People we is not wrapped tight

If you ever had any question as to the validity of Fox News, I present this.  Go ahead.  Click on the link.  I’ll wait.  That is of course followed by the usual greek chorus which, if you didn’t know, includes allegations that our President is gay.  That in of itself is offensive.  They can’t get him on any thing else so he must be gay.  Except for one thing.  As usual they are full of shit.  Don’t believe me.  Let’s try on the Stars and Stripes and see what their take is.  They must be puppets of Obama’s socialist gay jihadist agenda.  Or maybe Fox News is full of shit.  I’ll wait.

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And away the conspiracy theorists went.  This is what happens when The Great Communicator defunds education.  We end up with a country full of idiots.  Yeah, y’all want to blame the children of immigrants (read Mexicans) for the low school scores but you keep saying things so incredibly stupid that it’s clear, it ain’t the first generationers.  It’s the inbred cousinhumpers that are screwing up the test scores…because they are freaking morons.  On a scale of the world, we are ranked…average.

So keep on cutting those taxes.  And keep on supporting those politicians that want to.  It’s part of a master plan to destroy the democracy.  It has nothing to do with Obama and everything to do with Wall Street.

Rappers take note.

And that’s the way it was

It’s a shame the government couldn’t get healthcare.gov to work properly.  People waiting and then getting thrown out, having to log back in.  What a pain in the butt!  They tell us we have to get insurance and then the damned website won’t work.  Except even the Washington Post couldn’t find all bad with the system.  As a matter of fact she managed to find some places it was working pretty damned well.  Like California.  You know, the land of fruits and nuts.

Here’s the thing, since when did something work correctly right out of the box on a computer?  I write contracts and take listings on a system called WinForms.  It’s provided to me for free through the California Association of Realtors.  And it runs like yesterday’s dog crap.  Yesterday I couldn’t get it to take a buyer’s name on a counter offer.  I dickered with it for 30 minutes.  On a counter that should have taken 5 minutes total to put together.  I could have typed it on a goddamned Selectric in less time.

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I didn’t go to the media.  I didn’t call CAR to complain about their shitty system that I’m stuck with.  I didn’t even try to call WinForms.  I did a couple of restarts.  I opened the program a couple of times and a muddled through.  If I hadn’t been on a time crunch I would have come back and done it later.

 

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So I say to all of the people who are wetting themselves over the glitches in healthcare.gov, are you just as boisterous when Microsoft shows you the blue screen of death?  Are you just as up in arms when your ISP goes down?  Do you even know what an ISP is?

That’s the thing.  It’s Obama’s flagship legislation and it’s government so it’s automatically bad.  Except it’s not.  It’s going to take some tweeks but when it’s all said and done, every new system does.  If you’ve ever rolled out something new, you know the first couple of weeks is nightmarish.  I am just disgusted that the news is giving these asshats traction.  Their job is to report, not to create the news.  Cronkite and the Huntley Brinkley Report are all gone.  They are probably all rolling in their graves.

Good night, and good luck.

Another day older and deeper in debt

I’m not done beating on Ted Cruz.  I still think he’s a Cuban sleeper cell.  He is more disruptive to our country that Al Qaeda.  But on the subject of disruptions, the BART strike.  I stand with the workers.  I stand with them because they aren’t asking for that much.

Did you know that crime against BART workers increased from 9% to 31% over the last year?  A BART worker has a 1 in 3 change of being assaulted on the job.  For comparison’s sake, you have about an 11% chance of being assaulted or killed if you are a California cop.  That’s a smidge better than one in ten for a friends playing at home.  The crimes against BART workers go from petty theft to rape and homicide.  So how inconvenienced to you feel now?  Because it’s pretty freaking inconvenient to be murdered.  Assholes.

The media has put all of their focus on the bad commute and has not bothered to put the facts in the above paragraph forth to the public.  Liberal media?  MY ASS.  The media is participating in union busting.

BART general manager make  $399k per year plus incentives and travels all around wining and dining on the taxpayer’s/rider’s dime.  That’s a nice gig if you can get it.  In their defense, BART has been operating at a surplus for some time.  It makes you wonder about the fare increases and the fact that a measly 3% raise seems to be such a big deal to them.  Or worker safety.  That would be a fact punctuated by a train running over two track inspectors yesterday and killing them.  Maybe their incentives should be tied to worker safety in addition to profit.  That sounds a little industrial revolutiony doesn’t it?

