• Corporate Wankers

    Got two good eyes, but you still don’t see

    Well, you had to know which side of the fence I was going to fall on with this one.  But here goes. Black Friday is bullshit. Shopping on Thanksgiving for Christmas is bullshit Walmart is bullshit Target and Toys R Us?  Bullshit. When I lived in the City I used to enjoy going downtown early on Friday morning to see the new window displays.  Macy’s always outdid themselves, the SPCA was loading puppies into the windows at Gumps, and there was nothing like getting a cup of coffee and walking the quiet streets checking out what everyone had done.  I was generally out of there by about 9:30am before the…

  • Dogs

    Sweet lovely death, I am waiting for your breath

    Right now, in my life, the shittiest thing I have to do is “make the call”.  So far I feel comfortable with the idea that I have consistently gotten it right.  Rayette was in kidney failure and deep distress.  I will never forget saying to the vet “I know what’s in it for you and I know what’s in it for me.  You haven’t explained to me what’s in it for the cat.”  He couldn’t and I went back to my normal vet the next day and let her go.  Broderick went flat on me, he was easy.  I was helping him out of his pain.  He was so far…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Rant,  Stuck on Stupid

    That’s the best you can do

    The War on Drugs.  Why? It’s been going on for 40 years now.  It was Nixon that declared a war on drugs.  Interestingly, Jimmy Carter campaigned on decriminalizing marijuana.  See, he wasn’t as bad as the Right made him out to be.  Because since it’s inception the War on Drugs has cost the American people financially, over a trillion dollars.  We’re moving at a clip of about $1716 per second right now.  In the time it will take you to read PBE we will have spent about a million dollars on the War on Drugs.  What did our money get us? Well, at a rate of $35 billion per year…

  • Rant

    Knuckles crack and lillies grow

    I know, the flagship was down for a few days.  But there is a great story behind it. Right after the Navy Seals took out Osama bin Laden, I wrote a little rant.  Imagine that?  Part of that rant included a meme.  The meme was a photograph of two Marines in camouflage in sniper position.  The meme was: Training for a Navy SEAL $80,000 Fifty caliber sniper rifle: $3000 Getting a terrorist in your crosshairs: Priceless Well the photographer of the original picture, prior to it becoming a meme was some guy named Leif Skoogfors.  The original photo can be found here on Time magazine’s website, with no credits.  Anyway, this little…

  • Rant

    Country music, without prejudice.

    It’s Sunday morning and I feel a sermon comin’ on! I’m going to remove a word from our vocabulary today.  “Entitlements”. The kind of government program that provides individuals with personal financial benefits (or sometimes special government-provided goods or services) to which an indefinite (but usually rather large) number of potential beneficiaries have a legal right (enforceable in court, if necessary) whenever they meet eligibility conditions that are specified by the standing law that authorizes the program. The beneficiaries of entitlement programs are normally individual citizens or residents, but sometimes organizations such as business corporations, local governments, or even political parties may have similar special “entitlements” under certain programs. The most important…

  • Rant

    Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away

    Earlier this week the mother of all storms crashed into New Jersey and New York in particular. Governor Christie started off basically telling his constituents that they were on their own.  He was still his arrogant annoying self. Then something strange happened.  Sandy came through and washed him clean.  He got to actually spend time with the POTUS.  He got to see him in action and as the internets are saying a bromance budded. What Christie learned which ignorant bastards like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh will never know is that Obama cares about this country and the people living here.  His team was ready to go and sprung into…