitching their wagon to the religiously insane and the racists won them elections for a brief time, but all the things those fucktards were for are now irrelevant to Americans.
Despite the desperate lies of Fox "News" and A.M. hate radio, we as a people no longer hate minorities and gays, two of the fundemental "values" that hold the Republicans together.
The bullshit that got the working class to vote for the bastard Ronald Regan no longer works. The wink and nod to the despicable pieces of shit like Bob Jones University and code words like States Rights and Welfare Queens fail to sway the working class to vote the wealthy a tax cut.
Indeed that is all the G.O.P. has ever been about. Greed. Selfishness. Class elitism.
Historically, the Republicans have proven they are incapable of governing effectively. In the last half century only through celebrities have they managed to elect a president who maintained any effective popularity.
Eisenhower managed to maintain a comfortable approval rating despite having a very mediocre presidency. He managed this because of his high celebrity status from being Supreme Commander of the Allied forces during the European theater of WWII.
The bastard Ronald Regan had very high approval ratings despite being the worse president ever up to that time. His training as a Hollywood celebrity and his charm made the very people he was bending over and dry ass fucking approve of him.
The rest of the Republican presidents in the last half century: Nixon, Ford, Bush the Smarter, and Bush the Dumbass without the celebrity status were all dismal failures despite having virtually the same policies as the bastard Regan.
With hate and homophobia (the epoxy that bonds the fucktards together) dissolving at an ever increasing pace the future looks very bleak for the Repugs.
However the G.O.P. does have a role needed in our government.
The one thing they have proven themselves to be good at is being obstructionists.
Even though I am a Democrat, I do not want them to have unchecked power as they will inevitability fall to the seductive siren of power.
We need someone to keep an eye on the Dems and make sure they are not getting blowjobs at work or using government postage stamps for personal use.
Who else but a pissed off fucktard lawmaker from some racist district in the deep south, desperately trying to appear relevant could do the job that well?
There you go G.O.P. leaders. Now you have something to strive for.
Space Trucker Out

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Welfare to work or involentary servitude?

There has been, in the last fifteen years, a nationwide attempt to reform the Wefare system and end the cycle of poverty. There are programs throughout the country that are working miracles in people's lives. The welfare rolls are shrinking and more people are getting on with successful lives.
There is a right way to create a system that enables people to change their lives. There is also a wrong way, and that is what i want to address. The state of Tennessee works with the Maximus program, a worldwide, nonprofit organization which, when used correctly, can fascilitate positive change. Maximus helps by providing educational opportunities, helping custodial parents to obtain child support from absent parents and encouraging growth and self sufficiency.
However, the interpretation of rules in the program needs to be closely monitered to prevent abuse of the system by those who are charged with the responcibility of effecting those positive changes.
The states which are utilizing this system seem to be overlooking thirteenth amendment rights in its attempt to decrease the numbers on their welfare rolls.
There are requirements that make perfect sense. Able recipients are required to put in thirty hours a week in a combination of job search, education programs and work.
It is the work part of this program that concerns me.
A program called WEX {work exprience} is a blatant abuse of the thirteenth amendment. Recipients of benefits are being told they must participate in the WEX program or face "sanction" and a loss of benefits. Nothing wrong with that, right? One would think there would be close montering of employers participating in this program. They would be willing and ready to hire participants who show that they are ready and willing to work and leave welfare behind. Unfortunately, the overseers of this program are sending people to work sites that are seeking only volenteers. They are allowing employers who have no intention to hire participants and they are telling recipients that their benefits are their paychecks.
A family of four recieves $226 in cash benefits in Tennessee. Has anyone explained how this pays for ever increasing utility bills, buys household and personal care products and other necessities? Participants are required to work a minimum of 10 hours per week for the WEX program without compensation. Tennessee is only one of many states participating in this program and I wonder who is watching out for the impoverished people whoe constitutional rights are being violated.

Thirteenth ammendment:
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime
whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United
States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Since when is being poor a crime?
How many rights do we have to lose before all of the United States of America stands and says NO MORE? I am all for welfare reform, but not at the expence of our constittional rights. Why is there no outcry for these poverty stricken casualties of the Bush administration’s seemingly endless trashing of our constitutional rights?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Topic of Torture

I am appalled that torture is even a topic of conversation in 2009 in the United States. It seems to me that the proper context to examine that subject would be in historical accounts of the Spanish Inquisition, the Tower of London, and the Japanese atrocities during WWII, but here we are. We have been placed here by the arrogance of an administration who believed that accomplishing their goals, whatever they may have been, were more important than our reputation in the world. Our reputation has suffered, we are no longer an example for the world, or at least an example that we want to show the world. We have shown an ugly side of ourselves, and whether or not we discuss it openly or keep it hush-hush within the confines of internal investigations and memos, the information is out there. I only hope that this information is not used against any one of us that is unfortunate enough to be held in a jail or a brig on foreign soil. The excuse for using torture was the same excuse we have heard repeatedly for other violations of rights in the past 8 years, staying the course, and keeping the country safe. It had become an old mantra that thankfully, is now being seen for what it was, a diversion from an ineffectual leadership who had nothing meaningful to say.

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Confederate Flag

On this day as fucktards all across the south from Walmart to shining Walmart remember with pride there ancestors getting the living tar whipped out of them by fucking yankees, lets think about the Confederate Flag.
It went through many incantations in its brief time it flew over the south as the banner of the rebels.
The one that became the most popular with descendants of the men who couldn't defend their home from yankees is the Naval Battle flag shown above.
I think however, if we are to do it correctly, we need to fly the last one the Confederates flew. The white one.

Confederate Memorial Day

Why in the hell would these fucktards want to be reminded that their grandaddies got their asses handed to them by goddam yankees?
Ain't that shit embarrassing enough to live with in secret shame?
Yankees came down here. And whupped our ass. I don't like thinking of it.
Get over it Cleatus. The South ain't gonna rise again. We still ain't got over the last ass whuppin.
Look, I know as well as anyone that Sherman was a fucker and a war criminal and would probably be a member of Bushes cabinet if he was still around, but the embarrassing truth is, our grandaddies mouth wrote a check that their asses could not cash.
Why is that something to so fucking proud of?

My Secret Crush on Bea Arthur

Ok, I didn't really have a crush on her. However she was one funny lady.
I remember watching her on Maude when I was a mere lad and thinking, "she puts the itch in bitch".
I also remember thinking that she was old as hell to. Damn. How long ago was that? 4 decades?
I never seen Golden Girls enough to become a fan of that show. She will always be Maude to me.
Anyway, rest in peace Bea.