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The spammers are out in force right now.  Personally, I would like to take these little asshats and make them smash all of their computers and devices at gunpoint.  There is a place in hell for these people.  All of them.  I realize that many of them are shoved in little buildings in Nigeria making my life a living hell.  I don’t care.

I’ve been deleting suspected spammers from and will continue to do so over the next couple of weeks.  If I accidentally delete a real person, sorry.  If you’re real and saw this, you might want to tell me you’re real in the comments.  Many of you I know who you are and you’re safe.  If you are for real and you have an email address ending in .ru you might want to let me know.  Russian spammers are getting the ax this week.  An email that looks like won’t live to see the light of day. If the name doesn’t match, they won’t see the light of day.  There is no way that 672 people follow this drivel.

He walks, he talks, he smiles, he frowns, he does what a human can

I think the theme of the day is dichotomy.

I have a client who is vegan.  She is an animal lover and a dog walker and about five other things.  Last week we had the home inspections.  This is where the buyer has their inspector come through the house and find whatever they can that’s wrong with the place.  In this case there was nothing wrong with the house, but it gave us about three hours to just sit around and bullshit.  Always the best use of my time.

Anyway she got on a rant that I found quite interesting.  Conceptually it’s been rattling around in my head since Thursday.  She doesn’t eat meat because of the cruelty to the animals in the food chain.  She punctuated it with the following “So you’re upset that they are putting horse meat in your dead cow burger?”  Yeah, that’s a little ludicrous when you think about it.  Naturally that could extend to my lambskin wallet or my leather shoes.  She sited the grinding up of baby boy chicks because they are of no use to the chicken industry.  They call it instantaneous euthanasia.  It would be like putting your dog through a wood chipper.  It’s acceptable practice here in the United States.  It doesn’t have to be that way.  But Big Agra has greased enough palms that it is.  It’s possible to handle beef humanely, it just doesn’t happen in this country.  At the end of the day, an animal is killed for food.  Arguably that’s the circle of life but then I look at our pathetic society and wonder if it’s worth it.

I saw an interesting film a couple of weeks ago called Temple Grandin.  Everyone should see this movie.  It’s about a highly functioning autistic woman who revolutionizes the cattle industry.  Today over half of the cattle ranchs in America use her system.  That’s right.  The same little girl they told her mother to institutionalize changed an entire industry, with her research.

Marco Rubio.  WTF.  This guy went to school on the taxpayer’s dime but now comes back and doesn’t want anyone else to have the advantage that he did?  Idiot.

Benghazi.  I swear to God the next person that utters a word to me about Benghazi is going to wish I’d put them in a wood chipper.  Last week we were supposed to give a brief talk on the woman in the photograph that was randomly assigned.  This ignorant bitch said that Hillary Clinton was a terrible Secretary of State because she let Benghazi occur.  First, it’s not the first time a diplomat has been killed in service.  As a matter of fact, exactly nine were killed under the Obama Administration.  GW lost 69 not counting the 2958 Americans who were killed on September 11, 2001.  But look back in history at the bang up job Bush I and Reagan did.

So all of you Benghazi idiots, STFU.  You don’t know what you’re talking about.

This one is still in my craw.  Probably because this is Woman’s History month.  Janis Lane, you are too pathetic to vote.

The Fog of War is Robert McNamara talking about how the Viet Nam war was built on a lie.  He now believes that the so called attack in the Gulf of Tonkin never occurred that there was just an over excited radio operator who thought he saw something that wasn’t there.  Now comes this.  LBJ landing Marine One on top of the Hilton really would have been something.  And he should have ratted out Tricky Dicky.

And then there is the never ending parade of assholes that dump their dogs.  This guy was dumped in Richmond.  He’s got Wobblers and is probably 8 years old.  He is easily as old as Norman.  And somebody just turned him out to fend for himself.  Thankfully with some work from the Doberman community and some other connections he’s going to a senior sanctuary in Petaluma.  And good Lord willing his former owner is going straight to hell.

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This guy won’t be staying with me but he will be getting a forever home at a senior sanctuary.

Bill the Dog is still here but hopefully the family from yesterday’s meet and greet decides to take him.



Think I’m just happy

I’m not sure what the rating is on this Congress, but I know the 112th was just about the worst in history.  Harry Truman’s “Do Nothing” Congress passed 906 bills.  These assklowns passed 219.  You could argue only 219 things needs to be done, but you would be wrong.  The level of asinine was off the charts.  When you don’t teach people you end up with an actual discussion as to whether or not a woman has super powers to block impregnation from a rapist.  (she doesn’t).  Or this jewel from a Presidential candidate:

“When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem.” –Mitt Romney, suggesting it would be a good idea to crack a window at 35,000 feet, Beverly Hills fundraiser, Sept. 22, 2012

So when those bastions of intellect take responsibility for the sequester, you have to wonder, why are we letting these idiots do anything at all?  Part of it is I think a large sector of the population doesn’t give a shit any more.  They’re sick of it and depending on what side of the fence they are on they may consider it obstructionism or if they’re morons socialism.  Pop quiz.  What’s the largest most successful form of socialized medicine in the country?  The VA.

