• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Rant

    I can see it in your eyes, false hopes fed by lies

    I know y’all love it when I’m pissed off.  I’m beyond pissed off, so much so that I spent a good hour awake in the middle of the night with my head spinning pissed off. Yesterday I went to load up Rita and Norman in the truck to take them to a dog event at Sports Basement.  I fired up the truck and it didn’t sound right.  It was not an unfamiliar sound.  It was the sound of my truck without a catalytic converter.  And tonight’s the night I worry about my vehicles being vandalized.  This time the little jackholes cut the exhaust manifold and the exhaust pipe and apparently…

  • Rant

    Said goodbye to his momma as he left South Dakota to fight for the red, white and blue

    I think a big problem with these Occupy protests is that the media is doing a shitty job of covering them.  When I hear comments like “dirty hippies” and “get a job” it pisses me off.  I said it earlier, these guys are fighting for us.  All of us. Math is fun.  Who are the 1%?  Who are these people who pay less taxes and run this country? The last time the IRS released the numbers was for 2009.  That makes sense, 2010 taxes were just filed by us business people.  I got my ass kicked so badly last year that even as a business person all they are asking…

  • It's all Reagan's fault,  Rant

    Some folks are born made to wave the flag

    “The civil rights movement was a few years in front of me. I was too young to participate when they first started the freedom rides and the sit-ins. So on a day-to-day basis, it didn’t have an impact. I just kept going to school, doing what I was supposed to do, and stayed out of trouble. I didn’t go downtown and try to participate in sit-ins. Counter to our real feelings we decided to avoid trouble by moving to the back of the bus when the driver told us to. Dad always said, ‘stay out of trouble,’ and we did.” `Herman Cain Perhaps he should have named his book “From…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Corporate Wankers,  Rant

    And the preacher he did start to glow

    We haven’t had a link dump/rant/cheapshot lagniappe in a while.  Let’s go! First, I have a couple of votes for worst person in the world.  Or in our first case, most disgusting excuse for an human being and certainly not a Christian on any level goes to the asshats at Westboro Baptist Church, and we use the term “church” very very loosely.  These people are the devil walking the earth.  Period. Next up, let’s take a few minutes to talk about CEO compensation.  You know I check out everything I’m sent.  I was sent a chart saying CEO’s are making 475 times what the average production worker makes.  That is…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    I’d love to change the world, but I don’t know what to do

    There’s an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. ‘I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.’ And we’ve always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very very beginning. And we always will. —Steve Jobs Few human beings get a chance to actually change the world.  Fewer recognize that opportunity and move on it.   In 1976 two men met in a garage and changed the world we live in. I have said it before, for the newer readers PBE is written on a mac and has been.  Period.    Here is the real story. I decided in 1995 it was…

  • Corporate Wankers

    There will be no highlights on the eleven o’clock news

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGaRtqrlGy8 Interesting.  Depending on how long you’ve been reading PBE, you’ve seen <insert your years of participation here> years of me bitching about corporations beholden to their Wall Street gods.  Looks like somebody else gets it. Now I’m not a big fan of Anonymous.  However, 700 arrests is nothing to sneeze about.  Neither is the fact that the progressives and the teabaggers actually agree on this issue.  Wall Street has too much power in America and some people have finally figured that out. JP Morgan Chase donated $4.6 million dollars to the NYPD to…break heads?  What was that for?  To protect their interests?  That is the most suspicious act in…