Another argument I hear a lot is “they are overcompensated.  I wish I made half the money or had half of the benefits those guys do.”  Well, jackass, maybe your field should organize.  How freaking stupid is that?  Like say that industry that didn’t organize even though I said they should have for years and then Bill Foley came in and jacked the whole thing up and then Parker Kennedy and Bill Foley sent all of the jobs to Bangalore and Mangalore.  Remember that?  Damned unions.  Anybody out there that moved in the last six years because their job went away?  To freaking INDIA?  (As a side note, First American has taken down the First Indian Corp. website.  I can’t help but dream that PBE had something to do with that.)

  • “Train operators and station agents have a maximum annual salary of $62,000.” SF Examiner, 6/13/2013
  • Salary of BART General Manager: $399,000 plus “incentive bonus”
  • Salary of BART assistant General Manager: $253,653 plus annual management bonus
  • Salary of San Francisco Mayor: $252,000
  • Salary of California Governor Jerry Brown: $165,288
  • Salary of California Attorney General Kamala Harris: $143,000

Just in case you weren’t clear on how skewed this is.  The top salary for a BART employee is $62k not counting overtime.  It comes with a 1 in 3 chance of being assaulted or murdered on the job.  And you get a pension.  Yay.

You’re welcome.

 

And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy

What utter bullshit.

Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz at the World War II memorial?  Bullshit.

$24 billion dollars is what those jackholes just spent.  $24 billion dollars to screw everything up for nothing.  Bullshit.

I cannot imagine the circumstance that would ever allow me to take another Republican even halfway seriously again.  Except maybe Senator Rep. King who was the voice of reason from the right from the get go.  On Ted Cruz:

“The fact is, if you come up with a strategy that’s going to shutdown the government of the United States, and you have no way of winning, you’re either a fraud, or you’re totally incompetent. So he can have his choice as to what he is.”

Can I choose both?

Better yet, can I pick guilty of sedition and treason?  I like those two a lot.  I’d like to see Cruz, Rubio, Grassley, Rand, Shelby…all of those clowns held accountable for the $24 billion dollars of my tax money they just wasted with their made up crisis.  In high school they call these people drama queens.

Obama looks like a Progressive to extremists, but in truth, he’s further to the right than Clinton was.  If we get my dream ticket of Clinton and Warren we are going to see some old school liberals.  History tells us that this country always thrives when run by old school liberals.  As far as Obama and big government?  Facts are fun.  From Forbes, read the whole article here.  Fox and friends and the Teabaggers and the Republicans are lying to you.  A lot.  Check your facts people. When you piss off Warren Buffet, y’all better be paying attention.

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I have a crush on this little geeky dude.  Just because he’s so damn spunky.

Not in a house. Not in a box. Not with a mouse. Not with a fox.

I am really amazed at the stupidity out there.  I just saw something where the right wing said that only 17% of the government was shut down.  No, idiots, almost 80% of the government is shut down.  They are so sure they know what’s going on but never stop to investigate the numbers.  Here’s a number.  The shutdown is costing the American people $12.5 million dollars per hour.  You can watch CNN’s stopwatch, see the hours and multiply to see how much of your money the teabaggers have wasted.  As of this writing it’s around $2.1 BILLION dollars.  Wasted by John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Eric Cantor, Grover Norquist, Karl Rove and the Koch brothers.  Don’t like government regulation?  Try Somalia.  It’s a little laissez faire over there.  Don’t tread on me you Somalian pirate.  And don’t call a cop either.  Or need a decent road to drive on.  Just build yourself a fortress with 20 foot walls and hire a security force and pray one of them isn’t on the take and you should be good.  Unless you need some healthcare and then just go find you a witchdoctor.  Idiots.

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I love this women.  This is 13 minutes of your life you won’t regret wasting on the internet.