“I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.” —Mitt Romney (January 2012)

Not any more Biff.

What are the sequester cuts?

There is approximately 13% in cuts to the defense.  We just completed our 10th year in Iraq, a place we never should have been in the first place.  George W. Bush’s folly has cost this country $811 trillion dollars so far.  Why don’t we quit wasting money over there?  Oh no, we can’t do that!  What would happen to the defense contractors that spend all of that money on the lobbyist that buy our Congress all that nice shit?  That’s what’s wrong here.

Here are 32 stupid cuts.

$20 million cut from the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs
$10 million cut from the World Trade Center Health Program Fund
$168 million cut from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
$75 million cut from the Aging and Disability Services Programs

$199 million cut from public housing
$96 million cut from Homeless Assistance Grants
$17 million cut from Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
$19 million cut from Housing for the Elderly
$175 million cut from Low Income Home Energy Assistance

$928 million cut from FEMA’s disaster relief money
$6 million cut from Emergency Food and Shelter
$70 million cut from the Agricultural Disaster Relief Fund at USDA
$61 million cut from the Hazardous Substance Superfund at EPA
$125 million cut from the Wildland Fire Management
$53 million cut from Salaries and Expenses at the Food Safety and Inspection Service

$13 million cut from the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan Program (Co-ops)
$57 million cut from the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control
$51 million cut from the Prevention and Public Health Fund
$27 million cut from the State Grants and Demonstrations
$44 million cut from the Affordable Insurance Exchange Grants program

$633 million cut from the Department of Education’s Special Education programs
$184 million cut from Rehabilitation Services and Disability Research
$71 million cut from administration at the Office of Federal Student Aid
$116 million cut from Higher Education
$86 million cut from Student Financial Assistance

$512 million cut from Customs and Border Protection
$17 million cut from Automation Modernization, Customs and Border Protection
$20 million cut from Border Security Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology

$79 million cut from Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance
$604 million cut from National Nuclear Security Administration
$232 million cut from the Federal Aviation Administration
$394 million cut from Defense Environmental Cleanup

I’m going to cherry pick a few.  $79 million cut to Embassy Security.  Great.  STFU about Bengazi.  STFU.  $512 million to Customs and Border Protection.  OK the wall is stupid, although I’ve heard that there really are parts of the border that are absolutely secure.  But if the border could take what looks like a total of $549 million cut and we are still safe according to the wingnuts, why did George W Bush spend all of that money in the first place?  You can’t have it both ways.

Over a billion in cuts to education.  Well played.  $1,090,000.  Here is the right wing game plan and it’s been the right wing game plan for 30 years.  Defund education, don’t allow the populous to think for themselves keep them in the dark and feed them bullshit.  That allows guys like Eric Cantor to crow about a plan that just cut 207,571  to his own state.  How does that work?  Currently Virginia has a 5.6 percent unemployment rate.  Thanks to Mr. Cantor that rate will be 7.6 percent.  You may not lay that turd at the President’s doorstep Mr. Cantor.  Go get your job creators to do something about it since they didn’t have to pay another penny in taxes.  Get it?  Not only are you unemployed uneducated pukes but you cant’ even better yourself because he defunded education.

They have cut $232 million from the FAA.  This will certainly make smaller airport close earlier, but it is also going to mean there are less air traffic controllers pushing tin. Who is going to be crowing the most when the first in air collision occurs because there just weren’t enough people doing the job to make it safe out there?  I’d like to see Cantor, Boehner and Ryan named in that suit.

Rep. Peter King who is kind of a shiny turd on his own broke ranks and told Rubio to stay out of his state for voting against Sandy relief.  I hate to say King is right but he is.  Florida has benefitted mightily from Federal disaster relief.  New York needed a hand up and Rubio voted against it.

California certainly gets her share of this money between the wild fires and the earthquakes.  I’m ok helping out Seaside Heights and New Orleans and Joplin, MO and every other town that suffers a natural disaster.  That’s what we are here for, to help each other out.  That fact that we have become so mean spirited with such of an “I’ve got mine” attitude sickens me.  It’s not how I’m wired and I don’t like that it’s the way this country is going.  We are the land of opportunity, but we are also one of the biggest countries in the world.   With that comes responsibility.  Responsibility to each other.