That damned islam lovin’ negro is running our country into the ground.  He wants to give all of my money to those welfare queens.   He’s building a jack booted gestapo to take away our guns.  He is turning this great nation into a socialism.  He, he, he brought that stimulus plan that…got this country back to work.   He ended the illegal war in Iraq.  Saved the auto industry.  Signed Dodd Frank.  Found and neutralized Osama bin Laden (something that’s easy to do when you’re actually looking for him).  Reversed Bush’s torture policies, which were non-productive and put Americans abroad at risk.  All of this while not having one real scandal.  God help us if you’re counting Bengazi or Fast and Furious.  Darrell Issa, a legendary asshat was just rebuffed by Judge Amy Jackson for being, well, an asshat.  It would have only been better if she had added “You sir, are an asshat.”  And he got us some health care reform which, trust me was needed.  If you are one of the 80% who just has a normal job, this doesn’t affect you at all.  If you’re like me, it affects you a lot.  I went out on the exchanges and found the numbers to be exactly the same as they were when I was shopping before.  I got into a pool a couple of months ago so I don’t worry about it any more but seriously folks.  It ain’t that bad.  Of course you know I want to crater the insurance industry and make them all mutual benefit corporations eliminating the need to pay the likes of Patricia Hemmingway Hall $16,000,000 a year but that’s just me.  (as a fun little math trick, you would have to make $355k per year, every year that you worked to make what she did in one year)

Let’s review.  How many events similar to Bengazi occurred on Bush’s watch?  13.  Thirteen events compared to 1.  How many were killed under Bush’s watch? I get 98 when I do the math.  As this article points out, Lindsey Graham apparent did not receive his briefings on those 13 days or he would have gone batshit crazy like he did after Bengazi.  Idiot.

I am so disgusted with the extremist wing of the Republican party right now I can’t turn on the television.  I have to be careful with the internet.  Because if you actually research things and get down to the true numbers and facts and shit, you want to smack Ted Cruz with a cattle prod.  Or tase his ass.  Repeatedly.

 

And don’t criticize what you don’t understand

It is clearly time for me to weigh in on this idiotic government shutdown.  But first.

So when I read this morning that 56% of Americans believe it would be bad if the debt ceiling isn’t raised on October 17th, I think 44% of those people don’t have any idea what they’re talking about.

If you think this shutdown is a good thing, you are an idiot.  Period.  Did you see the news last night?  Who the hell do you think pays for all of those signs that say that the National Park is closed?  Hint: it’s not Obamacare.  It’s you, moron.  Did you know that every government agency puts together a contingency plan for a government shutdown?  Do you know how much work does not occur while that contingency plan is being drawn up?  Contingency plans aren’t drawn up over coffee the morning of.

I used to be amused by the Right.  Not any more.  I am infuriated with their stupidity.  I think each and every one of them should be beaten with a stick until they come to their senses.  If they don’t, beat them to death, they are a useless waste of flesh.  Your lack of insight and compassion make you ugly.  Possibly the best read on the internets right now.  It’s long but worth every word.  Because their lack of compassion and insight does indeed make them ugly.  And I am sick and tired of them.

An old friend of my father’s stopped by my mother’s yesterday.  My cousin happened to be there.  She works with an organization that does amazing things under a contract with a State Department.  She’s not getting paid so far this month.  This friend of my father’s proceeded to corner her in kitchen and tell her why everyone in DC is no good and how they are all thieves and god only knows what else.  And you know what?  My father would have been horrified.  And disgusted with his old friend’s lack of decorum.  Not to mention Cousin was always one of his favorites.

Ted Cruz.  If he were a Democrat or a Muslim the Right would be screaming that he was a terrorist.  After all the guy was born to a Cuban father, obviously a Communist and here he is infiltrating our government and shutting it down.  Clearly a sleeper cell from Cuba activated right now along with Marco Rubio to shut down our government.  There it is Sheeple!  He was, after all born in a foreign country to an American mother so that does not qualify him to be President.  Just like Trump says Obama’s birth certificate disqualifies him from being President.  Except you can be born to an American mother on foreign soil.  Castro wins.

Of course Ted Cruz spent 21 hours wasting everybody’s time talking about Green Eggs and Ham.  And movies.  And other assorted bullshit.   But did not once mention the thing he doesn’t like, Obamacare, which we all know is different than the Affordable Care Act.

It’s hard.  I have to maintain some level of civility on my facebook page due to my business.  Thank God for Pink Bunny Ears where I can call a shill and shill.  I am really surprised that Ted Cruz could talk that long while teabagging the Koch brothers.